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  • Love Perfected Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 11, 2013
    based on 11 ratings
     | 17,306 views

    We have just seen that God's love is proclaimed in the Word, proven at the Cross & now we will find it is perfected in believers. Those believers who abide in God will find God's love being perfected in their lives.

    1 JOHN 4:12-19 [LIFE, LIGHT & LOVE SERIES] LOVE PERFECTED [Romans 8:1-17] God’s love is a selfless love. It considers the welfare of those He loves. If God considered only Himself; He would not have created such rebellious beings much less sent the Lord Jesus Christ into the ...read more

  • The Love Of God Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Feb 9, 2012
    based on 31 ratings
     | 13,842 views

    God loves you not because of who you are but who He is. His love is uncaused and unceasing. Rest in the certainty of His love. Enjoy the blessings of His love. Give His love away.

    Everyone is looking for love. This quest is around us every day, in the music we hear and the movies we watch. • The desire is woven into the fibre of our being. We all need love. We need to be loved. • If everyone has this same need, then there must be a universal solution. That solution is ...read more

  • God Is Love

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 3, 2011
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,317 views

    Love is a very popular idea in today’s world, it’s on everyone’s lips. Songs are sung, books are written, and films are made all about love. But, we often forget that love is a truly Christian idea. It is seen in its fullness only in Christ. Love origin

    Love is a very popular idea in today’s world, it’s on everyone’s lips. Songs are sung, books are written, and films are made all about love. But, we often forget that love is a truly Christian idea. It is seen in its fullness only in Christ. Love originated in the mind of God, ...read more

  • Donut Theology / Be Teleios

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Feb 20, 2011
    based on 173 ratings
     | 43,438 views

    In Greek, the word translated "perfect" in Matthew is "teleios". " If something accomplishes what it is designed to do, it is said to be perfect that is "teleios" So "telios" is often translated as "mature". "Teleios" has the idea of "being complete."

    Jesus proclaims In the Gospel Lesson today: "Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect." Be Perfect! Let us consider two other passages that speak to this calling, a calling to be perfect: From Genesis Gen. 6:9 "Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah ...read more

  • We Know Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 40 ratings
     | 9,927 views

    1- We know that we are in Him 2- We know the God of love 3- We know the security of salvation

    INTRO.- ILL.- Vance Havner was a southern Baptist preacher. (1901 - 1986) He was a very popular "revivalist" and Bible conference speaker and authored over 30 books of sermons and devotional books. He became a Christian as a boy, licensed to preach at twelve and ordained at fifteen. His charm, ...read more

  • We Love Because Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 3, 2010
    based on 31 ratings
     | 6,546 views

    1- We love because of Him - motivation 2- We love because of His love - demonstration 3- We love because of His first love - inauguration

    INTRO.- Because, because, because. There is always a “because” about things in life. We do this or that because of something else. ILL.- A bumper sticker read: I owe, I owe, so it’s off to work I go! So very true. What’s your because? Why do you do what you do? ...read more

  • Source Of Love

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on May 1, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,967 views

    True love comes from Almighty God.

    Text: “Love has been perfected among us…” (v. 17) How long has love been around? How would you answer that question? We have all experienced love in some form. Our families love us. As babies, we had parents who loved us. As we grew older we “fell in love” with a particular person. Love ...read more

  • The Mark Of Growth

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Apr 14, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 847 views

    A healthy body begins as each joint is healthy. The body of Christ has to become mature in Christ through love.

    The Mark of Growth I John 4:17-20-21 As we go into our new building there will be new faces, some who will visit just to check us out, and maybe some right now, just waiting to join us when we get into our new building. What will be our attitude? Will they stay when they really ...read more

  • The Loving Church Series

    Contributed by Paul Green on Oct 28, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 11,900 views

    What is church? If I asked you that question this morning how would you answer? In just one word – what would you say? Boring, irrelevant, out of date, hypocritical – or would you say that it is a place of joy, hope, love, companionship, caring?

    On Sunday 31 May – which was Pentecost Sunday, the BBC showed a service from Kingsgate Community Church in Peterborough. It’s quite a large, dynamic, vibrant church and they were holding a baptismal service. The following day, Chris Moyles, who is a Radio 1 DJ who presents the breakfast show ...read more

  • Fear Factor

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,346 views

    Taking a frank look at the reality of fear and the crippling effect. A workable recipe that if applied will bring success.

    Scripture: 1 John 4:1 – ‘18’ – 21 Title: “Fear Factor” Introduction: “Reality Shows” have become an overwhelming success, mainly because so many people can identify with the theme of the programs! • The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is FEAR! • It appears that everybody is ...read more

  • Real Love

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Feb 17, 2009
    based on 12 ratings
     | 15,009 views

    Message on love, suitable for Valentine’s Day.

