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  • The Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Feb 6, 2015
     | 1,853 views

    In this passage Paul asks the questions: 1. What is the origin of life? 2. What is the meaning of life? 3. What is the value of life?

    TSL 09-02-2015 I’d like to look this morning at the passage appointed as the Epistle today from Colossians 1:1-14. In it, as Rodney Buchanan has said Paul answers three basic questions: 1. What is the origin of life? 2. What is the meaning of life? 3. What is the value of ...read more

  • If You Want To Walk On Water, You Have To Get Out Of The Boat

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 22, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,135 views

    God is calling his rural church to change. Stop looking at the waves and see them instead as an opportunity for mission

    Sermon: If you want to walk on water, you better get out of the boat! 1. Introduction: I would like to focus on two particular verses from our Gospel reading today. They occur in the middle of the story of Jesus walking on the water. The disciples have run into a storm on the middle ...read more

  • When The Going Gets Tough, The Tough Go Fishing...

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jan 20, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,786 views

    A message addressing the reality of time catching up to our rural church. This is an initial call to embrace a paradigm shift within church and society. In order to speak to a new generation, we have to be willing to find new methods of communication.

    Matthew 4:12-23 Paonia United Methodist Church January 23, 2005 “When the going gets tough, the tough go fishing” Can you remember back to when I gave you a message that Began with the words… Life is complicated? Well, this morning starts off with a similar statement. Life is ...read more

  • Half Time Discipleship?

    Contributed by Carl Benge on Sep 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,053 views

    Explains how Discipleship is not a hobby or 1/2 time committment.

    Reverend John Thomas the president of the United Church of Christ told of his 2002 experience in China in a sermon he gave in September 2004. “I met many pastors and church leaders who had suffered terribly during the years of the Cultural Revolution under Chairman Mao and his fanatical ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 104 ratings
     | 2,452 views

    Thesis: The Lord's Supper honors Christ and benefits Christians. Intro.: 1. It is difficult to overestimate the importance and significance of the Lord's Supper for Christians: a. Oscar Cullman--LS "basis and goal of every gathering" of 1st Christians. b. John Calvin considered LS the ...read more

  • The Four Voices

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 121 ratings
     | 6,182 views

    All of us have at least four voices within our soul. We would do well to listen to them regularly.

    The Four Voices 1 Cor 15:9-10 9 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them-- yet not I, ...read more

  • The Battle Goes On

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Aug 23, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 723 views

    The battle for the hearts and souls of men is still raging, even though we may not like the image. Satan will always oppose God, and use men to do it. What is our response?

    Passage: Acts 12:1-19 Intro: In my lifetime, I have observed a paradigm shift in the church. 1. the Christian life used to be viewed as a battle, the participation in a war. Il) Onward Christian Soldiers, Am I a Soldier of the Cross, Faith is the Victory 2. but that has changed. Now it is an ...read more

  • Salty People; Peaceful People

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,246 views

    Jesus told his disciples (and us) to have salt within us, and peace between us.

    John said to him, "Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us." But Jesus said, "Do not stop him; for no one who does a deed of power in my name will be able soon afterward to speak evil of me. Whoever is not against us ...read more

  • Sermon For A Church Homecoming Reunion

    Contributed by Byron Perrine on Jun 29, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 15,980 views

    The significance of reunion and homecoming in this life points to the coming reunion and homecoming in the next. This sermon is appropriate for any church homecoming reunion celebration.

    This sermon was given June 30, 2013, at the Palmyra Methodist Church in rural Bird Island, MN. The congregation has been disbanded for many years. Each summer the descendants of the founders of the church faithfully return to this tiny rural church for a reunion homecoming. Title: “If ...read more

  • Time's Wasting, Do It! Series

    Contributed by James Dorman on May 10, 2016
     | 2,319 views

    This is an outline of Ephesians 5:16 and wraps up the series from Twitter by examining the phrase "Time's wasting, Do it!".

    Time’s Wasting, DO it! Making the most of time Ephesians 5:1-21 key verse 16 . Pay careful attention, then, to how you walk — not as unwise people but as wise — making the most of the time, because the days are evil. So don’t be foolish, but understand what the ...read more

  • The Christian Home Series

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Mar 7, 2016
     | 3,532 views

    So what kind of home are you building for your family? Is it one where God is honored, loved and served faithfully or halfheartedly?

    The Christian Home Children are a heritage from the LORD, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3 Deuteronomy 6:1-9 6 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your ...read more

  • Warriors For The Kingdom

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,176 views

    Listen to the sound of the coming revival, there is a call for warriors to rise up in our time.

    Have you heard the warriors call today? Turn to Ephesians 6:10 (READ 10-18) There is a renewed call to arms in the land. 1 Corinthians 16:12 says, "Be on your guard, stand firm in the faith, be men of courage; be strong." The church must be united and built up for the inevitable ...read more

  • The Way The Church Should Operate

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,176 views

    Forms Functions, Foundation, Fullness. What doe those words have to do with the church? Find out

    The Way the Church Should Operate Introduction A. Today we are going to examine and issue that has really struck me hard in the last couple of weeks B. I have come to the realization that there are a lot of thing we do in the name of ministry and we forget the purpose of what they are ...read more

  • Be Prepared For Christ's Coming With Peace Series

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,396 views

    Sermon Series for Advent number 3 0f 9 on the fruits of the spirit

    Second Sunday in Advent Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Be Prepared for Christ’s Coming With Peace 1. Peace to be believed. 2. Peace to be shared. Fellow Christians preparing for ...read more

  • Let's Fall To Pieces Together

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,346 views

    When tough times come and we fall to pieces, we will nto survive unless we gather around each other to comfort, support, love, and model Jesus.

    Let’s Fall to Pieces Together Luke 22:39-46 January 22, 2006 There is a medium sized city in Indiana which has a Methodist Church in the heart of the downtown area. Members of the church include some of the leaders of the community: Business owners, entrepreneurs, city politicians, doctors, ...read more