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  • Simplicity Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 15, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 3,483 views

    A series of sermons from Richard Foster’s book "Celebration of Discipline." A top 10 book for any Christian’s bookshelf!

    SPIRITUAL DISCIPLINES: SIMPLICITY MATTHEW 6:25-34 INTRODUCTION If you had to describe to someone what a “simple” life was, what might you say? Would you say that they had a garden where all their food came from and they need not go to a grocery store? Perhaps they had no need of a car ...read more

  • Simplicity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,174 views

    From all indications Paul was a brilliant scholar and could have overwhelmed his listeners with intellectual arguments, but he shared the simple message of Jesus Christ by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide his words.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: One man who was on the path of true simplicity was, according to the Talmud, a certain Rabbi Zusya. He once said, “In the coming world, they will not ask me: “Why were you not Moses?” They will ask me, “Why were you not Zusya?” (Reader’s Digest, March, 1980). In ...read more

  • Practicing Simplicity Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 9, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,097 views

    Simple Scriptural maxims tied to our spiritual riches in Christ.

    We’re beginning a new three-part series today on Simple Living. Why this topic? First of all, the Bible teaches simple living. So from that, we know it’s important. Secondly, complicated living is killing us. It’s keeping us from experiencing life the way our Creator meant for us ...read more

  • Seasonal Simplicities

    Contributed by Miles Anderson on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,158 views

    Christams is a time of putting together the gifts we get so lets look at putting together the greatest gift we’ve ever recieved.

    SEASONAL SIMPLICITIES Introduction: I went to buy a stereo the other day and found myself looking at a contraption that I really didn’t understand. All over this country this Wednesday morning there will be fathers and grandfathers getting overly frustrated trying to put together new toys. ...read more

  • The Simplicity Of The Gospel

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,018 views

    The amazing grace of God is one of the simplest yet hardest to grasp concepts of the Christian faith.

    The Simplicity of the Gospel I had some notes taken from someone else’s message (a long time ago?) but have lost the reference. This message uses the fruit of those notes. Thanks to the co-author. I believe God is the true Author of every message to His people. (the Philippian jailer) And ...read more

  • Simplicity Of The Gospel

    Contributed by James May on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,188 views

    Paul desired to know nothing of the Corinthians but Jesus Christ and Him crucified. The most important question we can ask is what will you do with the message of the gospel? Nothing else matters unless this question is answered correctly.

    SIMPLICITY OF THE GOSPEL By Pastor Jim May 1 Corinthians 2:1-5, "And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God. For I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified. And I was ...read more

  • The Simplicity Of Life

    Contributed by Chris Sparkman on Nov 2, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,793 views

    Too often we make life more complicated than it really is. In fact life really is simply when we live according to God’s Word.

    LIVING YOUR FAITH: THE SIMPLICITY OF LIFE EPHESIANS 5:8 A little more than 11 years ago, Sherri and I had our first warm debate…it all surrounded the game of life A. The details are conveniently little fuzzy 1. One of us decided to make up the rules as we went along 2. New and ...read more

  • Simplicity In Christ

    Contributed by William Young on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 3,729 views

    "He that giveth, let him do it with Simplicity" Rom 12:8 (kjv)

    SIMPLICITY IN CHRIST Rom 12:8 he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity 2 Cor 1:12 For our rejoicing is this, the testimony of our conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world, and more ...read more

  • Discipleship: Simplicity

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Nov 28, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,042 views

    To show that in order to be close to the Lord, we often must simplify our lives.

    INTRODUCTION -This morning we’re going to get back to our district emphasis of discipleship -We are seeking to draw closer to the Lord this conference year and learn more of what it means to be his follower and his child -We’ve looked at the disciplines of rest, silence, solitude and ...read more

  • The Simplicity Of Salvation And Assurance Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 186 ratings
     | 12,574 views

    Acts Series: If your child was lost and you could get a message to him, would you make it complicated or simple? [The Meaning, The Man and The Method of Salvation.]

    The Simplicity of Salvation Acts 16:25-30 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website: http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html Question: If you had a child that was lost, and if you had the chance to get a message to that child, telling them what to do, and how to get ...read more

  • The Spiritual Discipline Of Simplicity Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Dec 5, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 11,257 views

    The discipline of simplicity is the conscious act of not being tied to the things of this world.

    Tilling the Soil of the Soul November 27, 2005 Simplicity Matthew 6:19-21, 24-33 I received an email this week from Outside Magazine with the title: “Gift Guide Madness” It read… “The time of immaculate consumption is upon us. From a flaming kayak paddle to an indestructible laptop ...read more

  • Simplicity - The Key To Harmony Series

    Contributed by John Baker on Jan 12, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,624 views

    Series on Christian Stewardship

    Title: Simplicity, the key to Harmony Place: Oakdale Wesleyan Church Date: January 23, 2005 Series: Living the Uncomplicated Life Introduction I am not a chemist or physicist but have you ever noticed how many fascinating things are around us everyday. Take for instance water. Water is ...read more

  • Muddy Waters [simplicity / Assurance]

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,766 views

    If you had a child that was abducted, and you had the chance to get a message to them telling them how to get home...would you make that message simple or complicated? So it is w/ God’s salvation. Free Powerpoint at website.

    Muddy Waters Acts 16:25-30 PowerPoint at: http://www.gbcdecatur.org/sermons/MuddyWaters.html Several cases of child abductions have been in the news in recent weeks. And just this past Friday, in a kidnapping horrifyingly reminiscent of Elizabeth Smart a few years ago, 9 yr. old Jessica ...read more

  • Imitating God Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 18, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 11,617 views

    Ways to imitate God and thereby cash in on the spiritual riches in Christ. (Expository sermon)

    We’re in the series "Simple Living," based on the 2nd half of Paul’s correspondence to the Ephesian Christ followers of the First Century. In the first half of the letter, believers are described as “spiritually rich,” and in the second half, the part upon which this series is based, we’re ...read more

  • More Is Not Better-- Simplicity Brings Freedom Series

    Contributed by Randy Croft on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,713 views

    Real happiness comes from investing in people and a God-directed passion

    Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff– More is Not Better--Simplicity is freedom. Have you seen the bumper sticker "He who dies with the most toys wins." I saw one that said, "He who dies with the most toys still dies." I believe that many of us have bought that idea that life consists in how much we ...read more