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  • Fruitful Or Fruitless

    Contributed by Joel De Wild on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 118 ratings
     | 11,405 views

    In your spiritual walk, are you a phoney? Or do you walk the talk?

    Introduction: *How long did the Hundred Years War last? 116 years. *Which country manufactures Panama hats? Equador. *From what animal do we get cat gut? From sheep/horses. *In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution. November! Transition: Have you ever ...read more

  • The Old Man Is Dead. So Quit Trying To Wake Him Up!

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Jun 29, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,194 views

    Trying to train the old nature is as fruitless as going to a cemetery and trying to get its inhabitants to sing the national anthem!

    THE OLD MAN IS DEAD. SO QUIT TRYING TO WAKE HIM UP! Trying to train the old nature is as fruitless as going to a cemetery and trying to get its inhabitants to sing the national anthem! The Church is running around trying to wake up the old man, trying to train him to do well! The Old man ...read more

  • Biblical Marriage Under Fire

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,062 views

    Marriage is under attack today from secular society and we as Christians must expose the fruitless deeds of darkness and fight for the preservation of the Biblical marriage and family unit.

    Biblical Marriage Under Attack On the lighter side of life: From the book: Wacky Laws, Weird Decisions and Strange Statues, Main Street publishers. Marriage and Family laws: a. It’s against the law for children under the age of seven to go to college in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. b. ...read more

  • Love Slaves

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,376 views

    Jesus’ time of crucifixion was drawing near and here he sat, with his leadership team for the future who still didn’t get it – talk about a desperate and seemingly fruitless reality. Since none moved, Jesus did it. The towel that Jesus wrapped around him

    Most of you will be familiar with the term and concept of servant-leadership. It is not a new concept of course. Corporate North America didn’t come up with it and the bright minds of the world didn’t phrase it as a new discovery. One of the Army’s earliest references to servant-leadership is that ...read more

  • Bearing Fruit For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on May 8, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 6,021 views

    We must perform what we promise and practice what we profess. When we do, God will give power through prayer.

    Bearing Fruit for Jesus Mark 11:12-14 & 20-25 INTRO.: The fig tree had a very important part in life and literature in the Holy Land in Jesus’ day. In fact, the Promised Land was described by Moses as a land with wheat and barley, vines and fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil and honey;" To live ...read more

  • Spiritual Fruit Or Religious Nuts?

    Contributed by Douglas Turner on Dec 4, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,487 views

    Lessons from the Withered Fig Tree

    A sign posted outside a church on Highway 110 outside of Tyler, Texas once read, “God is looking for spiritual fruit not religious nuts.” Unfortunately, religious nuts abound everywhere, but in and out of the church, but spiritual fruit is rare. The importance though of bearing spiritual fruit in ...read more

  • Persistence: Keep On Keeping On

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Apr 6, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 21,954 views

    A message on encouragement.

    PERSISTENCE: KEEP ON KEEPING ON Luke 18:1-8; Acts 14:22 Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 12:1 INTRO: One of the elements that ought to be present in the Christian life-style is persistence. To persist means in contemporary jargon “to avoid burnout.” It means to continue in the cause, to remain, to ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Vine Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 693 ratings
     | 133,042 views

    Jesus is the source of life, and His life within you is for one purpose-THAT YOU MIGHT BEAR FRUIT. We need to ask ourselves 2 questions: 1. Are we connected to Christ, and 2. If we are in Christ, then how much fruit is there in our lives?

    · In Hampton Court near London, there is a grapevine which is about 1,000 years old. This grapevine has one root which is at least two feet thick, and some of the branches are 200 feet long. Despite its age the vine produces several tons of grapes each year. Although some of the smaller branches ...read more

  • One More Year

    Contributed by Kymone Hinds on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 162 ratings
     | 21,850 views

    God’s mercy works long with us, but we will one day be called to give account.

    One More Year Luke 13:6-9 (NRSV vs. 8) January 4th, 2003. Do you remember where you were? What you were doing? Who you were with? Do you remember where you were? Where you were when the count down went from 5 to 4 to 3 to 2 to 1? Do you remember where you were when the ball dropped? ...read more

  • The Directionally Impaired Man

    Contributed by Bruce Ferris on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,598 views

    I am intrigued by the unwillingness of lost men to ask for directions. It is a complaint so common it is a frequent subject of jokes and TV comedies. Almost every woman has a story about a man who drove around for hours looking for someplace and refused

    The Directionally Impaired Man In researching for this message, I came across a joke that is told about a couple relating their vacation experiences to a friend. "It sounds as if you had a great time in Texas," the friend observed. "But didn’t you tell me you were planning to visit Colorado?" ...read more

  • Squandering The Blessings Of God

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 6,827 views

    WASTING GOD’S BLESSINGS STUNTS CHRISTIAN GROWTH. Here are three Facts regarding Christian growth.

    SQUANDERING THE BLESSINGS OF GOD Hebrews 6:1-12 INTRODUCTION: 1. This morning the bananas in the fruit bowl were just ripe-right for making bread. Tomorrow they’d have been too soft. So I took the time to sift and stir, and now a special fragrance fills the air. Soon I’ll take from ...read more

  • The Cross And The Towel

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Apr 6, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,761 views

    An inductive sermon focusing people on the humility and servanthood of Jesus at the Cross.

    THE CROSS AND THE TOWEL JOHN 13:1-12 Today is the day when we really begin to celebrate the Easter Season. Today is Palm Sunday in which Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The people cut palm branches and hailed and praised Jesus as He entered the city. The ...read more

  • Sowing In Hard Places

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Aug 6, 2012
    based on 15 ratings
     | 9,086 views

    SOWING BY ITS VERY NATURE IS ABOUT GETTING WHAT YOU WANT TO HAVE, NOT WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE. You sow into dirt because you want strawberries. Three principles that show how hard sowing can be: The principle of death; delay; and the principle of deceit.

    Sowing in Hard Places How many of you have heard a preacher somewhere tell you that you want to sow your seed into good soil so that you can receive a good harvest? Makes sense that we should sow our seed into the best soil possible doesn’t it? No farmer in his right mind sows seed into bad ...read more

  • No Success Apart From God's Blessing Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 1, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,656 views

    THE SUCCESS OF ANY ENDEAVOR DEPENDS ULTIMATELY ON THE GIFT OF GOD’S BLESSING

    BIG IDEA: THE SUCCESS OF ANY ENDEAVOR DEPENDS ULTIMATELY ON THE GIFT OF GOD’S BLESSING INTRODUCTION: There are many ingredients to success. The psalmist is not demeaning the value of hard work, of diligence, of ambition, etc. But there is one essential ingredient for success. I. (:1) 2 ...read more

  • Pretty Leaves

    Contributed by James May on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,168 views

    Jesus is looking for more than a beautiful appearance. He is looking for fruit to fill the void in the Body of Christ.

    PRETTY LEAVES Pastor Jim May Matthew 21:18-22, "Now in the morning as he returned into the city, he hungered. And when he saw a fig tree in the way, he came to it, and found nothing thereon, but leaves only, and said unto it, Let no fruit grow on thee henceforward for ever. And presently the ...read more