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  • The Puzzle Of Powerful Patience Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 6, 2006
    based on 67 ratings
     | 20,919 views

    Christians come in all different shapes and sizes. Different backgrounds make it difficult for them to all get along. Patience is the Spirit given quality that helps us fit everyone together into a church that praises God.

    OPEN: How many of you like to put together jigsaw puzzles. Diana and I have always doing that… although we’ve not done it nearly so much since we’ve had kids. Sometime ago, I ran across the following article: “Everything I needed to know about life, I learned from a jigsaw puzzle.” 1. Establish ...read more

  • A Mocking Spirit #2 Series

    Contributed by J. Brad Campbell on Nov 6, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 11,438 views

    This message deals with one of the spirits linked to illegitimacy.

    Spirit of Ishmael A mocking Spirit Text: Gen 21:8-20 8 And the child grew, and was weaned: and Abraham made a great feast the same day that Isaac was weaned. 9 And Sarah saw the son of Hagar the Egyptian, which she had born unto Abraham, mocking. 10 Wherefore she said unto Abraham, Cast ...read more

  • Becoming The Church That Changes The City Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Oct 9, 2005
    based on 169 ratings
     | 16,064 views

    Transforming our city by being a transformed church

    Extreme Makeover: City Edition Session Two: Becoming the Church That Changes the City Acts 2:41-47 We began last week talking about Extreme Makeover: City Edition – changing our towns and cities for Jesus Christ. We began with placing up on the screen our purpose statement: Inviting People on ...read more

  • Words Of Life Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 6,205 views

    #8 in Proverbs & Parables series Proverbs 16:20-24 The words we speak are a life and death issue. DRAMA: A GOOD WORD incorporated into sermon

    Words of Life Proverbs 16 SCRIPTURE READING: Proverbs 16:20-24 INTRODUCTION: According to some statistics I read, the average person spends one-fifth of his or her life talking. In fact, if all of our words were put into print, the result would be this: The words from a single day would ...read more

  • The Rules Have Not Changed

    Contributed by Kenneth Tankersley on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,954 views

    IN THIS WORLD TODAY MANY PEOPLE HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE THE RULES OF LIFE. GOD’S WORD IS UNCHANGEABLE. HIS RULES ARE UNCHANGEABLE. TO HAVE THE BENEFITS OF HIS GRACE AND GLORY, WE MUST OBEY HIS WORD.

    CBC THE RULES HAVE NOT CHANGED KVT 1/17/08 *ADAPTED FROM A SERMON BY REV. SHERMAN HARPER TEXT: MALACHI 3:6 : I AM THE LORD AND I CHANGE NOT HEBREWS 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. INTRODUCTION: ISN’T IT STRANGE IN THIS WORLD ...read more

  • Building A Caring Church: Summing It All Up Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 574 ratings
     | 67,591 views

    Being what God wants us to be in the church

    Introduction: Over the past several months we have focused our attention on what it will take for our church to be the kind of church that Christ wants us to be - a caring, committed, Christ centered community. Today I would like to summarize those necessary building blocks to achieve this goal by ...read more

  • "Justice Is Coming" (Obadiah) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 15,214 views

    God’s warnings are to restore us--His purpose is to help and restore us

    Obadiah—“Justice is Coming” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Perhaps where you work you have an annual evaluation. In the Army we receive written efficiency reports. The following are some phrases you wouldn’t want on your report: Ø “His men would ...read more

  • The Dead Dog Syndrome

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,245 views

    Shimea suffered from a spiritual illness that plagues many Christians. How did it reveal itself and how can we be healed?s

    THE DEAD DOG SYNDROME 9/98 ILLUSTRATION: There’s a story about a crazy old woman who was known to be crazy because she would walk down the streets talking to herself. One of her best known pastimes was talk to Jesus... and Jesus would talk back. One day a new preacher came to town and thought ...read more

  • Generosity Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on May 30, 2006
    based on 43 ratings
     | 9,766 views

    Generosity isn’t something religious fanatics do; it’s a lifestyle of sharing Christ’s love that enriches the giver.

    Overcoming Futility—a sermon series on Ecclesiastes ”Generosity” Ecclesiastes 11:1-8 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I worked for a Colonel who wasn’t very generous with advice. I’d go to his office, seeking guidance, only to leave empty-handed. ...read more

  • With A Child's Heart

    Contributed by Joseph Comage on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,641 views

    The church is responsible to train and feed the New Born Christian in the ways of the Lord

    With a Childs Heart Proverbs 22:6 6 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. When we speak of a child, it can mean different things. ľ There is the child that is an infant. ľ There is the child of God. ľ There is a New Born Christian ...read more

  • A Wise Choice

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 31, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,700 views

    A sermon for Epiphany-Year C.

    “A Wise Choice” Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany-C December 31, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we ...read more

  • Do You Love Life? Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 10,806 views

    Exposition of 1 Peter 3:9-12

    Text: 1 Peter 3:9-12 Title: Do you want to love life? Date/Place: LSCC, 11/20/05, AM A. Opening illustration: The boxer Muhammad Ali was known as “the champ,” arguably the most famous athlete of his generation. He was on top, and his entourage of trainers and various helpers shared the adulation ...read more

  • From Impure To Pure

    Contributed by Ruel Camia on Feb 24, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 8,522 views

    Satan and his host work hard to draw men and women into sexual sins and perversions because it is a direct attack on the only institution God established before the fall. I’m talking about marriage. God created mankind in his own image (Gen 1:27). After h

    From impure to pure Satan and his host work hard to draw men and women into sexual sins and perversions because it is a direct attack on the only institution God established before the fall. I’m talking about marriage. God created mankind in his own image (Gen 1:27). After he had created Adam and ...read more

  • As Iron Sharpens Iron

    Contributed by Larry Lynn on Mar 17, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 14,267 views

    Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of...

    Opening: (Keys Analogy) Would everyone in here that have keys, please take them from your pockets for a moment. Now, jingle them real loud. Do you hear that sound? That is the sound of freedom! As long as you have access to keys, you are free. Proverbs 27:17 says that as iron sharpens iron, ...read more

  • Our Church: A Bunch Of Winners Or A Bunch Of Whiners? Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,513 views

    Final sermon in a series for a giving campaign, "Get In The Game!"

    Over the last few weeks, we have been talking about Getting In The Game for God and what it takes for us to make sure we live lives that count for Christ. We’ve talked about how to make sure we’ve "Got Game!" How we need to "Go For The Gold," "Aim For Excellence," "Make The Commitment," and then ...read more