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  • At Your Word

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,271 views

    A sermon for the 5th Sunday after the Epiphany The call of Peter

    5th Sunday after the Epiphany Luke 5:1-11 "At Your Word" 5:1 ¶ While the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he was standing by the lake of Gennesaret. 2 And he saw two boats by the lake; but the fishermen had gone out of them and were washing their nets. 3 ...read more

  • Funerals And Parties Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 265 ratings
     | 20,535 views

    We learn much from times of sorrow and loss, times when we are confronted with the reality of death, opportunities when we can learn from God

    “A good reputation is more valuable than the most expensive perfume. In the same way, the day you die is better than the day you are born. It is better to spend your time at funerals than at festivals. For you are going to die, and you should think about it while there is still time. Sorrow ...read more

  • Doing Good Can Be Habit Forming

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Sep 2, 2007
     | 1,722 views

    It pleases God when we are conscientious about being grateful and doing good.

    Title: Doing Nice Things Can Be Habit Forming Text: Hebrews 13:1-8 and 15-16 Thesis: It pleases God when we are conscientious about being grateful and doing good. Introduction Stephen Ambrose wrote the book, Band of Brothers… it is the story of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division ...read more

  • Edify One Another Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,871 views

    Many Christians are weary and worn by this life. Edifying ¡V building-up by Christian brothers is the only hope some of us have!

    October 14, 2001 ¡Kand edify one another, even as also ye do. Out of ancient Greek history we find the king of Sparta boasting to a visiting monarch about the mighty walls of Sparta. The guest looked around, but he saw no walls. I¡¦d like to see those walls. Show them to me! The Spartan ...read more

  • The Game Of Mutually Assured Destruction Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 11, 2015
    based on 19 ratings
     | 15,396 views

    It's one game board, but two games. Checkers and Chess are not only played differently, but they illustrate for me the difference between how the world deals with conflict and how God would have us do so. Do you know the difference?

    OPEN: (We showed a picture of a checker board on the overhead) What is this game? That’s right, it’s a checkers game. How many of you have ever played checkers? (almost everyone held up their hands) You know, I did not realize it until I began my research for this morning’s ...read more

  • You Want Me To Do What For My Enemy? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 12, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,399 views

    Jesus said we should love our enemies. But I don't even like them, why should I even want to show them love?

    OPEN: I’ve always loved limericks, and years ago I ran across this one: “There once were 2 cats from Kilkenny Each thought there was one cat too many They fought and they spit, and they clawed and they bit. Till instead of two cats (pause) there weren't any.” (Pulpit Helps 3/97 p. 8) Now ...read more

  • The Journey Of Joy

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,496 views

    The secret of finding joy in life is looking in the right place and looking in the right person, God.

    The Journey of Joy Selected Passages September 3, 2001 Introduction I. The Road to Happiness A. Construction on the highway: We have all seen more than our share of highway construction. Lots of heavy equipment rearranging the terrain, moving earth and removing old pavement. It causes long ...read more

  • Walking Fearlessly Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,618 views

    How believers fearlessly face persecution.

    I’ve been reading a book by an agnostic whose previous book chronicled his project to read the entire Encyclopedia Britannica. In his latest book he describes his attempt to live according to the Bible. To do so, he had to read it, and he admits, even as one with very little faith: “This is ...read more

  • Sin In The Camp Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 21, 2016
     | 2,765 views

    God's punishment upon Achan (and his family and possessions) seems severe...and it was, because sin is a serious matter. Sin is rebellion. Sin is covenant-breaking. Sin is choosing to go our way and reject God's way. And sin has consequences.

    Hamlet famously complained that “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark.” Joshua found that something was rotten in Canaan, within his own people. After devoting himself to God, and after a miraculous victory at Jericho, Joshua's army suffered a defeat in Ai. Israel was enjoying ...read more

  • A Happy Heart Makes The Face Cheerful

    Contributed by Darrin Koone on May 10, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 9,954 views

    A look at what we have to rejoice about in Chrsit primarily from the Psalms and Proverbs.

    One sunny Sunday morning, Henry Jones awoke to find his wife standing over him,shaking him by the shoulder. "You have to get up," she urged. "We have to get ready for church.” "I don’t want to go to church," he replied. "I want to stay in bed.” Crossing her arms over her chest, his wife ...read more

  • The Preacher Preaches To Preachers

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Aug 30, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,487 views

    Jeremiah’s guidance on how to preach an effective sermon

    September 2, 2001 Jeremiah 23:23-29 23 “Am I only a God nearby,” declares the LORD, “and not a God far away? 24 Can anyone hide in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the LORD. “Do not I fill heaven and earth?” declares the LORD. 25 “I have heard what the prophets say who ...read more

  • Dads That Make A Difference

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jun 21, 2014
     | 2,997 views

    God wants to help you be a dad who makes a difference. 1. He will take away your guilt (vs. 4&13). 2. He will give you the goodness you need (vs. 5-10). 3. He will give you the guidance you need (vs. 11-12). 4. He will give you a grateful heart (vs.13 ).

    Dads that Make a Difference 1 Thessalonians 2:4-13 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - June 15, 2014 (Revised and updated from a sermon preached at McClendon Baptist Church June 18, 2006) *To all of the dads here this morning: I hope you have a great Father's Day. We thank God ...read more

  • Living Stones Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on May 19, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,108 views

    If we want to influence our friends and family members to follow Jesus, then we must KNOW who we are and BE who we are in Christ. We are God's holy temple and God's special people, designed to be living displays of His greatness, so let's live that way.

    Howard Hendricks, one of my professors at Dallas Theological Seminary, sometimes talked about his days when he was a student at the same seminary. In one of those stories, he tells about the time he was invited to preach in west Texas. “You’ve all heard of Nowhere? Well,” ...read more

  • The Forgiveness Of Sins Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,100 views

    The tenth phrase of the Creed: "The forgiveness of sins"

    THE FORGIVENESS OF SINS TEXT: 1 John 1:5-10 We’re almost there. For months now we have been preparing for our journey into mission by examining the map left to us by the ancients…the Apostle’s Creed. We have gone through controversial lines, misunderstood lines, historical lines, and ...read more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Kevin Litchfield on Oct 11, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,328 views

    This sermon focuses on Peter and forgiveness

    Peter stood tall among the disciples. He was one of Jesus closest friends and everyone knew it. While they sat at the table, Jesus began to describe the hard road he was about to face. In a moment that must have been very difficult for Jesus. He looks out at his disciples, his closest friends and ...read more