Sermon Series
  • 1. How To Be A Successful Christian

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 6,370 views

    The successful Christian life is not nearly as complicated as we try to make it...if only we’ll pick up one good habit!

    How to be a Successful Christian Ps. 119 The successful Christian life is not nearly as complicated as we try to make it. If only we’d do 2 things: Read Bible/Pray And the one always leads to the other. Shocked was I to hear of a recent survey by Barna research group showing the avg. ...read more

  • 2. How To Win Your Kin

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,141 views

    It’s hard to witness to them "cuz" we have to live with them. But if we don’t we’ll have to live without them forever, and until you do it will be hard to live with yourself. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    How to Win Your Kin John 1:35-42a http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/WinYourKin.html Every time we see Andrew in scripture he is bringing someone to Jesus...he was a great soul winner. But who was his first convert? His own brother. Naturally, our hearts are more burdened for our lost family ...read more

  • 3. How To Know You Are Walking In God's Will

    Contributed on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 305 ratings
     | 46,500 views

    3 THINGS WHICH MUST BE PRESENT IN A BELIEVER’S LIFE SO THEY MAY KNOW GOD’S WILL. This had a big impact on our people!

    “How to Know You Are Walking in God’s Will” Psalm 37:1-5, 23 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Nothing is more important in a believer’s life than finding and doing the will of God [not just for preachers, but also ...read more

  • 4. How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bible Reading

    Contributed on May 3, 2004
    based on 203 ratings
     | 15,861 views

    This will help your people every single day...easy to remember outline they’ll never forget!

    How To Get The Most Out Of Your Bible 2 Timothy 3:16-17 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Unused Spiritual Resources During Superbowl XXXVII, FedEx ran a commercial that spoofed the movie Castaway, in which Tom Hanks ...read more

  • 5. What Strong Families Have In Common

    Contributed on May 12, 2004
    based on 152 ratings
     | 25,072 views

    Is Your Family a Fortress or a Facade? Strong families have these 5 things in common... [COMMITMENT, COMMUNICATION, COMMUNION, COPING SKILLS, CONSECRATION]

    Is Your Family a Fortress or a Façade? Josh. 24:15 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Here’s some things strong families have in common: 1. Strong sense of commitment Seems obvious, right? But over the last decade, ...read more

  • 6. Pornography: Lies And Chains

    Contributed on May 16, 2004
    based on 266 ratings
     | 34,041 views

    This silent sin has crept into the church, esp. thru the internet, and it’s time to lift our voices like trumpets and dispel the ignorance which allows it to thrive! Many stats and filtering tools included as helps. Powerpoint at website.

    Pornography: Lies and Chains James 1:13-15 [Please see many more stats on this subject as well as our suggested tools and filters to help your family at the weblink at the very bottom of this message] Intro: “Don’t talk on this subject, preacher, it’s inappropriate.” Oh yes, we must, and ...read more

  • 7. Can A Saved Person Ever Be Lost, Pt. 3

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,331 views

    pt. 3

    Sealed with a Promise Ephesians 1:12-14 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SealedPromise.html How do we know we are not only saved but safe? Not only saved but secure? Because we’re not only saved, but sealed! 1. Salvation is of the Lord (by grace, thru faith…a gift) We cannot be saved by ...read more

  • 8. Can A Saved Person Ever Be Lost, Pt. 2

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,109 views

    pt. 2

    Words I’m Thankful For John 10 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/WordsThankfulFor.html The first reason to believe in eternal security is because Salvation is of the Lord. We looked at that last week and with an open mind, asking God to correct our position if need be. The goal for any ...read more

  • 9. Can A Saved Person Ever Be Lost, Pt. 1

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 70 ratings
     | 6,602 views

    First of 3 part series on Eternal Security. Link inc. to formatted text version, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    Can a Saved Person Ever Be Lost? Ephesians 2 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/EternalSecurity.html Let’s pretend that we all have just boarded a jet for a non-stop trip overseas. We all get on the airplane, take our seats, and fasten our seat belts, then we reach for a magazine, and when we ...read more

  • 10. Church Discipline: Forgotten Doctrine Of The 21st Century

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 253 ratings
     | 24,428 views

    Tactful way of bringing the church back to the Biblical roots of accountability, responsibility, and discipline! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    CHURCH DISCIPLINE Forgotten Doctrine of the 21st Century I Corinthians 5 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ChurchDiscipline.html The time to deal w/ church discipline is now…not because of any problems, but because there aren’t any problems. Our unity is at an all-time high…God’s power is upon ...read more

  • 11. Evolution: A Fairy Tale For Adults, Pt. 2

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,781 views

    pt. 2 of scholarly presentation w/ many facts, much data, and all in the spotlight of the Word of God!

