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  • Joy Series

    Contributed by Joe Bedy on Nov 30, 2019

    Please keep in mind this sermon was written for residents in an ALF memory care facility.

    Sermon On Joy Market Street ( A memory care facility in Tarpon Springs, FL) December 1 2019 Welcome the church that meets at Market Street. Review gift of the Holy Spirit and who the church is. Talk about the woman at the well. Discuss again and we have the gift of the Holy Spirit and we truly are more

  • The King Who Is Our Bread

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus makes the claim that his body and blood are our food and drink if we would live. A look at John 6 helps us see deeply into the meaning of life and suffering and joy.

    (The audio of this sermon includes reading John 6 as well as other important content not in the notes) In Greek mythology, King Tantalus was punished in the underworld by being chained in a lake. Its waters reached to his chin but receded whenever he bent down to satisfy his burning thirst. Over more

  • Introduction To James Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 26, 2001
    based on 78 ratings

    These sermons rely heavily(I mean HEAVILY) upon John McCarther’s New Testament Commentaries. Only the errors are mine

    James I. Introduction A. James begins with common ground 1. Slave to God the Father 2. Slave to God the Son 3. To the Twelve Tribes scattered abroad. (in totality) 4. Not written to Jewish Christians, but Christian Jews B. Joy 1. Christian joy is not a case of giggles during a period of more

  • Study On Epistle Of Ephesians

    Contributed by Rev.andrew B Natarajan on Dec 21, 2013

    Paul's Prayer fro Believers

    Day 3 Read: Eph. 1:15-23 Paul’s Prayer v. 15. For this reason: These blessings – election, adoption, redemption, forgiveness, unity in Christ, and ultimate restoration of all creations. v.16. Give thanks: It is not mere say “thank you”, but beyond such as active more

  • Behavior Of A Model Church Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jul 29, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    This is the 2nd sermon in the 1 Thessalonians series, "Encouragement". What does the Model Church look like?

    Series: Encouragement [#2] BEHAVIOR OF A MODEL CHURCH 1 Thessalonians 1:5-10 Introduction: Last week, we began our series from 1 Thessalonians. We looked at the birthmarks of a model Church. This morning we are going to continue to look at a model Church. Churches, like individuals, are more

  • Answering Jesus' Most Important Question Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 174 ratings

    "Who do you say I am?"

    Answering God’s Most Important Question Mk.8:27-33 INTRO.: Have you ever been asked an embarassing question? I was once asked by a Parks and Wildlife officer, “ May I see your fishing license?” I didn’t have one. If a policeman asks, “Do you know why I stopped you?” The best answer is “no” because more

  • "The Good Shepherd"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Apr 19, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    The Good Shepherd is the great "Iam", The Shepherd is "Good", The Shepeherd desires relationship, and the Shepherd has "Power" to save. The Shepherd wants to save us!

    “The Good Shepherd” John 10:11-18 1. The first thing I noticed in this text is the “Boom” right off the bat Jesus says, “I am” • “Ego eimi, I am he” (4:26) I am the bread of life” (6:35). I am the light of the world” (8:12; more

  • Lesson 3: Their Reception Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 30, 2018

    Paul wants these fellow Christians to remember that he and his co-workers preached the Gospel to them, and they responded by believing and receiving that Gospel.

    4/21/18 Tom Lowe Lesson 3: THEIR RECEPTION OF THE GOSPEL (1Th 1:5-7) Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 1:5-7 (NIV) 5 because our gospel came to you not simply with words but also with power, with the Holy Spirit and deep conviction. You know how we lived among you for your sake. 6 You became more

  • Releasing The Shackles

    Contributed by Rita Sims on Aug 22, 2001
    based on 147 ratings

    Jesus wants us to be free from the shackles that may be binding us.

    Each person in this scripture from Acts is imprisoned in one way or another. The slave girl is imprisoned in her insanity and by her owners. Even though she says something good, she is enslaved to it. Paul and Silas go to pray and she begins following them. She says something positive and more

  • Thankful Partnerships

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 95 ratings

    God provides us with partners for ministry just as He provided Paul the Philippian church

    Thankful Partnerships Philippians 1.3-11 October 26, 1997 Morning Service Body I. Paul’s Partners A. Paul’s thankfulness: Paul gives thanks - thankful for the Philippians, establishes a warm tone to the letter, he is thankful to God, his statement was not pattern, no stereotype, Paul’s more

  • Consider It All Joy? You Must Be Joking!

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 20, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    God uses many different kinds of trials in our lives in order to mold, awaken, and mature us, i.e., to make us lovely, Christ like people

    Consider It All Joy? You Must Be Joking! James 1:2-1:4 Introduction: God uses many different kinds of trials in our lives in order to mold, awaken, and mature us, i.e., to make us lovely, Christ like people Preposition: Many times we balk at the very thought of suffering more

  • Mothers Of The Bible

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 8, 2019

    The Bible contains the experiences of many mothers down through human history. Let’s look at a few of them.

    The Bible contains the experiences of many mothers down through human history. Let’s look at a few of them. Eve: The first mother was Eve. “the man called his wife’s name Eve [life], because she was the mother of all the living.” (Genesis 3:20) Eve was the first woman without a mother. Imagine her more

  • God's Children (2) Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on May 31, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Lesson 6 in a series of expository lessons from 1 John

    Children of God (2) I. Introduction A. Chosen not Had 1. Children playing at school began to tease an adopted child. a) “You don’t have real parents,” one boy stated. b) Another chimed in, “You don’t know who your parents are.” c) The adopted child simply stated, “Your parents had you, but more

  • Freedom Isnt Free, Persecution Comes To The Church.

    Contributed by H. Junior Beasley on Jun 7, 2014

    Speaks of the Positive Mindset that comes from being ready to suffer persecution.

    Gal 5:1 Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Free, Freedom what does that mean? Freedom is a Paradox Word. In the Midst of Suffering there is Joy…….Generosity in poverty…Power in more

  • God Is Seeking Worshipers Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Oct 20, 2015

    What an amazing passage. Jesus uses the most unlikely of persons to teach us and His disciples true worship. Come and learn what worship is and that God is seeking those that will bow and serve.

    Intro: We come to John four and we find Jesus exhausted. The word translated worn out means to work until totally spent or exhausted. Jesus came in His worn out state to the woman at the well to teach us all what worship really is. A good question to ask ourselves is why this woman? Why more