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Love Where You Live: Loving with Your Head and Heart
Scheduled: March 3, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Loving People with Your Heart and Head Love Where You Live March 3, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Luke 10:25 NLT Luke 10:26-27 NLT Luke 10:28 NLT Luke 10:29 NLT Luke 10:30 NLT Luke 10:31-32 NLT Luke 10:33 NLT Luke 10:34-36 NLT Luke 10:37 NLT My neighbor is not just next-door, but the one along my p …

Grill Talk: Dining with the Chef
February 25, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Dining with the Chef Grill Talk: How to Feed Yourself February 25, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum Hebrews 5:12-14 NLT   Spiritual happy meals Philippians 3:5-6 NLT The danger for many Christians: knowing the Bible more than the author   Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT Spiritual fine dining Jeremiah 17:7 NLT Find …

Grill Talk: Finding Your Worship Sweet-Tooth
February 18, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Finding Your Worship Sweet-Tooth Grill Talk: How to Feed Yourself February 18, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Your private worship feeds your public worship Hebrews 5:12-6:1 NLT   Psalm 150:6 ESV Nursery Rhyme Worship Your preference must die in worship. 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11 NLT Psalm 40:3 NLT “Ho …

Grill Talk: Worship Diet
February 11, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Worship Diet Grill Talk: How to Feed Yourself February 11, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Hebrews 5:12-6:1 NLT   Worship 101 Romans 12:1 NLT Worship: “proskuneo,” to fall down or bow before 1. Everyone worships something   2.True worship is reserved for God alone Isaiah 42:8 NLT Isaiah 25:1 ESV …

Grill Talk: The Meat of Prayer
February 4, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Meat of Prayer Grill Talk – How to Feed Yourself February 4, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Hebrews 5:12-6:1 NLT There comes a point in life where you decide to grow up, and the same goes for your spiritual life.   Prayer Milk: The basic ingredients of prayer There’s no magic formula to pra …

Detox: Detoxing Your Home
January 28, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Detoxing Your Home Detox January 28, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Philippians 1:9-10 NLT   Philippians 1:9 NLT Wipe off your feet. Matthew 18:21-22 NLT   Philippians 1:10 NLT Proverbs 4:25-27 NLT Philippians 3:8 NLT 2 Corinthians 2:15 ESV Fumigate your whole house. Does your speech stink …

Detox: Spiritual Detox
January 21, 2024
Dr, Clayton Chisum

Spiritual Detox Detox January 21, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   1 Corinthians 15:44 NLT Ephesians 4:30 ESV Romans 8:38-39 NLT   1 Timothy 4:8 NLT 1 Peter 1:15 NLT What does spiritual training look like? Colossians 3:5 Colossians 3:9-10 Hebrews 12:11 NLT   Luke 10:38-40 NLT Starve worry; feed t …

Detox: Body Detox
January 14, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Body Detox Detox January 14, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum Romans 12:1 NLT 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NLT 3 John 2 NLT   1 Corinthians 9:27 NLT Am I DQ-ing my life? Is comfort your idol? 1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT   So what do you do if you want a different life? 1.Retrain your thinking Real change only …

Detox: Detox Your Mind
January 7, 2024
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Detox Your Mind: The Drain of Distractions Detox January 7, 2024 Dr. Clayton Chisum Detox: “A process or period of time where someone abstains from or rids themselves of unhealthy toxins to improve their health” Toxins not just in body — mind, spirit, home — your emotions can get toxic, attitude, re …

River Moments
December 31, 2023
Ben Grasser

River Moments December 31, 2023 Ben Grasser Joshua 3:14-17 NLT When we experience a “standing in the river” moment, an experience with God as he leads us in faith to a new place, it should be recognized. River moments should be recognized.  Joshua 4:1-7 NLT When we experience a “crossing over the ri …

Rewind: Unraveling Christmas Confusion
December 17, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Unraveling Christmas Confusion: Jesus’ Birth and Beginning Jesus in Rewind December 17, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1. When was Jesus born? Luke 2:1 NLT Luke 2:2 NLT Matthew 2:1 NLT 4-6 B.C.   2. Where was Jesus born? Luke 2:1 NLT Matthew 2:1 NLT Micah 5:2 NLT Luke 2:7 NLT In humility   3. Wha …

Rewind: His Changes Ours
December 10, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

His Changes Ours: Jesus’ Death & Daily Life Jesus in Rewind December 10, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   The 5 W’s of Jesus’ Death: Who: The Spotless Lamb 1 John 3:5 NLT Isaiah 53:7 NLT What: The Death Sentence of Crucifixion Hebrews 12:2 NLT When: Previous Passover & Entrance of Easter Levit …

Rewind: A Comeback Story: Jesus’ Return and Resurrection
December 3, 2023

A Comeback Story: Jesus’ Return and Resurrection Jesus in Rewind December 3, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Revelation 22:20 NLT   Facts about Jesus’ Return: The Moment is a mystery Matthew 24:36 NLT He entered our story as a suffering servant but will return as a conquering king. Revelation 19:11-1 …

Miserably Happy People: What is Your Life Producing?
November 26, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

What is Your Life Producing? Series: Miserably Happy People November 26, 2023 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 25:14-30 (NLT) Your life is PRODUCING SOMETHING Jesus told this parable because he wants you to think about the product of your life. Investor  — MADE HIS MONEY WORK 9-to-5 …

Miserably Happy People: Living in your Lane: Money & Margin
November 19, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Living in Your Lane: Money & Margin Miserably Happy People November 19, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 6:19-20 NLT Matthew 6:21 NLT World says: The things you treasure will follow your heart. Jesus says: If you really want life change, may your heart follow your treasure.   Matthew 6:24 NL …

Miserably Happy People: We Need to Have the Talk
November 5, 2023

We Need to Have the Talk Miserably Happy People November 5, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum We’re miserably happy people. We need to have the talk.   Mark 10:17-18 NLT Mark 10:19 NLT Mark 10:20-22 NLT When your god doesn’t satisfy, what do you become? Stressed out, burned out, worried out When money is …

On the Witness Stand: The Final Evidence from God Himself
October 29, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Final Evidence from God Himself On the Witness Stand: True Christianity on Trial October 29, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Satan’s Accusation “God didn’t really say…” 1 John 5:6-8 NLT   Final Evidence 1. The Water= Jesus’ baptism Mark 1:9-11 NLT The nature of God 2. The Blood= Jesus’ sacri …

On the Witness Stand: Love is the Smoking Gun
October 22, 2023
Noah McCormick

Love is the Smoking Gun On the Witness Stand – True Christianity on Trial October 22, 2023 Noah McCormick Claim: “God may exist, but He sure isn’t good.”   How does God show his goodness? 1 John 4:9 NLT Through the Gospel!   What is the key to the Gospel? It’s love.   1 John 4:10 NLT …

On the Witness Stand: Evidence of the Light
October 15, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Evidence of the Light Series: On the Witness Stand – True Christianity on Trial October 15, 2023 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum   Darkness is used in the Bible to describe evil/living in sin. John 3:19-20 (NLT) World’s Claim: “This whole God-thing is garbage” 1 John 1:5 (NLT) What do …

On the Witness Stand: We Were There
October 8, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

We Were There On the Witness Stand – True Christianity on Trial October 8, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 20:31 NLT “This really isn’t true, and you can’t prove that it is.”   Accusation #1: “There are no reliable eyewitness accounts” 1 John 1:1 NLT   What did they hear, see, and experience? …

Discipleship Cycle
October 1, 2023

Discipleship Cycle October 1, 2023 Noah McCormick Matthew 28:18-20 NLT Disciple Cycle Matthew 4:18-22 NLT Following Jesus = joining the disciple cycle. Luke 9:23 NLT The disciple cycle changes your identity. The disciple cycles costs whatever it takes. Matthew 11:28-30 NLT The disciple cycle require …

Three Keys to a Thriving Family: Everyone Needs a Rescue Story
September 24, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Everyone Needs a Rescue Story 3 Keys to a Thriving Family September 24, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum The greatest impact you can make in your family is to introduce them to their Redeemer. Ruth 3:12-13 NLT Ruth 4:1 NLT Ruth 4:2-4 NLT Ruth 4:5-6 NLT Ruth 4:7-8 NLT Ruth 4:9-10 NLT Ruth 4:13 NLT Ruth 4:17 N …

