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  • Stumbling Series

    Contributed by Mike Parry on Mar 8, 2012
    based on 40 ratings
     | 14,920 views

    Jesus uses a child to point to His spiritual kids and the importance of not causing them to stumble. To avoid stumbling we are to guard others and discipline ourselves.

    “Stumbling” Matthew: King and Kingdom FCC – March 4, 2012 Text: Matthew 18: 6-10 Introduction: Turn in your Bibles to Matthew 18. This chapter is one of four major sermons of Jesus in Matthew. Matthew 18 has been called by many the “Discipleship Discourse.” ...read more

  • Heirs To The Kingdom

    Contributed by Oluwadamilola Daramola on Jan 11, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,363 views

    Jesus Christ told His disciples in Matt. 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven”. the disciples were on the wrong track so He had to change their tr

    This morning I will be teaching a little bit of Bible as the Holy Spirit directs. Please turn your Bible with me as we read together Matt. 18:3 and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you are converted and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven”. ...read more

  • The Know It All Series

    Contributed by Hal Mayer on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,503 views

    This is a message about the destructiveness of pride and the value of humility

    We begin a new series- Did you hear the one about- parables of Jesus. • Parable- Jesus taught using these because He understood the power of a story. • We remember the stories we hear often more than the sermons… Today- we are tackling the subject of the know it all… more specifically the 2 ...read more

  • Who's The Greatest In The Kingdom? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jan 16, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,685 views

    This is a message in a series based on questions that Jesus asked and that were asked of Him.

    There seems to be a fundamental human urge in all of us that causes us to want to be the greatest at doing or being something James and John are really a good representation of the human race when they ask Jesus to let them sit on each side of Him in His kingdom. . If left to go unchecked this can ...read more

  • Servant Or Celebrity? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,815 views

    What were the disciples arguing about? Who would get to wash the others feet? Who would clean the ancient toilets? No, they were arguing over who would be the greatest. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Servant or Celebrity? Matthew 18:1-10 http://gbcdecatur.org.sermons/ServantCelebrity.html The church is people, and so it is natural that most problems in the church are between people. And most problems involving people are the result of one of these 3 things: miscommunication, wounded ...read more

  • 3 Who Won't & 1 Who Will Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,961 views

    “God has no grandchildren, only children” - “To be 99% sure is 100% unacceptable” - “The only thing longer than life is eternity” - Whatever keeps you from getting saved...CUT IT OFF! Link inc. to formatted text, audio & video, PowerPoint Presentation

    3 Who Won’t & 1 Who Will Matthew 18:8-9 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/3Wont1Will.html Three out of four people here won’t be in heaven. And when I say ‘here’ I mean in our text, not here in this room. But wait a minute, the people in our text represent all people everywhere, so I suppose ...read more

  • How Should I Act, Anyway?

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Mar 16, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,088 views

    How many times have we heard someone say as an excuse to the way they act, "That’s just the way I am and I can’t help it"? Christ is concerned with the way we act, and there are certain characteristics he wants us to develop in our lives.

    HOW SHOULD I ACT, ANYWAY? A. Have you been in an UNCOMFORTABLE situation where you didn’t know how to ACT? 1. Undoubtedly we all have at one time. ILLUSTRATION: It could be that you started work at a new JOB and you had no idea what you were supposed to DO or how to ACT. When you ...read more

  • The Greatest In The Kingdom

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 17, 2006
    based on 88 ratings
     | 11,220 views

    1- the humbled child 2- the welcomed child 3- the sinful child

    INTRO.- Greatness. Who is the greatest person in America? Obviously, that depends on your viewpoint and what you’re talking about. If you are looking at physical beauty many people will name someone in Hollywood. ILL.- Some say, for example, that George Clooney is the sexiest man in ...read more

  • Abortion: Where From Here?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,030 views

    On the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, this sermon points to the stark certainty of eventual judgment and also to specific actions which Christians may take in view of this.

    Psalms 11 & 130, Leviticus 18:21-30, 1 John 3:1-3, Matt. 18:1-7, 10-14 Abortion: Where from here? Today is the 33rd anniversary of the Supreme Court decision known as Roe verses Wade, the decision that declared that our national constitution contained within it an entitlement for any woman in ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be Directionally Challenged?

    Contributed by John Mccaherty on Nov 25, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,362 views

    What’s the worse thing that can happen to us in this world? Sickness, Loss of love one, Job loss Actually Jesus says that the world will set stumbling blocks in front of us, in order to lead us into sin. The worst thing is to live life only to loose it.