    EVOLUTION: A FAIRY TALE FOR ADULTS, PT. II 3 Reasons to reject evolution: Logical/Moral/Spiritual 3 bridges no evolutionist can cross: Origin of life/fixity of species/2nd law of thermodynamics Sunday we dealt w/ the logical reasons…I appealed to your mind. Tonite we continue ...read more

  • 12. Evolution: A Fairy Tale For Adults, Pt. 1

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 85 ratings
     | 8,190 views

    Scholarly presentation w/ many facts, much data, and all in the spotlight of the Word of God! Powerpoints for entire series at website under "Devilution"

    EVOLUTION: A FAIRY TALE FOR ADULTS Questions People Ask We need to know what we believe and why we believe it. Take all the questions people in the world have, and they all boil down to one question… “Did God create man, or did man create God?” In other words, “Is man created in the ...read more

  • 13. Finding And Doing The Will Of God, Pt. 2

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 55 ratings
     | 20,801 views

    pt. 2

    Finding and Doing the Will of God, pt. 2 Prov. 3:5, 6 The question I am most often asked above all others is: How do I know God’s will? Let’s look at what the world’s wisest man said, under inspiration…(read) How many want to succeed, say amen? How many know that true success is finding ...read more

  • 14. Finding And Doing The Will Of God, Pt. 1

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,423 views

    This is the answer to the most asked question by the members of your church! pt. 1 [A God-planned life is: REASONABLE, PRACTICAL, SCRIPTURAL]

    Finding and Doing the Will of God Ps. 37:23, 32:8 37:23 Steps…not just the life 32:8 “I will…” One of the most inspiring truths in all the Bible is the fact that God has a plan for every life. (divine blueprint) It matters where you work, because God has a plan for your life/where go ...read more

  • 15. Has God Promised Health And Wealth To Christians?

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 94 ratings
     | 10,127 views

    Expose’ on Prosperity Doctrine

    HAS GOD PROMISED HEALTH AND WEALTH TO CHRISTIANS? Questions People Ask Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html We’ve dealt w/ some difficult subjects the last several messages. Though they’re controversial, they are areas in ...read more

  • 16. Homosexuality In The Light Of The Scriptures

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 160 ratings
     | 12,611 views

    Truthful and Tactful look at this sin, and the sinners which God loves involved in it. Link included to formatted text and Powerpoint.

    What does the Bible say about Homosexuality? (Questions Series) [Hundreds of free formatted text sermons, complete with Powerpoint Presentations, are at our website...link is at bottom of this sermon.] God loves all people, including homosexuals. And thus, like Christ, Christians (forgiven ...read more

  • 17. How You Can Know The Bible Is The Word Of God, Pt. 2

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 156 ratings
     | 27,862 views

    pt. 2 of this intriguing look at the Scientific, Historical, Archaeological, Scriptural, and Practical Proofs...

    HOW I KNOW THE BIBLE IS THE WORD OF GOD, PART II “Questions People Ask” Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Miracles of origination/preservation/circulation…….external evidence Now the internal ...read more

  • 18. How To Determine Right From Wrong

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 4,346 views

    We live in a day of ’no absolutes’, w/ so much falling into the ’gray area.’ Here’s a Simple Formula, w/ Life-Changing Results...! [6 TESTS TO TAKE...ALL BEGIN W/ A "P"] Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Template.

    How To Determine Right From Wrong 2 Cor. 5:14-17 We are not under the law, but under grace, but grace is not a license to sin! I’m free to serve, not free to sin!! 6 scriptural tests to apply to anything questionable/gray area, not specifically mentioned in scripture: [should I or ...read more

  • 19. How To Relieve Stress And Tension In The Home

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,230 views

    LEARN TO LAUGH, CULTIVATE CONTENTMENT, ALLEVIATE ANGER, AND WALK IN WISDOM!

