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  • In Exchange For Your Soul

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 2, 2017
     | 2,614 views

    Let’s discuss the value of the cross, losing ourselves to gain ourselves and living a holy life all from Matthew 16:21-28.

    Prelude, Purpose, Plan Have you ever suffered for doing good? Have you ever wondered if it was all worth it? Why do those who do evil seem to prosper? Is there any justice? Is evil really punished and good rewarded? Let’s realize that payday is coming, for good and evil. Let’s discuss the ...read more

  • Becoming A Greenhouse Pt 3

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 775 views

    Jesus calls us to deny ourself completely, and to lose our lives. But He also promises that when we do, we will find them...

    What Color Is Your Thumb? – Becoming A Greenhouse pt. 3 Matt. 16:24-28 January 26/27, 2003 Context: These last two weeks I’ve been talking about the vision of the church as a greenhouse – as a place of discipleship. We talked 2 weeks ago about the call and command of our Lord Jesus to ...read more

  • Dead Prophets Society

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 4, 2009
     | 2,529 views

    For Transfiguration Sunday: we, like the disciples, have not imagined Christ as who He is, we as who we can become, or the cost of glory ... losing our lives to save them.

    Every one who teaches knows what a mighty struggle it is to teach anybody anything and make it stick. Students come to school drowsy and distracted. Some are there because they have to be; some because Daddy’s money put them there; and some just because they cannot think of anything else to ...read more

  • Losing To Win

    Contributed by J Spurling on Jan 29, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,827 views

    People who lose their life for Christ and the gospel will save their lives. How will people save their lives when they lose their lives for Christ and the gospel? People will save their lives as they understand three implications given in Mark 8:35.

    Losing to Win! By Pastor J Spurling The Neighborhood Church of Gainesville Introduction: Have you ever had to lose something in order to gain something else? Currently, I’m in the process of losing weight in order that I can gain entrance back into the pants that fit me quite nicely just ...read more

  • Cupped And Committed

    Contributed by Betty Johnson on Sep 6, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,196 views

    A sermon for duck-hunting season when we had several hunters visiting us, most Christian, some not.

    Cupped & Committed April 9, 2006 Scripture: Mark 8:34 He called the crowd and his disciples to himself and said to them, ‘If anyone wants to follow me, let them deny themselves, and take up their cross, and follow me. For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Carry Your Cross?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 29, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,193 views

    Looking at Simon being forced to carry the cross, we consider the call of each Christian to carry a cross as part of the life of faith.

    SIMON'S TASK: Simon was called on to carry the cross. - Mark 15:21. OUR TASK: We are called on to carry our cross. - Mark 8:34. - It’s not just Simon who was called on to carry the cross. As part of the Christian life, we are called to carry our cross as well. - This is confusing ...read more

  • Is That Thunder I Hear?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,491 views

    Do we hear the message of Christ Jesus and willingly follow? Or do we think his words are only like the thunder the people heard?

    John 12: 20 – 33 / Is That Thunder I Hear? Intro: There was a family from Boston who left the crowded city for Montana. They bought a ranch to raise cattle. Friends came for a visit and wanted to know what they named the place. Bar-J, Suzy-Q, Flying-W, Lazy-Y, Last Chance, Big Kahuna Cattle ...read more

  • Dying To Live

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Mar 10, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,318 views

    We must die to ourselves in order to be fully alive in Christ.

    Dying to Live Matthew 10:37-42 37 Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; 38and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39 Whoever finds his life will lose it, ...read more

  • Lose Your Life And Win

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,827 views

    The key to happiness is not to hold on, but to let go, of life and let Jesus take over.

    Lose your life and Win Cornwall/Montreal July 9, 2005 Can you hold on and lose what you’re trying to hold? Can it slip away from you, even while you hold on harder? Can you let go and win what it is you want to hold onto? According to Jesus, the answer is ‘yes’ to each of these questions, ...read more

  • Hope - His Overall Purpose Is Our Elevation - God Gives Us Cause To Hope!!

    Contributed by John Gullick on May 18, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,745 views

    A sermon that uses primary scripture Ezekiel chapter 37 1-11 as a lesson on hope.

    His One Purpose is our Elevation. A philosopher of last century, Bertrand Russell was an outspoken atheist. He even wrote a book called Why I Am Not A Christian. When Russell was 81 years old, he was interviewed on a British Broadcasting Corporation radio talk show. The interviewer asked him ...read more

  • The Gospel According To Genesis Series

    Contributed by Dwayne Dickson on Feb 20, 2016
     | 1,917 views

    In this sermon of the sacrifice of Isaac we see a presentation of the Gospel. Most importantly we see us. We see that God is willing to provide a sacrifice for us if we are willing to put ourselves on His altar.

    The Gospel According to Genesis Introduction We often think of the Gospel as found only in the New Testament. After all, we often call it the Gospel of Jesus Christ. But listen to what the Apostle Peter has to say about the Gospel. 1 Peter 1:17-20 (NLT) And remember that the heavenly ...read more

  • Risk-Taker (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,197 views

    We often meet with crosses in the way of duty; and though we must not pull them upon our own heads, yet, when they are laid for us, we must take them up, and carry them after Christ. We must never be ashamed of Christ and his gospel.

    Opening illustration: What have we gotten ourselves into? Many people have asked this question when they were faced with great personal risk. • A mountain climber ~ is it worth taking the risk? • A soldier in combat ~ is it worth it? John 14: 21 says, "He who has My commandments and keeps ...read more

  • Benefits Of Unselfishness

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Mar 24, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,413 views

    Jesus gives us the ultimate gift and teaches us unselfishness as the path of true joy and victory.

    Benefits of Unselfishness Romans 13:8-10 The following illustrations come from Sermon Central's Illustration collection. A fascinating study on the principle of the Golden Rule was conducted by Bernard Rimland, director of the Institute for Child Behavior Research. Rimland found that "The ...read more

  • Thank God For His Laws!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jun 20, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,566 views

    God didn’t give us his laws just to be obeyed (to show us he’s boss). God gave us his laws for our benefit.

    What part of your Bible instruction, whether as a confirmand or in a Bible Information Course, did you enjoy the most? Was it the lesson on Creation? Angels? Baptism? The lesson I most enjoy teaching is the one about Jesus. I love to explain why Jesus had to become human and yet remain God to win ...read more

  • I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up

    Contributed by Willie Richard, Jr on Jan 3, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,635 views

    A different look at the parable of the good Samaritan.

    I’ve fallen and I can’t get up!! Luke 10:29-37 How often do you take the time to think about the life that you’ve lived, and how close you have come to experiencing the fate of the man in our text today. If I were to guess, I believe many of us would have to say “it could have been me”. Our ...read more