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  • The Floods Of Life

    Contributed by Bernard Dawson on Sep 16, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,739 views

    The need to focus on God when life seems out of focus.

    THE FLOODS OF LIFE Scripture: Isaiah 59:19 Earlier this week the eyes of the world were turned to America. The full colour pictures in newspapers and on television and the Internet were unbelievable. Large Boeing aircraft operated by American Airlines and United Airlines flew directly into ...read more

  • All That! - Life In Focus

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,017 views

    My Kid’s have a phrase they love to use, "She thinks she’s ’all that’!" Well, the Apostle Paul was "all that" because his life was kepts in focus.

    “All That!” Life In Focus - Philippians 1:20 Intro: Don’t you hate it when something is out of focus? I’ve never been much of a photographer. In college I bought a second-hand 35-milimeter camera; you know the kind with the removable lenses, fancy flash attachment: the works! I even got to ...read more

  • Defining The Role Of The Church

    Contributed by Abraham Shanklin on May 22, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 7,649 views

    The sole purpose of the church is to be the dynamic, living body through which God can accomplish His work to His glory.

    Defining The Role Of The Church Scripture Reference: Matthew 16:13-18 Introduction We are talking about the subject of church today. And speaking about church, a couple of months back we conducted a survey within the congregation to help the ministerial staff to preach a series of relevant ...read more

  • Sink Or Swim

    Contributed by Trevor Pugh on Jul 19, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,472 views

    A small study on Matthew 14:22-33. Concentrates on showing the importance of focusing on Christ. Appropriate for an evening sermon.

    (Use this sermon with the sanctuary totally dark, with only a large cross before the crowd. The cross should be lit, or have a light focused on it. Worship leader and speaker should be out of sight, and the crowd should be focusing totally on the cross.) “Sink or Swim?” Matthew ...read more

  • So What's The Point? Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on May 29, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 4,473 views

    Jesus Christ alone must be the focus of our lives.

    SO WHAT’S THE POINT? Galatians 6:11-18 S: Jesus Th: The Primacy of Jesus Pr: JESUS CHRIST ALONE MUST BE THE FOCUS FOR OUR LIVES. ?: Why? KW: advantages TS: We will find three reasons in Galatians 6:11-18 that indicate why Jesus Christ alone must be the focus for our ...read more

  • Formed For A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 141 ratings
     | 39,155 views

    The Bible repeatedly tells us we were created with a purpose. So, why do we have such a hard time believing that?

    OPEN: Several years ago, the Country Gazette in Franklin, Massachusetts had this listing in its classified section: “Unknown item for sale. We know it’s valuable; we don’t know what it is. If you can identify it, we’ll sell it for $250.” APPLY: Now isn’t that interesting? They had no idea what ...read more

  • So What's This War Over?

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 282 ratings
     | 6,644 views

    Spiritual warfare is a reality. But what is it over? By looking at the temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4, this message explores the three things that all Spiritual battles are over.

    God will often give us a word which challenges us, seeking to implement change in our lives. He gives us both direction, and directives. God will give us information, that leads to revelation, that should result in a transformation! And when that begins to happen, I believe the enemy begins to ...read more

  • The Providence Of God

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 18, 2002
    based on 137 ratings
     | 11,239 views

    When the circumstances of life knock us down, the only sure footing we have is the Word of God and confidence in the providence of God.

    The Providence Of God Rom. 8:28 Introduction Have you ever been swimming at the seashore and found yourself knocked down by the waves and suddenly you’re in trouble. You remember how that can happen if a big wave comes and knocks you down and you go in over your head. You begin to thrash ...read more

  • Focus On The Black ?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 18, 2002
    based on 119 ratings
     | 5,031 views

    It is much easier to criticize than to encourage. Be an encourager!

    FOCUS ON THE SPOT? Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I ponder this day, a very sad pondering: Gal. 5:7 YE DID RUN WELL; WHO DID HINDER YOU THAT YE SHOULD NOT OBEY THE TRUTH? Wish I had the answers! ? ! ? Maybe losing the focus and seeing the all the bad, ...read more

  • The Misery Of Misplaced Trust Series

    Contributed by Steven Mclain on Oct 20, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,750 views

    When our trust or faith is placed on anything other than God, it will always lead to misery.

    INTRODUCTION The subject of the book of James is Faith. James is challenging his readers as well as all that profess the name Christ concerning the authenticity of our faith. True faith will result in true Christ like living. Dead faith, which is faith without works, can not save. In ...read more

  • A Time To Refocus

    Contributed by Joe Farnella on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,869 views

    Intro: When I was a kid I used to like to watch Mister Magoo. I remember about eight years ago when we were preaching a Chief Capua. This guy was preaching up a storm and seen this one guy across the street standing by the bar. After we looked harder we found out it was just a tree. 2 Thess ...read more

  • Living A Focused Life - Part 3 Series

    Contributed by David Derry on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 328 ratings
     | 16,609 views

    what do we focus our time on - Mary vs. Martha

    Living a focused life – Part 3 Video clip from “hook” - first 5 minutes. beginning with daughters play...ending when he answers his cell phone at the ballfield. Sometimes no matter how hard we try, we don’t seem to focus our time on the things that are most important. At the beginning of ...read more

  • What Does Faith Look Like?

    Contributed by Joe Jones on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 217 ratings
     | 13,344 views

    Is it possible to see faith? If we can recognize it, perhaps it may be easier to walk in it!

    WHAT DOES FAITH LOOK LIKE? Acts 14:9 “Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed and called out, Stand up on your feet!. At that the man jumped up and began to walk.” Faith is perhaps one, if not the, most important element necessary to grow in the Christian walk. ...read more

  • Passion Of A Champion Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Aug 5, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,696 views

    Paul’s passion for telling of Christ and the struggles he went through and how they can apply to our lives

    Gold Medal Living “Passion of a Champion” August 8, 2004 Intro: Looking at how to live as spiritual champions. Last week we looked at determination and the need to press on. This week we are going to look at the passion it takes to be a spiritual champion. Again, we are using the life of ...read more

  • Refocusing Our Priorities Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 261 ratings
     | 36,775 views

    The diagnosis, consequence and solution to misplaced priorities coinciding with an all church focus of stewardship.

    In the Jules Verne novel The Mysterious Island, the author tells the story about five men who escape from a prison by hijacking a hot air balloon (www.PreachingToday.com). As the balloon rises into the air, the wind blows it toward the ocean. As the hours pass, the surface of the ocean draws closer ...read more