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  • Though I Be Absent

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 23, 2008
    based on 83 ratings
     | 4,659 views

    Pre-Vacation Message. Paul shows the church how to follow God and not man. We should see a summer surge, not a summer slump. No more, "When the cat’s away the mice will play!" Link inc. to text, audio, PowerPoint.

    THOUGH I BE ABSENT Col. 2; Phil. 2; I Cor. 3 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ThoughIBeAbsent.html One of the Apostle Paul’s greatest joys was to hear about one of his churches continuing to grow and serve God…one of his deepest fears was that they would backslide in his absence. Col. 2: 5 ...read more

  • A. W. O. L. (Absent Without Leave)

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on May 22, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
     | 4,468 views

    This sermon addresses the problem of Christians leaving their post of duty and the dangers of their actions and how to prevent dropping out of service as a Christian.

    Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:1 - 4 Title: A. W. O. L. (Absent Without Leave) Introduction: From 1496 B.C. to A.D. 1861,the world knew 2,130 years of war and 227 years of peace. In the last four hundred years European nations have signed more than eight thousand peace treaties. In this century ...read more

  • What Do You Do When The Affair Is With The Church?

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 146 ratings
     | 4,834 views

    We should not abuse the family with our faith.

    What do you do when the affair is with the church? Luke 14:26 The pictures in Susan's "picture box" range from snapshots of church functions to pictures of our children when they were tiny, but they do have one thing in common--Susan isn't in the picture. Why? She's the official family ...read more

  • Are You A Twin?

    Contributed by Thomas Dahl on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,606 views

    A sermon about what can happen when your absent from church

    John 20 [19] Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you. [20] And when he had so said, he shewed unto them his hands and ...read more

  • Be Still, My Foolish Heart

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 19, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,351 views

    There is a worldwide awareness that God exists, but also a worldwide infection of sin. God in Christ comes to get our attention so that never can anyone say, in foolishness, that God is absent or does not matter.

    Takoma Park Baptist Church, Washington, DC October 5, 1986 In some of the more strict religious communities there is the practice called “shunning.” When someone is shunned, usually because he or she has violated the moral code or has broken the way of behaving expected in that ...read more

  • Nope, Not In Heaven Series

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on May 10, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,051 views

    To share what will be absent from Heaven. Things that will not be there and for this we can rejoice and look forward to Heaven

    Nope, Not in Heaven Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9 Date: 21 February 2010 Purpose: To share what will be absent from Heaven. Things that will not be there and for this we can rejoice and look ...read more

  • Angels In The Church Age Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 5, 2006
    based on 87 ratings
     | 5,185 views

    Angels are all over the OT, the gospels, and Revelation. Why are they strangely absent during Paul’s epistles? Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint Presentation.

    ANGELS IN THE CHURCH AGE Colossians 1:24-27 Rev. 2 & 3 talk about the ‘angels’ of the 7 churches, and the 7 candlesticks. The angels in that context are the pastors…the messengers, the leaders, not literal angels. Angels are present in the church age, and still very important, but on a very ...read more

  • Where Is God?

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,060 views

    Address those in crisis who feel abandoned by God so they can know where God is and what He is doing when He seems absent.

    WHERE IS GOD? Job 23:3-10 Ted Turner, now a professed agnostic New Ager, at one time had associated himself with Christianity. He had a testing of his profession, however, when he watched his sister die a slow, painful death by lupus. He abandoned his faith in God, not willing to believe that ...read more

  • When Fathers Fail Nations Fall

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 215 ratings
     | 7,354 views

    Across the board American fathers have failed. They have failed their children by being absent from the lives of their children. The Bible shows us that when fathers fail nations fail. America is in danger of failing

    I heard that a man once had this conversation with God: "God, why did you make woman so beautiful?" God said: "So you would love her, marry her and be a father." "OK God, but why did you make her so illogical?" God said: "So she would love you, marry you and have your children." I suggested ...read more

  • When Bad Things Happen To Good People Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 23, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 14,733 views

    In a world of injustice, it is appropriate to pray a prayer of anguish; God gives us memories of His grace to sustain when He seems absent, and may force us to rock bottom so that we can heal fully.

    There is very little justice in the world. But that’s old news. People have felt from time immemorial that they were not being treated fairly. Just about everybody thinks that they deserve a better deal than they’re getting. There is very little justice in the world. But that’s old news. ...read more

  • God's Presence In The Silence

    Contributed by David Washburn on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 9,221 views

    We often times interpret God’s silence to mean he is absent, but the truth is that God’s silence is an opportunity for Him to draw us closer and prepare us for an even greater revelation

    Silence is something most of us aren’t comfortable with. The brief 20 seconds I stood before you, looking at you in silence may have seemed liked an eternity. What were you thinking as we looked at each other in silence? We will many times equate silence with something being wrong and will rush to ...read more

  • Nailprints Don't Lie

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 21, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,006 views

    Thomas dealt with his loss by postponing his choices and by absenting himself from the community. We do the same; but the nailprints of our shame and our guilt tell the truth about us.

     We respond to loss in a variety of ways. There is no predicting how people will act when they lose something they cherish. I have seen everything from screaming and wailing to solid stoicism to outright laughter. I have conducted funerals where people have wept openly, and others ...read more

  • Bringing The King Back

    Contributed by David Johnston on Jul 26, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 12,808 views

    We need to bring the King back to HIS house in our 1. Commitment 2. Prayer 3. Praise 4. Worship

    Bringing the King Back 2 Sam. 19 Just to bring a little light of history to this passage… Absalom, David’s son had done his best to destroy his father, securing the Kingdom and killing all those who were on David’s side. And so David had to fight against his own flesh and blood, his very ...read more

  • Our Heavenly Home Series

    Contributed by Gary Wagoner on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 8,683 views

    What does the Bible say about our heavenly home.

    Revelation 21:1– 8 Our Heavenly Home Thesis: Our eternal home. Introduction: Good evening. I appreciate the opportunity to speak to you tonight. We have had good music and it has blessed our hearts, And I hope your heart is now prepared for the message. Our message tonight is ‘our heavenly ...read more

  • Risks Of Running From God

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 20,379 views

    People of God should be aware of the risks when we resist the will of God.

    The Risks of Running from God Jonah 1:1-16 ILLUSTRATION Once an atheist asked a Christian lady if she believed the Bible was true. “Yes,” said the lady. “Then.” Said the atheist, “tell me how a whale swallowed Jonah, as a whale’s stomach is no bigger than a man’s head.” “I don’t ...read more