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  • "High Expectations”

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 7,346 views

    There are four truths that the Holy Spirit of God wants you to grasp as you labor diligently in the work of the Lord. As He brings revelation and illumination of these truths Christians will remain steadfast, faithful, and joyful in their work with Jesus

    Turn your Bibles to Jeremiah 29: 11 Title: “High Expectations” Theme: “Grasping the Promises of God in the Lord’s Work” Listen As I read Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” ...read more

  • High Expectations Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Sep 22, 2008
     | 2,839 views

    There are some reasons God has and we should have "High Expectations" for life.

    HIGH EXPECTATIONS Romans 8:16-25 * In 1999 the Broadman Holman Publishers released a book written by Dr. Thom Rainer entitled, “High Expectations.” The thesis of this book is that churches who expect much from their members get much. Conversely, it is true that if a church expects little, it ...read more

  • Heavenly Provisions For High Expectations

    Contributed by Jonathan Busch on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,840 views

    How do we reconcile the gulf between where God is demanding we be, and how far our own ability will get us. The answer for this is found in God’s word!

    “Heavenly Provision to meet High Expectations,” Text: Romans 1:16-17 Intro: Tonight I would like to bring you a message entitled “Heavenly Provision To Meet High Expectations.” I started out with a title simple called “Expectations,” but the more I worked on it, the more I realized that there ...read more

  • Expectations

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Dec 9, 2016
     | 2,610 views

    Have you ever been in a situation where people did not live up to the hopes and expectations you had for them? If so, you can probably understand why John the Baptist was confused in the reading we heard from Matthew’s Gospel.

    Have you ever been in a situation where people did not live up to the hopes and expectations you had for them? If so, you can probably understand why John the Baptist was confused in the reading we heard from Matthew’s Gospel. Why was he confused? There are two possible reasons. One is ...read more

  • How To Meet God's Expectations

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 96 ratings
     | 10,975 views

    This sermon teaches us about the greatness of God’s kingdom and the high expectations that go along with it.

    WHAT DOES GOD EXPECT FROM ME? Matthew 13:31-33;44-50 July 14, 2002 Pastor Steve Dow INTRODUCTION: Too many Christians today take their religion too lightly. Commitment among Christians is at an all time low? The Bible commands us to give ten percent of our income to God and yet the ...read more

  • How High Is The Bar?

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Jun 7, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,399 views

    He wants us to awake with great expectations every morning, with Him right smack dab in the center of them... Not only meeting..but exceeding those expectations!

    How High Is The Bar? Ephesians 2:4–-7, NKJ “But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His ...read more

  • Disruptions Of The Christmas Season Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Dec 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,051 views

    What were your expectations for the Christmas holiday? Did you have an expectation of a perfect time with family and getting that perfect gift? Did reality meet with your expectations? Mary and Joseph had high expectations, but a disruption was placed in

    Sermon Brief Date Written: December 21, 2010 (edited) Date Preached: December 17, 2006; Repreached Dec 26, 2010 Where Preached: OZHBC (AM) OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Christmas Sermons Sermon Title: Disruptions of The Christmas Season Sermon Text: Matt 1:18-25 ...read more

  • I Did Not Sign Up For This (Life)! The Dilemma Of Our Lot In Life

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Jul 16, 2016
     | 1,705 views

    Many people are unhappy about the life they have to live. Even the rich are not satisfied. In life we have to learn to suppress our selves from high expectations and just content ourselves in God's service!

    I Did Not Sign Up For This (Life)! The Dilemma of Our Lot In Life Kelly Durant Ecclesiastes 2:17 Therefore I hated life because the work that was done under the sun was distressing to me, for all is vanity and grasping for the wind. 2. How many of you have ever ordered a cheeseburger at a fast ...read more

  • Expectations: Are You Swimming Or Sinking?

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Aug 13, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,503 views

    Sometimes our EXPECTATION of something is due to our frantic pace, we don’t notice sin creeping into the back seat of our lives, putting us at great risk. Thank God that he’s always on the lookout for us, and that at times he uses setbacks to rescue us f

    Expectations: Are You Swimming or Sinking? Jonah1:1 – 4:7 OPENER: Get a roll of toilet paper (individual is better) that is pre-wrapped. Carefully undo the wrapping and tape a $10 bill inside the roll and close the packaging. Tell teens that inside the paper bag is: Something that is very ...read more

  • Mindset Of Mercy Series

    Contributed by Phillip Calvert on Jan 19, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,298 views

    We often limit our expectation of God by the excuses we give Him to bless us. But God wants us to expect more from Him than what we can perform or deserve.

    RAISING THE BANNER OF EXPECTATION MINDSET OF MERCY Psalms 23:6 Faith comes by hearing God’s word- Romans 10:17 · To understand · Matthew 13:29 Faith alive is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen – Hebrews 11:1 · This doesn’t mean that to prove we have ...read more

  • A Church Participating In Ministry Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Mar 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,194 views

    This sermon talks about participation in the local church.

    A Church Participating in Ministry! Rosina Hernandez Church history OT to NT to today OT priests- Ex. 28:2 Fancy clothes High Priest Gap between priests and the people That “gap” exists in the church today The preacher is the trained one of God We’ll wait to be ministered to by ...read more

  • Send Me

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 10, 2008
     | 1,703 views

    total commitment to follow the Lord is echoed in the words of Isaiah, "Send Me."

    Send Me TCF Sermon Text April 6, 2008 Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Here’s the prophet Isaiah, fresh from an encounter with the living God, demonstrating a willingness to ...read more

  • Suffering And Glory Series

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 9, 2002
    based on 79 ratings
     | 30,566 views

    An Exposititory Message on Romans 8:16-18 Concerning How The Christian Can Be Certain Of Future Glory Despite Present Suffering..

    Romans Series # 37 May 08, 2002 Title: Suffering And Glory Website: www.newlifeinchrist.info Email: pastorsarver@yahoo.com Introduction: Welcome to New Life in Christ. We are currently in Chapter 8 of Romans as we continue with message #37 of our verse-by-verse study of the Book ...read more

  • How To Live A Blessed Life

    Contributed by Delishia Davis on May 5, 2017
     | 1,289 views

    God has prescribed the right way to live and expects us to follow through. Read this sermon for more information on living a blessed life.

    “You, God, prescribed the right way to live; now you expect us to live it. Oh, that my steps might be steady, keeping to the course you set.” (Psalm 119: 4-5 The Message) Good Morning, soldiers in the fight of faith! Today is the day for yet another choice – how shall you live? We thank God for ...read more

  • Number One Draft Choice

    Contributed by John Beehler on Jan 1, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,606 views

    Through no effort or work on our part, we have been chosen and blessed.

    Number One Draft Choice Well, here we are in the New Year. New Year’s resolutions, the end of our breaks from school and work, and the end of the College Football Bowl games marathon. How many here watched any of the bowl games offered this year? Did anyone get burnt out watching ...read more