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  • Don't Let Your Life Stagnate

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,161 views

    How to move from stagnation to stimulation. A look at the man who had stagnated at the pool of Bethesda for 38 years.

    PowerPoint available Don’t Let Your Life Stagnate Jn. 5:1-9 Charles Swindoll shares this story in an issue of Leadership magazine: In 1965 the Viet Nam War began to stagnate and bog down. Another story caught the attention of the world “On June 1, 1965, a thirteen-and-a half-foot boat ...read more

  • It's Not About The Hand

    Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 15, 2002
    based on 369 ratings
     | 31,089 views

    Encouraging believers that the body of Christ does not revolve around them, but they exist to serve others.

    I was in the supermarket one day, and a lady came down the aisle whom I could barely see over the top of her groceries. I got somewhat frightened because she seemed to be heading straight for me. She screeched to a halt within a few feet of me, peered over her load, wagged her finger, and said, "I ...read more

  • One Body Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 15, 2008
     | 2,632 views

    This deals with the diversity of the parts of the body and how God has made each part of the body exactly the way He desires it to be. He put each part of the body where he wanted it

    Introduction: Imagine the Master Carpenter’s tools holding a conference: Brother Hammer presides, but several suggest he leave the meeting because he is too noisy. Brother Hammer replies, “If I have to leave this shop, Brother Screwdriver must go also. You have to turn him around again and ...read more

  • Connecting Together Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,493 views

    Adapted sermon of Rick Warren on the need for being in true Biblical fellowship with one another.

    Today, we are beginning the third week of our 40 Days of Community, that’s day 15 for those who are doing the daily devotions. We are continuing to explore what God’s purpose is for us here on earth, which we have said is to love Him, and love others the way he does. That’s what we are here for. ...read more

  • Getting A New Body Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,230 views

    We spend many hours and much effort to make our present bodies better. While there’s nothing wrong with it, we should also be preparing to get our new bodies - ones that won’t decay or atrophy.

    For more Bible studies go to: www.LivingWatersWeb.com It’s too bad our bodies break down. I remember when I was much younger I could go and go and go and never get tired. Then when I became a parent, my kids could go all day and night and never stop and I was just dragging by the end of the day. ...read more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 21, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,071 views

    It’s God’s will for believers to grow individually and corporately as the Body of Christ. We must be aware that while God does want us to grow Satan wants us to atrophy. He will throw many obstacles in our path. Three are pride, partiality, and prejudice.

    OBSTACLES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CHURCH GROWTH PART 1 1 THESSALONIANS 3:12 – 4:1 INTRODUCTION: Jesus Christ said that He came that we might have may have life and have it in abundance (John 10:10). It is God’s will for believers to grow individually and corporately as the Body of Christ. Peter ...read more

  • The Cry For Revival Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Jul 17, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 10,935 views

    First in a 7-part series on revival, hoping to spur revival (at the Spirit’s behest, of course).

    The Cry For Revival – DO IT AGAIN, LORD! First in the series: Revival – Reviving Me, Reviving the Church & Reviving Our Community Perth Bible Church July 15, 2007 AM Rev. Todd G. Leupold INTRO1: On Monday, August 14, 2006, NASA reported that it had misplaced or lost the original ...read more

  • The Man With The Withered Hand

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Dec 5, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 22,578 views

    Besides that withered hand being a physical handicap, that old withered, shriveled up hand is a type of mankind. Man, in spite of our education, ability, talents, all our 6,000 years of development...we’re still a withered creation because of the fall.

    THE MAN WITH THE WITHERED HAND MARK 3:1 6 Read Mark 3:1 6 then Read Matthew 12:11 12 As we look at this story of the man with the shriveled hand, Jesus had just entered the city of Capernaum. He’d been run out of His hometown of Nazareth. The great religious leaders of that ...read more

  • Three Essentials For Ministry Series

    Contributed by Keith Walker on May 18, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,957 views

    Paul finishes Colossians by focusing on three essentials for successful Christian living and ministry: Praying to God, Proclaiming the Word, and Partnering with others.

    INTRODUCTION If you knew your time was short on this earth and you wanted to give final instructions or advice to loved ones what would you say? It would be difficult but important. You would focus on essential matters rather than incidental things, wouldn’t you? Paul finishes his letter to the ...read more

  • The Curse Reversed Series

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Jan 5, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,191 views

    What makes Heaven great is not only what's there, but also what's not there! In order to fully understand what God has planned (in Eternity), we've got to understand what God had first planned (in Eden). The way it will be - will be the way it way origi

    What makes Heaven great is not only what's there, but also what's not there! In order to fully understand what God has planned (in Eternity), we've got to understand what God had first planned (in Eden). The way it will be - will be the way it way originally intended. Revelation 22:3 is clear: ...read more

  • May The Lord Bless You And Clear The Way

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 16, 2008
    based on 49 ratings
     | 7,269 views

    Our text tells us how the Lord blesses us and others. 1- May the Lord clear your way 2- May the Lord increase your love 3- May the Lord strengthen your heart

    INTRO.- ILL.- A 4-year-old boy who was asked to return thanks before Christmas dinner. The family members bowed their heads in expectation. He began his prayer, thanking God for all his friends, naming them one by one. Then he thanked God for Mommy, Daddy, brother, sister, Grandma, Grandpa, ...read more

  • Whom Can I Blame?

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 4, 2003
    based on 145 ratings
     | 10,523 views

    Self-pity has become a lifestyle for many. We can break down the walls of self-pity through the word of God.

    January 5, 2003 Morning Service Text: John 5:1:15; Acts 8:1-8 Subject: Overcoming the Victim Mentality Title: Whom Can I Blame? I want to begin todays sermon with a story from Max Lucados "The Applause of Heaven". "I have everything I need for joy!" Robert Reed said. "Amazing!" I ...read more

  • Tested Faith Is Strong Faith

    Contributed by James Dunn on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 9,461 views

    God will turn your troubled times into fruitful ones.

    Intro: One man’s life provides a dramatic answer to the question, can God indeed bring positives out of troubled times? This young man’s name is David, and he is an awesome picture of God’s using difficulties for good. For years he viewed trials as something that affected only his external world, ...read more

  • Creating Revival Series

    Contributed by Tom Clawser, M. Div. on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 173 ratings
     | 4,448 views

    Revival in the church starts with believers who understand the true purpose of the church - evangelism of the lost!

    1. Introduction A. REVIVAL is defined as a reawakening of religious fervor; a resurgence, or renewal, of commitment and purpose. B. It has been suggested that the church is “flat”, and in desperate need of revival. We won’t debate that point tonight, we will assume we can agree on that C. Many ...read more

  • What Are You Doing With The Faith God Gave To You? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on Jul 6, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,273 views

    God has dealt to every one of us the measure of faith that we need. If we don’t use our faith, we’ll lose our faith.

    “WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE FAITH THAT GOD GAVE TO YOU?” TEXT-Romans 12:3 Intro – Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Faith understands that the things we pray for and hope for already belong to us even though we cannot ...read more