A Review of Church Ordinances

"A REVIEW OF CHURCH ORDINANCES" Intro: There is an old statement that “one extreme follows another." I believe the church ordinances (practices or disciplines) have been neglected. Some of you older people can recall how at one time the doctrines and ordinances were stressed and with what … Read more about A Review of Church Ordinances

Bridling the Tongue

"Bridling the Tongue" Text: James 1:26 Intro: These are the words of St. James. James was one of the most practical writers of his day. To him, religion was far more than a mere profession. It was a way of life to be lived. James insisted on less explanation and more demonstration. … Read more about Bridling the Tongue

Comfortable Religion

"Comfortable Religion” Text: Amos 6:1 Intro: Pain, discomfort, and hardships are evaded by the average individual. The rocking chair under a shade tree on a hot July day is always more attractive than the hoe handle. But the corn will not survive if weeds are not kept down. It's easier to … Read more about Comfortable Religion

Does God Answer Prayer?

"Does God Answer Prayer? (If so, why are so many prayers unanswered?”) Text:Psalm 65:2 Intro: It is very certain that we are living in a time of great uncertainty. These are days when it would seem that the wrong is on the throne. These are days which try the soul of the Christian. In … Read more about Does God Answer Prayer?

Jesus, The Bread of Life

"JESUS, THE BREAD OF LIFE” Text: John 6:35 Intro: You’ll immediately recognize that this is the familiar story of Jesus and the feeding of the 5,000. Our Lord had had a busy year: He had preached the Sermon on the Mt; He had taught by parables and worked many wonders; His name had … Read more about Jesus, The Bread of Life

Lessons from Philip

Lessons from Philip Text: Acts 8:26-40 Intro: In the first eight chapters of Acts, we have the founding of the early church at Jerusalem and the ensuing persecution. The Christians of Jerusalem were like little birds in a nest—they were all in one place, the home city, the capital of … Read more about Lessons from Philip

Personal Purity

"PERSONAL PURITY" Text: 1 Timothy 5:22b Intro: Purity of character is the most beautiful and priceless of all the virtues that one might possess. Tennyson said: "My strength is as the strength of ten, because my heart is pure.' No finer compliment can be paid to anyone, than to have it … Read more about Personal Purity

Reaching the Unchurched

Reaching the Unchurched Main Text: John 1:41-42a Intro: Introducing and leading people to Jesus and into the fellowship of the church is the most romantic experience within the entire range of Christian service. One of my teachers, David Wieand, had this put on the blackboard one day when I … Read more about Reaching the Unchurched

Spiritual Life Emphasis

Spiritual Life Emphasis Intro: The greatest need of the church is a new vital emphasis upon spiritual values, one that consists of genuine experience with God, and a winsome Christian fellowship. The pressure of things, the anxieties of life, and the tragedies of the world, keep Christians … Read more about Spiritual Life Emphasis

Temptation and Its Problems

“Temptation and its Problems” Text: 1 John 4:4 Intro: I'm sure that when I speak of temptation I am not speaking of a strange experience to any of us. For in our efforts to live the Christian Life, we are constantly being invited by the evil one to return to the former lusts of sin. The … Read more about Temptation and Its Problems

The Challenge of Motherhood

“The Challenge of Motherhood” Text: Proverbs 31:10-31 Intro: Someone has said that there are three words that fall with a tender accent upon our ears when we hear them, These three words are, heaven, home and mother. I have noted that even among the irreligious, whose life pattern is not … Read more about The Challenge of Motherhood

The Holy Spirit in the Church

The Holy Spirit in the Church Text - Acts 19:2 Intro: I want to discuss this topic under four headings: (a) The need of the Holy Spirit in the church; (b) Things that will grieve God's Holy Spirit out of the Church; (c) Things that will keep God's Spirit in the Church; (d) Results of God's … Read more about The Holy Spirit in the Church

The Need for a Few Good Men

"The Need for a Few Good Men” Text: Eph. 5:25 Intro: In this 5th chapter of Ephesians, Paul depicts to us the relationship which ought to exist between husband and wife. He illustrates this by the use of the figure Christ and the Church (see verse 23). The husband stands to the wife … Read more about The Need for a Few Good Men