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  • Silk Cotton Trees Series

    Contributed by Ryan Napalo on May 10, 2012

    A Three Part Series with three important trees to teach your church the supporting roles they need to fill.

    Ta Prohm is the modern name of a temple at Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia, built in the late 12th and early 13th centuries. Unlike most Angkorian temples, Ta Prohm has been left in much the same condition in which it was found: the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out more

  • Only Believe! Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Jan 12, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Faith sometimes begins by stuffing your ears with cotton!

    Only Believe Mark 5:21-24, 35-43 Mark 5:21-24 21 When Jesus had again crossed over by boat to the other side of the lake, a large crowd gathered around him while he was by the lake. 22 Then one of the synagogue rulers, named Jairus, came there. Seeing Jesus, he fell at his feet 23 and more

  • Is Your Seed Still In The Barn?

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    We have had some great weather recently haven’t we? Praise the Lord for plenty of rain and good weather this year. It has made a real difference in the harvest. I hear that the peanut crop and the cotton crop was wonderful this year. As churches i

    We have had some great weather recently haven’t we? Praise the Lord for plenty of rain and good weather this year. It has made a real difference in the harvest. I hear that the peanut crop and the cotton crop was wonderful this year. As churches in the Bethel association we are in a similar more

  • "Freedom In A Prison Cell"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 4, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    Are we able to rejoice, even when the times get rough? Or does our faith depend on everything “going our way?” There is a cotton-candy like view of Christianity that promises all health and wealth, but it melts away when reality strikes.

    Acts 16:16-34 “Freedom in a Prison Cell” There is a lot to be learned from the example of Christians who live in third-world countries, and don’t have the freedom we might often take for granted. Will Willimon tells the story of a Bishop from Angola who came to visit more

  • The Comfortable Cross Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 28, 2014
    based on 24 ratings

    Many baptized believers attempt to avoid offending the world by not standing up for the cross because they feel they'd risk too much by doing so. But we've died supposedly died to this world and its attractions. How can we do that?

    OPEN: Clarence Jordan, author of the "Cotton Patch" New Testament was getting a red-carpet tour of another preacher’s church. With pride the minister pointed to the rich, imported pews and luxurious decorations. As they stepped outside, darkness was falling, and a spotlight shone on a huge more

  • Where Displeasure Meets Grace—part I

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 16 ratings

    Jonah’s displeasure with God’s actions was met by God’s grace. Part 1 of a 3-part sermon—3 negative aspects

    WHERE DISPLEASURE MEETS GRACE Part I—Jonah 4:1-11 On a stifling hot day, a man fainted in the middle of a busy intersection. As traffic began to pile up in all directions, a woman rushed to help him. As she knelt down to loosen his collar, a man emerged from the crowd, pushed her aside, & said, more

  • Harvest Ii Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Apr 21, 2012

    One must plant seed to reap a crop.

    • John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work. • Never did Jesus encourage his followers or even those who were considering becoming his followers to wait until tomorrow. o He was gripped with the urgency of the hour more

  • An Unexpected Tapestry

    Contributed by Donavon Hill on Oct 9, 2017

    From the story of Joseph, God used the very same threads the enemy had used to weave defeat into Joseph's life and wove what would become an unexpected tapestry. Look a little deeper into your own story and you'll see how God is doing the same for you.

    Please stand for the reading of the Word . . . Genesis 45 5 But now, do not therefore be grieved or angry with yourselves because you sold me here; for God sent me before you to preserve life. 6 For these two years the famine has been in the land, and there are still five years in which there more

  • Talk To Your Tears

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 28 ratings

    Tears have a great purpose in your life. Sometimes pain is a very valuable gift.

    Psalms 126:5-6 They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. l. INTRODUCTION -- TEARS A. General -Even after having spent twenty years working in the more

  • It Is For The Best!

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 20, 2001
    based on 84 ratings

    Bad things happening to a good people for the purpose of preparing and positioning them both to be blessed and to be a blessing

    IT’S FOR THE BEST! GENESIS 50:15-21 INTRODUCTION: How many times have you heard a person say to someone going through a trial, who has suffered a loss, or experienced some great tragedy "I know it’s difficult for you right now, but it’s for the best!" Usually at the time that these words are more

  • Snout Beetle

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Sep 9, 2013

    Treating a weevil infestation means throwing out all contaminated food and grains. It may seem drastic, but this will prevent the possibility of an egg or weevil going undetected and starting the cycle again.

    Snout Beetle! 1 Thessalonians 5:22 “Abstain from every form of evil.” Weevil also called snout beetle has a downward-curving snout! They are destructive to nuts, fruits, stems, and roots; they are pests, feeding on plants and gnawing away at the roots. Another word for them is more

  • Singing In The Rain Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    James calls us to trust in God as weather the trails of life

    Singin¡¦ in the Rain James 1:2-8 August 6, 2006 Evening Service Introduction In the center of main street in Enterprise, Alabama, stands one of the strangest monuments in the world. It’s a memorial to an insect! Handsomely carved in stone is the likeness of a boll weevil. Many believe that more

  • Practicing Peace Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 23, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    This message is a challenge to live in peace with others.

    Title: Practicing Peace Text: Philippians 4:2-9 Introduction Today our text begins like an episode from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills complete with: • Hair pulling. • Crazy Drama. • Packaged insanity. The Apostle Paul says, “When peace is broken… fix it!” I. When Peace Is Broken… more

  • Easter Through The Disciples Eyes Series

    Contributed by Jon Miller on Jul 28, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    This is part one of a five week sermon series leading up to Easter

    The Next 5 weeks we are going to be looking at the Easter story in the Bible As we do we are going to focus on different people who were involved in the actual events that took place 2000 years ago. It was a very busy last week in Jesus’ life, so there is no way that we can look at this last more

  • "What Is This"

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Aug 12, 2012

    God patiently turns our cires of disgust into cries of delight.

    “What is this?” Is that a question you would welcome from the judges if you were a cooking show contestant? If the judge has screwed up his face as if he’s just been punched in the stomach, “What is this?” is a cry of disgust. There goes your chance of winning the more