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Sunday Recap for September 14, 2014

September 15, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I concluded my "One Way" series with a sermon entitled, "One Way to be a Christ-Confident Church" (Revelation 3:14-22). TEXTUAL IDEA: Jesus rebuked the church at Laodicea because they were self-confident. SERMON IDEA: Every church should reject self-confidence and be fully confident in Christ. What will it take for any church (... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for September 7, 2014

September 8, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I preached Luke 9:57-62, "One Way to Follow Jesus." TEXTUAL IDEA:  Jesus demanded that following Him must be the priority of the lives of these three men. SERMON IDEA:  Jesus demands that following Him must be the priority of every Christian’s life. Is following Jesus the priority of your life? This text reveal... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for August 31, 2014

September 1, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

I continued my "One Way" series in the morning service with a message entitled, "OneWay to Live for Christ" (Romans 13:11-14). TEXTUAL IDEA: Paul encouraged the Romans to live with urgency for Jesus Christ. SERMON IDEA: The only way to live for Christ is to live with urgency. How do I live a life of urgency for Jesus Christ? This text reveals 3... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for August 24, 2014

August 25, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I began a series of messages that I have entitled, "One Way." I am praying that these messages will prepare me and our church for Awaken 2014 that will begin on Sunday morning September 21. My friend Evangelist Jon Reed will be with us for a series of meetings in which we hope God will awaken us and our city for Christ. The first... Keep Reading

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Sunday Recap for August 17, 2014

August 18, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

In the morning service I finished my series on the Ten Commandments with a sermon entitled, "Coveting or Contented? (Exodus 20:17)" TEXTUAL IDEA: God told Israel that coveting was strictly forbidden in their lives. SERMON IDEA: Covetousness is a sin that occurs when we should be contented. Here are three reasons why God does not want us to covet... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for August 10, 2014

August 11, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning we looked at the ninth commandment in my series on the Ten Commandments in a sermon I entitled, "The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Nothing But the Truth (Exodus 20:16). TEXTUAL IDEA:  The citizens of Israel were instructed by God not to bear false witness against one another. SERMON IDEA:  As God’s people we should... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for July 27, 2014

July 28, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning we looked at the seventh commandment in a sermon I entitled, "It's More than Just About Sex (Exodus 20:14)." TEXTUAL IDEA: God commanded married couples in Israel to not have sex with anyone other than their own spouses. SERMON IDEA: It is a sin for anyone to have sexual relations with anyone other than their own spouses. I. Th... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for July 20, 2014

July 22, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

It was great to get back into the pulpit after being at the beach for a week.  We had baby dedication on Sunday morning and had lots of guests for this special occassion.  We had other guests as well.  It was a great day overall.  On Sunday morning I continued my summer series on the Ten Commandments with a sermon entitled, "Li... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for June 29, 2014

June 30, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 1 Comments

Sunday morning's message, "Work, Rest, and Worship" (Exodus 20:8-11) was the fourth in the my series on the Ten Commandments.Main Idea of the Text: God commanded Israel to observe the Sabbath to commemorate His work of creation.Main Idea of the Sermon: We should see the Sabbath as a day of rest and ultimately resting in Christ for our complete salv... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for May 25, 2014

June 23, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I finished my five week series on worship with a sermon on Romans 12:1-2 entitled, "Worship as Life."   Main Idea of the Biblical Text:  Paul told the Romans that a life of worship should be their response to God's grace to them through Jesus Christ. Main Idea of the Sermon:  We should live a life of worship to G... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for June 22, 2014

June 23, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

This morning I continued my sermon series on the Ten Commandments with a sermon the third commandment entitled, "Name Above Names" (Exodus 20:7). Textual Idea:  God instructed Israel by way of the third commandment to treat His name with honor. Sermon Idea:  The third commandment teaches us that we are to use the Lord’s name with ... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap for June 8, 2014

June 9, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

On Sunday morning I began a summer series on the Ten Commandments.  We looked at the first commandment in Exodus 20:1-3. Main Idea of the Text:  God’s first command to Israel was a call to monotheism and faithfulness to the Lord. Main Idea of the sermon:  We should be committed to God as the only true and living God ove... Keep Reading

Sunday Recap: May 18, 2014

May 22, 2014 | by: Phil Wages | 0 Comments

Sunday Recap for May 18 We had a great Sunday at Winterville First Baptist Church. I’m currently preaching a series of messages entitled, “Sing to the Lord a New Song” regarding what the Bible says about worship. This past Sunday morning I preached John 4:19-24, “What is Real Worship?” Main Idea of the Text: Jesus to... Keep Reading

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