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  • You Are Hired! Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 3,681 views

    Parables of Eternal Life, Part 6 of 9

    YOU ARE HIRED! (MT. 20:1-16) The economic crisis at the turn of the 21st century that hit the airline industry reflects the cost of doing business. United Airlines and Continental Airlines filed for bankruptcy, and American Airlines avoided bankruptcy after the union gave back $1.62 billion in ...read more

  • Weed-Free Gardening-Guaranteed!

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 181 ratings
     | 14,913 views

    Every time we try to use worldy influence or power or scheming to get God’s work done we end up doing more damage to his kingdom than if we’d just let the weeds grow until harvest time.

    Most of you are way too familiar with the problem of weeds. Even those of you who live in Covenant Village where the weeds are generally taken care of by the grounds crew can remember when you were children and you had to pull the weeds in the garden. I must have spent every Saturday ...read more

  • Second Thoughts About Jesus

    Contributed by Philip Gunther on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 213 ratings
     | 7,113 views

    Many will follow Jesus half-way, but not the other half.

    The Parable Of The Fox, The Funeral And The Furrow “A religion that gives nothing, costs nothing and suffers nothing, is worth nothing.” (Martin Luther) A Different Breed America Under Attack – America At War – Siege On America – The Day That Shook America – The Day The U.S. ...read more

  • A Question About Compassion Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jul 17, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,699 views

    Jesus asked several questions in the gospels, these probing questions were meant to help us discover many aspects about the Christian Faith, today we will look at a question regarding compassion as we look at the example of the good samaritan

    INTRODUCTION, At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, twenty-eight-year-old Kitty Genovese was returning to her home in a nice middle-class area of Queens, NY. She parked her car in a nearby parking lot, turned-off the lights and started the walk to her second floor apartment some ...read more

  • Kingdom Come! Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,966 views

    In this text we see Jesus begin to proclaim God’s good news. He tells us what this good news is, and what we are invited to do about it. Then we see what we can expect from this good news, as well as what not to focus on. It all begins with some bad news,

    Kingdom Come! Mark 1:14-39 INTRO: What’s the best news you have ever heard/could ever hear? Today, God has some really good news for you! PREV: Today we will see Jesus begin to proclaim God’s good news. He’ll tell us what this good news is, and we will see what we are invited to do ...read more

  • Avoiding Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,197 views

    Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? In this message we see Jesus receive that kind of response. And

    AVOIDING JUDGMENT Mark 11:27-12:12 INTRO: Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? PREV: Today we will see Jesus receive that kind of ...read more

  • The Authority Of Christ

    Contributed by Steven W on Mar 15, 2005
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,167 views

    What must we know about the Authority of Christ? How does the Authority of Christ apply to us? Is the Authority of Christ important to my Christian life? Find out and be inspired.

    The Authority of Christ Question: What must we know about the Authority of Christ? Question: How does the Authority of Christ apply to us? Question: Is the Authority of Christ important to my Christian life? These are some of the questions that we will attempt to answer from today’s ...read more

  • New Wine For New Wineskins

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 47 ratings
     | 12,357 views

    My attempt to deal with the issue of the "newness" of Jesus compared to the "oldness" of the Law. If you think I missed it, let me know (really!).

    New Wine for New Wineskins Matthew 9:14-17 October 30, 2005 Introduction If there’s one thing that is inescapable when examining the life of Jesus, it’s that he was constantly challenging the status quo of the religious mindset of his day. He was pretty much fed up with it. He ...read more

  • God Doesn't Give Up Easily

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,356 views

    We have to take seriously the judgment texts in the New Testament, but temper them with the parable of the fig tree. God goes to extraordinary lengths so that as many as possible can be saved. God says, "Give it one more year."

    God Doesn’t Give Up Easily October 16, 2005 Luke 13:6-9 Sam was a sad, small little boy and had lived a life that no one, especially someone so young, should have to endure. He had been the greatest joy his mother had known. She saw the sun rise and set in his eyes. But then, she had fallen ...read more

  • Parable Of The Net Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jun 5, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,284 views

    Part of the series on the Parables of Jesus - Parable of the Net

    Parable of the Net – 7 When I was a kid growing up in North Queensland we had this holiday house on the beach at a place called Cardwell • We would spend most weekends up there playing on the beach, swimming, fishing, beach nut tree fights • The area had islands, rivers and mangrove swamps so it ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Hurting Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 19, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,562 views

    A look at the Beatitudes and how an understanding of the Kingdom of God, present and future, helps us to face the difficulties of life.

    Mary Lewis tells this story: “Alexander M. Sanders, Jr., is the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. When his daughter Zoe graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1992, he told this story that happened when she was just three years old. Sanders came home from work one ...read more

  • New Beginnings!

    Contributed by Ken Durham on Jul 13, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 11,762 views

    Sometimes we just have to let everything go, have everything stripped away, put everything behind us and start again with the only sure foundation the Rock Jesus

    NEW BEGINNINGS Scripture Reading: Luke 5: 36-38 1: Introduction: When was the last time you sat down and took stock of your life. Perhaps the beginning of the year? I wonder how many of those New Year resolutions you can even remember making ~ let alone kept! It may seem strange to ...read more

  • The Greatest Commands Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,716 views

    What is God’s most important command? In this message we will see what is most important to God. You will leave here today knowing what God’s top priority is and how you can do it. You will discover where to start, what comes first, what is most important

    THE GREATEST COMMANDS Mark 12:28-34 INTRO: My kids get frustrated sometimes trying to figure out which of my many commands take priority, which comes first. Ever been frustrated by a boss who gives multiple assignments, all of which are ‘top priority?’ Overwhelmed by all you hear in church? ...read more

  • Saints?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 31, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,229 views

    A sermon for All Saints Sunday

    All Saints Sunday Luke 6:20-31 "Saints??"   20* ¶ And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21* "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall ...read more

  • 6. What's New With You? Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on May 29, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,733 views

    Jesus came to initiate a New Covenant, not to improve the Old Covenant. Jesus comes to give us new life, not to change our old life.

    INTRO: The first summer we were here (which was 2002) we were driving a 1987 Subaru wagon with about 175,000 miles on it. It started having some problems, and we realized that it needed more money to repair it than the car was worth – so we started to talking to a car dealer friend in Oregon ...read more