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  • Carry Your Cross

    Contributed by Bob Groves on May 20, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,260 views

    A look at displeship & what it means to carry your cross.

    Matt. 16:21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day. Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, "Far be it from You, Lord; ...read more

  • Carry Your Cross

    Contributed by Phillip Wright on Apr 25, 2004
    based on 71 ratings
     | 13,194 views

    Many would say they are committed Christians but what is their level of service?

    Carry Your Cross Mark 8:34-38 Rev. Phillip A. Wright Mark 8: 34 When He had called the people to Himself, with His disciples also, He said to them, "Whoever desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. NKJ Need: Every believer needs to make a ...read more

  • Your God Is Too Small And Stuck In A Box

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 9, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,121 views

    Our minds want a god we can control, but that’s not following Jesus

    Then he began to teach them that the Son of Man must undergo great suffering, and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32He said all this quite openly. And Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33But turning and ...read more

  • Disciple Or Just Part Of The Crowd?

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,996 views

    This is a sermon on discipleship. The thesis is that discipleship demands total surrender that includes: 1.) loving Jesus above all else and 2.) carrying your cross.

    Disciple or Just Part of the Crowd?—LUKE 14:25-33 Jesus appealed to large crowds of people. Today’s text in Luke 15 declares: “Large crowds were traveling with Jesus.” Jesus appealed to the common masses of people. Time and again the Gospels make such announcements as: “A few days ...read more

  • Tradeoffs Series

    Contributed by John Tung on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,061 views

    There are tradeoffs in life in general and in spiritual life: A. Some things need to be denied in order for other things to be gained B. Some things need to be lost in order for other things to be found C. Some things need to be carried in order for ot

    I. Introduction Is being a Christian supposed to be a joy or a burden? Is being a Christian supposed to be something that brightens our life or weigh us down? Some people think that being a Christian means it creates a heavy burden and weighs them down. I want to show you today that that is ...read more

  • The Secrets Of True Living

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,787 views

    We are called to live for Jesus with every fiber of our being and in every area of our lives.

    The Secrets of True Living Luke 14:25-35 October 5, 2003 Morning Service “If you’re not doing something with your life, it doesn’t matter how long it is.” Peace Corps Commercial Life without Christ is merely existing There is no possible way to truly express what belief in Christ does to ...read more

  • Thrill Of Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 18, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,257 views

    There is a true joy in being a follower of Jesus only if we are totally dedicated to Him in all aspects of life

    “The Thrill of Discipleship” Introduction: Brother Dan Shafer sings a song that says, “When you walk with the Lord you won’t get bored”. I think Brother Dan is right. In the world today there are many misconceptions about Christianity and what it means to be a Christian. Most Americans claim ...read more

  • How To Get God Out Of The Trunk And Into The Driver's Seat

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,698 views

    Jesus saves people to change them, to make them different than they were before.

    How to Get God Out of the Trunk & Into the Driver’s Seat Luke 9:22-24 July 16, 2006 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A "The closest contemporary word to "discipleship" is probably "apprentice". A disciple is more than a student who ...read more

  • How Paul Made The Most Out Of His Difficulties

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 23, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,947 views

    Follow Paul’s example as one who learned how to turn difficulties into catalysts for Godly change

    Learning How Paul Made the Most of the Life’s Difficulties (2 Cor. 6:3-13) Illustration:John Quincy Adams held more important offices than anyone else in the history of the U.S. He served with distinction as president, senator, congressman, minister to major European powers, and participated in ...read more

  • Follow The Leader

    Contributed by Dr. Phillip Paschal on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,835 views

    Imitators of Christ.

    FOLLOW THE LEADER MATT. 9:9 INTRODUCTION: FOLLOW THE LEADER, A GAME THAT HAS BEEN PLAYED BY CHILDREN FOR YEARS, HAS SOME FUNDAMENTAL AND PROFOUND TRUTHS THAT CANNOT BE NEGLECTED. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO FOLLOW THE PERSON THAT HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS THE LEADER. YOU DO WHAT THEY DO, GO WHERE ...read more

  • What Kind Of Disciple Are You?

    Contributed by Robert Jones on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 163 ratings
     | 2,698 views

    Counting the cost of Discipleship

    WHAT KIND OF DISCIPLE ARE YOU? LUKE 14:25-35 Story of family coming from Church-----father—talking about the preacher----mother talking about the lady behind her and her loud singing-------daughter talking about her S.S. teacher------Son talking about the lady in front ...read more

  • Blessed, Broken, Given

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,270 views

    To multiply you must first subtract, what we call brokenness God calls fixed!

    Blessed Broken & Given Mark 6:40-44 Intro: Some produce fruit 30 fold, some 60, some 100. Which are you? Which do you want to be? There is a principle in the word of God that I call the multiplication by subtraction principle. Joh 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of ...read more

  • Deny, Take-Up & Follow

    Contributed by Shishir Bhandari on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,391 views

    We must bear in mind that there’s no shortcut to Calvary and to Heaven. There’s only one way, that is denying yourself and following Jesus Christ.

    Introduction: Whoever wants to follow the Lord and becomes a disciple pays a great price. As believers we have five callings. First, we were called to salvation. Then we became babes in Christ born with a new spirit of obedience. As we progressed we are called to be members of the body of ...read more

  • Lessons From Cross Bearing

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 125 ratings
     | 31,836 views

    Simon was a man who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a cross up a hill.

    A. INTRODUCTION (Mark 15:20-22 KJV) And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. Simon was a man of color from Africa who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a ...read more

  • Palm Sunday- What Do We Expect?

    Contributed by Simon Harrison on Apr 5, 2001
    based on 115 ratings
     | 1,991 views

    A simple exploration of what Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem might have been like without the benefit of hindsight- and what this teaches us today.

    I remember as a small child really enjoying palm Sunday. At a small church in the middle of nowhere, I have this memory of being given a palm cross and being told to wave it about. Waving things about was what I was normally told NOT to do, so perhaps this is why it stuck in my mind. The other ...read more