Something Different

Something Different

Series start date: January 2nd, 2005

Sounds so much better than "miscellaneous," but that's what it is. ;)

Sermons in this series

  • Something Different

    Who Am I?

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    January 16th, 2022

    Someone once said that every story from the beginning of time until today is trying to answer one question: Who am I?

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    Following Jesus

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    July 4th, 2021

    On this day when we as a nation celebrate our independence and our freedom, let those of us in God's family remember that we are ultimately created to use that freedom to submit to God, to deny ourselves and to seek what God desires.

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    Accepting People Who Are Different

    Kent Berry

    by Kent Berry

    Shepherd

    June 27th, 2021

    The art of being intentionally inclusive.

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  • Something Different

    See The Lord

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    May 30th, 2021

    Then I heard the voiced of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”
    And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

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  • Something Different

    Life Lessons from Nehemiah

    Kent Berry

    by Kent Berry

    Shepherd

    April 11th, 2021

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  • Something Different

    Elijah in the Time of COVID

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    September 6th, 2020

    Elijah’s ministry is a message of repentance. It is a call to God’s people to turn back to God, to submit to God’s plan to turn their hearts back again to Him. The repentance Elijah preaches is not simply a decision of the mind, it is an authentic turning of one’s heart. When our hearts are turned, we are ready to embrace God.

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  • 2020 Vision: Seeing What God Sees
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    2020 Vision

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    February 23rd, 2020

    Seeing what God sees.

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  • New Year, New Hope
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    New Year, New Hope

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    January 5th, 2020

    God's mission for our church must remain the focal point of our story as a church.

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  • The Beautiful Letdown
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    The Beautiful Letdown

    David Pace

    by David Pace

    Bible Class Teacher

    December 29th, 2019

    In times of quiet reflection, or maybe as the year comes to a close, we have this nagging thought, "this is your life - but you were meant for so much more."

    Video courtesy Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

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  • Let's Pray
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    Let's Pray

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    October 6th, 2019

    Let's pray, together, and for one another.

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  • Purpose of Prayer
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    Purpose of Prayer

    Paul McLarty

    by Paul McLarty

    Youth Intern

    August 4th, 2019

    Relationships run on the currency of time and conversation. Same goes for our relationship with God.

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  • Stewardship and the Kingdom of God
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    Stewardship and the Kingdom of God

    Central Ohio Work Camp 2019 Recap

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    June 9th, 2019

    The Holy Spirit was poured out on the church on Pentecost - celebrated today throughout the world - and is still poured out on the church today, as evidenced in a small part by the work done at Central Ohio Work Camp 2019.

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  • What's Hell Got To Do With It?
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    What's Hell Got To Do With It?

    Perry Brown

    by Perry Brown

    Media

    May 26th, 2019

    Is God really morally capable of keeping alive to torment forever those who reject him? Or does the destiny of the wicked look a little different than what we've always been told?

    Read more about Conditional Mortality and Hell.

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  • Growing Young
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    Growing Young

    Joel Booher

    by Joel Booher

    Shepherd

    April 28th, 2019

    The turning point in becoming a church that attracts and retains younger people is priority and commitment. Growing Young takes everyone. It means we have to strengthen what is working, and identify and implement areas of change.

    Buy the book.

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  • How Golden is the Golden Rule?
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    How Golden is the Golden Rule?

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    February 24th, 2019

    In case you hadn't noticed, the American political climate is a raging dumpster fire on social media. When was the last time someone actually changed their mind because of a Twitter rage, or a Facebook tirade?

    Are the words of Jesus to "do to others as you would have them do to you" needed now more among Christians in our current climate?

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  • Disappointment with God
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    Disappointment with God

    Where Is God When It Hurts

    David Pace

    by David Pace

    Bible Class Teacher

    February 17th, 2019

    Why do bad things happen to good people? Why does God allow his children (whom he claims to love) to suffer when he could remove their suffering? Where is God when it hurts?

    How do you deal with being disappointed with God? Is it wrong to be disappointed with God?

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  • What If
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    What If

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    January 13th, 2019

    Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us

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  • Love one another, as I have loved you
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    Love one another, as I have loved you

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    December 30th, 2018

    A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

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  • We Love Freedom
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    We Love Freedom

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    May 27th, 2018

    The story of the Exodus highlights to tension in our human condition. Even after the Lord displayed his miraculous might, the people were prone to want to return to oppression. Today, we display the same lack of faith and trust.

