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  • The Callousing Of The North American Church

    Contributed by David Smith on Jul 12, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,024 views

    Addressing the whys of hard hearts in the pews - and out

    The Callousing of the North American Church Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. (KJV) Illustration - John’s first day at ...read more

  • Beyond The Sunday Face

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on May 16, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 1,683 views

    There is such falseness in American churches today. Most relationships are merely a façade. In this “throw-away society” the Church lacks transparency, “realness”. As a result we have become oblivious to the needs of others.

    Beyond the Sunday Face · Some will not like this sermon today. · Some will you be mad at me for preaching this. · The Holy Spirit is going to challenge everyone of us. · There is such falseness in American churches today. · Most relationships are merely a façade. · In this “throw-away ...read more

  • The Sunday School Challenge

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 105 ratings
     | 14,750 views

    Sunday school is facing serious problems in the 21st Century.

    THE SUNDAY SCHOOL CHALLENGE BY JERRY FALWELL A. INTRODUCTION Sunday School is facing serious problems while at the same time there is great potential as she enters the 21st Century. B. PROBLEMS IN SUNDAY SCHOOL 1. Many denominations are struggling with attendance. ...read more

  • Drawn And Quartered

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 920 views

    Socially and emotionally, American Christians are being torn apart, and the Church is only making things worse.

    This article exposes a deep flaw in the American Church. This flaw, which has been largely overlooked, has set the stage for the current epidemic of serious social problems, including crime, divorce, depression, drug abuse, and suicide. It follows that the Church is indirectly responsible for ...read more

  • Destiny: It Is More Than A Location

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 1,483 views

    What is it that you have been destined for?

    The news has been filled in recent days with a little boy, Elian Gonzalas. Tonight, as I speak on destiny, I wonder what the destiny of this young six-year old is? And as much as we would sit around the table and discuss his circumstances, and his plight in life, I wonder how much time ...read more

  • Worship

    Contributed by Dan Farrell on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,774 views

    Worship is getting beyond our Praise ~ lifting of our hands... verbally Praising & Thanking God... Clapping... Singing...

    INTRODUCTION: Verse 23, 24 ~ Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for they are the kind of worshippers the Father seeks. 24 God is spirit, and His worshippers must worship in spirit and in truth. Worship is ...read more

  • We Exist To Evangelize Series

    Contributed by Matthew Smith on Sep 24, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,134 views

    Helping students realize that we exist as a Student Ministry to evangelize the world.

    If you brought your Bibles, I want you to hold them up in the air and repeat this after me: This is the Bible It’s the Word of God And it has the power To change my life God help me to understand it And to live it out in my daily life In the past several weeks we have been reminded of ...read more

  • The Church And The Community

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 5,020 views

    What is the churches relationship to the community from Gods perspective? A City on a hill, salt and light.

    Matt 16:13-18 Upon this Rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. Jesus church is a strong church A unified church: Jn 17: 21 –22 That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: ...read more

  • Crime, Correction And Covenant: A Call For Revival

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 9,145 views

    The church must allow God to break our hearts and prepare us spiritually if we are to expect him to pour out revival upon us.

    Crime, Correction and Covenant Texts: Hosea 4:1, 5:14-6:1, 6:3, 10:11-12 Introduction: Your Honor, the jury finds the defendant, the church of the 20th century, guilty on all counts and recommends corrective action be taken. Guilty, what crime could we, as a church be guilty of? What ...read more

  • And Roses Will Bloom Again

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Aug 28, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 9,210 views

    Even in times of great trial God provides encouragement for His people who are true to Him that there will be an end to our captivity and that we will again be free

    AND ROSES WILL BLOOM AMOS 9:1 - AMOS 9:15 Responsive Reading: Lev. 26:1 - Lev. 26:13 Scripture Reading: Amos 9:1 - Amos 9:15 Introduction: It has been a long haul studying the book of Amos. Some of you are probably wondering if there is any good news in this at all. It seems as if ...read more

  • Lessons From Israel

    Contributed by Mike Mizell on Dec 8, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,763 views

    Learn how to avoid the same mistakes Israel made on their way to the Promised-land and enjoy the abundant life Jesus came to give.

    Lesson’s from Israel Exodus 14: 10-12 (This is a message I preached upon returning from a Misison’s trip to San Loius Potosi Mexico). This past week had to be among the most incredible weeks of my life. I preached a couple of weeks “What’s in your House?” And I stated that everything we ...read more

  • Samson's Hope

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 2,992 views

    Samson lost all by compromising his committment to God. Where is his hope? Where is OUR hope?

    And Samson did not know that the LORD had left him. But the Philistines took him, put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. There they bound him with chains of brass, and set him to grinding in the prison house. (Judges 16:20-21) Recall the story of Samson’s downfall. Samson was the ...read more

  • Get Right, Church

    Contributed by Riley Turner on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 155 ratings
     | 7,365 views

    We must break down the walls of racial, cultural, and traditional division in the Lord’s Church.

    The following is an excerpt from a sermon preached by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1956, entitled: PAUL’S LETTER TO AMERICAN CHRISTIANS. In this sermon, Dr. King reads a fictitious letter written by himself, but he presents it as if it were a lost letter of the Apostle Paul to the ...read more

  • James: A Faith That Works

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,075 views

    This introduction to James not only reveals who he is but that even the brother of Jesus considered himself a bondservant to Christ.

    James 1:1 “JAMES: A FAITH THAT WORKS!” INTRO: The key to James is a FAITH that works!….EXPAND! Prep for James…. I. THE AUTHOR A. HIS RELATIONSHIP TO JESUS 1. A brother of Jesus (Mt. 13:53-58). 2. Jesus spent time with his family after the miracle at Cana (Jn.2:12). 3. At the ...read more

  • The Flesh Or The Spirit

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 2, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,604 views

    There is a war going on between our flesh and the Holy Spirit. And our behavior shows which of the two is winning.

    Passage: I Corinthians 3:1-9 Intro: It’s sad to watch someone who has deceived themselves. 1. people who talk the talk, but can’t walk the walk. 2. the Taliban and Iraqi fighters, so full of bravado one week, lining up to hand over their weapons the next. 3. some football teams, staking ...read more