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  • The Battlefield Wounds Of Christ

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Apr 14, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,214 views

    Jesus means for the Communion service to be a lot more than just a religious observance, but to keep fresh in our minds the act of sacrificial love He has for us.

    Turn your Bibles to Matthew 27: 28 – 31 Title: The Battlefield Wounds of Christ Theme: Remembering His Cost was Our Gain Introduction: When I first got started in the Arabian Horse business, my parents and I attended a special coronation celebration for a beautiful Arabian Stallion. On ...read more

  • Coming Like A Child

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 21, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,360 views

    Christ clearly teaches that it is not religious observance or our goodness that saves. Christ teaches that it simply takes child-like faith. But what does it mean to come to God in child-like faith?

    Disclaimer: Concepts and source material for this sermon has been gleaned from many different sources. I have attempted to acknowledgethese sources whenever possible. COMING LIKE A CHILD LUKE 18:15-17 INTRODUCTION: Sandwiched between the accounts of a Pharisee who believed that he would go to ...read more

  • Why We Have Deacons

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Jan 13, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,243 views

    Have you ever wondered why we have deacons? I mean really wonder, you know if every one was doing what they were supposed to do would we really need them?

    A New beginning Why we have Deacons Have you ever wondered why we have deacons? I mean really wonder, you know if every one was doing what they were supposed to do would we really need them? Well the answer is still yes. We see in Acts 6 why ...read more

  • Freedom From Bondage And Condemnation Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,028 views

    UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY)

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY) INTRODUCTION Follows along with theme introduced in vs. 16 -- “See to it that no one takes you captive” “Therefore” – points to what has been covered ...read more

  • Are You A Closet Pharisee? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,448 views

    Jesus has some tough things to say the Scribes and Pharisees, but these two groups started out as well meaning, sincere people about their relationship to God. What happened to them can happen to us as well.

    Most Christians are sincere and well meaning in their walk with Christ. That goes for average garden variety Christians, so called "lay" people, and professionals - pastors and the like who make their living off of the gospel. What may be surprising is that even well meaning Christians can fall ...read more

  • Ritualism Versus Spiritual Reality Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 20, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,584 views

    God desires to curb the trend toward formalism in religion which is satisfied with meeting external observation. To obey the moral precepts & principles of the word is infinitely more important than ceremonies & man-made traditions.

    ZECHARIAH 7: 1-7 RITUALISM VERSUS SPIRITUAL REALITY [Ezra 6:1-11] The seventh and eighth chapters are the third distinct division of the prophecy. In the first portion was the call to national repentance and turning to the Lord for His Covenant blessings. After a national turning to God ...read more

  • Too Good To Go To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 8, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,553 views

    Can a person be too good to go to heaven? The Bible gives us the account of two men who were too good to go to heaven.

    TOO GOOD TO GO TO HEAVEN LUKE 18:11-13, 18-23 INTRODUCTION: Many times when people are asked if they believe that they will go to heaven when they die they will say that they believe they will on the basis that are not bad, they keep the ten commandments, and they follow and observe the demands ...read more

  • Five Keys To Living In Resurrection Power Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Apr 10, 2004
    based on 123 ratings
     | 20,953 views

    This is the third in a series of messages looking at the days surrounding the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. This studies the resurrection as it applies to living each day.

    The Passion Pt 3 Five Keys To Living In Resurrection Power Matthew 28:16-20 In the weeks leading up to Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday – I shared with you the first two installments of a series called The Passion. I want to conclude that series today. One of the main points that I wanted to get ...read more

  • A Drink Of Jesus' Water

    Contributed by Vernon L Caruthers on May 11, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,233 views

    This sermon speaks of the living water that comes only from Jesus.

    A Drink of Jesus’ Water Scripture Reference: John 7:37 ’In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, If any man thirst, let him come unto Me, and drink." ------------------------------------------------------ Introduction: In the beginning of John chapter seven, the ...read more

  • John The Baptizer Points To The Light That Shines In Our Darkened World

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,154 views

    A sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Series B

    3rd Sunday in Advent, December 14, 2008 “Series B” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we gather together today to worship you and lift our hearts in thanksgiving for your gift of grace, poured out for us ...read more

  • Playing God Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,449 views

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Requirements For Revival". This sermon looks at the subject of humility.

    Sunday Morning, June 9, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Requirements For Revival”[#2] SLIDE 1 PLAYING GOD? James 4:1-12 Introduction: 1. As we continue in our series “Requirements Of Revival”, let me ask the same question I did last week. “Do you really want ...read more

  • How Did Jesus Remain Holy Without Acting Like The Pharisees

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,954 views

    "Be holy as I am holy." Practical ways that we can be obedient to the divine command.

    How to be Holy as Jesus Commands us To Be - Matt. 6:26,27 Illustration: Quarterback cum ESPN commentator Joe Theismann, allegedly explaining to his soon-to-be-ex second wife why he had an affair: "God wants Joe Theismann to be happy." Source Unknown. A holy life will make the deepest ...read more

  • The Last Straw Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,522 views

    It wasn’t enough that Saul had Go’s Spirit within him. He also needed to respond to the Spirit’s prompting with obedience. We need to listen to God’s voice and respond as he would have us respond. "Surely, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed tha

    When you think about it, being a Christian is a simple thing at one level, but it’s a multifaceted thing at another. And it’s so easy to get confused about what matters. At one level all you need is faith in Jesus Christ. At another level you need to be in a Church, you need to read your Bible. You ...read more

  • Amos - The Country Prophet (7:1-9:15) Part 3 Of 3 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Oct 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,412 views

    In this third and final lesson on Amos, we will... a. Focus our attention on the last three chapters which contain... 1) Five "Visions" of Amos 2) An "interlude" in which Amos defends his prophetic role 3) A closing glimpse of a b

    "STUDIES IN THE MINOR PROPHETS" Amos - The Country Prophet (7:1-9:15) INTRODUCTION 1. In the first two studies on the book of Amos, we briefly surveyed... a. The "Oracles" of Amos, concerning sin and judgment of eight nations (ch. 1-2) b. The "Sermons" ...read more

  • Seeing His Holiness Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 14, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,167 views

    Seeing the Holiness of God and being aware of His Presence should produce a fearful wonder and reverence of God, a terrifying vision of our own sinfulness, and a sanctified yieldedness to the Holy Sovereign One.

    CONDITIONS OF REVIVAL: SEEING HIS HOLINESS ISAIAH 6:1-8 HOLY – HOLY – HOLY! The God of all creation is infinitely holy. But what does that mean? We have been told that the word holy means to sanctify or to be set apart. R.C. Sproul in his book The Holiness of God (Wheaton, Illinois: Tyndale ...read more