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Contributed on Jan 29, 2018
In this sermon, we discover how Paul was able to finish the Christian race.
Introduction: A. One day the devil gathered all his demons together to review their work. 1. The first demon reported, “I let loose the wild beasts of the desert on a caravan of Christians and their bones are now bleaching in the sand.” a. The devil replied, “What good was that? Now they are ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2018
In contrast to the works righteousness that Paul had been striving for before he became a Christian, Paul embraced the faith righteousness that comes through the grace of God by faith in Jesus.
Introduction: A. When life goes well for people who do not know the Lord they feel elated. 1. When hard times come they sink into despair. 2. But true joy enables us to rise above the rolling waves of circumstance. 3. Joy comes from a consistent relationship with Jesus Christ. 4. When our ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2018
God's dream for the church is that it is made up of people of all kinds who love each other and for the church to teach the world how to live together in harmony.
“Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are equal.” 1. With those words, Abraham Lincoln changed the course of history. B. Fast forward 100 years to a sweltering August day in ...read more
Contributed on Jan 1, 2018
Proverbs 3 offers a number of good principles for the New Year.
Introduction: A. I hope you had a Merry Christmas and I pray that together we have a blessed New Year. B. I thought you might enjoy learning the history of the “Baby New Year.” 1. Britannica.com reports that the original “Baby New Year” was born in ancient Greece. 2. It was their custom to ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2017
Paul wrote some very encouraging things about Timothy and Epaphroditus that offer us excellent examples to follow.
Introduction: A. One day a man went to the doctor because he was concerned about his lessening level of energy. 1. He told his doctor that he wasn't able to do all the things around the house that he used to do. 2. When the examination was complete, the man said to the doctor, “Now, Doc, I can ...read more
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Contributed on Jul 18, 2011
HEED THE COMMANDS In July of 1976, Israeli commandos made a daring raid at an airport in Uganda, in which 103 Jewish hostages were freed. In less than 15 minutes, the soldiers had killed all 7 of the kidnappers and set the captives free. As successful as the rescue was, however, three of the ...read more
Contributed on Mar 14, 2011
ENGAGING GOD'S POWER Spiritual growth and success is a partnership with God. Paul captured this idea in Philippians 2:12-13, where he wrote: "continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose." We ...read more
Contributed on Jun 23, 2010
Do you remember Jesus’ radical prescription for avoiding temptation? In Matthew 5:27-30, He suggested that we should cut out or cut off whatever it is that leads us into sin. In the news this week was the story of Hartford, CT resident Jonathan Metz, a single man, who lived alone, who while ...read more
Contributed on May 17, 2010
The story is told of a 10-year-old boy who decided to study Judo despite the fact that he had lost his left arm in a devastating car accident. 1. The boy began lessons with an old Japanese Judo master. 2. The boy was doing well, but he couldn't understand why, after three months of training the ...read more
Contributed on Oct 19, 2009
RAWLINS KEPT U.S. GRANT ON HIS HORSE Ulysses S. Grant was a 4 star general of the union forces during the Civil War and became the 18th President of the United States. John A. Rawlins was Grant’s friend and fellow general, who became Grant’s chief of staff. During the Civil War, no one was ...read more