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  • United In Christ

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,995 views

    Paul addresses the problem of church division

    It is said when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside Quebec. He was given orders to wait for the British land forces to arrive and then support them when they attacked the city. Phipps’ navy arrived ...read more

  • Courting Danger Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,854 views

    Ultimately the biblical issue is Church division. Just as there can be internal actions that divide the church, there can also be external actions that divide the church. Paul hopes to set a biblical standard here for believers to follow.

    COURTING DANGER 1 Corinthians 6:1-8 INTRODUCTION: When I hear the word courting, my mind immediately goes to thoughts of dating, courtship and marriage. So, it was not so much of a jump to remember this story about marriage,: A wife was sitting at the breakfast table and asked her husband, ...read more

  • The Unity Factor Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Feb 21, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,526 views

    This is the second in a series on Becoming a Great Kingdom Church.

    The Unity Factor Philippians 2:1-5 I. The Commissioning of Church Unity (v. 1-2) A. Paul Commissioned Them to Be Like-Minded 1. This does not mean being carbon-copies 2. This does not mean we all will have the same ideas 3. This does mean that we will be agreeable even when we ...read more

  • The Priority Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Sep 4, 2002
    based on 138 ratings
     | 6,221 views

    This is the first sermon in a series on Worship.

    The Priority of Worship Luke 10: 38-42 This sermon is the first in a series that we will be studying over the next few weeks on the topic of Worship. It is my prayer that by the end of this series we will better understand the importance of worship as well as what God desires from our ...read more

  • Comfort For Difficult Times Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Apr 25, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,458 views

    This is on the Letter to Smyrna.

    This is the only mention in the Bible about the Church of Smyrna. Smyrna was very close to Ephesus, which we looked at last week. Paul likely started the church while he was in Ephesus for three years. Acts 19:10 says, “This continued for two years, so that all the residents of Asia heard the ...read more

  • Emerging Trends In The Kingdom Of God Today

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Feb 5, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,791 views

    THIS SERMON IS ABOUT THE EMERGING TRENDS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD TODAY AND HIGHLIGHTS THE NEEDS OF THE CHURCH TO COMPLETE THE TASK OF WORLD EVANGELISATION

    EMERGING TRENDS IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD TODAY ************************************************** OUTLINE 1.SPIRITUALLY HUNGRY SOULS IN NON-CHRISTIAN RELIGIONS 2.SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE MINISTERS FUNCTIONING INDEPENDENTLY 3.DESPERATE NEED FOR HOLINESS AND EXEMPLARY LIVES AMONG CHRISTIANS 4.NEED ...read more

  • Biblical Christianity: The Centrality Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,335 views

    This is the second of a 4 part series comparing the early church of Acts 1-5 to today. This message looks at the idea of making Christ the center of our lives and the things that keep us from it.

    Biblical Christianity Pt 2 ¡V The Centrality of Christ Colossians 3:1-17 Acts 2:43-47 - Acts 4:31-35 Tell me this morning ¡V do these passages describe the church of the 21st Century? Is it ok that we don¡¦t look like the early church? Is that alright with you? I confess as I did last week ...read more

  • Zeal For Peace

    Contributed by Michael Bird on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,790 views

    This sermon exposits Eph 4.1-6 contending that in view of their salvation the Ephesians are to zealously contend for the unity within the body.

    Ephesians 4:1-6 (Zeal for Peace) Introduction Tradition claims that Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchure is built over the cave in which Christ is said to have been buried. In July 2002 the church became the scene of ugly fighting between the monks who run it. The conflict began when a ...read more

  • "Jesus' Prayer For You”

    Contributed by Byrene Haney on Dec 11, 2003
    based on 60 ratings
     | 9,334 views

    Jesus before he left gave believers this incredible prayer.

    CHRIST’S prayer was for a special people. He declared that he did not offer an universal intercession. "I pray for them," said he. "My prayer is not for the world, but for those you have given me, because they belong to you." (v. 9) In reading this beautiful prayer through, one big question comes ...read more

  • Cause And Solution To Conflict

    Contributed by Richard Smithson on Oct 4, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,591 views

    Shows the cause of conflict and how to solve conflict in our lives

    Cause and Solution to Conflict Matthew 6:13 Introduction: (KJV) “...For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.” (Message Bible) “You’re in charge!” “You can do anything you want!” “You’re ablaze in ...read more

  • Cracks In The Foundation

    Contributed by James May on Aug 29, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,795 views

    What is the foundation upon which your life and your eternal soul rests? Jesus is the only true foundation.

    CRACKS IN THE FOUNDATION By Pastor Jim May Some time ago, I was talking to a friend who has recently discovered that his house is beginning to show its age because cracks are forming in his foundation. The doors are getting harder to open and close, and there are places where the bricks are ...read more

  • Anger Management Series

    Contributed by Paul Dixon on May 20, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,080 views

    Erroneous views on anger management versus God’s prescription

    Anger Management Eph 4:26-27 May 18, 2003 Our country seems to be having a serious problem with anger. More and more people are losing it and manifesting their rage against family members, friends, work associates, or with people they don’t even know. Consider the following… - One anger ...read more

  • Deception

    Contributed by David Richardson on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,745 views

    The Bible speaks of planting or sowing discord like a farmer planting seeds. Deceit is the catalyst by which discord is sown or planted in the church.

    I. Introduction Read Genesis 29 (Psalm 101:7) No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence. That’s a very heavy penalty for something that is usually said without thinking! Most deceit has its origin in thoughtlessness and ...read more

  • Giant Killers Or Killer Giants

    Contributed by Ric Freeman on Jul 15, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,350 views

    victorious living

    Killer Giants or giant killers? December 2, 2001 PM "Killing the giant of jealosy" 1 Corinthians 3:3 The ancient Greeks told the story of a swift athlete who came in second. He stood at the finish line, huffing and puffing as the crowd cheered -- Not for him, but for the winner. The ...read more

  • Divided We Fall

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 151 ratings
     | 3,297 views

    Church conflict dishonors the Lord and can do great damage to people's souls

    RYAN: Oh, don't give me that, Andy! Anyone with half a brain knows that I am right. ANDY: Are you saying I am stupid? Listen, Ryan, you better take back what you said or I'll throw you halfway across the room! RYAN: Yeah? You and what army? ANDY: Don't get me mad, Ryan. These hands are ...read more