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  • Make America Godly Again

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 4, 2017
    based on 24 ratings
     | 13,631 views

    God's Word 'trumps' all ... including the new President! A timely look at the only way of escape from the looming destruction for which we are unwittingly poised. Includes PowerPoint and link to 17 message series by same name.

  • Paul Names Names

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 14, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,476 views

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    Paul Names Names Philippians 4:1-4 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/paulnames.html There was something special about the church at Philippi, and Paul knew it firsthand. There was a great spirit there, a fragrance in the air. This has been a very positive letter compared to many of his ...read more

  • Earthly Vs. Spiritual

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 12, 2015
    based on 11 ratings
     | 13,009 views

    philippians

    Earthly vs. Spiritual Philippians 3:17-21 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/earthlyvspiritual.html This chapter started with Paul as an accountant, then an athlete, and finally, realizing he is an alien in a foreign land. 1st 3 words of v. 18 and last 4 words of v. 19 tell the story. "For ...read more

  • Paul Changes Ambitions

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 6, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,986 views

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    Paul Changes Ambitions Philippians 3:10-11 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ambitions.html "That I may know Him" 1. Knowing Christ is personal. v. 10 Know whom? Him! Christianity is not an 'it,' it's a HIM! This is the difference between us and the world of religion. They are about ...read more

  • Paul Changes Bookkeepers

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 3, 2015
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,788 views

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    Paul Changes Bookkeepers Philippians 3:1-10 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/bookkeepers.html v. 7 is the key verse. It's a new kind of accounting. Ch. 1 was about having joy in spite of circumstances - the single mind. God works through it all for the furtherance of the gospel. Ch. 2 was ...read more

  • That Much!

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 22, 2015
    based on 12 ratings
     | 24,890 views

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    "That Much!" John 21:15-19 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ThatMuch.html Why is there a John 21? Why not just take the great ending of chapter 20 where the resurrected Jesus appears to His disciples, and even Thomas believes and says, My Lord and My God?! When the kids were little we would ...read more

  • Meet Epaphroditus

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 20, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,327 views

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    Meet Epaphroditus Philippians 2:25-30 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Epaphroditus.html Joy comes from living for and serving others, as did Jesus, Paul, and Timothy in this chapter. Now, the example of Epaphroditus. Let me tell you what the name means, in case you are thinking of naming a ...read more

  • Meet Timothy

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 12, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,248 views

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    Meet Timothy Philippians 2:19-24 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/timothy.html Paul has used this chapter to give human examples of how to have joy. He begins with the example of Jesus. Then he uses himself [drink offering of v. 17] I'm a little intimidated! Maybe the Holy Spirit knew ...read more

  • My Lord And My God

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 7, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,782 views

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    My Lord and My God John 20:28 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/MyLord.html Jesus Christ is God. And Jesus Christ is Lord! This is the central theme of the NT. "Lord" is used 747 times. And just as often you hear the phrase, 'Make Jesus Lord...' Well, God beat you to it! Acts 2:36 ...read more

  • Night Light

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 6, 2015
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,087 views

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    Night Light Philippians 2:14-17 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/nightlight.html This letter is all about joy. It's like bells keep ringing each time we study. It's like a light shining in the midst of deep darkness. The world says to get all you can, can all you get, and sit on the can. ...read more

  • Thomas: From Pouter To Doubter To Shouter

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 1, 2015
    based on 11 ratings
     | 14,690 views

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    From Pouter to Doubter to Shouter John 20:24-29 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/thomas.html We know less about Thomas than some of the disciples. We don't know his trade or how or when Jesus called him. [unlike several others] He may have been a twin. Thomas is Aramaic for twin. Didymus ...read more

  • In And Out

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 29, 2015
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,957 views

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    In and Out Philippians 2:12-13 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/InOut.html Mark Twain: "Few things are as annoying as a good example." He meant that it can inspire you but not empower you. Seeing someone as a good example can make you want be like them, but in no way does it give you the ...read more

  • So Send I You

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 16, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,129 views

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    So Send I You John 20:21 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SoSend.html "As the Father hath sent me...so send I you" His mandate is my mandate. [say it!] Jesus said this to all of His disciples. But He also said this to EACH of His disciples. [Collectively as a group / to Peter, John, ...read more

  • The Secret To Success - Submission

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 8, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,563 views

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    The Secret of Success: Submission Philippians 2:1-8 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SecretSubmission.html Chapter 1 taught us that joy comes from single-mindedness. Paul had a singular goal - getting out the gospel. [1:12] Even if it meant him going to jail, or being criticized [v. 16 - ...read more

  • Battle Stations!

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 25, 2015
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,849 views

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    Battle Stations Philippians 1:27-30 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BattleStations.html vv. 1-11 Sons enjoying the fellowship of the gospel. vv. 12-26 Servants sharing in the furtherance of the gospel. vv. 27-30 Soldiers defending the faith of the gospel. One major criticism of our ...read more