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  • Determination (Spiritual Formation Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Determination as one on the key of true Spiritual Formation

    Determination Philippians 3:10-14 1. Determination is the act of deciding definitely and firmly; also : the result of such an act of decision A. It begins by releasing yourself from the past B. Forgetting what lies behind (Verse 13) C. The past can be our greatest enemy and our greatest more

  • Keeping Your Eyes On The Prize Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 8, 2018
    based on 4 ratings

    The primary purpose of the church is win people to Jesus, baptize them into Christ and teach them what Jesus wants them to know. But how do we, as individual Christians go about doing that?

    OPEN: Back in the 1960’s there was a young High School boy named John Baker who loved to run. In fact he loved running so much that his dream was to be on the High School track team. The only problem: the coach wasn’t interested. John was too short and too slight to be a runner. But John’s friend more

  • “a Life Worth Living” Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Mar 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    A life worth living is a life on mission.

    Paul speaks here of how the Spirit was leading him to go to Jerusalem. Paul said that he was committed to following Christ, even if the only promise given him was that he’d face difficulty. I wonder, if the Spirit spoke to you as He had to Paul, would you obey? If you knew that following God more

  • Go For The Gold

    Contributed by Tom Feola on Aug 3, 2012
    based on 6 ratings

    The Olympic Games are upon us and we can see from Paul's letters to the churches that he must have enjoyed them, so let's look into the word and see what he said.

    GO FOR THE GOLD 1 Timothy 6:12 (NKJV) Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. This past week we have been witnessing the Olympic Games and we have seen some great feats and more

  • The Victor's Crown

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 37 ratings

    >We have a purpose—to finish the race >We have a plan—strict training >We have a prize—a crown of glory

    “The Victor’s Crown” I Cor 9:24-27 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts. Introduction: During the Athens Olympics, the Today Show had a “Greek Word of the Day”. Today’s word is stefanos, meaning wreath or crown. This word has several meanings in the more

  • Growing Into The Race Series

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Jul 10, 2006

    For some reason, it makes perfect sense to most of us, to not try and run the Boston Marathon without proper training. But when it comes to our relationship with Christ, we make the decision to follow Him and think that we can just sit back and enjoy the

    If you guys can remember what we talked about two weeks ago, we began to look at our mission statement – Living to Grow, Serve, Worship, and Share. We spent the majority of our time focusing on the importance of “living together.” For starters we talked about that this was a major component to the more

  • Crowns Anyone!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Sep 4, 2016

    I want you to remember that part of that exciting anticipation is His promise to reward His servants for a job well done. Tonight, I want you to see that Scripture not only supports the idea of eternal rewards, it spells out the specifics.

    Crowns Anyone! 1 Corinthians 3:10-14NASB Bob Carlyle, who sang Butterfly Kisses a few years back, also sang these words in the song Heaven: “Sometimes this tired old world starts bringing my heart down, but you gotta bear the cross if you want to wear the crown.” To have more

  • Part 2 - Good Stewardship (Managing Our Lives) Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Sep 29, 2018

    Continuing our look at stewardship - "being good managers."

    Stewardship September 23, 2018 When I’m done with my career as a coach, and someone mentions the name of a kid I coached, I do not believe I will remember if they made a game winning shot, scored the winning touchdown, or missed the shot or tackle and we lost. When someone mentions their name, I more

  • Paul's Pattern In Striving For A Crown Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    In our lesson today we learn that just as athletes exercise rigorous self-control in order to win a perishable prize, so we as Christians must exercise rigorous self-control in order to win an imperishable prize.

    Scripture We continue our study in The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the issue of Christian liberty. Let’s learn about this in a message I am calling, “Paul’s Pattern more

  • A Messiah Of Decision Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 2, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    We need to decide if we are going to follow Christ and understand the consequences of our decision.

    A Messiah of Decision Text: Matt. 7:13-29 Introduction 1. Illustration: William P. Barker tells of a machinist at Ford Motor Company in Detroit who became a Christian. He responded to the invitation and was baptized. As the Holy Spirit began renewing this man he became convicted of his more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit "Self Control" Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Dec 4, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Not only does self-control mean saying no to yourself, it also means doing what has to be done.

    Tomorrow is Labour day. Interesting isn’t it that Labour Day is a celebration of work yet we get the day off. Wouldn’t it make more sense for us to go work for free to celebrate the fact that we get to work? Anyway I’m not going to talk about Labour Day today, we’ll touch on work more next week, more

  • The Significance Of A New Creation-6 Series

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 16, 2016

    6 of ? Paul clarified the significance of being a new creation in Christ to the Corinthian church. But what is significant about being a new creation in Christ? A new creation is significant in its New...

    The SIGNIFICANCE Of A NEW CREATION-VI—2Corinthians 5:9--6:10 Attention: Repurposing a Dresser—It can be become a... Bathroom Vanity Kitchen Island TV Console Seat Dollhouse Desk Cat Litter Box Container—ingenious Drawers can more

  • The Battle In Christ Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 3, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    We are engaged in a spiritual battle, and we must hold our ground at all costs.

    The Battle In Christ Text: Eph. 6:10-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: Video clip from the movie "Gettysburg." Scene 28. Key phrase, "We’ve got to hold it!" 2. It is fitting that this text, which may be one of the richest text in all of the New Testament, occurs at the end of Paul’s letter more

  • The Onward Christian Soldier

    Contributed by Marty Hopkins on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    God has equipped the believer with His armor to use in the spiritual battles we face every day.

    The Onward Christian Soldier (Ephesians 6:10-20) Well folks, it’s great to be back with you tonight. It’s a real joy to be with those who love the Lord Jesus and love each other. I believe when we come to God’s house that this should be a place where we can enjoy each other’s company and more

  • The Tri-Part Nature Of Man

    Contributed by Bill Burnett on Nov 6, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    A biblical description of man as a spirit, soul and body.

    THE THREE-FOLD NATURE OF MAN A 3-part series 1 Thessalonians 5:23 (NLT) Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. Ampl – “And may the God of peace sanctify you through and more