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10/04/15 It's For Your Own Good!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, October 5, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 5:12-20

Intro: “It’s for your own good!” How many times have you heard that? How many times have you heard someone say it is for your own good that you do that? Brush your teeth, wash your hands, sit up right at the table, take your elbows off the table, don’t stare, chew with your mouth close, cover your mouth when you cough, don’t talk back to your mother. As we come to a close in the book of James he takes serous the importance of “Praying with...


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09/27/15 Be Patient!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 28, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 5:7-11

Intro: Some years ago a speedboat driver who had survived a racing accident described what had happened. He said he had been at near top speeds when his boat veered slightly and hit a wave at a dangerous angle. The combined force of his speed and the size and angle of the wave sent the boat spinning crazily into the air. He was thrown from his seat and propelled deeply into the water—so deep, in fact, that he had no idea which direction the surface wa...


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09/20/15 Are You Oblivious?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, September 21, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 5:16

Intro: Materialism

The story is told of a prosperous, young investment banker who was driving a new BMW sedan on a mountain road during a snowstorm. As he veered around one sharp turn, he lost control and began sliding off the road toward a deep cliff. At the last moment he unbuckled his seat belt, flung open his door, and leaped from the car, which then tumbled down the ravine and burst into a ball of flames.

Though he had escaped with his life, the man s...


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09/13/15 Do the Will of GOD!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 4:13-17

Intro: Every one of us has an opinion or a viewpoint on what a true Christian is, or what they should be doing. I would even go to the extent to say most of us here might think we’re doing a decent job on being that Christian. Correct? James in the content of the text in discussion today reiterates the character of a genuine believer. This should be, to do the will of God. We have learned the importance of loving God, repenting of our sins, displayi...


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09/06/15 Judge Not That You be Not Judged!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 4:11-12

Intro: If I got a dollar every time someone said; let me give you my opinion on that matter. I would have a nice chunk of change by now. It seems everybody has an opinion and advice to freely give; sadly enough judgement is usually included. We (believers) are out of our jurisdiction when we attempt to be the jury, lawyer and the judge, and assume we can give a verdict in these cases of life were a part of!

“Therefore let us not judge one another anymo...


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08/30/15 Do you NEED Rescuing!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 4:7-12

Intro: It happens often, a storm, a flood, a devastating situation and it is in all the local news reports. Someone was in need of a rescue; they were stuck in a tree, entrapped in a vehicle, their house was destroyed while they were still in it. Report after report someone was in need of being rescued and they knew it, they accepted that condition. Is it possible that there are some people in this church, they need rescuing and they don’t even know i...


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08/16/15 What the Chrstian Should Do!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Friday, August 21, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 4:1-6

Intro: “What the Christian should Do!” Is the test question for this week. You might not believe this but I often wonder what the Christian would do if: After he or she is done with the Grocery shopping and pushes the cart to the car, and after loading everything into the car, what do What would you do with the cart? Do you leave it next to the car? Or do you find a cart stall somewhere and put it away? What would you do if you were in a Walmart or Kma...


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07/26/15 The Wise Understand Wisdom!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, July 27, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 3:13-18

Intro: If we were to recall our upbringing and all the great statement’s that our parents instilled within us, I believe one that would be on the top ten list, would be: DO YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I AM SAYING? Interestingly enough this is exactly what James wants; he wants the Christian to really understand the wisdom that comes from God and not to depend on man’s wisdom.

“Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore get wisdom. And in all your getting, ...


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07/19/15 It Can Be a Good Tongue!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Thursday, July 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series - James 3:1-12

Intro: It is one of the hardest tests you will ever take. The use of this real small body part can make or break, can destroy a marriage, split a church, ruin relationships. It’s nothing but a little tongue: But in might as well be a stick of dynamite, because it can blowup, might as well be a stick or stone, because it can break you bones. It might as well be a knife, because it can stab you right thru the center of your heart and stop you from moving....


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07/05/15 Are You Out of Bounce?

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 2:9-13

Intro: HAPPY BIRTHDAY America! 239 years ago on the 4th of July. This Country celebrated its independence. It was now a Nation where its citizens were free of tyranny and persecution, a Country where their inalienable rights where imbedded in the doctrine of a sovereign being. He was worshipped as Jehovah (God). To experience this freedom, thousands of men and woman paid the ultimate price; they died so that we could be free! They suffered much and even...


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06/28/15 You Do Well!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 2:5-8

Intro: “It is well with my soul!”

