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  • Understanding People's Unresponsiveness Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 17, 2003
    based on 83 ratings

    A surprise, a realization, an encouragement and a reality check for understanding why more people don’t respond to the Christian message.

    After I became a Christian, I wanted to find a way to share the good news of Christ with my non-Christian friends and family members. I was convinced that if I could find just the right approach, just the right technique, all of my unbelieving friends would come to faith in Christ. At first I more

  • A Kingdom Of The Receptive

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 178 ratings

    The parable of the sower shows us how we are to receive the good news of Jesus Christ

    A Kingdom of the Receptive Matthew 13.1-17 September 14, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. Ben Franklin’s Field of Plaster: Ben Franklin was known for his outrageous experiments, one such experiment revealed that plaster could be sown with crops to help them grow, when he shared his more

  • Becoming Good Ground

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Jul 31, 2002
    based on 47 ratings

    The choice is ours, we decide which type of ground we want to be. The problem is not with the seed or the sower the problem is a soil problem.

    The Sower soweth The Word (The seed) = Good seed We must be sure of the seed. *The sower is committed to sowing and does, and has done so faithfully. So If there is a crop failure: The problem is not with #1 The seed because it is good #2 The Sower because he has more

  • The Sower The Seed The Soil

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 74 ratings

    If we are not seeing a Harvest of the Promises of God in our lives then the problem is either with the seed or the sower or the soil, If we correct the problem we will have the promises

    The Sower soweth The Word (The seed) = Good seed We must be sure of the seed. *If The sower is committed to sowing and does, and has done so faithfully, and is sure of the seed, And If there is a crop failure: The problem is not with #1 The seed because it is good or #2 The Sower because he more

  • The People Around Us

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    Who influences your view of the people around you? Jesus ought to! A message on witnessing.

    THE PEOPLE AROUND US Luke 10:1-16 INTRO: A first-grade teacher asked her students to write a paper about people. A six-year-old girl thought about people she knew ans wrote this. “People are composed of girls and boys, also men and women. Boys are no good at all until they grow up and get more

  • Caiaphas: How To Tell The Difference Between A Relationship And A Religion Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Mar 26, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    Being religious is an eternity away from having a relationship with God.

    Introduction: A Some in the Jewish community have cried foul over the portrayal of Jews being the executioners of the Christ and this portrayal is manifested in one key character, at least for me, in the film: Caiaphas. a Caiaphas was the high priest during not only Jesus’ ministry, but also more

  • The Great Commandment Not The Great Suggestion

    Contributed by Bruce Smith on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    A look at The Great Commandment and how we can regain our passion for the lost.

    THE GREAT COMMANDMENT NOT THE GREAT SUGGESTION Mark 16:15-20 And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. [16] He who believes and is baptised will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. [17] And these signs will follow those who more

  • Transformed By God's Word

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 10, 2006
    based on 33 ratings

    Being changed by God’s word requires an appropriate response from its hearers.

    Transformed by God’s Word Mark 4:1-20 INTRODUCTION Our passage implies that Jesus’ desire was to see a transformed life as a person hears the Word of God. He wants to see our transformed character and conviction as a result of learning God’s Word. Every Sunday morning millions of more

  • We Do Not Well

    Contributed by Don Vickery on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 29 ratings

    We have been brought in to Go Out

    Many churches today consist of small groups of believers whose number never seems to grow or increase. The attitude of many believers being "We are just holding out until the Lord comes." Let me give you a picture of the true Church: "So mightily grew the Word of God and prevailed." Acts more

  • The Four Soils Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Feb 21, 2002
    based on 124 ratings

    Sermon on the parable of the sower. One’s response to the Gospel depends on the personal inclination of his will.

    The Four Soils Mark 4:1-20 INTRO.: Why do different people respond differently to the same message? Why do some reject the Gospel of Christ and others accept it and live Christian lives? Jesus provides an answer to this question in the passage before us. We will become more effective and more

  • Signal Of The Soul

    Contributed by Ken Dillingham on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    Evangelistic Sermon focused at two things. 1. To draw attention to the unsaved listener to the felt need of salvation. 2. To cause the church to realize that desparate people are all around us.

    Signals of the Soul Mark 5:2-6 I. Introduction A. There are various signs, certain signals, that are given by men who are prisoners of war, or floating helplessly on the wreck of a ship, or stranded in some way. Signals that make their presence and peril known to a busy outside world. more

  • What Reactiondo We Have To The Christmas Story Today?

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Dec 20, 2002
    based on 79 ratings

    There are three reactions to the Christmas story given ion this Scripture.

    WHAT REACTION DO WE HAVE TO THE CHRISTMAS STORY? How do we respond to God coming to us? Matthew 2:1-12 Washington, DC -- In December of 1944, General George S. Patton summoned his Third Army Chaplain into his office and asked him to write out a prayer for good weather. Patton’s ground troops had more

  • What's God Up To Part 2

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jan 28, 2002
    based on 21 ratings

    Remember God’s incredible offer of life and love through the riches of His grace when we deserved hell and death

    WHAT’S GOD UP TO PART 2: THE RESCUE PLAN Eph. 2:1-10 Feb.3, 2002 Grace International Baptist Church Vacationing in Arizona, a group of Brit. tourists spots a cowboy by the side of the road, with his ear to the ground. "What’s going on?" they asked. " 2 horses, one grey one chestnut, are more

  • A Reality Check

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    Examining what it means to live a "real" and authentic Christian life

    The text reveals four characteristics that describe a "real" Christian - a believer who not only talks the talk, but walks the walk. By asking four questions we can give ourselves a realtiy check. 1. Are you HONEST? (v. 3) We must be honest in the way we live our lives. Message paraphrase: more

  • Biblical Principals For Strengthening The Family

    Contributed by Glenn Robinson on May 27, 2002
    based on 249 ratings

    This is a message on how to use God’s word to build stronger relationships with all members of the family (even with those who don’t know the Lord).

    2 Samuel 13:24-31 Tells of one of the most dysfunctional families in the Bible. Consider this family : The husband commits adultery. His son (Amnon) raped his half-sister (Tamar, the sister of Absalom). The husband did not implement discipline. The full brother (Absalom) killed his more