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  • Seek God's Best For You

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 18, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 5,013 views

    A brief message to Jr./Sr. High school students at a Christian school regarding how to make godly decisions

    GoSeek God¡¦s Best for You Various Scriptures ACHS Chapel, November 17, 2003 Introduction One of the dangers of speaking right after lunch is that some of you may fall asleep. But to help with that, some of the chairs have been equipped with little shock devices. But only the chairs ...read more

  • Choose Wisdom And Avoid Destructive Waywardness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 90 ratings
     | 14,268 views

    The Spirit of God teaches us how to gain a healthy fear, awe and worship of the Lord so we gain a spiritual wisdom that gives us the perspective on truth, love and the realities of people, problems and situations.

    Choose Wisdom and Avoid Destructive Waywardness How the Holy Spirit Leads Us With Wisdom - (Isa 11:2) "The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him - the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit of counsel and of power, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the ...read more

  • Evaluate Your Progress

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,904 views

    Knowing with all certainty that it is from the Lord and not men that you will receive the inheritance which is your real reward. The One whom you are actually serving is the Lord Jesus Christ. Failure to evaluate on a regular basis leads to a lack of cert

    Evaluate Your Progress - Col 3:22-24 "Servants, obey in everything those who are your earthly masters, not only when their eyes are on you as pleasers of men, but in simplicity of purpose (with all your heart) because of your reverence for the Lord and as a sincere expression of your devotion ...read more

  • God's Purpose

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 17, 2004
    based on 278 ratings
     | 46,810 views

    1- God’s purpose in our church 2-God’s purpose in our sinful world 3- God’s purpose in our hurting world

    INTRO.- ILL.- Here is what some call “The Property Laws of a Toddler.” 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way. 6. ...read more

  • Recalibrate The Sights Of Your Faith Series

    Contributed by Eric Vertein on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
     | 20,862 views

    In a world where godless opinions threaten to throw our faith completely off center, we turn to God’s Word to recalibrate the sights of our faith.

    RECALIBRATE THE SIGHTS OF YOUR FAITH Jeremiah 26:8-15 Lent 2 – March 7, 2004 Jeremiah 26:8-15 But as soon as Jeremiah finished telling all the people everything the LORD had commanded him to say, the priests, the prophets and all the people seized him and said, "You must die! 9 Why do you ...read more

  • God's Purpose

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 144 ratings
     | 3,266 views

    1- God’s purpose in our worship 2- God’s purpose in our relationships

    INTRO.- Where are you headed? Where are you going? ILL.- Two friends went hunting for moose in Canada every year. Each time they were flown out to the marshland in a small bush plane. After landing them at the hunting site, the pilot said, “I’ll pick you up in four days and you can only ...read more

  • How To Know You Are Walking In God's Will Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 304 ratings
     | 45,185 views

    3 THINGS WHICH MUST BE PRESENT IN A BELIEVER’S LIFE SO THEY MAY KNOW GOD’S WILL. This had a big impact on our people!

    “How to Know You Are Walking in God’s Will” Psalm 37:1-5, 23 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Nothing is more important in a believer’s life than finding and doing the will of God [not just for preachers, but also ...read more

  • The Will Of God

    Contributed by William Noel on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,181 views

    In order for a Christian to know and do the will of God, we must first give God two things.

    “The Will of God” Romans 12:1-2 Introduction · “There are two great days in a person’s life -- the day we are born and the day we discover why.” William Barclay · As you sit here today, can you say with 100% certainty, that you KNOW why you were born? Why God continues to allow you to ...read more

  • God Is Always At Work Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 131 ratings
     | 22,991 views

    Part of Experiencing God series: God may not seem to be at work, but He is, according to His own purposes, and using instruments we may not see. Our task is to trust Him and get out of His way!

    You’re driving along the road, and you come upon a roadblock. Somebody is holding up a sign which says, "Slow, men at work." What do you see? What do you do? Well, first, I speed up instead of slowing down. Why? Because I have important things to do, I have mv work to do, and I don’t want to ...read more

  • "Why Does God Allow Suffering

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep 16, 2004
    based on 56 ratings
     | 2,298 views

    Suffering is an all too common reality in our world. God permits suffering, obviously, but is He responsible for it?

