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  • The Complexities And Simplicities Of Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2015
     | 1,255 views

    We are all trying to navigate through life putting God first. God encourages us to embrace a curriculum of wisdom. Wisdom will guide us through the complexities of uncertainty about what to do and the clarity to do what we should do.

    The Complexities and Simplicities of Wisdom (Proverbs 23:9-12) 1. A businessman on his deathbed called his good friend and said, "Luigi, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." "And what," his friend asked, "do you want me to do with your ashes?" The ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Some Doors To Close And Others To Open?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 27 ratings
     | 9,739 views

    In this time when many are losing their jobs, their homes and their 401Ks let us learn why God uses closed doors to open others.

    Why Does God Allow Some Doors to Close and Others to Open? (Acts 16:6-32) In this time when many are losing their jobs, their homes and their 401Ks let us learn why God uses closed doors to open others. Our God is the one who opens doors that no man can close and opens other doors that no man ...read more

  • A Good Cry Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 12, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 12,921 views

    Go ahead, have a good cry if you need to. Then let your tears draw you close to others and to God.

    There is a new trend in China’s changing culture, which I find very interesting. The trend is a Cry Bar and it’s spreading to several major Chinese cities. The first Cry Bar opened eight or nine years ago (2003) in the city of Nanjing with only a sofa, a few tables, and tissues – a lot of ...read more

  • Our Distance From Jesus

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 10,854 views

    WHERE ARE YOU AT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS? WHY ARE SOME REALLY CLOSE, SOME NOT SO CLOSE AND OTHERS SEEM SO FAR AWAY FROM CHRIST? WELL, WE CAN ALL BE CLOSER IF WE "WANT" TO BE CLOSE TO JESUS.

    TITLE: OUR DISTANCE FROM JESUS 1/27/02 TEXT: MATTHEW 26:36 – 43, 47 - 50 INTRO: ONE OF MY FAVORITE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE IS HERE IN CHAPTER 26 OF THE BOOK OF MATTHEW. I HAVE OFTEN READ THIS PASSAGE AND WONDERED ABOUT ALL THAT TOOK PLACE ON THAT NIGHT. IT IS A SPECIAL PASSAGE TO ...read more

  • Relationships And Community In Christian Life

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 1, 2015
     | 587 views

    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:5 Life-long relationships can be torn apart by wrong choices made over a period of time. Even the best of friends can be severed by even one occasion of ..

    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:5 Life-long relationships can be torn apart by wrong choices made over a period of time. Even the best of friends can be severed by even one occasion of hurt in someone's life. Christianity is not ...read more

  • Believers Labor In The Lord's Vineyard

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,761 views

    Pentecost 20(A) - As believers who labor in the Lord’s vineyard we will return fruits of faith and we remember Jesus’ return.

    BELIEVERS LABOR IN THE LORD’S VINEYARD (Outline) October 14, 2007 - PENTECOST 20 - Matthew 21:33-43 INTRO: Our text intertwines Christian closeness with other teachings Jesus would like us to review. Believers are blessed with closeness to God through and by his holy word. ...read more

  • What Is Communion To You?

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on May 4, 2004
    based on 80 ratings
     | 4,376 views

    A Communion sermon that ends with an opportunity for members of the congregation to share briefly one of the things Communion means to them.

    INTRODUCTION When someone comes to my house for dinner, we eat—And because of my wife’s good cooking, it is always good eating. As we eat we talk, and we talk, and we talk… Our guests and my wife and I get to know each other much better. Today, in a few minutes, before we come to the ...read more

  • The Influence Of A Servant Of God

    Contributed by Lauro C Hernandez on Sep 27, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,970 views

    Understanding the influence you can leave behind when you die.

    THE INFLUENCE OF A SERVANT EVEN AFTER DEATH 2 Kings 13:21 Once while some Israelites were burying a man, suddenly they saw a band of raiders; so they threw the man’s body into Elisha’s tomb. When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the man came to life and stood up on his feet INTRO: When ...read more

  • The Most Difficult Word

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 14, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,749 views

    A simple message to encourage us to keep drawing nearer to God by deepening our personal, loving and intimate relationship with Him.

    WHEN IT COMES TO STUDYING THE BIBLE, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW MIND-TWISTING CONCEPTS, STATEMENTS, AND WORDS SUCH AS "PROPITIATION," "BLOOD," AND "JUSTIFICATION." IF YOU THINK THOSE ARE RELATIVELY TAME, THEN TRY TO FULLY COMPREHEND THE BOOK OF REVELATION. BUT, SERIOUSLY, DESPITE THESE THINGS, I ...read more

  • A Vision Of Loving Like Jesus

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Feb 6, 2008
     | 679 views

    This is a vision message for Phoenix Church - and ultimately for us all ...to love as Jesus loved Zacchaeus

    What is Phoenix all about? Phoenix Church is a church that exists to help people far away from God, come explore what it means to follow Christ. The mission of Phoenix Church is to serve as a conduit for irreligious people to meet Jesus and learn to follow him. We want to be middle ground. We want ...read more

  • New Rules By Which To Live Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 14, 2007
     | 1,137 views

    Christian community is not only vital to our spiritual health, it is vital to our mission and ministry as Christians.

    John 13:31-35 “New Rules By Which To Live” INTRODUCTION Families … you’ve got to love them. Not only are they a cornerstone in our society, but they play a major part in each and every one of our lives. We may not have reached the imagined perfection of Ozzie and Harriet, or Ward and ...read more

  • What Is A Soul-Tie?

    Contributed by Mark H. Stevens Thd on Feb 4, 2014
     | 3,074 views

    A soul tie is like a linkage in the soul realm between two people. It links their souls together, which can bring fourth both beneficial results and negative results.

    The positive effect of a soul tie: In a godly marriage, God links the two together and the Bible tells us that they become one flesh. As a result of them becoming one flesh, it binds them together and they will cleave onto one another in a unique way. The purpose of this cleaving is to build a very ...read more

  • Opening The Wells Of God

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Mar 12, 2008
    based on 89 ratings
     | 18,960 views

    four wells that Isaac had to dig are the four stages in our walk with God. See how each well we dig is a step to the next level with God

    Intro: years ago we had a man in our church who had a business of drilling wells for people. Here are a few things I learned about well drilling. the deeper the well, the more it will cost you the deeper the well, the cooler the water the deeper the well, the greater the abundance the ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Mar 10, 2008
    based on 26 ratings
     | 6,700 views

    a look at Solomon’s answer to the meaning of life what it is, what it isn’t

    Intro: they say the most asked question in life is what is the meaning of life? Solomon of all people being the wisest man in the world gave most of his life trying to find the answer to the question. His book, Ecclesiastes basically is his survey on the question, and his findings. Today, taking ...read more

  • Being Jesus To The Overwhelmed Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017
     | 1,374 views

    A real vision of Jesus catapults a person toward constant transformation.What do we do about suffering? Draw close to the God of all comfort. Draw close to those who are in need of God's comfort.

    Being Jesus to the Overwhelmed 1 Corinthians 1:3-5 November 6, 2016 A real vision of Jesus catapults a person toward constant transformation. What do we do about suffering? 1. Draw close to the God of all comfort. vv.3-4a Romans 8:32 Being a Christ-follower does not insulate ...read more