Sermon Series
  • 1. Let's Do Church Right

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    very church has failings and challenges, but good churches strive after excellence as God defines excellence.

    Let’s Do Church Right (Philippians 1:1-11) 1. Paul and Timothy: The Apostle Paul wrote this letter in about 63 AD to his close friends, the Christians in Philippi, from his Roman house arrest described at the end of Acts (Acts 28:30-31), waiting for his court appearance before Caesar (around more

  • 2. Motivation By Example

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    When a serious believer goes beyond the call of duty and expends himself or herself to the glory of God, others are motivated to expend themselves for God.

    Motivation by Example (Philippians 1:12-18) 1. One of the big challenges within American Evangelicalism is staying motivated. We become bored and lose our enthusiasm. • Boredom is always a contemporary issue: The Rev. Dr. Robert South, while preaching one day in 1689, looked up from his more

  • 3. What Puts The Tiger In Our Tanks?

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    It is tough to stay motivated to serve the Lord. We all gravitate toward room temperature – being lukewarm. How can we stay motivated?

    What Puts the Tiger in Our Tanks? (Philippians 1:20-30) 1. Let me talk to you about Ants. Not the kind that marry uncles, but the kind that live outside. According to a CNN article, 2."Like humans, fungus-growing ants are true farmers and the survival of the colony depends on the food more

  • 4. Humility, Pride, And Group Dynamics

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Nothing exposes the selfishness in our hearts quite like living life with others.

    Humility, Pride, and Group Dynamics (Philippians 2:1-4) 1. Human beings have a dignity unlike other created beings. 2. Yet, ironically, snobby members of the intelligencia constantly degrade human dignity: LONDON (AFP) - London Zoo unveiled a new exhibition -- eight humans prowling around more

  • 5. Downward Leads To Upward

    Contributed on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    If you want God to exalt you, you must humble yourself.

    Downward Leads to Upward (Philippians 2:5-11) 1. Most of us have heard of Reverse Psychology…. Tom LaForce describes it: “When using reverse psychology, you ask for or do the opposite of what you want and through the magic of human nature, you end up with what you really wanted.” 2. There is more

  • 6. Inside Out

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    The Christian life is a life of growth, and growth means change. Growth takes great effort on our part, but behind it all is God’s work within us.

    Inside Out (Philippians 2:12-30) 1. Today I must humble myself before this congregation. 2. I realized that I skipped a section of Philippians….the Moores through me off! 3. It doesn’t take much to get me confused! But I am not alone. 4. One woman recalls: When I was pregnant with my now more

  • 7. Dead Religion Or New Life?

    Contributed on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    The riches of a relationship with the true God through faith in Christ alone cannot compare to the bankruptcy of merit religion.

    Dead Religion or New Life? (Philippians 3:1-3) INTRO 1. Many of you know that I love the music of the 20’s and 30’s and old time radio from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. 2. Because of MP3 formatting of discs, I have discs with over 100 shows on them…all available Jack Benny programs (the greatest more

  • 8. Yoked To Jesus Christ

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    How can we begin to taste the close relationship we will have with God in heaven now?

    Yoked to Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:4-11) 1. One woman relates this story: Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain. My more

  • 9. Who Wants To Be A Winner?

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Do you have a spiritually winning mentality? Are you a winner, or a loser?

    Who Wants to Be A Winner? Philippians 3:12-14 1. Filling Pews at any Cost According to the Charlotte N.C. Monitor, "Churches are trying a variety of tactics, including cash prizes, to fill the pews. Pastor Rod Loy held a "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" game at First Assembly of God in more

  • 10. How To Find The Right Balance

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    The ideal Christian life is a balanced life. But how can we attain that balance? Our text can be divided into several steps that lead us toward a balanced mentality.

    How to Find the Right Balance (Philippians 3:15-21) 1. Mr. Alvin Verette of New Roads, Louisiana, owns and operates the nation’s first drive-in Funeral Home. For the convenience of time-pressed mourners, the deceased is displayed before a five-by-seven foot picture window. Friends and more

  • 11. A Time To Stand And A Time To Negotiate

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Fools respond to all situations in the same way; solid Christians adjust.

    A Time to Stand and A Time to Negotiate (Philippians 4:1-3) 1. Sometimes compromise is a virtue: A New York family bought a ranch out West where they intended to raise cattle. Friends visited and asked if the ranch had a name. "Well," said the would-be cattleman, "I wanted to name it more

  • 12. Jesus, The Source Of Peace

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    The Source of Peace and Strength to cope with life is found in Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace.

    Jesus, The Source of Peace (Philippians 4:4-7) 1. The most infamous young lady to win the Miss Williamsburg, VA beauty pageant has to be Tracey Lippard. She was crowned Miss Williamsburg 1993. She served her year well representing the City of Williamsburg in many activities. As her reign came more

  • 13. The Intentional Life

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    God demands that the Christian live his or her life with intentionality, not by the default setting of obliviousness.

    The Intentional Life (Philippians 4:8-9) 1. The two greatest leaders of the Reformation were Luther and Calvin. 2. Luther was a fun loving guy; he loved to dance, sing popular songs, and enjoy fun for the sake of fun. He took a song they sung in the bars, wrote Christians words to it, and more