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  • Christianity And Persecution Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,984 views

    A sermon focussing on the resilience of Christian faith under persecution.

    Sermon for 4 Easter Yr C, 2/05/2004 Based on Rev 7:9-17 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta In our second lesson today, John of Patmos reminds the churches in the province of Asia ...read more

  • The Smyrna Church Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,023 views

    Number 2 in series: Smyrna "The Letters to the Seven Churches"

    Smyrna # 2 in Series: The Letters of Christ to the Seven Churches. From the pulpit of Bayview Baptist Church, May 6, 2001 “Is Bayview Baptist Church Similar to Smyrna Baptist Church?” Revelation 2:8-11 Then name Smyrna means “myrrh” or “an offering of sacrifice.” Smyrna is the ...read more

  • The Nest Egg That Hatched

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 1, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,305 views

    The story of Ananias and Sapphira teaches a lesson on the righteousness of God’s people, the reality of God’s Presence, and the reassurance of God’s power.

    The Nest Egg that Hatched Acts 5:1-11 INTRO.: My Grandmother kept chickens and she would put a plaster egg in the nests of her hens. She claimed it encouraged the hens to lay their eggs in the proper place. She also had an incubator, but she never put a nest egg in the incubator because she never ...read more

  • Satisfaction Under Fire Series

    Contributed by Micah Fries on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,281 views

    Learning to live as satisfied Christians, even in the face of great persecution.

    A man passed by a cage at the zoo and noticed that in the cage was both a large lion and an active monkey. He saw a zoo worker nearby and asked, ‘How does that work having both a lion and a monkey in the same cage? The worker replied, “It works ok for the most part.” The man spoke back, “ Do ...read more

  • God's Revelation

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,109 views

    Introductory Comments 1. This evening we begin a journey in the book of revelation. At times, like tonight, my style of presentation will be more like teaching than preaching. 2. The book of Revelation is a book many of us shy away from. It is a very difficult book to understand - especially ...read more

  • Ready Or Not Here I Come

    Contributed by Bobby Crabb on Aug 11, 2004
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,926 views

    A message on the sure second coming of Jesus

    “Ready or Not Here “I” Come” Luke 12:32-40 Introduction An adult Sunday School class was studying sayings about “the end time” in the Gospels. Some were troubled and confused by Jesus’ use of symbols to describe the coming judgement: lamps lit, loins girded, wise and foolish maidens, a ...read more

  • Witnessing 101: Developing A Desire Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,581 views

    This is the first in a 5 part series on becoming a witness for Christ. This sermon focuses on developing a desire to be a witness.

    You Shall Be My Witnesses Pt 1 ¡V Developing a Desire Acts 1:8 You shall be my witnesses. Those words mark the beginning of the Christian Church. They mark the heart of the church. They represent the calling, purpose, and potential of the church. They also mark the greatest shortcoming in ...read more

  • Persecution-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 6,656 views

    Introduction: We are made to love and to be loved. We like to be liked. Friendship is the atmosphere in which we breathe most freely. To be ridiculed as a child is a heart breaking experience, but the pain is not lessened as one becomes an adult.

    Persecution-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, per­secute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is ...read more

  • Memorial Always Fresh

    Contributed by Sol Madlambayan on Sep 24, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,026 views

    Memorial Day

    May 25, 2003 HOLY SPIRIT BLESS US Memorial always Fresh Proverbs 10: 7 “The memory of the righteous is blessed; But the name of the wicked will rot.” “Memorial Day is an official holiday in most states of the United States. It was observed on May 30 until 1971, when for federal ...read more

  • Form Of Our Test And Trials

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 12, 2007
    based on 44 ratings
     | 16,175 views

    Trials / test are the very soil in which we grow! What form do they come in? For-warned is forearmed.

    Form of our Test, Trials, and Temptations James 1:2,3 I heard about a pastor who placed this sign on his door: "If you have problems, come in and tell me all about them. If you don’t have any problems, come in and tell me how you avoid them." In my opinion, verses 2-4 are some of the most ...read more

  • A Man, Some Man, Some Other Man

    Contributed by Jerry Carr on Oct 13, 2001
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,823 views

    THIS WORLD IS SEARCHING FOR THE ANSWERS, JUST LIKE THIS MAN WHO WENT TO JERUSALEM TO WORSHIP, BUT GOD NEED SOME MAN TO SHOW HIM, WILL YOU BE THAT PERSON GOD USES??

    When we come to where we are in the book of Acts, we find that Saul of Tarus was making havoc of the Church, but even in the midst of all the persecution God still had a man that was determined to be faithful to him, a man named Phillip. One that was willing to stand in the gap, willing to go where ...read more

  • Commitment

    Contributed by John Gerald on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,130 views

    The need and urgency of commitment

    Commitment Rev. John W. Gerald 11-7-04 I. My Cause Committed to God Job 5:8 I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: 1. My Ministry I may desire to pastor a great and growing church, but God gave me a great prison ministry instead. I may like to serve God in ...read more

  • What Does It Take To Give Birth To Your 'vision?' Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,142 views

    Joseph and Mary had to be taxed, be at the right place at the right time to give birth to Jesus (their vision / mission).

    Subject: Why did Joseph and Mary travel from Galilee to Judea when Jesus was to be born? Complement: To be registered / taxed and to be at the right place at the right time to give birth to Jesus. Idea: Joseph and Mary traveled from Galilee to Judea to be registered / taxed and to be at the ...read more

  • The Transformed Life Of A Disciple

    Contributed by Byron Maynard on Apr 22, 2005
    based on 138 ratings
     | 20,845 views

    Jesus never hid from his disciples what it would cost to follow him. To follow Jesus we need a transformed mind, a transformed heart, and a transformed lifestyle.

    Sermon preached 4/05 THE TRANSFORMED LIFE OF A DISCIPLE by Pastor Byron K. Maynard Jesus never hid from his disciples what it would cost to follow him. The Apostle Paul also testified of this when he said, What is more, I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing greatness of ...read more

  • The Dynamics Of Baptism In The Life Of A Believer

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jan 14, 2004
    based on 585 ratings
     | 44,640 views

    This message looks at the Place and Significance of Baptism in the life of a believer as well as the Future after baptism for the Believer

    THE DYNAMICS OF BAPTISM IN THE LIFE OF A BELIEVER MATT 28:19-20; 3:13-16; ROM 6:1-7; ACTS 2:41-47 INTRODUCTION: During the earthly ministry of Jesus, there were two, maybe three activities He considered vital to the walk of a believer in Christ. Not essential for salvation, yet essential in ...read more