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  • Gideon On Commitment

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 25, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,551 views

    God’s committed three hundred proved to be Brave, Selfless, and Alert.

    INTRODUCTION: Humor: Adapted from Our Daily Bread, January 30, 1994. Borneo in 1964. The Elite Troops of Nepal were known as Gurkhas. In combat, they had earned a reputation as tenacious and fearless soldiers. They are probably most famous for the long forward sweeping knife that bears their ...read more

  • A Place To Belong Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 25, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,920 views

    The level of commitment you see in new members depends on how much time, prayer and intentional effort you put into their growth.

    INTRODUCTION: NEED: To Develop a plan to turn attenders into members (for a similar perspective see Warren, Purpose Driven Church, Chapter 17) If our goal is to get people to come down that isle and tell us they will join this church, our plan can be rather simple. 1. Make them comfortable ...read more

  • Spiritual Growth Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 25, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,212 views

    This sermon outlines Four Elements of Spiritual Growth.

    INTRODUCTION: New Year’s Day resolutions - a waste of time and energy because they focus on the body and leave out the mind and spirit. 1. We gain knowledge but have no perspective 2. We are convicted but often lack the skills implement growth 3. We attempt change without developing our ...read more

  • Membership Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,594 views

    This outline was assembled from Scripture references in lessons 15 through 18 in Purpose Driven Life

    INTRODUCTION: NEED: There is a very great need in our church and community life to reevaluate our expectations on membership in the family of God. America is no longer a predominantly spiritual society. Rather, our culture has become primarily secular in its thinking. Because of the secular ...read more

  • 5 Keys To A Healthy Church

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,266 views

    Church growth is a health issue. Anything with life will grow if it is healthy. This sermon was compiled from principles outlined in Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Life" and Dan Southerland’s "Transitioning"

    I. Introduction: Parachute Story from the National Training Center, Ft Irwin, CA 1989. In April of ’89 I served as a Detachment Commander during the Army’s first Special Operations Rotation to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA. Our mission was to parachute in and take down a radar ...read more

  • True Worship

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 31, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,083 views

    God wants us to worship in Spirit and in Truth.

    INTRODUCTION: Last month I opened the door for us to discuss True Worship during our sermon on building a spiritual house. If you recall, I said there were three things needed to make a church a spiritual house: True Worship Effective Praise Presence of God No one can make that first point ...read more

  • Living Stones Versus Dead Wood

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 5,667 views

    Because Christ is the Cornerstone, we are to be living stones that build a spiritual house based on acceptable sacrifices.

    Introduction: 1 Peter 2:4-10 "Psalm 122 - I was glad when they said to me, come to the House of the Lord. Where else in this world can you go to hear such a message of hope; You are chosen, You are special, You are the people of God - Opening Prayer Illustration: I have an interesting item ...read more

  • War Of The Wells

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,337 views

    Four steps to enduring strife

    INTRODUCTION: As we approach the time for Vacation Bible School, I would like for us to take a look at some of the lessons our children will work through. Today I have chosen the story of the Isaac’s contention with the Philistines over wells. Our VBS material uses this story to teach the ...read more

  • What Satan, Society And A Savior Can Do For A Man

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 21, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,390 views

    Different reactions to sin oppression

    INTRODUCTION: Read Story from Mark 5 TEXTUAL IDEA: The story of the healing of the demon possessed man shows us much about the relationship demons have with man and Christ. SERMON IDEA: What Satan, Society and a Savior Can Do For a Man NEED: To develop healthy spiritual ...read more

  • Wanting, Having & Needing

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 7, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,677 views

    Learning to want what we have in the Lord is important to our spiritual health.

    INTRODUCTION : Turn with me to the 23rd Psalm, probably the most recognized verse in all Christendom. Recite Psalm 23 from memory. TEXTUAL IDEA: It is a Psalm of David. The song of a king, the song of a shepherd, a song of desire and a song of trust. SERMON IDEA: I have labeled tonight’s ...read more

  • Men Learning To Love

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 5, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,747 views

    Men learning to love

    Topical Sermon: Men Learning to Love INTRODUCTION: Acts 13 and 14 tell the story of Paul and Barnabas’ first missionary journey. They return to Antioch from their relief mission to Jerusalem to spend a considerable time with the Antioch Church in preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus ...read more

  • Who Are You?

    Contributed by Jeffrey Kellum on May 2, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,986 views

    Paul’s introduction to 1 Cor gives us insight about who we are.

    I. INTRODUCTION: How many of you have seen Disney’s Lion King? Remember when Samba couldn’t decide whether or not he should go back to the Pride Lands? He had some pretty heavy baggage he was carrying around. His father had taught him a lot about his role in life and how he should act. But when ...read more