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  • Word Of Commendation: Changed Lives Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jan 13, 2010
     | 2,650 views

    Changed Lives (the mark of faithful disciples) spur thanksgiving because they confirm God’s election (and our faith).

    Christianity is about the power of the gospel to change lives. The death and resurrection of Christ are the keys to the gospel message and the keys to unleashing the power of God in our lives. Jesus died to deliver us from our sins and introduce us to a new life of holiness. We have been ...read more

  • Godly Role Models: An Example Worth Following Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jan 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,141 views

    Changed lives earn the reputation of being a model worth imitating.

    What types of role models have you chosen to follow in your life? We all have been impacted by a wide range of different people. Some of the examples have been good and helpful; others have been dangerous and harmful. We know that “bad company corrupts good morals” (1 Cor. ...read more

  • Boldness In Church Planting Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jan 13, 2010
     | 2,887 views

    Supernatural boldness in church planting validates authentic ministry when based on pure motives and proper conduct (the marks of Spirit-filled church planters).

    As we reach the end of our first month of attempting to plant a church and as we study the NT model for church planting from the Book of 1 Thessalonians, we need to ask ourselves if we are too tentative. What is impressive from studying Paul and Silas and Timothy is their confidence and ...read more

  • Persistence-Sticking To It For The Long Haul Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,565 views

    Part of Fit for Life PowerPak.

    TITLE: A VIEW FROM THE FINISH LINE – FINAL REFLECTIONS FROM THE APOSTLE PAUL BIG IDEA: A LIFE OF PERSEVERANCE EARNS A PERSPECTIVE OF CONTENTMENT, FULFILLMENT, AND EXPECTATION I. (:6) PERSPECTIVE TOWARDS THE PRESENT: CONTENTMENT A. Content to be a Living (and Dying) Sacrifice “For I am ...read more

  • Partners In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,621 views

    TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL

    BIG IDEA: TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL Carson: "Emulate those who are interested in the well-being of others, not in their own. Be on the alert for Christians who really do exemplify this basic Christian ...read more

  • Rejoice In The Lord / Put No Confidence In The Flesh Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,999 views

    REJOICING IN CHRIST MEANS TURNING OUR BACK ON EVERYTHING THAT WOULD EXALT OUR FLESH

    BIG IDEA: REJOICING IN CHRIST MEANS TURNING OUR BACK ON EVERYTHING THAT WOULD EXALT OUR FLESH I. (:1) REMEMBER THE COMMAND A. Point of Emphasis -- "Finally, my brethren" Carson: "What Paul is doing is picking up the theme of rejoicing he introduced in 2:17-18." Gromacki: "… designates ...read more

  • Knowing Christ In A Transforming Way Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,723 views

    KNOWING CHRIST IN A TRANSFORMING WAY IS THE ONLY PURSUIT WORTHY OF ETERNITY

    BIG IDEA: KNOWING CHRIST IN A TRANSFORMING WAY IS THE ONLY PURSUIT WORTHY OF ETERNITY Gutzke: "It is tomorrow that gives special meaning to what I do today. Whatever I do today, it is tomorrow when I am going to reap the consequences." I. (:8-9) KNOWING CHRIST AS THE SOURCE OF ...read more

  • Pressing On Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,500 views

    PRESSING TOWARD THE GOAL IS THE ONLY WAY TO RUN THE RACE OF CONFORMITY TO JESUS CHRIST

    BIG IDEA: PRESSING TOWARD THE GOAL IS THE ONLY WAY TO RUN THE RACE OF CONFORMITY TO JESUS CHRIST INTRODUCTION: Walvoord: "On the one hand, discontent with one’s spiritual life can bring discouragement and unnecessary resignation to spiritual defeat. On the other hand, in overestimating one’s ...read more

  • Staying On Track Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK

    BIG IDEA: FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK IN THE RACE TO GLORY TO JOIN OUR SAVIOR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Gromacki: "In this section, the apostle challenged the believers to experience the joy of maturity." I. ...read more

  • Outward Harmony / Inward Peace Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,481 views

    HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP AND INNER PEACE REQUIRE TOTAL COMMITMENT

    BIG IDEA: HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP AND INNER PEACE REQUIRE TOTAL COMMITMENT I. (:1-5) HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP REQUIRES OUR TOTAL COMMITMENT TO ONE ANOTHER WITH A SPIRIT OF: - STEADFASTNESS - JOY - AND PATIENCE A. (:1) Steadfastness -- We Must be Totally Committed to Stand Firm in the ...read more

  • Shalom Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 3,636 views

    GOD’S FAVOR DEPENDS ON THINKING RIGHT AND ACTING RIGHT

    BIG IDEA: GOD’S FAVOR DEPENDS ON THINKING RIGHT AND ACTING RIGHT "Finally brethren" I. WE ALL WANT GOD’S FAVOR IN OUR LIVES "the God of Peace shall be with you" cf. OT concept of God being with someone and blessing all of their endeavors and protecting them Barclay: "To Paul, God is the ...read more

  • God Shall Supply All Your Needs Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,718 views

    GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO PROVIDE ALL MATERIAL NEEDS FOR THOSE WHO PARTNER IN THE MINISTRY OF THE GOSPEL

    BIG IDEA: GOD CAN BE TRUSTED TO PROVIDE ALL MATERIAL NEEDS FOR THOSE WHO PARTNER IN THE MINISTRY OF THE GOSPEL INTRODUCTION: Paul and the Philippian believers were partners in the ministry of the gospel I. (:10-16) CONTENTMENT AND COMMENDATION EXPRESSED TO SUPPORTERS A. Contentment -- ...read more

  • Tough Times Ahead -- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 10, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,497 views

    THE FAITHFUL MINISTER MUST BE PREPARED TO STAND AGAINST THE INCREASINGLY BLATANT DISPLAY OF DEPRAVITY UNLEASHED BY APOSTATE HYPOCRITES

    BIG IDEA: THE FAITHFUL MINISTER MUST BE PREPARED TO STAND AGAINST THE INCREASINGLY BLATANT DISPLAY OF DEPRAVITY UNLEASHED BY APOSTATE HYPOCRITES (3:1) INTRODUCTION: WAKEUP CALL = STATEMENT OF THE DANGER LURKING AROUND THE CORNER “But realize this, that in the last days difficult times will ...read more

  • Tough Times Ahead -- Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 10, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,290 views

    THE EXAMPLE OF GODLY MENTORS AND THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE WORD OF GOD EQUIPS THE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL TO PERSEVERE IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION AND GROWING DECEPTION

    BIG IDEA: THE EXAMPLE OF GODLY MENTORS AND THE SUFFICIENCY OF THE WORD OF GOD EQUIPS THE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL TO PERSEVERE IN THE FACE OF PERSECUTION AND GROWING DECEPTION I. (:10-14) THE EXAMPLE OF GODLY MENTORS EQUIPS THE MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL TO PERSEVERE A good model can make a ...read more

  • Preach The Word Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 10, 2001
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,097 views

    PAUL’S FINAL CHARGE TO HIS YOUNGER PROTÉGÉ: FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY BY PREACHING THE WORD (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE MESSAGE IS POPULAR)

    BIG IDEA: PAUL’S FINAL CHARGE TO HIS YOUNGER PROTÉGÉ: FULFILL YOUR MINISTRY BY PREACHING THE WORD (REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT THE MESSAGE IS POPULAR) I. (:1) THE EYEWITNESSES OF THE CHARGE: PAY CLOSE ATTENTION! (Maintaining sound doctrine is serious business) A. The Seriousness of the ...read more