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  • The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Nov 5, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 21,191 views

    This message was preached during a Month of Missions emphasis and illustrates the need for awareness among evangelicals regarding those who are being persecuted for their faith in Christ.

    Jesus, Hope of the Nations “The Persecuted Church” Month of Missions - 2003 Various Scripture Texts – © Dr. Larry L. Thompson (2003) John 15:20 (NIV) “Remember the words I spoke to you: ’No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also. If they ...read more

  • No Easy Answers

    Contributed by Mike Molenaar on May 3, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,516 views

    A Mother’s Day Sermon on the realities of life.

    John 15:1-17 Today is Mother’s Day and some see this as just another way to market the US economy. Many children have bought cards and flowers to give to their mothers. Many will spend time on the phone talking to their mothers. Still others may take their mother out for dinner and give them a ...read more

  • Abiding In Jesus Means: Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on May 5, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,696 views

    Jesus, the vine and the Father the vinedresser and the Holy Spirit the witness all work to help us bear fruit that will last

    John 15 Abiding in Jesus means: 1. Bearing fruit 2. Answered prayer 3. Obeying the commands 4. Facing opposition from the world 5. Holy Spirit witness In the Bible we see that stories have principles. The Jews called this the haggadah and the halakah. The haggadah is the story or narrative ...read more

  • Family Ties

    Contributed by Mike Molenaar on May 9, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,874 views

    True family ties are experienced through our relationship with Jesus Christ. If there is a true tie with Jesus nothing, not even persecution, can break that bond.

    John 15:18-27 I’m sure this has been a busy day for many people. Mother’s Day is a time when people do get together with their families. The family unit is important. When you are part of a family, you wear that family name and all the good and bad things of the family come with the name. Legally ...read more

  • The Marks Of A Disciple

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 17, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,589 views

    5 things we can find in the text that reveals the distinguishing marks of a disciple of Christ.

    THE MARKS OF A DISCIPLE By Andrew Chan, PBC, Vancouver, BC June 17, 2001 Text: John 15:16-25 The marks of a disciple are seen in one whose lives are… 1. Called by J_____________________. (Jesus) During Jesus’ earthly days, a disciple would choose his own master and from his own volition chooses ...read more

  • If Christ Had Not Come

    Contributed by Dewayne Bolton on Feb 13, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 12,610 views

    To better understand and appreicate the life and work of Christ

    LUKE 15:18-25 IF CHRIST HAD NOT COME INTRO. A. In these verses Jesus is endavouring to comfort His desciples for He had told them previously He was going to leave them. a. He does this by assuring them His departure is only in the human and that only temporary. b. He tells them the Holy Spirit ...read more

  • Christian Continuity

    Contributed by Edward Aponte on Apr 8, 2001
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,410 views

    The most important mark of a disciple that Christ demanded from His followers was not consistency but continuty.

    Introduction: Believers have a lot in common with a beach ball. We can be colorful at sometimes, we can be sometimes hard to get a hold of. But the most significant thing we believers have in common with a beach ball is boyancy. The ability to rise up a continue on top. What are some of the ways ...read more

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 7,231 views

    St. Francis of Assisi once said”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.”

    St. Francis of Assisi once said ”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.” The way we live is vital if we want to be effective for the Kingdom. Indeed we need to excel in all three of the relationships of John 15 if we want to be true servants of the Lord. These are ...read more

  • Why Should They Hate Us?

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 18, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 17,453 views

    Using the backdrop of the hatred that resulted in the terrorism attacks on America, this sermon asks why anyone would hate Christians?

    OPEN: I remember when I was in 2nd grade. I was in class the day that it was announced to us that the President of the United States had been assassinated. A sniper had murdered John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, and the nation was in tumult. I remember many things about that day. The way the class ...read more

  • John Chapter 15 Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 10,384 views

    Somewhere along the way to the Garden of Gethsemane Jesus stopped at a vineyard and compared His relationship to His followers to that of a vine and its branches to assure His followers of a productive and gratifying life.

    John Chapter 15 The setting for this chapter is somewhere along the way to the Garden of Gethsemane. Perhaps Jesus stopped at a vineyard terraced along the hillside at one of the wealthy homes along the way, and compared His relationship to His followers to that of a vine and its branches, to ...read more

  • Living In Denial

    Contributed by Scott Voss on Jan 16, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,168 views

    Satan is the accuser of the brethren. Deny his accusations the power he wants to have over you.

    Living in Denial John 15:18-20 18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you. 20 Remember the word that I ...read more

  • Aspects Of Persecutions And Trials

    Contributed by David Cambridge on Jan 18, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,046 views

    This sermon considers several aspects of persecutions and trials: author, purpose, assurances, response.

    Aspects Of Persecutions And Trials The Church’s Reaction To Adversity Introduction 1. Since the establishment of the church God’s people have endured various persecutions and trials. Even in times of comparative rest a church may face discouraging trails from a variety of circumstances and ...read more

  • To Whom Do I Belong?

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 15,060 views

    1. As a child and a teenager, I wanted to be accepted.

    1. As a child and a teenager, I wanted to be accepted. To belong to the circle of friends that lived on my street. I wanted them to like me and to let me be part of the things they did. To be asked to play with them. To be part of the baseball games. To be invited to the birthday parties. To be ...read more

  • Why Jesus Knew Great People Acknowledge That Without Him They Can Do Nothing, With Him They Cannot Fail

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,512 views

    1. Jesus knew that great people continuously acknowledge their need for Him through all kinds of prayer.

    1. Jesus knew that great people continuously acknowledge their need for Him through all kinds of prayer. The Lord Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (Jn 15:5) Ask the Lord to help you ...read more

  • How To Respond To The Persecution Of Christians

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,271 views

    1. Realize that persecution of the Godly is a normal part of the maturing process for every Christian.

    1. Realize that persecution of the Godly is a normal part of the maturing process for every Christian. Remember that God is working His will in ways that we cannot see or appreciate at the time. One old hymn says, "Must Jesus bear the cross alone and all the world go free. No there's a cross for ...read more