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  • Three Results Of God's Love

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Oct 28, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    Experiencing God's love will enable us to do unto others as we would have them do to us.

    Three Results of God’s Love Matthew 7:7-12 INTRODUCTION A. Ancient rabbi tale of selecting a spot for a temple. 1. Two brothers lived on adjacent farms, worked the fields and divided the harvest. 2. One season, after a plentiful harvest, the married brother sat with his family and more

  • What God Expects When We Mess Up

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 22, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    The believer and unbeliever alike have responsibilities when it comes to dealing with sin in their life.

    WHAT GOD EXPECTS WHEN WE MESS UP? LUKE 15:11-32 INTRODUCTION Young Johnny was reared in a fine Christian home. When he was only nine years old, his father took him into his office one day and explained the gospel message of Jesus Christ to him, and young Johnny accepted Christ as his Savior. more

  • Equality In God's Kingdom

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 10, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    God takes the initiative in salvation, and when we enter his kingdom, there is work to be done.

    INTRODUCTION After graduating from college and before serving at my first full-time church, I worked for a few months at Velux in Greenwood, a plant that manufactures sky lights. As I began to look for a job in Greenwood after returning from Florida, I found circumstances quite different from the more

  • God's Great Reunion

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 10, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    God is extending an invitation to the greatest reunion of all.

    INTRODUCTION A. Andy and Barney’s high school reunion. 1. Barney is moving his trunk into Andy’s garage when the old high school annual falls out. 2. Andy begins to question where they all are and about the possibility of seeing them again. 3. Before long they are planning a high school more

  • In Debt-What Now?

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 10, 2002
    based on 43 ratings

    Christians need a Biblical perspective of how much we owe God for our salvation.

    INTRODUCTION A. Debt can be devastating 1. Average American has over $8,000 on credit cards 2. Thirty year or more mortgages with high payments 3. Got sticker shock when I bought my last car ($19,600 and that was the next to cheapest they had) 4. Mom inherited money, paid off cards and more

  • Reactions To The Savior's Birth

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 163 ratings

    People have and have always had different reactions to the Christmas story.

    INTRODUCTION In the year 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. In 1796, he was crossing the Alps to crush the Austrians and Sardinians. Had Dan Rather been living in the year 1809, his newscast would have focused on Austria. The attention of the world was on this man known as Napoleon as he swept more

  • What Christmas Should Mean

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    The meaning of Christmas is often lost in our secular celebrations.

    INTRODUCTION A. Where did the celebration come from 1. Origin of the festival is unknown 2. Derived in part from rites held by German and Celtic people to celebrate the winter solstice 3. Christmas festivals have been observed by Christians since the 4th century 4. Incorporate, as many of our more

  • Commitments For A New Year

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    A New Year gives us the opportunity to make new starts in our commitment to God.

    INTRODUCTION A. George C. Scott in A Christmas Carol 1. Based on Charles Dicken’s work. 2. Story of Ebenezer Scrooge, despicable old man with no joy. 3. Disturbed by the joy and waste he sees at the Christmas season. 4. Hounded by singing carolers and harassed by those wanting a generous more

  • God's Prescription For A Happy Home

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    God gives Biblical guidelines for how we can have happy and successful homes.

    INTRODUCTION Norman Wright describes four changes that have taken place in family life in recent years. One is the move toward a nuclear family. This is the mother, father and children. In the past, it was common for families to involve the extended members as well. The second change is the more

  • The Price Of Evangelism

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 67 ratings

    There is a price to pay to be obedient to Jesus’ command to evangelize.

    The Price of Evangelization John 4:1-7 INTRODUCTION A. James Dobson’s experience at the public school system from 1960-1963 1. At the final year, he had to say goodbye to 25 to 30 teary-eyed kids. 2. One young lady whom he said goodbye to in 1963 called him in 1975. 3. Julie had grown more

  • Stewardship Questions We Must Answer

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
    based on 141 ratings

    Giving is a vital part of serving Christ.

    Stewardship Questions We Must Answer 2 Corinthians 9:6-10 INTRODUCTION I recall one of the Andy Griffith episodes that I think illustrates very well the matter of giving. It seems Andy had been elected chairman of the needy children charity drive. They were taking up money at the schools more

  • Getting Out Of The Rut

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    Sometimes, we just need to get out of our spiritual ruts so that we can get on with God’s work.

    INTRODUCTION Have you ever felt as if you were in a rut? About two years ago, my brother,daughter and I went hiking on the Appalachian Trail on the North Carolina, Tennessee border. It is an area called the Bald Mountains because you actually walk over the tops of the mountains. It is grasslands more

  • How To Handle Life

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
    based on 172 ratings

    This sermon gives Biblical guidelines to deal with the pressures of life successfully.

    Introduction Lloyd J. Ogilve, in his book "Life Without Limits," tells the story of a pastor who in the space of one week heard the following comments from various people: A woman said; “I’m under tremendous pressure from my son these days. I can’t seem to satisfy him, however hard I work. He more

  • How To Be God's Hero

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 8, 2002
    based on 57 ratings

    This sermon gives encouragement and advice to graduates.

    INTRODUCTION A. Forest Gump was a popular movie some years back. 1. Forest was a mentally challenged child born in rural Alabama. 2. When it came time to go to school, his mom was told that he would have to go to a special school. 3. She convinced the principal of the public school to let him more

  • Where Do We Find True Meaning In Life?

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 6, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    Life’s true meaning can only be found in a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    INTRODUCTION The question we ask this morning is indeed a thought-provoking question. Have you ever really thought where true meaning in life is found? I mean, what do we have to do to find this meaning? Do we have to have a special type of spouse or parents? Do our children have to fit some more