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  • Understand His Power

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Personal encounter with God through the power of the resurrection.

  • Can You Believe It?

    Contributed by David Asch on Mar 31, 2005
    based on 38 ratings

    A narrative sermon, in which Thomas tells of his personal encounter with the risen Christ.

    CAN YOU BELIEVE IT? John 20:19-31 Good morning. My name is Thomas. You may call me Didymus, all my friends do. Where I come from Didymus means “twin” I am very pleased to be with you as you celebrate Easter. Already, it has been quite a celebration. And from what I’ve heard, you all have ...read more

  • Oh I Want To See Him

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 178 ratings

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

  • Close Encounter Of The Best Kind

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Nov 9, 2002
    based on 19 ratings

    One personal encounter with the Living God is better than all the revival stories ever told.

    Back in the seventies there was a movie that maybe you remember. It was a big hit because at the time there were reports from all around the world concerning UFO sightings. It was a phenomenon that continues today though we don’t hear as much about it. The movie was “Close Encounters of the Third ...read more

  • Doubting Thomas Encounters The Risen Lord

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Mar 15, 2001
    based on 347 ratings

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

  • Narnia: Turkish Delight And Grace Series

    Contributed by Randy Christensen on Nov 25, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Edmund’s selfish choices enslaved him to the White Witch. He could only be set free by the Lion’s sacrifice, and a personal encounter with Aslan.

  • Shall Not Prevail

    Contributed by Jose R. Hernandez on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 88 ratings

    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

  • A Bout With The Doubts

    Contributed by William Nickles on Apr 26, 2003
    based on 550 ratings

    Using Thomas as an example of resurrected faith overcoming blinding doubt

    I know we all have heard about Thomas. “Doubting Thomas;” poor ole doubting Thomas. The guy has caught grief for 2000 years and my guess is that he will catch grief for the next 2000 years – or until the Lord returns. To be honest, I feel for the guy. Our tradition has singled him out as having ...read more

  • A Recipe For Sainthood

    Contributed by William Mouser on May 16, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    After the resurrection, Jesus still had ministry to perform on His disciples, to equip them for the work he set before them. What he did for them still bears fruit in the lives of saints today.

    Isaiah 43:1-12, 1 John 1:1-4, Luke 24:36-49 A recipe for sainthood The Apostles of Christ pose a puzzle for us, one that many do not solve very well. On one hand, we have scenes throughout the gospels similar to the one in the gospel lesson for today: the Apostles full of fear, full of ...read more

  • Brought To Christ Series

    Contributed by David Beirne on Apr 29, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    Recognize the importance of the personal touch in evangelism. A brief devotional type message.

    A Man Called Peter: Brought To Christ John 1:40-42, Luke 5:1-11 Intro. Our neglect of evangelism is a big concern to all of us. It is intimidating due to its consequences. What if I mess it up? What if my failure/shortcoming/lack of memory leads to the eternal damnation of someone’s soul? ...read more

  • An Unlikely Hero

    Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Oct 28, 2001
    based on 43 ratings

    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

  • "And They Rest Not Day And Night..." By Dr. Winson Butler

    Contributed by Winson Butler on May 24, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    The length of a conversation don’t tell nothin’ about the size of the intellect. Just because someone says so doesn’t make it so. That’s why when it comes to Angels let examine the facts together!

    Introduction Not everyone believes in Angels. In Jesus’ day the Sadducees denied their existence, that’s why they were sad-u-see (Acts 23:8). Not only do I believe in them but like you have had personal encounters with them. Of course, I may not see them visibly, however, they are there hard ...read more

  • The Path To A Useful Life For God

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Gideon is our example of a useful believer

    Judges 6:23,25,26,36;7:9,14 `I. Purge sin from your life. 6-23 II. Revive True Worship. 6-25,26 III. Act on your Faith. 6-367 IV. Yield to the will of God. 7-9,14 PRAY. Prayer is the secret weapon of the Christian. James 5:13–16 1) You must have a personal encounter with God! 2) ...read more

  • 3 Steps Back To Organic Outreach Series

    Contributed by Chris Oswald on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 63 ratings

    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 Certain Man Was Sick..."

    Contributed by Winson Butler on May 11, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Just because God delays in answering our prayers doesn’t mean we have been denied!

    "A Certain Man Was Sick..." Dr. E. Winson Butler St. John 11:1-6 Introduction I. illus. I can remember her words as if it were just yesterday when she spoke. My Grandmother (Lil Granny as we called her), said to us during one of those low ...read more