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  • Enduring Opposition

    Contributed by Mark Elkins on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    Are the winds and waves of life crashing in on your boat? Discover truths that will enable you to endure the storms of opposition and enable you to experience the Peace of Christ.

    There are two prisoners shackled to a deep dark dungeon. Spread-eagled, they are securely lashed by manacles and chains and actually hanging suspended, side by side, a few feet above the dungeon floor. There is only one small window high above their heads, maybe thirty, or forty feet up. They more

  • Living With Opposition Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Paul teaches us how to endure opposition

    Philippians 1:27-30 April 13, 2008 Living With Opposition When Paul first visited Philippi, he and Silas were arrested and beaten for setting a young girl free from a demon and for preaching the Good News of Jesus. Although they were released, for a traveling missionary, Paul saw the more

  • You Only Have To Die Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 10, 2016

    In our Scripture today, Jesus realizes he has just a few months to live and it changes everything for Him. This sermon is about deciding to start the journey to the cross

    You Only Have to Die Luke 9:51-56 What would you do if you only had one month to live? Would any of your priorities change? These are the questions that pastor Kerry and Chris Shook ask in their book, One Month to Live: 30 Days to a No-Regrets Life. The catalyst for the book was encountering more

  • The Superiority Of Christ

    Contributed by Monte Brown on Sep 12, 2017

    Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, who intimately knows our weakness, yet He is not ashamed to call us His brothers and sisters.

    Introduction The epistle to the Hebrews is about Christ in His glory. It reveals “The Superiority of Christ.” As we look at Hebrews we see key insights about Jesus and His life on earth. We see a number of theological conclusions from the Old Testament concerning the awesome greatness of more

  • Focus On Jesus

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Servanthood through Jesus’ leadership in our lives

    Focus on Jesus Hebrews 12:1-13 Introduction Wednesday night changes: - Dinners begin on March 5 – every other week - Bible Study / Sunday school class – Cross-talk and discipleship - Growths happens when we share experiences - It is time to grow, by being honest and encouraging one more

  • "Discipleship"

    Contributed by Pastor Dre on Apr 21, 2014
    based on 3 ratings

    Here is a sermon that focuses on building people - which is also known as good old fashioned "Discipleship"

    "Building People" Nehemiah 1:1 Nehemiah was one of the greatest leaders of all time. He took a task that seemed impossible, mobilized a team of people, and accomplished the task of rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. Today you and I have a task and that is to rebuild the lives of more

  • Overcoming Depression

    Contributed by Russ Witkowski on May 12, 2002
    based on 42 ratings

    Message on overcoming during times of depression from the life of Elijah.

    OVERCOMING DISCOURAGEMENT 1 KINGS 19:1-13 Sunpm 3/24/02 Now Ahab told Jezebel everything Elijah had done and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 So Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah to say, "May the gods deal with me, be it ever so severely, if by this time tomorrow I do not more

  • A Conviction For Witness—part 1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    Who will bear witness of/to Jesus’ revelation? 17 convictions for bearing witness to Jesus’ revelation. Part 1 of a 2 part sermon.

    A CONVICTION FOR WITNESS—I—Revelation 1:9-20 Need: Some of us have trouble ‘witnessing’. We allow other things to call us away from that responsibility. The apostle John was convicted to record the fantastic images of Jesus’ revelation. Those loyal to Christ will be convicted to bear more

  • Speak To Us Of Love

    Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 13 ratings

    This sermon speaks of the love that came to us through Christ’s birth.

    Advent IV – Love Luke 2: 25-38 “Hush-a-bye, lullaby. Hush your weeping, little baby,” the mother sang. And in her tear-filled eyes one would see the love Mary felt for her baby son, this Child of Love. Through this Holy Child, God transcended all time and space, planned a way to come and more

  • Together We’ll Make It Home Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 3, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    We will persevere in tough times together through our church community (Material adapted from Daniel Overdorf's book, What the Bible Says About the Church: Rediscovering Community; chapter 14 Radically Perseverant, pgs. 367-370)

    HoHum: Pray for David and Philomena Morris- Monday, October 20th, 2014 After the right-wing Hindu nationalist BJP took power following India's general elections in May, attacks on Christians and other minorities by Hindu radical groups has skyrocketed. In Uttar Pradesh, 600 reports of violence more

  • Moving Ahead – When All Seems Lost Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 19, 2014

    Moving ahead can be scary... Moving ahead can seem like a waste of time if we don't see the need But this morning we are also going to look at where moving ahead may seem impossible b/c we MAY feel like all is lost! Look at the story of Paul and Silas...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: January 15, 2014 Date Preached: January 19, 2014 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: Moving Ahead Sermon Title: Moving Ahead – When All Seems Lost Sermon Text: Acts 16:16-40 [ESV] Introduction: Prior to 1880 if you more

  • #10 -- Opposition Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    As followers of Jesus, we should expect to face opposition, but we can trust that God has "cut the cords of the wicked."

    Introduction Pastor Eugene Peterson tells a story from his childhood—a story about having to deal with enemies. For him it came in the form a school bully who beat him up every day after school. It seemed no matter how young Eugene tried to avoid him—in the forms of alternate routes and more

  • To Run The Course Of Faith

    Contributed by Sean Lester on Jan 6, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    An inspirational message to encourage believers to remain faithful even in difficult and discouraging times.

    To Run the Course of Faith Rev. Sean D. Lester Sept. 28, 2003 Hebrews 12:1-3 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for more

  • Run To Win (All Age Worship)

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jun 16, 2004
    based on 13 ratings

    A complete order of service and talks for a one hour Family (All Age) Service on "Run to Win"- running the race of the Christian faith and life. Email me if you want the full Word document (which shows formatting lost on this web page)

    Run The Race. All Age Worship Order of Service. Sun 13th June 2004 . WBC Red shows PC/SongPro/PowerPoint (email me if you want Word file showing this) 10am – PowerPoint on Songpro of ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach race clip ‘run the Race 1 THE RACE Thoughts: run to win (1 Cor 9:24). Life is a: more

  • How The Church Spreads The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    the Church is a divinely instituted community with a task to carry out: to share the gospel with the world. If we’re to be a church that reaches people with the gospel we’ll need to be a church that not only receives the gospel but exemplifies it and then

    Last week at our meeting to vote on the merger, Geoff spoke about the need for us to give more attention to the sharing of the gospel as a congregation and today I want to take up that issue as we begin a series on 1 Thessalonians. I’ve called the series the Gospel and the Church, because this more