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  • When Human Barriers Come Down, Heavenly Blessings Come Down! Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Jan 20, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,738 views

    We all have built-in prejudices that God must break down before we be truly effective with the Gospel. We see Him doing just that in our text.

    When human barriers come down, HEAVENLY BLESSINGS come down! Acts 10:1-34 Have you ever noticed that the guy driving slower than you is always a jerk, whereas the guy driving faster than you is always a maniac? By fallen nature, we’re all prone to justify ourselves and to condemn those ...read more

  • Marks Of A Good Leader

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 75 ratings
     | 16,319 views

    Let’s consider from the life of Barnabas some marks of a good leader and how we can apply them to our lives. 1- Looks for God at work 2- Encourages others 3- Influences others for Christ

  • Why A Church Covenant

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,160 views

    Church members need to have an agreement concerning how they will conduct themselves with respect to the local church of which they are a part.

    The context of this verse has to do with the use of tongues, and other spiritual gifts, in the church. While all churches certainly need to make the Bible their standard for faith and practice, different churches tend to interpret things differently. Therefore, it is wise for a local church to ...read more

  • Let's Be A "Liberal" Church

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,140 views

    A lesson on Giving. God requires us to give of our lives, time and money let us do so as God would have us to do; both cheerfully and liberally.

    Let’s be a “Liberal” Church 2 Corinthians 9:6-11 Thesis: God requires us to give of our lives, time and money let us do so as God would have us to do; both cheerfully and liberally. Introduction: I. God requires us give. A. 1st we give our lives to God by faith in His son through ...read more

  • "Now Then..." Series

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 6,078 views

    How God gives new hope during the changing of the guard.

    Now Then… Joshua 1:1-5 Notice the “Now then…” statement by God. Why does God say this in reference to Moses? It almost sounds like He’s glad Moses is dead and gone. For us to fully appreciate why God is saying, “Now then…” we need to understand some things about Moses. Especially chosen ...read more

  • Shepherds Of The Soul

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,877 views

    God has called our leaders to influence those under their care for the Kingdom and not their own gain.

    Shepherds of The Soul Hebrews 13:17-25 We are down to the last section of this wonderful letter written to the Hebrews. The letter is over 1900 years old and yet, as we have been studying together for the past several months, I have continuously been amazed at how powerful, relevant, comforting, ...read more

  • Pitfalls Along The Way

    Contributed by James Groce on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,406 views

    When one yields to the high calling of God we become very vulnerable to heartbreaks and distortions. To pastor is a demanding role, almost like a mother and child.

    A HEART TO HEART TALK WITH PASTORS Hebrews 12:12-15 Key verse to keep in heart: Psalms 119:165; Great peace have they which love Thy law; AND NOTHING SHALL OFFEND THEM (meaning that NOTHING in the Word will ever be offensive to those that love the Word). Hebrews 12:12 Wherefore lift ...read more

  • Arise And Build

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Aug 2, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,024 views

    This is a sermon preached at the beginning of a major relocation building program.

    ARISE AND BUILD NEHEMIAH 2:20 ILL. I had a preacher friend tell me one time that he had always wondered what all those men at the ordination service were saying as they leaned down, placed their hands on the one being ordained, and whispered into his ear. He told me that he had found out what ...read more

  • The Churches Priority: Worship Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Oct 4, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 4,704 views

    This is the third in a series entitled :What Makes A Great Church

    TITLE: The Churches Priority: Worship Text: Acts 2:42; John 4 Theme: Worship P.S. As we seek to fulfill this purpose then our priorates will become clearer and less self serving. Introduction: Illustration: In any construction project there is usually a question of priorities, which ...read more

  • Honoring Elders

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 11,258 views

    A lesson concerning what the Word teaches about Church Leadership.

    HONORING ELDERS I Timothy 5:17 INTRODUCTION: Dan Huxley owns a world record in an unusual category: he pulls airplanes. The most remarkable happened on October 15, 1997 when he broke his own record. On that day at the Mascot Airport in Sydney, Australia he strapped a harness around his upper ...read more

  • The Trouble With Tradition Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 16, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,286 views

    How did Jesus deal with "Traditon." How can we apply His teaching to our practices today?

    The Trouble with Tradition Mark 7:1–13 INTRODUCTION We obtain biblical authority from three ways: 1. Direct Command, 2. Divine Example and 3. Necessary Inference. When we come across anything for which we do not have a command, example or cannot infer proper action from clear biblical ...read more

  • "Why" Go To Church Series

    Contributed by Tony Mccreery on Dec 6, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,167 views

    The second in a series on church.

    THE WHO, WHAT, AND WHY’S OF GOING TO CHURCH “WHY”GO TO CHURCH OCTOBER 21, 2001 2 TIMOTHY 2:20-21 1. The Master’s Program. The Master’s program is a great feast. It says here that in our Master’s house there are many different types of vessels/ utensils. He is preparing a feast. ...read more

  • When You Give Series

    Contributed by Paul Durbin on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,452 views

    message detailing the who, when, where, why, and how of giving.

     I. You’ll be receiving 40 Days with Jesus in three weeks A. Simple devotional designed for personal or family devotions B. 6 weeks of daily scriptures on the life of Jesus (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John) leading up to the Easter Holiday Weekend C. Challenge ...read more

  • Work/Faith--Labor/Love-Endurance/Hope

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 135 ratings
     | 14,849 views

    My first sermon as the new Pastor of an older church that has struggled for several years.

    "WORK/FAITH--LABOR/LOVE—ENDURANCE/HOPE" INTRODUCTION First Thessalonians is the Apostle Paul’s first letter to the church at Thessalonica. Thessalonica was a Greek city in a land filled with false gods; and even though Paul met strong opposition he dared to preach the gospel. Even ...read more

  • The Ministry Of Healing & Reconciliation Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Sep 20, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,450 views

    James instructs the Christian community to pray, confess sin, forgive sin, lay hands on and anoint the sick, and restore the wayward.

    Sermon for 16 Pent Yr B, 28/09/2003 Based on James 5:13-20 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alberta By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson PRAYER. PRAYER IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL RESOURCES GOD HAS GIVEN US. It can change lives, bringing healing and health, comfort, hope and peace. It ...read more