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  • Strengthening Disciples' Souls Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 30, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,049 views

    Exposition of Acts 14:21-28 about the return trip of Paul’s first miss journey, and the things that he did to ensure the growth of the early disciples

    Text: Acts 14:21-28, Title: Strengthening Disciples’ Souls, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/1/08, AM A. Opening illustration: tell about hearing Piper preach in April and the conversation that I had with Erika immediately following about it being “soul food,” just “vintage Piper,” but so stirring and ...read more

  • Church Success Strategies

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,018 views

    Proven Success Strategies For New Church Plants

    Planting a new church is proving to be the most effective and cost efficient way of reaching the unchurched and fulfilling the Great Commission. Between 2000-2020 an estimated 600,000 churches will be planted. Yet there are fewer churches per person in the US than there were in 1906. According to a ...read more

  • The Stark Contrast Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Dec 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,218 views

    The contrast between the old nature and the new couldn't be more stark as we finish up our study in Paul's letter to the Galatians. The question we all have to face is: where is our treasure, in this legalistic age, or in God's kingdom?

    Galatians is all about the contrast between the old nature and the new, legalism and Spirit-life. As we finish up the book today we’re going to see that contrast in stark relief so let’s look for it as we finish chapter 6. As we talked about the fruit of the Spirit in chapter 5, we ...read more

  • Our Purpose And Vision

    Contributed by Chris Mccall on Feb 5, 2007
     | 4,922 views

    In order for you to retain everything God has done in your life you must have a passion and a purpose and a vision that will change the course of your life.

    OUR PURPOSE AND VISION Habakkuk 2:2-3 MSG 2And then GOD answered: "Write this. Write what you see. Write it out in big block letters so that it can be read on the run. 3This vision-message is a witness pointing to what’s coming. It aches for the coming--it can hardly wait! And it doesn’t lie. ...read more

  • Partnering On The Journey

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Apr 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 731 views

    The earlier followers of Jesus were known simply as “followers of The Way.” The way of Jesus is a way of peace, a way of mercy, and a way of grace. Christianity is more than simply an ethic or a philosophy. The early disciples lived together and broke

    Introduction The loaded station wagon pulled into the only remaining campsite. Four youngsters leaped from the vehicle and began feverishly unloading gear and setting up a tent. The boys then rushed off to gather firewood, while the girls and their mother set up the camp stove and cooking ...read more

  • The Deadly Sin Of Sloth Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,606 views

    This is the final message in the series on The Seven Deadly Sins with the thesis that God’s ministry is never to be done slothfully by His people.

    The Deadly Sin of Sloth --Proverbs 6:6-11 and Mathew 25:14-30 James S. Hewett, former pastor of Saratoga, California’s Presbyterian Church, tells this story: “A class of high school sophomores had been assigned a term paper. Now the day of reckoning had come, the papers were due. The ...read more

  • How Does Your Garden Grow?

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Jul 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,180 views

    If we are truly Christ’s disciples, then like the sower, we go out to sow the seeds through which God will work in the people of this world. If we are not doing this, then it is just as if our seed has been plucked up by a bird, scorched by the sun, or ch

    Have you ever watched a farmer or gardener as he planted his crops at the beginning of the season? It is a meticulous process. First, the ground has to be prepared. Weeds have to be pulled, perhaps a little top soil or fertilizer needs to be put out. The dirt has to be loosened and tilled, and ...read more

  • What To Do When God Seems Slow To Answer

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Sep 4, 2008
     | 1,165 views

    What to do when a storm enters our lives.

    What to Do When God Seems Slow to Answer August 10, 2008 Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker A Story B Our text takes place against the sea of Galilee, which is not really a sea at all. (15 miles long, 10miles wide) BIG BIG LAKE (About as long as Carlyle lake, but it is double Carlyle ...read more

  • The Encouragement Of The Faithful Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 7, 2011
    based on 44 ratings
     | 25,068 views

    There is always a common bond between those who faithfully serve Christ. Their sharing in grace-gifted service for the Gospel of Christ, gives mutual encouragement be it by distant learning or close fellowship.

    ROMANS 1: 8-13 THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE FAITHFUL [Ephesians 4: 1-16] Having introduced himself, Paul now gives a general introduction common in his letters. He was writing to the Church at Rome because he had for a long time been touched -fortified- by their deep commitment to Jesus and ...read more

  • Finding Purpose And Meaning In Life Regardless Of Age Or Circumstances

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 17, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,449 views

    This is an adaptation of a sermon shared Oct. 2000 by Brian Bill that builds upon 6 statements of purpose that he identifies in the writings of Paul. When actualized, these purposes provide meaning to life regardless of age or difficulty of circumstances.

    A truck driver was hauling a load of 100 penguins to the zoo. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. The next day the first truck driver got his truck fixed and drove into town and couldn’t ...read more