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  • At The Cross - The Cross & Fruitfulness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 307 ratings
     | 49,727 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
     | 10,291 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
     | 10,676 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 Drumbeat Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,802 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

  • The Source Of Significance Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jan 7, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,983 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

  • The God Of Peace: Jehovah Shalom Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 53 ratings
     | 3,907 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

  • A Teacher's Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 21, 2015
    based on 16 ratings
     | 14,497 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

  • Witnessing To The Seeker Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 14, 2012
    based on 68 ratings
     | 13,990 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

  • At The Cross - The Cross & Our Flesh Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 134 ratings
     | 22,849 views

    What does it mean to "die to sin?"

    OPENING: A man met a friend of his one morning and hailed him with, "Say, Sam, have you seen Melvin lately? I’ve been looking high and low for him." "Well," said the friend, "those are the places to look. He died in January." APPLICATION: The Bible tells us that all men have died to ...read more

  • No Deductible, No Co-Pay

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 5, 2003
    based on 105 ratings
     | 4,828 views

    God is bigger than ANY elephant.

    No Deductible, No Co-Pay Has anyone here had the flu this winter? Even the 24-hour virus kind of knocks you down, kicks you in the teeth, and leaves you an aching, shivering blob. And there’s not a darn thing you can do about it. The elephant is on the rampage. No one likes to be ...read more

  • Choose Honor Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,274 views

    This is sermon five in a series of seven on Ephesians 5-6. The Christian life is one of duty, honor and service.

    Choose Honor There are a lot of special days and holidays we celebrate. Mother’s day was a couple of weeks ago. Father’s day is the week after next. We just celebrated Memorial Day. We are going to celebrate the 4th of July soon. Next Sunday we will celebrate with those who are graduating ...read more

  • The Wonder Of His Resurrection Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 19, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,568 views

    Jesus provides ultimate hope.

    "THE WONDER OF HIS RESURRECTION" LUKE 24: 13-35 INTRODUCTION: In the movie, "City Slickers," comedian Billy Crystal plays a bored baby boomer who sells advertising. One day he is invited to visit his son’s school to tell the children about his job. But as he speaks he can see the kids are ...read more

  • The Blessings Of Meekness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 20, 2010
    based on 43 ratings
     | 25,262 views

    Joseph literally "inherited the earth" because of his attitude of meekness. But how did Joseph show meekness and how can we learn from his example?

    OPEN: At one time, a man named Upton Dickson began a club called: “Dependent Order Of Really Meek And Timid Souls” When you make an acrostic of the first letters of its name, you have the word "Doormats." Dickson founded the society after he wrote a pamphlet called "Cower ...read more

  • The Moment Of Truth (Whose Line Is It?) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 303 ratings
     | 14,544 views

    Pilate questioned Jesus’ version truth, but he’s not the only one who ever questioned "truth?" What lay at the heart of his objections is the same reason many reject truth today.

    OPEN: Two psychiatrists were at a convention. As they visiting, one asked, "What was your most difficult case?" The other replied, "I had a patient who lived in a pure fantasy world. He believed that an uncle in South America was going to die and leave him a fortune. All day long he waited for ...read more

  • Creating Memories Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 8,975 views

    God used memories (the feast days) to help His people "remember" who they were and who they belonged to. How can we use the same principle for our children?

    OPEN: Memorial Day originated when Southern women scattered spring flowers on the graves of soldiers during the Civil War. They honored the Northern dead as well as their own in this way. After the war, General John A. Logan (commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic) named May 30th as a ...read more