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  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 14, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    Lent is one of the earliest observances of the church. Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness is a model for spiritual preparation for future effectiveness and fruitfulness in ministry.

    Psalm 25, Genesis 9:8-17, 1 Peter 3:18-22, Mark 1:9-13 For most of the past 500 years, there was an almost infallible way to tell Catholics from Protestants: the Catholics were the ones who had a cross-shaped smudge of ashes on their foreheads on Ash Wednesday. But, those times are changing. ...read more

  • Cut To The Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Before we can take the land, we will have to go through the pain and discomfort of spiritual preparation.

    Cut to the Heart Text: Joshua 5:1-12 Introduction 1. Illustration: The Butterball Turkey company set up a hotline to answer consumer questions about preparing holiday turkeys. One woman called to inquire about cooking a turkey that had been in her freezer for 23 years. The operator told ...read more

  • Be All That You Should Be Series

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Aug 2, 2015
    based on 7 ratings

    A sermon addressing the steps towards holiness.

  • The Wise & The Foolish

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 8, 2005
    based on 384 ratings

    The parable of the ten bridesmaids tells us: 1. You must be spiritually prepared. 2. No one can do it for you. 3. There is a day called "Too Late."

  • The War Has Begun

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    This brief sermon was written to be delivered at a special prayer service scheduled to be held at 7 PM on the day following a war with Iraq.

    THE WAR HAS BEGUN A meditation for a special service of prayer scheduled to be held at 7 PM on the day following the day America attacks Iraq. Psalm 27:1-14 1 The LORD is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life-- of whom shall I be afraid? 2 When ...read more

  • Are You Ready To Conquer Your Canaan? Series

    Contributed by William Morris on Jan 10, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    The 4th in a series of messages from Joshua dealing with living the victorious Christian life

    Sermon by: Dr. Todd Morris Text: Joshua 5:1-13 Title: Are You Ready To Conquer Your Canaan Date: January 4, 2004 Introduction: The very first verse of this chapter tells us that the heathen nations in Canaan saw the powerful manner in which the Lord brought His children through the ...read more

  • Seizing The Moment

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 35 ratings

    A look at the life of Esther, and how we today can seize the moment in time that God places us in to make a dynamic impact!

    It is always a privilege to worship together, and I always consider it a privilege when we have a few moments to share together from God’s Word. In many ways, life is a collection of moments put together through the years. Some of these moments are fairly routine and do not seem to carry all that ...read more

  • Are You Ready To Conquer Your Canaan? Series

    Contributed by Robert Jones on Jun 21, 2001
    based on 89 ratings

    Moving into the Spiritual life that God wants you to be in

    ARE YOU READY TO CONQUER YOUR CANAAN? JOSHUA 5:1-13 Verse 1 tells us that the heathen nations in Canaan saw the powerful manner in which the Lord brought His children through the Jordan and that they were totally demoralized by these events ------It would seem that they were ...read more

  • Jesus' Word To Us In Light Of The Attack On America

    Contributed by Doug Warren on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 115 ratings

    Jesus Christ offers encouragement in this verse to all believers in times of crisis.

    Intro: The attack on America by terrorists has cause a heightened degree of uncertainty and anxiety throughout our world. During such times, we are to turn to the One Source for hope: Jesus Christ our Lord. In our text, Jesus speaks to our fears, uncertainties, and anxieties....Let us ...read more

  • The Walk Of Preparation Series

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Jul 4, 2003
    based on 53 ratings

    The importance of believers to prepare their lives spiritually in order to be used by Christ.

    THE FORWARD WALK – PART TWO “THE WALK OF PREPARATION” JOHN 13:1-11 - ©Larry L. Thompson (2003) INTRODUCTION: Last week we began the journey of the FORWARD WALK with Christ as He made His way to the Cross. The Forward Walk that culminates with the glorious celebration of Easter, the ...read more

  • First One In The River Series

    Contributed by Monte Wike on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    Leadership in untested and unusual areas

    First United Methodist Church Sudan, Texas July 8, 2001 Rev. Monte Wike, Pastor “First One in the River” Leadership into untested areas. Leadership #2 A study through Joshua GREATER TEXT: Joshua chapter 3. TEXT: Joshua 3: 4c, “...that ye may know the way by which ye must ...read more

  • Are You Ready For Jesus?

    Contributed by Stephen Becker on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    The Sermon explores what it means to be truly ready for Jesus, in this life and being prepared for His return. Living a Christian life is more than talking about religion, we have to “walk the walk;” we need to be spiritually ready. Three messages o

    Are You Ready for Jesus? Matthew 24:36-44; 25:1-13 Stephen H. Becker, M.Div. St. Peter’s Lutheran Church 1st Sunday in Advent; December 2, 2007 I once saw a story on the evening news where a photographer was also a skydiver, and he jumped with a number of skydivers from a plane to ...read more

  • Sticking With The Facts When Criticized

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 34 ratings

    When we are criticized it is essential to stick with the facts rather than to conjecture about matters that we are unfamiliar with

    Sticking With the Facts (Acts 24:1-27) Illustration:Two men who lived in a small village got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they decided to talk to the town sage. The first man went to the sage’s home and told his version of what happened. When he finished, the sage ...read more

  • How To Experience Personal Revival

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 27 ratings

    How can we have personal revival? We can find the answer by looking at the revival in the first century, when the first Christians experienced the filling of the Holy Spirit.

    HOW TO EXPERIENCE PERSONAL REVIVAL Acts 4:31 INTRO: ILLUS: OUR COUNTRY IN PRAYER. Many are unaware that the Declaration of Independence did not come into being until a day of fasting and prayer had been observed. Appointed by the Continental Congress, it was kept by all the colonies on ...read more

  • How To Experience Pentecost

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 73 ratings

    What the events of Pentecost meant and mean to us today.

    1. Personal illustration of time when I experienced power of Holy Spirit to enable me in my ministry. 2. This experience helps me get some idea of what happened that powerful and wonderful day in Jerusalem nearly 2,000 years ago when the Holy Spirit came down - day of Pentecost 3. Not ...read more