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  • A Kingdom Picture

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Jan 31, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    I used to think the phrase, Kingdom of God, meant only some future time, but I have come to understand that it means the Christian experience under the Lordship of Christ.

    I wonder what you think of when you read or hear the phrase, “Kingdom Of God?” Perhaps you think of some future time, when there will be perfect peace and no problems, when the ferocious beasts of the forest can be led around by little children. That’s what I used to think it meant, but I have more

  • The Work Of The Spirit, Part C Series

    Contributed by David Richardson on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    God has a specific direction for each one of us. He desires that you be set apart for the work that He has prepared for you. His directions are clear, concise and timely. They won’t lead you astray.

    Life, Everlasting, Part IV – The Work of the Holy Spirit, Part C. ACTS 13:1-4 13:1 In the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. 2 While they were worshiping the more

  • Discipleship--The Process Of Maturity

    Contributed by Donato Solano on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    A true disciple is constantly and contently in the process of maturity.

    INTRODUCTION A true disciple is constantly and contently in the process of maturity. I. FAITH COMES FROM HEARING THE WORD OF GOD, 19; “disciple all nations”, Romans 10:17 A. Love the preachers of God’s Word Most people shoo away the preachers of God’s Word. They dislike them. They more

  • Silence And Solitude Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on May 12, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Learning what it means to practice silence and solitude. Part 8 of 13 on Spiritual Disc.

    Spiritual Discipline: Silence and Solitude February 17, 2008 Part of our morning routine is for me to drive Joshua and Zachary to school. About two weeks ago I was waiting in the lineup of cars to drop Joshua off at the intermediate school. Now, I have to confess, I don’t like waiting in more

  • I Pity The Fool Series

    Contributed by Bob Lentz on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Knowing the importance of hearing and obeying God’s Word

    I Pity The Fool 5-7-06 “Stop Foolin’ Yourself” Series James 1:21-27 Intro. At age 36 Erik Weihenmayer (WINE-mayor) is known as a world-class athlete. He’s a skydiver, a paraglider and a marathon runner. He’s more

  • Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 27, 2002
    based on 84 ratings

    Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11 Paul wrote, "Since then we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men." We need to be more effective persuaders in a day when many are skeptical about the truth of Jesus Christ

    Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11 Introduction: People are more likely to change their opinions if you state your beliefs than if you let the audience draw their own conclusions. * Pleasant forms of distraction can increase the effectiveness of a persuasive appeal. * Information, by more

  • The Necessity Of Self Discipline

    Contributed by Rusty Tardo on Apr 30, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Christ calls the believer to take up his cross daily...

    The Necessity of Self Discipline Dr. Russell K. Tardo Discipleship means discipline. The words are synonymous. That the words sound alike is no coincidence because a disciple is a disciplined one, a pupil. Even the very angels have been given responsibilities. They are given charge more

  • Bringing Peace... Series

    Contributed by Rob Willis on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    This is the second message of Advent, but I crafted it in conjunction with a missionary presentation we had at our church using Isaiah 52:7 - this sermon would be helpful in this setting.

    When we began the service this morning, we read from Isaiah 52 – on the screen behind me is verse 7 (let’s read it together): How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of the messenger who brings good news, the good news of peace and salvation, the news that the God of Israel reigns! Today more

  • Part Of God's Team: Our Primary Identity Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    We can fellowship with God and His workers around the world, no matter where we are.

    Part of God’s Team: Our Primary Identity (2 Thessalonians 3:1-5) 1. Immaturity begins with birth: at first, it is all about us. 2. Some mature more than others. 3.Typically, we then are wrapped up in our families, which are extensions of ourselves. Some never advance beyond this. more

  • What Do I Expect To Hear?

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jul 13, 2008

    A Sermon for Fifteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time(A) "As for what was sown on good soil, this is he who hears the word and understands it; he indeed bears fruit" Matthew 13:23

    let me ask a question of all you who are here today—What did you come expecting here to hear? In a fascinating story of his journey across the United States with his pet dog, John Steinbeck tells of a Church service he attended during his travels in the State of Vermont. Tongue in cheek, he more

  • Pastors: Leading As Preachers

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 88 ratings

    Pastors have a duty to preach for life change; the hearers are responsible to listen for life change.

    God’s Glorious Church Pastors: Leading as Preachers 2 Timothy 4:1-5 Woodlawn Baptist Church March 13, 2005 Introduction One of the most important duties of the man whom God has called is to be a preacher and teacher of God’s Word – to proclaim to you and to others, “Thus saith the Lord!” more

  • Directable Hearts Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 10, 2012
    based on 17 ratings

    Strengthen in and through God’s faithfulness we become able to direct our inner man, our hearts into the love of God and into the perseverance that comes from Christ. It is the directed heart that dwells in the love of God and in the endurance of Christ.

    [ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THE FUTURE SERIES] 2 THESSALONIANS 3: 1-5 DIRECTABLE HEARTS [Acts 17:5-9] This last major section of the epistle calls on its readers to live in the light of the truth of God’s Word. If we believe the truth it will change our lives so that we can live out the more

  • Why Do We Have Sermons Each Week? Series

    Contributed by Brent Baker on Sep 20, 2005
    based on 58 ratings

    Each week in church a sermon is given, but do we know why that is? What are some reasons that we have sermons each week?

    Date Preached _____________ Where Preached _____________ Why Do We Do What We Do? Why Do We Have a Sermon Each Week? 2 Timothy 4:1-5 In 2 Timothy 4:1-5, the apostle Paul said to the young preacher Timothy, 1In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the more

  • Sinner, Seeker, Sold Out, Shallow

    Contributed by Clay Gilbreath on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    4 Types of People attend church.

    1st Great Awakening – 1730s-1740s – Wikipedia - People became passionately and emotionally involved in their religion, rather than passively listening to intellectual discourse in a detached manner. People began to study the Bible at home.. Jonathan Edwards, George Whitfield 2nd Great Awakening more

  • Is Your Heart Ready To Listen? Series

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Jul 15, 2008
    based on 18 ratings

    This passage looks at the parable of the four soils in Luke 8 - our attitudes will determine whether we hear from God and whether the Word will be received in good soil and reproduce fruit in our lives.

    Acknowledgement - Rick Warren, Saddleback Church Today we’re beginning a new series "How to Hear God’s Voice". o One of the most basic claims of Christianity is that God speaks to people. All through the Bible you see the phrase, "And God said or The word of the Lord came to ……………….." more