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  • Blessing At Berea - Bible Study / Reading / Devotions Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 180 ratings
     | 11,102 views

    Those at this city on Paul’s 2nd Missionary Journey received the Word in 3 ways that we all should receive it. Link included to Formatted Text Version, Handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Blessing at Berea Acts 17:10-14; I Thess. 2:13 In Thessalonica the apostles were Resisted, but in Berea they were Received. Next time we’ll look at Athens where they were Ridiculed. We can learn a lot here about Bible Study. God called these people “noble” which means “excellent”. God ...read more

  • Thessalonica And Berea Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 25, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,672 views

    Paul centres his message on the historic Jesus, arguing from Scripture that he’s the Messiah. He persuades people by careful argument, opening the Scriptures to allow people to discover the truth for themselves. And he works as a leader of a team, includi

    It’s interesting that we think of Paul as someone who stands out on his own. He’s the great apostle to the Gentiles, a man who stands head and shoulders above the rest. Yet in reality he was a man who loved to work as part of a team. He started out with Barnabas, then joined up with Silas, then he ...read more

  • Instructing In God's Word Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 29, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 59,154 views

    The most basic essential for any healthy church is a commitment to hearing, learning, and applying God’s Word.

    Making an Impact: Instructing in God’s Word Since Bible is our “middle” name, I thought it would be a good idea to begin this morning with a little Bible quiz. You guys should do really well on this. Let’s start with an easy one from the Old Testament. 1. Where is the first tennis match ...read more

  • Spiritual Health Checks Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 58 ratings
     | 11,627 views

    There are four signs that the child of God lives a life that is nourished by the Word of God and illuminated by the Holy Spirit.

    Turn your Bibles to Acts 2:42 Title: Spiritual Health Checks Theme: Four Signs of a Healthy Christian Introduction: Rick Warren wrote, “The key for churches in the 21st Century will be church health, not growth.” When a ...read more

  • What's The Verdict?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,756 views

    Everytime God’s Word is shared, there is a verdict in people’s hearts. What’s the verdict in your heart?

    Acts 17:1-12: SO WHAT’S THE VERDICT? Recently in the news, there’s the story of the actor, Robert Blake. Maybe you’ve heard about this one – a famous actor living in California – married to the wrong person. His wife is shot and killed, and now, the police say that the evidence is pointing ...read more

  • When The Bible Is Hard To Understand Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on May 5, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,745 views

    3rd of 5 in the series "A Light Unto My Path: Growing Through God’s Word." Title is self explanitory.

    Military Doublespeak: A rotating wing aircraft suffered a hard landing due to the stress failure of a helical hexiform rotating compression device (A helicopter crashed because a bolt broke). Huh? Sometimes things are hard to understand. Sometimes important things are hard to understand—like ...read more

  • Cram Your Copy Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Oct 19, 2003
    based on 85 ratings
     | 4,728 views

    Are there things we can do or cultivate to produce good fruit in our lives? One of the most important aspects of any Christian’s life is Bible reading. If you want to be a successful Christian, then you will take time and study God’s Word. Plain and si

    8 RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE: CRAM YOUR COPY OF HIS WORD 2 TIMOTHY 3:14-16 INTRODUCTION… What does a successful Christian life look like? My desire as your pastor is that all of you experience success in your Christian life. I would define ‘success’ in the Christian life as being ...read more

  • Counterfeit Theology Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 2, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,413 views

    How can you tell real doctrine from false? It involves knowing the source of the information and knowing the real thing very well.

    In this chapter Paul reveals the source behind the false doctrine that was spreading around Ephesus - commands Timothy to point them out, then encourages him to keep doing the things a pastor does, even if people put him down. As a pastor in this role Timothy needed: - A strong sense of ...read more

  • Spiritual Scrutiny

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 105 ratings
     | 6,752 views

    Test the Spirits!

    Spiritual Scrutiny 1st John 4:1 – 6 Jeff Hughes I. Introduction a. False teaching is a fatal disease that has spread to become an epidemic in the church. It can choke the life out of those seeking God, and can cripple believers by disillusionment and discouragement. b. A main purpose of ...read more

  • The Nobility Of You, The Nobility Of Me

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,427 views

    1- We must receive the message 2- We must examine the scriptures 3- We must present the Word

    INTRO.- The nobility of you and me. Nobility doesn’t sound like a big deal to us. Nobility sounds like someone who is royal, high and mighty, wealthy, great, powerful, or perhaps someone who is a celebrity. Do any of these adjectives fit you? Are there any celebrities here today? ILL.- When ...read more

  • What To Do While We Are Waiting Pt. 2

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jan 17, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,850 views

    This is the second in a two-part series on what God’s plan is for us while we wait for Christ’s return.

    I think I’ve told you this before, but a pastor asked a class of Sunday School children, "Who broke down the wall of Jericho?" A boy answered, "Not me, sir!" The pastor was noticeably upset and turned to the Sunday School teacher, "Is this typical?" She replied, "Pastor, the boy is a trusted and ...read more

  • Authentic Walk Series

    Contributed by David Schaal on Sep 10, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 20,193 views

    The Bible teaches us that a REAL Christian will have certain character traits that will differ from the Non-Christian. Walking the Christian Walk is not a request but a requirement.

    “AUTHENTIC WALK” TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28; INTRO: Once we become a Christian, there is definitely changes that must take place. Not only in our way of thinking, but in our actions as well. We have already visited in the last couple of weeks the importance of: · R-Righteous ...read more

  • Becoming A Catalyst For Change

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,831 views

    To become a change-agent, we must first experience change through the Word, which changes the way we relate with each other and with God.

    Have you ever dreamt of helping others? Have you ever felt you could do something to make a change in another person’s life? The Bible says we can become a catalyst for change. Colossians 3:16 says, “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Continue To Remain Learners Regardless Of Our Age, Education Or Experiences

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 175 ratings
     | 7,129 views

    The Holy Spirit reminds us that no human is able to be right all of the time. Some leaders’ need to be right all the time is their biggest hindrance to learning and maturing in Christ. Paul wrote, "This is what we speak, not in words, taught us by human w

    1. The Holy Spirit reminds us that we are always in need of His teaching regardless of our age, education or years of experience. John wrote, "But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth... But as his anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is ...read more

  • Maturity Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Aug 15, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 5,877 views

    This sermon seeks to outline both the Scriptural precedence for and three characteristics of spiritual maturity.

    Maturity Acts 17 August 18, 2002 Intro: A. [Paul Harvey’s "For What It’s Worth"] Our For What It’s Worth Department hears from Hershey, Pennsylvania—where the woman in the Mercedes had been waiting patiently for a parking place to open up. The shopping mall was crowded. The woman in the ...read more