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  • Mind Control 1 Series

    Contributed by Clyde White on Jan 19, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,408 views

    WOW!! These people, with whom Christ would not associate, sure look like “good” people to me. I’ve never “prophesied in Christ’s name”. I’ve never “cast out demons in Christ’s name”. Based on outward results, those folks seem to be pretty nice people

    A few days ago, I was talking to a person at the "Y" and he was telling me about a demonstration of magic on one of the TV channels during the New Year’s celebrations. You know how it goes, everyone has a better story than the one just before. In the course of time, another fellow told of a web ...read more

  • Potential Service

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 464 ratings
     | 20,837 views

    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

  • Looking Out For Number One Series

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Aug 3, 2003
    based on 303 ratings
     | 16,921 views

    Obeying the first commandment in a pluralistic society

    Looking Out for Number One INTRODUCTION Once upon a time a little boy who built a little toy sailboat. He would take it to the park every day and sail the little boat on the pond. He liked watching it coast around in the breeze. Because he loved his boat, he was pretty careful not to let it go ...read more

  • "What Are We Looking For?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    We are all called, and God’s grace is sufficient to make us the people we can be.

    John 1:29-42 “What Are We Looking For?” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview UMC, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org. John’s Gospel tells us that Jesus’ first disciples had been disciples of John the Baptist. And when John saw Jesus passing by he said: “Look, the Lamb of ...read more

  • Ghost Story

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,861 views

    New Age philosophy is alive and pervasive. Movies are a particularly potent media for this new/old heresy.

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS sermon ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC A fellowship of faith, family and friendships. ------------------------------------------------------- And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, ...read more

  • Nicodemus 2

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 19, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,188 views

    Jesus gives Nicodemus a theological conundrum "You must be born again." and lets him to go away and think about it.

    Gunthorpe/ Field Dalling 15-06-03 My text this morning is taken from our Gospel reading John 3:1-17 and I want to focus on Jesus’ words to Nicodemus: I tell you in truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God, unless he is born again.” I. Background Nicodemus came to ...read more

  • Why The Miracles?

    Contributed by Rich Cook on Jun 21, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,897 views

    A sermon based on the book, "Surprising Insights from the Unchurched" by Thom Rainer. Jesus’ miracles drew a crowd. Why isn’t the church drawing a crowd?

    Why the miracles? Purpose: Jesus cared for people enough to do something about it. People saw his love in his actions and responded to him personally. 1. Why did Jesus perform miracles? Why did he heal the lame, the blind, the diseased? It was just a few here and there. He couldn’t have ...read more

  • Turning Outsiders Into Insiders

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,289 views

    Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, especially those who have been disappointed by churches in the past.

    Today, I want you all to put yourselves into the shoes of an unchurched visitor to (insert the name of your church). Becoming a part of a new church is about developing an entirely new network of relationships and emotional connections. That’s a big step for people; they move into it cautiously, ...read more

  • Jekyll & Hyde

    Contributed by Jeremy James on Nov 21, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,449 views

    The internal struggles that we face.

    One of my favorite stories is Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde. The story is all about a Dr. Jekyll who is working on a potion that allows him to actually become the man of Edward Hyde. The two men couldn’t be more different, Dr. Jekyll is nice and well respected whereas Edward Hyde is malicious and a cold ...read more

  • Checking Your Spirit Gauge Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 13,623 views

    There are those who declare that you can tell if you have the Spirit by some miraculous behavior on your part. But, Paul writes that you need to gauge God’s Spirit in a different way.

    Two good old boys bought a couple of horses during the summer. But when winter came, they found it cost too much to board them. So they turned the horses loose in a pasture where there was plenty to eat. One said to the other: "How will we tell yours from mine when we pick them up?" "Oh ...read more

  • Sermon On The Mount Lesson 4

    Contributed by Bill Prater on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 224 ratings
     | 26,858 views

    Sermon on the Mount #4

    No doubt when Jesus spoke the words, "Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth", more than a few eyebrows were raised by those who heard Him. His statement ran against the current mood of the religious leaders of the day. To their way of thinking, the only way to inherit the land was ...read more

  • "Our Servant King"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 2,377 views

    Jesus gives us the perfect model of a servant leader.

    LUKE 23:33-43 “OUR SERVANT KING” BY: Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA There is a song by the rock band, Gethro Tulle in which some of the lyrics say something like this, “If Jesus saves, why didn’t He save Himself?” And unfortunately, I’m ...read more

  • "Forgiveness-God's And Ours" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 9,044 views

    God’s forgiveness frees us to forgive others.

    "Forgiveness-God’s and Ours" Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts A driver placed a note under the windshield wiper of his illegally parked car which read: "I’ve circled the block for 20 minutes. I’m late for an appointment, and if I don’t park here I’ll ...read more

  • "What's Love Got To Do With It?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 7, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,631 views

    Love has everything to do with it.

    John 13:31-35 “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” By: Rev. ken Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Perhaps more than any other single verse in the New Testament, this one should ...read more

  • The Marks Of A True Messenger Of God

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,160 views

    The Marks of a True Messenger of God: he speaks the true gospel and he defends the true gospel.

    Do you know how to detect a virus-laden email? It used to be that if you received an email from someone you didn’t know and it had an obscene subject heading, chances are that email had a virus and should be deleted promptly. Nowadays virus-laden emails can come from people you know and trust. Once ...read more