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  • The Mission Of The Church

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 215 ratings
     | 30,518 views

    If we were going to compose a mission statement for our congregation, what do you suppose it should say? What is our mission?

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX If we were going to compose a mission statement for Central Christian Church, what do you suppose it should say? What is our mission? Well, let me suggest that the mission of the church is very ...read more

  • No Man To Take Me To The Water

    Contributed by Randy Trotter on Aug 8, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,702 views

    Outline for many of life’s needs that only Jesus can truly meet. We can’t do it on our own!

    “NO MAN TO BRING ME TO THE WATER” John 5:1-9 HEALING Within Reach But No Man to Take Me To The Water! BLESSING Within Reach But No Man to Take Me To The Water! SPIRITUAL FULFILLMENT Within Reach But No Man to Take Me To The Water! HOPE Within Reach But No Man to Take Me To The ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 324 ratings
     | 43,366 views

    The Text is the Gospel Reading for Common Lectionary, Year B, the theme is characteristics of a Disciple as seen in this text.

    THE COST OF DISCIPLESHIP—MARK 8:27-38 --by R. David Reynolds Billy Graham has said, “Salvation is free, but discipleship costs everything we have” [--Edythe Draper, Drapers Book of Quotations for the Christian World (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1992)]. In our text this morning ...read more

  • The Glory Of The Cross

    Contributed by Joseph Barraclough on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,823 views

    This sermon is to help us understand why Paul gloried in the Cross of Christ, and see how this motivated him in ministry.

    Text: Galatians 6:14 “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Intro: On this day we have gathered together for this special service to commemorate the Resurrection Morning nearly 2,000 years ...read more

  • Jesus Our Pastor Guides Us To Rebuke And To Live With Purpose!

    Contributed by Doug Koehler on Mar 6, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,228 views

    We can see how quickly satan can attack. In a short time Peter went from confessing Jesus to rebuking Jesus. Jesus teaches us how we can be on guard against our wiley foe as well as how to live with purpose for Him.

    (see also Mark 8:27-30) for context. Dear beloved in Christ... In our Gospel reading there is much to grab our attention as Jesus is in process of predicting his death and resurrection. We hear about how Jesus must suffer many things and that we are called to take up our cross and follow ...read more

  • Jesus Sets High Standards For Discipleship

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 68 ratings
     | 9,711 views

    Jesus set standards high for His disciples. "If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up cross and follow me."

    Jesus set standards high for His disciples. "If anyone will come after Me, let him deny himself, take up cross and follow me." Illustration:I went into church and sat on the velvet pew. I watched as the sun came shining through the stained glass windows. The minister dressed in a velvet robe ...read more

  • Who Is Leading?

    Contributed by W. Leon Morrow on Mar 7, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,467 views

    This sermon is designed to guide the members of the congregation to deny oneself, to take up ones cross, and to follow Jesus.

    There are tremendous lessons in our Holy Scripture. There are lessons not only in the words, or the content, but that there are lessons for us even in the construction of the writing—there are lessons in the style as well as in the words themselves. For example, in Mark the disciples had been ...read more

  • Servants Attitude

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on May 31, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,556 views

    Christians need a servants attitude

    INTRO: Student at Bible College in the Philippines -troubled over conditions of bathroom kept getting dirtier and dirtier -young man was going to take matter into his own hands. -went in and complained to the principal about the bathrooms. -few days later the bathrooms started to shape ...read more

  • The Claims Of Jesus

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 10 ratings
     | 719 views

    Intro.: 1. At Caesarea-Philippi, Jesus asked his disciples a very important question ............. "Who do people say the Son of Man is?" a. "John the Baptist, Elijah, Jeremiah, one of prophets." b. "You are the Christ, the Son of the Living God" (Peter). 2. If Jesus were to ask his ...read more

  • Shepherds

    Contributed by Kurt Heisey on May 29, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,641 views

    The Shepherds had an encounter with Jesus, we all need continual meetings with Jesus, so we can be those full of the Word and full of praise.

    Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20) 12/24/95 God invited them to meet with Jesus These shepherds were those who watched over the temple sheep destined for the passover sacrifice. They were Rabinically unclean and could not actually to to temple worship. These were those who were the lowest class of ...read more

  • A God Who Makes Concessions

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 970 views

    God often caters to human nature. He will not bend in some areas, but He is more flexible than many Christians I know! Sometimes He gives us what we ask for, even if it is not the ideal

    1. Most of us start out adulthood as idealists. As we grow older, it is natural to surrender that idealism for a more pragmatic idealism...but we need to hang on to some of it. 2. God is sometimes an idealist, other times a pragmatist; He is an idealist in that He has a perfect plan, and He ...read more

  • The Body And Blood Of Our Lord

    Contributed by Scott Andrews on Sep 20, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,363 views

    A Lord’s Supper Sermon reminding us to rightly discern the meaning of the elements.

    The Body and Blood of our Lord Lord’s Supper Message 1 Corinthians 11. 23-30 Paul gives us a very stern warning in this text about the need to correctly discern the Lord’s body. Not to do so is to bring judgment and condemnation upon ourselves. diakrino--discern, distinguish, ...read more

  • The Body And Blood Of Our Lord

    Contributed by Scott Andrews on Sep 20, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,608 views

    A Lord’s Supper Sermon reminding us to rightly discern the meaning of the elements.

    The Body and Blood of our Lord Lord’s Supper Message 1 Corinthians 11. 23-30 Paul gives us a very stern warning in this text about the need to correctly discern the Lord’s body. Not to do so is to bring judgment and condemnation upon ourselves. diakrino--discern, distinguish, ...read more

  • A New Set Of Clothes Series

    Contributed by Donald Minshew on Jul 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,558 views

    Describes the new attributes we begin to put on as believers in Christ

    Counseling and leadership materials tell us that we need to sandwich negative information with positive reinforcement. Holy Spirit inspires Paul to do this same thing: foundational statement 3: 1-4(positive); areas of sinfulness that will cripple Christian living 3:5-9 (negative); now moves us ...read more

  • I Am Not Where I Should Be?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May 3, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,609 views

    I am not where I should be, but I have set my aim for more!

    I am not where I should be? By Wade martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Philipians 3: 13 (KJV) Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I DO, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forward unto those things which are before. Philippians 3 ...read more