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  • Bearing Your Cross

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Oct 19, 2013
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    Life doesn't come with no crosses to bear.

    MATTHEW 27:32 “BEARING YOUR CROSS” A) As we gather tonight in this auditorium, we all come from different backgrounds! * We all have different levels of education – Social orders – Training for jobs – Lot of differences I’m saying in our lives. * But more

  • Three Discipleship Questions

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Sep 2, 2014

    Following Peter's confession that Jesus is the Messiah, the Lord gives sobering instructions on the challenges of discipleship.

    Three Questions For Disciples Matthew 16:21-26 Introduction 1. We have just heard Peter make the greatest confession: Jesus is the Messiah. This has been the aim of Jesus all along. Now He entrusts to them the reality. 2. Matthew 16:21-26. This text asks some questions of us in more

  • Cross Bearing Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Aug 24, 2014

    Second part of series on biblical discipleship.

    "Three Laws of the Discipleship" Pt. 2 -- Cross Bearing Matthew 16:24-28 Introduction: This morning we're going to take a look at the second aspect of discipleship that our Lord speaks about as He seeks to prepare his disciples for what is up ahead. If you recall last week we said that to be more

  • Your So-Called Life

    Contributed by Sherm Nichols on Nov 17, 2011
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    Jesus calls us not just to live differently, but to die to ourselves and to regard our lives as not our own

    Matthew 16;24-27 Intro: I recently ran across a quote from Richard Wurmbrand, a preacher who spent many years in prison under Rumanian communists because of his testimony for Jesus. Wurmbrand says he was trying to explain systematic theology to a Russian preacher of the underground church more

  • Rope-A-Dope!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Apr 13, 2015

    Rumble in the Jungle??? Ali vs Foreman??? More than that, a Rope-a-Dope strategy in the "Spiritual ring" which is hard to beat, explaining better the dynamics of Christian life!!!

    ROPE- A -DOPE!!! First things first. More than worshipping God for the blessings, which He pours into our lives, we need to learn to worship Him, just for what He is! Worshipping Him, awed by His unique attributes is noblest form of more

  • The First Persecution Of The Church Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 30, 2016

    The church persecuted by the world, but is triumphant

    SERIES: Adventures in Acts 004 TITLE: The First Persecution of the Church TEXT: Acts 4:1-12 INTRO: After the Holy Spirit came upon the disciples at the Feast of Pentecost, Peter preached his first sermon and 3,000 people were saved. Following that, he and John healed a man who had been lame more

  • The Realities Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2014

    When we walk with Jesus, our lives are filled with meaning and rich. But the Christian life is not an easy life, forcing us to first count the cost as we evaluate the following facts.

    The Realities of Discipleship (Mark 8: 34-38, Psalm 49 and Daniel 7:13-14) 1. The Sunday School teacher taught her class, “The wicked kings and queens of the Bible thought no one or nothing was more powerful than they were. Who can tell me who or what is more powerful than a king or more

  • It Is Going To Cost You Something

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Aug 14, 2013
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    There are no free rides in the calling of God. One must be decided and determined to get on board and pay the fare.

    It is going to cost something. Luke 9:57-62 Jesus and the disciples have left Samaria in route to Jerusalem. 2 Men sought to follow Jesus of their own accord. 1 Man was asked to Jesus to follow him. Jesus does not candy coat the calling of the ministry. He warns us up front that more

  • The Centrality Of The Cross

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Apr 30, 2014

    Every year around Easter time, people typically focus/cross.

    Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 23 March 2014 Gal. 6:11-16 The Centrality of the Cross Goal/message/Hope/Cross/Today • Learn how/make/cross central in our lives • we can experience/power, peace/mercy • Comes through a relationship with Christ. In more

  • Heaven Is For Losers

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Mar 1, 2015
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    What does it mean that we are to deny ourselves?

    Fill in the blank. “___________ is for losers.” Someone who drives a BMW might say: “Fords are for losers.” A burly football player might say: “Soccer is for losers.” And a foodie might say: “Frozen pizza is for losers.” Even if those comments are more

  • Bi-Polar Peter Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 2, 2014

    In order to be a true Christian, one must embrace both the Person of Jesus and the Work of Jesus on the cross and in his resurrection.

    Bi-Polar Peter (Mark 8:27-33) 1. The term “Bi-Polar” often brings to mind a condition many suffer with, previously known as being “manic-depressive.” 2. But the term Bi-Polar often refers to a set of two extremes. Two sets of bi-polar tastes make up the foundation of more

  • The Truth About Discipleship

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 27, 2009
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    Jesus wants us to know the truth about being one of His disciples. He wants all of us to count the cost, so in vs. 24 the Lord tells us three things we must do.

    The Truth about Discipleship Matthew 16:20-25 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - March 22, 2009 *I read about a little boy who was trying to memorize some Scripture. He accidentally got two verses jumbled together. It came out this way: “A lie is an abomination unto the Lord. more

  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me / Another Prospective

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 27, 2014
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    What if this text is about not being afraid; not being afraid of death. About not fearing the suffering places in our lives that can often feel so much like death. For the moment we start to fear death, it will not long before we start to fear life. Updated August 2020.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings before the Message. Today's readings are Exodus 3:1-15; Psalm 105; Romans 12:9-21 and Matthew 16:21-28 The story is told ... that a man living out on the edge of town ... heard a commotion in his back yard. He more

  • Whoa! Man Of The Night: A Dialogue Between Jesus And Nicodemus

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Aug 2, 2013

    Being born again is a far more demanding matter than a casual acceptance of Jesus Christ. The true Christian follows Him, bearing his/her cross.

    Whoa! Man of the Night John 3:1-21 Rev. Mark A. Barber Most of us have heard the story of Nicodemus before and can quote John 3:16 from memory. We have heard about being born again. So we think we already know the story. Nicodemus came to Jesus that night thinking he knew the rules of how one more

  • Disciple, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 17, 2016

    Once we believe in Jesus, we are saved from sin and become children of God. But believing is just the beginning of God’s plan. God wants us to become DISCIPLES. In Luke 14, Jesus teaches us three tests of discipleship.

    Names for the People of God: “Disciple” (Part 1) Series: Names for God’s People Chuck Sligh April 17, 2016 NOTE: A slide presentation is available for this sermon upon request at BIBLE READING: Luke 14:25-33 TEXT: Turn to Luke 14 (Will be read more