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  • Foolish Burdens

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,349 views

    Legalism leads to ineffective servants. Too many people quit "going to church" or even quit following God because they didn’t live up to the standards imposed, not by God, but by His people.

    Foolish Burdens April 24, 2011 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Legalism leads to ineffective servants. Focus Passage: I Samuel 14:24-30, 36-46 Supplemental Passage: saying: "The scribes and the Pharisees have seated themselves in the chair ...read more

  • Liberty Or Legalism Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 30, 2015
     | 8,032 views

    Compassion trumps man-made commandments.

    Liberty or Legalism Mark 2:23-28 Rev. Brian Bill November 28-29, 2015 Almost every state has surprising laws on their books. • In Florida, a woman may be fined for falling asleep under a hair dryer. • In Indiana, citizens are not allowed to attend a movie within four hours ...read more

  • Reasons To Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,889 views

    There are some fights that are worth fighting and others that are better avoided. Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necess

    Reasons to Fight the Good Fight (Acts 15:1-11) 1. Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necessary to fight the good fight of faith against “false brethren” who wanted ...read more

  • Rethinking Community

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Aug 29, 2016
     | 1,956 views

    Do Christians have a Christ-given responsibility towards the marginalized?

    Intro Our world has many marginalized people. The socially excluded lack access to housing, employment, healthcare, civic participation, and legal protection. Second class citizenship leads to poverty, crime, suicide, and drug addiction. The solution begins with something that Jesus taught, ...read more

  • The Religious Sinner, Nicodemus Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 100 ratings
     | 5,162 views

    Picture # 3 in the series: The 14 Candid Snapshots of the Maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John. Nicodemus, a picture of the religious sinner who sits in the pew week after week but is not saved. John 3:16, preached to a religious sinner.

    Picture # 3: The Religious Sinner, Nicodemus John 3:1-21 The Surgeon General teaches us that the key to good health and physical fitness is plenty of exercise, a balanced nutritional diet, and the proper amount of rest. The Surgeon General doesn’t mention that we have a body and a ...read more

  • Session 10 "From Served To Serving” Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 8,107 views

    Week 10 0f 13

    Seismic Shifts Session 10 “From Served to Serving” RBW (inspired from “seismic shifts” book) + Cannes Film Festival Video Clip: (50sec) children’s cancer video. Example of an act of unselfish service. Not giving to get, just giving. Congregational Scripture Reading: +Mark 10:45 ...read more

  • Two B Successful Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Sep 15, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,009 views

    Pt 3 of the series deals with boundaries and balance as necessary ingredients to Christian success.

    The Secrets to Successful Living Pt 3 – Two B Successful I Timothy 3:1-13 We started a couple of weeks ago talking about this idea of success in Christian living. We talked last about redefining the idea of success, beginning to measure success not as the world does but by a new set of ...read more

  • Through Faith Alone Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 9, 2017
     | 1,920 views

    The concept that we are saved by grace alone through faith alone is a solidly Biblical teaching. Last week, we looked at grace, this week we will examine the idea of faith alone. Both grace and faith are exclusive and must stand alone.

    Through Faith Alone (Romans 3:23-28) 1. I had a good time visiting Dale and Katie Daniels and Mary Ann Bolinger in Warsaw/Winona Lake area. I went from there to Luke’s house. But the GPS had me go too far south and then took me back north. It got me there, but it was complicated and ...read more

  • In Exchange For Your Soul

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 2, 2017
     | 2,864 views

    Let’s discuss the value of the cross, losing ourselves to gain ourselves and living a holy life all from Matthew 16:21-28.

    Prelude, Purpose, Plan Have you ever suffered for doing good? Have you ever wondered if it was all worth it? Why do those who do evil seem to prosper? Is there any justice? Is evil really punished and good rewarded? Let’s realize that payday is coming, for good and evil. Let’s discuss the ...read more

  • Redeemed By The Blood Of The Lamb

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Mar 9, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,991 views

    I firmly believe in living our lives (here at NEW LIFE) by what the Bible tells us in Romans 12:1. That is - we “present our bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is our reasonable service.”

    REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD OF THE LAMB Intro: One of the most enjoyable things I know about being a part of NEW LIFE CHURCH is not having to live by a bunch of church rules and regulations. Church life can be simple or it can become complicated. After pastoring complicated churches, I have decided ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount: Jesus And Divorce Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Oct 20, 2011
     | 2,937 views

    Message from the Sermon on the Mount dealing with Divorce

    Title: Sermon on the Mount: Jesus and Divorce Theme: To answer some questions on divorce Text: Matthew 5:31-32 Mt 5:31 It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement: 32 But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for ...read more

  • Fruit Of Disobedience Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jul 25, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,282 views

    The third sermon in a series on the book of Malachi

    The question is: “Can you have a valid faith without being faithful?” The greatest issue we have found so far in our study of Malachi is that of disobedience. The people of Judah wanted to enjoy all the benefits of following God without any of the hassle that comes from playing by God’s rules. ...read more

  • Lesson 8: Preach For Application Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 7, 2018
     | 684 views

    Making our sermons relevant and practical

    Lesson Goal The purpose of this lesson is to help us always make our sermons relevant for daily use and our congregations doers of the word and not hearers only (James 1:22). Lesson Intro There is nothing worse than hearing a pie in the sky, unrealistic sermon from a young preacher who has ...read more

  • One On One With Jesus In Mark Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 27, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,516 views

    Let’s open up the world of Mark and walk in to see the one he’s proclaiming! Jesus will surprise us if we honestly look at him and listen to him.

    Present Mark 1-3 dramatically, by memory if possible. First Encounter with Jesus I’ve been spending time with the Lord in Mark’s gospel this week and I can’t wait to tell you what he has shown me. But let me warn you up front, it hasn’t been easy. We’ve been in a hurry. I’ve never seen ...read more

  • One On One With Jesus In Mark Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 27, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 789 views

    Listen... What do you hear? Would you like to hear Jesus speaking? You can, you know. He’s still speaking to us, and his words are still the same. Come hear him with me in Mark.

    Present Mark 1-3 dramatically, by memory if possible. Our First Encounter with Jesus I’ve been spending time with the Lord in Mark’s gospel this week and I can’t wait to tell you what he has shown me. But let me warn you up front, it hasn’t been easy. We’ve been in a hurry. I’ve never ...read more