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  • What Judas Missed

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 8, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,655 views

    Judas missed out on what came from Christ’s cross and resurrection.

    "What Judas Missed" Matthew 27:1-10 April 20, 2003 Chester’s FBC Chester, IL Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: (Play clip of Jesus Christ Superstar of Judas, the scene where Judas returns to the high priest and then hangs himself.) A Jesus had 12 disciples, but perhaps the most ...read more

  • From Moses To Christ Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 22, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,453 views

    The Old Covenant of Moses was written on stone in Ten Commandments. Where was the New Covenant written? Look at what God tells us!

    From Moses to Christ 2 Corinthians 3 In this chapter we have a contrast between the old and new covenants. What seems to be happening is this: some false teachers who are attempting to undermine his credibility and authority in the church here are accusing Paul. He saves his biggest ...read more

  • From Heavenly Hurt To Healing Hearts Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,072 views

    Bringing people to repentance is tough work. God has a way, and it leads to salvation. Working through compicated relationship factors Paul shares a great success story here.

    From Heavenly Hurts to Healing Hearts 2 Corinthians 7 What did it take for God to bring you to repentance? Right in the heart of this chapter we discover a great truth of God about repentance that leads to salvation. We’ve been studying this letter of Paul to Corinth and have noticed how ...read more

  • When The Past Haunts You Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 18, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 3,636 views

    Our failure is not to be the end of the story. [past sin]

    STANDING TALL: WHEN THE PAST HAUNTS YOU II Samuel 11:1 – 12:15 Psalm 32:1 – 11 S: Courage Th: Forgiveness of sin Pr: OUR FAILURE IS NOT TO BE THE END OF THE STORY. ?: How? How is this to be accomplished? KW: Factors TS: We will find in our study of II Samuel 11:1-12:15 and Psalm 32 ...read more

  • The Benifits Of Salvation Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    Why salvation? Well other then the fact of eternal life with the Creator (which should be enough) there are some other benifits too

    Romans 5:1-11 Getting on the Same Pages As God About Benefits of Salvation Introduction A. When you are looking for a new job there are many factors you need to consider B. Such as where is it, how many hours do they want me for, what will I be doing, how many employees are their, and What ...read more

  • Old Fashioned Christianity [old Paths / Landmarks]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 237 ratings
     | 29,536 views

    from old fashioned day--3 areas where we need more old fashioned preaching: AGAINST SIN, ABOUT HELL, ON SACRIFICE!

    Old Fashioned Christianity Prov. 22:28 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Perhaps the most applicable verse to the 21st Century! We like to talk about the good ole’ days…and sometimes we long for them! Game: Remember ...read more

  • The Consolation Of Confession

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,484 views

    It seems to be one of mankind’s innate flaws--the tendency to hide his sin and wrong. But concealing our sin solves nothing. Only by confession can we hope to experience inner peace and relief.

    THE CONSOLATION OF CONFESSION Text: I John 1: 9; Ps.32: 5 Intro: As you listened to that title you may have thought to yourself that the ideas of consolation and confession simply don’t go together. After all, we don’t normally think of confession in a positive light. The idea of ...read more

  • Straining Towards The Future

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 26, 2004
    based on 283 ratings
     | 35,114 views

    Philippians 3:12-14 is a life verse of most of the winners and successful persons and organizations. This church is one of them because you will not reach this age if you did not succeed.

    (My anniversary message in Kaunlaran Christian Church) Happy Anniversary and Congratulations! Brethren, Philippians 3:12-14, your text today is a life verse of most of the winners and successful persons and organizations. This church is one of them because you will not reach this age (26 ...read more

  • Spiritual Cleansing

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,422 views

    An Ash Wednesday.

    Spiritual Cleansing Delivered on Ash Wednesday, 2005 By The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh Senior Pastor Mpittendreigh@goodshepherdpc.org I John 1:5-9 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim ...read more

  • Four Words To Change Your Life

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 247 ratings
     | 41,140 views

    "Thy Sins Are Forgiven"...excellent sermon material by Jon Daniels lends itself to a very visual sermon, whether using the free Powerpoint at our website or not.

    4 Words 2 Change U Life Luke 7:36-50 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://www.gbcdecatur.org/sermons/4Words.html 4 Words 2 Change U Life Luke 7:36-50 Can four words really change your life? Sure they can! Examples: I’m sorry, it’s cancer. ...read more

  • Sinful Conversion Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,855 views

    The question for everyone, is “Are you wheat or are you a tare?”

