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  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,774 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impact our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 17, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,996 views

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impacts our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the ...read more

  • The War To End All Wars Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 16, 2016
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,378 views

    Revelation is about a war to end all wars. But what is this about Armageddon and what does it mean to us?

    OPEN: Years ago I received a flyer for a Revival to be held in Richmond, Indiana. The “Revivalist” was going to tell us about 2nd coming of Christ. His topics would include the “rapture”, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the battle to end all battles – Armageddon. ...read more

  • The Hope Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Mar 31, 2013
     | 1,507 views

    We all need hope. But hope alone is not enough - it must be based on a solid foundation. This sermon reminds believers that our Hope is based on the resurrection of Christ.

    In the late night hours of July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis was struck by multiple torpedoes fired by a Japanese submarine. 500 miles west of the Philippine Islands, far from any port and under orders of secrecy, tt was the last US Navy ship sunk by enemy fire in WW2. The real story of the ...read more

  • 2. Dealing With Division In The Church Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,886 views

    All Christians should recognize Jesus Christ is the leader of the church, and do what they can do foster unity in the local church and the worldwide church.

    INTRO: A very interesting thing happened last week in the NFL playoff game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Trailing by 18 points late in the 3rd quarter, Indianapolis faced a 4th and 2 in their own territory. Coach Tony Dungy made the standard decision and sent out the punting squad. ...read more

  • Dealing With Stress - The Pace Car And The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Cameron Bottema on Jun 4, 2013
     | 1,874 views

    3 Similarities between the Pace Car of the Indy 500 and the Holy Spirit.

    Last week we began talking about discovering and using our resources in our series on Dealing with Stress. We examined how God is primary resource for dealing with and eliminating stress. We looked together are two primary passages, Psalm 61:1-3 and Psalm 62:5-8. Both of these passages speak of ...read more

  • Three Sure Things In A World Filled With Maybes

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Jun 16, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 3,696 views

    In a world filled with uncertainties, there are three things we can be sure of - A salvation Sermon

    Three Sure Things in A World Filled with Maybes Hebrews 9:27-28 Illustration: A bank in Binghamton, New York, had some flowers sent to a competitor who had recently moved into a new building. There was a mix up at the flower shop, and the card sent with the arrangement read, "With our deepest ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him.

    Contributed by James Wilson on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 169 ratings
     | 3,770 views

    A historical look at the Wise Men’s quest.

    Wise Men Still Seek Him Matthew 2:1-12 This morning our text is Matthew 2:1-12, the passage of scripture that describes the wise men’s search for the Messiah so they could worship Him and ...read more

  • Through The Eyes Of...the Wise Men & Herod Series

    Contributed by James Wilson on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 174 ratings
     | 5,068 views

    Part of the Christmas Wonder PowerPak.

    Wise Men Still Seek Him Matthew 2:1-12 This morning our text is Matthew 2:1-12, the passage of scripture that describes the wise men’s search for the Messiah so they could worship Him and ...read more

  • "If"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Sep 8, 2011
     | 1,743 views

    How do you fight temptation? This lesson will show you that no one is immune to the devils schemes.

    “If I could just get this job things would be good.” “If I could be smarter I could get ahead.” If I could make just _____ more a month we would have no worries. If, If, If. Have you ever fallen for this temptation? Yesterday we talked about the temptation of Jesus by Satan. ...read more

  • Standing In The Gap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 4, 2016
    based on 9 ratings
     | 16,256 views

    The first 3 chapters of Revelation have often been seen as separate from the rest of the book. But that doesn't make any sense. Why would Jesus spend 3 chapters on local churches who were not part of the rest of the story?

    OPEN: This morning I’m going to teach you a little about something that’s called “Hermeneutics”. Hermeneutics is the description of how to read and understand your Bible. When I was in Bible College I had a professor who told us that whenever the Bible had a lot to say on ...read more

  • Let It Be

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Oct 17, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,406 views

    Mary did not understand the troubling mystery presented to her but trusted God that it was good and said, “Let it be according to your word, not according to my troubled thoughts.”

    Fourth Sunday of Advent Luke 1__26-38 Let It Be Luke 1:26-38 "Let It Be" Paul McCartney doen’t claim to be a theologian, but every once in a while, even a former Beatle and rock and roll songwriter can stumble onto something profound. Way back in the 1960’s he wrote these lyrics: When I ...read more

  • God Still Gives Hope

    Contributed by Randy Trotter on Jun 24, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,213 views

    The "Lack of Hope Kills" But God Gives Hope! Hope in All Things, All Ways, At All Times! Jesus said, “I’VE COME TO GIVE YOU LIFE & LIFE MORE ABUNDANTLY!” THERE’S HOPE!

    “GOD STILL GIVES HOPE” LWC - 6/24/09 Bro. Sharp is not able to be hee this evening as something has come up unexpectedly. He’s been speaking on “GOD GIVES HOPE” & I’m going to continue with that. Last week I wasn’t able to be here nor was Bro. Sharp and I really appreciate Juselin stepping ...read more

  • A Healthy Spiritual Life Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,557 views

    No matter where we are in life, we should always be spiritually fit and healthy. But some have spiritual flab that needs to be dealt with.

    A Healthy Spiritual Life Griffith Baptist Church – 2/24/08 A.M. Service Text: Daniel 1:3-15 Key verse: Daniel 1:8 - But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of ...read more

  • A Master Planned Community

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,400 views

    the Master plan--mission, method, mentality and message for reaching souls

    Intro: today I would like to give some shocking news, Chicago is bigger than Wetumpka. But don’t feel bad, it is bigger than any place else in the United States, with the exception of New York City and Los Angeles. A thought came to me as we were riding through downtown Chicago, this place started ...read more