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  • O Lord, Change Me

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on May 4, 2015

    There are three different types of people that pray this prayer, "O Lord, change me." This sermon deals with each one and helps us identify the true meaning of this prayers is to want to dwell with God.

    Introduction: Read Exodus 25:1-9 Up until this point the Israelites have depended on Moses to lead them. They were taken out of captivity in Egypt by God through Moses. They used to be slaves to Pharaoh, now they are free. But ever since they left their bondage, they have complained about more

  • Love: Tender Or Tough

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Apr 26, 2015

    Christians need to learn the value of tough love in both giving and receiving it.

    Who said the following harsh words? “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites!” “You blind guides! You strain out a gnat but swallow a camel!” “You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and more

  • The Church Series

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Nov 27, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The word "Church" is so often used out of context. This sermon series helps the church (the people) identify how God defines church buy using seven different analogies found in the Bible. This is the introduction sermon to the series. There are eight serm

    The Church (Sermon 1) Sermon Series by Timothy Gardner Church Analogies (Overview) I found this poem found hanging on a wall in St. Louis at a local Salvation Army church. It was knitted together and it hung in the sanctuary. I wrote it down because i found it interesting to share with more

  • Jonah...what A Loser!

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Nov 8, 2009

    Jonah actually teaches us many characteristics of being a Christian without actually following them himself. This sermon concentrates on these characteristics.

    Captain Tim Gardner Text: Jonah 3 & 4 Introduction: Melodrama: Joe and the Wannafights by “Spontaneous Melodramas” book There are so many things we can learn from the bad attitude of Jonah, but this morning we will just concentrate of three. His willingness to be unwilling. His more

  • Twisted…or Playing Twister? Games Series: 1 Series

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Nov 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This is the first sermon in a series on Jonah.

    Sermon 1 of 4: Game Series Twisted…or Playing Twister? (Running from God’s Word) Written By: Captain Tim Gardner Introduction: (Ask for participants to come forward and play a small game of Twister. Ask them how they felt as they were twisting their bodies. Ask the crowd how they felt more

  • He's Not My Brother, Is He?

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on May 15, 2005
    based on 93 ratings

    It is our duty as Christians to keep our brothers and sisters in Christ accountable to God.

    Introduction: I remember when I was in fifth grade I got myself in a lot of trouble with three other kids who really didn’t like me. We constantly fought day after day. Sometimes I would win, most of the time they would. This went on for a long time until one day as I was walking home from more

  • A Loving Parent

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on May 15, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    Parents have a duty to raise their children in the Lord!

    Introduction: I would like to read you a story out of Chicken Soup for the Soul written by Michelle Lawrence called “Almie Rose.” Listen. It was at least two months before Christmas when nine-year-old Almie Rose told her father and mother that she wanted a new bicycle. As Christmas drew more

  • Okay, Prove It!

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    It is important to prove our faith in God

    Okay, Prove IT! Written by: Timothy Gardner January 2003 (Read "The Hiker" from Max Lucado’s book "A Gentle Thunder) Introduction: Many times in our lives, we see something that we would like to accomplish. Others might say we are crazy for wanting to accomplish those things, and this more

  • Silly Humans, Smart God

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    As humans we get pretty silly when it comes to the choices we make.

    Silly Humans, Smart God Written By: Tim Gardner April 2005 “AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked intellectual leadership. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it’s not Walter who’s lacking intelligence. Police in Oakland, California spent more

  • The Ring That Means Forever

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Jan 14, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    The ring is not meant to be a shackle, but a symbol of love that is meant to be forever.

    There is meaning behind this ring that you are giving to your loved one. It doesn’t just represent you being married, __________ & __________, it represents that you are loved. The ring is not meant to be a shackle, but a symbol of love that is meant to be forever. In the parable of the lost more

  • The Shining Light

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    People need to have a better knowledge of what God will do for them when they believe in and accept Him into their lives.

    It is so amazing to me to see different people in the world reject the needs they have. People come into the Salvation Army for financial support because they have lost their jobs, but when we give them a couple of employers that are hiring, they seem to back away. When we get into some sort of more

  • Don't Fret Warrior

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Jan 6, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Man’s anger is foolishness

    Scripture Readings: Psalm 37:8, Proverbs 16:32, James 1:19, Proverbs 19:11 Sermon Idea: Man’s anger is foolishness. Sermon Type: Topical Sermon Introduction: As I was finishing my scripture study for this particular sermon a pop-up window came up on the bottom right corner of my laptop more

  • Friends Forever

    Contributed by Timothy Gardner on Jan 6, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    It’s important to bring people to Jesus

    Friends Forever. Wow those are some very powerful words when you put them together you know? I mean, think about what this phrase means: being a friend forever; always there no matter what. This popular phrase can be found in letters from one best friend to another, on the split necklaces when put more