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  • Death Penalty

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Aug 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,043 views

    Death Penalty in the church

    Why are we talking about the death penalty in the church? That’s the question some of you are asking as we complete our series on Tough Issues. Sometimes people tell me that they wish we would not discuss topics like this one in church or that they wish I would not preach on them. "We just need ...read more

  • Just Children Series

    Contributed by Dan Willis on Sep 21, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,573 views

    The sermon breaks down societies misconceptions on children. This sermon gives us a biblical understanding and view point of the power and depth of understanding children have even in their innocence and naivety. It challenges us to consider carefully how

    Today we are going to start into a new series. This series will be difficult and will challenge us to be honest and aware of the things going on around us. They will cause us to face a hardship that is present even now among us. We are going to confront the 3 great lies Satan has told the church of ...read more

  • God Has The Last Word Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 28, 2013
     | 3,238 views

    Holy Saturday is a time to contemplate the victory of Christ even in defeat.

    Holy Saturday 2013 Holy Week 2013 The Son of God died, and was buried. The one who had kept Peter’s mother-in-law from dying, who raised the son of the widow at Naim and the daughter of Jairus, and even four-days-dead Lazarus was Himself in the tomb. A few guards sleepily watch over the ...read more

  • Get Out Of Hell Free

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Nov 15, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,110 views

    Ther is a way out if wewill take it.

    GET OUT OF HELL FREE No person really wants to go to hell , so God offers a free way to get out of hell. Matthew 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail ...read more

  • The Harry Potter Funeral

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 177 ratings
     | 1,898 views

    The searchlight of the Bible is turned on the Harry Potter phenomenon.

    The Harry Potter Funeral Text: Deuteronomy 18:9-12 Today we are here to pay our disrespect to Harry Potter of Hogwarts School of Witches and Wizards. We will not open the casket because he, like Lazarus, "stinketh." Little Harry will be buried at sea because Jesus said that the bottom of ...read more

  • Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 26, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,084 views

    The only way to fulfill the purpose of the church and of being a Christian is to be committed to opening people’s minds to receive Christ Jesus and eternal life.

    Open Minds – Luke 24: 44 - 53 Intro: When I was in high school, I could not understand why it was necessary for me to take subjects like history, algebra, geometry or chemistry. --- Perhaps the reason I felt that way was because those were the hardest classes for me. --- Regardless, no one could ...read more

  • Escaping The Pit Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on May 23, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,921 views

    Christian homes are intentionally made strong enough to weather the storms.

    Escaping the Pit Matt. 7:24-27 First Baptist Church, Chester, Illinois Feb. 24, 2005 Mike Fogerson, Speaker 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise ...read more

  • Being A Finisher

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jun 23, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,812 views

    Athletic history records some leaps from worst to first. For example, the Minnesota Twins finished last in their division in 1990, yet came back to win the World Series in 1991, illustrating the maxim, “ it’s not how you begin, it’s how you finish!”

    Being a Finisher Text: Hebrews 10: 32-39 But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings: 33 partly while you were made a spectacle both by reproaches and tribulations, and partly while you became companions of those who were so ...read more

  • Church Vital Signs

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 2,554 views

    A deductive exposition of the text that reveals the six vital ministries of the church.

    Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness calling God’s people in my care to work for health and vitality in our local congregation. Response: individuals prompted by the Holy Spirit will pray at the altar rail and commit themselves to working for even greater vitality in our ...read more

  • History Of The Mormon Church

    Contributed by Tylor Cates on May 24, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 2,514 views

    This is a history of the Mormon Church

    The Mormon Church I. History of the Mormon Church A. Founder is Joseph Smith Jr. (1805-1844) 1. Born Dec. 23, 1805, The fourth child of Lucy and Joseph Smith Sr. 2. His father was a self-proclaimed mystic, who spent most of his life digging for buried treasure. a. He was particularly ...read more

  • Zombie Christianity

    Contributed by Charles Newman on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,556 views

    A church that is spiritually dead can still hold services, sing hymns, offer prayers, deliver sermons, and do works of ministry – they can go through the motions of “doing church” but they will never be the church without being alive in God’s Holy Spirit!

    INTRODUCTION Modern Day Scene: A paramedic arrives on an accident scene with what seems like a lifeless body; no pulse, no breath – CPR begins and instead of taking the body to the morgue, they go to the ER. Jesus has pronounced the church at Sardis as dead. Yet there is hope. A church that is ...read more

  • Leaving It All On The Field Series

    Contributed by Quint Pitts on Dec 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,382 views

    Sixth sermon in series focuses on the biblical purpose of worship--with emphasis on a lifestyle of worship and surrender to God.

    LEAVING IT ALL ON THE FIELD Doing Life Together—Part 6 Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God--this is your spiritual act of worship. Romans 12:1 (NIV) Leave It All On The Field—“To exert maximum effort, ...read more

  • What's That Smell?"

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 29, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,065 views

    We live in a rotting world, and yet our response should not be to run and hide. We have the gospel cure that the world needs.

    Passage: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 Intro: tracking dogs (article in www.advancek9sar.com) Il) humans have 5 million sensory cells in our nose. Dogs have between 125-220 million 1. dogs smell this, faintly at first, and then zero in on location as scent intensifies! 2. because the ...read more

  • Public Pressure

    Contributed by Darren Sirmans on Jul 29, 2012
     | 978 views

    Not everybody that says they love Jesus loves Jesus

    Today, I want you to get your bible, and turn to Acts 11: 1 and read it out loud. What I want you to focus on is the word (heard). The apostles, who along with the brethren, are in Judaea; and they have the right kind of faith. Looking at the word (heard) is now faith, which comes be hearing and by ...read more

  • The Seven, Part 8

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jan 9, 2014
     | 618 views

    Smyrna: Comfort for the Persecuted

    The Seven, part 8 Smyrna: Comfort for the Persecuted Revelation 2:8-11 July 7, 2013 Review: We have seen that the Revelation was written to address specific issues with seven churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century. We saw in chapter one that John describes a portrait of the ...read more