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  • Avoiding Spiritual Emptiness Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 10, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    In part three of series Jesus, Post-Resurrection, Dave looks closely at Colossians 2:1-10. We learn how to identify an empty belief system, and how to avoid spiritual emptiness.

    In 1996 I was a graduate student at Oakland University. I was doing an internship at a counseling center in Flint to finish up my Master’s degree in Counseling. I was new and very inexperienced, and was working in my office one day when the phone rang. All the “real” therapists were busy, so I ...read more

  • The Right Kind Of Full House

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jul 29, 2006
    based on 27 ratings

    Message regarding Jesus’ teaching about a spiritually empty house.

    The Right Kind of Full House Matthew 12:43-45 July 23, 2006 Introduction How many of you know what a “full house” is? And no, I don’t mean the TV show from the 80’s and 90’s. It’s okay to admit that you know that it’s a poker hand! And I won’t even ask how you know! Honest! In ...read more

  • Growing With Jesus

    Contributed by James May on Dec 30, 2018

    Jesus had to submit himself to his parents in order to grow up and mature in wisdom and understanding before he could step out into ministry. Should we not humble ourselves, submit to leaders over us and grow up spiritually, emptying ourselves of pride before we attempt to minister to others.

    Growing with Jesus Sunday, December 30, 2019 By Rev. James May From the time of Jesus’ birth to his appearance at the Jordan River to be baptized by John the Baptist, little is known about Jesus’ childhood and growing up. The only passage that tells us much of anything is found in the 2nd ...read more

  • Warnings Of Responsibility To The Wealthy Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    James talks about the danger of wealth used selfishly. We are called to be good stewards but God does send us warning sigs. (quotes from James Dobson)

    In Jesus Holy Name March 11, 2007 Text: James 5:1-6 Lent III , Redeemer “Warnings of Responsibility to the Wealthy” The Book of James 9th in the Series Warnings. The little red lights on the dash board of your car are meant to be heeded. You see the temperature gauge, or the ...read more

  • The Flesh Is Weak Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    how God has shown me the need to work on the struggles between flesh and spirit.

    Confessions of a Pastor, Part 2 January 14, 2007 “The Flesh is Weak” Confession- To admit or acknowledge Anger is the emotional response to perceived wrong or injustice. (Cain- sin is crouching at your door) Humans live in a constant struggle between the desires of the spirit and the ...read more

  • Moving From Survival Through Success To Significance

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 18, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Rick Warren recently told Charlie Rose in an interview on Public Broadcasting Television. "Most of the world struggles to survive. The majority of Americans are striving for success. Yet, few people ever achieve a deep sense of significance.

    Moving From Survival Through Success to Significance (Acts 1:8-18) Rick Warren recently told Charlie Rose in an interview on Public Broadcasting Television. "Most of the world struggles to survive. The majority of Americans are striving for success. Yet, few people ever achieve a deep sense ...read more

  • A Man Afer God's Own Heart

    Contributed by Arlen Payne on Jan 9, 2004
    based on 67 ratings

    The characteristics of a man (or woman) after God’s own heart. I also have this message available in Powerpoint, if you would like to use it, just email me at apayne@chickeechurch.org.

    A Man After God’s Own Heart 1 Samuel 13:14 Psalm 26 Intro. Saul had disobeyed God. His throne was taken away and given to another. David was annointed by Samuel to be the new King of Israel. The Lord is still seeking a man (person) who is “after His own heart” In Psalm 26 we ...read more

  • Happiness

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Mar 6, 2013
    based on 3 ratings

    How to be happy in life.

    Happiness – Matthew 5:1-12 Intro: I see the passage in Matthew 5:1-12 as a guide to happiness! This passage challenges us to live beyond ourselves. To make a choice! In our lesson today, we’ll explore that choice and how to choose wisely! Do you want to be happy? I know you ...read more

  • The Woman At The Well And Jesus Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 17, 2002
    based on 20 ratings

    Why is it that some people can go through life without sensing a need for a personal relationship with God?

    The Woman at the Well and Jesus (John 4:4-43) Question: Why is it that some people can go through life without sensing a need for a personal relationship with God? I. The Incident of Jesus and the Woman at the Well Gives Us Some Clues… 1. Jesus had to pass through Samaria… (1) to ...read more

  • Funerals And Parties Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 265 ratings

    We learn much from times of sorrow and loss, times when we are confronted with the reality of death, opportunities when we can learn from God

    “A good reputation is more valuable than the most expensive perfume. In the same way, the day you die is better than the day you are born. It is better to spend your time at funerals than at festivals. For you are going to die, and you should think about it while there is still time. Sorrow ...read more

  • "Out Of The Overflow” Series

    Contributed by Allen Hern on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 86 ratings

    For seven days the water had been poured out at the altar to symbolize God as satisfying the physical thirst of His people. Now Jesus picked up that object lesson and said in effect, “Now if you really want to satisfy your thirst, come to me.”

     200411.ser “Out of the Overflow” CLBC February 22, 2004 p.m. Subject: The Christian Life Theme: Filled with the Spirit Passage: John 7:37 - 39 All week long, the huge ...read more

  • Freedom From Religion

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 4, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Following Christ is a relationship not a religion.

    Sunday Morning 8/12/01-Col. 2-Freedom From Religion Key idea: Following X is a relationship not a religion. Video Clip: Matrix 1:37:20-1:38:19 Neo confused about his identity, doesn’t understand who he really is, we as xians suffer from the same problem. Don’t know or understand who ...read more

  • Making Church More Interesting Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 29, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    What if Jesus showed up where we live?

    Making Church More Interesting Mark 1:21-28 (LA Times Article: "Religion abounds at YMCA) Many people today are not dinging church interesting or relevant. That’s strange, because when Jesus lived on earth, the most common reaction was amazement. Sometimes people were upset or angry, and ...read more

  • High Voltage Communion

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Communion is a dangerous encounter with the Living God.

    High Voltage Communion 1 Corinthians 11:23-32 23 For I received from the Lord what I also passed on to you: The Lord Jesus, on the night he was betrayed, took bread, 24 and when he had given thanks, he broke it and said, "This is my body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of me." 25 In the ...read more

  • Attitudes That Can Quench Revival

    Contributed by Brian Chavarria on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 80 ratings

    Introduction: As we come closer and closer to the end of this age, we will have to as believers exercise major discernment. We must be freed from numerous things and one of those things is our inability to embrace our brothers and sisters of the various denominational Churches. What God is doing in ...read more