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  • The Gift Of Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 48 ratings

    Forgiveness brings peace - both peace with God and peace with others. But it’s not easy...

    The Gift of Forgiveness Dec. 7/8, 2002 Intro: Earlier in our service, our children came and lit the second candle of Advent – the candle of peace. It’s purpose it to guide us in our preparation for celebrating the birth of our Lord by focusing our thoughts on the peace that Jesus came to ...read more

  • The Gift Of Forgiveness

    Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    Jesus was born unto us bearing the gift of forgiveness. Shouldn’t we extend that same gift to others?

    Good morning, I want to start this morning by us all singing a verse of Silent night. That was great. Singing that song probably brought visions of a Nativity scene to your thoughts.. Maybe of one from your childhood over a mantel. Maybe one in front of a church. Usually they all had the ...read more

  • Celebrate Jesus' Powerful Pentecost Promises

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on May 17, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    PENTECOST(B) - We celebrate Jesus powerful Pentectost promises which include the Holy Spirit, the gift of faith and God’s peace, the gift of the forgiveness of sins.

    CELEBRATE JESUS’ POWERFUL PENTECOST PROMISES (Outline) JOHN 14:25-27 - May 15, 2005 - PENTECOST INTRO: Today is a festival day of celebration. We are reminded of the importance and value of the very first Pentecost and the many promises the Lord made concerning the outpouring of the Holy ...read more

  • Know You Are Forgiven Series

    Contributed by Gary Landsberg on Nov 25, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    There are many different responses to the offer of forgiveness that Christ offers us. The gift of forgiveness is needed by all, no matter what one may feel or think.

    ACCEPTING THE FORGIVENESS OF CHRIST INTRODUCTION EPH 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. 4 For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his ...read more

  • Games People Play: "Sorry!" Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    From a "Games People Play" series on the Sermon on the Mount, this is a message about forgiveness.

    Games People Play: “Sorry!” Matthew 6:9-15 INTRODUCTION: "Sorry!" is a board game based on the ancient Indian game Pachisi. Players try to travel around the board with their pieces faster than any other player. The game title comes from the many ways in which a player can negate ...read more

  • Salvation Is Near You

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Salvation is Near You. It’s in His Word. It’s in your words.

    Have you seen my glasses? I just had them here somewhere. What? They’re on my head? Oh, thanks. Have you ever frantically searched for something that was right by you all the time - like your glasses perched on your head, a pencil behind your ear, or a wallet in your coat pocket? Such a panicky ...read more

  • Good News Of Great Joy

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 45 ratings

    "The angel said to them, ’Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people"

    Good News of Great joy Title: Good News of Great joy Text: "The angel said to them, ’Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people" (Luke 2:10 RSV). Scripture Reading: Luke 2:8-14 Offertory Prayer: Loving Father; we thank you for the rich ...read more

  • The Unjust Steward Series

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Many people struggle with this well-known parable. Jesus seems to condone rather selfish, shady money-dealing. Actually the Gospel of forgiveness lies at its heart: are we ready to forgive?

    I don’t know about you, but I do have certainly difficulties with this parable. I’ve always tended to skirt around them, I must admit. But with this text in front of me for this morning I was forced to think about it more seriously. And I find that many of the problems are actually only on the ...read more

  • Unwrap The Gift Of Christmas

    Contributed by Richard Burkey on May 19, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    This Christmas unwrap the gift that Jesus brings into your heart and life.

    Unwrap the Gift of Christmas December 24, 2004 Luke 2:10-12 (New International Version) 10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 ...read more

  • What Will You Do With The Christmas Message?

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 60 ratings

    Short devotional message for a Christmas service.

    What Will You Do with the Christmas Message? Christmas Candlelight Service Sunday, December 21, 2003 Introduction In the Christmas story in Luke chapter 2, we read about the reaction the shepherds had after being told of the arrival of the Savior. 1. They listened to the ...read more

  • Breaking Dams: Overcoming An Unforgiving Heart

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Mar 27, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Article shows how an unforgiving heart carries cargo with no pay and that a grudge is a beast that conquers its owner.

    A friend told me her daughter’s death caused reconciliation among her and her sisters. The heartbreaking loss cut though years of resentment and grudges. Lately, I’ve been assessing the matter of forgiveness. This has been one of the more difficult ethought issues to ponder and write about, but ...read more

  • Living And Dying

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Communion Meditation for December 4, 2005

    TS Eliot wrote one of my favorite Christmas poems many years ago entitled, ‘Journey of the Magi.’ Written from the perspective of one of the Magi, it contains a very reflective perspective on the travels to find the Christ child and the results of that meeting. A cold coming we had of it. Just ...read more

  • Truth Trackers

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 206 ratings

    This is an evangelistic message for our Vacation Bible School Family Night.

    Wednesday June 27, 2001 Bel Aire Baptist Church, Hobbs, NM Vacation Bible School Family Night Message TRUTH TRACKERS JOHN 14:1-7 Introduction: [Turn lights off] 1. Have you ever been lost? 2. It is a scary feeling to be lost isn’t it? 3. I want you to stand up. Now don’t move around ...read more

  • A Baptism Celebration

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Why is baptism so important?

    I. The Basis for Baptism is the Authority of Jesus A. “Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew ...read more

  • I Believe In The Resurrection And Eternal Life Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 6, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    At the core of the abundant life is the knowledge that there is life after death and that we are now living our eternal lives.

    1 Corinthians 15:35-49 “I Believe in the Resurrection and Eternal Life” INTRODUCTION We are surrounded by death. Death is highlighted in the evening news, with announcements of the latest war casualties and comments about recent shootings in the Valley. We are touched by death when a ...read more