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  • Are We On The Road To Castaway Island?

    Contributed by Rev. Chris Swanson on Nov 18, 2021

    Many have read and undoubtedly heard this Scripture countless times. It speaks of someone running a race. But we need to see the spiritual aspect of this road that we are on.

    The Apostle Paul concludes Chapter 9 with a plea for self-disciple and self-denial in the Christian life. He compares himself to the athletes in the Isthmian games, which was well known by the Corinthians. In any case, in the Christian race all may run in order to obtain the prize. First more

  • Evangelism For Ordinary People

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Doing acts of kindness as a form of evangelism. Servant evangelism based upon Steve Sjogren’s work.

    According to Jesus the greatest commandments are to “love God with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength,” and to “love your neighbor as yourself.” When Jesus referred to neighbor he wasn’t just speaking of the person who lived next door, but to every person, whether they are like us or more

  • Expanding Your Tribe Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 30, 2006

    This is week six of Forty Days of Purpose and deals with Purpose number 5 evangelism.

    Drop your buffs. I wasn’t sure at first what I was hearing then I realized that what host Jeff Probst of Survivor was telling the contestants to do was to remove the scarves that identified each of four tribes that made up the competition in this season’s Survivor. After only a week on the island more

  • The Blessing Of Discipline Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Oct 4, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    This message addresses the blessing that comes to those who as disciples of Christ embrace personal discipline.

    Introduction: Bill Cowher took over as the head football coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1992. He quickly showed himself to be a man with a future. In fact, he currently enjoys the longest tenure in the NFL as a head coach with the same team -- which now stands at 14 seasons. Under his guidance more

  • Flexibility Vs. Rigidity

    Contributed by Shannon Lewis on Oct 18, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Is there a need for flexibility in the modern church? This sermon will examine and answer that question.

    Flexibility Vs. Rigidity by Pastor Shannon Lewis 10/18/2006 1Corinthians 9:19-9:23 Tonight’s sermon will conclude our 2 part series on Creativity and Flexibility Vs. Repetition and Rigidity. Tonight we compare Flexibility Vs. Rigidity. We’re going to consider the two more

  • Being With It

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    The necessity of proclaiming the gospel, the necessity of cultural relevance and the necessity of spiritual integrity

    Being with it - the necessity and challenges of cultural relevance There have been remarkable changes in rural communities over the last fifty years or even the last twenty years. When many of us were children, we grew up with a good understanding of the agricultural world. Many of the more

  • Growing Into The Race Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Jul 10, 2006

    For some reason, it makes perfect sense to most of us, to not try and run the Boston Marathon without proper training. But when it comes to our relationship with Christ, we make the decision to follow Him and think that we can just sit back and enjoy the

    If you guys can remember what we talked about two weeks ago, we began to look at our mission statement – Living to Grow, Serve, Worship, and Share. We spent the majority of our time focusing on the importance of “living together.” For starters we talked about that this was a major component to the more

  • Looking For The Easy?

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Jul 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    We can develop an attitude that looks for and expects every thing to be easy. Easy may not be the best.

    WHEN OUR GOAL IS TO TAKE IT EASY? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. TEXT: 1 Cor. 9:27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway. KJV 1 Tim. 5:6 But she more

  • Disciplines Of Disciples

    Contributed by Craig Smee on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Running the race is a difficult thing, but through certain Christ oriented practices we can have the endurance to complete the race.

    87% of Americans own running shoes but don’t run. One cannot be a disciple without learning discipline! ". . . discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness." ~ 1 Timothy 4:7b (NASB) If I am going to develop Christ-like character in my life, there are certain disciplines, or habits I more

  • The Right To Get Paid

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on Aug 26, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Sermon articulates four reasons why pastors have the right to be financially supported by their congregations.

    The Right To Get Paid Today I’m going to speak on topic that I’ve dreaded preaching about for over fifteen years. The topic is controversial and the preacher delivering the sermon is immediately judged unfavorably. My topic is clergy compensation. Here’s the controversy. First, clergy who more

  • Discipleship In Context

    Contributed by Donato Solano on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A discipler must work within a given context of his ministry.

    INTRODUCTION A discipler must work within a given context of his ministry. First context is selflessness… I. SELF-DENIAL MUST BE EXERCISED, 18-19 A. Free of Charge (No personal gain) • DISCIPLER: It is all discharging Christian duties as a recipient of the gospel and the trust committed by more

  • "Running Your Race And Keeping Your Eyes

    Contributed by Ronnie Mcneill on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Keep your eyes on the prize. The prize is Jesus the Christ. No matter how hard the road becomes, keep your eyes on Jesus the Christ.

    Looking at the world of athletics, I see many young people training daily with dreams of becoming a professional athlete. Whether it’s in football, baseball, basketball, tennis, figure skating, boxing, or whatever the sport, they know that they must train diligently and must be consistent in more

  • Running The Race And Winning It

    Contributed by Chew Chew on Jan 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    How to run the race God set before us and complete it.

    Title: Running the race and winning it! Text: 1Corinthians 9:24-25 Introduction I believe that all of us have participated in a cross-country race. When I was in secondary school, the cross-country race is a yearly affair and we have to train and run the cross-country whether we like it or more

  • A Life Of Phenomenal Growth Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 4, 2006

    Spiritual growth is the process of training to live like X

    Sermon 4/18/04-The Life You’ve Always Wanted: A Life of Phenomenal Growth Hook: Play training montage clip from Rocky movie ending with Rocky running up the steps of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Turn to I Cor. 9:24-27 Training-to arrange your life around certain exercises and experiences more

  • A Church For Today

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry N. Watts on Jan 9, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This message calls the church, collectively and individually, to be "up to date" in their mission of reaching people.

    “A Church for Today” 1 Corinthians 9:19-24 * Among the church culture in America it has become common to identify local churches with some troubling terms; “Contemporary or Traditional.” Why do I say these terms are troubling? Because the meaning of these words in this context has little to do more