Three Keys to a Thriving Family: Faith-Filled Risk Taking
September 17, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Faith-Filled Risk Taking Three Keys to a Thriving Family September 17, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Ruth 2:1-2 NLT Naomi cut the cord. Matthew 10:30 NLT 1 Timothy 2:4 NLT Romans 8:38 NLT Revelation 21:4 NLT Acts 4:12 NLT   Ruth 2:3 NLT Ruth boldly entered the field.   Ruth 3:1-4 NLT Ruth boldly …

Three Keys to a Thriving Family: Super Glue Attitude
September 10, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Super Glue Attitude Three Keys to a Thriving Family September 10, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Ruth 1:16 NLT   Distance, destinations, and even bad decisions won’t divide us. “Wherever you go, I will go. Wherever you live, I will live.” Ruth had all three scenarios, yet she said yes to following Nao …

Hidden Reefs: How to Navigate Hidden Reefs
September 3, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How To Navigate Hidden Reefs Hidden Reefs September 3, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jude 1:20-21 NLT Hold fast To hold fast is to endure patiently, to be confidently grounded.   Jude 1:20 NLT “build each other up” Grab on to someone Be in community!   Jude 1:20 NLT “in your most holy faith” Set …

Hidden Reefs: Shallow Hearts
August 27, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Shallow Hearts Hidden Reefs August 27, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Romans 5:18 NLT Psalm 51:5 NLT Jude 1:10 NLT Jeremiah 17:9 NLT The heart will deceive and lead you astray. Don’t follow what will fail you. When you follow your heart, you’re making decisions based on your feelings.   The heart is a …

Hidden Reefs: Culture’s Coral
August 20, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Culture’s Coral Hidden Reefs August 20, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jude 1:1a NLT Who was Jude? Matthew 13:55 Jesus’ brothers— James, Joseph, Simon, and Judas. John 7:5 For even his brothers didn’t believe in him. Acts 1:14 In the upper room praying… were all the disciples, Mary, and his brothers. Jude …

Ordinary Heroes: The Heroic Adventures of Epaphroditus
August 13, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Heroic Adventures of Epaphroditus Ordinary Heroes August 13, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Philippians 2:25a NLT Philippians 2:25b NLT Do you bring synergy to your relationships? Romans 15:5 NLT   Philippians 2:25b NLT Are you a strategist for the gospel? Proverbs 24:3 NLT   Philippia …

Ordinary Heroes: Bezalel the Builder
August 6, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Bezalel the Builder Ordinary Heroes August 6, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Exodus 31:1-5 NLT Bezalel is a hero, not for what he did, but for what he didn’t do. James 4:17 NLT   1. He didn’t hide behind his grandfather’s shadow The only shadow God wants you to live under is His protective shadow Psal …

Ordinary Heroes: A Rich Woman, Slave Girl, and Prison Guard Walk Into a Coffee Bar
July 30, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

  A Rich Woman, Slave Girl, and Prison Guard Walk Into a Coffee Bar Series: Ordinary Heroes July 30, 2023 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum   Setting the Scene: Acts 16:11-12 NLT Cast of Characters: Lydia: Acts 16:13-15 NLT Slave Girl: Acts 16:16-19 NLT Jailer: Acts 16:23-24 NLT Co …

Ordinary Heroes: Ebed-Melech: Character Still Counts
July 23, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Ebed-Melech: Character Still Counts Ordinary Heroes July 23, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jeremiah 38:2-3 NLT Jeremiah 38:4 NLT Jeremiah 38:5-6 NLT Jeremiah 38:7-9 NLT   True character has eyes for others Philippians 2:4 NLT Jeremiah 38:10-13 NLT Jeremiah 39:15-18 NLT True character will bless your …

Ordinary Heroes: Archippus- Everyone…Always
July 16, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Archippus — Everyone…Always Ordinary Heroes July 16, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Colossians 4:17 ESV Who was Archippus? Philemon 1-2 ESV Archippus was a young believer and had a church meeting in his living room.   1. A man on a mission What’s my life’s mission? Romans 12:4-6 NLT 1 Corinthians 12:7 …

Ordinary Heroes: Nympha: Known by Name
July 9, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Nympha: Known by Name Ordinary Heroes July 9, 2023 Ben Grasser Colossians 4:15 ESV Who was Nympha? Nympha was remembered and recognized She was known by Paul, she had a house where the church met, and she made it into the Bible.   Nympha avoided C.H.A.O.S. “Can’t Have Anyone Over Syndrome” …

Ordinary Heroes: Leverage Your Life Like Luke
July 2, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Ordinary Heroes: Leverage Your Life Like Luke July 2, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Timothy 4:9-11 NLT Who was Luke? Wrote Luke and Acts Only Gentile author of the Bible Never included his name (but Paul did in 3 letters) Medical doctor and close friend of Paul Luke 1:1-4 ESV “The gospel came to you bec …

Life Verse: Galatians 6:9
June 25, 2023
Dr. James Swain

Galatians 6:9- Don’t Give Up Life Verse June 25, 2023 Dr. James Swain Galatians 6:9 CSB 1. The Reality: Doing good is work Work can make us weary Problems People Person Work is worthy 2. The Response: We don’t give up  

Life Verse: Colossians 3:2-3
June 18, 2023
Noah McCormick

Colossians 3:2-3 Life Verse June 18, 2023 Noah McCormick Colossians 3:2-3 CSB Colossians 3:1 NLT Setting is how we seek, but what are we seeking? We’re seeking the realities of heaven! Hebrews 1:1-3 NLT What are we not looking at? We aren’t seeking earthly things, sin, social media, success, sexual …

Life Verse: Psalm 23
June 4, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Psalm 23 — David and His Giants Life Verses June 4, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Psalm 23 NLT Psalm 23:1-3 NLT Am I safe with God? Psalm 23:4 NLT   Psalm 23:5 NLT Am I satisfied in God? Psalm 23:6 NLT   James 4:6 ESV Discussion Questions: Read Psalm 23. Why is this such a famous passage of scri …

Life Verse: Colossians 1:17
May 28, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Colossians 1:17 — I Never Realized Life Verse May 28, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Colossians 1:17 ESV Jesus is more than just a savior He is creator He is before all things. Before all time: John 1:1 ESV Hebrews 1:2 ESV Before all others: John 8:58 NLT Outside of time: Revelation 22:13 NLT   He is …

Burn the Ship: Self-Reliance
May 21, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Self-Reliance Burn the Ships May 21, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum “Deny yourself”: Burn the ship of self-importance “Take up your cross”: Burn the ship of self-preservation “Follow me”: Burn the ship of self-reliance Matthew 16:24 NIV   What does it mean to follow Jesus? 1 Peter 2:21 NLT Following J …

Burn the Ships: Self-Preservation
May 14, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Self-Preservation Burn the Ships May 14, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 16:24 NIV Burn the ship of self-importance “Deny yourself” Burn the ship of self-preservation “Take up your cross”   We naturally run from our cross But supernaturally can pick it up Picking it up is a crucifixion of who y …

Burn the Ships: Self-Importance
May 7, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Self-Importance Burn the Ships May 7, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Following Jesus is a “burn your ships” moment — and a decision everyone must make. Matthew 16:24 NIV   Burn the ship of self-importance Matthew 16:24 NIV Philippians 3:7-8 NLT   Denying yourself means stop feeding your eg …

Made4More: For His Glory
April 30, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

For His Glory Made for More April 30, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV   What is the glory of God? 1. Sum total of God Isaiah 42:8 NLT 2. God’s goal Psalm 19:1-2 NLT   God’s glory was poured into Jesus Ephesians 3:21 NIV Philippians 2:6-11 NLT John 1:14 NLT John 2:11 NLT …

Made4More: The Part We Play
April 23, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Part We Play Made for More April 23, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV How does God pull off the incredible?   Ephesians 3:20 NIV He chooses you for a purpose Ephesians 1:4 NLT His power saves, molds, equips, and invites.   Ephesians 2:8-10 NLT We are a tool, created by God …

