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  • Cut To The Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,446 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
     | 5,473 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
     | 16,729 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
     | 64,833 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
     | 9,229 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
     | 10,799 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

  • Preparing For Christ’s Return Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 3, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,919 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
     | 14,488 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
     | 868 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

  • Are You Ready To Conquer Your Canaan? Series

    Contributed by William Morris on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,285 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

  • Effective Teaching Begins On Your Knees Part One

    Contributed by Timothy Bartee on May 16, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,243 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

  • Worship

    Contributed by Carl Kolb on Oct 25, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 8,904 views

    It’s a praise song that David is said to have written when he went to get the Ark of the Covenant from the house of Obed-Edom.

    Psalm 24:1-10 “Worship” The 24th Psalm is an interesting Psalm. It’s a praise song that David is said to have written when he went to get the Ark of the Covenant from the house of Obed-Edom. This was an exciting time for David and the Hebrew nation. The Ark had been out of Israel’s ...read more

  • Building A Memorial

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on May 9, 2006
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,706 views

    Devote your life to building a memorial for God’s kingdom that will allow future generations to see the miracles He has done.

    Joshua 5:2-8 – Building a Memorial 2 At that time the LORD said unto Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and circumcise again the children of Israel the second time. 3 And Joshua made him sharp knives, and circumcised the children of Israel at the hill of the foreskins. 4 And this is the cause why ...read more

  • Seizing The Moment

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Mar 11, 2005
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,818 views

    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
     | 11,058 views

    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