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  • Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,191 views

    Presented here is how we can be lead by Christ into new areas and to new challenges if we keep an open mind.

    Open Minds – Luke 24: 44 - 53 Intro: The following item appeared in the Lewiston, Idaho Tribune – “The crossword puzzle which should have appeared in today’s Tribune appeared instead in yesterday’s, together with the answer to the puzzle that should have been printed yesterday. Therefore, the ...read more

  • Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 26, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,069 views

    The only way to fulfill the purpose of the church and of being a Christian is to be committed to opening people’s minds to receive Christ Jesus and eternal life.

    Open Minds – Luke 24: 44 - 53 Intro: When I was in high school, I could not understand why it was necessary for me to take subjects like history, algebra, geometry or chemistry. --- Perhaps the reason I felt that way was because those were the hardest classes for me. --- Regardless, no one could ...read more

  • Witnessing Of The Opened Mind

    Contributed by Samuel Stone on Nov 15, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,507 views

    An Ascension Sunday sermon

    Luke 24:44-53 44 Then he said to them, “These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you—that everything written about me in the law of Moses, the prophets, and the psalms must be fulfilled.” 45 Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures, 46 and he said to them, ...read more

  • From Closed Doors To Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 29, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 6,229 views

    Contemporary Chrsitians are tempted to sit behind the secure walls of the church rather than engage the enemy of sin in the world. But, Christ Jesus calls us to leave the closed doors and open our minds to his gospel by living and sharing it with others.

    Luke 24: 36 – 48 Closed Doors to Open Minds Intro: Agoraphobia – fear of open spaces – people who cannot go outside and spend their entire life closed up inside a house or apartment. I’ve often wondered how these people earn a living or get their groceries. What happens when they get sick? ...read more

  • Do You Have The Mind To Expand Series

    Contributed by Selwyn Robins on Jan 25, 2014
     | 2,201 views

    Are you ready for what God has ready for you?

    Scripture Romans 12:1-2 I beseech (beg) you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of ...read more

  • The Narrow Door

    Contributed by David Nichols on May 28, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,351 views

    Jesus calls us to walk the narrow way; that’s positively countercultural.

    THE NARROW DOOR Luke 13:22-30 David E. Nichols Nobody likes to be thought of as narrow. It’s a great insult when spoken about educated people. We are here because we have been educated out of our narrowness or we hope to be educated out of our narrowness. One of the worst ...read more

  • Searching For Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors: 2003 Searching Series

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,246 views

    This sermon’s purpose is to recognize that God is searching for humnaity. Humnaity is searching for God. And that Jesus Christ is the answer to completing the search.

    Please note: Our church has put up a billboard saying "Search Parties Conducted Weekly" which is one of the themes of the "Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors" United Methodist September Open House themes. This sermon was an attempt to introduce that theme while connecting it to ...read more

  • "The Big Picture: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 25, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 6,174 views

    A call to Christians to look past discrimination and prejudice.

    Galations 3:28-29 “The Big Picture: Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA By now, many of you have probably seen the television ad compaign that has been running during the month of September....each ...read more

  • The Gospel Goes To Africa

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 19, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    A preacher with an open mind hits the open road, meets a man with an open book, opens his mouth and reaches the open heart of his hearer.

    The Gospel Goes to Africa Acts 8:26-40 INTRO.: Before Jesus departed from the earth, He gave His apostles a commission to preach the Good News in "Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." (Acts 1:8) the Book of Acts chronicles the unfolding of that plan. The Gospel ...read more

  • Godly Zip And You Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 13, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,698 views

    A grouchy, closed-minded, stingy mentality works against you. A cheerful, open-minded, generous mentality will bring you many blessings in this life and in eternity.

    Godly Zip and You (Proverbs 18:14-16) 1. Jean Paul, a Cajun, moved to Texas and bought a donkey from an old farmer for $100. The farmer agreed to deliver the donkey the next day. The next day the farmer drove up and said, “Sorry, but I got some bad news. The donkey died.” “Well then, just ...read more

  • Right Or Wrong? - Do All Roads Lead To Heaven? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 518 ratings
     | 23,888 views

    Is it impolite to tell people of other faiths that they are wrong?

    OPEN: In one of Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comic strips, Linus and Charlie Brown are engaged in serious conversation. “I have a theological question,” says Linus, “When you die, and go to Heaven, are you graded on a percentage or on a curve?” “On a curve, naturally,” Charlie responds. Linus ...read more

  • Speaking Of Tongues Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 18, 2004
    based on 108 ratings
     | 11,642 views

    Greek Word Study which has convinced many open-minded that this sign gift has ceased in its Biblical form. Link included to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    SPEAKING of TONGUES I Cor. 14 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/SpeakingOfTongues.html I want to make it crystal clear that our purpose tonite is not in any way to impune, insult, or attack any brother or sister in Christ. Any friend of Jesus is a friend of mine! And so, w/ no malice, no ...read more

  • Why I Believe In The Pre-Tribulation Rapture Of The Church

    Contributed by Doug Gorman on Apr 14, 2016
     | 1,804 views

    I have studied all views with prayer, common sense and an open mind. The only one that makes any sense taking into account the whole context of Scripture is the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church.

    I have studied all views with prayer, common sense and an open mind. The only one that makes any sense taking into account the whole context of Scripture is the Pre-tribulation Rapture of the Church; in which Christ calls to Him His true believers before the wrath of God is poured out upon the ...read more

  • The Idol Of Laissez Faire: Pergamum Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Nov 2, 2009
     | 1,474 views

    The Pergamum church was accommodating those within its body that taught doctrines and lived lives which offended God; their open-minded, laissez-faire attitude was a cancer on the church.

    AMERICAN IDOLS: LOOKING AT OURSELVES AND OUR LOYALTIES THROUGH THE EYES OF JESUS THE IDOL OF LAISSEZ FAIRE: PERGAMUM REVELATION 2:12-17 Sermon Objective: The Pergamum church was accommodating those within its body that taught doctrines and lived lives which offended God. Their open-minded, ...read more

  • A Contrast In Heart Attitudes Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 25, 2018
     | 776 views

    Dealing with people means adjusting to a variety of responses. Some are just nasty, bitter, agitators; others more open-minded/gracious. Some are open to the Gospel, others become adversaries, while others do not embrace the Gospel but are not hostile.