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  • The Pursuit Of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"

    Contributed by Reverend Cooper Mcwhirter on Oct 5, 2016
     | 1,612 views

    Some of the great people of faith in the Bible did not finish life well. They had downturns.

    Sermon Preached at Grace Community Church (EPC) Sun City Grand, Surprise, AZ Sunday, April 10, 2016 by the Reverend Cooper McWhirter The Pursuit of Excellence: “Finishing Life Well!” [Part One] Philippians 3:1-11 A wise pastor once offered me this piece ...read more

  • Reviving Your First Love

    Contributed by Tommy Davis on Mar 21, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 8,639 views

    This sermon explores how Christians, over a period of time, have a tendency to stray away from JESUS CHRIST, their first love, and offers encouragement to return to HIM.

    TEXT: Revelation 2:1-5 1 Unto the angel of the church of Ephesus write; These things saith he that holdeth the seven stars in his right hand, who walketh in the midst of the seven golden candlesticks; 2 I know thy works, and thy labour, and thy patience, and how thou canst not bear them which ...read more

  • Avoiding The Millstone Necklace

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,399 views

    Jesus talked about bad and good offenses to submerge His disciples into "kingdom thinking".

    Introduction: Ill. Years ago a boy had a crush on a girl, Laura Mae. Everyone in that community planted gardens and protected them with scarecrows made as lifelike and original as possible. Riding the school bus one afternoon, they rounded the curve near Laura Mae’s house, and her ...read more

  • Silver Bullet #1

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jun 14, 2011
     | 1,258 views

    Exposition of Exodus 32 regarding at least four ways that this occurrence helps us fight sin.

    Text: Exodus 32, Title: Silver Bullet #1, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/12/11, AM A. Opening illustration: B. Background to passage: C. Main thought: this text gives us at least four ways that this occurrence helps us fight sin A. Shows our depth of depravity (v. 1-6, 22-24) 1. This vast multitude ...read more

  • How Faith Helps Us Overcome Sin

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,470 views

    An explanation of the New Testament words for sin: harmatia, parabasis, paraptoma, anomia, and opheilema and means of overcoming them.

    How Faith Helps Us Overcome Sin (I John 3:9,10) "No one born of God continues to deliberately, knowingly and habitually practices sin, for God’s nature abides in him. His principle of life, the divine sperm, remains permanently within him and he cannot practice sinning because he is born of ...read more

  • "Jesus Teaches About Priorities"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,542 views

    The Bible is so vast ... we can’t possibly memorize it all. Let’s not use this as an excuse for not living righteous lives. Jesus gives us ONE VERSE as a guide to live by.

    “Jesus Teaches About Priorities” Matthew 6:33 INTRODUCTION: We CONTINUE in our SERIES on “Lessons Jesus Taught”. We have seen what Jesus taught about: the Holy Spirit, Prayer, the Tongue, Thanksgiving, Repentance. This morning, we will see what Jesus teaches about “Priorities”. Everybody ...read more

  • Back To The Truth

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,058 views

    1. Golfer Payne Stewart and 5 others boarded the Learjet in Orlando for a flight to Dallas. They ended up a thousand miles north of their destination, crashing near Aberdeen, South Dakota. The eerie things is that for four hours the plane was on autopilot and those on board were not aware of what ...read more

  • Top Priority

    Contributed by Eddie Nicandro on Nov 9, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,114 views

    Jesus teaches about priorities

    TOP PRIORITY TEXT: Matthew 6:33 INTRODUCTION: Illustration: A) Year 1991, in New York City, A HOMELESS man, a train maintenance worker, and a dog were killed on the subway tracks. Ninety people telephoned the Transit Authority to express their concern about the dog, but only three ...read more

  • The Final Cry & Confession Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 25, 2014
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,621 views

    The Word has established him, strengthen him & transformed him, but he is still in need of more of God, more of God's enabling & more of God's Word.The final meditation is from one who knows what it is like to to go astray & be brought back home again.

    PSALM 119: 169–176 [The Ministry of The Word Series] THE FINAL CRY AND CONFESSION The Psalmist has now come to his last stanza. Letter by letter he has sung and sobbed his way through the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Again and again tears have become rainbows as he turn his ...read more

  • Jehovah-Rohi - The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Nov 2, 2013
     | 5,400 views

    This message focuses on Jesus being our Shepherd and what this actually means.

    Scriptures: Psalms 23:1-3; Isaiah 53:6; John 10:14-18; Rev. 7:17 Introduction This morning my message is titled “JEHOVAH-ROHI which means “The Lord Is My Shepherd” and is a continuation of the series I started a few weeks ago. If you recall, in my first message we ...read more

  • God Wants His People To Rejoice!

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jan 19, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,540 views

    I. When to rejoice: 1. When you serve (vs. 2). 2. When you sing (vs. 2). 3. When you step closer to God (vs. 4). II. Why to rejoice: 1. Our creation by God (vs. 3). 2. Our connection with God (vs. 3). 3. The character of God (vs. 4-5).

    Our Favorite Psalms #10: God Wants His People to Rejoice! Psalm 100:1-5 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Jan. 15, 2012 BACKGROUND & INTRODUCTION: *Does God want His people to rejoice? -- Without a doubt, He does. *The first time we ever see the word “rejoice” in the ...read more

  • An Age Of Nonsense: "When All Is Said And Done" [part Five]

    Contributed by Reverend Cooper Mcwhirter on Oct 8, 2016
     | 2,289 views

    We must have a zest for living life to the fullest

    Sermon Preached at Grace Community Church (EPC) Sun City Grand, Surprise, AZ Sunday, September 2, 2001 by the Reverend Cooper McWhirter An Age of Nonsense: “When All Is Said and Done” Ecclesiastes 12:9-14 For the past four weeks we have explored the futility of man’s ...read more

  • It's Time To Grow Up Part 7 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on May 4, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,591 views

    Part seven of this series focuses on hearing the voice of God when he is speaking to us and how we can prepare ourselves to hear.

    It’s Time To Grow Up Part 7 Scriptures: John 10:1-28; Matthew 11:15 This message with bring to a close this series “It’s Time to Grow Up.” I hope that through this series of messages that you have been able to examine your spiritual life to determine where you are in your walk with God, ...read more

  • The Gate Has A Pathway For The Sheep To Follow

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 15, 2005
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,345 views

    This sermon touches on what members of a congregation - the sheep - are to look for in a shepherd and how they are to respond to a faithful one.

    April 17, 2005 John 10:1-10 1 “I tell you the truth, the man who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber. 2 The man who enters by the gate is the shepherd of his sheep. 3 The watchman opens the gate for him, and the sheep listen to ...read more

  • God Seriously Wants You To Rejoice! Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Sep 14, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,309 views

    God wants His people to rejoice! He uses this word over 250 times in the Bible. Psalm 100 gives us great requirements and great reasons to rejoice.

    Summer Psalms #10 - God Seriously Wants You to Rejoice! Psalm 100:1-5 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Aug. 5, 2009 *Does God want His people to rejoice? -- Without a doubt, He does! The first time we ever see the word “rejoice” in the Bible is Exodus 18:9, “Then Jethro ...read more