Made4More: The Audacious Ask
April 16, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Audacious Ask (Prayer) Made for More April 16, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV Ephesians 3:20 NIV God can do more, but we ask him to do something at the level of our belief. James 4:2 NIV Dare to ask Hebrews 4:16 NLT God can do more through one prayer than you can do in 100 years o …

Easter: Love Unveiled
April 9, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Love Unveiled Easter 2023 April 9, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Hebrews 9:6-7 NLT Luke 23:44-46 NLT Only God could have torn this. He removed the separation between himself and us! Hebrews 10:19-20 NLT Your sin is stronger than you Your sin is stronger than you, but God has torn it down! Jesus die …

Made4More: Because God Can
April 2, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Because God Can Made for More April 2, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV PRAYER: Lord, what do You want to do through me to accomplish Your will for Central? 1 Kings 19:11-12 NIV Ephesians 3:20a NIV Ephesians 3:4-6 NIV   God loves to make the impossible possible You were made …

Made4More: Vision Sunday
March 26, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Vision Sunday Made For More March 26, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Numbers 13:27 NLT Numbers 13:30 NLT Numbers 14:4 NLT Numbers 14:11 NLT A reason we can’t ignore Numbers 33:53 NLT Smart preparation is crucial Joshua 1:9 NLT   The Project “What are we doing?” The Reason “Why are we doing it?” The Pl …

Don’t Wreck Your Faith: The Tools of Deconstruction
March 19, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Tools of Deconstruction Don’t Wreck Your Faith March 19, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Genesis 3:11-13 NLT   Deconstruction can be like taking a sharpie to Scripture 1. We cherry-pick it Psalm 119:105 NLT 2. We make cultural edits Genesis 3:1 NLT Romans 1:21-22 NLT 3. We desire control and …

Don’t Wreck Your Faith: Post Traumatic Church Syndrome
March 12, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Post Traumatic Church Syndrome Don’t Wreck Your Faith March 12, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Post Traumatic Church Syndrome Deconstruction- the process of questioning, doubting, and ultimately rejecting aspects of Christian faith.   Luke 19:41-42 NLT 1st Problem: The problem with Jerusalem was relig …

Don’t Wreck Your Faith: When Leaders Lose It
March 5, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

When Leaders Lose It Don’t Wreck Your Faith March 5, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Mark 9:24 NLT Hebrews 13:17 NLT Deconstruction- the process of questioning, doubting, and ultimately rejecting aspects of Christian faith One of the greatest causes is… When leaders break bad   Men of the Cloth Mark 7: …

Grow Well
February 26, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Grow Well February 26, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 28:19 NLT Jeremiah 17:7-8 NLT Luke 8:4-8 NLT Luke 8:11-15 NLT We want to be a church with great soil to grow well   We are called by God to aim for the target he has put before us Where we are planted Growing to get there John 15:5 NLT …

Choices: Choose Your Mental Map
February 19, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Choose Your Mental Map Choices February 19, 2023 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum You get to choose your mental map. Psalm 139:1-2 NLT Psalm 139:23-24 NLT Philippians 4:8 NLT   Fixing Your Mental Map True Honorable Right Pure Lovely Admirable Philippians 4:8 NLT These thoughts are prai …

Choices: Choose Your God Carefully
February 12, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Choose Your God Carefully Choices February 12, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Philippians 3:2 NLT 2 Peter 2:1 NLT   Philippians 3:3-4 NLT The ones who have real faith are those who rely on Jesus, not religion. Matthew 22:37-40 NLT James 2:10 NLT The choice is presented to us all, to choose the law or …

Choices: Choose Your Focus
February 5, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Choose Your Focus Choices February 8, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Philippians 1:27 NLT Philippians 2:1 NLT Christians should be known for what unites us, not divides us. 1 Corinthians 12:13 NLT 1 Corinthians 1:10 NLT Philippians 2:2 NLT Anchor on the rocks… Rock #1: GOD (Father, Son, Spirit) Rock #2: BI …

From Wandering to Winning: Laying it All on the Line
January 29, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Laying it All on the Line From Wandering to Winning – 4 Decisions Our Church Must Make January 29, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Genesis 21:1-3 NLT Three Seasons God Desires for You: 1. A season of sunny skies James 1:2-4 NLT In a life of faith, that faith will be tested. Genesis 22:1-2 NLT 2. A se …

From Wandering to Winning: Fighting for the City
January 22, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Fighting for the City From Wandering to Winning – 4 Decisions Our Church Must Make January 22, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 18:24 NLT Genesis 18:26 NLT Genesis 18:27-29a NLT Genesis 18:32-33 NLT 1 John 5:14 NLT   Do I have a heart like Abraham? Are you so concerned about people that you’re w …

From Wandering to Winning: Embracing the Promise
January 15, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Embracing the Promise From Wandering to Winning – 4 Decisions Our Church Must Make January 15, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Last week: God called Abram to an incredible life, but he had to choose that over a comfortable life.   To go from wandering to winning, you must… Embrace the Promise   Ge …

From Wandering to Winning: Choosing Comfort or Calling
January 8, 2023
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Choosing Comfort or Calling From Wandering to Winning: 4 Decisions Our Church Must Make January 8, 2023 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 12:1-3 NLT 1. God shows up and changes the game God called Abram to leave a way of life he had known for a long time. God has done this in your life or is doing so right …

12,480+
January 1, 2023

12,480+ January 1, 2023 Noah Ethan McCormick The Lie: “Serving God means working at a church or serving at church” The Truth: “You are never more like Jesus than when you serve” He calls us to serve!   Luke 10:38-42 (NLT) Life is not all about serving. There should be time to worship, pursue, p …

God with Us: 43,000,000 Steps
December 18, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

43,000,000 Steps God with Us December 18, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 1:14 (ESV) John 1:14 (ESV)- “Dwelt among us” 1. God became human… and stayed The Greek word for “dwelt” is the same word that describes the Old Testament tabernacle. Jesus tabernacled among us; He set up His tent in our camp. Exo …

God with Us: God on the Scene
December 11, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God on the Scene God with Us December 11, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 1:14 (ESV) Without the truth here, the Bible doesn’t make sense   WORD The Greek word, “logos,” meaning “the expression of a thought.” It was used to describe God’s written message and used by Jesus to link himself and the w …

Happy Camper: How to Find Freedom From the American Dream
December 4, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How to Find Freedom from the American Dream Happy Camper December 4, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum How do we find freedom from our stuff? The simple and direct answer is God’s call on your life to.. Be a sheep John 10:1-3 (ESV) John 10:4-5 (ESV)   How to Find Freedom as a Sheep: 1. Adjust your ears W …

Happy Camper: At the Table with God
November 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

At the Table with God Happy Camper November 27, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today we are getting practical about our heart towards our things. 1 Timothy 6:17-19 (NLT) True life is putting your hope in Him and living sent Do you recognize the pride you have in your things? Do you recognize the emotion yo …

Happy Camper: More to Life
November 20, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

More to Life Happy Camper November 20, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum We love our stuff!   Luke 12:13-15 (NLT) We’re addicted to our things. We need them, and then when they don’t satisfy anymore, we replace them. Luke 12:16-21 (NLT) When your possessions become your purpose, Jesus says “You’re a fool …

Orphan Sunday
November 13, 2022
Marshall Reeves, PHW Executive Director

Orphan Sunday November 13, 2022 Marshall Reeves Executive Director of Project Hope Worldwide   How can you help today? Pray, Give, Go. James 1:19-21 (NIV) James 1:22-24 (NIV) James 1:25 (NIV) If God answered every one of your prayers, would it change anyone’s life other than your own? James 1:2 …

Stranger Stories: When Sleep Kills
November 6, 2022

When Sleep Kills Stranger Stories November 6, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Acts 20:7-12 (NLT) To figure out the point of the story, we must keep in mind the cultural context when it was written and the whole Bible as a continual story of God. Throughout scripture, there is a symbolic importance between l …

A Tale of Two Tails
October 30, 2022

Sermon Series: Stranger Stories Today’s Message: A Tale of Two Tails Noah Mccormick October 30, 2022 Today we are looking at another strange story in the book of Judges. Judges 13:5 (NLT) God created Samson to help rescue the Israelites from the Philistines. God gifted Samson with incredible strengt …

