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  • The Vertical Call

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Feb 4, 2003
    based on 120 ratings
     | 3,046 views

    A call to a passionate relationshp with the Savior

    The Challenge When you became a Christian how many of you had a dramatic improvement in your quality of Life? How many of you want to go to the next level? Are you feeling that nothing satisfies, that the church just doesn’t fill the yearning in your heart anymore? Do you desire to ...read more

  • Vertical Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,303 views

    The title is self-explanatory.

    Vertical Fellowship! We are living in a lonely world John 13:34, 35 Fellowship- deep dark secrets, confession What’s wrong with fellowship in churches? We have tried to force fellowship with each other, not with God Fellowship programs We don’t need a program Let’s read 1 John 1:3-7 on ...read more

  • Horizontal And Vertical Thanks

    Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,741 views

    We must move beyond "comparative gratitude" and an awareness of our good fortune, to "vertical thanks to God who is the source of all blessings.

    Introduction: Comparative Gratitude Thanksgiving, like Christmas, is firmly woven into the American fabric as a tradition. I don’t mean this in a critical way – it is a wonderful occasion to gather families and to share a meal together (something rarer and rarer in this day). Just as we ...read more

  • Going Vertical - Soaring To New Heights

    Contributed by Danny Anderson on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,246 views

    I don’t know if our fascination with physically going vertical has any relation spiritually, but I will tell you that there is an innate desire built into every human to go vertical. God has designed a part of us that just won’t be satisfied until we lear

    Going Vertical - Soaring to New Heights Introduction: Humans have an uncanny fascination with the thrill of going vertical. Something about having the pull of gravity acting upon the human body as other forces, whatever they may be, struggle upward. (Slide 2) There are those who struggle to climb ...read more

  • North, South, East And West Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,438 views

    Just as the two Great Commandments are both vertical and horizontal, so spiritual growth comes predominantly from vertical and horizontal sources.

    North, South, East and West (1 Thessalonians 5:23-28) Like an X and Y axis in Algebra, so spiritual growth comes from both vertical and horizontal directions. 1. God has a lot of work to do in our lives; for some of us, God has cleared away the biggest hurdles, but there are plenty of lesser ...read more

  • What Is The Greatest Commandment?

    Contributed by Blake Inscore on Sep 26, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,489 views

    The greatest commandment is a vertical relationship with God and the second is a horizontal relationship with others.

    WHAT IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT? Matthew 22:34-40 (NIV) 34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord ...read more

  • "Saints Please, Promote And Praise God By Being Living Sacrifices" Rm 21 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 17, 2007
     | 1,338 views

    We are to Please God, Praise God and Promote God by serving each other through the spirit of grace. This lifestyle for the saint is practiced by following the two covenants of vertical and horizontal relationships. The vertical is between God and them and

    “Saints please, promote and praise God by being living sacrifices” Romans part 21 Opening Illustration: In recognition of the first NFL Games of the season we have a clip honoring the Big Game on Sunday. This illustration should helps us all to have a proper perspective - Sports Sunday by ...read more

  • Americas Idols

    Contributed by Greg Bryan on Nov 18, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,779 views

    At times, the horizontal totally eclipses the vertical. What I mean is that our relationships with other people are often more important than our relationship with God. Our relationship with God becomes secondary. God is the ultimate reality. Theref

    At times, the horizontal totally eclipses the vertical. What I mean is that our relationships with other people are often more important than our relationship with God. Our relationship with God becomes secondary. God is the ultimate reality. Therefore, to be rightly aligned with Him is the ...read more

  • Growing Into The Head Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,901 views

    32nd is a series from Ephesians. Growing into the Head, Jesus Christ, requires us to develop both our vertical relationship with Jesus and our horizontal relationship with other believers.

    We all know that a newborn baby can’t hold its head up on its own. The primary reason for that is that a newborn’s head is very large in proportion to the rest of the body. While the adult human skull is about 1/8 of the total body length, the newborn’s head is about 1/4 of its total body length. ...read more

  • Turning Towards: Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 16, 2007
     | 1,250 views

    Turning towards forgiveness is something we need to do in two dimensions – first, we need to turn vertically towards God and accept His forgiveness offered to us, and second we need to turn horizontally towards each other and choose forgiveness in our rel

    Turning Towards: Forgiveness Ps 103:1-18, Luke 23:34 Lent Series; March 12, 2006 Intro: Imagine starting your week out with a clear plastic bag and a sack of potatoes. For each person that wrongs you, you must take a potato and write that person’s name, date and what the wrong was onto the ...read more

  • Don't Let My Love Grow Cold

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 6,430 views

    It is time to rekindle the flame of passion we have for Christ and allow it to burn brightly within us.

    We have an exciting move of God in our life…we climb the mountain and meet with the Lord…then we climb down and things just don’t seem to feel the same…something is missing…our heart is not as hot for the things of God…We can feel a cold breeze blowing in…and we begin to question my ...read more

  • Marriage: God's Showcase Of Covenant-Keeping Grace Series

    Contributed by John Piper on Mar 29, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,338 views

    The most foundational thing you can say about marriage is that it is the doing of God, and the most ultimate thing you can say about marriage is that it is for the display of God.

    What we have seen in the last two weeks is that the most foundational thing you can say about marriage is that it is the doing of God, and the most ultimate thing you can say about marriage is that it is for the display of God. These two points are made by Moses in Genesis 2. But they are made even ...read more

  • Extended Hands

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on May 12, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,351 views

    A Paranormal Performance on the Parameter, A Paralysis in the Parishioners, plus a Prescription by the Paramedics, which resulted in the Capture of Five Thousand Converts Triggered The Extension of Three Sets of Hands.

    WE NEED TO TALK. The subject I want to highlight as a headline in our little chat is: EXTENDED HANDS. The first 37 verses of Acts 4 shall serve as our Target Text. TEMPLE TACTICS TRIGGERED EXTENDED HANDS! A Paranormal Performance on the Parameter, A Paralysis in the Parishioners, plus a ...read more

  • Loving One Another Series

    Contributed by Tim Hedberg on Jul 18, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,369 views

    John pointing out the path of God in a fllen world.

    Loving One Another 1 John 3:11-24 June 11, 2006 When a therapist works with a couple that is struggling with communication/struggling with conversing, an activity she may use is to have the couple sit back to back with a identical set of blocks in front of each of them. The activity is for ...read more

  • Introduction To The Ten Commandments: Law And Grace Series

    Contributed by Tom Cocklereece on Sep 4, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,309 views

    An introduction or overview of the Ten Commandments that explains the relationship of the Law to Grace.

    God’s Ten Commandments Exodus 20:1-17; Deuteronomy 5:1-22 • I weigh from under 3 ounces to over 5,000 pounds? • I used to be posted on a prominent wall in many schools until the practice was declared an unconstitutional violation of the Establishment Clause of the U.S. ...read more