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  • A Confrontation About Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Jun 20, 2018

    The Sadducees came to Jesus with a question regarding resurrection. This is quite interesting since they did not believe in resurrection. His response revealed much about God's provision for us and life after death for the saved.

    A Confrontation about Resurrection Mark 12: 18-27 Those who embrace Jesus as the Christ, having received Him as Lord and Savior, all agree on an essential element of His existence – His glorious resurrection. Had He not risen from the grave, He would have been like all who came before Him. We more

  • Unto The Church In Ephesus, Write Series

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Sep 6, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Ephesus is one of the churches that got things half right, yet entirely wrong. The church must have doctrinal purity, but not at the expense of love.

    Unto the Church in Ephesus, Write Revelation 2:1-7 Introduction Last week, we were introduced to the magnificent vision of Christ which John saw, which left him as though he were dead. This was similar to the vision that several of the Old Testament prophets had seen with a similar feeling more

  • Ephesus: Restoring A Lost Love Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 22, 2001
    based on 120 ratings

    Falling in love with Jesus all over again.

    (Note: preparation should be made to have 7 lit candles placed in a circle around the pulpit, each representing one of the churches of Asia Minor.) The city of Ephesus was a very influential city of the ancient world. Although Pergamum was the capital of the province of Asia in Roman times, more

  • More To Come Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on May 9, 2016

    Jesus reveals more of the Holy Spirit and the work which the Holy Spirit would do through the disciples in the new revelation of the New Testament.

    "More to Come" John16:12-15 After all the things Jesus had revealed to His twelve disciples concerning Himself throughout His ministry, and now in the hours directly leading to His crucifixion on the cross, Jesus says in John 16:12: “I still have many things to say to you, but you more

  • Ephesus: You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 8, 2013

    This is the second message in this series that looks at the letters to the seven churches in the book of Revelation. This message examines the letter to the church at Ephesus and this church had lost that loving feeling.

    In the classic musical “Fiddler on the Roof” a Russian peasant named Tevye asks his wife a very simple question; “Do you love me?” Love him? She had never met him until the day of their arranged wedding. Now after twenty five years of marriage he wants to talk of love? more

  • Mercy And Peace In Discouraging Times Series

    Contributed by Phillip Day on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Verse 2 of this study really tells it all. Paul knew Timothy would be dealing with very difficult days, so in his last letter, he sends a message filled with hope in mercy and peace.

    Mercy and Peace in Discouraging Times 2 Timothy 1:1-18 I. For Times of Tears (v. 3-7) a. Found through Godly heritage (v. 5; 2 Timothy 3:15; Proverbs 22:6) b. Found through Godly gifts (v. 6-7) i. Power (Acts 1:8) ii. Love (Galatians 5:22) iii. Discipline (Hebrews 12:8) II. For Times more

  • The Idol Of Superiority: Ephesus Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 4, 2009

    God’s greatest commandments are loved-based and reveal His priority on relationships.

    AMERICAN IDOLS: LOOKING AT OURSELVES AND OUR LOYALTIES THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS THE IDOL OF SUPERIORITY: EPHESUS REVELATION 2:1-7 Sermon Objective: God’s greatest commandments are loved-based and reveal His priority on relationships. Supporting Scripture: Mark 12:29-31, John 13:34-35; more

  • Where's The Love? Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Apr 18, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    This is the first of a seven part series: "Seven Letters to Seven Chruches" based on the letters to the seven churches in Revelation.

    Intro to the “Seven Letters to Seven Churches” series. Seven churches enduring difficult times: persecution. As we go through this the next 7 weeks, let’s ask ourselves, “Is this our church? What is similar? What can we learn?” I remember the “Where’s the beef?” Wendy’s commercials. It had more

  • Jesus' Jubilee Ministry

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Sep 29, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Jesus announced the Jubilee and set the tone for what Christian ministry must be.

    Jubilee Vendee- September 24, 2003 After Jesus was baptized, he spent 40 days in a wilderness area, in prayer and drawing close to God, and under attack from the one who wanted to topple him from his high position of Messiah. Jesus won! He returned from the wilderness ready for his ministry and more

  • Jesus Addresses The Churches Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Apr 24, 2018

    Message 12 from Revelation summarizing Jesus' message to the churches.

    The Revelation of Jesus Christ “The Message of Jesus to the Church” INTRODUCTION From the message to the seven churches of revelation… We get a clear picture of Jesus Christ the head of the church walking among us. We get a feel for what Jesus appreciates. We understand what bothers Jesus more

  • Grace At Work 16 - Unmasked Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Mar 16, 2013

    On the unmasking of false teachers and teachings. Have discernment ministries and bloggers gone too far in naming names and posting sermons and book and sermon reviews?

    Dakota Community Church March 16, 2013 Grace at Work - 17 Unmasked Ephesians 4:1-14 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. 3 Make every effort to more

  • The Careless Church Series

    Contributed by Jim Dillinger on Jun 5, 2003
    based on 19 ratings

    The church in Ephesus

    The Careless Church Rev 2:1-7 Muynak was once a thriving port on the Aral Sea, but today it sits on the edge of a bitter, salty desert. Sand dunes are strewn with the rusted, hollow hulls of a fishing fleet that once sailed high above on the surface of Central Asia’s fountain of life. more

  • Rekindle The Love

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 7, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    Rekindle the love for God’s work, his word, and for one another by focusing on his promises.

    “You don’t bring me flowers, You don’t sing me love songs, You hardly talk to me anymore…” So sang Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand in 1977. The song became a hit because it spoke about something we all experience - fading love. Think about your pets. Do you love them as much today as when you more

  • The S.s. Consider

    Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 85 ratings

    We are not passengers on a ship, but servants and stewards on God’s gospel ship.

    The S.S. Consider 1 Corinthians 4:1-2 What have you considered lately? The Bible tells us to consider … · Ravens & Lillies - Luke 12:24,27 · Dead to sin - Romans 6:11 · Sufferings not comparable - Romans 8:18 · Goodness & Severity of God - Rom 11:22 · One another stirring up love - more

  • Sunday's Best Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 31, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Are You Prepared".

    Series: Are You Prepared? (Revelation) [#2] SUNDAY’S BEST Revelation 2:1-7 Introduction: Through the years when I have been asked to dress in nice clothes for something at school, work, etc…; I was often asked to wear my “Sunday’s Best”. Although my generation has seemed to change this a more