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  • "Therefore, Bear Fruits Worthy Of Repentance"

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Sep 16, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    understanding what repentance really is

    Weekend Message/Devotion Matthew 3:8 September 16, 2018 Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance How often do we pray for forgiveness and repentance? It is within our daily prayers at the Gunter house. In Matthew’s account of John the Baptist in Chapter 3, we come across a very interesting more

  • What Happens When Revival Really Comes

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 24, 2004
    based on 40 ratings

    A look at the diffence between real revival and man-made "revival meetings."

    Starting Point: Revival only happens when the fire of God falls from heaven. - v. 38. - I didn’t know how exactly to share this passage, then it occurred to me that what’s in this passage serves as an example for us of a real revival. - too often, we call something a revival that isn’t more

  • "Wait On Me!" (God)

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 416 ratings


    Intro: One of the things I am NOT GOOD AT is waiting. I am the person who paces the floor waiting for the microwave popcorn which only takes three and one-half minutes! (Do I need therapy? Most likely!!:) We live in an "instant society" of fast food, instant information on demand, more

  • Paul's Unceasing Prayer

    Contributed by Clarence Clough on Aug 3, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Believers will benefit when they apply Paul’s prayer objectives to their lives (ascertain God’s will, walk worthy of Christ, and possess the power of God).

    PAUL’S UNCEASING PRAYER Text: Colossians 1:9-11 Introduction: Paul’s prison letter to the Colossian church was to encourage believers there to eliminate false teaching and to continue with Christ. Theme: Believers will benefit when they more

  • Search Diligently For The Child

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon contrasts the response of the Magi and the people of Jerusalem to the birth of Christ.

    Matthew 2: 1 – 12 / Searching Diligently For The Child Intro: 2 kids decided to “play” Christmas. They wrapped the cat in “swaddling clothes” and put it in a doll cradle. The cat wasn’t into being the baby Jesus and split. The children searched the house saying, “Jesus, get back in your more

  • The Harvest

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Dec 12, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    The fields are white for harvest. We cannot expect the statistics of saved vs. lost to improve if we do not sow and reap.

    THE HARVEST John 4:35-38 Introduction: We are living in a day when there are more lost souls in the world then there are saved. Statistically, there are 95-100 million unchurched people in the U.S. alone. There are 180-190 million lost souls in the U.S., which do not attend church at all. more

  • The Minas Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 10, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    Benefits of using God’s blessings to bring glory to Him

    Stories Jesus Told - 2 "The Minas" Luke 19:11-27 INTRO.: Have you wondered if living the Christian life is worth the sacrifices and effort required? This story answers the question. Historians tell us this parable is unique among the parables of Jesus because it makes reference to an actual more

  • Striving To Win Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    A look at excellence as a Christian. How to win in the race of Christianity.

    STRIVING TO WIN The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The race is run over a grueling course covering 26 miles, 385 yards. In order to run in that prestigious race, you must have either won a sanctioned more

  • "Jonah, Chapter Three: A Story Of Revival” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Aug 30, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    In Jonah chapter three, we read a story of revival.

    In Jonah, chapter one, we read a story of rebellion. In chapter two, we read a story of repentance. Today, as we turn our attention to chapter three of the book of Jonah, we find a story of revival. (READ TEXT) Jonah went to Nineveh and declared God’s word to the people. In response, the more

  • Rooted In A Sacrificial Life Series

    Contributed by Greg Vesely on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    When we are Being rewarded for our obedience it is easer for us to be obedient, but suffer for our obedience we are usually not willing to do that.

    Thesis: Rooted in a sacrificial life Title: It’s all about Cost! Intro: Let’s read out of Colossians chapter 1 verse 24-29 Vs. 24: Paul say’s he is rejoicing in his suffering. I don’t know about you, but suffering doesn’t sound fun. When I hear the word suffering, I think of being stuck in a more

  • Are You Good Ground Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    We need to ask ourselves if we have the kind of heart that in which God can produce fruit.

    Are You Good Ground? Text: Mark 4:13-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the movies "Gettysburg," there is a scene the night before the main battle. The commanding General of the Union Army, George Meade, comes to the house where their headquarters have been established. He looks at more

  • Finding Jesus Through Listening, Looking, & Worship Series

    Contributed by Nathan Parker on Mar 10, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    A message on how to find Jesus through your looking, listening, & worship by Pastor Coy Sample. (Additions by Nathan Parker).

    I. What does Jesus have to say? God has been speaking to His people throughout the ages. 1. In the Garden of Eden 2. To Abraham through a visitor Life Examples: Abraham: The Man of Endurance (Gen. 21:1-3) Call Abraham not only a man of faith (Gal. 3:9), but a man of endurance. The more

  • God Can Use Your Prayers Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Nov 25, 2003
    based on 37 ratings

    One of the anchors for our soul is prayer. We see (1) God set things in motion when we pray, and (2) God set up His purposes when we pray.

    Acts 2:42-47 ANCHOR - God Can Use Your Prayers Acts 2 records the birth of the church. It was something new... something they have never experience before. It was the start of a new ministry. And the Bible tells us - they devoted them to SOME things... and the result was - verse 47 "And the more

  • The Danger Of Offenses

    Contributed by John Gerald on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    Offenses are very common, but we are warned against committing them.

    THE DANGER OF OFFENSES Rev. John W. Gerald I. THE OFFENSE OF PRIDE Matt. 18:1 At the same time came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven? 2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, 3 And said, Verily I say more

  • What Are You Doing?

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings

    Introduction 1.

    Introduction 1. Do you feel that God is not using you very much? That He has not given you many gifts or opportunities to serve Him? That you are not doing enough for Him? Do you fail to have any joy in seeing God working through you? Is your call as a disciple a burden or an opportunity to more