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  • Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me / Another Prospective

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 27, 2014
    based on 38 ratings
     | 16,759 views

    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.

    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 Hear God's word once again from the Gospel of Matthew: BIBLE "....... Jesus told his disciples, 'If any want ...read more

  • The Truth About Discipleship

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Mar 27, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,187 views

    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. ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 324 ratings
     | 43,354 views

    The Text is the Gospel Reading for Common Lectionary, Year B, the theme is characteristics of a Disciple as seen in this text.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP—MARK 8:27-38 --by R. David Reynolds Billy Graham has said, “Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have” [--Edythe Draper, Drapers Book of Quotations for the Christian World (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1992)]. In our text this morning ...read more

  • Deny, Take-Up & Follow

    Contributed by Shishir Bhandari on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,834 views

    We must bear in mind that there’s no shortcut to Calvary and to Heaven. There’s only one way, that is denying yourself and following Jesus Christ.

    Introduction: Whoever wants to follow the Lord and becomes a disciple pays a great price. As believers we have five callings. First, we were called to salvation. Then we became babes in Christ born with a new spirit of obedience. As we progressed we are called to be members of the body of ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipship

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 1, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,611 views

    Discipleship does not come easy. There are some things we must do in order to be good disciples.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP Luke 9:23-27; 14:25-33 INTRO: It is said that a text without a context becomes a pretext. Therefore, before examining these passages, let’s put them into context. Luke 9:23-27 follows hard upon verses 18-22. Note especially verse 22, "The Son of Man must suffer many ...read more

  • Unifying Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,045 views

    Part 5 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor ---------- Talk about extremes! The very best place to be is in a church that is unified and handling well the threats to unity. The very worst is a church that is ...read more

  • How To Get God Out Of The Trunk And Into The Driver's Seat

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,819 views

    Jesus saves people to change them, to make them different than they were before.

    How to Get God Out of the Trunk & Into the Driver’s Seat Luke 9:22-24 July 16, 2006 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A "The closest contemporary word to "discipleship" is probably "apprentice". A disciple is more than a student who ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Sep 24, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,407 views

    Forget gifts for a moment. Let me show you the best way to demonstrate your Christian maturity. If you want to show just how mature you are as a Christian, then show it not by the way you exercise the gifts God gives you, but by the way you bear the fruit

    Today we return to 1 Corinthians, but it’s been over a month, so I thought I should bring us all up to speed again. Let me remind you of where we got to last time. Paul has been addressing the question of the nature and function of spiritual gifts in the congregation. Corinth is a place where ...read more

  • How To Have The Favor Of God In Your Life

    Contributed by Ray Searan on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 9,288 views

    Have you ever noticed how hard we work at trying to get another person’s approval? People have an instinctive desire to have another person’s approval. We long to have the approval of our neighbors and friends. A child desires the approval of his or her p

    Text: Galatians 3:9-14 (AMP) Introduction: Some time ago The Wisconsin State Journal surveyed Vice Presidents and Personnel Directors of the nation’s largest corporations for their most unusual experiences interviewing prospective employees. Their stories included the following: • A job ...read more

  • Favor With God Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 30, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,907 views

    How do we find the approval of God? How do we come into a right relationship with God? How can we enter the favor and fellowship of God? The passage before us answers these questions, plainly and unequivocally

    Scripture Some time ago The Wisconsin State Journal surveyed Vice Presidents and Personnel Directors of the nation’s largest corporations for their most unusual experiences interviewing prospective employees. Their stories included the following: • A job applicant who challenged the ...read more