Fairview Heights

Fairview Heights Church of Christ Sermons

Sunday, July 19, 2009


You Must Chose

By: Joe Taylor

We make choices everyday, yet one choice we make will determine our eternity. Will you follow God or the Satan. Who are you going to follow?

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Truth of God

By: Gene Ishum

What is truth, only God is truth. We have to know the will of God to know truth.

Sunday, July 05, 2009


God Uses People of Faith

By; Joe Taylor

We offend think that God does not need us. But God uses us to take his word to the world. God need people of faith to do his will.

Sunday, June 14, 2009


The Widows Oil

By: Rick Burrow

Are you will to give God everything you have. Think about that, everything you have you give to God. In today's modern world we don't think on those terms. but God wants us to give him ourselves. The widow gave everything, and was greatly rewarded.

Sunday, June 07, 2009


Be Attitudes: Blessed Are the Persecuted

By: Joe Taylor

As Christians we will all be persecuted. We may not have to face death, but we will be ridiculed for our faith. Are you ready for the test.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Be Attitudes: Be a Peacemaker

By: Joe Taylor

One of our attitudes as a Christian is to be at peace with one another. As Christian we need to get along with one another, be able to accept other ideas or ways of doing things.

Sunday, May 24, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Be Pure in Heart

By: Joe Taylor
God wants his children to be pure in heart. To love others and to hate sin. To follow God we have to reject the world and help others who are in need.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Be Merciful

By: Joe Taylor
We all need mercy. We are all sinners, we all make mistakes, we say and do things that hurt others. However, in order to receive mercy we must show mercy to others.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Be Hungry for Righteousness

By: Joe Taylor
How do you feel when you are thirsty, how do you feel when you are hungry, we have to satisfy those needs immediately. That is how we have to seek righteousness, with a burning desire to fill that need immediately. To be more like Jesus in everything we do.

Sunday, May 03, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Be Meek

By: Joe Taylor

We often wonder why God lets evil reign. But we are told not to worry about it. God will take care of it, all in due time. We just need to follow Gods command to love one another and help each other.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Be Mournful

By: Joe Taylor

We would all like sunny days all the time. But life is filled with struggles and difficulties. Jesus knows about our struggle, he experienced those same struggles, he went to the cross. He didn't want to do that, yet he remained faithful to God and did his will.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


Be-Attitudes: Poor In Spirit

By: Joe Taylor

We are all sinners, we cannot stand before God on our own and we have to realize we are spiritually bankrupt. But Jesus paid the price for our sins, if we truly seek Jesus and accept him we too can belong to God Kingdom.

Sunday, April 12, 2009


The Cross: Glory

By: Joe Taylor

Jesus may have been put to death on a cross, but death could not hold him, on the third day he arose again, this time in glory. Death could not hold Jesus. We all will experence death, the question is what will become of us? If we accept Jesus as our savior, do his will, we live again, with him in heaven.

Sunday, April 05, 2009


The Cross: Submission

By: Joe Taylor

Jesus was submissive to God, he went to the cross on our behalf, and will we submit our life to him?

Sunday, March 22, 2009


The Cross: Forgiveness

By: Joe Taylor

Even thought Jesus went to the cross, it was for everyone, Jesus sacriface paves the way for the forgiveness of our sins before God.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


The Cross: Rejection

By: Joe Taylor

Jesus was rejected by the Jewish leaders, he did not fit their example of a king. So they nailed him on a cross. What about you, are you also rejecting Jesus because he does not fit you idea of a savior and friend?

Sunday, March 08, 2009


Out of the Box Christianity

By: Joe Taylor

There is more to being a Christian than just coming to church. We have to be a servent and help others who are in need.

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Come and See Jesus

By Joe Taylor

The woman at the well met Jesus and wanted to introduce her friends to Jesus as well. Are we introducing our friends to Jesus?

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Why does This Church Exist

By: Joe Taylor

We were created in the image of Go, to glory him, to reveal him to the world, so that when people see us, they see God, and when they see God, they glorify him as well.

