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  • No Strings Attached

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 4, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,429 views

    What is our relationship with Jesus Christ? Are we committed followers or simply those who admire who He is. Jesus is looking for all or nothing. (adapted from a sermon by Kyle Idleman, Not a Fan of Jesus)

    No strings attached Introduction (adapted from sermon by Kyle Idleman, Not a Fan of Jesus) How many are familiar with the acronym DTR? For- young man- in relationship- letters can be scary. They want to postpone- DTR talk as long as possible. DTR- Define the relationship It is the talk ...read more

  • Abba Father Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,926 views

    Jesus presents a clear description of what it is followers are to be like internally and how they are to live outwardly in the Sermon on the Mount

    Play God-Co Prayer Video Article- PC World- filled w/truth- unlike spurious gospel- Mac World- listed 10 highly over-rated high-tech products and 10 that received little publicity- are greatly underrated. In the same vein- relying on- strength/wisdom of man is highly overrated and the significance ...read more

  • Election Debrief 2008

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Nov 9, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,876 views

    The presidential election is now over. As Christians, how do we respond to the election of a new president.

    Opening A president met w/president elect- gave him 3 numbered envelopes w/instructions to open when great difficulties arise. After- new president- in office for a short time- economic crisis arose- He opened envelope #1. The note said, “Blame me.” Which he did. Some time later- domestic crisis ...read more

  • I Cast My Vote - For Who?

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,974 views

    As a Christian, how do we evaluate political candidates and decide who to vote for? (Thoughts taken from a sermon series by Tony Evans, How Should Christians Vote.)

    Introduction Our nation- experiencing serious difficulties- affecting everyone of us- gas prices, investment losses, etc. There is much anxiety in the hearts of people over the economy and how it will affect them personally. What does- Bible counsel us to do- Phil 4:6-7 NASU- Php 4:6 Don’t ...read more

  • Hearing God's Voice

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Jun 24, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,035 views

    Does God speak to people today? If so, how does He speak? (Many thought from Hearing God’s Voice by Richard Henry Blackaby)

    Hearing God’s Voice Introduction Thoughts from- Hearing God’s Voice by Blackaby. Does God speak today- if so, how does He speak? What is the significance of God speaking to us? Rom 8:26-27, 33-34 Intercession- type of prayer- prayer is talking w/God. Intercede- to bring before God a ...read more

  • The Nature Of The Enemy Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on May 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,350 views

    How do we as Christians prepare our hearts so we can accuragely discern what is happening in the unseen realm. (Material taken from The Three Battlegrounds by Francis Frangipane)

    Discerning of Spirits- The Nature of the Enemy Continue series on Discerning of Spirits. 1st week- The Gift of Discernment Last week- Eliminating False Discernment This week- The Nature of the Enemy Discerning the Nature of the Enemy Bible- names of people/places have significance and ...read more

  • Breaking Bread Together Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,531 views

    247 million Americans call themselves Christians yet Jesus calls us to be disciples. What is a disciple and what are the cost and sacrifices to be a disciple. (Taken from a series by Pastor Craig Groeschel of LifeChurch.tv)

    Introduction Series- on being a Disciple versus a Christian. As we have seen, many in our culture call themselves Christians, but few truly live like disciples. What is a disciple? Lk 14:26-27 (+ Living Bible, Amplified Bible) If you come to Jesus, you must live a certain way to be a ...read more

  • Unbelieving Faith Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Jul 27, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    A journey of faith through Mark chapter 5 and 6. We want to look at the story of Christ living in and through men, as a result of the faith in their hearts.

    Introduction 2 wks ago-started- journey of faith through- Mk 5/6. Stories of- power of unbelief/faith in the human heart. 2Cor 4:6-7 In man we see- coming together of the natural/eternal. The hope is that the … eternal that is within us would break through the veil of our flesh and ...read more

  • Kingdom Minded People

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,343 views

    To live our lives within the context of the eternal purposes of God and understand that we are called to be Kingdom Builders.

    Kingdom Minded People 6/24/07 Talk about being … Kingdom minded and having a Kingdom heart, for the purpose of building God’s Kingdom. Ezra 1:1 Cyrus was a mighty king- conquered Babylon. Jews- carried into captivity under Nebuchadnezzar. God calls Cyrus by name ...read more

  • Members With A Mission

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Aug 13, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,575 views

    What is the role of a believer in the context of the local church and the ministry of the church.

    I want to talk about our role as believers in the context of the local church and the ministry of the church. Heb 10:19-20 Through Christ’s blood the door has been opened for all mankind to enter the presence of God. Heb 10:21-23 We have been EMPOWERED … through the work of Christ on ...read more

  • Today Is A Day Of Boasting

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,787 views

    We boast about many things ... should we not verbally confess the goodness of God and boast in who He is and what He has done for us.

    Thanksgiving is almost here- I have declared today to be a day of BOASTING! I am giving us all permission to boast today. It is easy for people to boast- almost second nature. We easily boast about things that have happened in our lives or things we have done/accomplished. As people we like to ...read more

  • The Lord's Table

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,002 views

    To see the Lord’s Table as a life-giving experience and to understand the benefits made available to a believer through our Communion with the Lord.

    Talk about- Communion, Lord’s Table, Lord’s Supper To benefit from Communion- must be seen as more than a ritual- it is a life-giving experience. Communion- fellowship, partnership, participation. Can also be seen as communication … He speaks, we listen, we speak, He listens. To ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of God

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,740 views

    At the end of this age and the beginning of the next, God will establish His eternal Kingdom ... we live between two worlds- one trying to crash in on the other.

    The Kingdom of God The Kingdom of God is … that place where God’s authority is acknowledged and obeyed, where God or Christ rules and has the final say in the human heart. Hints of the Kingdom of God- beginning of time … Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let Us make man in Our image, ...read more

  • The Year Of The Dreamer Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 28, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,331 views

    We are living in a time when God is calling us to live beyond our natural capabilities, to dream big for the Kingdom of God.

    The Year of the Dreamer NCF- recognizes importance of greater body of Christ When a person is born-again/saved/regenerated, they are said to be baptized into Jesus Christ. When someone is saved/born-again, they also are said to be baptized into the Body of Christ. They become part of ...read more

  • The Unshakable Christian Life

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,231 views

    As we draw nearer to the end of this age, will the church be able to stand and help a hurting world find the Kingdom of God.

    The Unshakable Christian Life Introduction Will we be able to stand in the days ahead, or will we be- … tossed by the storms of life, carried about by winds of doctrine and the schemes of men Eph 4:14 In the 1300’s- Bubonic Plague- killed millions, changed the face of Europe for ...read more