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  • Scars

    Contributed by Michael Deaton on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 14,778 views

    We hide our scars thinking they are unsightly. We need to share those scars as a witness to Christ Jesus.

    Scars Galatians 6:14-17 Some years ago on a hot summer day in south Florida, a little boy decided to go for a swim in the old swimming hole behind his house. In a hurry to dive into the cool water, he ran out the back door, leaving behind shoes socks, and shirt as he ...read more

  • God Has Called Us To An Active Ministry

    Contributed by Arthur Mathis on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 163 ratings
     | 22,104 views

    God has intended for us to speak out and tell everyone about the miracle that He has performed in our lives--we have been chosen as His royal priesthood--chosen for His purposes.

    God Has Called Us to an Active Ministry Associate Pastor Art Mathis 19 October 2003 1 Peter 2:9-10 (Message Bible)—“But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do His work and speak out for Him, to tell ...read more

  • Helping Others Find Freedom

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,004 views

    The mission of the church is to help others find freedom in Christ

    Helping Others Find Freedom Luke 5:17-26 February 29, 2004 Introduction As many of you know I am a huge history buff. I read a lot about history, I watch programs on the history channel and I love historical movies because they bring events to life. I was asked one time why I love history ...read more

  • Have You Tasted My Apple?

    Contributed by Charles Whatley on May 24, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,186 views

    We Christians have experienced great things and have great stories to tell...if only we’ll tell them!

    Every year at the University of Chicago Divinity School, they have what is called "Baptist Day." On this one day, everyone brings a picnic lunch to be eaten outdoors in a grassy picnic area. The school would invite some great theological mind to lecture while the students and faculty ate their ...read more

  • Servant Evangelism

    Contributed by Ben Emmons on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 109 ratings
     | 6,268 views

    Message on Servant Evangelism. Are we doing this thing right?

    Showing God’s Love In a Practical Way. WHO are we trying to REACH The Apostle Paul challenged Christians to relate to all people for the sake of spreading the gospel. The heart of Paul’s message was that Christians learn to understand each individual so that we might share our faith with ...read more

  • "Share The Hope"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 3, 2005
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,235 views

    A sermon on sharing Christ with others with respect and gentleness.

    “Share The Hope” 1 Peter 3:13-22 John 14:15-21 By: Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org In the Gospel Lesson for this morning that Jerry read earlier Jesus, knowing that He will soon leave this world and return to the ...read more

  • That Was Then, This Is Now

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 72 ratings
     | 15,186 views

    God is able to make an immediate and positive change in our lives.

    Rev. Wayne A. Lawson, M.Min First Baptist Church, Ardmore, OK http://firstbaptistok.org/ pastor@firstbaptistok.org (Preached Sunday, May 29, 2005) Scripture: Acts 8:3 / 9:1-2 / 9:17-28 8:3. As for Saul, he made havock of the church, entering into every house, and haling men and women ...read more

  • Can I Give Them Your Name?

    Contributed by Stephen Woody on Jun 15, 2005
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,923 views

    Jesus tells us that the Harvest is Plentiful and the workers few. He then names the disciples who are workers. We have too many un-named followers in the church and not enough named disciples.

    "CAN I GIVE THEM YOUR NAME?" INTRODUCTION: PETER, ANDREW, JAMES, JOHN, PHILIP, BARTHOLOMEW, THOMAS, MATTHEW, JAMES, THADDEAUS, SIMON, AND JUDAS These Are The Twelve Disciples. They are listed here, in this text, by name. These are the faithful, core ...read more

  • Offer Them Water

    Contributed by Rich Cook on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,031 views

    To refocus the church on our primary job: taking the Water of Life to a world without Jesus.

    Offer them water Purpose: To refocus the church on our purpose: "Go into all the world, preaching the Gospel." 1. (Hold up an ordinary glass of water) Let’s talk about water for a minute. A regular lukewarm glass of water isn’t very appealing. It doesn’t sound very good, does it? But run 4 or ...read more

  • A Toughened Heart - Witnessing - Soulwinning Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 267 ratings
     | 16,808 views

    Acts 16 is the story of 3 hearts: Lydia’s TENDER heart, the Slave Girl’s TORMENTED heart, and the Philippian Jailer’s TOUGHENED heart. Link included to formatted text version and PowerPoint.

    A Toughened Heart Acts 16:22-40 ----- Is there someone you know who needs to be saved, and you would label them as “a tough case”? Have you ever been discouraged, thinking, “oh, they’ll never get saved, they’re too hardened”? A good subtitle for this message would be: Jesus CAN save the ...read more

  • The Preeminence Of Preaching Within The Church Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Sep 10, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,073 views

    To encourage a full proclimation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ within the Church by preaching and then by the church in the streets by personal testimony.

