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  • The Interests Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    What are the interests of Jesus? What are His main concerns?

    Sermon for CATM – Thanksgiving Sunday – October 12, 2008 Today’s passage is challenging because Paul spends some time here speaking of personal concerns, things that hint at some key relationships in the early church, and some of the drama that he was dealing with on a personal level. So ...read more

  • The Deception Of Self-Interests

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 11 ratings

    Selfish ambitions are deceitfully misleading

    The Deception of Self-Interests (Acts 19:24-29) 1. Have you ever stopped to consider all the ways that selfish people deceive? Demetrius is an example of a man who allowed his selfish interests to deceive himself and thousands of others. Dr. Luke wrote, “Demetrius said to his workers, “Men, ...read more

  • Looking To The Interests Of Others

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    How to identify selfishness within and how to deal with it so as to honor Christ

    Looking to the Interests of Others Phil 2:1-11 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one ...read more

  • Making Church More Interesting Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 29, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    What if Jesus showed up where we live?

    Making Church More Interesting Mark 1:21-28 (LA Times Article: "Religion abounds at YMCA) Many people today are not dinging church interesting or relevant. That’s strange, because when Jesus lived on earth, the most common reaction was amazement. Sometimes people were upset or angry, and ...read more

  • Radical Self-Interest Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Mar 19, 2010

    In the Lord's Prayer, Jesus connects God's forgiveness of us with our forgiveness of others. To forgive is, then, "an act of radical self-interest."

    RADICAL SELF-INTEREST Matthew 6:9-15 (NRSV) 9 "Pray then in this way: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. 10 Your kingdom come. Your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. 11 Give us this day our daily bread. 12 And forgive ...read more

  • Pray For Less Interesting Time

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 19, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Christians face a strong temptation to be dispassionate, lukeward in their Christian service; Christ promises the victor’s crown to those who are steadfast.

    PRAY FOR LESS INTERESTING TIME Revelation 3__14-22 Laodicea: the Lukewarm Church Introduction Translations of quotes from other languages, other times, and other cultures often do not work well. A person from another country gave advice on prayer petitions. He included a line that ...read more

  • The Healing Jesus Is Really Interested In

    Contributed by James Jack on Apr 11, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus’ healing of the sick is an outward sign of a deeper healing we all need.

    Growing up through Sunday school or kids clubs many of the staple lessons faithfully taught to us were passages about Jesus’ healings. Healing the blind, the lame, the mute, the possessed, even the dead. And these are important lessons to learn for they remind us of Jesus’ authority and power – ...read more

  • How To Speak To People's Interests In Evangelism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 27 ratings

    Let us ask the Lord’s help in exploring the different ways to learn how to speak to the people’s points of interests. This will help us practice wise evangelism as is advocated by Eccl. 10:10:``If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength

    How To Speak To People’s Interests in Evangelism Learning Objectives 1. The students will explain why it is important to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism. 2. The students will write a paper describing how to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism and church ...read more

  • The Power Of Compound Interest -- A Reproducing Ministry Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 31 ratings


    BIG IDEA: THE PRIMARY MISSION OF DIVINELY EMPOWERED SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP IS TO FAITHFULLY REPRODUCE BOTH THE MESSAGE AND THE MINISTRY INTRODUCTION: “Therefore” – review of what has gone before; How is it that Paul can now exhort Timothy to take on such a tremendous challenge? I. (:1) ...read more

  • Jesus - Little Interest In Personal Comfort Series

    Contributed by Dale Harlow on Mar 8, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    Many Christians today are guilty of thinking that Jesus wants us to be comfortable. Our comfort, at least in this life, is not very high on his list of what he wants for us.

    It has been about 3 years that Jesus has been working with the disciples. They have heard some teaching that they understood, and some that they didn’t. They have seen Jesus do some incredible things. They believe with all of their being that he is the Messiah. But what they believe of the ...read more

  • It's In Your Own Best Interest

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Sep 7, 2007
    based on 20 ratings

    This sermon deals with it being in our own best interest to follow the word of God and being willing to die to our own selfish nature to build relationships with others.

    It’s In Your Own Best Interest 9/2/2007 Proverbs 1:8-19 John 10:1-18 Could you help me out for a moment. Let’s say one day a family member by the name of Charles shows up at your house with no money, no food, no clothing, no nothing except a sad story about being down and out. It’s cold, ...read more

  • Zaccheus The Little Big Man

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Mar 11, 2008
    based on 21 ratings


    Zaccheus: LK. 19: 1-10 Today we’ll talk for a few minutes about a little man who becomes a big man, Zaccheus. Most of us probably recall the childhood song about Zaccheus because of the words in it that started something like this, "Zaccheus was a wee ...read more

  • Four Interesting Points Of John 3:16

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on Aug 10, 2010
    based on 14 ratings

    John 3:16 gives us at least four interesting points to learn

    John 3 :16 Topic: The Four Interesting Things of John 3:16 John 3:16 is the most famous verse in the whole entire bible. Many children as well as adults have memorized this verse in Sunday School or in Prayer Meeting and Bible Study. Even people who don't even go to church or not saved are ...read more

  • Exodus 22, 23 - What, You Mean God Is Interested In My Life? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    What these chapters say to me is that there is no part of my life that God is not interested in. He wants to guide my thinking and actions in terms of my relationships with others and with Him.

    Exodus 22, 23 - God is interested in my life! My Mum suffered from corns on her foot. She was totally frustrated with this callused patch of hard, thickened skin and could not get relief. One day I invited her to Church and a woman spoke on healing. Invitations were given to come forward but my ...read more

  • "There Is Great Hope Despite Power, Self-Interest And Greed"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 21, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    A sermon about two different roads.

    Matthew 2:1-23 “There is Great Hope despite Power, Self-Interest and Greed” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN www.eastridgeumc.com The heroes of our Gospel Lesson for this morning certainly seem familiar to us. Each year, we probably ...read more