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  • "The Miracle Of Restored Joy"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 5,917 views

    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 ...read more

  • How To Be A Happy Christian

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,136 views

    How are you expressing yourself to a lost world? Christians ought to be the happiest people around. Our text looks at how to be a happy Christian.

    How to be a Happy Christian 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. INTRODUCTION Who here today wishes to be happy? – (Just raise your hands.) “Several years ago the #1 song on the pop ...read more

  • Consider It Joy Series

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 4,746 views

    Joy is more than happiness.

    This morning we begin with a musical experiment. I need three volunteers to see if we can get these glasses of water to “sing.” (Select volunteers). As our volunteers rubbed the top edge, the water vibrated. You could hear the vibrations that came across as sound. If you would have looked closely, ...read more

  • Retrieving The Joy

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 22, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,286 views

    A message dealing with coming out of those periods of "blue funk" that we all go through sometimes!

    Retrieving the Joy Various Scriptures October 4, 2003 Introduction Everyone gets down sometimes. Everyone gets dry, spiritually sometimes. Everyone, at one time or another just seems to lose the joy and wonderment they once had in their relationship with God. I am with you on that. I ...read more

  • Praying For Our "Needs" Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,770 views

    Often our prayers for each other consist of focusing on each others needs... but as vital as that kind of prayer can be, there is a more important prayer we can lift up for each other.

    OPEN: A preacher by the name of Larry Davies shared that during one worship service, he asked: "Are there any prayer needs today?" · One person mentioned a neighbor who was sick. · Another spoke of a couple with financial problems. · A young man asked us to pray for the family of a friend’s ...read more

  • "Merry Melodies" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,804 views

    Paul begins here to teach us how we should relate to one another in the Lord. (#8 in The Christian Victor series)

    “And do not get drunk with wine, for that is dissipation, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with your heart to the Lord; always giving thanks for all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the ...read more

  • How To Use Five Kernels Of Corn

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,762 views

    Every believer has reasons to give thanks to God.

    "How To Use Five Kernels Of Corn" (Adapted from a message by Bruce Howell) Psalm 103:1-5 Thanksgiving Message Chester’s FBC, Chester, Illinois Mike Fogerson, Speaker INTRODUCTION: A The Pilgrim fathers who landed at Plymouth Rock over 300 years ago knew nothing of the affluent times ...read more

  • Maintain Your Joy Or, Beware Of Joy Stealers!!

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 289 ratings
     | 25,538 views

    Joy (¡¦chara¡¦) is a deep and abiding inner rejoicing which was promised to those who abide in Christ and obey His commandments (cf. John 15:10-11); it does not depend on circumstances because it rests in God¡¦s sovereign control of all things (cf. Rom. 8

    Compiled By: Herman Abrahams (Senior Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa. E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk Note to the reader: If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail ...read more

  • On The Road Again

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,501 views

    An object lesson with scriptural points - 10 things for the checklist as you hit the highway of life. Link inc. to formatted text and audio version.

    On the Road Again [10 things for the checklist] Matthew 7:13 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/OnRoadAgain.html A. Jesus often used object lessons. B. Behold a Sower went forth to sow. C. What man of you having 100 sheep. D. They help to impress spiritual lessons. E. Today let’s use a ...read more

  • Last Words

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 3, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,155 views

    The last words that any person speaks are important. Peter spends his letting us know the wonders of what we have in Christ, and implying that we can use what we have, or ignore it.

    Passage: 2 Peter 1:1-4 Intro: The last words that people speak are powerful, memorable. Il) Sir Francis Newport, the head of an English club for nonbelievers, said this to those gathered around his dying bed: “You need not tell me there is not God for I know there is one, and that I ...read more

  • Becoming A Joy-Full Person Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 5, 2004
    based on 158 ratings
     | 21,587 views

    2 keys to Becoming a Joy-Full person: 1 Be thankful for what God has done, and confident of God’s ability to accomplish His work 2. Cultivate agape love toward others

    Philippians: How to Be Joy-FULL. 1. Grow in love (Phil. 1:1-11) May 1/2, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEA: Joy comes from a thankful heart that is confident in God’s provision. INTRO: In the summer of 1988 I left my home in Redmond, Washington for a 3 month musical mission trip with the ...read more

  • Live With An Eternal Perspective Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 20, 2004
    based on 113 ratings
     | 11,215 views

    MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. Don’t get sidetracked by petty disagreements. 3. Live for Christ every

    Becoming a Joy-FULL Person 2. Live With An Eternal Perspective Philippians 1:12-29 May 8/9, 2004 Don Jaques MAIN IDEAS: You can be Joy-FULL regardless of your circumstances if you live your life with an eternal perspective. 1. Let God use your tough circumstances for his purposes. 2. ...read more

  • The Secret Of Contentment Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Jun 18, 2004
    based on 299 ratings
     | 17,766 views

    CONTENTMENT COMES WHEN YOU…1. Rely upon Christ for the power to prevail over circumstances. 2. Trust in God’s power to provide for all your needs.

