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  • Turning Your Pain Into Gain

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 264 ratings
     | 18,568 views

    The Prayer of Jabez gives us insight into how we don’t have to hang onto the past but press forward into the future.

  • Looking America In The Face Series

    Contributed by Preacher Fo Real on Aug 10, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,303 views

    This sermon is a personal opinion on racism. Author in 2000, redone in 2008

    Looking America in the face Because I was born on July 9, 1964 on Lakeland Farms in rural Perry County, the early years of my life were filled with the evidence of the racial prejudices and the demeaning injustices that we faced as African Americans. For the first sixteen of my life, I was ...read more

  • Preparing The Soil Series

    Contributed by Kurt Heisey on May 29, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,078 views

    There are things that hinder the soil of our heart from being truly fruitful, and things that help our soil to be fertile, let’s have good soil!

    1 Peter 2:1-3 VCC August 16, 1998 Preparing the Soil Introduction Peter is written to those who were going through all kinds of trials (1:6) He has exhorted the Christians to personal holiness in chapter 1 After encouraging personal holiness, he commanded them to have sincere love for the ...read more

  • The Book Of Wanderings

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Mar 17, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 1,052 views

    Big lessons for us from Numbers.

    INTRODUCTION A. Numbers is the Book of Wanderings 1. It is a book we must read for it speaks a message to our generation. 2. Be sure your sins will find you out. 3. It is a record of rebellion and disobedience by God’s chosen people. B. Why is it ...read more

  • How To Overcome Debilitating Guilt

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 2,452 views

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church b

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church because he doesn’t want a group of ...read more

  • Paul As A Model Of Transformation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,032 views

    Many people fail to enjoy the blessings of God because they misunderstand the nature of spiritual transformation. Before his conversion, Paul’s prejudice blinded him to what is true, eternal and liberating. Some people stagnate in their transformational g

    1. Many people fail to enjoy the blessings of God because they misunderstand the nature of spiritual transformation. Before his conversion, Paul’s prejudice blinded him to what is true, eternal and liberating. Some people stagnate in their transformational growth because they are fixated on ...read more

  • A Nation In Mourning

    Contributed by L. Durham on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 140 ratings
     | 1,908 views

    A sermon addressing the Sept. 11 tragedy.

    A Nation in Mourning Biblical Text: 1 Thess. 4: 13-14 “But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in ...read 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
     | 20,800 views

    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! ...read more

  • Partners In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 3,617 views

    TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL

    BIG IDEA: TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL Carson: "Emulate those who are interested in the well-being of others, not in their own. Be on the alert for Christians who really do exemplify this basic Christian ...read more

  • Outward Harmony / Inward Peace Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,478 views

    HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP AND INNER PEACE REQUIRE TOTAL COMMITMENT

    BIG IDEA: HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP AND INNER PEACE REQUIRE TOTAL COMMITMENT I. (:1-5) HARMONY OF FELLOWSHIP REQUIRES OUR TOTAL COMMITMENT TO ONE ANOTHER WITH A SPIRIT OF: - STEADFASTNESS - JOY - AND PATIENCE A. (:1) Steadfastness -- We Must be Totally Committed to Stand Firm in the ...read more

  • The Cost Of Following Jesus

    Contributed by Howard Harden on Jan 13, 2001
    based on 214 ratings
     | 19,833 views

    Luke shared three encounters from Jesus’ life to teach us the cost of following Jesus.

    The Cost of Following Jesus Luke 9:57-62 I recently was moved by an encounter I had with a little girl. We were in line at the small town store where I live. She was small and dirty. Her clothes were unwashed, her feet barefoot. Dirt was upon her face, but she did not notice. ...read more

  • A Prayer At New Year's

    Contributed by Jason Zahn on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,672 views

    Even in tumultuous times God’s people have every reason to offer a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God for all of the gifts he pours out on us daily!

    “We Will Never Forget.” Like never before that phrase has a chilling significance. Perhaps that phrase crystallizes the events of the year 2001. While it is a year that we’ve vowed never to forget, strangely it’s also the one we wish we had never experienced. So we look forward to a new year ...read more

  • Hold Up The Light

    Contributed by William White Jr on Jan 20, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 3,610 views

    It is a textual sermon for I only use the one biblical text I supplied to the congregation.

    HOLD UP THE LIGHT-ISAIAH 49:3-6 I remember some three years ago I visited a nursing home with my mentor, Melvin Black. I was captivated by the singing, moving, and ongoings of the patients there but I took great interest in an African American man pushing himself in a wheelchair. After the ...read more

  • Three Parades

    Contributed by Mark Winter on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 169 ratings
     | 2,916 views

    The parade that wound into Jerusalem on that long ago Sunday was exciting -- but it can’t hold a candle to the parade that took place on Friday.

    The parade route begins near the twin towns of Bethpage and Bethany, less than two miles from Jerusalem and winds into the Holy City. The Grand Marshal is an unlikely hero – a rustic from a blue-collar town up north, the son of a woodworker. In keeping with his “common man” image, he decides to ...read more

  • How To Honest Amidst Pressured Situations

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 651 views

    How to keep your integrity despite the difficulty of your circumstances

    Unit 6 – Integrity (Being Honest and Just in Everything I think about, believe and do) Lesson 13 – Joshua’s Choice – Numb. 13:1-14:38; Joshua 1:1-8; Josh. 24:15 For The Teacher’s Preparation 1. Aim: To lead the people to an awareness of how they can make honest, right and God pleasing ...read more