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  • Costly Discipleship Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,980 views

    Equating the conditions of salvation with the conditions of discipleship is a sure path to confusion. This sermon explains Christ’s demands of costly commitment to be his disciple, experience his greatest blessings and be rewarded in heaven.

  • The Parable Of Costly Discipleship: Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 9, 2011
     | 3,906 views

    Assessing the cost of discipleship come through stories of 1) Construction Discipleship (Luke 14:28–30) 2) Conflict Discipleship (Luke 14:31–32) and 3) Chattel Discipleship (Luke 14:33)

  • Deep Pockets Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Sep 6, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,945 views

    Some of you are in a prison of sorts and you want to know why you’re there? Cause you’re robbing God. You’re not giving Him 10%. The final thing God says here is “test me in this.” Today I’m asking you to test God for the next 4 weeks…starting today.

    “Deep Pockets” Malachi 3:7-10 The first job I had I got when I was about 12 or 113 years of age. In the town where I grew up we had a local mission and the helped families in the area with a variety of needs. They gave away food and clothing to needy families and they also ...read more

  • Jesus Talking Tough

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 1, 2016
     | 2,186 views

    Let’s examine Luke 14:25-33 and the cost of being a disciple.

    Intro If church size is more important than faithfulness to Jesus, then here are 5 ways to build a mega church. 1) Promise that obedience to Jesus will improve your worldly stature. 2) Promise that people will not have to carry their own cross, because Jesus did. 3) Tell them not to use their ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship: Following The Way Of The Cross Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Nov 16, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,068 views

    The cost of being a disciple and what it means to Follow The Way of The Cross. May each of us willing follow the way of the cross.

    As we continue in our series on dynamic disciples or dynamic discipleship, this month our focus has been on the cost of being a disciple. This morning we are going to consider together what it means to follow the way of the Cross. What is the way of the cross? The way of the cross is following ...read more

  • Christian Cost Assessment

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Aug 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,164 views

    Discipleship is not a casual affair. In a series of three encounters, Jesus shows the high priority he places on discipleship.

    “Let’s cut to the chase. After nearly two decades of studying Christian churches in America, I’m convinced that the typical church as we know it today has a rapidly expiring shelf life.” This dire assessment of the state of the church begins George Barna’s 1998 book, The Second Coming of The ...read more

  • Jesus And The Religious Leaders In The Temple

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 14, 2015
     | 1,893 views

    The fig tree looked good on the outside but it wasn’t producing any fruit. The religious leaders looked good on the outside, but they didn’t provide for the people. Jesus decreed that he would let them fade and raise up something new in their place.

    The events in John 2:18-25 occur just after Jesus has chased the moneychangers and the sellers out of the temple. The religious leaders wanted to know who gave Jesus the authority to do what he did in the temple. Jesus did not give them an answer because he knew that the religious leaders did not ...read more

  • Counting The Cost - Following Jesus Luke 14: 25-35

    Contributed by Damon S Adams on Apr 6, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,887 views

    This message looks at the challenge of following Jesus. It considers the nature of discipleship and how it is inseparable from being a Christian.

    Counting the Cost - Following Jesus Luke 14: 25-35 Introduction We live in an era where Christianity has been simplified to a form of ‘easy believism’. There is the option of having Jesus as your Saviour without Him being your Lord. But this was not what Jesus taught. The call to ...read more

  • What Is The Lord Saying To The Church?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Apr 21, 2012
     | 2,480 views

    Using Revelation 2 and 3 as a spring-board, this is the talk given at our Church annual meeting 2012. I believe the Lord is calling us to return to him as our first love, and to listen to his voice through the Bible and in prayer.

    [A note to the reader: This is not an expository sermon. I was asking the Lord what was his message for our 2012 church annual meeting, and Revelation 2 and 3 seemed to be the answer. What follows is a local attempt to interpret these chapters to our situation] What is the Lord saying to His ...read more

  • A Change Of View Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,732 views

    IF WE ARE TO REACH OTHERS WITH THE GOSPEL, WE MUST LEARN TO SEE THE WORLD AS CHRSIT SAW THE WORLD.

    A Change of View Mark 2:13-17 INTRODUCTION WWJD for a Prostitute? Author and speaker Barbara Johnson writes: I had just finished speaking at one of the last Women of Faith (WOF) conferences in 1998, challenging the audience to really think "What Would Jesus Do?" in their everyday situations. ...read more

  • A Fragrant Offering Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,036 views

    Mary’s act of anointing Jesus’ feet is an act of fully devoted discipleship, of worship and service, and of witness that we should follow.

    “A Fragrant Offering” John 12: 1 – 11 Introduction: Our Sense of Smell 1. Smells from a kitchen fill the house and people want to taste what is making the odor: homemade bread, a good homemade stew or soup, or even bacon frying in a pan and coffee brewing. 2. Our sense of taste is greatly ...read more

  • Jesus' Coming Exodus: As Told By Moses And Elijah

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Feb 27, 2014
     | 2,889 views

    What is the Kingdom of God going to be like?

    Jesus’ Coming Exodus as Told by Moses and Elijah Luke 9:28-36 Introduction The Transfiguration account occurs in the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, and here in Luke. In each of these gospels it comes at the end of a sequence of events starting with the feeding of the 5,000, then the trip to ...read more

  • I've Got To Get Married! Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 15, 2015
     | 2,549 views

    4 benefits of remaining single (Outline and material adapted from a booklet by Chuck Swindoll entitled, "Singleness")

    HoHum: Cherry Hill, NJ- It’s been 20 years since a group of friends made a bet among themselves, going so far as to have a written charter and start a savings account to hold the pot. The pot has grown to several thousand dollars and John Cheney is the winner- because he’s the groups ...read more

  • Separating Good From Evil

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Nov 10, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,716 views

    We are not the final judge of the world-that is God’s job. We are to remain faithful to God’s word even during hard times, but if we do go astray, we have opportunities to mend our ways. We have the time and the grace we need to make changes.

    Those of you who have tended lawns and gardens know how important it is to keep weeds under control. You have to pull them out or use chemicals. It’s a lot of hard work, especially if you have to figure out what is a weed and what is a good flower or blade of grass. After all, sometimes the ...read more

  • Romans 6:15-23

    Contributed by Zak Saenz on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,137 views

    Romans 6:15-23

    Romans 6:15-23 15What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? By no means! 16Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey—whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, ...read more