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  • Christianity Uncensored: Love Uncensored Series

    Contributed by Jud Wilhite on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    We’ve been in a series in James called Christianity Uncensored. We’ve been saying that we live in an edited world that’s cleaned up and made to look pretty. Let’s just peel the facade away. Let’s look at what it means to be an authentic follower of Jesu

    Series: Christianity Uncensored Message #3: Love Uncensored By: Jud Wilhite I don’t know about you but every time I go to the grocery store I’m set off a little bit as I stand in the line and look at the magazine racks. Everyone I look at is beautiful. Have you ever felt that way? more

  • The External Evidence: Authenticity Series

    Contributed by Brett Stair on Oct 15, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    2nd of 4 in an examination of the Great Commandment

    The External Evidence: Authenticity Mark 12:28-31 Last week we said that authentic Christianity is motivated by a passion for God¡K That authentic Christianity is motivated by a strong, extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, and desire for God. Passion is essential¡K it¡¦s a necessary ingredient more

  • The Kingdom Is For Thirsty People Series

    Contributed by Simon Fullylove on Feb 27, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    A look at the kingdom message for sinners, i.e. non-religious people

    Introduction Kingdom = God’s Rule, God’s will being done on earth as it is in heaven, God’s Shalom, it is God’s dreams being realised for the world, Jesus says this kingdom rule is available now through me, so change and believe it, be part of it. A fresh start was needed he said to Nicodemus, more

  • Lip-Service Won't Cut It!

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Next message through Matthew, this one dealing with Jesus’ words about actually living what we say about loving God.

    Lip-Service Won’t Cut It! Matthew 15:1-9 November 19, 2006 There are a number of things in my life that I try to avoid, if at all possible. For instance, I try to avoid pot-holes in the road. I also try to avoid things like the tornado I mentioned a couple weeks ago, as well as any more

  • You Become What You Believe

    Contributed by Reggie Corfield on Sep 27, 2003
    based on 87 ratings

    "Change is good" but "transformation" is what God is looking for. Think the world and that is what you will become. If you have no plan for your life, Satan does!

    Some of you who are readers of Christian books might have come across Norman Vincent Peale. Norman authored many books but his work entitled “The Power of Positive Thinking” has been translated into 40 languages and more than 20 million copies have been sold. In this book Norman recalls an more

  • Church - It's Not About You! (Part 2)

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    Part 2 of message series regarding the purposes of the church.

    Church - It’s Not About You! (Part 2) Proverbs 22:1, 1 Corinthians 32-33 September 19, 2004 Introduction Today we look at part 2 of our little mini-series entitled, "Church - It’s Not About You! The point of the series is to help us understand that the church is more than the service, more

  • Say What You Mean And Mean What You Say

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 8, 2004
    based on 41 ratings

    Message describing the need to be people of or word, and avoiding the need to "swear."

    Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say Matthew 5:33-37 November 7, 2004 Introduction Have you ever met a person who is constantly saying things like, "I swear I’m telling you the truth," or "Honest!" or even something like, "as God is my witness..." Have you ever wondered why they more

  • Developing A Passion For Reaching People For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 19, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    Basic message telling the church that the job of reaching people is up to us!

    Developing a Passion for Reaching People for Jesus. Various Scriptures February 20, 2005 Introduction Today we wrap up our series on the five purposes of the church with a look at how we are to be involved in reaching our world for Jesus Christ. This is the only one of the five purposes more

  • The Power To Change A World Series

    Contributed by R. York Moore on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    There is a power to change the world of the cosmos that is shell-shocked and decaying because of all that is evil. The great news is that Jesus Christ has come into this world not only to take away the soul-sickness of men but also to bring the Kingdom of

    The Power to Change a World ľ The eyes. They eyes tell it all. There is an entire world within every eye we look into. These amazing beings God has created, these humans, each represent for us an entire cosmos, a galaxy of potential beauty, of ability, of love, and creativity. As we gaze more

  • Deception Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    People are deceived oftentimes. How can we overcome deception?

    Deception is the act or state of deceiving or of the state of being deceived. The dictionary says to deceive is to mislead by a false appearance or statement. Sounds like the kind of environment we live in. I was reading an account of California’s most colorful stagecoach robber, more

  • Guarding Against Spiritual Obesity

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Being fed in church is fine, but if all we do is eat and not put our faith into action, all we get is spiritual obesity.

    Guarding Against Spiritual Obesity Mark 10:35-45 November 11, 2007 We are coming to the end of our autumn stewardship emphasis. Next week is Consecration Sunday when we will present our Estimate of Giving cards to God’s work through Calvary church. Throughout the last few weeks, we have been more

  • Pursuing The Good Of Others Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Oct 31, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    consequences of what happens when we model ourselves after Jesus in seeking the good of others.

    Note: This sermon was introduced with scenes 12 & 13 of "Traveling Light" Jesus pursued the good of other people. He did it in his healings; he did it in his teachings. Jesus poured his life into the lives of others. Ultimately Jesus pursued our good by dying in our place, taking upon himself more

  • Shining The Light Of Truth

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    Next message on the Sermon on the Mount. This one describes being the light of the world.

    Shining the Light of Truth Matthew 5:14-16 September 5, 2004 Introduction The Sermon on the Mount is, in my mind, one of the most down to earth, practical portions of the Bible. That’s not to say that the rest of the Bible is irrelevant, because that’s not the case. But here there is more

  • Feeding On The Word Of God - Getting The Most Out Of Your Bible

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 15, 2004
    based on 53 ratings

    Message about how to intake the Word of God.

    Feeding on the Word of God - Getting the Most Out of Your Bible Matthew 4:4 May 16, 2004 Introduction The Word of God is essential in the life of anyone who claims to be a follower of Christ, because the Bible first of all tells us how to become a Christian, and then how to follow Jesus in more

  • "Come, Follow Me..."

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 12, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    Message about Jesus’ calling His first disciples.

    “Come, Follow Me…” Matthew 4:18-22 June 13, 2004 NOTE: I am deeply indebted to Rob Bell, Pastor of Mars Hill Bible Church, and Dr. Ray VanderLaan, from Follow the Introduction We’re back in our walk through the book of Matthew, and I need to warn you that it will be another more