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  • Faith, Fear, And Failure

    Contributed by David Hicks on Feb 2, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,833 views

    There is no failure for those who step out in faith. The only failure is when we live in fear and do not follow God.

    Faith, Fear, and Failure Matthew 14:22-33 How willing are you to take a step of faith into the unknown? Are you a person who like to play it safe, get all your ducks lined up in a row, do your pro-con sheet and then timidly step forward, or are you someone who enjoys the thrill of jumping ...read more

  • Christ Our Sanctifier

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
     | 1,069 views

    Christ sanctifies us through His finished work on the Cross. Jesus transforms our lives positionally at the moment we receive Him, and practically as we learn to walk in Him by faith.

    Christ our sanctifier Hebrews 10:1-18 Don’t you just wish you could start all over? Several months ago I was having a great deal of difficulty with my home computer. It was slow and sluggish and would often freeze right in the middle of some important work. Now I don’t know much about ...read more

  • A Mind Fixed On Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,663 views

    Consider Jesus who is greater than the prophets and angels and who was appointed by God. Fix your minds upon Him.

    A MIND FIXED ON JESUS Have you ever found yourself fixated on a project, a person, a hobby or an idea? I tend to be the type of person that can easily become fixated on something. For example, this week we were doing some restructuring of the basement facilities. I found myself moving ...read more

  • A Pattern For Faithful Living

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
     | 2,373 views

    Looking at the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, we can learn from the pattern of those who have gone before how to live a life of faith.

    A Pattern for Faithful Living Hebrews 11:8-19 Prop: Use a 2 liter bottle filled with water and oil. Shake it up. Some things in this life can never be mixed. Darkness and light, death and life; pride and humility, and faith and doubt cannot be mixed. You either have one or the ...read more

  • The Person Driven Life

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,127 views

    Much has been said about the Purpose Driven Life, but Hebrews 12 seems to focus on the person driven life, a life that is lived in devotion to Jesus Christ.

    The Person Driven Life Hebrews 12:1-3 When Lloyd Douglas, author of “The Robe”, attended college, he lived in a boardinghouse. A retired, wheelchair-bound music professor resided on the first floor. Each morning Douglas would stick his head in the door of the teacher’s apartment and ask ...read more

  • The Shining Light In A Plain Jar

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,946 views

    What does it mean to carry about in our broken vessels the Light of the world?

    THE SHINING LIGHT IN A PLAIN JAR 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Hidden away on a high shelf in my closet I keep a small box. This box is worn down and broken from 50 years of use. But it is the most priceless thing I own. If I were to lose this box, I would literally tear my home apart to find it. ...read more

  • Anchored In Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 18,281 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
     | 2,856 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
     | 3,510 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

  • Will And Faith

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,276 views

    Jesus is willing to make clean those who come to him in faith, and who lay their burdens down.

    Will and Faith Matthew 8:1-17 A missionary in Africa experienced great difficulty in trying to translate the Gospel of John into a local dialect. He faced the problem of finding a word for ‘believe’. He continued to try, but he always had to leave a blank space when he came to that ...read more

  • Treasure Seekers

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,886 views

    Treasure seekers who seek first the kingdom of God find His kingdom to be more than they could ever imagine. When filled by God, they are ready to share out of the abundance of what they have received.

    TREASURE SEEKERS Matthew 6:19- 34 I hope the kids are excited about this year’s VBS. It is called Treasure Cove and the goal is to inspire kids to be treasure seekers, not for the treasures this world has to offer, but for the treasure that will never spoil or rot – an intimate relationship ...read more

  • The Lord's Day

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,320 views

    The Sabbath is to be Holy as unto the Lord. But what does that mean for the people of the New Covenant? Could doing the works of God be the best way to honor the Lord.

    The Lord’s Day Matthew 12:1-14 Do any of you remember the old ‘blue laws”? For those who are younger than 30, our state used to have rules about what could and could not be done on Sunday. Almost all stores and restaurants were closed on Sunday. The vast majority of people did not have to ...read more

  • Matters Of The Heart

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
     | 1,067 views

    God wants obedience that flows out of a heart that is fully devoted to Him.

    The Heart of the Matter Matthew 5:17 – 26 I have a confession to make. About a month ago I had to go to the airport to pick up my daughter from her trip to California. Her trip had encountered several problems with planes which resulted in her arriving in Philly airport at around 2:00am. ...read more

  • The Discipleship Attitudes

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,340 views

    The be-attitudes are for every disciple of Christ to aspire to.

    The Discipleship Attitudes Matthew 5:1-12 For the last two weeks we have been looking at the topic of discipleship. Jesus called 4 fishermen to follow Him, and as they grew to know Christ and His ways, He transformed their lives into fishers of men. Shortly after this account of Jesus ...read more

  • The Call Of Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 971 views

    Jesus calls and we must follow, but when we do He promises to transform our lives and to use us for His glory and honor.

    The Call of Jesus Matthew 4:18-22 Today is President Lincoln’s birthday, and in his honor I’d like to begin with an imaginary story. There once was a man who thought that it was a shame that instead of celebrating Lincoln’s birthday like we used to, we now just celebrate the generic ...read more