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  • Don't Live At The Shallow End Of The Pool

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 24, 2017
    based on 50 ratings

    This yearning within us is not really about life's circumstances. It is about us! This restlessness this desire for something more generally means we have been living life at the shallow end of the pool.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four reading prior to the Message. The assigned readings for today are Exodus 24:12-18; Psalm 2; 2 Peter 1:16-21 and Matthew 17:1-9. Each year ... On the Last Sunday after Epiphany ... ...we hear the story... of the transfiguration. more

  • Coming Off The Mountain

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jun 8, 2014
    based on 8 ratings

    What happens when you descend from a mountaintop experience with Jesus.

    Coming Off The Mountain Matthew 17:9-27 It is that time of year again… VACATION TIME! In the next couple of months our attendance will be a bit more sporadic that the rest of the year because the kids are out of school, it is warm outside and many of you have scheduled a trip to the more

  • Peter's Big Fish Story

    Contributed by John Gaston on Oct 15, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    This is one fish story that's true! It shows how we shouldn't limit God's meeting our needs. It affirms our special place as Sons of God and Jesus Himself models how to avoid offending people when unnecessary. Obedience brings blessings!

    PETER’S BIG FISH STORY Mt. 17:24-27 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR: Tax Jokes from Reader’s Digest 1. “It’s time to pay my income tax. And, brother, that’s no joke. For after paying IRS, I find that I R broke!” —Jerry Henderson in the Lubbock, Texas, more

  • Only One? "Where Are The Others?"

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on May 14, 2012
    based on 9 ratings

    Aren’t you glad for the grace God extends to us, even when we don’t deserve it, even when He knows how were going to act after we receive it, He still continually offers it, because He loves us!

    Only one? “"Where Are The Others?" Ill. One day a woman was rushing home from a doctor’s appointment.  The doctor had been somewhat delayed at the hospital, and the lab work took a little longer than usual, so by the time she left the clinic she was running quite a bit behind more

  • Little Things

    Contributed by Jeff Pearce on Jan 22, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    Paying attention to how God works in our everyday lives.

    Little Things Intro: How often do we slow down and realize all the magnificent things God does for us everyday? 1: Matt 17:15 the disciples failure a) a father kneeling before Christ b) his son with a dire ailment c) he sought the disciples help in the matter, but to no effect Point: more

  • Nothing Is Too Hard For God

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 6, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    faith connects us with the limitless storehouses of God's divine power

    Nothing is too Hard for God Matthew 17:20 July 31, 2011 Morning Service Things to Celebrate God has amazingly blessed the church over the last year. District Conference showed us a number of special recognitions for what has been accomplished. USF Excellence Award We paid 100% of United more

  • The Way Of Worship

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Jun 29, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Worship costs us, changes us and equips us. It is resting in God's presence, reflecting God's glory and being ready to move in power.

    THE WAY OF WORSHIP A missionary was working in Paraguay with the Maka Indians. One day a native named Rafael came to sit on the porch. The missionary was eating and went out to see what he wanted. He responded, "Ham, henek met." Again he asked what he could do for him, but the answer was the more

  • Have Faith In God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 28, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    Have faith in God. Focus not on the size of your faith but the size of your God. Who do you believe in is important. Do not shift your focus away from God and onto your self, your skills, your knowledge or past accomplishments.

    [Adapted from a chapter in Rev Edmund Chan’s book Growing Deep in Faith.] A young boy was being tormented by a demon. ?He has seizures and is suffering greatly, and would even throw himself into the fire or water. ?His family was at a lost what to do. His father brought him to the disciples more

  • Out Of The Mouth Of A Fish

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Apr 24, 2011
    based on 11 ratings

    Often we wonder where we will get the resources to support God's work, but in many cases we already have it.