    “Dangerous Doctrines” Malachi 2:17 OBJECTIVE: To show that there are two destructive doctrines floating around the Christian church today: Sinless perfection and sinful conversion INTRODUCTION: Last week we discussed the doctrine of ‘sinless perfection’ and we learned that while we are made ...read more

  • Throwing Rocks At The King

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Apr 10, 2005
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,959 views

    A message on a little known character named Shimei who threw rocks at the King.

    Throwing Rocks At The King 2 Samuel 16:1-13 This morning I want us to look at a little known character in the Bible that we can learn some great lessons from ! His name is Shimei. First impressions are often lasting impressions. The first impression that we get of Shimei is not a good ...read more

  • Peace With God And Man

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,447 views

    In Christ there is peace.

    Several years ago a retired couple was alarmed by the threat of nuclear war, so they undertook a serious study of all the inhabited places on the globe. Their goal was to determine where in the world would be the place to be least likely affected by a nuclear war—a place of ultimate security. ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Being In Christ

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 161 ratings
     | 34,079 views

    We are valuable. We have sufficiency. We have security in Christ!

    The Benefits of Being In Christ Ephesians 1:1-6 "Paul an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, to the saints who are at Ephesus, and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus ...read more

  • 4 Trees And 4 Men

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 108 ratings
     | 8,413 views

    A sermon on the weekend of the 63rd Annual Logger’s Jubilee in Morton, WA. God’s Word to us through the stories of 4 trees and 4 men.

    4 TREES and 4 MEN 1. 21 miles northwest of Odessa, TX, in west central Ector County on Highway 302, you come to the small town of NOTREES. The town was given its name by the Grocer Charlie Brown, who opened his store in 1946 and also became the Postmaster that year. The town used to have just ...read more

  • Unfinished Business

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Sep 17, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,215 views

    When bad things happen, people have unfisished business. Jesus turns to the religious and says that they do too.

    Unfinished business Last Sunday we were at a day of celebration of ministry and we had many things to celebrate. But our world circumstances gave us another agenda. We talked about what the real “acts of God” are in today’s world. The acts that the living body of Christ does to reach a world ...read more

  • Obstacles To Grace Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 10,137 views

    This is my fifth of the five clergy talks that are given on Grace in the Walk to Emmaus Ministry. It is on Obstacles to Grace or Overcoming Sin.

    Obstacles to Grace --Romans 5:12-21 (Verse 20, Primary Text) I’ve been a runner since the summer of 1968 when I began the original Kenneth Cooper Aerobics program. In September of 1978 I was inspired by the late Jim Fixx, author of The Complete Book of Running with whom it was a joy to ...read more

  • It Is Time To Choose

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 31, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 9,703 views

    A call to get off the fence and follow the Lord.

    Disclaimer: Concepts and source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledgethese sources whenever possible. IT’S TIME TO CHOOSE I KINGS 18:17-21 Introduction: IKings 18 gives us the familiar account of the Prophet Elijah as he stands ...read more

  • What Sin?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 30, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,916 views

    A sermon on how Christ forgives and forgets our sin. Then how Christ will freshen us (take away all of the crud from sin, all of the effects of sin) and make us how we were originial intented!

    Sermon for 10/23/2005 What Sin? Jeremiah 50:18-20 Introduction: Dr. Karl Menninger, a famous psychiatrist, once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 % of them could walk out the next day. WBTU: A. Today’s Scripture is in a ...read more

  • Making A Full Recovery

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 104 ratings
     | 6,857 views

    How do we get back on track after lapsing into sin?

    Often, as we come together for Sunday morning worship or Friday evening Bible study, the topics we address have to do with how to be a good Christian. I don’t mean that in a negative way ("aren’t you a good little Christian"). I mean that we consider what the Bible teaches about how to be faithful, ...read more

  • Head Vs. Heart

    Contributed by Todd Randolph on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 307 ratings
     | 8,543 views

    How to move Christ out of your head and into your heart.

    Introduction Professional golfer Paul Azinger was diagnosed with cancer at age 33. He had just won a PGA championship and had ten tournament victories to his credit. He wrote, "A genuine feeling of fear came over me. I could die from cancer. Then another reality hit me even harder. I’m going ...read more

  • "Under New Management"

    Contributed by Brian Archer on Aug 17, 2001
    based on 380 ratings
     | 78,139 views

    Our eternal destiny is determined by the "management" underwhich we serve!"

