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  • Remember... Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 24, 2002
    based on 114 ratings

    What did Jesus mean by telling the Ephesian church to "remember the height from which you have fallen?"

    OPEN: Art Toalston in The Baptist Press - Nov. 15, 2001 reported from New York and he wrote: “The cross has been saved. That’s the cross of steel beams uncovered as workers in New York cleared away debris at the World Trade Center. Recovery worker Frank Silecchia, who has championed the cross’ more

  • Baptism

    Contributed by Craig Smee on Jul 8, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    This is an example batism service at pool side

    1. INTRO ILLUSTRATION A little girl sat with her parents during a baptismal service one Sunday night, which was a new experience for her. She exclaimed in surprise, ‘Why did he push that guy in the water? Why, Dad, why?’ Her mom tried to explain briefly and quietly, but she just wouldn’t be more

  • The Truth About Beauty

    Contributed by Martin Kim on Jan 4, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    Young people need to understand the importance of cultivating one’s spiritual beauty.

    The Truth About Beauty In the summer of 1997, I went out to Salt Lake City, Utah, for what was the hardest summer of my life. I went out to colporteur. For eight hours a day, I was going from home to home knocking on doors, trying to get Mormons to buy Christian books. Selling chocolate would more

  • Watergrave

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    When we are baptized with the water we are also baptized with the Holy Spirit and, as a result, receive a full measure of the same grace and love Jesus received when He showed us the way with His baptism.

    Watergrave Do any of you remember your baptism? I remember mine. You see, I can remember mine because I was 17 at the time. I was baptized and brought into membership in a Baptist church. Now, it wasn’t because I was a Baptist that I was older when I had this experience of more

  • Jesus Baptism: His Inauguration

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 72 ratings

    Jesus’ baptism publicly affirms that he is the Savior of all mankind.

    Last year at this time our nation was reeling over a great controversy – the presidential election. But by mid-January the controversy was put to rest. That month marked the inauguration of our 43rd president. Inauguration Day marks a special time in our nation’s history. It is the day on more

  • Baptism: A Matter Of Death And Life

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 227 ratings

    A biblical study of baptism and its meaning in the life of the believer

    TEXT: ROMANS 6:1-11 TITLE: “BAPTISM: A MATTER OF DEATH AND LIFE” INTRODUCTION: A. A drunk stumbled along a baptismal service on Sunday afternoon down by the river. He proceeded to walk down into the water and stood more

  • An Exodus Meditation

    Contributed by William Rodriguez on May 22, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    This is a Lenten meditation examining the relevance of the Exodus event for Christians.

    The term “fear” has two important connotations: it expresses a reverential respect for God in matters both moral and spiritual, and it also implies cowardice and timidity. On this period of Lent, as we ponder the significance of the Exodus event, we encounter an interesting dynamic between fear (in more

  • Pentecost Waters

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 8, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    A Pentecost sermon on the outward sign we are given today - not tongues of fire, but baptism. Focus on the transformative effects and the death/life dichotomy.

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit – the Holy Three in One who provides us with the rivers of Living water through the Spirit. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, A Blessed Pentecost Sunday to all of you here in Chiefland. This Sunday, the Sunday where we more

  • Do I Qualify For Heaven Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 27, 2006
    based on 69 ratings

    What kind of wedding garments do we need to be acceptable in the Kingdom of Heaven?

    We’re beginning a series of sermons based on questions submitted by the people of this congregation, as well as questions from people in the churches at Spring Creek, Pisgah and Walton. As their preachers and I prayed about the responses we received, we found that there were certain questions that more

  • Boldly Proclaiming Jesus

    Contributed by Kenneth Wooley on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    Baptismal sermon urging a bold witness for new Christians.

    Tonight we are going to observe the ordinance of Baptism. That is one way that we publicly proclaim Jesus as our Savior and Lord. I recently had someone ask me about a private baptism. There is no such thing. Jesus calls us to openly acknowledge Him. Jesus did everything He could to keep out the more

  • The Preposition "Eis" In Acts 2:38

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Jul 11, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    This is an examination of the meaning of the Greek preposition "eis" as we determine whether remission of sins precedes or follows repentance and baptism.

    During the last Century, theologians who believe that salvation is attained only by belief in Christ have made the assertion that the Greek preposition eis translated in Acts 2:38 as “for” should be translated “because of”. They assert that the Greek would suggest that one must repent and be more

  • Freedom From Guilt Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 52 ratings

    How could God ever forgive me? I’ve messed things up as a Christian. How could God just look the other way?

    This coming Tuesday is July 4th And on this particular 4th of July our country will have been in existence 230 years. Ours is a great nation because it has been built upon the principles of Scripture. Our very law is gleaned from the pages of the Old Testament, and many of it’s principles were more

  • Fulfilling All Righteousness

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Jesus baptism helped him fulfill all righteousness. Likewise, our baptism helps us to fulfill all righteousness, that is, to become the righteousness of God through Jesus Christ.

    Fulfilling All Righteousness Matt. 3:15 John was a wild and wooly evangelist preaching “hell fire and brimstone” to all who would listen. He was the very personification of Elijah in his garment of coarse camel hair and leather belt. This is how Elijah was identified by King Ahaziah in II more

  • How Do I Become A Christian? Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 20 ratings

    The most important question we can answer is, "How do I become a Christian?"

    (taken from a message by Bob Russell) SERIES: “IMPORTANT QUESTIONS” TEXT: ACTS 2:22-24, 36-41 TITLE: “HOW DO I BECOME A CHRISTIAN?” OPEN: A. The title of this message is “How Do I Become a Christian?” --that’s such an important question. Three reasons I want to more

  • Jesus Lives! What Shall We Do?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 13, 2002
    based on 35 ratings

    the conversion of believers led them to ask how to live afterwards

    April 14, 2002 Acts 2:14, 36-47 14 Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: 36 "Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Christ." 37 When the people heard this, they were cut to the more