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Myths and Mysteries – Prosperity

This is the second message in a series of sermons that address common misconceptions people may believe that are not consistent with what the Bible teaches. This sermon speaks about the “myth” that God will provide wealth and prosperity to sincere Christians who not only trust Him, but obey all His commands. Written excerpts of…


Myths and Mysteries – Happiness

(Due to technical problems, there is no audio recording of this sermon.) This message is part one of a mini series of sermons on misconceptions that Christians have about the teaching of the Bible. This sermon speaks about the “myth” that many Christians believe, which goes like this: “God wants His children to be happy,…


Dirty Feet and Clean Hearts

This is a sermon that is based on the account of the last supper that Jesus shared with His disciples in which he took a basin and washed the feet of the disciples. It focuses on the kind of washing they needed as well as the kind of washing they already had received – the…


Wayside Church Fiftieth Anniversary Celebration

This is a recording of the entire service in which our church celebrated its 50th Anniversary. The recording contains singing, special music, a brief history of the church, Rev. Shaw sharing specific memories, some personal testimonies, and Pastor Les giving a final exhortation.


Conformed or Transformed

This is a sermon that is based on Romans 12:2 and it speaks about the need for Christians to avoid the typical thought patterns and philosophies of the world and be truly Christian in our minds. To read excerpts of this message, click here.


Afflictions of the Righteous

This sermon concerns the topic of suffering and why it is experienced by righteous and godly people. It addresses the “myth” that is sometimes expressed implying that godly people should not experience tragedy, adversity or suffering. To read excerpts of this sermon, click here.


Exclusive Faith

This is a sermon based on John 14:6 where Jesus makes the claim to be the only way to God. It examines the claims made in this verse and evaluates them in light of what the Bible reveals about Jesus Christ. The message stresses the fact that Christianity is an exclusive religion if we accept…


The Word on Salvation – Part II

The sermon is the conclusion of a message started last week concerning the biblical message of salvation. This segment talks about the assurance of salvation and the full extent of salvation. The speaker continues to follow an outline that comes from the preaching and teaching of John Wesley. To read excerpts of the message, click…


The Word on Salvation – Part I

This is a sermon that summarizes some basic principles about the plan of salvation as presented in the Bible. The pastor follows an outline that has been attributed to the thinking and messages of John Wesley, the “Father of Methodism.” This sermon emphasizes the two principles: All people must be saved, and all people may…


A Nation That Is Blessed

This is a sermon that was offered in recognition of America’s Independence Day and is based on the text in Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” The message emphasizes the blessings promised to Israel and applies them to any nation who will seek to worship the true God. Due to…