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  • Prayer And Formal Requests

    Contributed by Steven Boyns on Feb 4, 2006
     | 980 views

    For the last few weeks we’ve been sharing with you a series of messages on one of the most crucial practices of every Christian – that of prayer. And we said from the beginning, that the action of prayer ought not be viewed as an option for the Christian

    For the last few weeks we’ve been sharing with you a series of messages on one of the most crucial practices of every Christian – that of prayer. And we said from the beginning, that the action of prayer ought not be viewed as an option for the Christian, but as an obligation. And prayer, as it ...read more

  • Why Is It Unwise To Underestimate People With Less Formal Education?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,873 views

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educate

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educated to look down on those without formal ...read more

  • Triumphant Joy Defended Series

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Mar 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,804 views

    Paul reminds us that our Joy must be defended against things that rob of us of Joy.

    NTRO: 1. So far Paul has taught us that it’s important for us to understand or define triumphant Joy, then he revealed to us how we can refine or develop that Joy… but tonight Paul sees it important to remind us that our joy must always be defended. 2. It may came as no surprise ...read more

  • Let Holy Spirit Help Lead In Formal And Informal Settings

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,956 views

    General John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe was asked what was it like to be in charge of a variety of forces. His reply: “I often feel like the director of a cemetery. I have a lot of people under me but nobody listens

    Learning to Lead in Formal and Informal Settings (I Cor 9:19-27) Some leaders are comfortable in formal settings but are awkward informally relating to people. Jonathan Edwards, the former President of Princeton Seminary was dismissed as the Pastor of his local church for that very reason. ...read more

  • Consecrated Life - Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Donald Stanley on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,458 views

    There is an evangelism program that 100% of Christians can be involved in and effective in. This program involves no formal training and is long-term effective.

    Joshua 3:5 5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” • Consecrate = To be set apart, Holy, Sanctified. • Before the people could follow God into the Promised Land, they had to separate themselves from all that was ...read more

  • Praise Him

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Feb 27, 2009
    based on 21 ratings
     | 7,998 views

    True praise to God is more than a formal exercise; it is a heartfelt way of living that expresses itself in exultation to God.

  • Lessons For Living

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Apr 17, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,388 views

    Book III of the Psalms, a collection formalized at the time of the Exile, features the teaching psalms (maskil) of Asaph, a Levite who led a choir that praised God.

    LESSONS FOR LIVING PSALMS 73–78 “I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds” (Ps. 77:11–12). Book III of the Psalms, a collection formalized at the time of the Exile, features the ...read more

  • Mentoring Men Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 13,459 views

    Teaching does not have to be in a formal setting; in fact, the best kind of learning takes place in every day life, when we simply speak spiritual truth.

  • Ritualism Versus Spiritual Reality Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 20, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,881 views

    God desires to curb the trend toward formalism in religion which is satisfied with meeting external observation. To obey the moral precepts & principles of the word is infinitely more important than ceremonies & man-made traditions.

    ZECHARIAH 7: 1-7 RITUALISM VERSUS SPIRITUAL REALITY [Ezra 6:1-11] The seventh and eighth chapters are the third distinct division of the prophecy. In the first portion was the call to national repentance and turning to the Lord for His Covenant blessings. After a national turning to God ...read more

  • Baptsts And Church Membership Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,943 views

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story-preaching is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did.

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did. Michelle Peterson was born in London, August 5th 1615. Her parents were ...read more

  • Ten Commandments For Raising Children

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 24, 2016
     | 2,744 views

    These Israelite parents were to teach their children obedience morning and night, so these words would not become a matter of formal legalism, but a response based upon understanding. Remember obedience is formed when its a way of life.

    Ten Commandments for Raising Children Deuteronomy 6:6-7NKJB What My Parents Taught Me: My parents taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELL DONE: "If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside - I just finished cleaning!" My parents taught me RELIGION: "You better pray that will come ...read more

  • The Now Condition

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Mar 7, 2013
     | 2,006 views

    Once we are saved we have laid down the old and and put on a new person. The sermon shares how are now condition is different from its formal condition.

    Our Now Condition 2 Corinthians 5:16-21 WE are saved redeemed, forgiven, justified, fixed for entrance into the kingdom, Reconciled, the old account is settled, God is content with are now condition. If we have accepted Jesus we have what I call a Now ...read more

  • Shavuot Sunday

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Oct 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,208 views

    Today is Pentecost Sunday. It has been faithfully celebrated at Catholic & liturgical (formal/high) churches for centuries but many Protestant/Evangelical congregations do not give it as much as a nod.

    Shavuot Sunday Dr. Mike Fogerson June 27, 2012 Introduction: A You may not know it (or its significance) but today is Pentecost Sunday. 1 It has been faithfully celebrated at Catholic & liturgical (formal/high) churches for centuries but many Protestant/Evangelical congregations do not give ...read more

  • Does Prayer Even Work

    Contributed by Jeff Poor on May 11, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,701 views

    Prayer isn't a wish list. Prayer isn't a formal conversation. Pray is a vulnerable, honest, and raw conversation with God. God doesn't want the information, He wants the conversation.

    Title: Does Prayer Even Work? Text: Matthew 6:5-13 Bottom Line: Prayer isn’t a wish list, it’s the foundation to a relationship. Intro A couple years ago I was asked to be in a wedding in Iowa. An other buddy of mine was also in the wedding and we decided we would fly out a day or two early ...read more

  • Ten Commandments For Raising Children

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Aug 1, 2016
     | 3,982 views

    These Israelite parents were to teach their children obedience morning and night, so these words would not become a matter of formal legalism, but a response based upon understanding. Remember, obedience is formed when its a way of life.