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  • Back To Church Sunday!

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Oct 30, 2009
    based on 20 ratings

    A sermon for National Back to Church Sunday adapted in part from the Purpose-Driven /Life. Alliterated and expository from Acts 2. PowerPoint is availble if you e-mail me.

    BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY Scott Bayles, pastor First Christian Church, Rosiclare, IL It is so easy to hit the snooze button on Sunday morning when the alarm sounds at seven o'clock, roll over and go back to sleep. Maybe you had every intention of going to church, maybe Sunday School, too...even ...read more

  • Why Should I Come Back To Church? Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    The Psalmist reminds us why we should honor God on the Sabbath and why we should be plugged into a local church.

    Why should I come back to Church? Introduction: Why do we do certain things in life? (The following taken from Scott Bayles, Pastor, First Christian Church, Rosiclare, IL) You go to school to get an education so you can make a living. You go to work to make money so you can pay the bills. ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Diotrephes

    Contributed by Tommy Jackson on Oct 2, 2002
    based on 59 ratings

    Could the spirit of some people be holding back the church?

    The Spirit Of Diotrephes (3 John 1:9 NIV) I wrote to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to be first, will have nothing to do with us. (3 John 1:10 NIV) So if I come, I will call attention to what he is doing, gossiping maliciously about us. Not satisfied with that, he refuses to ...read more

  • Life's A B*$ch, And Then.... There's Help

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Oct 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    In which direction do you turn when life runs over you like a cement truck?

    Psalm 121 - BACK TO CHURCH SUNDAY 26 September 2010 From where does your help come? In which direction do you turn when life runs over you like a cement truck? [phrase taken from Russell Brown on this site] life can be tough - Sometimes, our problems feel like ...read more

  • Our Absolute Need For One Another

    Contributed by Brady Boyd on Jul 24, 2002
    based on 89 ratings

    In an age of social isolationism and disengagement from the body of Christ, the Lord is calling us to be a community of believers again.

  • Come Home And Let The Party Begin Series

    Contributed by on Sep 18, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    In the parable of the prodigal son, Jesus reveals God as Father who is extravagant in His love for us, welcoming both rebellious and religious sons to come home.

    COME HOME AND LET THE PARTY BEGIN! (Sept. 2012 – Beausejour Church – Pastor Chris Jordan) HUMOR: Eight-year-old Nina brought her report card home from school. Her marks were good... mostly A's and a couple of B's. However, her teacher had written across the bottom: "Nina is a smart ...read more

  • "Incentive For The Church To Stay Focused”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 96 ratings

    It’s easy to start a Bible study; to start going back to church, to start a daily prayer time; the thing we must focus on is being faithful.

    Intro: In a church in the Deep South where the preaching style was a “talk back” sort of style. The pastor was getting the congregation exited about their prospective future. The preacher said, “this church is like a crippled man who needs to get up and walk under the power of Jesus.” The ...read more

  • Snakes On A Plain

    Contributed by Matt Hoffmann on Mar 19, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    This is a monologue sermon from the persepective of an eyewitness to the plague of snakes from Numbers 21:4-9. You will need someone to read the last verses of the sermon from the back of the church after you walk off.

    Good Morning, I love meeting new people! I am glad to meet you. My name is Abraham, which, lately, I can’t help feel is more ironic that I ever realized it was. You see Abraham is the Father of all nations; he is person I was taught about by my Rabbi ever since I can remember. And the one word ...read more

  • What Difference Does Church Attendance Make?

    Contributed by James O. Davis on Jul 5, 2012
    based on 105 ratings

    There are three times in Hebrews 10:19-25, that the Hebrew writer uses the phrase, “let us,” to appeal to the local congregation about being steadfast in their attendance to the local assembly or church.

    One of the greatest tragedies of the 21st Century in America is the realism that millions of people who claim to know Jesus Christ rarely attend a local church or participate in the worship services. In so many of the American churches, a lot of people basically attend three times in their entire ...read more

  • Front Line Christians

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 93 ratings

    We have made Christianity into a spectator sport. We just sit back in church and listen to the music, and the sermons and never really get involved in the game. We need some Christians today to get off the sidelines and get on the front lines.

    Intro: It was the first day of basketball practice at Wingate High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Coach handed a ball to each player. “Boys,” he said, “I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be in during the game.” One of the boys (who was pretty much there as a ...read more

  • Jesus And A Touch Of Faith Series

    Contributed by David Hughes on Mar 14, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    In this sermon I looked at the account of the haemorrhaging woman’s encounter with Jesus and considered its significance for the Church today.

    JESUS AND A TOUCH OF FAITH (Luke 8:40-56) INTRODUCTION _ KEITH I had just started preaching one Sunday morning when I saw someone come into the church through the doors at the back. The man sat down in the back pew, right next to one of our most welcoming ladies, so I knew he’d be well ...read more

  • Back To Bethel.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    When a person receives Jesus as his personal Savior, he receives a new nature from God. The new nature doesn’t destroy the old nature that is in the person before conversion. The old nature is still alive and very real in the life of the believer.

    BACK TO BETHEL. Genesis 35 01/18/04 When a person receives Jesus as his personal Savior, he receives a new nature from God. The new nature doesn’t destroy the old nature that is in the person before conversion. The old nature is still alive and very real in the life of the believer. Still ...read more

  • There's Going To Be A Revival In This Town

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Oct 13, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Personal revival is the first step towards church wide revival. Jesus wants you to have it.

    October 14, 2007 Morning Worship Text: Luke 13:10-17 Subject: The Healing of a Woman Title: There’s Going to be a Revival in this Town! I’m going to begin this morning by sharing a dream that I had Thursday Night. I was preaching in this church. It was evening and there were many ...read more

  • "Nothing But The Cross"

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Mar 19, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    “The Lord’s Church is identified by how its members love and assist one another.”

    In May, 1953, two men became the first in history to climb to the top of Mt. Everest; Edmund Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper and explorer, and his Sherpa guide from Nepal, Tenzing Norgay. They reached the summit together and attained instant international fame. On the way down from the ...read more

  • Attitude Determines Altitude

    Contributed by David Cook on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Sharpen your attitude in the Lord and avoid complancency.

    The goal of my sermon this morning is to help you make an attitude adjustment in your outlook on life and walk with the Lord. * In 1977, in Tallahassee, FL, Laura Shultz, who was 63 at the time, picked up the back end of a Buick to get it off her grandson’s arm. Before that ...read more