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  • Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,187 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
     | 1,065 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
     | 1,499 views

    An Ascension Sunday sermon

  • From Closed Doors To Open Minds

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 29, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 6,224 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

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

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 25, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 6,145 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

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

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,239 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 Gospel Goes To Africa

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 19, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,317 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

  • Speaking Of Tongues Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 18, 2004
    based on 108 ratings
     | 11,628 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

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

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 518 ratings
     | 23,870 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

  • Open Door Evangelism

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on May 28, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,443 views

    You’ve heard of the "Open Door" Policy, well, did you know about Open Door Evangelism? God opens the door. We also see Open Eyes, Open Ears, Open Minds, Open Hearts, and Open Homes.

    Sermon Preached by Pastor Larry C. Brincefield on 5/16/2004 Title: “Open” Door Evangelism Text: Acts 16:9-15 Introduction 1. I subscribe to the “open door” policy… • When I was an Administrator in a Nursing Home… • I always had my door open… • Unless I was meeting with someone about ...read more

  • Fads – A Chance For Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Feb 23, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,104 views

    Fads today offer opportunitis for evangelism. Pul on Mars Hill pointed out a fad and turned it into a way to reach that Athenians.

    Fads – a chance for evangelism Last week James talked to us about worshiping when we really don’t feel like it. When things are bad and even scary that we need to find a way to worship. Paul and Silas are set free and after an apology, visit the new church members and go on their way. They ...read more

  • How Do You Hear The Word? Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 29, 2008
     | 1,202 views

    When God’s Word is communicated, the state of your mind can greatly affect how your heart receives what God is saying. We have the first part in a discussion from Acts 17 on the ways the Bible is communicated and received.

    Chapter 17 gives us three glimpses at how people process the Word of God. Isn’t contrast great? Medical science uses contrast to find anomalies in the body, and here we use contrast to see the different approaches people take to the Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ. We’ll look at the ...read more

  • Give Us Men

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 11, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,220 views

    This is a Father’s Day Sermon.

    Series: Father¡¦s Day 2003 GIVE US MEN Psalm 1:1-6 Introduction: 1. There are times as a father that you feel trapped and torn. You don¡¦t know if you are doing what is right for your family. Your job seems to take up more hours. You don¡¦t feel that your family is given enough of your ...read more

  • Are We There Yet?

    Contributed by Anthony Hodge on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,292 views

    This sermon declares that being in ministry can be just as exciting as going on a family trip and just as children ask the question in the sermon’s theme, the church should continue to ask it as well.

    Are we there yet? (Matthew 25:34-46) Our theme for today’s message can help many of us reflect back to our youth when we were with our parents, grandparents, other relatives or guardians. I’m referring to occasions when we were going on some type of family outing. It could ...read more

  • -Ism's Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Mar 17, 2007
     | 1,716 views

    Ism’s - beliefs - talking to people that believ differently

    -ism’s As I thought about today’s lesson all kinds of words came to mind. ( intellectualism, activism, materialism, communism, feminism, hedonism, modernism, terrorism ) I was surprised to learn that there are 887 words that end with ISM in the english dictionary. Definitions of ism n. - ...read more