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  • A Prodigal Or A Prodigy

    Contributed by Richard Rutledge on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,746 views

    Graduation sermon

    A Prodigal or a Prodigy Luke 15: 11-24 This passage of Scripture has been preached on numerous times. It’s been dramatized, sensationalized and often times taken to the extreme. It has become a melodrama of Scripture. It’s been preached about how rambunctious this son was. About how ...read more

  • The Biblical Doctrine Of Baptism Series

    Contributed by Wade Bridges on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 159 ratings
     | 3,586 views

    Biblical look at Baptism

    The Biblical Doctrine of Baptism Matthew 3:13-17 What is Baptism? Many have their definition of this precious word but the Bible has the correct meaning. The Greek Word for Baptism is; "bap’-tis-mah", which means; "immersion, submersion. of Christian baptism; a rite of immersion in water as ...read more

  • Of Sheep & Shepherds

    Contributed by Kent Hawkins on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 4,628 views

    The Motivation, Manner & Reward of Being An Elder.

    Of Sheep & Shepherds Commercial currently airing that shows a lonely shepherd with a cell phone. As he makes a phone call, those he calls begin arriving in droves, until he surrounded by 100s of people. Wonder how many real shepherds spend a lot of time on a cell phone? Lonely! As ...read more

  • Effective Leaders

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jul 1, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 4,411 views

    This sermon deals with biblical qualifications for those who desire to be elders and deacons within the church.

    Effective Leaders For Christ 2/28/93 R/87 Text 1 Tim. 3:1-7 1 Sam 16:1-12 John 13:1-17 .ls2 Today we are seeking to ordain on behalf of the entire Presbyterian Church, those men and women that we believe that God has called to ...read more

  • Opening Greetings Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,242 views

    APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY NURTURES THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP

    BIG IDEA: APOSTOLIC AUTHORITY NURTURES THE NEXT GENERATION OF SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP I. AUTHOR = PAUL A. His Authority = "an apostle of Christ Jesus" one sent by God Ellicott: "didn’t merely derive his commission from Christ, but belonged to Him." B. His Authentication = "according to ...read more

  • Men & Women: Different But Equal Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 12,054 views

    Two ways men and women are different in the church, and one way they are equal.

    [Note:  This sermon was introduced by a drama called "God’s Plan?"].   Men and women really are different. So different one author says that it’s almost like men are from Mars and women are from Venus. The feminist movement in America has accomplished a lot of things--many of them good ...read more

  • An Elder Is A Man

    Contributed by John Dobbs on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 94 ratings
     | 4,385 views

    Elders are not models of perfection, yet the church does have a responsibility towards them.

    Morning Message Central Church of Christ December 3, 2000 John Dobbs AN ELDER IS A MAN Introduction: There is no doubt that to be an elder is to be in a position of great influence, great responsibility, with great demands. It isn’t just any man who is willing to serve in this way. ...read more

  • Before You Eat

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 117 ratings
     | 3,673 views

    The Lord's Supper: the wonderful privilege we as Christians have in coming to the Lord's Table together

    Teddy Roosevelt, the man who would become the 26th President of the United States, was afraid to go to church when he was a child because of a creature he called "The Zeal." His mother eventually realized the reason for Teddy's fear was a Scripture verse he had heard the pastor read, John 2:17, "It ...read more

  • Women Teachers : Are They Ordained?

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 30, 2000
    based on 299 ratings
     | 4,367 views

    Scripture grants much more freedom to women than the historical church allowed them to have, but does that freedom include the permission to teach men?

    (The views expressed in this teaching are not necessarily those of Freedom Bible College, Concepts of Freedom Ministries, or any affiliations, ministers, faculty, or staff thereof.) INTRODUCTION. A. I ask your forgiveness in advance as this message is going to seem harsh at some points. ...read more

  • Divorce And Christian Service

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 2,857 views

    Does divorce and remarriage disqualify one for Christian service?

    (The views expressed in this teaching are not necessarily those of Freedom Bible College, Concepts of Freedom Ministries, or any affiliations, ministers, faculty, or staff thereof.) Introduction. A. Very controversial subject. B. Those who teach this view are often called ...read more

  • Christianity Made Simple

    Contributed by David Cambridge on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,248 views

    Are you one of those people who thinks Christianity has become over-complicated? If so, then lesson may help.

    Christianity Made Simple Hold To The Traditions Which Have Been Handed Down Introduction A. Hold fast to traditions. 1. In the following Scripture, Paul exhorts Christians to cling to the traditions that have been handed down to them. "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the ...read more

  • Faithful Attendance Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 22, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,855 views

    What is your response to the cross? Are you faithful in attending worship?

    Understanding God’s Will My Response to the Cross: Faithful Attendance Hebrews 10:19¡X25 Introduction The Musk Ox seems to have more sense than God’s family at times. When faced with danger the musk oxen form a circle with their heads and horns outward and their young and weak in the ...read more

  • Beware Of The Scribes

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,592 views

    In the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are over 60 references to the scribes, and over 80 references to the Pharisees. Most of these references were made by Jesus, Himself.

    Reference: Mark 12:38 & Luke 20:46 In the four gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, there are over 60 references to the scribes, and over 80 references to the Pharisees. Most of these references were made by Jesus, Himself. No doubt these people were awkward for Jesus to have to deal ...read more

  • Healthy Church: One That Worships Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 30, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,607 views

    A healthy church, no matter the set up, the music, the leader, the words, or the atmosphere... will be one that worships in the Spirit, in Holiness, At All Times, and in Humility.

    A HEALTHY CHURCH: ONE THAT WORSHIPS REVELATION 4:1-11 INTRODUCTION... God I Wish You Had Been There After attending church one Sunday morning, a little boy knelt at his bedside that night and prayed, “Dear God, we had a good time at church today—but I wish you had been there!” READ ...read more

  • Ecclesiology: The Doctrine Of The Christian Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Nov 11, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,836 views

    This is the 1st study in the study "Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy".

    Series: Doctrinal Issues From 1 Timothy[#1] ECCLESIOLOGY: THE DOCTRINE OF THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH 1 Timothy 3:1-5; 5:1-6:2 Introduction: 1. Peter’s confession of Christ. Matthew 16:13-19 2. All believers in Christ are part of the Church. 3. God has a structure for the local congregation. ...read more