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  • Empowering For Adventure Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 22, 2016
    based on 17 ratings

    Jesus chose "ordinary, unschooled" men to be His disciples. For 3 years He equipped them for a ministry that turned the world upside down. But how did Jesus change them so they were ready for that adventure. And how can He do the same for us?

  • My Crazy Obsession

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Mar 14, 2012
    based on 55 ratings

    I believe that many of us have some CRAZY OBSESSIONS. I believe it is CRAZY when we place anything above Jesus. Anything that is chosen over our relationship with Jesus is simply a CRAZY OBSESSION.

    TLC’s “MY CRAZY OBSESSION” Premiered on Wednesday, March 7 2012. My Crazy Obsession pulls back the curtains to reveal some of the Nation’s most extreme and unique obsessions. The series takes viewers behind-the-scenes of homes that are dedicated entirely to the owners’ infatuation with various ...read more

  • God, Where Are You Taking Me?

    Contributed by James May on Nov 6, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    Often following the perfect will of God means that we are out of step with the world and even with what's happening in the church. We must learn to follow the voice of the Great Shepherd.

    God, Where Are You Taking Me? By Rev. James May As Jesus walked the shores of the Sea of Galilee, at the beginning of his earthly ministry, his first objective was to find men who would become his disciples. And while it is clear that Jesus already knew exactly which men he would choose; it ...read more

  • Why Fishermen?

    Contributed by Barry M. Adkins on Sep 4, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    How we may learn from the qualities and characteristics of the fisherman.

    Why Fishermen? – Matt. 4:18—22 It is kind of dramatic that Jesus called four hardworking commercial fishermen to be His first disciples. Reading John 21:1-3 we find that seven of the twelve disciples may have been fishermen. “Afterward Jesus appeared again to his ...read more

  • Restoring A Passion For The Christ

    Contributed by Ty Tamasaka on Jul 19, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    To restore a passion for the Christ, we need to remember the great privilege of being called to follow Jesus. This message is to help Christ followers renew a passion for Jesus by calling them back value God's favor over his blessings.

    When I come home from work and see my family for the first time during after a long day of work, my kids come running to give me a big hug and welcome me home. I love those times. Not long ago, I remember coming home from work one day and Josiah came running up to me to give me a big hug as ...read more

  • That Sentence

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jan 22, 2011
    based on 8 ratings

    When I was thirteen, a young lad only three years older than me said something that would change my life for ever. A single sentence of his is the reason I am a Christian today. What was it? (A sermon for Epiphany 3)

    When I was thirteen, a young lad only three years older than me said something that would change my life for ever. A single sentence of his is the reason I am a Christian today. What could you say in just ONE sentence that could switch someone from being an agnositic to being a passionately ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Follow Jesus?

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    This sermon looks at how following Jesus is a life long committment of listening to Jesus and reflecting HIS light.

    Imagine being like those fishermen. Sitting at work, in a place that is familiar to you a place you are comfortable with, even if things were occasionally a bit difficult, then all of a sudden some character comes up to you and says "Hey come, follow me, and I will make you fishers of ...read more

  • Dust-Covered, Becoming Truly Devoted Disciples Of Christ

    Contributed by Jordon Leblanc on Sep 30, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    How can we become fully devoted followers of Jesus?

    This evening, I want to share with you something that is close to my heart. I want to share what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. When I was preparing for this message, I came across a letter on the subject that I thought would be appropriate in this situation. Thank you for submitting the ...read more

  • Andrew: The Man Who Saw People Series

    Contributed by W F on Feb 4, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    The most important character trait we can learn from Andrew is how to win with people.

    One of the most important character traits we can learn from Andrew is how to win with people. 1. ANDREW INCLUDED PEOPLE When Jesus called Andrew to be his disciple the Bible tells us that … The first thing Andrew did was to find his brother Simon and tell him, "We have found the ...read more

  • Why People Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 19, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    A look at those who followed Jesus and why people today still do

    Intro: I love reading the Bible in story form. Taking each story, paragraph by paragraph, and trying to put myself in the scenes. I have always loved to read the Word of God like I am actually there, to try to soak up the entire experience of every event. That may not be theologically gratifying to ...read more

  • Our Call To Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Jun 10, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Another message in the current series concerning personal and corporate evangelism.

    Our Call to Evangelism Matthew 4:18-22 I. The call to evangelism is a call to follow Someone (v. 18-19) A. The disciples – v. 18-19 B. A scribe and a disciple – Matthew 8:18-23 C. A true believer is a follower – John 10:27 D. A follower has a place of honor – John 12:26 E. Peter after the ...read more

  • Let's Go Fishing

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on May 16, 2006
    based on 86 ratings

    Fishing is fun but fishing for the souls of men is of eternal value.

    Our Web Site: cbcbedford.com ------------------- LET’S GO FISHING Matt. 4:19 Mat 4:19 And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men. Fishing is a wonderful sport. I always loved eating what I caught but today they have a catch and release program. One ...read more

  • The Gospel Of Jesus: Go Fish [fishing / Fishers Of Men] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 188 ratings

    Jesus’ analogy of fishing helps us understand our job as His disciples. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    The Gospel of Jesus – Go Fish Matthew 4:12-25 Jesus must have liked fish and fishing, for He spoke of it often…he ate fish several times in the Bible, He called these fishermen to be His disciples, and when it came time to feed a bunch of people, like a true child of God He chose very ...read more

  • What Happens When Fishermen Don't Fish?

    Contributed by Steve Greene on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    This message challenges Christians to become actively involved in evangelism.

    What Happens When Fishermen Don’t Fish? Matthew 4:18-22 NIV [18] As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen. [19] "Come, follow me," Jesus said, "and I will ...read more

  • He Wants Disciples Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Dec 22, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    What God really wants for Christmas is disciples. Therefore all people should respond to his desire and give Him absolute control of their lives.

    INTRO: Have you ever considered how backwards Christmas is? What if I invited you all to a birthday party for Bethany, and instead of giving gifts to her, you all came and gave gifts to each other? There would be one disappointed 9 year old, I’ll tell you that. Whose birthday is it that we ...read more