    REAL LOVE “What is love, as defined by the online world? Resisting a YouTube video of the 1993 hit song, the first click plunges you into a world of pink carnation- tainted tackiness. The website’s designer no doubt spends all afternoon baking cookies, sending chain emails and sighing at the ...read more

  • You Can't Give What You Don't Have Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Nov 24, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,607 views

    this is the second sermon in a series of 6 messages in the "Fireproofing your marriage" series. It is related to the move "Fireproof" which came out in September, ’08. This message deals with God as the source of love.

    You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have… I John 4: 7-19 CHCC: September 14, 2008 INTRODUCTION: “All you need is love…” Do you know that old Beatles song? It’s easy … sing it with me …All you need is love… oo ooo oo oo ooo All you need is love… oo ooo oo oo ooo All you need is love… ...read more

  • Because He First Loved Us Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 29 ratings
     | 8,552 views

    Do we need God’s love to truly be able to love and how does God want us to love others

    Because He First Loved Us God’s love for us produces love in us God’s love in us, enables us to… …Love others… … Sacrificially … Undeservedly God’s love for us is received through believing in Jesus Good morning. You can go ahead and be seated. We are glad that you are ...read more

  • He First Loved Us Series

    Contributed by Hal Seed on Sep 4, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,296 views

    This is the second in a six-part series on Fireproofing Your Relationships. It introduces practical tools and suggestions for building a better marriage, as well as inviting people to Christ.

    [This sermon is contributed by Hal Seed of New Song Church in Oceanside, California and of www.PastorMentor.com. Hal is the author of numerous books including The God Questions and The Bible Questions. If you are interested in The Bible Questions Church-wide Campaign, please visit and watch Hal’s ...read more

  • What More Can God Do?

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Apr 7, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,702 views

    God has done / is doing everything within the scope of Divine power to show us how much He loves us and how valuable we are.

    What More Can God Do? 1 John 4:7-18 Sermon Objective: God has done / is doing everything within the scope of Divine power to show us how much He loves us and how valuable we are. Supporting Scripture: 1 Corinthians 2:9-10; Exodus 15:21-26 7Dear friends, let us love one another, for love ...read more

  • Being Smart Spiritually Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 24, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,254 views

    Tests of authenticity that prove the validity of Christianity and the failure of other forms of spirituality.

    A Muslim heard the good news about Jesus and decided to become a Christian. His Islamic friends asked him, “Why on earth have you done such a thing? What could possibly cause you to leave the religion you grew up with, the faith of your fathers, and turn to following Jesus?” “Well,” he ...read more

  • The Fear Of Failure

    Contributed by Thomas Miller on Feb 21, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,751 views

    Being negative is easy; it requires no work because it comes natural. All you have to do to fail is nothing. On the other hand being positive isn’t as easy; it requires work. Optimism in the face of adversity is difficult and is hard to find in this day a

    The Fear of Failure Diamonds in the rough often go unrealized because they don’t think they are diamonds, they don’t have an advocate to encourage them, so the fear of failure ruins the confidence that leads to success. The greatest days and moods are quickly forgotten with ...read more

  • God Is Love

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Jan 31, 2008
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,464 views

    Do we fully understand what the word "Love" really means?

    God is Love – 27th May 2007 pm 1 John 4:7-21 Love is a very popular idea in today’s world, it’s on everyone’s lips. Songs are sung, books are written, and films are made all about love. But, we often forget that love is a truly Christian idea. It is seen in its fullness only in Christ. Love ...read more

  • Wedding

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,718 views

    True love comes from God and is demonstrated by God in sending Jesus to die for us. Truly Loving one another can be made possible by God’s Holy Spirit living within us.

    Love is a wonderful thing isn’t it? It’s all you need. It makes the world go round. It’s a many splendoured thing. And no doubt you could all quote me several other lyrics from popular songs. But please don’t! No, we all know that Dean and Anna are here today because of their love for one another. ...read more

  • Love One Another

    Contributed by Christopher Nerreau on Dec 27, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,231 views

    Today we will look at: 1. Johns Call To Love One Another 2. Jesus Example of Love For One Another 3. God’s Promises to those who Love One Another

    Sermon Title: Love One Another Sermon Date: 12/27/2007 By: Dcn. Chris Nerreau INTRODUCTION What is the key ingredient to a healthy, strong, vibrant church? Is it theology? Is it prayer? Is it good teaching and preaching or the sacraments? Again, what is the backbone if you will of a healthy ...read more

  • Don't Fear The Dark (Halloween)

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Oct 27, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,205 views

    Our ability to enjoy every day that God has given us is not dependant on how others view that day. We don’t walk in the darkness of fear. We walk in the light of Christ! We have no need to be afraid of the dark.

