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  • Oh I Want To See Him

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 178 ratings
     | 13,396 views

    Isaiah’s vision of God is pattern and motivation for our personal encounter with the Almighty

    -- The nation of Judah was in a time of transition and uncertainty. -- Uzziah, who had become king at age 16 and ruled 52 years, had died. -- He had come to the throne at a difficult time and had won many battles against Judah’s enemies. -- He strengthened the nation and it prospered as he ...read more

  • Doubting Thomas Encounters The Risen Lord

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 15, 2001
    based on 347 ratings
     | 25,863 views

    Thomas heard of the resurrection second-hand and had to have a personal encounter with Jesus before he came to faith.

    DOUBTING THOMAS ENCOUNTERS THE RISEN LORD The first Easter Sunday morning was a time of indescribable joy - Jesus had risen from the dead. Friday was the day of the funeral, but Sunday turned it into a festival! It was almost too good to be true. The disciples could hardly take it in. One ...read more

  • Getting Your Faith Out Of The Tomb

    Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 121 ratings
     | 2,193 views

    THERE ARE CHRISTIANS WHOSE FAITH HAS BEEN WOUNDED BY BAD EXPERIENCES. THERE ARE UNBELIEVERS WHOSE FAITH IS DEAD. BOTH NEED THE HEALING PRESENCE OF JESUS

    GETTING YOUR FAITH OUT OF THE TOMB JOHN 19:40 - 20:2, 19-30 I. THE EMPTY TOMB A. The resurrection of Jesus is foundational to the Christian faith B. The thing I want to deal with is not the resurrection of Jesus but the dead faith of the disciples C. It wasn’t the body of Jesus that was ...read more

  • Shall Not Prevail

    Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,768 views

    Jesus has given us the victory, let's act like it.

    Today we are going to analyze something that all of us know. Today we are going to examine the church. With this I am not saying that we will be talking about this church or congregation, but we will be analyzing the foundation of Christ's church. We will be analyzing not only the base but also the ...read more

  • An Unlikely Hero

    Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Oct 28, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,926 views

    Gideon was considered by others as the least and the last. But to God, he was considered to be a mighty man of valor.

    I. Out of Sight, Out of Mind A. Text: Judges 6:1-25 B. So make the situation clear, I want you to notice that, at the beginning of our story, we find Gideon threshing wheat in a winepress! C. Now, why would he thresh wheat in a winepress? Shouldn’t he just thresh wheat on a threshing floor? ...read more

  • "The Reality Of Easter”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,680 views

    Proof that the resurrection realy occured.

    Intro: An atheist complained to a Christian friend, “Christians have their special holidays, such as Christmas and Easter; and Jews celebrate their holidays, such as Passover and Yom Kippur; Muslims have their holidays. EVERY religion has its holidays. But we atheists,” he said, “have no recognized ...read more

  • 3 Steps Back To Organic Outreach Series

    Contributed by Chris Oswald on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 1,607 views

    Series outline on rediscovering the simplicity of sharing Jesus. A simple exposition of John 1:29- looking at Andrew’s experience w/ Jesus

    This is an outline for a 3 week series called: "Learning to Breathe - rediscovering the simplicity of sharing Jesus." Who taught you how to breathe? Andrew has become famous for his invitations. Before every Billy Graham crusade they do something called "Operation Andrew." The basic idea ...read more

  • A Prophetic Message To Third Generation Christians

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,198 views

    This sermon is a prophetic message to third generation Christians whose parents and grandparents were beleivers and is a challenge to the third generation Christians to follow the faith of their forefathers and to complete the unfinished task of world evangelism in their generation.

    A PROPHETIC MESSAGE TO THIRD GENERATION CHRISTIANS OUTLINE 1. ELEVATION - EXTENSION - ENLARGEMENT 2. EXAMPLE - ENCOURAGEMENT - ENVIRONMENT 3. EXPECTATION - ENTANGLEMENT - ERRORS 4. ENCOUNTER - EXPERIENCE - ENLIGHTENMENT 5. EXAMINATION - ENDURANCE - ...read more

  • Stay On The Journey

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Apr 11, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,726 views

    Our christian walk is more a journey than a destination. We have to keep hoping back on the train

    This section of scripture may seem benign enough with a casual reading, but as we will see, this little story confronts us with a number of issues from our past Luke 24:13-35 Now behold, two of them were traveling that same day to a village called Emmaus, which was seven miles from ...read more

  • Gideon - An Unexpected Hero Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 191 ratings
     | 19,454 views

    Gideon wasn’t a natural hero, but God used him to save his people. God often uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things

    Gideon isn’t exactly your Hollywood image of a hero is he? In fact he’s the exact opposite. He’s much more the indecisive, timid type. He’s one of those people who want every i dotted and every t crossed before they make a decision and even then they won’t be able to make up their mind. You can see ...read more

  • Prove It Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,443 views

    God’s promised sign was unmistakeable as is His faithfulness.

    As we continue on with our series, "He’s Coming!!!" We will look today at a promise in the book of Isaiah. Let’s take a look at Isaiah 7:14: “All right then, the Lord himself will choose the sign. Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son and will call him Immanuel ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Is The Living Water Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 70 ratings
     | 5,776 views

    Picture # 8 in series: The 14 Candid Snapshots of the Maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John. The Holy Spirit of God is the Living Water which is a picture of the Holy Spirit of God working through and in the maturing Christian’s life.

    Picture # 8: The Living Water, The Holy Spirit (John 7:14-39). Key verses: 37-39 This 8th candid snapshot of the maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John is the picture of Jesus as the Living Water. It’s a picture of the Holy Spirit of God working in the believer’s ...read more

  • Jesus Is Risen Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 62 ratings
     | 1,811 views

    Mary and the disciples discover true belief in Jesus and are sent out to proclaim his resurrection

    It’s early Sunday morning, and she can’t wait any longer. Jesus had been taken down from the cross late on the Friday and buried in Joseph’s tomb, but the Jewish law prohibited them from travelling as far as the tomb on the Sabbath, particularly this Sabbath, being Passover. So they’d had to wait a ...read more

  • 4 Perspectives

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Apr 16, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    4 eyewitness accounts of the resurrection of Jesus: Mary Magdalene, Peter, John, and Thomas, as pictures seen in John Chapter 20

    Sermon.970 See # 534, 638, 854, Sack.105, 12Dis.004 From the pulpit of Bayview Baptist Church, Easter Sunday, April 15, 2001 “ 4 Perspectives” Text: John Chapter 20 I’m always amazed at how a person can recall different personal perspectives from the exact same event! There’s ...read more

  • How To Grow A Healthy Church

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 155 ratings
     | 10,113 views

    Main Idea: Healthy churches are those that fulfill their biblical purpose. Introduction: (Duct tape illustration using a roll of tape) Many of you here are very familiar with this product. You have probably used it many times for many different purposes. Years ago, thousands of dollars went into ...read more