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  • Giants Grasshoppers And Grapes

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Oct 23, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 5,841 views

    I used a couple of outlines from sermon sentral and tweaked them a bit to my style. I think I stole the title too.

    Giants Grasshoppers and Grapes Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ Numbers 13:26 - 14,4 June 24, 2001 A young man goes into a drug store to buy 3 boxes of chocolate. The pharmacist says what size small medium or large "Well," he said, "I’ve been seeing this girl for a while ...read more

  • What Kind Of Tree Are You? Series

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Apr 13, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,688 views

    This was a sermon as part of our purpose-driven series - Know, Grow, Show and Sow. This was the show sermon that bridged the gap between Grow and Sow. It can stand alone with some minor tweaks.

    If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be? It’s a question you might get asked in a job interview or by a psychiatrist right after they administer the Rorschach test Jeremiah uses vegetation to contrast those who trust in God and those who turn away Those who don’t believe in the ...read more

  • Living A Life Successful For God Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,901 views

    Last week with looked at what it would take to live a life pleasing to or towards God. What we discovered was that this life was accomplished through sanctification and pursuing God’s desires. The foundation for accomplishing this was to value our worth

    LIVING A LIFE SUCCESSFUL FOR GOD 1 Thess 4:9-12 INTRODUCTION: Last week with looked at what it would take to live a life pleasing to or towards God. What we discovered was that this life was accomplished through sanctification and pursuing God’s desires. The foundation for accomplishing this ...read more

  • Cooking The Books

    Contributed by Emilia Florio on Sep 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,145 views

    This message talks about the importance of being good stewards not only of our monetary and worldly resource, but of the abundant spiritual resources God has given us as well.

    Cooking the Books Luke 16:1-17 [INTRODUCTION] Have you ever heard the expression Cooking the books? Do you know what that means? Well, it has nothing to do with cooking or cookbooks, although I suppose that if you stretch the analogy a bit, you might say that it is a bit like Weight ...read more

  • Trusted With A Vision Series

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Apr 26, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,309 views

    Discover how Joseph was faithful to God’s call and what it means to be trusuted with God’s vision for your life.

    Trusted: Lessons from the Life of Joseph Week 2: “Trusted with a Vision” INTRO: We come to the beginning part of Joseph’s life today, and it’s the part most people are familiar with – his dreams! So take your Bible and locate Genesis 37. While you’re turning there, I must tell you I don’t ...read more

  • Passing The Baton - Tom Stebbins Of Evangelism Explosion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,167 views

    A send off message detailing ten steps of leadership lesssons with evangelism explosion by Tom Stebbins

    Passing the Baton by Tom Stebbins I am now 70. My eight and a half years at the helm of EE have been both challenging and exciting. Now it is time for me to "pass the baton" to a younger, capable leader. As I do, I want to share with you ten principles of leadership that have guided me. 1. ...read more

  • Because I Said So

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 6,912 views

    Don’t let your “sacred cows” keep you from experiencing all that God has for you.

    When you were a kid, didn’t you hate it when your parents said "no" to something – and when you asked "why?" they just replied: "because I said so." "Well, who died and made you God?" you thought, but never dared utter. As a parent I have tried to always give a reason – however lame it might be ...read more

  • Never A Discouraging Word

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 121 ratings
     | 5,715 views

    Questions to ask yourself when you are tempted to criticize.

    According to the old western ballad, "Home on the Range", the range was a place, "where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day." Fanciful thought. Never hearing a discouraging word would be pleasant. But that really wasn’t true in the old west and it’s ...read more

  • Restoring The Cars

    Contributed by Michael Trask on May 17, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,849 views

    This wonderful section of scripture on the Love of God and our Love for others is explained by way of an extended analogy. God is like a "car guy" who sees a "classic" in a rust bomb. We must have the same eyes when we consider others.

    Have you ever known one of those guys who are into restoring cars? Most of us do. They scour the junkyards and the abandoned farmsteads of the midwest looking for old wrecks. When you we see a dilapidated old rust bomb sitting out in a field with weeds growing through the rusty ...read more

  • Metamorphosis

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Aug 16, 2001
    based on 301 ratings
     | 26,107 views

    From 2 Cor. 5:17

    Metamorphosis 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Transform, change, be different, it is a way of life for us… we don’t want to be who we are and we will try all sorts of things to change. Crash diets, plastic surgery, new hairdos, new clothes. In truth we really want to just change the outside covering. ...read more

  • Every Member Is Important

    Contributed by James A. Kirkland on Jan 21, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,723 views

    This message is for all Christians to remind them of their importance in the body of Christ i.e. the local church. Every Christian is placed in the body of Christ as God desires. Each of us should use our talents, our grace gifts, our personalities, and

    How Important Each Member Is Romans 12:3-8 Introduction • Romans 12:1-2 calls for a total commitment to God. • To be living sacrifices – this is our spiritual act of worship – this is how we worship God in spirit and in truth that Jesus spoke of. • Out of ...read more

  • The Sword And The Servants Knot

    Contributed by Keith Harms on Feb 28, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,283 views

    Servanthoood and the Sword of the Spirit go hand in hand

    The Sword and the Servants Knot Keith Harms, Pastor of livingWORD Assembly of God-Delavan, Wisconsin This is an article written for our local newspaper I have over many years developed my perception of Christian responsibility toward God, His Church and the unsaved of our community and the ...read more

  • Real Compassion Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Oct 22, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 8,834 views

    Jesus’ feeding of the 4,000 shows us that real compassion sees the need, feels the need and meets the need.

    In nearly 24 years of pastoral ministry, I have been asked some tough questions about the Christian faith. One of the toughest questions regards the problem of evil and why a good and all-powerful God allows people to suffer in this world. Peter Kreeft, a Christian apologist and philosopher, has ...read more

  • On The Road Again

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 28, 2004
    based on 87 ratings
     | 7,137 views

    An object lesson with scriptural points - 10 things for the checklist as you hit the highway of life. Link inc. to formatted text and audio version.

    On the Road Again [10 things for the checklist] Matthew 7:13 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/OnRoadAgain.html A. Jesus often used object lessons. B. Behold a Sower went forth to sow. C. What man of you having 100 sheep. D. They help to impress spiritual lessons. E. Today let’s use a ...read more

  • Thirty Steps To Planting And Growing A Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 18, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,579 views

    Model your new church after the first century model found in Acts 2:41-47: "Those who accepted his message were baptized and about 3,000 were added to their number that day. They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the b

    Jesus said, "I will build my church and the gates of hell will not prevail against it." (Matthew 16:18) 1. Begin by assembling together local people who are committed to Christ, to the growth of His church and the great commission. Once you have a group of people who are committed to carrying ...read more