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  • Why Struggles Are Worth The Trouble Series

    Contributed by Kevin Cummins on Jul 18, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,599 views

    James gives us some good reasons why we really should embrace the storms in our lives. Without the storms we would be weak and incomplete.

    Two men were walking through a field one day when they spotted an enraged bull. Instantly they darted toward the nearest fence. The storming bull followed in hot pursuit, and it was soon apparent they wouldn’t make it. Terrified, the one shouted to the other, "Put up a prayer, John. We’re in for ...read more

  • Following Christ Solo Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on May 12, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,162 views

    Encouraging singles, widows, and Christ followers without believing spouses to successfully face the difficult task of following Christ solo.

    We’re in the series "No Perfect Families Allowed" and we’re gleaning valuable real to life, hope-inspiring principles for family encouragement from the recorded biographies of Bible families. Last week we established our theme verse for this series.. Romans 5:20b (Amplified Bible) Where sin ...read more

  • Stay Focused

    Contributed by Elvis Burrows on Jul 1, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 16,270 views

    A sermon of encouragement to those who may be going through unforeseen trials and other life challenges.

    INTRODUCTION Say: Today is a different kind of day in our church - we have always been in transition, well, ever since I arrived as the new pastor and that was expected. But as I come to you today, I believe that the transition that started seven and a half months ago has taken a different ...read more

  • Watch Out For Dream Killers Series

    Contributed by Lorenzo Edwards on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 51 ratings
     | 27,363 views

    You have to understand this. If the enemy destroys your house, you can build another one. But if he kills your dreams if he destroys your visions. He can destroy your future. And I come to encourage the saints of God on today. Do not stand by and let

    Watch out for dream killers! Pastor Lorenzo Edwards N.S.P.B.C. 1/19/2008 Jesus states in John 10:10 that the thief desire is to come steal kill and destroy your life. And to counter that Jesus say that he has come to give life in abundance. And if you would happen to look up the word ...read more

  • Garments Of A Believer Series

    Contributed by Ben Thomas on Nov 14, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,257 views

    You are protected with the Various garments, until Devil strips those away from you, he can not harm you.

    Garments – Luke 10:30 A certain man was going from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him of his clothes and belongings and beat him and went their way, [ unconcernedly] leaving him half dead, as it happened. Devil cannot touch you until he strip you from the ...read more

  • The Winds Of God

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 9,012 views

    God uses wind to fulfill the prayer of: Song of Solomon 4:16 Awake, O north wind; and come, thou south; blow upon my garden, [that] the spices thereof may flow out. Let my beloved come into his garden, and eat his pleasant fruits.

    The Winds of God Jeremiah 48:11 "Moab has been at ease since his youth; He has also been undisturbed on his lees, Neither has he been emptied from vessel to vessel, Nor has he gone into exile. Therefore he retains his flavor, And his aroma has not changed. (Hint to pastors: you can use the ...read more

  • A Complainer's Cure

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,271 views

    Trials and Tribulations should build our character not our list of complaints!

    I AM SURE WE HAVE HEARD MANY PHRASES IN REGARDS TO PESSIMISM SUCH AS “SEEING THE GLASS HALF-EMPTY INSTEAD OF HALF-FULL,” OR “YOU CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR ALL THE TREES.” WHATEVER THE SAYING, UNGRATEFULNESS AND PESSIMISM DO NOTHING TO HELP OUR DISPOSTION OR RAISE OUR SPIRITS. ESPECIALLY IN THIS ...read more

  • When Your Faith Is Tested

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Nov 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,457 views

    The testing of our faith is a priceless gift from God to make us stronger, deeper and more valuable to Him.

    When Your Faith Is Tested Griffith Baptist Church – 11/23/08 A.M. Service Text: Hebrews 11:17-19 (Genesis 22:1-18) Key verse: Hebrews 11:17 - By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Premise: The testing ...read more

  • Why Thanksgiving?

    Contributed by Philip Cunningham Iii on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,911 views

    A simple explanation for why we as American Christians celebrate Thanksgiving

    Why Thanksgiving? A. In 1621, at Plymouth Plantation – near Plymouth Rock – a group of Pilgrims gathered together in what was then called “The New World” to celebrate Thanksgiving. 1. These Pilgrims were just completing their first year in America. 2. 102 of these salty people had boarded ...read more

  • Why Give Thanks?

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,225 views

    With so much going on in our world, what reason do we have to give thanks this Thanksgiving

    Samuel Scull farms in the Arizona desert with his wife and children. One night a fierce desert storm struck with rain, hail, and high wind. At daybreak, feeling sick and fearing what he might find, Samuel went out to look things over and survey the loss. The hail had beaten the garden into the ...read more

  • How Can I Rejoice While Suffering? Series

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,780 views

    Peter is going to challenge us to keep five important facts in mind as they pertain to rejoicing while suffering. We will answer the question today, “How can I rejoice while suffering?”

    How can I rejoice while Suffering? 1 Peter 4:12-19 Introduction Dr. Adrian Rogers has said that “A faith not worth testing is a faith that is not worth trusting.” It is a simple fact that no one is immune from pain and suffering in this life. Whether we are rich or poor, educated or ...read more

  • 3 Keys To Overcome In The Valley Series

    Contributed by John Davis on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 35 ratings
     | 8,461 views

    How to turn your Valley of struggle into a Valley of Blessing

    As we read in vs. 26 they renamed the "Valley of Tekoa" the "Valley of Beracah which means Praise or Blessing." How many of you would like to know how to turn your valleys of struggle into valleys of Praises and Blessings? Well, where do we get the Valley of Jehoshaphat? in Joel 3:2,12& 14 Joel ...read more

  • What Is Faith

    Contributed by Christopher Howitz on Dec 14, 2008
     | 679 views

    A call to copy the faith of our team-mates in the cross-country relay race of life... looking to God and trusting Him through the mud and the pain... because we have another city and different treasure... a prize that is worth the struggle.

    Intro… The title I’ve got for you today is, “What is faith?” Hopefully by the end of what I’ve got to say, we’ll not only know what faith is, but we will be able to live it. And to help us along the road we’re going to have assistance from two old pros who we’re going to meet ...read more

  • Winners And Losers

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,472 views

    What the world considers winners are often losers: how to become a winner like Jesus Christ.

    Solemnity of the Holy Cross 2008 (Sept 14) There’s two kinds of people in life: winners and losers. Winners achieve their objective; losers don’t. Bernard Ebbers, head of WorldCom, was known as one of the most religious CEO’s in the high-tech sector of American business. Every board ...read more

  • Are You Wearing A Mask?

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,394 views

    Discusses various masks people wear to keep people from really knowing who they are.

    Title: Are you wearing a mask? Text: 2 Corinthians 11:10-15 Date: 8/30/08 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: Masks have been used in the world of Theater and T.V. for many years. In fact the ancient Greeks used masks in their theatrical performances on a regular ...read more