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  • It Ain't Over 'til It's Over

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 25, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,217 views

    A look at a calling of God’s people back to godly ways.

    Introduction: Names illustration Background: Security established, responsibility delegated, daily schedule delegated. Purpose Statement: If you are a child of God then… I. Get Organized for God (vs. 5-60, 66-69) A. Nehemiah performing triage 1. Explaining triage illustration 2. Walls were ...read more

  • Homeland Security

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 25, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,227 views

    Setting up the structures in your life and the life of the peolple of God.

  • Peace And Joy

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 25, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,468 views

    The reason why Paul can order Christians to rejoice in the Lord.

  • Are You Walking Funny?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 5,383 views

    4 questions to ask yourself about your Christian walk taken directly from Scripture.

    NOTE: All Illustrations at the bottom of outline. Introduction: Nobel Illustration Background: Paul’s comparison of his walk versus those who walk any other way (vs. 17-18) Purpose Statement: Evaluate your walk by answering these four questions – I. What Is Your End? A. Paul’s Chief telos – ...read more

  • Keep Your Eyes Turned Homeward

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 4,897 views

    A sermon on how Christians out to look at Heaven.

    Introduction: Navy’s requirements for sailors on leave in foreign countries Background: Paul continues the contrast of the enemies of the Cross Purpose Statement: As citizens of heaven we ought to… I. Keep Our Minds On Things Above (v. 20a) A. Are you living like a Christian or a Cretan? 1. ...read more

  • Don't Be Such A Moron

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,270 views

    A warning that being a Christian means living a life that has been transformed by the Spirit.

    Introduction: Jim Marshall running the wrong way Read Scripture/Pray Explanation of Jewish wedding – 3 stages: Background: 2nd part of Olivet discourse, disciple’s question, sandwich of 5 Purpose Statement: To avoid losing site of the goal I. Be Committed A. Recognize Who it is that called ...read more

  • Enough With The Leftovers

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,006 views

    A sermon challenging everyone to give God their best.

    Enough With the Leftovers Mark 12:41-44 Introduction: Illustration re: Chuck Swindoll forgetting his anniversary Read Scripture/Pray Background: Jesus’ contrast of the self-righteous leaders vs. the poor Purpose Statement: When you give to the Lord recognize... I. It’s not the size of the ...read more

  • Overcoming Discouragement

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 28, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,443 views

    Through Nehemiah we learn the Godly way to overcome what could potentially become discouragement.

    Introduction: John Hus Illustration Background: Hard work is almost finished Purpose Statement: Being a Committed Christian Means… I. Never Letting Your Guard Down (v. 1, 8-9) A. The Work is all but finished 1. The enemies make a concession speech 2. They were appealing to his pride B. Never ...read more

  • Reacting To The Problem Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,382 views

    A look at the Prayer life of Nehemiah using the ACTS Acrostic to prayer.

    Introduction: Covey rocks in the jar illustration Read Scripture/Pray Background: devastating breakdown of God’s dwelling place. (1) Recognize Purpose Statement: Once we recognize a problem, then we must react to the problem Review the context of the prayer I. Before you pray, pray (v. 4) ...read more

  • Getting Into Action Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,348 views

    Part four of a series on solving problems God’s way. This is a particularly good series for pastor’s/leaders instituting change within a congregation.

    Introduction: New Coke Read Scripture/Pray Background: Nehemiah is headed into unfamiliar territory-four months and 8000 mi. Purpose Statement: to be effective change agents for God it is essential that we... I. Use the authority given you (v. 9) A. Nehemiah went forth in the Kings Name 1. ...read more

  • What Kind Of Church Should We Be?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,138 views

    A sermon that looks into a Biblical model of what a church should look like.

    Introduction: Would you rather be a goose or an eagle? Read Scripture/Pray Background: Church directly after Pentecost @ about 120 Purpose Statement: If we are to be a Biblical church then we must… I. Be Devoted (v. 42) A. To the Word 1. Apostle’s teaching was foundation of the NT 2. Note ...read more

  • Life On The Rock

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,063 views

    A look at Peter’s doctrinal exposition on the person and the work of Christ in the life of a believer.

    Introduction: My visit to the Rock (Alcatraz)contra THE ROCK CHRIST JESUS. READ SCRIPTURE/PRAY I. Build your faith upon the cornerstone of the Church – The Lord Jesus Christ (v. 4, 6) A. It’s a supernatural stone 1. It’s not about buildings for God B. It’s a select stone (v. 4) 1. Stone is ...read more

  • Are You Pressing Or Dragging?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,281 views

    A sermon calling us to Christ-likeness

    Introduction: Fastest Dog Illustration Read Scripture/Pray Purpose Statement: Christlikeness is our goal, therefore... I. Don’t Ever Quit Trying (v. 12a, b) A. This should serve as a note of encouragement to the genuine 1. The old bumper sticker – Christians aren’t perfect, just forgiven 2. ...read more

  • Let's Get Real

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,817 views

    A sermon about being truthful with God.

  • Counteracting Problems Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,235 views

    Part three of a message based in Nehemiah on problem solving among God’s people.