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  • Inward Focused Vs. Outward Focused

    Contributed by John Pierce on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 66 ratings
     | 22,311 views

    Being inward or outward focused determines how you see the world and how you will impact the world around you.

    Inward vs. outward focus Inward focused people must point out their accomplishments or talents. Phil 2:3 3Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself. Inward focused people focus on the outward struggles of ...read more

  • The Lord Blessed Them And They Threw It Away.

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Nov 18, 2014
     | 3,226 views

    If we are dead, numb, and lifeless as is said by some about the Church then what does that say about us. Because we are the Church.

    We are celebrating this week; its Thanksgiving in our Country. I hope Americans truly understand why we have this great country and where the many blessings come from. I hope we are giving to God what is God's. 91% of Americans have turkey for Dinner. And so... I was thinking about Butterball ...read more

  • Is The Church A Lighthouse Or A Club House?

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on May 24, 2017
     | 2,477 views

    This sermon helps the congregations see the difference between being and inward focused church and an outward focused church

    Introduction: Illustration “The Guiding Light” I. What is a lighthouse? A. A lighthouse provides light to anyone in need B. A church that is a lighthouse understands that the source of light is Christ. - Joh 1:4 In him was life, and the life was the light of men. - Joh 1:5 The light ...read more

  • Thanksgiving Turns Us Inside Out Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 17, 2008
     | 1,371 views

    When our mind is set up on the things of the Spirit, we will be “outward focused.” When our mind is set upon the things of the flesh, we re “inward focused.” Thanksgiving directs our attention toward God.

    1. Review of Inside Out a. We are selfish, self-centered and self-absorbed. b. We turn to meeting our own needs and our own wants all too easily. c. God doesn’t want us to be that way. i. How do I know that? Because that is what is at the core of what we call sin – self. ii. If you think about ...read more

  • Jesus Appoints The Twelve Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 5, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,905 views

    Is your faith totally inward focused or does it have a gospel shaped outward focus as well? Are you one of Jesus disciples so you can serve him or just yourself? Are you not just a disciple but an apostle as well?

    Imagine Jesus appeared in Melbourne today and was looking to form a band of disciples. What sorts of people do you think he might look for? People with influence? Media savvy types? University trained professionals? People who are good with words, good at presenting the right image? It’s ...read more

  • A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Nov 3, 2015
     | 2,409 views

    Unless and until you believe in your heart that Jesus rose from the dead you will not be changed from a sinner to a Saint. For many people is it the 18 inches between the head and the heart that is the obstacle to their faith in Christ.

    A Matter of the Heart Romans 10:8-9 8 But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: 9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised ...read more

  • A Tug Of War In The Church

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,348 views

    The word encourages us to not only think about ourselves but to consider others in our dicisions. Not only be inward but also outward focused.

    Is there a tug of war in the church? Rev. Jose Gomez Sr. Play Audio *Phillipians 2:1-4 "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, 2then make my joy complete by being ...read more

  • "Living In A State Of High Alert"

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 30, 2017
     | 2,660 views

    How should we live each day as Chritaisn Citizens?

    The bloodiest day in US history was Sept. 17, 1862 when 4,700 Union & Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War battle of Antietam. That was until Sept. 11, 2001, when over 3,000 people were killed in a well planned terrorist attack. By comparison, 2,388 Americans were killed at Pearl Harbor, and ...read more

  • Externally Focused: Unleashing The Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on May 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,759 views

    We need to move our focus out of the walls of the church building and onto others. If we do that then the church can be unleashed to do what the church was called to do.

    Externally Focused: Unleashing the Church Introduction: I believe God wants us as the Church to impact the world in which we live in. I believe that God wants all people to come to a saving knowledge of Him. I believe He has commissioned us with the responsibility to carry that message into ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Successful Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 13,163 views

    The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all t

    1. The church of Antioch characterized a successful church because of its quality leaders. You can determine the quality of most organizations by the character of their leadership. The Antioch church proved to be the most influential and illustrious of all the first century churches because of ...read more

  • Why Are We Here & What Should We Do?

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Oct 13, 2017
     | 1,150 views

    This is a sermon about what the church should be doing. Its a good sermon to go before my sermon "You Got to get IT to give IT"

    Have you ever asked yourself why is the church here and even if you don’t know exactly why it’s here have you ever thought what is our purpose as a church? What is my purpose as a Christian? Have you ever just thought about what is our purpose as a church in the grand scheme of Christianity? ...read more

  • How Is Your Love Life Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Feb 18, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,576 views

    How is your love life? Let the Spirit change it!

    INTRODUCTION • How do I know if God is working in me? What evidence do I have to shows me that God’s Spirit is in me? • How can others see God working in me? • Today we are going to being a sermon series that will help us to answer the above questions. • SLIDE #1 • Today we are going to ...read more

  • "Living In A State Of High Alert" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on May 21, 2008
    based on 28 ratings
     | 15,153 views

    First in a patriotic sermon series.

    The bloodiest day in United States History was September 17, 1862 when 4,700 Union and Confederate soldiers died in the Civil War battle of Antietam. That was until September 11, 2001, when over 3,000 people were killed in a well planned terrorist attack. By comparison, 2,388 Americans were killed ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit- Love. Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 16, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,078 views

    What kind of love do you have? The Fruit of the SPirit gives us God’s type of love. This series is a revamp of a 2006 series.

    INTRODUCTION • How do I know if God is working in me? What evidence do I have to shows me that God’s Spirit is in me? • How can others see God working in me? • Today we are going to being a sermon series that will help us to answer the above questions. • SLIDE #1 • Today we are going to ...read more

  • When God Doesn't Bless

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Sep 27, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,995 views

    God did not bless the nation of Israel when there was sin and disobedience in their midst. God will not bless the church when they are disobedient to his commands

    When God Doesn’t Bless Joshua 7: 1-26 Intro: Three churches – Baptist, Methodist, and Presbyterian – worked together to sponsor a community-wide revival. (The revival meetings were a success. New faces appeared, old friends returned, and neighbors were more aware of the ...read more