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  • Comforted To Comfort

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 28, 2018
     | 3,564 views

    God comforts us so that we can comfort others to trust God.

    Dietrich Bonhoeffer was one of a handful of German theologians to stand up to the Nazification of the German church. Bonhoeffer’s courage thrust him into leadership in that part of the Protestant church that opposed Hitler. He founded an underground seminary in Bavaria, which was closed by ...read more

  • Starting Point

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 6, 2018
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     | 3,487 views

    Jesus is the reason we have life after death.

    New Testament scholar Don Carson tells of a teenage boy who was dying of cancer. Every day he had someone read John 11to him--the story of Lazarus who rose from the dead--and Paul’s detailed statement about the resurrection in 1 Corinthians 15. His confident hope of victory over sin and death was ...read more

  • For Example

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 27, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,362 views

    The progress of the gospel is more important than my rights.

    Nantucket, Massachusetts is located next to important shipping lanes running along the East Coast. Toward the end of the 1800s, sailing ships were in their heyday. Nantucket Island saw hundreds of vessels passing by each day—all navigating without the advantages of modern technology. Treacherous ...read more

  • Ok If Married

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 14, 2018
     | 1,866 views

    Sex in marriage promotes godliness.

    Recently, the Tonight Show changed hosts. Jay Leno had been the host for 17 years. He handed the number one late night talk show over to Conan O’Brian. Our young adults know this. Before Leno there was Johnny Carson, who hosted the Tonight Show for 30 years. Carson had several characters he ...read more

  • The Hub

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 8, 2018
     | 1,034 views

    Christ and the cross unify the church when they are kept the priority of the church.

    Years ago, the Democratic Convention had just concluded, and the Republican Convention was soon to begin. The day the Democratic candidate, Barack Obama, announced his selection for Vice President, Joe Biden, the Republicans unleashed what’s called an attack ad. Senator Biden, who was running for ...read more

  • Does A Body Good

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 8, 2018
     | 2,541 views

    Christians are not to be sexually immoral.

    Good Hope, Alabama is a small town with small town values. In Cullman County you can’t legally buy beer. Daystar Church, which had grown dramatically under pastor Jerry Lawson, ran up against the sensibilities of a this conservative north Alabama community by focusing a month-long series on sex. ...read more

  • Generosity: Primarily Like Christ

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Feb 1, 2018
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     | 4,866 views

    Like Jesus, Christians are to build their lives around the principle of generosity.

    What would you say to people you love who you are never going to see again? For many of us that brings to memory an emotionally powerful moment in our life. May be it was tender words of affection and admiration or it may have been tearful words of confession and forgiveness. I’ve been at this ...read more

  • Happiness Through... Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 16, 2016
     | 3,848 views

    Happiness is the product of practicing certain disciplines that make us like Christ.

    Series: Be Happy Title: Happiness Through… Text: Psalm 103 Truth: Happiness is the product of practicing certain disciplines that make us like Christ. Aim: To encourage the church to practice these disciplines to experience God’s happiness. INTRODUCTION Ruth Graham, the wife ...read more

  • Happiness Is A Choice Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 7, 2016
     | 4,682 views

    Happiness is a choice.

    Series: Be Happy Title: Happiness is a Choice Text: Philippians 4:1-9 Truth: Happiness is a choice. Life Question: How do we choose happiness? INTRODUCTION Many years ago an elderly man immigrated to the United States from one of the Communist bloc countries of Eastern Europe. After his ...read more

  • Happy God, Happy Follower Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Mar 2, 2016
     | 2,095 views

    To be like God is to be happy.

    Many years ago I was teaching an adult Sunday school class. Though I don’t recall the text or lesson, I remember a person and the statement she made. This woman was the mother of two teenage daughters, and her husband occasionally attended church. She said she wished you could be saved ...read more

  • Responsive Heart Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Feb 24, 2016
     | 4,602 views

    We cultivate a responsive heart to God by obeying the truth.

    My first pastorate was a rural church in northwest Oklahoma. A young man in the church returned from military service overseas. He brought his new bride to meet me. She was Irish. It was her first time in the U.S. I asked what impressed her about Oklahoma. She said it was the dirt. I was ...read more

  • In Spite Of Appearances - Trust Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Oct 22, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,226 views

    In spite of appearances, God is in control. Keep your trust in God.

    Title: In spite of appearances—trust. Text: Daniel 6:1-27 Truth: In spite of appearances, God is in control. Keep your trust in God. Aim: I want the church to remain faithful when it is difficult. INTRODUCTION If you had to summarize your life in six words, what would they be? ...read more

  • Practicing Love Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Sep 16, 2015
     | 3,796 views

    Christians demonstrate their salvation through obedience to the command of Christ to love others as He loved.

  • Response To The Truth Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 25, 2015
     | 2,760 views

    We are to love and live the truth.

    There is something about brevity that makes a message all that more emphatic. I was pacing up and down a hallway outside a delivery room on April 16, 1976. I was trying to be calm and collected, but I acted more like a caged lion. Suddenly a big door swung open and a gowned nurse was holding ...read more

  • Postcard Epistle Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Aug 5, 2015
     | 2,894 views

    Your love has limits.

    INTRODUCTION If you do not want something read, do not write it on a postcard. Several years back a friend of mine pastored in a small, rural town in Oklahoma. Because he did not have a church secretary, he personally went to the Post Office to get his mail where Post master was not a ...read more