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  • Overcoming Through The Open Door Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Mar 7, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    6th in a series on the seven Churches in Revelation. Looking at characteristics that help us have a positive presence in our community and in our church.

    OVERCOMING THROUGH THE OPEN DOOR REVELATION 3:7-13 INTRODUCTION: The church we have before us today is a church doing things right. A church with a positive presence in its community and in its world. A church, which by this account also breaks many of the so-called characteristics of what ...read more

  • "How To Fail Successfully"

    Contributed by Phil Anderson on May 17, 2004
    based on 11 ratings

    Taking a look at how we should respond to times of spiritual failure...a look at Peter.

    “How to Fail Successfully” Matthew 14:25-33 MT 14:25 During the fourth watch of the night Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. 26 When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. "It’s a ghost," they said, and cried out in fear. 27 But Jesus immediately said to ...read more

  • What Happens When We Die?

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Expanded outline. Looks at 2 destinations for those who die. Suitable for intro before prayer meeting.

    WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE DIE? - Revelation 6:9-11 The last time we met, we looked together at Revelation 6, this same passage of Scripture, and looked at what it means, what it costs to be a Christian, and there is a cost. If your Christianity cost you nothing, than I would suggest that you are ...read more

  • The Nature Of The Christian Message Series

    Contributed by Rusty Davidson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Details how the reality of Christ’s supremacy over all things impacts the message of te Christian faith. Number 4 in a series of sermos on the Book of Colossians.

    The Supremacy of Christ The Supreme Message Text: Colossians 1:21-23 I. Introduction Illustration: British Airways 2069 left Heathrow’s London Airport everything seemed to be going quite well at first. Six hours into the flight some of the passengers were asleep, some of the reading lights were ...read more

  • What Happens When A Lost Person Dies Series

    Contributed by Ricky Ray on Jan 18, 2001
    based on 57 ratings

    Immediately after death we all meet Jesus. What if we have never met him before?

    What happens when a lost person dies? Step #1 He or she dies Step #2 He goes into the presence of Jesus for judgment Hebrews 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment. 2 Cor. 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the ...read more

  • The Walk Of A Believer Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Nov 20, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    What is one of the hardest things for believers today?

    What is one of the hardest parts of being a Christian? For most people, I would have to say, walking out their faith amidst an unchristian world. With all the distraction and attractions which pull at our lives, the walk of a believer is tested on a daily basis, sometimes hourly, it seems. ...read more

  • All For The One

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Sep 19, 2003
    based on 31 ratings


    ALL FOR THE ONE PHILIPPAINS 3:4-9 05/24/95 In dealing with people I have come to learn that we live our lives with respect to our priorities. The priorities in that we set dictate to us how we live, what we do, who we see and interact with. For some people work is their priority. Everything ...read more

  • The Trustworthy Sayings Of Paul

    Contributed by Tim Carper on Apr 22, 2007
    based on 26 ratings

    In his writings to the young minister Timothy and to Titus, Paul makes 5 statements which he says is “trustworthy.” Statements in which he feels are important and true.

    In his writings to the young minister Timothy and to Titus, Paul makes 5 statements which he says are “trustworthy.” Statements in which he feels are important and true. Basically Paul is writing to Timothy to give him encouragement and advice in his young ministry. And he says, you need to ...read more

  • What Your Lost Friend Looks Like Series

    Contributed by Denny Feasby on May 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A series looking at the lost.

    What Your Lost Friend Looks Like Ephesians 4:17-19 Intro: Last Sunday I made a comment that Baptist Churches aren’t growing today like they were up until the last 20 years or so not because Baptists have become outdated or obsolete but because the members of most Baptist Churches have lost ...read more

  • Father Forgive Them Series

    Contributed by David Swensen on Mar 5, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    Why are Christ’s last words on forgiveness so crucial for us today? Learn more about forgiveness in today’s message.

    INTRODUCTION “On the day that Karl Marx died, his housekeeper came to him and said, ‘Tell me your last words, and I’ll write them down.’ Marx replied, ‘Go on, get out! Last words are for fools who haven’t said enough!’” He was wrong as last words can be very revealing and important. P.T. ...read more

  • Now Playing: Back To The Future!

    Contributed by Rick Shockley on Jun 29, 2002
    based on 79 ratings

    In light of the things happening in our world, what does the future hold? Where are we headed? When will the world end?

    Now Playing: “Back To The Future!” 1 THESSALONIANS 4:13-18; MATTHEW 24:42-44; 25:13 1 Thes. 4:13-18 Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we ...read more

  • We All Have A Little Prodigal Son In Us

    Contributed by Dennis Jones on Jul 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Many times we have all been prodigal sons wasting the riches God has for us. It is so amzing how when we get in to trouble we always go running back to God to help us out. He always takes us back.

    We All Have Some Prodigal Son In Us Luke 15:11-24 I always seem to have some one come to me and ask some of the following questions; How can I be sure God will forgive me? How do I know that God will forget my sins of the past? I have wasted so much time and things God has already given me. I ...read more

  • What Christians Think About The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 394 ratings

    Four freedoms the Holy Spirit brings explained for people investigating the Christian faith.

    Robert Duvall wanted to make a movie called The Apostle back in 1983 (Newsweek 4/13/98, 60). He wanted to make The Apostle because he felt that the motion picture industry had mostly ignored the work of the Holy Spirit in American religion. According to Duvall, "Filmmakers hardly ever depict ...read more

  • Finding Peace Of Mind

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2002
    based on 145 ratings

    Certain things are needed in order to have peace of mind.

    FINDING PEACE OF MIND II Cor. 2:12-17 INTRO.- Peace of mind. Many things cause us to lose it. ILL.- A cowboy Sheriff in the old west said to a man, "Excuse me for being nervous," as he slipped the noose over the condemned man’s head, "This is my first hanging." The man replied, "Mine ...read more

  • Rekindling The Passion

    Contributed by Ben Peak on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    In these verses we see a group of people who have come out from the spiritual honeymoon period. And there are three things that Jesus says to these church members at Ephesus that I believe He wants to say to us.

    You know, for every sort of relationship there is a honeymoon period, a time when everything is lovey-dovey and wonderful. All sorts of differences are overlooked during this time. All words are spoken kindly. Every consideration is given to the other party. It’s just a nice and peachy time. ...read more