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  • What Is The Church, Anyway? Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Jan 6, 2009
     | 2,058 views

    The first part of a series based on Charles Swindoll’s Bible study of Acts. This message deals with the nature of the Church.

    Stephen N. Collins 06/08/2008 Being the Church Part 1: What is the Church, Anyway? Icebreaker: (Strike a match) 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem, a small flame was lit. That small flame spread and became a little bigger, then a little bigger, then it started spreading quickly, consuming the ...read more

  • In The End, God Wins! Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Aug 26, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,894 views

    This sermon is the conclusion of the series and is a summary of the last two chapters of Charles Swindoll's book on Esther.

    Introduction: A. The story is told about a time when God the Father, Jesus, and Moses were out playing golf. 1. Moses stepped up to the tee and hit the ball. It went sailing down the fairway and landed in the water hazard. a. Not a problem for Moses. Moses raised his club, the water parted and ...read more

  • Once Upon A Time... Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,699 views

    This sermon is an introduction to a study of the life of Moses. It is based on Charles Swindoll's book on Moses from his character series.

    Introduction: A. A young girl asked her father, “Do all fairy tales begin with “Once Upon A Time?” 1. “No,” he replied, “A whole lot of them begin with ‘If elected I promise…’ ” B. “Once upon a time” is a wonderful, ...read more

  • Following God's Lead Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 5, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,821 views

    This sermon is based on Chapter 9 of Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit, by Charles Swindoll. We discuss the fact that like Saul and Barnabas, we need to be ready to obey when God calls for the changes in our lives and ministries.

    Introduction: A. I want to begin this sermon with a statement from Peter T. Forsythe. 1. I believe he was right on when he said, “The first duty of every soul is to find not its freedom, but its Master.” (Warren W. Wiersbe, The Integrity Crisis, Thomas Nelson Pub., 1991, p. ...read more

  • Portrait Of A Servant (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 29, 2016
     | 2,541 views

    This sermon is based on chapter 7, of Charles Swindoll's book, Improving Your Serve. The sermon uses the first four Beatitudes as a character portrait of a servant.

    Introduction: A. Don’t you love asking kids what they want to be when they grow up? 1. Unlike the minion in the picture, I don’t ask them because I am still looking for ideas! 2. I like to ask them to see what is going on in their little heads. 3. This second picture is a good ...read more

  • The Perils Of A Servant Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 21, 2016
     | 2,886 views

    This sermon is based on Charles Swindoll's book "Improving Your Serve" chapter 10. The sermon uses Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the prophet, as an example of the perils that servants face.

    Introduction: A. There was a man who worked for the Post Office whose job it was to process all the mail that had undeliverable addresses. 1. One day, a letter came written in shaky handwriting to God with no actual address. 2. He thought he should open it to see what it was about. 3. The ...read more

  • The Turning Point Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Apr 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,366 views

    In this second sermon on the life of Paul, I continue to use Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. This sermon is about Saul's conversion.

    Introduction: A. Once there was a woman who testified to the conversion and transformation in her life that had resulted from becoming a Christian. 1. She declared, “I’m so glad I became a Christian. Before I became a Christian I used to hate my uncle so much I vowed I’d never ...read more

  • The Helps Of Our Hurts Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 23, 2016
     | 4,810 views

    This sermon is based on Chapter 7 in Charles Swindoll's book: Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. The sermon addresses Paul's thorn in the flesh and the role of suffering in our lives.

    A. One day a teacher was getting her Wednesday night children’s class started. 1. She asked if anyone had any prayer requests. 2. One girl asked that they pray for her because school would soon start and she was going to a new school this year. 3. Another girl asked that they pray for her ...read more

  • Learning Humble Dependence Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 16, 2016
     | 3,199 views

    This sermon is based on Chapter 5 of Charles Swindoll's book, Paul: A Man of Grace and Grit. It follows the events of Paul's life in Acts 9:20-31.

    Introduction: A. A certain Boy Scout master was determined that his Scouts would be ready for the next Court of Honor. 1. So he ordered that each of them be ready to report about a good deed they had done before the next meeting. 2. When they gathered at the next meeting, the Scout master asked ...read more

  • Reform School For The Spirit Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 30, 2006
     | 870 views

    Life Management 101, part 2. Dave deals with eight essential spiritual disciplines we must pursue to become like Christ. Eight disciplines taken from "So You Want to Be Like Christ?" by Charles Swindoll.

    Reform School for the Spirit Life Management 101, part 2 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers June 25, 2006 What is spirituality? You could define spirituality, in general, as those parts of us that desire fulfillment, passion, purpose, and a sense of being part of something greater ...read more

  • All For One And One For All

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Mar 7, 2007
     | 2,488 views

    We Christians are on the same side. We serve the same God. We fight the same enemy. Yet, we can’t always get along because of what Charles Swindoll calls the "Me Mentality".

    ALL FOR ONE AND ONE FOR ALL (Gleaned from writings by Charles Swindoll) A. Philippians 2:1-11 (READ) B. One lesson that should be SCREAMING out at us from Paul’s description of the church as being the “BODY OF CHRIST,” is that WE are to be UNITED--WE are in this TOGETHER! 1. Not too many ...read more

  • Gaining Discernment From David Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Aug 29, 2014
     | 1,052 views

    Learning from the mistakes of others is the best way to learn. These two lessons consider David's great life and some of the roots behind his worst failures. Based on the book by Charles Swindoll, "David: A man of passion and destiny."

    “A tree is best measured when it’s down.” David was a man after God’s own heart. And yet, he made tons of mistakes. As we learn from his mistakes, let’s also learn from his response to those mistakes! Not only did David leave us a lifetime of lessons about things ...read more

  • Gaining Discernment From David Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Aug 29, 2014
     | 801 views

    Learning from the mistakes of others is the best way to learn. These two lessons consider David's great life and some of the roots behind his worst failures. Based on the book by Charles Swindoll, "David: A man of passion and destiny"

    “A tree is best measured when it’s down.” David was a man after God’s own heart. And yet, he made tons of mistakes. As we learn from his mistakes, let’s also learn from his response to those mistakes! Not only did David leave us a lifetime of lessons about things ...read more

  • God's Invisible Providence Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 24, 2013
     | 3,241 views

    An introduction to a sermon series on the story of Esther. In this sermon we investigate how God works providentially in Esther's life and in ours. The series is based on Charles Swindoll"s book on Esther from his great Bible character series.

    Introduction: A. The story is told about 9 people who were hanging from a rope that came down from a helicopter. 1. The group of 9 people hanging from that rope was made up of 8 men and 1 woman. 2. All 9 people agreed that that one person should get off the rope, because if they didn't, the ...read more

  • Serving Like Jesus Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 8, 2016
     | 6,663 views

    In this first sermon, I establish that we must be conformed into the likeness of Jesus. Because He was a servant, we must also become servants. A resource I am basing the series on is Charles Swindoll's "Improving Your Serve."

    A. One day a woman was interviewing a prospective butler and asked him, “Are you trained to serve guests?” 1. The prospective butler replied “Yes, ma’am, I have been trained to serve guests both ways.” 2. The woman looked puzzled and asked, “What do you mean, ...read more