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  • The Sin Of Externalism Series

    Contributed by Donald Rapp on Jul 24, 2010

    I want to explore the characteristics of externalism today and offer a remedy for dealing with it if it begins to creep into your life.

    The Sin of Externalism The Book of Mark Mark 2:15-3:6 I. Introduction: A. Do you consider yourself to be religious? B. A religious person is defined as one who exhibits religion. 1. One who practices the customs and observances of his faith. 2. He is often described as being pious, or more

  • The External Evidence: Authenticity Series

    Contributed by Brett Stair on Oct 15, 2002
    based on 17 ratings

    2nd of 4 in an examination of the Great Commandment

    The External Evidence: Authenticity Mark 12:28-31 Last week we said that authentic Christianity is motivated by a passion for God¡K That authentic Christianity is motivated by a strong, extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, and desire for God. Passion is essential¡K it¡¦s a necessary ingredient more

  • How To Be A Externally Focused Church Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    A study on the 7 model churches as described by Jesus in the book of Revelation. Learn why the church is so important, and your part in what He’s up to in these last days.

    How to Be and Externally Focused Church Series: Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? Oct.15, 2006 Read Rev.3:7-13 In the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at the Church as Jesus comes to her and gives her an evaluation. As we’ve seen, there’s a difference between what Jesus died for His more

  • Externally Focused: Unleashing The Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    We need to move our focus out of the walls of the church building and onto others. If we do that then the church can be unleashed to do what the church was called to do.

    Externally Focused: Unleashing the Church Introduction: I believe God wants us as the Church to impact the world in which we live in. I believe that God wants all people to come to a saving knowledge of Him. I believe He has commissioned us with the responsibility to carry that message into more

  • Externally Focused: Showing Compassion Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 29, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    As the church looks outwardly let us be people of compassion for other people.

    External Focus: Showing Compassion Introduction: I learn more and more about the importance of being honest with ourselves, especially concerning our relationship with Christ. I think that sometimes we as the church live an idealistic life. We don’t like to admit faults; we are too stoic and more

  • How To Prevent Internal And External Failure

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 24, 2002
    based on 65 ratings

    How to Prevent Internal and External Failure

    How To Prevent Internal and External Failure One of the greatest fears that people have today is ending their life as a failure. So many people resemble the famous comedian Chris Farley of Saturday Night Live Fame whose life ended in failure and death at 33 years of age. Chris experienced more

  • The Internal Power To Face External Pressures

    Contributed by John Putty on Apr 16, 2011

    We cannot change what's going on around us most of the time, but we can change internally for the better so that we are better equipped to deal with external pressures.

    TITLE: THE INTERNAL POWER TO FACE EXTERNAL PRESSURES TEXT: 2COR. 4:1,7, 8-10, 15, 16-18 INTRO: Atmosphere of extreme mental,‑physical and spir. pressure. ‑Discouragement seems to come from all‑sides. The news, people,‑circumstances, and even demonaic‑attacks. more

  • Trusting Externals To Make Us Feel Good Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000

    Where do we get our sense of value from - externals or God’s love for us?

    My wife, Di, and I were sitting in the family room watching TV with our daughter, Janet, the other night when suddenly, Janet noticed the new watch Di had got for Christmas. She said with a mixture of awe and new-found respect, "Mum, you’ve got a Fossil watch. That’s so cool!" Well, we’d bought it more

  • Transformers, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The external change salvation brings

    We will live three kinds of lives that will externally reveal our salvation... 1. We will live an HONEST life (4:25) A. We must lecture the truth (Zechariah 8:16). B. We must love the truth. C. We must live the truth. Psalm 101:7 2. We will live a HARMONIOUS life (4:26-27) A. We need to more

  • Keeping The Faith In A Hostile World Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    External and internal conflict, a clash of values

    Keeping the faith in a hostile world—Judges chapters 1-2 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts (Scripture Reading: 2:6-19) The slogan of the Outback Steak House is “No Rules—Just Right”…but I suspect that if you showed up and didn’t wait for the hostess, more

  • Enjoying Your Salvation

    Contributed by Keith Shuler on Oct 25, 2002
    based on 80 ratings

    Maintain the internal until God changes the external...

    Enjoying your Salvation 1 Peter 1:13-16 In the previous verses the Apostle Peter focused primarily on the finished works of Christ. He focused on what the Lord had provided and acquired for the believer, thus giving us all that’s needed in order to live as successful believers. Simply said, He more

  • The Purpose Of The Law Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 55 ratings

    What is the purpose of the Law - its like an external supervisor. Grace gives us in internal partner to make us like God - not just obey external rules.

    Why are there speeding tickets? They exist because people drive faster than the posted limit - they are a notice that you’ve broken the law and have displeased the authorities and must pay for it. If no one ever drove too fast there’d be no need for tickets. Or if you always rode in a bus more

  • Who Is This Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Jan 21, 2008

    Examines the external evidence (historians, early church fathers, matryrs) and the external evidence for Jesus existence. Teaches us to be humble and serve like Jesus did.

    What we Believe Series – Part 3 Who is this Jesus? – Phil. 2:3-11 NLT (Acknowledgement: Dr. Henry Schorr, Centre St. Church, Calgary AB - His What We Believe Series) . We have been in a series the last couple of weeks called ‘What we believe.’ The last couple of weeks we have looked at God more

  • Rejoice

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on May 30, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    This sermon deals with the need for Christians to find their joy in their relationship with God and not external circunstances.

    Rejoice 1 Samuel 17:44, Genesis 3:23, Romans 8:5, Galatians 5:16-17, Phillipains 3:1 Leviticus 23:40 Deuteronomy 16:11, 1 Chronicles 16:10 Psalms 9:2, 32:11, 68:4, 97:12, 2:1, 31:7, 33:21,35:9, Psalms 40:16, Luke 10:20, Psalms 64:10, Isaiah 25:9, Phillipians 4:4 - 7, Romans more

  • How Ro Clean Dirty Deeds Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    A heart filled with Christ gives external evidence of His presence.

    9 Ways to Clean Up Dirty Deeds (pt. 2) Gal. 5:22-25Aug. 28, 2005 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction A It’s one thing to overcome the flesh & not do evil things, but quite something else to do good things. 1 The legalist will be able to say, "I don’t drink, more