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  • God's Ruler

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 920 views

    They way God judges between the righteous and unrighteous differs greatly from the way in which we make those same judgments.

    God’s Ruler – Matthew 25:31-46 Intro: How many people in this room would like to loose 20 pounds? / How many people in this room would like to be taller? / Do you know someone who sees themselves as an old alley cat while others see them as a prize Persian? / Can you think of someone who ...read more

  • What'cha Gonna Do?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,056 views

    What are you going to do when fears overtake you?

    4 – 30 / What’Cha Gonna Do? Intro: The word phobia = fear. Do you know what the following words mean: pelado phobia = fear of baldness / aero phobia = fear of drafts / porphyro phobia = fear of the color purple / levo phobia = fear of objects on the left side of the body / dextro phobia = fear ...read more

  • Prepared

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,283 views

    It is easier to SAY you are prepared for the return of Christ Jesus than it is to LIVE prepared.

    Matthew 25: 1 – 12 / Prepared! Intro: The story is told of a photographer who was also a skydiver. He jumped from a plane along with several friends and filmed the group as the each dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. The cameraman jumped out of the plan enjoying himself and was ...read more

  • Be Attitudes

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 30, 2008
     | 1,015 views

    Through this text, Jesus teaches the attitudes that will be necessary to live a successful Christian life.

    Intro: There he stood, in the midst of the Golden Corral Restaurant, with 2 gallons of Thousand Island dressing dripping from his hair, over his glasses, down his face, all over his jacket, pants and shoes. A service person had been struck from behind by the swinging door which launched the salad ...read more

  • Passionate People

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,157 views

    As followers of Christ we must become passionate about loving God and others.

    Matthew 22:34 – 46 / The Great commandment Intro: Doris and Buddy lived on a farm in rural Missouri. They had 8 kids in a little 3 bedroom house. Doris told me that when she was in the hospital having their 8th child her roommate asked her if they were catholic. Doris responded, “No. We’re ...read more

  • Who's Is This?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,734 views

    Because we are created in the image of God, we must give to God all that we are and have.

    Matthew 22: 15 – 22 / Who’s Is This? Intro: A little boy wanted $100 to buy a new toy. He decided to pray to God for a whole week. When nothing happened, he wrote and mailed a letter addressed to God requesting the money. The letter was forwarded to the White House by the Post Office. The ...read more

  • Will You Dine?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 12, 2008
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     | 1,046 views

    God has invited us to a heavenly "banquet;" but will we dine?

    Matthew 22:1 – 14 / Will You Dine? Intro: A mother and her young daughter were attending the wedding of one of their relatives. It was the first wedding the little girl had attended and she was really impressed. During the ceremony she leaned over and whispered: “Mommy, why is the bride ...read more

  • Troublesome Tenants

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,883 views

    We are tenants of God’s kingdom and our choice is either to be troublesome or devoted.

    Troublesome Tenants - Matthew 21: 33-46 Intro: When considering purchasing rental property, here are a few things to keep in mind: 1) A tenant’s ability to see dirt and damage is much greater when they move in than when they move out. 2) Everything in your rental will break 100 times ...read more

  • Trash In Our Trash Baskets

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 11, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,072 views

    Christ Jesus has demonstrated for us the fine art of forgiveness which we must learn to use in the daily living out of our lives.

    Matthew 18: 21 – 35 / Trash In Our Trashbaskets Intro: Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just served him when three tough looking, leather jacketed motorcyclist- of the Hell’s Angels type- decided ...read more

  • Spirit Of Power

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 8, 2008
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     | 628 views

    Faith in God expressed in the commitment of our life to the cause of Christ is the greatest antidote to fear.

    Spirit of Power / 2 Timothy 1: 1 - 14 Intro: We live in a world of fear – fear of terrorism, inadequacy, what others think, disease, financial insecurity, unknown. Paul in prison / Timothy friend of one criminal and follower of another. Paul writes to help Tim with fear. !. Verse 7 – “For ...read more

  • Faith To Follow

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 31, 2008
     | 918 views

    Wearing a cross should symbolize the fact that we are wrong, that Christ Jesus is right and we are in submission to Him.

    Matthew 16: 21-28 / Faith To Follow Intro: A physician told this about her 4-year-old daughter. One day on the way to preschool, the doctor left her stethoscope on the car seat. He little girl picket is up and began playing with it. The mom tried to remain calm although she was extremely ...read more

  • Who?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    Ultimately, each person must answer for themselves the question of who Jesus really is.

    Who? Matthew 16: 13 – 20 Introduction: The old childhood game, “HERE’S THE CHURCH. HERE’S THE STEEPLE. OPEN THE DOORS AND SEE ALL THE PEOPLE” took on new meaning for me while I was pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in South Bend, Indiana. I had just sat down to enjoy my lunch when ...read more

  • Lord, Son Of David

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,163 views

    We must move from knowing about Jesus to knowing Jesus.

    Matthew 15: 21 - 28 / Lord, Son of David Intro: With fast food, faxes, instant messaging, email, microwaves and the like, we are not accustomed to waiting. ---- Wait! That horrible four-letter word / put on hold and you hear music, it is not a good sign / press 1 for English, press 2 for ...read more

  • Abandon Ship

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Aug 7, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,612 views

    It takes faith in Christ Jesus to abandon ship and walk on water out into the unknown of life.

    Matthew 14: 22 – 33 / Abandon Ship Intro: Jed felt that his who life misfortune had been his lot; yet, he never complained / wife ran off with hired hand / daughter ran off with traveling salesman / son was lynched / fire burned down barn / cyclone blew away house / hail storm destroyed crops / ...read more

  • The Kingdom Is Like . . .

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,936 views

    Five parables summarize for the Christian our relationship to the Kingdom of God.

    Matthew 13: 44 – 52 / The Kingdom of God is like . . . (Part 2) Intro: Have you ever wanted something? I mean really longed for it? Desired, needed, craved, hungered for something so bad that it hurt? I. The first 2 parables deal with growth for seemingly modest or insignificant beginnings. ...read more