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  • Influence

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 21, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,514 views

    A message focusing on the Christian’s call to influence his/her world.

    Influence Matt. 5:13-16 It is told that once during the Civil War, a detachment of General Sheridan’s men, caught in a tight corner, broke and fled and galloped away for their lives; and just then Sheridan himself came riding up. Taking in the situation at a glance, he rose in his stirrups, ...read more

  • Influence

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Oct 28, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,157 views

    We are to change the world we live in.

    Intro: (Start with Blank) A lady was getting on a bus for her early morning commute. She had her small baby in her arms. She walks up the steps and the bus driver looked at the baby and said – mam – that is the UGLIGIEST baby I have ever seen. It made her mad. She slowly walked to the back of ...read more

  • Be Influencers

    Contributed by David Taylor on Oct 7, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,138 views

    What it means to be salt and light

    Sermon on Mount Being a People of Influence In the SOM, Jesus’ aim was to create a lifestyle in his followers that would make people think about the value of God, or to glorify God. Jesus goes from talking about persecution to being salt and light that is being an influence in the world ...read more

  • Influence Is .......

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Sep 8, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,742 views

    Jesus calls us to be an influence in this world through a comparison to salt in the sermon on the mount.

    INFLUENCE IS….. Matthew 5:13 Intro. I heard of a minister who was making a wooden trellis to support a climbing vine. As he was pounding away, he noticed that a little boy was watching him. The youngster didn’t say a word, so the preacher kept on working, thinking the lad would leave. But he ...read more

  • Influence

    Contributed by Johnny Boatfield on Apr 28, 2017
     | 2,116 views

    FOCUSING ON HOW SATAN TRIED TO INFLUENCE BY TALKING OTHERS OUT OF THEIR PROMISE AND INTO TROUBLE

    INFLUENCE • BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT INFLUENCE AND OUR TESTS WE TOOK LAST WEEK • ASK IF ANYONE WAS HAPPY ABOUT THERE NUMBERS FROM LAST WEEK • HAS ANYONE DONE ANYTHING TO CHANGE THEIR DAILY INFLUENCES FROM DAY TO DAY 1 Corinthians 15:33 (NIV) 33 Do not be misled:(A) “Bad company corrupts good ...read more

  • Influence Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jul 22, 2015
     | 2,275 views

    A life surrendered to Jesus is a life that influences for Jesus

    August 25 Influence Acts 3:1-10 A life that is surrendered to Jesus is a life that makes an impact for Jesus. Making an impakt for Jesus is: 1. As you go v.1 “where I live, work, and play.” 2. As you look for needs. vv.2-4 Most people are filled with fear and ...read more

  • A Christian's Influence Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 44 ratings
     | 8,168 views

    Jesus, using Salt and Light as an illustration, taught his disciples that we must be a different influence to others. Not as the world has seen, but a difference!

    INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION: A Peanuts cartoon showed Peppermint Patty talking to Charlie Brown in which she said, “Guess what, Chuck? The first day of school, and I got sent to the principal’s office. It was your fault, Chuck.” Charlie Brown responds, “My fault? How could it be my fault? Why do ...read more

  • Christian Influence

    Contributed by Dewayne Gamez on Nov 10, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 9,429 views

    Christians are the salt AND the light

    Christian Influence Good morning everybody! I am so glad to be here serving with you all. The Lord has brought us together for a reason, His reason! It is to learn, to receive, to give, and to praise! Matthew 5:13-16 says, “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how ...read more

  • The Influence Of A Mother

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on May 7, 2010
    based on 8 ratings
     | 16,167 views

    A Mother's Day message that talks about the Awesome Influence Mother's have on the next generation both Naturally and Spiritually.

    The Influence of a Mother By District Elder M.L. Maughmer, Jr. Psalms 22:9-10 & 2 Timothy 1:5-1:6,. Opening:- I came across this poem that some guy wrote about his mother and I thought that is was truly appropriate for this message today. The poem is as follows. My Mother taught me ...read more

  • The Influence Of One Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Apr 13, 2010
    based on 43 ratings
     | 10,486 views

    Christians are to be the salt of the earth. 1. Salt is essential for LIFE 2. Has MEDICINAL properties 3. Is a PRESERVATIVE 4. Was used to promote HEALTH 5. Can kill WEEDS 6. Has the power to MELT ICE 7. Promotes THIRST

    The Influence Of One Have you ever wondered how much influence one person can have? A guard standing on a city wall can sound an alarm and wake a whole city to respond to what otherwise would be certain destruction. One good man may be the means of safety for thousands. A little influence can ...read more

  • Easter's Influences

    Contributed by Oris Hubbard on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,443 views

    Various influences that surrounded the first Easter concluding with the influences Christ has had on history, humanity and our own personal lives.

    Introduction: If we were to take the time to count the number of things or people who have influenced us just today, no doubt we would be here for a while. We are influenced by everything from the weather, to our personal preferences, to the clock on the wall; we are influenced by how hard or soft ...read more

  • Influencing People

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 4, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,955 views

    Christians must somehow influence others for Christ in a positive way.

    INFLUENCING PEOPLE Col. 4:2-6 Prov. 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” I Cor. 15:33 “Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.” INTRO.- ILL.- A mother took her young son shopping. After shopping in one store, a clerk handed the little boy a lollipop. ...read more

  • Under The Influence

    Contributed by Stephen Noel on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,463 views

    Receiving the Holy Spirit!

    Under The Influence Let The Wind Blow! Acts 2:1When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. 3They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that ...read more

  • Excellence In Influence Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Sep 7, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,671 views

    Jesus taught us that a believer should be like salt (Matthew 5:13). We should act, as agents of influence in society, not isolate ourselves from it. Paul moves beyond the analogy to provide some practical ways that Christians can be salt. Paul tells us ho

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I began a series last week called “Leadership and Service Excellence.” It was the introductory message that will serve as the “setup” for many messages to come regarding God-glorifying excellence. We’re not about perfectionism. Neither are we about a snooty ...read more

  • Freedom's Influence Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,139 views

    This message describes how we gain the right to be heard in a pluralistic society by communion with Christ and the power of a changed life.