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  • Getting Beyond First Base

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon examines the responsibility of following through on your faith commitment to Jesus Christ.

    Several years ago I attended a t-ball game and observed an interesting behavior. A t-ball player brought the crowd down in laughter. His behavior proved he had more to learn about playing ball. This little guy was excited about the game. He was intent about hitting the ball. He tensed his muscles more

  • Never Underestimate First Base Series

    Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Third in a series on stewardship

    Intro. Everybody loves a home run. It is so exciting to see the batter stand at the plate, especially if the game is on the line, size up the pitcher, make just the right swing, and then see the ball soar high into the centerfield seats. Wow, now that’s baseball! But I would like to suggest to more

  • You Can't Reach Home Until You Leave First Base

    Contributed by James May on Sep 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    God has a game plan for your life, but it’s up to you to choose to Love and serve Him and see that plan fulfilled.

    You Can’t Reach Home Until You Leave First Base By Pastor Jim May Genesis 1:1 tells us that in the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. For 5 literal days He undertook the creation of something out of nothing, turning darkness into light, separating land from the water of the more

  • Restoration! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 9, 2011
    based on 81 ratings

    How do we go about "contending for the faith once delivered to the saints"?

    Bobby Bowden, (former football coach of Florida State University) said that when he was in college, he played college baseball. During one game he managed to hit a ball right down the right-field line, into the corner. He rounded 1st and looked to the 3rd base coach. He turned at 2nd, was more

  • Who's On First?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Aug 5, 2014
    based on 6 ratings

    If the Christian life was a game of baseball, then who is at first base will determine how successful you will be in your Christian life. Spiritually, it is important who is on first in your life. It's a matter of priorities.

  • Making Sense Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    The Christian life makes sense when we compare it to the bases in a baseball game.

    Text: 2 Corinthians 5:11-21 Title: Making sense of the Christian Life “Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men. What we are is plain to God, and I hope it is also plain to your conscience. We are not trying to commend ourselves to you again, but we are giving more

  • A Baseball Parable

    Contributed by Sam Martin on Aug 15, 2002
    based on 51 ratings

    Jesus often spoke in parables. He used common experiences such as fishing and farming in His parables to teach a valuable lesson. Baseball is a very common activity in our culture, so I would like to use it to illustrate the Christian life.

    Text: Mark 4:33-34 Introduction: Jesus often spoke in parables. He used common experiences such as fishing and farming in His parables to teach a valuable lesson. Baseball is a very common activity in our culture, so I would like to use it to illustrate the Christian life. I. First Base more

  • A – Affirmation/Adoration Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Series inspired by a short book by E.W. Price Jr.

    Sermon Series: “The ACTS of Prayer” (Inspired by a short book by E.W. Price Jr.) Sermon #1: “A – Affirmation of God’s Presence/Adoration” Series Text: Acts 1:14 Today’s Text: Matthew 6:6 OPENING QUESTION: Does anyone know what the first Thursday in May is in our country? The first more

  • Who’s On First

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A powerful sermon on the true mission of the church, based upon a sermon from the late Dr. E. V. Hill and the iconic skit by Abbot and Costello.

    Who’s On First Luke 19:10 Back in 1986 I heard Rev. E. V. Hill preach at a pastor’s conference. It was great. He preached a sermon he called, “A Spiritual Homerun.” Today I want to use that sermon as a skeleton for my own. E. V. told about preaching at a conference in Lucerne, Switzerland. more

  • Three Strikes Don't Always Mean Your Out

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Sep 16, 2015

    God provides a way for us to get throughout the ballgame of life in hopeless circumstances.

    Three Strikes Don’t Always Mean You’re Out By: Joe Mack Cherry I. Introduction A. Illustration – Game 4 of the 1941 Baseball World Series 1. NY Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers a. A rivalry so fierce it continued when the Dodgers left Brooklyn and moved to LA and more

  • #1assurance:god's Gift Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    We face trials, pain and disappointments --- God understands when fear tries to destroy FAITH. So God will give you REASSURANCE to trust Him!

    #1 REASSURANCE, GOD’S GIFT! WHEN FEAR TRIES TO HINDER, GOD WILL GIVE US REASSURANCE! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is part #1 of a #2 part lesson. I. INTRODUCTION: A. Often times life throws us some strange twists that we never expected. Our hopes can seem so far more

  • #2reassurance:god's Gift! Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 28, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    God knows that as we face big battles fear tries to hinder us, so our God will give us reassurance and encourage us to continue.

    #2 REASSURANCE... God’s gift! When fear tries to hinder, God will give us reassurance! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is part#2 of a 2 part lesson. I. INTRODUCTION: A. When my sons were growing up and we would travel, we would often sing. I had a Pinto station more

  • State Of The Church 2008

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 18 ratings

    A message on where we are and where we are going and how we are going to get there.

    I want to start off by saying that I am pleased with where our church is at this point in history, we are healthy, we are growing, we are persevering, but in the same breath, let me say that I believe that we are capable of so much more. We are growing spiritually but we need to grow more. We more

  • Be-Attitudes 2 - "Who's On First?" Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Second in the series, focussing on admitting our complete need to give Jesus first place in our lives!

    Be-Attitudes #2 - “Who’s on First?” Matthew 5:3; Luke 18:9-14 By James Galbraith First Baptist Church, Port Alberni. January 14, 2007 Introduction The comedy routine “who’s on First” is a 20th century classic. In it, Bud Abbot and Lou Costello are get into a lively discussion about the more

  • Learn To Sing A New Song

    Contributed by Peter Langerman on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 99 ratings

    Learn to see and live your life in a new way

    Psalm 98:1-9 The main idea of this sermon this morning is that it is time for us to break out of our rut and learn to sing a new song with shouts of joy. Some of you are singing the same song that you have sung for years and years – in a rut and you need to break out: key is to learn to sing a more