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  • Implementing Christian Discipline Series

    Contributed by Gary Landsberg on Oct 5, 2006

    The Christian needs to know what they believe, and then decide to implement that belief in their lives, before they are faced with trials and temptations. Christians should be proactive, not reactive.

    CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINE “DECIDE TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN” RO 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. 2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be more

  • Christian Disciplines: Solitude & Silence

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Sep 22, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    The purpose of this lesson is to expose God’s children to an aspect of spiritual discipline that has been forgotten & encourage us to make it a part of our spiritual lives.

    CHRISTIAN DISCIPLINES – Solitude and Quiet* Matthew 6:6 INTRODUCTION: A. Here I have a 3 minute egg timer, which actually runs about 3minutes and 5 seconds. 1. First thing I want you to do is get a thought about God to think on – got it? 2. When I say go, I will turn the timer over more

  • Prayer Series

    Contributed by Doug Gregory on May 5, 2008

    Prayer as outlined by Christ is a Christian Discipline...

    (Matthew 6:5-15 NASB) "When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. (6) "But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, more

  • Is Your Life Holy?

    Contributed by Tommy Ellis on May 10, 2002
    based on 42 ratings

    Sermon describes basic Christian disciplines, and how they should be done.

    IS YOUR LIFE HOLY? Have you ever met someone who made you say, “The only thing holy about him is his socks!” Were you looking in the mirror at the time? It is so easy to see the faults in others. Yet, the saying of our school teachers still rings true: Whenever you point the finger at others more

  • Integrity An Important Ingredient For Effective Leadership

    Contributed by Nche Takoh on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Integrity is a rare commodity in almost all areas of life the government, the press, Education and even the church has been hit hard by scandal. In every case, the lack of credibility can be traced back to the level of integrity of the individuals within

    INTEGRITY AN IMPORTANT INGREDIENT FOR EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP Introduction/Definition Integrity is a rare commodity in almost all areas of life the government, the press, Education and even the church has been hit hard by scandal. In every case, the lack of credibility can be traced back to the more

  • Spiritual Athletics

    Contributed by James May on Sep 24, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    6 points to remember as we run this race toward Heaven.

    Spiritual Athletics By Pastor Jim May Most of us have watched the Olympics on TV. We have watched as the athletes competed in all sorts of contests. Regardless of their area of competition, every athlete had to pay a high price to get to the Olympics. I know a young man who had such a more

  • Spiritually Bankrupt

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 31 ratings

    Shows how the abundance of pleasure can bankrupt the Spirit.

    Spiritually Bankrupt Ecclesiastes 2: 1-3 1) I said in mine heart, go to now, I will prove thee with mirth , therefore enjoy pleasure: and, behold, this also is vanity. 2) I said of laughter, it is mad: and of mirth, What doeth it? 3) I sought in mine heart to more

  • The Battle Of The Mind Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 1, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    Because the believer’s thoughtlife is so important they must learn win over wrong thought in their mind.

    The Battle of the Mind Introduction, How’s your thought life? Are you struggling with worry, doubts, lustful thoughts, fearful thought, thoughts of despair? Text, Philippians 4:8 Recipe of Joy I. Rejoice the Lord (Celebrate) II. Lighten up more

  • Re:focus Series

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    We have lost our focus. Our spiritual vision is blurry. We need corrective lenses to re:focus. That corrective lens is PRAYER.

    re: Sermon Series Part 1 re:Focus The number 8 in the Hebrew is the number of new beginnings; the start of a new era. It really has a connotation that brings up the prefix re: to do again. Words from the Bible that denote a new beginning are words like re:surrection, reconciliation; more

  • Are You Different Now?

    Contributed by Joe Friend on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    In the church there are a lot of Rip Van Winkle Christians--who go to sleep not long after they made the decision to follow Christ.

    Ephesians 5:8-14 INTRODUCTION: How many have heard the statement, “They are as different as day and night.”? Paul is using this same kind of contrast between darkness and light when he is speaking of the old life without Christ as compared to the new life in Christ. In this scripture Paul is more

  • Breaking The Cycle Of Selfishness Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Feb 17, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    This is the first message in our Living Beyond Myself series. It looks at the fact that if we want to live beyond - we have to get past "Me."

    This week we are starting a new series of messages based on Ephesians 4:11-13. Let’s look at it together. This passage is one of our favorite passages because it looks at the church. The church is a body of believers, and this passage talks about the roles we have within the church, the purpose more

  • Choose Life

    Contributed by Sunday Adelaja on Jan 16, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    ... For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. Luke 6:45c

    Do you know that what you say about yourself goes a long way to determine your entire existence? Try listening to yourself. Who do you say you are? A weakling, infirmed, never-do-well pessimist or a bold, confident, vivacious, charismatic, optimistic person? The list of wonderful attributes God has more

  • How To Keep From Falling

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    How to keep from falling away from the faith

    Text: Acts 20:25-38 Title; How to keep from falling Introduction 1.The Elders grief was not seeing the face of Paul again(v38) 2.The Apostle Paul’s grief was that some in the church would fall away (v29-31) Why do some in the church fall away? 1.An attack from outside the church more

  • Who's In Charge

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 23, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    A message about the importance of developing strong self-discipline.

    Covenant Youth Mission June 27, 1995 Who’s in Charge? How many of you here tonight believe that God created you? How many believe that there is something special about you, that there is some plan or destiny that you have to fulfill? With youth comes tremendous power, the power of life more

  • A Question About Servanthood Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Aug 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Jessu continues asking questions of his disciples, this one deals with serving, the open illustration is a great tension building activity

    This morning we are going to start our message off a little differently then normal. Since we are talking about servanthood, I thought it would be appropriate to wash one another¡¦s feet. In just a few moments men and women will be coming in with towels and basins, we will start from the outside more