Sermon Series
  • 1. Getting Serious About Prayer

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 7,175 views

    The sermon lays the foundation for a fuller devotion to the praying for the church and believer.

    Getting Serious About Prayer Jeremiah 33:3 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, Mo Do you believe in prayer? Really believe in prayer. This is how one lady came to believe. This supposedly true story started this way: One summer Saturday morning, a ...read more

  • 2. Why Men Don't Ask For Directions

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,009 views

    Independence and self-will are at the heaert of prayerlessness.

    Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions —Part 1 James 4:1-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO. Our text connects these important themes. I want to set the stage for this study in this message and continue it next week. James is one of the most ...read more

  • 3. The Declaration Of Independence

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,102 views

    The sermon examines our human tendency to rely on self rather than seek God.

    The Declaration of Dependence (Why Men Don’t Ask For Directions—Part 2) James 4:1-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Review: In our previous study we explored the normal human tendency to be independent and self-reliant. Independence and ...read more

  • 4. Find God In A Godless World

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    The praying life overcomes the downward tug of a godless world.

    Finding God in a Godless World (Directions: Part 3) James 4:7-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Review: In our previous study we explored the normal human tendency to be independent and self-reliant. Independence and self-reliance are good ...read more

  • 5. First Of All Pray

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 239 ratings
     | 30,274 views

    Pray should be the first impulse rather than the last resort of Christ’s people.

    First of All—Pray: Part 1 1 Timothy 2:1-8 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO C. H. Spurgeon was one of the most popular and successful preachers of Victorian England. His Metropolitan Tabernacle drew thousands each Sunday. Often hundreds would ...read more

  • 6. First Of All Pray--Part 2

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,047 views

    Prayer is essential because of what we are to prayer for.

    First of All Pray—Part 2 1 Timothy 2:3-8 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Gallagher, the wacky comedian with Sledg-o-matic that he uses to squish all sorts of fruits and vegetables on stage, likes to point out that we humans are a strange lot. He ...read more

  • 7. A Case Study In Prayer

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 67 ratings
     | 12,919 views

    Hezekiah’s experience provides a lasting example of what can happen when we claim God’s promise of prayer.

    A Case Study in Prayer and Promise--I Isaiah 38-40 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO A man was hired to paint the center line down the middle of the highway. The first day he painted three miles, the second day two miles and the third day one. ...read more

  • 8. A Case Study In Prayer--Part 2

    Contributed on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,624 views

    Hezekiah’s example and Isaiah’s promise demonstrate what can happen when we pray.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2012) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #197.) A. A question we’ll undoubtedly hear many times between now & Dec. 25th is ...read more

  • 9. The Praying Church

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,799 views

    The sermon examines the prayer faith and praying practice of the New Testament as a model for today’s church.

    A Praying Church Acts 1:13-26 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO This is a New Testament church. We are part of a heritage commonly known as the Restoration Movement. This means that among our core value is the view that the Apostles Doctrine, the ...read more

  • 10. A Praying Church--Part 2

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,645 views

    A review of the praying practices of the New Testament Church that make the first Christians a spiritual force to be reckoned with.

    A Praying Church—Part II Various Texts from Acts (Acts 1:12-14) Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Max Lucado, Church of Christ preacher in San Antonio, TX and popular Christian writer has this comment about prayer. “Prayer only makes sense when you ...read more

  • 11. A Praying Church --Part 3

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,676 views

    The New Testament church was a powerful church because it was a praying church.

    A Praying Church—Part 3 Acts 6:1-7 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Tonight we are continuing our examination of the prayer life of the New Testament church. Remember: restoring New Testament Christianity is one of our top values ...read more

  • 12. You Can Tell A Lot About God

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,691 views

    Believing prayer requires knowing the God to whom we pray.

    You Can Tell a Lot about God by the People He Hangs Out With! [You Can Tell A Lot About God—Part 1] Exodus 3:1-15 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: We are in the midst of a on-going study of the Lord’s Prayer, or the ...read more

  • 13. God Is Not Ashamed

    Contributed on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,559 views

    We can pray boldly because we know God is not ashamed to claim us as his own.

    God Is Not Ashamed! [You Can Tell A Lot About God—Part 2] Matthew 22:23-33; Hebrews 11:16 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: We are in the first stages of an on-going series of studies on the Lord’s Prayer. Over the next ...read more