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  • Courage To Serve Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Aug 11, 2019
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    Jesus had spent time with the disciples, preparing them for the work of ministry. He had instructed them on where to go, what to do, and how to conduct themselves among men. Then He shared the difficulty they would face as they served Him, being rejected by most.

    Courage to Serve Matthew 10: 16-22 Jesus had commissioned the twelve for ministry, providing detailed instruction regarding the work they were expected to perform. Jesus had told them where to go, what to take, and how to conduct themselves as they ministered among men. Now Jesus offered insight more

  • Gideon - The Mighty Man Of Valor - "Spiritual Adultery” Part 2 Of A Series Series

    Contributed by Larry Semore on Jul 31, 2017

    We fall off the wagon somehow, become defiant and disobedient to God, turn to completely ungodly or humanistic resources for help or satisfaction and then wonder why God isn’t blessing us?

    Gideon - The Mighty Man of Valor “Spiritual Adultery” Part 2 of a Series TEXT: Judges 6:11-40 New King James Version, “Now the Angel of the Lord came and sat under the terebinth tree which was in Ophrah, which belonged to Joash the Abiezrite, while his son Gideon threshed wheat in the more

  • Developing The Heart Of A Servant Part 3 Series

    Contributed by James Lee on Dec 4, 2015

    I would like to thank Pastor Jerry Shirley for sharing this series on Acts. It has been a blessing as well as a great help. I have used these for our church, as I spend my days caring for my dying father.

    Inside the Heart of the Apostle Paul part 3 Acts 20:18-38 Most of us wear more than 1 hat, whether we get paid for it or not. You may have a career, but have a heart for other things. The Apostle Paul was much more than a tentmaker. He had other interests and those other interests helped mold more

  • An Investment In Hope

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 5, 2020
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    In a world which is increasingly unstable, what should the follower of Christ do? How shall we invest our lives to ensure that we accomplish something of eternal worth?

    “The word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD in the tenth year of Zedekiah king of Judah, which was the eighteenth year of Nebuchadnezzar. At that time the army of the king of Babylon was besieging Jerusalem, and Jeremiah the prophet was shut up in the court of the guard that was in the palace of more

  • Godsfearlessvictors

    Contributed by Jeff Poms on Jan 23, 2007
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    This will get your congregation going in the morning a challenge and call to arms.

    Title: God’s fearless victors. Text: Joshua 1:1-8 Introduction: All of you here today in some way or another, like it or not are in a battle. Small ones big ones lengthy or short they just exist. I believe their purpose is pruning! John 15. Ya know a tree grows the most at the breaking more

  • The Way We Were, Pt 2 Welcoming The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Joe Hayes on Sep 10, 2009
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    God meant His Church to be filled and following the Holy Spirit, You can also listen to this message at

    It is impossible to try and consider how Church was meant to be without considering the role of the Holy Spirit. Some times the book of Acts is called the “Acts of the Holy Spirit.” The following references reveal that the activities of the Holy Spirit are pivotal to how Church was meant to more

  • See What God Can Do

    Contributed by Robert Dovenmuehle on Jan 14, 2013

    Do you doubt that God can use you because you don't have any talents? Rely on the power of God who can turn five loaves and two fish into a meal for thousands.

    Grace, mercy, and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. The Guinness Book of World Records says the largest picnic in history occurred in Britain when over 8300 people picnicked together in 2009, well, sort of together. The more

  • Hearing From God In Modern Times

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on May 2, 2015
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    Now is the time for the people of God to be fully equipped to share God's Word in a way that intrigues' people to Biblical truths. Truths to live by in a sin cursed world growing in conflict, confusion and controversy.

    Title: Hearing From God in Modern Times Theme: Discerning God's Voice In a Secular Atmosphere Part 1 Introduction: We live in times were people are looking for answers. Now is the time for the people of God to be fully equipped to share God's Word in a way that intrigues' people to more

  • God's Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Mar 8, 2019

    • This six-week series tells the story of Israel’s deliverance from Egypt and their journey through the desert into the promised land. Working backward through the narrative, ‘Doomed to Repeat' provides a unique vantage point on the ups and downs of Israel’s journey.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you ever felt like God could not, or would not love you, or that all the promises that God has made in the Bible are not for you because you do not feel like you can ever be good enough to earn them? HINT, we do not EARN God’s promises and His faithfulness. • If you more

  • The Ministry Of Reconciliation: Your Life Mission Defined

    Contributed by Justin Steckbauer on Mar 23, 2021

    What is given to us, as regenerate believers is what the word of God calls "the ministry of reconciliation." This is a mission set to consume our lives. We must do it, because the word of God says "It's as if God were making his appeal through us."

    The word of God says, 2nd Corinthians 5:11-21 (NIV) "Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. 12 We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but are giving you an more

  • The Servant Finishes - His Burial Series

    Contributed by Buffy Cook on Jan 18, 2015

    Eleventh in a 12 part series examining THE most important week in all of history: The Passion Week, when Jesus fulfilled Mark 10:45. The Servant Finishes - His Burial. Joseph's treatment of our beloved Lord & Savior has much to teach us.

    The Passion Week of Christ: A Study from the Book of Mark Week 11: The Servant Finishes - His Burial Mark 15:42-47 I. Introduction A. Have you ever passed a funeral home, saw the parking lot overflowing, and thought "Wow, who died?" - they must have been important? Take the following: more

  • Do You Have The Courage To Go A Different Way?

    Contributed by Jeremiah Menyongai on Mar 10, 2020

    Anyone who comes in contact with Christ must have the courage to act when necessary. Courage is the ability to do something that frightens others. “You can choose courage or you can choose comfort but you cannot choose both.”

    DO YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO GO A DIFFERENT WAY? 1. Matthew 2:2-12: 1 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and more

  • Do You Love Me?

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 7, 2013
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    Jesus was the same after His crucifixion, as He was before His crucifixion. Although, He had lain in the tomb, and descended into the place of the dead, and then retraced His steps back to the land of the living, He remained unchanged in His behavior and

    Do You Love Me? Text: 15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said more

  • So Long Status Quo Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on May 8, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    First in a series on the life of David. This message looks at how God uses ordinary people in ordinary poistions to serve His purposes.

    For the next ten weeks or so, we’re going to embark on a journey through the life of David. The story of David’s life is so fascinating. We probably know more about David that any other person in the Bible, except for Jesus. And the thing I like about David is that he’s so much like us. God calls more

  • Be Faithful (Strong & Courageous)

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on May 19, 2014

    God has called us to be faithful in our service to Him. As Joshua was called to be strong & courageous, we too are called to that same calling... but it can only happen when we are grounded in Gods Word & resting on His power!

    Sermon Brief Date Written: May 14, 2014 Date Preached: May 18, 2014 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Recognition of Graduates Sermon Title: Be Faithful (Strong & Courageous) Sermon Text: Joshua 1:1-9 [ESV] TEXT: Essence of the Text: Joshua is challenged more