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  • A Donkey In God's Plan Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 1,030 ratings
     | 88,101 views

    If God can use a donkey, then he can use you. The donkey’s preparartion for royal service is a guide for us.

    Introduction Surely the text couldn’t have said a donkey. A white stallion, even a Camel, I’d take the old gray mare before a donkey. It’s pretty amazing don’t you think? The first truly public acknowledgment of Jesus of Nazareth as the Messiah and he comes, as predicted in a way that seems, ...read more

  • How Can You Be Lost

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Nov 8, 2012
     | 1,075 views

    Look at the lost sheep, lost coin and lost son to learn the lesson... how can wse get or be lost.

    How You Can Be Lost Luke 15 God PLEASE, I’m begging you like I have never begged you for anything, PLEASE bring him this way!! It was a beautiful day on the Snake River, just outside of Jackson Hole Wyoming. We were driving along and saw a great place for a picnic. Actually we had seen ...read more

  • God At Work

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 6, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,235 views

    God is always at work. He is never idle. The question is whether we are going to come alongside HIm and engage in what He is doing, or stand in the way or idly by.,

    Passage: Daniel 2:1-21 Intro: God is the most active being in the universe. 1. there is never a moment when He is not engaged in meaningful activity 2. He never sleeps, He is never bored, He is always at work accomplishing His purposes. 3. even when He rested on the 7th day of creation ...read more

  • God In Trials

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,234 views

    These three young men stood up for God, and so were used in amazing ways to impact the greatest king who ever lived. They refused to do what was convenient and safe and rather entrusted themselves to God in the face of death.

    Passage: Daniel 3:1-30 Intro: Have you ever been frustrated by your inability to bring someone to faith in Christ? 1. you share your faith, you live a transformed life, you love and serve 2. sometimes even nag and cajole!! 3. but they continue walking in the darkness, and we wonder ...read more

  • Second Chances

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on May 9, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,870 views

    God makes successes out of our failures. Satan wants us to think we are washed up when we fall, but God will still use us if we are repentant and confess our sins....

    Second Chances May 8, 2011 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: God makes successes out of our failures. Focus Passage: John 21:15-19 Supplemental Passage: I decide to do good, but I don’t really do it; I decide not to do bad, but then I do it ...read more

  • Moses In The School Of Hard Knocks Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 31, 2011
     | 3,286 views

    In this lesson we look at the incidents of Moses killing the Egyptian and running to Midian. What did Moses learn from this period in his life and the mistakes he made? We can learn a lot from the school of hard knocks.

    Introduction: A. Has anyone here ever made a mistake? 1. Probably a better question for us is there anyone where who has never made a mistake. 2. Have you ever made a really foolish mistake? Like this boy sawing off the branch he was sitting on! That’s really dumb and painful! 3. Have ...read more

  • How To Minimize Your Influence For God

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 27, 2012
     | 955 views

    Sometimes the best way to understand how to be a productive Christian is to look at the formula for spiritual worthlessness and do the opposite.

    How To Minimize Your Influence for God (2 Corinthians 6:1-11) 1. Facebook is big. And the computers they have are many. 2. “With 900 million members worldwide and growing, Facebook is building its first European data storage facility—60 miles south of the Arctic Circle in ...read more

  • Give Obedience To God’s Delegated Authority Series

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,295 views

    God wants only what's best for us as His children. Our lives will only be full and complete as we fulfill the will of God for our lives. Romans 13 is a continuation of Paul’s teaching on How Christians ought to behave. Remember in chapter 12, Paul teaches

    Give Obedience to God’s Delegated Authority Romans 13:1-14 God wants only what's best for us as His children. Our lives will only be full and complete as we fulfill the will of God for our lives. Romans 13 is a continuation of Paul’s teaching on How Christians ought to behave. ...read more

  • Never To Old

    Contributed by Steve Keeler on May 9, 2010
    based on 60 ratings
     | 23,420 views

    It was discovered that longevity and happiness in our old age requires a purposeful lifestyle with ongoing relationships, and sustained involvement.

    Never Too Old by Steve Keeler Scripture Psalm 71:9, 14-18 "Do not cast me off in the time of old age; Do not forsake me when my strength fails. But as for me, I will hope continually, and will praise You yet more and more. My mouth shall tell of Your righteousness and of Your salvation all ...read more

  • What's That In Your Hand?

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Jan 5, 2015
     | 3,153 views

    Lesson: God can use most anything if we will only surrender it to him

    What Is That In Your Hand? Exodus 4:1-5 Lesson: God can use most anything if we will only surrender it to him A. GOD WANTS WHAT’S IN YOUR HAND 1. God doesn’t ask you to give him what is in someone else’s hand, only what is in your hand. 2. God doesn’t ask you to ...read more

  • Salt & Light

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 23, 2012
     | 1,487 views

    We are called out to be useful to God.

    Salt & Light October 26, 2008 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: We are called out to be useful to God. Focus Passage: Matthew 5: 13-16 Introduction: In a cave where they turn out the light completely. I. Salt a. Sodium is an ...read more

  • How God Works

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Mar 28, 2012
     | 704 views

    Here is a very famous story, but we have to get passed the "wow!" response. It is a model of how God works, and how He uses His servants to accomplish His purposes.

    Passage: Daniel 6:1-28 Intro: There are not a lot of songs written about people of the Bible other than Jesus. 1. can’t think of one about Paul, or Peter, or John. 2. but I grew up singing one about Daniel. “Standing on a purpose firm, heeding God’s command. Honor them ...read more

  • The Power Of Doing Good

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jan 7, 2012
     | 3,828 views

    Every Christian has a responsibility to do good for the sake of the Kingdom.

    Acts 10:38 KJV How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him. Matthew 5:16 KJV Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your ...read more

  • Hidden, Hurting, Healed, Part 2

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 18, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,468 views

    The widow of Zarapheth, like many Christians, did not realize her importance to God, her usefulness to the kingdom, nor her right standing before God. A message to encourage those whose value is hidden to themselves and others.

    Hidden Hurting Healed 2 (Note to pastors, powerpoints slides are embedded in the sermon notes I post on church website. Plymouthcf.org) Show Video Talk about leverage. PPT 1 the mechanical advantage gained by the use of a lever mechanical advantage (MA) is the factor by which a mechanism ...read more

  • The Influence Of One Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Apr 14, 2010
    based on 42 ratings
     | 8,923 views

    Christians are to be the salt of the earth. 1. Salt is essential for LIFE 2. Has MEDICINAL properties 3. Is a PRESERVATIVE 4. Was used to promote HEALTH 5. Can kill WEEDS 6. Has the power to MELT ICE 7. Promotes THIRST

    The Influence Of One Have you ever wondered how much influence one person can have? A guard standing on a city wall can sound an alarm and wake a whole city to respond to what otherwise would be certain destruction. One good man may be the means of safety for thousands. A little influence can ...read more