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  • For Righteousness Sake Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,961 views

    "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:10

    INTRODUCTION The preacher of an underground Chinese church tells others of the precautions they must take to avoid government persecution. Each time their church reaches ten to fifteen members, they split to reduce attention. They also alternate meeting places for the same reason. Because phone ...read more

  • Who Do You Say That I Am?

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    It matters how one is spoken of by others. Have you ever given thought to how you speak of Jesus in your everyday life? Not whether you try to convert everyone you meet but do you speak of Jesus, do you give the Lord the credit he deserves. Do you

    Katie Fisher, 17, entered the Madison County Ohio Junior Livestock Sale hoping the lamb she had for sale would get a good price. For months Katie had been battling cancer. She had endured hospital stays and been through chemotherapy a number of times. Before the lamb went on the block, the ...read more

  • Forget Your Reputation

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,654 views

    One can’t, at once, promote two reputations. Promote God’s and forget yours. Or promote yours and forget God’s. We must choose.

    Forget Your Reputation Philippians 2:5-8 In college, there was a group of people that were not treated kindly; they were called bible bangers, Jesus freaks and other derogatory names. My voice was among the mockers. It shouldn’t have been, but it was. I was taught better and I knew better. ...read more

  • Nebuchadnezzar: Mightiest King

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,733 views

    Drawing on strengths and weaknesses of King Nebuchandezzar to become better Christians

    Nebuchadnezzar: Mightiest King Daniel 4 The first four chapters of the book of Daniel tell the story of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. Nebuchadnezzar was a mighty and powerful king. In 605 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar defeated Pharaoh Necho of Egypt and brought Judah under his control. It was ...read more

  • Trust Little Deeds

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,770 views

    Doing the small things to make a big difference.

    Trust LITTLE Deeds Matthew 13:31-33 World War II left Germany in ruins. Citizens were desperate for supplies. Russia had leveled Berlin’s buildings and sought to do the same to her people. They blockaded food trucks, trains and boats. The U.S. and British military responded with the famous ...read more

  • God's Family

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,638 views

    God is building a permanent family. God offers you a family of friends and friends who are family. THE CHURCH.

    God’s Family Ephesians 3:14-15 Gary Klahr and Steve Barbin act like brothers. The two Fairfield, Connecticut, residents look alike, finish each other’s sentences, and speak with the same inflections. Gary served as Steve’s best man. Steve was there for Gary through his father’s death. The ...read more

  • A Little Bit Of Hangin' Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,135 views

    Victory through Adversity

    Proclaiming His Majesty A Little Bit of Hangin’ Series 2006 Revelation 3:14-22 Abraham Lincoln once listened to the pleas of the mother of a soldier who’d been sentenced to hang for treason. She begged the president to grand pardon. Lincoln agreed. Yet, he is reported to have left the ...read more

  • God's Set Purpose Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,015 views

    "God’s determined purpose and foreknowledge." The New International Version calls it "God’s set purpose and foreknowledge." The King James Version calls it "the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God." Perhaps the best translation is the Revised

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 God’s Set Purpose Acts 2:22-23 Story of the engineer who operated a drawbridge. Had to make a choice between his son or a train full of people. It has all the ingredients of a good sermon illustration. It is emotional. It is dramatic. It will ...read more

  • God's "Flaw" Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,651 views

    Have you ever embarked upon the enormous task of contemplating all of your past sins? It is inevitable; overwhelmed by the amount of forgiveness God has bestowed upon us we begin to thank him for forgiving us of all our past sins. Maybe you have even

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 God’s "Flaw" Hebrews 8:10-12 Sheryl and I are coming up on our tenth wedding anniversary and naturally after being together for that amount of time you eventually get around to playing the "Remember when" game. "Remember the time. . ." Have you ever ...read more

  • Shining Lights Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,561 views

    Giving your Best Effort

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 Shining Lights Matthew 5:14-16 (Only a small portion of this story is true, I’ll leave it to you to figure out which part. The meaning however is everlasting.) Last week Sheryl and I were spending a quiet evening at home, the children were all in ...read more

  • God Sighs Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,058 views

    A man is brought to Jesus who is deaf and has a speech impediment. Perhaps, because of his deafness, he never learned to speak clearly. Jesus shows ultimate compassion by refusing to make a mockery of this man’s problems. The man had problems; he would

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 God Sighs Mark 7:31-35 Reading the text of Mark 7:31-35 you come across a word that is, at first, out of place. It is one of those words that, if you are not careful, you will just read through and never give a second thought. "He sighed," Mark ...read more

  • In Pursuit Of Peace Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,379 views

    I am firmly convinced that more than a timeless letter about the gospel of Christ, Paul wrote Romans as an effort to unify a church on its way toward division. Romans 14 is the climax of that effort.

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 In Pursuit of Peace Romans 14:1-23 The other night at worship, my son, John Austin, asked Sheryl, "Mom, why does everybody call daddy, Brother Mitchell?" As Sheryl did her best to explain to him how we are all brothers and sisters in Christ and ...read more

  • Blind Ambition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 1, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,585 views

    Overcoming the world view of winning at all costs and moving toward a biblical view of success.

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 Blind Ambition Genesis 11:1-9 If you could travel back in time to the days of Noah what an amazing sight you would see! Not the flood or the ark, but right after the flood waters had dried is the time I am thinking of. If you were there you ...read more

  • Choose For Yourselves This Day Whom You Will Serve!

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on May 18, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,441 views

    What is the biggest problem in the church today? Some people would say that it is false teachers while others would say it is materialism. Some might say that our problem lies with the leadership or the preacher. Today I will not attempt to place blame

    Joshua 24:15 INTRODUCTION: What is the biggest problem in the church today? Some people would say that it is false teachers while others would say it is materialism. Some might say that our problem lies with the leadership or the preacher. Today I will not attempt to place blame on any ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Merciful Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,853 views

    In our last installment of this series on The Beatitudes we looked at "hungering and thirsting for righteousness." Showing mercy is the outward expression of the inner hungering and thirsting after righteousness.

    Blessed are the Merciful The Beatitudes Matthew 5:7 #5 of 8 in Series INTRODUCTION While walking home from school, Mark noticed the boy ahead of him had stumbled to the ground and dropped everything he was carrying. Mark hurried to the boy’s side and helped him collect his belongings. ...read more