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  • Certainly -- At A Distance

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 18, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,140 views

    For Good Friday: sometimes we no longer see things because we are too close to them. The disciples saw the cross "at a distance", but the centurion saw it through his callousness, cynicism, and skepticism, and affirmed, "Certainly".

    Sometimes when you are too close to something you cannot see it. Or at least you cannot recognize what it is. You can be so close that you do not know what you are looking at. You need somebody else to give you a fresh perspective. My wife and I buy grocery items when they are on ...read more

  • Faith For The Distance Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on May 26, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,579 views

    Faith in the resurrection reality of Jesus Christ produces perseverance for the journey and hope for the future.

    Holy Spirit Series 2000 Life in the Spirit: Faith For The Distance 1 Corinthians 15:58 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Life is a marathon, not a sprint, so the saying goes. The same is true of the Christian faith. Finishing well, not just ...read more

  • Go The Distance

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 14, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,769 views

    This is about total commitment to Christ.

    I am sure you have seen that wonderful bumper sticker that says something to the effect, “Whoever dies with the most toys wins.” It seems that is the way many people think about life. The chief goal in life for many people is comfort and luxury. Many of the “poor” in the United States have ...read more

  • Go The Distance (Part 1)

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 1,398 views

    God is calling us to finish the race of life with Him

    Go the Distance Part 1 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 May 23, 1999 Morning Service Introduction I. Story of Jean - Dominique Bauby A, Work: French journalist, age of 45 was editor of fashion magazine Elle, very successful, December of 1995, he suffered a stroke B. After the stroke: Buaby was ...read more

  • Go The Distance (Part 2)

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 699 views

    God gives us the strength we need to go the distance with Him

    Go the Distance Part II 2 Timothy 3:10-4:8 June 7, 1998 Morning Service Introduction I. Review A. Passion - The Holy want to: Genuine love, desire to serve & prioirty of focus B. Preparation - Paying the price for growth: Prayer & petition of God, study of the Word, & faith II. Where are ...read more

  • Our Distance From Jesus

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Feb 15, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 11,060 views

    WHERE ARE YOU AT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS? WHY ARE SOME REALLY CLOSE, SOME NOT SO CLOSE AND OTHERS SEEM SO FAR AWAY FROM CHRIST? WELL, WE CAN ALL BE CLOSER IF WE "WANT" TO BE CLOSE TO JESUS.

    TITLE: OUR DISTANCE FROM JESUS 1/27/02 TEXT: MATTHEW 26:36 – 43, 47 - 50 INTRO: ONE OF MY FAVORITE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE IS HERE IN CHAPTER 26 OF THE BOOK OF MATTHEW. I HAVE OFTEN READ THIS PASSAGE AND WONDERED ABOUT ALL THAT TOOK PLACE ON THAT NIGHT. IT IS A SPECIAL PASSAGE TO ...read more

  • Following From A Distance

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 15,036 views

    In this sermon we look at what happens to Peter, and what will happen to us when we follow the Lord from a distance

    Following From A Distance Luke 22:54-62 You look at the life of Peter, and you see a roller coaster experience. He is up and down more times than the Great American Scream Machine. He is at times is over-confidence, and half-cocked. At one point he’s ready to die for the Lord, and hours ...read more

  • Jesus, In Your Distance Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,396 views

    This is the 6th sermon in the series "When Jesus Comes To Your Town". This series is based on the "Passion Week".

    Series: When Jesus Comes To Your Town [#6] JESUS, IN YOUR DISTANCE Mark 14:54 Introduction: A couple of years ago on Thanksgiving Day my family was together for lunch at mom and dad’s house. As we were eating, we began to talk about things we had done as kids. Now I know that James ...read more

  • "Dear Lord -- Huh?" Going The Distance With Distraction Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 3, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,839 views

    Part 6 in series, "Learning to Pray," this message examines the reality of distraction in each of our lives and the impact it has on prayer.

    "Dear Lord. . .huh?" Going the Distance with Distraction Learning to Pray, prt. 6 Wildwind Community Church Feb. 27, 2005 David Flowers Have you ever made a promise you didn’t keep? Have you ever stood in front of a hundred people and made a promise you didn’t keep? Last week I told you I ...read more

  • "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on May 24, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,821 views

    A challenge to bridge any distance that may exist between the individual and God.

    “Raiders of the Lost Ark” II Samuel 6:1-22 2SA 6:1 David again brought together out of Israel chosen men, thirty thousand in all. 2 He and all his men set out from Baalah of Judah to bring up from there the ark of God, which is called by the Name, the name of the LORD Almighty, who is enthroned ...read more

  • When Technique Eclipses Relationship-Part 2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 7 ratings
     | 597 views

    We incur certain liabilities when our relationship to Jesus is eclipsed by technique. Part 2 of a 3 part sermon.

    WHEN TECHNIQUE ECLIPSES RELATIONSHIP-II—Revelation 2:1-7 Firstless Love A man who spends all his time at work—Neglecting his family in order to do it—Forgetting that his initial drive for the work is to meet his family’s need. Jesus reprimanded the Ephesian church because their first love ...read more

  • To Much Luggage

    Contributed by Joshua Bowers on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,229 views

    What do we do, what do we have that keeps distance between us and God

    What do we do that keeps us from getting as close to God as could be. I. God wants us to be close to Him 1. John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not parish, but have eternal life.” 2. As He did with many characters in ...read more

  • Finishing Strong Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 149 ratings
     | 9,556 views

    As we look at the life of Solomon we will be challenged to finish strong and to go the distance. (Real people True Stories - part four)

    "SOLOMON, FINISHING STRONG - A GOOD START ISN’T ENOUGH" TEXT: 1 KINGS 1-11 Have you ever noticed in life that a good start isn’t always enough. Now there is nothing wrong with a good start mind you, but it is often not enough to get us to the finish line, or to the winners ...read more

  • Splatting

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 3, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,585 views

    Long distance runners reach a point in every race which is called SPLATTING, to continue in the race takes discipline.

    Gal. 5:7 YE DID RUN WELL, WHO DID HINDER YOU THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH? SPLATTING (or falling towers and dashed dreams) 1. JESUS WAS A PEOPLE PERSON, NOT A PAPER PERSON. Problems are great opportunities. Peace is not the absence of problems, but rather the presence of the Almighty ...read more

  • Wise Men Overcome Worship Obstacles

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 31, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 3,022 views

    The wise men encountered three obstacles as they sought to worship Christ - distance, unbelief, and lowliness. So do we.

    MATTHEW 2:1-12: WISE MEN AND OVERCOME WORSHIP OBSTACLES (Distance, unbelief, lowliness) “Let’s worship God.” “Welcome to worship.” “Come and worship Christ on Christmas.” We use the word “worship” a great deal around here. What does it mean to “worship” God? What pictures fly into your ...read more