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  • A Flourishing Faith Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Aug 6, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 12,680 views

    An introduction to the letter of 2 Thessalonians. This message gives background to the writing of 2 Thessalonians that provides better understanding the reason for the book concerning the Second Return of Christ.

    2 THESSALONIANS 1: 1-3 A FLOURISHING FAITH [INTRODUCTION] Today we begin the second letter to the Thessalonians. This letter was written just months after the first letter. In that letter Paul wrote about Jesus’ return to encourage them and to answer two questions about it. 1st, ...read more

  • Free To Flourish

    Contributed by Rodney Kelley on Sep 8, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,369 views

    God gives us everything we need to flourish as a child of His. Are we a testimony to others?

    Intro. An intensely Personal Psalm - Glad we are free to have a PERSONAL relationship with God! Most likely David wrote for Sabbath, today Lord’s Day. I. The Praise that cannot be Contained - vs. 1-5 A. It Will Stir Us - vs. 2 (morning and night) B. It will Spread to Others - 1 Chron ...read more

  • Flourishing In Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 10,253 views

    Since God is forever faithful to us, He desires for us to be faithful to Him and to others. A faithful person walks in the truth not matter what happens to him.

  • That We May Flourish

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,515 views

    God wants us to flourish. We plead dryness, incompleteness, or sin, but in the tiny infant of Bethlehem strengthening is coming. Hillandale Baptist Church, Adelphi, MD

    I am persuaded that we are intended by our Creator to flourish. He created us to blossom and to grow. God wants our lives to be colorful, joyful, full. I am convinced that God does not intend for us to live like miserable little mice, afraid of our own shadows, scurrying for cover every time ...read more

  • Dried Sticks Or Flourishing Vine

    Contributed by James May on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,001 views

    This sermon is concerning the story of the Fig Tree. The fig tree represented Israel, the church and each of us as Christians.

    Dried Sticks or Flourishing Vine By Pastor Jim May On Thursday morning Jesus entered Jerusalem as a crowd stood beside the streets waving palm branches and throwing them down as a carpet for him to ride on. Others took off their outer coats and cast them at his feet as well. He entered ...read more

  • Don't Conform To The World - Throw Out The Darnel

    Contributed by Kevin Heath on Sep 3, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,229 views

    False teachings and doctrines are flourishing at the moment, teachers need to respond.

    All of us, as Christians, have been greatly blessed. We have been given a gift that has given us strength, courage, kindness, joy and life. We have been set apart from those who are still constantly searching for things to fill their life with. So many people are looking at material wealth, drinks ...read more

  • Tall Trees And Tumbleweeds Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Aug 10, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,952 views

    Honoring parents gives us and society the stability we need to flourish.

    I started reading science fiction when I was 11 or 12, I think. My father brought home a couple of Heinlein juveniles from the library, Red Planet and Space Cadet. I don’t remember which one I read first, they’re both still favorites. All the Heinlein juvies are good reading. The plots were ...read more

  • Thriving In A World Of Evil Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,662 views

    The Parable of the Weeds in Matthew 13 is meant to demonstrate that the kingdom of God can flourish in spite of all the evil and opposition.

    Thriving In A World of Evil Matthew 13:24-30; 36-43 Pastor Jim Luthy Our vision statement calls us to see the Living Christ in a thriving church of giving people. As we continue along this long walk with Jesus, how will our encounters with Christ translate into us becoming a thriving ...read more

  • The Lily: Sprawling Weed Or Medicinal Herb Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 2, 2003
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,273 views

    God comes in Christ to heal our disloyalty, to judge and yet cure our sin, to help us flourish. Illustrated with Chrismons.

    When I was twelve years old, our family moved to a house larger than the one we had been in. With a larger house came more yard, and with more yard came more plants to care for and more lawn to mow. If anybody was going to do any gardening at our home, it would have to be my father. My mother, ...read more

  • The Sovereign Lord Plants His Church

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Jun 26, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,273 views

    Pentecost 4(B) - The sovereign Lord plants his church. The sovereign Lord starts with a tender spring that flourishes into a splendid cedar.

    THE SOVEREIGN LORD PLANTS HIS CHURCH (Outline) June 8, 2008 -- PENTECOST 4 -- Ezekiel 17:22-24 INTRO: In our country there are many different churches. Each denomination holds to its own tradi-tions and heritages (some are Biblical and others are not). There are false churches ...read more

  • Do You Have Good Reason To Be Angry With God? Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 26, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,564 views

    Our relationship with God flourishes when we become passionate about what God is passionate about.

    Do You Have Any Good Reason to be Angry With God? Jonah: It’s More Than Just a Fish Story Series Sept. 3, 2006 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A A new resident was walking down a street and noticed a man struggling with a washing ...read more

  • Christians: An Endangered Species

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jul 17, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,527 views

    As Christians, we feel like an endangered species. Evil is flourishing. But God will protect us and God answers us when we call on Him.

  • Out With The Old Series

    Contributed by Joanna Loucky-Ramsey on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,622 views

    We must let go of sin so new life can flourish. An end-of-year message with application to Passover, Communion, Lent, New Year.

  • Christ Above All Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 31, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 13,959 views

    The church was flourishing until some false teachers came and disrupted the growth and confused their theology. The letter was written to encourage the believers to combat errors in the church, the most dangerous being the deprecation of Christ

    COLOSSIANS 1: 1-2 CHRIST ABOVE ALL AN INTRODUCTION & BACKGROUND TO COLOSSIANS [Acts 19:10, 20] For the next 16 weeks, we’re going to focus on one of God’s love letters to us. For some of us, it will be like going back to look at something we’ve read before and maybe forgotten. For others ...read more

  • Bridges Swamped, Swamps Bridged

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 10, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,217 views

    In times like these the very things we have created to solve human problems are easily swamped; but God wants His people to flourish and will build bridges over the difficulties.

    In June of 1972 I was standing in the middle of Colesville Road, not far from my home. I was standing safely in the middle of the road because no traffic was coming through. Why not? Hurricane Agnes had done. Remember Agnes? We’ve had a lot of storms around here, but not many that did as much ...read more