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  • What Were We Expecting? Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,471 views

    God’s supernatural work is more wonderful than we would dare imagine.

    Introduction For all who have ached to serve God and see his kingdom advance, we must surely appreciate Oswald Smith, standing before an examining board in 1920. One dream dominated his heart – to be a missionary for Jesus. Over and over he had prayed, “Lord, I want to go and tell people of ...read more

  • The Source Of Our Strength Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Mar 26, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,726 views

    1. Where are you drawing your strength from? 2. Are you relying on tradition, law, race, rank, religion, or sincerity? 3. Do you expect recognition when helping out someone in need?

    The Source of Our Strength- Philippians 3:1-11 Introduction: We all fall into the trap of comparing ourselves with others around us. For some reason we think we are better than those to whom we are comparing ourselves with and we think that makes us right with God. We find ourselves picking at ...read more

  • Religion & Relationship

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 11, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,583 views

    How do we enter the Kingdom? Many who think they know, do not know.

    The story of Nicodemus is one of the best known stories of the Bible, and it comes to a close with one of the most often quoted passages in the Bible, John 3:16: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” ...read more

  • Which Path Are You On? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on May 18, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,450 views

    Romans 2:6-11 speaks of two different paths that we travel through life. This sermon examines these two different paths in order to show which path leads to eternal life.

    Scripture A pastor of a small church once received the following letter signed by “A Faithful Member”: Dear Pastor: You often stress attendance at worship as being very important for a Christian, but I think a person has a right to miss Sunday worship now and then. I think every person ...read more

  • Understanding God's Promise Series

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Jul 21, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    Sermon 10 in Galatians series

    05/06/2007 UNDERSTANDING GOD’S PROMISE (Gal 3:15-18) Today – God’s Promise We talked about the promise and the blessings that come from the promise when Paul told the Galatians to consider Abraham, whose faith was credited to him as righteousness Promise made to Abraham in Gen 15 and ...read more

  • Religion Or Relationship? Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,821 views

    Salvation does not come through religion but a relationship with Jesus Christ.

    #22 8-26-07 Religion or Relationship? Introduction, 1) How do you know if you are truly saved? 2) Are you relying on religious credits to save you? 3) Apostle Paul had a great amount of religious credits. Text, Philippians 3:3-8 I. Salvation in not earned through Religion (3:4-6) A. ...read more

  • Can The Sacraments Save You? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,829 views

    This sermon shows that no-one is saved by the sacraments.

    Scripture Several times a year I receive a phone call from a person in our community with no connection to our church who asks the following question: “Pastor, will you baptize my baby?” I briefly explain to the person what baptism is, and that it is a sacrament for church members and their ...read more

  • In Search Of Authentic Faith Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on May 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,382 views

    How do you know if faith is real? Is it possible to have a faith that is fake? How do you know the difference? Where do works fit with faith? Are they extra, needed for salvation?

    This weekend was a cool weekend in the life of our church. On Friday, the women’s ministry had a come n go dessert, and even though I wasn’t there, I heard it was a good time. Then on Saturday morning, we had a church and neighborhood clean-up. It was a great time to clean up our church, as ...read more

  • The Only Thing That Matters Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,186 views

    The centrality of the cross. Our works, deeds and actions do not make us righteous. It is only in the cross of Christ that we can boast.

    The Only Thing that Matters Galatians 6:11-18 Galatians 6:11-12 (NLT) Notice what large letters I use as I write these closing words in my own handwriting. [12] Those who are trying to force you to be circumcised are doing it for just one reason. They don’t want to be persecuted for ...read more

  • Truth Or Tradition? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 30, 2007
    based on 73 ratings
     | 6,508 views

    Guess who’s come for a visit? It’s the big whigs from denominational headquarters. Isn’t it sad that Jesus had more problems w/ the religious than the lost? They made it all an outward matter and not an inward experience. Link inc. to text, audio, and Ppt

    Truth or Tradition? Matthew 15:1-20 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/TruthOrTradition.html Guess who popped in for a visit? It’s the scribes and Pharisees … the big whigs from denominational headquarters in Jerusalem. They are likely part of the Sanhedrin, the heavy hitters if you will. They ...read more

  • Unmasking The Hypocrite Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 16, 2008
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,106 views

    Jesus did something no one else had done...He stood up to the religious bullies that were leading people astray. There’s much we can learn about hypocrisy here. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint.

    Unmasking the Hypocrite Matthew 23:1-39 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/UnmaskingHypocrite.html This is Jesus’ last public message before He dies on the cross. It is stunning...a scathing denunciation of false religion and hypocrisy. Let’s set the scene: Jesus is speaking to 3 groups of ...read more

  • By Grace . . . By Works

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,411 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

  • Knocking Off The Training Wheels Of Legalism

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 1,608 views

    Where does the Law cross the line into legalism? Paul told the Colossians the answer.

    Colossians 2:11-17 Knocking Off the Training Wheels of Legalism My bicycle never had training wheels. I came from the school that said, “Take the plunge!” and “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” When my dad put my bicycle together for me, I was six years old. I was ...read more

  • Good News/Bad News

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 915 views

    A devotional for young believers

    “FOR I SAY TO YOU, THAT UNLESS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS SURPASSES THAT OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, YOU SHALL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.” This may very well be the original “Good news/Bad news” line. Waddya want first? Good news, or bad news? The bad ...read more

  • How Is Your Counting?

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 902 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