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  • #3- Larger Than Life Series

    Contributed by David Mains on Sep 10, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,522 views

    Third in a series based on the movie "John" released in 2003. Certain characteristics mark all true heroes. Jesus fits all of those descriptions, and more.

    If you like the book, you’ll love the movie. Or is it the other way around? If you liked the movie, you’ll love the book. The truth is that I loved the book (or books) when I read them for the first time in the 1970s. And I loved the movies (two so far) when they came out. Now I’m looking ...read more

  • Living Larger Than Life Series

    Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Feb 23, 2001
    based on 174 ratings
     | 8,062 views

    Ask God to expand your ministry, influence and witness.

    1 Chronicles 4:10 And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!" So God granted him what he requested. Are you living larger than life ...read more

  • Advent 2015 - Week 1

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Dec 1, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,551 views

    The birth narrative is an amazing account, filled with characters who are almost larger than life. It is easy for them to overshadow the One person who never says a word. The One coming from Heaven to dwell among us.

    First Sunday of Advent - Read - Luke 1:1-4 & 26-38 This may seem like a crazy question but how many of you remember Elvis? Before concerts they would announce to the crowd who was already there that, “Elvis has entered the building.” And the cheers would erupt! Elvis had not yet ...read more

  • The Lion, The Lamb And The Throne Room Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 27, 2016
    based on 11 ratings
     | 12,508 views

    Almost everyone has a picture in their minds of what Jesus looks like... but almost no one visualizes Him the way He's shown in Revelation 5. Why does God paint us a portrait of a wounded lamb with 7 horns and 7 eyes?

    A preacher was showing a child a painting of Jesus. Trying to explain that we didn’t really know what Jesus looked like he said: "It's not really Jesus. It’s just an artist's conception of him." The child looked long and hard at the picture and said; "Well, it sure looks like ...read more

  • A Strange Way To Save The World

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 30, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 21,947 views

    In contrast to what we would do, God didn’t send a superhero to save the world, he sent His Son, the humble, gentle, loving Christ.

    A Strange Way to Save the World Scripture: I Corinthians 1:27-31 Theme: God’s ways are not our ways. He chose to save the world in a way that would bring glory to himself and not to us. Seed: Song “A Strange Way to Save the World” Purpose: To help people understand that God’s view ...read more

  • Dealing With Our Foes Pt 3 Series

    Contributed by Charles Hines on May 14, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,139 views

    Know your enemy,and then know your plan of attack, you’re God’s warrior.

    My Foes Identification: The final opponent that is mentioned in the 27th Psalms is my foes. The word foe means hateful, hostile, and an adversary. To truly understand what a foe represents, we need to look at the story of David and Goliath. David’s final individual battle as a shepherd ...read more

  • Enlarge Your Borders Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Jun 13, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,957 views

    Using the prayer of Jabez we can seek to enlarge our borders to perform ministry.

    First Baptist Church 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Enlarge My Territory (#2) June 2, 2002 It’s becoming more and more normal to hear a professional athlete talk about their faith after a big win. In fact, some athletes talk about praying before their games. The typical prayer includes a petition to ...read more

  • Remember Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 16, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,908 views

    How can this great book on leadership end this way? This chapter is a reflection on everything that has gone on up until this point. But it’s not a rose-colored reflection. It is an honest look at how quickly the remnant fell away and it demands an hones

    That was a lot to read, so I want to briefly give you an overview of what’s going on here. Sometime, either before the chapter, or after verse 3, Nehemiah leaves town to fulfill the promise he made to the king back in chapter 2. We don’t really know exactly how long Nehemiah was gone. It could ...read more

  • A Well-Worn Path

    Contributed by Lyndon Marcotte on Jun 16, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,430 views

    Faith is a journey, but it is not one we ever take alone. We can be draw strength and encouragement from those who have paved the way ahead of us.

    Hebrews 11:29-12:2 – “A Well-Worn Path” I learned the stories of the Bible through flannel board narrative in Sunday School as a child. While not as high tech as a 3D Moses crossing the Red Sea on Blue Ray, it stretched my imagination to make room for these people and their ...read more

  • Old Macdonald

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 22, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 1,120 views

    Life can be simple

    Old MacDonald Had A Farm 1. Old MacDonald - diversity, simpler times, loose chickens, barn cats, a slower pace. Dad talking about rain, farmer plant 100 acres/day. 2. City - cutthroat, won’t help each other, don’t want to get involved. Kill you for $10. Frantic pace, higher stress level. ...read more

  • A Check-Up From The Heart Up!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Aug 1, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,502 views

    Have you heard that saying, " there’s gold in them there pews." Well, every potential leader in your church needs these words of warning.

    A Check Up from the Heart Up! Text: Matthew 15: 1-3, 8-14 1 Then the scribes and Pharisees who were from Jerusalem came to Jesus, saying, 2 “Why do Your disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat bread.”3 He answered and said to them, “Why ...read more

  • A Spy Story

    Contributed by Norm Beckett on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,590 views

    To know that God is available to help you face your fears

    A SPY STORY “And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Caanan” (Numbers 13: 17). I don’t mind a spy story do you? There is something about the mystery and intrigue that gathers around a good spy yarn that just gets you in. You might have read spy stories by Tom Clancy, Len Deighton, ...read more

  • Giants In The Earth

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 15, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,351 views

    Just as surely as there are grasshoppers in the earth there are giants. The question is which one are you?

    Gen 6:4 There were giants in the earth in those days Num 13:32 All the men we saw in it are men of great stature. What is a giant? A very large person; impressive in size or qualities, Someone who is abnormally large Any creature of exceptional size. ( Someone bigger than what is considered ...read more

  • A Man Named John

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Dec 11, 2017
     | 1,254 views

    This Advent sermon looks at John the Baptist: The Man, The Mission, & The Message. God unexpectedly worked through John. He now chooses to work through us as witnesses. (Based loosely on "The Word Became Flesh" Advent series from Concordia Seminary, STL.)

    Forensic scientists in England analyzed the venerated remains from a certain grave, a few years ago. The corpse of the individual being observed was male. He was no more than five feet tall, and he had a broken nose. He lived in the 4th Century AD. And, despite being dug up in Italy, he was ...read more

  • Living For A Cause

    Contributed by James May on Apr 17, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 7,293 views

    Make your life really count. Find a cause greater than life itself and more important than yourself. That cause is found in Christ.

    Living For a Cause By Pastor Jim May Someone once asked me if I knew all of the answers to life’s many questions? In a joking manner I answered, “Sure I know the answers. The problem I have is matching the right answer to the right question.” But as I think about it, I don’t know all the ...read more