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  • Through Fasting Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on May 28, 2015
     | 3,400 views

    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 ...read more

  • Jesus’ Concern For The Heart

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Aug 1, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,818 views

    The Law which more than what you do or you do not do, but about a reflection of our character - about who we are on the inside. It is not just doing what is right, but being right which is more important.

    Matthew 6:1 “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of others to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. The Law is more than what you do or you do not do, but about a reflection of our character - about who we are on the inside. ...read more

  • Fasting To Know God Better

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Feb 2, 2016
     | 5,321 views

    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 ...read more

  • Hungry For God - Part I Series

    Contributed by Chuck Brooks on Mar 1, 2016
     | 5,527 views

    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 ...read more

  • Side Effects Of Being Born Again

    Contributed by Archie Norman on Jul 5, 2016
     | 2,490 views

    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 ...read more

  • "Get Put Of Jail, Free!" Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Jan 30, 2017
     | 3,697 views

    When we forgive others we find that we let someone out of jail. But we are the ones who experience freedom.

    “Get out of jail, Free” Matthew 6:1-18 Medical science has been telling us now for years that there is a very close relationship between physical illness and stress. That shouldn’t be hard for us to believe since when you go through a time of extended stress and difficulty, many times we become ...read more

  • Fasting Lesson 3 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 23, 2017
     | 3,674 views

    Fasting is a spiritual discipline for inward communion with God.

    A. INTRODUCTION: MATTHEW 6:16-18 “When you fast, don’t make it obvious to others, as the hypocrites who try to look mournful or disheveled like they didn’t comb their hair, or wash their face. Don’t try to get people to admire you for fasting. That is the only reward ...read more

  • Tithing Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 23, 2017
     | 8,713 views

    Responsibilities in Giving

    A. INTRODUCTION: MATTHEW 6:1-4 1. What is most imperative? (Three lessons from Matthew 6). • “When you give” (Matt. 6:2-3) – Relationship to others. • “When you pray” (Matt. 6:5-6) – Relationship to God. • “When you fast” ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Oct 28, 2016
     | 6,054 views

    But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.

    Introduction A. Introduction 1. One day, my husband announced to the family that he was going to fast and pray. Ginny, our 5-year-old, had recently learned that fasting meant not eating. "No!" she shouted. "You can't fast! You'll die!" Her dad carefully explained that many men and women fasted ...read more

  • This Is Us - Pt. 4 Extras Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Mar 22, 2017
     | 4,733 views

    Do we know who we are? With all of our hang-ups, challenges, gifts, warts and all, “THIS IS US!” Understanding our identity is essential for our health.

    This Is US! Pt. 4 - Extras I. Introduction “When I discover who I am, I’ll be free.” That was the declaration of the Ralph Ellison who was the author of the Invisible Man. Do you know who you are? If you do not, then it isn't Jesus' fault because He climbs a mountain, sits ...read more

  • When You Fast Lesson 2 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 25, 2017
     | 2,445 views

    God does not reward dieting (fasting) but faith

    A. JESUS TELLS US TO FAST “Lord, I will not fast with an outward “religious” face for that is just to get attention from others; the “attention” they get is their reward. 17I will dress my normal way 18when I fast so no one will know I’m fasting. My fast will be a secret between You and me and ...read more

  • Religious Exhibitionism Series

    Contributed by I. Grant Spong on Feb 14, 2018
     | 3,932 views

    Let’s explore our motives in public acts of worship.

    Prelude How should we give in public? How should we pray in public? How should we fast in public? Purpose: Let’s explore our motives in public acts of worship. Plan: Let’s look Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 and Jesus’ discussion of public religious duties. Matthew 6:1-4 Public Giving Jesus said to ...read more

  • Should Protestants Change Our Habits During Lent?

    Contributed by Dennis King on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,081 views

    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 ...read more

  • Sow Fast

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Feb 27, 2018
     | 3,614 views

    We sow what we reap so we need to be sowing good seeds and praying and fasting puts in in the right attitude to hear from the Lord.

    Sow Fast Selected verses Prayer- Introduction- This morning I have a clever title for the sermon called Sow Fast. Sow… not sew. Sowing is talked about in the Bible as a process of planting something and watching it grow. Sowing seeds, you expect a crop of whatever seeds you ...read more

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

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 30, 2018
     | 3,607 views

    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 ...read more