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  • The Scalpel And The Surgeon Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 8, 2013
    based on 26 ratings

    God's Word has the power to cut away dead skin from our hearts. But how can it do that in our lives... and why doesn't it work in everyone's life?

    Cosmetic surgery has become very popular in our present day society. In one of the books I read a year ago, I ran across some unique surgeries that people actually pay money to have done to their bodies: • Back in 2010 more than a million American women underwent lip augmentation ...read more

  • The Salvation Of The Gentiles, Pt. 2--The Soulwinning Servant Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    God used the SCALPEL OF SIMON [the tanner] and the FORCEPS OF FOOD to remove prejudice from Peter in this radical spiritual surgery! Powerpoint at website.

    The Salvation of the Gentiles, pt. 2—“The Soul-Winning Servant” Acts 10:1-16 Prejudice back then wasn’t white against black, but Jew against any non-Jew! A searching Gentile soldier. [Cornelius] A soul-winning gospel servant. [Peter] A surprising Gentile salvation. Cornelius is a ...read more

  • The Sin Transplant

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jun 27, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    This sermon is a light-hearted look at salvation using the analogy of a modern day operation.

    The Sin Transplant Hebrews 4:12-13 Introduction: I want to talk to you today about a transplant. Our modern American culture is very accustomed to transplants. Eye transplants, liver transplants, heart transplants, bone marrow transplants. Almost any organ can now be transplanted from one ...read more

  • The Pursuit Of Holiness Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    We cannot find what we aren’t looking for and we can’t look for what we don’t know

    The Pursuit of Holiness Romans 6:1-23 We cannot pursue that which we do not know. That is like playing the kids game of "Hide and go Seek" without knowing who is hiding. The same is true for holiness, if we do not know what it is how can we know when we found it? C.S. Lewis ...read more

  • The Gospel Inspires Boldness

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 16 ratings

    THE EFFICACY OF THE GOSPEL INSPIRES BOLDNESS IN PROCLAMATION (overcomes our feelings of reluctance and inadequacy) 1. Because the Gospel is the Power of God unto Salvation to Everyone Who Believes (both Jew and Gentile) (:16) a. The Content of the Gospel Message = Good News (not mixed with any ...read more

  • Jesus The Jilted Lover Series

    Contributed by Jerry Fenter on May 23, 2002
    based on 43 ratings

    Jesus loves us even when we reject his love for us.

    Portraits of Jesus Matthew 23 I. The Jilted Lover A. See His Love (Matt. 23:37) i. Jeremiah 31:3 ii. Hosea 11:1, 3-4 iii. John 3:16 B. He died for the Pharisee, too C. Feel His Rejection i. John 1:10-11 ii. Hosea 11:2 Lesson: We can be religious, and still reject Jesus. We ...read more

  • Are You Doing Your Duty?

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on May 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    What is your duty as a child of God, and why should you do that duty?

    ARE YOU DOING YOUR DUTY? Text: Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14 Introduction: · Duties of a teacher Body: A. What is your duty? 1. Fear God · Recognize that there are consequences for disobeying Him o Matthew 10:28 o Ecclesiastes 8:11 · Make Him first in your life o Matthew 6:24 2. Keep ...read more

  • Stay Under The Knife

    Contributed by Kirk Devine on Nov 3, 2009
    based on 69 ratings

    This was an illustrated sermon. I was dressed as surgeon and had a table with a white sheet over it to represent an operating table. At the close I had members come up and leave their various issues and leave them on the operating table.

    STAY UNDER THE KNIFE HEBREWS 4:12-13 (The Message) God means what he says. What he says goes. His powerful Word is sharp as a surgeon’s scalpel, cutting through everything, whether doubt or defense, laying us open to listen and obey. Nothing and no one is impervious to God’s Word. We can’t get ...read more

  • Your Heart Is The “matter”! Series

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Dec 18, 2015

    PROPOSITION: Since Christ is the Great Physician; your depraved heart can be surgically repaired by Him.

    Your Heart is the “Matter”! Jeremiah 31 PROPOSITION: Since Christ is the Great Physician; your depraved heart can be surgically repaired by Him. I. What is wrong with your heart? A. Sin has been ingrained into your heart! 1. You have an inward propensity to pursue ...read more

  • Words, Words, Words

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Oct 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Words are powerful. The Word of God is even more powerful to create, forgive, and give new life.

    Sermon for 19 Pentecost Yr B, 15/10/2006 Based on Heb 4:12-16 By Rev. Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of The Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Words, words, words” Words, words, words. Words are powerful. The older and ...read more

  • Freedom From Oppression

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 7, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    If we yield to temptations, the devil will continually follow us; but if we put on the whole armor of God, and stand out against him, he will leave us. Let sinners then submit to God, and seek his grace and favor; resisting the devil. Our nearness to God

    Opening illustration: In the annals of US advertising history, one of the most efficient slogans ever is the California milk producers’ two-word question, “Got milk?” With that phrase, the group captured almost everyone’s attention. In surveys, the slogan was recognized by ...read more

  • The Truth About Temptation

    Contributed by David Wilson on Oct 20, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Satan, the accuser, and the tempter, is revealed-- the what, when and how he works against the believer.

    GRANT AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH The Truth About Temptation Text: Matthew 4:1-11 Message From: Pastor David Wilson Date: 10/20/2011 WHAT THE DEVIL WANTS TO DO TO US: There should be no doubt in the mind of the believer about WHAT the devil wants to do to us! The example of the demoniac found ...read more

  • The Reason For Believin' Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on May 19, 2013

    A look at the beginning of the Third Article of the Apostles' Creed.

    If you end up in hospital because of a serious ailment there are three kinds of professionals there who work together to make you better. The doctor, after diagnosing your illness, will write out a prescription. The hospital pharmacist will fill that prescription. And then a nurse will administer ...read more

  • Week 4 "From Snacking To Feasting” Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Week 4 of 13

    Seismic Shifts Session 4 “From Snacking to Feasting” RBW (inspired from “seismic shifts” book) Introduction: +Short Seismic Shift intro clip +Star Trek Intro Clip: Congregational Reading: + James 1:22-25 (NIV) Let’s now go where no man has gone before on a regular enough basis, the ...read more

  • The Shining Face Of God (Harvest Festival Service)

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Oct 2, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    The Shining Face of God (Harvest Festival Service) – Psalm 67 – sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    SERMON OUTLINE: • The world needs light (vs 1-2). • The world needs Joy (vs 3-4). • The world needs life (vs 5-7) SERMON BODY: Ill: • In Gloucester, England, • There is an old-fashioned garden and orchard, • In one corner of which is a little ...read more