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  • Coming Alongside Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 8, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Can God really change people? Barnabus believed He could, even with Saul. Do we believe it too, enough to come alongside others?

    Coming Alongside: Experiencing Biblical Community Acts 9:19-30 Intro: Bob Torrence was by far the best athlete in our neighbourhood. Didn’t matter the sport – street hockey, football, whatever. Bob was the best – he even went on and played for the Calgary Stampeders for awhile – he was more

  • Developing A Passion For Meeting The Needs Of The Family Of God Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    Sorry for the long title! Message about the family of God coming alongside other members, meeting their needs. Warning! Not for those who believe in the traditional roles of pastors!

    Developing a Passion for Meeting the Needs of the Family of God Ephesians 4:11-16, Acts 6:1-7 February 13, 2005 Introduction Today we pick up our series of re-iterating the purposes of the church. We’ve talked about worship, fellowship, and discipleship, and today we pick it up looking at more

  • Be A Barnabas - A Light Of Encouragement

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Nov 10, 2015
    based on 41 ratings

    Encouragement means coming alongside and inputting courage. Where courage has faded away, encouragement is the putting back or refilling of courage. The leaders of the early church gave one man, Barnabas, the nickname "Son of encouragement".

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are three Scripture readings prior to the Message. The appointed Scriptures for this day are: 1 Samuel 1:4-20; Hebrews 10:11-25, and Mark 13:1-8 A married couple .....was asleep in bed on a stormy night ......when they were awakened by a more

  • Spirit-Control Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 42 ratings

    Jesus calls the Holy Spirit (depending on your translation) a “Helper”, “Comforter”, or “Counselor” (vs 16). This title literally means one who comes alongside to assist us, working in and through us, encouraging us along life’s way.

    “I Believe” -Sermon Series on the Apostles Creed “Spirit-Control” John 14:16-27 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts One phrase we hear a lot in church is a way of either introducing worship or ending a prayer: “In the Name of the Father, and of the more

  • The God Who Comforts

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 481 ratings

    This is a funeral message based on 2 Corinthians 1:3-5

    The God who Comforts Funeral Meditation II Corinthians 1:3-5 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have more

  • Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on May 24, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    This sermon helps the hearer to understand who the Holy Spirit is and how He works.

    “HOLY SPIRIT” John 14:15-31 INTRO – During school year, CR, JW, & I have a kids’ church w/ the WEE Care kids. Really special time for us to bond w/ the kids. Share Bible stories w/ them. Share CR’s suckers w/ them. Took CR’s sucker jar in there a few weeks ago when CR was out. One of more

  • Jars Of Comfort Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jan 10, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    We are jars of clay through whom God comforts others.

    Title: Jars of Caring Text: II Corinthians 1:3-7 Thesis: We are “Jars of Clay” through whom God works. We are stewards of the presence of God… we exist so that others may see the glory of God in us and working through us. We are also stewards of the God’s comfort. We exist to share more

  • When We Don't Know What To Pray...

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 14, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Message offering encouragement when we are at a loss for words in prayer.

    When We Don’t Know What to Pray... Romans 8:26-27 November 13, 2004 Introduction Have you ever been in a situation where you didn’t know how to pray? Something’s going on, and you don’t know what to ask God? You think that maybe you should pray for one thing, but then you think it more

  • Tour Of A Greenhouse

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 69 ratings

    In pursuit of a vision of discipleship, this sermon explores the picture of the church like a greenhouse: growing, nurturing, and transplanting. Concluding with a call to examine the soil of our soul.

    Becoming a Greenhouse pt 2: Tour of a Greenhouse Matt. 13:1-9; 18-23 The Parable of the Sower (Matt. 13:1-9; 18-23): “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not more

  • Some Parting Words Of Advice Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 60 ratings

    Peter exhorts the church here in four areas: leadership, humility, anxiety and our adversary the devil.

    SBC Philippi 11/27/05 pm Rev. Jeff Simms Some Parting Words of Advice 1 Peter 5:1-10 Primary Purpose: We will look at some parting words of advice that Peter had for the church in 4 major areas. Peter begins this section by saying that he wants to exhort the elders of the church as a more

  • The Gift Of Encouragement Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 6, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    Spiritual Gifts Series - 10 of 13.

    THE GIFT OF ENCOURAGEMENT Romans 12:8 INTRO: Two old Texas cowboys were riding across the range one day when they came upon a herd of buffalo. They paused for a moment to look at those great animals. Then one cowboy said to the other, "Have you ever seen an uglier varmint than that?" The other more

  • Searching For Comfort

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 18, 2001
    based on 96 ratings

    God comes by our side during times of crisis to give us comfort and hope

    Searching for Comfort 2 Corinthians 1:3-5, Isaiah 41:10 September 16, 2001 Introduction This has been a long and difficult week. We have seen pain and suffering on a whole new scale in the United States. We were shocked to helplessly watch as airliners slammed into the towers of the WTC. We more

  • Blessed Are Those Who Mourn Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 100 ratings

    Second in a series of sermons on the Beatitudes - developing Christian character

    Blessed are Those Who Mourn TEXT: Mat 5:4 INTRODUCTION · Read book recently; author said Xns too busy - learning & doing Õ BS, Conf, Tapes, Books, doing this & that Õ Overlook developing Xn Character · What J was talking ab in the Beatitudes Õ "Being" rather than more

  • A Quest For Comfort

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 31, 2001
    based on 38 ratings

    This is a devotional written for a local Senior Citizen’s home.

    A Quest for Comfort 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 September 2001 Senior Center Devotional Introduction I had to write to tell you how much I love you and care for you. Yesterday, I saw you walking and laughing with your friends; I hoped that soon you’d want me to walk along with you, too. So, I more

  • The Best Reach Out To The Rest Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 28, 2011
    based on 75 ratings

    God commands us to "Encourage one another". This is such a vital concept ithat God not only expects us to do it for His church, He shows us how to do it. What has God done to encourage us, and how can we obey Him in doing the same for His people?

    OPEN: Years ago I read this poem: “In a world where bad deeds are celebrated and good deeds relegated to page 49 of the paper, Where first place goes to push and shove and the cost of things is put above the cost of time together. From time to time, the best of us Reach out and touch more