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Contributed on Oct 25, 2021
Our God is great and is full of glory. Just a glimpse of that glory made a difference for Moses, Stephen and Paul. And like them getting a glimpse of God's glory will transform and empower us.
Introduction: A. You’ve heard it said: “There are two sure things in life: #1 – There is a God, and #2 – You are not Him!” 1. In our new series that we began last week, we are working to understand those two realities – there is a God and you and I are not Him. 2. We must realize that it’s not ...read more
Contributed on Oct 18, 2021
Our sinful nature and the world we live in teaches us to be self-centered. We are prone to think it is all about us, but it is not. It's all about God. In this series based on Max Lucado's book, It's Not About Me, we will explore how to live a God-centered life.
A. Have you heard about the guy who said, “Some people call me self-centered, but that’s enough about them”? 1. Maybe you’ve known someone like that – someone who lived life like it was all about them. 2. To be honest, there was a time in my life when I was way too much like that. B. I heard a ...read more
Contributed on Oct 11, 2021
In this concluding sermon from the series on James, we summarize the main lessons from James that we want to be sure to remember and to put into practice.
Introduction: A. Today as we conclude our sermon series on the letter of James, I want us to do a unique review of the book. 1. First, we will look at an 8 minute video summary created by a nonprofit called BibleProject, and then I will share a list of the lessons from James that I hope we will ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2021
James has mentioned prayer several times in his letter. In chapter 5, James focuses on prayer's power and place in the life of a Christian, especially as it relates to our need for healing.
Introduction: A. The story is told of a five year old boy who told his daddy that he’d like to have a baby brother and that he was willing to do whatever he could to help bring that about. 1. The boy’s father paused for a moment and then replied, “I’ll tell you what, if you pray every day for two ...read more
Contributed on Sep 20, 2021
The three points of this sermon and a good bit of the content is borrowed from a sermon by Ray Pritchard (see the resources at the end of the sermon). The key to facing hard times is learning to wait on the Lord.
Introduction: A. Once there was a boy who asked a girl to go to the school formal dance. 1. She agreed, and he decided to rent a tuxedo, but the rental store had a long line, so he waited and waited, and finally he got his suit. 2. Then he decided to buy flowers, but the flower shop had a long ...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