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  • Selective Memory Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,093 views

    We use selective memory either to remember only pleasant things (denial) or only negative things (pessimism). God’s memory is an occasion of grace, for which we can be grateful.

    The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. Isn’t that ironic? The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. That could be due to several things. That could be ...read more

  • Selective Hearing

    Contributed by James May on Feb 19, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 24,360 views

    Ahab only wanted to hear positive prophecies but we can’t always hear only what we want to. We must hear the whole counsel of God even when it isn’t pleasant to the ears.

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • Unwise And Wise Of Selecting Elders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,036 views

    Unwise Ways of Selecting Elders * Choosing elders on the basis of popularity * Politically campaigning for people who are from your own web of friends and confidants * Selecting men who are wealthy * Selecting men who are advanced in age or successful in business, education or ...read more

  • How To Let God Guide You In Selecting Your Mate

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,097 views

    1. Commit your way to the Lord, delight yourself in Him and His will and trust also in Him to lead you to the best person and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:3-5) Only the Lord is able to direct two people into a God blessed union. He is able to work in ways that we cannot understand. His ways ...read more

  • Why Jesus Knew It Was Important To Use Spirit Led Criteria To Select Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,000 views

    1. Jesus knew that Biblical criteria help people objectively choose leaders rather than relying on subjective feelings about people. Jesus knew that Paul would encourage us to use Spirit led criteria when selecting church leaders. The Lord completely endorses the following Biblical qualifications ...read more

  • Building A Caring Church By Sharing Christ Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 211 ratings
     | 40,303 views

    Everyone who has decided to know and serve Christ has been selected and called to be a watchman to this world.

    Introduction: Ancient cities were different from our cities in this day and age. Most cities were small in comparison and did not have all the protection that we have today. To protect those living in the city, walls were built around the city to fortify it. Watchmen or sentries were then posted ...read more

  • L Decree

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Apr 18, 2005
    based on 195 ratings
     | 69,421 views

    Christians’ kingship is not by selection nor by election nor by inheritance so we can not be voted out of power.

    This power-packed message and the prayer points that accompanied it were specially released by the Holy Spirit to confront and surmount stubborn problems in your life. They are God’s lethal weapons at your disposal. Smite the enemy of your soul with them, he will flee and you will have your ...read more

  • The Precious Blood Of Christ

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 2, 2003
    based on 134 ratings
     | 6,437 views

    The Apostle selects a wonderful word to describe the blood of Christ. The Christian would define precious as it is applied to the blood of Christ as: "of inestimable value or worth"!

    THE PRECIOUS BLOOD OF CHRIST “You know that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver and gold….But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless..” I Peter 1:18-19 NASB. The Apostle selects a wonderful word to picture the blood of Christ. Webster ...read more

  • Five Kinds Of Relationship With Jesus Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jan 26, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 11,236 views

    Mark reveals a one to five scale of relationships with Jesus, from his enemies to his selected servants. Do you see yourself in one of these?

    Read or recite Mark 3. In this chapter the opposition against Jesus is mounting. It began in chapter 2 as Jesus broke several traditions that stood in the way of reaching out to the needy and lost. Remember? 1. Jesus announced the forgiveness of sins to the paralytic. 2. He had dinner ...read more

  • Qualifications For Servant-Leadership Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 56 ratings
     | 11,588 views

    A Deacon ordination message. Character and spirituality are the essential indicators in the selection of church leaders. They are to lead through their service to God, His ministers, and His local church.

    1 Timothy 3:8-13 QUALIFICATIONS FOR SERVANT-LEADERSHIP [Mark 10:42-45 / Acts 6:1-6] During local, state, and national election campaigns, voters are barraged by the claims of candidates who attempt to convince the electorate that they are the most ...read more

  • From Goodness To Going

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 11, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,143 views

    Preached at the National Baptist Memorial Church -- a congregation facing selecting a pastor, dealing with an aging building, and in decline. The issue is whether we will stop depending on just being "good" and will live out of grace to bear our witness

    I heard not long ago about a very special automobile. It was built in the 1920’s by the Italian firm Bugatti, and it was designed for the outrageously wealthy. This car had 450 horses under the hood, it was 22 feet long and weighed 6000 pounds. It was hand-crafted of the finest materials, it ...read more

  • The Apprentice #1: Andrew Series

    Contributed by Gregg Svalstad on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 66 ratings
     | 25,242 views

    This is the first in a series of sermons on the disciples using Donald Trump’s "Apprentice" series in contrast to Jesus’ approach of selection. This message focuses on Andrew and that God chooses very ordinary people like us. (Drama also available)

    Last season’s new TV reality show “The Apprentice” centering around Donald Trump was a big hit. The 58 year old Trump commands an empire of over 100 companies, billions of dollars, and some of the most illustrious buildings in the world. The newest addition to the Trump kingdom is a massive ...read more

  • The Apprentice #2: Philip Series

    Contributed by Gregg Svalstad on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 6,992 views

    This is the second in a series of sermons on the disciples using Donald Trump’s "Apprentice" series in contrast to Jesus’ approach of selection. This message focuses on Philip and that God chooses practical minded people.(Drama also available)

    Last week we began this brief series “I’ve entitled” The Apprentice: The Type of Person God Chooses. “The Apprentice” is of course the TV reality show centered around Donald Trump in which 18 candidates arrive on scene for a 15 week job interview. They are put through all kinds of challenges, ...read more

  • The Apprentice #3: Matthew Series

    Contributed by Gregg Svalstad on Nov 3, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,598 views

    This is the third in a series of sermons on the disciples using Donald Trump’s "Apprentice" series in contrast to Jesus’ approach of selection. This message focuses on Matthew and that God chooses "Sold Out" people to redeem for His Kingdom.(Drama also av

    Jesus began His earthly mission with a search for a team of apprentices, of high level leaders who would form his inner circle and take on the leadership of building His Kingdom after he completed His mission here on earth. As was depicted in the drama sketch, the men Jesus chose were not the ...read more

  • Great Sermons From Strange Preachers

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jul 19, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,666 views

    Throughout the years, God has used unique ways to teach His people some very important truths. This outline selects four "strange preachers" whose messages we would be wise to heed.

    GREAT SERMONS FROM STRANGE PREACHERS "And the Lord said to Cain, ’Where is Abel your brother?’ He said, ’I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?’ And the Lord said, ’What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground." Genesis 4:9-10. Throughout the ...read more