Sunday, February 15, 2009


The Transformed Life

By: Joe Taylor

The Christian life requires us to be different, we are not suppose to act out of selfishness, we are to live a life worthy of Christ and to help others. In other words, we are to transform our lives to one of service and following Christ and his example.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


We Are the Body of Christ

By Joe Taylor

Sunday, January 11, 2009


Break Camp and Advance

By Joe Taylor

We tend to get stuck in a rut, we do the same thing all the time. We have to learn how to get out of our comfort zone in order to grow mentally and spiritually.

Sunday, January 04, 2009


Legos, Bones and Me

By Joe Taylor

Can we make old new? That is a question we all must answer, can we take our life and turn it over to God to do his will. Yes we can, with Gods help, anything is possible.

Sunday, September 28, 2008


Dealing with Opposition

Sunday, September 21, 2008


Is Jesus Your King

Sunday, March 09, 2008


Learning to Listen to God

Sunday, March 02, 2008


Seeking Unity

Monday, February 04, 2008


Character Counts

Sunday, April 15, 2007


Clean Up Your Life

By: Joe Taylor
God has standards. God has moral values. God has expectations of us as his children. But God does not permit us to continue to live in sinful lifstyles that are not promoting His values and morals.

Sunday, April 08, 2007


Jesus Arose

By: Joe Taylor
To us as Christians, the most important event in the live of Christ is the resurrection. Let us every day realize the new spiritual life we have in Christ is because the tome was empty.

Sunday, April 01, 2007


Labor To The Lord

By: Joe Taylor
Many of us worry about getting old. In fact we’re so worried about it that many of us take pills, get shots and even have surgery to look and feel younger. But 1 Corinthians 15 reminds us about the resurrection of Christ and how he was raised from the dead.


What On Your Mind

By: Joe Taylor
We live in an information age; in fact, we receive more information than our minds can comprehend. So with all this information, do you have time for Christ, do you think about Christ each day, do you think how he loves you and how he died for your sin? We need to make a conscious effort to make Christ a part or our daily thinking.

Sunday, March 25, 2007


Freedom In Christ

By: Joe Taylor
We live in a great country; we have many freedoms others in the world wished they had as well. But our greatest freedom is in Christ. Christ gives us freedom from sin, freedom from the cares of this world.

Sunday, March 18, 2007


The Mystery Revealed

Do you know what real truth is? People are looking for truth, but we can not believe in the truth of others. In order to find real truth we have to look in the right spot. Not in what people think is true but in the scripture where real truth is found only in Jesus.

Sunday, March 11, 2007


The Amazing Christ

How do you see God, how do you know God? Christ is the image of God and the savior of our souls, and by studying about Christ and the life he lived we can see and know God.

Sunday, March 04, 2007


Can You See the Tree?

We have all heard the phase “it’s hard to see the forest for the trees”. But sometimes it is important for us to see the trees. Just as we have to see the trees, we have to focus on Jesus who has the power to change our lives.

Sunday, February 18, 2007


Love Unifies

We all like to know that someone loves us. Love is important to us and love is the glue that holds us together as God's people as well.

Sunday, February 11, 2007


Love for Souls

We are to love the souls of the people in our community and function as missionaries for Christ in our community.

Sunday, February 04, 2007


Learning To Love

Love can be learned, and Paul teaches us about love in 1 Corinthians 13 by describing what love is and how love acts towards one another.

Sunday, January 28, 2007



By: Joe Taylor
We can make a difference in the lives of others. We do this by being people who love one another. Christ is the example we follow. Our love is seen in our actions toward each other.

Sunday, January 21, 2007


What Do You Think Of You

By: Joe Taylor
God lets us chose our own destiny, sometimes we chose wisely and sometimes we make the wrong choice. But no matter what choice me make, God is always there for us. All we have to do is follow his will. If we do stumble, all we have to do is ask him to forgive us and accept him back into our lives.

