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  • The Sacred Cow

    Contributed by John A. Peck on Nov 3, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,796 views

    We don’t have high regard for cows in our culture. Even the term, sacred cow, is funny to us. However, God has given cows a special place in the Holy Scriptures.

    One of my favorite Far Side cartoons shows a herd of cattle standing at a fence, facing a leader. In the background is a large urban city in flames. In the caption, the leader cow is saying, “Evidently, Agent (some number) has accomplished her mission.” Cows. Even the word is funny. We ...read more

  • Tipping Sacred Cows

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,357 views

    A sermon addressing the need to change church as usual.

    -I want to talk to you about transitions that need to happen in the church world. In the process I am sure I will TIP SOME SACRED COWS! • Citipoint is in a time of transition • At the same time the church, as a whole, is in a time of shifting… o From affluence to ...read more

  • Because I Said So

    Contributed by Shawn Kelly on Jul 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,074 views

    Four words that will drive a kid nuts. Use them!

    I thought it would be nice if DJ & Bailey had a Job description to go along with today’s baby dedication. In fact, all of us could use this job description. JOB DESCRIPTION FOR PARENTS POSITION : Mom, Mommy, Mama, Ma Dad, Daddy, Dada, Pa JOB DESCRIPTION : Long term, team players ...read more

  • How To Be A Vibrant Church Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,743 views

    A study on the 7 model churches as described by Jesus in the book of Revelation. Learn why the church is so important, and your part in what He’s up to in these last days.

    How to Be a Vibrant Church Series: Will the Real Church Please Stand Up? October 8, 2006 READ Rev.3:1-6 The ache in the chest wasn’t particularly bad. It wasn’t the fierce, crushing pain that usually signals a heart attack, (like in the movies)… but it was bad enough to wake me up from a deep ...read more

  • #11divine Possibilities: Kill The Sacred Cow? Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Aug 17, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,573 views

    We study Divine Possibilities, are we willing to kill our sacred cows as a sacrifice to release the move of God? We can stay the same and expect things differently?

    #11--- DIVINE POSSIBILITIES: KILL THE SACRED COW? LEAVING YOUR COMFORT ZONE? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com We are studying Divine Possibilities: 1. Climb into God’s Envelope; 2. Accept the Mantle; 3. Starving at a feast; 4. Let God! 5. When an unforgiving preacher ...read more

  • The Certain Decision Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jul 26, 2009
     | 3,289 views

    This is week 4 of a 7 week series based on the book, the Traveler’s Gift. This week is the Certain Decision and looks at the disappoitment felt by Joshua and Caleb.

    Have you ever been disappointed with the way things are turning out but still certain of where you are supposed to be going? Joshua and Caleb followed Moses out of Egypt along with the rest of the people of Israel and during that time they had watched God provide for them time and time again. It ...read more

  • Because I Said So

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,164 views

    Don’t let your “sacred cows” keep you from experiencing all that God has for you.

    When you were a kid, didn’t you hate it when your parents said "no" to something – and when you asked "why?" they just replied: "because I said so." "Well, who died and made you God?" you thought, but never dared utter. As a parent I have tried to always give a reason – however lame it might be ...read more

  • What Happens On The Mountain... Shouldn't Stay On The Mountain

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Feb 21, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,369 views

    God uses mountain top experiences in our lives and the lives of others to prepare us for living in the real world down in the valley.

    Title: What Happens On the Mountain… Shouldn't Stay On the Mountain Text: Matthew 17:1-9 Thesis: God uses mountain top experiences to prepare us for living in the valley. Transfiguration Sunday is a day we reflect on perhaps the ultimate of mountain top experiences in which we are ...read more

  • Lesson 43: Subversive Preaching Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Apr 27, 2018
     | 265 views

    How to subvert a popular theological misconception.

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I hope to teach you how to subvert a popular notion. Lesson Intro The sermon on the mount (Matthew 5-7) is subversive, but wise in avoiding hot political issues. Many preachers around the world get themselves into political trouble by trying to subvert the ...read more

  • Extravagant Love

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,516 views

    What this woman does stands in stark contrast to all of the other players. When we read of her deed side by side with Jesus’ hate-filled adversaries, the treacherous Judas, and the confused and misguided disciples, we can’t help but ask ourselves, where

    Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Extravagant Love Matthew 26:6-13 According to businesses, Valentine’s Day is the third biggest day of the year for buying gifts. Christmas is first. Mother’s Day is second. I am not sure Father’s Day made ...read more

  • Jesus Is In The House

    Contributed by Orvel Barker on Aug 2, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,378 views

    Jesus is looking for a place to minister. If you’ll give him place He’ll minister in your house.

    Introduction: Throughout the ministry of Jesus He went about preaching and healing the sick on the hillsides and by the sea. But now the Word says He was in a house, ministering in a more confined area. I. Jesus was in the house. A. Why was Jesus in the house? 1. The last verse of ...read more

  • Dead Cows And Burnt Plows

    Contributed by Craig Benner on May 24, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,444 views

    A message expalining what it means to follow the call of God without reservations.

    Dead Cows and Burnt Plows 1 Kings 19:19-21 When Elisha accepted that God had another plan for his life; he did't have to think twice; he turned his back on his former life, destroyed all that was related to his past, and yielded everything to God. Elijah knew ahead of time that Elisha was ...read more

  • Carry The Message

    Contributed by Bart Leger on Jan 21, 2011
     | 839 views

    We all have the mandate from Jesus: Go and make disciples. Are willing to give Jesus the blank slate of our lives and allow Him to determine for us what it will take for us to carry out His will?

    CARRY THE MESSAGE Matthew 28:19-20 January 16, 2011 Video: Jesus Is Do you really believe everyone needs Jesus? Do you really believe this book? Are we willing to order our lives around Jesus’ words to us? I know we have a certain way of doing things: traditions, programs, sacred ...read more

  • Brand New Year Same Old Vision

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 1, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,241 views

    New Years Day message casting the vision for a new year

    Brand New Year Same Old Vision Well here we are about 2000 years down the road from that first church. I’m sure if Peter and John had of ever discussed the future of the Christian church that they could not have envisioned what it would be like 2000 years later. I mean 2000 years! The ...read more

  • Marks Of Effective Ministry

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,812 views

    Peter reveals the patterns for effective, life changing and life giving ministry

    Marks of Effective Ministry Acts 9.32-43 July 6, 1997 Evening Service Introduction 1. People taking time with me to help make the adjustment 2. Ministry is all about making time: Jesus made time for the sick, Annias took time to minister to Saul, Paul took the time to train Timothy and to ...read more