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  • The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit - Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Feb 7, 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 ...read more

  • The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 31, 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.

    For an audio copy of this message go to: www.LivinWatersWeb.com With all the controversy over spiritual gifts – why have them at all? 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 ...read more

  • 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 ...read more

  • Going Up Against "God's Man?"

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jul 6, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    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 ...read 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, ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Meek Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jul 11, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Meekness precludes certain undesirable traits, enhances all desirable traits, and brings great reward.

    Blessed Are the Meek Matt. 5:5 INTRO.: Webster defines "meek" as "mild of temper; patient under suffering, longsuffering." The meek person is one who makes no undue demands upon himself, God, or his fellow man. He recognizes his abilities and responsibilities and is content in the ...read more

  • Supporting Our New Deacons

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Oct 3, 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 ...read 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. Kyfingers@aol.com 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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • The Tongue Can Make Or Break You Series

    Contributed by James May on Nov 12, 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 ...read 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 ...read 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 ...read more

  • The Shepherds Have Failed Us

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on May 15, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    The shepherds of Israel were guilty of bringing God’s judgment on them and their poeple, in the same way, God’s shepherds today have failed the Church.

    THE SHEPHERDS HAVE FAILED US BY JERRY FALWELL A. INTRODUCTION I’m continuing my theme of national revival. I’m going to focus on just one group in the phrase, “My People.” Today I’m going to focus on pastors. I’m going to show how the shepherds of Israel were guilty of bringing God’s ...read more

  • Catch Us The Little Foxes

    Contributed by Christopher Crane on Jun 19, 2004
    based on 150 ratings

    When a church begins to grow, it’s the little things that sabbotage it.

    CATCH US THE LITTLE FOXES Song of Solomon 2:15 I can tell you right now, there are those who are not present tonight who NEED to hear this message. As you hear it, God may lay someone on your heart. Get this tape, and give it to him, or her. It’s CRUCIAL that this word gets into the ears of ...read more

  • Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 5, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    Acts 10 is a pivotal chapter in Scripture. From this point on the church exploded in growth. In this story there are 3 groups of people who were "surprised" by what they saw. Why were they surprised, and what difference does that mean to us?

    (Before reading the Scripture I noted that Acts 10 is a pivotal chapter in Scripture. It was after this event at Cornelius’ house that the Church exploded with growth and numerous churches were set up throughout the known world). (After the Scripture reading and prayer, we showed the following ...read more