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  • My Heart Is Troubled

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Following the example of Christ Jesus, our prayer in the difficult places of our lives should be for God’s name to be glorified.

    John 12: 20 – 33 My Soul Is Troubled Intro: We’ve all heard the old spiritual, “Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen.” --- We earnestly believe that nobody else in the world has had the same troubles we have or to the degree that we have. What we are forgetting is the second line of that song, more

  • What Can You Give?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Mar 10, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    The most precious thing we can give to Christ Jesus is the one thing we are most reluctant to give. Ourselves!

    Mark 8: 31 – 38 – What Can I Give You? Intro: I remember a number of years ago watching a television program called “What’s My Line?” --- The program was in black and white, so that tells you how long ago it was. The whole premise of the show was a panel of celebrities tried to guess the more

  • An Everlasting Covenant

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    God has established an everlasting covenant with the whole earth that endures to this very day. That promise, that covenant is for you.

    Genesis 9: 8 – 17 – An Everlasting covenant Intro: I once asked an adult Sunday school class to write a job description for Noah. This is what they wrote. Wanted: Person to build, maintain and sail a large ship. Must be civil engineer with experience as a zoologist. Must have experience in more

  • Make Mine A Double

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 27, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Like Elisha, we must seek a double portion of our Master’s spirit to passionately carry on the ministry of Christ Jesus.

    II Kings 2: 1 – 22 – Make Mine A Double Intro: What would you do if you wanted double the inheritance everyone else would get from a wealthy relative or friend? My guess would be, it depends on the amount. Would you? -- Suck up, scheme / plot, plan? -- Some have been willing to murder. OR more

  • A Hole In The Roof

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 16, 2006
    based on 33 ratings

    There are two groups in every organization: the doers and the complainers. The story of the paralytic is a vivid example of both.

    Mark 2: 1 – 12 - A Hole In The Roof Intro: Imagine you have a very close friend who has a desperate legal problem. They’ve been to lawyers, courts and all sorts of legal actions to no avail. You hear the President is coming to Nederland to visit another of your friends. The President could more

  • Doing What You're Told

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The comparison of Naaman in 2 Kings5:1-14 and the leper healed by Jesus in Mark 1:40-45 reveals to us that we should follow God’s leading and do what God tells us in the good as well as the bad places of our lives.

    Doing What You’re Told – Mark 1: 40 – 45 / 2 Kings 5: 1 - 14 Intro: I was the youngest grandchild on both sides of my family. Consequently, I was always being told what to do. That was one thing I disliked about being the youngest. Yet, when I questioned why I should do something I always more

  • All Things To All People

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 20 ratings

    It is easier to be all things to all people by turning to God for help and strength in a solitary place of prayer. It’s all about attitude.

    All Things To All People – Mark 1: 29 - 39 Intro: In 1975 when I assumed my duties as the Pastor of a church in Indiana, I was delighted to see brand new Bibles placed in each pew. When I opened one to see what version it was, I was dumbfounded by what I saw. In large, red letters these words more

  • What's This?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 30, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Through the power of the authoritative word of Christ, people and churches can be freed from the demons that posses.

    What’s This? – Mark 1: 21 - 28 Intro: My first year in seminary I had a professor I will never forget. Dr. Arnold B. Rhodes was the Chair of the Department of Old Testament Studies and I his student in Old Testament history at Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in the early 70s. He more

  • The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 23, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    We remember the story of Jonah and the whale; but, what is the rest of the story?

    The Rest Of The Story – Jonah 3:1 - 10 Intro: I remember a few years ago there was a feature on the ABC news done by Paul Harvey. It was entitled, “The Rest of the Story.” --- At 8:30am Greenwich Mean Time, on the 20th of January, 2006 a man riding a train in London called authorities to say more

  • Can You Hear Me Now?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 48 ratings

    Learning to listen for the voice of God and being receptive to receiving a vision.

    Can You Hear Me Now? – 1 Samuel 3: 1 - 10 Intro: If you watch television at all, you’ve seen the commercials for the cellular phone company where the man is walking with a phone to his ear and every few feet he asks, “Can you hear me now?” --- I wonder if they conceived of that commercial more

  • God's Creative Word

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    As God created light from darkness, that same God can take the darkness of my life and turn it into daybreak.

    God’s Creative Word – Genesis 1: 1 - 5 Intro: What is it about the dark that makes us uneasy? All sort of negative things are associated with the dark. All the “bad guys” in the Star Wars movies are on the “dark side.” The bad cowboys always wear the dark hats and ride the dark horses. And more

  • The Salvation Of Our God

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 12 ratings

    The Babe of Bethlehem is God’s most precious gift to humanity, the salvation of our God.

    Isaiah 52: 7 – 10 - The Salvation of Our God Intro: I suppose by this time everyone has opened all their Xmas presents. When you get back to work after the holidays, usually the 1st question people ask is “What did you get for Christmas?” --- Some people think that Christmas is all about more

  • Sound And Blameless

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 3 ratings

    How should Christians live in preparation for the coming of the Christ?

    Sound and Blameless – 1 Thessalonians 5: 16 - 28 Intro: It has been particularly difficult getting ready for the Christmas holidays this year. Usually, I have the Christmas trees up by the week after Thanksgiving. That didn’t work this year because we were having new carpet installed. --- more

  • We Are Yours

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 23, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    This is an exploration of Isaiah’s struggle to find God.

    Isaiah 63:7 – 64:12 --- We Are Yours Intro: When I was about 7 or 8 years old my mother took me shopping. Back then, that was “AN EVENT.” When we pulled into the parking space my mother said to me, “If we somehow get separated and you can’t find me, come back here to the car and wait for me.” more

  • If I Had Known

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    The manner in which we give service to others determines whether we are sheep or goats.

    If I Had Known – Matthew 25:31-46 Intro: From the time we are very little we are taught to sort things putting like things together. I had a bag of marbles when I was a kid and I would dump them all out on the carpet in my room and sort out the “cat’s eye” marbles from the rest because the more