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  • What About John?

    Contributed by Jody Vansickle on Feb 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Too often we are concerned about the ministry of others, Jesus reminds us that we need to be concerned about the ministry He had called us into.

    What About John? John 21:17-21 In 1991 Bill Murray starred in a movie about a manipulative, obsessive-compulsive patient who tracks down his psychotherapist, who is on vacation. The patient ends up completely taking over the doctor’s vacation. The movie was called, “What About more

  • Instructions For Ministers Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Apr 16, 2015

    Because Jesus Christ is the Lord of Hosts; you must practice ministry that gives honor to His name.

    Scripture Introduction: Please turn to Malachi 2:10-16. Do you know what treacherous living looks like? In this passage God is going to reveal what He calls treacherous living. FCF: People deal treacherously against their brother. Why does God reject offerings? Mal. more

  • The Goodness Of God

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Aug 29, 2015

    God is available at all times to hear our prayers, to listen to our concerns and to be touched by the nonverbal communication of our feelings. In return, we must be increasingly acquainted with the voice of God. We must follow God each and every day.

    In the passage from James 1:17-27, James talks about the goodness of God. God doesn’t tempt us to do evil things, but he often uses life’s challenges to strengthen and perfect us. In the process we become more like God. Instead of tempting us to do evil things, God gives us good more

  • Mark 6:1-32: Several Important Things Series

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Aug 11, 2010

    Several imporant steps in Jesus' plan to reveal himself and to equip his disciples took place in this action packed portion of scripture.

    MARK CHAPTER 6:1-32 Several Important Matters In Chapter 5, we saw the practical ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ on display non-stop. The character of chapter 6 is more diverse and perhaps more sobering. There are high points and also points to quietly ponder. Let’s launch into it now. more

  • The Storm

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    The Storm

    Matt 14:22-36 The Storm 1. The Ministry Of Christ In The Storm. (a) The Purposeful Ministry Of Christ. 22 And straightway Jesus constrained his disciples to get into a ship, and to go before him unto the other side, while he sent the multitudes away. Storms Of Correction more

  • Closing Greetings Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 7 ratings


    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST MANIFESTS ITSELF IN PRECIOUS BONDS OF FELLOWSHIP WITH THOSE WHO LABOR WITH US IN THE GOSPEL MINISTRY INTRODUCTION: cf. heavy emphasis on personal greetings and close fellowship – more so than any other epistle except Romans commends those who have been especially more

  • Instructions For Ministers Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Nov 19, 2015

    In this passage God is going to pinpoint His complaint against His chosen ministers.

    Scripture Introduction: Please turn to Malachi 2:1-9. Do you think God has specific expectations from His ministers? In this passage God is going to pinpoint His complaint against His chosen ministers. FCF: People need to know God’s expectations for ministers. What instructions does God more

  • What Does It Mean To Be Dead To Sin But Alive In Christ?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 83 ratings

    What Does It Mean to be Dead to Sin but Alive In Christ?(Rom. 6:1-5)Are you letting the life of Christ revitalize all aspects of your personal life, relationships and activities?

    What Does It Mean to be Dead to Sin but Alive In Christ? (Rom. 6:1-5) Illustration:Sin, its effects: How does a worm get inside an apple? Perhaps you think the worm burrows in from the outside. No, scientists have discovered that the worm comes from inside. But how does he get in there? Simple! more

  • The Game Plan For The Church

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 18, 2001
    based on 69 ratings

    Notice how God in Trinity is community and how He plans the church to reflect that same community.

    The Game Plan for the church In office this afternoon – I heard one of my sons calling out “Come and see somebody’s brains” Next thing I hear is boom! boom! man did they ever come running? And next I hear: E---u gross, arrgh…. Tonight we gonna look at God’s brains – i.e. his game plan for the more

  • The Extra Mile Pt 2 The Stranger Series

    Contributed by Joe Hayes on Mar 15, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    For Too long the Church has sought to win Friends and Family and past by the Stranger.

    God has stirred in my heart a theme, from Matt 5:41, entitled “The Extra Mile.” Going the second or extra mile sets a person apart from the people who ‘do just enough’ or those who claim ‘I have done my share’ and those who say ‘I just cannot do any more

  • God's Call To The Saint

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 4, 2015

    God's Call To The Saint

    1 Kings 19 God's Call To The Saint Some of the greatest people in the Bible struggled with the giant of depression. “depression feeling extreme discouragement, dejection, despair, hopelessness.”Moses cried, Num 11:15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of more

  • Hanging In There Through Despair Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Through the experience of Elijah after Jezebel’s threat and his subsequent despair we can learn some ways to hang in there.

    In a certain household the family cat brought a mouse into the house. The father was going to do away with it. The children were mortified that Papa would do such a thing. So he waited until they life the room. Then he saw a glass of water on a table and he dropped the mouse into the glass. Later, more

  • The Cornerstone

    Contributed by Kent Hawkins on Jan 22, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    Jesus Christ is the Cornerstone of our faith.

    The Cornerstone Truck commercial - Like a Rock - Chevy I’ve got a chevy, its a rock, just sits there, doesn’t do anything The prison Alcatraz was called The Rock People use the term Rock, as a nick-name for diamonds. Insurance Co. - “get a piece of the Rock” (show Gibraltar) These more

  • "Hold True To The Word Of God" Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Apr 30, 2013

    The young man Timothy was sent to the Church in Ephesus, partly to restore the Church to The Word of God.Individuals had come into the congregation giving empty and meaningless words, instead of the inspired Word of God. Today, the church needs to get ba

    *HOLD TRUE TO THE WORD OF GOD!* 1 Timothy 1:1-7 INTRODUCTION: 1.) As we begin this letter this morning, The Apostle Paul was writing to a young man in the ministry named Timothy. 2.) Really, much of this epistle we could describe as the syllabus for a class in more

  • "Making An Impact Through Work" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    What practical ways can we relieve the suffering of others and make life better for people. How can we translate our Christianity into our daily life through work.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches September 4, 2005 Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree Making an Impact Through Work Acts 9:32-43 INTRODUCTION: “What do you do for Christ each day?” a faithful Christian said. And I replied, “I drive a truck and fill the more