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  • A Mother’s Request Series

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Jun 18, 2019
     | 236 views

    JESUS PROGRESSES ON HIS JOURNEY TO THE CROSS AND HAS AN INTERESTING CONVERSATION WITH THE MOTHER OF THE SONS OF THUNDER.

    A MOTHER’S REQUEST MATTHEW 20:17-28 MARCH 31, 2019 A FEW WEEKS AGO, WE BEGAN A SERIES OF MESSAGES DEALING WITH VARIOUS INCIDENTS AS JESUS MADE HIS LAST JOURNEY TO JERUSALEM. OUR JOURNEY STARTED WITH HIS FIRST PREDICTION OF HIS DEATH WHERE HE PRAISED PETER AND THEN REBUKED HIM, FOR SELFISHLY ...read more

  • ‘a Serving Church In A Selfish World’ Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 20, 2019
     | 1,676 views

    Gospel Shaped Living – Week 3: ‘A serving church in a selfish world’ – Matthew chapter 20 verses 20-28 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    Reading: Matthew chapter 20 verses 20-28. SERMON OUTLINE: (1). Serving others is sacrificial (vs 17-19) (2). Serving others is not self-centred (vs 21-25). (2). Serving others is demonstrated by Jesus (vs 26-28). SERMON BODY: Ill: • Late in his life Winston Churchill took a cruise on an ...read more

  • Bottom-Up Leadership

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Oct 22, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,108 views

    Monologue of the elderly apostle John, as he looks back at today's story and considers lessons learned on servant leadership.

    Mark 10:35-45 Bottom-up Leadership My name is John. Yes, that John, one of Jesus’ twelve, in fact, the one he loved the most. At least that’s the way I always felt. I’m in my late ’80s now. I know that’s nothing for many of you, but for my time, that’s an extremely long life. All of my battle ...read more

  • Crowns And Rewards

    Contributed by Roberta Karchner on Oct 20, 2018
     | 2,241 views

    When the disciples approach Jesus about spots in his Kingdom, he turns things upside down

    A friend of mine this week said something that has resonated with me. She said that in her family, she was the designated worrier. Now, I admit, she has much in her life to be worried about, but that is her story. Our stories are different, but I can’t help but wonder if we have a designated ...read more

  • James: The Apostle Of Passion Series

    Contributed by Derek Geldart on Jul 2, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,151 views

    While a lack of passion leads to spiritual complacency, the wrong kind of passion leads to unholy acts! Today’s sermon is going to focus on the life of Apostle James who learned firsthand that passion is only good when aligned with the will of Christ!

    James: The Apostle of Passion Luke 9:51-56, Matthew 20:20-28 Online Sermon: http://www.mckeesfamily.com/?page_id=3567 Do you have passion to serve the Lord? You know the kind of passion that is so strong that you cannot and will not contain your desire to serve God no matter what the ...read more

  • Rewards That Keep On Giving! Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 7, 2018
     | 1,945 views

    Some of our rewards are represented by crowns. Whether victors’ garlands or signs of authority — or both— they merit further examination.

    Rewards That Keep on Giving! (see note at bottom of page first to suggest that diadems are a sub-category of the broader word garland, which includes but is not limited to a victor's wreath but can be used of royal privilege as well). 1. “More than 40,000 people have claimed 078-05-1120 as ...read more

  • I Choose To Serve

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Apr 11, 2018
     | 3,297 views

    THIS IS THE EIGHTH IN THIS SERIES ON CHOICES. WE HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION TO SERVE THE LORD BY SERVING OTHERS.

    I CHOOSE TO SERVE MATTHEW 20:20-28 TODAY WE ARE STARTING ON THE LAST AND MOST IMPORTANT SECTION OF OUR SERIES ON CHOICES. “DESTINY CHOICES” ARE THE SUMMATION OF ALL THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CHOICES THAT WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY LOOKED AT. DESTINY CHOICES PROPEL US INTO THE FUTURE, AND AS WE LOOK ...read more

  • Making Sense Of Suffering

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Feb 26, 2018
     | 4,338 views

    There is suffering all around us. How do we make sense of all the suffering ? Especially the suffering that good people go through? Where can we turn to when we need to make sense of our suffering.

