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  • Imperfect People Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 6, 2016
     | 4,283 views

    We hold a holy treasure in clay pots, but that's all that's needed to share the gospel and honor God.

    2 Corinthians 4:1-15 “Imperfect People” INTRODUCTION Many illustrations are used to explain the deep truths of God’s grace and our lives as Christians. In the thirteenth chapter of Matthew Jesus explains to his disciples that God’s kingdom is like a mustard seed ...read more

  • The Church: God's Imperfect People

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 3, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,266 views

    Like conflict in the family, conflict in God’s family, the Church, is resolved through trust, respect, and cooperation.

    As a child, what was your favorite story? Was it Little Red Riding Hood? Or Snow White? Or Peter Pan? As I prepared for this morning, I thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Now Goldilocks and the Three Bears was not my favorite childhood story but I thought about all that Goldilocks went ...read more

  • Imperfect People; Perfectly One Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Nov 24, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,458 views

    We are all imperfect, yet Jesus prays for us to perfectly one. Here are some insights on how we can live in a more perfect oneness.

    When we go to Alabama to see Maryanne’s family every summer, I often go to People’s Shoe Store. They sell Johnson and Murphy shoes at greatly reduced prices. The catch is that they sell their shoes “as is.” It’s a way to say that “these are damaged goods.” They sell Johnson and Murphy shoes ...read more

  • God's Faithful, Imperfect People

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,745 views

    This sermon is based on the book Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli. It is an encouragement to keep serving in spite of our imperfections.

    A. There’s a story told of a preacher who was preaching a message about the fact that no one is perfect. 1. To prove his point he asked for anyone who was perfect to stand up. 2. One man stood up in the middle of the congregation. 3. The preacher asked him, “Do you really think you are ...read more

  • God Uses Imperfect People

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Jun 19, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 12,062 views

    From the book of Judges, we see the story of Ehud and how God uses imperfect people (like you and I) to accomplish his purposes.

    Now, this is not a true story—mind you, but an apocryphal writing in which the pope in medieval times was persuaded by some of his more conservative advisors to endure no longer the presence of Jews in the very heart and core of world Christianity. The Jews of Rome were evicted from their homes by ...read more

  • Free To Fail

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Nov 30, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,290 views

    As far as the biblical record is concerned, some of the greatest achievements in the history of God’s kingdom have come from very ordinary, imperfect people who have overcome failure to be used of God in a significant way. Their lives model some biblical

    FREE TO FAIL Matthew 25:24-25; Philippians 4:13 Matthew 25:25 “And I was afraid, and went away and hid your talent in the ground. See, you have what is yours.” and Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” are two very different statements. The first was ...read more

  • Looking For A Perfect Christmas

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Feb 26, 2018
     | 612 views

    We cannot try to make Christmas Perfect with our own efforts. There is one thing that is perfect in Christmas. We got to be able to focus on that perfect thing in Christmas.

    We are into yet another Christmas Season. And immaterial of the number of times we have done Christmas before, and have failed, we still want to do things right. We want to make all possible efforts to make things as perfect as possible. We buy the perfect clothes, we look for the perfect gifts for ...read more

  • The Genealogy Of Jesus

    Contributed by Farinu Ademola on Dec 4, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,703 views

    Jesus came through an imperfect people and that is a big hope for us to see that we have a savior who identifies with us.

    The Genealogy of Jesus (The Savior who identifies with us) Mat. 1:1-17 – “A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3Judah the father of Perez and ...read more

  • When Life Isn't Perfect Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,740 views

    God loves imperfect people, protecting them from greater evil and offering them salvation

    WHEN LIFE ISN’T PERFECT—Deuteronomy 21-25 (read 24:1-15) (1st church—Susan: can’t stay in marriage—5 kids, limited education, no job, no house) Sometimes life isn’t perfect! Maybe not that bad— maybe were blessed with stable family growing upàemotionally, ...read more

  • God Loves Us When We Are Uncomfortable Series

    Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,763 views

    Michael Yaconelli’s "Messy Spirituality" God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People

    Template Oct 15, 2006 Messy Spirituality Series 3 Felt Need: Did Jesus have to turn everything upside down to get people like me to listen? Hoped for Results: Jesus was against the status quo, he loved the adventure of the unknown. Message: God loves us when we are ...read more

  • God's Plan For Spiritual Misfits Series

    Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,163 views

    Second in a series of messages from Michael Yaconelli’s book "Messy Spirituality" God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People.

    Template Oct 8, 2006 Messy Spirituality Series 2 Felt Need: What is God’s plan for my life, why is this so difficult to figure out? Desired Results: Persons would hear the Good News of God’s grace and know that they are loved and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Message: God’s plan for ...read more

  • Hancock Series

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 11, 2010
     | 1,174 views

    A sermon on how God's grace can make a hero out of imperfect people who make mistakes.

    INTRO: ƒ{ Hancock is a superhero with serious character issues ƒ{ While trying to do good he inevitably creates trouble ƒ{ When a person has an entire ocean to throw a whale into and it hits the only sailboat in sight ƒ{ You might have some issues ƒ{ I was reading a verse to a group ...read more

  • Am I A Messy Christian? Series

    Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
     | 4,722 views

    Series of four sermons using Micheal Yaconelli’s book "Messy Spirituality" God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People

    Template Oct 1, Messy Spiritualism Series 1 2006 World Communion Sunday Messages adapted from Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli. Felt Need: Does God accept me with all my baggage, shortcomings, sins? Desired Outcome: To understand that God always is seeking and loving the least ...read more

  • Just Add Water Series

    Contributed by David Selleck on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,344 views

    Michael Yaconelli’s, "Messy Spirituality" God’s Annoying Love for Imperfect People

    Template Oct 22, 2006 Messy Spirituality Series 4 Felt Need: I believe God forgives, but I am not sure He forgives me, am I too much of a loser for God? Hoped for Result: Listeners will understand and believe in their hearts that God Forgives our past and He loves and accepts, us in the ...read more

  • Present Perfect Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 11, 2011
     | 1,509 views

    Our behavior should reflect our relationship with the perfect God, rather than our relationships with imperfect people.

    Once upon a time, long long ago, in a galaxy far far away, that passage from Matthew changed my life. Well, it wasn’t another galaxy, exactly, but it was certainly another world. And it certainly feels like a longtime ago. I started working for the Pillsbury Company over 30 years ago. ...read more