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  • Count The Cost Series

    Contributed by Dale Miller on Mar 23, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,986 views

    This sermon deals with Jesus teaching about the cost of being a disciple.

    MUB SEPT. 24, 2006 LUKE 14; 25;27 5Large crowds were traveling with Jesus, and turning to them he said: 26“If anyone comes to me and does not hate his father and mother, his wife and children, his brothers and sisters—yes, even his own life—he cannot be my disciple. 27And anyone who does ...read more

  • Counting Change Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on May 31, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,518 views

    Newton’s First Law of Motion states: Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it. Do the forces of sin around you compel you to change?

    Turn with me to Ezra 9. EZRA 9:3-5 After putting it off for a long time, a man finally went to the doctor. After the examination and all of the tests and blood work, the doctor just shook his head. He told the man, “You are in terrible shape. In order to pull out of this, you’re going to ...read more

  • Count The Cost!

    Contributed by Bramwell Hayes on Nov 1, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,031 views

    Grace is free, but discipleship costs. Are we prepared to pay?

    We see adverts all over the place, promising low prices and amazing deals on all sorts of things and products. But on closer examination many of these so-called bargains are to so cheap after all because there are all sorts of hidden extras that have to be paid for. Often the quoted price is a lot ...read more

  • The Life That Counts

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,570 views

    Tonight from this passage of scripture I want us to learn, not how to make our life count from a worldly perspective but from a more important spiritual perspective.

    The life that Counts John 15:7-11 Introduction Native hunters in the jungles of Africa have a clever way of trapping monkeys. They slice a coconut in two, hollow it out, and in one half of the shell cut a hole just big enough for a monkey’s hand to pass through. Then they place an ...read more

  • Count The Cost

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 3, 2001
    based on 112 ratings
     | 2,562 views

    A deductive exposition of the text with illustrations challenging people to count the cost of following Jesus.

    Text: Luke 14:1—35 Title: Count the Cost Series: Lent 2001 Topic: Christian Living/Discipleship Theme: Cost of following Jesus Purpose: to be the Holy Spirit’s second witness challenging God’s people in my care to count the true cost of following Jesus. Response: Individuals will fill out ...read more

  • To Count The Cost Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,169 views

    A look at the cost of following Jesus.

    Series: The Parables of Christ Topic: To Count The Cost February 17, 2002 Luke 14:25-35 Introduction: Ill-commercials for products -build up products -add bonus products/ features -then "How much would you expect to pay?" -finally "Just 3 easy payments of ...read more

  • Count The Cost

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Sep 22, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,550 views

    The cost of following Jesus is but a faithful recognition that he comes first.

    Sermon Text: Luke 14:25-33 Count The Cost! Dog owners often post signs on their property saying, “Beware of dog.” A friend of mine had one of those signs on his fence. The only problem was that his dog didn’t fit the warning. His dog was a lazy, old hound that barely moved. If anything you ...read more

  • The Choice That Counts

    Contributed by Naveen Balakrishnan on Jun 10, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,121 views

    Joshua lays before the children of Israel the only choice that counts and commends to them by personal example in Joshua 24:14-15.

    “The Choice That Counts” Joshua 24:14-15 I. It is a POSITIVE choice. (v. 14) Deuteronomy 10:12; 1 Samuel 12:24; Genesis 17:1 A. To do what is RIGHT (v. 14a) “Now therefore fear the LORD and serve Him in sincerity and in truth” Job 28:28; Proverbs 9:10; Psalm 111:10; Psalm 130:4; Acts ...read more

  • Counting The Righteous

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on May 12, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,227 views

    Does one bad apple really spoil the bunch? Can one good apple redeem the bad bunch?

    There is in our culture an ancient yet conventional piece of wisdom. It is so ancient that it was part of the teachings of ancient Israel, but it is so conventional, that it was taught to all of us by our grade school and Sunday school teachers. Our 3rd grade teacher probably put it to ...read more

  • Character Counts

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,774 views

    Ananias and Sapphira felt that they could play games with God and the church. There are a few reasons why this is a bad idea.

    Passage: Acts 5:1-11 Intro: Every time God is working to accomplish something that involves people, we can be sure of one thing. 1. People will find a way to mess it up! 2. we see it in Scripture, we see it in history, we see it in our own experiences. 3. missions, churches, ministries ...read more

  • Character Counts Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jun 13, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,125 views

    Third in a series from 1 Timothy. This message deals with the qualifications for church leaders.

    Read 1 Timothy 3:1-12 The following is a confidential report on several candidates being considered for positions of church leadership. Adam: Good man but problems with his wife. Also one reference told of how his wife and he enjoy walking nude in the woods. Noah: Former pastorate of 120 ...read more

  • Called To Count Series

    Contributed by Bob Reccord on Aug 7, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,643 views

    God calls you to partner with him in a mission that is bigger than you are (Principle 3 from Made to Count).

    Theme: God calls you to partner with him in a mission that is bigger than you are (Principle 3 from Made to Count). Introduction: Recent polls show a dramatic increase in “church hoppers” – those who flit from one church to the next like a water bug, never fully landing and immersing ...read more

  • Counting The Cost

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Sep 5, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,505 views

    The encounter of the rich young ruler with Jesus. "What must I do to recieve eternal life?"

    Mark 10:17 V 31. Called to count the cost. "Are we counting the cost? Are you like me when it comes to swimming,I appear to have an aversion to water...Some people just dive right in, without blinking an eye, but I can’t help just dipping in with my toes. I’m not prepared to dive right in ...read more

  • Relationships Count Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 4, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,559 views

    God given relationships make all the difference in where you spend eternity.

    Acts 15:35 But Paul and Barnabas stayed in Antioch, teaching and preaching, with many others also, the word of the Lord. 36 And after some days Paul said to Barnabas, "Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are." 37 And ...read more

  • Count The Cost

    Contributed by Richard Crow on Sep 2, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 2,667 views

    In order to live a committed Christian life, we must first count the cost. Ask yourself "What is the cost of NOT following Jesus?"

    Count the Cost Luke 14:25-33 Sept 8, 2002 The following are actual responses from comment cards given to the staff members at Bridger Wilderness Area in 1996: 1. Trails need to be reconstructed. Please avoid building trails that go uphill. 2. Too many bugs and leeches and spiders and spider ...read more