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  • Obstacles To Growth

    Contributed by Charles Newman on Aug 4, 2007
     | 2,660 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.

  • May I Be More Like Christ In The New Year

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Jan 3, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,024 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

  • Some Storms In Your Life Are Sent By God!

    Contributed by Beverly Holstein on Sep 19, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,514 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!!

  • Troubling Issues

    Contributed by John Mccormack on May 31, 2014
     | 3,429 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

  • Enemies Of The Family

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 18, 2015
     | 5,651 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

  • Overcoming Obstacles

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Dec 15, 2014
     | 3,789 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.

  • Stopping Stagnant Growth

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,044 views

    The church like all living things has been created to grow

    Stopping Stagnant Growth Matthew 13:1-9 August 6, 2006 Morning Service Introduction Would you rather be a tumbleweed or an oak in your influence on others? That’s the question posed by Galen Anderson, who wrote, "A man’s life is like either the tumbleweed or the oak tree. Some ...read more

  • The End Is Near

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,664 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
     | 2,537 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

  • Cultivating A Culture Of Change

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Apr 15, 2013
     | 3,845 views

    A sermon that examines the necessity of change for growth.

    “Cultivating a Culture of Change” Acts 2:41,47, 4:4, 5:14, 6:1 Acts 2:41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. 2:47 Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added ...read more

  • All Things In Common

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 1, 2008
     | 2,678 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 Have You Loved Me?

    Contributed by Olen Bruner on Jan 25, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,063 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
     | 4,843 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

  • Facilitating Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,313 views

    Facilitating Leaders

    Facilitating Leaders I Cor. 3:5-9 Illustration:Labor mightily for a healing spirit. Away with all discriminating names whatever that may hinder the applying of balm to heal your wounds...Discord and division become no Christian. For wolves to worry the lambs is no wonder, but for one lamb to ...read more

  • "Sin Is The Wrong Use Of Free Will Given By God.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Feb 8, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,128 views

    Year A. First Sunday of Lent February 17, 2002 Gen 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7 Title: “Sin is the wrong use of free will given by God.”

    Year A. First Sunday of Lent February 17, 2002 Gen 2: 7-9; 3: 1-7 Title: “Sin is the wrong use of free will given by God.” There are two accounts of creation in Genesis. The first account Genesis 1: 1-2:4a, ...read more