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  • Cooped Up, But Coping

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jan 24, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,111 views

    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 by Brian Buriff on Jan 17, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,131 views

    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 by Brian Buriff on Apr 5, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,036 views

    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 by Brian Buriff on Mar 30, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,481 views

    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 by Brian Buriff on Mar 1, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,329 views

    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

  • Help, I Married The Wrong Sister!

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,454 views

    When you feel like Jacob - "Help, I married the wrong person." Within every man and woman there lies 2 dimensions - the lovable Rachel side and the difficult Leah side. Successful marriages recognize both sides and learns to embrace both sides.

    HELP, I MARRIED THE WRONG SISTER! Read: Gen 29:15-31 I. HOW COULD JACOB POSSIBLY MARRY THE WRONG SISTER? A. Raises Lots Of Questions 1. Was it really that dark at night? / Did she have a bag over her head? 2. Was Jacob simply drunk at the wedding? B. Custom Practiced ...read more

  • 7 Dips? Why Not Just 2 Or 3?

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,379 views

    With each dip (and the progressive laying aside of Naaman's weapons, armor, clothes, and undergarments) Naaman was progressively and completely stripped bare to the core of his soul - to that point where God could not only heal him physically, but spiritu

    2 Kings 5:1 – Story Of Naaman James 1:21 Therefore lay aside all filthiness and overflow of wickedness, and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls. I. JAMES 1:21 -- TWO LITTLE WORDS THAT PACK A MIGHTY PUNCH: “LAY ASIDE” apo ý= away ...read more

  • The Hard-To-Snub Gospel

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 725 views

    Paul said to Titus - "Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you". But if you do these things, isn’t it a given that you will be despised or snubbed?

    I. INTRODUCTION A. Question: Paul’s letter to Titus telling him what to teach. Conundrum? If you exhort / rebuke with all authority, many will despise you. B. Good Questions - How many feel despised / No one listening, rejection? etc. II. DESPISE Greek = Perifroneitoo -- Compound ...read more

  • The Most Religious Person I Know

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,780 views

    The problem and solution to Legalism & Self-Imposed Religion

    I. PROBLEM OF JEWISH LEADERS IMPOSING RULES OF CONFORMITY ON COLOSIANS A. New Gentile Christians – struggling to wrap their brains around new-found faith B. Warning About Jewish Leaders 1. “Let no one judge you…” “Let no one cheat you…” (v. 16,18) 2. They are intrusive into things they ...read more

  • Out Of Body Experience

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jul 17, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,795 views

    Medical-death related "out of body" experiences, heaven/hell glimpses, and a look at remembering "your Creator before the silver cord is loosed...". A practical life-application message.

    Eccl 12:6 "Remember your Creator before the silver cord is loosed…" I. OTHER VERSIONS "before the silver cord is severed" (NIV) "before the silver cord is snapped" (RSV) "before the silver cord is broken" (NASB) II. WHAT IS THIS SILVER CORD? A. “Cord” = chebel (kheh’-bel); a ...read more

  • Buried Treasure

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Jun 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,564 views

    With the movie theme Pirates Of The Caribbean, discover how Job not only obeyed God’s Word, but TREASURED God’s Word more than food, more than life.

    I. WHEN YOU THINK OF BURIED TREASURE – WHAT COMES TO MIND? A. Pirate Buried Treasure – Their Booty B. Shipwreck – Buried Treasure At Sea? II. LOOK WHAT JOB SAYS ABOUT THE WORD OF GOD A. Not Just Obeyed B. But Treasured Job 23:12 I have not departed from the commandment of His ...read more

  • The Dance

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on May 19, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,229 views

    When Jesus shrouded truth in parables, He was of sorts "dancing" with us. This sermon compares the mystery of a man / woman relationship with the mystery of the relationship of Christ and his Bride, the church.

    Matt 13:13-15 "Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ’Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for ...read more

  • Vain Belief

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on May 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,852 views

    Paul said, "Hold fast to what I preached...unless you believed in vain." What it means to have "believed in vain" - an example of and results of "believing in vain"

    I. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO HAVE “BELIEVED IN VAIN”? 1 Cor 15:1-2 “Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you — unless you believed in ...read more

  • Hell Has A Big Mouth

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on May 3, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,201 views

    Hell has enlarged itself. Poor original planning or simply overwelming volume of sin? However the wider Hell opens its mouth, the more wider Victory opens its mouth. Eventually death, the grave and hell will be swallowed up in Victory.

    I. THIS IS AN INTRIGUING VERSE A. Other Versions: Isa 5:14 “Therefore the grave enlarges its appetite and opens its mouth without limit” -NIV Isa 5:14 “So the place of the dead wants more and more people, and it opens wide its mouth”. – New Century Version B. Sheol = ...read more

  • Are You Polite?

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Apr 28, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,700 views

    Four qualities of Christian "politeness". Our relationships one to another in the Church.

    I. INTRODUCTION – EVERY COUNTRY & CULTURE HAS A SENSE OF POLITENESS: A. In General Politeness Is All About: 1. Being considerate 2. Being thoughtful 3. Being patient 4. Being kind 5. Being courteous 6. Being grateful B. Every Country & Culture Has A Sense Of Politeness…Redneck ...read more