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  • An Irrevocable Promise

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,311 views

    God’s Promise is primary. Works won’t help becuase salvatin is by faith alone.

    So, what’s wrong with rules? Life couldn’t continue if we didn’t have rules to govern it. It’s good to teach your children to always say please and thank you. To knock before entering a room, to clean up after themselves. It’s important to know that blue and green should never be seen; that white ...read more

  • What's The Connection Between Good Works And Salvation? Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 5, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,303 views

    GOOD DEEDS (INCLUDING KINDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS) ARE THE NATURAL EXPRESSION OF A CONVERTED LIFE, NOT THE BASIS FOR SALVATION

    BIG IDEA: GOOD DEEDS (INCLUDING KINDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS) ARE THE NATURAL EXPRESSION OF A CONVERTED LIFE, NOT THE BASIS FOR SALVATION I. (:1-2) REMINDER TO PURSUE GOOD DEEDS CONSISTENTLY -- DON’T FALL BACK INTO THE OLD WAYS A. Submission to Authority 1. "Remind them to be subject to ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 7,794 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 13, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,107 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

  • The Benefits Of Justification

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,449 views

    The Benefits of Justification by Faith - Rom. 5:1-5

    The Benefits of Justification by Faith - Rom. 5:1-5 Illustration:It is no wonder that in 15 years of asking high school students throughout America whether, in an emergency situation, they would save their dog or a stranger first, most students have answered that they would not save the ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 23, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,411 views

    Outreach message describing our value to God

    Introduction (title slide) Everyone wants a good deal, but what’s a good deal for one person may not be such a good deal for another. Whenever I fly, I like to read “Sky Mall” magazine , the mail-order catalog that is found in the seat pocket in front of your seat. This magazine contains ...read more

  • Funnking With Straight A's

    Contributed by Howard Flynn on May 18, 2001
    based on 144 ratings
     | 1,787 views

    Human goodness is not good enough for God

    Did you ever get an F in school? I did when I was a freshman in high school because I wanted to play more than study. Thus, at the end of an eight-week term I wound up with an F in biology, F as in Flynn. My parents were furious and promised dire retribution if I didn’t bring that grade up to a ...read more

  • Everybody Is Going Somewhere

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 22, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,638 views

    The pull of the world is so loud and overwhelming to everyone, while the church sites silently off to the side. “...and only a few find it.”

    May 20, 2001 Sand Flat Baptist Church David Yarbrough “Everybody is Going Somewhere” Matthew 7:13-14 As a boy one of my favorite pass times was fishing. I grew up between two lakes that provided an abundance of opportunity for me to fish. My favorite lure was a little spinner bait called ...read more

  • What About Faith And Good Works? (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 2, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 2,301 views

    This morning our focus is going to be on verses 14-17, in chapter two. In this section of the passage we find an assumption (v.14), an analogy (vv. 15-16), and an application (v.17). Included is a historical looks at the relationship between James and Paul.

    What About Faith and Good Works? An Answer to the believer James 2:14-17 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 1, 2001 Introduction: We’ve spent the last couple of weeks tackling an issue that many people, present company excluded of course, would like to ...read more

  • Forgetting What's Behind. Straining For What's Ahead.

    Contributed by Quintin Marrow on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,955 views

    Forsaking all past achievements and human advantages, St. Paul strains ahead to be found in Christ; this striving is by faith, and results in an imputed righteousness from God, a sharing in the sufferings of Christ, Christlikeness and participation in the resurrection of the dead.

    “Forgetting what’s behind. Straining for what’s ahead.” April 1, 2001 The Rev’d Quintin Marrow St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Oceanside, California The Text: Phil. 3:8-14 In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It ...read more

  • What About Faith And Good Works? (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 982 views

    . In this section of James’ letter, we see an objection stated (v. 18a), the objection challenged (vv. 18b-19), and the objector confronted (v. 20).

    What About Faith and Good Works? An Answer to the Skeptic James 2:18-20 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 8, 2001 Introduction: A couple of weeks ago I talked about the way James weaved a courtroom drama throughout his writing, in the first half of chapter ...read more

  • The Mathematics Of Heaven

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 957 views

    a look at Philippians 3:1-11

    The Mathematics of Heaven Philippians 3: 1-11 ----Resume = Resurrection Rom. 3:20; Php. 3:7 ----Resume + Relationship = Resurrection Acts 15:11 ----Resume = Rubbish Php. 3:8 Rom 4:4-5 ----Relationship = Resurrection!! Php. 3:10 This sermon looks at four mathematical ...read more

  • Family Day '98

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 11, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,256 views

    a sermon preached on a Family Day celebration

    Family is important to God We had a familyfamily before Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, Red Sea, 10 commandments, Jericho, Daniel, three Hebrew children Garden everthing good except that man was alone Bible speaks of families Genesis, OT, Father in NT, Son, John 3:16, bride, groom, ...read more

  • Got Grace? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,140 views

    This sermon focuses on what grace really is and how it affects our lives today.

    Personal Questions… Got Grace? Ephesians 2:8-9 April 1, 2001 Intro: A. Ever wonder how the "Got Milk" ads got started? Well there is a "Got Milk" internet site that tells the story… In 1993 milk consumption in California had declined steadily for 20 years, so milk processors from all ...read more

  • Are You Wearing Your Best Clothes? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 27, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 5,000 views

    This sermon explains why trying to live the Christian life is impossible for us--becasue only CHRIST can live it!

    Personal Questions… Are You Wearing Your Best Clothes? Isaiah 64:6 March 25, 2001 Intro: A. [Clothes Make a Church] A Methodist church tried to get a man to attend, but he never did. "Why don’t you come?" the minister asked, and the man finally admitted it was because he didn’t have ...read more