Find below some of the weekly themes the Merrill Team have shared in their crusades. Each series theme has 6-9 biblically sound and culturally relevant messages which always include a presentation of the gospel. Pastors and people alike have expressed their gratefulness for the continuity and long lasting effects of this approach. Besides coordinating special music with the topics, the team often teaches a corresponding chorus to drive home the main thrust. If one of these topics or a different theme seems advantageous for your flock’s current needs, please contact Evangelist Merrill. He will seek to follow the Spirit’s leadership and work with you.
A REFRESH CRUSADE
... includes powerful Bible messages (with visual presentations), outreach ideas, a theme chorus, instrumental and vocal music presented by the team, coordinated services and the Gospel.
How's Your Aim?
Family - Relationships
When shooting targets, the goal is to hit the bullseye. Why do we often focus on the outer rings or beyond? According to Ephesians 4, shouldn't Christ be the center of everything in our lives? If He is the core, shouldn't our family, work and world relationships improve?
Abound More and More
Positive Christian Living
Are you content with lethargy and apathy -- flat basketball syndrome -- or do you desire to be more like a superball? Our bodies, behavior, brothers, business and beliefs affect our bounce. 1 Thessalonians 4 admonishes us to "abound more and more" in Christ.
Music - Biblical Guidelines
Does the kind of music we listen to or perform really matter? Evangelist Merrill has written, performed, recorded and studied music. He has a wealth of musical knowledge and experience, but emphasizes that the Word of God has answers for this hot button topic.
No Fault Living!
Holiness - Blamelessness
Are you living so that no one can point the finger of blame at you? What does Paul mean in 2 Timothy 2:19 when he writes "let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity?" Recognizing our propensity to sin, how can we attain victory on a daily basis?
Encouragement - Character
Many seem to be lagging, dragging or quitting completely, but these are times to continue! Like Peter, who after being miraculously released from prison stood at John Mark's door and continued knocking, so also the Scriptures admonish us to continue in the word, faith, grace, prayer, and love, but not in sin!
Run With Patience
Motivation for Life's Race
With smart phones, billboards, and strange sights alluring our attention every minute, it's easy to get distracted and take our eyes off the goal. Hebrews 12 restores our vision by reminding us of past runners, our present race and the prime example and rewarder - Jesus. So for God's glory, let's run! Glenn Cunningham story included.
How's Your Pair Tree?
Relationships in the Church - Unity
Since friendships often make us or break us, we must be very careful with whom we associate, both in the church and out. Paul gives Timothy (II) some extremely practical advice about the influence of his contacts, even naming 27 people. Some he commends and some he condemns - often in pairs.
The Merrill Evangelistic Team continually develops biblical themes to reach the hearts and needs of people. Other series include topics for Missions, the Bible, Godly Friendships, Evangelism, Principles of Finance, Handling Hardships, Finding Life's Purpose, Health Issues, Persecution, Doctrine, Bible Character Studies...and more.