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  • The Spirit-Empowered Messiah Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 8, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,764 views

    Jesus had no sin or impure motives that gave Satan legal access to His life. Satan could find nothing in Jesus - not even one square inch of territory - to which he could lay claim and thus gain access to Jesus’ heart. This is the reason why there was pro

    Opening illustration: You might not see the literal ‘Red Sea’ miracle in today’s context but will surely see one parallel to it. The issue is, as the Israelites waited before the ‘Red Sea,’ they didn’t contemplate or pursue to build a bridge across it. They waited on God for His Salvation. ...read more

  • Evangelism; Light Or Heavy

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 3, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 869 views

    When we think of evangelism what immediately comes to mind? Street corner hawkers, people who only want you to see their point of view. Brow beaters who get upset if you don’t follow them? It was never meant to be that way. Evangelism is one beggar sho

    Evangelism: heavy or light? 1 Thessalonians 2:1-16 When we speak of evangelism what thoughts run through your mind? It’s the preacher’s job? Street corner Bible thumpers? Door to door salesman type people? Pushy people who are trying to get to see things their way? How about guilt for ...read more

  • Create In Me A Clean Heart

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Apr 27, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,949 views

    The born again man, or spirit man is spotless in the eyes of God, but our outward man has to be renewed, and reprogrammed to think and act like the Word of God says to think and act.God looks at our heart and sees things that no one else sees...

    Psalms 51:10 Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. How does God do this? Is it automatic? The born again man, or spirit man is spotless in the eyes of God, but our outward man has to be renewed, and reprogrammed to think and act like the Word of God ...read more

  • Is Your Life Worthy Of Imitation?

    Contributed by Jehu Hernandez on Aug 12, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,959 views

    Paul’s life was worthy of imitation. We can make the biggest impact on those around us when we’re role models for them.

    The back-story of this book is found in Acts 17. Paul had just left Philippi after the earthquake that occurred while he and Silas were in prison. The jailer and his family were all saved that night and baptized in water. From Philippi, Paul went to Thessalonica where he was able to reach many ...read more

  • Ten Keys To Quality Friendships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 135 ratings
     | 2,801 views

    1. Mutual Goals – Discuss how you can synergistically work together toward a mutually agreed upon goal. Cooperate through prayer, discussions and ministries that will contribute toward the accomplishment of enlarging the church in qualitative and quantitative measures. Paul writes, "My purpose is ...read more

  • Ten Keys To Quality Friendships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 16, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,441 views

    "My purpose is that they may be encouraged in heart and united in love, so that they may have the full riches of complete understanding, in order that they may know the mystery of God, namely Christ. In whom are hidden all the treasurers of wisdom and kno

    Ten Keys To Quality Friendships by Paul Fritz Colossians 2:2-2:3 1. Mutual Goals – Discuss how you can synergistically work together toward a mutually agreed upon goal. Cooperate through prayer, discussions and ministries that will contribute toward the accomplishment of enlarging the ...read more

  • Your Attitudes Today Will Impact Your Tomorrow Series

    Contributed by Tiger Gullett on Jan 15, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,126 views

    The first of a series of messages, focusing on attitude, from the Sermon On The Mount.

    INTRODUCTION: As Christians, we sometimes get the idea that, once we get saved, we can just set back and relax. Everything is going to be fine! The reality is that Jesus taught us that it isn’t over. It has just began. What this message will challenge us to do, is look at our attitudes, because The ...read more

  • Spiritual Poker: Winning And Losing With The 7 Of Hearts

    Contributed by John Harvey on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,046 views

    We are going to look at our lives through a playing card, specifically the 7 of hearts. Scripture tells us there are 7 attitudes that we must deal with in order to be in right relationship with God.

    “Spiritual Poker: Winning and Losing with the 7 of Hearts” 04/24/05 Intro: Our world is going crazy over poker. It seems you can’t turn on the TV without the World Series of Poker being on. I am not a big fan of the trend, and a lot of good discussions could take place about the health of ...read more

  • Paul's Ministry Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 29, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,942 views

    Paul’s manner and method of ministry at Thessalonica

    I Thessalonians 21-9 Apparently most lawyers/barristers will recommend that you do not begin legal proceedings in a libel case. Libel cases are apparently very difficult to win and in the end the only winners are the legal professions. George Carmen, who died recently, was one of the greatest ...read more

  • Helping Each Other Grow Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 7, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,855 views

    Once we win people, we need to help them grow in Christ. Paul speaks of how he shared the gospel with people. We can gain insights as to what we can do to help each other grow!

    INTRODUCTION • Over the last couple of weeks we have seen how the Gospel should change our lives. Last week we examined how it should motivate us to carry out part of our two-fold mission, reach out to lost souls. • Our mission as a church and as individual Christians does not end when we get ...read more

  • Motives: The Problem In The Church Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,284 views

    Many people say the biggest problem we face in the church today is an integrity crisis. It may surprise a lot of us that envy and rivalry and dissentions dates all the way back to the first century church. People preached because they wanted to exalt them

    Introduction In the fifteen hundreds there was a protestant reformer in England by the name of Hugh Latimer. He was known as a great preacher of his day and he had many opportunities to preach. One of his opportunities was to preach before the King Henry VIII of England. He thought about his great ...read more

  • Model For The Role Model Christians Series

    Contributed by Cesar Verdeflor on Apr 30, 2007
     | 2,160 views

    Christians become role models because they have role models themselves.

    Model fOR the Role Model Christians (1Thessalonians 2:1-12) IN CHAPTER ONE, PAUL PRESENTS TO US how the Thessalonian believers became “Role Model Christians” to all the believers in Macedonia and Achaia. They ‘blasted forth’ the message of the Gospel not only in the provinces of Macedonia and ...read more

  • An Unadulterated Heart

    Contributed by James Groce on May 2, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 861 views

    Often, to say a thing is pure is to say that nothing else has been added to it, whether clean or unclean. In this sense, pure denotes something that is free of foreign elements.

    An Unadulterated Heart Text: Mt. 5:8 The Greek adjective katharos meant "clean" or "pure." A "catharsis" is a purging or cleansing. Katharos often meant something that had been purged. A soiled garment that had been washed. Corn with the chaff winnowed out. An army purged of ...read more

  • Ten Ways To Improve Your Relationships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 24, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,141 views

    Find out ten ways to improve, enhance and enrich any relationship.

    Ten Ways to Improve Your Relationships (Phil. 2:2-5) No one is island. We all need friendships. Acts 2:42- "They devoted themselves to fellowship" (Koinonia - mutual sharing with one another)Make up your mind to whom you can fellowship with and devote yourself to them regardless of ...read more

  • Keys To Overcoming Communication Barriers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 4,905 views

    Overcome misguided communication and preoccupation on negatives with a Spirit led concentration on what is true, good, and praise-worthy.

    KEYS TO OVERCOMING COMMUNICATION BARRIERS Romans 12:16 - Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. Too many people are having problems with communicating with each other. Example: This morning, Dec ...read more