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  • Personal Spiritual Preparation Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 12, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,987 views

    When we talk about preparing for our future with Christ, there are several levels where this preparation takes place. Preparation takes place on a personal level, a mutual level, and finally what I would like to call and emergency level. This morning, I

    PREPARING NOW FOR OUR FUTURE WITH CHRIST Personal Spiritual Preparation ACTS 16:25-35 Acts 16:25-35 About midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the other prisoners were listening to them. 26 Suddenly there was such a violent earthquake that the foundations of the ...read more

  • Cut To The Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,308 views

    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

  • Following Jesus Into The Wilderness

    Contributed by William Mouser on Mar 17, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 5,393 views

    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

  • Be All That You Should Be Series

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Aug 2, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 16,427 views

    A sermon addressing the steps towards holiness.

    Be All That You Should Be I Peter 1:13-17 Listen online at - https://www.facebook.com/Stockdalebaptist or http://www.stockdalebaptist.com/ From 1980 until 2001 "Be All That You Can Be" was the slogan used by the army in its recruiting. Once an individual enlists in the Army they are ...read more

  • The Wise & The Foolish

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 8, 2005
    based on 384 ratings
     | 64,565 views

    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."

    In April, 1988 the evening news reported on a photographer who was also a skydiver. He had jumped from a plane along with several other skydivers and filmed the group as they individually dove out of the plane and opened their parachutes. As the video was being shown of each member of the crew ...read more

  • I'm Going Fishing

    Contributed by Melvin Maughmer, Jr. on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 42 ratings
     | 9,045 views

    In order to catch what God has for you, in order to become what God has purposed for you to be you must go through a divine process a process of spiritual preparation, in other words you must follow the instructions.

    “I’m Going Fishing” We are a creature that has been given the ability to make decisions based upon choices and not just a reaction or impulse that is solely based upon instinct and because of this ability when we finally figure out what it is we want, we set out to achieve that which we ...read more

  • We Have Not Passed This Way Before

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Jan 13, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,407 views

    “You have not passed this way before.” “Sanctify yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” We are to spiritually prepare ourselves for what God has in store for us.

    WE HAVE NOT PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE Joshua 3 There are several stages in the history of Israel. Each stage is a picture of our own spiritual experience. 1. Israel in Egypt: This is a picture of our bondage to sin before we met Jesus Christ. Egypt is a type of the world. Through Moses ...read more

  • Are You Ready For The Bridegroom?

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Jul 7, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,024 views

    In the parable of the 10 virgins 5 make it to the banquet while 5 miss out. The difference was in the preparation - a lack of oil. Are we spiritually prepared or do we lack the oil?

    Message Are You Ready? Let’s play a game – it is called “I Wonder”. I wonder if the student who got an “F” on their maths test would have studied more the night before if they had known that this was going to be their grade? I wonder if the alcoholic ...read more

  • Preparing For Christ’s Return Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 3, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,678 views

    When Jesus returns to take His people to heaven, we must be ready. Spiritual preparation cannot be bought or borrowed at the last minute. The story of how the 5 virgins missed it all is perfectly true to life. It gives us the imagery of how we need to be

    Opening illustration: Articulate my early arrival for my marriage ceremony and the people from the bride’s side were not ready and waiting at the church gate for welcoming the guests from the bridegroom’s family. On a similar not my youngest brother-in-law arrived 3 hours late during his wedding to ...read more

  • Is Revival Possible Today?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 5, 2004
    based on 201 ratings
     | 14,397 views

    A message encouraging church members to get prepared for revival.

    IS REVIVAL POSSIBLE TODAY? Acts 2:1-8, 37-47 INTRO: The year was 1726. It began with two men. Frelingheysen and Gilbert Tennant. Later joined by Jonathan Edwards, revival spread across the whole New England area, until 150 communities were involved. Later, John Wesley, had a similar experience ...read more

  • The War Has Begun

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 848 views

    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

  • Wise Or Fool Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Aug 13, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    Jesus consistently and continually preached that we need to be ready. Over and over again we hear him say, “So you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”

    Wise or Fool Matthew 25:1-13 NOte: Some materials of this sermon are taken from sermoncentral.com Now, let’s continue on in our series on the Parables of Jesus. Let’s open our Bible to the book of Matt.25: 1-13, and study the Parable of the Ten Virgins. The main emphasis of this parable is ...read more

  • Are You Ready To Conquer Your Canaan? Series

    Contributed by William Morris on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,159 views

    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

  • Watchfulness

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Nov 7, 2017
     | 3,095 views

    What must we do to prepare for Christ’s Coming? Should we closely follow world events, research prophecy and draw up wildly speculative timelines? Is there something spiritual that we should be looking at in ourselves?

    Prelude What must we do to prepare for Christ’s Coming? Should we closely follow world events, research prophecy and draw up wildly speculative timelines? Is there something spiritual that we should be looking at in ourselves? Our purpose is to learn how to prepare for His Coming. Our plan ...read more

  • Effective Teaching Begins On Your Knees Part One

    Contributed by Timothy Bartee on May 16, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,217 views

    Remind the teacher of the necessity of prayerasapartof their preparation. Excellent for teacher training sessions.

    Effective Teaching Begins on Your Knees Mark 4:15 Someone once defined a “rut” as a grave with both ends knocked out. Most teachers, in the church setting, have been teaching for many years. As a pastor I am truly thankful to those who have served faithfully week after week. But there is a ...read more