Israel’s Double Agent
October 23, 2022
Noah Mccormick

Stranger Stories: Week Three Israel’s Double Agent Noah Mccormick October 23, 2022   Judges 4:17-21 (NLT) Why is this story in the Bible? It shows us how God took care of the Israelites. It shows us that God sometimes accomplishes His plans through unlikely people. What part will you play in Go …

Stranger Stories: When Iron Floats
October 16, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

When Iron Floats Stranger Stories — The Bizarre of the Bible October 16, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Kings 6:1-4 (NLT) 2 Kings 6:5-7 (NLT) 2 Timothy 3:16 (NLT) Romans 15:4 (NLT) Why is this story in the Bible? What’s the message God has for us? 1. God cares about the little things He cares about the l …

Stranger Stories: When a Donkey Speaks
October 9, 2022

When a Donkey Speaks Stranger Stories — The Bizarre of the Bible October 9, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Numbers 22:1 (NLT) Numbers 22:2-6 (NLT) Numbers 22:7-8 (NLT) Numbers 22:12-13 (NLT) Numbers 22:18-21 (NLT) Numbers 22:22 (NLT) 2 Peter 2:14-15 (NLT) Numbers 22:22-27 (NLT) Numbers 22:28-33 (NLT) …

Finding Your Fit: Why Not?
October 2, 2022

Why Not? Questions and Answers on Church Membership Series: Finding Your Fit October 2, 2022 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum A church member is not a part of a club Acts 1:8 (NLT) A church member is a part of something special Acts 2:47 (NLT) Flock of Sheep 1 Peter 5:2 (NLT) Family 1 Timot …

Finding Your Fit: Connected?
September 25, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Connected? Finding Your Fit September 25, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum As a church, what are we supposed to be doing? Acts 2:42-47 (NLT)   A mission-minded community of worshipers becoming more like Jesus A mission-minded community of worshipers becoming more like Jesus Acts 2:47 (NLT)   A miss …

Finding Your Fit: Will You Join Us?
September 18, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Will You Join Us? Finding Your Fit September 18, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Have you ever felt like you just don’t belong and you can’t find your fit? Belonging is a basic human need, just like food and shelter. The church is not something to attend, it’s a place to belong.   John 13:1 (NLT) John …

Risky Business: New Wine Needs New Wineskins
September 11, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

New Wine Needs New Wineskins Risky Business September 11, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Mark 2:22a (NLT) Community Lesson: The risky business of using worn-out wineskins Jesus came to make things new, not to double down on the old. Things that will never change: God (Hebrews 13:8) Bible (Matthew 24:35) Go …

Risky Business: New Wine in Old Wineskins
September 4, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

New Wine in Old Wineskins Risky Business September 4, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Mark 2:18-22 (NLT) Personal Lesson: The risky business of forcing Jesus into my mold You can’t take the gospel and put it in your old way of thinking. Personal Application: If you bring an open heart, the gospel will shape …

Risky Business: Caribbean Christianity
August 28, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Caribbean Christianity Risky Business August 28, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum We may be fine with being alone, but God did not create us that way. Genesis 2:18 (NLT) Ecclesiastes 4:10 (NLT) Proverbs 27:9 (NLT) 2 Corinthians 6:11-13 (NLT)   Ditching Caribbean Christianity Jump in with both feet 2 Cor …

Risky Business: Playing It Safe
August 21, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Playing it Safe Risky Business August 21, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Living for God means to be all in with your life, to risk it all for the glory of His name. But, most of us aren’t truly down for that. Matthew 25:14-23 (NLT) Jesus expects a return on his investment. His goal is to build the Kingdom …

Risky Business: All Hat, No Cattle
August 14, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

All Hat, No Cattle Risky Business August 14, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Acts 19:11-12 (NLT) Acts 19:13-14 (NLT) Acts 19:15 (NLT) Acts 19:16 (NLT) John 15:5 (ESV)   All Hat, No Cattle Christianity: When your faith is only a lease agreement   Acts 19:17-20 (NLT) What fake things do you need to …

The Best Sermon Ever: How to Earn a Spiritual Black Belt
August 7, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How to Earn a Spiritual Black Belt The Best Sermon Ever August 7, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Have I earned my spiritual black belt? Matthew 7:15-20 (ESV)   How do I earn a spiritual black belt? Be on guard Keep your spiritual guard up. Hebrews 5:14 (ESV) When you’re growing, you will become mature …

Best Sermon Ever: What’s Your Angle?
July 31, 2022
Noah McCormick

What’s Your Angle? The Best Sermon Ever July 31, 2022 Noah McCormick Matthew 7:1-6 (CSB) We must judge ourselves. We are being judged by others. Be careful judging non-Christians. What is your angle? Matthew 7:7-11 (CSB) Pursue Godly judgement Matthew 7:12 (CSB) Matthew 7:13-14 (CSB) Three better wa …

Best Sermon Ever: Chasing the Wind
July 24, 2022
Noah McCormick

Chasing the Wind The Best Sermon Ever July 24, 2022 Noah McCormick Matthew 6:19-34 (CSB)   Matthew 6:12-24 (CSB) Trust with your treasures   Matthew 6:25-34 (CSB) Trust with your peace   Don’t spit into the wind! Bottom Line: Things fade. God is faithful.

Best Sermon Ever: How to Change the World (and Yourself) in One Step
July 17, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How to Change the World (and Yourself) in One Step The Best Sermon Ever July 17, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 6:1 (ESV)   3 pillars of hypocrisy Matthew 6:2-4 (ESV) Matthew 6:5-15 (ESV) Matthew 6:16-18 (ESV)   3 outcomes that show your true colors People are blessed You grow stronger Go …

Best Sermon Ever: Above and Beyond
July 10, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Above and Beyond The Best Sermon Ever! July 10, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Kings 11:1-3 (NLT) King Solomon pursued that which could never satisfy and gave his heart to it.   Matthew 5:17-20 (ESV) Nothing else matters but a relationship with Jesus John 5:39-40 (NLT) Matthew 5:17 (ESV) The Old Tes …

The Best Sermon Ever: The Upside Down Kingdom
July 3, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

An Upside-Down Kingdom The Best Sermon Ever! July 3, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 5:1-16 (ESV) Matthew 5:1-2 (ESV) If you were sitting on that hillside, how would you understand and be challenged by Jesus’ words? The beatitudes are so important because ultimately, they’re describing Jesus and cal …

Basecamp: End Times
June 19, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 4: End Times Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith June 19, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 24:36-44 (NLT) Revelation is not just a prophecy; it should be a motivation to remain faithful as we wait for Jesus’ return. 1 Corinthians 15:19 (NLT)   Revelation should be seen as a gift from God to …

Basecamp 3: Redemption
June 12, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 3: Redemption June 12, 2022 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we continue our story in Genesis: Genesis 3:20-21 (NLT) God steps in and fixes what is broken, but that fix comes at a cost. The cost of sin goes way beyond “I’m sorry.” Leviticus 17:11 (NLT) Exodus 30:10 (NLT) Heb …

Basecamp: Fall
June 5, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 2: Fall Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith June 5, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The world we live in is not what how God originally created it to be. Sin entered the World. What is sin? 1 John 3:4 (ESV)   Genesis 3:1-6 (NLT) This is when Satan enters the picture, and nothing has ever been the …

Basecamp: Creation
May 29, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Basecamp 1: Creation Basecamp: Fundamentals of Faith May 29, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum What you believe about the beginning will serve as a foundation… Luke 6:47-49 (NLT) What do you believe? Are you alive because of God or because of an evolutionary development? The problem is that neither can be p …

Tribal: To the Ends of the Earth
May 22, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

To the Ends of the Earth Tribal May 22, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Our identity is in Christ, not a denomination We are first and foremost Christians… but we live out our faith in a Baptist Church. Central Baptist: Central is an autonomous Christian church. Central cooperates with over 47,000 churches …

InstaFam: Women at the Table
May 8, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Women at the Table InstaFam May 8, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Proverbs 31 describes the perfect woman who doesn’t exist. A woman’s goal should never be perfection; it leads to frustration and discouragement. Instead, move and grow in that direction as you live for Christ!   Proverbs 31:10-11 (NLT) …

