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Contributed on Dec 9, 2019
As Paul begins to deal with the questions of God's original election of the Jews and the later inclusion of the Gentiles, Paul drives home the point that God is sovereign.
A. It has been said: “There are two sure things in life: 1. There is a God; 2. You are not Him!” 1. I would like to add a third sure thing: “And this God, whom you are not, is sovereign and can do whatever He decides to do.” 2. Steven Curtis Chapman wrote a song called “God is God” and the chorus ...read more
Contributed on Dec 2, 2019
Contentment is the key to overcoming consumerism and materialism. Contentment comes from learning to be thankful, thrifty, generous, and focused.
A. I hope that everyone had a happy Thanksgiving Day! We surely did. 1. We all have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? 2. One teacher asked her students to write a composition entitled “What I’m thankful for on Thanksgiving.” 3. One boy wrote, “On Thanksgiving, I’m thankful that I’m not a ...read more
Contributed on Nov 25, 2019
As we move into chapters 9-11, Paul addresses the deep theological topics of God's election, predestination and sovereignty. Paul does this to answer the baffling questions surrounding the Jewish people's rejection of Jesus. A lot of this sermon is based on a sermon by Dan Williams.
A. Last Sunday’s Friend Day was certainly uplifting to me, I hope it was for you as well! 1. We had a number of visitors, and we had a special fellowship meal. It was a great day! B. I heard the story of a man who was experiencing problems with his new computer, so he called the help ...read more
Contributed on Nov 18, 2019
God is drawing people to Himself all the time from all kinds of backgrounds. In this sermon, we review the conversion stories of several famous people, and then look at the stories of two conversions in the Bible. If anyone is in Christ, they are a new creation!
A. Welcome to Friend Day. 1. Every year when Friend Day arrives, I get really excited, because I know that Friend Day is often a day of new beginnings. 2. We have seen many people over the years who experience a new beginning with God on or because of Friend Day. 3. Maybe today is your ...read more
Contributed on Nov 11, 2019
Paul ends Romans 8 with an amazing crescendo that helps us have great confidence in God as our protector, defender and keeper.
Introduction: A. How many of you remember the Tom and Jerry cartoons? 1. Tom, the cat, was always trying to catch and eat, Jerry, the mouse. 2. The series was rather silly, predictable, and filled with slapstick violence. 3. In one of the cartoon stories, Jerry rescued Spike, the bulldog, from ...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