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  • You Got What You Wanted, But You Lost What You Had!

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Apr 7, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 11,258 views

    We must guard against pursuing our desires at the expense of do what honours God. Christians, especially, can lose effectiveness in service if they fail to consider the cost of their choices.

    GENESIS 25:29-34 YOU GOT WHAT YOU WANTED, BUT YOU LOST WHAT YOU HAD! [1] Once when Jacob was cooking stew, Esau came in from the field, and he was exhausted. And Esau said to Jacob, “Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!” (Therefore, his name was called Edom.) Jacob said, ...read more

  • Potential Service

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Oct 9, 2001
    based on 464 ratings
     | 21,270 views

    We must realize that God expects us to do more than sit on a pew each week. His desire is for us to become a useful vessel.

    Title: Potential Service Text: Matthew 25: 14-30 Intro: There are many good people, nice people with potential service for God. The only thing is they never move from potential to productive. ILL. Like the car that’s transmission is stuck in neutral; the motor sounds impressive, the lights radio ...read more

  • What It's Like To Be Christ-Like Meekness Series

    Contributed by David Parks on Nov 5, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,819 views

    Meekness is a gift of the Holy Spirit that Barclay called the hardest word in the New Testament to define.

    What Is It Like to Be Christ-like – 4 Meekness TEXT: 1 Peter 2:21. INTRODCUTION 1. Recently the former feather boa festooned wrestler and now governor of a Midwestern state is reported to have said that "organized religion is a sham and a crutch for weak-minded people." 2. It seems somewhat ...read more

  • The Church Needs Your : Presence / Time Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Feb 6, 2014
     | 3,016 views

    This series is based on the pledge we make as united Methodist to support the church with our Presence , Prayers and Gifts. Todays Sermon gets us focused on the importance of spending time with Jesus

    The story at the beginning of this sermon is not mine but it is all over the internet so I don't know who to give credit to. Key verse Matthew 25:14-30 Today’s Verse Luke 10: 41-42 Satan called a Meeting with his evil angels one day. This is what Satan said, "We can't keep the ...read more

  • Handling God's Checkbook

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 19, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,746 views

    In our finances, we must remember that God owns all that we have. That should change how we make our financial decisions.

    March 11, 2001 Matthew 25 ¡§Handling God¡¦s checkbook¡¨ INTRODUCTION „h How would you react if you were handed Bill Gates¡¦ checkbook with permission from Bill Gates to do whatever you wanted with it? „h Would it change the way you responded to this opportunity if you knew that ...read more

  • Learning To Live A Life

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jun 4, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 1,017 views

    Stewardship is about the choices we make because of who we are – our character in other words.

    Learning To Live A Life While on a trip to Switzerland, an America businessman was watching a Swiss clockmaker carving the case of an ornate cuckoo clock. As the businessman watched the clockmaker carve out the case, he was astounded at his slow rate of progress. The businessman finally ...read more

  • What Really Matters?

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,150 views

    Sermon for those seasoned with time saints. Most notes are from John Faust, minister of seniors at Southeast Christian Church

    Evening Service for 10/17/2004 What Really Matters? Seasoned with Time Series Introduction: The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned ...read more

  • Settler's Best Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 31, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,811 views

    This is the 5th sermon in the series "Are You Prepared".

    Series: Are You Prepared? (Revelation) [#5] SETTLER’S BEST Revelation 2:18-29 Introduction: Satan called a worldwide convention of demons. In his opening address he said, "We can’t keep Christians from going to church. We can’t keep them from reading their Bibles and knowing the truth. ...read more

  • Potential Or Productivity

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,552 views

    With all your potential, why are just sitting on the church pew?

    POTENTIAL OR PRODUCTIVITY 07/31/05 AM I believe this morning that within this assembly lays the potential to do great things for God. I believe sitting on these pews, are people with the potential to be great preachers, teachers, peoples with great witness abilities, care ...read more

  • Whatever It Takes (#3) Series

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,055 views

    This message is 3rd in a series of 4 messages that challenge the hearers to do "whatever it takes" to be the people that God has called them to be, and help their church be all that God would have it to be.

    “WHATEVER IT TAKES” Luke 10:38-42 INTRO – The little girl’s father had just given her a silver dollar to put into her bank. She excitedly ran off to her room to "deposit" the coin. However, in a few minutes she returned and handed the silver coin back to her father. "Daddy," she said sadly, ...read more

  • Give Me That Mountain Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on May 9, 2002
    based on 297 ratings
     | 46,384 views

    Three qualities that God honors drawn from the life of Caleb.

    A Study of Joshua Sermon # 11 “Give Me That Mountain” Joshua 14:6-15 After years of war and conquest the land of Canaan is finally under the control of the people of Israel. The land east of the Jordan River had ...read more

  • Not Around, But Through

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Apr 22, 2001
    based on 79 ratings
     | 3,189 views

    THERE IS A DELIVERANCE FOR THE PEOPLE OF GOD!

    NOT AROUND, BUT THROUGH EXODUS 14: 15-31 APRIL 22, 2001 INTRODUCTION: B.U.S.Y. Satan has called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels, he said, “We can’t keep the Christians from going to church. We can’t keep them form reading their Bibles and knowing the ...read more

  • Prepared For Spiritual Growth

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Aug 17, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,708 views

    This sermon helps us evaluate our preparedness and understanding of spiritual growth.

    Introduction: Do you remember, as a child, the anticipation of growing taller? I remember my brother and I would stand beside a doorframe in our home and use a ruler to mark our growth. We would mark a spot above our heads and then measure down to get our height. I do not know that we had any ...read more

  • Do You Love Me? A Haunting Question For A Busy Church

    Contributed by Tom Lawson on Jan 6, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 4,991 views

    An inductive sermon exploring the idolatry of our (often Christian) busyness in light to the need for "Sabbath times" of relationship-building

    DO YOU LOVE ME? A Haunting Question for a Busy Church John 21:15-17 and Deuteronomy 5:12-15 I love my wife Linda. I do. Now, to be honest, there are times that I do not enjoy being with her. But I do love her. To be painfully honest, she’s not a very exciting person for me to talk. ...read more

  • The Secret Of Life

    Contributed by Dwight Davis on Jan 11, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,711 views

    This sermon draws from the wisdom of Solomon to help us discern the real meaning of life.

    Before we get started this morning, I’d like to share with you an email a friend sent me this week. Satan called a worldwide convention. In his opening address to his evil angels he said; We can’t keep the Christians from going to church. We can’t keep them from reading their bibles and ...read more