Instafam: Family in the Car
May 1, 2022

Family in the Car Instafam May 1, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The answer to most relationship problems is an incredible secret of the Christian life… The answer to your family’s issues is to die You must do what the Bible calls “dying to yourself.” Galatians 2:20 (NLT)   Galatians 2:20a (NLT) Old w …

InstaFam: Men in the Garden
April 24, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Men in the Garden InstaFam April 24, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 2:15 (NLT) 1. Guys are created to cultivate God created us this way- to build, create, sustain. Proverbs 20:4 (NLT) Proverbs 24:30-34 (NLT)   2. Bury the coward 2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) Guys! Be sacrificial lovers Ephesians 5:25 (N …

Easter: Jesus Changes Everything
April 17, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus Changes Everything Easter Sunday April 17, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Friday: The Crucifixion and the Burial Luke 23:44-46 (NLT) Luke 23:55-56 (NLT) Saturday: The Sabbath Luke 23:56 (NLT) Sunday: When hope came back Luke 24:1-6 (NLT)   Easter is hope found Luke 24:6-7 (NLT) Luke 9:22 (NLT) W …

Stretched Thin: Burned Out?
April 10, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Burnout Stretched Thin April 10, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum When you’re stretched thin, God always has a response… Matthew 11:28 (NLT) The dangers of burnout Hebrews 12:1 (NLT)   Sure-Fire Ways to Burn Out: 1. Keep being the CEO (Chief Everything Officer) Exodus 18:13-23 Exodus 18:13-18 (NLT) Exod …

Stretched Thin: Depression
April 3, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Depression Stretched Thin April 3, 2022 Noah McCormick Depression leaves destruction in its path. Have you ever felt depressed? Job suffered through great loss, devastation, and physical illness. Job 2:9 (CSB) Job 3:11 (NIV) Job 3:26 (NIV) Job 10:1 (NIV) Job 30:15-17 (NIV)   The big lie is “In …

Stretched Thin: Feeling Anxious?
March 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Feeling Anxious? Stretched Thin March 27, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Anxiety is a “feeling of fear or uneasiness.” It is a normal part of life. Anxiety is often not a choice It is a part of living in a broken world. 2 Corinthians 3:17 (NLT)   Mark 4:37-40 (NLT) Anxiety is not the root of our issue …

Stretched Thin: Stressed Out
March 20, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Stressed Out Stretched Thin March 20, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Peter 4:12 (NLT)   Why am I so stressed out? 1. Overwhelmed by responsibilities 2. Overwhelmed by the daily grind 3. Overwhelmed by the uncontrollable 4. Overwhelmed by nothing at all 5. Overwhelmed by a false target   Stress …

Micah Manifesto: Walk Humbly
March 13, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Walk Humbly The Micah Manifesto March 13, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Micah 6:8 (NIV) Walking humbly with God leads to a passion to fix what is broken in this world and a desire to love unconditionally! Humility is the key to the Micah Manifesto. Walking with God means keeping a sustainable, in-step, an …

Micah Manifesto: Love Mercy
March 6, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Love Mercy The Micah Manifesto March 6, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Micah 6:8 (NIV) To love mercy is to freely and willingly show kindness to others! God wants us to be like him, and we can do so by being like his Son. Are you trying to conform Jesus into your image? Or are you trying to be formed into …

Micah Manifesto: Act Justly
February 27, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Act Justly The Micah Manifesto February 27, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The greatest manifesto of all time? God’s Word Micah 6:3 (NIV) Micah 6:4-5 (NIV) Have you ever stopped to realize all God has done in your life? Micah 6:6a (NIV) This is the question for all people in every generation. Micah 6:6b-7 …

Asking for a Friend: Round Table
February 20, 2022

Round Table Asking for a Friend February 20, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum Is There Any Sin That’s Unforgiveable? Mark 3:28-29 (NIV) Mark 3:30 (NIV) Mark 3:22 (NIV) The only unpardonable sin today is that of continued unbelief.   Is Drinking Alcohol a Sin? Being drunk is a sin. Being addicted to alco …

Asking for a Friend: Is the Bible True?
February 13, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Is the Bible True?” Series: Asking for a Friend February 13, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum One question many people have about Christianity: “Is the Bible true?” Luke 24:25-27 (NIV)   Two big potential problems: 1. The Bible has been corrupted. Can I trust the Bible? 1 Corinthians 15:3-8 (NLT) …

Asking for a Friend: Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?
February 6, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Why Does God Allow Bad Things to Happen to Good People?” Series: Asking For a Friend February 6, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum We live in a fallen world that is wrecked with sin. Everything fractured at the fall Romans 5:12 (NLT)   We often think we don’t deserve the suffering we face. Genesis 37:18 …

Asking for a Friend: Do All Religions Worship the Same God?
January 30, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“Do All Religions Worship the Same God?” Series: Asking For a Friend January 30, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum To understand what the Bible says about God, we have to get into the concept of the Trinity. Job 11:7-9 (NLT) Job 36:26 (NLT)   1. God is one Deuteronomy 6:4 (NIV) 1 Corinthians 8:4 (NIV) …

The Ostrich Syndrome: LGBTQ+ and the Church
January 23, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

LGBTQ+ and the Church The Ostrich Syndrome January 23, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum How should Christians respond to the LGBTQ+ community? Truth vs Grace Genesis 2:18, 22, 24 (NLT) Matthew 19:4-5 (NLT) Mark 7:21-23 (NLT) Romans 1:24-27 (NLT) 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 (NLT)   Hebrews 4:16 (NLT) John 1:17 …

The Ostrich Syndrome: Modern-Day Addictions- A Biblical Approach
January 16, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Modern-Day Addictions — A Biblical Approach The Ostrich Syndrome January 16, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum A definition of addiction: Any pleasure that becomes an obsession which often results in a compulsion Anything that alters your mood can become an addiction. It entices us because it’s rewarding in t …

The Ostrich Syndrome: It’s Not About You
January 9, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

It’s Not About You The Ostrich Syndrome January 9, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum How do we reach our culture with the gospel? Romans 8:7 (NLT) But something must change… Romans 10:13 (NLT) Romans 10:14 (NLT) Romans 10:17 (NLT)   We aren’t called to be anti-cultural. We’re called to be counter cultura …

The Ostrich Syndrome: The Generational Showdown
January 2, 2022
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Generational Showdown Series: The Ostrich Syndrome January 2, 2022 Dr. Clayton Chisum The ostrich syndrome is a part of popular culture — giving rise to the terms “bury your head in the sand” and “ignorance is bliss”. Christians in America do the same thing when dealing with the American culture …

A Central Family Reunion
December 26, 2021

A Central Family Reunion December 26, 2021 Noah Mccormick Romans 12:4-5 (ESV) 1 Peter 3:8-11 (ESV) We are that body of Christ! 1 Peter 3:8 (ESV) We must check our grip!   1) Are you holding on too tight? 1 Corinthians 12:12-13 (ESV) 2) Are you holding on too loose? 1 Peter 3:14-15 (ESV)   …

Did He Just Say That: I Am
December 19, 2021

“I Am” Did He Just Say That? December 19, 2021 Matt Flindt Jesus is God John 1:1 (ESV) Jesus has always existed and he has been and always will be fully God. God’s personal name Exodus 3:13-14 (ESV) God is saying: “I exist, I always have and always will, and I don’t change.” How do you see God? …

Did He Just Say That: Hate Your Life
December 12, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus said “Hate Your Life” Did He Just Say That? December 12, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 12:25 (ESV) This is a paradox- something that does not seem logical until it’s investigated and found true. We need to be faithful to God’s Word by investigating the context to understand what Jesus means. Jo …

Did He Just Say That: Tell No One
December 5, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

And Jesus said “Tell No One” Did He Just Say That? December 5, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jesus should not be a secret in our lives, we are to go and tell others about the Gospel! Jesus would sometimes invite people to share their stories about his miraculous works. Mark 5:18-20 (ESV)   Jesus ofte …

Did He Just Say That: All Authority
November 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

“All Authority Has Been Given to Me” – Jesus 33A.D. Did He Just Say That? November 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum One of Jesus’ most well-known statements is the Great Commission Matthew 28:19-20 (ESV) Matthew 28:16-18 (ESV) Jesus says “all authority has been given to me”- that’s a bold statement! …

