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  • He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    A challenge to give the Lord His rightfil place in our lives.

  • Christ Must Increase Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Nov 3, 2002
    based on 130 ratings

    Looking at John the Baptist’s words that he must decrease and Christ must increase teaches us to do the same.

    First Baptist Church September 22, 2002 >I< John 3:22-36 When you think about words, the word "DOWN" doesn’t have many positive meanings. It’s a word reserved for cowards, losers and bear markets. It’s a word that is to be avoided or ignored. When you attach it to other words it brings ...read more

  • The True Apostolic Makes Jesus Famous

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Aug 18, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    The mark of the true Apostolic is: I must decrease that He might increase. The mark of the false Apostolic is give me gold and give me glory.

    There is a heart that says "my role is to make Jesus Famous" This is the heart that has seen heaven and tasted of Gods Glory. This is the fruit of a ministry set aside for God’s glory. ...read more

  • God Gives The Increase

    Contributed by James May on Jun 1, 2008
    based on 21 ratings

    John said, "He must increase, I must decrease." If the church would discover that lesson and live by it, there’s no limit to where God can take his church.

  • Increase

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    God gives true results

    Intro: the Corinthian church had been blessed with two great ministries, that of Paul, the churches first missionary church planted, and Apollos, one of the first great speakers to travel in ministry. But the church had become almost divided over who belong to who’s camp. Some where Paulites, some ...read more

  • Can't Ignore John The Baptist

    Contributed by Arulselvam Rayappan on Mar 3, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    We need to be transformed by the man and message of John the Baptist before we celebrate Christmas

    Don’t ignore John the baptist We cannot reach the crib unless we pass through John the Baptist. Before we meet the charming infant smiling in the straw, we are confronted by the terrifying figure of John the Baptist. We can’t experience the Joy of Christmas unless we have the repentance preached ...read more

  • Something Is Going On In The Shadows

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Sep 29, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    God spoke of the overshadowing of the Holy Ghost at work in the life of Mary to bring about the birth of the Son of God. Get in the shadows of God and see what great thing could happen.

    Somethings going on in the Shadows Luke 1:34,35 34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing ...read more

  • Runner Up Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    Beginning on series on Jesus’ life, actions, words, and ministry. This is a New Year’s message about making Jesus #1 in our lives.

    John 1:6-9 – Runner Up I’d like to begin this morning by reading John 1:6-9. Today is of course New Year’s Day. It’s the 1st day of the 1st month of the new year. Today we are going to talk a little about being first, and being second, and what all that means. I’d like to take ...read more

  • Broken To Be Made Whole

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    Regardless of what you may think of yourself, you are having an impact on someone else’ life.

    BROKEN TO BE MADE WHOLE Key Verse: John 3:30 “He must decrease, and I must decrease.” Opening: We face a new year that will be different than any other. For most people, that is. Some folks expect and are excited about 2003. Others are not. God has convinced and challenged many of you ...read more

  • A "Drink Offering" Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Paul explained that our development, our mindset, our attitude in life, should model that as of Christ Jesus Himself. We must be like that of a “DRINK OFFERING”, a life that is so consumed by Christ that others do NOT SEE OURSELF, BUT INSTEAD they see JE

    INTRODUCTION Paul began chapter 2 calling for the church to have an attitude of humility and cooperation standing together during a time of persecution. Last week, Paul explained that our development, our mindset, our attitude in life, should model that as of Christ Jesus Himself. Today, he ...read more

  • A Prevailing Church: Loosing Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 20, 2002
    based on 29 ratings

    A prevailing church is one which lives like those persons others thought Jesus might be -- like John the Baptist, loosing himself from tradition; like Elijah, living out of grace; like Jeremiah, let loose in the world.

    I walked into the Baptist Student Center at the University of Kentucky, about to take over as chaplain. My predecessor was still on the scene, filling up garbage cans with files. In those pre-Watergate days, nobody had thought of shredders, I guess. He was throwing away every record, ...read more

  • A Glorious Decline Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    The nobility of John the Baptist submission to God’s plan for his life is contrasted with Lucifer’s ambitions for prominence. The value of a healthy appreciation for the sovereignty of God is considered.

    A Glorious Decline Fortifying the Foundations # 8 John 3:22-36 Intro: When we say the word “down”, what kind of thoughts go through your mind?—down and out, down under, down hearted, a downer. By and large “down” is considered negative. In contrast, “up” sounds real good.—up and coming, ...read more

  • Fly Below The Radar Screen

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    This sermon sets forth a call to humility using a simple statement made by John the Baptist.

    Text: "He must increase, but I must decrease -- He must grow more prominent, I must grow less so." John 3:30 (The Amplified Bible) All of us by now have heard the remarkable story of Todd Beamer. He was the man who led the attack on the terrorists, who had hijacked United’s Flight 93. He is ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of God Series

    Contributed by Manuel Amparo on Mar 26, 2006
    based on 15 ratings


    THE KINGDOM OF GOD DANIEL 2:44 A. THE BIBLE SPEAKS OF TWO OPPOSING KINGDOMS IN THE UNIVERSE 1. The kingdom of Satan: a. He claimed the kingdoms of this world as belonging to him because they had been given to him - Luke 4:4-6 b. Our Lord recognized that Satan ...read more

  • Surrender And Release

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on May 17, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Learning how and when to accept and use your calling.

    Tonght let’s concentrate on --- Surrendering to our purpose---Releasing our calling It’s God’s purpose for your life---You can kick and scream---God’s purpose So lets look at couple of different leadership lessons from the BIBLE— First lets look at what we must do to be effective in our ...read more