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  • The Perceptive Art Of A Receptive Heart Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,439 views

    What's the main difference between the people who have hard hearts, shallow hearts, crowded hearts, and the one who has an open heart? The person with the open heart hears it and does it.

    INTRODUCTION Here’s Bob and here’s Jerry. They’re both in Celebration Worship at Green Acres listening to the Pastor. They’ve both been Christians for over twenty years. But there’s a big difference between Bob and Jerry. During the message, Bob has his Bible open and he’s taking notes. He ...read more

  • Humble Yourself Before The Lord Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Aug 11, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,171 views

    The heart of Josiah was responsive to God and he was humble before Him. God gives grace to the humble.

    We looked at the most evil King last week, Manasseh, who repented at the last minute and did what he could to restore the worship of God. • But his attempt at making right what he has done wrong for so many years, was too little, too late, to make a lasting impact. • Even his son Amon who ...read more

  • The Purpose And Meaning Of Parables Series

    Contributed by James Snyder on Apr 15, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,723 views

    A parable contains a truth concealed that only the Holy Spirit can reveal. The key to every parable is the illumination of the Holy Spirit in a receptive heart. Is there somebody that can

    Suppose I could offer you the secret of obtaining millions of dollars. How excited would you be? How would it change your life? Every day we find somebody offering some secret to some kind of riches. The sad thing is, there are enough gullible people in our world to keep these scams going on and ...read more

  • Jesus, The Rabbi Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 30, 2014
     | 2,590 views

    Jesus did what others rabbis did, only in more powerful ways; yet ministry is only effective when people have receptive hearts.

    Jesus, the Rabbi (Mark 6:1-13) 1. Jewish Rabbis often play the role of settling disputes. A poor Jewish man finds a wallet with $700 in it. At his synagogue, he reads a notice stating that a wealthy member has lost his wallet and is offering a $50 reward to anyone who returns it. Quickly he ...read more

  • The Principle Of Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Apr 13, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,298 views

    If we are going to be effective in evangelism, we must know the soil we are planting the Word into.

    INTRODUCTION SLIDE #1 The way we build God’s church is by reaching people. There is no other way to build the church other than to reach people. We cannot evangelize cats, dogs or any other object other than people. What is the best approach to use with people? Will we reach all people ...read more

  • A Lesson In Farming Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Jul 28, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 7,980 views

    A look at the four conditions of the human heart and the receptivity of each to the Word of God

    A Lesson in Farming Text: Luke 8:4-15 Introduction: For the next several weeks we’re going to be looking at the parables of Christ as they are found in the Gospel of Luke. The word for "parable" means, "to throw alongside." Therefore, a parable is a type of illustration thrown alongside of an ...read more

  • The Great Divorce Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 7, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,138 views

    In James 1:21-27, James shows you three steps in building a faith that really works.

    Scripture Andras Tamas is the name officials gave a certain man decades ago in a Russian psychiatric hospital. He’d been drafted into the Army, but the authorities had mistaken his native Hungarian language for the gibberish of a lunatic and had him committed. Then they forgot about him—for ...read more

  • Story Of Three Ministries

    Contributed by Frank Jackson on Aug 5, 2014
     | 3,501 views

    This is a sermon about "YOUR" ministry and how "YOU" play a role in God's plan.

    STORY OF THREE MINISTRIES Text: Mark 1:2-11 Mark 1:2-11 shows us about three ministries, how God works with ministers. First, God had a plan. I don't say 'God has a plan', because God had it planned long ago. God has a big plan and a bunch of smaller plans. We see here, for example, that ...read more

  • Matthew 13:10-17 – How To Guage Your Spiritual Apathy – Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 13, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,920 views

    The sounds of the city snatches away our attention and the persistent voice of Christ’s love fights to be heard above the collective sighs of our APATHY. Just like the parable of the Sower and the Soils.

    Matthew 13:10-17 – HOW TO GUAGE YOUR SPIRITUAL APATHY – Part 3 We visited the Opera House in Sydney not long ago. Thousands of people on foot! I am reminded that there is a spiritual INDIFFERENCE that walks the concrete footpaths of my city and what Christ has to say is often swept away or ...read more

  • Russians Resurrect Frozen Flower, Can The Same Happen With The Church?

    Contributed by Mark Tonkery on Feb 25, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,661 views

    Restoring the Christian faith in areas where it may have disappeared.

    Russians resurrect frozen flower, can the same happen with the church of the Bible? By Mark T. Tonkery Fox news reported this past week (Feb. 21, 2012) that Russian scientists managed to resurrect an ancient plant in a pioneering experiment that paves the way for the revival of other species. ...read more

  • Are You Really Listening

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 12, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,404 views

    What does the preacher have a right to expect from his listeners?

    A Study of the Book of Acts Sermon # 21 ...read more

  • Perceive And Practice The Implanted Word Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 15, 2018
     | 1,677 views

    Message 12 in our journey through James. This message focuses on James' instruction to both hear and practice the word God implants in you prepared soil.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Perceive and Practice the Implanted Truth” This is our twelfth outing in front of God’s faith-exposing mirror. James’ letter provides pointed instruction evaluating the true nature of our faith. It resembles a mirror that exposes the depths of our ...read more

  • Prepare To Plant Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 3, 2018
     | 1,396 views

    Message 11 from James exploring James' instruction to prepare our heart to receive God's implanted word being able to save our souls from temptation.

    Chico Alliance Church May 6, 2018 Pastor David Welch “Preparing to Plant” James provided instruction to his readers that would serve as a test of their faith. True faith manifests in specific ways. James wrote how a person who claims to live by faith should be living. His letter issues over ...read more

  • The Four Soils Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,756 views

    The love of God is impartial, the word of God is essential, our response is crucial.

    Stories Jesus Told - 1 "The Four Soils" Lk. 8:5-15 INTRO.: Today, we begin a series of messages on "The Stories Jesus Told." some of them are identified as parables. Others are not and may be true stories He used to illustrate spiritual truth. Jesus was the master story teller and used stories ...read more

  • "The Test Of Trustworthiness"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Sep 15, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,078 views

    Are you trustworthy with the gift of God’s Word (I THESS. 2:4)? Authentic faith will value what God says.

    "THE TEST OF TRUSTWORTHINESS" www.dennisdeese.com JAMES 1:19--27 Are you trustworthy with the gift of God’s Word (I THESS. 2:4)? Authentic faith will value what God says. There are (3) three coinciding aspects of trustworthiness directly related to God’s Word. Do you pass the test ...read more