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  • "Drained" Series

    Contributed by Tony Searles on Feb 16, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,093 views

    This is the first in a six part Easter Series. The premise comes from Phil. 2:5-7 where it states that Jesus "emptied Himself, taking on the form of a bond-servant." We too need to be emptied so we can be filled with the fullness of Christ alone.

    TITLE: “Drained” #1 in the SERIES: “Empty” MAIN TEXT: Mark 14:3-9 Today, we start a new series that will lead us into RESURRECTION SUNDAY! EMPTY! (Allow me to set the foundation for all that I believe God wants to say to us.) I have been contemplating and ...read more

  • World Religions - 3 Buddhism

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Nov 20, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,919 views

    In Buddhism enlightenment is achieved through pouring one’s self out. In Christ, grace has been poured out unto us!

    What About Buddhism? Titus 3:1-7 Introduction Frederick Buechner, in his book Now and Then, has a section on his comparison of the teachings of Buddha and of Jesus Christ, a topic he wrestled with when he was teaching at Phillips Exeter Academy: “Finally, lest students of comparative religion ...read more

  • Loving One Another

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Apr 8, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,993 views

    A short devotion/homily for Maundy Thursday as we celebrate communion and Passover dinner

    John 13 Jesus Washes His Disciples’ Feet 1It was just before the Passover Feast. Jesus knew that the time had come for him to leave this world and go to the Father. Having loved his own who were in the world, he now showed them the full extent of his love.[1] 2The evening meal was being ...read more

  • "Impressive Credentials, But..."

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 23, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,338 views

    What does it mean to share in Christ’s death?

    Philippians 3:4b-14 “Impressive Credentials, But…” By Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN www.gbgm-umc.org/grace-sdtn What do you want more than anything else in the world? Is it a higher paying job? Is it a bigger house? Is it some ...read more

  • When Jesus Gave Himself Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,630 views

    When Jesus gave Himself to mankind, He gave it all.

    Christmas: It’s All About Giving WHEN JESUS GAVE HIMSELF TO MAN Philippians 2:5 - 8 One of the joys of being a parent is the opportunity to reflect on how much my parents gave to me. As a child I really did not understand the sacrifices they made in order that my brother, sisters and me ...read more

  • Living A Spirit-Filled Life

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 20, 2009
    based on 21 ratings
     | 19,694 views

    A Spirit filled life should be the goal of believers. Few demonstrate lives filled with the power of God, most living a “ho-hum” Christian existence. Some wonder why there’s no victory in their lives. Reason is few are Spirit filled.

    LIVING A SPIRIT-FILLED LIFE EPHESIANS 5:18-21 Introduction: A Spirit filled life ought to be the goal of every believer. Unfortunately many if not most Christians are satisfied with the way things are spiritually in their lives for as long as there is a spot is reserved for them in heaven ...read more

  • Lord's Supper With Footwashing Service - 2005

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on May 16, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,777 views

    This is a Lord’s Supper with a Footwashing Service

    Lord’s Supper - 2005 Song – Above All “Places in the Heart”, Robert Benton’s Academy Award-winning film about the Depression-era U.S. South, ends on a mystical note. The last scene finds an odd collection of parishioners sharing pews in a church. Here sits a white peace officer who, in a tragic ...read more

  • When I Need A Change Of Heart Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 2, 2010
    based on 13 ratings
     | 17,887 views

    How to take advantage of the new heart God promised to those who trust Him.

    Last week we looked at some attitudes we need to have when we’re facing difficulty. We reconsidered the fact that the problem isn’t always the problem. The problem is our attitude, or our focus, about our problems. We need to focus on our Great High Priest, Jesus, who is able to help ...read more

  • Consider Him

    Contributed by John D Jones on May 2, 2010
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,536 views

    In Christ Jesus we have both the exemplar and the enabler! Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world! When we Consider Him, we run the race, we relinquish the weights, and we finish the race to receive the prize.

    “Consider Him” Hebrews 12:1-4 Text: verse 3 Introduction: I want to call your attention to the first 3 words of verse 3, in which the writer encourages the reader, “For Consider Him.” This is an appropriate exhortation because the entire book is a treatise on ...read more

  • Whatever Is ....

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Mar 1, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,260 views

    The road to transformation involves the choice of what we put into our minds and what we choose to think about.

    Whatever is… Phil 4:8-9, Feb 27, 2011 Intro: For most of us, the word “meditation” conjures up a mental picture of someone in baggy pants, sitting on the floor with their legs wrapped up like a pretzel, arms comfortably outstretched, middle finger and thumb together, saying ...read more

  • "Wwjd?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 29, 2014
     | 1,873 views

    A sermon about adopting the attitude of Christ.

    Philippians 2:1-13 "WWJD?" Back in 1989, a youth group created the acronym WWJD? The idea caught on and some advertisers made some serious money on the concept. By the 1990's just about everyone was familiar with WWJD? Bumper-stickers, Bible covers, tee-shirts, jewelry, and more ...read more

  • Complete My Joy Series

    Contributed by Matthew Grise on May 20, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,690 views

    Philippians 2:1-8. Paul encourages unity, love, and humility in the body of Christ; while Christ himself exemplifies these qualities.

    AGAIN I SAY REJOICE COMPLETE MY JOY PHILIPPIANS 2:1-8 INTRODUCTION - After a bit of time away from the book of Philippians for various reasons; Easter, Mother’s Day, and Small Group preparation; we return to the letter that Paul wrote to the church in Philippi. Turn to Philippians ...read more

  • Imitating Christ’s Humility

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 11, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,839 views

    We'll have unity when we have humility, we'll have humility when we do like Christ did, and we come all the way down. I hope that every time you read that passage you'll not only think about Christ but you'll compare yourself to the standard because ...

    Opening illustration: Bill, a college student, was a new Christian. According to author Rebecca Manley Pippert, one Sunday he visited a church near campus. He walked in barefoot and was wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The service had already started, so he walked down the aisle looking for a seat. ...read more

  • Imitating Christ’s Humility

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 2, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,092 views

    Humility and humility is defined in the model of Christ. That's the pattern we have to follow, people. There are no shortcuts, no quick fixes. We'll have unity when we have humility, we'll have humility when we do like Christ did, and we come all the way down.

    Opening illustration: Bill, a college student, was a new Christian. According to author Rebecca Manley Pippert, one Sunday he visited a church near campus. He walked in barefoot and was wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The service had already started, so he walked down the aisle looking for a seat. ...read more

  • Unity In The Church Through Humility

    Contributed by John Stensrud on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 8,034 views

    An expository sermon that instructs us how to achieve unity in our churches

    Unity Comes Through Humility – Philippians 2.1-11 Meassage given by John Stensrud at Immanuel Baptist Church on Sunday, June 10, 2001 Tonto and the Lone Ranger were riding through a canyon together when all of a sudden both sides were filled with Indian warriors on horses, dressed for battle. ...read more