Sunday, January 14, 2007


God Loves You

By: Joe Taylor
God is love, He loved us so much that he sent his son into the world to say us from sins. Joe reminds of the Love of God and that we have to love one another.

Sunday, January 07, 2007



By: Joe Taylor
Have you lost your zeal for God? Has day to day living taken over your life, your job, your kids, or other distractions? Joe continues the lesson on love to remind us that we need to focus on God.

Sunday, December 10, 2006


Where is Your Heart

By: Joe Taylor
We all like our possessions, but sometimes we can get carried away with worldly possessions. When we pass on from this world who gets those possessions? Instead of being focused on worldly possessions we need to focus on laying treasures in Heaven.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Are You Praying

By: Joe Taylor
Jesus often demonstrated the power or prayer. There are several passages of scripture showing us Jesus going off to pray, the disciples even asked Jesus to teach them to pray. As Christians, we need a strong prayer life, to help us not only in the tough times but in the good times as well.

Sunday, November 26, 2006


Who Is Jesus to You

By: Joe Taylor
Who is Jesus to you? His he the savior you should hang your whole life on? These are questions we must answer individually. In this lesson Joe asks the question of who Jesus is to you? The disciples had to face this question as well, they knew who Jesus was and they took the risk to tell the rest of the world. Are you willing to do the same?

Sunday, November 19, 2006


Are You Listening to Jesus

By: Joe Taylor
What kind of Christian are you? Jesus tells us the parable of the seed, and what happens to that seed by the soil it falls on. What kind of soil is your heart?

Sunday, November 12, 2006


Is Your Spiritural Debt Canceled

By: Joe Taylor
The national debit is about 8 trillion dollars, or $28,000 a person. How are we going to pay this debt off? It’s a huge number, like wise we also have the debit of sin on our shoulders, how are we going to pay that off as well. Our only hope is Jesus, he paid the price for our transgressions.

Sunday, November 05, 2006


Sermon On The Plain

By: Dwight O'Dell
Scripture Reading: John 6:17-49
Continuing the study in John, Dwight examines Jesus sermon on the plain in John 6. As Christians its important that we focus on God and Jesus. What we do needs to be done out of love and nothing else. Just like a fruit tree, our nature will be seen by what we produce. Our life has to be built on Jesus and nothing else.

Sunday, October 29, 2006


What Do I See

By: Joe Taylor
What do you see? We all see the events that take place around us differently. If four or five individual witness an auto accident, we will all give different accounts of the accident. Likewise in Jesus time, the religious leaders of the day saw Jesus one way and the disciples and his followers saw him another way. The religious leaders wanted to follow their rituals, they felt there were more important the truth of God, Jesus brought to the people.

Sunday, October 22, 2006


Following Jesus

By: Joe Taylor
Scripture: Luke 5:1-11
Joe continues with the lessons in Luke. The question we must consider is the same one the disciples had to answer. If Jesus would appear to us and ask us to follow him, would we drop everything we're doing to follow him?

Sunday, October 15, 2006


Living With Purpose

By: Joe Taylor
Jesus had a purpose in his life, which was to preach the good news of the kingdom of God because that is why he was sent. What is your purpose in life? Is your purpose to live a Christian life and take the good news of God to others? Or is it to live a worldy life? You have to make a choice, which choice will it be.

Sunday, October 08, 2006



By: Joe Taylor
We all face the struggle of temptation, Jesus understands and was tempted just like us, his example gives us encouragement to overcome the temptations we face.

Sunday, October 01, 2006


The Aroma of Christ

By: Adam Dickson
A smell can turn our heads in a minute. It can be either pleasant or pungent, either one gets our attention. Do you have the aroma of Christ? Your actions tell people that you either belong to Christ or to the world. Just like a smell, your actions get others attention.



By: Joe Taylor
We all like surprises, think of the surprise of Zechaariah and Elizabeth when they found out about the birth of John, or Mary when the angel came to her and told her about Jesus. Ordinary people do great things for God, and we can too do great things for God if we let him into our lives and follow him.

