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  • New Wineskins Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 199 ratings
     | 23,994 views

    Jesus told a story in Matthew 9 to teach us about the new things He wants to do in our lives.

    INTRODUCTION Sermonic Theme Opening Statement: There are many literary forms used in the Bible. There is poetry, proverb, legal document, dramatic narrative, hymn, sermon, theological treatise, personal letter, and apocalyptic vision. And sprinkled into all of these genres are figures of ...read more

  • Responding To Criticism

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,690 views

    Thesis: Sometimes the best response to criticism is no response at all. Introduction: 1. It was a great moment in the history of Israel--God was going to select Israel's first king. a. Samuel gathered all Israel at Mizpah. b. Selection process began (20-24). c. Everybody was happy ...read more

  • Relocating The Old Paths

    Contributed by Sonny Thomas, Sr. on Apr 15, 2002
    based on 147 ratings
     | 13,140 views

    If God is to ever bless us as He desires, we must relocate the old paths and commit ourselves to them.

    "Relocating the Old Paths" Jeremiah 6:16 "Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls. But they said, We will not walk therein." In our hymnals we find the song, "The ...read more

  • A Salvation That Is Precious

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Feb 24, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,789 views

    This message considers the doctrine of Salvation

    A SALVATION THAT IS PRECIOUS Text: 1 Peter 1: 8-2:3 W. Max Alderman Introduction: The Lord chose to use the prophets of old to communicate the truths pertaining to the salvation that was to be later revealed. The prophets could only give a shadow; the substance would come ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirt Is Love

    Contributed by Tim Parsons on Feb 25, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,367 views

    This sermon deals with the fruit of the spirit that is Love. And What we find in this fruit.

    The fruit of the spirit is "Love" Gal. 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:22 -23 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, ...read more

  • Does Modesty Matter?

    Contributed by Keith Davis on May 5, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 7,634 views

    A serious, biblical look at the subject of modesty.

    Title: Does Modesty Matter? Text: Multi-Texted Introduction: Genesis 2:25 (NCV) "The man and his wife were naked, but they were not ashamed." ‒ Adam and Eve found themselves created into a perfect SINLESS world. A. No Shame B. Innocent C. No blushing D. Naked and ...read more

  • Wise Up About Alcohol Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 7,094 views

    Three actions to take in order to wise up about alcohol and other kinds of drugs.

    I always feel a little strange on Memorial Day weekend. You see, when I was as sophomore in high school, my parents went away for Memorial day and left me at home alone. Big mistake!  I threw the party to end all parties. There were people there I’d never seen before, a band, people drinking beer ...read more

  • Essential Equipment: Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 25, 2002
    based on 344 ratings
     | 27,644 views

    Do we live our lives on purpose, by accident? Do Christians have a destiny?

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT - ON PURPOSE TEXT: Phil. 3:7-14 QUESTION: Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you? (give the audience time to write down what they think their purpose is). OPEN: One of the most challenging courses at the University of Denver was a ...read more

  • What Shall I Wear?

    Contributed by Rickey Shive on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 5,775 views

    We live in a world of constant change, including trends in the types and style of clothing we wear. What is appropriate dress for a Christian? Hopefully, this lesson will answer that for us.

    Introduction: A daily question (or at least a daily decision) most everyone asks (or makes) is - What shall I wear today? For mankind, when answering this question certain considerations come into play: 1. What’s the occasion? - work - dinner with the family - sporting ...read more

  • Can These Bones Live Again?

    Contributed by Tom Maines on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 102 ratings
     | 22,990 views

    This scripture can be used to describe the serious problem that exists within many of our churches today.

    Title: Can these bones live again? Text: Ezekiel 37:1-10 Jokingly, we often say that Ezekiel was called to the worst congregation any preacher has ever faced. However, it pictures something many believers face in their Christian experience – the "hopeless situation." Introduction: At this ...read more

  • If I Could Build A Father

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 519 ratings
     | 87,834 views

    If I could build a father I would build a better father in me.

    INTRO.- ILL.- Some men in a pickup truck drove into a lumberyard. One of the men walked in the office and said, ’We need some four-by-twos. ’The clerk said, ’You mean two-by-fours, don’t you?’ The man said, ’I’ll go check,’ and went back to the truck. He returned in a minute and said, ’Yeah, I ...read more

  • Joy To The World

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 6, 2004
    based on 193 ratings
     | 14,076 views

    In the Christmas season we should take time to realize the fullness of why Christ came to earth.

    This morning, before we finish our gathering together and head into this final week before Christmas, we will have an opportunity to declare in song that marvelous refrain…“Joy to the World, the Lord has come let earth receive her King.” For there is a joy, a deep, divine joy that beckons our ...read more

  • Jesus Calms The Storms Of Trouble

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 25, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 7,689 views

    how Jesus comforts us at the loss of a loved one and other trials in life

    April 25, 2002 John 14:1-12 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2 In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and ...read more

  • Striving For Church Health - Healthy Senior Men Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 8,136 views

    A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through discipleship, broader through ministry, and larger through evangelism.

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I made a decision several years ago about the kind of church that I wanted to pastor. I did not ask for a small church. I did not ask for a large church. I asked God for a healthy church. A healthy church is one that grows warmer in fellowship, deeper through ...read more

  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by William Mouser on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 17,786 views

    This jarring episode is just as much a part of the Christmas season as the manger scene. Though grim, the fate of the Innocents shows us how and why we share the hope they had in Christ’s second advent

    Psalm 124, Jeremiah 3:15-17, Revelation 21:1-7, Matthew 2:13-18 The Holy Innocents The Gospel lesson that is read today is actually from the lectionary for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which in the liturgical calendar is celebrated on December 28 – four days ago. The Book of Common Prayer ...read more