Contributed on Nov 29, 2007
We spend so much time on how to pray that we skip over the most important aspect of prayer, Why? What motivates us to pray? Is it to be seen by others and praised for our holy output? Or is it the resolute determination to just talk with our Father wit
When You Talk To Your Father Griffith Baptist Church – 12/2/07 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:5-8 The Introduction Jim Elliot, a missionary slain by the Auca Indians in the 1950’s, once said: God is still on His throne and man is still on his footstool. There’s only a knee’s distance in ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2007
Jesus is no foreigner to prayer. He knows it intimately and He also knows that a heart that is unforgiving will make prayer ineffective and dead. The bondage of unforgiveness is something that will weigh us down so much that our prayers will be fruitles
Prayer’s Missing Link Griffith Baptist Church – 12/30/07 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:9-15 Key Text: Matthew 6:14-15 The Introduction When Narvaez, the Spanish patriot, lay dying, his father-confessor asked him whether he had forgiven all his enemies. Narvaez looked astonished and ...read more
Contributed on Jan 4, 2008
One of the misunderstood topics of the Bible and one not covered so much in preaching is the subject of fasting. What is it and is it for us today?
Fasting Griffith Baptist Church – 1/6/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:16-18 The Introduction My pastor and his wife were recently invited over to dinner at the house of a member of their congregation. When they arrived, dinner preparations were almost finished, and the member’s young ...read more
Contributed on Jan 17, 2008
Christ gives us instruction concerning our money and possessions. A right order in our lives must be maintained in regard to our wealth. We must put Him first; period.
Where Your Treasure Is Griffith Baptist Church – 1/20/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:19-24 Key verse: Matthew 6:21 The Introduction One of the better known treasure hunts in modern times is the quest to find the rumored wealth known as the “Beale treasure.” The hunt began when an ...read more
Contributed on Jan 24, 2008
The main point of Christ’s teaching here is that we should be seeking His kingdom and righteousness, not getting our needs met. So what does it mean to seek first His kingdom and righteousness?
The Most Important Need Griffith Baptist Church – 1/27/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 6:25-34 Key verse: Matthew 6:33a The Introduction Two blondes were flying to Miami from Cleveland. Fifteen minutes into the flight, the captain announced "One of the engines has failed and the flight ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2008
Christ teaches us that we need to be careful about how we pass judgment on other people.
Overcoming a Critical Spirit Griffith Baptist Church – 2/8/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:1-6 Key verse: The Introduction As much as 77% of everything we think is negative and counterproductive and works against us. People who grow up in an average household hear “No” or are told ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2008
Christ speaks to us about the need for persistent prayer.
Relentless Prayer Griffith Baptist Church – 2/24/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:7-11 Key verse: The Introduction While Josh McDowell was attending seminary in California, his father went Home to be with the Lord. His mother had died years earlier, but Josh was not sure of her ...read more
Contributed on Feb 28, 2008
How we treat others will largely affect how they treat us, and understanding Christ’s golden rule will bless us as we deal with others.
A Great Rule to Live By Griffith Baptist Church – 3/2/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:12 Key verse: The Introduction Life is filled with rules Here are some rules given by different dad’s to their kids: Never underestimate the power of human stupidity. - Rich Constand’s Dad An ...read more
Contributed on Mar 6, 2008
In God’s realm, all we are offered is two choices. What direction we choose will affect where we spend eternity.
The Decision That Determines Your Destiny Griffith Baptist Church – 3/9/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:13-14 Key verse: The Introduction In God’s realm, all we are offered is two choices. What direction we choose will affect where we spend eternity. Thomas Edison had a unique ...read more
Contributed on Mar 13, 2008
How can you distinguish a false prophet from a true one? Christ makes it clear that this is important.
Knowing By What’s Growing Griffith Baptist Church – 3/16/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:15-20 Key verse: Matt. 7:20 - Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. The Introduction Johnnie, on his ninth birthday, had had a party. It was all over, and he was gazing wistfully at the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 27, 2008
There are many who are in Christian circles today that profess to know Jesus Christ but, sadly, are not saved. What does Jesus say?
Spiritual Self-Deception Griffith Baptist Church – 3/30/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:21-23 Key verse: Matthew 7:21 - Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. The Introduction The ...read more
Contributed on Apr 3, 2008
You see where poor foundations lead.
The Boulder or the Beach Griffith Baptist Church – 4/8/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:24-29 The Introduction Did you know that the United States is #1 in the world? Yes, the U.S. is #1 in the World in violent crime, divorce, teen pregnancies (industrial world), abortions, illegal ...read more