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  • Staying Awake In Church

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jun 1, 2001
    based on 303 ratings
     | 22,564 views

    How the excitement of the Day of Pentecost can continue in the church today.

    Ever see someone fall asleep in church? It can be pretty funny. An evangelist friend of mine tells the story of an old man who fell asleep in church. The man’s mouth was wide open with his head tilted back. All of a sudden a fly flew into the man’s wide-open mouth. Naturally, this was an ...read more

  • A Watchful Heart

    Contributed by John Vella on Nov 29, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 6,781 views

    Staying awake to the spiritual.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. V, Issue 1, No. 1 First Sunday of Advent - Year C December 3, 2000 Readings: * Jer. 33:14-16 * Thess.3:2 - 4:2 * Lk. 21:25-28, 34-36 A Watchful Heart Watching Yourself In our Gospel reading, Jesus tells us to watch ourselves. Have you ever tried to watch ...read more

  • The Blessing Of Revelation Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,805 views

    THE BLESSING OF STAYING AWAKE FOR CHRIST!

    The Blessings of Revelation part 4 SERMON 4 -TOPIC III - THE BLESSING OF STAYING AWAKE FOR CHRIST! -- REV: 16:15 "Behold, I come like a thief! Blessed is he who stays awake and keeps his clothes with him, so that he may not go naked and be shamefully exposed." INTRODUCTION This ...read more

  • Never Say "Good Night"

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jan 25, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,750 views

    how God wants us to stay awake in this dark world

    January 27, 2002 1 Thessalonians 5:4-11 4 But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. 5 You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. 6 So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but ...read more

  • Keeping Watch In The Garden

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 25, 2001
    based on 165 ratings
     | 2,048 views

    A sermon for the Season of Lent

    Keeping Watch in the Garden Matthew 26:36-46 Prayer: I stand here close beside you. Your anguish I would share. O Lord do not despise me, in this your heart’s despair. For when your heart is drooping in death’s last agony, my arms will be about you and hold you close to me. Amen. ...read more

  • Growing By Surrendering Completely

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 10, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,699 views

    Based on Christ’s example, here are four actions to take to grow by surrendering completely

    Growing By Surrendering Completely Matthew 26: 36-39 36 Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." 37 He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and became anguished and distressed. 38 Then he said to ...read more

  • Spiritual Somnambulism Or Living On Tiptoe?

    Contributed by David Anderson on May 5, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 1,659 views

    God calls us and empowers us to be wide awake workers giving all for His Kingdom.

     Sermon: "Living on Tiptoe" Rev. Anderson Mark 13:32-27 1 Thes. 5:1-11 + + + The King is Coming! Here again the words of the coming King: “What I say to you, I say to everyone: ’Watch!’" (Mark 13:37 NIV) I’m about to say a word, and I want you ...read more

  • Study7 - Revelation Series

    Contributed by Stephen Schwartz on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 895 views

    Study seven of the Book of Revelation.

    A Remnant” Sardis – This church represents the church age between A.D. 517 to approximately 1800. The meaning of its name is “a remnant” or “those who have escaped”. This church age started with the reformation and takes us into the beginning of the great missionary movement of the church. ...read more

  • No Hopeless Situations

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 223 ratings
     | 8,730 views

    A miracle inside of a miracle! 2 apparently hopelesss situations THERE ARE NO HOPELESS SITUATIONS FOR THE ONE WHO HAS POWER OVER SICKNESS AND DEATH Jesus is the Hope of the Hopeless; the Help of the Helpless He can tackle the most desparate situation and bring restoration and life When ...read more

  • What Did Jesus Do?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    Holy Week is the final week in God’s plan to get us back!

    What Did Jesus Do? TEXT: Philippians 2:8 “And in human form he obediently humbled himself even further by dying a criminal’s death on a cross.” MAIN THEME/TOPIC: What did Jesus do during Holy Week? He got ready to die for our salvation! MAIN POINT: Holy Week is the final week in God’s plan ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Can Help You Overcome The Fear Of Fruitfulness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,476 views

    The Holy Spirit helps you overcome your fear of becoming too successful by reminding you that God gives the victory, the fruit and the growth of the church.

    Illustration:After a preacher died and went to heaven, he noticed that a New York cabdriver had been given a higher place than he had. "I don’t understand," he complained to St. Peter. "I devoted my entire life to my congregation." "Our policy is to reward results," explained St. Peter. "Now ...read more

  • A Dwelling Place For God

    Contributed by Steven Oltz on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,668 views

    God desires a Dwelling place among us. In all that we do, even in His name, do we create a dwelling place for God in our hearts and lives?

    A Dwelling Place for God (Exodus 25:8) If you were invited to house-sit you could not make any substantial changes in the house while you were there because the house would not belong to you. Even if you found the color of the paint highly objectionable and didn’t like the floor plan or the ...read more

  • Understanding The Present Time 

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 99 ratings
     | 7,331 views

    Christian people need to be fully aware of the present time.

    INTRO.- ILL.- I have a 3-year older brother named Larry. When he was a senior in high school I was a freshman. They called him "Big Shep" and me "Little Shep." (BUT YOU CAN CALL ME, BIG SHEP!) One day in gym class I got into a fight with a guy 2 years older than me. He was a junior. His name ...read more

  • How To Help People Identify & Remove Pharisaical Masks

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,120 views

    Many extremists become myopically fixed on certain issues. They cannot see that the Lord is more concerned about winning people to Christ, discipling them and growing churches that reflect all of His loving attributes. The church of today does not necessarily consist of the good, but of those who ...read more

  • Christ's Suffering Calls Us To Do What?

    Contributed by Matthew Oliver on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,627 views

    Using Christ’s agony in the garden as an illustration of our response to suffering.

    Christ’s Suffering Calls us to do What? M.B. Oliver A sermon for Year C, 2nd Sunday in Lent, Evening Prayer Preached at St John the Evangelist, Cold Lake, Alberta, 1900 11 Mar 01. Gen 41:14-45 Psalm 8, 84 Mark 14:27-52 A young girl was speaking with her Grandfather and asked, ...read more