    What does it mean to be Directionally Challenged? Matthew 18:7-14 kjv Matthew 18:7-14 Mt 18:7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! therefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them ...read more

  • The Danger Of Offenses

    Contributed by John Gerald on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,346 views

    Offenses are very common, but we are warned against committing them.

    THE DANGER OF OFFENSES Rev. John W. Gerald I. THE OFFENSE OF PRIDE Matt. 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say ...read more

  • Is It Really The Lord's Will?

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 115 ratings
     | 3,018 views

    On 9/11/01 I overheard several people who assigned the attack on America as being the will of God. Are such events really the Lord’s will?

    IS IT REALLY THE LORD’S WILL? A. Matthew 18:7-14 (READ and COMMENT) 1. This text talks about HUMAN DECISIONS, TROUBLE in the world, and concludes it by discussing what is or what is not the WILL of God. COMMENT: We use the phrase, "This is the WILL of God" quite regularly. We consign ...read more

  • Childlike Or Childish 2

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,208 views

    Christ told us to come as children Paul tells us to grow up, how do we find a balance.

    It had started out quite innocently. But then again it usually does. It was just a discussion. They had just been sitting around chewing the fat and somebody had mentioned how important so and so were going to be in heaven. “I don’t think so” said Peter “He hasn’t got what it takes.” Well it was ...read more

  • The Safest Place On Earth Series

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,200 views

    This lesson teaches the importance of the church dealing with conflicts within the church family.

    Title: Making the Most of Our Relationships 4 “The Safest Place On Earth” Text: Matthew 18:1-21 The church is a wonderfully weird place because people are a part of it! HERE ARE THE TOP 10 THINGS YOU’LL PROBABLY NEVER HEAR IN CHURCH 10.Hey! It’s MY turn to sit in the front pew! 9. Sign ...read more

  • Stumbling Blocks

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,026 views

    Woe to the one who causes a Christian to stumble and fall

    INTRODUCTION • A 104 year-old woman was being interviewed by a Christian reporter. The reporter asked, Is it easier or more difficult to live the Christian life the older you get. The lady thought for a second and said, “Well, there is less peer pressure!” • If you have been a Christian for a ...read more

  • Alpha Male Or Child Of God

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,358 views

    Many times winning at all costs is the mantra that we live by. But Jesus challenges us to become like a child - what does that mean, really, and how does it help God rescue us?

    Why is it that we always measure everything by who the best at it or who’s the richest or most popular or highest ranking or most powerful? Every year we have lists and competitions and contests to determine these things – the Super Bowl, the NBA playoffs, the Forbes list of the richest Americans, ...read more

  • Rules For The Kingdom Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 8, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 937 views

    exposition on Matt ch 18

    RULES FOR THE KINGDOM Matthew 18 v. 1 - 20 we see in this portion:- 1. The kingdom is entered by children or childlikeness v. 3 Note:- (a) The necessity of this conversion v. 3 "except ye" ye shall not enter into the kingdom, why? (1) By nature we’re not little children v. 1 "who is the ...read more

  • Doing Without

    Contributed by Ken Gehrels on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,261 views

    How renunciation, in a consumer age, is vital for spiritual development

    Gold Within - Nuggets Of Christian Character: Doing Without Bible Reading: Matthew 6: 10,25-34; 18: 7-9 Catechism Reading: Q/A 124, 125 PREPARED BY KEN GEHRELS PASTOR CALVIN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH NEPEAN, ...read more

  • Child Abuse

    Contributed by Leslie Trombly on Jun 15, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 7,945 views

    Our responsibility to Victims of child Abuse

    Child Abuse & Neglect What Does God say about abusers? -------------------------------- Abuse in any form is not only harmful and detremential to the abuser and the abused; but it is also a sin. It is a sin of the worst kind. I Corinthians 6:9-10 speaks of abusers and how the Lord feels ...read more

  • The World Is Watching

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 62 ratings
     | 1,651 views

    Because the world is watching us, we can be stumbling blocks or stepping stones to the Kingdom of God.

    The World Is Watching TCF Sermon December 31, 2000 Let’s start this morning with a history lesson It was Summer, 1968 - time of turmoil in America, for several reasons -not the least of which was the controversy over the war in Vietnam - like this year which ends today, 1968 was ...read more