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  • Seek Those Things Above Series

    Contributed by Chris Sparkman on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 115 ratings
     | 16,700 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

  • Jesus And The Samaritan Woman

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 203 ratings
     | 20,587 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

  • Dress Appropriately

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,438 views

    For protection, put on the full armor of God.

    Dress Appropriately 1. Does it seem you have more trouble after becoming a Christian than you did before? May not be imagining it. When you accept Christ as Savior, you enrolled as agent of Heaven & gained enemy. 2.Commitment to Jesus, enlisted as soldier in the army of the ...read more

  • The Lights Are On But No One Is Home

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 126 ratings
     | 6,183 views

    The problem with people asking for forgiveness and not inviting Jesus into their life.

    Scripture: Matthew 12:43 – 45 Title: “The Lights Are On, But No One’s Home” Introduction: Jesus was making reference to how Israel had been presented the opportunity to receive Jesus, but instead had rejected Him in favor of holding onto the O.T. Law. As a result of depending on the Law ...read more

  • How To Speak To People's Interests In Evangelism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,133 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

  • Straining 'till The End

    Contributed by Dan Bentz on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,498 views

    Sometimes we give up to easily. Paul provides a great example of what every Christian should be doing - Straining ’till the End!

    Straining ‘till the End Philippians 3:12 - 14 Introduction – I read that it took Winston Churchill three years to get through the eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. In kind of an ironic twist, years later in the midst of World War II Oxford University asked then Prime ...read more

  • Called To A Life Of Holiness

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 99 ratings
     | 8,567 views

    It is one thing to talk about Christianity, but it is another thing altogether to live a Christian life.

    CALLED TO A LIFE OF HOLINESS Text: First Peter 1:13-25 "Quaker philospher Elton Trueblood described our society as a "cut- flower" civilization. The basic Christian truths have built it, but if we are disconnected from our roots, our ideals and ethics eventually fade and die. If we ...read more

  • The Worthwhile Life

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 8, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,467 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

  • Making A Difference

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 374 ratings
     | 77,916 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 Peter Principle

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 7, 2001
    based on 203 ratings
     | 14,842 views

    Peter’s character flaw was "I can do all things." Until he knew to place his life totally in Christ’s hands, he was the embodiment of the Peter Principle.

    OPEN: I recently heard a radio announcer tell about a man who went through a drive up at a KFC restaurant. He ordered about $6 worth of food and then pulled up to give his money to the teller. He handed her a $200 bill. It had President George Bush’s picture on the front and on the back was a ...read more

  • Does Easter Make A Difference

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Apr 18, 2001
    based on 237 ratings
     | 9,806 views

    Sermon for the Second Sunday of Easter

    Second Sunday Easter John 20: 19-31 "Does Easter Make a Difference   A pastor tells the following in the Augsburg Sermon Book for the year 1985: "I’ve never seen such a crowd in church, the woman exclaimed’. I didn’t know her, but apparently she was impressed by the number of people here for ...read more

  • Time To Decide Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 26, 2002
    based on 120 ratings
     | 7,429 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

  • Grace-Givers

    Contributed by David Swensen on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,398 views

    We have been given grace by God. But now what? Did you know He expects us to pass that grace onto others? Learn how to be a better grace-giver.

    INTRODUCTION Al Masters lives in the eastern part of Pennsylvania. He is married and he had a little boy and a small business. He considered himself very blessed. And then, just before Christmas, quite some years ago, his little boy was killed by a 15 year old driving without a license. Al ...read more

  • Living And Dying With The Choices We Make Series

    Contributed by Lee Huddleston on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 268 ratings
     | 52,743 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

  • Faithful To The Calling Or Spiritual Deserters

    Contributed by Simeon Krastev on Jan 29, 2001
    based on 98 ratings
     | 2,058 views

    A challenge to dedicated life and ministry.

    The most needed ingredient in the Church today is dedication. WHAT IS DEDICATION? There is this story about the hen and the pig. The hen and the pig were walking together and they were meditating on the question "What is the meaning of commitment?". As they were walking and ...read more