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Contributed on Feb 13, 2011
This sermon is about the need to believe that prayer has purpose and expectation. It uses Elijah as the illustration of our own prayers.
A Call To Prayer (James 5:13-18) Introduction: A. There are stories in the OT that cause me lift up God' power and in humility thank him for letting me see it. One of the great stories is that of Elijah on Mt. Carmel. B. Elijah was a great prophet. He saw his people in sin and called ...read more
Contributed on Jan 29, 2011
Wealth won't last. Wealth will testify. So who are the rich that James talks to? In part, it is us. We are the rich and how we use our wealth is a statement about our spirituality.
A Sermon To the Rich (James 5:1-6) Introduction: A. There has been some political debating over how much taxes individuals who make over $200,000 should pay. That group of people make up 3% of the American population or approximately 3.4 million households. For many, that is what we call ...read more
Contributed on Jan 16, 2011
The antichrists have come, even come out from among us. But we are anointed by the Holy One. What does that anointing mean?
The Anointed Ones (1 John2:18-27) Introduction: A. The Bible gives us several warnings about troubles that are coming. Peter talks about scoffers in the last days. Paul tells Timothy that a time is coming when people will turn aside from sound doctrine and turn to teachers who tell them ...read more
Contributed on Dec 20, 2010
This lesson talks about how Jesus was laid in a manger because there was no room for him in the inn. Then compares that thought with our hearts as an inn and if we have room for Jesus in us.
Is There Room In Your Inn? (Luke 2:1-7) Introduction: A. I heard on the radio that a GPS company had given several very small GPS transmitters to non-profits, especially churches. There had been a rash of people steeling Jesus from nativity scenes outside churches. With the GPS ...read more
Contributed on Apr 22, 2007
Jacob saw a stairway (ladder) to heaven. What was that dream all about? What, or who is the ladder leading to heaven? This sermon is based on a lesson by Patrick Mead of Rochester Hills, MI.
NOTE: This lesson is based upon a sermon I heard Patrick Mead preach. Patrick preaches in Rochester Hills, MI. Stairway To Heaven (Gen. 28:12-22) Introduction: A. Have you ever seen the Indiana Jones movies? I just watched the “making of” each of those movies and decided I wanted to ...read more
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Contributed on Dec 20, 2010
YOU CAN HAVE MY ROOM Wally was a 7th grade student who was bigger than any of the other students in his Sunday school class. His mother had been an alcoholic when he was born, and as a result, Wally just did not have all the mental capabilities that the rest of his classmates had. But somehow he ...read more
Contributed on Apr 30, 2010
Saying “Good-bye” to Mom It is Mother’s Day weekend and my mom is dying from pancreatic cancer. She is only 65 and I will miss her very much. We are a family who believes in and loves God very much. Faith is the victory that overcomes. Right now, faith is what is needed to overcome my grief. ...read more
Contributed on May 26, 2007
A. He’s Closer Than You Think. Gen. 1:1 “In the beginning GOD!” That is a wow statement. God began us, created us. In the days of creation he waited until the last thing to create was mankind. God created Adam and Eve and it was like these two chairs right next to each other. But then Eve ...read more
Contributed on Apr 21, 2007
There is a story told that is totally fictitious, but the point is true. The story is that when Jesus went back up into Heaven, the angel Gabriel had a conversation with Jesus. This is just an illustration. He asked Jesus, “What happened while you down on earth? Did they make you king?” Jesus ...read more
Contributed on Jun 21, 2005
Many years ago, Al Capone virtually owned Chicago. He wasn’t famous for anything heroic. He was notorious for filling Chicago with everything evil. How did he keep himself out of jail? That is where his lawyer came into play. Big Al’s lawyer was nicknamed “Easy Eddie.” He was excellent at ...read more