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  • Still I Rise
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    Still I Rise

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    May 13th, 2018

    What's your baptism story? Do you remember how it felt? Do you remember feeling freed from sin? Do you remember feeling freed from burdens? Do you remember feeling alive? Do you remember feeling like you were going to change the world? Do you remember feeling so close to God?

    Let's look at the reason our baptisms are so significant.

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  • Vision: What Does God Want?
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    Vision: What Does God Want?

    Bill Schindel

    by Bill Schindel

    Adult Education

    April 29th, 2018

    Values or Vision Goals:

    • We Love God and We Love Each Other
    • We Love people and desperately want to see people fall in love with Jesus and decide to follow him and become disciples
    • We desire to be a church where young people can connect, find meaning and purpose in the kingdom of God.
    • We want to be a blessing to our community by demonstration the love of God through meaningful service and ministry

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  • Taking Worship To The Streets: A Work Camp Recap
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    Taking Worship To The Streets

    A Work Camp Recap

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    June 11th, 2017

    What does it take to produce twelve happy homeowners who have had their houses painted for free by Central Ohio Work Camp? In short, a lot. It takes a lot of manpower (teenpower?), supplies, time, money, prayer and selfless dedication of God's people to believe that he can take our acts of service and change the hearts and lives of people in our city.

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  • Made in the Image of God
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    Made in the Image of God

    Justin Kuhn

    by Justin Kuhn

    Youth and Worship Minister

    April 23rd, 2017

    We were created in the image of God, and we are meant to connect in the image of God. This can only happen when we allow ourselves to be vulnerable with each other. Vulnerability is difficult, but it's also necessary to create sacred spaces and welcome God into our relationships.

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  • Identity
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    Identity

    It's Who We Are Already

    Justin Kuhn

    by Justin Kuhn

    Youth and Worship Minister

    February 19th, 2017

    Do we know who we really are? Do we allow ourselves to be defined by the world and its values, or do we hear how God defines who we are?

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  • Let The Children Come To Me
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    Let The Children Come To Me

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    February 12th, 2017

    When it comes to young people, Jesus gets serious. And as followers of Jesus, we should be serious about how we treat our children and children in the community.

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  • SMART Goal Setting in 2017
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    SMART Goal Setting in 2017

    Kent Berry

    by Kent Berry

    Shepherd

    January 1st, 2017

    How do we go from mere resolutions to actual achievable goals? Let's get SMART.

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  • When You Don't Move the Mountain
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    When You Don't Move the Mountain

    Justin Kuhn

    by Justin Kuhn

    Youth and Worship Minister

    November 20th, 2016

    What do we do with unanswered prayer? What happens to our faith when God doesn't move our mountain?

    Video courtesy of Lauren Daigle.

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  • Three Crosses
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    Three Crosses

    David Pace

    by David Pace

    Bible Class Teacher

    November 13th, 2016

    We are so often caught up in our own lives that we miss what's right in front of us. One of Jesus' last encounters on earth reveals his passion for the lost and an overwhelming response of faith.

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  • Fear 2
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    Fear 2

    David Pace

    by David Pace

    Bible Class Teacher

    October 2nd, 2016

    Sometimes Jesus calls people to do great works. Sometimes he simply says, "Return home and tell how much God has done for you."

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  • A Brief (And Startling!) Look At Six Things The Lord Hates
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    Six Things The Lord Hates

    Kent Berry

    by Kent Berry

    Shepherd

    August 7th, 2016

    How should we handle it when we see things in our lives that the Lord hates?

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  • Rebuilding Together: A Work Camp Recap
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    Rebuilding Together

    A Work Camp Recap

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    June 12th, 2016

    As we work together, God can accomplish great things through our humble offerings.

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  • Being Made In Human Likeness
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    Being Made In Human Likeness

    Justin Kuhn

    by Justin Kuhn

    Youth and Worship Minister

    April 17th, 2016

    We're not meant to be "fixers" (which is how our society works), we're meant to be in relationship. And relationship means things like empathy, validation, listening - simply being WITH people. Which is hardest when that involves pain. And it's hardest when we can't fix it.

