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  • A Joyful Heart

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 378 ratings

    Someone says, "All right, preacher, I hear you. But circumstances in my life aren’t that good. Things have been tough. Just why should my heart be filled with joy?" Let me mention 3 reasons. (Powerpoints available - #140)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2013) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at and request #140.) The basic point of some of my messages in recent months has been that, for most people, their more

  • "Mother's Four Qualities"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on May 6, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    Four godly qualities every mother should possess.

    Mom’s Day – 2008 May 11, 2008 ”I thank God, whom I serve, as my forefathers did, with a clear conscience, as night and day I constantly remember you in my prayers. Recalling your tears, I long to see you, so that I may be filled with joy. I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first more

  • How Paul Showed Us How To Cope With Perplexing Ironies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings

    How Paul Showed Us How to Cope With Perplexing Ironies 2 Cor. 6:7-10 (Sorrowful, yet always rejoicing)

    How Paul Showed Us How to Cope With Perplexing Ironies - 2 Cor. 6:7-10 Illustration:Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way. Viktor Frankl, concentration camp survivor. Philippians more

  • Where Is Your Mind Set?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 97 ratings

    Where Is Your Mind Set? (Rom. 8:6-8)Attitude determines so much about a person. Here are some tips in setting your mind on being an overcomer.

    Where Is Your Mind Set? (Rom. 8:6-8) Quote:Let the mind of the master be the master of your mind. Illustration:Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way. Viktor Frankl, concentration camp more

  • Leadership That Lights Up The World

    Contributed by Jeremey Brown on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 24 ratings

    Taking about becoming a leader for Christ in the darkest places.

    1 Peter 2:9-10 I Peter was written around 63-64ad to the churches that were all around middle east the churches where being persecuted by death prison stoning. The purpose of Peters letter was to remind the people that they belong to God that we belong to Him, he loves us and is still there for more

  • Things Hell Will Never Have

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on May 9, 2002
    based on 190 ratings

    This message deals with the horrors of Hell by showing the things that will not be present there.

    THINGS HELL WILL NEVER HAVE Text: Ps.9: 17 Intro: Everything in our physical world possesses certain qualities that make it what it essentially is. For instance, water is made up of two molecules of hydrogen and one molecule of oxygen. Any other mixture, and you won’t have water. more

  • Stress Busters

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 171 ratings

    Life is full of stress which needs to busted or removed from our lives.

    STRESS BUSTERS Matthew 11:28-30 INTRO.- Stress. Who needs it? No one. Who wants it? No one. Who has it? Everyone. ILL.- Joe Krebs is a local TV anchorman in Washington D.C. His three-hour morning newscast requires that he wake up every morning at 2:30 a.m. He found out about the more

  • "Steadfast Hope" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    A. The depths of despair (vss 1-2); B. God’s forgiveness (vss 3-4); C. The process of waiting and hoping (vss 5-6); D. Motivation to tell others (vss 7-8).

    Psalm Steps> “Steadfast Hope” -Psalm 130 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Introduction and Outline Psalm 130 is a literal Song of Ascents—it climbs from the abyss of depression to the high ground of steadfast hope. In this brief penitential psalm we more

  • Jesus, Man Of Joy

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    The Joy of Jesus-and How that relates to us

    Jesus, Man of JOY John 15:11 "These things have I spoken to you that MY JOY may remain in you, and that YOUR JOY may be full!" BULLETIN BLOOPER-Bertha Belch, a missionary from Africa will be speaking tonight at Calvary Memorial Church. Come tonight and hear Bertha Belch all more

  • Having Peace Of Mind

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Aug 11, 2005
    based on 37 ratings

    We discuss how we can have true peace of mind by following 5 simple principles: none of which are found in the world.

    Most people have anything but true peace of mind. That seems to be one of those things we all search for, but never really find, right? I heard an advertisement that said if you purchased their product, you could have total peace of mind, because if it didn’t work, you would get your money more

  • How Should We "Make Much Of Our Ministry” As Paul Did – Rom. 11:13

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 31, 2001
    based on 49 ratings

    How Should We “Make Much of Our Ministry” as Paul Did – Rom. 11:13

    How Should We “Make Much of Our Ministry” as Paul Did – Rom. 11:13 When people are genuinely empowered and excited about their ministry they tend to make it a labor of love rather than an obligation to complete. Paul, the apostle, knew how to magnify his office without letting it become an more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him Series

    Contributed by Gary Landsberg on Dec 16, 2006

    It is the wisest of Mankind that seek the Christ Child, in order to have a relationship with Him for all Eternity.

    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM TEXT: Matt 2:1-12 INTRODUCTION 1. Beloved of Jesus Christ, we are gathered here today to worship the King of Kings, that Babe that was laid in a manger. That Babe that was born into hardship and grew up in difficult times. That Babe that would one day stretch out more

  • The Gospel For (Computer) Geeks

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 26, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    God can speak to us about spiritual health through our computers.

    The Gospel for (computer) Geeks Occasionally I preach a message that is best understood by a limited target audience, such as Nascar Sunday, Sports Sunday, etc. This is one of those. So if you don’t understand all the lingo don’t worry you will understand the spiritual application. I more

  • Rooted In Jesus Series

    Contributed by Clint Meade on Jul 15, 2007
    based on 24 ratings

    A messeage about living a committed Christian life.

    Colossians 2:1-7 A number of years ago Norman Cousins wrote an editorial …. in which he reported a conversation he had on a trip in India. He was talking with a Hindu priest named Satis Prasad. The man said he wanted to come to our country to work as a missionary among the Americans. Cousins more

  • This Thing Called Commitment Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Jun 16, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon introduces the idea of commitment. This series addresses the weakness that Christians have in committing to Christ totally.

    This Thing Called Commitment I remember back in 1998 when I saw my wife for the very first time. She wasn’t my wife at the time, but I knew I was going to like her. I met her at college, back at good old Central Christian College. We got to know each other. We were at the New Student more