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  • Why Did You Sign Up?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,352 views

    This sermon deals with discipleship and why is it that we chose to become Christians in the first place.

    Why Did You Sign Up? GNLCC 11/10/2002 Job 1:6-22 Luke 5:1-11 Text Acts 12:1-4 Eric Jackson was a nineteen year old junior in high school who wanted some excitement in his life. He had failed the proficiency exams three times and it didn’t look as though he was going to graduate ...read more

  • Praying Like Elijah

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,488 views

    To note that prayer really does make a difference in order to encourage people to become Christians in order to take advantage of prayer.

    Praying Like Elijah Text: James 5.13-18 Thesis: To note that prayer really does make a difference in order to encourage people to become Christians in order to take advantage of prayer. Introduction: (1) James believed in prayer. He prayed so often that his knees ...read more

  • Clothed In Christ

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 26, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,157 views

    When we become Christians, we lose our "identity Crisis" because we are clothed in Christ’s identity

    Matthew 3:13-4:11 January 11, 2004 Clothed in Christ Today is the day in the liturgical calendar celebrating Jesus’ baptism. 13Then Jesus went from Galilee to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. 14But John didn’t want to baptize him. "I am the one who needs to be baptized by ...read more

  • I Once Was Lost Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 9, 2007
    based on 54 ratings
     | 39,784 views

    What part does God play in our becoming Christians? Is it all our decision, or does God influence us somehow?

  • The Spirit In You Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2011
    based on 70 ratings
     | 15,078 views

    Christians have the most powerful force in the Universe inside of them. We get this power when we become Christians. But is it possible ot access MORE of this Spirit... and is it possible to diminish His power in our lives?

    About 20 years ago, a delivery truck was taking a special shipment to the San Mateo County Convention and Visitors Bureau in California… and it got lost. The delivery truck driver stopped at a gas station and asked for directions. Now ordinarily this wouldn’t have been unusual. ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Put A Positive Spin On Every Problem

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 845 views

    The Spirit of God has a way of creating greater holiness in our lives through every problem as we submit ourselves to God’s will. Our sanctification begins when we become Christians. It is continued by the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit in our hearts.

    How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Put a Positive Spin on Every Problem 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV) 1. The Holy Spirit increasingly sanctifies those who are a part of His family. The Spirit frees us from the problems, restrictions and penalties of sin as He sanctifies us. ...read more

  • Changes Worked By The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 26, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 912 views

    The Holy Spirit catalyzes change in people, situations and organizations. A catalyst is someone that precipitates change without being altered in the process. The Spirit has a clear view of every person’s heart and mind so that He knows what changes are n

    Changed by the Spirit Song: (To the tune of I sing the mighty power of God who made the mountains rise) 1. O Spirit of the living God, thou light and fire divine, descend upon thy church once more, and make it truly thine. Fill it with love and joy and power, with righteousness ...read more

  • Children Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 20, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,006 views

    Three privileges of being sons of God and one responsibility

    Stiffkey 21-07-02 Rom 8: 8-17: Sons of God As I was reading Romans 8:8-17 yesterday, I was struck by Paul’s words when he said: “The Spirit testifies that we are God’s children (Rom 8:16) Paul was writing to the Christian church in Rome, people who had made a ...read more

  • Fruit Bearing Service Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,893 views

    Why should we serve God?

    Fruit Bearing Service Romans 7:1–25 INTRODUCTION If you have children you’ve probably had a conversation similar to this one very recently. “Son, I need to tell you something.” And then you proceed to bestow upon him the innumerable bits of knowledge you have gained on a particular subject ...read more

  • True Discipleship

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 5, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,905 views

    Jesus asks: Will you come and follow me?

    Stiffkey/ Thornage 06-04-03 The True Cost of Discipleship - John 12:24-26 Story: C.T. Studd (Charles Thomas Studd) (1860-1931) was the son of a wealthy Englishman, Edward Studd. He was an excellent cricket player and at the age of nineteen was captain of the team at Eton. He ...read more

  • Why Should Ibecome A Christian

    Contributed by Glen Lawhun on Sep 26, 2004
    based on 4 ratings
     | 745 views

    It would be a terrible thing to live a good life, be a good person and then end up in a terrible place for the rest of eternity. It is not God purpose that any person should be lost.

    Why should I become a Christian? Or, why should I remain a Christian? Rev. 3:21-22 I read an article this morning written by a preacher who really wanted people to become Christians. He came to this conclusion. There are three things that are hard to do. 1. Climb a fence leaning toward ...read more

  • "Spirit-Filled Love Series

    Contributed by William Nowak on Apr 12, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,300 views

    Why are we commanded to love one another fervently as brothers and sisters in Christ?

    I Peter 1:22-25 “Spirit-filled Love” Intro—Last week, as we were looking at the book of First Peter, we saw that Peter calls on us, because of the great promises of God that we possess and the living hope that we are given, to live a holy life. Holy living means doing what God wants us to do, ...read more

  • Radical Surgery Needed

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 4, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 2,190 views

    The cost of discipleship

    Gunthorpe 09-09-01 RADICAL SURGERY Story: C.T. Studd (Charles Thomas Studd) (1860-1931). C. T. Studd was the son of a wealthy Englishman, Edward Studd. He was an excellent cricket player and at the age of nineteen was captain of the team at Eton. He attended Cambridge University ...read more

  • "Merry Christmas" Or "Happy Holidays" Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 29 ratings
     | 14,433 views

    Uses a video "Feliz Navitoss" as a springboard to talk about why the term "Christmas" upsets some folks.

    OPEN: “Feliz Navitoss” (a video from Focus on the Family talking about "tossing" advertising and catalogues from companies that don’t want to mention Christmas. It can be seen at http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000005834.cfm) APPLY: It’s become something of an annual cultural battle – ...read more

  • The Joy Of Serving God Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 10,761 views

    A different message on JOY (the theme of the third week of Advent) that focuses on joy that comes from serving God.

    It’s the 3rd week of Advent – have you been keeping up at home? I hope so. Today’s topic is JOY. Just as in the past weeks with peace and hope, JOY is a huge subject that we will barely scratch the surface of today. But I want to use a great story from John 4 to show you one way that Jesus said you ...read more