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  • A Fragrant Offering Series

    Contributed by Derek Melanson on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    Mary’s act of anointing Jesus’ feet is an act of fully devoted discipleship, of worship and service, and of witness that we should follow.

    “A Fragrant Offering” John 12: 1 – 11 Introduction: Our Sense of Smell 1. Smells from a kitchen fill the house and people want to taste what is making the odor: homemade bread, a good homemade stew or soup, or even bacon frying in a pan and coffee brewing. 2. Our sense of taste is greatly more

  • A Fragrant Offering - Part 1

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 28, 2013

    Do tend toward bitterness? Are you preoccupied with how hard and unfair life can be, do you see the blessing of others and feel envious or sad or maybe even angry? If I am a bitter person; how do I stop being that way - can I stop?

    Dakota Community Church Ephesians 58, Grace at Work 28 October 27, 2013 A Fragrant Offering 1 Ephesians 4:31-5:2 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as more

  • A Fragrant Offering - Part 2

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Nov 3, 2013

    Dealing with bitterness. If you were messing up in a big way - but not seeing it - would you want someone to tell you? Rebuke doesn’t sound loving but it is. We need rebuking when we are not seeing ourselves accurately.

    Dakota Community Church Ephesians 58, Grace at Work 28 November 3, 2013 A Fragrant Offering 2 Ephesians 4:31-5:2 Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. 32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as more

  • Sacrificial Giving

    Contributed by Greg Yort on Apr 27, 2018

    When we give, not just out of our wealth, but as a sacrifice it counts as a credit with God, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God, that opens up God’s riches to meet our needs.

    Textual Idea Paul praised the Philippians for their sacrificial giving, not as something that he needed, but as a credit to their account with God, a fragrant offering, an acceptable sacrifice, pleasing to God, that opened up the heavens to meet their needs. Sermon Idea When we give, not just more

  • Gave Themselves First To God

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on Sep 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    If you want to have a powerful offering give yourself first to God.

    GAVE THEMSELVES FIRST TO THE LORD 2 Cor 8:1 And now, brothers, we want you to know about the grace that God has given the Macedonian churches. 2 Cor 8:2 Out of the most severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity. 2 Cor 8:3 For I testify that more

  • Living A Life Of Love

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Feb 16, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    As God's dearly loved children,we are to live a life of forgiving and self-giving love.

    [If you would like to receive sermons weekly by email, please contact] DEARLY LOVED CHILDREN Today is Valentine’s Day. Billions of dollars will be spent this weekend to buy items such as flowers and candy to express romantic love. God has demonstrated His love to us more

  • Imitation Or Imitators? Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 94 ratings

    Ephesians Series #17 Our world is filled with cheap replicas…imitations of something greater. Imitations come into being because there is a market for something that looks like the truth, but a lack of desire to pay the price for authenticity.

    A Walk that is Worthy Part 17 “Imitation or Imitators?” Text: Ephesians 5:1-2 Intro: This morning I would like to continue on once again in our study in Ephesians entitled a walk that is worthy. Specifically this morning we will be looking at a message entitled “Imitation or Imitators?” more

  • Imitators Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 11, 2009

    God wants us to copy him. We can live no better life than to have a life with godlike characteristics.

    Ephesians 4:25-5:2 “Imitators” INTRODUCTION One of my favorite subjects in school was history. Not only is the study of history completely devoid of any algebraic equations or geometric theorems, but it is also filled with people and stories from which we can learn so much. History more

  • How Good Is Your Imitation?

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Who are you imitating? This sermon talks about how we are to imitate Christ in our everyday life.

    How Good is your Imitation? Pastor Glenn Newton Oct. 31, 2004 Some of the best comedy that I have ever seen is when the comedian is imitating some other person, and they have it down just right. I think we have some young imitators up here right now, lets see if we can figure out who they more

  • A Heart For The Gospel’ Series

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Aug 1, 2016
    based on 2 ratings

    This is part of a series of very brief messages that can be used in church newsletters for stewardship.

    15You Philippians indeed know that in the early days of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church shared with me in the matter of giving and receiving, except you alone. 16For even when I was in Thessalonica, you sent me help for my needs more than once. 17Not that I seek the gift, but I seek more

  • Part Of The Family

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 14, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    This is a devotional written for our church newsletter

    Part of the Family Ephesians 5;1-2 How many of you love your children? How many would do everything you could for them? 1 Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children 2 and live a life of love, just as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us as a fragrant offering and more

  • Step #4 "The Fulfillment Of Sacrifice!" Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Jun 16, 2011

    5 Steps for Spiritual Disciplines.

    Genesis 22:2 "Take your son," He said, "your only son Isaac, whom you love, go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains I will tell you about." (HCSB) This trip was Abraham's greatest test, resulting in his greatest sacrifice. 1. The Meaning more

  • Three Great Principles Of Generosity

    Contributed by Neil Richardson on Mar 17, 2008

    More blessed to give than receive, God is well pleased with generosity, as we give God supplies our need.

    Philippians 4:14-23 Cornhill morning devotion, 9/12/03 Do you sing in the shower? The other day I was listening to Radio 4 and I heard a man talking about his parrot. Well every morning this man would sing in his shower and the parrot was so talented it had learned to imitate all of the songs he more

  • Grace At Work 21 Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on May 5, 2013

    Instead of lying; speak the truth ...having put away falsehood, let each one of you speak the truth with his neighbor, for we are members one of another. (Ephesians 4:25)

    Dakota Community Church Ephesians 51, Grace at Work 21 May 5, 2013 Holy Living 1 Paul returns now from teaching about serious theological concepts; the dual nature of the old man vs. what we have become, the new creation brought about by learning Christ, and launches into six solid examples more

  • Wise Gifts For A Great King

    Contributed by Adrian Pratt on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    Reflections on the gifts the Wise Men brought to to Jesus after His birth.

    “WISE GIFTS FOR A GREAT KING” Readings: Matthew 2:1-12 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Preached at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church – January 5th 1997 A favorite seasonal hymn for many folk is "We three Kings". Did you ever stop to think about how the gifts the Wise men bought to Jesus were related more