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  • Let Go Of Lazarus

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Sep 2, 2019
     | 1,218 views

    Everyone has a ‘Lazarus’; everyone has a person, place or thing that they believe is essential to their lives. We can’t imagine life without our ‘Lazarus’. This sermon encourages us to mature in our faith by ‘letting go of Lazarus’ and holding on to Christ.

    Let Go of Lazarus So they took away the stone. And Jesus looked upward and said, “Father, I thank you for having heard me. I knew that you always hear me, but I have said this for the sake of the crowd standing here, so that they may believe that you sent me.” When he had said this, he cried with ...read more

  • Alive - But Not Productive

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jan 29, 2019
    based on 4 ratings
     | 14,217 views

    This sermon examines why Jesus cursed the fig tree, and what that means for followers of Christ.

    INTRODUCTION A while back, I visited an old family friend. This person had not seen me for a long time. Let me reenact our encounter (place and then slowly take off cap). The reason why my friend’s voice trailed off at the end is because my afro had taken an extended vacation. Oh mind you, my ...read more

  • Hearty Giving Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,987 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    4Moses said to all the congregation of the Israelites: This is the thing that the Lord has commanded: 5Take from among you an offering to the Lord; let whoever is of a generous heart bring the Lord’s offering: gold, silver, and bronze; 20Then all the congregation of the Israelites ...read more

  • ‘a Case Study’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
     | 2,398 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    5But a man named Ananias, with the consent of his wife Sapphira, sold a piece of property; 2with his wife’s knowledge, he kept back some of the proceeds, and brought only a part and laid it at the apostles’ feet. 3“Ananias,” Peter asked, “why has Satan filled your ...read more

  • ‘jesus – The Gift From The Heart Of God’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
     | 3,318 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    14And just as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of Man be lifted up, 15that whoever believes in him may have eternal life. 16“For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. ...read more

  • Keep It In Your Heart Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
     | 3,318 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them; for then you have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2So whenever you give alms, do not sound a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, so that they may be praised by others. Truly I ...read more

  • ‘the Mighty Widow’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
     | 4,966 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    41He sat down opposite the treasury, and watched the crowd putting money into the treasury. Many rich people put in large sums. 42A poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which are worth a penny. 43Then he called his disciples and said to them, “Truly I tell you, this poor widow ...read more

  • Many Gifts But One Heart Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
     | 3,636 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    5so we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another. 6We have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us: prophecy, in proportion to faith; 7ministry, in ministering; the teacher, in teaching; 8the exhorter, in exhortation; the giver, in ...read more

  • It Starts In The Heart’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 7,275 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    23Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23; NRSV) Let us remember to prepare our hearts each week in our service to the Lord. Please invest time in prayer, to seek the mind of Christ, on how you can best give of your resources and yourself in ...read more

  • A Heart For The Gospel’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,820 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    15You Philippians indeed know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you alone. 16For even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me help for my needs more than once. 17Not that I seek the gift, but I seek ...read more

  • “in Pursuit” Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jul 26, 2016
     | 3,325 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    In the third chapter of Philippians, the Apostle Paul uses the Greek word, dioko, (dee-o-ko, “to pursue”) to describe the nature of his spiritual development. In the sixth verse, he says that he pursued Christians in an effort to protect Judaism. In verse twelve, Paul says that he ...read more

  • A Good Investment With Good Returns Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jul 26, 2016
     | 3,988 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    10So he set out and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the town, a widow was there gathering sticks; he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a little water in a vessel, so that I may drink.’ 11As she was going to bring it, he called to her and said, ‘Bring me a morsel of ...read more

  • An Act Of Mercy Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jul 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,763 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship

    29 But wanting to justify himself, he asked Jesus, ‘And who is my neighbour?’ 30Jesus replied, ‘A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. 31Now by chance a priest was going ...read more

  • The Macedonian Mindset Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jul 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,899 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    We want you to know, brothers and sisters, about the grace of God that has been granted to the churches of Macedonia; 2for during a severe ordeal of affliction, their abundant joy and their extreme poverty have overflowed in a wealth of generosity on their part. 3For, as I can testify, they ...read more

  • A Wise Choice Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jul 26, 2016
     | 2,325 views

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    13 Someone in the crowd said to him, ‘Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.’ 14But he said to him, ‘Friend, who set me to be a judge or arbitrator over you?’ 15And he said to them, ‘Take care! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; ...read more