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  • The Seventh Seal [end Times / Tribulation] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 12,112 views

    If you think the first 6 seals were bad you haven’t seen anything yet. Now the 7 Trumpets begin to blow, including the 7 Bowls of Wrath. Bottom Line: You don’t want to be here! Link included to formatted MS Word text and PowerPoint.

    The 7th Seal Rev. 8:1-6 [please forgive some formatting problems as SermonCentral continues their upgrade work. Remember, you can get a completely formatted version at the web link at the very end of this message.] In the previous 2 chapters, we’ve seen a description of the 7 year ...read more

  • All Things New

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 90 ratings
     | 9,999 views

    A New Creation, A New Covenant, A New Command, & A New Kingdom to Come! Link included to formatted MS Word text and PowerPoint Template.

    All Things New II Cor. 5:17 The concept of reincarnation imagines the dead being born again as someone else or something else, making a new start from a new perspective. Poem by Wallace McRae: "What does reincarnation mean?" A cowpoke asked his friend. His pal replied, "It happens ...read more

  • The Storm Before The Calm Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 24, 2006
    based on 194 ratings
     | 30,366 views

    [Hurricane Katrina--1 year later.] Jesus and His disciples are on a stormy sea, and we can learn much about our voyage thru life by way of this passage. Link included to formatted MS Word text and PowerPoint Presentation.

    The Storm Before the Calm Matthew 8:23-27 1 year ago this week a powerful storm and devastating surge came to the Gulf Coast. Though it’s calm now and the waters receded, left in the wake is devastation still to this day. Oft in literature life is compared to a voyage at sea. The same is ...read more

  • The 7 Prayers Of Matthew 8 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 18, 2006
    based on 86 ratings
     | 7,780 views

    Study on the miracles Jesus wants to do in our lives and in our world today, and how our prayers can make all the difference! Link included to formatted MS Word text and PowerPoint Presentation.

    The 7 Prayers of Matthew 8 This series is called “The Gospel of Jesus”, and we are striving to keep Him the focus all the while…and our Lord makes that easy to accomplish all the time. In today’s text His ministry is in full swing as Jesus descends the mount He gave His great sermon upon and ...read more

  • Born Identity

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 7,399 views

    Will my baby / child go to heaven if it dies? Can my mentally challenged youngster get saved? As a Pastor I hear the first question a lot. As the parent of a special needs child, I ask the latter question often. What does the Bible say on this subject

    Born Identity Jeremiah 1:5 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BornIdentity.html Jeremiah 1:5 Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations. I believe that at the moment of ...read more

  • The Invitation Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 5,542 views

    2 Men, 2 Foundations, 2 Houses, & 1 Storm. We must heed Jesus’ teachings, not just hear them...that is wise and not foolish. Link included to free MS Word formatted text & PowerPoint downloads.

    The Invitation Matthew 7:13-29 Today we preach sermons 13 & 14 from Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount… and we finish talking about the greatest sermon ever preached by the greatest preacher who ever lived. Joke--The preacher was shaking hands with the members of his congregation after a service ...read more

  • End Times Posse: The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 3, 2006
    based on 287 ratings
     | 38,666 views

    Israel, the Mid East, Iran, and the "Magog connection" of Ezek. 38-39. Signs of the times are everywhere. Thank God Jesus is coming back for His own before these 4 ride into town! Link included to formatted MS Word text and PowerPoint Presentation.

    End Times Posse The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse Rev. 6:1-8 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/4Horsemen.html The next event on God’s prophetic timetable is the rapture of the church. But after the church is taken out of here, meanwhile…back on earth, there will follow a 7 year period like ...read more

  • I Must, I May, I Will, I Shall

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 2, 2006
    based on 124 ratings
     | 13,700 views

    The Filling of the Holy Spirit. What it is, and why we should seek it. The Christian is already indwelt, but is he filled yet? Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Template.