    Don’t Fear the Dark, I John 4:18 Introduction Our family dog Happy is a big baby! For such a big dog, she is afraid of some of the silliest and smallest things. Recently my wife and I were at the store and our two year son Sebastian saw a toy that he just had to have. It is a plastic ...read more

  • Back To The Basics: The Church Series

    Contributed by Brian William on Oct 26, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,395 views

    Fourth in the "Back to the Basics" series, exploring the foundational beliefs of Christians. This sermon addresses the question, "What do Christians believe about the Body of Christ, the Church?"

    This past week, someone brought to my attention a different kind of church. Travel a half-hour south of Dallas, Texas, and you’ll find the Cowboy Church of Ellis County. Based on the photographs they provide on their website, you’ve got a few choices if you want to lead worship at the Cowboy ...read more

  • God's Kind Of Love Series

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,754 views

    What is God’s kind of love like?

    Text: 1 John 4:7-21 Title: God’s kind of love Introduction Illustration: An eight year old wrote about the difference between love and true love. Love is when Daddy reads me a bedtime story. True love is when he doesn’t skip any of the pages. ...read more

  • When Your Walk Wanes

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on May 10, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,217 views

    This sermon teaches what you need to believe about your “union with Christ,” “your identity in Christ” when your faith is weak; not what you need to do, but what you need to BELIEVE!

    Riding by churches you see a lot of quips and quotes on church signs. One that I see from time to time has to do with our walk with the Lord. It goes something like this, “Exercise Daily, Walk with the Lord.” That’s well and good, but what happens “When Your Walk Wanes”? What happens when you ...read more

  • The Effects Of Fear Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Mar 7, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 20,623 views

    Fear has a paralyzing effect on churches and individual Christians. God wants us to move from fear to faith.

    THE EFFECTS OF FEAR A. What are you AFRAID of? 1. If you have ever taken a Psychology course in high school or college, you studied a section on PHOBIAS. a. There are all kinds. Some we’re very familiar with: -CLAUSTROPHOBIA- “fear of enclosed places” -ARACHNOPHOBIA- “fear of ...read more

  • Perfect Love Drives Out Fear

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 55 ratings
     | 37,932 views

    What do you mean by “Perfect Love”? Eugene Peterson defines it as “well-formed love.” I. Perfect Love is Supplied by God (v.17) II. Perfect Love is Empowerd by God (v.18a) III. Perfect Love is Assured by God (v.18b)

    PERFECT LOVE DRIVES OUT FEAR 1 John 4:17-18 Once upon a time, Jane was going to get married, and her friend Jemima decided to send them a text message wishing the happy couple well. She thought of the verse that we had in our first reading, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives ...read more

  • The Enemy Within: Fear Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Feb 6, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,909 views

    A look at the things we fear and how the Bible addresses our fears.

    The Enemy Within: Fear. I Jn. 4:18 INTRO.: August 14, 1941, F. D. R. and Winston Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter, by which they stated they wanted to provide the people of the world four basic freedoms. Among them was freedom from fear. Four short years later, the atomic bomb was ...read more

  • Victoria Sobre El Espritu De Anticristo Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Jan 24, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,106 views

    Juan nos recuerda que detrás de los falsos maestros que proclaman doctrinas falsas, hay demonios inspirados por el diablo. ¿Como podemos examinar a los espíritus malos? Juan nos da tres pruebas para ayudarnos a distinguir entre la verdad de la Biblia y

    VICTORIA SOBRE EL ESPIRITU DEL ANTICRISTO 1 Juan 4:1-6 La Biblia contiene advertencias severas en contra de la doctrina falsa. El primer versículo de capitulo 4 es una advertencia a los creyentes a no creer todo lo que escuchan o vean. Amados, no creáis a todo espíritu, sino probad los ...read more

  • Are You A Loving Person?

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,547 views

    John doesn’t leave room in the kingdom of God for anyone who does not love his brother.

    Are you a loving person? Do you see yourself as someone who people would describe as loving? I’m not talking about warm and fuzzy, but loving… stubborn, sacrificial, I care about you and what is best for you and will do whatever I can to see that you get it– loving. As we look at God – what ...read more

  • God's Love

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,127 views

    With humanity so confused about love, who is to say what love is? The answer is God! One of the simplest and yet most profound definitions of love is found in 1 John 4: "God is love."

    READ 1 John 4:7-21 "God is love" ought to fill our hearts with warmth and hope. But we need to understand this rightly. "God is love" does not mean, that "love is God." It has accurately been said that "love does not define God, but God defines love." Love in modern society bears no resemblance ...read more