    Peter just shook his head. That was all they wanted was money. Couldn’t they see the bigger picture? That there was more at stake then just money. They had just arrived back in town and before they could even get settled the church was there with its hand out. Well it wasn’t more

  • Prayer And Fasting

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 3, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    Jesus knew there would come a time when He would not be physically present any longer with His disciples / with the church. Perilous times would come when supernatural strength would be needed. “Then they will fast IN THOSE DAYS.” Church, we are living

    Jesus knew there would come a time when He would not be physically present any longer with His disciples / with the church. Perilous times would come when supernatural strength would be needed. “Then they will fast IN THOSE DAYS.” Church, we are living in such days today - the more

  • Moonstruck Lunatic And Members

    Contributed by Engleburg Toney on Jun 6, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Whether the boy was a lunatic or suffered from epilepsy is not really the issue. Fact of the matter is the Church suffered from a seizure of unbelief that cripples the ministry of Christ.

    Before we talk about our text this evening we need to first ask ourselves do we truly, honestly, sincerely, want to see our Lord’s return. I ask because the Bible gives us four things that must occur before the Second Coming of Christ and they are all within our scope of responsibility and are more

  • Movin' Mountains

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 16, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Many times we are faced with seemingly impossible situations. The naysayers come out of the woodwork to preach their messages of doom and gloom.But my God specializes in making the impossible possible.

    Movin’ Mountains Matthew 17:14-21 Introduction: Every day as a church and as individuals we face situations that put our faith and commitment to Christ to the test. Many times we are faced with seemingly impossible situations. The naysayers come out of the woodwork to preach their more

  • Fear Of God Getting Out Of My Box Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus is more than a great man. It is important for us to know the transfigured Christ--to see God in his glory and to respect (fear) him.

    Matthew 17:1-8 “Fear of God Getting Out of My Box” INTRODUCTION Times have changed. When I was growing up, my parents and I would arrive ten or fifteen minutes before the worship service—when we went to church. We didn’t arrive early so we could secure our more

  • "The Magic Is Not In The Faucet!"

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Feb 4, 2010
    based on 30 ratings

    This message tells us that the Lord needs us--But we are only a vessel to be used by Him.

    "THE MAGIC IS NOT IN THE FAUCET!" Matthew 17:14-21 INTRO: Thomas Edward (T.E.) Lawrence was born on August 16, 1888 in Wales. Popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, Lawrence became famous for his exploits as British Military liason to the Arab Revolt during the First World War. The desert more

  • Fearless Campaign Week 6 Series

    Contributed by Brian Harrell on Nov 6, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    The last week of Max Lucado’s Fearless Campaign based on his book. This week we let Jesus out of His box. We like the tame and cuddly Jesus but at His transfiguration Jesus shows that He is the ferocious God.

    Fearless #6 Fear of God getting out of my box This is our last week in this series that we call “fearless.” We have been trying to take of the bullies of life, those things that cause us to cower in a corner, those things that make us want to take a different path, and those things that just more

  • Hear His Voice

    Contributed by Richard Cook on Aug 24, 2009
    based on 9 ratings

    This sermon will help believers understand that;In this hour, we need to hear from God and listen to his voice.

    Matthew 17:1-5 And after six days Jesus taketh Peter, James, and John his brother, and bringeth them up into a high mountain apart, And was transfigured before them: and his face did shine as the sun, and his raiment was white as the light. And behold, there appeared unto them Moses and more

  • How To See Jesus

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 25, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    How do you see Jesus? Our popular culture certainly sees Him in a warped way, but what about you? Let’s look into the Word of God to see the real Jesus.

    How to See Jesus Matthew 17:1-9 Sermon by: Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - June 21, 2009 *How do you see Jesus? Our popular culture certainly sees Him in a warped way. Their Jesus once made an appearance on "The Simpsons". He has often appeared on the raunchy cartoon "South Park" more

  • Miracles Happen Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Et Tapper on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    How to believe and pray for miracles in our lives.

    MIRACLES HAPPEN PT2 INTRODUCTION: MATT 17:14-20 God has a way for getting your need met, your problem solved. That way is rooted in your faith’s becoming a SEED When you plant a seed, God changes the nature of that seed so that it becomes a plant, and the power of life surges in that more

  • A View From The Mountain Top

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 77 ratings

    how We can experience the mountain tops with Jesus

    A View from the Mountain Top To Experience the Mountain Top you need to Let Jesus Lead Us Look at Jesus as He Really is Listen to Jesus Words to Us Intro Slide We were on vacation last week. We went to visit Laura’s parents in Arizona. Arizona is great. Whenever we go there more

  • Jesus Pays Temple Tax Series

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Part 15:The Great Commission - Jesus Pays the Temple Tax.

