• THE TESTIMONY OF A MAN OF GOD

    “THE TESTIMONY OF A MAN OF GOD”
    2 TIMOTHY 4:6-8

    INTRO: I am very thankful for the MEN OF GOD who have been a part of my life through which I have learned so much about Christian living. For Instance:
    -In my Family:
    -Poppa Mike (Mom’s Dad) = Missionary to Hawaii, Salvation Army, Pastor
    -Pawpaw Lester (Dad’s Dad) = Lifelong Deacon
    -Dad = A Dedicated Christian and True Churchman
    -Outside my Family:
    -George Marstellar = Pastor who encouraged me to go into the ministry
    -Phillip Horne = Pastor who discipled me in ministry
    -George Miles = WBC President who taught me much about ministry
    -Carlton Helgerson = Pastor who mentored me in ministry
    -Paul Van Gorder = Encouraged me to begin WOTM
    A true man of God can be used of God in the lives of others in so many ways. WHAT ABOUT YOU? CAN YOU NAME A MAN OF GOD WHO HAS IMPACTED YOU FOR CHRIST? Since it is Father’s Day, let me address the men in our congregation today. AS A MAN, ARE YOU INFLUENCING OTHERS FOR CHRIST?

    Sermon preached on 6/16/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • AN ADMONITION FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH

    “AN ADMONITION FOR SPIRITUAL GROWTH”
    2 PETER 3:17,18

    INTRO: Down through the course of the church age there have been those who have either falsely predicted the date of Christ’s return or have scoffed at it denying that He will fulfill the promise of His return. The third chapter of 2 Peter addresses both of those issues clearly as is brought out in verses 8-12. But as we read down to the last two verses of the chapter, we see AN ADMONITION FOR EACH CHRISTIAN TO CONSIDER that is essential for being prepared for victorious living in light of the return of Jesus Christ. THE ADMONITION IS THAT TRUE CHRISTIANS ARE TO GROW IN THE GRACE AND THE KNOWLEDGE OF JESUS CHRIST. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN AND HOW ARE WE TO DO IT? THIS WILL BE OUR STUDY TODAY.
    NOTE: The word “GROW” is the Greek word “AUXANO” which means “TO GROW UP, TO ENLARGE AND TO INCREASE.” Thus, every Child of God is to consistently focus on GROWING UP, ENLARGING, AND INCREASING IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF GOD’S GRACE AND THE LORD JESUS CHRIST. THIS IS GOD’S EXPECTATION FOR EVERY TRUE CHILD OF GOD – YOU AND ME!

    Sermon preached on 6/9/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • A GRAND REMEMBERING

    “A GRAND REMEMBERING”
    HEBREWS 12:1-4

    INTRO: During the MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND, we Americans have the honor of remembering those who have given their lives for the freedoms we hold dear in our nation. Some statistics:

    ● 1,282,205 vets have died in war since 1775.
    624,000 vets die annually from natural causes.
    649 Gold Star families in Blair County, PA.

    Certainly, all VETS deserve our RESPECT, but those VETS who have given their lives for our freedom deserve our GREATEST HONOR…WHICH WE RENDER THIS WEEKEND. But as we remember those who have given their lives for our freedom in America, it is also appropriate to remember the FAITHFUL SAINTS OF GOD, who lived and even died for their faith down through the ages. In addition, it is also VERY APPROPRIATE for us to remember the great work of Jesus Christ on our behalf. So, in today’s message I want to speak on a GRAND REMEMBERING as we focus on those faithful saints who have gone on before us as well as the wonderful work of our BLESSED SAVIOR and His work on our behalf.

    Sermon preached on 5/26/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • WHAT MANNER OF LOVE GOD HAS FOR US

    “WHAT MANNER OF LOVE GOD HAS FOR US”
    1 JOHN 3:1

    INTRO: “LOVE” is a word we are all familiar with that we hear or use frequently in our conversations. But even though we are familiar with the word “LOVE,” we must recognize that there are different types of “LOVE”. For instance, the “LOVE” we have for our parents, our spouse, our dog, our cat, our home, our car, etc., all have different applications. Even the scripture speaks of different types of “LOVE”. There is AGAPE = SACRIFICAL LOVE; PHILEO = BROTHERLY LOVE. Then there is another Greek word for “LOVE” that is not found in the Bible which is EROS = PHYSICAL LOVE BETWEEN A HUSBAND AND A WIFE. But the passage we have before us in 1 John 3:1 expresses God’s “LOVE” for us that is beyond comprehension. Yes, it is the Greek word AGAPE, (SACRIFICAL LOVE), but in the verse there is another qualifying word, which is the word “MANNER” that adds a greater dimension to God’s LOVE FOR US. So today we are going to study “WHAT MANNER OF LOVE GOD HAS FOR US.” TRULY GOD’S LOVE FOR US IS AMAZING AND BEYOND OUR GREATEST COMPREHENSION that we will focus on today.

    Sermon preached on 5/19/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • REMEMBER THE JEWISH PEOPLE AND THE NATION OF ISRAEL

    There is a great rise in ANTI-SEMITISM today.  But ALL TRUE CHRISTIANS will love and support the Jewish People and the Nation of Israel based upon the BIBLICAL WORLD VIEW.

