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  • Implementing Christian Discipline Series

    Contributed by Gary Landsberg on Oct 5, 2006
     | 1,523 views

    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 ...read more

  • Prayer Series

    Contributed by Doug Gregory on May 5, 2008
     | 2,202 views

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

  • Is Your Life Holy?

    Contributed by Tommy Ellis on May 10, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,793 views

    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 ...read more

  • Championship Wrestling

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on May 17, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 1,870 views

    This sermon seeks to enlighten Christians as to the difficulty of the battle in overcoming our fleshly desires that would keep us defeated.

    Scripture: Genesis 32:24-31 Title: “Championship Wrestling” Introduction: It is now twenty years since Jacob made his covenant at Bethel. The place where Jacob made a pillow of stones and laid down and slept. During the night as Jacob dreamed he saw a ladder setting upon the earth and reaching to ...read more

  • Your Response Determines Your Future

    Contributed by Mike Holley on May 25, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,366 views

    our response to opportunities in life determines our future. It is the same in the spiritual realm. Every response has consquences and has an impact on our future. Offenses seems to be one of the major events in the church today.

    ‘Your Response Determines Your Future” I. Introduction A. Your response determines your future: 1. Deception is not knowing while thinking you know. 2. Holy Spirit will reveal, that which is hidden. 3. Unknowingly you will look at “offense opportunities” through the glasses ...read more

  • The Proof Of An Obedient Life Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on May 25, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,494 views

    The fact of our new life is proven by the way we live our lives.

     Today we continue discuss John’s concern that believers discover how to maintain unbroken fellowship with Christ. It is the secret to living a dynamic Christian life. If anyone thirst, let him come to Me and drink….out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water(JN 7:37-38) ...read more

  • Doing What We Know To Do, The Way We Know How To Do It

    Contributed by Matthew Drake on May 29, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 1,203 views

    A great challenge to the Youth of today; to obey and honor their parents, the way God intended them to do.

    As I was preparing this message, I did not feel to preach tonight. In fact I felt to speak to our Youth. Mom’s and Dad’s, stick with us, I think you’ll like the direction I plan to take tonight. If you would stand (remain standing) in honor to the reading of God’s Word. Let’s begin with The Book ...read more

  • A Clean Mirror Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,206 views

    If we are to imitate Christ as Paul asks us to in 5:1, we must keep our lives clean by allowing nothing to dirty the mirror that is our life so we may reflect Christ clearly.

    Paul tells these people to follow (5:1), or mimic, God as they demonstrate a worthy walk (4:1) that should be part of every Christian’s lifestyle. We must mirror God’s ideals in daily living. Controlling My Wants (2-3) Is my attitude one of giving, or taking (2) ? Is what consumes me ...read more

  • Keys To Steadfastness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 15,795 views

    Many people proclaim their loyalty but steadfast people are hard to find.

    Keys to Steadfastness (Acts 21:1-14) 1. Paul’s steadfastness serves as an inspiration and a challenge for any person who contemplates just settling for second best. ILlustration:Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ...read more

  • Worshipping Your "Self's" Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,864 views

    #4 in the Seven Virtues - temperance, although I’ve used the more current term ’self-control".

    Worshipping your "self’s" Virtues #4 - Self Control by James Galbraith Genesis 39:7-20 Bethel First Baptist Church - June 10, 2001 A society build up it’s language around what is important to it. The Eskimos, I’ve been told, have many different words for snow. They live with it ...read more

  • The Perils Of Misusing Privilege

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,025 views

    Some of the dangers and difficulties of misuing the privileges we are given

    The Perils of Misusing Privilege (Acts 13:16-41) Illustration:Two shopkeepers were bitter rivals. Their stores were directly across the street from each other, and they would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he would smile in triumph at his rival. ...read more

  • Step Two - The Power To Resist Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,232 views

    Submission to God is the key and reshaping our desires is the result. Then, instead of fighting off what we desire, we are able to pursue our desires.

    Step Two - The Power to Resist Resistance is Futile This may sound odd at first glance, but resistance is not the key to resisting. The Bible gives the key to resisting temptation in James 4: 6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the ...read more

  • Short Cuts

    Contributed by Jeeva Sam on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,195 views

    We can resist temptation by refusing to take short cuts

    I am told that one of the hottest shows on Television these days is called "Temptation Island." It is a ’reality’ show like "Survivor". Four unmarried couples, who are in long-term relationships, are taken to a Caribbean island for two weeks to test and explore the strength of their commitment. ...read more

  • Reviving Your First Love

    Contributed by Tommy Davis on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 9,173 views

    This sermon explores how Christians, over a period of time, have a tendency to stray away from JESUS CHRIST, their first love, and offers encouragement to return to HIM.

    TEXT: Revelation 2:1-5 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which ...read more

  • Freedom Without Escape

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,114 views

    Real freedom does not come from escaping your circumstances, or from being able to do whatever you want; real freedom is the power to live in obedience to God.

    Do you feel free? Or do you sometimes feel trapped? No way out, all the exits boarded up? Ever feel that all your obligations and responsibilities have tied you down, that all you’re doing is marching to someone else’s music, responding to someone else’s demands, all the time doing what you have to ...read more