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  • The Urgency Of Commitment

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 153 ratings
     | 6,645 views

    Introd.: Some people work best under the pressure of a deadline. I'm one of them. There's a special urgency when you know you only have a limited time to produce. It seems to sharpen the focus of my mind and help my concentration level. I'm definitely more committed to the task at hand. You ...read more

  • The Hope In Christ's Return Series

    Contributed by Clark Frailey on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 107 ratings
     | 14,036 views

    On the first Sunday of Advent we light the candle of prophecy. It reminds us of the hope we have in the return of Christ. This sermon shows obvious false prophecies in contrast witht the prophecy of Christ’s return - that the focus is not a day or time

    Introduction: In the late 19th Century in America, there was a wave of enthusiasm for prophecies predicting the actual date for Christ’s Second Coming. One such prophet was an Adventist leader William Miller (1782-1849). And it is in his movement that both the JW’s and the Seventh Day ...read more

  • Stirred Up

    Contributed by James Roberts, Jr. on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,831 views

    Sermon about being excited about serving the Lord.

    IT’S TIME TO GET STIRRED UP 2 Peter 1:13 Intro: We as Christians do not get excited anymore about serving God. It seems all of our get and go has got up and went. We can get excited about a basketball game, a football game, a baseball game or some other sport but we get "quite" in God’s ...read more

  • With A Little Help From My Friends

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 108 ratings
     | 9,420 views

    Paul had many friends who helped him accomplish his mission. This sermon gives guidelines for choosing friends that will help you reach God’s goals for your life.

    June 29, 2003 Colossians 4:7-18 “With a little help from my friends” INTRODUCTION I spent Monday through Thursday of this week at Camp Monongahela. Of the 55 campers that we had, 30 of them were “first-timers”. Some of them knew no one when they arrived at camp, and others ...read more

  • Seeing The Harvest

    Contributed by Michael Belcher on Nov 26, 2001
    based on 406 ratings
     | 20,665 views

    A challange to look at the harvest through the eyes of Jesus.

    Introductory: The Barna Research Group has been involved in gathering and analyzing information concerning the church since 1984. Many of their findings are startling and eye-opening. They have found that 33% of Americans are unchurched; they have no church affiliation whatsoever. While it ...read more

  • "A Checklist For Dads"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 328 ratings
     | 15,872 views

    Father’s Day message

    Father’s Day sermon: “A Checklist for Dads” Pastor Bob Leroe Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I’d like to start off with a Top Ten List for Dads: The Top Ten Ways to Intimidate Your Daughter’s Date When He Comes to Pick Her Up: 10. Sprinkle some dust on your ...read more

  • Overcoming Unbelief

    Contributed by Rick Adams on Mar 23, 2002
    based on 123 ratings
     | 20,113 views

    Unbelief can hinder God’s people from experiencing fulfillment in their predetermined destiny. So how do we overcome it?

    NOTE: My manuscripts are basically my thoughts on paper. Typically, I use them as a guide, not verbatim. Very rarely do I preach my message exactly the way I wrote it. If you would like to hear the message preached, please visit Abundant Life Fellowship’s multimedia page at ...read more

  • Ordinary Heroes Series

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Oct 10, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,542 views

    This sermon is part of a series I preached on Nehemiah’s one holy passion, the glory of God.

    One Holy Passion Nehemiah 3 March 4, 2001 ¡§Ordinary Heroes¡¨ Back when it was still a novelty to sing choruses; back when we youth thought that ¡§Pass It On¡¨ and ¡§I Wish We¡¦d All Been Ready¡¨ was the height of Christian cool; back when bell bottoms were in for the first time, one of ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #3 - Dead Man Walking Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 265 ratings
     | 17,722 views

    This is the third message in a series that looks at Jesus final few days before He was crucified. This message considers the anxiety that Jesus was feeling and how He faced His fears on the way to the cross.

    INTRODUCTION If you were given a choice, how would you Choose to Die? -- In an accident - quick & relatively painless? -- In your sleep? -- Surrounded by your friends and loved ones? Of course, none of us are given the choice of how we die -- we don’t know until the moment comes. Jesus, ...read more

  • How To Handle Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 469 ratings
     | 86,816 views

    By looking at the story of Jesus in the home of Mary and Martha we find what is really "needed" during the Christmas holiday season.

    December 6, 1998 INTRODUCTION A little boy and a little girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “sleep in heavenly beans.” His sister elbowed him, and said, “No. Not beans, peas!” The way ...read more

  • How To Encourage Women's Involvement In Missions – Acts 18:26

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 12, 2002
    based on 124 ratings
     | 28,951 views

    How to Encourage Women’s Involvement in Missions – Acts 18:26

    How to Encourage Women’s Involvement in Missions – Acts 18:26 “Apollos began to speak freely (fearlessly and boldly) in the synagogue; but when Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they took him with them in their home and expounded to him the way of God more definitely and accurately.” (Acts ...read more

  • Cutting Through The Legalese Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 17, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,050 views

    We look for loopholes in what God has called us to do, but the Bible calls us to a proactive lifestyle, it makes us face who we really are, and it calls us to accountability.

    Some of us love to take the simple and make it complex. Some of us thrive on taking perfectly obvious matters and making them as obscure as possible. My neighbor’s car has on it a bumper sticker that says, “Eschew obfuscation”. After about a half-hour with the dictionary, I found out that means, ...read more

  • When Nothing Seems Possible, Pray

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 14, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 10,140 views

    When frustration abounds, in prayer we can discover deepened relationships, new possibilities, and ultimately grace.

    For you, my God, have revealed to your servant that you will build a house for him; therefore your servant has found it possible to pray before you. Isn’t that an intriguing phrase? “Your servant has found it possible to pray.” My theme for today is “when nothing seems possible, pray.” “When ...read more

  • You Can Make A Difference Series

    Contributed by Jason Hill on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 79 ratings
     | 10,379 views

    As a follower fo Christ, you have the abilty to make a HUGE impact in the world; an impact that will last for eternity.

    You Can Make A Difference Jason Hill – June 30, 2002 Have you ever looked around at the world, your town, your work, your neighborhood or any other place you may frequent and wish that you could make some changes? Isaac Asimov once said, “It is change, continuing change, inevitable ...read more

  • Fruit Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Daniel Williamson on Jan 6, 2003
    based on 164 ratings
     | 40,615 views

    A detailed series on each of the nine Fruit of the Spirit! Each characteristic listed is a sermon. However, I have combined the lesson into one packet.

    THE FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT INTRODUCTION It is imperative that we understand that the marks of true spirituality and the signs of maturity in Christian growth are found not in the gifts of the Spirit, rather they are found in producing the fruit of the Spirit. 1st Corinthians 13:1-2 – “If I speak ...read more