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  • The Most Overlooked Key To Church Growth Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 11, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    Acts 6 tells us that after the church met the needs of its widows, the "disciples multiplied greatly". What caused this dramatic explosion of growth and what can we learn from that?

    Back in the 17th Century, there was a German preacher named August Francke. He had seen the homeless children in his city and was so moved by their living conditions that he decided to found an orphanage for them. But as is often the case with such ministries, money was always tight, and he ...read more

  • How Am I Different? Series

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Oct 16, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    With all the gender confusion in our society, it's time for the church to speak up.

    “Getting A Clue: How Am I Different?” Gen. 1:26-31 & 2:4-7, 18-25; In preparation for this series I discovered a powerful, inspirational, challenging sermon by Mary Kassian, entitled The Genesis of Gender.” (1) Some of her opening words are important for our consideration ...read more

  • Vacation In Paradise Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 12, 2014
    based on 28 ratings

    We are strangers in this world, on vacation in a foreign land, with advantages the natives of this world don't even begin to understand. But do we realize what those advantages are, and what difference those blessings can mean to our lives?

    OPEN: (Video of MercyMe’s “Shake”) How many of you have ever been on a vacation? Me too. Going on Vacation can be a very pleasurable experience…as long as you know where you’re going and what to expect when you get there. But not everybody does. Travel agents have ...read more

  • "You Are The Answer To Your Own Prayer"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 25, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus instructs us to pray for workers in the harvest field; are we answering the prayer?

    Matthew 9:35-38 “You are the Answer to Your Own Prayer” In the book A Generation Alone one of the authors worked extensively with Vietnam Vets, recovering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD. PTSD is a condition resulting from a stressful incident which is beyond our ...read more

  • The First Evangelists

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on Mar 26, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Easter Morning - the Church as a movement

    10 Things You Never Hear in Church 1. Hey! It’s my turn to sit in the front pew! 2. I was so enthralled, I never noticed your sermon was 35 minutes long. 3. Personally I find volunteering at church much more enjoyable than watching basketball. 4. I’ve decided to give our church the $500 a ...read more

  • Faith And Freedom: America's Greatness Is Established In America's Faith

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Jun 30, 2015
    based on 3 ratings

    The rise of Christianity in the West propelled Western nations to great advances in science, economics and politics. This Christian foundation is the basis for America's freedom and greatness, and is in great danger as America turns away from God.

    This week, America celebrates 239 years of political independence. But Freedom is more threatened now than at any time since the General Howe nearly defeated Washington’s army on the shores of Long Island in 1776. Friday’s ruling by the US Supreme Court is not ultimately about ...read more

  • The Source Of True Comfort Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 5, 2017

    Jesus preparies the disciples for his imminent departure. The final betrayal has begun and the Cross is inevitable. ll that remains is to prepare the disciples for what’s coming.

    Sermon by Rev George Hemmings Sarah & I have learnt that we need to give our boys Micah and Joshua plenty of warning before we leave somewhere, especially if they’re having a good time. If we try to just say, ‘OK, it’s time to go,’ without any warning, they’re ...read more

  • The Mission To Samaria Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jun 14, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    The mission to Samaria shows us an improper response to rejection.

    Scripture Luke has come to a major turning point in The Gospel of Luke. Up until this point we have been introduced to Jesus, the Son of Man (1:1-4:13), and we have examined the ministry of Jesus (4:14-9:50), which has taken place largely in Galilee. Now, Luke shows us the rejection of Jesus ...read more

  • Who Is This Man? The Least Of These Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on May 26, 2013

    In Week two of this series we look at how Jesus shaped our view of "The Least of These"

    Who is this Man? The Least of Theses It was John Lennon who said, “Jesus was all right, but his disciples were thick and ordinary. It's them twisting it that ruins it for me.” And from what I hear when I talk to people and read what people have to say about Jesus that seems to be the ...read more

  • A Tough Act To Follow Series

    Contributed by David Mcclain on Jul 22, 2018

    A husband needs to follow the model of Jesus by providing selfless, loving servant- leadership with his wife.

    OPENING SENTENCE: A rather common but not recommended comment you might hear from a frustrated parent is, “Why can’t you be more like your older brother?” INTRODUCTION: Needless to say, it is intended to motivate the child to try harder and give him/her a model of what proper behavior should ...read more

  • The Character Of A Disciple: Joy Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Jul 16, 2018

    There is something about doing the right thing that brings a “joy” … a sense of peace, assurance, righteousness … that comes from doing the right thing for the right reason … whatever may befall us as we do the right thing for right reason.

    THE CHARACTER OF A DISCIPLE: JOY Scripture: 1st Peter 1:3-9 We are all familiar with the horrors that Jesus went through during His arrest and crucifixion: The betrayal. Being abandoned by His Disciples and followers. Dragged before angry and determined religious authorities. The ...read more

  • Receive The Power Series

    Contributed by Greg Surratt on Nov 4, 2009
    based on 18 ratings

    The Holy Spirit gives us the power to overcome sin, do ministry, and declare the Gospel with boldness and resolve. Do I have all that God wishes for me to enjoy?

    Hey listen, have you ever gone somewhere, and maybe you didn’t really want to go, or maybe you just weren’t expecting that much, and once you got there and you got into it, it delivered way more than you ever imagined? Did you ever do anything like that? Have you ever been anywhere like that? ...read more

  • Send Me

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 10, 2008

    total commitment to follow the Lord is echoed in the words of Isaiah, "Send Me."

    Send Me TCF Sermon Text April 6, 2008 Isaiah 6:8 (NIV) 8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Here’s the prophet Isaiah, fresh from an encounter with the living God, demonstrating a willingness to ...read more

  • Christian Civics 101 Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 43 ratings

    The most important principle about our relationship to our government.

    (Note: This sermon was introduced with the song "Fellow Prisoners" by Michael Card from the Soul Anchor CD and a slide show about persecution of Christians in the world). It’s sobering to realize that so many people who confess the name of Jesus in the world today are being persecuted for their ...read more

  • Spiritual Thermodynamics Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on May 4, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    We grow and multiply through faith, oppression, and obedience as God's ancient people did when they experienced harsh treatment in Egypt.

    In The Last Days Newsletter, Leonard Ravenhill tells about a group of tourists visiting a picturesque village. They walked by an old man sitting beside a fence, and one of them asked, “Were any great men born in this village?” The old man replied, “Nope, only babies.” ...read more