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  • Disputing Disputable Matters

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Jan 6, 2016
     | 2,209 views

    We are not all at the same level of spiritual maturity, and we do not all walk the exact same path with Jesus; therefore, let us not get disagreeable over opinions.

    Disputable Matters Illustration – The Hatfield and McCoy feud (1863–1891) In most cases, when a dispute ends in violence there is a bit of history behind the dispute. Probably the most famous dispute in America was between two families living in the West Virginia/Kentucky area ...read more

  • Jesus' Passion

    Contributed by Doug Morrell on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,086 views

    Christ’s Resurrection from the dead is not a secondary issue - the Resurrection is foundational to our faith.

    Who crucified Jesus? God did to fulfill His divine purposes. God designed His Son’s death to accomplish victory over evil and suffering. From the Book of Acts we learn that Jesus was handed over by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge (Acts 2:23). The lashings, the ...read more

  • Created To Be Like Christ Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Aug 26, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,409 views

    God is more interested in who you are than He is in what you do. We define ourselves by our jobs, our homes, our wealth, our education, our friends. But these are secondary issues. When you die, you won’t take your career to heaven; but you will take y

    Around here we sometimes say that we want to be “Jesus with skin on” to each other. That’s just another way of saying that we want to be Christ-like. And that’s the very reason God chose us. To make us like Jesus. [God] has always known who his chosen ones would be. He had decided to let them ...read more

  • Building A Community Of Unity Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Nov 19, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,516 views

    This is a message encouraging believers to follow the wisdom found in the following: In essential things, unity. In non-essential things, liberty. In all things, charity.

    Remember Pat Tillman? He’s the football player who turned down a three-year, $3.6 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals to enlist in the Army in May 2002 in the wake of the 9/11 tragedy. Tillman was killed in a firefight in Afghanistan. Sports pages all across America told his heroic story. ...read more

  • Stand In Awe

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 10, 2014
     | 2,620 views

    A sermon on Ecclesiastes 5:1-7 focused on worship (Outline and material adapted from Sidney Greidanus in his book, Preaching Christ from Ecclesiastes, chapter 7 Worshiping in God's House, pg. 122- 136)

    HoHum: Philip Graham Ryken tells about a film clip that he saw, don’t know where he saw it so try to describe it. It portrays a family of four getting ready for church on a Sunday morning. Even though the viewer cannot hear what the family members are saying, it is not hard to read their ...read more

  • Handling God's Word

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 87 ratings
     | 2,180 views

    There are many preachers today who mishandle God’s Holy Writ--some use it to make money and teach false doctrine, some use it to beat people over the head, some use it to justify wicked habits and styles of living; look into II Timothy 2 and find out how God wants His servants to use His word!

    HOW WE SHOULD HANDLE GOD’S WORD II TIMOTHY 2:9-26 Introduction: Read II Peter 3:15-16. Many preachers and teachers are just what these verses describe—unstable—and many times as they get up to preach or teach, they actually wrest the Scriptures. We must learn how to respond to God’s word and ...read more

  • Gray Areas Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Andy Flowers on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,518 views

    Series in Romans

    Title- The Weak and Strong Believer Part 3 Why Is Unity So Important? Text- Romans 15:1-13 Romans 15:1 Now we who are strong ought to bear the weaknesses of those without strength and not just please ourselves. 2 Each of us is to please his neighbor for his good, to his edification. 3 For ...read more

  • How To Become A Spiritual Leader (Acts - Part 12) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Christopherson on Jan 15, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,303 views

    Four Keys to Effective Spiritual Leadership...

    How to become a spiritual leader Acts Series: ¡§Completely Irreligious, Yet Radically Christian¡¨ Part 12 Pastor Jeff Christopherson March 30, 2003 Acts 6:1-7 FOUR KEYS TO EFFECTIVE SPIRITUAL LEADERSHIP 1. Realize your Purpose. ¡§Day after day, in the temple ...read more

  • Can We Be Servant To All?

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Feb 2, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,879 views

    Doing the wiil of God in being His humble servant!

    weekend Message/Devotion February 2, 2018 Reading: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Can We Be Servant to All? Well Paul has certainly given us plenty to digest and apply in this reading. In our January 31 message from Mark, we see Jesus as a humble servant. Now comes along Paul striving to fit ...read more

  • You Don't Say?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Oct 3, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,555 views

    God has given us a choice to follow him or not.

    Which Bible story do you wish you could have been recorded on tape as it actually happened? Would it be the creation story? Would it be Jonah and the whale? Or what about the crucifixion and/or resurrection of Christ? Unfortunately we do not have video records of Bible events and may be for good ...read more

  • Scraping Barnacles

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 7,231 views

    The ship of the church of Jesus Christ has been sailing for a long time. It has grown some barnacles that have slowed it’s movement. Let’s listen to the Lord and do some scraping.

    Passage: Acts 1:1-11 Intro: As far as the church is concerned, there are no passages more important than this one. 1. It is as clear a mission statement as you will find. 2. these words of Jesus fueled a world-wide revolution that has rescued and transformed hundreds of millions of ...read more

  • Falling In Love With Jesus Series

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Nov 13, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,420 views

    part 1 of the series of falling in love with Jesus. In Jesus this abstract concept, this wishful thought became reality. Could he realy have done this for you and me?

    Falling in love with Jesus Luke 1:1-4 This series is based on the book by the same name written by Rubel Shelly. Quotes are taken from the book Part one Objectives of this series: 1. This gospel tells us the single most important story in the world for believers. No church that gets ...read more

  • How To Kill A Church Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 26, 2009
    based on 109 ratings
     | 10,187 views

    The angel at the tomb said, ‘why seek the living among the dead?’ And many are finding it true as they seek a church. Corinth was a defiled, divided, and thus disgraced place, but there was hope! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    How to Kill a Church I Corinthians 1:1-17 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/KillChurch.html “Jesus, yes! The church, no!” That was a popular slogan in the 60s...or so I’m told. And it seems to be a revived notion today as many are put off by organized religion. I believe that could have ...read more

  • When Shall The Gifts Cease Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,167 views

    A topical exposition of 1Cor. 13:8-13 on miraculous gifts.

    Text: 1 Cor 13:8-13, Title: When Shall Gifts Pass Away, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/15/12, AM Opening illustration: Talk about Shelia, her background, my beard, and the watch night service we went to Background to passage: Also read 1 Cor 12:7-11, 27-31. Mention subsequence and baptism/filling ...read more

  • Fellowship

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Aug 16, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,399 views

    Some important characteristics of great and effective relationships in the Church.

    Fellowship Some Important Characteristics of Great and Effective Relationships in the Church Hebrews 10:23-25 July 11, 2010 NOTE: THE ME/WE/GOD/YOU/WE FORMAT IS FROM ANDY STANLEY’S BOOK, "COMMUNICATING FOR A CHANGE." Me: Over these next few months we’re going to take a Sunday once in a ...read more