Stuffed: Pieces of the Pie
November 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Pieces of the Pie Stuffed November 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Malachi 3:6-8 (NIV) God owns it, but we get to choose how we slice it.   Slice One: Our expenses and purchases #1. Followers of Jesus give to their family. Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) Philippians 4:12-13 (NIV)   Slice Two: Our future …

Stuffed: Believers Who Changed the World
November 14, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Believers Who Changed the World Stuffed November 14, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum There must be a balance for your spiritual body! But most of us are out of balance; great at feeding ourselves spiritual, but not great with spiritual activity. God’s design has always been to feed his children so they can …

Stuffed: Are You Full in Christ?
November 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Are you Full in Christ? Series: Stuffed November 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum We believe God calls us to change, he helps us change, and he shows the blessings of change. John 5:1-9 (CSB) John 5:2 (CSB) John 5:3 (CSB) John 5:5 (CSB) Sin takes up residence in our soul, leaving us empty and without hope …

Last Will and Testament
October 31, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Last Will and Testament Halloween Sunday October 31, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The Apostle Paul had a chance to say his last words in 67 AD. He wrote a final letter to Timothy before his execution. 2 Timothy 4:1-2a (NLT) 1)Tell people about Jesus! It says we are to preach something specific— the Word! …

Dumb Things Christians Say: My Bible is the True Bible
October 24, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

My Bible is the True Bible (When We Disagree) Dumb Things Christians Say October 24, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Often times the church loses its focus, and we take our spiritual eyes off of Jesus and become transfixed on minor issues —and they come ultimate in our lives. We often call it defending the …

Dumb Things Christians Say: My Favorite Verse is…
October 17, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

My Favorite Verse is… Dumb Things Christians Say October 17, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Hebrews 4:12 (NIV) We must wield the Word carefully because every word is placed specifically in the context that God desires. One of the most misquoted verses is Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV). Today’s dumb thing Christian …

Dumb Things Christians Say: God Says You Shouldn’t Do That
October 10, 2021

God Says You Shouldn’t Do That Dumb Things Christians Say October 10, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Sometimes some of the dumbest things Christians say are not to other Christians, but to people who aren’t, like… “God says you shouldn’t do that” What if our best intentions in our communication with …

Dumb Things Christians Say: God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle
October 3, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle Series: Dumb Things Christians Say October 3, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Psalms 31:9-13 (NLT) You’ve probably heard the saying “God will never give you more than you can handle.” Where does this saying come from? 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NLT) This verse is r …

Squeaky Clean: Baggage
September 26, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Baggage Series: Squeaky Clean September 26, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Hebrews 12:1 (ESV) The first step to dealing with your baggage is claiming it. Claim your bag! Psalm 32:3-4 (ESV) Proverbs 28:18 (ESV) If you are willing, will you evaluate your life and confess that you have baggage?   The bag …

Squeaky Clean: Not All is Lost
September 19, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

NOT ALL IS LOST Series: Squeaky Clean September 19, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The reason we need grace is because we all have a past. Before his life began — things weren’t looking too good for Moses’ Hebrew parents living in Egypt… Exodus 1:11–14 (NIV) Exodus 1:15–16 (NIV) Exodus 1:22 (NIV) Exodus 2: …

Squeaky Clean: A Fresh Start
September 12, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A Fresh Start Series: Squeaky Clean September 12, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum When we say we want a fresh start, what we’re really saying is “We want a fresh start with God.” We need his forgiveness. We need him to sort it all out, to erase our mistakes, and to restore us to our fullest potential… becau …

People Matter
September 5, 2021

People Matter September 5, 2021 Noah McCormick Matthew 9:35-38 (HCSB) We often get a glimpse of God’s will, the power of the Holy Spirit, and the intention of Jesus’ ministry when we read the Bible. Jesus felt compassion when he looked out at the crowds. Have you ever been stopped in your tracks for …

Press Play: Timothy’s Moment
August 29, 2021

Timothy’s Moment Series: Press Play — Week #3 August 29, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The last couple weeks, we talked about Peter and Cornelius, who pressed play by reaching out to those who needed to hear the gospel— stepping out. Abraham pressed play by saying “yes” to God when called— stepping forwar …

Press Play: Your Press Play Moment
August 22, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Your Press Play Moment Series: Press Play — Week #2 August 22, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Genesis 12:1-2 (ESV) God speaks to Abraham and tells him to step forward and follow Him— to the Promised Land. Hebrews 11:8 (ESV) The early church was facing what we are, living in routine and on autopilot… Hebrew …

Press Play: Week One
August 15, 2021

Press Play #1 August 15, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Jesus called his disciples to do something specific. Acts 1:8b (ESV) Acts 8:1 (ESV) Saul gets saved and begins to immediately do what Jesus called the disciples to do, while the original disciples stayed put.   God is redirecting Central! The Sto …

The Dirty Dozen: Judas the Jacked-Up
August 8, 2021

Judas the Jacked-Up Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #12 August 8, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Which disciple do you identify with the most? Peter the Proud Andrew the Evangelist James the Jolt John the Geriatric Philip the Pessimist Nathanael the Known Matthew the Money Guy Thomas the Timid James the Joh …

The Dirty Dozen: Thaddaeus the Thinker
August 1, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Thaddeus the Thinker Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #11 August 1, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Thaddeus the Thinker We don’t know much about this disciple, other than that he loved, followed, and sat under the teachings of Jesus. He was a typical, ordinary disciple, just like many of us. Principle One Jo …

The Dirty Dozen: Simon the Slicer
July 25, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Simon the Slicer Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #10 July 25, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Simon the Zealot Like James, son of Alphaeus, Simon is also mentioned only in the four lists of the disciples. Generally speaking, a zealot is anyone who fervently supports a particular cause. Acts 5:37 (ESV) Princi …

The Dirty Dozen: James
July 18, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

James the John Doe Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #9 July 18, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum James the Son of Alphaeus James is only mentioned four times in the Bible, and each time it’s just a name on a list of disciples. (Matthew 10:3, Mark 3:18, Luke 6:15, and Acts 1:13) We don’t know anything about Jam …

The Dirty Dozen: Thomas the Twin
July 11, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Thomas the Twin Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #8 July 11, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Principle One John 11:14-16 (ESV) John 11:16 Following Jesus is never easy. Which one do I desire more, a good life or the one who created life? The gift of life or the Giver of life?   Principle Two John …

The Dirty Dozen: Matthew the Money Guy
July 4, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Matthew the Money-Guy Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #7 July 4, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Matthew 10:2-4 (ESV) Today we look at the one glaring disciple who was the biggest disappointment for much of his life… Matthew. In Luke, Jesus told a parable about a pharisee and a tax collector… Luke 18:10-14 ( …

The Dirty Dozen: Nathanael the Known
June 20, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Nathanael the Known Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #6 June 20, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we meet another disciple who was evidently caught up in a false reality, but when he met Jesus, his world was turned upside down. Philip, while in the middle of his search for the Messiah, was actually foun …

The Dirty Dozen: Philip the Pessimist
June 13, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Philip the Pessimist Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #5 June 13, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum John 1:43–46 (NIV) #1: Jesus FOUND Philip Philip was hand-picked! He was found by Jesus and called to be a disciple.   John 6:44 (NIV) No human being in the world, on their own, has the moral and spiritual a …

The Dirty Dozen: John
June 6, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

John Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #4 June 6, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   We first meet John in the story where Jesus calls the first four guys to come and follow him… Matthew 4:18–22 (ESV) In Luke 9, Jesus is interacting with His disciples and John gets caught up in the middle of it all Luke 9: …

The Dirty Dozen: James, Son of Thunder
May 30, 2021
Noah McCormick

James: Son of Thunder Series: The Dirty Dozen May 30, 2021 Noah McCormick Matthew 4:18-22 (HCSB) God’s calling is direct and unique. Zeal is a measured ingredient of faith. Luke 9:51-56 (HCSB)

The Dirty Dozen: Andrew the Angler
May 23, 2021
Ryland Russell

Andrew the Angler Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #2 May 23, 2021 Ryland Russell Andrew gave us a simple 3 step process to change the world. John 1:35-42 (NIV) Step #1 to change the world- Look for Jesus 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, …

