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  • Upward And Outward

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,930 views

    The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost, Year C; The people of the world live lives that are DOWNWARD and INWARD. As God’s people, redeemed by Jesus’ blood and righteousness, we can live our lives UPWARD and OUTWARD.

    Imagine a ship at sea. The clouds are dark, the wind is strong, and the waves are rough. Is the ship in danger? It all depends on direction—which way it is headed. If it is going toward the harbor, it’s safe. If it is pointed toward the rocks, it’s in trouble! Life is like that. Two identical ...read more

  • Spiraling Upwards - Faith

    Contributed by John Gullick on May 6, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 785 views

    A sermon that explores the vital componants to our faith and how those componants should be evidenced in our lives.

    Spiraling upwards. a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, Recently I have been reading a book called Spy Catcher - It is a fascinating story about a man who basically helps clean up the British secret service. It seems that MI5 and MI6 were continually hampered by agents ...read more

  • Having An Upward Outlook When You're Down Under

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 109 ratings
     | 3,917 views

    All of us go through adversities, failures, and dilemmas. But we cannot allow our circumstances to dictate to us what we see. We must let our up-look develop our outlook.

    When he was 7 years old his family was forced out of their home, and he had to go to work to support them. At the age of 9 his mother died. At the age of 22, he lost his job as a store clerk. He wanted to go to law school, but his education was not good enough. At the age of 23, he went into debt ...read more

  • Having An Upward Outlook When You're Down Under

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 2,121 views

    This is the outline that goes with the message of the same title (also found on this web site).

  • Why Jesus Concentrated More On Harvest Than Maintenance Ministries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 4,383 views

    Why Jesus Concentrated More on Harvest Than Maintenance Ministries - Matt 9:36-38 (Pressing on for the upward call of God in Christ Jesus)

    Why Jesus Concentrated More on Harvest Than Maintenance Ministries - Matt 9:36-38 Illustration:The noted English architect Sir Christopher Wren was supervising the construction of a magnificent cathedral in London. A journalist thought it would be interesting to interview some of the workers, so ...read more

  • Freedom

    Contributed by Brent Williams on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,244 views

    The Gospel of Christ gives us Freedom. A study of Christ’s Gospel proclaims 4 things: Self Realization, Upward Search, Challenge, and Hope.

    “Freedom” John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Intro: In these two verses Jesus told us that we could be set free if we would hold to his ...read more

  • Taking Up The Full Armor Of God

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,870 views

    To lead people to understand how they can take up the full armor of God as they march forward toward the upward call of Jesus Christ regardless of their difficulties

    The Armor of God, My Protection from Satan and His Demons – Eph. 6:10-18 Illustration: Today I learned that my Mother has a deadly form of c-121 ovarian cancer. More than ever I need to be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. But I need something more. I need to continue to march ...read more

  • Why Do Men Still Perish?

    Contributed by Ronnie Thrower on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,844 views

    A man goes through life having one of these two experiences: he is either perishing, moving ever downward toward the grave; or he is being saved, moving ever upward toward eternal life.

  • Growing - God's Way

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 4 ratings
     | 899 views

    1. In Holland, Michigan we lived on a street which is part of Tulip Lane. In the fall, city workers planted thousands of tulip bulbs along the boulevard in the middle of our street. In the spring these bulbs would shoot upward out of the ground. To see those plants made us think about how, in a ...read more

  • Pressing On Despite The Circumstances

    Contributed by Bruce Smith on Jul 21, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 10,858 views

    You may be going through a winter but SPRING IS ON THE WAY!

    PRESSING ON DESPITE THE CIRCUMSTANCES INTRODUCTION: During the week Elaine and I attended a Pastors Prayer meeting As each one was sharing their needs we would be in prayer for those needs When it came to our fellowship Elaine and I were sharing how many in the fellowship had been under ...read more

  • Woman At The Well

    Contributed by Steve Gladwell on Sep 30, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 5,552 views

    A look inwards at our spiritual life.

    A few weeks ago, Margaret was stood up here preaching a sermon based on the second beatitude. “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled.” In our reading today, we heard Jesus stating exactly how that filling takes place. “Everyone who drinks this water will ...read more

  • Why The Big Deal About The Resurrection?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 15, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,377 views

    A Sermon I gave on Easter teaching why it is essential that we believe in the resurrection of Jesus.

    Introduction: Swoon Theory – Read Crucifixion Described Read Scripture/Pray Background: Paul talking to those who deny the resurrection, still today, 4 consequences Purpose Statement: If Christ is not raised from the grave… I. Our Preaching is in vain A. Preaching a Dead Christ won’t save ...read more

  • The Progression Of Blessedness Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,256 views

    The Beatitudes show the beautiful progression of blessedness as one grows in maturity in the Kngdom of God.

    I. Inward (5:3-5) A. Poor in Spirit- bankrupt before God 1. Citizenship B. Those who Mourn – over their bankruptcy 1. Comfort C. The Meek – pliable; submissive 1. Inheritance II. Upward (5:6) A. Hunger for Righteousness 1. Seems to denote yearning for growth 2. We hunger for food for ...read more

  • Why Are Some Churches Lacking Power?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 30, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 700 views

    Why Are Some Churches Lacking Power?

    Why are Some Churches Lacking POWER Rev. 3:1-6 - The church of Sardis Lacked Power 1. It was a church not interested in outreach 2. It was a church that was effective with maintenance ministries but not empowered with the gospel for harvesting ministries 3. It was a church engaged in ...read more

  • Reaching For The Goal

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,554 views

    4 Steps to reach your full potential in Christ based on Philippians 3:12-14

    Reaching for the Goal Philippians 3: 12-14 12 Not that I have already attained this -- that is, I have not already been perfected-- but I strive to lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus also laid hold of me. 13Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself to have attained this. Instead ...read more