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  • Anchored In Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 20,476 views

    Jesus is the anchor for every believer. He will not fail to bring them home.

    Anchored in Jesus Hebrews 6:13-7:10 One of the greatest problems we face today is a lost of trust. It used to be that in the past a man’s word was a man’s word. Contracts would be signed with a simple handshake and a promise or pledge. There was little need for lawyers or documents in ...read more

  • Called To Be A Priest

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,158 views

    What does it mean to be a part of a holy nation, a people belonging to God, the priesthood of all believers?

    CALLED TO BE A PRIEST I Peter 2:9-10 Intro: As many of you know I come from a very strong Irish Catholic family with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Several of my mom’s relatives are Nuns and Priests, and a few on my dad’s side as well. Growing up in my family as in all Good Irish ...read more

  • Hard Hearts And Dog Tired

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,816 views

    The day of salvation has come. We must not hardened our hearts to the gospel.

    Hard Hearts and Dog Tired Hebrews 3:7-19 Several years ago local radio stations throughout California ran a request for a thief who had earlier that morning stolen a VW Bug to immediately contact the local police authorities. What the thief did not know was that the owner of the VW Bug had ...read more

  • On Eagle's Wings

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,774 views

    We live in a society that is plagued with a lack of sleep, low energy, discouragement, rampant depression, and a loss of joy. But hope waits for those who learn to wait upon the Lord.

    ON EAGLE’S WINGS Isaiah 40:27-31 Ask for a show of hands – keep them up! Who is tired today? How many are weary? Who is discouraged? Who has had a rough week? Who is facing a difficulty or trial that seems insurmountable? Who feels burdened today with a concern or question? Welcome ...read more

  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,562 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • Sheep, Snakes, And Doves

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 9,062 views

    The Lord sends us out like sheep among wolves,and challenges us to be wise like serpents and harmless as doves.

    Sheep, Snakes, and Doves Matthew 10:16-39 The world is on a collision course with disaster. It isn’t a massive asteroid hurling towards earth that threatens humanity, or global warming, or the AIDS epidemic. It is the clash between the kingdom of darkness and the Kingdom of God. And the ...read more

  • The Storms Of Discipleship

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,125 views

    To join Jesus in His mission, you must get in the boat. That doesn’t guarantee you will be free from storms, but Christ will see you through to the other side.

    The Storms of Discipleship Matthew 8:23-27 The 200-year-old church was being readied for an anniversary celebration when calamity struck: the bell ringer was called out of town. The church immediately advertised for another. When the replacement arrived, the Pastor took him to the steps ...read more

  • The Cost Of Discipleship

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 61 ratings
     | 65,188 views

    There is a cost involved with discipleship, in moving from the crowd to the committed.

    The Cost of Discipleship Matthew 8:18-22 What is the cost of discipleship? Jesus urged His followers to count the cost, but have any of us really taken the time to think about the cost of following Jesus, and have we settled in our hearts that we are willing to follow Him, no matter what ...read more

  • The Son Of Man Has Authority

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,458 views

    Jesus has authority over your life. Learn to submit to His leadership.

    The Son of God has Authority There is a slogan of the Outback Steak House that says: “No Rules—Just Right”…but I suspect that if you showed up and didn’t wait for the hostess, took a table ahead of people waiting, ordered something not on the menu, then walked out without paying your bill, the ...read more

  • The Rotting Harvest

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,351 views

    Jesus has compassion on the lost. The field are white, but if we fail to do nothing, the harvest may rot.

    The Rotting Harvest Matthew 9:35-38 Her husband, the love of her life and father of her children had just died. It was a heart attack in the middle of the night. Filled with shock and grief, she struggled to make sense of the events of the past 24 hours. He was so young. He seemed so ...read more

  • Taste And See The Real Thing

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,769 views

    Christians can be used by God to create a hunger and a thirst for Jesus.

    Taste and see the real thing Matthew 5:13-16 When I was 12 years old my best friend invited me over to his new home to have dinner with his family. As a child, I had lived a very private life. I was 17 before I had ever spent the night away from home. As a child, I never went over to other ...read more

  • Resist The Devil

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 14,131 views

    From the Lord’s example of His temptation in the wilderness we can learn of Satan’s schemes and how to have victory over his temptations.

    Resist the Devil Matthew 4:1-11 Be careful what you read and how you read it. Words are important and they can often be misunderstood. Nothing demonstrates this better than some humorous headlines from 2005. These are serious headlines that somehow made it past the editor’s table. Read them ...read more

  • New

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,959 views

    God isn’t interested in patching up your old life. He wants to make a new creation out of you.

    New Matthew 9:14-17 This week I had breakfast with our youth intern. Joe proudly announced that he and Cheryl are expecting their first child and that the due date is in February. As we talked, our conversation turned to all of the new things that will be happening in their lives over the ...read more

  • John Prepares The Way

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,020 views

    John the Baptist prepared the way for us to know and trust in Christ.

    John prepares the way Matthew 3:1-12 Are you ready to meet Jesus? How do you help others to prepare to meet Him? If you had been sent as the front man for Jesus to come into town, what would you do to make sure that hearts were ready to receive Him and His message? For 400 years God had ...read more

  • A Woman Of Faith

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,235 views

    The canaanite woman has a lot to teach us about faith, mercy, and prayer.

    A Woman of Faith Matthew 15:21-28 Danny was born without ears. He could hear all right, but he didn’t have the outer folds of skin and cartilage of normal people. All his life, Danny endured ridicule and rejection because of his deformity. But he learned to live with it. Thankfully, he had ...read more