Sermon Topic: encouragement

A Church Serving the Altoona Area

The Value of One/It is Too Soon to Quit!

5 After this there was a feast of the Jews; and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 Now there is at Jerusalem by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches.

Behold a Woman of Canaan – Matthew 15

Matthew 15:22-27 (KJV)  22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil. 23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her…
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John Baptist’s Testimony of Jesus

Truth always causes a division.  You are either on the side of truth or you are on the side of wrong.  You are either on the side of God or you are on the side of the devil.  The Jews wanted to kill John Baptist, but they couldn’t because the common people respected him.  Are…
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One of the Soldiers With A Spear Pierced His Side

John 19:31-34 (KJV) 31 The Jews therefore, because it was the preparation, that the bodies should not remain upon the cross on the sabbath day, (for that sabbath day was an high day,) besought Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32 Then came the soldiers, and brake the legs of…
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“This Cereal Tastes Funny” – Psalm 27

Psalm 27:11-14 (KJV) 11 Teach me thy way, O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of mine enemies. 12 Deliver me not over unto the will of mine enemies: for false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty. 13 I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in…
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Are You Associated With Joy?

Psalm 3:1-4 (KJV) 1 Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2 Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah. 3 But thou, O Lord, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4 I cried…
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Joys in the Ups and Downs of Life

Philippians 3:1 (KJV) Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe. Philippians 4:4 (KJV)  Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

“Oh Bother” – Why Bother?

Do you look at the Christian life like a bother? Why do you do what you do? Why do we put effort into being a Christian? Why bother?   “Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars:” Proverbs 9:1 (KJV)

Wisdom Sets The Table

Proverbs 9:1-6 (KJV) 1Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars: 2 She hath killed her beasts; she hath mingled her wine; she hath also furnished her table. 3 She hath sent forth her maidens: she crieth upon the highest places of the city, 4 Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: as…
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Don’t Eat Your Meatballs First

Psalm 30:1-5 (KJV) 1 I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me. 2 O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. 3 O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go…
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