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  • Problems Among The Followers Of Christ

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jul 27, 2014
    based on 7 ratings

    A sermon examining 4 problems that are commonly found among Christ's followers.

    Problems Among The Followers Of Christ Matthew 20:20-28 The pastor and music director in Old First Church did not get along at all. And the music leader would get his point across by this song selection after each sermon. One week, the pastor preached on commitment and how we should dedicate ...read more

  • The Servant In The Barn Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 8, 2013
    based on 25 ratings

    What can the story of a baby born in a manger tell us about being a servant like Jesus would want us to be?

    OPEN: There’s a story about church whose Sunday School decided to allow the children to stage their own impromptu Christmas pageant. The teachers read the story and provided some props; then they just stood off to the side and let the kids dramatize it on their own. One girl grabbed the ...read more

  • How To Become Great In The New Year

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    A basketball coach got a glimpse of the success philosophy when an alumni of the university told him; “Coach we are behind you, win or tie.”

    How to Become Great in the new year A Success Message for the New Year If you want to become great in 2008 you can! Just exactly what is success? People are infatuated about success. You can see an emphasis on success and winning in just about every sphere of life. It seems important to drive ...read more

  • Can I Be In Charge? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    Their mommy spoke for them. Jesus answered that the way up is down. His PASSION PREDICTED, the PATHWAY PRESCRIBED, the POWER PROVIDED. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Can I Be in Charge? Matthew 20:17-34 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/InCharge.html The Historian Josephus writes that every year at Passover 3 million Jews would ascend upon Jerusalem with 250,000 lambs. You and I know that each and every one of those lambs was a picture of Jesus Christ, the ...read more

  • The Impact Of Service

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on May 9, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Service is what we are designed for and there are at least 4 issues surrounding our service.

    The Impact of Service Matthew 20:20-28 > Reaching the end of a job interview, the human resources person asked a young engineer fresh out of MIT what kind of a salary he was looking for. “In the neighborhood of $140,000 a year, depending on the benefits package.” “Well, what would you say to a ...read more

  • I Will Be A Servant In The Church Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 10, 2007
    based on 45 ratings

    I preached this sermon at the oridnation of three deacons, but directed more as a charge to the church to be servants as well. We are all called to serve and sometimes we need to take off our bibs and put on our aprons.

    “I Will Be A Servant in the Church” Introduction: Today, we have ordained three men into the position of deacon. Many times as events like this take place we fail to catch and see the meaning of what is taking place. First of all, it is important that we understand that word “ordain” simple ...read more

  • Well Meaning But Wrong

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 27, 2007
    based on 85 ratings

    In our text, we see some well meaning people who made some mistakes and how Jesus responded. 1- The mother’s request 2- The Savior’s comeback 3- The disciples’ reaction 4- The Savior’s example

    INTRO.- Well meaning but wrong. Ever happen to you? ILL.- A young preacher said, “I was completing my first funeral service in my first congregation on the plains of Kansas. The words of committal for a dear, aged mother had been spoken and a prayer following concluded the graveside ...read more

  • Five Things Jesus Did Coming To Earth!

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 36 ratings

    Five important things the Lord Jesus did when He came to earth. Each one important to our salvation, walk and life with the Lord.

    FIVE THINGS JESUS DID COMING TO EARTH! (Mat 20:28 KJV) Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many. I. To minister, not be ministered unto. A. Everywhere He went He was doing good. (Mat 4:23 KJV) And Jesus went about all ...read more

  • Becoming Great

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Aug 12, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    Explains why Christians should be and how to become great. Expanded outline.

    BECOMING GREAT - Matthew 20:20-28 If you look at this passage, and the passages surrounding it, it is easy to get upset with the disciples, especially with James and John, for their narrow-mindedness, for their inappropriateness, and for their poor timing. In this passage we find Jesus is in ...read more

  • Principles To Kingdom Greatness Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on May 23, 2006
    based on 34 ratings

    God wants us to become great in His kingdom -that’s wonderful. Sadly many of us have many missed growth opportunities to kingdom greatness. This sermon helps us how.

    Theme: KEY PRINCIPLES TO KINGDOM GREATNESS Text: Matt.20: 20-28 Intro. A. The principles of growth that we learned in our last message: 1. We should not stop aspiring what’s best, but being faithful in our mission, task, or ministry no matter how small or big it is. 2. We should be in good ...read more

  • Servant Leadership

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jul 21, 2005
    based on 44 ratings

    Jesus’perspective on servant leadership changes the way we see our our Master, our fellow leaders, and the church members we serve.

  • Not So With You Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Mar 20, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    Greatness can only be achieved by doing things with compassion and mercy.

    The first O.J. trial made DNA a household word. For hours and days on end we all sat in front of out TV’s and took a crash course on what DNA was and how forensic evidence would prove without a doubt who the real killer was. But in the end all that it illustrated was that even if the forensic ...read more

  • James: Ambition, Courage And Zeal Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Aug 30, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    The three main characteristics of James the Apostle.

  • Desiring Servanthood Series

    Contributed by Timothy O'fallon on Jun 27, 2004
    based on 41 ratings

    This is a Biblically-based exploration of the truest desire of the regenerated spirit: servanthood.

  • Servanthood - The Path To Greatness

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 11, 2003
    based on 43 ratings

    How to be great in the eyes of God.

    Servanthood ¡V The Path to Greatness How to be great in the eyes of God Matthew 20:20-28 Introduction: John C Miller in his book The Question Behind the Question tells the following story: It was a beautiful day in downtown Minneapolis when John Miller stopped into a Rock Bottom restaurant ...read more