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  • Avoiding Imposters Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    How can we spot a religious impostor? What does God think of shallow religion?

    Avoiding Imposters II Timothy 3:5-9 Purpose: To describe what false teachers look like. Aim: I want the listener to be alert to false teaching and turn away from it. INTRODUCTION: Sunflowers are fascinating. These large flowers actually follow the sun from sunrise to sunset. I remember more

  • "The Imposter Or Jesus"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 25, 2011

    Until our faith in Jesus becomes tangible we will always value the imposter more than the original. So what is the imposter of this world?

    There have been some tragedies in the baseball world as people trying to catch a foul ball end up falling over the railing. Last week a young boy watched his father fall to his death. Last night at the home run derby in Phoenix, AZ the same thing almost happened again. A man who had already caught more

  • The Great Impostor

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 16, 2009
    based on 3 ratings


    Impostor - a person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name. Ferdinand Waldo Demara Jr was a prison warden, a monk, a lawyer, a sheriff’s deputy, cancer researcher, teacher and a religiously-oriented psychologist, Died a Baptist Minister Surgeon - In reality more

  • "Counterfeit Or The Original"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Jul 25, 2011

    There are many imposters in this world but only one original, who or what are you following?

    Since the beginning of time there has always been people who make counterfeit’s of the original. The original always costs more money where the counterfeit can be bought at a fraction of the price. But the counterfeit usually has a big drawback. It isn’t made as well, doesn’t more

  • Paul's Witness To The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 4, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    The 4th testimony of Christ’s resurrection listed was that of the apostle Paul himself. He was an unbeliever who was convinced that the imposter Jesus was dead. He radically changed from the worst of unbelievers to the strongest of believers.

    [RESURRECTION REALITIES SERIES] 1 CORINTHIANS 15: 8-11 PAUL’S WITNESS TO THE RESURRECTION [Acts 9:1–8, 17] The first eleven verses of chapter 15 reviews the evidences for Jesus’ resurrection, [a truth the Corinthians already believed (vv. 1, 11)]. For it is on the foundation of the more

  • More Warnings Against Deceivers

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    One of the greatest problems faced by believers today is false teaching. They’re everywhere. There are imposters all over the place who go by the name of Christian, yet they’re anything BUT followers of Christ. Their teachings contain just enough of th

    One of the greatest problems faced by believers today is false teaching. They’re everywhere. There are imposters all over the place who go by the name of Christian, yet they’re anything BUT followers of Christ. Their teachings contain just enough of the truth to ensnare millions by more

  • The Ten Commandments– The Practice Of Proper Worship Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    THE TEN COMMANDMENTS– The Practice of Proper Worship

    • Exodus 20:3-17 (NIV) [3] You shall have no other gods before me. [4] You shall not make for yourself an idol. . . [7] You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God. . . [8] Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. . . [12] Honor your father and your mother. . . [13] You shall more

  • Illegal Tender

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    To protect its integrity the church must take the responsibility of discerning between true and false believers.

    Have you ever held a counterfeit bill? It can have all the appearances of the real thing. Most people are not able to immediately recognize one. However, a trained eye can quickly detect fake currency, because certain telltale flaws betray a bill's lack of genuineness. United States law more

  • Guarding Against Faith Fakers

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Nov 27, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    The church has the task to root out those who profess faith in Christ, but in reality they are faking their faith in order to destroy the church

    As we consider the sea of apostasy around us and the effectiveness of faith fakers activity in today's church, it seems as though the church has little hope in stemming the tide. But according to the book of Jude, not only can we stem the tide, we can take positive action to deal directly with more

  • "Saints God's Choice" Romans Pt. 12 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 8, 2007

    God choose the saints because they are individuals who have followed and aligned themselves with the Promise to Abraham. This promise is associated with faith in God – the willingness to believe and to be saved by faith not works.

    “Saints God’s Choice” Romans pt. 12 Honoring the Graduates of New Life Community Church - play video by Blue Fish TV “Honoring Graduates” – recognize the graduates and hand out Bibles to them. Opening Story: Tell the story of Tiffany and her being healed of Cancer this last week. Thesis: more

  • God's Seminary Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Sep 10, 2007

    Modern seminaries may be helpful, but the Lord’s seminary training is much different. Here Paul reviews the training Timothy received--and it is much different than what we often see today.

    God’s Seminary II Timothy 3:10-13 Purpose: To describe the ingredients that make up a successful servant of Christ. Aim: I want the listener to accept the challenge to serve Christ without reservation. INTRODUCTION: I am constantly amazed by the difference between the Bible’s formula for more

  • Elijah's Mountain Top Experience Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Elijah confronts the prophets of Baal to show that Only Yahweh is the true and living God.

    By Rev Bill Stewart As we have just heard, in today’s Scripture reading the prophet Elijah was called by God to go to Mount Carmel which is situated in the North of Israel. It is not an especially high mountain but it does have a great view. In fact, it’s a bit like the lookout on more

  • Will The Real "Super-Apostle" Please Stand Up Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    In this lesson we will be challenged and convicted by Paul's sufferings in service to the Lord. How much are we willing to suffer and sacrifice?

    Introduction: A. Today is Mother’s Day, so we want to take a moment to honor the mothers among us. 1. William Goldsmith Brown wrote: “The sweetest sounds to mortals given, Are heard in Mother, Home, and Heaven.” 2. Thank God for moms – the good ones and the not so good more

  • Faith

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Sep 8, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    The faith of four friends - Jesus heals a man sick with palsy.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: During an especially trying time in the work of the China Inland Mission, Hudson Taylor wrote to his wife, “We have twenty-five cents—and all the promises of God! (Wycliffe Handbook of Preaching & Preachers, W. Wiersbe, p. 242) Jesus chose Capernaum as the more

  • Keeping The Gospel Pure

    Contributed by Ron Macarthur on Jun 20, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The Apostle John’s warnings about false teachers and how we should treat them. Also his encouragement to stick to the basics as they were originally taught.

    The tiny Epistles of John contain great wisdom for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Today we will be looking at John’s teachings from Second John as he warns us about those who would try to water down Christianity or in other subtly ways lead Christians astray. 2John 1:7 more