    CATM Sermon - “Why Does God Allow Suffering?” September 12, 2004 Sometimes it’s too easy to find illustrations to a sermon. Sometimes as a preacher you search and struggle to find stories from the community and stories from other places that help to make what you’re trying to say ...read more

  • Knowing God's Will Through Scripture Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 6,394 views

    How to know God’s will through scripture

    SBC Philippi 5/22/05 am Rev. Jeff Simms Knowing God’s Will: Through Scripture Psalm 119:97-105 Primary Purpose: How to know and understand God’s will through Scripture One of the things that believers often struggle with is how do I know God’s will. Usually, they are talking about a ...read more

  • "I'm Sick Of The Palsy"

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on Oct 16, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,119 views

    As believers, we have to want what God wants for us. We, like the man who was sick of the palsy, must get sick of being out of the will of God.

    ________________________________________ “I’m Sick of the Palsy” INTRO – I want to pick up where we left off on Wednesday night. We were talking about the passion of Jesus Christ. The “passion” refers to the period between the Last Supper and the Crucifixion, between communion and the ...read more

  • Whose Image?

    Contributed by William Mouser on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,871 views

    Giving to God what is His requires we recognize what bears His image and, thus, a duty toward Him.

    Whose Image? Matt 22:15-22 The gospel for today has a saying of Jesus that is probably better known than anything else he ever said, with the possible exception of his words to Nicodemus about being born again. The odd thing about Jesus’ words in today’s gospel is this: were not answering ...read more

  • Life In The Spirit 

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 177 ratings
     | 8,512 views

    Life in the Spirit is more than we think.

    INTRO.- ILL.- The captain’s voice came over the PA system of the airplane. He said, "There’s no cause for alarm but we felt you passengers should know that for the last three hours we’ve been flying without the benefit of radio, compass, radar, or navigational beam due to the breakdown of some ...read more

  • Is It Really The Lord's Will?

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 115 ratings
     | 3,018 views

    On 9/11/01 I overheard several people who assigned the attack on America as being the will of God. Are such events really the Lord’s will?

    IS IT REALLY THE LORD’S WILL? A. Matthew 18:7-14 (READ and COMMENT) 1. This text talks about HUMAN DECISIONS, TROUBLE in the world, and concludes it by discussing what is or what is not the WILL of God. COMMENT: We use the phrase, "This is the WILL of God" quite regularly. We consign ...read more

  • Why Am I Here?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 21, 2001
    based on 447 ratings
     | 34,160 views

    Have you ever asked yourself, "Why did God permit me to wake up this morning? Why is my heart still beating? Why am I here?" You see, God has a reason. What is the purpose of my existence? (Powerpoints Available - #292)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (Powerpoints used with this message are available free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #292.) I hope that if the words of the song we have just sung, "It Is Well With My ...read more

  • Walking In The Will Of God

    Contributed by Richard Deem on Mar 1, 2001
    based on 538 ratings
     | 31,355 views

    Often the commited Christian finds it difficult to discern the will of God. It may surprise you to know that it is possible to be in the will of God and not really be aware of it!

    TEXT: Acts 16:6-10 INTRO: In 1984 my family attended a Spiritual Retreat (Conference) in Bertchesgaden, West Germany. This was an annual event for those involved in the Ministry to the Military in Europe. These were "high times", indeed. Not only were we "high on a mountain, nestled in the ...read more

  • Advantages Of Spiritual Maturity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 7,081 views

    Several advantages of growing up in all aspects into Christ

    Advantages of Maturity (Acts 17:10-12) Illustration:God delights to increase the faith of His children...I say, and say it deliberately--trials, difficulties and sometimes defeat, are the very food of faith...We should take them out of His hands as evidences of His love and care for us in ...read more

  • Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember The Limits Of Success

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 25, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 1,959 views

    Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember That Success in Human Terms is not as Important as Success in the Eyes of God

    Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember That Success in Human Terms is not as Important as Success in the Eyes of God Illustration:The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard. Paul wrote,"My message was not set forth in persuasive ...read more

  • When All You've Got Is A "Maybe"

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 239 ratings
     | 17,273 views

    Are there directions that you sense are God’s will and direction, but you’re not sure? This message will encourage and equip you to deal with the issues that must be resolved in faith.

