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  • No Rules! Just Right! (Life Without The Rulebook) Series

    Contributed by Rich Cook on Jun 28, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,377 views

    Third in a series on the Bible. This message looks at life without the guidelines found in the Bible. We might think we want a life of complete freedom, but without boundaries we creep into danger.

  • Our Mission From God

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,822 views

    As Christians, we are also on a mission-a mission from God. That mission is expressed throughout the Bible, including the Beatitudes. This mission statement is a rulebook or a map for our Christian life. The Beatitudes are the good news of grace.

    Those of you who have watched TV crime shows such as “CSI” or “Columbo” know that the main character is always on a mission-namely, to solve a crime. Also, anyone who has gone on a trip has also been on a mission-namely, to get to their destination. As Christians, we ...read more

  • Stewardship Is About The Heart, Not Causes Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Oct 3, 2018
     | 3,627 views

    But part of stewardship is motive. Yes, giving is part of stewardship, but what is needed is not a rulebook telling us what to give, how much to give, by what means we give. What is needed is a heart that is right with Jesus.

    Video: The Power of Giving (1:29 min) (Available on SermonCentral.com) What Every Christian Needs to Know About Stewardship: Stewardship in church terms has always meant giving. But over the last few weeks we have looked at stewardship meaning so much more. We established that all we have is ...read more

  • Shining As Stars Series

    Contributed by Steven Buhr on Nov 12, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,595 views

    Do I ALWAYS obey what I know is right in God’s view, watched or not? Do I play by the RuleBook, even when no one else is looking or no one else is around, when no one else can see? Am I an obedient child of God, at all times, in all circumstances, in all

    Philippians 2:12-18, part 6 in series October 11, 2009 Shining as Stars 12Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13for it is God who works in you to will ...read more

  • Rules Are Rules Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 1, 2014
    based on 45 ratings
     | 28,159 views

    The Pharisees of Jesus' day died long ago. But their spirit lives on in congregations across the land. How can we recognize if we have become like the Pharisees, and what did Jesus teach us about what we need to know to avoid becoming like those men?

    (Before reading the text I noted that the stories in this section of Mark detailed the conflict between Jesus and a religious group known as the Pharisees… and I emphasized the word "Pharisees" as I read through the text) OPEN: Back in the 1980’s, the Minnesota Twins had this ...read more

  • Getting Life Right: No Rules, Just Right Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on May 18, 2020
     | 2,210 views

    The Old Testament is not a book of rules, but a guide to WHO God is, WHAT righteousness is, and HOW to bring righteousness into our lives. Jesus fulfills the law, but affirms its continuing relevance.

    Getting Life Right: NO RULES. JUST RIGHT. Matthew 5:17-20 Some years ago, Outback Steakhouse had an advertising slogan: “No Rules. Just Right.” The slogan conveyed a relaxed attitude, symbolized by the lack of a set closing time posted on the door, and leaving no customer request unfulfilled. NO ...read more

  • The Gospel: Christ In You Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Sep 8, 2015
     | 4,047 views

    This is a classic passage for living a life for God. The Christian life is letting Christ live through us.

    You may have heard someone describing their conception or rather their misconception of Christianity something like this: Christianity is taking the ten things you like to do most and stop doing them and taking the ten things you like to do least and start doing them. How can you explain this ...read more

  • The Cs Of Spiritual Guidance Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Aug 13, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,274 views

    An inductive sermon on spiritual guiance and decision making.

    THE Cs OF SPIRITUAL GUIDANCE JOHN 10:1-6 INTRODUCTION… Dr. Anderson, Freedom in Christ and Harvest House Publishers A young pilot had just passed the point of no return when the weather changed for the worse. Visibility dropped to a matter of feet as fog descended to the earth. Putting total ...read more

  • Rules For Reaching Souls

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,218 views

    peter’s vision and what it means in the plan of salvation today

    Tonight we will look at an amazing story about Peter’s vision, Peter’s visitors, Peter’s visit, and Peter’s victory. Acts 10:9-48 The lessons that Peter learned through Cornelius applies to us today. God’s desire to reach souls is greater than our doctrines, dogma’s or denominations. Rules For ...read more

  • Leadership 101 Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 22, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,921 views

    10th in long series on Joshua. This speaks of his listening to the Lord’s leadership in all he did. What does it take to hear the voice of the Lord?

    Joshua 5:13-15 – Leadership 101 In his book "Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life", the author Charles Swindoll tells a story about the 19th century agnostic Thomas Huxley. Some of you may know that name – Huxley promoted Darwinism and Humanism as he attacked the Christian faith. Now, ...read more

  • "Finding The Path"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 9,547 views

    Discovering the will of God

    “Finding the Path” A minister was asked to conduct a service at a mental institution. Things went well until the sermon. He began his message with a rhetorical question: “Why are we here?” A patient responded, “Because we’re not all there!” Purpose in life is a challenge for most of us. ...read more

  • Jesus Is Lord Because Of How He Rules Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 22, 2003
    based on 206 ratings
     | 20,345 views

    Colossians tells us that rules and regulations have no power to make us moral... but does that make sense? Yes, and the reason may amaze you.

    OPEN: He brushed his teeth twice a day and the doctor examined him twice a year. He wore galoshes when it rained, slept with the windows open, stuck to a diet with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables and got at least 8 hours of sleep every night. He never smoked, drank, or lost his ...read more

  • The Gospel: Spirit Led Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Nov 23, 2015
     | 2,943 views

    We have two natures and they are diametrically opposed. The sinful nature verses the spiritual nature. Each nature desires what is contrary to the other. All Christians have this internal conflict. But living by the Spirit brings victory.

    It can be a shocking discovery. It takes place in the slums of our big cities. It takes place in upscale suburban subdivisions. And it is taking place right now inside of your mouth. Maybe you have seen the mouthwash commercials that show the inside of a mouth magnified by one thousand ...read more

  • Sardis: The Living Corpse Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,388 views

    Here was a church that needed waking up! It was on life support and Jesus had the answer!

    Revelation 3:1-6 Sardis: The Living Corpse INTRODUCTION - Mike the Headless Chicken On September 10, 1945, Mike’s short life was about to take a turn for the worse. On this day, Mike received a death sentence. His owners, Lloyd and Clara Olsen, decided that it was time to slaughter a group ...read more

  • Love On One Foot

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,762 views

    Jesus sums up God’s laws in a brief statement that says it all: love God, love your neighbor--our duty to God and others. This is law of love...on one foot.

    A young Jewish student went to see a learned Rabbi and posed a challenging question: “Rabbi, can you tell me the essence of the Law while standing on one foot?” The Rabbi got flustered. “What? Give you the essence of the Law while on one foot? I’ve studied the Torah for over fifty years and ...read more