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  • Softening The Blow Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,073 views

    Since we may minister to people who are hearing bad news, examining Samuel’s heart while he acts in this way provides keys we can remember if we too need to serve in this uncomfortable way.

    Softening the Blow Selections from 1 Samuel Introduction Part of Samuel’s ministry was working with people who were in difficult or unusual circumstances. With His Own Family -His mother (2:18-19) Tell Bad News from God -Eli (3:11-14, 17-18) -King Saul (13:11-14; ...read more

  • Peter Softening To The Law Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 860 views

    This is the 12th study in the book of Acts this study deals with Peter softening his heart to the Law so he could open the door of salvation to the Gentiles.

    Peter Softening to the Law Acts 9:31-43 Acts # 12 As we start this section of Acts we will see that Salvation is getting ready to come to the Gentiles. The Gospel is meant for all people not just the Jewish people. In the start of this section we see that Peter, the leader of the church, is ...read more

  • David's Hard Heart

    Contributed by Charles Andrews on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,995 views

    David’s heart was hardened by sin. Only the death of his newborn son softened it. This sermon looks at three aspects of his son’s death and David’s reaction.

    “David’s Hard Heart” Text: 2 Samuel 12:1-23 Introduction: Sin carries consequences! Some are immediate; others come much later in life and some last an entire lifetime. And, of course, any sin of which we do not repent and ask for forgiveness, carries with it the consequence of an eternity in a ...read more

  • Do You Have A Heart Condition? Series

    Contributed by Joe Bedy on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,255 views

    It is God’s kindness toward us that softened our hearts towards repentance, therefore the believer must be kind hearted to lead others to where God has taken us.

    Do you have a heart condition? Joe Bedy Central Christian Church St Petersburg, FL March 7 2002 Gal 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Gal 5:23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Kindness_ ...read more

  • The Perfect Potter And The Imperfect Clay

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,899 views

    The potter digs up the clay, allows it to dry, then he crushes it into a powder. Then He adds the Water and mixes it in until it becomes soft and pliable. Once the clay is softened He can begin to shape it into what pleases Him. Sometime there are i

    Jeremiah Ch. 18:1-19:13 Ervin Kimrey Jr. Intro: The potter digs up the clay, allows it to dry, then he crushes it into a powder. Then He adds the Water and mixes it in until it becomes soft and pliable. Once the clay is softened He can begin to shape it into what pleases Him. Sometime ...read more

  • Raindrops Are Falling Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 11, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,958 views

    Rain is a part of life. Into each life a little rain must fall. A refreshing look at the value of life’s rainy days.

    Today being the first Sunday in April, I thought it appropriate to talk about April’s showers. You know the saying..."April showers bring May flowers." It’s been very dry here lately and like many of you I am excited by the prospects of rain in the forecast. We all know that rain can be both ...read more

  • Preparing For God's Blessing

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on May 17, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 10,296 views

    *HANDOUT INCLUDED* Is there something that we can do to prepare for a special time of blessing from God in our lives? We examine four principles for preparing for God’s reviving.

    Preparation for Revival In A Christian’s Heart DISCUSSION: Have you ever had a time where you really grew as a Christian? Tell us about it. <Listen for elements of preparation in their responses. God doesn’t revive people in a vacuum!> How does God want us to prepare for Him to speak to ...read more

  • Hardness Of Heart

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on May 28, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 5,027 views

    These words were spoken of the disciples. The occasion of their utterance was this — the evening of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, Christ walked out upon the water and met His disciples, who were crossing the sea in a boat.

    HARDNESS OF HEART “For they considered not the miracle of the loaves, for their heart was hardened.” Mark 6:52 These words were spoken of the disciples. The occasion of their utterance was this — the evening of the miraculous feeding of the five thousand, Christ walked out upon the water and ...read more

  • People At The Cross Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 108 ratings
     | 10,308 views

    There were all kinds of people at the Cross. What distinguished these groups of people? The condition of their souls, their spiritual heart attitudes. Around the Cross of Jesus, we can see people who demonstrated some contrasting heart conditions.

    People At The Cross (Matt. 27:36-44, Luke 23:39-43, John 19:25-27) 1. A father and daughter we walking through a spacious prairie. 2. In the distance, they could see fire all around them. They knew they could not escape it. 3. The father knew there was only one way to escape: set fire ...read more

  • The Work Of His Hands

    Contributed by Greg Bryan on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,940 views

    The Bible uses different ways to describe our relationship to Him like; He is the creator, we are His creation¡ He is our Father, we are His children. The one I want us to focus on tonight is: He is the Potter, we are the clay.

    THE WORK OF HIS HANDS The Bible uses different ways to describe our relationship to Him like¡KHe is the creator¡Kwe are His creation¡KHe is our Father¡Kwe are His children¡KThe one I want us to focus on tonight is: He is the Potter¡Kwe are the clay. CONF.- 4 of 7 days I was set aside. Why? ...read more

  • Symbols Of The Holy Spirit (Part 1 Of 2))

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Oct 30, 2002
    based on 168 ratings
     | 8,344 views

    The Bible uses various symbols to represent the Holy Spirit. Studying these symbols helps us to better understand the Holy Spirit.

    Larry Brincefield, pastorlarry@pastorlarry.net Wednesday, October 23, 2002 Title: "Reading the Note" 1 (Symbols of the Holy Spirit) Text: Acts 2:2, Matthew 3:16 Introduction 1. We focus a lot of attention on God and Jesus. A. and rightfully so... B. but sometimes I wonder if we ...read more

  • The Walking Wounded

    Contributed by Ralf Bergmann on Sep 8, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 3,539 views

    I have entitled this message, “The Walking Wounded”, because we cannot say that we are unaffected by the things that are taking place in our world, no matter how we pride ourselves on our ability to separate ourselves. We are all wounded by the sins of t

    Sermon Title: The Walking Wounded Text: Isaiah 1:5-9 Date: July 20, 2003 Context of Scripture: As we prepare to look into our Scripture in the first chapter of Isaiah this evening, we need to remember that Isaiah was not born into the depths of poverty nor was he raised in religious ...read more

  • Praise And Adoration

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,331 views

    Worship and adoration of God.

    Praise/Adoration Psalm 150 1. Private Worship - Should be truly experienced singly. Ex. 15: 1 - 2 - We were made for worship - Psalm 33:1, Luke 19:37-40 - Seems uncomfortable because of sin 2. God does not care about eloquence, only sincerity. 3. Reasons we should ...read more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 1 rating
     | 540 views

    The Fruit of the Spirit is love

    March 3rd Gal. 5:22,23 Theme - The fruit of the Spirit is love; joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control are its by-products. What are the ways that people misunderstand the nature of the fruit of the Spirit? A person’s wealth does not depend so much on what ...read more

  • Advantages And Logic: No Substitute For God's Grace Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,357 views

    Even people with all the spiritual advantages will not open their hearts to Christ apart from the Sovereign Grace of God.

    Advantages and Logic: No Substitute for God’s Grace (Romans 9:1-6a) Romans Review: Chp.1-3:23 The Doctrine of Sin „h Gentiles are lost Sinners „h Jews are lost Sinners „h Everyone is a lost sinner Chap. (3:24) 4-5 The Doctrine of Salvation „h Christ¡¦s atoning death on the cross its ...read more