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  • Is God Mad Or Madly In Love?

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Aug 15, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,088 views

    Thoughts on the Bridal Paradigm

    God’s very essence is love. (1 John 4:7-10) He has always been love, even before He created mankind. He has always sought to have a close relationship with mankind. Human Beings were made for this love. The entire story of humanity is wrapped up within it. Love is why humans were created, and in ...read more

  • How A Church Can Change For The Better

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 184 ratings
     | 33,968 views

    In this message, we explore five paradigm shifts that a church can make to have a better future. This is a kind of "halftime" talk from a pastor/coach to the congregation/team.

    To compete for a championship, during a game a great team has to make some adjustments. I sometimes think of the New Year as a kind of halftime. My personal internal calendar starts in August when the kids go back to school. The first semester is over. Now, it’s the halftime before the ...read more

  • Terror And Trust

    Contributed by Joe Veltman on Oct 13, 2001
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,778 views

    A Call to faith and renewal in the wake of the terrorist attack on the United States

    Psalms 10 and 11 Matthew 6:12 Lord’s Days 52 and 1 of the Heidelberg Catechism September 16, 200` "Terror and Trust" Dear Congregation of our Lord, Jesus Christ, Psalms 10 and 11 seem to go together. Both were apparently written in times of tremendous fear, perhaps war. Some of you ...read more

  • Time For Dinner Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Jan 25, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,773 views

    A series exploring the seven miracles and seven "I Am" statements in the Gospel of John. This messages reflects on what we can learn about Jesus from the feeding of the 5,000.

    (Read today’s passage.) This is the only miracle outside the final week of Jesus’ life recorded in all four Gospels.  This particular day, in all likelihood, began with the news of the death of John the Baptist. Jesus has lost a dear friend.  As the day progressed, the ...read more

  • Being Jesus In The Quicksand Of Culture Series

    Contributed by Darrin Koone on May 10, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,739 views

    A study of Christianity in the Postmodern age and how to be culturally relavent.

    I use the term quicksand because it has a scary connotation of being caught in something that I have no control over. Yet I have always heard that the best thing to do if your caught in it is to stay calm because all the flailing around we tend to due when we’re scared just causes us to sink ...read more

  • Window Of Opportunity Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on May 22, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,199 views

    Understanding the basic disciplines that were practiced by the FIRST CHURCH and leading God’s people to recapture that foundation.

    2002: The Paradigm of Spiritual Passion ¡V Part Two ¡§Our Window of Opportunity¡¨ Acts 2:42-47 „¦Larry L. Thompson (1-27-2002) Introduction: This great country that we love has been given what I believe is one more chance, one more window of opportunity, to return to our spiritual heritage ...read more

  • Get Out Of The Box

    Contributed by John Slythe on Feb 21, 2003
    based on 228 ratings
     | 11,749 views

    What happens when we take off the blinders of faith and really come to Jesus with the faith of a child who believes in the impossible?

    GET OUT OF THE BOX! A man became lost in his travels and wandered into a bed of quicksand. Confucius saw the man’s predicament and said, “It is evident that men should stay out of places such as this.” Next, Buddha observed the situation and said, “Let that man’s plight be a lesson to ...read more

  • A Pastor And His Purpose

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Sep 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 10,843 views

    This message explores and attempts to dispell some myths regarding what a pastor should be about the ministry of doing.

    (Opened with the "MeChurch" video - available from SermonSpice.com) Everyone has their own idea of what church should look like. What church should be like. How church should minister to their needs and the needs of those around them. So from time to time it is important to ask, what is ...read more

  • You've Got To Rise Up, To Get Up

    Contributed by Wm. Darryl Scott Sr D.d. on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 67 ratings
     | 27,630 views

    The man at the pool asked for alms....but instead was given the opportunity to rise up from physical and spiritual deprivation.

    There are times in our lives when we need a "miracle", not simply for survival, but to continue the promised virtue of being overcomers. Have you ever needed a miracle from the Lord? We live in a world where wholeness,joy and happiness seem to be constantly threatened by the daily conflict and ...read more

  • Your Turn Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 2, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 16,280 views

    We must have the courage to lead graciously.

    YOUR TURN Nehemiah 7:1-73 S: Courage Th: Brave Hearts Pr: WE MUST HAVE THE COURAGE TO LEAD GRACIOUSLY. ?: How? KW: Principles TS: We will find in our study of Nehemiah 7:1-73, seven principles that demonstrate how one leads graciously. The _____ principle is… I. PRIORITY (1) II. ...read more

  • Lost Found Restored

    Contributed by Vernon Murray on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 138 ratings
     | 11,316 views

    Even us Christians lose our way; when that happens, the Savior, seeks us, finds us, and restores us.

    INTRODUCTION: Major Barb Sherer, a fellow Presbyterian minister and chaplain in the United States Army, was in Iraq during the beginning of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Moments before worshipers arrived for Sunday service, a fire broke out and destroyed the tent. By a miracle, no one was hurt. ...read more

  • The Temple Incident

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,667 views

    Jesus actions in the temple demonstrate that we have a responsibility to reach out and not just to make things comfortable for ourselves.

    The story we read today is an interesting one. It’s one that doesn’t really fit with the picture of Jesus that we usually think about. How does a loving Jesus, who goes around teaching good morals, fit with this violent figure who disrupts a market place, stops temple worship and causes chaos. If ...read more

  • The Exercising Christian

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,328 views

    We have been given so many wonderful gifts from God as believers. But Peter calls us to deepen our effectiveness as believers through practice.

    Passage: 2 Peter 1:5-11 Intro: We see them standing on the 18th green with a trophy and a check, or on the stage receiving the grand prize, or at the net on center court with the prize. 1. wow, $1 million for playing a game. 2. but really result of prioritizing the development of a ...read more

  • The Form Of Discipleship Of Jesus (1 Of 3) Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,985 views

    Discipleship was not simply a program through which Jesus ran the disciples. Discipleship was life.

    In the New Testament mathethes occurs only in the Gospels and Acts. The term occurs at least 230 times in the Gospels and 28 times in Acts. The usage is characterized by the fact that mathethes denotes the men and women who have attached themselves to Jesus as their master. Acts has an absolute ...read more

  • Balance As A Lifestyle

    Contributed by Sheldon Friesen on Jun 1, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 3,231 views

    Balancing the different aspects that make up our life will lead to a fulfilling lifestyle.

    Balance as a Lifestyle Ten Best Things To Say If You Get Caught Sleeping At Your Desk 10. "They told me at the blood bank this might happen." 9. "This is just a 15 minute power-nap like they raved about in that time management course you sent me to." 8. "Whew! Guess I left the top off ...read more