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  • Faithful Patience In Witnessing To Mormons And Jehovah's Witnesses Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Dec 28, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,839 views

    Witnessing is frustrating when we water and plant more than we harvest. We get more glory harvesting a soul or walking down the aisle with a new Christian than in spending months/years planting and watering the seed of faith. We do not witness for our glo

    “I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6 (NIV) Witnessing can be frustrating when we find ourselves watering and planting more than we harvest. There is more personal glory in harvesting a soul than in planting a seed. There is more personal glory in ...read more

  • The Light Of Truth

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Oct 16, 2018
     | 404 views

    The light of Christ must show in our lives, it cannot be suppressed, and must be seen by our actions.

    The light of truth Mark chapter 4:21-25 Introduction- Good Morning everyone, if you would turn to Mark chapter 4:21-25. We will be listening to advice Jesus gives us from the Gospels concerning our lives, concerning our behavior, concerning things that should be important to us as we live ...read more

  • Godly Living In A Pagan World

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 174 ratings
     | 11,640 views

    Interrogative: How do I live in this world without becoming like this world? Introduction: “But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself…” Have any of you ever asked this question: How do I live in this world without becoming like this world? If not, then why not? As a ...read more

  • Blessed Is The Man

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 253 ratings
     | 21,408 views

    Psalm one tells us how to be blessed by God.

    INTRO.- ILL.- It is said that late in Sir Winston Churchill’s life he took a cruise on an Italian ship. A journalist from a Rome newspaper asked the former prime minister why he chose to travel on an Italian line when the stately Queen’s line under the British flag was available. Churchill gave ...read more

  • The God Who Is Gooder Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 24, 2017
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,322 views

    There are people in this world that hate God. And they don't believe that God is good - they believe He is evil and unworthy of our praise. But is God good? And what does that mean to us?

    OPEN: Is God Good? (wait for a reply) Of course He is. That’s what the Bible tells us and that’s what we believe or we wouldn’t be here. But, there are many out there who don’t like God. There are many agnostics and atheists work very hard at painting God as an evil and wicked God – unworthy of our ...read more

  • Other Types Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Oct 7, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,609 views

    A word study on prayer and some suggested study resources.

    Types of Prayer It has been said that Bible Study is God talking to us and in prayer we are talking to God. This has also been likened to breathing. Bible Study is inhaling and prayer is exhaling. We have talked in this series about the acronym ACTS. There are many other types of prayers in ...read more

  • Raised Up Revved Up Prayed Up Series

    Contributed by Judith Hand on Feb 6, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,363 views

    To avoid burnout and stay focused on our mission to share the good news we must be raised up revved up and prayed up according to Isaiah 40:21-31 1st Corinthians 9:16-23 and Mark 1:29-39

    Raised Up Revved Up Prayed Up Isaiah 40:21-31 I Corinthians 9:16-23 Mark 1:29-39 Most of us are very busy and we associate this with being productive. But I have found that everyone likes to declare a “snow day” once in a while and simply slow down and sit around and read a ...read more

  • The Man Of The Hour

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 25, 2007
    based on 78 ratings
     | 4,475 views

    Let’s take a look at Stephen’s life and how it stacks up against ours. 1- Full of grace 2- Did great wonders 3- Met mean opposition 4- Faced with death

    INTRO.- ILL.- One Friday morning, a teacher came up with a novel way to motivate her class. She told them that she would read a quote and the first student to correctly identify who said it would receive the rest of the day off. She started with “This was England’s finest hour.” Little Suzy ...read more

  • The Light For The Gentiles Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 2, 2012
    based on 129 ratings
     | 34,685 views

    Simeon said Jesus was to be a light for the Gentiles. What exactly did that mean? And why should I care if He was or not?

    A Sunday School teacher had given her class an assignment to read Isaiah chapter 9. The next Sunday she asked the class how many had remembered to read the chapter. Every hand went up. “Wonderful! she said, I’ve got a piece of candy for anyone that complete the 2nd half of this verse: ’The ...read more

  • But You Say

    Contributed by David Rogers on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,163 views

    A sermon for when people say but you say what has God done form me

    “But You Say” Introduction This week I was thinking about how so many of us take God for granted or maybe even not for granted but we just do not have a sense of reality about God. In other words we don’t see God in our lives and we have a disconnection from Him. It is sad to say that in ...read more

  • I Want To Be A Sheep? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 23, 2011
    based on 88 ratings
     | 23,711 views

    Max Lucado once noted that sheep are dumb, defenseless and boring. Why would we want to be a sheep? The answer to that question says a lot about us and our relationship to God.

    OPEN: During Summer camp I remember hearing the following song: “I wanna be a sheep, baa baa I wanna be a sheep, baa baa I wanna be a sheep, baa baa I wanna be a sheep, baa baa” It went on to say “I don’t want to be a hypocrite… because they’re not hip with it” “I don’t want to be a ...read more

  • The Difference (Psalm 1) Series

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Mar 14, 2012
    based on 13 ratings
     | 8,189 views

    This expository message, adapted from a sermon by Steven Shepherd, underscores the difference between believers and unbelievers as laid out in Psalm 1. Unlike the lost, believers should be Separated from the World, Saturated in the Word, and Situated by t

    The Difference: Psalm One Scott Bayles, pastor Adapted from a sermon by Steven Shepherd Blooming Grove Christian Church: 2/19/2012 I came across some jokes this week that I thought I’d share with you. • What’s the difference between a northern fairytale and a southern ...read more

  • Benedict Arnold's New Name Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Aug 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,013 views

    You have a choice - you can either name the culture, or let it name you.

    Title: Benedict Arnold’s New Name Text: Daniel 1:5-8 FCF: Do not let the culture name you Intro: When Susan was growing up, Loudoun was changing every bit as much as it is today. She grew up on a road without a name – Landmark Road just turned into some gravel that was Rural Route 1. But for ...read more

  • Uncomfortable Evangelism On Facebook Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 29, 2012
    based on 78 ratings
     | 14,106 views

    Paul taught us to be "versatile" in reaching out to people. But at times this can make us VERY uncomfortable. How can we make sure we share our faith with people who make us uncomfortable, and do it in such a way that we don’t betray our faith in Jesus?

    OPEN: A man named J. K. Johnston studied the Gospels and asked this question as he poured over Matthew, Mark, Luke and John: Where did Jesus meet people? According to his tabulations: · The Gospels recorded 132 contacts Jesus had with people o 6 were in the Temple. o 4 were in ...read more

  • Prayer Keys: Bearing Fruit Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,719 views

    “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit - fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name,” John 15:16. A prayer key sermon that can also serve as a witnessing sermon.

    Prayer Keys - Bearing Fruit “You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.” John 15:16 One Wednesday, we looked at the second prayer key in this verse, asking ...read more