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  • The Joy Of Abiding In Christ

    Contributed by Pastor Yolito De Gracia on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,047 views

    God wants His children to be fruitful and joyful. V8,11. But this can be only achieved by Abiding in Christ. Abiding is a reciprocal principle, when we abide in Christ , God the Father is glorified and in return we will experience the fullness of Joy.

    Title: THE JOY OF ABIDING IN CHRIST Text: John 15:1-11 John 15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that ...read more

  • "What Are We Looking For?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,707 views

    We are all called, and God’s grace is sufficient to make us the people we can be.

    John 1:29-42 “What Are We Looking For?” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview UMC, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org. John’s Gospel tells us that Jesus’ first disciples had been disciples of John the Baptist. And when John saw Jesus passing by he said: “Look, the Lamb of ...read more

  • The Door Of Your Spiritual Life Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 24, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,812 views

    This is the 7th sermon in the series "Unlocking The Doors To Freedom". We are saved by faith, not our works.

    Series: Unlocking The Doors To Freedom [#7] THE DOOR OF YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE Galatians 4:21-31 Introduction: Abraham had 2 sons, Ishmael and Isaac. Ishmael’s mother was Hagar and Isaac’s mother was Sarah. The 2 sons illustrate our 2 births:  Physical birth that makes ...read more

  • Bumper Sticker Theology

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 24, 2007
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,798 views

    Bumpers stickers say a lot in a few words - so do the Bible verses of First Thessalonians chapter five.

    Bumpers stickers say a lot in a few words. They are easily memorized. They can make us think. Bumper stickers are a lot like these Bible verses: 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - "Be joyful always." This is NOT an invitation to ignore sadness and sorrow. It is rather, an invitation to invite the ...read more

  • Love Is The Theme Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,018 views

    14th in First John Series

    LOVE IS THE THEME 1 John 4:7-16 INTRO: There was a great theologian who came to the USA from England and was being interviewed by a group of seminary students. The question was asked, “What is the most profound thought that ever occupied your mind.” The answer was, “Jesus loves me this I know ...read more

  • Joy Settled! Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,953 views

    Part 7 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor "But one thing I do; Forgetting what is behind..." Philippians 3.13b ------------------------------------------- If there is one impossibility that exists, it is ...read more

  • Joy Unspeakable

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 27, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,673 views

    Explore the theme of the "JOY" in the book of Philippians.

    Scripture correlates joy with spiritual strength. This relationship is evident in Paul’s epistle to the Philippians. Paul, while facing adversity and imprisonment, maintained a robust faith in God. The strength of Paul’s faith is evidenced by his joy and rejoicing, and his commands to rejoice. ...read more

  • "Grownup Christians”

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,214 views

    What are the marks of a mature Christian believer or the mark of a dynamic, mature Christian church?

    Biblical Text: Philippians 1:3-11 “I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, Always in every prayer of mine for you all making request with joy, For your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now; Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will ...read more

  • Look Into The Face Of Christ, And See The Heart Of God.

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 270 ratings
     | 8,930 views

    Because we cannot ascend to God (which is attempted during the Christmas season), God descends to us, and gives us meaning and joy.

    Luke 2:1-20 Look Into The Face of Christ, and See the Heart of God. Of all the holidays during the calendar year, both secular and religious, I would describe Christmas as a high-effort holiday. We have lots of low-effort holidays, like Memorial Day or Labor Day. How much effort do those ...read more

  • How To Share Your Faith Part Iii

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Sep 27, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 493 views

    Sharing your faith

    SBC Philippi pm 9/19/04 How To Share Your Faith Part III Luke 15:11-24 Primary Purpose: To look at the example of the prodigal son and what it means to be saved. In a sermon by Ken Hemphill, former President of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary he tells of a Sunday evening ...read more

  • The Greatest Commands Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,582 views

    What is God’s most important command? In this message we will see what is most important to God. You will leave here today knowing what God’s top priority is and how you can do it. You will discover where to start, what comes first, what is most important

    THE GREATEST COMMANDS Mark 12:28-34 INTRO: My kids get frustrated sometimes trying to figure out which of my many commands take priority, which comes first. Ever been frustrated by a boss who gives multiple assignments, all of which are ‘top priority?’ Overwhelmed by all you hear in church? ...read more

  • The Spirit And The Trinity Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,970 views

    The Spirit is part of the circle dance of the Trinity

    Knowing The Holy Spirit April 10, 2005 The Spirit and the Trinity Luke 3:21-22 God is three, and God is one. The Trinity is not an easy concept to understand much less to explain. I’ve had supper time conversations with the kids that go like this: “Jesus is God.” “But God is ...read more

  • Where's The Line To See Jesus / Christmas Eve

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Dec 19, 2015
    based on 42 ratings
     | 8,119 views

    Spencer, having been taught as a toddler that Christmas is the holiday when Christians celebrate the birth of God's Son, with the innocence of a child, he asked his mom, "Where's the line to see Jesus? (This Message was updated December 20, 2017)

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scriptures readings proceeding the Message. Today's assigned readings are: Isaiah 9:2-7; Psalm 96; Titus 2:11-14 and Luke 2:1-20. Let Us Pray.... O Heavenly Father We come to you this evening with hearts open to your transforming ...read more

  • Narina: Thawed Out Series

    Contributed by Jorge Acevedo on Jan 8, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,178 views

    The freedom we have in Christ resembles the freedom Aslan brought to Narnia.

    “Thawed Out” Sermon series: “Narnia Explored” This morning we finish our series on Narnia Explored! One of the prevailing themes in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe is how the White Witch turns the people or beings she doesn’t like into frozen stones. She freezes ...read more

  • Narnia: The Journey Of Life

    Contributed by Brad Rigney on Dec 10, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 899 views

    This sermon explores 4 characteristics you must have to succeed in our Journey of life for truth and life. It contrast these characteristics with Narnia, the Magi and ourselves.

    Narnia: The Journey of Life Matthew 2:1-12 Intro.: A. How would you define life? Some perhaps might say that life is happiness, success, family, longevity, etc. But those are really Goals in life. What is life? - Ecc. 3:2; there is a time to be born and a time to die. - We know that ...read more