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  • A New Beginning In The Potter?s Hand

    Contributed by Timothy Jones on Jan 14, 2003
    based on 301 ratings
     | 43,867 views

    God can mold you into what you need to be if you allow Him

    A NEW BEGINNING IN THE POTTER?S HAND-Pastor Tim Jones Jer. 18:1-17, 19:1-2, 10-12 Bible Reading Program?DID YOU HAVE TIME? Illust: Acorns, Pumpkins and God 1. Many of us here today need a new beginning. a. God allows 2nd changes and new beginnings. 2. Have you ever wished you could go ...read more

  • Jesus And The Samaritan Woman

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 203 ratings
     | 20,267 views

    Effective evangelism will only happen when we meet people at their point of need, just as Jesus did with the Samaritan woman

    Morston/Field Dalling 03-03-02 Jesus and the Samaritan woman - Jn 4:5-42 Story: In a historic move to liberate themselves from 3,000 years of oppression thousands of Dalits or “Untouchables” conveged on Dehli to renounce Hinduism. Although Dehli authorities attempted to block the rally ...read more

  • Seek Those Things Above Series

    Contributed by Chris Sparkman on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 115 ratings
     | 16,256 views

    Many times it is necessary for us to get back to the basics, we do that here by learning to first of all, seek those things above!

    Basic Principles of the Christian Life Part I Seek Those Things Above Colossians 3:1-4 Throughout Chapter 2 of the book of Colossians, Paul talked about different dangers that threaten to pull us away from Christ. These dangers led to believers only demonstrating an outward ...read more

  • Making A Difference

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 374 ratings
     | 75,183 views

    How can we make a difference as Christians? Is warming a church pew the best I can do?

    OPEN: Several years back the Merv Griffin Show had a guest that was a body builder. During the interview, Merv asked, “Why do you develop those particular muscles?” The body builder simply stepped forward and flexed a series of muscles from chest to calf. The audience applauded. “What do you ...read more

  • The Worthwhile Life

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,265 views

    Too many Christians live mediocre lives. But they don’t have to. We have within us the ability to make a difference in our everyday lives.

    OPEN: "We rarely use the word ’cure,’" said the psychiatrist to his patient. "But after 5 years of therapy it is my pleasure to pronounce you completely cured." To his surprise an unhappy look came over the woman’s face. "What’s wrong?" he asked. "I thought you’d be thrilled." "Oh, it’s fine ...read more

  • How To Speak To People's Interests In Evangelism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,055 views

    Let us ask the Lord’s help in exploring the different ways to learn how to speak to the people’s points of interests. This will help us practice wise evangelism as is advocated by Eccl. 10:10:``If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength

    How To Speak To People’s Interests in Evangelism Learning Objectives 1. The students will explain why it is important to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism. 2. The students will write a paper describing how to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism and church ...read more

  • Looking Out For Number One Series

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 302 ratings
     | 16,694 views

    Obeying the first commandment in a pluralistic society

    Looking Out for Number One INTRODUCTION Once upon a time a little boy who built a little toy sailboat. He would take it to the park every day and sail the little boat on the pond. He liked watching it coast around in the breeze. Because he loved his boat, he was pretty careful not to let it go ...read more

  • Time To Decide Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 27, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 7,097 views

    Jesus calls us to make a decision. Follow him, or not -- you must decide!

    Time To Decide The Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh Joshua 24:1-15 "If serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But ...read more

  • A "Fast" Message - Fasting And Prayer

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 483 ratings
     | 57,112 views

    3 TYPES OF FASTING AND God’s 9 main purposes for fasting. Link included to Powerpoint and formatted text version.

    A “Fast” Message Is. 58:6-8 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html I. Definition Fasting=a voluntary withdrawing from food and/or drink, or other fleshly appetite, for a specified period of time. 3 most basic types of ...read more

  • Real Beauty Comes From The Heart

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on May 23, 2005
    based on 46 ratings
     | 10,443 views

    Beauty begins from the inside

    Real Beauty comes from The heart Wishing you a beautiful, daffodil day! Several times my daughter had telephoned to say, "Mother, you must come to see the daffodils before they are over." I wanted to go, but it was a two-hour drive from Laguna to Lake Arrowhead "I will come next Tuesday," ...read more

  • Fishers Of Men

    Contributed by Paul Humphrey on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 117 ratings
     | 19,501 views

    In the fullness of time comes Jesus, interrupting lives and calling persons to salvation and discipleship.

    Third Sunday after Epiphany 2006 Dr. Paul G. Humphrey For audio or video version go to: http://www.forministry.com/USTNUMETCVFUMC/Sermon.dsp?sermonsite_action=view_sermon&sermonsite_sermonid=9471 Story has it that Mark Twain loved to go fishing, but he hated to catch fish. The problem was he ...read more

  • What Gifts Did The Magi Give? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 60 ratings
     | 27,316 views

    Wise men came late to the party... but at least they showed up. Then - as now - many are too busy to bother. Why would so many people seek something else to focus on during the Christmas season?

    OPEN: It was almost Christmas Day, and the mother of a 3 year old boy was furiously running from store to store trying to get her last minute shopping done. Suddenly she realized that her son’s pudgy little hand was no longer in hers. Frantically she began to look around and then not finding him ...read more

  • Sandpaper Christians

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 20, 2008
    based on 61 ratings
     | 7,978 views

    If Christians are to make a difference in society, we must be salt and light. This sermon adds sandpaper... sometimes we have to rub against the grain.

    Sand Paper Christians Romans 12:2, John 15:18-19 Intro: These words were scribbled on the tomb of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey... "When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the ...read more

  • Make The Right Choice

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,816 views

    Pentecost 14(B) - AUGUST 25, 2002 - Believers make the right choice when they forsake false gods and follow the true God.

    MAKE THE RIGHT CHOICE JOSHUA 24:1,2a;14-18 AUGUST 25, 2002 1Then Joshua assembled all the tribes of Israel at Shechem. He summoned the elders, leaders, judges and officials of Israel, and they presented themselves before God. 2Joshua said to all the people, "This is what the LORD, the God of ...read more

  • Living And Dying With The Choices We Make Series

    Contributed by Lee Huddleston on Jan 17, 2002
    based on 268 ratings
     | 52,086 views

    A New Year’s message that would work well anytime a challenge is needed to respect the power and importance of choice.

    Navigating Life Living And Dying With The Choices We Make -I’m not a big Country music fan…but I do think that country music has the best song titles of any musical genre hands down… Here are a few: "May The Bird Of Paradise Fly Up Your Nose" "You Can’t Roller Skate In A Buffalo Herd" ...read more