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  • Where Is This Kingdom? Series

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 24, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,411 views

    Part 1 of 4 of the series, Secrets of the Kingdom of God, Revealed! In this first message of the series we uncover the location of this kingdom. The obvious question - where is it? The answer is truly an astounding one! 

    Where is this kingdom? Read at beginning of service: Matt 13:10-17 (NIV) 10 The disciples came to him and asked, "Why do you speak to the people in parables?" 11 He replied, "The knowledge of the secrets of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them. 12 Whoever has will be ...read more

  • "Wonder”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 3,426 views

    July 28, 2002 -- TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Proper 12 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 When your word goes forth, it gives light and understanding. (Ps. 119:130) Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Color: Green Title: “Wonder”

    July 28, 2002 -- TENTH SUNDAY AFTER PENTECOST -- Proper 12 1 Kings 3:5-12 Psalm 119:129-136 When your word goes forth, it gives light and understanding. (Ps. 119:130) Romans 8:26-39 Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 Color: Green Title: “Wonder” 31 He put before them another parable: "The kingdom of ...read more

  • A Complacent Or Passionate Heart, Which Will It Be?

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 4,830 views

    The abundant Christian life is a choice that starts with how we listen and respond to the Word of God.

    Intro: There once was a not so bright fellow who saw an advertisement for a cruise. The sign in the travel agency window read “Cruise -- $100 Cash.” I’ve got a hundred dollars, he thought. And I’d like to go on a cruise. So he entered the door and announced his desires. The fellow at the desk ...read more

  • Understanding People's Unresponsiveness Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 17, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 3,469 views

    A surprise, a realization, an encouragement and a reality check for understanding why more people don’t respond to the Christian message.

    After I became a Christian, I wanted to find a way to share the good news of Christ with my non-Christian friends and family members. I was convinced that if I could find just the right approach, just the right technique, all of my unbelieving friends would come to faith in Christ. At first I ...read more

  • Pathway Ground Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,104 views

    A look at the Parable of the Sower

    I believe that it is the work of the preacher to preach and teach things that will cause us to grow and stretch our belief and faith in God. I hope that in the time that God gives us to work together here in this community that I will be able to do just that. I want to challenge you, teach things ...read more

  • Rocky Ground Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 98 ratings
     | 6,957 views

    A look at the parable of the sower

    "I’ll Serve the Lord as Long as there are no Difficulties or Discouragements" Mark 4:1-9 According to John Gipson the following story was published in the Galveston, Texas paper. It concerned a woman and her parakeet named "Chippie." It seems that the woman was cleaning Chippie’s birdcage with ...read more

  • Thorny Ground Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 5,492 views

    A Look at the parable of the sower

    Soil Testing: Thorny Ground "I’ll Serve the Lord as Long as It Does Not Interfere With Things That Are More Important" Luke 8:4-8 There was a young man who was doing everything possible to move up in his company. Over the past 3 weeks he had built us 52 hours of overtime working on a new ...read more

  • Planting The Word

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Mar 9, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,539 views

    In this message we will see not only how the Word of God is planted, but we will see the power of the planted Word.

    "PLANTING THE WORD" TEXT: LUKE 8:1-56/HEB 4:12 INTRODUCTION In Hebrews 4:12 we read; "THE WORD OF GOD IS LIVING AND ACTIVE. SHARPER THAN ANY DOUBLE EDGED SWORD, IT PENETRATES EVEN TO DIVIDING SOUL AND SPIRIT, JOINTS AND MARROW; IT JUDGES THE THOUGHTS AND ATTITUDES OF THE ...read more

  • Why Not Destroy Evil Right Now? Series

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Mar 17, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 1,853 views

    This message takes a look at how we co-exist in this world with evil and the results that brings. Also looks at the question why God doesn’t destory evil people right now and the hope we have of justice.

    Intro: A) The Sentiments of Asaph in Psalm 73 B) We can relate to his questions. Why is it that evil is so prevalent and appears to prosper while those who do good seem to get trampled upon. And why does it seem that those who do evil seem to get away Scott free? Is there any ...read more

  • Who Is This Man Jesus – A Parable Series

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,846 views

    This is the fourth in a series examining the person of Christ. This week, we look at the only parable found only in the book of Mark.

    Intro.: I am not a farmer. I have a black thumb. 1. I have a tough job growing grass 2. But God has called me to be a farmer – not of plants, but of lives 3. I plant seeds, I let God do the work, and I then I get to see enjoy the benefits of my work 4. This is the pattern that Jesus ...read more

  • Vital Signs

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 8, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,400 views

    How a beleiver can check the vital signs of their relationship with God.

    Intro: It amazes me sometimes when I go to some people’s home and they have all this vegetation growing in their home. I mean real live plants, not the fake plastic stuff. Anybody can have the fake plastic stuff, but it takes what we call somewhat of a green thumb to keep plants alive in your ...read more

  • The Sower Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 109 ratings
     | 8,949 views

    In spite of 3 out of 4 soils failing the sower keeps on sowing.

    Series: The Parables of Christ Topic: The Sower Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat beside the sea. And great crowds gathered about him, so that he got into a boat and sat there; and the whole crowd stood on the beach. And he told them many ...read more

  • Healing For Calloused Hearts Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Apr 29, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 5,638 views

    Jesus wants to produce life in you and through you. His number one desire is healing the one thing that can stop you—a calloused heart.

    Healing for Calloused Hearts Matthew 13:1-23 Pastor Jim Luthy Let’s try a few riddles from justriddlesandmore.com. Write down your answers and I’ll give the solutions at the end. 1. Cathy has six pairs of black gloves and six pairs of brown gloves in her drawer. In complete darkness, how ...read more

  • Parable Of The Sower Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 6, 2007
    based on 110 ratings
     | 22,538 views

    75% in this parable didn’t truly get saved. Was the problem the Sower, the Seed, or the Soil? 25% did get saved, and we can see how! Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Sower Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/Sower.html Sow what? The Word of God! Sow when? All the time! Sow where? Everywhere…but hopefully on good ground! This parable answers the question, “Why doesn’t everybody get saved?” As tremendous as salvation ...read more

  • Parable Of The Wheat And The Tares Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 10, 2007
    based on 194 ratings
     | 55,076 views

    ’Holy Tares’ we could call them...for they are in the church, but not in the body of Christ. The SOWING, the GROWING, and the MOWING [reaping]. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Parable of the Wheat and the Tares Matthew 13:24-30 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/WheatAndTares.html Will everyone who goes to church go to heaven? Will every member of GBC make it? I would like to think that if the rapture occurred on a Sunday morning during our main service, that the ...read more