    Allow me to start with a well-known and (may be poor) joke about marriage. You all know about the three rings of marriage right, It starts with the engagement ring, it gets solemnized with the wedding ring and then continues with… suffering. Right? Leslie and I of course have the privilege of ...read more

  • Ambition Of James And John Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jan 3, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,064 views

    James and John were naturally talented and dedicated to the Lord. Their mother, just like many mothers today, wanted the best for her children, and so a few days before Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem, she made a request in behalf of her children.

    April 20, 2006 Near Jordan (37) Ambition of James and John Matthew 20:20-28, Mark 10:35-45 20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedee’s children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him. From Matthew 4:21 we know that the two sons of Zebedee were the ...read more

  • God, I Want To Be A Cowboy (Not A Shepherd)

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 7, 2017
     | 3,114 views

    This has been a very successful lesson through the years. It requires foot work to gather the material but it well worth it. We search the two different strategies of life styles of a COWBOY vs a SHEPHERD... O, LORD I WANT TO BE A COWBOY. (not a shepherd)

    GOD I WANT TO BE A COWBOY ---I AM SO SORRY, BUT I MUST TO BE A COWBOY... LOOK AT TWO STRATEGIES OF DAILY LIVING... By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. O, GOD, I WANT TO BE A COWBOY... I start out singing, HOME, HOME ON THE RANGE STRATEGY: game plan, a careful plan, approach, method to achieve ...read more

  • "Lessons Learned From Mom"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on May 14, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,146 views

    A few spiritual things I learned from Mom.

    “Lessons Learned from Mom” May 14, 2017 Matthew 20:20-21 “Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him. “What is it you want?” he asked. She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your ...read more

  • Ambition

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Apr 4, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,852 views

    James and John wanted to to sit at Christ's side in His kingdom - is this raw ambition? or is there something else here we can learn from?

    Ambition Matthew 20:20 - 28 Today we see two of Jesus' closest disciple being ambitious, the request to sit at Christ's side in His kingdom. Ironically in Mark’s gospel it is James and John who actually come to Jesus with this request. In Matthew, today's gospel, it is their mother… ...read more

  • God Is Unselfish Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Mar 20, 2017
     | 3,441 views

    William Gladstone said, "Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race." Think about it; if everyone just looked out for #1 then no one would be satisfied; including #1. I can gain a lot by being selfish...except what's truly important.

    GOD IS UNSELFISH William Gladstone said, "Selfishness is the greatest curse of the human race." If you think about that there's much truth in it. If everyone just looked out for #1 then no one would be satisfied; including #1. There's a lot to be gained by being selfish except what matters most. ...read more

  • Are We Following The Example Of Christ?

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jun 15, 2016
     | 2,398 views

    A very short sermon questioning our desire to e discipled. You can't be a follower if you are not following, eh.

    ARE WE FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF CHRIST? Paul wrote these words to the Church in Corinth , You must follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 11:1 (CEV) Play video "Plumb ‘One Drop’" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYP5gE-kDjY Towards the ...read more

  • Mrs. Zebedee

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on May 8, 2016
     | 5,495 views

    "Mrs. Zebedee," the mother of James & John, gets a bad rap for her request to Jesus for prominent places in Christ's kingdom. Actually, Mrs. Zebedee demonstrates some good qualities for mothers on Mother’s Day to emulate. This sermon looks at them.

    Mrs. Zebedee Chuck Sligh May 8, 2016 A PowerPoint presentation is available for this message upon request by emailing me at chucksligh@hotmail.com. The outline and most of the introduction are adapted from a sermon by Melvin Newman titled Mother’s Day - A Mother’s Love found on ...read more