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  • The Elephant In Your Living Room

    Contributed by Pastor Kris Belfils on Dec 13, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 18,323 views

    Too many times we have dreams or goals and we shrink back because of fear. It is time we face that "Elephant In The Living Room" once and for all.

  • Family Secrets Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 22, 2018
     | 1,384 views

    Family secrets harm families. In Jacob's family, there was disunity and favoritism. Family secrets need to be brought into the open, where they can be dealt with. Families can change the way they deal with issues: truth, attitudes, and actions.

    FAMILY SECRETS—Genesis 26:34-27:45 Are you familiar with the phrase, “the elephant in the room”? Imagine some people in a room, with an elephant in the middle of the room, but no one wants to recognize that the elephant is there. The people in the room talk about a lot of things, but no one ever ...read more

  • Releasing The Shackles

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 22, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 9,368 views

    Jesus wants us to be free from the shackles that may be binding us.

    Each person in this scripture from Acts is imprisoned in one way or another. The slave girl is imprisoned in her insanity and by her owners. Even though she says something good, she is enslaved to it. Paul and Silas go to pray and she begins following them. She says something positive and ...read more

  • Acting On God's Plan - Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 19, 2013
     | 2,909 views

    Nehemiah did not delay in acting out the plan God had laid upon his heart and here we see God's plan being put into action...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 19, 2013 Date Preached: January 20, 2013 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Building with God Sermon Title: Acting On God’s Plan - Pt 1 Sermon Text: Nehemiah 2:1-8 [ESV] Introduction: Over the past 2 weeks we have ...read more

  • Why Is There An Elephant In My Living Room?

    Contributed by Edward Boyce on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 157 ratings
     | 8,515 views

    Most folks have areas in their lives that they ignore. In this sermon, Jesus calls us to put first things first.

    WHY IS THERE AN ELEPHANT IN MY LIVING ROOM? This morning I would like to tell you a story. It begins as does many stories with a very familiar phrase. Once upon a time on a fine spring day, a young mother sat through a very boring contract negotiation, while her son sat through a boring ...read more

  • You're Going The Wrong Way!

    Contributed by Russell M Rillie on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,672 views

    We are all guilty of going the wrong way on the road of life, but we don’t realize is that we can lead our family on the same path and risk crashing into others who are going the right way.

    On Sunday, July 26, 2009, while we were IN church, unbeknownst to me and my family, on the same road that I travel twice a day daily, while we were carrying on in the HOLY SPIRIT, there was something happening in the SPIRIT realm. Diane Schuler, drunk and stoned, drove 1.7 miles in the WRONG ...read more

  • Acting On God's Plan - Pt 2 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 27, 2013
     | 1,881 views

    Nehemiah had challenged the people with the plan God had given him and now it was time to put that plan into action. Nehemiah leads the people to move forward and rebuild the wall in spite of and in the face of stiff opposition

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 25, 2013 Date Preached: January 27, 2013 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Building with God Sermon Title: Acting On God’s Plan - Pt 2 Sermon Text: Nehemiah 3-4 [ESV] Introduction: Nehemiah heard about Jerusalem ...read more

  • Do You Read Me? ... Over Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 5,976 views

    Communication is not a luxury--it is a necessity, especially in today’s family. James 1:19 outlines three simple ways to improve your family’s communication lines.

    Do You Read Me? … Over James 1:19 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION This is the second message in the series entitled, “Family: An Endangered Species?” Last week I shared six common characteristics strong families share. One of them was the ability to communicate well as a family. Whether you ...read more

  • Turning Religious Reluctance-11

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Mar 9, 2019
     | 443 views

    11 of ? Jesus bore witness of His Messianic identity to a reluctant but religious woman. God’s people bear witness of Jesus’ identity to reluctant religious people. What does it take to turn that religious reluctancy around? Turning religious reluctance to God requires...

    TURNING RELIGIOUS RELUCTANCE-XI—John 4:1-42 Turning the Religious Lost Attention: What Temptation? A man who was getting a bit overweight, decided to go on a life-altering diet. But one of his main problems with his diet was that he would stop for donuts every morning on the way to work. To make ...read more

  • Know Your Situation Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 6, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,599 views

    There are times in our lives when things happen and we instinctively jump to blame God, either because of something He allowed or something He did... but we have to be honest about things and we must know the situation. Our sin is the cause of all our iss

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 5, 2013 Date Preached: January 6, 2013 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Building with God Sermon Title: Know Your Situation Sermon Text: Nehemiah 1:1-4 [ESV] Introduction: Have you ever had a project SO large that ...read more

  • Praying For A Plan Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 13, 2013
     | 2,751 views

    Nehemiah knew and understood that the enormous task set before him was impossible on his own, but with God he had faith it could be done... So Nehemiah prayed toward a plan

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 10, 2013 Date Preached: January 13, 2013 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Building with God Sermon Title: Praying Toward A Plan Sermon Text: Nehemiah 2:1-8 [ESV] Introduction: Last week I asked the question, ...read more

  • Did God Step Out Of His Comfort Zone?

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Mar 15, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,711 views

    I have called you to step out of your comfort zone and get involved with serving God, but is this something God is calling us to do that He himself is not willing to do? Let's look at Phil 2 and see...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: March 15, 2013 Date Preached: March 17, 2013 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Easter Series Sermon Title: Did God Step Out of His Comfort Zone? Sermon Text: Philippians 2:4-8 [ESV] Introduction: For the past several ...read more