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  • The Imperative Of Proclamation Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,172 views

    Unless we proclaim the gospel people are doomed to God’s judgement

    We were in New York on holidays a couple of years ago and we stayed in the apartment of a Jewish woman. It was Jewish New Year the weekend we were there so she invited us to come to their passover meal to share it with them. Well, that night was one of the highlights of our trip as we took part in ...read more

  • The Imperatives Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 21, 2003
    based on 523 ratings
     | 112,683 views

    While I recognize that sometimes a church service can seem dull, especially to a non-Christian, I want to suggest this morning that true worship is anything but boring. The very essence of what worship is does not allow us to be bored. When we come befo

    The Imperatives of Worship I’ve always liked hearing oxymorons, or self-contradicting phrases. The word itself comes from “oxus” which means sharp and “moros” which means dull. Here are some of my favorites. Jumbo shrimp Freezer burn White chocolate Plastic silverware Airline ...read more

  • Holiness: The Divine Imperative.

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Feb 12, 2014
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,826 views

    1 Peter 1:15-16 expresses a non-negotiable call to holiness, involving a change of heart and life.

    HOLINESS: THE DIVINE IMPERATIVE. 1 Peter 1:15-16 expresses a non-negotiable call to holiness, involving a change of heart and life. Holy means that you separate from its common use and you dedicate it for a particular purpose. Holy is the way God is. To be holy he does not conform to a ...read more

  • The Law Of Sowing And Reaping

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 120 ratings
     | 41,935 views

    The Law Of Sowing and Reaping contains three principles that are applicable on either a positive (spiritual) or negative (sinful) level, making the knowledge of these principles imperative.

    The Law Of Sowing And Reaping Text: Gal. 6:7 Intro: The Law of Sowing and Reaping is universal. It works the same way regardless of the part of the world in which one lives. No one would ever plant a field of corn and expect to harvest cucumbers. Nor would one plant peas and expect to ...read more

  • The Truth Of The Trinity Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Apr 14, 2015
    based on 5 ratings
     | 14,721 views

    Recognizing the Truth of the Trinity - The Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit - is imperative to knowing God and living a life that glorifies Him and experiences His great love.

    The Creed – The Truth of the Trinity Series Introduction Slide Today we are beginning a new series called “The Creed” What is a Creed? A Creed, by definition is Slide A Creed is a set of beliefs that guide someone’s actions. Typically, a creed is a statement ...read more

  • Be Holy

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,372 views

    God calls all His children to a life of holy living by His grace, and this call is not optional but imperative. This sermon was originally prepared as my farewell message to the people of Decatur Central United Methodist Church.

    Be Holy --I Peter 1:13-16 Leviticus 20:6-9 Leviticus 20:6 - 9 (NRSV), “If any turn to mediums and wizards, prostituting themselves to them, I will set my face against them, and will cut them off from the people. 7Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy; for I am the LORD your God. ...read more

  • A Tragic Mistake

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,894 views

    This warning is so imperative that it appears identically in Proverbs 14:12 and Proverbs 16:25. Man, left to his own way, is destined to spend eternity in hell. Only by turning to Christ can this tragic mistake be averted.

    A TRAGIC MISTAKE "There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death." Proverbs 14:12 (Repeated identically in Proverbs 16:25). I There are many false doctrines abroad in the world today. Jesus warned His disciples: "For false Christs and false prophets will arise ...read more

  • Determined By Devotion Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,852 views

    Likewise, in the Bible, God put together a little instruction tag that should be attached to every church. If our church wants to operate correctly, run smoothly, and make the right plays, then it’s imperative that we follow God’s directions

    Making an Impact: Determined by Devotion I had the opportunity this week to play softball with the church team. I guess they were hard up for players. I started the game OK but ended up dropping a couple fly balls and striking out. I think they’ll think twice about inviting me to come ...read more

  • The Folly Of Not Following The Wise Men

    Contributed by Jim Mccutchen on Dec 27, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,224 views

    There are 5 keys the demonstrate how the kings were really wise men. Life if full of obsticles, challanges, and setbacks. It is imperative to seek Godly wisdom to direct the course of your life. The wise men were wise because they were able to discern t

    THE FOLLY OF NOT FOLLOWING THE WISE MEN! You have heard the phrase, “Out of the mouth of babes?” It comes from the simple truth that sometimes it takes a child to reveal lasting wisdom. It seems foolish but it isn’t! For example: Patrick, age 10, said, “Never trust a ...read more

  • Prayer Of Rest Series

    Contributed by Paul Green on Jul 14, 2009
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,266 views

    Rest is not only vital to our spiritual lives, it is imperative if we are to be effective. Through the prayer of rest, God places his children in the eye of the storm. When all around us is chaos and confusion, deep within we know stability and serenity

    The Prayer of Rest Matthew 11:25-30 The story is told of a lady who became very angry at the pastor. When she finally caught up with him, she said, "I called you all morning at the church and dropped by to see you in the afternoon on Tuesday and you were not there." The minister said, "I’m ...read more

  • The News Delivered By An Angel

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Mar 24, 2005
    based on 146 ratings
     | 4,471 views

    This is the resurrection story as told by the angel that rolled away the stone ! Hear what he says !

    The News Delivered By An Angel Matthew 28:1-8 Intoduction: Adrian Rogers and his wife, Joyce were in Russia before Lenin’s tomb was torn down. It was an attraction for tourists to go through the mausoleum where Lenin’s body was on display. You probably ...read more

  • Discipleship & Holiness (2)

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,908 views

    2nd part to two-part series of DISCIPLESHIP & HOLINESS

    Discipleship & Holiness (#2) (Matthew 16:21-26) We left off by looking at the requirement to become a true disciple of Jesus…And that begins with a decision. It is to be an informed decision based upon the recognition of Jesus’ identity. It is to be an individual decision based upon the ...read more

  • Ask.. Seek.. And Knock Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 30, 2003
    based on 215 ratings
     | 52,128 views

    Within this command to pray I think we can see five general principles about prayer.

    “Ask, … Seek … And Knock” Matt 7:7-11 There is nothing that reveals more about a believer than his or her prayer life. How that individual approaches God and what that individual is willing to ask for reveals how he or she views God. We frame our requests ...read more

  • What Does It Take? [gospel - Assurance - Simple - Simplicity - Faith]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 154 ratings
     | 12,008 views

    Gospel pollution and what it takes to truly be saved. Link included to Formatted Text, Powerpoint, and Handout.

    What Does It Take? Acts 15:1-11 If someone were to walk up to you on the street and ask you out of the blue, “how can I be saved?”, what would you say? Would you know how to answer them? What would you say it would take for them to be born again? This is no small question…for the correct ...read more

  • The Two Masters Of Man Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 18, 2011
    based on 64 ratings
     | 20,719 views

    After stating the doctrine and that we are by faith to appropriate it, he now states the practical daily experience to see whether we have made it our own or not. Doctrine truly combined with belief always has corresponding verifiable actions

    ROMANS 6:12-14 THE TWO MASTERS OF MAN In the previous passage Paul has been teaching doctrine and the new man's ability to appropriate and live out that doctrine by faith in its truthfulness. After stating the doctrine and that we are by faith to appropriate it, he now states the practical ...read more