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  • Ash Wednesday: Confronting Sin

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 10, 2011
     | 2,591 views

    A talk given at our evening Ash Wednesday service. Jesus's death on the cross has paid the price for our sins but our bad habits, bad behaviour and the things that trip us up still need to be confronted.

    A young man once visited the great German preacher Martin Luther to ask for his advice. He said that he was constantly plagued by wrongful desires and lustful thoughts and did not know what to do. Martin Luther’s reply was typically blunt and to the point. He said, “You can’t stop ...read more

  • Minding Our Own Business Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,368 views

    We must have the courage to confront sin.

    MINDING OUR OWN BUSINESS Nehemiah 5:1-19 S: Courage Th: Brave Hearts Pr: WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO CONFRONT SIN. ?: Inductive KW: Steps TS: We will find in our study of Nehemiah 5:1-19 four unfolding steps that demonstrate what Nehemiah does when confronted with a problem from ...read more

  • Confronting And Overcoming Sin Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 11, 2014
     | 2,477 views

    Sin is something that touches all of our lives and the consequences can be dire. Paul puts it this way: “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God’s.” Romans 3:23

    Confronting and Overcoming Sin 1 John 1:7-9 Two elderly, Southern women were sitting together in the front pew of church listening to a fiery preacher.
When he condemned the sin of stealing, the two ladies cried out at the tops of their lungs, "Amen Brother!!" When the preacher condemned ...read more

  • The Palacegate Coverup Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Nov 9, 2014
     | 2,955 views

    The story of David's attempt to coverup his sins provides good lessons for us to remember in our lives.

    The Palacegate Coverup. 2 Samuel 11:2-27 2Then it happened one evening that David arose from his bed and walked on the roof of the king's house. And from the roof he saw a woman bathing, and the woman was very beautiful to behold. 3So David sent and inquired about the woman. And someone said, ...read more

  • Power Usage Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Apr 15, 2015
     | 3,097 views

    Don't use your power to benefit yourself at others' expense; use it to benefit others at your expense.

    Just a few years ago (2012), Paul Piff was researching the effect power had on people. So in one study, he had subjects play a two-person game of Monopoly in which power was intentionally skewed: one player was given a wad of cash and the use of both dice; while the other player received only half ...read more

  • The Severity Of Sinfulness

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Sep 21, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 15,026 views

    Examining the severce consequences that come as a result of sin in the life of a child of God.

    The Severity Of Sinfulness II Samuel 12:1-15 If you have turned on your T.V in the past couple of weeks you have heard about several NFL players who have been suspended as a result of their detestable actions in their personal lives. Some of these men may potentially be banned for life, some ...read more

  • Carry Each Other's Burdens Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 10,110 views

    When we walk alongside those who are weary or wiped out, we’re acting like Jesus did. If we truly care for others, we’ll care enough to confront sin and carry burdens.

    Carry Each Other’s Burdens I’ve not watched a lot of the American Idol TV show, but I’ve seen enough to know that Simon Cowell, one of the talent judges, enjoys tearing down the talentless. Here are some of his cutting comments: “If you lived 2,000 years ago and sang like that, they would have ...read more

  • Correcting Your “i” Problem Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 30, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,747 views

    After 22 years of being a believer knowing Jesus Christ, Paul was still a maturing Christian. He said, “I still have to deal with and confront sin.”

    INTRODUCTION Beginning in verse 14 of Romans, chapter 7, I will talk to you about correcting your “I” problem. The big “I.” But before I start the message, I want to make an identification for you. I’ve been pastor here at Green Acres for a little over 7 ½ years and ...read more

  • Revival-Fire From Above (Elijah) Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 110 ratings
     | 11,982 views

    To ask God for Revival is to pray for Fire From Above. No one knew how to start a fire like Elijah!

    # 4 in series Revival–Light the Fire (Elijah’s Fire from Above) 1 Kings 18 INTRODUCTION There was a man who was going skydiving for the very first time. He had taken all the lessons and now it was time for his first solo jump. He leaps out of the plane but he panicked and couldn’t ...read more

  • On Fire For The Lord

    Contributed by James Chandler on Mar 27, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,851 views

    It’s Elijah vs. the 450 Prophets of Baal. Elijah gets fired up because of God’s greatness. As Christians we should be fired up as well. Read on and see why...

    There was a man who was going skydiving for the very first time. He had taken all the lessons and now it was time for his first solo jump. He leaps out of the plane but he panicked and couldn’t remember how to open his parachute. As he was falling rapidly to the earth he suddenly met another guy ...read more

  • Bailout: Dive Or Thrive? Series

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,357 views

    How we respond to adversity and difficulty will make a great difference on the outcome.

    BAILOUT: We will Dive or Thrive? September 21, 2008 Acts 4:23-5:16 Have you had a bad day, week, month, life? You know you’re having a bad day when… What do you do when everything seems to falls apart? Do you “take a dive” or Thrive? We can handle adversity, difficulty in the same way ...read more

  • Five Ways Churches Fall Short When God Calls Them To Evangelize Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 28, 2013
     | 3,828 views

    This sermon looks at five ways that churches aren't as evangelistic as we should be.

    - The beginning of the book of Jonah is very clear: a call for Jonah to share a message with the people of Nineveh. Within the statement that God makes, there are five phrases that are worth our attention as they point toward some of the things that we do wrong. Five Ways Churches Fall Short ...read more

  • A Powerful Witness

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Oct 11, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,552 views

    God gave us John the Baptist as an example on how to have a powerful witness.

    Text: Matthew 3:1-17 ETS: This passage details the early ministry of John the Baptist. ESS: God gave us John as an example of a powerful witness. OSS: God’s people will be effective witnesses. PQ: What are the characteristics of a powerful witness? UW: Characteristics Title: A Powerful ...read more

  • Shooting The Saints

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,637 views

    Jesus told His disciples how careful they must be when examining the lives of other believers.

    "Shooting The Saints" Matthew 7:1-6 July 27, 2003 Chester FBC, Chester, Illinois Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: It is said that when the British and French were fighting in Canada in the 1750s, Admiral Phipps, commander of the British fleet, was told to anchor outside ...read more

  • Man Overboard! Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jul 5, 2007
     | 1,409 views

    Exposition of Gal 6:1-2 regarding Paul’s instructions on church discipline

    Text: Galatians 6:1-2, Title: Man Overboard! Date/Place: NRBC, 7/8/07, PM A. Opening illustration: Imagine if you would with me the Super Bowl, coming down to the last quarter and then the start running back steps on a loose clump of grass and falls way behind the line of scrimmage. All the ...read more