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  • Runaway Bride

    Contributed by Norman Lawrence on Mar 10, 2018
    based on 79 ratings

    We are living in a day when too many Christians are becoming "Runaway Brides". The recent case of the Runaway Bride is compared to the Christian who becomes lukewarm in their love and comittment to the Lord.

    USA Today Article referred to during this sermon: “Runaway Bride” Text: Rev. 21:2 And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. more

  • Getting Jonah Off Your Boat

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 174 ratings

    this is a comparison between Jonah on board a ship and sin in ones life, and how you should deal with it

    Intro: over the years I have preached many sermons out of the book of Jonah, about running from God’s call, etc. But today, I would like to look at the men on the ship instead of just Jonah, and preach, getting Jonah off the boat. Getting Jonah Off The Boat Jonah 1:1-17 Background: Jonah on more

  • Live Like You Were Dying

    Contributed by Ben Johnson on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 26 ratings

    We must take advantage of every opportunity, of everyday, of every moment to live life on purpose!! Unfortunately however, many times we get so caught up in the details of our day to day life that we just don’t take the time to SEIZE EVERY MOMENT!

    Live Like You Were Dying using SONG ILLUSTRATION: "Live Like You Were Dying" -by country artist Tim McGraw REFERENCE: Phil. 3:7-16 A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an young attractive woman who was traveling with more

  • Life In Abundance

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Feb 4, 2007
    based on 49 ratings

    Jesus has come to give us an abundant life, but what does living abundantly really mean?

    Intro: if you were to list the most memorized verses in the bible, John 3:16 probably would be one, Revelation 3:20 would be in the top ten, Romans 8:28 may make the list, and John 10:10 would probably be there. Why is John 10:10 so popular, it describes the desires of Satan to kill, steal and more

  • The Blessing Of Endurance

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 30 ratings

    James gives his church a message of hope in hopeless times. He encourages people to endure to the end, to be blessed through tribulation

    Intro: as I read the New Testament, and realize what the early church faced, and look at today’s prosperity preaching, hyper-faith preaching, happily ever after preaching, never have a bad day preaching, I wonder how early Christians would have fared under this soft, fluffy, easy listening more

  • Dung Hill Christians

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Jan 23, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Has your life been a bit smelly lately?

    Not many people think about dung beetles because frankly any animal that eats dung and carcasses normally does not end up on our most desired pet or entrée list. They are actually quite beneficial and can be admired for that. There are however quite a few Christians living and feeding in various more

  • Why People Follow Jesus

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 19 ratings

    A look at those who followed Jesus and why people today still do

    Intro: I love reading the Bible in story form. Taking each story, paragraph by paragraph, and trying to put myself in the scenes. I have always loved to read the Word of God like I am actually there, to try to soak up the entire experience of every event. That may not be theologically gratifying to more

  • A Life That Is Restored

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Comparing Israel’s release from captivity with the soul set free.

    Intro: being a writer I always wonder where someone got their inspiration when they wrote a poem, song or sermon. There is a popular song among the youth with these lines, I’m trading my sorrow, I’m trading my pain, I’m laying them down for the joy of the Lord. As I was reading Psalms 126–it more

  • Are You Good Ground Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 11, 2007
    based on 34 ratings

    We need to ask ourselves if we have the kind of heart that in which God can produce fruit.

    Are You Good Ground? Text: Mark 4:13-20 Introduction 1. Illustration: In the movies "Gettysburg," there is a scene the night before the main battle. The commanding General of the Union Army, George Meade, comes to the house where their headquarters have been established. He looks at more

  • How To Make 2007 The Best Year Yet

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Making this year the best year yet is based upon faith in Christ and asking anything in His name.

    Text: John 14:12-14 Title: How to make 2007 the best year yet. Introduction Whenever someone suggests to me how I can make my life better I usually am very skeptical. I ask “Is it true?” I ask “Is it for me?” I ask “Is it doable?” In our text Jesus answers the skeptic with truth, personal more

  • Nonbearing Fruit Trees?

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 94 ratings

    Is it strange to you, that we plant nonbearing fruit trees, and God cuts down nonbearing fruit trees?

    A NONBEARING FRUIT TREE? Traditionally, the New Year is a time of new beginnings. It is a time when we make a commitment to do better this year than we did on last year! Out with the old and in with the new. But, it won’t be strange to us, that the same problems and more

  • Superglue For Your Marriage Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 29 ratings

    Imagine a marriage where both husband and wife are soaking in God’s love and then expressing the love they’re receiving back into their home! That’s super-glue!.

    Superglue for your Marriage One of the parts of my calling I enjoy most are the sessions with young couples who are preparing for marriage. Their love is contagious. They speak in glowing terms about each other, as though they have found the perfect person. Very few think that their marriage more

  • The Surprise Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Dec 16, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    The surprise of Christmas is that God loved us enough to send us His Son to die for our sins.

    The Surprise of Christmas Text: Luke 2:1-7 Introduction 1. Illustration: Every year at Christmas, my Mother and I would play this little game of cat and mouse. She would try to keep me from knowing what I was getting for Christmas, and I would do all in my power to find out before more

  • How Much Do We Care For Souls

    Contributed by Gerald Van Horn on Dec 13, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    It’s a sad commentary when no one cares for men’s souls.

    Souls? Text Psalms 142:4 “I looked on my right hand, and behold, but there was no man that cared for my soul.” Introduction: It’s a sad commentary in Psalms 142. "No man cared for my soul.” It’s an indictment to the church when such conditions arise. We expect the world and its more

  • How To Have A Prosperous New Year

    Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 12, 2006
    based on 204 ratings

    I would like to begin this important message telling you about the Top Ten Things you will not have to worry about this year.

    James O. Davis is the founder and president of Second Billion (TM). You are invited to learn more about Second Billion by visiting HOW TO HAVE A PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR By James O. Davis Introduction: I would like to begin this important message telling you about the Top Ten more