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  • Time To Choose

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on May 15, 2016
     | 2,146 views

    Time to stop playing church.

    Time to Choose May 8, 2016 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Time to stop playing church. Focus Passage: 1 Kings 18:18-39 Supplemental Passage: "If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will ...read more

  • A Non-Decision Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 30, 2016
     | 3,461 views

    By not making a decision about Jesus Pilate allows His non-decision to set the agenda

    Message John 19:1-16 A Non-Decision. Have you ever been in one of those situations where you don’t really make a decision – but by not making a decision you actually make a decision? It might happen to a person who gets asked to join in on a Fun Run. You have to run 10km. You ...read more

  • What's Hot And What's Not

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Jun 24, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 803 views

    John develops his desire of for our continued commitment by reminding us of the high quality of God’s love for us, and the recklessness of a sinful life.

    What’s Hot and What’s Not? 1 John 2:28-3:10 INTRODUCTION: the Apostle John continues his general theme in these verses. He is encouraging those who are listening to his words (or in our case reading them), to continue in our relationship with Christ – to maintain a high level or commitment. ...read more

  • Being Sure Of God

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,659 views

    What do I have to give up to be sure I am in a condition to follow God?

    Knowing God’s will is important. But only so far as you are willing to DO His will. I believe there is a spiritual principle that requires we be willing to do whatever God says before He is willing to say it. (NOTE: "BUT IF FROM THERE YOU SEEK THE LORD YOUR GOD, YOU WILL FIND HIM IF YOU ...read more

  • Dare To Be Different

    Contributed by Robert Shaver on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,919 views

    Many are drawn to a camouflage Christianity that blends in with the world but Jesus has called us to wear bright orange vests and stick out. Why? Revelation 3:14-22; John 13:35; John 15:8; Exodus 4; Mark 16:17-20

    Scripture Reading: Revelation 3:14-22 Isn't that crazy? A lukewarm Christian - the idea of it is absurd. It is crazy because who starts off their Christian walk like that? Who, in giving their life to Christ says, "Lord, take half of me! For the rest of my life I will half-heartedly serve ...read more

  • God's Answer For Your Spiritual Hunger Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Jan 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,315 views

    Part 9 of "Being the Church," focusing on how only Jesus can fill our deepest needs.

    Being the Church Part 9: God’s Answer for Your Spiritual Hunger Scripture: Acts 13:14-52 Icebreaker: “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.” -Blaise Pascal Intro: I ...read more

  • Agent Micaiah And The Itching Ears Series

    Contributed by Norayr Hajian on Apr 11, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,956 views

    It’s been said, "If I want your opinion, I’ll give it to you." We tend to listen to those who tell us what we want to hear. Itching Ear Syndrome is dangerous. This message asks the question: Does it Really Matter Who I Listen To?

    Last Sunday we looked at Agent Elijah and considered the question; “Does It Really Matter What I Believe?” · This morning, we’re going to look at another one of God’s prophets, Agent Micaiah, and consider the question; “Does it Really Matter Who I Listen To?” · You’ve probably heard the ...read more

  • Holiness: The Answer To Doing What Comes Naturally Series

    Contributed by George Mansfield on Apr 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,645 views

    Christians are constantly tempted to live by the standard of the world. God repeatedly reminds us that the answer to this call is live in Holiness.

    HOLINESS: THE ANSWER TO DOING WHAT COMES NATURALLY INTRODUCTION The longer I live and the more I read and hear, the more concerned Ii have become regarding Christians living according to the sinful nature. This is variously called, living according to the desires of the flesh, carnal nature ...read more

  • Sword, Suffering, And Shame

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Jul 4, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,167 views

    It is not easy following Jesus. We can lose friendships, our family, and endure hardships and heartache. Jesus tells us in Matthew 10 that these things will happen, and that we look to Him when they do.

    In High School, one of my favorite teachers was Mr. Smith. I enjoyed his humor, his teaching styles, and his supportiveness. I also really enjoyed him as a soccer coach. I know I was one of his favorite students too, as he once said that in a class. He was instrumental in getting me a $2,000 ...read more

  • Introduction To James

    Contributed by Johnny Palmer on Apr 2, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,003 views

    This is one tough book that we all need to be confronted by.

    Intro: 1. Swindoll, “Haven’t you come across the writing of a particular individual you’d love to spend an evening with? One of those people in my life is James. He is practical. He is insightful. He is also gusty, honest, and sincere to the core. He’s a rare find ...read more

  • You Had To Act

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jan 21, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,332 views

    Many who encountered Jesus found it impossible to remain neutral about Him. Today everyone has their own idea about Jesus. Some of these ideas are based on what others have said and some of them are their own thoughts. What is your public stand on Jesus?

    Opening illustration: A US congressman, John Lewis, was 23 years old when he participated in the historic 1963 civil rights “March on Washington” led by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Half a century later, journalist Bill Moyers asked Lewis how he was affected by Dr. King’s ‘I ...read more

  • Spiritual Infants And Spiritual Adults Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Feb 20, 2017
     | 4,343 views

    There are spiritual infants and spiritual adults. Infants are characterized by envy, strife, and division. Adults, in Christ, are characterized by love, forgiveness, and peace. Which are we?

    I. Introduction A. Mr. Lee was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds." When Mr. Lee returned, he shocked the doctor by ...read more

  • The Process Of Growing Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,892 views

    Thanksgiving

    THE PROCESS OF GROWING (2 THESSALONIANS 1:1-10) Robert Heilbroner suggests comparing one’s life with the daily experience of over a billion people worldwide to help us count our blessings: 1. Take out all the furniture in your home except for one table and a couple of chairs. Use blanket and pads ...read more

  • Can't Stop The Truth

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,154 views

    God keeps the momentum going.

    CAN’T STOP THE TRUTH Acts 5:33-42 S: Evangelism C: Gamaliel’s counsel under God’s control Pr: GOD KEEPS THE MOMENTUM GOING. ?: How? KW: Movements TS: We will find in the narrative found in Acts 5:33-42 three movements that describe the response to the truth being lived out in the ...read more

  • Getting The Definitions Right

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Nov 26, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 915 views

    Fellowship with God is a matter of letting that which comes from him, rather than the world system, define how we live.

    - - - - - - - Unless otherwise indicated all scripture is quoted from the New Living Translation of the Bible. - - - - - - - Several people have commented about the fact that they are finding the book of 1st John to be extremely timely and thought-provoking. I agree. Sometimes when we’re ...read more