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  • Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Timothy Spivey on Dec 28, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,094 views

    This sermon talks about the incarnation of Christ and it as God’s move of intimacy toward the world.

    This is the season to use T. S. Eliot’s masterful phrase about the Incarnation: "the intersection of the timeless with time." Before it was Eliot’s, that way of looking at the birth of Jesus into human form was captured by John: John 1:1-4, 14, 16-18: In the beginning was the Word, and the ...read more

  • Outside The Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 226 ratings
     | 10,472 views

    First Sunday after Christmas, Year A -- God had Mary and Joseph take Jesus down to Egypt. When God sometimes takes us out of our comfort zone, it is part of his gracious plan for us in Christ.

    Here we are at the end of one year and ready to begin another. The readings for this morning are for the First Sunday after Christmas, and the Gospel tells us about the trip that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus took down to Egypt. It wasn’t a vacation. They weren’t just “going south for the winter.” They ...read more

  • Break Out Of The Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Oct 17, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,349 views

    Why do people not move forward with their dreams? Could it be others trying to suppress them?

    Did anyone this week decide they were living in the comfort zone of life and decide it is time to make a change, to escape the zone and move into the Borderland? It becomes an issue of dealing with the accumulation of fear which has prevented you from moving forward, in dealing with the phrase, ...read more

  • Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,364 views

    Despite Abram’s failures, doubts and hestitancy God still claimed, upheld him as a man of faith

    Sermon: Out of the Comfort Zone Gen 12:1-4 Feb 27, 2002 Turn with me to Gen 12:1-4 I. A Hero of Faith??? - Abram/Abraham A. Seems so Simple 1. God said go - Abram went! 2. An Amazing Example of Faith a) Held up as a standard of faith (1) father of ...read more

  • Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 8, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,563 views

    God is in the business of changing lives, and that means the disruption of our comfort zone. Here is the story of a man whose world was rocked!

    Passage: Acts 10:1-8 Intro: Henry Ford Story, submitted by Jeff Strite 1. change is tough, whoever and whatever is involved. 2. we settle into a comfort zone, where we know everyone and everyone know us 3. we appreciate the known, even if that known is miserable. A known misery is often ...read more

  • Comfort Zone Or End Zone?

    Contributed by Dru Ashwell on Dec 19, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 24,280 views

    Motivational chapel message to inspire the student body, faculty, and staff @ Ozark Christian College to spiritually stretch themselves for Christ’s glory.

  • Getting Out Of Our Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,278 views

    Following the guidance of the Holy Spirit and being willing to get out of our comfort zone.

    A lot had happened to the church since where we left off in chapter four. Persecution of Christians broke out in Jerusalem (primarily at the hands of Saul), the Christians have become targets, so all but the Apostles flee Jerusalem. Doesn’t sound like a very good situation, people forced to ...read more

  • Leaving The Comfort Zone (Vision 2012)

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Dec 29, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 18,774 views

    All of us are surrounded by comfort zones; those invisible barriers that make us feel cozy and secure. Comfort zones develop after we have done things a particular way for a period of time. Unfortunately, they can make us feel so comfortable, that we neve

    Opening illustration: A spy was captured and sentenced to death by a general in the Persian Army. Before carrying out the sentence the general gave the spy a strange choice. He told him he could have his choice of a firing squad or a big black door. After much deliberation the spy chose the firing ...read more

  • A Call From Outside The Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Tim George on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 152 ratings
     | 15,011 views

    Numbers 13 – 14 tells the story of a people called Israel. They had come to a comfortable place at Kadesh Barnea. God had given them everything they needed but now He was getting ready to call them out of their comfort zone.

    “But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth ...read more

  • Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Jonathan Lucas on Jun 26, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 17,403 views

    This Sermon Challenges both the Believer and Seeker to evaluate their life. To look and see if there are things that are keeping them from truly living for God. It strives to get them to cast of some of their comforts and place their faith in the purpose and will of God.

    Text: Philippians 4:11-13 Not that I speak in respect of want: for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to ...read more

  • Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 58 ratings
     | 11,449 views

    Peter discovers that God has more in mind than just the people of Israel as he’s taken outside his comfort zone to share the gospel with Cornelius

    It’s a weird story isn’t it? Peter’s up on the roof of Simon the Tanner’s house in the middle of the day praying and he starts to feel hungry. So he asks the cook to prepare some lunch and while he’s waiting he falls into a trance. Perhaps the heat of the day has got to him. Perhaps he starts to ...read more

  • Moving Out Of Your Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 8,531 views

    Joseph had it all - favored by his father, in a position of power - yet God moved him out of the place of having it all to having nothing. What does that teach us?

    Genesis 37-38 Sometimes when we think about the patriarchs and the leaders of the tribes of Israel they take on sort of a patina glow – a sort of holiness – like they were not quite human. But here in chapters 37 and 38 we see the very human nature of Jacob’s twelve sons. We see the dirt swept ...read more

  • Moving Out Of Our Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Mar 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,796 views

    A look at Luke 15 showin the objective of he church and the reason we don’t achieve it.

    WHEN WE MOVE OUT GOD CAN MOVE IN Part 2 (Moving Out of Our Comfort Zone) (All my sermons use illustrations from www.sermoncentral.com and scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) Last week we started a five part series entitled “When We Move Out, God Moves In” ...read more

  • Move With God Beyond Your Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 19, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,073 views

    Sometimes it takes effort to move out of our comfort zone.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches January 26, 2003 Move with God Beyond Your Comfort Zone How to: Go for the Gulp Matthew 14:22-33 INTRODUCTION: Picture yourself at 4:00 a.m. out in a rowboat on a choppy lake with the wind blowing like crazy and the waves slapping up around the side of the ...read more

  • When You're Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 4, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,596 views

    Three actions to take when we are out of our comfort zone

    When You’re Out of Your Comfort Zone Based on the Vision of Isaiah Isaiah 6:1-8 1In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the LORD seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple. 2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered ...read more