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  • Do You Really Believe?

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on May 16, 2006
    based on 140 ratings
     | 112,922 views

    A shorter sermon about the difference between having true belief versus just thinking you have true belief. Interesting illustration about a pendulum.

    Take an empty cola bottle sometime and fill it half full of water. Then, take some vegetable oil and fill it the rest of the way. Then try to shake it with all your might so it will become all mixed up. What happens? The moment you stop shaking, it begins to separate from one another, doesn’t ...read more

  • Abraham - The Hero Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 50 ratings
     | 47,283 views

    Why did God find it necessary to test Abraham’s faith? What purpose did it serve?

    OPEN: Three military recruiters were on hand to address a gathering of high school seniors. The recruiters represented different branches of the military: Army, Navy, and Marines and each of was given fifteen minutes to speak. The Army and Navy recruiters got a little carried away with their ...read more

  • Life Lessons Learned From A Wounded Wrestler

    Contributed by Steven Dow on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 320 ratings
     | 50,427 views

    We’ve all wrestled with God and so we can learn some valuable lessons from Jacob, the Wounded Wrestler.

    JACOB: LIFE LESSONS LEARNED FROM A WOUNDED WRESTLER Genesis 32:22-32 July 21, 2002 INTRODUCTION: Allow me to set the stage for you. Jacob had not seen his brother, Esau, in a long time and he was very apprehensive about their meeting. You see, many years earlier Jacob tricked his ...read more

  • A Foundation Of Faith

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 114 ratings
     | 14,496 views

    Everyone puts their faith in something ... this sermon discusses the proper foundation of faith. Text, outline, audio & powerpoint will be placed at www.sermonlist.com

    All of us do many things each day. Have you ever given thought as to why you do the things you do? In other words, do you do things because you are focused on yourself, or because you are focused on doing what God wants you to do? This is a sermon about faith. With true faith in the ...read more

  • Taking The First Step Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jul 21, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 3,150 views

    If we want to walk on water, we have to get out of the boat.

    Taking The First Step Text: Matthew 14:22-33 Introduction 1. Read Matt. 14:22-33 2. Illustration: The physics professor had just finished his lecture about the pendulum, wherein he had shown the mathematical proof that an untouched pendulum will always swing in ever-decreasing ...read more

  • Worship By Design

    Contributed by Richard Prim on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,230 views

    Worship is a verb. It is not something done to us or for us, but by us.

    Worship by Design: Introduction: John 4:24 (KJV) God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. 4:20-24 The woman brought up a popular theological issue—the correct place to worship. But her question was a smoke screen to keep Jesus away from ...read more

  • Beyond Boundaries: The Relationship God Desires Series

    Contributed by Jud Wilhite on Jun 27, 2007
    based on 28 ratings
     | 24,463 views

    I think the one thing that God has laid on my heart more than anything else over the summer is the basic desperate need we have for Him. From what is going on in the middle east, the terror alerts to the busyness we have in our lives and the frantic pace

    I think the one thing that God has laid on my heart more than anything else over the summer is the basic desperate need we have for Him. From what is going on in the middle east, the terror alerts to the busyness we have in our lives and the frantic pace we live in – I was just reminded how much we ...read more

  • The Lord Of The Sabbath

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 8,731 views

    A study on the Sabbath

    Introduction: Do you remember the old blue laws? When I was a child, most stores were closed on Sunday. If a store did happen to be open, like the old Lawson stores in our neighborhood were, many sections of that store would be covered over with sheets of cloth or paper to restrict or limit ...read more

  • Our Culture Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on May 21, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,676 views

    A whistlestop tour of the factors that have made us and our culture (in the UK) as we are. (turned us into individualists and consumers, basically!)

    Our culture. WBC 12/5/02 am Seeker Service Judges 2:8-16 I’ve wanted to say something to you on this subject for some time - understanding who we are… and what made us like this… brought us here is - so very important - SO fascinating! 1 Are things worse? Here’s the big question. Are ...read more

  • Easter: Father, Forgive Them!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 24, 2001
    based on 725 ratings
     | 105,861 views

    It was not just once that Jesus prayed this prayer. Again & again He prayed, "Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing." But I wonder if we understand what He was praying for? (Powerpoints Available - #274)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #274.) TEXT: Luke 23:32 34; Acts 3:17 19 ILL. Jamestown, VA, was the first permanent English ...read more

  • For God So Loved The World

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 9, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 16,029 views

    Bill Cosby says, "Grandparents are the biggest hypocrites in the world. There is just no way that the grandparents of my children could be the same parents who raised me, because they are so very different."

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX ILL. "Mommy, what does God look like?" asked 5-year-old Timmy. He put down his peanut butter sandwich & took a big swallow of milk. "Well, God is a Spirit & we can’t see Him in the same way that we see people," ...read more

  • Fatal Attraction

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 6,340 views

    Falling in love with the world is a fatal attraction for believers.

    Fatal Attraction 1 John 2:15-17 Several years ago there was a movie entitled "Fatal Attraction" in which a man finds himself attracted to another woman. He yields to this temptation, no doubt thinking that it will be a brief encounter. Instead, he finds himself trapped in an affair that threatens ...read more

  • Church Growth - How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days Series

    Contributed by Ken Kersten on Jun 3, 2003
    based on 221 ratings
     | 10,616 views

    The title of this message is “How to lose a guy in ten days". Unfortunately, most churches usually lose them in about 10 minutes. Let’s explore why that happens.

    How To Lose A Guy In Ten Days Matthew 28:18-20 True story – Football team getting killed – guy fumbles and it rolls over by a teammate. The guy that fumbles yells, “pick it up” to which his teammate responds, “You pick it up. You dropped it.” Well, I’ll tell you what, God is looking for ...read more

  • How To Stay Clean Living In A Pig Pen

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 100 ratings
     | 17,623 views

    If you ever have found it hard to be a Christian in this world - Paul has some good stuff for you in this text.

    "HOW TO STAY CLEAN WHILE LIVING IN A PIGPEN" TEXT: II CORINTHIANS 6:14 - 7:1 INTRODUCTION Have you ever gotten all cleaned and dressed up and then found it hard to stay that way, spaghetti sauce on the white shirt or blouse...grass stains on those new pants. Have you discovered the ...read more

  • Free To Be Content Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 17,387 views

    6th and final of a 6 part summer series from the Book of Philippians on how we are free in Christ

    FREE TO BE CONTENT Freedom! Series - Week 6 PHILIPPIANS 4:10-13 INTRODUCTION:(Drama: Puzzle Pieces - from Willow Creek) Do you know any Cam’s? Folks that look like they’ve got it all together... money, great house, expensive car... They’ve achieved pretty much everything they have set ...read more