The secret to self-control is to make decisions against your ego, flesh and second bests in life. Establish goals. An absence of goals is an absence of faith. Establish boundaries and routines. Self-control, a fruit of the Holy Spirit, keeps our hearts pure. Preached at National Community Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Mark Batterson
Scripture: Proverbs 16:32-32, Mark 1:35-35, 1 Corinthians 9:24-28, 1 Corinthians 10:23-26
We are sexual beings. This sermon from Esther clarifies what the Bible teaches about sexuality, and examination of Bible wisdom on how we, as Christ-followers should relate to a culture that has a very different perspective. It is when we meet Christ in our deepest struggles that we grow the most, and those who struggle most deeply have the greatest chance of building a...
Speaker: Jeff Jones
Scripture: Matthew 19:4-6, John 1:14-18, 1 Corinthians 5:12-13
God's plan for Israel's victory over Jericho teaches us about spiritual warfare. The ram’s horn celebrated a battle already won. Blast your ram’s horn. Sing songs of redemption, declare scriptures of triumph and keep walking in obedience to God. God has already promised a victory. Preached at Chase Oaks Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Max Lucado
Scripture: Joshua 6:1-27, Psalm 16:6-6, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5, Psalm 25:5-5, James 4:7-7, 1 Corinthians 15:58-58
Spiritual gifts are given by God to build up the church and impact the Kingdom of God. The Holy Spirit empowers each believer with distinctive gifts and ministries.
Speaker: Roger Barrier
Scripture: Ephesians 4:11, 1 Corinthians 12:8-10, Romans 12:6-8, 1 Corinthians 7:7
Topic: Gifts of the Holy Spirit
The brutal battle Jesus fought to obtain our freedom from sin is described. Adam left us a death sentence: We are separated from God as a result of sin. Sin is the root cause of our emptiness and our unhappiness. Because of sin, we are always weighed down. Jesus freed us from our life sentence. We have life because Jesus' sacrifice.
Scripture: 1 John 3:2, 1 John 3:8, 2 Timothy 1:10, 1 Corinthians 15:55-57, Colossians 2:15
Topic: The Resurrection of Christ
Dr. Jerry Wilkinson adapts thirteen sermons describing spiritual gifts-what they are, how they are used, and how to discover your own gifts and ministry for the Kingdom. The spiritual gift definitions are adapted from Spiritual Gifts by Dr. James Robert Clinton.
Type: Bible Study
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 12 - 14, Galatians 5:13-14, Ephesians 4:11, Romans 12:6-8
God is a "today" God. God is a "now" God. Don't get caught up in what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. Enjoy God today. God is with you. God is for you, and God loves you. God never, ever wastes His love. He will always be enough for you. LifeChurch.tv provides free ministry resources to churches through http://open.church/ . Visit Open to download...
Speaker: Judah Smith
Scripture: Matthew 4:23-25, Romans 12:9-18, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
Topic: Love of God, Love
In this series from Acts, the church struggles from within when Ananias and Sapphira bring gifts and lie about their generosity. They also experience persecution from the Sanhedrin and some racial tension. Used by permission of the Village Church, Flower Mound, Texas.
Speaker: Matt Chandler
Scripture: Acts 4:32-34, 1 Corinthians 12:12-31, Acts 5:5, Acts 5:10, Acts 4:34
Topic: Marks of a Healthy Church
Paul gives practical relationship advice in 1 Corinthians 7. To singles, he advises to stay single if you can. Marriage undercuts your ability to serve God wholly. Get married if you wish. To married couples, he teaches to have sex and lots of it, stay together even if it's rocky and don't leave and remarry. To spiritually mismatched couples, Paul writes to stay together if it...
Speaker: Larry Osborne
Scripture: 1 Corinthians 7:1-40, Philippians 4:11-13, 1 Corinthians 10:13, Proverbs 14:26, Genesis 18:20-32
Topic: Divorce & Remarriage
We, the church, are the bridge God created to impart grace to the world. We must appropriate the grace God has given us. We don't go to church, we are the church. How do we know that we are doing church right? We grow in knowledge, love and service. Preached at North Coast Church. Used by permission.
Speaker: Chris Brown
Scripture: Ephesians 4:7-16, Psalm 119:10, 1 Corinthians 12:14-26, Micah 6:8