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  • Pushing The Boundaries Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Nov 23, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Expanding the Kingdom of God during this Church Age is a mandate that is still incumbent upon all churches. If the doors to continued expansion are closing, it may be because we are disobedient, or it may presage the closing of this present age.

    “To the angel of the church in Philadelphia write: ‘The words of the holy one, the true one, who has the key of David, who opens and no one will shut, who shuts and no one opens. “‘I know your works. Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut. I know that you have more

  • High Empowered Endorsement

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jun 4, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    Being empowered and endorsed by Christ. Even when we as believers are called to authority, we are still His servants.

    “High-Powered Endorsement” 1 Corinthians 16:15-18 1. Endorsed their devotion to encouragement and service (v.15-17) Application: We should not be hung up on recognition when we choose to serve. As Christians, we are all called to serve; we don’t have to be on the more

  • I Go A-Fishing

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Dec 19, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    In the ordinary course of duty we may not always see great success, but when we let the Lord join the party then the extraordinary occurs.

    I GO A-FISHING John 21:1-19 The miraculous draught of fishes which took place on the shores of Galilee after Jesus' resurrection was not the first instance of its kind. It had occurred similarly at the beginning of His ministry, when He first used Simon Peter's boat as a pulpit. After more

  • Evidence That We Know

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on May 27, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    Does the world know that we know Jesus? What evidence do we show that give them the confidence to follow the One we know?

    EVIDENCE THAT WE KNOW Eph. 4:11-16 INTRO: Arab Proverb states: He that knows not and knows not the he knows not: He is a fool – shun him! He that knows not and knows that he know not: He is simple – teach him! He that knows and knows not the he knows: He is asleep – wake him! He that more

  • The Why Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    The Resurrection of Christ was a world-changing event, but why did it occur? I’ve compiled a list of reasons.

    “I Believe” Sermon Series on the Apostles Creed “The WHY of the Resurrection” Romans 8:10-11 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts While thinking about the miracle of Christ’s resurrection, a question came up: Why did Jesus rise from the dead, i.e. what more

  • Of Offerings And Relationships Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Feb 12, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Cain and Abel’s story demonstrates the power of offerings to reveal relationships and invite or reject God’s greatest blessings.

    (Thanks to Dr. Roger Thomas for ideas for this lesson from his sermon on Genesis 4: "I Did it My Way") We began a series on offerings, sacrifices and God’s blessings last week. This morning we will look at the first offerings mentioned in scripture and how things turned out with that. Genesis more

  • The Benefits Of Fearing God And Keeping His Commandments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 134 ratings

    Fearing God brings the mercy of God, greater blessings, greater confidence, separates from evil, pleasure to God, sanctuary in times of trouble and so much more. (Ten points) h. It brings Christian fellowship (Mal. 3:16) i. It supersedes the fear of man

    How to Fear God and Keep His Commands (Psa 112:1,2) "Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. He will not fear when the evil day comes. Because his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord." Fear of God - A reverential trust in God with a hatred for more

  • The Benefits Of Fearing God And Keeping His Commandments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. He will not fear when the evil day comes. Because his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord."

    The Benefits of Fearing God and Keeping His Commandments Psalm 112:1-112:2 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV) How to Fear God and Keep His Commands (Psa 112:1,2) "Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. He will not fear when the evil day comes. Because more

  • The Design Of God's Church

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Sep 25, 2008

    God gives godly leaders to train His people to become godly people for a God-honoring outcome.

    The Design of God’s Church Griffith Baptist Church – 9/28/08 A.M. Service Text: Ephesians 4:11-16 Key verse: Ephesians 4:11-12 - 11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the more

  • A Spiritual Malfunction

    Contributed by James Westmoreland on Oct 23, 2006

    When we hear what God wants us to be and what he wants us to do in our worship and we do something else, this says that there is a critical "disconnect," a spiritual malfunction.

    A man was hired to paint the lines on the highway that divide the lanes. Now the company didn’t have a lot of resources so he had to do his painting on foot. After the first day at work his supervisor was very impressed when he learned that this new employee had painted three miles’ worth of more

  • The Ministry Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jan 22, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    The Holy Spirit is vital to everything we do as followers of Christ. We as God

    Intro: Hosea 6.6 gives us a glimpse from the Old Testament into the heart of God and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. God through Hosea says, “For I desire mercy and not sacrifice and the knowledge of God more than burnt offerings.” This book tells the story of Hosea and Gomer. God tells Hosea more

  • Learning God’s Idea Of Greatness Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jan 16, 2012

    We as the Church, the called out body of believers, have been distratced from God definition of greatness. God has designed a broom for every believers hands. Your broom my be children’s ministry, homeless ministry, marriage, etc. God as a broom shappe

    Intro: There are many things that are fought for in the church today. The type of music that is used during the worship service, the way we use money, the length of time we have a worship service, the way we organize and we could go on. The one thing that usually isn’t fought over is the more

  • Church Discipline - The Spoiled Children Of Faith

    Contributed by Pastor Michael Salman on Nov 6, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    The Sermon is on the importance of Church Discipline in the Church. The consequences of those who do not practice such and the fruit of those who do.

    Spoiled Children - The growing rottenness of undisciplined Christians Grace to you and peace from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. In this article I would like to address the growing cancer that plagues Christendom today. It is a cancer that is not eating us from the outside but more

  • Playing For Whose Applause Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Whose applause do you seek? Don’t tell me you don’t need any! You would only be kidding yourself.

    Playing for Whose Applause? Text- Matthew 6: 1-8, 16-18 Everybody loves applause! Recognition is a good thing. Last Sunday, you encouraged Pastor Steve and me tremendously by expressing your appreciation for our work in ministry. I guess I am hopelessly sentimental, but as I read your more

  • Elisha - Equipped For Service

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Aug 16, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Shows how we can follow the example from Elisha in being properly equipped for God’s service

    Elisha - Equipped for Service II Kings 2:1-15 Are you ready for tomorrow? Kids are you ready for tomorrow? Do you have all your notebooks and pens and #2 pencils crammed into your backpack ready for that bright and early wake up call? Teachers are you ready for tomorrow? Lessons plans in more