Sunday, September 24, 2006


Revival At the Water Gate

By: Joe Taylor
Joe concludes the lesson in Nehemiah, we as Christians need to center our lives on God every day, not just on Sunday. Like the people in the time of Nehemiah, we can lose sight of God if we don’t read and study his word. If we do not practice our faith daily, we can find ourselves just going through the motions, we can stumble and fall away from God. We need a renewal of the heart, we need to change our lives and live as God wants us too.

Sunday, September 17, 2006


Defeating Discouragement

By: Joe Taylor
Lesson four from Nehemiah: We all face obstacles and disappointments, when life gets us down or others oppress us, instead of being discouraged, we need to focus on God and let Him fight for us.

Sunday, September 10, 2006


The Purpose of Worship

By: Gene Ishum
What is Worship, what is acceptable in the sight of God, why is it necessay? In this lesson Gere answers these questions and others on why worship to God is necessay and important in our lives.

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Nehemiah's Human Resource

By: Joe Taylor
Lesson Three in Nehemiah: Some jobs are just to big for one person. In this lesson we see the advantage of taking a big job and breaking it into small parts. Each person can then focus on their task using their individual skills.

Sunday, August 27, 2006


Nehemiah's Vision

By: Joe Taylor
Lesson Two in Nehemiah: Nehemiah has a vison to rebuild the wall, we too must have a vison, something to focus on in order to get the job done.

Sunday, August 20, 2006


What Do You Care About

By: Joe Taylor
Start of a study in Nehemiah: Whats the direction in your life? We have to care about something in order to focus in our lives.

Sunday, August 13, 2006



By: Bill Ritzel
Bill talks about having the right priorities in our lives and how having these priorities will strenghten us and help us to be better Christians.

Sunday, August 06, 2006


A New Creation

By: Joe Taylor
Joe's lesson tell us how we are a new creation in Christ and because we are a new creation, how sin no longer has a hold over us.



By: Joe Taylor
Joe talks about the freedom Christ gives us to be free from sin and how this freedom can improve our spritual well being.

Sunday, July 30, 2006


We Are Sons of God

By: Joe Taylor
In this lesson, Joe talks about our relationship to God, and just like the relationship in our own families, because of this relationship to God we as Christians are Sons and Daughters of God.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Whats the Purpose of the Law

By: Joe Taylor
Joe talks about what the Jewish Law was suppose to do and how we as Chirstians have to live by faith.

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Whats Your Story

By: Joe Taylor
Joe has been talking about leading a Christian life and continues with that theme. In this lesson we are asked to look at our life and ask ourselves what kind of story our life would tell about us.

Sunday, July 09, 2006


Don't be a Victim of Christian IdentityTheft

By: Joe Taylor
Joe conitnues the lesson series from last week which tells us just how important it is to maintain our Christian Identity.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Christ is the Core

By: Joe Taylor
Joe starts a new series today about Christian living. Today's lesson looks at Christ and talks about how Chirst is the core of Christinity. We can not live Chirstian lives without putting Christ first.

Sunday, June 25, 2006


Be A Booster For Bible School

Sunday, June 18, 2006


Three Examples Of Fatherhood

Sunday, June 11, 2006


Make Me A Servant

Saturday, June 03, 2006


The Holy Spirit and the Christian

Sunday, May 21, 2006


Step Out Onto the Ocean Blue

Sunday, May 07, 2006


Baptism, A Necessity

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Top Ten Marriage Tips

Sunday, April 30, 2006


Can I Trust My Bible

Sunday, April 23, 2006


The Christ Code

Sunday, April 09, 2006


Getting Along When We Don't Agree - Part 2

Sunday, April 02, 2006


Getting Along When We Don't Agree - Part 1

Sunday, March 19, 2006


I Am The Branch

Sunday, March 12, 2006


What Does Baptism Mean

Sunday, March 05, 2006


What Will You Do With Jesus



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