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  • God Gives Good Gifts (From Above)

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Sep 16, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Pentecost 16(B) - Our God graciously gives goods gifts from above which include ears to hear, minds to think, and lives of action.

    OUR GOD GIVES GOOD GIFTS (FROM ABOVE) James 1:17-27 - September 4, 2005 - Pentecost 16 Dearest Fellow-Redeemed and Saints in the Lord: About eight months ago in a country far, far away, half way around the world, we heard about the disastrous tsunami. We probably did not think ...read more

  • God Is Still Giving Gifts Today

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    The best gifts in life are for the asking, but they cost God his Son to give them to you.

    GOD IS STILL GIVING GIFTS TODAY John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave: Eyes to Bartamais Healing to the lady with the issue of blood Food to the hungry Deliverance to the Gaderian Hearing to the deaf Life back to the dead Salvation to Zachious, the woman at the well, ...read more

  • God's Most Neglected Gift - The Language Of Your Dreams!

    Contributed by Roger Spackman on Nov 7, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    God has given you a ’specific and individual’ gift that can be unlocked and used each and every day – rather night – of your life! Your personal counsellor, guide and help! Keys to unlocking this dormant gift. Includes Dream Log (with practical example).

    Note: Full Power Point Slides available from the author. Credit given to the following research books: Dreams and dream narratives in the biblical world / HUSSER, Jean-Marie Your dreams : God’s neglected gift / RIFFEL, Herman H. I’m excited about today’s Bible study. I’m excited about ...read more

  • To Each One Grace Has Been Given

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 19, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    If Christ brought you to this congregation, then Christ has given you a special grace to serve in a way that is needed within this congregation.

    Early on in my seminary career, I was asked by a committee charged with my nurture as a fledgling pastor-wannabe about my role models for ministry. “Who,” the committee asked, “did I consider to be an example to follow?” “Who was my role model for ministry?” I guess it was a reasonable ...read more

  • Shaped To Serve

    Contributed by Kevin Litchfield on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    A sermon from the purpose driven life series

    This morning I want to begin a discussion of another of God’s purposes for our lives. Over the last few weeks we have seen that: First we were created for God’s pleasure- we were designed to be in relationship with God. Second- we were formed for God’s family- and as a result God desires to place ...read more

  • Ushering In His Excellence Pt.1

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Mar 25, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    The gift of helps is vital! Paul understood his limits, do you? Unless the Sr. pastor sees the gift of helps as important as his role it wll always be down played. Everyone in the body has a servant role to play!

    Ushering in His Excellence pt.1 Text: I Corinthians 2:1-5 Paul could have spoken with his great oratorical skills and drawn some attention to himself; he sure had the resume’ to do it. But he had determined that there was One in whom he served that had the ability to give the ...read more

  • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts: Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Aug 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Every believer is meant to function as a part of the body according to the spiritual gifts they have received.

    We’re finishing up our 4 weeks on discovering your spiritual gifts. As we’ve learned in 1 Cor 12, every person who submits their life to Christ is a member of the Body of Christ – and we all have an important part to play. So important, in fact, that God gifts EACH ONE with gifts from the Holy ...read more

  • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Sep 12, 2006

    God gifts believers in various ways for the building up of His church.

    Do you like the way your body looks? Some of you do and some of you do don’t. But all of us can find parts that need improving. When God looks at the church – known as the “body of Christ” – do you think He likes what He sees? Just like us I think he likes certain parts and really wishes ...read more

  • Discovering Your Spiritual Gifts Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Sep 12, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    All believers should discover and use the spiritual gifts God has given them. Spiritual gifts are given for the benefit of God’s Kingdom.

    What is the best gift you’ve ever received? For me, I’ll never forget Christmas when I was in 4th grade. When I went out to the living room – leaning on it’s kickstand was a beautiful silver univega ten-speed bicycle. I’d been dreaming of it and finally I had it! I can still remember going for ...read more

  • What It Means To Be A Committed Leader

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 10, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    There are no insignificant ministries in the church. Every person serving in the church make up a network of volunteers for Jesus.

    What It Means to be a Committed Leader I Corinthians 3:5-6 This past week I received the following “Christian One Liners” in an e-mail. Don’t let your worries get the best of you; remember, Moses started out as a basket case. Some people are kind, polite, and sweet-spirited until you ...read more

  • The Christian In The Church

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Sep 27, 2006

    All Christians are called into God’s Church. And all are given gifts that they may play their part in the life and ministry in the Church. Each person’s gifting needs recognition, not least by church leadership

    In that passage from Ephesians chapter four that we heard, Paul begins by saying that he wants his Christian readers to live lives that are worthy of the calling they have received; lives which are ’worthy’ in the sense of being worth-while and of refelcting that calling- that their calling by God ...read more

  • Pursue Purpose Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Sep 27, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    A look at the purpose of our lives beginning wiht spiritual gifts. Utilizes Rick Warren’s SHAPE diagram.

    Dare to Pursue “Pursuing Purpose” October 1, 2006 Me: Everyone wants to have a purpose in life. We all want to feel needed and feel like we are contributing to something that really matters. It is easy for us to get caught up into thinking that we don’t really make a difference or we aren’t ...read more

  • Knowing Your Skills Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This is the fourth purpose in 40 Days of Purpose. Using the survivor theme I look at sprititual gifts

    So what will you bring to the party? Could you build a hut? Spear a fish? Or start a fire? Each of the contestants on survivor brings their unique skill set to their tribe. Whether it be Cai Boi being able to light a fire with flint and tinder or Adam catching an octopus, or did the octopus catch ...read more

  • Our Purpose: Urging Each Member To Serve Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    3rd in 5-part series on casting vision and clarity for the purpose of our church.

    “OUR PURPOSE: URGING EACH MEMBER TO SERVE THE LORD WITHIN THE CHURCH” Ephesians 4:11-16 INTRODUCTION: The story is told of a very large woman who attended a banquet and absolutely gorged herself on the buffet and afterwards felt very, very guilty. She said to her husband, "I shouldn’t of ...read more

  • Some Assembly Required Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Oct 17, 2006

    Gifts are to be used for the building up of the body. However, our greatest strength is our greatest weakness, and when a gift is used in the power of the flesh, it has destructive consequences illustrated in 1 Corinthians 12

    Unwrapping Your Spiritual Gifts – Part 3 “Some Assembly Required” 1. Review a. This is the third week that we have been exploring our spiritual gifts. By now, you should be familiar with what they are and why we have them. If you have been coming on Sunday nights, you likewise would be ...read more