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  • At The Cross - The Cross & Fruitfulness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 307 ratings
     | 49,722 views

    Death comes before resurrection. In John 12, Jesus is telling us death comes before ministry.

    OPENING: Two engineers, one from I.U. and the other from Notre Dame, were out in a yard standing by a flagpole, vigorously discussing something. A student from Purdue happened by and asked what they were arguing about. "Oh," replied the student from I.U., "we were discussing how best to determine ...read more

  • The Broken Heart

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 4, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 10,280 views

    In the passage, the Blood of Jesus was shed by a Roman spear... but neither John nor any other part of Scripture makes note of the importance of Christ’s blood in this story. Is there a message in the blood that flowed from Jesus side?

    OPEN: About a year ago I received this e-mail: In 2003, Mel Gibson released a film called The Passion which dramatically and bloodily captured much of the trial and crucifixion of Christ. Because of it’s graphicness, it was rated "R". The "R", of course, is because of the violence, the gore. ...read more

  • Dealing With Montezuma's Revenge Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 9, 2014
    based on 69 ratings
     | 10,663 views

    God tells us to rejoice when the world persecutes us and makes people give us a hard time about our faith. Why on earth would I want to rejoice? What possible advantage could my being persecuted do for God?

    OPEN: Next week Ryan and Trisha Seybold will be here to present their new ministry at Show Low, Arizona where they’ll be managing the American Indian Christian Mission (AICM). It’s a ministry to the Navajo and Apache tribes in that area and they’ve done a great job there for a ...read more

  • The Gospel Of Christ

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on Jun 26, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,766 views

    The Gospel of Christ is the most important news that mankind can come to know. Paul lays out the gospel for us in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. Let us examine this passage so that we too may know the "Good New" of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    The Gospel of Christ 1 Corinthians 15:1-4 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you – unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to ...read more

  • A Teacher's Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 21, 2015
    based on 16 ratings
     | 14,482 views

    How does the gift of teaching help the church? And does that mean that if we don't have this gift that we don't have to teach?

    Little Johnny wasn't getting good marks in school. One day he came up to the teacher’s desk and looked like he wanted to say something. “Yes Johnny” the teacher said. “Is there something you want?” Very quietly he said, "I don't want to scare you, but my daddy says ...read more

  • The Drumbeat Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,783 views

    We need to understand the drumbeats that compete with Christ’s drumbeat in our lives, so we really hear Him.

    The Drumbeat Montreal/Cornwall October 23, 2004 I love a marching band. To be part of a crowd that is gathered along a street to watch a parade, and to hear, in the distance, the coming band, before I can see it, has always been a peak event in my life. I remember, as a boy, crouching along ...read more

  • Shop 'til You Drop Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,665 views

    Discover the counter-cultural ethic that Jesus utilized as he ministered and saved the human race.

    SHOP ‘TIL YOU DROP Mark 2:13-17 Sermon #3 of “Ten Cultural Myths that Drive America” This is the third sermon in our sermon series, “Ten Cultural Myths that Drive America” from the first six chapters of Mark. Last week we looked at “Image is Everything” from Mark 1:32-39. We discovered the ...read more

  • A Promise Is A Promise. Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 4, 2014
    based on 68 ratings
     | 52,031 views

    What had Abraham done that made him worthy of one of the greatest promises in Scripture?

    OPEN: When you and I were children, there was a saying we’d often hear. I’m going to say the first half of the saying and let’s see if you know the 2nd half: “Cross my heart and (hope to die)” What was that child saying? They were saying they’d made a ...read more

  • Don't Be Anxious Series

    Contributed by Tony Thomas on Oct 11, 2017
     | 1,555 views

    This message is the first in a series called Life Verses.

    We’re starting a new series today called Life Verses. A Life Verse is a favorite Bible verse that is your “go to” verse for inspiration and direction. Last month I asked you to share with me your Life Verse and to date, I have received 45 verses! Different verses! Duane and I pared the verses ...read more

  • The Source Of Significance Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,974 views

    1st in series based on John 1&2. The problem is that we human types keep trying to find the good life in all the wrong places, using all the wrong tools, with all the wrong resources, and getting miserable empty results.

    Living the Good Life A Study of John 1 & 2 Having what it takes to make it in the world today… Jesus came for one purpose John 10:10b “…I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” To give us an abundant life. God never intended that we be miserable, hurt, damaged, or ...read more

  • Doing Church Together

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Aug 6, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,558 views

    At its best, the church is communal, creedal, charismatic, and caring.

    Doing Church Together Ephesians 4:1-16 August 6, 2006 One of the things that I have learned through the years as I have taken scores of psychological tests for ordination and continuing education is that I am terribly introverted. I am so introverted that I am almost off the scale. ...read more

  • Those Dry Bones

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 78 ratings
     | 1,443 views

    What man cannot do, God can. He is the ultimate Sovereign.

    Those Dry Bones (Ezekiel 36-37) Intro 1. Being human is a privilege, but sometimes its limitations get to us... 2. Sam: lost control in Ohio, I lectured him; next week, me at Purdue... 3. In reality, no one can handle things like God.... 4. The Old Covenant w/Israel---problem not the ...read more

  • The God Of Peace: Jehovah Shalom Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,896 views

    This is part 5 of a series examining the OT names of God.

    Who is God? A God of Peace: The Calling of Gideon (Jehovah Shalom) Judges 6-7 I. If you don’t have the peace of God, you don’t have real peace. (6:1-10) A. The Problems of Israel. 1. The Midianites. Who were they? a. Compare them to The Magnificent Seven: - ...read more

  • Witnessing To The Seeker Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 14, 2012
    based on 68 ratings
     | 13,985 views

    If someone came to you and asked you about your faith in Jesus, what would you tell them? Would you just invite them to church, or would you be able to tell them why you believe what you believe?

    OPEN: Someone once said: “I’m just a nobody, trying to tell everybody, about Somebody, who can save anybody” (REPEAT) This morning’s text is a story about the first Gentiles who became Christians. Up until this time the entire Church was made up of Jews who’d accepted Jesus. There were NO ...read more

  • How To Have A Happy New Year (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 31, 2014
     | 1,159 views

    If you want a happy new year, demonstrate humility in mercy, purity, making peace, and in accepting persecution. Be humble if you want to be happy.

    Orla Shup, of Albion, Pennsylvania, was babysitting her pastor’s 3-year-old daughter, playing their favorite game together, Go Fish. One evening, after winning several rounds, the little girl kept bragging about how good she was. Jokingly, Orla Shup said to her, “I'm going to have to ...read more