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  • Swept Clean And Garnished

    Contributed by James May on Dec 27, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 9,017 views

    If we want next year to be the year that we have a closer relationship with Jesus then we need to create some positive power in our hearts.

    SWEPT CLEAN AND GARNISHED By Pastor Jim May For most of us this will be the last time we will come together in the House of God to worship and hear His Word before the New Year begins. I thought that this might just be the best time to stop and reflect upon the past year to examine where we ...read more

  • The Strongman

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Sep 29, 2018
     | 2,932 views

    The problem must be first bound and removed before the strongman is overcome and gone.

    The Strongman Too many things try to latch on to us—sickness, disease, things that start out small but work their way in over time, a little pain until we can’t shake it and it becomes debilitating as time goes by. When we do not rise up to combat the problem, pretty soon we are chained so tightly ...read more

  • Looking For The Perfect Church: Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,787 views

    Second in a series of what the perfect church is and isn’t.

    January 19, 2003 Morning Worship Text: Acts 5:1-11 Subject: Lying to God Title: Looking for the Perfect Church: Part 2 Last week we saw a man who believed he knew better than God what the perfect church would be. Jonah refused to go and speak the word of God to the Ninevites. He ...read more

  • When Life Is Empty

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,454 views

    An evangelistic message for lost people.

    WHEN LIFE IS EMPTY Matthew 12:43-45 INTRO: A little boy, asked to define a vacuum, answered, “A balloon with the skin off.” He was wrong. A balloon with it’s skin off is still air. In fact, in spite of our best efforts to pump all the air out of a steel cylinder, it will still have millions of ...read more

  • Canceled Debt Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Feb 13, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,446 views

    When we were born again we had our sin debt wiped clean; canceled. Okay, now what? What will we do as a result? There is an improper response and a proper response to having our debt canceled. This week, we'll look at some improper responses.

    CANCELED DEBT INTRODUCTION: There is a pro basketball player who started out strong but lately has fallen on hard times. Because of injuries he has played in just 10 games over two seasons, and I suppose is frustrated with his low pay since his over ten million dollar a year contract isn't ...read more

  • The Gate Keeper

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 4, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 8,212 views

    Illustrated sermon showing the danger of letting things we shouldn’t into our homes.

    The Gate Keeper (Note to Sermon Central readers. This sermon was an illustrated sermon. If you don’t read the drama portion you won’t get the full effect of the message. The drama portion has also been posted to Sermon Central and it has the same name: The Gate Keeper) Text: Nehemiah 3:29 ... ...read more

  • Two Ways

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 8, 2018
     | 2,400 views

    Among all the varieties of cultures and ways to live in this world, there are really only two ways to live, God's or the world's.

    Intro If we could boil all the world’s religions and political philosophies down to their essentials what would we come up with? Are there real alternatives or just varieties of the same worldly way of life? Our purpose is to see that there are only two ways, God’s and the world’s. Our plan is ...read more

  • How To Avoid Being A Loser - Using The Spirit's Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,735 views

    Many Christians fail to realize they must keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit if they do not want to be a loser. Paul wrote, "Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s

    1. Many Christians fail to realize they must keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit if they do not want to be a loser. Paul wrote, "Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, ...read more

  • Avoid Being A Loser - Using The Spirit's Power

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,691 views

    In order to capitalize on the chances we are given we need to ask the Spirit of God to control every part of our mind, will, and emotions. Ask the Lord to help you avoid missing out on any good thing by asking God to fill every thought with the Lord’s des

    1. Many Christians fail to realize they must keep on being filled with the Holy Spirit if they do not want to be a loser. Paul wrote, "Make the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which ...read more

  • Highway Construction

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Dec 11, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 6,484 views

    Repentance is about preparing the way for our Lord, for the King. This Advent sermon uses the metaphor of road work to explore repenting of sin and unforgiveness.

    Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Traditionally, the second Sunday of Advent belongs to John the Baptizer…the one whose job it was to announce the imminent coming of the Christ. In all four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—the ministry of John the Baptizer prepares the way for the ...read more

  • Celebrating The Future - The Passover Dimension Of The Last Supper

    Contributed by Paul Sandford on Mar 11, 2016
     | 3,305 views

    The Last Supper was a Passover meal which points us to the future dimension of our celebrations of the Eucharist.

    I wonder how many of us will join in with street parties on or around 14th May this year, to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday. Celebrations such as birthdays and Christmas and family achievements and national events can be wonderful and meaningful opportunities to get together. Our ...read more

  • Flinging The Door Wide Open

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,093 views

    The necessity of and activity resulting from the decision to invite Christ into one’s life.

    Flinging the Door Wide Open Revelation 3:19-22 HAVE YOU EVER GONE DOOR-KNOCKING? Have you ever been involved in a situation that required you to go to someone’s front door—cold turkey or otherwise? For example: - Census taker - Survey taker - Charitable fund ...read more

  • Rediscovering His Love: The Wounds Of Jesus, His Feet Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 20, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,271 views

    A meditation for Tuesday of Holy Week, part 2 of a 4 part series on “Rediscovering His Love: The Wounds of Jesus.”

    Tuesday of Holy Week Rediscovering His Love: The Wounds of Jesus His Feet* Objective: A meditation for Tuesday of Holy Week, part 2 of a 4 part series on “Rediscovering His Love: The Wounds of Jesus.” NOTE: WHILE DELIVERING THIS MEDITATION PASTOR KEN WAS WASHING THE FEET OF A ...read more

  • When Christians Wage War

    Contributed by Lee Modlin on Dec 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,468 views

    A sermon I wrote for my Expository Preaching class. The outline has powerpoint notes. The presentation is available via e-mail if you are interested.

    SLIDE ONE (WHEN CHRISTIANS WAGE WAR) I want you to imagine the following scene as I describe it…if you can, imagine yourself in such a situation at work or at school. SLIDE TWO (MAN ON STEPS) 1-Opening illustration: Description of the board member/minister standing outside of the church ...read more

  • The God Of Second Chances

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 124 ratings
     | 76,004 views

    God wants us to understand: 1. Failure is not final. 2. Bad results can be redeemed. 3. The future is open. True change comes when: 1. You have a new occupant 2. You seek truth 3. You change your actions

    A little boy went out to the ball field by himself, wearing his baseball cap and carrying a bat and ball. In his eye was the look of steely determination. He was so full of confidence that he put his bat on his shoulder, tossed the ball into the air, and said, “I’m the greatest batter in the ...read more