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  • A Deacons Yardstick

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Jan 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Today we are going to look at a measure of a person who makes the grade of being a Deacon, A yardstick if you please.

    A Deacons Yardstick Next week we will nominate those men we see as meeting the qualifications of a Deacon. Today we are going to look at a measure of a person who makes the grade of being a Deacon, A yardstick if you please. The term “Deacon” is a term which is our English transliteration of the more

  • The Reward

    Contributed by Kayode Omotoso on Sep 16, 2014

    There are different kinds of rewards for different kinds of services depending on what is/are employed as the yardstick(s) for the evaluation. There are rewards for excellence, loyalty rewards, promotional rewards, etc.

    “Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. Woe unto the wicked! It shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.” Isa 3:10-11. There are different kinds of rewards for different kinds of services more

  • Matthew 4 - How To Test Your New Years Resolutions Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 2, 2010
    based on 6 ratings


    Matthew 4 - How to TEST YOUR NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS Well it’s a NEW YEAR - 2010! The new year is always a good opportunity to EVALUATE your spiritual life, to reflect on whether you’re being CARELESS or COMMITTED in YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE Everyone has the opportunity to think about the DIRECTION you more

  • Trust God Not Gold

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Apr 16, 2023

    Sickening to watch people wear surplus of gold on their neck, yardstick to measure success should be exemplary character and strong mind rather than gold and wealth.

    TRUST GOD NOT GOLD Job 31:24 “If I have put my trust in gold or said to pure gold, ‘You are my security,’…..then these also would be sins to be judged, for I would have been unfaithful to God on high.” There is a kind of obsession for gold these days, in places like South India gold and diamonds more

  • What's Love Got To Do With It?

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 9 ratings

    Discusses Paul’s use of love as the yardstick for Christian living, then turns to several congregational issues to ask what the loving response would be.

    Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany (Year C) 1 Corinthians 13, is a popular passage to use for wedding sermons, because of course the topic is love. Brides and grooms have often chosen this lesson because of the beautiful, poetic prose it contains. But Paul did not write this to the Corinthians so more

  • I Will Show The Difference! Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Jun 9, 2013

    God has a yardstick to determine who loves Him and who does not! Mere religion cannot capture the Messiah’s heart! Beware!

    I will show the difference! Malachi 3:18”Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, Between one who serves God And one who does not serve Him.” God has a yardstick to determine who loves Him and who does not! Mere religion cannot capture the Messiah’s more

  • What Lies Ahead

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Sep 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Is there a yardstick for success? How do we measure it what are the gradations? God’s word and God’s will is the clear measure for success. The book of Joshua clearly tells us as a church and individuals how to have spirtual success.

    Intro: What does tomorrow hold for Perche? Can we find it in a sliver ball? Is it hidden in a fortune cookie? Can the lucky eight ball tell us? No none of those are very useful. However, God’s word clearly tells us what lies ahead. Joshua chapter one explains that what lies ahead for Perche more

  • We Believe In Grace Series

    Contributed by Scott Maze on May 24, 2021

    God’s grace is measured by the same yardstick as His power. We will marvel at the “riches” of His grace. We will marvel at His “kindness.” God’s grace is designed for people to marvel at God throughout all of time.

    This morning I want to talk to you about zombies and two steel mill works in Western Pennsylvania from the 1970s. Along the way, I want to talk about God’s grace. I’m continuing a series of messages entitled Creed: 9 Essentials to the Christian Faith.We are exploring the beliefs that form the more

  • We Are Called To A Greater Love

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on May 22, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    If we can ever learn that Jesus commands us to a greater love, then Christmas will truly be Christ's Mass, and our live will truly be Christ-like.

    Advent Service at Providence Baptist Church, December 24, 2008 Title: “We are called to a Greater Love” Text: John 15: 12 – 17 A story is told of a little boy who wanted to grow so bad that he made a ruler to measure himself by. Each day he would stand beside his ruler and say, more

  • How To Measure Humility Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Sep 14, 2005
    based on 45 ratings

    10th message in James series. James identifies two spheres of life as yardsticks for humility. The first is the relationship we have with other people, especially in what we say about them. The second is the goal or plans we have for the future.

    Shirley MacLaine, the Oscar-winning actress, is a spokeswoman for the self-consumed philosophy of our day. The Los Angeles Times reported an interview in which she said: The most pleasurable journey you take is through yourself…the only sustaining love is with yourself. When you look back on your more

  • As A Man Thinketh In His Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 2, 2020
    based on 4 ratings

    Romans tells me the way to know God's Will for my life is to be "transformed by the renewal of your mind." What does that mean, and how can we accomplish it?

    Have you ever received a “sweepstakes” offer in the mail? For years magazine companies like Reader’s Digest, Good Housekeeping and Publishers Clearing House have sent out mailings offering a sweepstakes where a lucky winner could win substantial prizes if they’d just send in the paperwork. more

  • A New Walk Of Life Series

    Contributed by Greg Yount on Nov 30, 2001
    based on 36 ratings

    Part 1 of a 7 part series on walking by faith and not by sight. This first part deals with continual change as a mark of a person walking in the Spirit.

    Introduction: Many people are trying to figure out what this “Christian” thing is all about. What should we experience after we have been saved. We hear about change, but what should change? Then once I have changed, will it get old? What about it all? Another angle on this question, though more

  • The Silent Man Who Spoke Not A Word – Message John 11 Lazarus Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Ron Ferguson on Jul 11, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    Two men in the bible are called Lazarus . The interesting thing about these two men is that both were dead. Dead men don’t speak; they are silent – or are they? Both men spoke from the grave in a very special way. Both are unique. We look at both but mainly Lazarus from John 11.

    THE SILENT MAN WHO SPOKE NOT A WORD – Message John 11 LAZARUS Part 1 THE CHARACTERS OF JOHN’S GOSPEL Today we are looking at a very interesting but important episode in the Gospel of John. It takes up most of one chapter and a bit of the next. The character we are studying is known as more

  • We Believe In The Cross Series

    Contributed by Scott Maze on May 24, 2021

    Salvation doesn’t merely consist in our receiving the forgiveness of sins. In the cross, we are justified. More than having my sins removed, I am credited with Jesus’ good actions.

    “But now the righteousness of God has been manifested apart from the law, although the Law and the Prophets bear witness to it—22 the righteousness of God through faith in Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is no distinction: 23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 more

  • Romans Chapter 2 Verses 7-8 Messages In Romans – Strong Division Between The Truth And Disobedience (Part 5) Series

    Contributed by Ron Ferguson on Aug 23, 2023

    What is it to seek the Lord and to find Him? Abide in Christ so you do not shrink away at His coming. Marvellous things await God’s people but horror for the ones who won’t obey and are unrighteous. The fate of non-Christians is here.

    ROMANS CHAPTER 2 VERSES 7-8 MESSAGES IN ROMANS – STRONG DIVISION BETWEEN THE TRUTH AND DISOBEDIENCE (PART 5) Welcome to the next part of Romans chapter 2. Last time we got to the end of verse 6 and what remains in the Chapter is the division of all human beings into two classes, and then the more