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  • Don't Leave ... God Behind Series

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,368 views

    Part of the Left Behind Powerpak Every aspect of life is to be lived for his glory.

    MARK: Pastor, I was wondering if you could help me. I’m trying to figure out my schedule for this fall, and I don’t really know how much time I have to be a Christian. PASTOR: What do you mean? MARK: Well, you know I’m going to be really busy this fall teaching Science at the high school, and ...read more

  • Real Courage Series

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,628 views

    Better understand how David was able to not be afraid, and how we might grow more courage in our life.

    There is a new television show called Fear Factor. Some critics suggest it is a new low on TV. This "reality show" pays people money to face their biggest fears. So, for example, you have a man staked to the ground with 200 rats crawling over him for ten minutes and getting paid $10,000 for doing ...read more

  • Highlights From Noah

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Mar 16, 2001
    based on 135 ratings
     | 4,268 views

    God’s judgment is fair and just-Without it the world would not be a good one

    Here’s a question for you: How many animals of each kind did Moses take on the ark? The answer, of course, is "None." It was Noah, not Moses, who brought the animals on the ark. Most of you knew that because "Noah and the ark" is probably one of the best known stories in the entire Bible. From ...read more

  • Making Sense Out Of Babel

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Mar 16, 2001
    based on 114 ratings
     | 19,279 views

    Push aside the spirit of Babel, and declare your dependence upon the Lord

    I don’t know if you realize it or not, but every one in this room is part of a minority group. Less than 10% of the people in the world speak English. Estimates are that just under 500 million people on planet earth are English speakers, while over twice that many speak Mandarin Chinese. There are ...read more

  • Tongues: A Controversial Gift

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 404 ratings
     | 20,277 views

    I know there is sometimes mistrust between Christians who speak in tongues and those who do not. My desire is that this sermon might help us get over some of that so that we can grow in love for each other.

    Chisholm 1st Baptist Church Email: revdan@cpinternet.com 218-254-3307 Go to Outline Pastor Dan Erickson’s Weekly Message 1 Corinthians 14:1-25 "TONGUES: A CONTROVERSIAL GIFT" January 7, 2001 Click links to: Guestbook About Pastor Dan We Believe More Messages Links ...read more

  • Resurrection Reality

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 377 ratings
     | 9,512 views

    One of the most important, most powerful and beautiful dimensions of Christianity is the hope it gives that physical death will not be the end, but through a resurrection we will enter God’s kingdom and experience eternal life

    Four friends were talking about death. One of them asked the other three, "When you are in your casket and people are mourning you, what would you like to hear them say about you?" The first man said, "I’d like to hear them say that I was a fine physician in my time and a great family man." The ...read more

  • It Takes A Team

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 136 ratings
     | 4,895 views

    The key to the success of this congregation’s ministry is a team, a team working together to make a difference for the glory of God. What the Apostle Paul says about teamwork. (Pastor Appreciation Day)

    Randall Cunningham is a pretty good football quarterback, but he doesn’t seem to be as good as when he played for the Minnesota Vikings. Randall is an excellent athlete, but during his years in Philadelphia, he never began to accomplish what he did with the Vikings during the 1998 season. He is now ...read more

  • The Gifts Go On

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 133 ratings
     | 1,530 views

    We will explore what Paul teaches about spiritual gifts. I think a great deal of controversy could have been avoided on this topic if people would have simply studied this a little more closely.

    Church conflicts happen for pretty unusual reasons. In the 1890s there was a small Baptist church in Mayfield County, Kentucky. The church had just two deacons, and those two men seemed to be constantly arguing and bickering with each other. On a particular Sunday, one deacon put up a small wooden ...read more

  • The Key Ingredient

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 1,785 views

    Love is not only the key ingredient, but sometimes the missing ingredient in the church.

    A Peanuts cartoon shows Lucy standing with her arms folded and a stern expression on her face. Charlie Brown pleads, "Lucy, you must be more loving. This world really needs love. You have to let yourself love to make this world a better place." Lucy angrily whirls around and knocks Charlie Brown to ...read more

  • Prophecy: Words To Us From God?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 148 ratings
     | 3,101 views

    Are there some ways other than the Bible through which God lets us know what He desires and what He expects from us?

    RYAN: Pastor Dan, there is something I need to tell you right away. DAN: Are you sure it can’t wait until after the worship service is over? RYAN: No. No, this is important. DAN: OK, what is it? RYAN: Well, God told me that we need to change the color of the church carpet. DAN: Oh, ...read more

  • Before You Eat

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 554 ratings
     | 13,594 views

    I got concerned that every time I took communion, I might be risking my life. What would happen if I ate the bread or drank the cup in an "unworthy manner"?

    Teddy Roosevelt, the man who would become the 26th President of the United States, was afraid to go to church when he was a child because of a creature he called "The Zeal." His mother eventually realized the reason for Teddy’s fear was a Scripture verse he had heard the pastor read, John 2:17, "It ...read more

  • Life A.f. (After The Fall)

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 103 ratings
     | 2,566 views

    Exploring the consequences and lasting effect of Adam and Eve's disobedience to God.

    A number of years ago, General Electric had a wonderful commercial which showed the lights coming on in the nation of Hungary. After the fall of communism, a new day had begun for the people of that land. Our text today is Genesis Chapter 3. In these verses, we see that after the fall of humanity, ...read more

  • Keeping (A Godly) Perspective

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,919 views

    Since we know God is sovereign we don't have to worry in times of trouble (1 week after presidential election chaos)

    "Fellow citizens! Clouds and darkness are round about Him. The dark waters of the seas and stars of the skies form His pavilion. Justice and judgment are the establishment of His throne. Mercy and truth go before His face. Fellow citizens, God still reigns! He will enable the government in ...read more

  • Who Would Have Thought...?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 128 ratings
     | 2,218 views

    We need to trust God because He knows what He is doing: Though our lives may seem very confusing at times, though it may often seem that God is far away and has forgotten about us, we still need to trust.

    Who would have thought it? The St. Louis Rams were the best football team in the NFL this past season. They compiled a 13-3 record, then beat the Vikings and Bucs in the playoffs, and finally edged out the Titans to win the Super Bowl. But, six months ago, if you would have said the Rams would ...read more

  • I'm Ok, Right?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 127 ratings
     | 1,879 views

    All of us need to be concerned about our spiritual health at least as much as we are about our physical well-being

    I don't know about you, but if I had a doctor like Dr. Kraft in this morning's skit, I would find a new physician too. Friends, very few people want to go to a doctor who lies to them. We want to know the truth, even if it is unpleasant, so we can maybe take some action to keep the bad news ...read more