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  • Blueprint For Greatness Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    In our passage today, Jesus gives us God’s blueprint for greatness.

    BLUEPRINT FOR GREATNESS Mark 9:33-50 INTRO: A TV news camera crew on assignment in southern Florida filming the widespread destruction of Hurricane Andrew. Amid the devastation and debris stood one house on its foundation. The owner was asked, "why is your house the only one still standing?" He more

  • The Real Marks Of Greatness

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 67 ratings

    A sermon addressing what God wants us to do in our lives.

    The Real Marks of Greatness Mark 9:33-50 Lessons from the hen house Have you ever been around a farm? Something I’ve learned about chickens is that there is a definite "pecking order" to the flock. Within the flock of hens, one of them always becomes dominant. She will peck away at any hen more

  • But Who Is The Greatest

    Contributed by Frank Zerbel on Feb 4, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon deals with our everyday egos

    But Who Is The Greatest Pastor Frank Zerbel © 2005 FORGIVEN! Community Church Mark 9:33-41 By the middle of my freshman year of High School my passion was music. I had problems consecrating in other classes anticipating music. Why was it that until 9th grade I enjoyed music and singing, but more

  • Get Over Yourself Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Sep 18, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    To be effective in ministry, let us not focus too much on self but rather be concern for the welfare of others.

    To be effective in ministry, we need to learn one thing – don’t take yourself too seriously. Don’t be too bothered about how people see you or treat you. Get over yourself. Don’t get stuck inside your own ego, because over time it will become your prison. It is amazing that while Jesus was more

  • Are You Salt?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 25, 2006
    based on 45 ratings

    A sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Jesus talking aobut what kind of life a Christian needs to live

    17th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 21 Mark 9:38-50 "Are you Salt?" 38 John said to him, "Teacher, we saw a man casting out demons in your name, and we forbade him, because he was not following us." 39 But Jesus said, "Do not forbid him; for no one who does a mighty work in my name more

  • A Rock And A Hard Place

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon is for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost and addresses the need we all have to cut off from our lives the things which keep us from a deeper relationship with Christ.

    “A Rock and a Hard Place” Sermon on Mark 9:38-50 Pentecost +17-B October 1, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. 43If your hand causes you to stumble, cut it off; it is better for you to enter life maimed than to have two hands and to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. 45And if your more

  • Don't Worry About Others - Seek The Kingdom

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon for 17th Sunday After Pentecost - proper 21

    Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you sent you Son into our world to seek the lost and to save those who dwell in a land of darkness and despair. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, stir in us more

  • Salty People; Peaceful People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus told his disciples (and us) to have salt within us, and peace between us.

    John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us more

  • Strong Words About Responsibility

    Contributed by James Westmoreland on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Today’s Gospel tells us that we are responsible for how we live, and we are warned not to be a stumbling block. Some don’t want to be bothered by any responsibility for anyone else. To become great is to become the servant of all.

    In his early years, American landscape photographer Ansel Adams studied piano and showed some talent. At one party, however, as Adams played Chopin’s F Major Nocturne, he recalled that "In some strange way my right had started off in F-sharp major while my left had behaved well in F-major. I could more

  • Have Salt In Yourselves Series

    Contributed by Dustin T Parker on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 27 ratings

    Comparison of Salt and Sugar, as to which is better... then realize we are called to be salt - nor sugar

    Pentecost 19 have salt in yourselves Mark 9:38-50 † In the Name of Jesus † God’s gifts of mercy and peace, are given to you, because of our Lord Jesus Christ. AMEN! Sugar or Salt Question for you old time movie folks. Was it Mary Poppins or Sound of Music, that had the female lead more

  • Be What God Has Made You - Salty Christians!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 17, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus calls Christians "salt." This title reminds us of the new nature, and special assignment God has given to all believers. (Sermon adapted from Feb. 4, 1999 sermon by John C. Jeske.)

    It’s that season of the year again. Time to dig in the attic or make a run to Value Village and put a costume together for Halloween. So what do you plan on dressing up as this year (ask several children in congregation)? May I offer a costume suggestion? How about dressing up as a box of salt? No, more

  • Mushrooms Or Maple Trees: Sermon #6 Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Aug 6, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus’ Church is to be a place where all humankind is received and welcomed with grace.

    Mushrooms or Maple Trees: Spiritual Growth as God Intended Sermon #6 Sermon Objective: Jesus’ Church is to be a place where all humankind is received and welcomed with grace. PRE-SERVICE INTRODUCTION We are in a sermon series called Mushrooms and Maple Trees. Mushrooms sprout up overnight more

  • When The Storm Comes

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on Jun 2, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Written after "dodging the bullet" with Hurricane Ivan while living in Louisiana in 2004.

    Living in south Louisiana you know that every year for about 5-6 months we just need to sit and watch the Atlantic and the Gulf…because it is hurricane season. We may not always get hit, but the danger is always there. And when the storm comes, we need to be ready. Jesus addressed the more

  • Peace Of Salt Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 9, 2010
    based on 44 ratings

    We truly help people grow in their relationship with Christ and ministry skills not with harsh words of criticism, but with words of grace and peace, seasoned with salt.

    An efficiency expert concluded a lecture with a note of caution: “You don’t want to try these techniques at home.” “Why not?” asked someone from the back of the audience. “I watched my wife’s routine at breakfast for years,” the expert explained. “She made lots of trips to the more

  • Christians Only

    Contributed by David Owens on Oct 3, 2011

    We must strive to be Christians only, but we must never be so arrogant to claim that we are the only Christians.

    A. There’s a story told of a man who was out on walk when he saw another man about to throw himself from a bridge into the river. 1. He ran over to the jumper to save him and asked, "Why do you want to kill yourself?" The man answered, "I've nothing to live for." 2. The rescuer asked, more