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  • Finding A Way For Jesus Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 21, 2014
    based on 26 ratings

    Jesus said we should seek first the Kingdom of God. What is that Kingdom and how do I go about making it a priority in my life?

    OPEN: Back in 1999 Eddie Stankey died at the age of 83. Now you might ask – who is Eddie Stankey? (I'm glad you asked). According to Time magazine - Eddie Stankey “was a pugnacious, pennant-winning 2nd baseman.” He battled his way through 11 seasons for the champion more

  • Genuine Prayer And Fasting Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jun 15, 2015

    Last week we started the series on the places where Jesus said, “I tell you the truth”. We started out by looking at Matt. 6:1-4 where Jesus talks about giving. Today we’ll look at the other acts of righteousness in this passage-praying and fasting.

    “GENUINE PRAYER AND FASTING” Matthew 6:5-18 INTRODUCTION: Last week we started the series on the places where Jesus said, “I tell you the truth”. We started out by looking at the first four verses of Matt. 6 where Jesus shows us our giving need not be done with fanfare, more

  • Unfair, Trying So Hard, I Fail To Overcome, Will I Loose My Crown?

    Contributed by Coz Von on Jul 23, 2015
    based on 5 ratings

    Will God be able to say “good and faithful servant” to a weakling like me? When were not growing your dying - We grow a lot, At some point, will I stop growing and fall away? I am concerned.

    Unfair, trying so hard, I fail to overcome, will I loose my Salvation? will God be able to say “good and faithful servant” to a weakling like me? When were not growing your dying - We grow a lot, At some point, will I stop growing and fall away? I am concerned. We are on this narrow more

  • 21st Century Captives

    Contributed by Alfred Beck on Aug 11, 2015

    Message about Biblical Finance

    21st Century Captives Psalm 102:18-22 Matthew 6:16-24 Jesus said, “I have come to seek and to save the lost.” He said, “I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” And in the church today, we acknowledge that there are times when we more

  • Through Fasting Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 28, 2015

    It's one of the most ancient of spiritual disciplines but the most neglected today. This sermon seeks to answer why we should fast and how to do it

    Fasting: A Means of Grace Matthew 6:16-18 Carl Lundquist was President of Bethel College for almost 30 years. In the latter part of his life, he began to study the Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian faith and build them into his life, especially those he had not practiced, including the more

  • The Discipline Of Secrecy Series

    Contributed by Chuck Gohn on Aug 11, 2014

    A sermon on the importance of practicing the disciplines of prayer, fasting, and service in a manner that does not draw attention to you but to God.

    If you have your Bibles with you today and you want to follow along, we are going to be looking at the sixth chapter of the book of Matthew starting at verse 1 and going down to verse 18. Matthew 6:1-18. While you are looking for that, I just have a question. I am sure I have asked you before more

  • Why Deny? Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 12, 2014

    We have been inundated with the message of self-indulgence, so why should we deny ourselves?

    Why Deny? Matthew 6:16-18 The Sermon on the Mount is a guide for how to live as followers of Jesus. Specifically, Jesus is teaching us that we have to lose some things in our religion so we can get back to a relationship with God. Religion focuses on religious practices, rules, observances, and more

  • Showtime! Series

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jul 14, 2014

    How should we practice our faith in a way that honors God?

    Showtime! Matthew 6:1-18 In the previous verses of the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus’ emphasis on how the Scribes and Pharisees had failed to teach the whole and intended council of God. They had twisted the Scripture and replaced the righteousness of God with their own standards of more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jul 31, 2014

    Motivation in Fasting

    Motivation in Fasting Matthew 6:16-18 We have taken a rest stop on fasting for a few weeks. From Luke 2 we saw two God centered old saints who were not satisfied with the status quote who hungered for more of God and for him to work on behalf of his people. Anna in particular gave herself to more

  • The Rewards Of Generous Giving, Powerful Praying And Faithful Fasting Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Nov 14, 2014

    Jesus has given us three keys to receiving heavenly rewards in our lives: Generous giving, powerful praying, and faithful fasting.

    TRANSFORMATION #4: THE REWARDS OF GENEROUS GIVING, POWERFUL PRAYING AND FAITHFUL FASTING OPENING HUMOUR: Two friends are walking their dogs—a Dalmatian and a Chihuahua—when they smell something delicious coming from a nearby restaurant. The guy with the Dalmatian says, more

  • Fasting To Know God Better

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Feb 2, 2016

    This sermon is about the place of fasting in the life of the Believer. Specifically, this is a challenge to use the month of February to fast from some measure of electronics.

    When was the last time you fasted? Maybe you fasted for a blood test, or perhaps before surgery. Perhaps you had a stomach virus and were not able to eat for 12 or 24 hours. But few of us fast to Know God Better FASTING is not very popular today, even though it was an important spiritual more

  • Hungry For God - Part I Series

    Contributed by Chuck Brooks on Mar 1, 2016

    So what does the Bible say about fasting? Is this something that Christians should be practicing? What does the Bible say?

    Hungering for God: Fasting and Prayer Preparation – Part I Chuck Brooks, Pastor-Teacher, GraceWay Church December 27, 2015 Our church has been fasting and praying for 21 days at the beginning of the year for the last eight years. 2016 marks our ninth year of fasting. In September more

  • Should Protestants Change Our Habits During Lent?

    Contributed by Dennis King on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    What is the value of Lenten Rituals to Protestants?

    We could look to the time of Lent as traditional activities representing the death of Christ plus His resurrection, and return. This year, the 2018 Lenten Season began on February 14th – Valentines' day. For Lent that day is called Ash Wednesday and people, worldwide, gave up certain foods or more

  • The Rubric For Rewards: What Is Jesus Looking For? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 30, 2018

    The rubric that our Lord Jesus will use at His judgment seat to determine our rewards can be divided into three categories: positive, negative, and special.

    The Rubric for Rewards: What Is Jesus Looking For? (Matthew 25:14-30) 1. What is a rubric? The word has quite a few different definitions, actually. You might look it up. Webster lists the definition I am using as the fourth: “a guide listing specific criteria for grading or scoring academic more

  • Side Effects Of Being Born Again

    Contributed by Archie Norman on Jul 5, 2016

    side effect of being born again

    1. Being born again will cause a variety of good works in your life - vs. 1-4 2. Being born again will cause an urge to pray - vs. 5-13 3. Being born again will make it difficult to withhold forgiveness - vs. 14-15 4. Being born again may occasionally interrupt your appetite - vs. 16-18 more