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  • The True And False Way To Heaven

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 13, 2002
    based on 190 ratings
     | 10,832 views

    Millions of people will find disappointment on that final day because they trusted in their own works rather than Christ for salvation.

    Warnings are very important. If your smoke detector goes off, it’s giving you a warning. If the lights on the dash of your car, or truck comes on, it’s a warning that something needs to be given attention. Sometimes those lights don’t mean a thing. You may have driven a car for years and a ...read more

  • Salvation: Received By Faith; Demonstrated By Works; Forever By Grace

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 9,086 views

    Romans 4:1-8 and James 2:14-26 do not contradict each other.

    Listen to these two verses and think to yourself whether or not they contradict each other: "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Romans 4:5). "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone" ...read more

  • By Grace . . . By Works

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Aug 10, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,579 views

    This study endeavors to strike a Scriptural balance between faith and works.

    email: cholt@gt.rr.com BY GRACE . . . BY WORKS By Charles W. Holt Eph. 2:8-10 James 2:14-25 Faith works! No, I really mean it. Faith works. But, you may reply, every Christian knows that. My response: not necessarily. My argument here is that too many have a one-dimensional ...read more

  • Where Do You Place Your Trust?

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 3, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,604 views

    Our trust cannot rest in our heritage, our knowledge of the Bible, or outward symbols of faith but must rest in Jesus Christ.

    TEXT: ROMANS 2:12-29 TITLE: “WHERE HAVE YOU PLACED YOUR TRUST?” INTRODUCTION: A. What if I asked you to go flying with me? You would probably ask me if I was a pilot. I say, “Sure.” You ask, “Where did you learn to ...read more

  • Justification By Faith Alone

    Contributed by Steve Weaver on Nov 24, 2001
    based on 144 ratings
     | 14,194 views

    Explanation of the Biblical doctrine of Justification.

    Justification By Faith Alone Romans 5:1 “Therefore, being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” The great 16th Century German Reformer, Martin Luther, called it “the article upon which the church stands or falls.” The article in question is that of ...read more

  • The Real Thing Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 125 ratings
     | 20,282 views

    Is your salvation the genuine article

    THE REAL THING EPHESIANS 2:8-9 I might ask this morning the question, ‘What does your life put on display?’ ‘As people watch your life unfold moment by moment, problem by problem, circumstance by circumstance, what do they gain a deeper understanding of?’ EPH 2:7 So that in the ages to ...read more

  • The Jews, The Law And God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,478 views

    Jews have an advantage in that they have God’s law in written form and were the first to receive God’s grace but it doesn’t help since they’re unable to keep the law.

    There is no doubt in Paul’s mind as he writes to the Church at Rome, that the Jews are pre-eminent in God’s sight. He makes it clear in 1:16 that the gospel is the power of God for salvation to everyone who has faith, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. Mind you he uses the same hierarchy in ch ...read more

  • Photos Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,802 views

    This sermon takes one of the summary paragraphs in Acts and likens them to photos in a photo album of the early church and describes what the church today should learn from these photos.

    Photos Acts 5:12-16 March 17, 2002 Intro: A. [Confusing Signs, Citation: Doug Lansky, signspotting.com; submitted by Lee Eclov] Doug Lansky has been a travel writer and photographer for many years. In the course of his travels he has collected photos of odd signs from around the world. ...read more

  • Benefits For The Believer

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 7,218 views

    When we are justified by faith, we receive some specific benefits.

    TEXT: ROMANS 5:1-11 TITLE: “BENEFITS FOR THE BELIEVER” INTRODUCTION: A. The pastor of a church in San Francisco was looking over the manger scene in the front yard of the church the day after Christmas. ...read more

  • Who Can Go To Heaven

    Contributed by Dr. Kenneth Rhodes, Jr on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 5,291 views

    You must be born again

    Who can go the Heaven? John 3:3-5 (NASB95) 3 Jesus answered and said to him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.” 4 Nicodemus *said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? He cannot enter a second time into his ...read more

  • Purposeful

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 12, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,528 views

    Coming from spiritual death, the believer now not only has life but also has a purposeful life - a life that has the honor and glory of God as its object.

    PURPOSEFUL! EPHESIANS 2:8-10 Before an individual comes to Christ, Ephesians tells us that he or she is dead in trespasses and sins. His or her life has little or no meaning in light of eternity. When a person comes to Christ, the Word of God tells us that the Holy Spirit quickens or gives ...read more

  • How Is Your Counting?

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 969 views

    salvation is not of WORKS

    Philippians 3:1-8 October 7, 01 vbc How is your counting? The key word in our text in the small word "count" found in verses 7 and 8. The word means to evaluate and to assess. "The unexamined life is not worth living," Socrates once said. The third chapter of Philippians is Paul’s ...read more

  • The Supremacy Of Christ Is Defended Against Religious Legalism

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,863 views

    This sermon proclaims the good news that salvaion is not something we earn by adhearance to legalistic obedience to the law, but it is freely received by the work of Jesus Christ.

    The Supremacy of Christ is Defended Against Religious Legalism Colossians 2:11-17 October 14, 2001 Intro: A. Last week, Bob Russell of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY began a series of sermons on the book of Colossians with these words… "Sometimes I look over this audience ...read more

  • God Offers The Ultimate Credit Advance

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 6,784 views

    We are justified by faith, not by works. God’s grace is freely credited to us.

    It’s been said that more Americans are in debt these days than ever before. Many blame credit cards as the culprit. It is easier than ever for people to spend and it’s easier than ever to put off paying the bill. “Buy now! Pay later!” That seems to be the basis of our economy these ...read more

  • A Picture Of Repentance Series

    Contributed by Ron Murphy on Aug 21, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,187 views

    This is the 3rd in a series of the New Testament 3:16’s.

    Introduction I. John the Baptist brought a message of the need for repentance before God. II. Luke, quoting from Isaiah chapter 40, wrote that John was, A. “The voice of one crying in the wilderness; Prepare the way of the Lord, Make His paths straight. 5 Every valley will be ...read more