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  • You Need A Samwise

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    5 Relationships You Can’t Live Without! Each of these relationships are crucial for you to live a healthy and successful life!

    “5” Part 1 – You Need A Samwise I. Introduction Samwise Gamgee, a hobbit, is first introduced in Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring. Samwise is Frodo Baggins’ gardener. Tolkien called Sam the "chief hero". As "punishment" for eavesdropping on Gandalf’s conversation with Frodo regarding more

  • Be Transformed (You Are A Friend Of God!)

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Oct 6, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Examing the believer’s life to be transformed; understanding that God wants to have fellowship and friendship with us.

    Be transformed! (You are a friend of God) John 15:13-15 Introduction - Every day, we are challenged with the ways of this world conflicting with God’s ways - From the news media to prime time TV to even our friends – we have to choose - We have to choose even who we call friend; and how more

  • I And Thou Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Today, we’re going to be talking about the one relationship which impacts all the others, our relationship with God. Harry Staiti puts it this way, “Of all our relationships, God is the most important. Your relationship (or lack thereof) with God will inf

    I and Thou Hosea 11:1-4 and Psalm 18:1-3 Timothy Smith tells the story of Chris. Chris was in his mid-thirties, married and living in Pennsylvania with his wife and two high energy little boys. Chris was always physically fit, ate a healthy diet, but one day he went to the Doctor because of more

  • The Ministry And Meaning Of Friendship Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We have a fundamental need and desire to be in relationship to other people. God knew that and so God gives us the gift of companionship and help from each other. You and I were created for relationship with each other.

    The Ministry and Meaning of Friendship Genesis 2:18, Ecclesiastes 4:9-12, John 15:1 David W. Smith writes Chuck had been perhaps the most hard-working salesman in his company’s history. He usually spent 65 to 75 hours a week at the office when he wasn’t traveling. And when he was on the road more

  • Connecting With Others Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    5 of 5 messages from Colossians. This message focuses on the importance of faithful friends.

    Life 101: Connecting with Others The Faithful Friend A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother. Proverbs 18:24 Two friends were out hunting. As they were walking through the woods, one of them yelled and the other looked up to see a huge more

  • Unity In The Body

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Mar 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This morning as a church body, I want to challenge your thinking and faith as it relates to unity among the believer. It’s important to understand that the church is not a building. Church in the Bible never means “building.” It refers to groups of co

    Introduction · This morning as a church body, I want to challenge your thinking and faith as it relates to unity among the believer. · It’s important to understand that the church is not a building. · Church in the Bible never means “building.” It refers to groups of committed Believers in more

  • Onesiphorus: A Friend In Chains Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Mar 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Friendship often means dealing with unpleasantries.

    Who Are You? Best Supporting Roles in the Bible Series (Part 4 of 4) Onesiphorus: A Friend in Chains (Sermon ideas from Clarence Edward Noble Macartney {1879-1957}) 2 Tim. 1:16-18 Mar. 25, 2007 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A Bear & more

  • The Possibilities Of Community

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep 23, 2007

    Friendships are the building blocks of community. God wants us to know and be known, and He’s given us the key to making friends.

    Sermon for Suites by the Lake – September 22, 2007 – The Possibilities of Community [This sermon was for a Retirement Community’s Chapel Service] Thanks to W. Maynard Pittendreigh for some borrowed thoughts and some illustrations for this more

  • You Are Who?

    Contributed by Samson Musyoki on Sep 25, 2007


    YOU ARE WHO? LUKE: 9:18-20 Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, “who do the crowds say I am?” They replied, “some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, that one of the prophets of long ago has come back to life.” “But more

  • The Big Secret Series

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 27, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Honest sincere expression of appreciation is the key to getting along with others.

    The Big Secret (of getting along with People) Praise Give Honest Sincere Appreciation 2 Cor. 13:11 Ephesians 4:29 I What do People want or need? I disagree with much of what these men teach, but on this point I think they are correct. Sigmund Freud said everything you and I do more

  • Friends

    Contributed by Jerry Stepp on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon was done on Friend Day, with the hope and encouragement that we can all be friedly to one another as Christ is the exampel for us to follow.

    Friends John 15:12-17 Introduction: We all need friends, but few understand the basics about forming quality friendships. A true friend is someone whom we enjoy mutual affection, interests and respect for. The best friends are those who are helpers in times of trouble. Those who are more

  • Relationships #2 - 10 Keys To Building Healthy Relationships Series

    Contributed by on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    If the two most important commandments are to love God and love people, then it is essential that we learn to build healthy relationships with one another. Here are some keys to do that.

    RELATIONSHIPS #2 – 10 KEYS TO BUILDING HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS OPENING: • Last week started series on relationships & talked about their value. Where do we learn about building healthy relationships? Let’s go to the expert – God! KEY TEXT: “Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your more

  • Fundamentals Of Friendship

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Describes the basics of Christian friendship.

    FUNDAMENTALS OF FRIENDSHIP Jackie Robinson was the first black to play major league baseball. While breaking baseball’s “color barrier”, he faced jeering crowds in every stadium. While playing one day in his home stadium in Brooklyn, he committed an error. His own fans began to ridicule him. more

  • Job

    Contributed by Fran Van Hoven on Aug 7, 2007

    Job’s three friends will speak alot of truth but they will also speak alot of error.

    If you are experiencing defeat , you will be encouraged by Job’s perseverance in the middle of great suffering. At this point in our study, Job is no longer blessed, and wealthy man. He has lost all his children, wealth and health. His wife is waiting for him to die. And although his more

  • Christians Aren't Idiots

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Feb 5, 2007

    Playing on the archaic meaning of idiot (i.e. disconnected, idiosyncatic) I talk about how we are called in community.

    Title: Christians aren’t idiots Text: Daniel 2:12-19 MP: The intercession of Daniel’s friends brought about God’s intervention. SO: I want to encourage the church to live in community with each other and visit each other. Intro: One of the worst things about the English language is that more