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  • Baptism-God’s Call To Us

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Oct 31, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,230 views

    We must listen for our calling. We must be faithful and prepare ourselves to see the heavens open and hear God’s voice saying, “Well done, good and faithful servant”.

    Little Johnny and his brother decided to go ice fishing one Sunday after church. Little Johnny started drilling a hole in the ice when a voice from above said, “Young man, there’s no fish down there.” Little Johnny asked his brother, “Who is that?” His little brother ...read more

  • Foundations Of The Faith: Baptism

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Apr 20, 2017
     | 3,051 views

    BAPTISM IS ONE OF THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH. SOMETIMES WE GET SO FAMILIAR WITH WHAT WE BELIEVE THAT WE LOSE SIGHT OF THESE BASIC THOUGHTS. REVIEW IS OFTEN TIME WELL INVESTED.

    FOUNDATIONS OF THE FAITH: BAPTISM MATTHEW 3:13-17 TODAY WE ARE CONTINUING WITH OUR SERIES ON THE FOUNDATIONS OF OUR FAITH, BY LOOKING AT BAPTISM. BAPTISM IS A CONTROVERSIAL POINT OF CHRISTENDOM, AND IT IS NOT MY POINT TO ADD FIRE TO THE CONTROVESY, BUT TO EXAMINE WHAT THE SCRIPTURES SAY ABOUT ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Jesus’ Baptism

    Contributed by Douglas Phillips on Apr 12, 2018
     | 6,435 views

    A LOOK AT SOME OF THE REASONS THAT JESUS WAS BAPTISED

    THE MEANING OF JESUS’ BAPTISM MATTHEW 3:1-17 I HAVE HEARD MANY STORIES ABOUT BAPTISM OVER THE YEARS. A YOUNG MINISTER NAMED JAY UTLEY TOLD THIS STORY OF HIS FIRST BAPTISM. THE PERSON HE WAS BAPTIZING WAS ALSO A YOUNG MAN, BUT IT HAD BEEN A NUMBER OF YEARS SICE JAY WAS BAPTIZED AND WONDERED ...read more

  • Wade In The Water

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Jan 11, 2014
     | 2,213 views

    Does it really matter what mode of Baptism that is used , the important thing is being baptized by the Holy spirit.

    Today is the day that we as United Methodist acknowledge and celebrate the Baptism of our Lord and Savior. Baptism is a sacrament in the United Methodist Church and is not something that we take lightly, our baptism is a very important step in our life. And in the United Methodist Church ...read more

  • The Beauty Of Baptism

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Jan 18, 2014
     | 5,094 views

    The Bible makes few mandates for baptism, but what it does demand makes it beautiful.

    Intro In Matthew 3 we are introduced to the Baptism of Christ. This ceremony which has become the norm for almost all Christian churches is also the subject of some division and much misunderstanding. Goal To help us appreciate baptism and its significance. Plan We will look at what ...read more

  • The Beginning Of A Dynamic Ministry

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 25, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,449 views

    Exploring the ministry and mission of Jesus

    The Beginning of a Dynamic Ministry Matthew 3:13-17 Series: Then Jesus… June 2, 2013 Morning Service Reading through the gospels will unmistakably cause one to encounter the person and the purpose of Jesus. The gospels are filled with the work and the purpose of Jesus. Every page ...read more

  • Because He First Loved Me

    Contributed by Mari Larson on Apr 23, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,948 views

    No matter the circumstances of baptism, it is God who does the work because God loves us before we love God.

    We may not know the nine verses of Frederick Whitfield’s 1855 hymn, “O How I love Jesus,” but I’m guessing most of us know the refrain: O, how I love Jesus; O, how I love Jesus; O, how I love Jesus, because he first loved me. Because he first loved me. Before I could ...read more

  • Tried 'n True Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 25, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,298 views

    Jesus began his ministry with at least 2 significant events -- his baptism and his temptation.

    1. Greatness During Watergate Back in 1974, Richard Nixon's administration was falling apart due to the Watergate scandal so, to divert everyone's attention from that, he planned a trip to Russia and Italy and two of his closest aides came along... Alexander Haig and Ron Ziegler. Even though' ...read more

  • The Start Of Something New

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Jan 9, 2014
     | 3,462 views

    A sermon for baptism of the Lord Sunday; a reminder that our baptism is our commissioning to ministry, the beginning of a life lived fully in service to Christ our Lord.

    As you all are mostly aware, I believe, I was a member of the school band all through Junior High, High School, and college. I also played basketball a couple of years for my Junior High team, but I ultimately had to choose between basketball and band because I didn’t have time to do both. In ...read more

  • "Remember To Whom You Belong"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 9, 2014
     | 3,375 views

    A sermon for Baptism of the Lord Sunday.

    "Remember to Whom You Belong" Matthew 3:13-17 I was baptized as an infant so I don't remember my baptism, but I know I was baptized and I know who baptized me... ...I also, know the churches I grew up in... ...and of course, my parents who made the decision to have me baptized. And ...read more

  • Chosen For The Mission Of The Father

    Contributed by William Baeta on Jan 10, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,518 views

    “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased” Matt. 3: 17.

    Theme: Chosen for the mission of the Father Text: Isaiah 42:1-9; Acts 10:34-43, Matt. 3:13-17 A well planned mission always has a goal and a plan to achieve that goal. For a mission to be successful it must fulfill its desired purpose the correct way. Many people embark on a mission and then ...read more

  • Remember Your Baptism!

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Jan 13, 2014
     | 5,496 views

    This sermon on the Baptism of the Lord Sunday, Year A, seeks to remind us what baptism means in our lives.

    REMEMBER YOUR BAPTISM! MATTHEW 3:13-17 JANUARY 12, 2014 BAPTISM OF THE LORD SUNDAY, YEAR A FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Strange things can happen at baptisms. I read somewhere of a pastor who was baptizing in a river. Not realizing what he was doing, he positioned ...read more

  • The Manifestation Of Christ To The Gentiles Series

    Contributed by Okoye Benjamin on Feb 17, 2014
     | 4,114 views

    THE CELEBRATION OF EPIPHANY

    January 12, 2014 Sunday Sermon. By Okoye Benjamin . E Theme: The Manifestation of Christ To the Gentiles. In order to properly address the Theme: The Manifestation of Christ To the Gentiles, we must have a good understanding of the key words; Manifestation and Gentiles. Manifestation could ...read more

  • Immersed In God Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Nov 19, 2015
     | 3,069 views

    Jesus submits to the Father in baptism, although as John pointed out, he had no need to be baptized (he was without sin). However, Jesus is righteous by doing what is "right" and sets the example and standard for us.

    1. [Cannonball Baptism on YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3CDhJZSKmY 2. Baptism is a hot topic in Christian circles a. [There is a story of an early Restoration preacher who would ride the train to many of his appointments. Whenever possible, he would seek out a Methodist preacher and a ...read more

  • The Triune God Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jun 19, 2017
     | 3,500 views

    “The Triune God” is shown in the 1) Baptism of the Son (Matthew 3:13-15), 2) Anointing of the Spirit (Matthew 3:16), and the 3) Confirmation by the Father (Matthew 3:17).

    This week, in the magazine entitled Faith Today, an articled recounted a special advance screening of the movie entitled: The Shack. “We need you to get the word out about this movie,” a PR rep enthused. “We wanted to handpick the key influencers we know will be using their social media to promote ...read more