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  • If I Were The Devil

    Contributed by Ricky Taylor on Dec 13, 2014
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    A sermon about what the devil does to defeat the church

    IF I WERE THE DEVIL Matt. 16:18, And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. John 8:44, Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the more

  • Common Skeptical Concepts Of The Modern Day People

    Contributed by Joel Israel Shashikumar on Jan 20, 2015

    A short Question and Answer write up for the Skeptical mind on Jesus

    The world's most famous individual that ever-lived.Yeshua Ha-Mashiach aka Jesus the Christ. Having lived on our earth more than 2000 years ago, People questioned His existence, teachings, death and resurrection. Everybody have something to say about Him. Religious or Non-religious. Whether you more

  • You Can Be Sure About The Church

    Contributed by David Hersey on Mar 26, 2015

    There are a lot of churches out there to choose from. Jesus only promised to build one, He only bled for one, He only died for one and He is the head of only one. Since Jesus established only one, how can we be sure we are members of that one church?

    Recognizing the Church (You can be sure part 2) Jesus promised to build only one church. Matthew 16:18, "and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." Jesus shed His blood and died for only one church. Ephesians 5:25, "Husbands, love your more

  • Why The Church Fails To Conquer The Gates Of Hell

    Contributed by Cameron Conway on Oct 17, 2018
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    What kind of impact is the church supposed to have in the world? Is it a continuing impact or one that ebbs and flows? Does yesterday’s victories guarantee that the territory taken by a church will remain indefinitely?

    For more information and other teachings, podcasts, videos, books and study guides visit What kind of impact is the church supposed to have in the world? Is it a continuing impact or one that ebbs and flows? Does yesterday’s victories guarantee that the more

  • Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Sep 2, 2017

    Jesus gave Peter the keys to the kingdom. In similar fashion, Jesus grants me the joy of sharing the Gospel as He desires, guides and allows. You have the same opportunity.

    What exactly do you believe about Jesus? In my seminary days, our first semester in Systematic Theology dealt with that question. Our professor described Jesus as “the proleptic, salvific, hidden appearance of the eschatological kingdom of God”. Did you get that? Take notes; there might be a test more

  • Why Do I Need Church?

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 20, 2017
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    Jesus built HIS church out of flesh and blood. He took sinful, selfish and self centered people and created a church that would last forever. But how could He make a world changing church out of such useless material? Preached at Unity Service

    OPEN: About 9 yrs ago, the Russian Orthodox Church had a 200 year old Church Building that had fallen into disuse. They wanted refurbish and begin worship services there, but when they arrived at village where the church building was … it wasn’t there anymore. It had disappeared. It seems that some more

  • Church – The Essential Service Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Nov 22, 2018

    Sometimes Christians treat the church as an emergency service … a place to go when you need spiritual help and security, but to be avoided when all is well. But the church is the only institution which can stand against the gates of Hades. Therefore church is an essential service.

    You can listen to the full message here:- Message Matthew 16:13-20 Church – The Essential Service What do we do when we have an emergency? When there is fire … we call the Fire Brigade When there is a street fight … we call the more

  • Rock Bottom

    Contributed by Bruce Lee on Nov 9, 2018
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    Let today be your "Rock Bottom"

    Rock Bottom “And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind n earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.” more

  • From Heaven; Or Men?

    Contributed by Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Sep 9, 2016
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    To establish that no denomination; its beliefs; or its baptismal practices are from heaven; they have their origins from men. However so sincere they might have been, there can be no salvation in any man-made institutions or in their religious practices.

    INTRODUCTION Outline. 1. The Denomination's Builder 2. The Denomination's Belief 3. The Denomination's Baptism Remarks. 1. In our lesson today we are going to be discussing a theme: "from heaven; or men?" This will be a topical sermon. We will ask three questions regarding this theme. First, more

  • We Are The Church (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 12, 2016

    In this message we talk about what the bible says about the local church.

    WeAre . . . The Church (note when you see B/S that is when I say brothers and sisters) OKAY WELCOME – to church! NOW - I want to start off this morning with some God-breathed words from the pen of both Matthew and Paul. When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his more

  • Making Sense Of Suffering

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Feb 26, 2018

    There is suffering all around us. How do we make sense of all the suffering ? Especially the suffering that good people go through? Where can we turn to when we need to make sense of our suffering.

    Allow me to start with a well-known and (may be poor) joke about marriage. You all know about the three rings of marriage right, It starts with the engagement ring, it gets solemnized with the wedding ring and then continues with… suffering. Right? Leslie and I of course have the privilege of more

  • Not For Shameful Gain

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 17, 2018

    There are all kinds of examples, great ones and poor ones, among the popes.

    Feast of the Chair of St. Peter 2018 Reformation/Revolution Today’s Catholic feast celebrates the “chair” or authority given by Christ to St. Peter and his successors, one that has its foundations in the Old Testament. We see St. Peter as the vicar, or maybe viceroy or even “chief of staff” of more

  • The Great Life Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017

    What is the Great Life? The Great Life is a life given to the glory of God.

    June 25 The Great Life Matthew 16:13-18 This morning I want to talk about The Great Life. As I researched the topic, I found a number of websites dedicated to The Great Life. One was a site helping people become entrepreneurs (logo of build, live, enjoy). One was a more

  • Robbing Hell

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Feb 4, 2018

    When we lead people to the Lord, we are robbing Hell of souls!

    Robbing Hell February 4, 2018 Morning Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: When we lead people to the Lord, we are robbing Hell of souls! Focus Passage: Matthew 16:13-18 (Pew Bible page 1131) Supplemental Passage: But thanks be to God, who always leads us more

  • I Will Build My Church - The Work Of The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Nov 3, 2017

    Jesus is building a church that will stand against the enemy, but He desires that it be a Spirit - filled church.

    November 5, 2017 Morning Worship Text: Matthew 16: 13-19 Subject: The Foundation Series Part 4 Title: I Will Build My Church – The Work of the Holy Spirit We’ve been talking for a few weeks now about how important it is to know what you believe and how to articulate those beliefs with more