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  • Let’s Go Fishing Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 7, 2013
    based on 137 ratings
     | 37,396 views

    The best fishermen often have expensive rods and reels and lures. But these are only tools. If those tools don’t help them catch fish, they’re worthless. What tools do we use to "catch" souls for Jesus and how does Jesus turn us into "fishers of men"?

    A couple of guys named Ed and Fred had gone fishing for the very first time in their lives. They went out and bought themselves a couple of rods and reels, went down to the lake and rented a boat at the boat rental place and rowed out to a likely place and let down their anchor. They’d read ...read more

  • Called To Be A Priest

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,167 views

    What does it mean to be a part of a holy nation, a people belonging to God, the priesthood of all believers?

    CALLED TO BE A PRIEST I Peter 2:9-10 Intro: As many of you know I come from a very strong Irish Catholic family with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Several of my mom’s relatives are Nuns and Priests, and a few on my dad’s side as well. Growing up in my family as in all Good Irish ...read more

  • Talk About Tongues

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 136 ratings
     | 3,357 views

    A message about the power of the tongue

    6, July 2003 Dakota Community Church Talk About Tongues Introduction: Talk is cheap because the supply always exceeds the demand. One of the lessons of history is that nothing is often a good thing to do and always a clever thing to say. Talk is cheap because supply always exceeds ...read more

  • Principles For Applying Our Freedom For God's Glory

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 2, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,342 views

    We are created to give God glory. In the perfect law of liberty our ability to choose to give glory to God and honor Him or reject Him. A simple look at how we can use our liberty for His glory.

    Intro: How many can remember Patrick Henry’s words? “Give me Liberty or Give me death.” There is much tied up in His words. Most often we think of liberty as something that allows us to choose to do the things we want. But we will find in the passage tonight liberty is also given to us so that ...read more

  • Complacency In The Church

    Contributed by Robert Kerr on Jul 24, 2004
    based on 154 ratings
     | 25,727 views

    THE CAUSE & CURE FOR COMPLACENCY IN THE CHURCH

    COMPLACENCY IN THE CHURCH BACKGROUND: The people of the Northern kingdom (Israel), even while thinking themselves secure, stood doomed for their rejection of the Lord and His ways. TEXT: Amos 6:1-14 INTRODUCTION: Amos 6:1 Woe to them that are at ease in Zion, and trust in the ...read more

  • Agape

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Jan 11, 2009
    based on 13 ratings
     | 6,052 views

    Loving others unconditionally is humanly impossible but He has given us the tools and power to love others like He does.

    AGAPE LOVE AND GODLY RELATIONSHIPS “Christian love has God for its primary object and expresses itself first of all in explicit obedience to His commandments. Self-will, that is self-pleasing, is the negation of love to God. Christian love whether exercised toward the brethren, or to men ...read more

  • Try This At Home Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 28,802 views

    Many Christians believe that ministry should only be attempted by "trained professional". "Don’t try this at home" is their mantra. But Ephesians 4 teaches something entirely different.

    OPEN: (The following illustration originated from either Tom Osborn or Lynn Malone here on sermoncentral.com) I read the following description of a preacher’s job from someone who had known a number of preachers over their lifetime, and they had put together a synthesized view of a man they ...read more

  • You Gonna Fish? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 35 ratings
     | 19,856 views

    Up until this "fishing trip" with Jesus, Peter has only had a casual relationship with Christ. On this day, Jesus challenged him with the question: "Are you gonna talk, or are you gonna fish?"

    OPEN: There’s an old joke about two fishermen out in a boat. The day was calm and the lake was isolated enough that they were the only fishermen there. The first man baited his hook, threw it into the water and watched the bobber bob on the waves. Suddenly there was a terrific explosion just a ...read more

  • It's Time To Celebrate Series

    Contributed by Bud Rose on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,279 views

    The fourth sermon in a series on the power of the Holy Spirit. This one deals with celebration.

    WE’VE GOT THE POWER – 4 “It’s Time To Celebrate!” Text: Deuteronomy 16:5,6,8-12 Introduction: Over the past several weeks I’ve been preaching a series of messages on, “We’ve God The Power”. The 1st message, “Where It All Began”, talked about when the New Testament Church actually began. We ...read more

  • Anchors For The Storm

    Contributed by Ben Peak on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,581 views

    Storms… they are part of life. And here in our text, Paul faces some storms. And through this time in Paul’s life we can find the anchors which held him firm during those storms.

    You know, the Bible is packed full of some really great stories. Stories that tell us history like the creation story. Stories of love like the one we find in the book of Ruth. Stories of war are scattered all over the Old Testament. Stories with drama like the lives of Joseph and David. ...read more

  • Puah & Shiphrah

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 167 ratings
     | 24,343 views

    A strong lesson from two relatively unknown Old Testament characters. What can we learn from these two women? Much!

    If you are a student of the Old Testament, you are well aware of the strong women characters featured in the book of Genesis. The stories of many of these women, such as Sarah, Rebekah, and Rachel are given to us in much detail. Through the Genesis text we gain a rich insight into their ...read more

  • Heaven's Throne Room Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 47 ratings
     | 16,103 views

    The Lord God allows us to join with John and see Heaven’s Throne Room. We are called to acknowledge the glory and power of the One on the eternal throne. Heaven has a sovereign.

    REVELATIONS 4:1-6a HEAVEN’S THRONE ROOM [Ezekiel 1:13-28] In the first vision (starting in chapter one) we saw the exalted Christ nurturing and protecting His church. These seven churches have characteristics that belong to various churches in every ...read more

  • Baa Baa Black Sheep Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 29, 2011
    based on 93 ratings
     | 22,852 views

    Psychologists refer to the trait of not wanting someone to be part of their "flock" the "Black Sheep Effect". Jesus could have told His parable using a black sheep (because the sinners He worked with were that), but He didn’t. Were there reasons why He di

    OPEN: (This is a video of a 3 yr old girl “reading” the story of the lost sheep. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QIhNBzK6dQ Begin at 31 sec mark. Quit at 3 minutes) In keeping with this idea of children’s stories, I want to share with you a children’s song about sheep. Sing along is you know ...read more

  • Are You A Mary Or A Martha? Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jul 23, 2013
    based on 11 ratings
     | 20,426 views

    This sermon looks at how we can become distracted from seeking Jesus.

    Are You A Mary or A Martha? 38 Now as they were traveling along, He (Jesus) entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord's feet, listening to His word. 40 But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; ...read more

  • How To Multiply Conversions

    Contributed by R. Stanley on Dec 1, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,441 views

    A Biblical response to the Anticonversion Bill promulgated by the Tamilnadu Government in India.

    How to multiply Conversions ****************************** This message is a sequel to my article, Can Conversions be Stopped? which was pasted on this website (www.stanleyonbible.com) on 18 October 2002 and published in the November 2002 issue of Blessing monthly. I am humbled by the ...read more