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  • The Dog-Life Is Gone! Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 2,345 views

    God’s kingdom will come, but it can only be received by willing hearts. Let’s look at some thoughts about how we can make God’s kingdom more accessible to those around us.

    The Dog-Life is Gone! Matthew 7:6-12 Intro: In the Peanuts comic strip, we find Snoopy thinking to himself: "Yesterday I was a dog. Today I’m a dog. Tomorrow I’ll probably still be a dog. Ohh…there’s so little hope for advancement." Well, there is hope for those who ...read more

  • The Measuring Device You Use Can Become A Boomerang.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Feb 28, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,069 views

    Jesus warns us to be very careful about judging people, because the standard you use to judge others will be the standard God uses to judge you.

    The measuring devise you use can become a boomerang. Matthew 7:1 -- 6. 02/29/04 Probably everyone has his own measuring devise that he uses to judge others. It is just human nature to judge other people. It seems natural to look at another and make a decision about his character. But Jesus ...read more

  • Dogs And Pigs Series

    Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jun 11, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,674 views

    Sound direction given by Jesus on how a Christian is to make judgements.

    Dogs and Swine Matthew 7:6 Intro: What does the phrase mean? · Waste something on something or someone who does not appreciate it; offer excellent goods to those not worthy. I. Define Terms a. Holy (Hagios): Sacred(physically pure, morally blameless or religious, ceremonially ...read more

  • You Can't Prove That God Exists Series

    Contributed by David Cambridge on May 10, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,177 views

    So many people say they don’t believe because the existence of God can’t be proved. This lesson considers what people really mean by this question and their real motive for such a criticism.

    Answering Criticisms "You Can’t Prove That God Exists" Introduction 1. This is a very common cry of those who wish to justify their disobedience to the gospel. 2. In this lesson we shall consider: a. What people mean when they say, “You can’t prove that God exists.” b. The real ...read more

  • Matthew 7:6 – Pigslop Or Pearls? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 21, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,107 views

    Pigs will eat just about anything and a lot of it, so pretending to feed wild pigs is stupid. It gets them annoyed and they are liable to get vicious. A pig doesn’t want pearls. It wants slop not Salvation, grain not Grace, corn not Christ, muck-raking no

    Matthew 7:6 – PIGSLOP OR PEARLS? Atheist Richard Dawkins was in Australia recently for the GLOBAL ATHEIST CONVENTION which started in Melbourne on Good Friday. Dawkins is well known for encouraging his fellow atheists to ridicule those who claim to be Christians. "Mock them, ridicule them ...read more

  • Who Has You Covered?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 14, 2016
     | 1,736 views

    Many are religious and many claim Christ but will they have the right covering when Jesus arrives?

    Isaiah chapter 29 starts with woe, but ends in an awesome WOW! God is speaking to His rebellious children of judgment in the first thirteen verses, but speaks of revival and restoration in the remainder of the chapter. I find it profound that the switch from judgment to blessing starts after verse ...read more

  • Believe Series

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Mar 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,541 views

    Some will believe, others will never believe

    John 12:37-50 Even after Jesus had done all these miraculous signs in their presence, they still would not believe in him. 38 This was to fulfill the word of Isaiah the prophet: "Lord, who has believed our message and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?" 39 For this reason ...read more

  • Got Questions?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 15, 2012
     | 1,503 views

    How you ask will determine the answer you get.

    I answer quite few questions about Biblical issues and have been doing so since 1975 so the total amount is probably very high. Some are simple and others complex. Some have been sensible questions and others off the wall and out of the park. While the questions vary greatly the motives are ...read more

  • Being Sure Of God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,801 views

    What do I have to give up to be sure I am in a condition to follow God?

    Knowing God’s will is important. But only so far as you are willing to DO His will. I believe there is a spiritual principle that requires we be willing to do whatever God says before He is willing to say it. (NOTE: "BUT IF FROM THERE YOU SEEK THE LORD YOUR GOD, YOU WILL FIND HIM IF YOU ...read more

  • What You See May Not Be The Truth

    Contributed by Paul George on Jun 9, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,802 views

    Because of our tendency to pass quick and critical judgment on others, our Lord has chosen to address this issue. Chapter 7 verses 1-12 addresses an issue plaguing the religion of Jesus’ day and of ours, that of misdirected effort.

    What You See May Not Be The Truth Matthew 7:1-12 A while back, I read the very distressing account of an incident in the life of a young bachelor. He worked in an office where every year the boss gave each employee a turkey as a bonus for the holiday season. Of course, the bachelor could never ...read more

  • Heir Conditioned Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 7, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,181 views

    God makes promises to us that we can count on. However, there are conditions attached to promises. This lesson deals with some of God's promises to be present with us -- including our part of the process.

    1. Parental Love After a divorce, a mom was left to bring up her teenage daughter. She was becoming increasingly rebellious. One night the police called to ask her to get her daughter from the police station, because she’d been arrested for drunk driving. Not a word was spoken between them ...read more

  • Yeast And The Narrow Way

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 19, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,171 views

    This is about the yeast of the Holy Spirit working in us, making us more like Jesus, helping us to walk the narrow way between the kingdom of this earth and the kingdom of God as we strive to serve Jesus.

    The woman and the yeast, the Kingdom of God is… Luke 13: verse 20 - 21 Again he asked, "What shall I compare the kingdom of God to? It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed into a large amount of flour until it worked all through the dough.“ Yeast is also referred to as Leaven Leaven was a ...read more

  • Do You Walk With Him Or On Him? Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Nov 11, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,699 views

    Tonight, we will discover the fourth of five warnings given in the book of Hebrews.

    “Do You Walk With Him or On Him?” Hebrews Series (10:26-36) Based upon Ron Philips book “Hebrews: Finding the Better Way” June 10, 2014 Chester FBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A Tonight, we will discover the fourth of five warnings given ...read more

  • The Great Commission

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Feb 6, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,850 views

    Explanation of the Great Commission- not like the others

    The Great Commission Acts 1:8 and Matthew 28:18-20 Have you ever noticed that as you are about to end a conversation with someone that you will not see for a long time, you end by saying what is most important to you? You use this last opportunity to tell them what is most important and ...read more

  • Herod Antipas Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 14, 2016
     | 2,830 views

    7 steps on the road to hell illustrated by Herod Antipas (Material adapted from Ray Pritchard at: http://www.keepbelieving.com/sermon/2001-04-08-The-Man-Who-Would-Be-King-Christ-Speaks-to-the-Problem-of-Frivolous-Curiosity/)

    HoHum: The April 12, 1993, issue of Newsweek unknowingly reported the signs of the times. Bill Wyman, of The Rolling Stones, married his son’s wife’s daughter, a woman 34 years his junior. Her mother married Wyman’s son, Stephan, a man 16 years her junior. That makes Stephan his ...read more