    The Great Commission Part 15 – Jesus Pays Temple Tax Pastor Bruce A. Shields House of Faith – | ANNOUNCEMENTS 6:00PM Evening Service at the church – “Seminary Students will be preaching” April 20th – Walker Spriggs April 27th – Deacon Kurt more

  • Faith That Builds Champions

    Contributed by Josiah Drawhorn, Thd. Mce on May 13, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Grasp hold of the only thing that will take you through the trials and tribulation of daily living. Faith... it moves mountains!

    PART 1 – THE GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED MATTHEW 17:20. MARK 4:8-9 1. GRASP the Word of God with knowledge of it is true power when spoken. 2. RETURN a yield of profit of 30%, 60%, 100% by the trying of true Faith in God’s Word. 3. ANOINTING every nerve and fiber to stand still while the storm more

  • The Splendor And The Suffering! (Matthew 17:1-9)

    Contributed by David Smith on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    There is much about God and about Jesus Himself that I do not understand, but perhaps that’s because there’s a lot I’m not expected to understand and don’t need to understan...

    Welcome once again to Transfiguration Sunday. We remember the transfiguration every year at about this time, though frankly it snuck up on me this year, otherwise I probably would have flicked this week’s sermon over to one of my esteemed colleagues. Indeed, up till yesterday I thought we were more

  • Mountaintop Experiences

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Transfiguration sermon.

    How many of you here this morning have heard of the phrase “Mountaintop Experience?” How many of you here today have had at some time in your life what you’d consider to be a “mountaintop experience?” They can take on many forms, moments where we consider ourselves to be “on top of the world”. more

  • To Know Christ, Can Be Fearful

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    A sermon for the Transfiguration of our Lord, Series A.

    Transfiguration of our Lord February 3, 2008 “Series A” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you revealed your glory, and the glory of your Son through his transfiguration. Through the power of your Holy more

  • A Glimpse Of The Holy

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    A sermon on the Transfiguration - with an answer as to why people sit on the back row in churches.

    Look at where most of you are sitting. The back row of the church is the most popular seat in the sanctuary. The person who sits close to the front is either very brave – or is the wife of the Senior Pastor. I like to go to sporting events, and I don’t ever remember going to any more

  • Game On! (Super Bowl Sermon)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Feb 3, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    This is a sermon that encourages people to put the work into preparing for Easter (Ash Wednesday, Sunday Services, etc.) in order to get the most out of Easter.

    Matthew 17:1-9 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James, and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light. Just then there appeared before them more

  • "Hiking With Jesus"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 31, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    A sermon for Transfiguration of the Lord Sunday.

    Matthew 17:1-9 “Hiking with Jesus” This past week a friend of mine told me about a time, many years ago, when he and his family were tramping up Sharp Top Mountain in Bedford County, Virginia. His daughter was a little girl, and about half way up the mountain she said she was too tired to more

  • The Transfiguration; Coming Boldly Before The Throne

    Contributed by Michael Vaughn on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 34 ratings

    Aside from being Super Bowl Sunday, today is also known as Transfiguration Sunday in our liturgical Christian calendar, a day to remember this remarkable event, and look at how it impacts us and what effect is has on us today as Christians and followers o

    The Transfiguration; Coming Boldly Before the Throne Today is a very special day for football fans. Today is Super Bowl Sunday. The culmination of the season, where the two, arguably, best teams in the NFL face off to prove to the world that they are the best of the best. Today is also a very more

  • Spiritual Add Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 103 ratings

    If we’re not careful we can allow the "good" thing in our lives to distract us from the most important thing God wants us to see.

    OPEN: Back in 1884 John Henry Patterson formed the National Cash Register Co. and he led the company to prominence and profitability. He made it successful because he paid attention to details and kept an eye on each dept. in the company. At one point, it became apparent that the factory was more

  • "Our Lenten Pilgrimage"

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 71 ratings

    A sermon for the Tranfiguration Sunday

    Transfiguration Sunday Matthew17:1-9 "Our Lenten Pilgrimage" 17:1* ¶ And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain apart. 2* And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his garments became more