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  • Being Light In Darkness

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Jan 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Isaiah has a prophecy that helps identify the Messiah, and shows God’s characteristics. This prophecy also is something for us to take notice of, as reflectors of God’s light.

    Have you ever visited a maze. Every now and again as a family we seem to end up at one. And over the years I have learnt three things from our visit to a maze. One you don’t want to be in a hurry, being in a hurry will often make the place more frustrating and less enjoyable. Secondly make sure more

  • Fruit Of Goodness Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 10, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    This is the 6th sermon in the series "Fruit Producers".

    Series: Fruit Producers [#6] FRUIT OF GOODNESS Galatians 5:22 Introduction: Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness…” 1. This may be the hardest fruit to preach on, because we use the word good so often. 2. Goodness is being full of more

  • Walking In The Light

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 7, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    The life of the Christian is to be lived by walking in the light.

    Walking in the Light 1 John 1:5-10 September 4, 2005 Evening Message Introduction Have you ever found yourself walking around in the dark? A few nights ago I found myself in that exact position. I was up getting a glass of water in the middle of the night. I didn’t turn the lights on because more

  • The Despised Gospel

    Contributed by Mitch Davis on Aug 28, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    A general overview of how and why the gospel is despised by man (including a number of disciples who belong to the Lord).

    The Despised Gospel Theme: The true gospel message and commitment is despised by many. INTRODUCTION A. In the name of “mainstream Christianity” the gospel has a very easy flavor: 1. The idea is to get as many people in to their churches. 2. Getting the masses in is wonderful, but not at the more

  • Sermon On The Mount Lesson 11

    Contributed by Bill Prater on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 82 ratings

    Lesson 11

    God has a purpose for this world that involves US. It was His purpose to save us, and He did, and it is also His purpose to use us and He will. Just as we are called to be salt in a decaying world, we are also called to be light in a darkened world. I. A REALITY THAT IS INESCAPABLE "Ye are more

  • A Candle In The Darkness

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Apr 27, 2001
    based on 83 ratings

    The image of being "the light of the world" is quite important to the Christian life

    A CANDLE IN THE DARKNESS MATTHEW 5:14-16 OPENING ILLUSTRATION… “Take off the Sticker” (p) My wife and I were traveling to Greeneville the other day and I became frustrated. We were in our car, which really has no markings that we are Christians other than the “Pastor” sticker I have placed more

  • Scoring For Jesus

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    Jesus’ call to be salt and light is Jesus’ call to be offensive. Only when we are on the offense will we score for Jesus.

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris This time of the year is a little disappointing for anyone from Cincinnati. Why? Because football season just got underway. The Cincinnati more

  • Its Moving Day Again

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Oct 17, 2006

    Christians are to be a light in a dark place, Our lives are to be an example, a light others can follow in our pilgrimage to the Father’s house.

    ITS MOVING DAY AGAIN Hebrews 11__1-16 BY CHARLES SCOTT Church of the Good Shepherd Indianapolis Hebrews 11:1-3, (4-7), 8-16 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. For by it the people of old received their commendation. By faith we understand more

  • What Does It Mean To Be The Church?

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Oct 4, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    How we are to be salt and light in the world

    Brooks Atkinson, an American journalist, said, “I have no objection to churches, so long as they don’t interfere with God’s work”. Why are we here? What does it mean to be the church in Farnham in 2005? Our gospel reading has some ideas for us on what it might be all about, and our epistle more

  • Influence

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    We are to change the world we live in.

    Intro: (Start with Blank) A lady was getting on a bus for her early morning commute. She had her small baby in her arms. She walks up the steps and the bus driver looked at the baby and said – mam – that is the UGLIGIEST baby I have ever seen. It made her mad. She slowly walked to the back of more

  • A Formula For Impacting Our World Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    The simple formula Jesus has given us for impacting our world is that we are salt and light.

    Introduction: A. I wanted to start today’s sermon with a funny story of a science chemistry experiment gone wrong. 1. So I went on line and searched for quite a while, thinking surely there must be some great stories out there. a. I stumbled on one that didn’t have a lot of details, which would more

  • God's Forgives Sin Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Mar 6, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    If we confess our sins to God He will forgive us.

    GOD’S FORGIVES SIN Text: 1 Jn. 1:5-2:2 Introduction A. Read 1 Jn. 1:5-2:2 B. Have you ever had someone make you so mad that it made you say, “I never forgive you as long as I live!” C. Aren’t you glad that God is not that way? D. Aren’t you glad that we serve a God who more

  • When Light Is Conquerred By Darkness - Part 4 Of 4 Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 32 ratings

    In the Book of Judges, there were two most prominent Judges, namely Gideon and Samson, 3 chapters were devoted to Gideon but 4 chapters to Samson. Samson was a very INTRIGUING CHARACTER to study, he was physically strong but he was morally weak.

    We are now at the end of our series "When light is conquerred by darkness." I hope that we have learned so much in the life of Samson. He’s physically strong but morally weak. Today, we will study about how those overtaken by darkness are redeemed. We know how God loved us and despite of our more

  • Why Water Baptism?

    Contributed by James Boyd on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 961 ratings

    An important look at our first act of obedience to Jesus

    The act of water baptism (being immersed in water in response to receiving salvation) is a very important first step in the Christian life. In Matthew 3:13-17, we see the Lord Jesus Himself coming to His cousin John to be baptized, in order to "fulfill all righteousness." He then went on to more

  • When The Glory Is Faded

    Contributed by Michael Dephillips on Feb 8, 2003
    based on 15 ratings

    Moses had to back slide so the church would accept him but most Christians have their church masks on still today.

    "When the Glory is faded" Exodus 34:29-35 (Face the Music) When Moses encountered the Lord on Mount Horeb his very appearance was changed and his face shone from the glory of being in the presence of God in such a way that nobody could stand to look at him unless he veiled or covered more