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  • Pulling Against God Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This segment focuses on how we deal with our enemies (our love for our enemies.)

    Pulling Against God Part 4 Scripture: Matthew 5:43-48; Matthew 7:12; James 4:3; 17 Introduction This will be the final segment of this series on our pulling against God. To date we have discussed the fact that we do tend to pull against God in our efforts to go our own way, or any way that is more

  • New Year's Revolution

    Contributed by Roger Nelmes on Jan 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We’re talking about a REVOLUTION…a passion burning deep within us that we can’t contain…passion to see the world around us change…this is our mission!

    New Year’s Revolution Resolution = “the act of determining” Revolution = “A Revolution is where passion takes on purpose to effect a radical change in one’s surroundings.” Revolution Cry…by Steve Fee When passion takes on a purpose and searching one embrace the light When skeptics find more

  • God Can't Really Expect ... Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Feb 12, 2007

    Part 4 of series Every Thought Captive. Dave looks at the lie that God can’t really expect us to live godly lives, and examines the idea of spiritual perfection.

    “God Can’t Really Expect…” Every Thought Captive, part 4 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers February 11, 2007 Does God expect too much of us? Have you ever felt that way? That if God wants us to live better lives, he should just make us better people? Why is it that we are born into a more

  • Retaliate With Love

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 14, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    We are most like Christ when we learn to love our enemies.

    Retaliate with Love Matthew 5:38-48 One winter day a man went shopping at a local mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a foul odor coming from under the hood of his car. When he popped the hood, he discovered a dead mutilated cat that had slept on the warm engine and had gotten caught by more

  • What Are The Amish Thinking?

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 8, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    The Amish have demonstrated that faith and practice may be consistent in the face of horrific personal suffering and loss.

    Title: What are the Amish thinking? Text: Micah 6:8 and Matthew 5:38-48 Thesis: The Amish believe that following Christ works as both faith and practice in the midst of very personal suffering. We were all stunned when we learned that Roger Morrison had taken hostages student hostages at the more

  • Watch The Father And Imitate Him

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Israel was called to imitate God and so are we. Jesus achieved it, and he is in the process of making us perfect so that we will be like him.

    I read a story this week (by Bishop Tom Wright) about a Father who was preparing to go away on business for several weeks. He was anxious to make sure that his wife would be looked after during his time away and so he had a quiet word with his eldest son who was about 9 years old at the time. more

  • "You Have Heard...but I Say To You" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jun 22, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Sermon 10 in a study in the Sermon on the Mount

    “You have heard that the ancients were told” “Believing things ‘on authority’ only means believing them because you have been told them by someone you think trustworthy. Ninety-nine percent of the things you believe are believed on authority. I believe there is such a place as New York. I more

  • Treating Your Enemies Right

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    It is natural for us to hate those who treat us poorly. It seems outrageous to do anything else, right? But, we forget that Jesus came to bring a new way of doing things; He wants us to treat our enemies right. Check out what He says . . .

    Treating Your Enemies Right Matthew 5:43-48 Think back to someone(s) who hurt you deeply. Ever asked the question, “What am I supposed to do with these angry feelings?” What if you could speak to Jesus about this? What if he could answer you? What might he say? First, Jesus more

  • Quest For Perfection, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Apr 8, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    All parts of the law which have not been fulfilled are as equally binding and applicable today as they were for the nation of Israel. The law was never meant to save—it was meant to be a schoolmaster, showing people their ineptitude before a holy God. T

    1. The first lesson is the presence of the law fulfilled (5:17-18) 2. The second lesson is the consequence of the law fulfilled (5:19) 3. The third lesson is the requirement of the law fulfilled (5:20) 4. The fourth lesson is the impossibility of the law fulfilled (5:48) Yesterday morning, we went more

  • Becoming A Person Of Great Character Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 4, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus.

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus. In Matthew 5, Jesus continues his Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches how to develop great character in your life. A. We must realize why we are here. more

  • Unrelenting Love Series

    Contributed by David Heflin on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon explores how the unconquerable love of Christ is the catalyst and motivator for our love for our fellow man, especially our enemy.

    Crying Wolf Matt. 5:33-37 5/27/07 PSCOC Introduction: Ed Harris story. Last week I traveled to Austin for a seminar. As we were waiting for our bags to arrive you just won’t believe who we saw walking out of the bathroom, but I promise you it was none other than Ed Harris. I swear he wasn’t more

  • Satisfying The Father Hunger Within

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jun 9, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Our heavenly Father can and will satisfy the Father hunger within us.

    Satisfying the Father Hunger Within Intro: Today we are reminded of one of the greatest needs that can be found in our world and our community. “It is being recognized more and more. Its effects are being felt over several generations. It is repairable only by the men in our society. It is within more

  • Live Like A King

    Contributed by Paul Shafit on Aug 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Make the beattitudes your way of life

    Live Like A King Matthew 5:3-48 The Sermon On The mount Is one of the most often preached and professed of all Scripture passages, but is among the least practiced. One reason is that though many say they live by its tenets, more

  • Perfect Love

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 9, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    We can only love perfectly when we have been changed by God’s perfect love. I. The Twisting of Perfect Love. II. The Example of Perfect Love. III. The Call to Perfect Love.

    Perfect Love Matthew 5:43-48 43 ”You have heard that it was said, ’Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends more

  • Radical Love Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Jul 13, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    Jesus provides us with an ideal prescription for what radical love requires and looks like. Through the Holy Spirit, He empowers us to live it. How will WE choose to respond?

    RADICAL LOVE Third in Series: “Love In Action” Rev. Todd G. Leupold Perth Bible Church July 13, 2008 AM INTRODUCTION: As we continue to talk about “Love In Action,” it is important that we understand the tremendous differences between living love in motion, and going through the motions. For a more