    Video courtesy Bren? Brown.

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  • Transition and Transformation
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    Transition and Transformation

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    December 27th, 2015

    As we stand on the verge of a new year, it's only fitting to ask "Where have we been?", and maybe more importantly, "Where are we going?". Whatever the answers, the uncomfortable truth remains: we will have to change.

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  • Title or Towel?
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    Title or Towel?

    Kent Berry

    by Kent Berry

    Shepherd

    November 22nd, 2015

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  • Distracted
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    Distracted

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    November 8th, 2015

    Our distractions are legion. We are constantly bombarded with a myriad of media that vies for our attention. News, popular culture, family, work - they all have their time and place. But where does God fit into our modern lives? Where and when do we take a stand to choose to be focused - and to love?

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  • Power Over Pornography
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    Power Over Pornography

    by Bill Raper

    Deacon

    October 4th, 2015

    God can use many tools to empower recovery and restoration over our weaknesses.

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  • Get Off the Mountain
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    Get Off the Mountain

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    December 28th, 2014

    In this final sermon of 2014, we go to Mount Nebo. From this mountain Moses saw the Promised Land and this would be the last sight he would see. Moses died and the conquest of the land would commence. While it is beneficial to look back and remember, that cannot overshadow that God is moving us forward into new lands and new territories. Key Text: Deuteronomy 34

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  • Where Does God Want Reynoldsburg?
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    Where Does God Want Reynoldsburg?

    Bill Johnson

    by Bill Johnson

    Shepherd

    October 12th, 2014

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  • Grace Upon Grace
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    Grace Upon Grace

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    September 1st, 2013

    Grace is not a new thing or a new phenomenon or a New Testament innovation. It is the very nature of God.

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  • I Know I Can Know
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    I Know I Can Know

    Perry Brown

    by Perry Brown

    Media

    January 6th, 2013

    What does YOUR list look like? Are you dotting all the 'i's and crossing all the 't's? How often does Satan remind you of your failure to do what is right? Let's take a look at whether we can know if we're good enough. Primary text(s): John 6:22-40; Micah 6:8; Amos 5:15; Deuteronomy 10:12-13; Galatians 5:19-21; Romans 3:10-20; Romans 7:14-25; Romans 8:1-4; Romans 8:31-39; Ephesians 2:1-15.

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  • Dreams for 2013
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    Dreams for 2013

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    December 30th, 2012

    God's Dream

    1. To prepare God's people for works of service
    2. We all reach unity
    3. Attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ
    4. Speaking the truth in love
    5. In all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is, Christ
    6. As each part does its work

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  • Care
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    Care

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    October 7th, 2012

    Will our church put on even footing the command to love God and the command to love one another? It starts right here in the body as Paul encouraged the church to always do good, especially to those in the family of God. Key Passage(s): Galatians 6:1-10

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  • Something Different

    Between the Trees

    Justin Kuhn

    by Justin Kuhn

    Youth and Worship Minister

    April 1st, 2012

    Looking at Jesus' time between the palm branches and the cross - and how we are faced with similar options today.

    Primary text: Mark 8:34-37

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  • 9/11 - Ten Years Later
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    9/11 - Ten Years Later

    Special Sermon

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    September 11th, 2011

    A look back at the tragedy of 9/11on the tenth anniversary, with spiritual reflections of hope and healing.

     

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  • Just Names
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    Just Names

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    September 4th, 2011

    A look at the apostles Jesus selected, their diversity and their enduring mission and message to the contemporary church.

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  • Hearts to Katie and Alex
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    Hearts to Katie and Alex

    Dion Frasier

    by Dion Frasier

    Preaching

    March 20th, 2011

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  • The Indelible Mark
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    The Indelible Mark

    Perry Brown

    by Perry Brown

    Media

    June 29th, 2008

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  • Prison Break
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    Prison Break

    Perry Brown

    by Perry Brown

    Media

    September 10th, 2006

    5 So Peter was kept in prison, but the church was earnestly praying to God for him...
    11 Then Peter came to himself and said, "Now I know without a doubt that the Lord sent his angel and rescued me from Herod's clutches and from everything the Jewish people were anticipating."

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