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  • At The Right Time

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Dec 2, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    A consideration of Galatians 4:4,5; a Christmas message: At the prescribed time in human history Jesus came; at the right time in personal histories, He comes to save, to strengthen, to guide, to empower.

    At the Right Time “…when we were children, we were in slavery under the basic principles of the world. 4But when the time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under law, 5to redeem those under law, that we might receive the full rights of sons. 6Because more

  • An Exemplary Father

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jun 13, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    A look at the father in the parable of the Prodigal Son as an example of Godly fatherhood.

    An Exemplary Father Luke 15:11-24 FATHER’S DAY IS ALMOST UPON US and it reminded me of a story I read about a dad who really understood his role. Some years ago, in a military academy, the students mutinied, probably a reaction to the hard demands of such an environment. The students had more

  • The Greatest Need Of The Church

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 20, 2009
    based on 26 ratings

    The church’s greatest need is to have members who are Spirit-filled and therebye empowered to become world-changers.

    The Greatest Need of the Church II Corinthians 3:12-18 IF I WAS TO ASK YOU WHAT YOU THINK THE GREATEST NEED OF THE CHURCH IS, WHAT WOULD YOU ANSWER? Some church surveys have provided interesting answers, such as: - Better facilities - Friendlier people - Better preachers - Shorter more

  • His Truth Is Marching On

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 14, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    The Word of God has survived the onslaughts of our enemy and continues its work of transforming lives.

    HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON! Psalm 119:89-96 It was December of 1861. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe, her husband, and some friends were visiting Washington. The city was an armed camp. Pickets patrolled the railroad and a hundred camps circled in the darkness, marked by their glowing watch-fires. more

  • Sufficient Faith

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Sufficient faith is that which is both apprehended and declared openly.

    Sufficient Faith Mark 5:21-34 21 Jesus got into the boat again and went back to the other side of the lake, where a large crowd gathered around him on the shore. 22 Then a leader of the local synagogue, whose name was Jairus, arrived. When he saw Jesus, he fell at his feet, 23 pleading more

  • Spiritual Heartburn

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 10, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Spiritual Heartburn--when your heart burns within you because of the presence of the Risen Christ! Unlike physical heartburn which brings misery, spiritual heartburn brings unspeakable joy!

    If you’ve ever had heartburn, let me see your hand? Not pleasant, is it? The serious kind is “acid reflux.” It feels like you’re having a heart attack. But praise God, there is relief available through medication. I want to speak to you today for a few moments about spiritual heartburn—when more

  • On The Beach

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    An examination of the post resurrection appearance of Christ as found in John 21.

    On the Beach John 21:1-13 “Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus.” (John 21:4) Jesus had appeared to His disciples twice before this. He had commanded them to meet Him in Galilee. They had stayed a week or more more

  • The Windows Of Heaven

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 11, 2009
    based on 33 ratings

    God opens the windows of heaven on our behalf. He has already done that on two major occasions and some day He is going to open the windows again.

    The Windows of Heaven Malachi 3: 10-12 I LIKE WINDOWS. I wouldn’t live in a house without many of them. I wouldn’t want to work in an office or factory without them. Windows have two primary functions: to let light in and to let those who are inside see out. When I was a boy in grade more

  • Five Tremendous Truths

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 2, 2009
    based on 41 ratings

    If someone asked you to briefly define the Christian message, what would you say? Here are 5 tremendous truths that summarize the Gospel.

    Five Tremendous Truths I Peter 3:15-18 PASTOR BILL AND HIS WIFE HAD JUST FINISHED A DAY OF SAILING and were about to leave the dock area when they got involved in a conversation with another couple that had also been sailing. After a pleasant exchange they were invited to join this couple more

  • Try A Little A Little Tenderness

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 17 ratings

    An examination of a badly needed quality that is often lacking, even among believers--sensitivity to the needs of others.

    Try a Little Tenderness Colossians 3:12,13 Have you ever wondered how it is that two children can grow up in the same home with the same set of parents, raised in the same level of love and yet, be so different?---like the man who had a dog that was a loyal, faithful member of the household more

  • The Essence!

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    A phrase by phrase examination of the children’s hymn, "Jesus Loves Me," This hymn summerizes the essence of the Christian faith.

    The Essence! Romans 8:35-39 KARL BARTH was a German theologian who dominated the theology of the 20th century. In 1962, 6 years before his death, he made his only visit to the United States. One night he lectured at a seminary in Virginia and after the lecture he met with students in the more

  • When We Care

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 16 ratings

    True godly love is demonstrated by caring action. This sermon list several ways that we can testify to that kind of love.

    When We Care Matthew 25:31-40 I. When we care we are aware… A. Of our need of Christ and our constant dependence on Him B. Of the needs of others C. Of Christ’s coming 1. We don’t have forever 2. We will give an account someday II. When we care we prepare A. We count more

  • God's Valentine

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 20 ratings

    God has sent us a Valentine—His Word! Then He sent us His Son who is love personified---a “living” valentine. I Corinthians 13 reminds us of the importance of being filled with God’s love.

    God’s Valentine I Corinthians 13:1-3 VALENTINE’S DAY! NO ONE KNOWS FOR SURE WHERE OR HOW IT ORIGINATED, but we do know who is responsible for keeping it before the public’s eyes---the greeting card, candy, and floral companies. St. Valentine is the designation for several saints. The more

  • Birthed

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    An examination of the 4 births that God has designed for every person to experience.

    Birthed John 3:1-7 I WAS READING A BOOK ABOUT HEAVEN RECENTLY in which the author compared the death of a Christian to birth. He said our world is like a womb; we are bound within her. Death for the believer is deliverance to a life beyond our imagining. Interesting, isn’t more

  • Flinging The Door Wide Open

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The necessity of and activity resulting from the decision to invite Christ into one’s life.

    Flinging the Door Wide Open Revelation 3:19-22 HAVE YOU EVER GONE DOOR-KNOCKING? Have you ever been involved in a situation that required you to go to someone’s front door—cold turkey or otherwise? For example: - Census taker - Survey taker - Charitable fund more