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  • Maturing Is Hard To Do - But It's Worth It!

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 26, 2011

    Too often as Christians we take short cuts to maturity. In reality the only way to become complete is to let the Lord take you through difficulty and make you seem to "fail." In the process He builds life and a character in you that will lead you into His

    We all have a decision to make. After we become a disciple of Jesus Christ the culture around us, our own brokenness, and an invisible enemy—will all try to mitigate the work that the Holy Spirit is doing inside of us: transforming us into a new character. The decision we have to make is how ...read more

  • Count The Costs Series

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on May 20, 2011

    You have to admit that you are a sinner, that God is greater than sin, you must give yourself to God and; if you are resisting continuing with the program, then you must count the costs of continuing in your sinful state or changing your course.

    Sunday, July 27, 2008 “Count the Costs” Text: Luke 14: 28 This Sunday we move to a pivotal point in our therapeutic program: 12 steps in nine weeks: breaking your addiction to sin. First we know that you have to admit that you are a sinner. Second that God is greater than ...read more

  • The End Of An Era Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    David’s death brought the end to a unique time of history; have we lived in such a way to make an impact in history for God that will be remembered?

    For David, After he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid unto his fathers... From Acts 13:36 Every person has a purpose for living, every one of us. The tragedy of all tragedies is that we should live and die and never found that purpose, that special ...read more

  • Blessed No Matter What State I'm In Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 17 ratings

    Finding contentment in Jesus, no matter what your circumstances of life might be.

    Blessed No Matter What State I’m In James 1:9-11 I. The Poor Man A. Lacking in a material or social sense 1. money 2. status 3. friends 4. family B. Generally looked down upon by others C. Take pride 1. The ability to look past circumstances 2. See themselves ...read more

  • How Are You Building Your Life?

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon deals with recognizing that the sun does not always shine, but God will build our lives to stand the tests of time.

    I have used sermoncentral as one of the many resources in preparing this message. HOW ARE YOU AT BUILDING YOUR LIFE? June 10, 2007 Jay Davis Robison MATTHEW 7:24-29 It was just over 38 years ago that an arsonist burned church to ground Wedding had happened here night before, youth on ...read more

  • The Claims Of Jesus

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 10 ratings

    Intro.: 1. At Caesarea-Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples a very important question ............. "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" a. "John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, one of prophets." b. "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God" (Peter). 2. If Jesus were to ask his ...read more

  • Saul The Disobedient

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 12, 2006

    Disobedience brings disastrous results

    - When the pressure is on We have a tendency to crack - Once an egg is broken you can’t put it back together again - Humpty Dumpty ❶ His Kingdom Established - 11:14-15 Saul made King - Ch 12 - Samuel reviews past - 12:14-15 God’s promise - 12:16-19 God’s witness - Samuel’s ...read more

  • Fellowship - United In Christ Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 31 ratings

    The message defines fellowship as 1. Christ centered 2.Common Among Believers 3. Constructive 4. A Commitment

    Fellowship - United in Christ Acts 2:42; Hebrews 10:25; 1 Corinthians 12:1ff "They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer." Introduction We are looking at the meaning of fellowship. For many, it means getting together ...read more

  • The New Israel's Shepherd-King Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Dec 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    In the the prophet's day the remedy for the deceptions of false shepherds was to focus on the Messiah. Focusing on Christ Jesus is also the way not to be deceived today.

    ZECHARIAH 10: 1-4 THE NEW ISRAEL'S SHEPHERD-KING [Matthew 7:24-29] Chapter 10 of Zechariah's prophecy gives further blessings that will result for God's people because of their turning to their Messiah. The chapter is very closely connected to the victorious conclusion of chapter 9 and ...read more

  • Created For Community

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 28, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    The greatest need for our time is genuine community.

    Created for Community Big idea: As bearers of the image of the Triune God, the greatest need of our time is genuine community. I am convinced that the greatest need of our time is genuine community. For instance, I see it ozzing out in the world cup of soccer. I am seeing people spending money ...read more

  • Building A Balance Life Series

    Contributed by Jeremias Fababier on Sep 3, 2008

    Many people want to experience healthy and fruitful life but are not willing to do things. We need to be intentional, ideal and incessant about it.

    TOPIC: BUILDING LIFE CAREFULLY Text: I Corinthians 3:10b v. 10b, “10 By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should be careful how he builds.” Introduction: Balance living is what people needed in our time. ...read more

  • Pentecost, It Was Kick Off Day For The Church.

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    An understanding of the history of Pentecost. Also a bit on living a Spirit filled life

    When I think of the word, Pentecost I think of an Island that was discovered on that day in 1768 that is now one of the Islands of Vanuatu that I have flown over and that is the home of the original bungy jump, I also think of those churches where people wave their hands around, sing in the Spirit ...read more

  • Divinely Designed Series

    Contributed by Paul Brashaw on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Choice not chance. We have been Divinely Designed. This sermon is part of a series "Welcome to the Planet"

    SERIES: Welcome to the Planet TEXT: Genesis 1:1-26a TITLE: Divinely Designed Jesus, the great story telling preacher, came to the conclusion of the greatest story ever preached. He had taught on the great topics of the Christian life. Attitude Living a life of influence Ethics ...read more

  • Soul Training

    Contributed by Jon Lipka on Feb 26, 2012

    As runners must train extensively for competition, we must work out our souls in order to successfully receive God.

    This is a world of soul building. Life is a race, from here to eternity (to infinity and beyond). We are the runners; each one of us is an entrant in the contest. This is a win-loss situation, and what’s on the line is everything! So…how’s your training going? You are training, ...read more

  • How Worldly Love Compares To Biblical Love

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    There are many things that Biblical loves pushes a person not to do. Biblical love sets boundaries.

    Ho w Worldly Love Compares to Biblical Love I Corinthians 13:4-7 The late Charles Schultz in his comic strip, “Peanuts” teaches a lot of common sense about life. Schultz has Lucy asking Charlie Brown a question: “You know what I don’t understand?” Then she answers her own question, “I ...read more