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  • No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets

    Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 12,467 views

    This message describes how we are to approach our Christian life based on the philosophy of missionary William Borden.

    Scripture Ref: Revelation 3:15-16, 19-21 Mark 12:28-30 Joshua 24:14-15 2 Corinthians 7:10-11 1. Introduction—Read the story of William Borden In 1904 William Borden, heir to the Borden Dairy Estate, graduated from a Chicago high school a millionaire. His parents gave him a trip around ...read more

  • Surrender: Victory In Retreat

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Jan 10, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,111 views

    Full and unconditional surrender to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.

    SURRENDER – Victory in retreat “Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self.” - C.S. Lewis Surrender is the act of giving up or yielding oneself or the possession of something to the power of another (Meriam-Webster dictionary). It is both the result and the cause of ...read more

  • Retreated Repaired And Reprogramed Series

    Contributed by Phillip Sims on Dec 14, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,171 views

    Sometimes it seems like we are running a race, and we feel that we can’t go on. But if we hold on to God’s unchangeing hand sometimes He will allow us to retreat, so that he can repair us and reprogram us for His service.

    I Kings 19:11-18 Retreated Repaired and Reprogrammed Here lies before us a very important text of scripture that is very practical in the life of every believer. It is the picture of a man that had human failings and emotional turmoil just like we do. It proves that no matter how high you ...read more

  • Know Yourself (Short Homily)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 10, 2012
    based on 67 ratings
     | 11,430 views

    This is a very short Homily titled "Know Yourself". That was used for the opening of a Men's retreat weekend.

    Let me share a reading from the Gospel of Mark with you. " They came to Bethsaida. Some people brought a blind man to him and begged him to touch him. He took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village; and when he had put saliva on his eyes and laid his hands on him, he asked ...read more

  • Joseph - The Hero That Ran Away Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 9, 2006
    based on 39 ratings
     | 15,971 views

    We often think of heroes as those who run to the fight... but often heroes are those who engage in "organized retreats".

    OPEN: One of my favorite stories from Revolutionary war involves the "Battle of the Cowpens". Toward the end of the Revolutionary war, the British General Cornwallis had captured Savannah, Charleston and Camden in South Carolina - and in the process he had defeated and imprisoned much of the ...read more

  • A Fresh Anointing

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on May 5, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 8,535 views

    God has always required His people to advance, generally it is easier to retreat! God is calling Neighborhood Church to advance!

    A FRESH ANOINTING God has always required His people to advance, generally it is easier to retreat! God is calling Neighborhood Church to advance! i.e. Remember the children of Israel at the Red Sea, the Egyptians were breathing down their backs, mountains on both sides and the sea ...read more

  • It's Vacation Time

    Contributed by Terry Jones on Jun 9, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,789 views

    Summer is a time for vacations, at time to relax but no retreat. Here’s a practical look at the believer’s approach to a little R & R.

    It’s Vacation Time Single Message - Faithfulness Text: Luke 9:10-17 Vacation time has started. It’s a season when many will pack the bags, round up the kids and head out of town to “get some R and R”. A time to “just be me” –but not without the laptop, the cell phone, the Ipod, the ...read more

  • Bread Of Life

    Contributed by Paul Zwarich on Jul 30, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,041 views

    Jesus came back from His retreat after John’s death focused on the only power that could defeat evil.

    Lectionary 18 A Matthew 14:13-21 In the past I have no doubt that most of you have heard the account of the “Feeding of the Five Thousand” and that you know that the story informs us of the miracle of how Jesus multiplied five loaves of bread and two fish into enough food to feed five thousand ...read more

  • 4 Play: Four Key Plays To A Winning Marriage Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,901 views

    This is the outline I adapted from Jack Allen’s book of the same title and used at a marriage retreat.

    Session One: Introduction & First Down Introduction: Some marriages start out with a big play. A. What are "Big Plays?" a. $40,000 wedding, new homes, new cars, birth a kid, vacations, graduations, financial success. b. Although they have a big play....many of those marriages will ...read more

  • "Spiritual Warfare: A Winnable War”, Pt. 1

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 44 ratings
     | 7,726 views

    Its high time Christians stop sounding retreat and start shouting “charge”! Instead of the devil taking it to us, we should be taking it the devil – that’s the heart of spiritual warfare!

    “Spiritual Warfare: A Winnable War”, Pt. 1 Ephesians 6:10-12 During one of the darkest periods of WW2 after the collapse of the French to Germany and before America got involved, Winston Churchill gave a speech on BBC radio that rallied his country in a powerful way. He said in part, “Now that ...read more

  • Opportune Times Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,394 views

    FAITH TO STAND (part 5) Satan knows when to advance and when to retreat. This message presents five opportune times for the enemy to attack. Regardless of the enemy’s schemes we can overcome!

    Before you pick a fight you ought to be sure you can win the war. President Roosevelt appeared before a joint session of Congress the day after Pearl Harbor was bombed, and declared, “Yesterday, December 7, 1941–a date which will live in infamy–the United States of America was suddenly and ...read more

  • Dealing With The Enemy! Part 1

    Contributed by Ronald Crandall on Jan 7, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,321 views

    We have all been hit by the enemy at one time or another yet how do we deal with his attacks. The tendency is to retreat, this is a series that I hope will give you some strength and encouragement.

    Dealing with the enemy! Part 1 By: Ron Crandall Introduction: This morning we shared on how the enemy comes against the believers in Christ, how the enemy first strikes at the home and marriage. Then when he has destroyed the family unit he then moves on and desires to decimate what remains ...read more

  • Jesus Feeds The 5000

    Contributed by Daniel Sorensen on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,262 views

    BRIEF sermon (homily) given to a group of sailors recently graduated from boot camp which could be modified to recent graduates from High School or a retreat or confirmation.

    Jesus Feeds the 5000 5000 people, all together in a tight space, all sweaty, and hungry, and tired. Kind of sounds like life on an aircraft carrier. No matter how long we have been in the service, be it 5 weeks or 5 years, we have already experienced crowds of people. Lines in the ...read more

  • "Come Together"

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Jan 27, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,098 views

    We really do need each other! In a world that is retreating from face-to-face relationships God calls us to come together to share one another’s burden and encourage each other in the faith.

    “Come Together” Hebrews 10:23-25 We live in a strange day. A day in which there are more than 6 billion people in the world and yet so few feel like they truly have any real friends. A day in which people are seeking close relationships with people on the internet and shunning the opportunities ...read more

  • What It Means To Have Faith.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 999 views

    I am glad we are in an army that never has to retreat. We are always on the move forward in faith. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross of Calvary and our faith in Him, we are not the victim but the Victor.

    What it means to have faith. Hebrews 11: 6. 01/02/05 I am glad we are in an army that never has to retreat. We are always on the move forward in faith. Because of what Jesus has done on the cross of Calvary and our faith in Him, we are not the victim but the Victor. In the end, we are the ...read more