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  • If There Were No Fire In Hell

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,337 views

    Gehenna comes from a term meaning "Valley of Hinnom," which lies just outside the City of Jerusalem. During the time of Christ, Gehenna was used as a trash dump and It was here that the bodies of criminals were thrown and burned. It was a place of terribl

    IF THERE WERE NO FIRE IN HELL SCRIPTURE: Revelation 20:15 INTRODUCTION Four Bible words are translated hell: the Old Testament Hebrew word sheol, also meaning "grave" and three New Testament Greek words-hades, meaning "grave" (Revelation 1:18); tartarus, meaning "place of punishment" (2 ...read more

  • Time Is Running Out

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 7, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 21,869 views

    Paul declared many years ago, "Time is running out." Looking back over history, there are some startling signs that point to the end of this age. Look at the following sequence of events: -From the sailboat to the steamboat-5,000 years -From the steambo

    TIME IS RUNNING OUT SCRIPTURE: Romans 13:11, 12 INTRODUCTION Paul declared many years ago, "Time is running out." Looking back over history, there are some startling signs that point to the end of this age. Look at the following sequence of events: -From the sailboat to the ...read more

  • The Fire That Could Not Burn

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,433 views

    The first part of a little child’s prayer goes something like this, "God is great, God is good." Do you find that easy to believe? Is God great and good? In every situation?

    THE FIRE THAT COULD NOT BURN SCRIPTURE: Daniel 3:27 INTRODUCTION The first part of a little child’s prayer goes something like this, "God is great, God is good." Do you find that easy to believe? Is God great and good? In every situation? You know, and I know, we all encounter the testing ...read more

  • The Search For Significance

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 5, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,029 views

    Wherever groups of people are gathered you can observe behaviors revealing a universal "search for significance." The group may be political, commercial, social or even religious, but the signs will be there. The drive for significance seems to be a part

    THE SEARCH FOR SIGNIFICANCE SCRIPTURE: Matthew 20:20-28 INTRODUCTION Wherever groups of people are gathered you can observe behaviors revealing a universal "search for significance." The group may be political, commercial, social or even religious, but the signs will be there. The drive ...read more

  • Without A Vision

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 3, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 8,381 views

    It is true that sinners do need to catch a revelation of God. But this verse was not written to sinners; rather, it was written to God’s people.

    WITHOUT A VISION Scripture: Proverbs 29:18 INTRODUCTION This is an old revival theme. I have heard numerous sermons from this text; however, I believe the wrong emphasis is often placed on the message. Sermons from Proverbs 29:18 usually tell me about the terrible sinners of this world who ...read more

  • Doing Right The Wrong Way

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 4,868 views

    David decided to bring the ark to Jerusalem. The Philistines had captured it during the last sad days of Eli. It caused them so much trouble they put it on a cart and returned it, and for awhile it stayed at the house of Abinadab (1 Samuel 7:1).

    DOING RIGHT THE WRONG WAY Scripture: 2 Samuel 6 INTRODUCTION David decided to bring the ark to Jerusalem. The Philistines had captured it during the last sad days of Eli. It caused them so much trouble they put it on a cart and returned it, and for awhile it stayed at the house of ...read more

  • Walking With God

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 31, 2003
    based on 189 ratings
     | 51,636 views

    According to medical authorities, walking is one of the most profitable forms of physical exercise. It stimulates the heart and lungs, strengthens the bones and muscles, increases the blood flow throughout the body, and reportedly contributes to the loss

    WALKING WITH GOD SCRIPTURE: Genesis 5:21-24 INTRODUCTION According to medical authorities, walking is one of the most profitable forms of physical exercise. It stimulates the heart and lungs, strengthens the bones and muscles, increases the blood flow throughout the body, and reportedly ...read more

  • My Position As A Believer

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 31, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,660 views

    Being a child of God is more than a guarantee to go to heaven. There are present benefits to Christian living. God is as concerned with our daily life as He is with our future life. The entire Godhead is involved with our present secure position in the Lo

    MY POSITION AS A BELIEVER SCRIPTURE: John 15:7 INTRODUCTION Being a child of God is more than a guarantee to go to heaven. There are present benefits to Christian living. God is as concerned with our daily life as He is with our future life. The entire Godhead is involved with our present ...read more

  • The Power To Say

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 30, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 4,196 views

    In the English language one of the hardest words to say is no. Of course it is not hard to pronounce, but it is difficult to say no to some entreaties.

    The Power to Say "No" Title: The Power to Say "No" Text: "Pharaoh called for Moses and for Aaron, and said, Go ye, sacrifice to your God in the land" (Ex. 8:25). Scripture Reading’: Exodus 8:25-28; 10:9-11,24 Introduction In the English language one of the hardest words to say is no. Of ...read more

  • Purity-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,045 views

    More than one million Americans will die of heart diseases this year, so we should be concerned about heart failure. But we should be equally con­cerned about heart impurity. This type of heart disease, if not "cured," may render a person spiritually dead

    Purity-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God" (Matt. 5:8). Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-8 Introduction: More than one million Americans will die of heart diseases this year, so we should be concerned about heart failure. But we should be ...read more

  • The Scriptures And Our Great Salvation

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 806 views

    Introduction: Our text speaks of salvation as comprehensive and exhaustive, rather than being limited to the initial experience that occurs when a person receives Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Ours is truly a great salvation.

    The Scriptures and Our Great Salvation Text: "But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become Convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in ...read more

  • Gifts Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,784 views

    Introduction: This is an introductory message to a series of studies on the gifts of the Spirit. Even though the Lord gives each of his children one or more gifts, there are some basic facts that relate to all of them. Keep these in mind as we consider t

    Gifts of the Spirit Text: "To each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good" (1 Cor. 12:7 NIV). Scripture Reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-7 Introduction: This is an introductory message to a series of studies on the gifts of the Spirit. Even though the Lord gives each ...read more

  • Peacemaking-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 1,840 views

    Introduction: Disagreements, feuds, and suspicion seem to be the rule of the day rather than the exception. Even the routine of daily life can lead a person to explode emotionally and spiritually. To those who calm the troubled waters of humankind’s disc

    Peacemaking-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" (Matt. 5:9). Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-9 Introduction: Disagreements, feuds, and suspicion seem to be the rule of the day rather than the exception. Even the routine of ...read more

  • Persecution-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 6,593 views

    Introduction: We are made to love and to be loved. We like to be liked. Friendship is the atmosphere in which we breathe most freely. To be ridiculed as a child is a heart breaking experience, but the pain is not lessened as one becomes an adult.

    Persecution-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, per­secute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is ...read more

  • Prayer And Our Great Salvation

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 678 views

    Introduction: Our salvation is so great that most of us never enter into an understanding of its full significance. The word salvation is a word that refers to many of God’s activities on our behalf. For example, it is used to refer to our initial experi

    Prayer and Our Great Salvation Text: “Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up" (Luke 18:1 NIV). Scripture Reading: Luke 18:1-8; Matthew 7:7-11 Introduction: Our salvation is so great that most of us never enter into an understanding of ...read more