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  • Too Graced To Be Two-Faced Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 7 ratings
     | 17,128 views

    THE ART OF STUMBLING When Peter’s behavior didn’t line up with the gospel, Paul confronted him publicly.

    INTRODUCTION Someone sent me a list of popular sayings third graders were asked to complete. Their surprise endings made me smile. 1. Better safe than punch a fifth grader. 2. Strike while the bug is close. 3. It’s always darkest before Daylight Savings Time. 4. Don’t bite the ...read more

  • The Only Word Jesus Doesn't Understand Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 17, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 32,989 views

    The miracle of the feeding of the 5,000 and the one word Jesus doesn’t understand: ONLY and three lessons we can learn from this miracle.

    INTRODUCTION I’ve entitled this message, “The ONLY Word Jesus Doesn’t Understand.” Words can be hard to understand, especially English words. For instance, someone wrote: “English is a crazy language. There is no egg in eggplant, nor ham in hamburger; a pineapple is ...read more

  • Reading The Signs Of The Times Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 31, 2011
    based on 20 ratings
     | 49,699 views

    Just as the Pharisees didn’t read the clear signs of the first coming of Jesus,many people today are missing the clear signs that point to the second coming of Christ. Four spiritual signs that are too bold to miss.

    INTRODUCTION When you hear the phrase, “It’s a sign of the times” what comes to your mind? If you’re into music you might think of the #1 hit song in the 1960s by Petula Clark, “It’s a sign of the times, that your love for me is getting so much ...read more

  • Radioactive Relationships Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 12, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 12,327 views

    One of the greatest words in the human language is the word “relationship.” Some relationships we have are wonderful and give us life, while others are harmful. Just as radiation exposure can be hazardous to your health, there are some relationships that

    INTRODUCTION You may notice there is something strange about me today. I know I’m always a little strange, but look on the bright side—you get to see me at my best. I’m a pretty strange in the daytime, but as Frank Sinatra said, I’m even stranger in the night! Okay, so ...read more

  • Straight Talk About Crooked Teachers Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 12, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 17,465 views

    Paul presents several pictures of how we can be deceived by false teaching. Just as Eve was deceived, so may we be deceived. Don’t expect to see Satan as some hideous monster, he and his servants may fool you with their masquerade, stay connected to those

    INTRODUCTION We all know sometimes people don’t always get along together in church. A man was shipwrecked on a deserted island for several years. He was finally rescued and as he was leaving, one of the rescuers asked him about the three grass huts he had built. He said, “The first ...read more

  • How Should We Treat Someone Who Messed Up? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 11, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,005 views

    Everybody needs to be loved, but when someone has failed, they really need to hear that they are loved. But God loves us while we are still sinners and none of us deserves His love. We need to practice restoration because there may be a time when we will

    INTRODUCTION We’re on an exciting verse by verse study of the book of 2 Corinthians I’m calling, “Hope for Cracked Pots.” Today we’re going to answer a very important question: “How should we treat someone who messed up?” One of the most touching ...read more

  • God Uses Cracked Pots Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 11, 2010
    based on 38 ratings
     | 97,878 views

    Like the clay jars that Gideon and his soldiers broke, there a tremendous value in being broken. We throw things away when they’re broken, but God cherishes and uses broken people. So, broken down, cracked pots, rejoice because God uses cracked pots so th

    INTRODUCTION The title of my teaching series from 2 Corinthians is “Hope for Cracked Pots.” Today, we’re going to look at 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 which is the passage for which I named the entire series. Today we’re going to talk about “God uses Cracked ...read more

  • With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 5, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 10,515 views

    How Job's friends show us both the wrong way and the right way to help a friend who is suffering.

    INTRODUCTION This is the fifth study in the teaching series from Job called “Turning Tears into Telescopes.” This message is entitled “With Friends Like These—Who Needs Enemies?” Since I grew up in Alabama, the birthplace of rednecks, I got a real chuckle out of ...read more

  • When Dreams Come True Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 37,582 views

    Daniel, the power of prayer, and the interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

    INTRODUCTION Last week, I preached on the first chapter of Daniel, talked about “The Daniel Diet.” And it was a message about moral purity, especially for our teenagers to make the right choice. While Daniel’s friends were required to eat the king’s rich food and drink the wine, Daniel said, ...read more

  • Prophecy Is History In Reverse Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 11,405 views

    An explanation of the prophecies represented by the statue in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream.

    INTRODUCTION Daniel contains the ABC’s of Bible Prophecy. Revelation contains the XYZs. I want to use history and the Bible to show you how this is an amazing book you hold in your hands. If you aren’t yet convinced the Bible is a supernatural book, you will be before we complete the study of ...read more

  • How To Keep Your Cool When The Heat Is On Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 18,117 views

    You may not be facing a literal fire like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, but you may often find yourself facing inflammable experiences or relationships. Learn how to keep your cool when the heat is on.

    INTRODUCTION One of the most dramatic, exciting stories in all the Bible was when Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego were thrown into the fiery furnace. I remember hearing the joke about the preacher who for the life of him couldn’t ever remember the names of those Hebrew boys. So one Sunday when ...read more

  • The Bigger They Are, The Harder They Fall Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 8,781 views

    Nebuchadnezzar’s pride problem, a second dream, transformation into a beast and his repentance.

    INTRODUCTION You could also call this chapter: “From Beauty to Beast” or “The Birdman of Babylon.” Sadaam Hussein is the Dictator of Iraq. This week he posted a message on the Internet stating he has become a Christian. Part of it says: “I realized recently that for the past seven years I ...read more

  • Turn On The Lights---The Party's Over Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 10,256 views

    How King Belshazzar’s arrogance led to the fall of Babylon to Darius the Mede.

    INTRODUCTION Dandy Don Meredith (from Mt. Vernon, Texas) used to be on Monday Night football with Howard Cosell. When a game was already decided, he would start to sing the old country song, “Turn out the Lights, the Party’s Over.” Well, 2,600 years ago, there was a party in Babylon, and God ...read more

  • The Little Horn With The Big Mouth Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 16,244 views

    When we see things predicted in the Bible that have already come true, it gives us great assurance that those things yet to happen will also come true.

    INTRODUCTION Just as Daniel 7 gave us much more information about the fourth kingdom, the prophecy in chapter 8 gives us much more information about the second and third kingdoms. For Daniel, this was one of his most troubling visions, even after the angel Gabriel explained it to him. Notice ...read more

  • The 70 Sevens--God's Countdown Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 15,104 views

    This is the most amazing prophetic passage in all the Word of God, because God not only tells us WHAT will happen, but He gives us the PRECISE TIMING of these plans.

    INTRODUCTION The ninth chapter of Daniel centers clearly upon the person of Jesus Christ and is one of the few places in Scripture where God ties himself to a definite timetable of events. This passage is therefore one of the strongest evidences to prove the divine inspiration of the Bible. I am ...read more