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  • Seeds On The Rocky Soil Series

    Contributed by Eric Lenhart on Aug 13, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,593 views

    Differences between growing deep roots in the faith and having a shallow faith.

    Seeds on the Rocky Soil (Matthew 13:1-23) 2nd in a series on: “The Parable of the Soils” Introduction: Over the past couple weeks I’ve been watching grass grow here at the New Song. Around the building, just like the Sower in the Parable of the Soils, I planted 120 pounds of grass ...read more

  • Encountering Jesus In Our Life Series

    Contributed by John Tung on Nov 9, 2000
    based on 937 ratings
     | 54,894 views

    Jesus takes his disciples from shallower faith to deeper faith.

    ENCOUNTERING JESUS IN OUR LIFE Luke 5:1-11 John Tung, 10-15-00 I. Introduction Tiger Woods had one of the most incredible first years of any professional golfer in 1997. He won the prestigious Masters Tournament by an unheard of 12 strokes. He went on to win 4 of the 15 tournaments, earning ...read more

  • Shallow In The Depths Series

    Contributed by Mark Sanders on Aug 17, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,281 views

    This sermon illustrates 3 characteristics of a shallow relationship with God, as demonstrated by the prayer and life of the prophet Jonah

    (SLIDE # 1) THE RUNNING MAN: SHALLOW IN THE DEPTHS JONAH 2 As a kid, I always had all of these theological questions in my head. I was raised in church and was given a pretty good Christian education between home, Sunday School, and Church, but I had these certain questions that ...read more

  • Sown Among Rocks

    Contributed by Shawn Miller on Oct 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,930 views

    By pointing out the dangers of the rocky soil in Mark 4, there is an appeal to be humble, earnest and sincere in our walk with the Lord. The Rocky soil convert receives the gospel gladly, progresses in it rapidly, but then falls away quickly

    Sown among Rocks Introduction: During our Wednesday night service, Pedro had a great point about our church during our testimony service and it spurred a thought, that I want to expound upon today about the true gospel church and about the true gospel convert. We often see somethings blow up ...read more

  • Thy Will Be Done Series

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on Jun 7, 2016
     | 5,249 views

    Do we really want to know and do God's will?

  • The Mysteries Of God

    Contributed by Milo Velebir on Jul 18, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,200 views

    There are people happy with shallow faith and shallow understanding of who God is but God wants to reveal to His beloved children more and more of His character and beauty and of His plans with mankind. These deeper things of God, the mysteries of God are

    Preached on 17th of July 2011 Text: 1 Corinthians 4:1 The mysteries of God. Bible readings: Colossians 4:1-6 & Mark 4:1-11 Dear sons and daughters of the Almighty, loving God. Paul wrote to the believers in Corinth: “This is the way you should consider us: as the servants of Christ ...read more

  • Obstacles To Maturity

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,662 views

    In the parable of the sower and the seeds, Jesus identifies three categories of obstacles to maturity.

    The Bible uses a lot of agricultural metaphors. The prophet Isaiah describes Judah as a vineyard planted on a fertile hillside. “He dug it up and cleared it of stones and planted it with the choicest vines. He built a watchtower in it and cut out a winepress as well. Then he looked for a crop ...read more

  • Fishing Lessons

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 20, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 1,695 views

    We are called to be fishers of men.

    Fishing Lessons 1. Ice fishing story. I like to fish,relaxing. Better to catch, though. 2. Story about group of disappointed fishermen. Of Peter, John, & James, 3 of Jesus’ closest disciples. 3. Expected to catch something. Not for fun, livelihood. What ...read more

  • The Menace Of Mediocrity

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 18, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,345 views

    Widespread mediocrity threatens the advance of Christianity because it engenders a "just enough to get by" attitude in those affected by it.

    THE MENACE OF MEDIOCRITY "Now Thomas, called the Twin, one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: ’We have seen the Lord.’ So he said to them, ’Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, ...read more

  • The Four Soils Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,883 views

    The love of God is impartial, the word of God is essential, our response is crucial.

    Stories Jesus Told - 1 "The Four Soils" Lk. 8:5-15 INTRO.: Today, we begin a series of messages on "The Stories Jesus Told." some of them are identified as parables. Others are not and may be true stories He used to illustrate spiritual truth. Jesus was the master story teller and used stories ...read more

  • The Incredible Shrinking Church Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,260 views

    I have heard it said that Baptists favorite book in the Bible is the Book of Numbers. We are always looking for nickels, numbers and noses. Or is it bodies, buildings and budgets…or people, properties and payola? Too often, we seek more! But Jesus lost

    John 6:60-71 The Incredible Shrinking Church I have heard it said that Baptists favorite book in the Bible is the Book of Numbers. We are always looking for nickels, numbers and noses. Or is it bodies, buildings and budgets…or people, properties and payola. Regardless, I think you get ...read more

  • Don't Rock The Boat Series

    Contributed by Darrin Hunt on Aug 5, 2010
     | 4,842 views

    A Look at the Church of Thyatira that reminds us not to tolerate sin.

    (Robert Leroe, SC.com) President Calvin Coolidge went to church, and afterwards was asked by a friend what the minister spoke on. “He preached on sin.” The friend asked what the preacher had to say about sin, and was told, “He’s against it.” Yes, I’m going ...read more

  • Biblical Christianity: Growing Up Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,278 views

    This is the third of a 4 part series comparing the early church of Acts 1-5 to today. This message looks at the idea of growing up to spiritual maturity in Christ.

    Biblical Christianity Pt 3 ¡V Growing Up! Hebrews 5:11-14; Ephesians 4:1-16 Over the last two weeks we have been taking a look at characteristics of the early church in Acts chapters 2-5. Here are just a few of the things that were happening in this early church as described in Acts. ƒß ...read more

  • What Does A Deeper Life Look Like Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 9,212 views

    This is the first in a series of sermons looking at developing a deeper walk with Christ. It addresses the issue of shallow Christianity and what a deeper life really looks like.

    Going Deeper Pt 1 Of all the things that I became convinced of during my time away perhaps the most important is that God is calling me and us to a deeper walk with Him. We live in a time that is marked with shallow Christianity. The world around us screams at us that it’s true. The Church of ...read more

  • No Rest For The Wicked

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 24, 2007
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,468 views

    How many of you think that Jesus is coming back to earth this week?

    NO REST FOR THE WICKED 2 Thessalonians 1:1-12 INTRO: HOW MANY OF YOU THINK THAT JESUS IS COMING BACK TO EARTH THIS WEEK? The Christians in Thessalonica were grateful to God for Paul’s letter, but it did not immediately solve all their problems. In fact, the persecution grew worse and some ...read more