    THE PREEMINENCE OF PREACHING WITHIN THE CHURCH Acts 2:14-47 INTRODUCTION: A. In 1996 Thom Rainer published a book entitled Effective Evangelistic Churches 1. Surveys were sent out to 1400 Southern Baptist Churches which were considered “Evangelistic” this meant a. They had at ...read more

  • When God Does A Work

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,321 views

    A Message of encouragement & charge to a church at the church’s 5-year anniversary

    WHEN GOD DOES A WORK 5 Year Anniversary of River of Life Church - Read Luke 8:22-25 Jesus and His disciples climbed into a boat. He told the apostles, let’s head to the other side of the lake. After telling His disciples where to take the boat, Jesus laid down and went to sleep. He had ...read more

  • The Gospel According To You Series

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,614 views

    Theme: Our mission demands that we always be prepared to tell others what we believe and the difference knowing it has made in our lives.

    Sermon: The Gospel According to You Is 12:1-6, I Peter 3:15 Feb 13, 2005 (Part of the series Putting the pieces together) Theme: Our mission demands that we always be prepared to tell others what we believe and the difference knowing it has made in our lives. In case you haven’t ...read more

  • Cowboys & Christians

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Oct 27, 2005
    based on 87 ratings
     | 5,632 views

    Evangelism sermon, showing similarities between cowboys and Christians. A very close take-off from the sermon of a friend of mine; Pastor Steve Shepherd of Jonesboro, AR.

    Cowboy Joe was had just come back from going to church for the first time, and was in the bunkhouse telling the other cowhands about his experience. He said, “When I got there, I parked my pick-up in the corral. Charlie, a worldly cowboy said, “That would be the parking lot, Joe.” Joe ...read more

  • Reaching Out

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 16, 2001
    based on 199 ratings
     | 33,342 views

    Psalm 126:6 tells what it takes to reach out to others with the gospel.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A man once prayed like this: Lord, bless me and my wife My son John and his wife Us four and no more. A childless couple prayed: Lord, bless us two, And that will do. An old bachelor prayed: Lord, bless only me, That’s as far as I can see. Brethren, many people can ...read more

  • How To Be A Difference Maker

    Contributed by Scott Cox on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 307 ratings
     | 17,141 views

    How to be a high impact Christian in a lost world.

    Introduction: Every year at Christmas time one of my favorite movies is shown on TV, "It’s A Wonderful Life", staring Jimmy Stewart. In the movie Jimmy plays a man named George Bailey. George has big dreams of going to college and being a world traveler. Instead, he winds up having to take over ...read more

  • Growing Deeper, Reaching Wider

    Contributed by Oscar P. Lopez, Jr. on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 111 ratings
     | 9,829 views

    A church who grows deeper in the Lord, grows in number by reaching wider to the losts.

    Theme : MISSION Title : “GROWING DEEPER,REACHING WIDER” Text : ACTS 2:42-47 Proposition : A growing church is both a quality and a quantity conscious church. INTRODUCTION : 1. Greetings… 2. Commentary on the ...read more

  • Growing Deeper, Reaching Wider

    Contributed by Oscar P. Lopez, Jr. on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,355 views

    A church who grows deeper in the Lord, grows in number by reaching wider to the losts.

    Theme : MISSION Title : “GROWING DEEPER,REACHING WIDER” Text : ACTS 2:42-47 Proposition : A growing church is both a quality and a quantity conscious church. INTRODUCTION : 1. Greetings… 2. Commentary on the ...read more

  • What's The Point? - To Share A Message Series

    Contributed by Charles White on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    Church purpose

     WHAT’S THE POINT? - TO SHARE A MESSAGE Luke 24:45-49 - Sunday AM - August 10, 1997 INTR: When George Bush and his military advisors determined to engage Saddam Hussein and his military forces they first poured all the military might of the United States onto the ...read more

  • The Workers Are Few Series

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Jul 6, 2001
    based on 253 ratings
     | 18,422 views

    A call to discipleship, service, and evangelism in the Kingdom of God.

    Luke 10: 1-22 Eads and Haswell UMC July 8, 2001 “The Workers Are Few” There is true and old story told about a man by the name of Ali Facid. He had a small farm and a family. One day, the story goes, a Buddhist priest came by and said to Ali: You know, there are valuable stones called ...read more

  • Partners In The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,957 views

    TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL

    BIG IDEA: TWO EXAMPLES OF PARTNERSHIP IN THE GOSPEL: UNSELFISH, SACRIFICAL SERVICE TO OTHERS IN ORDER TO FURTHER THE GOSPEL Carson: "Emulate those who are interested in the well-being of others, not in their own. Be on the alert for Christians who really do exemplify this basic Christian ...read more

  • Life Changing Experience

    Contributed by Kyle Blanton on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 73 ratings
     | 6,834 views

    This sermon lays out the steps Paul used and we too can use to share our testimony.

