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  • More Is Not Better-- Simplicity Brings Freedom Series

    Contributed by Randy Croft on Feb 28, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 6,715 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

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,064 views

    PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE REWARD

    TITLE: THE RIGHT STUFF FOR THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY (COUNT THE COST … AND BE WILLING TO PAY IT!) HARDSHIPS AND REWARDS! BIG IDEA: PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE ...read more

  • Stewardship Of Talent Series

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 6,858 views

    Allowing God to make the most of who we are.

    Stewardship of Talent Romans 12:3-8 Essential driving question of life "When I grow up I want to be " ". Why am I here? What is the meaning of life? –more specifically, "What is the meaning of my life? "I was made for " ". EVERYBODY HAS A PURPOSE -Given by God Psalm ...read more

  • My New Years Resolution

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 147 ratings
     | 4,139 views

    Why do we put our faith in on our own strength and not on in the power of God. We have become tired and overwhelmed as a people

    My New Years Resolution HHM Pastor Jim Parisi 12-29-02 I think this is a good time with the New Year coming to learn this principle in God.. We have had Seasons of battle with no victory. Why do we put our faith in on our own strength and not on in the power of God. We have become ...read more

  • Struggling Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 5,554 views

    Part 4 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor The challenge of Christian decision-making Philippians 1.22b ------------------------------------------- What shall I choose? Have you ever been faced with choices? ...read more

  • Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember The Limits Of Success

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 23, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,227 views

    Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember That Success in Human Terms is not as Important as Success in the Eyes of God

    Why The Holy Spirit Wants Us To Remember That Success in Human Terms is not as Important as Success in the Eyes of God Illustration:The figure of the Crucified invalidates all thought which takes success for its standard. Paul wrote,"My message was not set forth in persuasive ...read more

  • When The Message Is Over

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Mar 3, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 4,104 views

    Now the vital issue of concern to all of us is: What Act or Activity Follows the SpokenWord? Following the Public Proclamation of the Lecture or Lesson, the Exposition or Exegesis, or the Sermon or Message, the question is: What Happens?

    I submit to us that the Preaching of the Gospel, the Teaching of the Text,the Sounding of the Script,Should Effect a Host of Heavenly Activity Among the Hearers of the Word! Yet, I hasten to add this appendage, the Ideal is seldom Realized in the Realm of Our Here and Now. A Host of Heavenly ...read more

  • I Don't Know? Why Me?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 15,525 views

    We may not have all the answers for a quick fix? People often want to fix all people’s problems with quick answers of little solution, we look at suffering by pondering Job.

    I DON’T KNOW? WHY ME? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is a two part lesson on suffering and how easy it is to misunderstand suffering and cause even more suffering. Life has many Big Questions -- with Little Answers -- Have you ever notice, few real questions, ever get ...read more

  • Is There A Doctor In The House?

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on May 14, 2003
    based on 102 ratings
     | 9,969 views

    Christ left the synagogue to minister. It was while he was in the world He was able to connect with those who really needed Him.

    The idea for this sermon comes from Beth Moore’s book "Jesus, The One And Only." I want to start this morning by asking you to get a picture in your head that illustrates ministry. Was your mental image of ministry: • A man passing out tracts on a street corner? • A missionary ...read more

  • How To Manage Life Choices

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Jan 14, 2002
    based on 171 ratings
     | 13,311 views

    Life is a smorgesboard of choices...how do I know what is right for me?

    How To Manage Life Choices The college faculty were in their annual meeting when, suddenly, an angel appears. Turning to the Dean, the angel said, "I will grant you one of three choices -- infinite wisdom, infinite wealth or infinite health." The Dean thought for a minute, then replied ...read more

  • Is Jesus The Only Way? Series

    Contributed by Damien Spikereit on Aug 12, 2002
    based on 248 ratings
     | 14,781 views

    An apologetic response to pluralism that affirms Jesus as the only way to God.

    - Following the attacks on September 11th, New York Mayor, Rudy Guilliani spoke before the United Nations. And in his speech he mentioned that on a typical weekend he will visit an Islamic mosque on Friday and a Christian Church on Sunday. Then he commented that both groups worship the same God, ...read more

  • God's Watching On Mondays Too

    Contributed by Jason Patrick on Feb 4, 2002
    based on 107 ratings
     | 8,187 views

    Worship is not intended as a burden through which we meet the obligations of God. Worship is God’s gift that prepares us to live the life of service to God’s kingdom.

    God’s Watching On Mondays Too / Micah 6:1-8 Epiphany 4, Year A; Downsville Baptist Church; 3 February 2002 As we are in the midst of worship this morning, I suppose we would be quite alarmed if a lawyer walked into the church and presented a court summons to our church. Downsville Baptist ...read more

  • Have It Your Way?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,449 views

    Many times we seek to understand and manipulate God by our human ideas. We need to get rid of our preconceptions about what God is doing in our lives and let Him direct how we think and pray.

    Do you ever watch one of those martial arts movies – pick one, any one, it doesn’t matter – how about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?" There is always a scene, at least one, where the hero or heroine is taking on a whole group of bad guys or gals. Two of them square off in the middle – and when ...read more

  • Waiting On The Harvest

    Contributed by Michael Murdock on Oct 21, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 8,916 views

    Sermon on Evangelism and growing a church from a farmers point of view.

    “Waiting on the Harvest” Evangelism: How to Grow the Church 1 Corinthians 3:5-9 Introduction: There is a story about two men from New York City who had never been out of the city. They decided they had enough of city life and so they would head out west and try to live off the land like ...read more

  • Hold On! God's Blessing Will Come Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 16,425 views

    A WORD TO THE CHURCH - Haggai (Part 4) Sin has polluted our lives, but God has promised to bring a harvest of blessing into our lives through obedience.

    · In the movie "Groundhog Day" actor Bill Murray wakes up to the same day over and over. He finds himself confronted with the same situations he had faced just the day before all over again; only of course it isn’t a new day–he’s stuck on groundhog’s day. Only he is aware of the repetition which ...read more