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  • The Danger Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 4, 2017

    1) God receives Each believer(Romans 14:2–3), because 2) The Lord sustains each believer (Romans 14:4), because 3) The Lord is sovereign to each believer (Romans 14:5–9), and because 4) The Lord alone will judge each believer (Romans 14:10–12).

  • Be Opened

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Aug 7, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus has told us to be opened to the fact that he can heal us, to be opened in our personal lives and to be opened in our congregational life

    Mark &:31-37 They asked on behalf of the man - pray for others - not for yourself They begged him to lay his hand on him - they requested a show - a visible sign of his power - so everybody can see He spat at him - gesture of blessing - Big Fat Greek Wedding knows two magic ...read more

  • Christ-Likeness

    Contributed by Todd Stacey on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The journey to Christ-likeness

    6 Jesus answered, I am the way the truth and the life. No one comes to the farther except through me. 7 If you really know me, you will know my father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen him. 15 If you love me, keep my commandment. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will ...read more

  • For Thine Is The Kingdom, And The Power, And The Glory Forever And Ever. Am Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 12, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    When we pray, we know that our prayers will be answered because of who God is, not because of who we are. We affirm our faith with the word, "Amen," which means "it shall be done!"

    Matthew 6:9-15, and Mark 9:2-8 “For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory Forever and Ever. Amen.” INTRODUCTION People pronounce the word, “Amen” differently. Some people use a long “A,” while others use an “ah.” Do you know the difference? Amen—long “A”—is said, while amen ...read more

  • Springing Forth With Life

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    This message emphasizes the importance of a passion for God’s Word in the heart of the believer for growth and maturity.

    Matthew 13:1-9 (reader 1), 18-23 (reader 2) – (While the readers read the scripture, I was handing out a small packet of flower seeds to each person in the congregation) - Seeds suffer different fates - Open packets - Tie to seeds in their hands - Describe their likely fate But what is the ...read more

  • A Gift To Treasure Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014

    As with any gift, it is easy to take church membership for granted. In order to avoid that, we must understand the gift and how we came to get it so that we will treat it like the gift that it is.

    Introduction: How many of you have ever been a tourist before? You know, you travel to a new place intent on seeing all the wonderful "new to you" sites. If it was an international excursion, you get to have your passport stamped, exchange currency, maybe learn a few phrases in the local language, ...read more

  • Why The Church? Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 21, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    The Church described in Ephesians is the Body of Christ, the habitation of God, the bride-elect of Christ, the channel of God’s grace to all the world, and designed to glorify God.

    Why the Church? INTRO.: In 1792, a Methodist preacher in North Carolina, James O’Kelly, revolted against the Methodist Church. He had fought valiantly in the American revolution for his freedom and could no longer tolerate being ruled from England by the Methodist, Bishop Asbury. He and his ...read more

  • Maturity Before Reproduction

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 20, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    Learn the two keys to Christian maturity

    Acts 6:1-5; 8:4-13; 26-40 This past Tuesday, I brought Esther to the pediatric dentist. In the office were various neon light pictures. One of these pictures was Pooh Bear holding behind him a red Valentine’s heart. I asked Esther what that neon picture was. She said, “It’s a heart.” I ...read more

  • Called To Worship; Equipped To Serve

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The work of a believer begins with worship of God. Although we benefit from worship, worship is for God.

    Called to Worship, Equipped to Serve Psalm 62:5-12; Mark 1:14-20 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, January 25, 2009 Introduction: Mark’s gospel begins abruptly. In the first thirteen verses, we learn that John the Baptist proclaimed the coming of the Messiah, and that ...read more

  • A Call To Obey

    Contributed by Karl Kruse on Jan 25, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    This sermon speaks especially to congregations and communities experiencing stress, and a lack of unity; reinforcing the call to obediently seek and follow the will of God.

    January 26, 2003 "A Call To Obey" Jonah 3:1-5, 10; Mark 1:14-20 “The word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, saying, ‘Get up, go to Nineveh, that great city, and proclaim to it the message that I tell you.’” Now, if the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time, it only makes sense ...read more

  • Making God Smile

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 8, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    The function of worship is to bring God appropriate pleasure.

    (Overhead 1) This time of year is a time for love, romance, and passion. Millions of dollars are spent on Valentine’s Day gifts. In fact a 1998 report from Ball State University indicates, “Valentine’s Day ranks second behind Christmas in total sales of candy, flowers and cards.” Love is ...read more

  • Lost In America - Ablaze

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Sep 28, 2006

    Rev. Church Swindol often talked about two themes in the bible: "the way to God" and "our walk with God". This sermon is part of a series of the Ablaze an Evangelism six week home study to help people understand the need to reach the lost and to give the

    In Jesus Holy Name September 24, 2006 Text: Acts 1:8, 42 Pentecost XVII, Redeemer “Lost in America Part I” Jesus did not say, “Come follow me, and I will make you … feel good. Jesus did not say, “Come follow me, and I will make you … rich. Jesus did not say, “Come follow me, and ...read more

  • The Importance Of Remembering

    Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    Why is it important to remember? I give the reason why it’s important and show 4 areas God remembers in for our benefit. A great Remebrance Day sermon, enjoy!

    Title: The Importance Of Remembering Text: I Chron 16:7-13; Job 36:22-26 Read Text!!! Pray!!! Introduction: - This week is remembrance day. - A day where we remember the sacrifices made for our freedom. - Many people gave there lives so that we could enjoy the freedoms we have ...read more

  • What Is Witnessing?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    [Witnessing] is sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit and leaving the results to God." (David Durey)

    One of the abilities we have been given is the ability to express ourselves in a variety of ways. And usually we have learned to express our feelings consistent with what we are trying to say. For example, when we are excited about something, we usually express it as follows: (express it ...read more

  • Conditions Of Blessing Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on May 13, 2001
    based on 47 ratings

    Further conditions upon which God’s people may expect blessing (Part 2)

    Studies in Joshua Study 3 Introduction Last Lord’s day evening we were looking at chapter 1 of the book of Joshua. This book which records for us how God’s people took possession of the land of Canaan, that glorious inheritance which God had promised to them, that blessing that he wanted ...read more