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  • How To Be Real In Human Relationships Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Sep 1, 2018

    Sermon on James 2:1-26

    Series Title: Being Real an Automated World How to be Real in Human Relationships James 2:1 – 26 1 My dear brothers and sisters, how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others? 2 For example, suppose someone comes into your meeting more

  • Easter-Its A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed by George Bannister on Mar 14, 2016

    An encounter with the risen Christ is life-transforming. Meeting the risen Christ on the Emmaus road changed the perspective and actions of the two men in the Gospel account. Taking the Easter message to heart can do the same for his disciples today.

    Text: Luke 24:13-35 Topic: “It’s A Matter of The Heart.” INTRODUCTION: A- Tell the Easter Story (Luke 24:1-12). B- Read the text (Luke 24:13-35). TS: What Easter means to you is “is a matter of the heart.” There is a three-step progression that will make it a more

  • Practical Principles For A New Year

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jan 5, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon suggests some possible personal core values to guide individuals in daily living.

    Practical Principles for a New Year Text: Philippians 3:7-21 7 I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. 8 Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have more

  • Developing An Attitude Of Gratitude Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jan 4, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon discusses keys to developing an attitude of gratitude

    Philippians 4:4-9 4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he more

  • Excuses

    Contributed by George Bannister on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon deals with common excuses people offer for disobeying God.

    TEXT: Exodus 3-4 ETS: Moses tries to make excuses in order to avoid obeying God. ESS: There is no acceptable excuse for failing to obeying God. OSS: Believers will surrender to God’s will for their lives. PQ: What is the proper response to God’s will for my life? UW: Excuses more

  • Life-Changing Intercession Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon discusses intercessory requests that can change the life of the one interceded for.

    ETS: The Apostle had a very special prayer for the Colossians. ESS: Effective intercessory prayer is specific in its requests. OSS: Believers will use this Biblical model for intercession. PQ: How do I pray intercessorily for others? UW: Requests INTRODUCTION: A – This prayer was more

  • The Basis For Our Covenant Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 19, 2010

    Introductory message of series on the Church Covenant.

    SERIES: The Church, a Body in Covenant” TITLE: “The Basis For Our Covenant” TEXT: 1 Corinthians 12:18-27 18 But now God has set the members, each one of them, in the body just as He pleased. 19 And if they were all one member, where would the body be? 20 But now indeed there more

  • Praying For America

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jul 1, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    This is a message emphasizing the need for praying for our country (United States) and basic principles on how to effectively pray for her.

    INTRODUCTION: • “Man is never so tall as when he kneels before God-never so great as when he humbles himself before God. And the man who kneels to God can stand up to anything”. -Louis H. Evans • “Prayer is not conquering God’s reluctance, but taking hold of God’s willingness.” -Phillips more

  • Pursuing The Call Of Christ

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 26, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    This message deals with the need for believers to have Biblical core values that will guide their lives.

    Introduction: A. The need of our time is Christians who are real: *Our artificial fixations may be best epitomized by the guy who tried to rid his house of mice. He bought a mouse trap but had no cheese. To remedy the problem, cut out a picture of cheese from a magazine. He loaded the trap with more

  • Six Biblical Principles For Christian Voters

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 21, 2008
    based on 24 ratings

    This is a message dealing with the responsibilities of the Christian citizen as a voter. Vital principles that should govern Christian political decisions and activities are discussed from a Biblical perspective.

    TITLE: “Six Biblical Principles For Christian Voters” TEXT: Matthew 5:13-16 ETS: Believers are to influence their society for Christ. ESS: Believers should follow Biblical principles in fulfilling citizenship duties. OSS: Believers will commit to vote on election day based upon Biblical more

  • A Problem Of Focus

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This message deals with the tendency for believers to develop the wrong focus in life.

    Scripture: Hebrews 12:1-4 ETS: Paul encourages the Hebrew believers to keep focused on Christ. ESS: It is of vital importance that believers keep the proper focus in life. OSS: Christians will repent of having an improper focus in their lives; and commit to refocusing on Christ. PQ: What do the more

  • Three Absolute Truths That Determine The Harvest

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 20, 2008
    based on 41 ratings

    This is a message dealing with the urgency of sowing the seed of the Gospel message. Without sowing, there can be no harvest.

    TEXT: (Psalm 126:5-6) “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” ETS: It is necessary to sow the seeds of the Gospel if we are to reap a harvest. OSS: Believers will more

  • "Basics Of Faith” Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    This is another message in my series on the book of Hebrews. It deals with the biblical description of faith.

    Text: Hebrews 11:1-3 Topic: “Basics of Faith” INTRODUCTION: I. FAITH PROVIDES SOMETHING SOLID FOR THE BELIEVER (V.1). A. Faith provides substance to life. 1. This substance is the foundation for living. a) substance= that which has foundation, is firm, that which has actual existence. b) It more

  • Two Keys For Avoiding Discouragement Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    This message deals with the apostle’s encouraging words to the hebrew believers. he gave them two keys to avoiding discouragement.

    TEXT: Hebrews 12:3-11 TOPIC: “Two Keys For Avoiding Discouragement” INTRODUCTION: In Larry Olsen’s Outdoor Survival Skills, he tells of a guy who has been lost in the desert for days. His water and food have long since run out. His lips are parched, and his tongue is swollen. His legs are bruised more

  • Five Final Commands Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 77 ratings

    This message deals with the five final commands given to the Hebrew believers.

    TEXT: Hebrews 13:1-17 TOPIC: “Five Final Commands” INTRODUCTION: I. EXPRESS LOVE (V.1-3) A. Express it continually (v.1) (Rom. 12:10; 1 Pet. 1:22). 1. The expression of love to brothers and sisters in Christ is to be continual. B. Express it through hospitality (v. 2; Rom 12:13). 1. Love is more