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  • With A Little Help From My Friends Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jun 10, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,493 views

    The value of friends who minister to you and with you for souls and for encouragement.

    WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS Colossians 4:7-18 This part of the Colossian letter would be so easy to skip. It’s like reading a foreign tax roll. Each name represents an indispensable person to Paul. They were a few of the people who made his ministry possible. Jesus always placed ...read more

  • Wonderful Counselor - Mighty God Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 10,227 views

    Second in a series on Is. 9:6-7 examining the titles given to Jesus, Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God

    WONDERFUL COUNSELOR, MIGHTY GOD (Isaiah 9:6-7) I’ve always thought that the naming of children should be taken seriously. As educators, Nelda and I were amazed at the names parents gave some children —names they will live with all their lives. Nelda had a little girl in one kindergarten class ...read more

  • A Child Is Born - A Son Is Given Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,430 views

    Introductory sermon in a series of four on Isaiah 9:6-7. Emphasizes the crucial truths of Christ’s humanity and his deity.

    A CHILD IS BORN——A SON IS GIVEN (Isaiah 9:6-7 ESV) This graffiti dialog was found on a university wall: “And Jesus said unto them: ‘Who do you say I am?’ And they replied, ‘You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of our being, the kerygma in which we find the ultimate meaning ...read more

  • God's Good Plan For You

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,179 views

    Message preached to kick off a Capital Stewardship Program

    God’s Good Plan for You Jeremiah 29:11-13 Today we begin an adventure that your church leadership believes is the plan of God for First Church of Christ. I come as a pastor. I will join your staff for the next 3 months and follow-up with you for the following 3 years. I am a Stewardship ...read more

  • Debt, Deliverance And Dignity

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,131 views

    A message dealing with the disease of affluence and it’s consequences.

    Debt, Deliverance and Dignity 1 Timothy 6:5-11; 17-19 An elderly man on a Moped, looking about 100 years old, pulled up next to a doctor at a streetlight. The old fella looked at the sleek shiny car and asks, "What kind of car ya got there, sonny?" The doctor replies, "A Ferrari. It cost ...read more

  • Prayer And Healing For The Sick Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jul 10, 2006
    based on 64 ratings
     | 12,852 views

    Causes and cures for sickness. How God works in our weakness and the importance of prayer

    The morning message concludes and the elders come forward during the final hymn. They gather on the chancel steps to pray with those who come forward from the congregation. Specific needs are shared, and as the people kneel, elders lay hands on them and pray for the release of the Lord’s healing ...read more

  • Prayer Is For Weak People Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,792 views

    Life’s difficulties are often the Father’s appointed paths to spiritual maturity. The positive way forward in difficult and painful circumstances is the way of prayer.

    An airliner was bound for New York City. The flight was routine until the pilot began the descent. Then he realizes that the landing gear would not engage. Working the controls back and forth, he tried again and again to lock the gear into place. No success. He circled the landing field, getting ...read more

  • How To Pray Powerfully And Effectively Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Jul 3, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 23,297 views

    Message 14 in series on James. You can be powerful and effective in prayer, if you meet the biblical qualifications.

    His contemporaries knew James by the nickname “Camel-Knees.” He spent so much time on his knees that they literally bagged. James’ letter says more about the doctrine of prayer than any other New Testament epistle. James said, in chapter 4, “You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ...read more

  • Be Patient! Stand Firm! Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,856 views

    12th in series on James. Here, he tells us how to respond correctly when we are treated unjustly. He suggests four specific attitudes - two we should adopt and two we should avoid.

    How do you cope with the pressure of hurtful situations? In a former pastorate I had a week when I met one day with a young father whose family has disintegrated through a divorce he did not want. On that Monday I listened to the director of the local child treatment center tell of their work with ...read more

  • Rich Man, Poor Man Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 18, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 16,167 views

    Message 11 in James Series. God never judges by a bank account, or a statement of worth. He looks for righteousness and where it is lacking, His judgment follows. Riches are morally neutral, neither good nor evil. Wealth is like fire — very useful, but al

    In his three years of life, Bobby has seen an undue share of suffering. Born in Southern California to a drug-addicted mother, Bobby went through withdrawal at the age of two weeks. He has lived in two foster homes, barely survived a life-threatening case of spinal meningitis, and is now back with ...read more

  • How To Measure Humility Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 14, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,193 views

    10th message in James series. James identifies two spheres of life as yardsticks for humility. The first is the relationship we have with other people, especially in what we say about them. The second is the goal or plans we have for the future.

    Shirley MacLaine, the Oscar-winning actress, is a spokeswoman for the self-consumed philosophy of our day. The Los Angeles Times reported an interview in which she said: The most pleasurable journey you take is through yourself…the only sustaining love is with yourself. When you look back on ...read more

  • A Winnable War Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 11, 2005
    based on 145 ratings
     | 30,770 views

    9th in James series. The history of the world is a war history. James brings it even closer home when he makes it clear that our personal stories are war stories as well, James shows how we can acheive victory over the world!

    World War II had ended. On September 2, 1945 General Douglas MacArthur spoke to a waiting world from the Battleship Missouri anchored in Tokyo Bay, “Today the guns are silent...the skies no longer rain death...the seas bear only commerce...men everywhere walk upright in the sunlight. The entire ...read more

  • How To Be An Influential Person Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 5, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,021 views

    8th message in James series. James has a decidedly different concept of what counts for influence than our secular society does.

    On Christmas Eve 1985 this article appeared in Our Daily Bread: In the early 19th century, a war-weary world was anxiously watching the march of Napoleon. All the while babies were being born. In 1809, midway between the battles of Trafalgar and Waterloo, William E. Gladstone was born in ...read more

  • To Tame The Tongue Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Aug 28, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,184 views

    7th message on James. The ability to control the tongue is a test of character for all Christians. James concern is to tame the tongue, a small organ that can indicate the temperature of your soul.

    Winston Churchill rallied the Free World against the threat of totalitarianism by the power of his speech. During those same days, Adolph Hitler, mesmerized the German nation with his oratorical skill, and led the Axis war machine to enslave much of Europe. Churchill and Hitler demonstrate the ...read more

  • The Quality Of Mercy Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Aug 27, 2005
    based on 109 ratings
     | 26,304 views

    5th message in James series. james’ warning against partiality or favoritism. We are subject to a higher law.

    A brilliant medical doctor discovered the use of blood plasma that resulted in saving thousands of lives in World War II, Korea, and the Vietnam War. At Pearl Harbor, for example, 96% of those who received plasma, survived. After World War II Charles Drew was named director of the National Blood ...read more