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  • Passing The Test

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Aug 26, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 9,093 views

    Message on Endurance and Love.

    Passing the Test Adapted from John Ortberg’s message Intro: Read Matt 15:21-28 How many of you think Jesus seems a little rude here? Be honest. Boy are you in trouble. Let me explain what’s going on in this passage. Among other things, Jesus is the greatest teacher to ever lived. ...read more

  • God's Vision For His Church Series

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,163 views

    Sermon to cast vision around the 5 fold purpose of the church. Rediscover your purpose!

    God’s Vision for His Church Intro: Write down what you think the purpose of the church is Doctors fix Bodies Mechanic fix cars What do churches fix?… Lives and souls God is asking us one question church… How’s Business??? We say Glen Elder Chrisitan Church his a place where God is seen.. ...read more

  • Traits Of A Good Friend

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Aug 8, 2002
    based on 103 ratings
     | 4,720 views

    A message preached by two friends Karl and Ryan. Works well if someone could dual preach with you.

    Traits of A True Friend Ecclesiastes 4:9-12 This message was a dual preached sermon. As one person preached the other braided a cord of three strands. OPENING: RYAN:* I wonder why it’s such a compliment to tell a woman she looks like a breath of spring, but not to tell her she looks like ...read more

  • Losing The Battle To Win The War

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Jun 10, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 7,931 views

    A easy alliterated outline that people remember on Monday. Story of winning life’s war

    Losing the Battle to Win the War 1 Samuel 17:28-54 (sorry Illustrations are not fleshed out) Intro: David said, “I want to fight God’s War, not his own battle. We may win momentary battles in life, but lose war (success, kids, marriage) How did David win the war... 1.) RECONGIZED ...read more

  • Tearing Down Walls Series

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 9,296 views

    A message against judgmental attitudes that keep your church from growing!

    Breaking Down Walls John 4:1-26 One of my favorite quotes is from Bill Hybels, the cutting edge pastor from the largest church in America he says, “We have never locked eyes with someone that did not matter to God” He is saying that all people regardless of race, social class or background… ...read more

  • Your Face In The Crowd

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 608 ratings
     | 63,404 views

    A Good Friday message. Read the whole message, very evanglestic with a word picture that holds their attention ( a photo album at the cross)

    (Matthew 27:32-56) (Crucifixion, Good Friday, Salvation ) (Deductive) The Cross. It rests on the time line of history like a compelling diamond. It’s tragedy summons all suffers. It’s Absurdity attracts all critics. It’s hope lures all searchers. My what a piece of wood! ...read more

  • Fulfillment For An Empty Life

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,035 views

    Message on the Purpose of Life

    Fulfillment For An Empty Life (Ephesians 1:1-11 (NT) Also Romans 8:28 (NT)) (Evangelism, Priorities) (Topical) The ancient philosophers always had three question they debated… 1.) Where did I come from? 2.) What is my purpose? 3.) Why is there so much evil in the world? Every ...read more

  • Finding Lost Passion For Lost People Series

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 343 ratings
     | 27,203 views

    Sparking the lost passion in your church to evangelize ( Ilustration is segmented throughout sermon on purpose )

    Series: Creating Contagious Compassion Finding the Lost Passion for Lost People Luke 15:1-32 DT: God is in the relentless pursuit of finding lost people. THIS MESSAGE WRITIEN BY GOOD FRIEND KARL SCHAD AT GATEWAY CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN ST.LOUIS GCCKARL@AOL.COM INTRODUCTION It was Dec ...read more

  • A Drink For A Dehydrated Soul

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 891 ratings
     | 64,682 views

    Creating spiritual hunger in your people

    A Drink For A Dehydrated Soul (JOHN 7:37 & John 4:4-14) (Christian Life, Spirituality) (Ded/Exp) INTRODUCTION: Have you ever been thirsty? I don’t mean the average thirst where a drink of water sounds good after a long walk or after working in the garden on a hot summer day. I mean ...read more

  • A Grip On Suffering

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 4,225 views

    Message to help hurting people deal with suffering

    A Grip On Suffering (Job 23:1-11 (OT)) (Hope, Memorial Day, Suffering) (Deductive) INTRODUCTION: Have you ever asked God the question: Why God are you allowing me or my loved ones to suffer like this? If you have ever gone through some type of emotional, spiritual, or physical pain, then ...read more

  • Anchors For Your Soul

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 404 ratings
     | 16,174 views

    Evangelsitic Easter message adapted from Lucado’s Book "Six Hours One Friday."

    Anchors for Your Soul (1 Corinthians 15:3-5) (Easter, Hope, Resurrection) (Deductive) Lucado writes, Funny how Easter and taxs often fall on the same week. They did this year. I began this week with 2 major tasks Prepare an Easter Sermon and pay my taxes. With apologies to the ...read more

  • A New Way To A New You

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 347 ratings
     | 43,799 views

    A Seeker message for the unchurched!Points seems to be transportable in thier minds!

    A New Way to A New You! (2 Corinthians 5:14-21) (Conversion, Forgiveness, New Creation) (Deductive) Intro: I am amazed at one of God’s display of grace in nature. There is one activity that I believe is God’s mini motion picture of a sinner becoming a saint. Of a pagan truing into a ...read more

  • Because Of Him

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 450 ratings
     | 52,059 views

    Post Easter Seeker message..Answers Now What?

    Because Of HIM (Revelation 1:5-7) (Salvation, Will) (Topical) Intro: Judas is dead. Pilate wishes he was. The Cross has been taken down… The empty tomb is. Still empty. Now what? What has this last 4 weeks accompolished. As a third-century man was anticipating death, he penned these ...read more

  • Your Un-Opened Gift

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 173 ratings
     | 8,353 views

    Christmas Message.. Unpredictable package!

    Your Un-Opened Gift (John 1:43-51 and Romans 6:23-24) A chauffeur had driven the chemistry professor to dozens of speaking engagements. He’d heard the same canned speech scores of times. He said on the way to another engagement, "Professor, I believe I could give your speech myself; I’ve ...read more

  • When We Wander Too Far Series

    Contributed by Ryan Johnson on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 6,178 views

    Message for Christians that are in sin

    Series: Creating Contagious Compassion When We Wander Too Far? ( evanglelism, salvation) Luke 15:3-7 Survivor Eva Hart remembers the night, April 15, 1912, on which the Titanic plunged 12,000 feet to the Atlantic floor, some two hours and forty minutes after an iceberg tore a 300-foot gash in ...read more