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  • John 3:16 Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jun 26, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,533 views

    This is the intro to a series where we preached from a variety of 3:16s in the Bible. Here we examine the Love of John 3:16

    We’ve all seen them, at sporting events and concerts. The obligatory John 3:16 signs. In case you are wondering that all started in 1980. A guy by the name of Rollen Stewart had been making a name for himself by appearing at major sporting events wearing a rainbow coloured wig and dancing ...read more

  • Jesus First Loved Us

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Apr 11, 2016
     | 3,393 views

    To show that GOD's Love is always first and our love for Him is just a response to His Great Love enabling us to love Him back.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you loved? Yes. I am. JESUS loved me so much before the foundation of this world. Ephesians 1:4 (Amplified Bible) Even as [in His love] He chose us [actually picked us out for Himself as His own] in Christ before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy ...read more

  • God Is Love, So What? Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,140 views

    We love because God first loved us, an introduction to 1 Corinthians 13 from 1 John 4.

    Introduction God is love. It’s one of the unique claims of the Jewish / Christian tradition. Other religions have teach various truths about god. That he created, that he is just, that he is eternal. But only in the Jewish / Christian tradition do we have God is love. You look at the gods of ...read more

  • No Fear In Love Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Sep 24, 2015
     | 4,378 views

    We love because God first loved us, especially when we were completely unlovable. We must remember it is God who made our relationship with Him possible, and Christians should approach Him with confidence knowing His love for us is without end.

    No Fear in Love 1 John Bible Study, Part 11 1 John 4:14-21 Introduction - A person saved by love (Christ’s love for us) must be able to show love -- We may have trouble loving perfectly, but there is a difference between: • Loving perfectly, and, • Not loving at all ...read more

  • The Twin Pillars Of A Healthy Church Series

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Jan 12, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,254 views

    This sermon is the third in a series of five on The Church Health Review which deals with the Great Commandment and the Great Commission.

    Well, what can I say about our “Church Health Review”? For one thing, it was an eye opening event, wouldn’t you say? You can look around the walls at the “Post-it” charts and see for yourself some of the things that surfaced as we discovered and discussed together the data gathered from the CHR. ...read more

  • The Offering

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 13,758 views

    Giving as a response to God’s love.

    THE OFFERING TEXT: 1 John 4:7-12; Numbers 18:21-29 You’ve heard it said sometimes that a person “knows just enough to be dangerous.” That doesn’t necessarily mean a person is learning to be violent, it just means that when we know a little bit about something, we might do something we would ...read more

  • Who God Is And Who God Is Not

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 26, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,857 views

    A sermon about God's agape love and our call to live it.

    “What God Is and What God Is Not” 1 John 4:7-21 I served an extremely diverse and great congregation for 6 years in Newport News, Virginia. We came from just about every ethnic group and socio-economic background. One day I was visiting with a young, single mother who was ...read more

  • The Greatest Commandment Series

    Contributed by Thomas Perdana on Aug 8, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,417 views

    How can I do the greatest commandment? The answer is: With God’s help

    Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am glad we can meet again today. The Bible Text for today is: 34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36"Teacher, which is the greatest ...read more

  • Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,943 views

    Thanksgiving Day Sermon

    Title: Attitude of Gratitude Text: Multi-texted Introduction: The songs we have sung today have centered around the theme of Thanksgiving. ‒ We celebrate this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. ‒ Yet the idea of giving thanks is something that should come natural to the ...read more

  • The Way God Calls Your Name (Sermon 1 Of Series) Series

    Contributed by Joshua Randolph on Aug 11, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,208 views

    Knowing how God speaks to us can help us in hearing his voice and understanding his desire for our lives.

    Over the time that I have been a Pastor I have come to realize that the smartest people I have ever dealt with are children. Now I’m not talking about kids ages 13 yrs to 19 yrs because as all adults know kids go brain dead during those years. The age I’m talking about it from 5 yrs old to about ...read more

  • Grace Discerned: Gratitude Demonstrated

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,599 views

    When we discern God’s grace, we will demonstrate gratitude to God.

    We are looking at Psalm 116 this morning. The content and relationship described in this Psalm cause one to think that the psalm writer is King David. This psalm is a personal testimony of thanksgiving to God. Over 30 times, the writer uses "I," "me," and "my." The words contrast the difficulties ...read more

  • God Is Love

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jan 1, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,909 views

    We may not see God in His own Person, but where there is love, there is the evidence that someone has been born of the Spirit of God.

    GOD IS LOVE. 1 John 4:7-21. Every Sunday as I was growing up in Scotland, I would hear the minister of our church repeat these words from the beginning of 1 John 4:7 - “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God.” This is one of the tests of true Christianity. We cannot claim to have ...read more

  • The Irrefutable Law Of Love

    Contributed by Dr. Jonathan L Vorce on Jan 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,117 views

    God's "Irrefutable Law of Love" is found in the Old Testament and the New Testament alike! God commands us to walk in love and offers to help us even at times when it seems to be very challenging! This message will encourage us to walk in God's love...

    Text: 1 John 2:7-17 INTRODUCTION: In the Greek language there are four words for our word “love”. • Eros: This is a sensual or erotic type of love. This word is never used in the New Testament. • Phileo: This is a brotherly type of love. (Philadelphia is known as the “City of Brotherly ...read more

  • A Healthy Church Starts At Home Series

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jan 28, 2014
     | 10,725 views

    We must focus on reaching and equipping families to pray together for the church, to worship together, to serve together and to fall deeper in love with the church that Christ gave

    Introduction: I heard about a pastor who asked a group of children in a Sunday School class the question, "Why do you love God?" He received a variety of answers such as God first loved us and Jesus died for us, but the one that he liked best was, "I guess it just runs in our family." Does loving ...read more

  • The Look Of Love Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 4, 2014
     | 4,039 views

    One of the basic instructions of Jesus is to love one another. Love is the demonstration that we are in Jesus and Jesus is in us.

    1 John 4:7-21 “The Look of Love” INTRODUCTION I read today’s lesson and I was overwhelmed by the number of times that the word “love” appeared. The Beatles song, “All You Need is Love,” popped into my mind and I wondered if this passage of ...read more