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  • When The Brook Dries Up

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Aug 21, 2003
    based on 214 ratings
     | 38,912 views

    We’ve all been in a place where the "brook" dried up and God moved us on to another place. There are many lessons to be learned beside the brook.

    A. INTRODUCTION “And Elijah the Tishbite, who was of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, ‘As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.’ And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, ‘Get thee hence, and ...read more

  • Iraq In Prophecy: Lesson 1 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on May 1, 2003
    based on 138 ratings
     | 3,522 views

    Iraq in Prophecy

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Iraq is the second most mentioned nation in the Bible after Israel (Mesopotamia, Babylon, Assyria, Ninevah, Chaldees, etc.). 2. Saddam Hussein called himself Nebuchadnezzar. 3. The name Iraq is a recent name and Baghdad is a modern city. B. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND 1. The ...read more

  • Nehemiah: Building And Battling

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 7,552 views

    Nehemiah was the Persian king’s Cup Bearer. Even though he was a servant, he was trusted to be a leader.

    A.INTRODUCTION (Nehemiah 1-6) 1.After the Babylonian captivity was over, two men helped restore the city of Jerusalem. a.Zerubbabel built the TEMPLE. b.Nehemiah built the WALLS. 2.This is the first of two lessons about Nehemiah (his name means comfort of the Lord) who was the Persian ...read more

  • Learning From The Past

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 144 ratings
     | 12,873 views

    The past - you cannot change it. The present - you can give God everything. The future - your future is hidden in your daily routine.

    A. INTRODUCTION: PHILIPPIANS 3:13-14 "Because I am not perfect and have not attained, I am going to let this one standard guide me. I am willing to forget the things of the past. I am willing to give everything to reach the things of the future, and I am willing to give all my energy to win the ...read more

  • Fasting And Prayer For Revival

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 151 ratings
     | 9,281 views

    By fasting and praying for revival and evangelism, God will pour Himself on His people.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. First mention. The Day of Atonement, i.e., Yom Kippur Fast. "On the tenth day of the seventh month of each year, you must go without eating to show sorrow for your sins" (Lev. 16:29 CEV). 2. Full mention. "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? To loose the bands of ...read more

  • He Wore My Crown Of Thorns

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 114 ratings
     | 17,121 views

    The significance of the crown of thorns.

  • The Events Of Three Dark Days

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 92 ratings
     | 3,546 views

    An Easter sermon.

    A. INTRODUCTION: MATTHEW 27:57-28:2, 11-15 1. What is the natural response to a corpse? "He (Joseph) went to Pilate and begged the body" (27:58). "He wrapped it in a clean linen cloth" (27:59). "Laid it in his own tomb" (27:60). "The women . . . stood afar off . . . beholding" (Luke 23:49). ...read more

  • Characteristics Of A Good Mother

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 17,966 views

    Many women throughout the Bible serve as great examples of godly mothers.

    A. WHAT A GOOD MOTHER DID. EXODUS 2:1-10 1. She married right. "A man of the house of Levi . . . took to wife a daughter of Levi" (v.1). 2. She chose life. "The woman conceived and bare a son" (v.2). 3. She had eyes of faith. "She saw him, that he was a goodly child" (v.2). "By faith . . . ...read more

  • Facing The Goliath In Our Lives

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 7,951 views

    "So Many Christians Never Achieve The Maximum Potential In Their Lives Because They Never Conquer The Thing That They Fear The Most."

    "Facing the Goliath in our Lives" - I Samuel 17 So Many Christians Never Achieve The Maximum Potential In Their Lives Because They Never Conquer The Thing That They Fear The Most. - Jonathan Falwell 1. Introduction a. The Israelites feared the Philistine Giant because he seemed to be ...read more

  • Lessons From Cross Bearing

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 125 ratings
     | 32,008 views

    Simon was a man who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a cross up a hill.

    A. INTRODUCTION (Mark 15:20-22 KJV) And when they had mocked him, they took off the purple from him, and put his own clothes on him, and led him out to crucify him. Simon was a man of color from Africa who came to worship at the Passover. His life was changed when he was forced to carry a ...read more

  • What Burns Your Heart?

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 160 ratings
     | 9,473 views

    "They said one to another, did not our hearts burn within us, while he talked with us by the way and while he opened to us the scriptures" (Luke 24:32).

    A. INTRODUCTION ( Luke 24:13-21) On Easter Sunday afternoon, Jesus met two disciples who were returning home from Jerusalem. The reports of the empty tomb confused and discouraged them. Jesus explained to them the message of the resurrection. "They said one to another, did not our hearts burn ...read more

  • (Lesson 8) The Woman With The Issue Of Blood Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 100 ratings
     | 44,890 views

    A woman thought a slight touch of the hem of Jesus’ coat would heal her, but she was encountered by Jesus to learn that it was her faith that made her whole.

    A. WHY A TOUCH? 1. He should not touch her. She thought Jesus might become unclean if He healed her with a touch. "Whosoever toucheth her shall be unclean" (Lev. 15:19). 2. She should not touch Him. She didn’t want to touch Jesus, just His clothes. "When she toucheth . . . it shall be ...read more

  • Three Of The Greatest Emotions In Life

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 160 ratings
     | 11,887 views

    We have many emotions. These include fear, anger, excitement, loneliness, despair, and satisfaction. What emotions motivate you the most?

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. We have many emotions. These include fear, anger, excitement, loneliness, despair, and satisfaction. What emotions motivate you the most ____________________________? 2. The three greatest emotions. Today’s lesson surrounds three of the greatest emotions: WHAT ...read more

  • Mother's Day

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Jan 31, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,048 views

    Honoring your mother on Mother’s Day.

    A. INTRODUCTION: WHAT IS LEFT OUT? "Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee" (Ex. 20:12). 1.Love is natural. Why is there no command for parents to love children or respect them? 2.Love is reflected in giving. Why is ...read more

  • Experiencing Revival (Lesson 1) Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Jan 31, 2003
    based on 124 ratings
     | 4,660 views

    Series: What Happens When the Church Prays?

    “Every revival begins in a prayer meeting” –J. Edwin Orr “Whenever God intends great blessings for His people, He first sets them to praying” –Matthew Henry 1. The promise of revival: Acts 1:4-8. Predicted by John the Baptist. “You shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost, not many days from ...read more