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  • No Spiritual Elite Series

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,590 views

    There is a sad tendency on the part of all churches. That some people become regarded as a spiritual elite. That they, in some way, have more of an expectation to be heard by God and to have a say in the church’s operation than everyone else. This is a mi

  • Who Can Hear God's Voice? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Apr 22, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,132 views

    Is there a spiritual elite that hear from God?

    I am indebted tremendously to Jack Deere for bringing clarity to these ideas. His book is entitled, Surprised By the Voice of God. It is available from local bookstores or online at www.Christianbook.com if you would like to read more about this subject. This morning I bring you the last ...read more

  • God's Plan Is Best Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Apr 18, 2015
     | 1,819 views

    Like the eunuch from Ethiopia, we must be open to God's plan in Christ.

    Thursday of 3rd Week of Easter 2015 Joy of the Gospel The Father was surely drawing this Ethiopian to Jesus, and–not by luck–deacon Phillip was on the same road as the African’s chariot. The eunuch had been in Jerusalem to pray and study, so he was either a Jew or an admirer ...read more

  • The Bound-Tos And The Kaint Hep Its Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 24, 2010
     | 939 views

    We don't have to be experts in order to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ

    St. Anne & Joachim July 26, 2010 You Will Be My Witnesses A few years ago, a U.S. President was facing his last term and began to wonder about his “legacy.” In other words, what would he be remembered for? Jeshua ben Sira, whom we know as Sirach, wrote the answer about a hundred ...read more

  • Smokejumpers

    Contributed by John Ross on Nov 7, 2002
    based on 108 ratings
     | 9,942 views

    Smokejumpers are the elite of the elite firefighters jumping straight into the fight of their lives, as Jesus did for us.

    “Smokejumpers” John 13:31-35 Sunday, May 13, 2001 All services PRAY… & Intro… Imagine if you can, not knowing whether you’d live to see the end of today. Imagine being with friends and family, unsure whether or not you’d see them tomorrow. How might the life and love you share with those ...read more

  • Focus On Your Hero Series

    Contributed by W F on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,133 views

    If we want to become an elite spiritual athlete, we must focus on our hero – Jesus Christ (Part 2 "How To Be An Elite Spiritual Athlete").

    HOW TO BE AN ELITE SPIRITUAL ATHLETE PART 2 “Focus on your Hero” Hebrews 12:2-3 INTRODUCTION We’re talking about how to be an elite spiritual athlete. We all know how important it is to stay in shape physically, and it’s no less important for us to pay attention to our spiritual condition. ...read more

  • The Road To The Cross Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Jun 23, 2016
     | 2,676 views

    Matthew records the events leading up to the crucifixion. Jesus prophecy, and the actions of the religious elite.

    I. Introduction A. The outline for this message came from “The Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible’” by Leadership Ministries Worldwide B. Lets begin by turning to Matthew 26:1 - 5 Matthew 26:1-5 (NKJV) Now it came to pass, when Jesus had finished all these sayings, ...read more

  • Pollution In The Soul Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 27, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,813 views

    Jesus is confronted by the religious elite that His disciples weren’t washing correctly. Jesus tells the Pharisical hypocrites they have more problems than that to worry about.

    Pollution in the Soul Then the Pharisees and some of the scribes came together to Him, having come from Jerusalem. Now when they saw some of His disciples eat bread with defiled, that is, with unwashed hands, they found fault. For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they wash ...read more

  • How To Be Joyful No Matter What Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,252 views

    Sermon looks at Paul’s circumstances - being in prison - and how with a Christ like attitude God used him to witness to over 4,000 elite gaurds

    HOW TO BE JOYFUL NO MATTER WHAT How to Enjoy the Rest of Your Life - Part 2 Philippians 1:12-26 Acknowledgement - Rick Warren Most people don’t enjoy life; they just endure it. They don’t enjoy happiness. Our society perpetuates the lie that life must be perfect for us to be happy. If I ...read more

  • Stay In The Running Series

    Contributed by W F on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,326 views

    Our spiritual health is so important because the condition of your soul determines the quality of life you will enjoy both here and now and in the next life – in eternity (Part 1 "How to Be An Elite Spiritual Athlete").

    INTRODUCTION Watching the male gymnasts at the Athens Olympics last night from the comfort of my armchair! When you become a sports spectator instead of a participant, all the wrong things start to happen to your body. Your weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate and cholesterol all go up. ...read more

  • Why Shepherds?

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 101 ratings
     | 30,029 views

    The birth of Jesus Christ was not revealed to kings or rulers. It was not revealed to the religious elite. When God came to earth, He let the world know by announcing the birth of His Son to lowly shepherds.

    Why Shepherds? Luke 2:8-20 Introduction The birth of Jesus Christ was not revealed to kings or rulers. It was not revealed to the religious elite. When God came to earth, He let the world know by announcing the birth of His Son to lowly shepherds. Why? Perhaps He wanted the poor and outcast ...read more

  • Blessed Ignorance, Jesus Is Mine Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 9, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,034 views

    We claim to know too much, as we want to make ourselves elite, we want to close off new ideas. Know nothing but the servant heart (a sermon for deacon ordination).

    The psalmist says, “He has put a new song in my mouth.” And so I took that very literally and composed a new song for church today. Do you want to hear me sing it? It’s called, “Blessed ignorance, Jesus is mine” You say you don’t think you know that one? You say you think I got that wrong? ...read more

  • Part Iii - The Religious Leaders – The Voice Of Apathy Series

    Contributed by Eric Peloquin on Dec 15, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,837 views

    This is part three in a series looking at the different characters in the Christmas narrative and what we can learn from their contributions.In this case the religious elite of this time seemed completely apathetic to the idea of the advent of the Christ.

    The Voices of Christmas Part III The Religious Leaders – the Voice of Apathy The greatest event in human history has taken place. The Messiah has been born in the City of David. The King of kings has made a very humble entry into the world. He was not born in Jerusalem, neither was ...read more

  • Calling Sinners Home Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Feb 26, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 11,823 views

    The church can become just another club – an elite society that has all the right externals but has forgotten what its true purpose is. Principles taken from the call of Levi (Matt).

  • Feasting Through Fastiing

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Sep 22, 2006
     | 755 views

    “Fasting”… topic we don’t hear much about in the church to day - Many of us may think of fasting as for the spiritually elite… those specially gifted… a gift we seek about as much as celibacy or martyrdom. - Many of our initial thoughts, or even experi

    “Fasting”… topic we don’t hear much about in the church to day - Many of us may think of fasting as for the spiritually elite… those specially gifted… a gift we seek about as much as celibacy or martyrdom. - Many of our initial thoughts, or even experiences conjure up thoughts of sitting around ...read more