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  • Remember The Simple Things Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 17, 2003
    based on 208 ratings

    Peter gives us list of 8 simple characteristics that are so basic we tend to overlook them... but we do so at our own risk. Learn the value of the "simple" qualities of your faith.

    OPEN: Cecil B. DeMille was making one of his great epic movies. He had 6 cameras at various points to pick up the overall action and 5 other cameras set up to film plot developments involving major characters. The large cast had begun rehearsing the scene at 6am and they went through it 4 ...read more

  • Stuck In Haran Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on May 16, 2003
    based on 23 ratings

    Being saved by grace is good, but is that all God expects from you?

    May 18, 2003 Morning Service Text: Genesis 11:31; 12:1-3; Hebrews 5: 12-14 Subject: Part 1 in a Series on Spiritual Growth Title: Stuck in Haran / Moving Forward with God Do any of you remember any of the silly things you did as a young person? Mistakes are a part of life but I’m talking ...read more

  • Potential Service

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 464 ratings

    We must realize that God expects us to do more than sit on a pew each week. His desire is for us to become a useful vessel.

    Title: Potential Service Text: Matthew 25: 14-30 Intro: There are many good people, nice people with potential service for God. The only thing is they never move from potential to productive. ILL. Like the car that’s transmission is stuck in neutral; the motor sounds impressive, the lights radio ...read more

  • Who May Come To The Lord? -Father's Day

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jun 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Every Father remembers things, expressions, traits their father displayed. Very helpful for any pastor.

    Who May Come to the Lord? Psalm 24:1-5NLT The story is told of a father of five children who came home with a toy. He summoned his children and asked which of them should be given the present. "Who is the most obedient one here? Who never talks back to Mom and does everything that Mom says ...read more

  • Real Deal Or No Deal? Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Sep 8, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    Lessons from the parable of the wheat and the tares.

    One of this year’s most-viewed programs...is a game show! --Hosted by Howie Mandell, each week the particpant in the game is “tempted” by the host and an invisible banker to “settle” for a guaranteed prize rather than take a risk and remain in the game by opting for a large prize, with the highest ...read more

  • The Real Nowhere Man. Series

    Contributed by Larry Turner on Jan 16, 2016

    Enoch walked with God and disappeared. For those around him, he was nowhere to be found. This teaching discovers how he became the "nowhere" man.

    A boat docked in a tiny New England village. An American businessman complimented the fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them. "Not very long," answered the fisherman. "Well, then, why didn't you stay out longer and catch more?" asked the ...read more

  • The Blessing Of Fathers

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 291 ratings

    Thesis: Fathers will never be perfect, but they can be a blessing to their children. Intro.: 1. Today is the day recognized in our society as FATHER'S DAY. a. Fathers, we want to honor you today! b. Strong Biblical basis for this activity (Eph. 6:2). 2. This AM's sermon is directed ...read more

  • Potential Or Productivity

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    With all your potential, why are just sitting on the church pew?

    POTENTIAL OR PRODUCTIVITY 07/31/05 AM I believe this morning that within this assembly lays the potential to do great things for God. I believe sitting on these pews, are people with the potential to be great preachers, teachers, peoples with great witness abilities, care ...read more

  • Making A Difference

    Contributed by George Durham on Dec 26, 2012

    Mark 10: 35=45 Making a Difference by being a bold disciple of Christ; You are not NoBody!

    Making A Differerence Mark10:35-45 Credit Jeff Strite for many ideas Merv Griffin Show body builder. “Why do you develop those muscles?” Body builder flexed muscles from Chest 2 Calf The audience applauded. “What do you use all those muscles for?” Merv ...read more

  • Uzziah: What Will Your Epitaph Be? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    This message looks at how one mistake defines the life of Uzziah rather than the good he did.

    An Epitaph is a short statement intended to honor a person who has passed away. Many times these short statements sum up a person’s life or legacy. In fact some epitaphs are quite humorous such as: “I told you I was sick!” “He stepped on the gas instead of the brake.” ...read more

  • Playing Hurt

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 27, 2001
    based on 89 ratings

    We have to play game of life even though we get hurt.

    PLAYING HURT I Peter 4:12-16 INTRO..- ILL.-A college football coach walked into the locker room before a game, looked over to his star player and said, “I’m not supposed to let you play since you failed math, but we need you in this game. So, what I have to do is ask you a math question and ...read more

  • The Believer's Relationship To Others Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Apr 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The one basis for God’s system of society is LOVE.

    The Believer’s Relationship To Others Romans 13:7-10 * Life is built on relationships. It has been long said, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” The part of this equation which we miss is that our relationships have a huge impact on the person we are & that we become. * As we began ...read more

  • The Art Of Body Building Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on May 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The gifts of the Spirit are given for the common good not for our personal advancement. Paul shows us how the body of Christ is quite a literal expression.

    THE ART OF BODY BUILDING Jesus is not here…in the flesh. His body is not here but his Spirit is here. We read in John 16 that Jesus had to go away; he had to return to his Father in heaven, so that his Spirit could come, so that his very person, the essence of his being could be with every ...read more

  • Paying The Cost To Not Be The Boss

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus demonstrates for us that there is a difference between salvation and discipleship.

    Other Scripture used: Deuteronomy 30:15-20 Philemon 1-20 Psalm 1 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. (Psalm 19:14) I. Intro God’s ...read more

  • Producing Righteous Men Of God Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    The Word of God urges fathers to come under His guidance and become righteous men of God.

    Producing Righteous Men of God (Father’s Day 2002) James 1:19-20 Introduction Lucille Ball was on the Merv Griffin show and maybe out of his own desparation and desire for answers he asked this woman only known for her comedy "Lucille, you’ve lived a long time on this earth and you are a wise ...read more