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  • Gatekeeper, Gateopener

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 19, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,675 views

    The pastor has two roles that must not be reduced -- a gatekeeper to guard against useless ideas and hateful attitudes, and a gateopener to let in God's surprises.

    Do you think the Lord has a sense of humor? I do. I see a delicious little coincidence that God’s word drops in our laps today. Some of us remember a 70’s TV program, the Mary Tyler Moore show. If you remember that program, you will recall that sweet, nice, loveable Mary lived in an apartment ...read more

  • Conscience - The Umpire, The Fire Alarm, And The Gatekeeper

    Contributed by Amy Bickel on Jun 8, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,558 views

    Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why do you say the things you say and think the way you think?

    This morning, I want to talk to you about yourself. Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Why do you say the things you say and think the way you think? Sometimes, I think the hardest person in the world for us to understand is ourself. Have you ever felt that way? Well, ...read more

  • The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Contributed by David Trexler on May 13, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,866 views

    What we have today is a honest gut wrenching Lutheran based message saying “What a Thing Really Is,” by using the 23rd Psalm followed by the words of Christ Jesus.

    Sermon for John 10:1-10 and Psalm 23 May 15, 2011 What we have today is a honest gut wrenching Lutheran based message saying “What a Thing Really Is,” by using the 23rd Psalm followed by the words of Christ Jesus. Don’t you wonder sometimes why the world we live in is ...read more

  • I Stand At The Door

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,886 views

    Christians have an obligation to assist those outside of the Church to find the Door; we are to be doormen not gatekeepers.

    I Stand at the Door Revelation 3__20 Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me. Rev 3:20 Friends at Good Shepherd: Sam Shoemaker saw himself as a doorkeeper in the house of the ...read more

  • Awakening To Baptism Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 3, 2017
     | 879 views

    How does entering the sheepfold by the door picture baptism?

    Intro How do we become part of Christ’s flock and what does He do with His sheep? Goal Let’s realize that Jesus brings His sheep together. Plan Let’s look at John 10:1-10 and see how baptism makes us part of the faith community. John 10:1 The Sheepfold We can learn a lot about ...read more

  • The Gate Keeper

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 4, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,892 views

    Illustrated sermon showing the danger of letting things we shouldn’t into our homes.

    The Gate Keeper (Note to Sermon Central readers. This sermon was an illustrated sermon. If you don’t read the drama portion you won’t get the full effect of the message. The drama portion has also been posted to Sermon Central and it has the same name: The Gate Keeper) Text: Nehemiah 3:29 ... ...read more

  • Doorkeepers

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Aug 20, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,736 views

    There are many roles of service for persons within the body of Christ. Today, we are focusing on our Ushers and Nurses. Ushers play an important role in our church.

    TITLE: DOORKEEPERS SCRIPTURE: I CHRONICLES 15:24 I recognize and look forward with great anticipation to our celebration this afternoon of our Ushers and Nurses Ministry of this Church. However; I don’t want to miss out on the opportunity as the Pastor to share my appreciation and love for ...read more

  • Varieties Of The Way Paul Used Shame, Guilt, Anxiety In Persuading People F

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 21, 2001
    based on 8 ratings
     | 733 views

    VARIETIES OF THE WAY PAUL USED SHAME, GUILT, ANXIETY IN PERSUADING PEOPLE FOR CHRIST

    VARIETIES OF THE WAY PAUL USED SHAME, GUILT, ANXIETY IN PERSUADING PEOPLE FOR CHRIST 1. Innocent Shame Guilt, Anxiety - Tension felt when one’s character is slandered without justification. Someone may be guileless, harmless, and lacking any responsibility for a wrong doing, but be wrongly ...read more

  • The Tale Of Two Families

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on May 11, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,343 views

    In a tale of two families, we see one blessed and the other cursed. Here are the reasons why.

    INTRO: Did you guys hear about the eleven kids found in cages in their home? It was a few weeks ago. Let me read to you the press release in case you’re not familiar with it. Wakeman, Ohio – Sheriff’s deputies found 11 children locked in cages less than 3 ’/2 feet high inside a home, but a couple ...read more

  • God's Power In Our Lives

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Apr 9, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,359 views

    A look at how the power of God changed a man’s life...and the direction of his life

    “God’s Power in our Lives” 1 Chronicles 13:14 INTRODUCTION: David, the great king of Israel wanted to go and retrieve the Ark of the Covenant which represented the very presence and power of God. The Ark had not been in the midst of the people for some time. It had been ...read more

  • Heaven Is Not Like That! - Remembrance Sunday

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Nov 8, 2001
    based on 128 ratings
     | 3,291 views

    Remembering those who have died in past wars on November 11th, preaching peace, recognising that Heaven is nothing like earth through jokes

    Sermon: 31st Sunday in Ordinary Time – Remembrance Sunday Text: Luke 20:27-38 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. They had been married for over 30 years. Thirty years of devoted, loving, blessed life together – in fact, a fine example of what Christian ...read more

  • Building Up And Moving On

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,716 views

    One of the greatest accomplishments in the entire Bible was accomplished by Nehemiah when he led the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem.

    Building Up and Moving On Nehemiah 7:1-3 June 6, 2010 Morning Service Introduction There were many great leaders and great tasks accomplished throughout the Bible. Here are just a few reminders. * Noah built the Ark and saved the world * Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and slavery * ...read more

  • Shutting The Gates Of Hell.

    Contributed by Adeolu Akin-Abraham on Aug 11, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 10,788 views

    The sermon is prepared with the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to open the eyes of the blind Christians. It is a deliverance message that is relevant for all situations and valid for life.

    A family of five was desperately in search of a house to buy in a new location following the transfer of the head of the family. It was very difficult for them to find a suitable house at a reasonable price. All the houses they preferred were very expensive. However, they continued to search and ...read more

  • The Wart?

    Contributed by Monty Newton on May 30, 2010
     | 1,279 views

    When we get a glimpse of the majesty of God and the marvel of his creation, is it any wonder that we are mystified that God would care for us?

    Title: The Wart Text: Psalm 8 Thesis: When we get a glimpse of the majesty of God and the marvel of his creation is it any wonder that we are mystified that God should care for us? Introduction Great American humorist Mark Twain told a story about a California man who died and went to ...read more

  • "The Power Of God In Our Lives”

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 73 ratings
     | 53,649 views

    Only under God’s power are we going to be able to make significant strides

    “The Power of God in our Lives” 1st Chronicles 13:14 INTRODUCTION: Today’s message needs a little set up, so that you all will understand what is going on in this text. David, the great king of Israel wanted to go and retrieve the Ark of the Covenant which represented the very presence and ...read more