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  • Easter-Its A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed by George Bannister on Mar 14, 2016
     | 1,658 views

    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 ...read more

  • Practical Principles For A New Year

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jan 5, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,039 views

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

  • Developing An Attitude Of Gratitude Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jan 4, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,993 views

    Sermon discusses keys to developing an attitude of gratitude

  • Life-Changing Intercession Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,082 views

    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 ...read more

  • Excuses

    Contributed by George Bannister on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,570 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Basis For Our Covenant Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 19, 2010
     | 2,061 views

    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 ...read more

  • Praying For America

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jul 1, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,129 views

    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 ...read more

  • Pursuing The Call Of Christ

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 26, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,235 views

    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 ...read more

  • Six Biblical Principles For Christian Voters

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 21, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,147 views

    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 ...read more

  • Three Absolute Truths That Determine The Harvest

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 20, 2008
    based on 40 ratings
     | 16,287 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Problem Of Focus

    Contributed by George Bannister on May 20, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,871 views

    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 ...read more

  • "Basics Of Faith” Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,333 views

    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 ...read more

  • Two Keys For Avoiding Discouragement Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,896 views

    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 ...read more

  • Five Final Commands Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 5,703 views

    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 ...read more

  • "Having The Right Focus For The Race” Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,589 views

    This message deals with Hebrews 12:1-2. It is about the race we have to run as believers. It is a part of my series on the book of Hebrews.

    TEXT: Hebrews 12:1-2 TOPIC: “Having the Right Focus For The Race” INTRODUCTION: I. DON’T FOCUS ON THE PEOPLE OR THE PROBLEMS (V. 1). A. Be mindful of the people, but don’t focus on them. 1. People sometimes disappoint us (2 Timothy 4:10). 2. People sometimes betray us a. Judas ...read more