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  • Facing God Wherever You Are Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 294 ratings
     | 16,397 views

    Through prayer, James urges us to seek God’s face no matter what our circumstances.

    Facing God, Wherever You Are Recently there has been much information in the media about the Islamic faith. You might have learned more about the Muslims in the last year than you did all the rest of your life. I was interested to learn about one of their “Five Pillars of Faith,” the binding ...read more

  • Rise And Shine!

    Contributed by Jason Zahn on Jan 10, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 5,889 views

    God urges us through the prophet Isaiah to rise and shine as God’s people because his light has come to the world at Epiphany!

    Hope Lutheran Church, Irmo SC - Pastor Jason Zahn Epiphany - January 6, 2002 Isaiah 60:1-6 "Rise and Shine!" Dear Christian Friends, Nearly 2000 years ago a special, bright star rose in the night sky. It was unlike any other. The men who saw it were so moved by its appearance that they ...read more

  • A Savior Has Been Born!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 798 ratings
     | 16,681 views

    It’s a simple & familiar story, but I urge you to look again at this precious story with all your heart & all your mind.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX It’s a simple & familiar story, isn’t it? Yet, I realize that there is a danger when you hear a familiar story of thinking, "I’ve heard that before. There’s no need to listen to it again." Then you tune it ...read more

  • "In My Whole Life Nobody ..." (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 14, 2001
    based on 167 ratings
     | 9,047 views

    Surrounded by Christians all her life - and no one has ever urged her or even suggested that she accept Christ as her Savior and her Lord! What a tragedy! But is it possible that there are others like her? (Powerpoint Available - #220)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (Powerpoint slides used with this message are available at no charge. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request - #220.) TEXT: Acts 16:22 34 ILL. A few years ago in Brownsville a young lady whom I had ...read more

  • Love And Sacrifice, Part 1

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 11,003 views

    The twelfth chapter of Romans opens with one of the most powerful exhortations in the New Testament, as we are urged to offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God, refusing to be conformed to the world, but instead being transformed by the renewing of o

    INTRODUCTION Opening Statement: In my reading this week, I came across a funny story that sets up our theme today. His name was Bud. He was a factory worker with more than a slight resemblance to Archie Bunker. Every single day he’d come home sweaty and dirty. He’d go in the back door, grab an ...read more

  • Telling His Story Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 29, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 30,464 views

    This message will focus on the salvation message in order to help believers learn a gospel presentation they can share with their friends. Believers are also urged to invite their non-Christian friends and family members to this “reaping” service.

    Telling His Story Rev. Brian Bill 3/18/01 I want to begin this morning by reading part of an article written by Bob Greene, a nationally syndicated columnist. “In the hours after the carnage at the school near San Diego—as the sick, too familiar, pit-of-the-stomach feelings returned—the ...read more

  • Refuse To Give In To Legalistic Pressures

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,946 views

    What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to perfection, you do not become holy through the keeping of the law. Do not give in to pressure.

    Avoid being blinded to the Spirit by relying on works of the flesh.(Gal 3:1-5) Question - What are the problems of living by the flesh and not by the Spirit? What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to ...read more

  • The Secret Self Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Dec 17, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 3,199 views

    How do you get in good standing with God? Sometimes we mistake the outward signs of rightness for inward reality. In fact, the Lord urges us to examine the "secret self" and lay it bare to God and let His Son cleanse it. Are you willing?

    Note: To hear an audio version of this message, go to www.LivingWatersWeb.com 2:1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. Paul makes an ...read more

  • How To Renew Your Thinking

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 12, 2003
    based on 96 ratings
     | 25,968 views

    Paul urged the early Christians to replace their old sinful natural responses to difficulties with new attitudes. The great apostle wrote, "Put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires. To be made new in the attitude of your mi

    Someone once said, "Attitude is everything." People with great attitude succeed. Those with negative attitudes fail. Illustration;Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: To choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s way. Viktor Frankl, ...read more

  • Transformed Into Living Sacrifices Series

    Contributed by Warren Bird on Feb 11, 2003
    based on 148 ratings
     | 13,534 views

    Exposition of Romans 12:1-2. What does it mean for us to be "living sacrifices" and how are our minds to be "transformed"?

    INTRODUCTION What does being a Christian, being someone who has received God’s mercy, mean for the way we live our lives? How does being a Christian make a practical difference, day to day, for you and for me? In my next few talks I am going to work through the answers that Paul gives to that ...read more

  • Total Committment

    Contributed by John Johnson on Nov 12, 2002
    based on 295 ratings
     | 35,715 views

    God is calling us to be totally committed

    Romans 12:1-2 Once you and I hear the call and accept him as our own personal savior we must constantly press toward the mark. Paul said in Phil 3rd chapter. “I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” We all should be pressing toward the Mark, not ...read more

  • Passing The Baton

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 274 ratings
     | 40,478 views

    A discipling challenge to parents

    Passing the Baton Have you ever watched a relay race? As the lead sprinter on each team runs the first leg of the race, the next runner gets set. He anxiously times his teammate’s arrival, and begins running before the lead man overtakes him. Then, the crucial moment arrives, and the ...read more

  • Keys To Steadfastness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 14,937 views

    Many people proclaim their loyalty but steadfast people are hard to find.

    Keys to Steadfastness (Acts 21:1-14) 1. Paul’s steadfastness serves as an inspiration and a challenge for any person who contemplates just settling for second best. ILlustration:Consider the postage stamp: Its usefulness consists in the ability to stick to one thing till it gets there. ...read more

  • "Preserve Us In Testing" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 12,760 views

    God enables us to persevere through trials and testings.

    "Preserve us in Testing" Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts An Army buddy of mine sent me a postcard that read, "I can resist anything but temptation." Some people don’t need to ask "Lead me not into temptation"--they can find it on their own! I don’t ...read more

  • "The Fashion That Never Goes Out Of Style"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 21, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,825 views

    A life dedicated to God is truly beautiful.

    Romans 12:1-8 “The Fashion that Never Goes Out of Style ” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA We, as Americans spend millions upon millions of dollars trying to make our bodies beautiful and, if not beautiful, at least presentable. Diet ...read more