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  • Introduction Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 5, 2001
    based on 27 ratings


    BIG IDEA: PAUL INTRODUCES HIS STABILIZING TEACHING TO THE COLOSSIANS WITH THANKSGIVING, A REMINDER, AND A PRAYER ON THEIR BEHALF (:1-2) GREETING A. Author 1. Paul – The Authority of Leadership – His Divine Calling a. Based on his elevated office = “apostle of Jesus Christ” 1) more

  • Be Joyful Always

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 7, 2014

    A topical sermon on joy based loosely on 1 Thessalonians 5:16 (Outline from Mark Copeland at:

    HoHum: I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, Where? Down in my heart! Where? Down in my heart! I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart, Down in my heart to stay. And I'm so happy, So very happy, I've got the love of Jesus in my heart, Down in my heart, And I'm so more

  • The Joy Of...

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 1, 2014

    A sermon on the joy of Jesus and how we are to follow His example of Joy (Outline and material adapted from an article by Robert Lee in Pulpit Helps)

    HoHum: There was once a young boy who went to spend the week with his grandfather on the farm. While walking around he noticed the chickens, they were scratching and playing around. The little lad said, “They ain’t got it”. Next he saw a colt in the field playing and kicking up more

  • Jesus Gives Us Joy Series

    Contributed by Isaac Butterworth on Mar 17, 2015

    Whatever you're going through, Jesus will get you through.

    “HOW LONG CAN YOU STAY under water without coming up for air?” That was the challenge my boyhood friend made to me. He boasted himself a full minute-and-a-half. “No contest!” I said. “Three minutes! Watch this.” I sucked in as much air as I could, and I plunged more

  • "The Miracle Of Restored Joy"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 43 ratings

    Jesus’ first miracle at the wedding brought JOY. This message shows how Jesus can restore JOY to the life of one who has lost the JOY in their Christian life.

    “The Miracle Of Restored Joy” John 2:1-11 INTRODUCTION: This AM we are going to start a new series on the highlights in the ministry of Jesus. TONIGHT, we will look at Jesus cleansing the Temple in Jerusalem. SOMETIMES, it seems like we are running on “empty” … AMEN? There are times when more

  • Everlasting Encouragement

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Aug 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    It is so easy to become discouraged in our world, especially with the steady flow of bad news coming from the world around us, this sermon shows why the Christian has a supply of everlasting encouragement

    EVERLASTING ENCOURAGEMENT (All me sermons use illustrations from and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) How many times in life do we feel the weight of discouragement? I am fairly certain that every person sitting here this morning knows what a battle it is to stay more

  • The Ascension Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jun 20, 2016
    based on 2 ratings

    The ascension of Jesus in Luke 24:50-53 shows us the remarkable manner in which Jesus left his disciples.

    Scripture The Gospel of Luke opens with these words in Luke 1:1-4: 1 Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile a narrative of the things that have been accomplished among us, 2 just as those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and ministers of the word have delivered them to us, 3 it more

  • Blueprint For Purity Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 27, 2016

    We live in a world that does not value purity, for the Christian, we need all help we can get to maintain a semblance of purity. Psalm 119:9-16 offers us some help if we are committed enough to follow the principles.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • We live in a time when it is difficult to live a life of purity. Our society glorifies immorality. Our society applauds and rewards bad behavior. • When you look at the movies that are produced today, the music produced today, we can see why society more

  • A Thankful Heart

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 31, 2002
    based on 152 ratings

    what it means to have a thankful heart

    Dec. 3, 2000 Colossians 3:15-17 “A thankful heart” INTRODUCTION Eight things to be thankful for: Be grateful... * for automatic dishwashers. They make it possible to get out of the kitchen before the family comes in for their after-dinner snacks. * for husbands who attack more

  • 2012: Spiritual Goals For The New Year

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    While secular society is obsessed with losing weight or exercising more faithfully, the New Year is an opportunity for us to make some spiritual strides.

    2012: Spiritual Goals for the New Year (Psalm 16) 1. Yesterday I tried making sausage with my new manual sausage stuffer. 2. It was an awful experience – ground pork all over me and the kitchen, after several hours I finally ended up with 3 lbs. of Italian sausage. 3. If I ever make more

  • A Rejoicing Heart Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 20, 2011

    In this lesson, we learn that having a rejoicing heart comes from learning to rejoice over our salvation and the salvation of others. We should rejoice that our name is written in heaven!

    A. How many of you like surprise parties? 1. Here’s a funny cartoon about a surprise party gone wrong. 2. Ed’s co-workers surprised him on his birthday. 3. “Well one thing’s for sure…He was definitely surprised.” B. Max Lucado tells an interesting more

  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Joy – Rediscovering It Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 23, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Rediscovering Christmas Joy

    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Christmas Joy -- Rediscovering it INTRODUCTION The Paradox of Our Time in History Michael McCartney Wrote in a Message entitled "the Joy of Christmas" The paradox of our time in history is that.... * We have taller buildings but shorter tempers, wider more

  • Rejoice In The Lord Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 11, 2011

    1) Let the Earth by Joyful (Psalm 97:1–6). 2) Let the People be Joyful (Psalm 97:7–9). 3) Let the Righteous be Joyful (Psalm 97:10–12).

    Santa Claus and his company are no longer at the North Pole! There’s something of an all-points bulletin - or whatever is the polar equivalent - out on the famous Claus household. The whole batch of them, consisting of the familiar Santa, his wife (first name unknown) Mrs. Claus, and the band of more

  • Grace Then, Now, And Always Series

    Contributed by Daniel J. Little on Nov 30, 2011

    We not only come to Christ through the pure grace of God, we also remain in Christ and live the new life of the Holy Spirit only through grace.

    Eph 2:1-10 And you were dead in the trespasses and sins 2 in which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience— 3 among whom we all once lived in the passions of our flesh, more

  • Gozo Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Dec 4, 2011

    El verdadero Gozo está sólo en Jesús

    El verdadero gozo está en Jesús Intro: El otro día al llegar a casa a la hora de la comida, había un hombre parado enfrente de la reja con su bicicleta y daba la impresión de estar buscando algo. Cuando estacioné el carro, lo saludé y le pregunté si estaba buscando a alguien. Me respondió que more