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  • The Lifeless Juggling Bag

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Jul 2, 2012
    based on 97 ratings

    To share that life is much like an un-used juggling bag. We need to allow God to pick us up and create in us much more to be what we were intended to be

    The Lifeless Juggling Bag Scripture: Psalm 73: 23-24 Date: 8 July 2012 Purpose: To share that life is much like an un-used juggling bag. We need to allow God to pick us up and create in us much more to be what we were intended more

  • Igniting A Lifeless Church Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Feb 8, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to ignite a dying church? Have you ever attended a dying church? No one wants to be in a dead, dull, dying church. What do you think it takes for a church to burn for Jesus?

    Have you ever wondered what it takes to ignite a dying church? Have you ever attended a dying church? Introduction - A Dying Church An artist was once asked to put on canvas what he considered to be the picture best symbolizing a decaying and dying church. After several months, he returned more

  • Letter To The Church In Sardis

    Contributed by Claude Alexander on Jun 26, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    The church in Sardis was a perfect model of an inoffensive Christianity. They apparently invented the concept of “political correctness.

    Letter to the Church in Sardis Rev. 3:1-6 Sardis was located about 30 miles southeast of Thyatira The ruins of 1st century Sardis are located near a city in modern day Turkey named Izmir. The city was at the converging point of several inland roads. One road led northwest to Thyatira and then more

  • How Alive Is Your Church

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Oct 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Are our churches today humdrum arefired up.

    IS YOUR CHURCH A GO GETTER CHURCH Matt:16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. A go -getter church must have a workable program, and must present humanity with that more

  • The Seven Churches Of The Revelation

    Contributed by Larry Wolfe on Jun 25, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The Lifeless, Living, Lukewarm churches exposed

    The Lifeless Church in Sardis (Revelation 3:1-6) I. The Characteristics of Christ to the Lifeless Church [Sardis] (v.1a) [Wicked pagan worship/ctr trade/wealthy A. He Who hath the Seven Spirits of God [prosperity abundt/A.D.17 earthquake destroyed/nothing good said B. He Who hath the Seven more

  • Unleashng The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 93 ratings

    Spiritual lifelessness is bound up in faithlessness which is exhibited in powerless prayer.

    (some material from Bill Hybels) SERIES: “THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH FOR 2005” TEXT: MATTHEW 21:18-22 TITLE: “UNLEASHING THE POWER OF PRAYER” INTRODUCTION: A. Prayer has been called “communicating with God” --Here are some prayers from kids more

  • The Message To Sardis: The Church With Reputation But Dying Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jul 11, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    Sardis had the reputation of being a highly respected church, but it was dead and lifeless.

    Have you ever been in a church that was dead or dying? How does that happen? Usually it happens when a church gets satisfied with itself, with keeping things the way they have always been. This is usually a church that rests on its laurels and its past history, that revels in what used to be? more

  • Religion Vs. Relationship

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Jun 29, 2001
    based on 90 ratings

    This message compares the lifelessness of religion to the power of being in a relationship with God.

    Scripture: Luke 11:37-12 Title: “Religion vs. Relationship” Introduction: It has been said, “The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim God with their mouths and deny Him with their lifestyles is what an unbelieving world finds simply unbelievable.” (Christianity Today, more

  • Haughty Faces, Ichabod, And God’s Glow!

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Oct 31, 2015

    The faces of people reflect their spirit and many are haughty. Many people are Godless fools proud of their wealth, position, and power. And sadly all that will be all gone one day and they will be in anguish because God “resists the proud"

    Haughty Faces, Ichabod, And God’s Glow! Kelly Durant 11-1-15 Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. 2. How many of you have travelled on an airplane lately? Let me tell you about my most recent more

  • Religion With A Kick!

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Jun 2, 2001
    based on 97 ratings

    This is a message that deals with the lifeless attitude that keeps trying to creep into the churches across this nation and the change that God want to make in those churches.

    Scripture: Matthew 9:17 Title: “Religion With A Kick!” Introduction: Jesus came into this world to institute CHANGES! The forerunner of Jesus, John the Baptist, and Jesus Himself began their preaching ministries with the message of “REPENTANCE.” Evidently the Scribes and Pharisees were more

  • A Story Worth Telling! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    The story of Jesus Christ is still worth telling because it’s not lifeless but full of new life!

    A Story worth Telling! Thesis: The story of Jesus Christ is still worth telling because it’s not lifeless but full of new life! Opening Illustration: Opening skit by kids with David Phelps song being played - "End of the Beginning". Song¡¦s message: Verse 1 I was taking a trip on a more

  • Messages To Seven Churches – Part 5 Series

    Contributed by Cesar Delgado on Nov 5, 2006

    Have you ever seen a church that was full of splendor, and has a good reputation? Yet later that church was dying and lifeless?

    MESSAGES TO SEVEN CHURCHES Revelation 2:1- 3:22 Part 5 SARDIS – “The Dead & Lifeless Church” Revelation 3:1-6 Good News Christian Fellowship November 5, 2006 BUCAS, Daraga albay Introduction A. About the past events. 1. Typhoon “Melinyo” 2. Church Anniversary B. Today we more

  • The Lord Blessed Them And They Threw It Away.

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Nov 18, 2014

    If we are dead, numb, and lifeless as is said by some about the Church then what does that say about us. Because we are the Church.

    We are celebrating this week; its Thanksgiving in our Country. I hope Americans truly understand why we have this great country and where the many blessings come from. I hope we are giving to God what is God's. 91% of Americans have turkey for Dinner. And so... I was thinking about Butterball more

  • Can These Bones Live?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 17, 2014
    based on 8 ratings

    In looking at Ezekiel 37 we find four elements necessary for lifeless dry bones to live.

    Can These Bones Live? Ezekiel 37:1-14 God spoke to the Prophet Ezekiel, whose name means "God strengthens me", through dreams and visions. In the record of his 22 year ministry, we find at least six separate visions that Ezekiel received from the Lord. Perhaps his most recognized vision, one more

  • Jesus: Rule-Giver Or Life-Giver?

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Jul 15, 2011

    Being a follower of Jesus is not about adhering to a set of rules which makes your life dull, boring, and lifeless.

    Jesus: Rule-giver or Life-giver? July 10, 2011 John 2:1-11 Intro: I sat down this past week with my Bible, and decided to read the Gospel of John – I planned to read the whole thing and see if I noticed any of our popular conceptions about Jesus being dumped on their heads by the more