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  • Be Opened!

    Contributed by Kristopher Morris on Sep 24, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 20,988 views

    In this Gospel lesson Jesus "opens" a deaf and mute man. Jesus still performs "openings" today.

    I’m sure most of you remember the blackout that rocked the Northeast a few weeks ago. On Thursday August 14th about 4:30pm the electric power supply completely shut down. All the major cities and all the small towns across 4 U.S. states and 2 Canadian provinces were without electricity. Detroit, ...read more

  • Be Opened

    Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,884 views

    It’s God’s intention today that your eyes be open to see your Lord as one who has always been open to you and your needs. It’s His desire that your hearts cling to Him in faith, that they be open to the fire of His Spirit of faith and new living. It’s H

    Pentecost 16 B Mark 7: 31-37 Be Opened! 09/28/03 There’s just something about seeing those words stamped on your paper. It’s great to get an “A” on a paper, a test or some assignment. It’s a confirmation that the hard work paid off, that the time you spent hitting the books wasn’t wasted. ...read more

  • Be Opened Series

    Contributed by Dustin T Parker on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    On this day, we dedicated our pipe organ, the gospel talked about a man who was healed who opened his voice in praise...we now have pipes that accompany our healed voices!

    Be Opened! Mark 7:31-37 9/24 † In Jesus Name † Grace, mercy and peace be yours, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! Pipes, just lieing in the nursery The hands of the master The wind blows through, The master smiles…. Back in April of this year, I attempted to go into ...read more

  • Open Hearts, Open Homes

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,511 views

    The need to interact in one another’s lives

    “Open Hearts, Open Homes” Luke 8:21, 9:5 Intro: Do you have a close friend, a brother or sister in Christ that you can turn to? Many of us don’t. Sometimes our friends are like the “body neighborhood.” Have you ever heard about the “body” neighborhood? Fred Somebody, Thomas Everybody, ...read more

  • The Open Door

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 20, 2000
    based on 307 ratings
     | 54,821 views

    When Paul saw that great door opening for him, he saw that it was a door of opportunity, a door of obligation, & a door of opposition.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX A. As all of you are now very well aware, this is a special morning for us here at Central. And it is an emotional one, too. We feel sadness in saying "goodbye" to some who are a precious part of our ...read more

  • An Open Door

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jun 10, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 8,386 views

    The apostle Paul would call this “An Open Door.” He refers to this thought in his first letter to the Corinthians. Today, we will be equipped in how to know a new opportunity or an open door when we see it and how to make a proper decision.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I remember applying to graduate school back in 1994. I submitted all of the necessary papers and finally received my acceptance letter. I was so excited that June day as I read my letter of acceptance. That letter meant so much to me that I kept it. [Read a ...read more

  • Open Reward

    Contributed by Dimeji Adebayo on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,007 views

    Principles that will guarantee open reward

    Beloved are you looking to the lord to prosper you in your endeavour in this year 2009, then you need to put into operation the three principles outlined by the author and the finisher of our faith. Preamble A long time ago, there was a period of boom in the economy of a particular country ...read more

  • Open The Wells

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Mar 29, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,851 views

    Our hearts can be wells of salvation, open by faith in Jesus Christ and allowing the waters of life to flow into the lives or all those we meet and know as we walk our lives on this earth, no better reason for being than that.

    Wells We don’t tend to think much of wells these days do we We just turn a tap and there’s the water, who needs a well? Holes in the ground with a puddle of muddy water at the bottom, taking effort to draw the water up and potentially having a serious health risk if not looked after properly. But ...read more

  • The Openness Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 1, 2007
    based on 37 ratings
     | 11,445 views

    1. Jesus’ arms are open as an act of invitation 2. Jesus gives an open invitation to a life of fruitfulness.

    It must have been quite a scene as Jesus rode into Jerusalem. First, he is not riding a warrior’s horse, he is riding on the colt of a donkey. His head is bobbing as the colt takes its awkward steps. And all around is a motley crowd. Former prostitutes, shouting children, people who had been ...read more

  • The Open Church

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Sep 12, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,896 views

    We come to church not as consumers of religion, but as a community of faith that is open to God, to one another, and to outsiders

    The Open Church 1Peter 2:9-10 9But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 10Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you ...read more

  • "Open Hearts" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,301 views

    We must have open hearts to fully experience God’s presence in our lives.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches March 3, 2002 Third Sunday of Lent “Open Hearts” Psalm 95 INTRODUCTION: Pilgrim worshipers sang Psalm 95 as they approached the Temple for a festival. It was a typical “entrance liturgy” where people would progress from outside the temple, through the ...read more

  • An Open Door

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on Nov 5, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,815 views

    Evidently, Paul is tired. He has already spent more than eight years on his first two missionary journeys traveling from city to city, working tirelessly, preaching the gospel, starting churches, facing opposition, sometimes even having to flee from thos

    AN OPEN DOOR 1 Corinthians 16:5-9 Tonight I feel a little bit the way the Apostle Paul felt when he wrote the words we find in 1 Corinthians 16:5-9. After I go through Macedonia, I will come to you—for I will be going through Macedonia. Perhaps I will stay with you awhile, or even ...read more

  • Open The Gift Series

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Aug 2, 2012
    based on 5 ratings
     | 12,807 views

    "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed? Did you take God into your mind only, or did you also embrace him with your heart? Did he get inside you?" (these are Paul’s words)

    Open the Gift? Before we get started, I want to ask everyone a question. How many of you, have any unopened Christmas or birthday gifts lying a around your house. It’s human nature isn’t, to open gifts that we receive? Today I want to conclude our study on the Holy Spirit and ask have you ...read more

  • An Open Ear

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 968 views

    When, through our Baptism, we declared ourselves closely bound to Jesus Christ, we promised we would carefully listen to that same Jesus as we traveled on our life journey. Now, listening doesn’t just mean that we hear the words that someone else is speak

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 9 Second Sunday of Ordinary Time - Year A January 20, 2002 Readings: * Is. 49:3, 5-6 * 1 Cor.1:1-3 * Jn. 1:29-34 An Open Ear The Follower’s Task As we move out of the Christmas season, we are asked to reflect on what it means to be a ...read more

  • Be Cracked Open

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Feb 18, 2002
    based on 102 ratings
     | 1,693 views

    The resurrection is the biggest Easter egg ever dropped into human existence.

    Easter Sunday April 15, 2001 (Written with assistance from a sermon by Leonard Sweet, "Crack Open Some Easter Eggs and Be Cracked Open" at www.preachingplus.com) INTRODUCTION How many of you have participated in an Easter egg hunt this spring? (Either searching for eggs, hiding eggs, or ...read more