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  • Knowledge (Not Opinion)

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 6, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,436 views

    Some of us handle truth by simply asserting ourselves forcefully. Paul's way was to root truth in revelation rather than logic; to find authentic confidence in personal experience; and to submit himself to transformation. First Baptist Church of Gaithers

    If there’s one thing I have a strong opinion about, it is that I do not like people with strong opinions! I have a hard time with the person who declares what he thinks with absolute hard-core certainty, riding roughshod over any contrary thoughts I might have. I struggle with that. I have ...read more

  • Church For The Churched

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Aug 25, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,073 views

    Who is the church for? Believers or unbelievers? Or to use more contemporary terms - churched or unchurched. Listen today as Pastor Steve addresses who is the church in the midst of the seeker-sensitive movement.

    Recently I was invited to attend a church planters conference in Lake Yale. At that conference I was exposed to various teaching and methods for reaching the unchurched. As I sat there and listened and took notes, I couldn’t help to think how we have somehow missed it when it comes to the purpose ...read more

  • Becoming Disciples

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Oct 24, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,244 views

    21st century Christians are better at believing than they are at behaving. This message studies what it means to become a Disciple of Jesus Christ.

    Becoming Disciples Mark 3:13-19 "He went up to the mountain and summoned those who He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.¨ Thus began the greatest adventure these men had ever known. These men were called to be Disciples. Can you imagine what that was like? To be one of these twelve men who ...read more

  • Why We Preach On Giving

    Contributed by Mike Garner on Aug 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,422 views

    Why is it so hard for pastors to preach about giving? Why is it so hard for church members to hear about giving? Here are 3 reasons why preachers should NOT apologize for a sermon on giving - from a layperson!

    What is On Your Mind? One of the most intriguing challenges for anyone who steps behind one of these (pulpits) is trying to figure out what¡¦s going on in your minds. What are you thinking as we speak? It¡¦s not always easy to read. But there is one time where it¡¦s really not all that hard ...read more

  • Seated With Christ

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Feb 19, 2008
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,388 views

    As we come into the fullness of being seated with Christ the view from heaven changes our mindsets and is a trigger for revival in our hearts and those we speak to.

    We are seated with Christ in Heavenly places; the word of God tells us this truth, As we come into the fullness of being seated with Christ the view from heaven changes our mindsets and is a trigger for revival in our hearts and those we speak to. Eph 2:6; For he raised us from the dead ...read more

  • Pentecostal Power

    Contributed by George Rennau on May 18, 2002
    based on 997 ratings
     | 96,151 views

    A sermon for Pentecost Sunday

    Title: Pentecostal Power Text: Acts 2:1-4 The Church was born at Pentecost And Pentecost has become a Sacred Holiday on the church calendar. Of course, Pentecost has always been a holiday A celebration of the harvest For Israel, it was a harvest of grain For the Church, ...read more

  • Don’t Reform But Be Transformed Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 5, 2015
    based on 7 ratings
     | 11,376 views

    Jesus was not out to reform Judaism but to transform Judaism into something new. He was not out to give life to old form but to give life to a new form, a new way to God.

    MATTHEW 9: 14-17 [THE MESSIAH REVEALED SERIES] DON’T REFORM BUT BE TRANSFORMED [John 3:22-36/ Mark 7:18-22, Luke 5: 33-39] Here is another incident that goes along with the preceding 2 which shows Jesus in conflict with current opinion & practice. Jesus did not conduct His ministry ...read more

  • The Need Of Pentecostal Power Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Jul 23, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,234 views

    This message reminds the church of the need for God’s power in order to really do God’s work.

    Subject: The Need of Pentecostal Power Text: Acts 2:1-4 Introduction: The Church was born at Pentecost and now Pentecost has become a Sacred Holiday on the church calendar. Of course, Pentecost has always been a holiday that celebrated the harvest of grain. It was one ...read more

  • The Best Guest Yet Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Jun 8, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,817 views

    First in a series dealing with weddings in the bible, this sermon looks at Jesus attending a wedding and his first miraculous sign of turning water into wine.

    A June Wedding: The Best Guest Yet John 2:1-11 June is the month of matrimonial bliss for brides everywhere. Open the Sunday “Living” section of the newspaper and you encounter the many faces of blissful brides adorned in their nuptial best accompanying the announcement of their recent ...read more

  • Radically Challenged

    Contributed by Danny Anderson on Oct 27, 2006
     | 1,062 views

    A mass exodus is occuring in the established church across America today. Something has to be done before it’s too late. This something will need to be radical. It will have to radically change our outlook as well as our perspective on our reason for bein

    Radically Challenged Introduction: A mass exodus is occuring in the established church across America today. Something has to be done before it’s too late. This something will need to be radical. It will have to radically change our outlook as well as our perspective on our reason for being. ...read more

  • What Happens When The Church Prays

    Contributed by Dieuner Joseph on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 5,480 views

    This sermon is designed to underscore the power of a praying church.

    In the book of Acts, Luke the physician gives us a chronological and historical account of the evolution of the church. Luke’s primary purpose is to help believers understand the purpose and mission of the church. Make no mistake about it; no one should be part of an organization without ...read more

  • Three Simple Rules (Part One) Series

    Contributed by Carl Greene on Jul 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,943 views

    This is the first of a multi- part series based upon the book "Three Simple Rules," "A Wesley Way of Living" by author Rueben P. Job. The rules: 1-Do No Harm. 2-Do Good. 3- Stay In Love With God. Following these rules can transform ourselves, our comm

    Three Simple Rules A Wesleyan Way of Living Based on the book of the same name by Ruben P. Job Rules. The world, our culture, our families… all have rules. Without rules, our world would be in anarchy, chaos. Some rules are called laws. We have civil laws and criminal laws. Break a civil ...read more

  • Living With The Power Of God In Your Life Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Nov 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,897 views

    Holy Spirit and discipleship prepares us to live a victorious and powerful life in the Lord.

    11/8/2009 Living with the power of God in your life Acts 2:1-12 Introduction We are still in the series of B.A.S.I.C.. We have spent two weeks on discipleship, and this week will be looking at the Holy Spirit being active in your life. Turn to Acts ...read more

  • Extreme Temple Makeover: Heart Edition

    Contributed by on Mar 27, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    We are the temple of God – His Holy Spirit lives in us. When Jesus comes into our lives, He wants to perform an Extreme Temple Makeover: Heart Edition.

    EXTREME TEMPLE MAKEOVER: HEART EDITION OPENING JOKE: A pastor had had a bad week. On Sunday he was very frustrated and he began his sermon, "Everyone in this church is going to hell if they don't change their ways." One man in the back began to laugh. So the pastor said it again louder. ...read more

  • Can I Give Them Your Name?

    Contributed by Stephen Woody on Jun 10, 2005
    based on 61 ratings
     | 2,482 views

    Jesus tells us that the Harvest is Plentiful and the workers few. He then names the disciples who are workers. We have too many un-named followers in the church and not enough named disciples.

    "CAN I GIVE THEM YOUR NAME?" INTRODUCTION: PETER, ANDREW, JAMES, JOHN, PHILIP, BARTHOLOMEW, THOMAS, MATTHEW, JAMES, THADDEAUS, SIMON, AND JUDAS These Are The Twelve Disciples. They are listed here, in this text, by name. These are the faithful, core ...read more