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  • Reliable Evidences Of Saving Faith Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    In this sermon we examine some reliable evidences of saving faith.

    Scripture In our study of Romans we have observed that Paul has emphatically insisted that we come into a right relationship with God only by his grace and not through our own effort. We deserve God’s wrath. We deserve God’s condemnation. We deserve God’s sentence of hell. But, God more

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

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

    . 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 more

  • The Jews, The Law And God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Mar 5, 2002
    based on 11 ratings

    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 more

  • No Difference

    Contributed by Greg Smart on Oct 20, 2002
    based on 9 ratings

    Many people think that being a "good" sinner is better than being a "bad" sinner. In God’s eyes there is no difference.

    There Is No Difference Text: Romans 3:22-"For there is no difference" 1.NO DIFFERENCE IN THE DEPRAVITY OF THE HUMAN HEART The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it? Jer 17:9. As it is written, there is none righteous, no, not one: There is none that more

  • It's Never To Late To Try Again

    Contributed by James Tidwell on Sep 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    When your faith is put on the spot it’s never too late to try again your faith.

    It’s Never Too Late To Try Again Text: James 2:17-26 Vs. 17, Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone. (So also faith, if it does not have works (deeds and actions of obedience to back it up), by itself is destitute of power (inoperative, dead). Vs. 18, Yea, a man may more

  • The Changing Of The Guard

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Dec 19, 2008

    The birth of Jesus brought a transition in religion.

    December 21, 2008 Morning Service Text: Luke 1:46-55 Subject: Mary’s Song Title: The Changing of the Guard I want to wish everyone a blessed Christmas. I hope you have family time planned and that you enjoy every minute of it. How many of you stop at this time of the year and reflect more

  • God Has A Need For Us

    Contributed by Preacher Fo Real on Dec 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Combining faith with works

    As the saved children of God, we believe, know and understand that God saved us because of his grace, mercy and love for us. Paul instructs Timothy and each of us in 2 Timothy 1:9, “Who hath saved us, and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose more

  • How Do I Measure Up?

    Contributed by Lew Slade on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Is it really the good works of the "sheep" that will secure their salvation?

    How do I measure up? I don’t think I can be accused of exaggerating if I say that this is one of the most difficult passages of scripture in the entire Bible (Matthew 25: 31-46). It’s what teenagers today might call “in your face”. It confronts and challenges us at the very core of our being; more

  • By Faith We Establish The Law Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    SO what is it, works or faith? The law or grace?

    1. Ever wonder what you’re supposed to do with the Law? a. Ever think about the 10 commandments? b. Should I make them my list to follow? Should I make sure that ever ‘T’ is crossed, every ‘I’ dotted? WORKS or FAITH, that’s the big question today. • How is a person saved? BY WORKS OR more

  • The Basis Of Saving Fath Series

    Contributed by Timothy Mills on Sep 28, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    Exegetical, evangelistic , expository look at how people come to faith in Christ; how do people really get saved?

    How is it that people can be saved? How do they get the vital faith to believe in Jesus as their Savior? Here is how one man & his family were saved. He was an official in the court of Herod. 1) He came to Jesus the Miracle Worker: Word of Jesus’ miracles in Jerusalem came to Cana and more

  • How Is Your Counting?

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

    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 more

  • The Supremacy Of Christ Is Defended Against Religious Legalism

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 58 ratings

    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 more

  • Live The Life

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 24 ratings

    We are called to live in the life giving power of Jesus because we have been justified by faith.

    Live the Life Romans 5:1-11 June 1998 Introduction Some 70 percent of Americans believe that "most churches and synagogues today are not effective in helping people find meaning in life, "George H. Gallup Jr., America’s leading pollster and a committed Christian, reports in the recently more

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

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

    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 more

  • Got Grace? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 66 ratings

    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 more