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  • How Much Is The Fare To Tarshish? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    Jonah refused to go to Tarshish because emotionally he felt unwelcome and theologically he thought he could escape God’s oversight. He paid hidden costs, in vain: the loss of a vessel, the loss of joy, human wreckage, reckoning with eternity.

    When I travel, I don’t want to spend too much money on the travel itself. I’d rather spend my money on whatever there is to buy where I’m going. I don’t want to hand much over to the airline or the railroad. I want to travel cheap. But I sometimes miss an important fact – that when I try to ...read more

  • It's Time To Let Go Of The Pain

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 25, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    When we come to salvation in Christ we are made new. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s easy to just release all the wreckage of the past. However, if we are going to be successful in moving forward then we’ll need to let go of all that useless, heavy baggage.

    IT’S TIME TO LET GO OF THE PAIN INTRODUCTION: When we come to salvation in Christ we are made new. The slate has been wiped clean; we’re starting over fresh and clean. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s easy to just release all the wreckage of the past. Being reborn doesn’t ...read more

  • Can You Justify That? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 10, 2016
    based on 10 ratings

    Justification sounds like a $20 word that nobody would use outside of Church. But surprisingly the words justify and justification are interwoven into our culture and are used in ways that tell us a lot about what God did when He justified us.

  • Planning Your Departure

    Contributed by John Perry on Jul 24, 2011

    A young man who was dropped into the Alaskan wilderness with supplies, film, firearms & ammunition to photograph the wilderness forgot one important detail of his trip ....

    Bunbury Wed pm 20/07/11 “Planning your departure” Intro: *** A young man set out on the adventure of a lifetime & tragically became stranded & died in the harsh conditions of the Alaskan wilderness. His adventure began in the spring of 1981, when he was flown into the desolate ...read more

  • Matthew 13:36-43 - Will I See My Mum In Heaven? - Part 12 Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    And all of us are left with unvoiced questions about eternity, questions we don't really want to think about but which linger in the shadows of the mind. WHAT HAPPENS TO PEOPLE WHEN THEY DIE?

    Darkness, Death, Aftershocks, Stroke, Jesus, Heaven, Saved, Hell, Christchurch, Funeral, Mum, Eternity, Light, Earthquake, Trusting in Christ, Matthew 13, New Zealand | report Matthew 13:36-43 - WILL I SEE MY MUM IN HEAVEN? - Part 12 I watched the news in the last few weeks as a nation reels ...read more

  • O Brother, Where Art Thou? Series

    Contributed by William Yates on Sep 29, 2001
    based on 43 ratings

    This sermon highlights the need to share our faith since many are searching for spiritual truth since the tragedy on September 11th.

    Then he said to his disciples, "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few." --Matthew 9:37 You know I have a confession to make. I am somewhat of a Science Fiction nut. In fact, I am a die hard Trekkie. I even like to write Science Fiction. So I decided to write a little story that I ...read more

  • Getting The Freedom Of The Glory

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 29, 2008

    As Christians, we are free if we are in the will of God.

    The Freedom of the Glory Romans 8 Part I Introduction: A We celebrate this holiday because of what happened in 1776. 13 colonies and 56 representatives met with congress and declared that no longer was America adjoined to Mother Europe, and no longer did we need to answer to her. 1 Thus the ...read more

  • Signal Of The Soul

    Contributed by Ken Dillingham on Dec 25, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    Evangelistic Sermon focused at two things. 1. To draw attention to the unsaved listener to the felt need of salvation. 2. To cause the church to realize that desparate people are all around us.

    Signals of the Soul Mark 5:2-6 I. Introduction A. There are various signs, certain signals, that are given by men who are prisoners of war, or floating helplessly on the wreck of a ship, or stranded in some way. Signals that make their presence and peril known to a busy outside world. ...read more

  • When An Angel Crashes

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Apr 22, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    On April 21, 2007, a Blue Angels jet crashed near Beaufort, South Carolina. Sometimes Angels (church leaders, pastors, etc.) do crash. How to cope and what to learn when an Angel crashes.

    I. ANGELS DO CRASH A. Blue Angels – April 21, 2007 – Beaufort, South Carolina 1. Pilot killed 2. Destruction & Injury in its path B. Spiritually, Angels Do Crash 1. Revelation 8:10 and Revelation 9:1 a. the identity of the “fallen star” has been debated b. what is clear is that the ...read more

  • Urgent, Wounded, Healed

    Contributed by Ernest Corty on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Seeking restoration in an urgent and repentive way is a message that is not taught very often today!

    One of the stories that is rarely told in regards to the Titanic is the story of John Harper. I guess it would not be dramatic enough for Hollywood! Perhaps there isn’t enough promiscuity or infamy in his story. Harper was born into a Christian family in May of 1872. He became a Christian at 13 ...read more

  • In God We Trust

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 200 ratings

    A dollar bill reminds of four ways to trust in God; in His: Name, Word, Promise, & Power.

    In God We Trust Psalm 20:7 June 29, 2003 BACKGROUND: A. Remember July 4th celebrations as a time when this country had to make a choice. The choice was not much different than other situations throughout history. 1. One day in history: Pharaoh gathered 600 of his best chariots and ...read more

  • "The Rest Of The Story" Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Mar 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    This is a Palm Sunday-Passion Sunday message. I begin with why people like to read novels... mystery, suspense, anger murder & personal sacrifice. The Bible contains the greatest story every told... the messages quickly covers the life of Jesus and why

    In Jesus Holy Name March 16, 2008 Palm Sunday Redeemer “The Rest of the Story” Many people enjoy reading novels. They have their preference: mystery, historical, romance, science fiction. Others enjoy certain authors and their style: John Grisham: A Time to Kill; The Pelican ...read more

  • Principles To Being Sold Out

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Sep 14, 2007
    based on 36 ratings

    At times we have to strip ourselves of the stiff and wooden qualities and disrobe ourselves of the contentment and complacency that strangles our devotion to holiness and boldness.

    Romans 1:13-17 There’s no doubt about Paul - he was sold out for Christ! He could not have accomplished such a life of faith without this trait! A verse that stands out regarding being sold out for God is... Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness...” The word ...read more

  • Gazing On God In All His Glory

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    What it would be like to see God and gaze upon His glory? Just listen to Isaiah’s experience.

    Intro What it would be like to see God and gaze upon His glory? We think it would be an awesome sight, don’t we? Oh, no doubt, it would fill us with awe--so much that fear would seize every corpuscle of our being. But it would not be awesome; it would be awe-full. Main Body Just listen ...read more

  • The Day The Earth Moved

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Apr 17, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    The reason for the earthquake at Easter and how it affects our lives today

    - Every year about 500,000 quakes worldwide - 1 magnitude 8 quake happens every year - 10,000 people are killed every year - Lead story in the April 2006 issue of The National Geographic the earthquake that leveled San Francisco 100 years ago. The precise centennial of that quake is ...read more