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  • Obstacles To Growth

    Contributed by Charles Newman on Aug 4, 2007
     | 1,881 views

    There are many obstacles to Christian growth; our busy lives are the #1 reason for most. Let’s explore the reality of why we fail to sustain meaningful growth in our Spiritual lives.

    Obstacles to Growth Romans 12:1-2 August 5, 2007 East Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Graceville, FL Romans 12:1-2 (NKJV) 1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable ...read more

  • Some Storms In Your Life Are Sent By God!

    Contributed by Beverly Holstein on Sep 19, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,198 views

    Sometimes God allows storms in our lives because He is trying to get our attention! We need to recognize these storms, and then we need to recognize what we need to throw overboard!!

  • May I Be More Like Christ In The New Year

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Jan 3, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,384 views

    This is a New Year's message based on Philippians 3. Paul had looked back at his life in Judaism, and realized he still needed to be growing to become more like Christ.

    MAY I BE MORE LIKE CHRIST IN THE NEW YEAR! Philippians 3:2-14 Greenmount and O’Leary Churches of Christ January 01, 2016 Audio Link to this sermon: http://chirb.it/fsdJd1 INTRODUCTION: 1.) On this New Year’s Day we reflect on both the past and also the future. 2.) Because we ...read more

  • Troubling Issues

    Contributed by John Mccormack on May 31, 2014
     | 2,648 views

    LIVING IN GOD'S PROMISES

    TROUBLING ISSUES OBSERVATION: THE PROPHET, JEREMIAH, QUESTIONS TROUBLING ISSUES IN HIS LIFE. THE LORD RESPONDS TO HIS ISSUES USING TWO METAPHORS. A METAPHOR IS A WORD OR PHRASE COMPARING TWO UNLIKE OBJECTS, IDEAS, THOUGHTS OR FEELING TO GIVE CLEARER UNDERSTANDING. INTERPRETATION: ...read more

  • Overcoming Obstacles

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 15, 2014
     | 2,453 views

    Are you a conformer or a transformer? Life can become frustrating? This obstacle can be a stumbling block or a stepping stone, this is up to you.

    OVERCOMING OBSTACLES By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I do this as a 3 part series. INTRODUCTION: A. Every person is one of two things: 1. CONFORMER: you are fashioned by pressure from without 2. TRANSFORMER: you are changed by powers from within... B. THE WAY WE ...read more

  • Enemies Of The Family

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 18, 2015
     | 3,898 views

    We are the Church which will be presented to Christ without spot or blemish. We have learned that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer, but when we fail in our Christian walk we can grieve the Holy Spirit.

    Title: Enemies of the Family Text: “See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16). Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:1-6:4 9-12-03 Introduction How do Christians walk? We walk in ...read more

  • Stopping Stagnant Growth

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,424 views

    The church like all living things has been created to grow

  • The End Is Near

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,271 views

    A sermon on 1 Peter 4:7-11 on service (Most ideas taken from fellow Sermon Central Contributors, Thanks!)

    Sermon for 8/19/2007 1 Peter 4:7-11 Introduction: B. Vs. 7 says that the end is near. William Miller came to Christ in the mid-19th century. It was a time when, much the same as today, there was a keen interest in the prophecies of the Bible, especially concerning the return of Christ. Right ...read more

  • Matthew 13:1-17 - A Backhoe Wouldn’t Go Astray! - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 8, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,096 views

    Wait a minute! No, this is not about "15 minutes of fame". It’s about "sowing and reaping" longterm. It’s not "The Farmer wants a wife". It’s the FARMER WANTS A CROP. Jesus may have achieved CELEBRITY STATUS but He is not interested in walking out on the

    Matthew 13:1-17 - A BACKHOE WOULDN’T GO ASTRAY! - Part 2 Just as well He didn’t come to HOLLYWOOD. I can see some of his key people pushing back the fans who crowd in and just want to get close enough to touch the edge of his coat or get His AUTOGRAPH. The PAPARAZZI are out in force and the ...read more

  • No Place, No Space = No Grace Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Feb 2, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,213 views

    This message from a series that looks at God's desire for us to live life in a way that avoids being overloaded and overextended.

    Living life, parenting, retirement and ministry can all become burdensome. These burdens can often be almost more than we can bear. We have grown to accept this as a part of living life in the twenty-first century. Imagine if you will if Jesus would have chosen to live in modern America rather than ...read more

  • All Things In Common

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 1, 2008
     | 2,189 views

    The pressures of persecution brought the early Church closer together and closer to God. If we allow the pressures of our life to be redeemed by God then they will draw us closer as well!

    All Things In Common, Acts 2:38-47 Introduction It happened at the noonday luncheon of the local Rotary. The dishes had been cleared away, and the meeting had been called to order. After the reception of new members and the introduction of visitors, the chairman asked who of those present ...read more

  • How Can We Get To The Other Side? Why Sit Here?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May 24, 2017
     | 7,715 views

    The Bible is full of lessons that many opportunities can not never be achieved while sitting doing little. Many are waiting for someone else to get up and do something while they hold the key to the other side.

    WHY SIT HERE UNTIL WE DIE? HOW CAN I GET TO THE OTHER SIDE? IF WE STAY HERE, WE DIE? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com WE FACE TWO OPTIONS: SIT HERE AND DIE OR CHANGE... FOUR MEN WITH MANY GOOD EXCUSES MAKE A DESCISION: WHY SIT HERE UNTIL WE DIE? 2 Kings 7:3 And there ...read more

  • Staying Connected

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Feb 4, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,104 views

    In the midst of our busy lives and our ministry in service to Christ, it is not only necessary, but imperative that we remain connected with God through prayer.

    A few years ago, “The Obstacles to Growth Survey” collected data from over 20,000 Christians around the world aged 15 to 88. The survey found that, on average, more than 4 in 10 Christians around the world say they “often” or “always” rush from task to task. ...read more

  • How Have You Loved Me?

    Contributed by Olen Bruner on Jan 25, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,699 views

    Tells various ways God has showed his love toward us.

    Introduction: Malachi is the last book in the Old Testament therefore, Malachi is the last of the Prophets of God in that testament. The time of his book is stated to be about 420 BC. The work of Malachi consisted of a call for repentance that the nation of Israel needed because of their ...read more

  • Growing In Leaps And Bounds Series

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Apr 20, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,379 views

    Keys to growing in faith: release what is weighing you down, let God be in charge, walk by the eyes of God's Spirit, and receive the promises of God. Lessons learned as Abraham deals with his nephew Lot.

    It’s spring – the time to plant. The time to see our first tulips begin to peek out of the ground and in a few weeks start to bloom. I can’t wait! I’m so anxious for the grass to turn green and to smell the flowers. It’s a wonderful time. It’s also a time ...read more