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  • What Do You Want

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,170 views

    Asks us to examine our motives for following Christ

    THE PALESTINIAN SUN BEAT DOWN ON THE TWO FRIENDS AS THEY LISTENED TO JOHN EXHORT THE CROWDS TO REPENTANCE. FOR THE PAST FEW WEEKS THEY HAD FOLLOWED JOHN EVERY WHERE HE HAD GONE, LISTENED TO HIS MESSAGE, AND WATCHED THE CROWDS REACTION. AT FIRST THEY WERE SURE THAT HE WAS THE ONE THAT THE ...read more

  • 247 - Love One Another Series

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 667 ratings
     | 79,763 views

    What does "loving one another" have to do with following Christ?

    Sermon Study #247 – “LOVE ONE ANOTHER” Illustrate: In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the intercom asking for a carry out at checkout register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. ...read more

  • What Cancer Cannot Do

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on May 26, 2004
    based on 101 ratings
     | 33,503 views

    There are things that cancer cannot do to the one who follows Christ.

    What Cancer Cannot Do TCF Sermon March 28, 2004 On Saturday March 13, when our dear sister Nancy Reed was first hospitalized, I was driving to the hospital to visit, and I considered that, if this was, indeed, nearing Nancy’s appointed time to go to be with the Lord, we could not, on the ...read more

  • Count Up The Cost

    Contributed by Timothy Brewington Ii on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 7,483 views

    This sermon is to encourage those that will follow Christ, to understand there is a cost for discipleship.

    In Matthew 11: 28, Jesus said, “Come unto me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. This is a general invitation to all of humanity to come to Christ so that we may be relieved from our burdened. Christ is willing to carry our burdens if we come to Him. If we follow ...read more

  • Looking For A City

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 152 ratings
     | 13,280 views

    Shows how we who are called to follow Christ can and should treat this world as temporary. A lot of illustrations in this sermon.

    “Looking for a City…” Hebrews 11:8-10 Hebrews 11:8 It was by faith that Abraham obeyed when God called him to leave home and go to another land that God would give him as his inheritance. He went without knowing where he was going. God called Abraham to leave his home, to leave everything he ...read more

  • Counting The Cost (Part 1)

    Contributed by David Derry on Jan 21, 2003
    based on 278 ratings
     | 19,056 views

    Have we really counted the cost of following Christ? He requires us to surrender everything to be His follower.

    Counting the Cost – Part 1 January 12, 2003 Today we will be talking about being a disciple or follower of Christ. Do we fully understand what that means? The following are actual responses from comment cards given to staff members of a wilderness recreation area… 1. trails need to be ...read more

  • God's Special Servants: Deacons

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 126 ratings
     | 11,158 views

    Appointing Deacons reminds us of the challenges God has given to all of us to follow Christ closely and work for his cause.

    God’s Special Servants: Deacons I found this interesting illustration that is appropriate to today’s celebration of our new deacons… **Bruce Larson, in his book "Wind and Fire," points out some interesting facts about Sandhill Cranes: He says: These large birds, who fly great distances ...read more

  • The Purposes Of Storms

    Contributed by David Wilson on Feb 10, 2008
    based on 342 ratings
     | 18,734 views

    Those storms in our lives don’t always come from our sin-- in fact, following Christ will lead us directly into the eye of the storm.

    1. ALL PROBLEMS IN LIFE ARE NOT RELATED TO SIN! The Jews believed strongly that if something bad happened to someone, they had done some sort of sin. If a person was stricken with an illness it reflected on some sort of sin. If he suffered financial loss, it was sin-related.. If his children ...read more

  • 2 Different People, 2 Different Choices - A Tale Of Two Sinners Series

    Contributed by Brian Burkett on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 8,086 views

    It is about the 2 criminals on the cross, and how they represent the 2 different kinds of people in the world: Those who follow Christ, and those who deny Him.

    I want to share with you a story of two different people in Jesus’ life, and how they made two very different choices. I want to tell you the story of two people who are very much like you and me. It’s a tale of two sinners. Do you remember seeing in the movie two criminals being crucified with ...read more

  • Counting The Cost (Part 2)

    Contributed by David Derry on Jan 21, 2003
    based on 98 ratings
     | 6,936 views

    God does not expect His followers to be perfect. Otherwise He would not have chosen the 12 disciples that He did. They were not perfect, but they were willing to follow, and learn. Are we willing to follow Christ completely?

    Counting the Cost – Part 2 January 19, 2003 Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews: Problem: Left inside main tire almost needs replaced. Solution: Almost replaced left inside main tire. Problem: Something ...read more

  • The Great Commission

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,366 views

    The challenge of the Great Commission is this. We need to 1. Know the message and where it has come from; 2. Be committed to following Christ ourselves and 3. Pray for protection from evil that we too will not fall.

    01-06-03 Thornage John 17:6-17 Story: There is an ancient legend about Jesus’ ascension into heaven. In it, Jesus is met by the angel Gabriel who asks him, "Now that your work is finished, what plans have you made to insure that the truth that you brought to ...read more

  • Horoscopes & Psychics:hot Topics Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,921 views

    Horoscopes, psychics and the like, may seem like harmless entertainment, but instead they are an invitation…and invitation for evil to enter your life because these “deceiving spirits” and “hypocritical liars” distract us from following Christ, and thereb

    “Horoscopes & Psychics” 2003 Hot Topics Series I Timothy 4:1-10, Deuteronomy 18:9-12 August 3, 2003 Purpose: Horoscopes, psychics and the like, may seem like harmless entertainment, but instead they are an invitation…and invitation for evil to enter your life because these “deceiving ...read more

  • Plow Your Field

    Contributed by James May on Aug 15, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,691 views

    Keep your hands on the plow lest you become a traitor to the Lord. Plow a straight row and reap the harvest.

    PLOW YOUR FIELD Luke 9:57-62, "And it came to pass, that, as they went in the way, a certain man said unto him, Lord, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest. And Jesus said unto him, Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head. And ...read more

  • "Visionary Leadership"

    Contributed by Ron Newton on Aug 27, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 10,112 views

    There is a connection between faith and vision and it is the foundation of all spiritual visionary leadership.

    Introduction 1. Quote: .Source: Joel Smith, SermonCentral.com “A dream without a positive attitude produces a daydreamer. A positive attitude without a dream produces a pleasant person. A dream together with a positive attitude produces a person with unlimited possibilities and ...read more

  • Turning Chains Into Courage

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,887 views

    Learn how right focus can turn obstacles and roadblocks into opportunities for courageous service for God.

    This morning, we’ll continue with chapter 1, verses 12-18a, and we’ll look at how Paul turns his chains into courage. We will look at two observations from this text and one main principle with two areas of application. Observations: The first observation I like to make is from verse 13: ...read more