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  • Church Ushers PRO Sermon

    Contributed by Sermon Research Assistant on Sep 26, 2023
    based on 3 ratings

    Highlight the importance of treating all members of the church equally, without partiality.

    Good morning, church family! Today, we're diving into a pertinent issue that, as Christians, we must navigate with wisdom and grace. We're going to be exploring the danger of partiality in the church, an issue that's as relevant today as it was when James first penned his letter. To illustrate our more

  • How To Have A Happy New Year

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 55 ratings

    This sermons seal with the princples and characteristics of living a happy life

    How to Have a Happy New Year Matthew 5:1-12 As we start our New Year, we all want it to be happy. We tell people to have a happy New Year. This should be our desire for others and us. But, how do we have a happy New Year? Is there anything that we can do to have a happy New Year? Are there any more

  • Inward Or Outward Focused?

    Contributed by Boomer Phillips on Feb 17, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    This passage about the four lepers shows us the results of being either inward focused or outward focused. We are able to see the consequences of turning inward, versus the rewards of looking outward and stepping out in faith.

    Our message this morning is entitled, “Inward or Outward Focused?” How many of you have heard of churches being either inward focused or outward focused? I am sure some of you have encountered this idea at some point in your Christian walk. Leith Anderson, the pastor of Wooddale Church in Eden more

  • Outward Religion Is Not Acceptable To God

    Contributed by David Mcnally on Jan 24, 2014

    God demands true faith, true repentance, true worship, not the outward show of 'religiosity'

    2 Timothy 3: 1-9 Outward religion Christmas has long gone and 2014 is no longer the 'New' year. Paul wrote his 2nd 'Pastoral' Letter to Timothy around AD66/67. The church was fairly 'new' as it was only 30 years or so after Pentecost, but it was not so 'new' that it was 'Pristine' or more

  • The Secret Self Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    How do you get in good standing with God? Sometimes we mistake the outward signs of rightness for inward reality. In fact, the Lord urges us to examine the "secret self" and lay it bare to God and let His Son cleanse it. Are you willing?

    Note: To hear an audio version of this message, go to 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Paul makes an abrupt more

  • Totally Immersed Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 20, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    "If you have the Word without the Spirit, you’ll dry up. If you have the Spirit without the Word, you’ll blow up. If you have both the Word and the Spirit, you’ll grow up." (Derek Prince)

    Opening illustration: Speaking to a large audience, D.L. Moody held up a glass and asked, "How can I get the air out of this glass?" One man shouted, "Suck it out with a pump!" Moody replied, "That would create a vacuum and shatter the glass." After numerous other suggestions Moody smiled, picked more

  • Mugged By The Mirror Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on May 23, 2009
    based on 35 ratings

    Talks about how to overcome trying to find your identity in your outward appearance.

    Identity Theft…Mugged by the Mirror Are you at risk of having your identity Mugged by the Mirror Know what God Knows See how God sees Love who God Loves Reflect God’s Glory Slide Good morning. We are continuing our series this morning called Identity Theft Last week we spoke about how we can be more

  • Looking Upward...inward...outward

    Contributed by Blake Inscore on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 19 ratings

    God’s call of Isaiah is a reminder of his call for each of His followers to examine who we are and what He has asked us to do.

    LOOKING UPWARD…LOOKING INWARD…LOOKING OUTWARD Isaiah 6:1-13 Introduction: This morning’s theme is: Looking Upward…Looking Inward…Looking Outward. What I want us to do, is to look at God’s call of Isaiah to be His prophet. But to understand God’s call of Isaiah we must understand something of more

  • Like Sodom And Gomorrah: An Exposition Of Isaiah 1:1-20

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Jul 30, 2022

    Sometimes we need to be shocked out of our slumber

    Like Sodom and Gomorrah Isaiah 1:1-20 The story of what happened to Sodom and Gomorrah is legendary. These cities lay at the bottom of the Dead Sea, also known as the “Salt Sea.” The evaporation of the waters of the Jordan River caused the area of the Dead Sea to be covered with deposits of salt. more

  • Spiritual Ultra-Runners

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    Have you ever wondered - "What’s the secret of sticking with it spiritually?" An examination of Paul’s secrets of spiritual endurance, discovering how we can have the endurance of an "ultrarunner."

    SCRIPTURE READING: "For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; While we look not at things which are seen, but at more

  • Simon: The Zealous Disciple Lesson 11 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Oct 12, 2023

    Inward obedience is reflected in outward actions.

    “And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily as to the Lord, and not unto man.” Colossians 3:23, KJV “Whatsoever your task is, put your whole heart and soul in it, as work done for the Lord, and not merely for men knowing your real reward will come from Him.” Colossians 3:23, Philips A. WHY JESUS CHOSE more

  • Character Trait: Seeing And Living The Supernatural Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Feb 21, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    The supernatural is not always spectacular. Sometimes God works supernaturally in the natural. Some examples are marriages restored, addictions undone, attitudes remade. Character and conduct are conformed to Jesus.

    Intro: The supernatural is not always spectacular. Sometimes God works supernaturally in the natural. Some examples are marriages restored, addictions undone, attitudes remade. There is something that is very dangerous today. The supernatural has become twisted to be vampires, zombies, and more

  • The Heart Of The Matter Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    Learn from the mistakes of the Pharisees: (1) Don’t be too caught up by the outward, it’s the heart that counts; (2) Don’t be too caught up by what man thinks; it’s what God thinks that counts.

    We are all creatures of habit. We do many things over and over again. • There is nothing wrong with that. There will surely be routines in life. • But the danger comes when we get so accustomed to them, that we no longer understand the reason why we are doing them. • If fact, we may have lost its more

  • Outward, Upward And Inward

    Contributed by Steven Davis on Jul 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Faith directs us to glorify God, to serve others and to build ourselves spiritually - all at the same time.

    Sometimes, when I watch sports at home, Hannah will sit down beside me and watch the game with me for a few minutes. Eventually she'll ask who's playing and who are the good guys and who are the bad guys. Then she'll say something to the effect of “whoever wins – I like!” Now, in more

  • The Outward Focused Life: Understanding Grace

    Contributed by Dave Workman on Apr 25, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    The story of Hosea is an incredible picture of grace foreshadowing the most grace-empowered act of the universe.

    “Imagine the soundtrack from ‘Moulin Rouge’ playing in the background: ‘…There was a man who loved a woman deeply.’ “She was a prostitute. There may have been reams of reasons why she sold her body to men to do what they would. But whatever, her soul had more