One of my favorite hymns, one you hear often with funerals, written by Author Horatio G. Spafford and composed by Philip P. Bliss is “It is well with my soul!” When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like the sea billows roll; Whatever my lot, Thou hast taught me to say, ‘It is well with my soul.’ Tho’ Satan should buffet, tho’ trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Chr...


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06/21/15 Partiality is an ISSUE!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, June 23, 2015, In : Sermon 

Father's Day

Life is a Test Series – James 2:1-4

Intro: “Father testimony” You may believe you’re not one of those who have partiality issues; I didn’t, so I thought. My son thought different. You’re often the last to believe the scriptures are talking about you! I must believe through my own experiences that partiality is a sin and an action that plagues the church. It must stop for the church to grow.

Text: James 2:1-4

“My brethren, do not hold the faith of our Lord Jesus Chr...


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06/14/15 Watch Your Mouth!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, June 15, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:26-27

Intro: How often have you heard that? Watch your mouth! There was a time in history when a child that didn’t do what he was supposed to do, or say something he was taught not to say could end up eating soap to clean his or her mouth up! Well times have changed and I don’t think soap is as popular as it used to be. But rest assured the Bible hasn’t changed; the Word of God is still telling the child of God to watch your mouth! In my last week’s...


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06/07/15 DO-it!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:21-25

Intro: The Nike Product Motto: “Just Do It!” The equipment can make all the difference. This is exactly what James is offering the church, the right equipment! “For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.” Romans 2:13 (NLT)

“Swift to hear” reminds us of how the Christian should hear and obey God’s Word! Text: James 1:21-25 (NKJV)

“Therefore lay aside all filt...


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05/31/15 Made Alive!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, May 31, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:18-20 (NKJV)

Intro: For the sports enthusiast when their team is behind or losing and they hear the announcer say wait a minute it looks like the team is alive again, it brings excitement! When the first responders and EMTs are working a code on a patient if the heart starts to beat again there is an immediate sense of Joy. When an infant leaves the Mother’s womb and enters into the world for the first time the new birth experience becomes a gift from God t...

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05/24/15 The Blame Game!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Tuesday, May 26, 2015, In : Sermon 

Life is a Test Series – James 1:13-17

Intro: "I didn't do it, it's not my fault!” How often have you heard or said that? I came from a rather large family of 7 brothers and sisters and a mom and dad. For 10 years I was the middle child. I can recall the blame game that was often played amongst the siblings! And of course I was also the perfect child never needing attention or at fault for anything that might be done. It is not only with brothers or sisters that many of us can recall bei...


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05/17/15 Rejoice in Your Status of Life!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 18, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:9-12

Intro: My status has changed several times in my life: I was a painter for several years, you might say it help me through many financial endeavors throughout the years. But with that job position and the dress code, it was interesting the looks I would get and even the assumption about what or who I was. I worked for CP&L for years and I traveled 4 & 5 days a week, I was an electrician and it was interesting the looks I got and even the assumption about...

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05/03/15 A Profit Out of This World!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, May 4, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series – James 1:5-8

Intro: In the secular world everyone loves to be the recipient of a profit; investments is something I have taken series for the last two decades. I was taught very early on in life of the importance of investments, paying your bills and having good credit. The world throws a lot of temptations in our lap. We could spend less than $10.00 for a lottery ticket and win several million dollars. What a profit that would be! In this world, profit comes from a m...

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04/26/15 Wind Me Up!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Sunday, April 26, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series (James 1:2-4)

Intro: God often gives me the strangest things to ponder on when I sit down to work on a sermon. The strange thing He allowed me to put to thought this week comes from the toy store. I recall in a distant past walking into a toy store as I was walking through a mall; and the first thing I notice was a few of these windup toys in a wood box up on a stand, elevated enough that little kids couldn’t easily steal the toy. I noticed after you would wind up one o...

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04/19/15 Bondservant!

Posted by Pastor Steve Siegrist on Monday, April 20, 2015, In : Sermon 
Life is a Test Series - Introduction (James 1:1)

Intro: Wouldn’t you know it; my last class that was required for me to graduate from Liberty University was a Math Class. Why in the world would a student of Biblical Studies need a math class to graduate? I believe it was the most intense class I experience since I started my schooling in the early 1990’s. The Book alone was over 900 hundred pages. It cost $250.00 it had within its covers; learning the art of problem solving. Numeration sys...

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