    I Must, I May, I Will, I Shall Ephesians 5:18 To maintain a vigorous, active life, one must be healthy. Good health comes from a particular and a planned program of physical care. If I follow this plan I can feel the benefit in many ways. Someone said, "If I had known I would live this long, ...read more

  • Jury Duty [judge Not / Judging] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 26, 2006
    based on 166 ratings
     | 32,117 views

    Jesus said "Judge Not." What this means, doesn’t mean, and how the Lord masterfully illustrated the true interpretation of this verse. Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint template.

    Jury Duty Matthew 7:1-5 Ever been called to jury duty? Ever been asked to ‘make a judgment’ about a matter? Some Christians seem to feel they are on ‘permanent jury duty’ as they go thru life. And Jesus addresses this fact in this final leg of the Sermon on the Mount. Today 12 members ...read more

  • Just One Look

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 27, 2006
    based on 312 ratings
     | 58,486 views

    One look is all it takes to bring: Condemnation, Justification, Sanctification, & Glorification. Dozens of Bible examples of people being forever changed by just one look! Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Just One Look Isaiah 45:22 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/JustOneLook.html "Look unto me and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth, for I am God and there is none else." Charles Spurgeon quoted this verse while testing the acoustics in a new sanctuary…he was later called to the bedside ...read more

  • Jabez: Livin' Large [prosperity]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 27, 2006
    based on 170 ratings
     | 14,964 views

    What Jabez said...it’s more than a prayer, it is a philosophy of looking to God for Grace, Growth, Guidance, and Godliness. Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Template.

    Jabez: Livin’ Large I Chron. 4:9, 10 Before Bruce Wilkinson wrote his bestselling ‘Prayer of Jabez’, hardly anyone had ever heard of the guy. Hidden within a long list of genealogies in your OT is a golden nugget of truth, only recently discovered by popular Christian culture. I am ...read more

  • Who Owns You? [the Sermon On The 'amount'] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 195 ratings
     | 29,250 views

    Do you own your possessions or do they own you? "Things" can take a toll on: The Heart-AFFECTIONS, The mind-PERCEPTIONS, The will-DIRECTIONS. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Who Owns You? Matthew 6:19-24 We can divide life into 2 broad categories: the spiritual, and the material. But the Lord Jesus never made that distinction. Matter of fact, He often taught that our attitude toward the material is a mark of your true spirituality. v. 21 ‘Where your ...read more

  • Don't Worry, Be Happy! Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 306 ratings
     | 27,590 views

    It’s easy to say, "Don’t Worry," but it’s better to give someone the tools Jesus provided here to win the war over worrying. The FATHER FACTOR, the FOCUS FACTOR, and the FUTURE FACTOR. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Matthew 6:25-34 "Don’t worry about it." Have you ever had those words said to you? Did it work? Probably not! Easy words to say, but hard to put into practice. In essence that is what the Scripture says in verse 25. [read] But it goes on to tell us how not to ...read more

  • Sitting At Jesus’ Feet Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 19, 2006
    based on 256 ratings
     | 34,694 views

    7 things we find when we are willing to sit at the feet of Jesus. Includes all the places they took Him and things they did. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    SITTING AT JESUS’ FEET Luke 8:35 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SittingAtJesusFeet.html Christmas finds us in many places: stores, shops, online bargain hunting, parties, family get-togethers, and it is all fine and good, but will Christmas also be a time of humble bowing, kneeling at the ...read more

  • Jesus' Bible Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 6, 2006
    based on 145 ratings
     | 13,588 views

    Old becomes new as Jesus explains how He is the fulfillment of the law and prophets...The CULMINATION of the law, APPRECIATION for the law, and INTERPRETATION of the law. [5 mistakes the Pharisees made]. Link included to free PowerPoint.

    Jesus’ Bible Matthew 5:17 Think about it: All anyone had was their Old Testament, tho’ they didn’t call it that! God’s Word is under attack today, and we are called to defend it…all of it! And that’s just what Jesus did in our text. We continue looking at the greatest sermon ever ...read more