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  • Be The Gift!

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Dec 8, 2018

    This Christmas season as we seek to meet our Christmas Expectations, how can we help others meet those expectations, by our being the gift.

    Be the Gift! Matthew 2:1-12 December 9, 2018 In past years we’ve talked about the art of regifting. And it is an art. How do you tactfully give a gift which you’ve been given and remember who gave it to you, so that you don’t regift to the giver? That can be pretty exhausting in and of itself. more

  • Be The Gift Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 12, 2018

    If we have received the indescribable gift of Jesus and are thankful for this gift then we should want to choose to be the gift to others this Christmas season.

    Video Illustration: Mr. Hollands Opus is a story about a man who invested in other people with music and in the scene he is discouraged – feels like a failure because his program is cut and he soon discovers how he had become the gift to so many people. Series: Be the Gift! Thesis: If we have more

  • Who Are You?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Americans struggle with who they are. If they would only listen to God and see who He has made them to be.

    Who are you? Who has God made you to be? Spiritual Gift assessment Identity crises – mid-life crises – my own identity crisis - James Dobson – Straight Talk God has made you – we are the crown of God’s creation – very good Sin spoiled but 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Anyone who is in Christ more

  • Gospel According To Carol Christmas Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 12, 2018

    We need to receive the gift of Jesus and be the gift of Jesus to others because this is the best Christmas gift you can give Jesus for His birthday!

    A Christmas Carol – A Carole Christmas Story! Thesis: We need to receive the gift of Jesus and be the gift of Jesus to others because this is the best Christmas gift you can give Jesus for His birthday! Introduction: Summary of Play: Tonight, we have been enlightened, we have been blessed as we more

  • Christmas Boxes

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jun 12, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    We have been given the gift of Jesus.

    Christmas Boxes November 30, 2008 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Focus Passage: Luke 1:26-38 Supplemental Passage: Introduction: I have a problem with Christmas. I think I have it under control, but only time will tell. It’s those more

  • A Christian Is Blessed Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Jun 29, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    This message points to seven blessings a Christian has because of Jesus

    A CHRSTIAN IS BLESSED* A CHRISTIAN IS... COLOSSIANS 1:1-8 Christians are the most blessed people in the world because of their relationship with Jesus. One pastor said, "Who we are in Christ is far more important than where we are in life". And here is why? 1. We have an Authoritative more

  • Mystery Vs Magic

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on May 27, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    We just must understand that there is no Magic in the bible, but there sure is plenty of Mystery.

    Weekend Message/Devotion May 27, 2018 John 3:1-17 Mystery vs Magic I enjoy a good mystery. As I read or watch a mystery, I find myself engrossed in looking for clues in hopes of solving the mystery for myself prior to it being revealed in the reading or program. In today’s gospel more

  • Where Is The Treasure?

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on May 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    We can't see the treasure in which our 'hope' lies.

    Mid-Week Message/Devotion May 23, 2018 Romans 8:22-27 Where is the Treasure? When times are tough, and we seem to struggle just to survive, having dreams of some kind of windfall are a common aspect of our psyche, aren’t they? Be honest with yourself. Just take a look at American more

  • "Love Lifted Me" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Dec 19, 2003
    based on 47 ratings

    What kind of Giver is God?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM churches December 21, 2003 4th Sunday of Advent “Love Lifted Me” Hebrews 10:1-10 INTRODUCTION: On a recent TV interview, Dr. Joyce Brothers, named three types of Christmas gift givers and the characteristics of each. We can probably identify ourselves in each of the more

  • A Gift To Treasure Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014

    As with any gift, it is easy to take church membership for granted. In order to avoid that, we must understand the gift and how we came to get it so that we will treat it like the gift that it is.

    Introduction: How many of you have ever been a tourist before? You know, you travel to a new place intent on seeing all the wonderful "new to you" sites. If it was an international excursion, you get to have your passport stamped, exchange currency, maybe learn a few phrases in the local language, more

  • Called To Minister Series

    Contributed by Stuart Blount on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 94 ratings

    God has enabled all of us to minister to him and for him. Discovering our place and our part is a crucial step in advancing discipleship.

    MAXIMISING YOUR MINISTRY Part one …. CALLED TO MINISTER Series Reading: Ephesians 4:1-16 It is God’s desire today for each Christian to use his or her God given gifts and abilities. The scriptures are clear - God has given to each of his children unique ministries and it is OUR more

  • An Inheritance In Heaven

    Contributed by Brian Vickers on Oct 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    A sermon describing our inheritance in heaven

    An Inheritance in Heaven 1 Peter 1:3-5 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade – kept in more

  • The Best Gift

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 7 ratings

    Christmas message: Jesus best gift ever

    What was the best or worst Christmas gift you ever received? [Allow feedback] - Mine: best and worst same year worst: bridal doll, humorous - tiger socks, best - Ronda’s acceptance of my marriage proposal We think a lot about gift giving at Christmas. I plan on going home after this more

  • American Horror Story: The Church

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Nov 9, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    In celebration of pastor recognition month, this message highlights the challenges of pastoring.

    Zechariah 11: 4-17 "Thus said the Lord my God: “Become shepherd of the flock doomed to slaughter. 5 Those who buy them slay them and go unpunished; and those who sell them say, ‘Blessed be the Lord, I have become rich’; and their own shepherds have no pity on them. 6 For I will no more

  • My Favorite Jesus - Pt. 1 - Infant Baby Jesus Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Nov 29, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Favorite team. Favorite shirt. Favorite food. But a favorite Jesus? What if we miss Him because He doesn’t show up in our favorite way?

    Favorite Jesus Pt. 1 - Infant Baby Jesus I. Introduction I have a lot of favorite things in life. I have a favorite pizza. I have a favorite car. I have a favorite football team. I even have favorite people. And for all of his laughable and stomach turning theology, like Ricky Bobby most of us more