    Under New Management Ephesians 2:1-10 I. Consider Your Past 2:1-2:3 A. You WERE Dead 2:1 B. You WERE Unrighteous 2:2-2:3a C. You WERE Objects of Wrath 2:3b II. Celebrate Your Present 2:4-2:6; 2:8-2:10 A. BY GRACE you ARE Saved 2:4-5; 2:8-9 B. ...read more

  • Ingredients To Repentance

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 269 ratings
     | 50,402 views

    In order to live in submission to God, we must repent of those things that are an offense to Him.

    James 4:7-10 September 5, 1999 Submitting to God (Part 2) - Ingredients of repentance Introduction There was a cartoon several years ago in the Saturday Review of Literature in which little George Washington is standing with an axe in his hand. Before him lying on the ground is the ...read more

  • Come And Be Clean Series

    Contributed by William Morris on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 188 ratings
     | 6,905 views

    The third in a series of messages on Great Bible Invitations. This mesage deals with God’s call to man to "Come and be Cleansed."

    Sermon by: Dr. Todd Morris Text: Isaiah 1:18 Title: Come and Be Clean (# 3 in Great Invitations of the Bible Series) Date: February 9, 2003 Introduction: How strange it seems that God would invite people to come to Him! One would think that mankind would be knocking on His door, but ...read more

  • There Is Forgiveness!

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,663 views

    HAVE YOU SINNED? ARE YOU DEPRESSED AND FILLED WITH GUILT? WE HAVE ALL BEEN THERE AT ONE TIME OR ANOTHER IN LIFE - BUT I AM GLAD TO SAY, THERE IS FORGIVNESS WITH GOD!

    TITLE: THERE IS FORGIVENESS 2/10/02 TEXT: PSALM 130:1 – 8; *4 INTRO: I BELIEVE SOME OF THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTIANS IN AMERICA TODAY ARE THOSE CHRISTIANS WHO GO THROUGH LIFE WITH A CONSCIENCE FILLED WITH GUILT. WELL, HERE IN THE 130TH PSALM, WE READ THE WORDS OF A ...read more

  • The God-Enhanced Heart Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,002 views

    We receive from the Lord a God-enhanced heart. God takes what we are like and enhances it - some to destruction, like Pharoah, some to incredible compassion and mercy, like Moses. What kind of heart do you have?

    Remember Steve Austin – the Six Million Dollar Man? “We have the technology; we can rebuild him – faster, stronger, and a better actor!” Well maybe that last part was beyond the technology of the time – but that fictional story involved giving a man enhanced body parts to make him better than he ...read more

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Apr 25, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 5,049 views

    1) the invitation of God 2) The timing of God 3) the ways of God 4) The word of God 5) The future with God

    Satisfaction guaranteed. Is 55. WBC 27/4/03 am The invitation of God- v1 29 Palms In the summer of 1988 Gregory Patton found himself temporarily assigned to Camp Pendelton, California Marine Corps Base. He’d requested to go to search and rescue school and he had gotten his wish. ...read more

  • Manasseh: King Of Judah Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 21, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,131 views

    Describes the work and mistakes of King Manasseh and what we can learn from him.

    Manasseh: King of Judah 2 Chronicles 33:1-8,11-17 Primary Purpose: To speak about the importance of repetance of sin and the forgiveness of God Background: Manasseh was the son of Hezekiah. He was 12 years old when he became king. He reigned 55 years. He was involved in the worship of ...read more

  • How Far Is Too Far?

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Jun 16, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,396 views

    Can someone go so far that God can’t redeem them? What can we learn from King Manasseh?

    How far is too far? How much sinning is too much sinning? How bad is too bad for someone to be and to lose hope of a future with God? How late is too late to come to oneself and reconcile with God? How simply disgusting and awful is it possible to be and turn to God? Christians are ...read more

  • Let Jesus Open Your Life

    Contributed by John Baggett on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,394 views

    This sermon seeks to drive home a precise and powerful message without being drawnout

    LET JESUS OPEN YOUR LIFE Rev 3:8 (I preached this sermon following the testimony of a woman who had lived a very painful, sexually prostituted and drug addicted life. The sermon could be used by others following a testimony OR it certainly will stand on its own two feet and preach by itself ...read more