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  • Is Focused Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    This is the 1st sermon in the series "A Growing Church..."

    Series: A Growing Church¡K [#1] IS FOCUSED Acts 20:6-12 Introduction: Wasn’t it nice to have a big crowd here last week? Yes, I know it was Easter Sunday; but the more I thought about it, why can¡¦t we have a nice crowd here every Sunday? Now I know that numbers should never be the more

  • Inward Focused Vs. Outward Focused

    Contributed by John Pierce on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 66 ratings

    Being inward or outward focused determines how you see the world and how you will impact the world around you.

    Inward vs. outward focus Inward focused people must point out their accomplishments or talents. Phil 2:3 3Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Inward focused people focus on the outward struggles of more

  • Focusing On The Positive! Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 359 ratings

    How you look at something can make a world of difference in how you behave. Life is like that. What you focus upon in life will generally determine the kind of decisions you make. (Powerpoint available - #138)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this sermon are available for free. Just email me at and ask for #138.) ILL. Have you heard the story of the farmer who was discouraged with his farm? So he more

  • Focused Fatherhood

    Contributed by Tony Searles on Jun 22, 2002
    based on 56 ratings

    This is a message for Fathers. It speaks of Isaac and the priorities that he displayed as a father. His responsibilities to God first, to his family, and then to his job.

    Thanks to my, Dad-In-Law for the seeds of this message, Rev. Doulgas E. Harding, I. I wish all of you DADS a Happy Father’s Day this morning!!! I know that many may be facing a number of feelings or emotions at this timefor various more

  • Focusing In Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 9, 2002
    based on 25 ratings

    Practical Tips on Prayer

    Keeping Focused in Prayer Luke 18:1 “ . . . Men ought always to pray and not to faint.” I Thessalonians 5:17 “Pray without ceasing.” I. Distractions from Concentration in Prayer. A. The Days Activities B. Work or Domestic Problems C. Things that need to be done D. Wrong more

  • Focusing On Unity

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Mar 2, 2006
    based on 22 ratings

    The difference between disagreement & harmony

    Philip 4:2 " I exhort Euodias, and I exhort Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord." - Examples of Unity - Ecc. 4:9-12 I. Women’s Impact 1. Women were first preached too at Philippi. (Acts 16.12-15) - They became the first believers in Europe. 2. Lydia was gracious to more

  • Focusing On The Future Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 42 ratings

    want us to look at three primary passages this morning. These three texts, taken together, form a composite picture of the Ascension.

    I heard recently about a church that was putting on an Easter Cantata. When they came to the climactic scene of the Ascension of Christ, the actor playing Jesus was to be slowly hoisted out of view through an opening in the ceiling. The cue for the guys pulling the rope was when he said, “And more

  • Stay Focused

    Contributed by Elvis Burrows on Jun 30, 2007
    based on 27 ratings

    A sermon of encouragement to those who may be going through unforeseen trials and other life challenges.

    INTRODUCTION Say: Today is a different kind of day in our church - we have always been in transition, well, ever since I arrived as the new pastor and that was expected. But as I come to you today, I believe that the transition that started seven and a half months ago has taken a different more

  • Focused Or Blurry? Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus.

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus. I have been to the eye doctor many times. Sometimes they would dilate my eyes and everything would get so blurry and out of focus. It would be hours more

  • Focusing On God Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Nov 23, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    What a powerful church; what was their secret? They had learned to make focusing on God in praise and thanksgiving a life habit -- they got the "gratitude attitude." *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    FOCUSING ON GOD (3rd in a Purpose Driven Series - "The Way the Church Ought to Be" NOTE: I am indebted to some users for some of the illustrations in this sermon. Ac 2:41 Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were more

  • Focusing In On A Vision

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    God has a vision for your church. What steps can you, and your congregation, take to focus in on that vision? Here are some thoughts from Daniel.

    I grew up in a good size family. I have two older sisters, a younger brother and a younger sister. My oldest sister and my youngest sister are both adopted, and on top of that my parents had a number of foster children in our home while I was growing up. So we naturally had a Chevrolet Caprice more

  • Keeping Focused

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    Exposition of Phil 3:12-21 that helps people keep focused on Christ.

    Title: Keeping Focus Theme: Showing how to face life’s challenges when they come Text: Philippians 3:12-21 Introduction At the begining of chapter 3 Paul talks about all the things he could brag about. Hebrew of Hebrews, etc. He had reason to boast. Yet in this section we see that his more

  • Focused On Christ

    Contributed by Robert Mitchell on Apr 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Paul shares a few practical principals about being focused on Christ.

    Introduction Colossians 4:2-6 A little girl got up late one Sunday morning and she hurried and put on her Sunday best. She went outside and began running to the Church and praying “Dear Lord please don’t let me be late, Dear Lord please don’t let me be late. A couple of blocks down the more

  • A Focused Life Series

    Contributed by Jeremias Fababier on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    in our journey in life it is easy to get distracted and become out of the way. We nee a focus life.

    TOPIC: A FOCUSED LIFE Text: Colossians 3:1-4 “1 Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2 Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3 For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in more

  • I Will Be Focused Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Success is marked by different people at different times in your life, I received an article this week stating that a person making less then $25k a year believes that success is having an income of $100k, while those making $100k believe success is havin

    Introduction: Have you ever won a prize? Maybe it was at a county fair or a sweepstakes. Maybe it was a door prize at a party, maybe it was a prize from McDonald’s monopoly or maybe you found a discarded lottery ticket – because after all Christians trust God not the Powerball! There is a more