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  • Purposeful

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 12, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,339 views

    Coming from spiritual death, the believer now not only has life but also has a purposeful life - a life that has the honor and glory of God as its object.

    PURPOSEFUL! EPHESIANS 2:8-10 Before an individual comes to Christ, Ephesians tells us that he or she is dead in trespasses and sins. His or her life has little or no meaning in light of eternity. When a person comes to Christ, the Word of God tells us that the Holy Spirit quickens or gives ...read more

  • "Purpose"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on May 7, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 11,676 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that before they were born God had formed and shaped them for a particular PURPOSE, which requires His Holy Spirit to set them apart in preparation for His Service.

    Jeremiah 1:5 (MSG) *Jeremiah 1:5 (GW) 7 May 2006 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris CP Walker Multicultural Gospel Service Taegue, South Korea BIG IDEA: The Lord who formed and shaped us knows the particular PURPOSE he intended us for, but unless He ...read more

  • Life On Purpose

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,446 views

    I can’t forget the story one of our members tells about his childhood. He asked his dad the big question: "Why am I here?" That’s a thoughtful question from a little boy. Here’s what his dad said. "How the h___ do I know?" My friend is still reeling from the shock of that response. But how would ...read more

  • The Purposes Of Storms

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 343 ratings
     | 19,275 views

    Those storms in our lives don’t always come from our sin-- in fact, following Christ will lead us directly into the eye of the storm.

    1. ALL PROBLEMS IN LIFE ARE NOT RELATED TO SIN! The Jews believed strongly that if something bad happened to someone, they had done some sort of sin. If a person was stricken with an illness it reflected on some sort of sin. If he suffered financial loss, it was sin-related.. If his children ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Temptation

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Jul 21, 2001
    based on 239 ratings
     | 8,436 views

    Our immediate reaction to a heartache, or a successful achievement that took years to overcome, must be one of getting ready for the next hurdle. If you don’t have any hurdles to jump in your life – if there aren’t any goals set for you right now – if yo

    The Purpose of Temptation Chris Smith Matthew 4:1-2 Oscar Wilde once said that he could resist everything except temptation. An old cartoon had the two characters looking at each other with a caption below them saying, “How come opportunity knocks only once, but temptation beats the ...read more

  • The Purpose Of The Pastor

    Contributed by Larry Bergeron on Aug 31, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 14,277 views

    The Purpose of the Pastor is to do two things: 1) Love His Lord, and 2) Feed His Lord’s Sheep

    THE PURPOSE OF THE PASTOR John 21:14-17 By Dr. Larry A. Bergeron Red Bay Church of God / September 24, 2000 / AM Turn In Your Bibles To The Gospel Of John, Chapter 21, Verses 14 Following. We Will Be Reading From This Passage In A Moment. INTRODUCTION Last Week we looked at the ...read more

  • There Is A Purpose In The Storm Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 89 ratings
     | 13,377 views

    This story in the life of Jesus and His disciples, in the boat upon the sea, conveys another world, a world where storms rise up out of nowhere and life itself is put at peril.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 20 There Is A Purpose In The Storm. Luke 8:22-25 In 1976 Gordon Lightfoot recorded a haunting ballad entitled “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” [1976, Moose Music, Ltd.] The Edmund ...read more

  • Living With Purpose

    Contributed by Benjamin Sharpe on Aug 16, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 9,531 views

    God has a specific goal and purpose for his Church and for each individual Christian. Satan’s intention is to cause the Church and the individual Christian to deviate from that destiny and, in so doing, to thwart the will and design of God.

    Luke 4:1-13 Living With Purpose The temptation of Jesus was for the purpose of distracting him from his ultimate goal and purpose in life. And that goal, that destiny, was to go to the cross as the atoning sacrifice for humanity. Satan’s intent in the wilderness was to defeat God’s purpose for ...read more

  • Purposeful Ministry Series

    Contributed by Jeff Stewart on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,866 views

    Describes the role of the pastor, deacons and members of a purposeful church.

    Purposeful Ministry September 29, 2002 Oran FBC Selected Scriptures INTRODUCTION: Over the last few weeks we have discovered and examined the purposes of the church. We have learned that churches must evangelize, not only overseas, but also right in their own backyards (Acts 1:8). We have ...read more

  • Living On Purpose

    Contributed by David Derry on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 221 ratings
     | 17,017 views

    How to know your purpose in life and live it out.

    Living on Purpose December 1, 2002 Today’s sermon is entitled “living on purpose” Do you know what your purpose is? Do you know what drives you? As you think about that question, you may be picturing a certain aspect of your life. For example: · Home life · Spiritual life · Work ...read more

  • The Priority Of Purpose

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 4,257 views

    God has placed us here for a purpose. Now is the time to know what it is. Now is the time to act on it.

    THE PRIORITY OF PURPOSE Philippians 3:7-14 INTRO: It was a “business as usual” prayer meeting night in a little suburban church. The church seated 500; 475 voted to stay at home. Twenty-five faithful souls were present. The organ cranked out the hymn with all the gusto she could muster. The ...read more

  • Love With A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jason Powers on May 3, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 7,266 views

    Discovering the purpose of our "personal relationship with our Lord and Savior" by looking at Exodus 3:1-10. God wants to save His people, and He chooses the ordinary things to be His spokesmen.

    “First Love: Love with a Purpose One of the catch phrases of Christianity is the phrase, “personal Lord and Savior.” It’s a good phrase; it implies several things: § It implies that Jesus and God are personal, that they’re intimately concerned with the very smallest details of your life. It ...read more

  • Purposed Discipline Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,338 views

    In 1 Corinthians 5, Paul severely admonishes the church for it’s failure to discipline an erring brother. The lesson we need to take from the Corinthian problem is: Don’t Forsake Christ’s Plan of Discipline.

    Purposed Discipline Series: Studies from 1 Corinthians 5:1–13 1 Corinthians INTRODUCTION UCLA sociologist, James Wilson, has observed an interesting fact about city life: The crime rate escalates on those streets where broken windows are not repaired. His study showed that the failure to ...read more

  • "Our Purpose”

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,602 views

    *God says to those who come near Him that He ‘must’ be regarded as holy and that He ‘must’ be glorified

    “Our Purpose” Matthew 22: 37 SERMON OBJECTIVE: To inspire a more powerful worship experience by encouraging the people to open their hearts to God and allow Him to help their worship to come to life INTRODUCTION: Tonight we are going to discuss ‘worship’ The word comes from the root ...read more

  • God's Purpose

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 144 ratings
     | 4,407 views

    1- God’s purpose in our worship 2- God’s purpose in our relationships

    INTRO.- Where are you headed? Where are you going? ILL.- Two friends went hunting for moose in Canada every year. Each time they were flown out to the marshland in a small bush plane. After landing them at the hunting site, the pilot said, “I’ll pick you up in four days and you can only ...read more