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  • Effort Demanded

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Sep 19, 2012
     | 2,507 views

    Faith plus Works produces miracles. It is not that God cannot work in any other manner, but generally, this is the method He chooses. So have a keen ear and be quick to do what He bids you to do. A miracle is just ahead if you will believe and obey.

    Esfuerzo Requerido (Effort Demanded) James (Stg.) 2:14-18 14 ¶ What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him? (KJV) 14 Hermanos míos, ¿qué aprovechará si alguno dice que tiene fe, y no tiene obras? ¿Podrá la fe salvarle? ...read more

  • A Futile Effort Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Feb 13, 2019
     | 3,397 views

    God spoke to Jonah, calling him to go and cry against Nineveh. Foolishly, Jonah thought he could flee the presence of God. However, God intended for Nineveh to hear a warning, and He intended Jonah to deliver that warning. It is futile to try and flee God's presence!

    A Futile Effort Jonah 1: 1-10 Having considered the introduction for Jonah, I want to remind us of the major theme of the book. Most tend to focus solely on Jonah’s miraculous deliverance from the belly of the great fish, but that is just one scene from this account in Scripture. In fact, that ...read more

  • The Effort That Unifies

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,654 views

    Mickey a 41 year old salesman sleeps in on Sundays find out why.

    West Greeley Baptist Church June 10th 2001 “The Effort That Unifies” Ephesians 4:1-3 By Pastor Mark Hensley “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. 2Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. ...read more

  • Worth The Effort Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 14, 2020
     | 1,103 views

    It takes great effort to build up (edify) believers with the Word of God, both on the part of those who teach and those who learn. But it is worth it.

    Worth the Effort (Acts 20:1-12) 1, This week, I watched part of a White Sox baseball game from two weeks agon on youtube. It was nice to be able to fast forward and see the more interesting moments. Which brings on a joke. 2. Have you heard about the first baseball game in the Bible? In the ...read more

  • Effort For Living Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,853 views

    The Thirdin a series of 5 sermons dealing with abundant living from 2 Peter 1:3-11. We have everything we need for life and godliness!

    A young woman was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde ...read more

  • Intentionally Kinder/Effort

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Aug 22, 2018
     | 2,106 views

    Bettering the human spiritual condition is the greatest good any individual can achieve. Are you intentionally growing and being kinder?

    INTENTIONUALLY KINDER --- A LITTLE EXTRA EFFORT… By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I have asked many people what is their purpose in life? They always say: I DON’T KNOW? Then I ask them what is GOD’S PURPOSE FOR GIVING US BREATH? I receive the same answer? Ask them a year later? ...read more

  • Make Every Effort To Grow Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 20, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,553 views

    Spiritual growth is intentional, not automatic. When we add to our faith we will abound in fruitfulness and have the assurance of forever. We have all we need and when we use all that we have we will grow…and it will show.

    Make Every Effort to Grow 2 Peter 1:5-11 Rev. Brian Bill April 18-19, 2015 Offering: “Make Me Over” by Natalie Grant Listen to how an article from Tuesday’s Washington Post begins: “It is every pilot’s worst nightmare to hear strange sounds coming from a ...read more

  • Christian Living Is A Team Effort

    Contributed by Robert Webb on Mar 1, 2016
     | 7,507 views

    Bear one another’s burdens Bear his own load

    Christian living is a team effort Can you recall a time in your life when you really needed some kind of help and someone was there to lend you a hand? Being a Christian requires that you put others before yourself. Christians are not hermits, we strive to enjoy the fellowship of the ...read more

  • The Effort And Universality Of Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 17, 2014
     | 2,492 views

    Wisdom is worth the work!

    The Effort and Universality of Wisdom (Proverbs 22:17-22) 1. A German Shepherd can take down a skunk at any time, but is it worth it? 2. It is possible to grow kale and other vegetables in the snow, but is it worth it? 3. I make homemade sauerkraut about 10 times a year. I begin with ...read more

  • Make Every Effort Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,708 views

    Part of a series of sermons on Romans. How important is the unity of the church? Why should we Make Every Effort to keep unity? Can Christians have different opinions and still fellowship with one another?

    Make Every Effort Romans 14:1–23 INTRODUCTION Sibling relationships are, at best, sometimes strained. I can remember growing up, the fights my brother and I would get into. I forget what the fights were about, only that we fought. Most of the time, I’m sure, it was just nitpicking ...read more

  • 16 The Futile Effort Series

    Contributed by Michael Collins on Nov 5, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 756 views

    This is the 16th of 31 devotions in a series called 'The Church Called Jonah.' This devotion is about the futile effort of the sailors to row through the tempest.

    # 16 – The Futile Effort Jonah 1:13 – “Nevertheless the men rowed hard to return to land, but they could not, for the sea continued to grow more tempestuous against them.” Nevertheless The word, ‘nevertheless,’ gives us a glimpse that they are going to pursue something other than what Jonah had ...read more

  • Making An Effort To Rest Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Sep 20, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,203 views

    The Promise of entering God’s Rest still stands!

    Making an Effort to Rest Hebrews 4:1–11 INTRODUCTION If today I told you that somewhere in the building there were tickets for everyone here to enjoy an all expense paid vacation, would you be interested in searching for them? Suppose I hid them so good that no matter how hard you looked ...read more

  • Resurrection Power Not Human Effort Series

    Contributed by Greg Johnson on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,652 views

    Romans chapter four is a powerful chapter that every believer needs to master. The Apostle Paul continues talking about justification, a term that he introduces in Romans Chapter three. Romans chapter four also has probably the best definition of faith

    Resurrection Power and Not Human Effort By Greg Johnson http://www.LovingGodFellowship.org Romans chapter four is a powerful chapter that every believer needs to master. The Apostle Paul continues talking about justification, a term that he introduces in Romans Chapter three. Romans ...read more

  • Living By Trust - Not By Effort Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    What happens after we are saved? Sometimes we treat salvation like a car wash - God cleans us up and then tells us not to get dirty again. But is that really grace?

    I can’t lift very much - I don’t know how much I bench press - and even though I exercise fairly regularly, I don’t consider myself buff. But if I had a human exoskeleton I sure could be! This machine is designed to turn ordinary men into supermen - you wear it around you and is made of ...read more

  • How Is Your Effort?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 54 ratings
     | 20,343 views

    A sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

    17 Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 Lectionary 25 September 23 Luke 16:1-13 "How is your Effort?" "He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, ’What is this ...read more