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  • Rush Hour Ii: Flesh Versus Spirit Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 3, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,387 views

    Inside of us, the spirit is fighting against the flesh. We need to feed the spirit, and starve the flesh.

    Rush hour 2 : Flesh versus Spirit Introduction: Spiritually, there is a war going on inside of you. Gal 5:16 This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. Gal 5:17 For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and ...read more

  • Dr. Dolittle Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Sep 27, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,096 views

    Use portion of movie "Dr Dolittle" to illustrate God’s calling us to serve Him, and to minister to the poor.

    Doctor Dolittle A. Preliminaries (Ask before showning movie) 1.He had a gift. What was it? 2. When did he first become aware that he had a gift? (As a child) 3. How did people respond to his gift? They misunderstand, they think he’s crazy Everyone – even those closest to him. 4. So ...read more

  • Emperor's New Groove Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    Pacha is a "good guy", but lives his life without prayer -- so he is bound to make wrong choices.

    Introduction: Pacha – Is he a good example of what a Christian should do? Keep these Scriptures in mind: ***Psalm 37:5 ***Prov. 16:2-3 (Show the section of the movie starting from Pacha letting llama Cuzco out of the sack, up to the point where Pacha agrees to take Cuzco back in exchange ...read more

  • 3 Wrong Concepts Of Outreach To The Poor

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Sep 19, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,554 views

    Biblical basis of outreach to the poor

    3 false ideas about reaching out to the poor. 1. You’re not just going for their benefit. It’s more for your own sake than for theirs. You need it more than they do, and you will benefit more than they do. (John 4:6-10) In Jesus’ encounter with woman at well, who was the physically needy ...read more

  • Movies And Fruit Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Sep 8, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,017 views

    The world offers us fruit: some with "bad spots", some unripe, some rotten. We need God’s wisdom to separate the good from the bad.

    Series: Sunday Morning at the Movies Sharing #1: Movies and Fruit I. EXPOSITION: 1. (Bring a bruised apple). Look at this apple. Does this apple look good? But see what it looks like when I cut it open How many of you agree that the world offers you fruit which looks good from ...read more

  • Shrek -- Ugliness Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Sep 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,297 views

    The movie ‘Shrek’ is about ugliness. By ‘ugly’, I don’t just mean appearance, I mean something about them makes them unattractive to others, made fun of by others, don’t like about themselves, makes them feel inferior. Prayer: Father, we lift ou

    Shrek Introduction (before movie). Read –Phi 2:5-11 Let this mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus, To whom, though himself in the form of God, it did not seem that to take for oneself was to be like God; But he made himself as nothing, taking the form of a servant, being made like men; ...read more

  • Power Failure

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Aug 28, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,109 views

    Spiritual Powerlessness: symptoms, cause, and cure

    Power Failure How do you feel about coming to church? Does this describe you: I like meeting my friends and talking with them I like the music, I like the beat BUT When we pray or talk about the Bible, it’s Boring, Irrelevant, I don’t connect, Puts me to sleep. Why is this? ...read more

  • Samson's Hope

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Mar 11, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 3,289 views

    Samson lost all by compromising his committment to God. Where is his hope? Where is OUR hope?

    And Samson did not know that the LORD had left him. But the Philistines took him, put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. There they bound him with chains of brass, and set him to grinding in the prison house. (Judges 16:20-21) Recall the story of Samson’s downfall. Samson was the ...read more

  • Drawn And Quartered

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 978 views

    Socially and emotionally, American Christians are being torn apart, and the Church is only making things worse.

    This article exposes a deep flaw in the American Church. This flaw, which has been largely overlooked, has set the stage for the current epidemic of serious social problems, including crime, divorce, depression, drug abuse, and suicide. It follows that the Church is indirectly responsible for ...read more

  • Is Series

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 208 ratings
     | 2,491 views

    An examination of the so-called "Biblical Creationist" doctrine in light of Genesis 1.

    Introduction: Many Christians believe the Bible teaches that the universe came into existence within the past few thousand years. On the other hand, many scientists believe that the earth is much older than this. A great number of people, who respect the Bible but also acknowledge the force ...read more

  • Life On The Cross

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,981 views

    How can the modern professional cope with the overwhelming sense of emptiness and irrelevance?

    Faced with the challenge of Corinth, Paul rolled up his sleeves and got right down to basics. He determined to put aside all other practical and doctrinal issues and focused entirely on Jesus Christ and Him crucified. But why does Paul mention ’Him crucified’, and not ’Him resurrected’? Because ...read more

  • House Arrest

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,256 views

    How may we deal constructively with our loss of "freedom" as we grow older and become saddled with more and more family responsibilities?

    "Jesus said to Peter, ’When you were young you were free to get up and go wherever and whenever you wanted: but when you get older, others will take you and lead you where they want and not where you want.’"(John 21:18) Tradition says the apostle Peter was crucified in Rome, several years ...read more

  • Cleaning Up The Temple

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,982 views

    We overcome bad habits and neuroses by the power of His Spirit

    I will praise You, O Lord, for I am awesomely and wonderfully made. Your works are marvellous, they move me to the very depths of my soul. (Psalm 139:14) Don’t you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which God has given you? You have been entrusted with His ...read more

  • Thoughts On Suffering

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,917 views

    Godly suffering is the key to a joyful Christian life.

    Beloved, do not be surprised at the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing were happening to you. Rather rejoice that you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are reviled for Christ’s sake you are blessed, ...read more

  • Heavenly Parent, Earthly Child

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,070 views

    There are many parallels between our relationship with our children and God’s relationship with His. We may gain much profit and insight by comparing these two relationships.

    And you fathers, do not provoke your children to anger: rather, bring them up in the training and exhortation of the Lord.(Ephesians 6:4) For this is the love of God -- that we keep His commandments, and His commandments are not burdensome.(1 John 5:3) There are many parallels ...read more