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  • Keeping The Faith

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 9 ratings

    how to keep the faith in a world that is losing it..

    Intro: they once asked a prisoner of war how they had survived in the worst places imaginable. One said, every day I woke up with the thought, today will be the day that we get rescued. Many said, it was hope that kept them alive. Many said, it was a faith in God that made the difference. In these more

  • Why Some Stop, Why Some Pass By

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Nov 19, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    story of the good Samaritan and how it applies to our walk with Christ

    Intro: there are stories in the Bible were we all cheer the hero of the story, go home rejoicing in what they had done, but then go back to our ordinary lives. One of those stories is the good Samaritan—the priest passes by, the Levite passes by, but the Samaritan stops, loves, heals, gives, and more

  • Whatever Happened To The Name Of Jesus

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 9, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    I have a little problem with preaching that excludes the name of Jesus

    Intro: there are a lot of name droppers in the Christian world today, every time I hear a professed Christian in the media, they are saying what God has done in their lives or church. Today, in this audience there are people who cheer for Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Florida—what if someone here more

  • Opening The Wells Of God

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 89 ratings

    four wells that Isaac had to dig are the four stages in our walk with God. See how each well we dig is a step to the next level with God

    Intro: years ago we had a man in our church who had a business of drilling wells for people. Here are a few things I learned about well drilling. the deeper the well, the more it will cost you the deeper the well, the cooler the water the deeper the well, the greater the abundance the more

  • It's Time To Whip The Devil

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 39 ratings

    four keys to victory over the devil in your walk with God

    Intro: Charles Atlas Story--bully whips this skinny kid on beach steals girlfriend. Skinny kid pumps weights, gets massive, goes back to the beach, whips the bully, gets his girlfriend back. Before Christ,(BC) the devil whips people up, but After Christ, people can put a hurting on the devil. more

  • 4 Steps To A Life Of Blessings

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 30 ratings

    Abraham is an example for us today to reach our destiny in God. Take these four steps to a life of blessing.

    Intro: as you listen to every candidate on the campaign trail there is one common denominator, they all try to explain their climb to greatness. The struggles, the battles, the hard times, the hard work they put in to get to where they are today. Probably to some degree they are all telling the more

  • Living A Life That Counts In God's Community

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    4 steps to being an effective worker in the communtiy of God

    Intro: I received the news that a young man from our bowling league, William Harris died of a heart attack last Saturday morning. 53 years old, in seemingly perfect condition, gone. I heard someone say, when it’s your time to go, you go. But today, I am not going to preach on death, or eternity, more

  • Yesterday, Today And Forever, God Is In Control

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Dec 31, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    we have this assurance that God is faithful over our yesterdays, todays and tomorrow’s. It gives us peace knowing the whole world is in His hands

    Intro: the world news says, everything is out of control, the national news says, everything is out of control, even the local news has the same message that everything is out of control. As we face 2008, some may face it with fear, others may face it with doubts about the future, but in the midst more

  • Community, Not An Ark But An Opportunity

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 26 ratings

    the church is built as an open door to the lost, not an ark to preserve the saints

    Intro: the other day Roger Lashley had a revelation from God. God spoke to him with these words, My church is not an ark. He relayed this to me, so I went to the book of Genesis and studied Noah and the ark. I tried to look at the difference between the ark and community. Here are four thoughts on more

  • Becoming A Blessed Community

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Aug 26, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Jacob became Israel, in this story are the keys to being blessed by God

    Intro: the story of Jacob becoming Israel is one of the most fascinating in the Bible. Up until this point, Jacob seemingly had done everything his own way. He was a deceiver, he had basically cheated his way through life. But the story of Jacob becoming Israel is based on God’s love, and God’s more

  • A Force Of One

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Aug 23, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    becoming a person of impact on this generation

    Intro: people like the thought of a one man wrecking crew. A guy that can take on 50 people all by themselves. Bruce Lee, just the name is synonymous with beating up people. Sylvester Stallone, Rambo, able to take on as many that come against him. Arnold Swartznagger, the terminator. And my more

  • Following Christ

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Aug 16, 2007
    based on 21 ratings

    Jesus gives the details for those who would follow after Him

    Intro: at the General Council, the Eurasia experience was sponsored by our missionaries serving in Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, India, and many other countries. In that tent you actually felt what it must be like to serve in these nations. Hearing the testimonies from people who have literally more

  • The Chosen Community

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 36 ratings

    the honor and privilege of being chosen by God

    Intro: I must be a special person, because when I check my e-mails I have messages that say, Steve you are a winner, you have been chosen for a trip to Disney World. Steve, would you please take a survey for us. Steve, could we send you on a dream vacation? Wow, I am special, I am a chosen one. Of more

  • Greatness With God

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 57 ratings

    four steps in the life of Abraham that caused him to walk in spiritual greatness

    Intro: my final yearbook average in bowling has been 223 for the last 3 years. Very often people will ask me to help them raise their average. Over the years I have learned one thing, most people want to be great, but very few will pay the price for greatness. When I started bowling back in 1978, I more

  • The Greatest Rewards

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    how to be blessed, the sermon on the mount

    Intro: Professor Henderson’s Dream–The Thimble Crown In this dream a little lady in front of him in the line receiving rewards from Jesus, got a large beautiful crown. He thought because he was a minister he would receive even a greater one, but instead was handed a thimble crown. When he woke up, more