The Dirty Dozen: Peter the Proud
May 16, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Peter the Proud Series: The Dirty Dozen — Week #1 May 16, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum [Throughout the summer, CBC will walk together through the lives of all 12 disciples of Jesus. From Peter to Judas — each disciple has a story to tell, and God has a life-shaping message from each of these men to deliv …

Our Imperfect Family: Overwhelmed and Just Over It
May 9, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

OVERWHELMED AND JUST OVER IT — MOTHER’S DAY 2021 Series: Our Imperfect Family — Week #5 May 9, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Proverbs 31:10–29 (NLT) Ladies, when you read this passage, do you just see row after row of hurdles that you know you’re never going to get over? You struggle and work hard at bein …

Our Imperfect Family: Raising Godly Kids
May 2, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Your One Shot — Raising Godly Kids Series: Our Imperfect Family — Week #4 May 2, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum We all have ONE SHOT to raise Godly kids. PRINCIPLE #1 Deuteronomy 6:4–7 (ESV) If you really want your kids to follow the Lord, you have to follow him first!   6And these words that I comman …

Our Imperfect Family: I Choose You
April 25, 2021
Matt Flindt

I CHOOSE YOU Sermon Series: Our Imperfect Family Matt Flindt April 25, 2021 Genesis 2:24-25  Within these verses, God created four laws to help guide us in our marriages. The enemy tries to feed us lies that contradict each of God’s laws for a healthy marriage. Law #1: The Law of Priority Verse 24: …

Our Imperfect Family: Who’s at the Table?
April 18, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Who’s at the Table? Series: Our Imperfect Family #2 April 18, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum This week we continue our sermon series talking about families. And guess what… Jesus had a family, too! His family was messed up just like yours and yet he was the perfect son and brother. Hebrews 4:15 (NIV) At so …

Our Imperfect Family: Why Us?
April 11, 2021
Pastor Clayton Church

Why Us? Series: Our Imperfect Family #1 April 11, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Welcome to a new sermon series on Families! We all know that there is no perfect family. Everyone has issues, and family life is often complicated and messy. But with God’s help, you can make the most of your “imperfect” famil …

Searching in the Wrong Places
April 4, 2021
Pastor Clayton Chisum

Searching in the Wrong Places Series: Easter 2021 April 4, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Happy Easter! Today we remember and celebrate that Jesus rose from the grave. This event changes everything! Luke 24:1–6 (ESV) #1. He is not here. He is risen! These words spoken by the angel have shattered, transform …

The “We” of Discipleship
March 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The We of Discipleship #4 Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples March 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum The “We” of Discipleship: 2 Timothy Proverbs 4:25–26 (ESV) Today we need to “ponder” and think deeply about the ministries of Central. One of the best places to go for help is the 2nd book of Tim …

The Me of Discipleship
March 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Me of Discipleship Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples – #3 March 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 1 Thessalonians 5:19 (ESV) This verse warns us to not stifle, block, or quench the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. When have you felt the Holy Spirit’s “spark” in your life? Are you in a posit …

ME to WE: The Ingredients of a True Disciple (Week 2)
March 14, 2021
Kevin (RevKev) Laufer

The Ingredients of a True Disciple Series: ME to WE – Disciples Making Disciples March 14, 2021 Kevin (RevKev) Laufer John 14:15 Matt 22:35-40 The main theme to being a disciple is LOVE. Jesus is our example. John 14:31a Love God = ME Heart – Devotion Ps. 73:25 Soul – Action Col. 3:23 Mind – Learnin …

ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples (Week 1)
March 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A True Disciple Series: ME to WE: Disciples Making Disciples March 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum A True Disciple John 8:31 One of the greatest dangers for the church and for Christians is shifting from BEING the church to DOING church. What has Jesus called us to do? Matthew 28:18–19 (NIV) John 8:31 (N …

God “The Great Financial Advisor”
February 28, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God “The Great Financial Advisor” Series: Making Change February 28, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Commitment #1: I COMMIT TO ATTACK AND PAY OFF ALL MY CONSUMER DEBT Commitment #2: I COMMIT TO TITHE 10% OF MY INCOME TO GOD THROUGH CENTRAL Proverbs 3:9–10 (NIV)  Proverbs 13:11 (NIV) Commitment #3: I COMMIT …

The Secret to Winning with Money
February 21, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Secret to Winning With Money Series: Making Change February 21, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Last week… I COMMIT TO ATTACK AND PAY OFF ALL MY CONSUMER DEBT Tithing is the key to being financially faithful to God. The 1st reason we tithe is because… God Owns It Malachi 3:6–8 (NIV) If God owns it, then …

Let’s Feast
February 14, 2021

No sermon notes this week! Join us online at 10:45 on Sunday on our Facebook or YouTube page for Pastor Clayton’s Sermon, “Let’s Feast!” https://www.facebook.com/cbcowasso https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCowasso  

Making Change: How to Eliminate All Your Debt
February 7, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

How To Eliminate All Your Debt Series: Making Change February 7, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Proverbs 6:1-11 (NIV)   Proverbs 13:7 (NIV) In 2020, Americans carried a grand total of just over $1 trillion in credit card debt 1.2 billion active credit cards in the United States. The average American …

The Road Ahead
January 31, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Road Ahead (Where We’re Going) Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 31, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:16-21   The prayer for the church in this moment is, “Jesus, give us a new vision!” A vision is a clear, challenging, hope-filled picture of our church. The source of a vis …

The Dashboard: Where We Are
January 24, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Dashboard (Where We Are) Series: Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 24, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:13-15   2 Corinthians 5:13a (NIV) A biblical church has radical faith A radical faith occurs when a believer answers with a resounding “yes” when asked the question — ”Is …

The Rear-View Mirror
January 17, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

The Rear-View Mirror (Where We’ve Been) Series: Buckle Up — Our Part in God’s Story January 17, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum 2 Corinthians 5:11a (NLT) #1. A biblical church shows that People Matter. People matter to us because they matter to Jesus. We are driven to do sacrificial things because we love o …

Finding Your Never-Quit Attitude
January 10, 2021
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Finding your Never-Quit Attitude Series: Prayer in January January 10, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum   Life has almost always been tough for believers.   Matthew 16:24 (ESV)   Let’s see how the first followers of Jesus responded when facing difficult times. Where did they get their Never-Qu …

The Starting Point for 2021
January 3, 2021

The Starting Point for 2021 Series: Our Pandemic Half-Time Prayer January 3, 2021 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today’s message is like a half-time speech and will serve as our starting point for 2021 at Central Baptist Church. We need God to show up big time! We need Him to deliver in a big way. Luke 11:9-13 …

Plot Twist: The Story of Joseph
December 27, 2020
Noah Mccormick

Genesis 37-50

This Changes Everything
December 20, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

This Changes Everything Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas #3 December 20, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum When you strip away the story of Christmas, you find that this Baby was given a name. Matthew 1:22-23 (ESV)   Immanuel — “God With Us” Isaiah 7:14 (ESV)   When you realize what Immanuel means, th …

Pray | Give | Go
December 13, 2020
Trey & Meghan Dickey

Pray | Give | Go Trey & Meghan Dickey God’s World Total Population of the World: 7.7 Billion Unreached Population: 3.2 Billion Unreached People Groups: 7,414 41% of the World is Unreached 10/40 Window: 97% of all Unreached People live in this area of the World Only 3% of all Missionaries serve h …

God’s Game Plan
December 6, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

God’s Game Plan Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas #2 December 6, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum #1: God always Has a Plan He Promises and Fulfills Luke 2:1-5 (ESV) 2 Samuel 7:16 (ESV) 1 Samuel 17:12 (ESV) Micah 5:2 (ESV) Psalm 22:28 (ESV)   He desires Humility before Glory Luke 2:6–7 (ESV) Matthew 20:16 …

A Faith Like Mary
November 29, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A Faith Like Mary Series: A Cozy COVID Christmas / #1 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum Malachi 4:5–6 (ESV) The Angel Gabriel   #1: Fear follows the Unfamiliar  (The angel GABRIEL / Covid) Our response: When Fear hits you, Faith must sustain you Luke 1:30-37 (ESV)   #2: He can do A …