    How to Relieve Stress and Tension in the Home Prov. 15:13-25 You will notice in this passage some negative words… v. 13 sorrow 15 afflicted 16 trouble 17 hatred 18 strife 22 disappointed These are all synonyms for stress and tension. They represent those times when the string gets ...read more

  • 20. Sexuality, Immorality, And Purity [true Love Waits / Abstinence / Fidelity]

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 671 ratings
     | 33,091 views

    Good for vow renewals and True Love Waits Campaigns, as well as general purposes. Formatted Text Version and Powerpoint included.

    SEXUALITY, IMMORALITY, AND PURITY Vow Renewals/True Love Waits Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html -------------------- Heb. 13:4 It’s not common that you’ll find it. It’s not popular if you say it. The “in” crowd does ...read more

  • 21. What The Bible Says About Alcohol And Social Drinking

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 383 ratings
     | 27,508 views

    Hebrew/Greek Word Study lays foundation for powerfully moving message you can’t argue with in good conscience! Link included to Formatted Text and Powerpoint Presentation.

    Prov. 23:29-35 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website at bottom. We have a drug problem in the U.S. We could talk about: cocaine, marijuana, meth, or heroine. America’s #1 problem drug is not any of these illegal substances, But a legal drug called ...read more

  • 22. Speaking Of Tongues

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 108 ratings
     | 10,336 views

    Greek Word Study which has convinced many open-minded that this sign gift has ceased in its Biblical form. Link included to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    SPEAKING of TONGUES I Cor. 14 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SpeakingOfTongues.html I want to make it crystal clear that our purpose tonite is not in any way to impune, insult, or attack any brother or sister in Christ. Any friend of Jesus is a friend of mine! And so, w/ no malice, no ...read more

  • 23. What Is Wrong With Gambling?

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 202 ratings
     | 8,337 views

    also included: the Lottery, Raffles, and gambling with our lives/families! Powerpoint at website under "When the Chips Are Down"

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH GAMBLING? “Questions People Ask” Acts 19:21-29 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website at bottom. ------------------------- We need to know what we believe, and why we believe it. What if someone came to you and said, “what’s wrong with going ...read more

  • 24. A Put Away Message - [divorce]

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 151 ratings
     | 6,112 views

    Whether single or not...it’s all about prevention. A tactful, Biblical handling of this delicate subject of the ’putting away’ of a spouse. Presented w/ compassion, mercy, and yet truth. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.

    A Put Away Message Matthew 19:3-9 / Malachi 2:11-16 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/PutAway.html This is a topic often ‘put away’ by churches these days because half of their people are divorced. But I believe we should talk about it, and see what Jesus has to say about it...for the same ...read more

  • 25. Mapping Fault Lines In America - Memorial Day - Independence Day

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 357 ratings
     | 54,088 views

    Who is to blame?: CORRUPT POLITICIANS, COMPROMISING PREACHERS, COMPLACEMENT PEOPLE. Link included to Formatted Text and Powerpoint.

    Mapping Fault Lines in America Micah 3:1-12 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/FaultLines.html I love America, and make no apology for doing so. I enjoy her freedoms, especially in being free to worship the true and living God. I would like to continue living here if at all possible. I still ...read more

  • 26. Why Do Christians Grieve Over Sin?

    Contributed on May 18, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,062 views

    also investigates why they don’t! [10 THINGS SIN DOES IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN]

    Why do Christians Grieve over Sin? Rom. 7:15-25 Why do Christians resent the presence of sin in their lives? Why do Christians want more than anything to be sanctified? Because we realize that sin... 1. Grieves the Holy Spirit Eph. 4:30 “And grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ...read more

  • 27. Dui: Dying Under The Influence [alcohol / Social Drinking / Wine]

    Contributed on Feb 3, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 4,946 views

    America’s #1 Drug & #1 Killer. A Biblical look at God’s mind on alcohol, inc. Heb./Greek study. You can vote against the sermon, but you can’t argue with God! DESCRIPTION of Alcohol, DESTRUCTION, DECEPTION...and DELIVERANCE! PowerPoint at website.

    DUI: Dying Under the Influence Prov. 23:29-35 We have a drug problem in the U.S. We could talk about: cocaine, marijuana, meth, or heroine. America’s #1 problem drug is not any of these illegal substances, But a legal drug called ALCOHOL. [In the Bible: "Alcohol" represents all of ...read more