Contributed on Apr 17, 2009
Jesus gives us the path to being blessed, are we willing to walk the path?
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 How many of you want to live a blessed or happy life? How do you live a life that is blessed or happy? What is the secret formula for living a blessed and happy life? What if I could share with you a formula for having the blessed life that you have been looking ...read more
Contributed on Apr 24, 2009
Jesus calls us teh salt of the earth, if we understand what salt does, we can be more effective in our walk
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you ever given a lot of thought to how you were brought to Christ? • Was there someone in your life that was an example to you? • You were around them enough to know that something was different about them. • At some point they helped to lead you to Christ. ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2009
Is there value in the Old Testament today?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • If you have read your Old Testament, have you ever wondered how it fits in to our faith? Have you ever wondered why we do not observe the feasts and ceremonies that were celebrated in the Old Testament? • How does the Old Testament fit in for the Christian? Are we ...read more
Contributed on May 15, 2009
Anger can get us, beware!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • In Matthew 5:20 Jesus tells us that unless our righteousness exceeded that of the scribes and Pharisees, we will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven. • In verses 21-48 Jesus gives us six examples of how our righteousness can exceed that of the scribes and Pharisees. • The ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2009
Look but do not touch! Is that really biblical advise?
INTRODUCTION • VIDEO SLIDE • SLIDE #1 • Kevin James’ character seemed to be a bit occupied. • The subject matter of today’s message deals with an issue that has the potential to destroy many lives. • As Jesus continues with His six ways that our righteousness can exceed that of the scribes and ...read more
Contributed on Jun 5, 2009
God has a plan for marriage. We must lovingly communicate that message to both the lost world and the church.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • A troubled man came to his lawyer to seek a divorce. The lawyer asked, "Do you have any Grounds? The man replied, "About three acres."The lawyer tried again, "No, I mean do you have a Grudge? The man said, "No, but we have a carport."The lawyer made one last effort: "Are ...read more
Contributed on Jun 12, 2009
Integrity is becoming a lost art.
INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 Paul Harvey told a story of some young men who were late to class. Four high school boys were late to their morning classes one-day. They entered the classroom and solemnly told their teacher they were detained due to a flat tire. The sympathetic ...read more
Contributed on Jun 19, 2009
Are you willing to go the extra mile for Jesus? Are you willing to go the extra mile to help win one to Jesus?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Winter- man goes to mall, returns to car, and notices an odor coming from out of the hood. • Opens, finds cat mutilated in the fan belt. Cat looking for a warm place. • Mr. Jones had a plastic shopping bag so he carefully pulled the cat out of the belt and put what ...read more
Contributed on Jul 2, 2009
Jesus calls us to love those who are hard for US to love
INTRODUCTION • VIDEO CLIP PC • SLIDE #1 • It is not always easy to love others. We picture love as something that is feeling based or emotional based. • For most people, it is easy to love people close to them. We can love our children, our spouses, our family and friends. We can love people ...read more
Contributed on Jul 9, 2009
Our deeds are not to become a show to be watched.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you ever been around folks who will do good things, but they want to make sure others know they did it? LOOK AT ME! • For some it is all about looking good. • In a small college town a tavern frequented by students ran the following ad in the campus paper during ...read more
Contributed on Jul 17, 2009
Jesus gives us some things to embrace to ensure successful communication with God!
INTRODUCTION • VIDEO CLIP • SLIDE #1 • It is bound to happen sometime, it usually happens when we get into trouble. We are not sure where to turn for help; we feel helpless, powerless and lost. • What do we do? • Many times we turn to prayer. • Do you think prayer meant something to those on ...read more
Contributed on Jul 24, 2009
Where your treasure or investment is, there your heart will be! What are you investing your life in?
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • At some point most of us will consider taking some of the money that we have today and investing it so that it will grow for tomorrow. • There are inherent risks when we decide to invest our money. We could easily lose all or part of our investment. • Will Rogers was ...read more
Contributed on Jul 31, 2009
Why worry, we serve a GREAT God!
INTRODUCTION • PC VIDEO CLIP • SLIDE #1 • How many of you here today live a life without anxiety or worry? Please raise your hand. Don’t be embarrassed to raise your hand. • What are some of the things that you worry about in life? Do you have something that sends chills up your spine when ...read more
Contributed on Aug 7, 2009
Let’s look at one of the best known passages in the Bible!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Can you tell me the one verse in the bible everyone seems to have memorized? • How many times have we just taken a look at another person and made a judgment about them. We take one look at them and we think that we know everything about them? • Have you ever felt the ...read more
Contributed on Aug 14, 2009
Jesus wants to see you live a blessed life. Jesus gives us the key to being blessed.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • How many times have we wondered why God has not blessed us in a certain way? You asked God for something from your heart only to feel that God kicked dirt in your face or that He did not hear you? • How do you feel when you hear someone speaking about how God has ...read more
Contributed on Aug 21, 2009
When we are at the crossroads of deciding which path of life to follow, we should consider what Jesus shares with us.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Life is full of choices isn’t it? • Just take a moment to think about how many different decisions that you made just to get to church this morning. What time to get up? Shower or bath or nothing? What to wear? What to eat? Which car do we drive? Do we come this ...read more
Contributed on Sep 4, 2009
Be careful who you listen to when it comes who you chose to listen to
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Silly warning labels illustration. http://www.rinkworks.com/said/warnings.shtml • Some things we are told are not worth listening to. • We looked at the two possible paths we can take in life. As we are trying to choose which path in life to take we will have many ...read more
Contributed on Sep 11, 2009
You do not want to get to stand before Jesus only to find out that He NEVER KNEW YOU!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • In his book, Growing Deep in the Christian Life, p. 159-60. Charles Swindoll, writes, Several years ago, in Long Beach, California, a fellow went into a fried chicken place and bought a couple of chicken dinners for himself and his date late one afternoon. The young ...read more