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  • Brian Buriff

    Contributing sermons since Jun 5, 2006
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Winton Road First Church of God
Fairfield, Ohio 45014
513-312-9491

About Brian
  • Education: Anderson University (B.A. - Religion, Psychology, and Sociology); Luther Rice Seminary (M.A. - Counseling; and Master of Divinity)
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: Keep it biblical, relevant and to the point!
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  • Cooped Up, But Coping

    Contributed on Jan 24, 2011
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    Noah and family were cooped up in the ark for more than 1 year. During the long cold winter months of being cooped up, domestic violence rises. How can couples and families cope when all cooped up?

    I. THINK ABOUT LIFE ON THE ARK A. Not Just 40 Days/Nights – But Over 1 Year – With At Least 7 Other People 1. Cooped Up – real miracle isn’t just that the lions didn’t eat the goats but that the people didn’t kill each other 2. This was not Carnival ...read more

  • Labor Pain Transmittigator

    Contributed on Jan 17, 2011
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    A Sermon That Will Bring Laughter One Minute and Conviction The Next. From Genesis 3:7 - Adam & Eve's got more than they bargained for - the unexpected new awareness of their own nakedness and labor pain. This sermon audience is hooked with a humorous i

    I. INTRODUCTION A. In The Garden, Adam & Eve Lived In Simple Dependence Upon God 1. God was their supplier, protector, and . . . their definer of good & evil 2. Why wasn’t that enough – God is our definer of good & evil – why shouldn’t that be enough a. no – ...read more

  • Lanterns, Torches & Weapons

    Contributed on Apr 5, 2010
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    Just as the Gethsemane mob sought Christ with their lanterns, torches and weapons, people today (including veteran Christians) come with their lanterns, torches and weapons - misunderstanding the Christ they seek after.

    I. RUMOR: AMAZING WHERE IT LEADS PEOPLE & WHAT IT LEADS THEM TO DO A. Somewhere Someone Got The Idea If They We’re To Arrest Jesus = War B. Notice That They Sent A Detachment Of Troops 1. One commentator suggests this amounted to 300-600 soldiers 2. Not only Roman soldiers, but ...read more

  • The Changed Thief

    Contributed on Mar 30, 2010
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    Matthew shows 2 thieves taunting Christ. Luke records 1 thief taunting and the 2nd thief repenting. Surveying the words of Christ on the cross and how they may have impacted the repentant thief.

    Matt 27:35-44 (key = v. 44) Even the robbers [plural, both robbers] who were crucified with Him reviled Him … Luke 23:35-43 I. QUESTION – RECONCILING THE TWO ACCOUNTS A. Matthew 27 (Both Criminals Mocking); Luke 23 (One Criminal Mocking) B. At First, Both Mocked, Then ...read more

  • Guts And Glory

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010
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    Inspirational and motivational message from the 2010 Olympics

    I. THIS VERSE CALLS TO MIND WHAT’S HAPPENING TONIGHT IN VANCOUVER, CANDADA A. Closing Ceremonies – Anyone Watch Opening? Anyone Watch Olympic Events? 1. Four years of hard work is over - celebration – marking end of all events 2. Medals have been handed out 3. After the ...read more

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  • There’s No Way He Should Have Been On The ...

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010
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    THERE’S NO WAY HE SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE MEDAL STAND A. 19 Yr-Old Speed-Skater JR Celski. 1. Going into final turn the 1,500-meter short-track speed skating final 2. J.R. Celski was fifth – skating behind Apolo Ohno who was in 4th 3. The South Korean skaters had a firm grasp on the gold, ...read more

  • Canadian Figure Skater - Joannie ...

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010
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    Canadian Figure Skater - Joannie Rochette 1. Her mother said these words 1 week before they traveled to Vancouver : "I always encouraged her to have confidence in herself, to believe in her dreams . . . The hurdles she faces motivate her to rise above them, Joannie has always been naturally ...read more

  • Slovenian Cross-Country Star Petra ...

    Contributed on Mar 1, 2010
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    Slovenian cross-country skiing star Petra Majdic 1. Just before her race – during a training run, - 10 feet down into rocky hole 2. Bruised up, she refused to bow out and went on to begin the race a. race involves Four 1.4 Kilometer loops over hilly, twisty terrain b. major lung exertion and ...read more

  • Zig Zigler: If You Feel You Married The Wrong ...

    Contributed on Feb 2, 2010
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    Zig Zigler: If you feel you married the wrong person - treat the wrong person like the right person, you could well end up having married the right person after all. On the other hand, if you marry the right person, and treat that person wrong, you certainly will have ended up marrying the wrong ...read more

  • Robertson Mcquilkin, Former President Of Columbia ...

    Contributed on Aug 13, 2006
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    Robertson McQuilkin, former president of Columbia International University (Columbia, South Carolina) wrote this testimony: Life was heavy on me. My dearest friend and intimate companion, my delightful wife Muriel, was slipping away, one painful loss at a time, as Alzheimer’s disease ravaged her ...read more