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  • Paradigm Shift

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Mar 8, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The Pharisees had added their own interpretations to the law. Tradition was also becoming law. Jesus teaches the original intended meaning of 7 major laws of the time.

    1. Jesus Fulfillment of the Law v.17-20 “Do not think that I came to abolish the Law…but to fulfill…” - The Pharisees thought that Jesus was trying to abolish the law because He freely disregarded the Pharisaic traditions. - Although they thought that Jesus was destroying the law, they were more

  • The New You: "Paradigm Shift" Series

    Contributed by Brad Nicar on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Does a "paradigm shift" need to take place with yourself?

    THE NEW YOU: “Paradigm Shift” Romans 8:11 - 11 The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you. The New Year brings new resolutions. Many more

  • A Paradigm Shift In The Church

    Contributed by Richard Mcnair on Jul 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Here is the Paradigm shift of the first church and the Paradigm shift needed of our church today! I. A CHANGE OF CONTROL - POURING v17 & 33 II. A CHANGE OF COMMUNICATION PREACHING 17-18 III. A CHANGE OF CHALLENGE PASSION 40...

    In Dallas I worked for a furniture company that sold over a half a billion dollars worth of furniture a year. As it was growing and before I got there, the owner was influenced by a “new age” motivational speaker. The guy convinced him to put all of the sales people through a “life changing” 2 more

  • Jesus: The Author Of The Ultimate Paradigm Shift Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    This message examines how Jesus’ teaching and treatment of people was so different from the cultural norms.

    Listen to this word and think about certain adjectives that come to mind, politician. Generally words such as: crooked, dishonest, corrupt and selfish come to mind. Our experiences have stamped politicians with a social stigma that simply causes us to believe that politicians cannot be trusted. In more

  • How A Church Can Change For The Better

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 184 ratings

    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 more

  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing...

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jan 20, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    A message addressing the reality of time catching up to our rural church. This is an initial call to embrace a paradigm shift within church and society. In order to speak to a new generation, we have to be willing to find new methods of communication.

    Matthew 4:12-23 Paonia United Methodist Church January 23, 2005 “When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing” Can you remember back to when I gave you a message that Began with the words… Life is complicated? Well, this morning starts off with a similar statement. Life is more

  • Are You A Revolutionary? Part 1

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Aug 22, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    In 2005 George Barna, the founder and director of the Barna Group, a research and resource firm that provides valuable information to ministries and corporations, wrote a book titled Revolution. It is a book that discusses the paradigm shift that is happe

    (This message was inspired by George Barna and his book, Revolution. I also found Sermon Central contributor, J. Martin’s messages on this topic helpful.) In 2005 George Barna, the founder and director of the Barna Group, a research and resource firm that provides valuable information to more

  • #1&2fight The Darkness?we Need The Light! Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 27, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The darker the night, the greater the light! Have we seemingly lost out, we need a paradigm shift --- come to the light and expose the dirt. The light will push the darkness away...

    1 & 2 ARE WE FIGHTING THE DARKNESS? WE NEED A LAMP! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. This is part one and two of a four part series on darkness and light. ARE WE FIGHTING THE DARKNESS? WE NEED A LAMP! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. We know that laughter more

  • Independence Day Series

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jul 3, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon reminds us of what we have lost by abandoning traditional values, and warns against a paradigm shift in culture that will have impact upon the future of our nation.

    7-3-11 “Independence Day” Revelation 2:5 Tomorrow is Independence Day. Independence Day is to our Nation what the Day of Pentecost is to Christians, a birthday celebration. And just as we have tried to keep alive in our hearts and minds the religion which came from the Lord more

  • Terror And Trust

    Contributed by Joe Veltman on Oct 13, 2001
    based on 9 ratings

    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 more

  • Inspiration And The Second Coming

    Contributed by David Curtis on Mar 9, 2001
    based on 55 ratings

    A study of the time statemenst on the Second Coming of Christ

    "Inspiration and the Second Coming of Christ" -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Have you ever wondered why it is that two men can read the same passage of scripture and come up with two totally different interpretations? Or why two men can read more

  • Paradigm For Spiritual Passion-Part One Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on May 22, 2002
    based on 40 ratings

    An indept study of Acts 2 that leads the congregation to the understanding that what is desperately needed in the local church today is a reclamation of spiritual passion.

    2002: The Paradigm of SPIRITUAL Passion Acts 2:42-47 Sunday, January 20, 2002 Larry L. Thompson (2002) INTRODUCTION: Every year on this Sunday I give what I have called, “A State of the Church” message. It is a prayerful and pray both honest and insightful look at where we are today a church more

  • Empowering Confidence In Others Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 25, 2001
    based on 71 ratings

    Three reasons why God wants every follower of Jesus Christ to be empowered with the confidence to minister to others.

    Do you know what a paradigm shift is? A paradigm shift occurs when our most fundamental assumptions are shaken, resulting in an entirely new way of looking at things. When people realized that the universe revolved around the sun instead of the earth, that was a paradigm shift. Everything we more

  • Being In Awe Of God Series

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    How to not live in fear, worry and doubt being in awe of God.

    Today I want to start a five part series on why most of us live in fear, worry and doubt. In order to have a chance to live a life of joy you first need to be saved by the power of Jesus. If you are unsure if you are saved then please read the link on our website more

  • #4perspective:change Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    If you don’t like what you are getting,you must change what you are giving.

    #4 PERSPECTIVE: CHANGE By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. TEXT: Jer. 13:23 Can the Ethiopian change his skin, or the leopard his spots? Acts 6:14 ... they said, We heard Jesus was coming and bringing change. Isaiah 6:8, says: "Here am I." Ruth 2:2 says, " Let me now go, I more