    Becoming a Joy-FULL Person 7. The Secret of Contentment Philippians 4:10-23 June 12/13, 2004 INTRO: I have a confession to make. I hate the ice cream man. He takes a nice content moment and turns it into cravings for something my children don’t need and can’t afford – and turns ...read more

  • Mudville In The 90's Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 11,199 views

    Introduction to study of Philippians. Topic for series is "Reclaiming Joy"

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor Philippians 1.1-7 Roy Robertson is one of the founders of "The Navigators," and has been instrumental in the follow-up ministry for Billy Graham’s Hong Kong crusade. ...read more

  • Connections And Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 87 ratings
     | 17,401 views

    Part two of study through Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor God can testify how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus. And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of ...read more

  • When God Fails Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,927 views

    Part 3 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor ----------------- It was difficult for Harry Truman to fill President Roosevelt’s shoes. America craved change, and that November election night in 1948 ...read more

  • Struggling Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,515 views

    Part 4 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor The challenge of Christian decision-making Philippians 1.22b ------------------------------------------- What shall I choose? Have you ever been faced with choices? ...read more

  • Signal 22 For Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 159 ratings
     | 23,007 views

    Part 8 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor _____________________ "Granny" Parker always had trouble with that rooster! Granny was in her mid-70’s when I met her. She’d lived all her life on just two farms ...read more

  • Joy -- In This Lifetime Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 85 ratings
     | 3,042 views

    Part 9 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible-Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor -------------------------- As she opened her Christmas present, the wife saw he’d given her a beautiful skunk-skin coat. She exclaimed, "Oh, it’s beautiful, but I ...read more

  • Turning Hardship To Joy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 27, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,656 views

    Sometimes God allows things to get difficult so He can produce greater joy in and through and with us. Jesus knew that His Father often used tragedy to cause people to look to heaven for solutions to their problems.

    John 15:11-16 Illustration: A cynic asked an elderly believer who had endured great physical pain for 20 years, "What do you think of your God now?" The godly sufferer replied, "I think of Him more than ever." Sorrow can be the means of bringing us heart-to-heart with God. When repeated ...read more

  • An Eruption Of Thankfulness Series

    Contributed by Mark Mohler on Jun 28, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,361 views

    Paul’s prayer of thankfulness for the Colossian church.

    An Eruption of Thankfulness Colossians 1:1-8 Introduction: When Paul prayed for the church at Colosse, the prayer burst into an overflow of thankfulness and praise. This was because their lives demonstrated that God was at work in the church. When followers of Christ see another who God is ...read more

  • I Want To Be Loved And Accepted

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,989 views

    What to do when you don’t fit in and it hurts

    THE WINDOW Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC ---------------------------------------- 1Corinthians 13 Jan 19, 1992 ---------------------------------------- It was once said of a particular statesman that, "...the tragedy of his life is that ...read more

  • I Still Have Joy

    Contributed by La Juana Morris on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 301 ratings
     | 30,120 views

    The Joy of the Lord is our Strength

    I still Have Joy! II Corinthians 4:7-18 Joy a word small in stature but mighty in meaning Joy a directive a strong basis for the faith of a Christian And in our Christian journey we will find that Joy is the opposite of Happiness! Why? Well Happiness is the reaction to an action where ...read more

  • Only One Came Back

    Contributed by James May on Mar 13, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,570 views

    The story of the 10 Lepers is a story that pertains to the condition of the church world today.

    ONLY ONE CAME BACK Sunday, March 13, 2005 – AM Luke 17:11-19, "And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: And they lifted up ...read more

  • How To Live A Joy Filled Life

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 5, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,780 views

    Joy is one of the characteristics that the world lacks and Christians who possess joy have the potential of a strong witness in the world.

    Acts 3:1-10 “How To Live A Joy Filled Life” INTRODUCTION What is the difference between joy and excitement? When we become excited, are emotions are stimulated from outside of us. When we experience joy, we have an intense pleasurable emotion that is inwardly motivated. Joy is one of ...read more

  • Attitude Adjustment - The Way Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,738 views

    Finding joy does not involve making your circumstances better - it involves making your mind work like Jesus’ mind. Find out how and how unity works with different kinds of people.

    John 17:20-21 "My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, 21 that all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me. It was Jesus’ prayer ...read more

  • The Practical Guide To Joyful Living Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,065 views

    8 Concepts towards having joy in your life. This chapter is jam-packed with jewels of verses to encourage you and give you peace in the midst of life’s storms.

    I love how Paul can, in a part of the letter that seems like just the "sincerely" section - throw out some absolutely incredible gems! Work on Earth - Live for Heaven 1 Therefore, my brothers, you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, ...read more

  • God Bless Us With Happiness

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 179 ratings
     | 6,434 views

    How to be happier in an unhappy world.

    INTRO.- Where is happiness to be found? I can tell you where it is not to be found. In material things. ILL.- The last time I bought a new car was 1988. It was a Buick Skylark. Admittedly, a Buick Skylark is not the most popular or luxurious car in the world, but I liked it. It was on ...read more

  • The Power Of Music - 3:16 And Us Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 137 ratings
     | 63,624 views

    Why would Paul emphasize the importance of music in our lives? What is it about "psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs" that can change our lives... and the lives of others around us?

    OPEN: Jim Serian tells of the time when one of his congregation’s organizations “The Women’s League” wanted to announce a new project they had undertaken for the church. On that particular Sunday morning during the announcement time, the President of the Women’s League came up to announce a new ...read more

  • Trials

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,319 views

    God wants you to experience joy even in the midst of your trials.

    James 1:1-4 Trials Woodlawn Baptist Church July 31, 2005 Introduction In James 1:1-4, James wrote, “James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting. My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; ...read more