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  • Becoming The Spiritual Person You Want To Be

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Feb 20, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    The intent of this sermon is to allow persons to evaluate their relation to the Spirit of God.

    I. THE SPIRITUAL PERSON v.15, 12-13 A. Received the Spirit of God v.12a B. Growing in the Grace of God v.12b C. Speaking the Truth of God v.13 II. THE NATURAL PERSON v.14 A. Remains in his Unregenerate State v.14a B. Refuses to Accept the Things of God v.14b C. Renders ...read more

  • The Secret Of Successful Christian Living

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 3, 2003
    based on 77 ratings

    The secret of living a successful Christian life, or to say, a life that is pleasing to God is found in the declaration: “they first gave themselves to the Lord”.

    THE SECRET OF SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Moreover, brethren, we make known to you the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia: that in a great trial of affliction the abundance of their joy and their deep poverty abounded in the riches of their liberality. For I bear witness ...read more

  • You've Been Blessed To Invest Series

    Contributed by Rick Adams on Nov 24, 2001
    based on 65 ratings

    Realizing that what we have has been given to us by God to invest back into His Kingdom.

    NOTE: My manuscripts are basically my thoughts on paper. Typically, I use them as a guide, not verbatim. Very rarely do I preach my message exactly the way I wrote it. If you would like to hear the message preached, please visit Abundant Life Fellowship’s multimedia page at ...read more

  • From Plea To Purpose - New York City

    Contributed by Fernando Cabrera on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 27 ratings

    I want to share a brief follow up of what God is doing in New York City and among the churches...

    From Pain to Purpose - New York City Pastor Fernando Cabrera, Ed.D New Life Outreach International Church (718)-562-2230 God often takes us out of the way places and events to teach us valuable lesson. I feel compel to share some things I believe God has impressed upon my heart. I do ...read more

  • Anointed To Labor

    Contributed by Charles R. Peck on Jul 13, 2012
    based on 8 ratings

    God gives gifts to those who will honor Him with their lives. He chose Bezaleel to work with his hands and gave him wisdom and knowledge in building the Tabernacle.

    ANOINTED TO LABOR Over the years God has called people to do special jobs in the kingdom. Under the law God chose Prophets, Priests and Kings and placed his Anointing on them to accomplish His mission. And in this period of grace or the CHURCH age; God places his anointing on believers to ...read more

  • Developing Our Talents

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 196 ratings

    God has invested talent in each and everyone one of us. God looks our abilities and sees not just who we are, but who we can become and what we can accomplish for His glory.

    DEVELOPING OUR TALENTS Text: Matthew 25:14 - 30 I once heard the story about a young man who called over the phone to check up on the effectiveness of his work at his work. He called the lady he worked for posing as a young man who was looking for yard work. He asked her if it were ...read more

  • I Have A Dream Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 78 ratings

    Equality. A contrast between the world and the Kingdom

    Series: The Parables of Christ Topic: I Have A Dream Matthew 20:1-16 Introduction: Crying Foul It’s not fair Not a typical family unless you hear the words "It’s not fair" "She always goes first" "He always gets more" "He never gets into trouble" [life ...read more

  • Stewardship: A Matter Of Choice Part 2

    Contributed by Ron Crow on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 74 ratings

    A method by which we must give.

    Stewardship: A Matter of Choice 2 Corinthians 8:1-9 I. Introduction Review last week briefly. “Do we use the gifts that God has given for their intended purpose, or do we distort the intention of the gift?” Illustration: During the monthly meeting of the church’s stewardship committee, one ...read more

  • "Unwrapping Your Gifts" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Aug 15, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    How do we go about unwrapping our spiritual gifts once we have identified them?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches August 17, 2003 “Unwrapping Your Gifts” Matthew 25:14-30 INTRODUCTION: “I’ll go where you want me to go, dear Lord, real service is what I desire. I’ll sing a solo anytime, dear Lord, but don’t ask me to sing in the choir. I’ll do what you want ...read more

  • Big Days

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 12, 2007
    based on 78 ratings

    The church is in for some BIG Days when there’s a CONVERTED MEMBERSHIP, and when CONSTANT MINISTRY and CONTINUAL MULTIPLICATION are taking place. Link included to formatted text, audio & video, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    BIG Days Acts 2:41-47 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BIGDays.html Our church has had many ‘big days’ over the years. Special promotions and theme days are a fun way to boost enthusiasm and attendance. We’ve had ‘baby day’, ‘old fashioned day’, ‘pack a pew Sunday’, and ‘Friend Day.’ And ...read more

  • How Much More

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Apr 29, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Prayer is the divinely ordained channel through which God gives His children all the good things He designs for our benefit and blessing. God is far more willing to give than we are to ask.

    HOW MUCH MORE Matt. 7:9-11 Often we develop the mistaken attitude that prayer and particularly persistent prayer is the means by which we wrest from God the things which He does not really want us to have. Quite the contrary is true. Prayer is the divinely ordained ...read more

  • Stewardship Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 234 ratings

    This sermon is based on the parable of the talents in Matthew 25.

    02/06/00 - What's In It for Me? …Stewardship! Who would like to win 6000 denari? 6000 denari (1 denari was 1 days wage) How much is that? Well, what are your worth a day? Minimum wage? - $252,000.00 dollars At say $18.00/hr - $864,000 dollars What would you do with a quarter of a ...read more

  • Commitment To The Church #6 Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 17 ratings

    Giving to the church is not about how thick your wallet is; it is about how deep is your understanding on God’s graciousness and how deep is your love and devotion to God.

    Series Subject: Commitment to the Church Topic: Serving God Through Giving Pt.3 Text: 1 Chronicles 29:1-6 Introduction A. Welcome to another Sunday of Commitment to the Church Emphasis. We are still on the subject of “Serving God Through Giving” as part of our series on commitment. We are ...read more

  • Three Servants: Three Rewards Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 59 ratings

    Sermon 9 of 10 in Jesus Stories Series. This life is very much a test. In fact it could be said that our life is a trial that reveals our character and nature. In this story – one of the few parables in which the author reveals it’s meaning – Jesus rev

    Three Servants & Three Rewards This life is very much a test. In fact it could be said that our life is a trial that reveals our character and nature. In this story – one of the few parables in which the author reveals it’s meaning – Jesus reveals the importance of what we do with what we have ...read more

  • Builders In Christ Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jan 18, 2006
    based on 93 ratings

    We are all expected to be involved in this "building" project in God’s Kingdom. We are to invest in that which is spiritual, valuable and that which will last. Consider well how you are building today.

    (Some pointers in this sermon taken from ’Studies in First Corinthians’ by M. R. DeHaan, M.D.) Consider how you are building your life today. Charles Spurgeon says, "Ask yourself, Have I written in the snow?" Will the things I do endure the lapse of years and the times of change? There ...read more