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  • Words Matter Series

    Contributed by Wes Humble on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    A Sermon on the Ninth Commandment

    “No lies about your neighbor.” Ex. 20:16 This Commandment has to do with controlling our tongue. That is a very important, but extremely difficult task. James tells us the tongue can be tamed by no man, James 3:1-8. Rabbi Joseph Telushkin comments: Over the past decade, whenever I have more

  • Are You Religious? Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 9, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Typically, a person's idea of being religious is just going through rituals and practices associated with the faith. In James 1:26-27 God defined what it means to be religious. So regardless of what we think it means we need to learn what God said it is.

    ARE YOU RELIGIOUS? (part one) James 1:26-27 INTRODUCTION: When people would ask me if I was religious I would say, no, because to me, being religious kind of had a negative connotation. Because typically, a person's idea of religious is going through rituals and practices associated with the more

  • Eliphaz’s First Conversation With Job Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jun 21, 2017

    In this first conversation, the more senior friend lays an accusation on heavily, and what it does it torment Job, instead of helping him recover. What Job needs is a comforter – but instead he receives condemnation.

    Eliphaz’s First Conversation with Job Job Sermon Series, Part 5 Introduction (Job Slide) - This morning and for the next few weeks, we will see several conversations -- These conversations involve Job and his friends who’ve come to visit - These friends have come to comfort friend, more

  • Tongue Taming Challenges

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Sep 12, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Ordinary Proper 19: We face an uphill battle as we consider the challenge of getting our tongue - our speech - under control. But that is precisely what St. James exhorts us to do!

    Words matter - they matter a lot. In order to uncover the processes that destroy unions, marital researchers studied couples over the course of years, and even decades, and retraced the star-crossed steps of those who had split up back to their wedding day. What they discovered is unsettling. None more

  • When God Has You (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 54 ratings

    The Blessings of God follow a committed life

    Title: When God Has You, You Have His Blessings Text: Psalms 68:19 Intro: When God has us we receive His blessings upon our lives, so much so that we become burdened with blessings. In the movie, Fiddler on the Roof, Tevia makes this statement about money being a curse, that if money is such a more

  • To Be Transformed

    Contributed by Daniel Austin on Aug 21, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    In Christ we are raised in newness of life and we are no longer to be as we once were, conformed to the image of this world, but transformed into the image of our Lord.

    To Be Transformed 071209 AM Text: Romans 12:1-2 Introduction ILL: (Story of newly baptized disciple's concern over reaction from co-workers; next Lord's day when asked how things went, response was “it was no problem, no one noticed the difference.”) Merriam-Webster: To change in more

  • Baspheme Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 84 ratings

    It’s not saying you don’t like the Holy Spirit – learn the real truth about the blaspheme of the Holy Spirit.

    I have a recurring dream – a nightmare, really. It takes three forms – at least one of which I’m sure you are familiar. In the dream I am either going to school, going on stage, or going on the air reporting the news on TV. In each case I arrive at my destination with no idea what I am supposed more

  • Stepping Out Of Your Comfort Zone Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 25, 2004
    based on 58 ratings

    Peter discovers that God has more in mind than just the people of Israel as he’s taken outside his comfort zone to share the gospel with Cornelius

    It’s a weird story isn’t it? Peter’s up on the roof of Simon the Tanner’s house in the middle of the day praying and he starts to feel hungry. So he asks the cook to prepare some lunch and while he’s waiting he falls into a trance. Perhaps the heat of the day has got to him. Perhaps he starts to more

  • How The Church Spreads The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    the Church is a divinely instituted community with a task to carry out: to share the gospel with the world. If we’re to be a church that reaches people with the gospel we’ll need to be a church that not only receives the gospel but exemplifies it and then

    Last week at our meeting to vote on the merger, Geoff spoke about the need for us to give more attention to the sharing of the gospel as a congregation and today I want to take up that issue as we begin a series on 1 Thessalonians. I’ve called the series the Gospel and the Church, because this more

  • Does Living The Life Of Faith Matter? Series

    Contributed by Todd Brock on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Living a life of faith really does matter. It matters to our family. I believe how we live has eternal significance! God would not have written down so many instructions for us to live a life of faith if it really didn’t matter!

    Introduction: Where have we been so far? April 13, Hebrews 10:19-22 – We found that our ability and the drive to live faithfully was provided by the cross of Jesus. Through the sacrifice of Jesus and his place as our High Priest we have been called to be children of God and therefore are called more

  • Freedom's Blessing Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 13, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This message encourages people to trust the Lord and be blessed rather than living under the curse of trying to keep the law.

    Freedom’s Blessing (Galatians 3:6-14) Tim Wilson, a pastor in Colorado, talks about his days at Fort Benning, attending the United States Army Airborne School. He and his buddies were sitting on hard wooden bleachers as they prepared for their first parachute jump. Soon they would soar more

  • Jesus Mission And Ours Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    Ultimate joy and fulfillment in the Christian life comes from passing the faith on to others. Our text challenges and equips us to do just that.

    Jesus’ Mission and Yours Colossians 4:2-6 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: An old legend speculates about what might have happened when Jesus ascended to heaven after his crucifixion and resurrection. The angel Gabriel more

  • Part 1: Good Medicine For Your Marriage Series

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    How’s your "ever-after" going? Well, maybe not so good, because it turns out that there are a lot of bumps on the road to ever after. But here is some great news: God wants to help your family!

    Part 1: Good Medicine for Your Marriage (Series: Heavenly Help for Your Family) Revelation 2:1-7 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - June 11, 2006 *Most everybody knows the closing words to those old childhood fairy tales: “And they lived happily ever after.” *How’s your more

  • The Terrifying Vision Series

    Contributed by Amy Bickel on Aug 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Part 10 in a series on the prophecies found in the book of Daniel. Overview of the last three chapters of Daniel focusing on Chapter 10 as the introduction to this final prophecy.

    The Prophecies of Daniel Part 10: The Terrifying Vision (Daniel 10) After two weeks off to celebrate the Easter Season we are returning to our study of the prophecies found in the Old Testament book of Daniel. The book of Daniel is rightly called the Apocalypse of the Old Testament, because more

  • How To Receive New Wine In 09: Tame The Wild Thing! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The wild thing which needs tamed in the church is the reckless use of our tongues toward others. The tongue has done more destruction to our society than terrorist’s attacks. It has been one of the most powerful forces stopping revival from happening in t

    How to receive New Wine in 09 Step 3 – Tame the wild thing! Opening Video Illustration: After Clip ask these questions 1. Have you ever insulted someone before? What happened? a. Did it resolve the problem? 2. Have you ever been insulted? How did it make you feel? a. Read: I more