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  • "Sound The Trumpet!" (Joel) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 10, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 6,137 views

    Heartfelt-repentance over empty ritual is needed

  • The Meaning Of Baptism

    Contributed by Bill Huffhine on May 27, 2004
    based on 154 ratings
     | 7,353 views

    Understanding the true meaning of Christian baptism through an examination of the Jewish ritual of proselyte baptism.

    One of the greatest joys that I have as a pastor is when an individual who is far from God visits our community of believers, begins to hear the voice of God calling them to a higher place, a fresh beginning, a new life, and that person responds to the call of God by committing their life to ...read more

  • The Last Supper

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 355 ratings
     | 37,312 views

    Communion is not merely a ritual. It is fellowship and involvement in the life of Christ and His Body, "The Church".

    THE LAST SUPPER 1 COR. 11:17-34 Pastor Greg Mc Donald But in giving this instruction, I do not praise you, because you come together not for the better but for the worse. 18 For, in the first place, when you come together as a church, I hear that divisions exist among you; and in part, I ...read more

  • Lord Teach Us To Pray Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 6, 2002
    based on 223 ratings
     | 152,184 views

    The Lord’s Prayer was not given to be just be recited as a ritual. It is actually given to us as the Lord’s blueprint for prayer that is acceptable to God.

  • It Is Just Not Fair

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Mar 9, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 886 views

    Only acts of righteousness done for God’s glory will be rewarded.

    IT IS JUST NOT FAIR MATTHEW 6:5-14 MARCH 10, 2002 INTRODUCTION: And now the end is near and so I face the final curtain. My friend I’ll make it clear, I’ll state my case of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full, traveled each and every high way. And more, more than this, I did it my ...read more

  • Let Freedom Ring

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 31, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,831 views

    This Memorial Day sermon looks at what spiritual freedom is and Who died for it.

    Sunday Morning May 26, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: Memorial Day (2002) SLIDE 1 LET FREEDOM RING Galatians 5:1 Introduction: 1. On this Memorial Day weekend we remember those who gave their lives for us so that we can live in a free country. 2. Freedom to worship where ...read more

  • A Priest, A Sacrifice And A Tabernacle

    Contributed by John Stevenson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 129 ratings
     | 20,139 views

    When our daughter Sky was born, we were planning to have the delivery through natural childbirth.

    When our daughter Sky was born, we were planning to have the delivery through natural childbirth. Nowadays this sort of thing is quite commonplace, but in our era it was considered to be quite an innovation. I was to be in the delivery room with Paula. As Paula was prepped for the delivery, I ...read more

  • More Than Hatch, Match, And Dispatch Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 13, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,981 views

    The church is for far more than empty ceremony on occasions demanded by tradition; it is the steward of new life, with a rich and full experience that employs the diversity of gifts God has given it.

    Last week you seemed to get a big charge out of my little story about going to a wedding rehearsal and wasting time waiting for a key person to arrive. When I said that I didn’t know what we’d do on Sunday afternoon if he didn’t show up, you let out a belly laugh. You assumed I was talking about ...read more

  • Turning Your Priorities Into Action Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 9,266 views

    Three principles for translating our priorities into action in our lives. Part of a giving campaign series.

    Today is a very important and exciting day in the life of our congregation. First of all this is the weekend of Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of what Christians down through the ages have called holy week. Holy week is the last week of Jesus Christ’s life before his resurrection from the ...read more

  • More Than Hatch, Match, And Dispatch Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 20, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,664 views

    People expect only the ceremonial from the church. But God wants to give us a rich, varied, and outward-reaching life.

    Last week you seemed to get a big charge out of my little story about going to a wedding rehearsal and wasting time waiting for a key person to arrive. When I said that I didn’t know what we’d do on Sunday afternoon if he didn’t show up, you let out a belly laugh. You assumed I was talking about ...read more

  • Faith Vs. Religion

    Contributed by Rob Westlund on May 15, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 5,155 views

    Faith sees Jesus and all that Jesus is. Religion sees what is comfortable and common

    In Wyoming’s Fitzpatrick Wilderness at 11400 feet above sea level is the pristine shore of a nameless lake. This is where we join Mike Turner, a Presbyterian minister completing his sabbatical leave with a solo adventure with God. This adventure Mike called a “Wander in Wonder” was a 60 mile hike ...read more

  • Serving A Broken World

    Contributed by Richard Pfeil on May 11, 2005
    based on 112 ratings
     | 13,566 views

    It’s a message on serving people, finding God’s purpose for your life, making a difference.

    SERVING A BROKEN WORLD TEXT: Isaiah 58: 5-10 Sunday, November 3, 2002 Let me begin with a story, and as I read it, ask yourself, “Who are you? Who are you in this story?” There were a bunch of men gathered at the YMCA talking about athletes, salaries, families, local gossip and ...read more

  • The Knowledge That Saves Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,105 views

    Isaiah tells us that "by His knowledge... he will justify many." What kind of knowledge is this and what can it mean to us. Powerful application.

    OPEN: It was a retirement dinner and the speaker stood up and began to make remarks about the man they were honoring that night. He opened with these words: "Tonight we honor a man who doesn’t know the meaning of the word dissemble, who doesn’t know the meaning of the word fear, who doesn’t ...read more

  • The Feast Of Passover (Pesach) Revealed Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 22, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 5,418 views

    Although the Passover is filled with meaning, it’s primary emphasis is Redemption. The New Testament truth that “Christ died for our sins” is demonstrated well in the Passover.

    The Feast of Passover (Pesach) Revealed INTRO 1. People are not as smart as they used to be. 2. Published Saturday, January 29, 2005 Crusade Against Eating Meat Turns Religious By ABBY WEINGARTEN New York Times Regional Newspapers Meat and religious ceremony share a long history, a ...read more

  • Faith Or Baptism Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Jan 29, 2005
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,883 views

    Are we saved by faith or baptism? This is an extra sermon in our 3 on 3 series.

    You know how some sermons are just easy to listen to? Maybe they hit on a subject you were just wondering about, or they address a need you felt but hadn’t put a name to, or they re-affirm something you believed but didn’t have the words for. Some sermons just seem to hit us right where we are at ...read more