Sermons from 2000

Sermons from 2000

Mark 9:50

Mark 9:38-10:12

Vintage message from December 31, 2000. (The end of the message was cut off on the tape.) There is not one of us that deserves the mercy that Jesus chooses to give. He loves to be merciful, but He simply asks us to come to Him in faith, believing that He wants to be merciful, that He can be merciful, and that He will be merciful… Jesus’s desire for us is to be at peace, to love one another, to…
Christmas 2000

Christmas 2000

Vintage message from December 24, 2000 by Dave Elkins. (There is a gap where the tape was turned over.) The one perspective that we should be seeing Christmas for, the one thing that Christmas should mean to us is that [which] it means to God the Father: the day that His Son left heaven and came to this earth in the form of a child, into a world that was gross with sin, separated from Him because of our sin.…
Mark 9:35

Mark 9:14-37

Vintage message from December 17, 2000. We, in our hearts, need to be prepared, and we are only prepared by giving up our will and our flesh, …to pray and to fast and to seek God’s heart, to know the Father’s will in this matter… There is a time that we need to take in prayer and fasting and preparation in our heart to face what might be coming to us. Now, most of what we would face each day,…
Mark 9:7

Mark 9:1-12

Vintage message from December 10, 2000. Jesus’s number one task was not to heal people, but to bring people back into love relationship with God the Father, because men had been separated for many years because of their arrogance, their pride, and their disobedience… [Jesus] comes to the heart of the matter. It’s no longer about the “touchy-feely, feel good, get healed, and go off and have a good time” anymore. It’s no longer about just coming to church and…
Mark 8:29

Mark 8:22-38

Vintage message from December 3, 2000. The one thing I’ve learned about God…is He does not violate our will to choose. He’ll let us make the wrong choices. He’ll let us think the stupid things. He will let us destroy our own lives. Even though He indwells us and even though He loves us, He lets us make the stupid choices. And He asks us the question, oftentimes, over and over again, “Do you still not understand?…” Jesus deals with…
Mark 8:21

Mark 7:21-8:21

Vintage message from November 26, 2000. We don’t want to condemn. You know, it is not my place, it is not your place, to condemn anyone in this room, or anyone outside of this room, for the things that they’re doing. It is our place, like it was Jesus’s place, to come and bring a simple message of God’s love and God’s forgiveness, God’s desire to be in love relationship even with the vilest of sinners, and in no way…
Mark 7:28

Mark 7:20-30

Vintage message from November 19, 2000. I find, in our society today, we want to be insulted. We want our feelings hurt. We want to be able to react and rebel against those that hurt us, don’t we? I mean, isn’t that the way we respond?… I was insulted because this person did not do what he should have done, or she should have done, to fit within my comfort zone of life. When people do things to me that…
Mark 7:18

Mark 6:53-7:23

Vintage message from November 12, 2000. It’s what we think, it’s what we allow to come out, it’s the words that we speak and the lives that we live that, when people look at us, that they can identify us as being unclean. I don’t care how good you might act in front of other people. God knows your heart, and if in your heart you’re secretly cursing those that are around you, condemning those that you look at because…
Mark 6:34

Mark 6:30-52

Vintage message from November 5, 2000. As believers, we, from time to time, need to find a quiet place. We need to find a place where we can just simply sit in the arms of our Creator and rest. We need to go away with Jesus and spend time with Him… Your life will never be successful, your expectations will not be met, if all you’re doing is working day and night to try to make the things in life…
Mark 6:29

Mark 6:14-29

Vintage message from October 29, 2000. In our walk with the Lord, in the lives that we live before God, God wants us to display faith. God wants us to look up to Him, and, even if we don’t understand everything about Him, even if we don’t understand what it is that He’s doing, He wants us to look at Him and say, “At least I will trust that because You’re God, You do know what You’re doing. I don’t…
Mark 6:2

Mark 6:1-13

Vintage message from October 22, 2000. We become so familiar with the “God surroundings:” church, the Bible, the religious speech. All of us know how to speak the Christian jargon; put the bumper sticker on the car. We surround ourselves with everything that is Christian. We become so familiar with God that we forget that He’s God, and that He has real power, and that He has the ability to heal us, and that He has the ability to touch…
Mark 5:43

Mark 5:21-43

Vintage message from October 15, 2000. The greatest ministry that we can step into, the greatest thing that we can do to further the cause of Christ is to simply share how God has been merciful to us… How many times have you not shared what God has done for you with a neighbor or a friend, a brother or a sister?… How many times have you failed to share because the thought came into your mind that they will…