    In looking at the passage in 1 Samuel, Jonathan seemed to be in a situation of uncertainty. The future, the absolute direction he needed for the present time just was not clear. All he could say in v.6 was "It may be..." He couldn’t be sure one way or the other. He seemed to, and probably did, ...read more

  • His Name Is John Series

    Contributed by Darrin Koone on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,429 views

    A sermon in a series on Luke delaing with our difficulty of breking with tradition when faced with God’s challenge to do so.

    (Luke 1:57-63) When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. {58} Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy. {59} On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his ...read more

  • Implementing The Vision

    Contributed by Todd Randolph on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 140 ratings
     | 5,536 views

    Implementing the Vision that God has given you and His Church.

    See the possibilities. Here’s a fellow who sold insurance, and he went after a particularly difficult customer, a man that no one had been able to sell. Eventually he sold him a fifty-thousand-dollar policy. Back in 1883 when this occurred, that was a very large policy. He took out his pen and ...read more

  • Sensing God During The Storm Part 1 Series

    Contributed by John Maxwell on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 551 ratings
     | 120,174 views

    A sermon focused on Matthew 14:22-32, emphasizng how God works through the midst of storms in our life.

    SENSING GOD DURING THE STORM, I Matthew 14:22-32 John Maxwell INTRODUCTION: Towards the end of August, I thought I ought to preach a couple of messages entitled "Sensing God During The Storm." So I’ll begin this morning and walk you through a beautiful story, when the disciples were out on ...read more

  • Sensing God During The Storm Part 2 Series

    Contributed by John Maxwell on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 212 ratings
     | 28,953 views

    This is the second part series to Sensing God During the Storm with emphasis on John 16.

    SENSING GOD DURING THE STORM, II John 16 John Maxwell INTRODUCTION: Archibald Rutledge tells the story of looking out his window and watching a bird build a nest. He spent the better part of a day watching the scene. During the night, a bad storm came. Rutledge went to the window the next ...read more

  • True Change

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on Dec 9, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 5,696 views

    What is the secret to change? The only true change I know of is that which the Holy Spirit imparts and we must work in cooperation with Him.

    True Change  God never changes but I believe he is continually calling for change in our own lives  He is constantly molding us into the image of Christ  I have been asked many times, “What is the secret to change?”  The only true change I know of is that which ...read more

  • Don't Be Such Worry-Warts!!!

    Contributed by Dewayne Gamez on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,122 views

    In todays’s society, we worry way too much! We need to have more faith in God’s promises!

    I would like to welcome everyone here this morning. The Lord has blessed us with a phenomenal day! All the blessings that he has given us, all that he has blessed this Church with. Praise God! This morning I would like to talk to you all about something that seems to have a hold on each and ...read more

  • Are You A Visionary Or A Vision Vandal?

    Contributed by Thomas Monroe on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 225 ratings
     | 6,921 views

    Have the vision and faith as Joshua and Caleb in taking the Promised Land!

    Are you a Visionary or a Vision Vandal? Numbers 13:26-33 The passage in a nutshell: Numbers 13:1-16: Choosing of one member of each of the twelve tribes to go and spy out the Promised Land. Numbers 13:17-20: A commissioning of the twelve. Numbers 13:21-25: 40 days of ...read more

  • "Unfolding Deck Chairs" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,891 views

    Discerning what God’s will and direction is for our lives.

    Iliff and Saltillo United Methodist June 30, 2002 “Unfolding Deck Chairs” Acts 17:22-34 INTRODUCTION: In a “Peanuts” strip, Charlie Brown and Lucy were discussing theology. Lucy said, “On the great cruise ship of life, some people take their deck chairs to the bow. And some people take ...read more

  • Great Sermons From Strange Preachers

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jul 21, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,217 views

    Throughout the years, God has used unique ways to teach His people some very important truths. This outline selects four "strange preachers" whose messages we would be wise to heed.

    GREAT SERMONS FROM STRANGE PREACHERS "And the Lord said to Cain, ’Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ’I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the Lord said, ’What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground." Genesis 4:9-10. Throughout the ...read more

  • "Finding The Path"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,180 views

    Discovering the will of God

    “Finding the Path” A minister was asked to conduct a service at a mental institution. Things went well until the sermon. He began his message with a rhetorical question: “Why are we here?” A patient responded, “Because we’re not all there!” Purpose in life is a challenge for most of us. ...read more