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  • Christianity Is Not A Spectator Sport Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Oct 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,069 views

    30th in a series from Ephesians. Every believer is to be a minister.

    Last Saturday, Mary and I went to the U of A football game. And as we watched that game, it reminded me of how someone once described a football game: Eleven men down on the field, desperately in need of rest, and fifty thousand people in the stands desperately in need of ...read more

  • Christianity Is Not A Spectator Sport

    Contributed by Jim Parisi on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 6,840 views

    America has become a land of professional Spectators We gain most of our daily pleasures from watching others live out their lives….. People don’t even know they are being watched Example web cams on the internet and satellite photos

    Christianity is not a Spectator Sport Pastor Jim Parisi HHM Oct 6, 2002 America has become a land of professional Spectators We gain most of our daily pleasures from watching others live out their lives….. people don’t even know they are being watched Example web cams on the ...read more

  • "Messy People Joining Hands"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 13, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,244 views

    Christianity is not a spectator sport.

    Matthew 9:35-38 “Messy People Joining Hands” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor--Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN www.graceumcsd.org As we saw in the video we watched earlier and as we see in our Gospel Lesson for this morning, we, the Church are called to go ...read more

  • We Can Make A Difference? "Yes We Can!”

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Sep 5, 2011
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,397 views

    If the building up of the church were a sport, here’s where I would tell you, “its hard to put any points on the scoreboard from the sidelines,” Contrary to popular belief, “Serving the Lord” is not a spectator sport.

    We Can Make a Difference? “Yes We Can!” There’s no quicker way to find out who your friends are, then by starting a building project and asking them to be involved and help you with it. It doesn’t really matter what your building, it could be a house, a garage, or something on a smaller ...read more

  • Front Line Christians

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 23, 2001
    based on 93 ratings
     | 4,173 views

    We have made Christianity into a spectator sport. We just sit back in church and listen to the music, and the sermons and never really get involved in the game. We need some Christians today to get off the sidelines and get on the front lines.

    Intro: It was the first day of basketball practice at Wingate High School in Brooklyn, N.Y. The Coach handed a ball to each player. “Boys,” he said, “I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be in during the game.” One of the boys (who was pretty much there as a ...read more

  • Consider Your Ways

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Jul 18, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,580 views

    Haggai challenges the restored remnant from Babylonian captivity, whose desire was to seek their own welfare, to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem that stood is ruins for many years.

    CONSIDER YOUR WAYS “Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts: Consider your ways! You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but you are not satisfied; you drink, but your thirst is not quenched; you clothe yourselves, but no one is warmed; and he who earns wages, earns wages to put ...read more

  • The Body Of Christ

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 28, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,226 views

    We, as a church, are the body of Christ. Are we functioning as we should?

    THE BODY OF CHRIST 1 Corinthians 12:12-31 INTRO: The producers of our church literature are always anxious to receive evaluations of their product by those using them. Some is good, some bad. One comment was: "Why all this talk about the Body of Christ in ...read more

  • Preparing To Run Series

    Contributed by Robert Harmon on Jan 12, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,488 views

    A person don't just decide the day before a Marathon to run! They have to train, keep their focus, and not look back. The Christian has to have the same desire to train and RUN!

    Introduction Define Marathon: An endurance race that pushes a runner to their limits. READ I CORINTHIANS 9:24-27 I. Ready to Train (v.24-25) A. Some Christians view the Church as a spectator sport! We get comfortable and watch the show. B. Others believe God ...read more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 28, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,256 views

    Pacifism and Passivism can be serious stumbling blocks to our progress as members of the Body of Christ. If we are to grow both need to be eliminated from of our lives and our church.

    OBSTACLES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CHURCH GROWTH PART 2 1 PETER 2:9-15 INTRODUCTION: Last week we considered three obstacles that hinder Christian growth. Today I want to examine another pair of obstacles that impede individual and corporate growth and spiritual development – Pacifism and Passivism. ...read more

  • "Are We The Answer To Our Prayer?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 24, 2018
     | 815 views

    A sermon about going out to spread the Gospel.

    Matthew 9:35-10:8 “Are We the Answer to This Prayer?” Last weekend a Hixson man admitted to shooting and killing his 15-year-old son. According to records, the teen was shot multiple times as well as the family dog. According to a report released last week Tennessee just broke its all-time ...read more

  • Be Attitudes

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Oct 30, 2008
     | 1,073 views

    Through this text, Jesus teaches the attitudes that will be necessary to live a successful Christian life.

    Intro: There he stood, in the midst of the Golden Corral Restaurant, with 2 gallons of Thousand Island dressing dripping from his hair, over his glasses, down his face, all over his jacket, pants and shoes. A service person had been struck from behind by the swinging door which launched the salad ...read more

  • The Full Armor Of God

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 30, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 6,296 views

    Using Spiritual Armor to fight a super-natural Battle.

    The Full Armor of God Eph. 6:10–18 INTRODUCTION It was the first day of basketball practice and the coach handed a ball to each player. “Boys,” he said, “I want you to practice shooting from the spots you might expect to be in during the game.” One of the boys who was pretty much there as ...read more

  • 3 Hinderances To God’s Presence (In America) Series

    Contributed by Rev Matthew Cullipher on Jan 17, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,472 views

    This is a heartfelt, old school, in your face message of condemnation and hope for the church of Christ in America- a beckoning that we must remove the hinderances before it’s too late!

    THREE HINDERANCES TO GOD’S PRESENCE: Hebrew 9:1-5 CONTENTMENT IS THE GREATEST ENEMY TO TRUE CHRISTIANITY. -I’ve looked around me and noticed a vast trend which has been spoiling myself and various others within the church in America. Instead of pressing in to a greater depth of walk with ...read more

  • The Burning Bush: Attentive Hearts

    Contributed by Vance Elzinga on Sep 11, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,453 views

    A sermon based on the Burning Bush story which looks at what it means to have hearts that are attentive to God.

    20000326a - Exodus 3.1,f. The Burning Bush Attentive Hearts Story of a native American in NYC hearing cricket; crowd hearing coins drop. The point is not just listening; it’s WHAT! / TRUTH! Turn Aside [3.1-3] Moses’ first step was a detour. It was a decision to pay at-tention. (We get so ...read more

  • Heariing The Heartbeat Of God

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 5, 2006
     | 1,203 views

    Developing a Proper Concept of Christ.

    “Worship is anything but a spectator sport. Out of the chaos of our lives we come to listen, to actually feel the beat of God, his heartbeat, His challenge to us to get up, stand up for Him and serve. Today, my prayer is that we come here to offer ourseves to Him, give our lives to serve Him in ...read more