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Contributed on Nov 12, 2018
In this sermon, we try to examine the way the god of entertainment tries to pull us away from God the Father.
A. How many of you have seen the 2005 romantic comedy called Fever Pitch? 1. It is a funny story about a guy who is a Boston Red Sox fanatic. 2. Here’s an interesting tidbit that you might not have known: Fever Pitch was actually first released outside the United States and Canada with the title ...read more
Contributed on Nov 5, 2018
In this sermon, we discuss the fact that sex is good, but when sex is used outside of God's intended ways, the god of sex twists it into something destructive.
A. As you know, children often do “say the darndest things.” 1. A precocious 7 year-old once asked her mother for a baby brother. a. Her mother was taken aback by the request, but explained in a soothing tone, “I’m afraid that just isn’t possible, darling. Babies cost a great deal of money, and ...read more
Contributed on Oct 29, 2018
In this sermon, we discuss the way that food can become an idol for us as we allow food to do for us what only God should do.
A. A certain Texas rancher had a pair of boots made, and they turned out to be too tight. 1. The bootmaker insisted on stretching them, but the rancher wouldn’t let him. 2. The rancher explained to the bootmaker his reason for wanting the boots to be too tight: “There is little in my life that is ...read more
Contributed on Oct 22, 2018
Why is God jealous for us and how is that a good thing?
Introduction: A. If you like to listen to contemporary Christian music, then when you see the title of today’s sermon, “He is Jealous for Me,” you probably think of the David Crowder Band’s song “How He Loves,” because the song begins with that sentence. 1. The beginning of the song goes like ...read more
Contributed on Oct 15, 2018
In this introduction to the series, we discuss what idolatry is and how it is still a problem in our modern times.
A. Can you guess what is the number one problem in the Bible? 1. It is the problem that more than 1,000 verses speak of? a. It is the problem that more than 50 of the laws in the first five books of the Bible are directed against. b. In Judaism it was one of only four sins to which the death ...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