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  • When Deliverance Is Delayed

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 29, 2003
    based on 110 ratings

    What about when the answer doesn’t come right away? What happens when we get a different answer than the one we expected to get? What happens when we pray and things get worse instead of better? What happens when deliverance is delayed?

    How many know that we serve a mighty God? Does everyone agree with that statement, this morning? We all love to talk about the wonderful miracle working power of almighty God. Truly He is a mighty God. He has all power in His hand. There is nothing that is too hard for God to do. ∑ more

  • And Are We Yet Alive - Memorial Day

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 156 ratings

    This sermon tries to rewaken the "alive" in each believer and to tempt those who do not believe with the "aliveness" of Christ as we remember those who gave their lives for us. (Based on Charles Wesley’s hymn "And Are We Yet Alive."

    “And Are We Yet Alive? Colossians 2:6-14 Memorial Day Sunday, May 25, 2003 Purpose: To reawaken the “alive” in each believer and to tempt those who do not believe with the “aliveness” of Christ. (Based on Charles Wesley’s hymn “And Are We Yet Alive.”) Introduction – (asking the more

  • A Test Of Endurance

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 81 ratings

    Jesus has been very busy in ministry and opposition is becoming stronger against him. He needed to withdraw. Jesus is tired, away from home, among non-Jewish people, one of which was a woman who had very little to offer to Him, but who wouldn’t go away.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: Have you ever been frustrated by a test or an exam that was unclear or needlessly confusing? I have and I am reminded of a story that I read this week in this regard. A guy was taking a class in ornithology (ôr´nə-thŏlʹə-jē), the study of more

  • How To Avoid Burnout

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 4, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    Even though many people do not like to admit it they are suffering from various levels of emotional, spiritual or mental burnout. When people lose their enthusiasm, excitement and energy in their work they tend to become bored thinking it may be time to t

    How to Avoid Burnout Even though many people do not like to admit it they are suffering from various levels of emotional, spiritual or mental burnout. When people lose their enthusiasm, excitement and energy in their work they tend to become bored thinking it may be time to try another more

  • His Rewards Are Eternal

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

    If you believe that God rewards us according to our actions.We will begin to live a life with unshakable certainty that everything we do today matters forever!

    THE GOD WHO REWARDS Imagine if today you stand on the edge of eternity. Today you make your trade, this life for eternity. What would it be like? Well there is no doubt that you will be in eternity with Jesus if you have asked him to forgive your sins and change your life! If I told you that more

  • Rock Bottom

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 88 ratings

    Discover the power and the potential in those "Rock Bottom" experiences

    “Rock Bottom” Genesis 28:10-16 INTRO: 1. I like the way the KJV introduces us to this place… “certain place.” a. I want to take a little ecclesiastical license here and tell you that there’s no place in life that is as certain as that place where you hit more

  • Trust God And Close The Book

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 11, 2003
    based on 29 ratings

    There is a time to just trust God’s plan and close the book and go on withyour life.

    TRUST GOD AND CLOSE THE BOOK By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is a lesson on CLOSE THE BOOK. It has some wisdom, but we need balance, some doors should never be closed. They should remain open, others needed to be locked and to go on --- I can’t tell you when to open a door, more

  • Bumblebees, Cockroaches, Bats, And People

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    We look at some lessons from nature and compare to how God desires us to build people!Nevr give up on people!

    BUMBLE BEES, COCKROACHS, AND PEOPLE...   By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. DID YOU KNOW IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOR THE BUMBLE BEE TO FLY? THERE IS A BRANCH OF DYNAMICS THAT DEALS WITH THE MOTION OF THE AIR and the forces that act and can cause flight. The aerodynamics of the bumble more

  • Pressing Onward And Upward

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    Remember how God used affliction in the lives of the Godly prophets. James writes, "Brothers, as an example of patience in the face of suffering, take the prophets who spoke in the name of the Lord. As you know, we consider blessed those who have persever

    Pressing Onward and Upward (James 5:10-12) Press onward for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus... (Phil. 3:8-10) Know that the Lord allows adversity to make you stronger, better and not bitter or discouraged. Illustration: I’ll say this for adversity: people seem to be able to stand more

  • The Road To Maturity

    Contributed by Tony Kwan on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 174 ratings

    How to avoid the risk of backsliding and become a mature Christian

    Hebrews 5:11-6:20 The Road to Maturity Outline Introduction Signs of spiritual infant 5:11-14 Two choices: · The right choice 6:1-3 · The wrong choice 6:4-8 The road to maturity: · Remember the past 6:9-10 · Act on the present 6:11-12 · Look for the future more

  • Get Up And Go

    Contributed by Derrick Thompson, Sr. on Jun 24, 2003
    based on 37 ratings

    Stand for the truth

    Let us pray Welcome...... I trust no one has forgotten what happened 26 days ago, and hope we have all learned (refer to 9/11.) something from that tragic experience..... elaborate.....appeal to the unsaved to trust the Lord before it is too late..... Please turn with me in your more

  • The Devil Made Me Do It Part I

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Jun 29, 2003
    based on 41 ratings


    THE DEVIL MADE ME DO IT PART I: WHERE IT ALL BEGAN GENESIS 2:25 – 3:10 SUNDAY JUNE 20, 2003 INTRODUCTION: THE CORPSE OF SIN When he was arrested in February 2002 for dumping off as many as 200 bodies in nearby woods, 28 year old Ray Brent Marsh, the operator of Tri-State Crematory told more

  • Things That Could Not Stop Nehemiah

    Contributed by Chris Anderson on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 110 ratings

    A Sermon to Encourage People to Fight the Good Fight of Faith

    Things That Could Not Stop Nehemiah Nehemiah was a patriot. This man was not a preacher, but he was a firm believer in God. He was a man of great character and love for God and country. God put in his heart a work to do. Some of you here to day have been given a work by God to do for more

  • Looking Up, When Life Has Got You Down

    Contributed by Robert Parker on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 93 ratings

    No matter what hardships, mistakes or mishaps that can occur in life God allows us to Look up when Life has got us down. A message of encouragement during tough times...

    Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4: 7 – 10, 14 (4:7) “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the Excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.” (4:8) “We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair.” (4:9) “Persecuted, but not more

  • Staying True All The Way Through

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    In this sermon, we learn how to stay true to our faith during hardship.

    Text: James 1:9-27 ETS: James gives us qualities to hold to when we are going through trials. ESS: This passage teaches us what we need in order to remain true to Christ in trials. OSS: The youth of MVBC will have these qualities. PQ: What qualities do I need in trials? UW: more