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  • Shock And Awe Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Apr 19, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,110 views

    Lessons we can learn from the early church and from the incident of Ananias and Sapphira’s deception.

    INTRO>When the Iraq conflict began 5 years ago, a term got tossed around alot: “Shock and Awe.” --Technically, it’s known as rapid dominance, a military doctrine based on the use of overwhelming power, dominant maneuvers, and spectacular displays of force, designed to paralyze an adversary’s ...read more

  • Aftershock

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 14, 2010
    based on 301 ratings
     | 10,782 views

    The earthquake in Haiti measured 7.0 – the death toll will be measured in the tens of thousands – but character is measured in our response to tragedy. 5 WAYS TO RESPOND. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    AfterShock Matthew 14:22-33 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/AfterShock.html How do we respond? What should our reaction be? When our world shakes, when we are in shock – after it happens – after shock has gripped our being – what we do next is absolutely vital. The earthquake in Haiti ...read more

  • A Shocking Idea Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Dec 14, 2015
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,467 views

    A Christmas sermon focused on the Virgin Birth. The Virgin Birth 1. Opens the Door For My Salvation. 2. Changes My Direction. 3. Requires My Response.

    A Shocking Idea Today we start a new series called: Incredible Christmas. Of course this is the Christmas season and I want us to take a new look at an old story and see how incredible the story really is. Follow along with me as I read from Matthew chapter one: “Now the birth of ...read more

  • Boundaries - Jesus And The Shock-Collar

    Contributed by Robert Fox on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,369 views

    Uses the analogy of an "invisible fence" to explain Christian boundaries vs. spiritual freedom. Student ministry PowerPoint presentation.

    [Boundaries] Slide Graphic – sign: “NO TRESPASSING. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again” Slide Text – These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. They worship me in vain; their teachings are but rules taught by men (Mathew 15:8-9) (Note: I ...read more

  • The Preacher And The Prostitute Series

    Contributed by Paul Cull on Jun 12, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,926 views

    God’s shocking visual aid

    The preacher and the prostitute (Part 1 of a series of 3) Hosea 1:1-11 We live in a world where images are important. As every school teacher will tell you, if you can combine a visual aid with your own words, you will get your message across to the children much better. It is just the ...read more

  • When A Christian Sins

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Jul 27, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,765 views

    WHEN A CHRISTIAN CHOOSES TO LIVE HIS OR HER LIFE IN SIN - IT MIGHT JUST SHOCK YOU AS TO WHAT CAN HAPPEN!

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A CHRISTIAN SINS 6/30/02 TEXT: ROMANS 8:1 - 13 INTRO: AS I BEGAN PREPARING FOR THIS MESSAGE, IN MY MIND, I THOUGHT OF THE THOUSANDS OF SERMONS THAT HAVE BEEN PREACHED AGAINST SIN. AND LET ME JUST SAY THAT WITH ALL THE SERMONS THAT HAVE BEEN PREACHED, ...read more

  • Noah And You

    Contributed by John Mayes on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,126 views

    Imagin that you are Noah and God just told you the shocking news of what is about to happen to the world. Guess what! History is about to repeat itself.

    NOAH AND YOU We have heard the story of Noah and the Ark since we were small children. Because of this, many conclude that this is just a children’s story and it does not involve us in any way today. How could it? This event took place several thousand years ago. What does Noah and the ...read more

  • How Can God Use Me?

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,944 views

    Moses was shocked by how God was going to use him. God sees more in us than we see in ourselves. God has a plan to bless us.

    I have used sermoncentral as one of many resources in this sermon. HOW CAN GOD USE ME? January 13, 2008 Jay Davis Robison EXODUS 3:9-14 & 4:1, 10 Isn’t it unusual who God uses to do God’s work? Jacob the brother to Esau was a deceiver David was a great king but committed adultery and ...read more

  • Hindrances To Salvation

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Feb 15, 2003
    based on 226 ratings
     | 96,730 views

    WHAT IS KEEPING YOU FROM BEING SAVED TODAY? YOU WILL BE SHOCKED TO SEE WHAT SINS ARE KEEPING PEOPLE RIGHT ON TRACK AS THEY HEAD TOWARDS HELL!

  • Ministry Can Be A Struggle!

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,760 views

    There is no doubt that when Paul arrived, alone, in the sinful city of Corinth, it was a little bit of a shock. Worn down, lonely, discouraged, he needed the provision of God.

    Passage: Acts 18:1-17 Intro: When we read Acts, we get a picture of Paul in our minds. 1. we picture him striding powerfully from one rejection to another, brushing off the effects of this beating or that imprisonment. 2. but here in Corinth, it seems to have caught up with him. 3. many miles ...read more

  • The Scandal Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 29, 2003
    based on 707 ratings
     | 88,808 views

    Grace is scandalous. It’s hard to accept, hard to believe, and hard to receive. Grace shocks us in what it offers. It is truly not of this world. It frightens us with what it does for sinners.

    (MacArthur’s New Testament Commentary was used in preparing this message.) The Scandal of Grace In this series, we’ve been learning about the topic of grace. As we look at how Jesus dealt with people and at some of His parables, we’re discovering that these “Grace Encounters” radically ...read more

  • God's Idea Of Kindness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 66 ratings
     | 18,504 views

    We all like to think of our selves as good, decent, and kind people. But, I was shocked to find out that the Bible tells us kindness doesn’t come naturally to us.

    (this was a sermon centered on the “Fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5:22-23a) Open: A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead. She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the ...read more

  • The Four Can'ts

    Contributed by Craig Fenton on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 109 ratings
     | 5,075 views

    If this was my sermon, I would probably say. You can’t get to heaven without Jesus, you can’t live eternally without Jesus, you can’t live a sinful life, and still get to heaven. Things like that. So it may shock some of you to know that the

    If this was my sermon, I would probably say. You can’t get to heaven without Jesus, you can’t live eternally without Jesus, you can’t live a sinful life and still get to heaven. Things like that. So it may shock some of you to know that the four cant’s are the Four Cants of God. Whoa wait a ...read more

  • Habakkuk "Yet Will I Rejoice!"

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Sep 29, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 18,220 views

    God acted in the history of Judah to turn His people’s hearts back to Himself. The people would not heed the many opportunities God sent their way and when the prophet cried out to God -- He answered. God’s answer shocked Habakkuk. This sermon sets the sc

    Habakkuk: “Yet I Will Rejoice!” The prophet of God was disturbed in his spirit. He had felt the revival fires that had visited Judah during King Josiah’s day fade from a roaring blaze to mere flickering embers. He had watched the Temple slowly become empty and the hearts of the people become ...read more

  • Where Is God Amidst The Confusion

    Contributed by David Smith on Feb 1, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 10,481 views

    This is a powerful message of Hope following the tragic, unexpected death of a 16 year old girl named Amanda. Her death sent the entire community into shock. There was almost 600 people present and many students. The message was very well received.

    WHERE IS GOD AMIDST THE CONFUSION? • Rev. Dave Smith (M.Div.) The Bible tells us … apart from Jesus Christ … - the wisest man who ever lived on planet earth … was King Solomon Solomon wrote: KEY " There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. A time to ...read more