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  • The Measure Of Success Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 30 ratings

    Looks at how Paul measured success in 1 THessalonians 2

    The Measure of Success 1 Thessalonians 2:1-12 How do you measure success and failure? (v.2: 1) Measure success by your faithfulness to God (v. 2:2-6a) Measure success by your dealings with people (v. 2:6b-12) Treat them gently (v. 2:6b-7) Treat them in love (v. 2:8-9) Treat them more

  • Loving Your Bullies Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    1) The Misinterpretation, 2) The Mandate , & 3) The Motive.

    In His sixth, and last, illustration contrasting the false righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees with the true righteousness of God, Jesus contrasts their kind of love with God’s. Nowhere does humanistic, self-centered system of religion differ more from God’s divine standards than in the more

  • Love's Repsonse Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 79 ratings

    We have many misconceptions about what real love for Jesus is. But I trust that these words from the mouth of our Lord Himself will make us wise unto salvation. Christian love is demonstrated as a believer keeps or obeys the Lord’s words.

    JOHN 14:21-24 LOVE’S RESPONSE [John 14:15-27 & 15:7-14] This passage concerning our love for Christ is bound before and aft with teachings concerning the Holy Spirit. There is significant reason for this. We are to obey Christ’s word and live for Him. In fact, our love for Christ is more

  • Honor One Another Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We discover in this sermon that to honor one another above ourselves, we must learn to be humble.

    Introduction: A. One day a group of four young friends were talking about what they would like to do with their lives. 1. The first friend said, “I want to be a congressman so I can draft laws to benefit my countrymen.” 2. The second friend said, “I want to be a lawyer so that I can defend my more

  • Bear One Another’s Burdens Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 8, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Bearing each other’s burdens is a genuine expression of love and therefore fulfills the law of Christ.

    Introduction: A. I want to begin with a story I used several years ago from Max Lucado’s book, In The Eye Of The Storm (published in 1991). It is a story about a parakeet named Chippie. 1. Chippie the parakeet never saw it coming. One second he was peacefully perched in his cage, and the next more

  • Living Out Love Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Jan 17, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    Christians should abound in Christ-like love and this love actually will work towards our sanctification. This is the 6th in our series on 1st Thessalonians

    Living out Love Text: 1st Thessalonians 3:11-13 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) Well we’ve gone over the background of this book, we’ve talked about how Paul, Silas and Timothy had been in Thessalonica around 49 AD, and how persecution arose and Paul had to make a hasty escape in the middle of more

  • Where Is Your Heart? (Lesson #8 - Final Lesson In Revival Series) Series

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Mar 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Malachi writes to the same audience who under the leadership of Nehemiah said “let us rise and build” They now needed to be rebuilt themselves. God asked them, “Where is your heart?”

    • In the summer between my Jr. and Sr. year at Bible College, I took a 2 week intensive course in “Systematic Christian Doctrine.” 1 week later we took the final exam. Our professor reviewed all this stuff we needed to know for the exam. On the day of the test, we arrived to a room where one more

  • Standing At A Distance, Looking Through Binoculars And Accept Barrenness? Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Will we be satisfied to stand at a distance and look at barrenness through Binoculars? --- WE CAN NOT ACCEPTING A SPIRIT OF BARRENESS! LET US PONDER PLAYGROUND OR BOOT CAMP? BEAR FRUIT!

    STANDING AT A DISTANCE LOOKING THROUGH BINOCULARS? --- ACCEPTING A SPIRIT OF BARRENESS? PONDERING PLAYGROUND OR BOOT CAMP? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is at least a two part message. 2 Kings 2:7 And fifty men of the sons of the prophets went, and stood to view afar off: more

  • The Priesthood Of All Believers

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    God calls all Christians to be ministers or priests to others in order to bring lost people to Jesus Christ.

    The Priesthood of All Believers --I Peter 2:4-10, Exodus 19:3-6, Matthew 5:13-16 God calls all Christians to be ministers of Jesus Christ, and this has been His plan for His people throughout the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures. Not all Christians are called to preach or pastor a Church, but more

  • Playing Second Fiddle

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008

    The first of a three part series, ‘Growing As We Go.’

    Slide 1 A few weeks ago, I shared some questions that Gordon MacDonald believes are being asked by people at different stages of life. Now not only did those questions really interest me and cause me to think about the questions that I am asking at this point in my life, the story that MacDonald more

  • The Arrow

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 7, 2008

    A Family all age message about practicing our faith, leaning on the Spirit & staying close to Jesus.

    The Arrow 2 Peter 1: 3- 11 WORD # 1 I want to suggest that being a Christian is lot like being an arrow. Now I’m no expert on arrows, though have seen them used, I can remember Errol Flynn - Robin Hood, anyone else? I can remember hours spent as a child imagining life as Robin Hood firing more

  • When Dry Bones Live

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    There are places we dislike, graveyards and dead churches. Each of these places have the same message. This sermon helps us to overcome this message that might be crying out in our congregations

    WHEN DRY BONES LIVE TEXT: EZEKIEL 37:1-14 THEME: THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD GIVES THE POWER TO LIVE Have you ever walked through a graveyard at night? It is a quiet place. It is a place of reflection and fear. It is a place that we avoid at night. We do because of all the dead bodies in more

  • You Will Do Greater Works Than These

    Contributed by Samuel Stone on Oct 31, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Today is both the Memorial Day weekend and Pentecost. As for Memorial Day, we remember those who died for our physical freedom. As for Pentecost, we remember Jesus Christ, who died for our spiritual freedom. Jesus not only liberated us from the enslavemen

    John 14:8-17, 25-27 8 Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and we will be satisfied.” 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you all this time, Philip, and you still do not know me? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe more

  • The Starting Steps To Significance

    Contributed by Samuel Stone on Oct 31, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Today is father’s day, but our Gospel lesson according to the Common Lectionary focuses mostly on women ... I guess this morning God wants us men learn from the women.

    Luke 7:36-8:3 One of the Pharisees asked Jesusj to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and took his place at the table. 37 And a woman in the city, who was a sinner, having learned that he was eating in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster jar of ointment. 38 She stood more

  • The Wisest Investment

    Contributed by Samuel Stone on Oct 31, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    The struggle with today’s passage is that on one hand Jesus is telling us the story of a ‘dishonest’ manager, and on the other hand, he wants us to learn from him. So today we will unfold the hidden treasure of wisdom from this parable and look at what he

    Please read the scripture first: Luke 16:1-13 Herman and Henrietta were touring their brand-new house, a house that Henrietta had paid for with her money, a fact of which she often reminded Herman. In each room of the house, she said to her husband, “Herman, if it were not for my money, we more