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  • From Terrorist To Evangelist Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    Paul lived the first part of his life learning how to be a good Jew, not knowing that from the beginning of his life, God had other plans. And God has a plan for your life.

  • Why We Need A Savior Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Mar 23, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    Tenth in a series from Ephesians. Our life before Christ shows why we need a Savior.

    I’d like to begin this morning by asking you a question: Why do we need a Savior? We’ve spent nine weeks taking a look at Ephesians chapter 1 and marveling at how God has entered into our lives and poured out tremendous spiritual blessings for those who are His children. We’ve seen how God has more

  • Dead Man Walking Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 98 ratings

    The beauty of the gospel is displayed as Paul contrasts life before Christ to life in Christ and reveals to his readers a future to look towards and apurpose to live for.

    “Dead Man Walking” Ephesians 2:1-10 Focus: The beauty of the gospel is displayed as Paul contrasts life before Christ to life in Christ and reveals to his readers a future to look towards and a purpose to live for. Function: To lead the congregation up close to this huge passage where more

  • Bc-Ad

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 21, 2012

    A sermon on what we were like before Christ (BC) and after our decision (AD)

    B. C. A. D. Ephesians 2:11-18 How many of you are still trying to figure out the title of the sermon? How many of you think you have it? BEAT CAROLINA ALL DAY BEAT CLEMSON AT DEATH VALLEY BROMENTHUS CANTHUS ALIGARTUS DEBACULUM “We hope they both lose” Actually none of those more

  • Paul's Story Can Become Your Story

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Mar 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Many of the teachings of Jesus were in the form of stories. There is power in a story. Everyone has a story. If given a chance everyone likes to tell his/her story.

    Paul’s Story Can Become Your Story -Journey to the Cross and Beyond- Acts 9:1-6 Many of the teachings of Jesus were in the form of stories. There is power in a story. Everyone has a story. If given a chance everyone likes to tell his/her story. There are some words that when you hear more

  • What To Do With Your Words Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Oct 19, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    This message examines the power that our words can have

    INTRODUCTION * Over 600,000 words in the English language: average person uses 20,000 * The power of words... - “A word from the mouth is like a stone from a sling.” (African proverb) - “A word once uttered can never be recalled.” (Horace, Italian poet) - “Colors more

  • Baptism: No More Living A Half-Life

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jun 3, 2012

    This is a short sermon for a baptism service at an inner-city mission church

    We’re here today to celebrate the baptism of 6 and the child dedication of 6. There is something monumental about a day like today. There’s something huge in the decision to follow Jesus in the waters of baptism. The infants who are being dedicated here today or having infant more

  • Be Prepared To Give

    Contributed by Victor Nazareth on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Boy Scouts Motto is ‘Be Prepared’. Peter is saying here that it may as well be ours. Peter is exhorting in this verse God’s people to be prepared to give: 1) An Answer, 2) To Everyone, 3) The Reason & 4) With Gentleness

    Introduction: Last time we talked about Hell – the awful place with motivation to stay out and keep others from too. We seem to be living in a particularly gracious time where God is doing whatever necessary to draw our nation to Him. It is imperative in this scenario that we are prepared to more

  • Jesus, According To Paul Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Aug 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon explores the Apostle Paul's understanding of the person of Jesus Christ

    INTRODUCTION * Paul’s life before Christ and after Christ - from persecuting the church to planting churches - from arresting Christians physically to arresting unbelievers spiritually - from hindering the work of Christ to hindering the work of Satan - from being openly opposed to more

  • How Sweet It Is Series

    Contributed by Neil Olcott on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    And that leads to some deeper philosophical questions about quality of life and is a person really living if they are not living up to their God given potential. Today in our text God answers the question about what it means to truly be alive!

    Date: May 17th, 2009 Title: How Sweet it is! Bible Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 Subject: Complement: Main Idea: Intro: There is a time that some people face that is really difficult for all involved. I have experienced it with several families over the years. The scene is one of family more

  • A Perfect Example

    Contributed by Roger Nelmes on Jan 30, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The life of Paul shows us a perfect example of Grace, Repentance and Christianity.

    A Perfect Example September 19, 2003 1. A Perfect Example of Grace Grace: undeserved favor Illustration: Painting of the Last Supper Romans 5:6-8 “You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous more

  • Jesus Rises From The Dead Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Nov 1, 2011

    The most-shocking action of Jesus was his resurrection from the dead. This message examines the implications of his resurrection, and the impact he can have in our lives today.

    INTRODUCTION * Series, “A Savior’s Most-Shocking Actions” / previous actions: reaches out to sinners; offers forgiveness to sinners; dies for sinners * A dead Savior doesn’t do anyone any good; for Christ’s death to be powerful today, he must do something that more

  • What Prophesy Did Jesus Make To Nicodemus Concerning His Atoning Death? Series

    Contributed by Sean Lester on Feb 11, 2016

    This is a motivational passage that describes what happens when people look to Jesus and infers what happens when they don't.

    The Junior Bible Quiz Sermon Series What prophesy did Jesus make to Nicodemus concerning His atoning death? Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up, that everyone who believes may have eternal life in him. (John 3:14,15) Purpose: This is a more

  • A Transformed Life

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Apr 4, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    One of the greatest truths in the Bible is that people can experience a transformation. A person in Christ is given a new nature, a spiritual nature.

    A Transformed Life -A Fresh Start- 2 Corinthians 5:17 - “What this means is that those who become Christians become new persons. They are not the same anymore, for the old life is gone. A new life has begun!” (NLT) One of the greatest truths in the Bible is that people can experience a more

  • Grace And Sin's Control Series

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Apr 26, 2011

    While the consequences of sin are eternal, God gives us the wonderful privilege to escape them through faith in Christ.

    Romans 6:11-23 Introduction: A. Have you ever felt as if you were losing the battle over sin in general or to a particular sin? B. Or do you feel encouraged when you read God’s Word and see that many of the great saints of old waged the same war? I. The Christian’s Opinion Of more