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  • Principles To Build Upon: Harmony Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 9, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,896 views

    Unity within the church is vital to the success of the church.

    Principles to Build Upon: Harmony Introduction: The last few weeks we have discussed principles that we must build upon. If we are going to grow as a church there are several pillars that we must build upon. We have talked about the importance of maintaining the Truth, of worshipping in spirit ...read more

  • Wash My Feet, Wash My Heart

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 79 ratings
     | 16,040 views

    Jesus understood full well that in a few short hours all those 24 feet that were so wonderfully cleansed would soon desert Him and run for their life and flee from His presence... And He knows it. They don’t know it. Only the feet of John would stay put.

    Disaster struck me one day when I was a boy. I don’t know where in the world my little sister came back to the house real dirty and smelly. Some type of dark sticky slimy stinky substance was all over her and she was crying up loud. She had tried to get rid of it by using her dirty hand and as you ...read more

  • Precautions About The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 1, 2008
    based on 44 ratings
     | 12,473 views

    I’m warned about "grieving" the Spirit of God. How would I do that, and how do I make sure I don’t do it?

    OPEN: Back in the 15th century, bakers would bake their rolls, buns and cakes etc. in 3 rows of four --- and then they sold them batches of a dozen. Now, these days we have machines that measure the dough and run it through ovens. It’s all pretty standardized. But back then, baked goods were ...read more

  • Healing Rain Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,703 views

    When God’s time of refreshing comes we need to sit back like a sponge and soak it in. We need to allow a cleansing rain to flow over our lives and our hearts. When we open up our hearts to the Lord a healing rain washes over the wounds of sin and make us

    Healing Rain! Opening Video Illustration: Healing Rain by Michael W. Smith Thesis: When God’s time of refreshing comes we need to sit back like a sponge and soak it in. We need to allow a cleansing rain to flow over our lives and our hearts. When we open up our hearts to the Lord a healing ...read more

  • How To Rub People The Right Way

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,884 views

    There are some people everyone enjoys being around. They are people who give encouragement. This message uses Barnabas an example of how to be an encourager.

    “How To Rub People the Right Way” -Develop Winning Attitudes Acts 4:36-37 There are some people everyone enjoys being around. They are people who give encouragement. To learn how to become an encourager we can look at the life of an early church leader that from the beginning of his ...read more

  • Shepherds With Compassion

    Contributed by Vernon L Caruthers on Mar 28, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 800 views

    This is a message describing the care that both pastors and care group leaders within a local church are to give to those under their spiritual care.

    THE COMPASSION OF A SHEPHERD Scripture Reference: Matthew 9:36 "But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd." ------------------------------------------------------ Let us take note of ...read more

  • Power Against Anti-Breakthrough Powers

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 264 ratings
     | 69,040 views

    Breakthrough is a radical expansion; an exceptional maximisation; an enlargement, a turning point.

    I would like you to read this message with rapt attention. However, before you go on, I would like you to pray these prayer points with all the seriousness that you can gather. By the time you would have finished reading this message, a divine exchange would have taken place in your life. The ...read more

  • Extravagant Love Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on May 10, 2006
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,595 views

    5th in the Series "Near to His Heart: The Gospel of John." Looks at Mary’s Extravagant gift to Jesus and asks if we give extravagantly to Him.

    There is a wonderful story by the name of Babette’s Feast, by Isak Dineson. The setting is a small village on the coast of Denmark many years ago. Two spinster sisters provide leadership for a small church, which was founded by their now dead pastor-father many years before. The group has dwindled ...read more

  • Pursue A Heart Of Compassion And Love

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,945 views

    We are called to walk in the steps of Jesus. Sometimes those steps are not easy, but we know that with each step Jesus is by our side and at times reaches down lifts us up and carries us.

    “Pursue A Heart of Compassion and Love” Matthew 9:9-13 John 5:1-9 The call of Jesus to follow Him is not a call to follow him without challenge and adventure. Jesus did not say, “Follow me and I will give you a pain free life.” We are called to walk in the steps of Jesus. Sometimes ...read more

  • The Mercy That Shows Mercy Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 32,274 views

    5th sermon in an 8 part series on the Beatitudes. This series challenges us to "Shift" our thinking in what really brings true happiness. (*Rewritten and refreshed in 8/08. Powerpoint and Video Clips available on request)

    SHIFT - Part 5 THE MERCY THAT GIVES MERCY - The Boomerang Blessing MATTHEW 5:7 & MATTHEW 18:21-35 INTRODUCTION: Maybe you have noticed, in reading through the beatitudes, that they fall into 2 distinct categories? The first 4 deal with our relationship to God. We are "poor in spirit," ...read more

  • Peacemaker

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 22, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,822 views

    Peacemakers do something to improve the situation.

    Title: Peacemaker Text: Matthew 5:9 Truth: Peacemakers do something to improve the situation. Aim: To motivate them to be responsible to improve the situation. INTRODUCTION Write this down: “Do something to make the situation better.” You now have the definition and description of a ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive And Give Forgiveness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,371 views

    During the war in Kosovo in 1999, three Americans were captured and held hostage for more than a month. After intense negotiations, a breakthrough occurred and the prisoners were allowed to go free.

    How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Receive and Give Forgiveness Ephesians 1:7-1:18 (NIV, NIRV, TNIV, KJV) Let the Holy Spirit Help You Give and Receive Forgiveness (Eph. 1:7-18) Illustration: Forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. . --Ephesians 4:32 During the ...read more

  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 9,720 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • The Prosperity Of God

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,808 views

    ...there have been some who have gone off the deep end with the teaching of prosperity. This is probably one of the most exaggerated (supposed) moves of God in this generation of believers.

    THE PROSPERITY OF GOD Sometimes in the Charismatic and/or Pentecostal movements, there have been some extremes. There have been those that have made the mistake of trying to exaggerate what God is actually doing. God doesn’t really want us to become some kind of an extremist in how we live ...read more

  • Are You A Christian Snob Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 59 ratings
     | 35,092 views

    Fourth in a series on James. Deals with the fact that there are a number of ways in which favoritism shows up in the church today.

    A Study of the Book of James Sermon # 4 “Are You A Christian Snob?” James 2:1-13 Let me open this morning’s message by asking you a question, “Are you a Christian snob? Before you answer that question too quickly ...read more