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  • In Times Of Doubt Series

    Contributed by Larry Finley on May 4, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 827 views

    In times of doubt, depression, despair consider Jesus Christ

    I.COMFORT OF COMMENDATION 1a A. Reason – “Wherefore” 1. Person of Christ –Incarnation 2. Passion of Christ –Crucifixion 3. Power of Christ – Resurrection B. Reality 1. “Holy Brethren” C. Results –“partakers of the heavenly calling” 1. Out of the Darkness into the Light 1 ...read more

  • Shepherd Or Hired Hand

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 4, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,753 views

    This sermon investigates our relationship as sheep to Christ Jesus, the Good Shepherd.

    John 10: 11 – 18 Hired Hands? Intro: Once there was a blonde who was really sick of all the blonde jokes. She decided to dye her hair and change her hairstyle. After her new makeover, she decided to take a drive through the countryside. She happened upon a shepherd with a large herd of ...read more

  • Willing And Able

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on May 4, 2006
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,394 views

    Don’t let your doubts keep you from asking God to help you.

    Have you ever noticed a child can help you realize how dirty a place is? My youngest daughter Ashley is a human vacuum. No matter how clean we have the house she can discover the tiniest things. I suppose what I should do is get down on all fours and crawl around the house to get close to ...read more

  • Psalm 90 – A Passion For The Present Moment

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 4, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 13,751 views

    There will come a time for you when God drops a sign in your life that causes you to seriously question your life-path, your priorities and be forced to deal with your dreams and aspirations. It is a defining moment when you see life screaming by, you que

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: I’m reminded of the sign that was posted on the land of an Indiana farmer who had a problem with people taking a short-cut by cutting across his land. The potential trespasser would read: “If you are going to cross this field, you had better do it in 9.8 seconds; ...read more

  • The Gracious Heart Of God

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,632 views

    In this long defense, Stephen reveals the gracious heart of God as He worked with the nation of Israel for centuries to reveal Himself to them.

    Passage: Acts 7:1-60 Intro: You may be familiar with the famous short story titled “The Gift of the Magi” 1. story of young married couple, very poor, at Christmas 2. Stella had beautiful hair, Jim had a fabulous watch 3. Stella sold her hair to buy Jim a watch fob, Jim sold his watch to ...read more

  • Jesus Bids Us Shine

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,040 views

    God has a great plan, and He uses Satan to accomplish it. Amazing!

    Passage: Acts 8:1-8 Intro: The Word of God never ceases to amaze me. 1. come to this little “housekeeping” passage, a summary of what went on. 2. and yet in it we find the fingerprints of God, the events that reveal the plan and purpose of God. 3. and because we discover them here, we can ...read more

  • Signs Of The Non-Believer

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,769 views

    Simon the Magician looked pretty good. But his behavior after his "conversion" experience left a lot to be desired. We can find some pretty clear characterisitcs of those who look like believers, but are not.

    Passage: Acts 8:9-25 Intro: Researchers in Denmark have discovered how one of the deadliest known toxins invades and kills human cells. 1. it is the toxin that causes diseases like diphtheria, cholera and pneumonia. Il) read from news release 2. since Satan is a great counterfeiter, it ...read more

  • The Tough Path Of The New Believer

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,117 views

    Saul was an unusual convert, to be sure. But perhaps he can serve as an example of the things the new believers go through when they come to Christ. And we can also find out how we can encourage them by reaching out like Barnabas did.

    Passage: Acts 9:19-31 Intro: There are times in our lives when we undergo dramatic change. 1. moving, starting a new school, a new job. 2. many factors in these changes, but one of the most powerful is the change in relationships. 3. separate from old friends, perhaps struggle to make new ...read more

  • Out Of The Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 4, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,756 views

    God is in the business of changing lives, and that means the disruption of our comfort zone. Here is the story of a man whose world was rocked!

    Passage: Acts 10:1-8 Intro: Henry Ford Story, submitted by Jeff Strite 1. change is tough, whoever and whatever is involved. 2. we settle into a comfort zone, where we know everyone and everyone know us 3. we appreciate the known, even if that known is miserable. A known misery is often ...read more

  • What Is Faith? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on May 4, 2006
    based on 226 ratings
     | 62,066 views

    This sermon examines the biblical description of faith. What is faith? One way to get a better picture of biblical faith is to gain a clear understanding of what biblical faith is not.

    Scripture Author Tim Hansel tells the story about the day he and his son Zac were out in the country, climbing around in some cliffs. He heard a voice from above him yell, “Hey Dad! Catch me!” He turned around to see Zac joyfully jumping off a rock straight at him. Zac had first jumped and ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 1- What Happened Next Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,998 views

    We are going to begin a study of the greatest revolution in human history. •A revolution that began with a single man; and when that man died he had little more than a hundred followers. •Yet the revolution he began has changed the world. It has chan

    “What Happened Next” Intro to Acts Acts 1:1-11 Introduction I flew up to Portland this weekend (I had a paper I was delivering at a biblical studies conference). As I was flying, I got bored and was flipping through the in-flight magazine and I came across an editorial John Kelly, the CEO ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 2- Power From Above Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 12,206 views

    This morning we are going to look at the event which sparked the beginning of the Church, pouring out of the Spirit on the Day of Pentecost.

    Power from Above The Spirit Comes at Pentecost Acts 2:1-21 Sometimes the most foolish sounding ideas turn out to produce the most extraordinary results. Listen to these real statements made about people and products. •In 1876, a Western Union internal memo read this, “This ’telephone’ ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 3- Recipe For Revival Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,459 views

    Throughout the book of Acts we see phenomenal growth. In 2:47: “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved"; •By chapter 4 the church has exploded to over 5000. •And throughout Acts, the growth of the church is a common re

    “Recipe for Revival” Acts 2:42-46 What’s the key to success in life? Walk into any bookstore and you’ll see shelves of books on how to be successful. How to be successful in business; in relationships; in personal financial planning; in athletics. One man who knew about success in sports was ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 4- Something Better Than Gold (Or Rise Up And Walk) Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,837 views

    In Acts 3 we meet a man whose life is about to change. •For over forty years his life has been the same (4:22). •But now he is about to receive the greatest gift of his life.

    Something Better Than Gold (or, Rise up and Walk) The Healing of the Lame Man Acts 3 For all of us there are momentous events in our lives that change us forever. •Meeting that special person you will “Your eyes meet across the room...” •Having your first child; or adopting first child. ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 5- Standing Firm On A Solid Foundation Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,759 views

    When we meet Peter and John in Acts 4, they are in a situation that we would expect to produce fear. Fear is a rational response. •They have been arrested and thrown in prison. Their very lives are threatened. •Yet instead of fear, we see boldness a

    Standing Firm on a Solid Foundation 4:1-21 Fear. It is perhaps the common human emotion. And we all have things we are afraid of. •There are scientific names for every fear imaginable. •There is claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed places; acrophobia, the fear of high places; agoraphobia, ...read more