    A Life Changing Experience Acts 26:1-23 4-2-00 a.m. In 1980 when we move to Arkansas I was only 8 years old. But for 8 years I had grown up Dekalb IL. Yes your pastor was born a Yankee. However, since I have lived in Arkansas and Texas for the last 20 years I like to consider myself a ...read more

  • Following The Star Series

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Dec 13, 2001
    based on 242 ratings
     | 65,576 views

    Using the acronym "L.I.G.H.T" we can learn how to become a light that illumines the gospel message to the unsaved world.

    A STORY IS TOLD ABOUT A MAN WHO WAS A SHOEMAKER WHO HAD A LONGING DESIRE TO BE A MISSIONARY. EVERYONE WHO CAME INTO HIS SHOE SHOP HEARD ABOUT JESUS CHRIST. ONE DAY HIS FRIEND TOOK HIM ASIDE AND SAID, "ALL THIS TALK ABOUT JESUS IS RUINING YOUR BUSINESS." THE MAN RESPONDED, "MY BUSINESS? MY ...read more

  • I See Dead Men Walking Series

    Contributed by Tony Clarke on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 2,285 views

    Part 1 of a five part series that will be preached. Series is aimed to encourage increased committment to a life mission.

    Text: Eph. 2:2-10 Theme: I See Dead Men Walking Ephes. 2:1-10 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; [2] Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the ...read more

  • Operation Andrew Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 12, 2003
    based on 168 ratings
     | 31,709 views

    A sermon on the Apostle Andrew!

    Operation Andrew The Story of the Apostle Andrew John 1, 6, 12- Selected passages Sermon for 3/5/2000 Introduction: A. The story of Edward Kimball. Many of us have never heard of Edward Kimball, a Sunday school teacher. B. He won a young fellow to the Lord, he was a Boston shoe salesman, ...read more

  • Sharing Christ: The Gift Of Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 5,019 views

    We need to understand: 1. People are eternally lost withhout Jesus Christ. 2. Lost people matter to God. 3. Lost people should matter to us.

    Calvin Coolidge was vice president of the United States between 1921-1923, under President Warren Harding. He was not a very active vice president, but he took great pleasure in presiding over the Senate. One day, as he was presiding, one senator angrily told another to go “straight to hell.” ...read more

  • Discovering Your Style (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,546 views

    One of the keys to participating in evangelism is to figure out how God can use your personality and gifts to make an impact in the lives of others. While Peter was quite confrontational in his approach, Paul utilized a more intellectual line of reasonin

    Discovering Your Style, Part 1 Rev. Brian Bill 2/25/01 Sometimes pastors take some heat for speaking too long. One long-winded minister was preaching away when a woman remembered that she had left the Sunday dinner in the oven. She hastily wrote a note and slipped it to her husband, who was ...read more

  • Discovering Your Style (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 4,879 views

    If you are not confrontational, or struggle with the intellectual style, perhaps you are more comfortable giving your testimony or focusing on the friends God has placed in your life. When the blind man was asked who Jesus was, he simply gave a testimony

    Discovering Your Style, Part 2 Rev. Brian Bill 3/4/01 Now that my 40th birthday is in my rear-view mirror, I’m starting to experience the joy of a marginal memory. I can’t seem to remember all the things I used to. Someone sent me an email recently about three sisters who were all in their ...read more

  • Discovering You Style (Part 3) Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 15,722 views

    Some people, like the Samaritan woman, are very good at using the invitational approach. They might not be able to give a complete explanation of everything that Christ has done, but they can say, “Come, see a man…could this be the Christ?” Others, like

    Discovering Your Style, Part 3 Rev. Brian Bill 3/11/01 Prayer. The woman in the drama is in desperate need of healing. She needs to know that in spite of all that has happened, she can experience the awesome power of God’s love and grace. There are people just like her all around us. ...read more

  • Who Cares

    Contributed by Robert Kerr on Jun 16, 2003
    based on 72 ratings
     | 3,783 views

    What kind of people do not care about lost souls? Be careful reading this, it might include you!

    HOW MUCH DO WE CARE FOR SOULS? TEXT: Psa 142:4 - Young man from Israel that I roomed with in college! When I witnessed to him he said "you are the first person in my life that has ever cared for my soul." I was wondering Are we really concerned for others? If the unsaved perish. Do we care? ...read more