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  • Worship As It Was Meant To Be Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    Jesus addresses the issue of worship in his answer to why his disciples do not fast. Series on the Gospel of Mark.

    WORSHIP AS IT IS MEANT TO BE Mark 2:18-22 INTRO: PRESENTS FILL THE TEMPLE A dear elderly lady was teaching the four and five year old Sunday School class at her church. During one of the lessons, they were learning about he buildign of the temple. She explained to the students that when the more

  • When The Going Gets Tough

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    Paul tells us in this scripture how we can be victorious in the tough times of life.

    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH 2 Tim 1:1-12 INTRO: Response to an Insurance Company I am writing in response to your request for additional information. In block #3 of the accident form, I put “trying to do the job alone” as the cause of my accident. You said in your letter that I should explain more

  • A Call To Reach Anyone Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Sep 5, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    We are called to be ambassadors for Jesus Christ to anyone. Christ gives us an example. Studies in the Gospel of Mark

    A CALL TO REACH ANYONE Mark 2:13-17 INTRO: 1. Read a small booklet several years ago by Joseph Stowell entitled (I hope this is right) Loving Those You Would Rather Hate. He talk about the issues of homosexuality, race, ethnic diversity, etc. 2. I read a story the other day about a more

  • When Jesus Reveals Himself Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Aug 26, 2003
    based on 25 ratings

    What happens when Jesus reveals Himself through us to others? Studies in the Gospel of Mark

    WHEN JESUS REVEALS HIMSELF Mark 2:6-12 INTRO: Behavior and belief - If you don’t live it, you don’t believe it. Steven Manley: “A holy person ought to be like a suit that would unzip and all that you see is Jesus.” Is it very clear to others that Jesus is with us? Do our actions allow more

  • A Call For Passionate People Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 98 ratings

    What are you passionate about? Mark 2:1-5 gives us a great example of what passion looks like. Studies in the Gospel of Mark

    A CALL FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE Mark 2:1-5 INTRO: Truth or Fiction? There is a tale told of that great English actor Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: “I wish you would explain to me something.” “Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher.” “What is more

  • Glorious Freedom Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Aug 12, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    Jesus has come to set us free from sin. Our worship will reflect that freedom. Studies in the Gospel of Mark

    GLORIOUS FREEDOM Mark 1:40-45 INTRO: “On New Years day 1863, the Emancipation Proclamation was publicly stated, but it was not until December 18, 1865, that the Constitution made those convictions official. Though dead by then Lincoln still spoke. At last his dream was realized. The word more

  • How Do We Do Ministry Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Aug 9, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    There are vast viewpoints of ministry today. How do we view ministry through the eyes of servanthood? Study in Gospel of Mark

    HOW DO WE VIEW MINISTRY? Mark 1:29-39 INTRO: A Man With a Servant’s Heart A large group of European pastors came to one of D. L. Moody’s Northfield Bible Conferences in Massachusetts in the late 1800s. Following the European custom of the time, each guest put his shoes outside his room to be more

  • Are The People Amazed? Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jul 21, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    Is the work of Jesus in your life one of authority and power that will amaze people? Series on Mark

    ARE PEOPLE REALLY AMAZED? Mark 1:21-28 INTRO: When Linda and I were in college we attended a service where there was a Christian Illusionist. That morning he carried with him a Chicago Tribune newspaper. It was very thick. He then was blindfolded and turned his back on the congregation. He more

  • Many Are Called, But Few Are Chosen Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jul 15, 2003
    based on 74 ratings

    Jesus, in picking His disciples, shows us what following Him is all about. Series on Mark

    MANY ARE CALLED BUT FEW ARE CHOSEN Mark 1:16-20 INTRO: The Plan Hernando Cortes had a plan. He wanted to lead an expedition into Mexico to capture its vast treasures. When he told the Spanish governor his strategy, the governor got so excited that he gave him 11 ships and 700 men. Little did more

  • What's Your Message Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    Our lives are a message around us. Jesus has left us an example of His message. Are we living a message like Jesus? Series on Mark

    WHAT’S YOUR MESSAGE? Mark 1:14-15 INTRO: Life’s Onlookers A man’s life is always more forcible than his speech. When men take stock of him they reckon his deeds as dollars and his words as pennies. If his life and doctrine disagree the mass of onlookers accept his practice and reject his more

  • A Mans Man Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    It is sometimes difficult to really describe what a mans man really is. John the Baptist helps us to understand what a man truly is. Series on Mark (Fathers Day Message)

    A MAN’S MAN Mark 1:1-8 INTRO: Men do not know who they are as men. Rather, they define themselves by what they do, who they know, or by what they own. – Alexander Mitserlisch, counselor Who are men today? What comprises manhood? The Average Male Is… • Is 5’ 9” tall and 173 pounds. more

  • Are You Prepared Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jun 25, 2003
    based on 47 ratings

    Jesus gives us an example of what it looks like to be prepared for the ministry. Series on Mark

    ARE YOU PREPARED Mark 1:9-13 INTRO: In April 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was a skydiver. He jumped from a plane alone with numerous other skydivers and filmed the group as they fell and opened their parachutes. On the film shown on the telecast, as the final skydiver more

  • Surrounded

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    In the loss of a loved one we need to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ and let Him surround us with His love.

    SURROUNDED Heb. 12:1-2 INTRO: When we were little kids we would play army. We would come upon the “enemy” and yell, “Your surrounded – surrender or else!” God has a plan to surround you and will tell you to surrender or else. We need to surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ or live in more

  • Evidence That We Know

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 27, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    Does the world know that we know Jesus? What evidence do we show that give them the confidence to follow the One we know?

    EVIDENCE THAT WE KNOW Eph. 4:11-16 INTRO: Arab Proverb states: He that knows not and knows not the he knows not: He is a fool – shun him! He that knows not and knows that he know not: He is simple – teach him! He that knows and knows not the he knows: He is asleep – wake him! He that more

  • Proclamation Of God Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 20, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    In 2 Chronicles it states, "if my people who are called by my name". God’s name gives us the basis and strength for revival.

    PROCLAMATION OF GOD Exodus 34:5-7 INTRO: Dr. J. Elder Cumming contended that “in almost every case the beginning of new blessing is a new revelation of the character of God—more beautiful, more wonderful, more precious.” - J. O. Sanders, Enjoying Intimacy with God, Moody, p. 14 Today I more