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  • From Opponent To Proponent

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Apr 21, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,267 views

    Like Saul of Tarsus, Christ calls us to dramatic change so we might join in God's work.

    An old farmer liked to brag around town that he could command his mule with nothing more than a few soft words; no whips or prods necessary. She would respond, he claimed, with nothing more than gently spoken commands. Of course people were skeptical, so one day his buddy down at the feed store ...read more

  • Know Your Opponent (7) Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,129 views

    WE cannot win the battle if we do not know our opponent.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Life can be tough at times. It seems like there are times when nothing seems to come easily. It seems in our spiritual walk that we take two steps forward and three back. • I have seen people who would just give up and quit when things got tough for them. I see ...read more

  • Fight The Good Fight - Opponent #3 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Rittenhouse on Mar 12, 2019
     | 2,202 views

    Fight the Good Fight of Faith by battling the 3rd Opponent to your faith, the devil.

    VIDEO: TURN THE LIGHTS BACK ON VIDEO: WALK OUT MAIN SLIDE: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT SCRIPTURE SLIDES: 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 2 Timothy 4:7-8 7I ...read more

  • Fight The Good Fight - Opponent #4

    Contributed by Jerry Rittenhouse on Mar 12, 2019
     | 2,537 views

    We finish our Fighting the Good Fight of Faith with our strongest opponent yet - God!

    VIDEO: ROPE SKIP DRUM ROLL Walkout with me jump roping badly, Seth better, Corrie amazing! MAIN SLIDE: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT SCRIPTURE SLIDES: 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the ...read more

  • Fight The Good Fight - Opponent #2: Self

    Contributed by Jerry Rittenhouse on Mar 5, 2019
     | 1,476 views

    Opponent #2 is harder than our first fight. Our first attempt to FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH was with People and their Problems. But today, our second opponent is the fight we have with SELF. This is a harder match.

    VIDEO: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT (LYRIC VIDEO) CHAMPION VIDEO: MAIN SLIDE: FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT SCRIPTURE SLIDES: 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 2 ...read more

  • Fight The Good Fight - Opponent #1 People And Their Problems

    Contributed by Jerry Rittenhouse on Mar 4, 2019
     | 1,501 views

    Friends - We all have four opponents, and over these 4 weeks we will find out how to deal with each one as God wants.

    VIDEO: KING AND COUNTRY “FIGHT ON FIGHTER” VIDEO: BOXING INTRO SCRIPTURE SLIDE: 1 Timothy 6:12 Fight the good fight of faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. MAIN SLIDE: FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT Friends - ...read more

  • Caleb's Cry

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Dec 11, 2018
     | 3,144 views

    Trusting in God to bring to pass as He said. Fighting for Victory

    CALEB’S CRY SCRIPTURE: Joshua 14:12 “Now therefore give me this mountain, whereof the LORD spake in that day; for thou heardest in that day how the Anakims [were] there, and [that] the cities [were] great [and] fenced: if so be the LORD [will be] with me, then I shall be able to drive them out, as ...read more

  • Identifying Any Stealthy Opposition Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Jan 9, 2020
     | 886 views

    Jude references a wide range of sources, including Jewish literature and contemporary examples, to equip his readers to discern the “certain individuals” who have slipped into the church. His descriptions continue to give us discernment.

    You can listen to the full message here:- https://nec.org.au/contend-for-the-faith/ Message Jude 5-16 Identifying Any Stealthy Opposition We are going to start this message with a brief look at “divine inspiration” This is the term we use to describe how the divine Scripture is written by human ...read more

  • The Audacity Of Easter

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Apr 11, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 977 views

    The resurrection of Jesus cannot be suppressed. the more the opponents of the Gospel try, the louder it will be proclaimed.

    The Audacity of Easter Matthew 21:1-15 The first Easter did not get off to a very good start. The disciples were cowering behind locked doors for fear of the Jews. Peter had promised to be brave, but they all failed. All of the men had failed Him. There had not been time to finish preparing the ...read more

  • Dedication-6

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Jan 21, 2020
     | 775 views

    6 of ? The children of Israel were to dedicate the city of Jericho to the LORD. God’s people are to wholly devote themselves & their world to the Lord. But how are we to do that? Dedicating you & your world to the Lord recalls/demands...

    DEDICATING/DEDICATION-VI—Joshua 6:15-27 The Task Of Dedication Attention: That Fellow from Morton: The merchandising manager of a large food chain was on his vacation. While driving through rural Arkansas, he developed a bad headache & decided to stop in the next town & buy some ...read more

  • Hey! We Are Baptized Into Something?

    Contributed by Doug Koehler on Jan 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,972 views

    Paul connects a response to an opponent’s longing to cheapen Grace with how far God was willing to go (BAPTISM) to show us how much he wants to free us from sin.

    Romans 6:1-11 There are a number of responses to God’s Word that I simply do not understand. Some people for example, feel they can live their lives as recipients of God’s Grace without ever spending quality time in God’s Word. There are others who seek out what I like to call cheap Grace. Cheap ...read more

  • The Beatitudes: "How To Be" Attitudes

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 31, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,765 views

    The Beatitudes: "How to Be" Attitudes 1) Toward God 2) Toward our neighbor 3) Toward our opponents

    Have you ever played Balderdash? It’s a game where you guess the meaning of obscure words. Take the word “pleach” for example. Does “pleach” mean 1) a peach scented bleach, 2) the curved handle of a plough, or 3) the interweaving of tree branches? The correct answer is # 3. Pleach is the ...read more

  • When Death Lost It's Grip

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Feb 20, 2016
     | 3,859 views

    When it come to Jesus, the undefeated opponent called death lost it’s grip.

    INTRO: 1. ILL. A little boy and his father driving down the road on a spring day when a bee flew into the window. The boy began to panic because he was deathly allergic to it’s sting. The father quickly reached out and grabbed the bee, squeezing it and releasing it letting the bee buzz again ...read more

  • Scouting Report

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Jul 14, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,333 views

    Just as sports teams scout their opponent, we are not unaware of the schemes of Satan, our mortal enemy.

    Scouting Report TCF Sermon July 6, 2003 2 Cor. 2:10-11 If you forgive anyone, I also forgive him. And what I have forgiven--if there was anything to forgive--I have forgiven in the sight of Christ for your sake, in order that Satan might not outwit us. For we are not unaware of his schemes. ...read more

  • Antichrists And The Antichrist Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2012
     | 3,759 views

    Many people have set themselves up in direct opposition to Christ, but the most successful opponent is yet to come.

    Antichrists and THE Antichrist (topical) 1. We were all shocked to hear of the horrible massacre at a Colorado movie theater. 2. I don’t know if violence is growing, but it seems to be. If it things continue to deteriorate, society will probably surrender some of our freedoms for security. ...read more