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  • A Steadfast Servant

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Feb 15, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,842 views

    If you and I desire to become Steadfast and Unmovable disciples of the Master, we must build appropriately and effectively upon Him as our foundation.

    TITLE: A STEADFAST SERVANT SCRIPTURE: I CORINTHIANS 15:58 I am honored this afternoon to be at the First Baptist Church of Purcell to help you celebrate your Pastor, A STEADFAST SERVANT. It has been a few years since I have been here and I am glad to be back in the District. I want to ...read more

  • God's Message For Today's Church

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on May 24, 2015
    based on 10 ratings
     | 37,758 views

    A message concerning the importance of laboring for the Lord.

    God's Message For Today's Church I Corinthians 15:58 - Jerry Clower tells the story of a pastor who went to visit a deacon who was in the hospital. The deacon was asleep so the pastor knelt down beside the bed to pray for him. All of the sudden the deacon woke up and was fighting and struggling ...read more

  • How To Make Enthusiastic Servants

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Oct 10, 2011
    based on 36 ratings
     | 8,512 views

    Three simple steps to win the lost to Christ and create revival in the church. The Apostle Paul’s determination to bring enthusiasm to the people of Corinth. A call to return to the things that first made us the people of God.

    "How to Make Enthusiastic Servants" So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and steady, always enthusiastic about the Lord’s work, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless. (1 Corinthians 15:58 NLT) Intro: It feels great to be enthusiastic. The one thing that makes ...read more

  • Always Give Yourself Fully To The Work Of The Lord

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Aug 10, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,118 views

    Your labor is not in vain. The resurrection promises and God's mercy motivate you to work for him with courage and passion.

    1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. A month and a half ago a parent of one of our former Lakeside students sent out an email ...read more

  • Waiting Room: Thriving In It Series

    Contributed by Chad Garrison on Jun 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,336 views

    Part Five from a series of messages titled “The Waiting Room”: discovering what God reveals to us in these moments of waiting.

    The Waiting Room “Thriving in IT” Romans 8:28 (NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. Our Series is ending, you can have your life back… Review From Last Week: - ...read more

  • Pursuing Excellence

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 14, 2010
    based on 20 ratings
     | 29,811 views

    Excellence is defined as “possession chiefly of good qualities in an unusual degree; surpassing virtue, merit, worth, value”. To achieve excellence there must be discipline & tenacity of purpose. We are to pursue excellence in our walk, work, and worship

    AchievementPursuing Excellence 1 Corinthians 15:58 “Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding (excelling) in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” Introduction: One definition of “Excellence” is ...read more

  • If Christ Had Not Risen From The Dead : The Importance Of The Resurrection

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Apr 13, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,156 views

    1. NO GOSPEL TO PREACH 2. OUR FAITH WOULD BE IN VAIN 3. THOSE WHO PROCLAIM THE GOSPEL WOULD BE LIARS 4.NO SALVATION FOR OUR SOULS 5. THOSE WHO DIED IN CHRIST ARE LOST 6. BELEIVERS WOULD BE PITIABLE 7. NO NEWLIFE AND MEANINGLESS BAPTISM

    IF CHRIST HAD NOT RISEN FROM THE DEAD : UNDERSTANDING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE RESURRECTION ************************************************************************************************* OUTLINE 1. THERE WOULD BE NO GOSPEL TO PREACH 2. OUR FAITH WOULD BE IN VAIN 3. ALL THOSE WHO ...read more

  • When Trumpets Fade Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jan 13, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,218 views

    I want to draw your attention to one common theme that punctuates each of these references. That common theme is the mention of the "trumpet". We are told in clear language that the Rapture will be a time that will be heralded with the sound of trumpets.

    A Biblical View of the End Times WHEN TRUMPETS FADE 1 Cor. 15:51-57; 1 Thess. 4:13-17 Intro: These verses give us a little insight into a future event known as "The Rapture". While the word “Rapture” itself does not appear in the Bible, the event is real nonetheless. We get the word "Rapture" ...read more

  • We Can Stand Firm

    Contributed by Jose Imperial on Jan 10, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,545 views

    Our faith ,family and friends are being attacked and bombarded day by day by ungodly ideas and satanic influence. We cannot relax and rest if we see them being led away far from the truth. The only way to resist this attack is by standing firm..

