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  • "Unfolding Deck Chairs" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,792 views

    Discerning what God’s will and direction is for our lives.

    Iliff and Saltillo United Methodist June 30, 2002 “Unfolding Deck Chairs” Acts 17:22-34 INTRODUCTION: In a “Peanuts” strip, Charlie Brown and Lucy were discussing theology. Lucy said, “On the great cruise ship of life, some people take their deck chairs to the bow. And some people take ...read more

  • Are You Prepared For Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 29,455 views

    How did Joseph and Mary prepare for their 1st Christmas? And what does this say about how we can prepare for pleasing God this season?

    OPEN: A new Christmas movie has just come out starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito. Does anybody know the name this movie? That’s right “Deck The Halls”. It’s a comedy about two neighbors who engage in a cutthroat competition to have the most decorated home in the neighborhood. Devito’s ...read more

  • Grab Some Rocks!

    Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,450 views

    A teaser or introduction for the "This Means War!" series. We have to beware, be ready, and be strong so we can be like David and GRAB SOME ROCKS, even when the deck seems stacked against you.

    I. BEWARE - Realize that there will be giants v.4-10 GOLIATH-CHAMPION OF THE PHILISTINES: “Height was 6 cubits and a span…” Probably 9’ 9” tall, if 1 cubit=18” and 1 span=1/2 cubit “He was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels ...read more

  • Forming Family Values Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Apr 4, 2005
    based on 78 ratings
     | 11,779 views

    1 of 6 messages on Putting Family First. This message gives three steps to helping families choose Godly Family Values.

    Forming Family Values Which way is your Deck Chair Facing? There’s something about the cartoon strip, "Peanuts" that can evoke a chuckle while simultaneously piercing our conscience. That’s what happened to me when I discovered a profound message in one of Charles Schultz’s comic strips. ...read more

  • God's Faithful, Imperfect People

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,437 views

    This sermon is based on the book Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli. It is an encouragement to keep serving in spite of our imperfections.

    A. There’s a story told of a preacher who was preaching a message about the fact that no one is perfect. 1. To prove his point he asked for anyone who was perfect to stand up. 2. One man stood up in the middle of the congregation. 3. The preacher asked him, “Do you really think you are ...read more

  • Nitty Gritty...meet Jesus #1 Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Stratton on Aug 20, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,456 views

    This series is based upon Mike Yaconelli’s book "Messy Spirituality" and is designed to cnvince seekers that God wants their Nitty Gritty lives

    May 18 and 19, 2002 Romans 3:10 “Nitty Gritty…Meet Jesus” Keith Miller wrote the following, “Our churches are filled with people who outwardly look contented and at peace but inwardly are crying out for someone to love them…just as they are- confused, frustrated, often frightened, guilty ...read more

  • How To Express Thankfulness To God

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 28, 2006
    based on 55 ratings
     | 23,744 views

    Andrae Crouch in the song My Tribute wrote “How can I say thanks for the things you have done for me, things so undeserved yet You gave to prove your love for me.” The question we must face this morning is how can we truly express our thankfulness to God

    HOW TO EXPRESS THANKFULNESS TO GOD Psalm 116:12-13 “What shall I render to the Lord for all His benefits toward me? I will take up the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.” Introduction: Andrae Crouch in the song My Tribute wrote “How can I say thanks for the things you have ...read more

  • The Four Chaplains

    Contributed by Paul Tambrino on Feb 3, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,227 views

    “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends,” and that is what the four chaplains gave us, that is what they volunteered to do.

    (Note: Red X and numbers in parenthesis croos reference PowerPoint slides used in the sermon.) (X) The Four Chaplains Deuteronomy 10:19 John 15:13 (1) “I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country.” These self-sacrificing words during our war for independence set ...read more

  • The God Of The Storm Series

    Contributed by Matt Condon on Apr 20, 2001
    based on 573 ratings
     | 51,956 views

    God Works Through Life’s Storms

    Acts 27:1-25 The God of the Storm I have been waiting for Chapter 27. If the book of Acts was a movie, chapter 27 would be the climax. I don’t know about you, but My favorite part of any movie is when the hero comes in and saves the day. It makes me wish Acts had a soundtrack. We have ...read more

  • Jesus Prayer For The Church

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 16, 2000
    based on 160 ratings
     | 16,977 views

    What is it that makes a church great? Prayer

    Jesus Prayer for the Church Turn this morning to John 17:13-23 (READ) This morning I want to speak to you concerning what makes a great church. By looking at Scripture, what is it that makes a church great? This morning, you may be wondering, is Ballard Assembly a great church. I ...read more

  • And I Will Give You Rest Series

    Contributed by David Watters on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 20 ratings
     | 10,223 views

    This is the third and final sermon in a series of sermons unpacking the scripture in Matthew 11: 25-30..."Come Unto Me"..."Laboring for Christ"..."And I Will Give You Rest"

    Scripture: Matthew 11: 28 Hebrews 4: 1-10 John 10: 27 -30 Sermon: "And I Will Give You Rest" Good Morning…Well, today we come to the last part of this scripture in Matthew that has been our focus over the last few weeks. “Come unto Me, all ye who labor and are heavy laden ...read more

  • God's Power In Christian Living

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,238 views

    Christian living 101. The essence of our life, knowing God the father through God the Son, in the power of God the Holy Spirit, should cause the effort and effect of our Life to Glorify God.

    Intro: In a “Peanuts” comic strip, there was a conversation between Lucy and Charlie Brown. Lucy said that life is like a deck chair. Some place it so they can see where they are going; some place it so they can see where they have been; and some place it so they can see where they are at ...read more

  • "The Finest Thing This Side Of Heaven”

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,459 views

    A sermon about the 4 heroic Chaplains of the Dorchester

    “The Finest Thing This Side of Heaven”, a sermon about the 4 heroic Chaplains of the Dorchester Chaplain (LTC-Ret) Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts The year was 1943. The USS Dorchester, a ship that once was a luxury liner, had been pressed into service and ...read more

  • Lessons We Can Learn From The Titanic Disaster

    Contributed by Robert Pue on Apr 27, 2001
    based on 401 ratings
     | 58,332 views

    There are many lessons God would like us to remember from the sinking of the Titanic, that are relevant to us today.

    By Rob Pue This last April marked the 89th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. For generations the tragic story has captivated the hearts and minds of people from all walks of life. People of all ages - even the very young - are enthralled with the story. And after all this time, ...read more

  • Strategy For Revival

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,987 views

    What’s the Strategy For Revival? 1 Pray 2 Obey 3 Believe 4 Repent

    Sun. July 18/93 I Sam. 7:1-14 STRATEGY FOR REVIVAL The Atlantic Fleet was holding maneuvers. On a destroyer the call to ...read more