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  • The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 3, 2011

    The Gifts of the Holy Spirit has split churches and The Church for thousands of years. Paul delves into this lively and controversial subject in the next three chapters of 1st Corinthians. His reason for the discussion is not to provide a complete guide t

    Chapter 12 might look to some as a right turn in the letter—Paul introducing a totally new subject that has nothing to do with what came before. Although it appears to an answer to yet another question from the Corinthians, the undertone of the letter continues—“let the gospel shine brighter than more

  • The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Aug 3, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    The gifts of the Spirit have split churches and keep Christians apart – and they bewilder non-Christians – so that the church becomes a circus than a place to get saved. But there are good reasons for the gifts if used properly.

  • New Year - New Commitments

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 11, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Let's make resolutions that can actually change our lives.

    New Year – New Commitments December 28, 2008 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Let’s make resolutions that can actually change our lives. Focus Passage: Philippians 3:13-14 Introduction: Easy resolutions/failed more

  • Going Up Against "God's Man?"

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul 7, 2015

    Can you ever challenge a preacher and can you ever righteously remove him?

    I just read an article entitled, “Rejecting God-Ordained Leadership in the Church.” The writer was suggesting that we should not resist even ungodly leadership in the Church because God will deal with them. Having seen the abuse of pastors by congregations, I could easily amen this. I more

  • Friendly Fire

    Contributed by Eric Shrewsberry on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 140 ratings

    Friendly Fire is when you are hit by the ammunition from your own troops. How many church members have been injured from our friendly fire?

    Friendly Fire Introduction: A few years ago, back in 1990, we were involved in what was known as the Persian Gulf War. Our troops took on the Iraqi forces out in the desert of Kuwait. In those two months, January and February, we won an outstanding victory, and we had relatively few casualties. more

  • Are You Poor? (Hix)

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Sep 8, 2013

    It is being able to say, “I can do nothing without Christ!” and in the same breath, you can say, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me!”

    Matthew 5:3-“Blessed are the poor in spirit, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Attitude-There was a football team one time, that had a lot of good players, they had a lot of talent, they had a good coach, and they were expected to go all the way to the playoffs maybe even the super bowl, more

  • Biblical Christianity: The Centrality Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    This is the second of a 4 part series comparing the early church of Acts 1-5 to today. This message looks at the idea of making Christ the center of our lives and the things that keep us from it.

    Biblical Christianity Pt 2 ¡V The Centrality of Christ Colossians 3:1-17 Acts 2:43-47 - Acts 4:31-35 Tell me this morning ¡V do these passages describe the church of the 21st Century? Is it ok that we don¡¦t look like the early church? Is that alright with you? I confess as I did last week more

  • #10 Remove The Weight Tongue Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 27, 2002
    based on 64 ratings

    This is part 10 of Remove the weights and we consider the terrible potential of the negative tongue.

    10 of a 12 part series. #10 REMOVE THE WEIGHTS ... TONGUE By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. TEXT: Hebrews 12: 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT AND SIN WHICH DOTH SO EASILY BESET US, AND LET SO RUN WITH more

  • Learning How To Forgive

    Contributed by Greg Addison on Nov 28, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    God can teach how to accomplish the hardest thing we struggle with as humans - learning how to forgive.

    Learning How to Forgive Ephesians 4:32 Today, I would like to talk with you about what I believe is the most difficult thing we are asked to do as a human being and that is to forgive. You remember the old cliché: To err is human, to forgive is divine. Yeah, no kidding right? I’m not more

  • Supporting Our New Deacons

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 10, 2016

    A message delivered as a charge to the church on the occasion of the ordination of new Deacons.

    This passage not only speaks to the qualifications for new Deacons (v. 3 - faithful, reputable, spiritual, maturing, responsible), but to the primary purpose for Deacons in a local church. The purpose for Deacons is to guard the unity of the church. In the Book of Acts, Satan attacks the church more

  • "For” Life Changing Words

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 47 ratings

    I. FORGIVE “If you want peace of heart” II. FORGET “If you want peace of mind” III. FORGO “If you want peace of the body” IV. FOR GOD “If you want peace for life”

    “FOR” LIFE CHANGING WORDS Phil. 3:13-14 Story A mouse looked through the crack in the wall to see the farmer and his wife open a package. "What food might this contain?" The mouse wondered - he was devastated to discover it was a mousetrap. Retreating to the farmyard, the mouse proclaimed the more

  • Conflict-Source And Solution Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    We must deal with the conflicts in our relationships.

    Fireproof: Conflict-Source & Solution From a message preached by Scott Kallem, Pastor of 3rd Baptist in Marion, IL James 4:1-10 June 21, 2009 FBC, Chester Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction A In James Dobson’s book more

  • The Tongue Can Make Or Break You Series

    Contributed by James May on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    #11 in the Book of James Series begins a discourse on controlling the tongue.

    11 The Tongue Can Make or Break You Book of James Series By Pastor Jim May There’s one little part of the body that all of us have a hard time controlling and that’s the tongue. That one little muscle is responsible for much grief in the world, and it has been the culprit behind many more

  • Starting The New Year Off Right

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Dec 31, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Starting the new year right is forgiving, forgetting, and not putting old stuff into a new bag and carrying it into the new year.

    12/27/2009 Starting the New Year off Right Philippians 3:13-14 Philippians 3:13-14 Introduction We are 5 days away from the New Year. For some, swinging into the new year will be easy. Because there will not be anything different. Not more

  • The Significance Of A New Creation-4 Series

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 10, 2016

    4 of ? Paul clarified the significance of being a new creation in Christ to the Corinthian church. But what is significant about being a new creation in Christ? A new creation is significant in its New...

    The SIGNIFICANCE Of A NEW CREATION-IV—2Corinthians 5:9--6:10 Attention: A town that is failing, must reinvent itself. The people find no significant means of support there. The town usually will court industry from outside. Example: Cleveland, NC—Had 1)Two gas station, one of more