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  • No Shortcuts In Success Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Feb 16, 2003
    based on 146 ratings
     | 41,933 views

    Second in the leadership series this message deals with the DANGER that awaits any leader who foolishly thinks they can take a shortcut in accomplishing God’s will for their life.

    LESSONS IN LEADERSHIP – PART TWO NO SUCCESS IN SHORTCUTS GENESIS 16:1-4 ©Larry L. Thompson (2003) INTRODUCTION: One of the strengths of studying leadership principles in the life of biblical leaders is in the assurance that there will be no whitewashing, no glossing over sin or failure—just ...read more

  • The Danger Of Taking Shortcuts

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 8,821 views

    We like solutions – we like other people to provide a quick way to solve our perceived problems – and we don’t care much what the solution involves, as long as our problem gets solved quickly and easily. Learn about the hidden dangers in taking shortcuts.

    Today as a bonus, not only do you get a Bible study – but we are also holding a free seminar at the same time – providing you with double the benefits of joining us. Our seminar will reveal the stunning secrets of guerilla marketing. What’s guerilla marketing you ask? Like guerilla warfare, ...read more

  • Deny, Take-Up & Follow

    Contributed by Shishir Bhandari on Aug 17, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,626 views

    We must bear in mind that there’s no shortcut to Calvary and to Heaven. There’s only one way, that is denying yourself and following Jesus Christ.

    Introduction: Whoever wants to follow the Lord and becomes a disciple pays a great price. As believers we have five callings. First, we were called to salvation. Then we became babes in Christ born with a new spirit of obedience. As we progressed we are called to be members of the body of ...read more

  • A Blueprint For Building

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 204 ratings
     | 3,340 views

    with Christ as our foundation, we as a church and as individuals need to make sure we build with the right materials; make sure we stay God-centered; we need to rely on the Lord's strength and wisdom and avoid the temptation to take shortcuts

    This church building was constructed about nine years ago. These are the blueprints for our church. Whoever put them together did a fine job, and they provided direction for the folks who built this structure which we often call First Baptist Church. It is good to keep in mind, though, that ...read more

  • Keys To Effective Worship

    Contributed by Tony Lewis on Aug 21, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 8,579 views

    Keys are usually used to help us gain access into something, without keys if it’s locked the only way we can get in is to break in, and that’s what some of us are trying to do, break into God’s presence.We are trying to use shortcuts to gain illegal acces

    Dr. Tony V Lewis Intro; Keys are usually used to help us gain access into something, without keys if it’s locked the only way we can get in is to break in, and that’s what some of us are trying to do, break into God’s presence. We are trying to use shortcuts to ...read more

  • Which Trail Are You On?

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 29, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,141 views

    When it all boils down, this is what you’ve really got. You can live a wasted life, or, You can live a wise life. It all comes down to the path or the trail you choose to walk on.

    When it all boils down, this is what you’ve really got. ß You can live a wasted life, or, ß You can live a wise life. It all comes down to the path or the trail you choose to walk on. Throughout history there have been many famous trails. ß The Appalachian Trail ß The Oregon Trail ß ...read more

  • Soon Is Sooner Than It Was Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 22, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    In light of the soon coming of Christ, we need to give ourselves to things that are urgent and important; and to things that are important before they become urgent. For the Festival of Christ the King

    I like shortcuts. I like to find a road that gets me there in less time and less distance. I love shortcuts, even when they are complicated. You may have to be a trained navigator to follow my shortcuts, but I like them. Years ago, in order to take my son to sports events, I worked out the ...read more

  • The Long Way Home

    Contributed by John Blair on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 12,533 views

    INTRODUCTION: When I was in the 6th grade, I remember very plainly that there was a certain boy who had one goal in life. That was to chase me down and try to beat me up—he lived for this. One day my sister came to meet me at lunch and told me that she heard there was a plan for this boy to ...read more

  • How To Press On Toward The Goal Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,983 views

    This passage draws out six keys to reaching the goal of our walk with Christ.

    Analogy: Our walk with Christ is like a journey through the woods. How To Press On Toward The Goal Of The Christian Life: Questions to ask. . . 1. Do I know what my destination is? - v. 12 - “press on.” - v. 13 - “one thing I do.” - v. 14 - “I press on.” - v. 21 - The ...read more

  • Real Revival Or Revival, God's Way

    Contributed by Kelly Dodson on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 7,603 views

    IN THESE LAST DAYS,IT’S GOING TO TAKE MORE THAN A PREACHER AND A SERMON, TO HAVE A "REAL REVIVAL". WE MUST HAVE A ANNOINTED VESSEL OF GOD, WITH AN ANNOINTED WORD FROM GOD.

    TITLE-<REAL REVIVAL> or <REVIVAL>, "GOD’S WAY" SCRIPTURE READING: PSALM CHAP. 85 V.1-6 Psalm 85:1 <To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.> LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Psalm 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the ...read more

  • Living With Purpose

    Contributed by Benjamin Sharpe on Aug 16, 2002
    based on 164 ratings
     | 9,508 views

    God has a specific goal and purpose for his Church and for each individual Christian. Satan’s intention is to cause the Church and the individual Christian to deviate from that destiny and, in so doing, to thwart the will and design of God.

    Luke 4:1-13 Living With Purpose The temptation of Jesus was for the purpose of distracting him from his ultimate goal and purpose in life. And that goal, that destiny, was to go to the cross as the atoning sacrifice for humanity. Satan’s intent in the wilderness was to defeat God’s purpose for ...read more

  • Understanding Our Mission Statement

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 16, 2000
    based on 98 ratings
     | 1,649 views

    What is the importance of a mission statement and how do we apply it to our mission.

    I have been in a reflective mood since seeing the doctor two weeks ago. He spoke to me concerning lifestyle changes I would need to make to ensure my health and longevity. I thought about change in relationship to the church, here at Ione Assembly, and I want to speak on this today, the changes ...read more

  • "Let Us Hold Firmly To The Faith!" Series

    Contributed by Dennis Marquardt on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 9,891 views

    #4 in the "Let Us" Series

    #4 "LET US HOLD FIRMLY TO THE FAITH!" TEXT: Heb. 4:14-16; Matt. 4:1-11 INTRO: Starting off in faith is a good thing....staying in faith in also a great thing! We need to be cautious that we don’t lose a firm grip on our faith, for if we do we will find ourselves really floundering ...read more

  • Giants Under Junipers

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 16, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,790 views

    This is the second of a series that I gleaned from Pilgrim’s Progress. It is ongoing and I have no idea of how many there will be.

    1 Kings 19:4 KJV But he himself went a day’s journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree: and he requested for himself that he might die; and said, It is enough; now, O LORD, take away my life; for I am not better than my fathers. l. INTRODUCTION – PILGRIM’S ...read more

  • Rock And Roll

    Contributed by John Beehler on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 960 views

    Keep your feet on the rock and your name on the role

    Rock and Roll 1. Tower of Pisa. 180 ft. leaning 18 ft. Soft soil/foundation too shallow. Pisa means marshy land. Foundation only 10 ft. deep 2. Houses stand for peoples lives. We’re all building our whole life. Jesus asks-Are you a wise builder or foolish builder? Building to last or will it ...read more