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  • Where Was God? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 67 ratings

    When persecution and trial attack God’s people, even some of the most faithful ask: "Where Was God?"

    OPEN: Clarence Jordan, author of the "Cotton Patch" New Testament translation and founder of the interracial Koinonia farm in Americus, Georgia, was getting a red-carpet tour of another minister’s church. With pride the minister pointed to the rich, imported pews and luxurious decorations. As more

  • Broken Lampstand Series

    Contributed by David Ward on Jan 26, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    A first-person narrative as Polycarp, bishop of Smyrna, whose big idea is "be faithful, not fearful."

    “Broken Lampstand” Revelation 2:8-11 INTRODUCTION Have you ever suffered for your faith? Even a little? To be faithful and be treated badly seems wrong to us—and it is wrong! There is malice in the world, such cruelty that only comes from the evil one, the destroyer. But our Lord more

  • The Great Exchange Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    How would you sell your soul? It may be easier than you think!

  • We Are Strangers Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Bill Lyle on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    A study in First Peter

    I. Living in reverent fear vss. 17-21 A. How you should understand your relationship with God. vs. 17 B. A short summery of the Christian faith. Vss.18-21 1. Redemption vss. 18-19 2. Revelation vs. 20 3. Resurrection vs. 21 II. Key words and phrases vs. more

  • A Call To Be Faithful Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    In your difficulty if you ever start to wonder, does anybody really know what I am going through, be assured Jesus does.

    Maybe right now you are undergoing suffering and hardship. You may recently have had the painful experience of being slandered. It may have come just for the simple reason you are a Christian standing on God’s principles. In your difficulty if you ever start to wonder, does anybody really know more

  • Windows From History

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 3, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    A series of stories from history illustrating Jesus’ call to carry the cross in Mark 8:434-38.

    Windows from History Mark 8:34-38 Mk 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Mk 8:35 For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me more

  • Lay Down Your Life

    Contributed by Claud Owens on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    What does it mean to "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your mind, and all of your strength"?

    LAY DOWN YOUR LIFE Mark 12: 28 - 31 In the gospel according to Mark, chapter 12, verse 30 Jesus says, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength." If you think about it that is a lot of loving. All of your heart. There more

  • Smyrna: 2nd Church Of Revelation

    Contributed by Ed Mcneely on Aug 7, 2002
    based on 7 ratings

    This is the martyred church. Jesus had no condemnation only encouragement for the suffering they would experience. Many still suffered in and for their faith. Christ is still with us.

    THE 2ND CHURCH OF REVELATION: Smyrna 3-3-02 Revelation 2:8-11 The first letter was to Ephesus … representing Apostolic Church – the church from Pentecost until about 110 a.d. If you recalled … Jesus commended that church highly … but warned it about drifting away from its first love: · The more

  • "I Am The Way, The Truth And The Life"

    Contributed by Glenn Newton on Aug 15, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    A simple sermon with a powerful message

    The Way, the Truth and the Life… Pastor Glenn Newton August 9, 2009 Text: John 14:6-14 “Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. 7 If you really knew me, you would know my Father as well. From now on, you do know him and have seen more

  • Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Sep 28, 2003
    based on 75 ratings

    1. History of Smyrna (Modern day Izmir) 2. The Trials/Tribulations they faced. 3. Worsening Persecution 4. Their reward

    September 21, 2003 Title: 7 Churches of Revelation: Smyrna Text: Rev. 2:8-11 Introduction 1. During this series on the 7 Churches of Revelation, there are several things that we want to happen. A. We want to understand that Jesus is walking amongst the lampstands... He is walking more

  • Conflicting Allegiances Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 7, 2001
    based on 95 ratings

    Ever since the beginning, Christians have faced the temptation of conflicting allegiances.

    Sermon for 2nd Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Acts 5:29 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Conflicting Allegiances” When is it more important for us as Christians to obey God rather than any human authority? What does God require of us in a world of conflicting allegiances? When more

  • A Tale Of Seven Churches: Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Feb 24, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    An eight part series concerning the Seven Churches of the Revelation and their relevance for us.

    It happened 1848 years ago this very day. February 23, 155. His name was Polycarp and he was the bishop of the city of Smyrna. As a young man he had been a disciple of the Apostle John, but he was no longer a young man as a matter of fact he was eighty six years old. And February 23rd would be more

  • Attain The Crown Of Life

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 4 ratings

    Attain the crown of life by faithfully wearing the crown of grace and by patiently bearing the crown of thorns.

    Daniel Habben How Can I Attain the Crown of Life? Revelation 2:8-11 1) Faithfully wear the crown of grace November 14th, 2004 2) Patiently bear the crown of thorns more

  • All Saints Day Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    The reason for ’All Saints Day’ and two examples of ’saints’.

    ALL SAINTS DAY Many years ago the bishops in England thought that there were so many good people to remember, that one day should be set apart commemorate all who had lived Godly lives, and so November 1st was designated as "All Saints Day". When we think of ‘saints’ there comes to mind a more

  • Smyrna Series

    Contributed by Chris Rowney on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Even in the first century the church faced problems of political correctness Churches of Revelation#2 - Smyrna February 2006 • Chris Rowney These messages are also available as audio podcasts at “8 “And to the angel of the church in Smyrna write: The first and the last, who was dead, and has come to more