    Try to imagine these situations. a. Someone told you that what you believe is not true. They told that it’s your imagination that works and it is just a blind faith. They told you are old fashioned and irrelevant to our present world. How will you respond on the attack of your faith ...read more

  • "Keeping On Into 2009 ”

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 30, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,682 views

    A CALL TO STEADFASTNESS, DEDICATION AND GREATER ASSURANCE THAT ALL OUR LABOURS IN THE LORD ARE NOT IN VAIN.

    1COR 15:58 “KEEPING ON KEEPING ON INTO 2009 ” I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE A LOVER OF BOXING AS A SPORT OR NOT BUT WHEN A BOXER HAS HAD ENOUGH THE TRAINER CAN ‘THROW IN THE TOWEL’ THIS SIGNIFIES WE JUST CANT GO ON ANY FURTHER….. WE OFTEN USE THE TURN OF PHRASE TO SAY WERE GIVING UP. IF ...read more

  • The Steadfast Man Series

    Contributed by David Quackenbush on Jun 2, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 11,534 views

    A message that examines God’s call to Steadfastness, the great need of it, biblical examples of it, requirements of Steadfastness, hinderances to and how to cultivate Steadfastness in our character.

    The Steadfast Man series:Developing the Character of a Man of God Scripture Reading: 1Cor 15:51-58 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead ...read more

  • Victory Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,736 views

    God’s people remain steadfast because of the assurance of the victory.

    Introduction The family sat down at the table and dad asked his young son to “say grace” over the meal. While the family waited, the little boy quickly eyed every dish which his mother had prepared; then he bowed his head and prayed, “Lord, I don’t like the look of it, but thank you — I’ll eat ...read more

  • The Finish Line Series

    Contributed by Vera Hughes on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,194 views

    So many times we don’t feel confident in God to finish our life’s course. No matter if you are up or down, your confidence should still be in God.

    Purpose of this teaching: For you to develop confidence in God no matter what your state is in life. Objective: Develop a systematic plan of development based on the Word of God to build confidence through fear, knowledge, trials and tests, by example and practice. In order words: We want ...read more

  • We Will Have A New Body (1 Corinthians 15:35-58) Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,371 views

    The question in verse 35 is in the mind of everyone at some time or another. B. These people had denied the resurrection of the body for at least two reasons: 1. Their philosophy taught that the body was evil and only spirit was good. Therefore

    WE WILL HAVE A NEW BODY 1 Corinthians 15:35-58 Introduction A. The question in verse 35 is in the mind of everyone at some time or another. B. These people had denied the resurrection of the body for at least two reasons: 1. Their philosophy taught that the body was evil and only ...read more

  • Consistency Is Hard Work

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Oct 30, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,075 views

    Want to make the congregation grow? Here is the solution to the problem. It is not talent, effort, or programs, it is a lack of consistency.

    CONSISTENCY IS HARD WORK TEXT: 1 CORINTHIANS 15:58 THEME: CONSISTENCY IS THE KEY FOR GROWTH Every morning I try to get up at 6:00am to go to the gym to work out. I have been doing this in Waynesboro for the last 3.5 years. The key in working out is consistency. You have to get up every ...read more

  • Freedom From Death Series

    Contributed by Wade Allen on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,496 views

    Christ gives us freedom from the fear of death.

    Three friends were discussing death and one asked the group, “What would you like people to say about you at your funeral?” The first one responded, "I’d like them to say ‘He was a great humanitarian, who cared about his community.’” The friend who started the conversation replied, "I’d like them ...read more

  • If I Can Help Somebody As I Pass Along So My

    Contributed by Ronnie Mcneill on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,694 views

    This sermon is a sermon of enouragement to let the believers of Jesus the Christ know that as long as they work and suffer for the King, their living will not be in vain.

    Introduction: For the Servants of Jesus the Christ those are present, living for Jesus the Christ is not easy. There are going to be times when you are going to have to walk this thing all by yourself. You can’t use the reputation or the coat tail of your mother, your father, sister, your ...read more

  • Preparing To Build - 2

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Aug 8, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,104 views

    Choosing the Builder - Jesus Christ

    Preparing to Build, Part 2 Choosing the Builder Last week, we started a brand new series entitled, Preparing to Build, Seeing the Vision, Living the Dream. This series is focused on our vision, our passion for the future. We talked about where we are heading as a church, what we are ...read more

  • Preparing To Build - 3

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Aug 8, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 831 views

    In Order To Build Up, You Have To Dig Down!

    Preparing To Build, Part 3 In Order To Build Up, You Have To Dig Down! Today, we continue our series about building. Two weeks ago, we started talking about building. Talking about the importance of building our church for God and building our lives for God. Our theme verse for this ...read more

  • Preparing To Build - 1

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Aug 8, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,447 views

    Preparing to build, seeing the vision, living the dream.

