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  • Building A Church For God - Not For Us

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 22, 2004
    based on 59 ratings

    A sermon to deal with dissension and other harmful areas to the unity of a church.

    Let me start out this morning by saying that we are very blessed. We started this church in a small conference room in Mesa last September. In November, we moved to Chandler with 4 people and a vision from God. Today, just 5 short months later, we have a very wonderful place to come and more

  • Division

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Dissension in the Corinthian church was the first problem addressed by Paul. He introduces the thoughts of this passage with an appeal for unity.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Being much concerned about the rise of denominations in the church, John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, “Are there any Presbyterians here?” “Yes!”, came the answer. Then he asked, “Are there any more

  • You Were Made For A Mission Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Sep 13, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    One in a series on Rick Warren’s Purpose-Driven Life book. Our mission is to drive with others toward a destination. But between invitation and destination there is hesitation, born of diversion, dissension, and dissipation.

    People who are on a mission move; people who are on a mission let nothing stop them. They are not distracted by side issues, they focus all their energies on getting their mission accomplished. People who are on a mission do whatever it takes to get to their goal. But people who are not on a more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth – Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 9, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    Israel called to be holy experienced many of the same obstacles that we experience as we seek to grow in Christ and to be used by Him. In Numbers we see Israel filled with discontentment, dissension, discouragement, and defiance – all deadly obstacles.

  • Paralyzation Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Ronnie Smith on Jul 15, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Chick-fa-la has an advertising campaign that displays cows holding up signs saying “eat more chicken”. This is cute because the cows are trying to save their own lives by convincing others to “eat more chicken”. If we as Christians expect to be all God

    Strife - 1 a: bitter sometimes violent conflict or dissension b : an act of contention : FIGHT, STRUGGLE 2 : exertion or contention for superiority Midian- In the Hebrew Text means Strife. Judges 6 1 And the children of Israel did evil in the sight of the LORD: and the LORD delivered more

  • A Dedicated Partner In The Work Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    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 more

  • Using Anger As A Tool

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Oct 26, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    USING ANGER AS A TOOL INTRODUCTION: Anger is often given a bad name in our minds. Yet, God has given anger, just as every other emotion, to us. The issue is not to be or not to be angry, but how we can be angry biblically. So for the next few weeks,

    USING ANGER AS A TOOL INTRODUCTION: Anger is often given a bad name in our minds. Yet, God has given anger, just as every other emotion, to us. The issue is not to be or not to be angry, but how we can be angry biblically. So for the next few weeks, we are going to look at the issue of anger, more

  • 9 Ways To Clean Dirty Deeds Pt. 1 Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 12, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    A believer sins less after he gets saved.

    9 Ways to Clean Dirty Deeds (Part 1 of 2) Gal. 5:19:21Aug. 14, 2005 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: SheeP: clean animal, avoids garbage Hog: Unclean, wallows in filth A Noah, after the rain stopped, sent a raven from the ark which never came back. Then it more

  • The Door Of Proof Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 24, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    This is the 9th sermon in the series "Unlocking The Doors To Freedom".

    Series: Unlocking The Doors To Freedom (Galatians) #9 THE DOOR OF PROOF Galatians 5:16-26 Introduction: 1. What does a Christian look like? 2. How do you really know if someone is a Christian? Matthew 7:15-23 3. Our text defines for us bad fruit and good fruit. Which is your life more

  • The Church Without Passion

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Nov 2, 2003
    based on 45 ratings

    A sermon dealing with the problem within the church at Ephesus !

    The Church Without Passion Rev. 2:1-7 I. Notice What Was Good ! a. Their deeds. Jesus uses the word “works” and “labor to describe their acts and activities. Both speak of labor to the point of exhaustion. The church of Ephesus was a church of do gooders ! They worked hard for the more

  • Be A "Fashionable" Christian

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 16 ratings

    how God wants us to put on the clothing of Christ and armor of light in these dark times

    December 2, 2001 Romans 13:11-14 11 And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. 12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of more

  • You Gotta Die Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Feb 28, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    A look at what it means to die to our selves.

    I began this message showing the video of the Monty Python sketch, The Dead Parrot. Obviously wouldn’t work in many churches. Death isn’t always that funny, as a matter of fact even the passing of a Parrot is seldom amusing. It isn’t always an easy subject to talk about and if you’ll pardon more

  • Walking In The Spirit Revisited

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 74 ratings

    What does it really mean to "walk in the Spirit?"

    Revisiting "Walking in The Spirit" (Galatians 5:16-26) We can view "walking in the Spirit" in differing ways. One concise way to summarize the process I call the "5 Habits of Truly Spiritual Christians." They are implied in this text (as well as surrounding context), though some of them more

  • Stand Firm For Freedom

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    Four Actions you need to take to stand firm for your (spiritual) freedom

    Stand Firm For Freedom! Galatians 5: 1, 13 – 26 1 For freedom Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not be subject again to the yoke of slavery. 13 For you were called to freedom, brothers and sisters; only do not use your freedom as an opportunity to indulge your flesh, but through more

  • Always Rejoicing In The Lord Series

    Contributed by Donato Solano on Aug 20, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Christians are the most blessed people because of what we have and what we do in Christ.

    Introduction: “Where your pleasure is, there is your treasure; where your treasure is, there is your heart; where your heart is, there is your happiness.” Augustine Happy birthday song to Herod Story (a comic additional story) Proposition: A happy church is the church that knows the will more