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  • W.w.j.d. (What Would Jesus Desire)

    Contributed by Lacell Sherman on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    This sermon is to get Christians to stop asking what Jesus would do and start asking what does he desire us to do.

    W.W.J.D. (What Would Jesus Desire) Tonight’s sermon is about a subject we all should be concerned about and that’s what our Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ desire of us. We use the phrase "What Would Jesus Do" all the time. It’s become a T-shirt, a bumper sticker, a logo on hats, but we ...read more

  • It's All About Missions Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 5, 2001
    based on 121 ratings
     | 10,328 views

    The church at Antioch sends out the first foreign missionaries.

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 24 “Its all About Missions” Acts 12:25-13:12 The last verse of chapter 12 begins the story by relating the return of Barnabas and Saul. We are told, “And Barnabas and Saul ...read more

  • Thrilling God's Heart

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 6, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 9,969 views

    Four characteristics of the kind of worship that thrills God’s heart, as exemplified in the life and worship of David

    Thrilling God’s Heart Text: 2 Samuel 7:18-29, 6:16-18, 24:18-25 INTRO: I want you to imagine that this worship service has just ended, and people are lingering, hugging, milling around, filing out, smiling, laughing, talking to each other: “Wasn’t worship wonderful today?” ...read more

  • Certain Widows Are The Church's Responsibility Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 3,514 views

    HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO CERTAIN SPECIAL GROUPS OF PEOPLE IN THE CHURCH -- PART I -- SPECIAL HONOR FOR WIDOWS I. (:1-2) HOW TO RELATE PROPERLY TO THE YOUNG AND THE OLD IN THE CHURCH (based on age and sex distinctions) A. Men 1. Older a. Negative -- "Do not sharply rebuke an ...read more

  • Who Needs The Church?

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 4,956 views

    For anyone who wants to know God, the church is essential.

    Let’s imagine it’s sometime this afternoon. You’re at home, working in the front yard, and you see a moving van stop a couple of houses down the street. Two men get out of the truck and start unloading furniture. Then you see a minivan pull up to the curb, and a family gets out. You want to be a ...read more

  • The Member-Run Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 1,868 views

    Casting the vision for a member-run church, promoting the identity of every believer as a priest and minister of our God

    The Catalytic Church: The Member-Run Church Scripture Reading: Isaiah 61:1-6a Maybe you’ve heard about the two women who stood side by side on the sidewalk in the middle of the night watching the only church in the neighborhood burn to the ground. And as they stood ...read more

  • What Really Happened At Pentecost

    Contributed by Frank Walker on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,619 views

    God empowered the church greatly on the day of Pentecost.

    What Really Happened At Pentecost? (Acts 2:1-4) I. The Power Of God Was Released A. A Sure Agreement (v. 1) 1. Notice that God has to first have something worth working with. 2. God will not work with a group of back-biting, self-centered, arguing, ill-tempered Christians. 3. Learn to ...read more

  • A Christian Church

    Contributed by Miles Anderson on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,542 views

    With so many things missing from the church and Christian lives it’s time to look again at the 8 Charesteristics that wrere present in the first Churh.

    A CHRISTIAN CHURCH Introduction: Isn’t I funny that everyone around can’t regonize the living God at work in the world today. God has given us truth and salvation through Jesus and this world refuses to acknowledge the living savior, Jesus. It doesn’t amaze me because Peter wrote about it in his ...read more

  • Don't Burnout...just Burn

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,577 views

    Before Jesus returned to heaven he gave His disciples everything they would need to start the fire that would "burn into" the church, but what does that mean for us today?

    "Don’t Burnout…Just Burn" Acts 1: 1-8 I. Intro. A)Pastor to the church board: Bad news: the church burned down last Sunday Good news: no one complained that the Sanctuary was too cold! B)To say the Sanctuary is on fire is a mostly true statement 1)The Fire Triangle(Fire needs heat, fuel ...read more

  • This Means War

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 61 ratings
     | 9,566 views

    We are in a war, we have an enemy who is taking from us things that should be ours. It’s time to declare war on him!

    “This Means War!” SHOW DVD CLIP FROM THE MOVIE, PEARL HARBOR…OF INITIAL BOMBING We Are In A War In 1941 – the world was at war. And America had an enemy, though she tried her best not to believe or think about it. BUT – regardless of what they thought or believed - the empire of ...read more

  • Your Mind The First Line Of Defence

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,826 views

    The first line of defense against satan is our mind - if we lose the battle there we have lost the war. In this message we will see how to turn our mind into a divine weapon.

    Your Mind, The First Line Of Defense Divine Weapon Number One Last week – we kicked off, what is going to be the theme for much of my teaching in 2002 – in a message called This Means War…Listen we have an enemy, a powerful enemy. Scriptures says; “Be careful! Watch out for attacks ...read more

  • New Wine In New Wineskins

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,346 views

    One of a series on the the church from Acts

    New wine goes in new skins. Everybody in Jesus day knew that! - It is a simple rule. The skins of animals were used to hold wine. As it aged they stretched. If you put new wine in old skins - they would burst. It was that simple. The new wine is the Gospel and the wineskins are the methods ...read more

  • Change Is Not A Dirty Word Series

    Contributed by Cary Paulk on Mar 14, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,774 views

    A sermon outlining the necessity of life long change in the Christian Life and in the church.

    Change Is Not a Dirty Word Ephesians 4:14-16 Introduction: • Imagine being a member of the early church in Ephesus. • Perhaps you were a faithful Jewish believer looking for the coming of the Messiah. You embraced Jesus as the Messiah, and you have now committed yourself to being His ...read more

  • Where Is God?

    Contributed by Steve Yarber on May 21, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,570 views

    In a world full of evil and injustice, where is God?

    Where is God? Isaiah 42:14-17 Pastor Florescu couldn’t bear to watch his son being beaten by the Communist officers. He had already been beaten himself, and he had not slept for two weeks for fear of being attacked by the starving rats the communist had forced into his prison cell. The ...read more

  • Ready For Change Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,369 views

    Be ready for the change God desires to bring.

    READY FOR CHANGE Exodus 1.1-22 S: Change Th: Movin’ On Up! Pr: BE READY FOR THE CHANGE GOD DESIRES TO BRING. Type: Inductive I. THE PAST II. THE SMALL PICTURE III. THE BIG PICTURE IV. FAITH AND FAITHFULNESS PA: How is the change to be observed? • Understand that the blessings of ...read more