    Preparing to Build Part 1 Today we begin a brand new series entitled, PREPARING TO BUILD, SEEING THE VISION, LIVING THE DREAM. Last week we talked about our vision as a church. We talked about where we are heading, what we are dreaming. What we are trusting God for in the days to come. We ...read more

  • Get The Hell Out Of The Church

    Contributed by Fred Smith on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 43 ratings
     | 8,135 views

    A Call to Christian Commitment

    Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.—I Corinthians 15:58 GET THE HELL OUT OF THE CHURCH The implication of our subject is that there is Hell in the ...read more

  • Contend For " The Faith "

    Contributed by Scott Epperson on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,108 views

    WE AS CHRISTIANS MUST UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE NOT ONLY CALLED TO CHRISTIANITY BUT TO CONTEND FOR IT AS WELL. WE MUST NEVER BE SILENT BUT SURE AND WILLING.

    CONTEND FOR THE “THE FAITH” Rev. Scott Epperson 4/29/07 (Jud 1:1) Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, and called. (Jud 1:2) Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied. (Jud 1:3) ...read more

  • Steadfast And Unmovable

    Contributed by Robert Bravo on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,795 views

    As believers in Christ what should our responce to the ressurection be?

    STEADFAST AND UNMOVEABLE 1 Corinthians 15:51 - 58 (NASB) 51Behold, I tell you a mystery; we will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be ...read more

  • Every Shut Eye Ain't Sleep, Every Goodbye Ain't Gone

    Contributed by William Wilmore, Jr. on May 3, 2007
    based on 90 ratings
     | 30,001 views

    A eulogy for a woman who died, who had several physical challenges, but was raised in the church and knew the Lord. The sermon can be easily adapted to fit any person who dies in Christ.

    Text: 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 51 Behold, I shew you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, 52 In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this ...read more

  • Victory In Jesus

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Apr 14, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,988 views

    Our faith centers upon the fact of the resurrection. Because Jesus has risen from the dead we have victory over sin (past, present, and future) and death.

    1. What if Jesus did not rise from the dead? I remember back when I was in seminary I took a philosophy class, and the professor posed a hypothetical situation, he said, “hypothetically speaking, what if someone found the bones of Jesus, and could prove it was his bones beyond a shadow of a ...read more

  • What's The Point?

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 85 ratings
     | 29,405 views

    Do you ever get tired or discouraged? Do you ever wonder what’s the point? Do you ever get tired of people rejecting your message? They aren’t rejecting you they are rejecting God. This message answers three common statements of discouragment and enco

    “What’s The Point?” Introduction: Do you ever get discouraged? Do you ever feel that you are the only faithful servant of God left? Do you ever feel that you are not being effective what you are doing for the Lord? Do ever feel like the church is in a stand still? I do sometimes. ...read more

  • Five Keys To A Heart Of Success

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Feb 28, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,107 views

    I’ve never met anyone who wanted to be a failure. I have met a lot who have embraced it.

    1 Corinthians 15:53-58 Never met anyone who wanted to be a failure... Met a lot who have embraced it Go to children’s church...Nursery... and ask, what you want to be the won’t say...crack addict...knocked up 16...on welfare. God wants us to succeed.... How does God measure success? Not ...read more

  • The End Of The Story (Pastor Jose Jr.)

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,142 views

    The death and resurrection of Christ was the most important event in human history. It is the cornerstone of the Christian faith

    The death and resurrection of Christ was the most important event in human history. It is the cornerstone of the Christian faith because it: 1. Demonstrates God’s extreme passion for us – so loving that He would go through torture and even death for us. 2. Demonstrates that God does have an ...read more

  • Are You Experiencing Victory Or Something Less?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,285 views

    So many Christians experience phyrric victories that masquerade for the spiritual victories that are won through the Lord Jesus. Phyrric victories are those which are won through efforts of our flesh that may win a few battles but end up costing us so muc

    Are You Experiencing Victory or Something Less? (I Cor 15:57,58) But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, be steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord knowing your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (I Cor 15:57,58) Song - ...read more

  • Committal

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 186 ratings
     | 47,690 views

    Basic Committal, at the graveside after funeral service - 5 minutes. Change the name and you are good to go.

    Carl Brady Rom 14:7-8 For none us lives to himself alone and none of us dies to himself alone. If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So whether we live or die we belong to the Lord. Message We may have come here to committ our Brother Carl Brady To the ...read more