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  • Lessons From The Ark Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Feb 18, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    There are significant lessons to learn by studying Noah's Ark. Jesus Christ is our Ark of Safety from the coming wrath of God.

    Lessons from the Ark Genesis 7:17 – 8:4 17 The flood continued forty days on the earth. The waters increased and bore up the ark, and it rose high above the earth. 18 The waters prevailed and increased greatly on the earth, and the ark floated on the face of the waters. 19 And the waters more

  • Noah's Ark And What It Means For You Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 24, 2010
    based on 8 ratings

    The account of Noah and the Ark is more than just a story. It is an historical fact which speaks to our very day. There are several lessons we can learn about Noah's Ark.

    Noah’s Ark and What it Means for You! Genesis 6:11-22 13 And God said to Noah, “I have determined to make an end of all flesh, for the earth is filled with violence through them. Behold, I will destroy them with the earth. 14 Make yourself an ark of gopher wood. Make rooms in the more

  • Walking With God

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 17, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Since we have been saved by the grace of God, it should reflect in our walk with God.

    Walking with God Genesis 6:8-10 8 But Noah found grace in the eyes of the LORD. 9 These are the generations of Noah: Noah was a just man and perfect in his generations, and Noah walked with God. 10 And Noah begat three sons, Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (KJV) 8 But Noah found favor in the more

  • Good News For The New Year

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 9, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    There's bad news to face the coming year, but there is good news.

    Good News for the New Year Genesis 6:5-8 5 And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. 6 And it repented the LORD that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him at his heart. 7 And more

  • What My Eyes Have Seen Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Dec 29, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    You can never be the same once you’ve experienced the living Christ. By faith Simeon kept on waiting for the Messiah and one day He got a surprise. There are 5 ways you can know whether you’ve met the Lord Jesus Christ.

    Luke 2:25-35 Place: Jerusalem (vv.21-22) They brought him to Jerusalem. The purpose was to present him to the Lord according to the law of Moses. (v.21) His name was called JESUS , a name given by the angel and this was made clear again on the 8th day of his birth at his ceremonial more

  • The Eternal Homecoming

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 39 ratings

    The saints of God looked forward to that blessed homecoming, but there is another homecoming for those who reject Christ.

  • Making The Most Of Your Benefits Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jul 25, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    We may lose benefits while employed in some job. In Christ we have benefits for this life and for all eternity. We are encouraged to make the most of God’s benefits by doing four things.

    Making the Most of Your Benefits Psalm 103 How can you make the most of the benefits God has given you? 1.Bless the Lord. (v.1) We can receive more of God’s blessings if we would learn to “Bless the Lord”. Blessing the Lord means we bow the knee and give Him respect, the deepest of more

  • Making The Most Of Your Time Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jul 25, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    Life’s sinking sun is sinking low, a few more days, and I must go. We will not be here for long. How will you spend your days?

    Making the Most of the Time We Have Psalm 90 This is the oldest Psalm, and it was the only one written by Moses. Psalm 90 is Moses prayer to God asking for wisdom to make the most of his time on earth. A key verse might be verse 12. “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our more

  • Making The Most Of Your Walk With God Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 454 ratings

    To make the most of our walk with God we will need to look in three directions and answer three questions.

    Last Sunday we spoke on Making the Most of the Time We Have. Time is precious. We really are not here on this earth for very long. We are like when you go to turn the light switch on, and the bulb is shot. One day it will eventually happen. So, how can we make the most of the time we have? more

  • "Peace In The Storm" Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 89 ratings

    We may never be completely isolated from many of the storms of life, but we can know God’s peace in the midst of the storm.

    Mark 4:35-41 It is fascinating to hear stories of people who have survived tragic events. Someone makes it out alive of a landslide. Someone survives a crash. Someone survives after days at sea. We are never promised to come out alive, but we can know survival in our hearts if we trust Jesus. more

  • The True And False Way To Heaven

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jan 13, 2002
    based on 190 ratings

    Millions of people will find disappointment on that final day because they trusted in their own works rather than Christ for salvation.

    Warnings are very important. If your smoke detector goes off, it’s giving you a warning. If the lights on the dash of your car, or truck comes on, it’s a warning that something needs to be given attention. Sometimes those lights don’t mean a thing. You may have driven a car for years and a more

  • The Real Gospel Series

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 86 ratings

    Believers should beware of the counterfeit gospel that is being promoted today.

    I was working at the prison and saw an inmate who was being set free. He had been back to prison seven times. He was the best tractor driver at the prison. He kept the grass in the fields around the prison cut. He told prison officers to leave the light on. He probably anticipated on coming back. more

  • A Secret Message Made Public

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on May 2, 2001
    based on 57 ratings

    God has given us a message that must not remain private, but it must go public.

    Judges 2:12-30 NKJV 12 And the children of Israel again did evil in the sight of the LORD. So the LORD strengthened Eglon king of Moab against Israel, because they had done evil in the sight of the LORD. 13 Then he gathered to himself the people of Ammon and Amalek, went and defeated more

  • How To Be A Victorious Christian

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 113 ratings

    We can learn from the children of Israel by following the Lord Jesus and know real victory!

    Small children can say some funny things...especially when it comes to matters pertaining to church and listening to the stories in the Bible. Here are some stories someone gave me: A Sunday school teacher asked the children just before she dismissed them to go to church, "And why is it more

  • Passing Your Faith On Down

    Contributed by Chris Gowen on Mar 27, 2001
    based on 144 ratings

    The most important thing to pass down to your children is not wealth, but a solid faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

    What will you leave behind when you are gone? We come into this world with a clutched fist, and we leave this life with open hands. When we leave, we leave it all behind. I saw a bumper sticker that read, “We are spending our children’s inheritance.” What do you desire to leave behind for more