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  • Free To Serve, Or Not Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 14, 2015

    We will be judged on our service to the poor--but do our social systems make it easy or difficult to do so?

    Thursday of 33rd week in course 2015 Joy of the Gospel Two things tie our Scriptures together today. The obvious one is that they are texts written in or about a time of injustice and disaster. In the first reading, the Syrian king Antiochus IV has decreed that all his subjects would act like more

  • Stewardship, Solidarity And Wages Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 7, 2015

    A just social system must come from the conversion of many minds and hearts.

  • Are You A Revolutionary Part 2

    Contributed by Greg Carr on Aug 28, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Part 2... The definition that we are going to look at today is Definition 5 – The overthrow of a government or social system, with another taking its place. Whether or not we like to admit it, this is what is taking place today in the spiritual lives o

    (This message was inspired by George Barna and his book, Revolution. I also found Sermon Central contributor, J. Martin’s messages on this topic helpful.) Are you a Revolutionary? Are you in a close orbit with God? Our Scripture last week and again this week are the words of the Apostle Paul in more

  • We Are Salt And Light

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Jun 19, 2002
    based on 55 ratings

    If a Christian makes little effort in his Christianity, What value does he have for God?

    We are Salt and Light 3-3-02 Mat 5:13-16 13 "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be more

  • Living Life From 9 To 5 Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 1, 2014
    based on 8 ratings

    Being a Christian in the workplace is not easy. We are constantly being tempted and challenged. How can we live life in a way that glorifies God from 9 to 5?

    Living Life from 9 to 5 Ephesians 6:5-9 Lay hands on Paul Intro Slide Have you seen any of these bumper stickers before? Slide I am so poor, I can’t even pay attention I owe, I owe, it’s off to work I go On my way to work, please kill me I am sure you have seen many more

  • Assimilation: Making Insiders Out Of Outsiders Student Copy Series

    Contributed by John Putty on Apr 7, 2011

    A Lesson on Assimilation for the inner-core or leadership team. Also, you could share this lesson with the hospitality or greeting core. Please keep in mind that many parts of this lesson were taken from books, tapes, seminars. I quoted where possible

    ASSIMILATION Rev. J. Kevin Putty, Presenter Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto more

  • Where Does It Hurt? Society Series

    Contributed by Steven Haguewood on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This lesson finishes the "Where Does it Hurt?" series with a look at the importance of families in society and the church.

    WHERE DOES IT HURT? Text: Ephesians 5:22-6:4 Scripture Reading: Ephesians 5:22-6:4 INTRODUCTION: 1. In this series we have tried to discuss some of the attributes of families and the individual responsibilities of each family member. 2. We have looked at these areas: a. We defined the more

  • The Audacity Of Hope (Advent) Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Nov 28, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This Advent Season, as we look to the birth of our King, may you look for and fill your life with opportunities to live out the audacity of Genuine Christian Hope!

    The Audacity of Hope, I Peter 1:13-23 Introduction When Honorius was emperor of Rome, about the year A.D. 400, the great Coliseum of Rome was often filled to overflowing with spectators. These had come from far and near to view the state games. Part of the sport consisted of watching as more

  • The Story Of Moses And The Stool Pigeon

    Contributed by Edward Boyce on Jan 25, 2002
    based on 130 ratings

    Change in the congregations of America is difficult and is often resisted. This sermon looks at Moses as a model for transformation and change in a church.

    The Story of Moses and the Stool Pigeon Exodus 13:17-18 Deuteronomy 8:1-16 In 1914 a very sad thing happened when Martha died. Martha was the last of passenger pigeons. One hundred years earlier the passenger pigeons covered the landscape. It was not uncommon for flocks of over one hundred more

  • Sinless! 'cause God Says So!

    Contributed by David Anderson on May 5, 2001
    based on 65 ratings

    We are justified freely by grace through faith and the justified person shines with the angels of heaven.

     Sermon: "Sinless! ’Cause God Says So" D. Anderson Gen. 2:7-9,15-17,3:1-7; Ro. 5:12-19; Mt.4:1-11 + + + God’s word today speaks of the foundation doctrine concerning how we are saved--the Doctrine of Justification. Paul proclaims our justification when he more

  • Transforming Wall Street

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Nov 4, 2010

    God is just as concerned for Wall Street ... and the "Wall Street" of every community ... as He is for the street that runs in front of the church.

    Imagine a father offering these words of advice to his new college graduate, who is seeking a job: I want you to know it's a jungle out there. College has been a cake-walk. From now on, you'll be in the real world. The language is money. And it talks loudly. The goal is to get as more

  • Snakes And Hedgehogs, Fallen Trees And Fulfillment Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Jan 9, 2013

    What relevance does the third chapter of Matthew have for us today? A Brood of Vipers and an Ax at the root of trees?

    Snakes and Hedgehogs, Fallen Trees and Fulfillment Matthew 3:4-12 Five “God” Promises 1. God promises that you can sit in a church pew and still smell of sin. 2. God promises that vipers will vanish more

  • To Run With The Horses Series

    Contributed by Peter Langerman on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 56 ratings

    The first in a series on the life of Jeremiah based on Eugene Petersen’s splendid book

    Jeremiah 12:1-5 1 You are always righteous, O LORD, when I bring a case before you. Yet I would speak with you about your justice: Why does the way of the wicked prosper? Why do all the faithless live at ease? 2 You have planted them, and they have taken root; they grow and bear fruit. You are more

  • Sent, Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012

    In Matthew 10, we have Jesus’ sermon commissioning the disciples for his mission in the world, sending them out to minister in His name. The word “apostle” and “sent” are the same in Greek. That means every Christian is a missionary, one who is sent-out i

    James Emery White tells the story a college history professor who was a Christian. The professor would go down to a local nursing home and visit with the elderly men and women there on a weekly basis. Though some were lovingly visited every day by their families – having been sent there more

  • How To Fit In At Church

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Mar 5, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    “How do you fit in at church?” “Do you feel a part of our church?” “Are you part of the Body of Christ?” “Are you an active part of the community?" [Adaptable by adding your own church activities]

    HOW to FIT IN at CHURCH Acts 2:42-47, Others INTRODUCTION… How to Fit in at Almost Any Church ( (02:29) I. DEFINITION OF COMMUNITY (all definitions and such: Horton, Paul. Sociology. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1972. pgs 437-438) I would like to begin this morning with more