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  • Sectarianism Is Carnal Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Mar 6, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,872 views

    In today's lesson we are urged to behave like people taught by the Holy Spirit and not act like unbelievers.

    Scripture The past two Sundays we had a Missions Conference and an Ordination and Installation Service for Officers. Today we continue our study in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the worldly practice of divisiveness. ...read more

  • Somewhere Between Quack And Quisling Series

    Contributed by Joel Smith on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,960 views

    The Christian life is a balancing act between syncretism and sectarianism.

    When I was a teenager, I was one of the few students at West Davidson Sr. High School who listened to heavy metal music. Although my buddies enjoyed it to some extent, they were a little bit spooked by some of the darker groups I chose. This was mainly because they were all good church-going boys ...read more

  • The Language Of The Church

    Contributed by William Mouser on Aug 8, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,042 views

    Scripture -- all of it, read copiously over a long time -- shapes our minds and brings us light, far more than the narrow sectarian vocabularies of our cradle faith.

    Psalm 47, Exodus 28:1-4,9-12, 15-21, 29-30, 1 John 5:9-15, John 17:11b-19 The Language of the Church I read a lot of blogs focused on Bible and theology. Something I read this week dovetails nice with our Lord’s words in the gospel lesson appointed for today. There is an online version of ...read more

  • Jesus Talks With The Twelve

    Contributed by Phillip Wright on Aug 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,524 views

    Jesus talks to the Disciples following the Transfiguration.

    Jesus Talks with the Twelve Luke 9:43-50 Rev. Phillip A. Wright Introduction: This morning we will visit the University of Heaven. Today, we will learn as Jesus gives his lecture directly to the Disciples. Attention: In the period immediately following the Transfiguration Jesus will ...read more

  • Jonah - Messenger To Nineveh (1:1-4:11) Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Aug 7, 2009
    based on 24 ratings
     | 8,736 views

    We now come to the most well known of "The Minor Prophets": Jonah, whose name means "Dove"

    Jonah - Messenger To Nineveh (1:1-4:11) INTRODUCTION 1. We now come to the most well known of "The Minor Prophets": Jonah, whose name means "Dove" 2. His book does not contain prophecy per se, rather it contains the history of a prophet... a. A prophet reluctant to fulfill the ...read more

  • The Good Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Apr 24, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 3,372 views

    In a world of so many false, competing voices, do we recognize, listen to, and follow the voice of our Good Shepherd?

    Sermon for 4th Sunday of Easter, Year C Based on Ps. 23; Rev. 7:16-17; Jn. 10:22-30 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “The Good Shepherd” Our psalm, second lesson and gospel for today all employ the metaphor of God as Shepherd and people as sheep. Most of us find comfort in the ...read more

  • Christians Only

    Contributed by David Owens on Oct 3, 2011
     | 2,391 views

    We must strive to be Christians only, but we must never be so arrogant to claim that we are the only Christians.

    A. There’s a story told of a man who was out on walk when he saw another man about to throw himself from a bridge into the river. 1. He ran over to the jumper to save him and asked, "Why do you want to kill yourself?" The man answered, "I've nothing to live for." 2. The rescuer asked, ...read more

  • Three Plains Of Life

    Contributed by Gerald Van Horn on Apr 7, 2006
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,775 views

    Class and caste have always charactorized humanity

    Three Spiritual Plains by Gerald Van Horn I Corinthians 2:14. “But the natural man received not the things of the Spirit of God; for they are foolishness unto him, neither can he know them. I Corinthians 3:1-2 “And I brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, ...read more

  • The Root Of Heresy

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Aug 26, 2017
     | 763 views

    What is heresy, and what do we do about it?

    The Root of Heresy “And ye shall be as gods; knowing good and evil.” Genesis 3:5b The word “heresy” and the related word “heretic” are pejorative terms. This means that they stir up emotion, especially anger. These create an “us versus them” mentality. We can look into the history of the ...read more

  • The Message Of Jonah Series

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Mar 20, 2010
     | 1,871 views

    Nineveh repented at the preaching of Jonah; have we repented at the preaching of One (Jesus) who is much greater?

    The Message of Jonah Judging Nineveh part 1 01/11/09 AM Text: Jonah 1:1-4:11 Introduction This morning we are going to begin a two part message that is essentially a case study of the righteous judgment of God. 1 Timothy 3:16 tells us that all scripture in profitable to us and there are many ...read more

  • True Unity

    Contributed by John Mccormack on May 28, 2013
     | 1,122 views

    TRUE UNITY IS SPIRITUAL AND SELFLESS.

    . TRUE UNITY INTRODUCTION: THE APOSTLE PAUL EMPHASIZED SPIRITUAL UNITY IN THE EPHESUS CHURCH. THIS REALITY IS UNIVERSAL TO ALL CHURCHES. SPIRITUAL INSIGHT: (NKJV) EPHESIANS 4: 3 ENDEAVORING TO KEEP THE UNITY OF THE SPIRIT IN THE BOND OF PEACE. PAUL INFORMED THE EPHESUS CHURCH THAT ...read more

  • Seeking The Good Of Others

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 1, 2015
     | 1,215 views

    Do everything without grumbling or arguing. - Philippians 2:14 Having mercy, gentleness, and meekness with each other as believers in the Lord is important. Especially when there is not a face to face conversation one cannot understand a person's t ..

    Do everything without grumbling or arguing. - Philippians 2:14 Having mercy, gentleness, and meekness with each other as believers in the Lord is important. Especially when there is not a face to face conversation one cannot understand a person's tone well so be extra careful to show forth your ...read more

  • Heaven And How To Get There

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on May 22, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 982 views

    This is an evangelistic message designed to reach the unsaved person.

    Scripture: John 14:1 - Title: “Heaven and How To Get There!” Introduction: When Charles Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church, was a young man he admittedly was very sectarian & very judgmental. He thought he & the people who agreed with him were the only ones going to heaven. Everybody ...read more

  • It Does Make A Difference What You Believe!

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,569 views

    Those who say: "it doesn’t matter what you believe so long as you are sincere" are espousing a very dangerous and false doctrine. It really does matter what you believe.

    IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHAT YOU BELIEVE “Now the just shall live by faith; but if anyone draws back, My soul has no pleasure in him. But we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.” Hebrews 10:38-39 The statement "It ...read more

  • Easter - For Whom?

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on May 16, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,737 views

    Easter 6: We are so good at picking sides - at finding reasons to finding reasons to choose reasons for thinking that we are better than others. The lessons of the early church drive us to question this and to ask: For whom is Easter?

    A few years ago some friends from this part of the state visited us when we lived in San Antonio. We took them to lunch at a popular restaurant in San Antonio and there saw a bunch of people wearing “Go, Spurs, Go” t-shirts. Being from the Dallas area – my friend was, of course, rooting for the ...read more