    Sermon preached on 5/12/24 PM by Pastor Gary Dull

    Part #2 preached on 5/19/24 PM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • A WOMAN OF GREAT PRICE

    “A WOMAN OF GREAT PRICE”
    PROVERBS 31:10-31

    INTRO: If you were to list the names of FIVE WOMEN in the Bible of GREAT VALUE AND VIRTUE, who would they be? I would list at least the following:
    Mary the Mother of Jesus because of her Submission to God.
    Jochebed the Mother of Moses for her Motherly love and care.
    Ruth for her Faithfulness to Naomi and God.
    Esther for her Self-denial and Courage.
    Mary of Bethany who had Great respect for Jesus Christ.

    Sermon preached on 5/12/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST

    “AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST”
    2 CORINTHIANS 5:14-21

    INTRO: The first time I met an ambassador was around 1967 when I was working at a place called 
    THE CABIN FARMS out in Fayette County. Since then, I have had the opportunity to meet and have 
    discussions with several ambassadors, which has always interested me. But the Bible teaches that 
    EVERY CHRISTIAN IS AN AMBASSADOR FOR CHRIST WHICH MEANS WE HAVE A GREAT 
    RESPONSIBILITY TO FULFILL FOR AS LONG AS WE LIVE. Today we shall briefly look at that 
    responsibility which I pray will lead us to be ALL GOD WANTS US TO BE AS HIS CHILDREN IN THIS 
    SPIRITUALLY DARK WORLD

    Sermon preached on 5/5/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE

    “RETURN TO GOD-HIS WORD, HIS WILL AND HIS WAY”
    “RETURN TO YOUR FIRST LOVE”
    REVELATION 2:1-7

    INTRO: Generally speaking, after one comes to Christ, there is great love for the Lord because of the salvation He has given which results in a great desire to serve Him. But what often happens is that after one has been saved for a while, he/she will fall away from their love for the Lord and become spiritually stale. Often when that happens, one even loses his/her testimony and is rendered “IN-OPERATIVE” by the Lord. This can also happen with LOCAL CHURCHES. When that condition arises, the remedy is to REMEMBER WHERE THE DEPARTURE FROM LOVING THE LORD OCCURRED, REPENT FOR SUCH DEPARTURE AND GET BACK TO LOVING THE LORD. That was the situation with the CHURCH OF EPHESUS and could be the case with some of us today. So, today we are going to focus on “RETURNING TO YOUR FIRST LOVE.”

    Sermon preached on 4/21/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • THE REALITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST

    “THE REALITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST”
    MATTHEW 28:1-10; 1 CORINTHIANS 15:1-8; ACTS 1:1-9; ROMANS 4:25-5:1
    INTRO: This morning, we gather together to commemorate the MOST IMPORTANT DAY AND EVENT OF THE CHRISTIAN FAITH -THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST FROM THE DEAD! Coupled with the work of Christ on the Cross, WHEN HE DIED TO PAY THE PRICE FOR THE SINS OF THE WHOLE WORLD, THE RESURRECTION OF CHRIST COMPLETES HIS REDEMPTIVE WORK FOR MANKIND AS HE ROSE AGAIN FROM THE DEAD TO PROVIDE ETERNAL LIFE FOR ALL WHO WILL TRUST HIM AS THEIR PERSONAL SAVIOR. BOTH the CRUCIFIXION and the RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST are essential for our eternal salvation – which should compel us on GOOD FRIDAY and RESURRECTION SUNDAY to pause, reflect upon, worship and thank God for what He did for us through JESUS CHRIST! Not to do so would be an act of the HIGHEST DISHONOR TO OUR WONDERFUL LORD! So, today, let us consider for a few moments the REALITY OF THE RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST AND DETERMINE TO HONOR HIM FOR HIS GREAT WORK OF REDEMPTION FOR US ALL.

    Sermon preached on 3/31/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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  • RETURN TO GOD – HIS WORD, HIS WILL AND HIS WAY IN THE CHURCH

    “RETURN TO GOD – HIS WORD, HIS WILL AND HIS WAY IN THE CHURCH”
    EPHESIANS 3:1-21

    REVIEW: Over the last two weeks in our series “RETURN TO GOD – HIS WORD, HIS WILL AND HIS 
    WAY,” we noted the significance of the first two institutions of God that included THE FAMILY AND 
    THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT. Today, we are going to focus on third institution God brought into order, 
    and that is THE CHURCH. By way of review, please keep in the mind the following:
    1) THE HOME is GOD’S FOUNDATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR THE FUNCTION AND THE STRENGTH 
    OF SOCIETY.
    2) THE CIVIL GOVERNMENT is GOD’S FOUNDATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR CIVIL AUTHORITY.
    3) THE CHURCH is GOD’S FOUNDATIONAL INSTITUTION FOR WISDOM AND TRUTH FOR 
    SOCIETY.
    THE CHURCH
    INTRO: WHAT IS THE CHURCH? To many outside of the church, it is that building down the street 
    where Christians meet for worship and various activities. But the church is MORE than a physical 
    building of brick and mortar. Unfortunately, there are many inside of the church who do not have a 
    clear understanding of what the church is in God’s Program. So today, for the sake of each of us and 
    to honor God, let’s take a brief look at the church as it is taught in the scriptures. This may be new to 
    some and may be a review to others. But it certainly will be a beneficial study for each of us today.

    Sermon preached on 3/17/24 AM by Pastor Gary Dull

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