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  • An Inconvenience

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Dec 29, 2008
    based on 164 ratings
     | 30,717 views

    Jesus shares an important truth with us in the Gospel of Matthew,Who of you by being worried can add a single hour to their life?" Aren't most of the struggles of this life, especially when viewed in hindsight, nothing more than an inconvenience

    For those not familiar with and Anglican Service there are four Scripture readings prior to the Message. Scripture Today's assigned readings are: (Mathew 6:24-34; Malachi 3:6-12; 2 Corinthians 9: 6-15; Psalm 24) Jesus shares an important truth with us in the Gospel of Matthew, Who of you by ...read more

  • Three Secrets Of An Effective Church - 2 Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,705 views

    The wonderful gifts God gives to the church

    Three Secrets of an Effective Church - 2 BIRDS FLIGHT(all called flying): Flapping - Gliding - Soaring Isa 40:31 Those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they will mount up with wings like eagles(few birds with strong enough wings to soar), run and not get tired, walk and ...read more

  • "A Cinderella Story"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 25, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,518 views

    Obstacles can only be overcome by faith.

    1 Samuel 17:1a, 4-11, 19-23, 32-49 Mark 4:35-41 “A Cinderella Story” Certainly the Bible makes it quite clear that God’s power is able to come out of the so-called “least of these,” and therefore anyone of us can do mighty things for God through faith! And the story of David ...read more

  • An Encouraging Word

    Contributed by Kent Simmons on May 26, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,184 views

    Often we encourage others, sometimes we need encouragement, but does encouragement come at a cost to the one who encourages?

    “An Encouraging Word” Sermon Notes, Acts 15:22-35 NIV Kent Simmons AC 15:22 Then the apostles and elders, with the whole church, decided to choose some of their own men and send them to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas. They chose Judas (called Barsabbas) and Silas, two men who were leaders ...read more

  • Fear And Faith (Part Two)

    Contributed by Larry Elder on Jul 12, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    Fear stops faith from working. When fear grips your heart, faith faints.

    Fear and Faith Matt 14:27…But Jesus spoke to them at once. "It’s all right," he said. "I am here! Don’t be afraid." NLT Review: Last week we dealt with the story of Jesus and Peter walking on the water. The challenge was for all of us to take a step of faith. 1. Faith Recognizes ...read more

  • What If God Spoke To You The Way He Did Mary?

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,444 views

    Asking yourself the question, "what would you do, if God spoke to you the way He did Mary?"

    "What if God spoke to you the way He did Mary?" There is really no other way to begin this message than to just come straight out and ask the question? "What if God spoke to you the way He did Mary?" I imagine that just about everyone wants God to speak to them at some point in their life: Is this ...read more

  • "Making An Impact. Are You?"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Sep 12, 2003
    based on 148 ratings
     | 32,951 views

    Making an Impact is both spiritual and practical.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches September 14, 2003 Making an Impact. Are you?” Acts 9:32-43 INTRODUCTION: “What do you do for Christ each day?” a faithful Christian said. And I replied, “I drive a truck and fill the stores with bread.” He said, “I know of your bread route But ...read more

  • Jacob And The Blessing Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Dec 2, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,678 views

    Part IV of a six week series demonstrating how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.

    Story: The phrase “God Bless you” is said to have been originated by St. Gregory the Great, in the year 594 AD. +He appointed a formal prayer to be said to people who sneezed. At that time it was believed that the air was filled with dangerous impurities and that those who sneezed violently were ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Jun 21, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,126 views

    This sermon was written as part 2 of 2 for Easter Sunday 2007. Part 1 was delivered at the Sunrise service, part 2 at the second service.

    Easter Sunday - Part 2 Recap part 1: Hope of the Resurrection: 1Peter 1: 3-5 (NIV) 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 and into an inheritance ...read more

  • A Ministry For All

    Contributed by Matthew Stidham on Jan 23, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,088 views

    Many Christians struggle with the idea that they aren’t talented, or aren’t capable of serving the Lord through ministry. Here I try to show that every does have a place and a way to serve in the kingdom of God.

    A Ministry for All Sunday June 10, 2007 AM Rudy Meoli was an average baseball player at best. With a measly career batting average of just over .200, Rudy was definitely not known for his ability at the plate, and with 27 fielding errors during the 1973 season, he certainly was not someone you ...read more

  • The Power Behind The Man David Series

    Contributed by Keith Manry on Jun 3, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,122 views

    Part 6 of a series on the life of David. Preached on Pentecost Sunday

    As a child my wife and her sister would often accompany their grandmother on outings to cemeteries since their grandmother did a lot of research in the area of genealogy. They would take a picnic lunch and pick out a cemetery to go and walk through and spend hours there. I can think of many places ...read more

  • But Nails Hurt! Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 24, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 7,081 views

    Nails were distributed to the congregation, so that they could test: if you wish to endure, you have to endure some pounding. Holes may be punched in you, too. But if you persist, ultimately you will be built up.

    If you really want to grow, it’s going to cost you. If you truly expect to be built up, there will be some pain involved. No growth ever takes place without pain. That’s a law of life. That’s not negotiable. No pain, no gain. No hurt, no growth. No rough edges, no building up. If you truly ...read more

  • True Hope For Your Future! Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 14,815 views

    In these final verses the prophet Habakkuk shows us how to stand strong in true joy the next time the winds of adversity blow our way.

    Scripture This is the sixth and final message in my series titled, “Making Sense of Today’s News.” Let us read Habakkuk 3:16-19: 16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of ...read more

  • Don't I Know You From Somewhere Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Feb 22, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,406 views

    The seventh, and final in a series exploring keys to true spiritual freedom and victory in the life of the believer. This message explores facing similar battles multiple times in our lives.

    (Extensive inspiration for this message, and this series taken from Francis Frangipane’s "This Day We Fight".) (Video clip – Veggie Tales – David and the Giant Pickle, available at ScreenVue.com) So there we have it. The end of the story, right? At least as we package it for our children. ...read more

  • A Break And A Blessing: Part One

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Apr 7, 2001
    based on 105 ratings
     | 3,039 views

    This sermon is about God breaking us in order to bless us.

    "A Break and A Blessing" - Genesis 32:24-32 Pastor Antonio Torrence, Cross of Life Lutheran Church For the last fourteen days during the Millennium Summer Olympics in Sydney, we have marveled at some of the world’s greatest athletes as they seized every opportunity to meet opposition, break ...read more