King Josiah
November 22, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

KING JOSIAH November 22, 2020 Central Baptist Church Dr. Clayton Chisum   Romans 12:2 (ESV) King Hezekiah King Manasseh King Amon   King Josiah 2 Chronicles 34-35 2 Kings 22-23   2 Chronicles 34:2 (ESV) 2 Chronicles 34:3 (ESV) 2 Chronicles 34:3–7 (ESV)   #1: He Refocused his Walk …

Hezekiah – All-in for God
November 8, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Hezekiah — All-In For God “Kings of Old” Sermon Series: Week 1 November 8, 2020 King Hezekiah 2 Kings 16-20 2 Chronicles 28-32 Isaiah 36-39   2 Chronicles 29:1 2 Chronicles 29:2   The leadership of Hezekiah: He chose the Right Motive Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV) Proverbs 3:5–7 (ESV)   The lead …

A Better Way
November 1, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

A BETTER WAY Series: Culture and the Cross – A God-Honoring Approach to Politics November 1, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Good Government Christian Citizen There’s A BETTER WAY! John 8:32 (ESV) 32and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:31 (ESV) 31…”If you abide in my word, y …

The Christian Citizen
October 25, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

THE CHRISTIAN CITIZEN Series: Culture and the Cross — A God-Honoring Approach to Politics October 25, 2020 Mark 12:13–17 (ESV) Political Principles for Today:   1. Let your Christianity impact your Politics, not Politics your Christianity   2. We are all citizens here Mark 12:17 Matthew 10 …

Good Government
October 18, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

GOOD GOVERNMENT Series: Culture and the Cross — A God-Honoring Approach to Politics October 18, 2020 Romans 13:1–7 (NIV) The Biblical Role of Government 1. Government provides ORDER Romans 13:4 (NIV) Genesis 1:28 (NIV)   2. Government REFLECTS God Romans 13:1,3,4 (NIV) 1…The authorities that ex …

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree
October 11, 2020
Matt Flindt

The Parable of the Unfruitful Fig Tree Luke 13:6-9 Context: Luke 12:57-59   Question #1: Jesus, do bad things happen to bad people? Luke 13:1-5 Jesus’ message always comes back to repentance   Question #2: Jesus, is there no hope for me? Luke 13:6-9 Our only hope is in Jesus Christ Judgmen …

The Parable of the Farmers
October 4, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRIST – Week 2 The Parable of the Farmers October 4, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Parable of the Farmers Mark 12:1-12 (Matt. 21:33-46; Luke 20:9-19) Mark 11:28 (NLT) Mark 12:1–12 (NLT)   The players in the parable: Vineyard = Israel Land owner = God Farmers = religious leaders Se …

Conversations With Christ – Week 1
September 27, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

CONVERSATIONS WITH CHRIST The Parables of Jesus – Week 1 September 27, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum What is a parable? Proverbs 25:14 (NLT)   #1: Jesus, why do you teach this way? Two reasons: To reveal the truth To conceal the truth   Tips for understanding parables: Look for the context Separ …

End of the Road
September 20, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

End of the road Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) — Week 3 September 20, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum   The last two weeks, we’ve been in 2 Peter looking at how our Faith is Under Fire The Truth on Trial (evidence for the accuracy of the Bible) Counterfeit Culture (the reality of false teachers and …

COUNTERFEIT CULTURE
September 13, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Counterfeit Culture Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) Week 2 September 13, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum Today, we live in a Counterfeit Culture 2 Peter 2:1-3   Van Gogh – Still Life with Bible 2 Peter 2:1   #1 The product of false teachers — FAKE NEWS Matthew 7:15 2 Corinthians 11:4–6 2 Corinth …

Faith Under Fire – Week 1
September 6, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Faith Under Fire Series (2 Peter) Week 1 2 Peter 1:16-21 In our current culture, the Christian Faith is Under Fire. One way our faith is under fire is how the Word of God is challenged. Today we will examine how the TRUTH is on TRIAL. When putting God’s Word on trial, there is great EVIDENCE that ba …

We Are… Little Christs
August 30, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… LITTLE CHRISTS (1 Peter Series Week #5) August 30, 2020 Dr. Clayton Chisum   We are… LITTLE CHRISTS “Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.” ~ CS Lewis   #1 Suffering is REAL 1 Peter 4:12–13 (NLT) Matthew 5:11 …

We Are… In the Family
August 23, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… IN THE FAMILY (1 Peter Series Week #4) August 23, 2020 1 Peter 4:7-11 We are… IN THE FAMILY #1 We are marked by forgiving love 1 Peter 4:8 (NLT) Proverbs 10:12; 1 Corinthians 13:4–7; Matthew 18:21–22 #2 We are known 1 Peter 4:9 (NLT) Proverbs 27:17; 1 Peter 5:8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27 #3 We …

We Are… Called to Courage
August 16, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… CALLED TO COURAGE (1 Peter Series Week #3) August 16, 2020 1 Peter 3:8-16 We are… CALLED TO COURAGE 1. Your ATTITUDE is EVERYTHING 1 Peter 3:8 (NLT) 2. Your RESPONSE is POWERFUL 1 Peter 3:9 (NLT) 3. Your WITNESS is WORSHIP 1 Peter 3:13–15 (NLT) 4. Your REPUTATION is REFLECTIVE 1 Peter 3:16 ( …

We Are…Ambassadors
August 9, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE… AMBASSADORS (1 Peter Series Week #2) August 9, 2020 1 Peter 2:9 (NLT) We are… AMBASSADORS 1. We have a critical job 1 Thessalonians 2:2–4 2. We represent another kingdom John 18:36 3. We live on foreign soil John 17:13–16 4. We must BE SMART Matthew 10:16; Ephesians 5:15–16 5. We must go whe …

We Are…His Kids
August 2, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

WE ARE…HIS KIDS (1 Peter Series Week #1) August 2, 2020 1 Peter 1:14 (NLT) We are… GOD’S KIDS   How is this possible? 1. We were CREATED BY HIM Psalm 139:13–16 2. We RAN AWAY We’ve squandered our BIRTHRIGHT Hebrews 12:23 We’ve IGNORED him  Romans 1:28–32 We’ve followed him AT A DISTANCE  Matthe …

Jesus is the Glorious Sacrifice
July 26, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus is The Glorious Sacrifice Jesus is > Sermon Series July 26, 2020 The book of Hebrews opens our eyes to the real Jesus. Hebrews 9 & 10 Sacrifice is the natural response to sin. Today we see how Jesus fulfills the Old Testament sacrificial requirements. 1. Sins are EXPENSIVE     Hebrews 9 …

Jesus is the Great High Priest
July 19, 2020
Noah Mccormick

Jesus is The Great High Priest -Jesus is Greater Sermon Series- July 19, 2020 Key verses: Hebrews 4:14- 16 Jesus is greater because he is a perfect mediator. Jesus is greater because he is a perfect mentor. Now rest.

Jesus is God’s Son
July 12, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Jesus is God’s Son -Jesus is Greater Sermon Series- July 12, 2020 The book of Hebrews opens our eyes to the real Jesus. Hebrews 1:1-3 What does it mean that Jesus is the “SON OF GOD”? 1. Jesus is the Father’s VOICE 1Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, …

Deacons – Servant Leadership Defined
July 5, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Deacons — Servant Leadership Defined July 5, 2020 The role of every Christian is to serve The call for Deacons — Acts 6:1–7 Why do we need deacons? 1. The church needs unifiers Divided churches go nowhere! The primary purpose of deacons is to preserve the fellowship of the church. 2. The church need …

Believers of Faith
June 28, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Believers of Faith Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #3 Nehemiah 8:1-12 Ezra reads from God’s Word to the people We’ve seen over the past several weeks how the book of Nehemiah is a guide for us to build a healthy and growing church. Two weeks ago, we talked about being a people of vision …

Men of Action
June 21, 2020
Dr. Clayton Chisum

Men of Action Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #2 Nehemiah 2:17–18 (NLT) 17But now I said to them, “You know very well what trouble we are in. Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire. Let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem and end this disgrace!” Happy Father’s Da …

A People of Vision
June 14, 2020
Clayton Chisum

A People of Vision Building Blocks of the Church Sermon Series #1 Proverbs 29:18 (NASB) 18Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained, But happy is he who keeps the law. Nehemiah is a great Old Testament story that teaches the church about the importance of having a proper vision. Here is …