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  • A Dedicated Partner In The Work Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 11,199 views

    This is part one of a three part series examining the life of Phillip and the characteristics that the church should look for when considering a lay person for a leadership role.

    THE DEFINING OF A LEADER- Series Title PART ONE IN A SERIES OF THREE “A DEDICATED PARTNER IN THE WORK” - Sermon Title Acts 6:1-7 • ©Larry L. Thompson (2002) “In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because ...read more

  • What's So Great About The True Grace Of God?

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on May 24, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,963 views

    What is so great about grace?

    Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12 Title: What’s so great about the true grace of God? Introduction Today we are going to look at two verses, 1 Peter 2:11-12 as we continue in our series on “standing fast in the true grace of God” which is the theme of the book of 1 Peter. (1 Peter 5:12) Let me begin ...read more

  • Be Filled! Series

    Contributed by Ronald Degraw on May 13, 2002
    based on 198 ratings
     | 10,407 views

    We receive the Holy Spirit as Christians, but how do we tap into that power to do God’s Work?

    BE FILLED Last week we talked about the Holy Spirit and how we possess the same power that the 1st apostles possessed. We discussed how in order to be the Christ’s light in the world we need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Today, I want to talk about how we go about tapping into that ...read more

  • By Their Fruit You Shall Know Them Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 503 ratings
     | 31,649 views

    Every life bears spiritual fruit. The question is, which kind?

    In the Melanesian islands of the South Pacific during WWII, the natives watched closely as the American and British engineers came in and built airstrips. The islanders were amazed to see that when the airstrips were completed, planes began to arrive filled with cargo: food, building materials, ...read more

  • Walking Around For Words Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 8, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,042 views

    This message continues the series, and looks at the problems rumor and slander can bring into our lives, and how to deal witih these two "tongue" issues.

    WALKING AROUND FOR WORDS “Controlling Rumor and Slander” Proverbs 11:13 A gossip betrays a confidence, but a trustworthy man keeps a secret. R.G. LeTourneau, the owner of a large earth moving equipment company, often told this story: “We used to have a scraper known as the model “G”. ...read more

  • Proverbial Wisdom

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 15, 2004
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,744 views

    More proverbial wisdom. 1- laziness 2- memories 3- hatred

    INTRO.- A few quips and quotes - Where you live makes a difference. The fellow known in the city as a dashing playboy is known in a small town as the town drunk. Could be! - One possible reason why things aren’t going to plan is that there never was a plan. - The best way to enjoy a ...read more

  • Talk Is Cheap - Or Is It?

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 19, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,423 views

    A message concerning the speech of Christians.

    Talk is Cheap…Or Is It? Holiness in our Speech James 3:1-12, various Scriptures I. Introduction This morning we take our third look at the importance of holiness in our lives. Holiness, you remember from our introductory message two weeks ago, is to be sought first and foremost because ...read more

  • Puffy Heads Go Poof!

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 16, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,069 views

    When pride takes over in a persons head their head puffs up and eventually their head goes poof!

    Puffy heads go poof! Thesis: When pride takes over in a persons head their head puffs up and eventually their head goes poof! Texts: Proverbs 8:13 "To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech." Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before ...read more

  • Rejoicing In Crucifixion

    Contributed by Jeffrey Cox on Mar 31, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,155 views

    You have to come to the point where you realize that your desires and your flesh are not good. They are bad by their very nature.Your flesh wants to commit the sin because it feels good, it makes you happy right now, but if we are “crucified with Christ,

    Rejoicing in Crucifixion *John 12:24-25 24 "Truly, truly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit” *Today is Easter, the day that is celebrated by egg painting, egg hunting, and bunnies. According ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help Us Overcome Oppression From Demonic Powers?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 11,590 views

    Be sure that you consistently equip yourself for every spiritual battle. Be confident in the Lord’s ability to fight every battle in, through, with and for you

    What are some of the Biblical means of helping people be freed from demonic oppression? 1. Paul, the apostle, gives us a great formula for fighting every good fight of faith in Ephesians 6. Paul writes, "Finally, be strong in the Lord and in His mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help Me Relate Better To Carnal Christians?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,097 views

    What are some of the best ways to relate to carnal Christians? 1. Let everyone know the advantages of being controlled by the Spirit versus the disadvantages of living according to one's fleshly desires. Paul writes, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and ...read more

  • The Leaders' Interpersonal Relationship-(Part 3 Of 7) Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,513 views

    Paul sets before us a worthy goal-which most of us will work on for a lifetime

    It’s interesting that Paul uses four negative expressions to specify how the godly leader must live. Some things simply must not be present in his life. Those four are counter-balanced by one positive characteristic. 1. Not violent 1 Timothy 3:3 I like the King James rendering-"Not a ...read more

  • Life In The Spirit

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 195 ratings
     | 7,330 views

    The Fruit of the Spirit is the sign of godly living

    Life in the Spirit Galatians 5:16-26 April 19, 1998 Morning Service I. The Command A. Walk by the Spirit 1. Walking as a way of Life: Continual and regular action, not an option, implies progress, lead from where we are to where we ought to be, submission to the Spirit - direction to where ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Develops Essential Traits Within Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,022 views

    The Holy Spirit furnishes leaders with problem-solving abilities without bogging them down in daily palavers. "It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. We will give our attention to prayer and the

    How the Holy Spirit Develops You Into a Leader (Acts 6:2-8) The Spirit of God led the disciples to avoid getting bogged down in micro-management when they were led to say, "It is not wise for us to devote our energies to waiting on tables, but we will devote ourselves to prayer and the ministry ...read more

  • What If Jesus Comes Back Like That

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,762 views

    We are called to live as those living in the light for Christ is coming for those who have separated themselves from the night.

    WHAT IF JESUS COMES BACK LIKE THAT ROMANS 13: 8-14 DECEMBER 2, 2001 INTRODUCTION: What If Jesus Came Back Like That by Collin Ray TRANSITION THOUGHT: Our text for this day, the first Sunday in Advent, calls us to think of the soon coming of Christ. Just like Collin’s song, we never quite ...read more