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  • The Power Of A Personal Pentecost

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 18, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,493 views

    In a positional sense there were only two "Pentecosts" mentioned in the Bible recorded in Acts 2 and Acts 10 but a "personal pentecost" is available to every Christian who earnestly seeks the anointing power of the Holy Spirit in their life.

    THE POWER OF A PERSONAL PENTECOST "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth." Acts 1:8. The Book of Acts records two great "Pentecostal" experiences in the early ...read more

  • Changing Your Atmosphere

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 2, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,254 views

    You are in control of the atmosphere you live in, You have the power within you to create The atmosphere that God dwells in.

    Mark 14:3-9 3And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head. 4And there were some that had indignation within themselves, and said, Why was ...read more

  • The Unknown God Part 1

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,300 views

    A City full of Idols.

    1. Paul’s Audience vv17-18b So he reasoned in the synagogue with the Jews and the devout persons, and in the marketplace every day with those who happened to be there. [18] Some of the Epicurean and Stoic philosophers also conversed with him. Setting – Last week we felt the heart of Paul ...read more

  • Three Important Questions

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,143 views

    At Christmas there are "little" questions and there are "big" questions. Some must be answered.

    WHAT’S HAPPENED TO CHRISTMAS? 1- Shopping complex said ’no’ to a church’s regular request to put up a nativity scene. They said it didn’t fit the theme? (Fairy story and robotics themes this Christmas)? 2- Why do Secular/capitalist cultures trivialize and commercialize anything sacred? ...read more

  • A Mystery Worth Dying For Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,145 views

    We can each recognize the revelation of the church’s mysterious nature and passionately minister its gospel.

    1. The first clue that reveals the mystery of the church is the steward of the mystery (3:1-5) 2. The second clue that reveals the mystery of the church is the content of the mystery (3:6) 3. The third clue that reveals the mystery of the church is the minister of the mystery ...read more

  • The Gospel Of Jesus: Before There Was Time Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 1, 2006
    based on 150 ratings
     | 6,306 views

    First in series looks at Christ in eternity past. 7 Attributes Jesus possessed long before coming to the Earth, and He still has these qualities today and forever! Link included to free formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Jesus: Before There Was Time http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/BeforeThereWasTime.html Matthew 1:1 The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. God wants our church to focus more on Jesus…I know this to be a fact! Christ is the One we should lift ...read more

  • The Real Thing

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 56 ratings
     | 20,652 views

    Take a look at what it means to have faith that is "The Real Thing."

    Introduction- Last Christmas my son gave me a North Face jacket he purchased in southeast Asia. As he presented the jacket he assured me it was original. The reason he gave such assurance is because many American products are illegally duplicated in other parts of the world. In fact, my son said ...read more

  • "Here And Now We Stand Because Of The Cross"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 22, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,787 views

    As Christians, we stand in a different place because of this Cross...what are we going to do about it?

    1 Corinthians 1:18-25 “Here and Now We Stand Because of the Cross” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA I will never forget it. I was about eleven years old. He was not a preacher. He was the director of our Youth Choir. He had no ...read more

  • Complete My Joy Series

    Contributed by Matthew Grise on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,585 views

    Christ is the perfect example to his church of unity, love, and humility.

    Complete My Joy - Philippians 2:1-11 - [Introduction] Today’s text is Philippians chapter 2:1-11. Turn there in your Bibles if you would. As you are turning there I would like to ask the question: what makes a good church? One person responds to that question this way: In a good ...read more

  • Life's Short Stay Awake (The Parable Of The Serving Master)

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Aug 4, 2016
    based on 51 ratings
     | 12,352 views

    The translation we heard states that the servants are waiting for the master a better translation describes servants who are expecting the master.Waiting is passive, much like waiting for a bus or a cab. Expecting denotes excitement, energy, enthusiasm.

    For those not familiar with and Anglican Service; There are four Scripture readings directly before the Message: Today's assigned readings are: Isaiah 1:10-20; Psalm 50:1-8,23-24; Hebrews 11:1-3,8-16 and Luke 12:32-40 Bethlehem and Jerusalem are only 7 miles apart. Bethlehem ... the place of ...read more

  • Transparent Pain And Suffering Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Feb 27, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,874 views

    We can be honest in expressing our feelings in pain and suffering.

    Title: Transparent Pain and Suffering Text: Hebrews 5:7-10 Thesis: We can be honest in expressing our feelings in pain and suffering. The Series: This is the fifth message in a Lenten Series: Knowing Christ through Pain and Suffering. The Apostle Paul wrote, I want to know Christ and ...read more

  • God's Love And Ours

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,964 views

    God’s love for us is a sacrificial love, shown in Jesus giving up all for our sake.

    I was watching a show on TV a couple of weeks ago and they were asking school children what Christmas was all about. There were two common themes that came out as they gave their answers. The first was "Presents." Not that you think of Christmas as being about presents, I’m sure! (How many people ...read more

  • When The Deliverer Comes Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jun 9, 2002
    based on 134 ratings
     | 18,872 views

    The demon possessed man is a reminder of the dilemma that is faced by every human that has not come under the influence of the saving power of Jesus Christ.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 22 by Dr. John R. Hamby When the Deliverer Comes! Luke 8: 26-39 The disciples had just come through a life-threatening experience on the Sea of Galilee. A terrible storm had ...read more

  • Giving When It Hurts

    Contributed by Robert Tatum on Sep 4, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,581 views

    To move hearers and readers toward a life of giving, even when giving is uncomfortable or painful.

    "Giving When It Hurts" Near Mobile, Alabama there was a railroad bridge that spanned a big bayou. The date was September 22, 1993. It was a foggy morning just before daybreak when a tugboat accidentally pushed a barge into the bayou. The drifting barge slammed into the bridge. In the ...read more

  • Three Crosses At Calvary

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 1,794 ratings
     | 197,380 views

    Calvary was the place of Three Crosses - of Rebellion, of Repentance and of Redemption - and the choice is ours.

    The Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ is the corner stone of our faith. It is the chosen symbol of the Christian faith. Thank God, we see it now as an empty cross because the seeming tragedy for good and apparent victory for evil was overturned by the power and purposes of God into the triumph of the ...read more