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  • Paternal Instincts Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    A topical look at God’s characteristics as found in the Apostles’ Creed, that is, that He is our Creator and He is our Father.

    “I Know” - Paternal Instincts James Michener, writing in his book, The Source, tells the story of a man named Urbaal, who was a farmer living about 2200 B.C. He worshipped two gods: one, a god of death, and the other, a goddess of fertility. One day, the temple priests tell Urbaal to bring his ...read more

  • A Paternity Test

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Apr 20, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    When we are children of God our lives should be living proof that God is our Father.

    Title: A Paternity Test Text: I John 3:1-7 Thesis: When we are Children of God our lives should be living proof that God is our Father. Introduction Paternity… Paternity is the legal or biological relationship between a child and his or her father. Paternity establishes the rights and ...read more

  • Paternity Testing Series

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Apr 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    How do we know we are children of God? By the testimony of the Spirit of God. The paternity test for being a child of God is evidenced by the Spirit of God within us.

  • Paternal Pleas To Posterity

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 21, 2009

    Calvary Baptist Church, Washington, DC: We will never achieve maturity until we come to terms with our paternity and accept our posterity. Understand that those who shaped us were also maturing; the transforming power of Christ will open wide our hearts.

    All of us aspire to maturity. All of us hope to become mature and complete, grown up in every way, accomplished, respected, and honored. It’s a worthy goal. It’s a proper ambition. But we will never achieve maturity until we come to terms with both our paternity and our posterity. Our ...read more

  • "God's Paternity, Our Unity" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    When we pray the Lord’s Prayer, we show solidarity with our fellow Christians. The Lord’s Prayer breaks down all social, ethnic, economic and denominational distinctions.

    "God’s Paternity, Our Unity" Scripture: Romans 8:14-17 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Two guys were talking and one of them made a comment about prayer. The other scoffed: "If you’re so religious, let’s hear you quote the Lord’s Prayer. I bet you ten ...read more

  • Seeking A Father

    Contributed by Jon Lipka on Feb 26, 2012

    We are presented with two choices: so accept God as our Father, or to affiliate with the father of lies.

    Let us pray. Heavenly Father, you have chosen the weak things of this world to shame the strong: send your Holy Spirit to enliven my words, and to open our ears, that your Word may fall as seed upon good ground, prepared for planting and ready to yield a good fruit; we ask this in the Name of the ...read more

  • Clean All Over Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Sep 23, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    We are no good to anyone else unless first we have experienced cleansing. That rules out maternalistic protection or paternalistic inhibition. When we know we are cleansed, then we are useful to others.

    I am beginning today a series of messages on the theme, "How He Helped Humanity." "How He Helped Humanity." The idea behind this is very simple, but it branches out in many different ways. The basic idea is that we are working toward becoming a helping church, a servant people. But we need ...read more

  • The Everlasting Father Series

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Dec 18, 2011

    Exposition of Isaiah 9:6 on the names of the Christ child.

    “His Name Shall Be Called The Everlasting Father” Part 3 Isaiah 9:6 Scripture Reading Isaiah 9:6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting ...read more

  • Glorifying God In Prayer Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 14, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    1) God’s Purpose 2) God’s Paternity 3) God’s Priority 4) God’s Program & 5) God’s Plan for prayer

    At the foot of a huge metal rendition of the Olympic rings in Whistler, tea lights burn in front of the now-damp photo of a dead athlete. The sudden, horrifying death of Nodar Kumaritashvili has sparked angry charges from his father in Georgia that his son died on a dangerous Luge track. The entire ...read more

  • The Three-Fold Will Of God

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 16, 2003
    based on 68 ratings

    The will of God, as it is relates to man, is manifested in three basic expressions: sovereign, conditional and paternal. Each uniquely depicts His dealings with, and His relationship to, man in particular and His entire creation in general.

    THE THREE-FOLD WILL OF GOD “Epaphras, who is one of you, a bondservant of Christ, greets you, always laboring fervently for you in prayers, that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.” Colossians 4:12. The will of God, as it is relates to man, is manifested in three basic ...read more

  • The Most Important Prayers That The Church Must Pray Today

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Nov 14, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    This sermon is a prophetic call to the church to pray according to the Lord’s pattern. It is based on the Lord’s prayer and highlights the following truths namely 1.PATERNITY 2.PRAISE 3.POWER 4.PURPOSE 5.PROVISION 6.PARDON 7.PROTECTION


  • Chapter Three Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Mar 20, 2014

    1 John: Chapter Three

    1 John: Chapter Three DOL produces Holiness (26-28 – 3:3) In this new section John addresses the believers as little children, and commands them to abide or persevere so that (purpose) they have confidence when he returns. He knows that there will be people who will shrink back when ...read more

  • For Fathers Only!

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on May 25, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    Learn about the important role that our fathers play in their children’s life and the best gifts that fathers can give to their children.

    Matthew 7:9-11 "Or what man is there among you who, if his son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent? 11 If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more ...read more

  • A Ministry That Shepherds The Soul

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    Paul, Sylvanus & Timothy exhibited a ministry that shepherded the soul of the Thessalonian Christians. Thus God-called men have a ministry that shepherds the soul. A ministry that shepherds the soul exhibits....

    ‘A MINISTRY THAT SHEPHERDS THE SOUL’— —1Thessalonians 2:1-12 ‘A faith that soothes the soul’(1:1-10) leads to.... ‘A Ministry that Shepherds the Soul’(2:1-12) Paul, Sylvanus & Timothy exhibited a ministry that shepherded the soul of the Thessalonian Christians. God-called men have a ...read more

  • Who's Your Father? Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 23, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    In response to the Jews accusations, Jesus answers that his testimony is valid, because he knows where he has come from and where he is going. He is the Son of God. Those who believe in him will listen to his words and obey them.

    Sermon by Rev George Hemmings Meet Peter. He’s an average, Aussie bloke. Not long after he got married, he left a career in Sydney to move to the country and raised a family. Nearly twenty years in, his marriage fell apart. After a few dark years and some soul searching, Peter emerged ...read more