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  • Patience In Christian World

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on May 13, 2018

    Patience makes us more attentive to the needs of the lost.

    Patience in Christian Work by Joe Mack Cherry I. Body A. What is Patience? 1. Definition a. an ability or willingness to suppress restlessness or annoyance when confronted with delay b. quiet steady perseverance (patience is a work!) c. Biblically, it is a more

  • Three Strikes Don't Always Mean Your Out

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Sep 16, 2015

    God provides a way for us to get throughout the ballgame of life in hopeless circumstances.

    Three Strikes Don’t Always Mean You’re Out By: Joe Mack Cherry I. Introduction A. Illustration – Game 4 of the 1941 Baseball World Series 1. NY Yankees vs. Brooklyn Dodgers a. A rivalry so fierce it continued when the Dodgers left Brooklyn and moved to LA and more

  • Story Of Faith

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Aug 20, 2015

    A Christian's life is based on faith. Even the Apostles lacked it at times. This is hard to understand since they were eyewitnesses. We all have evidence that Jesus works in our lives today so when our faith is weak we are no different than them!

    Story of Faith I. Matt. 14:22-33/Mk. 6:30-52/Luke 9:10-17/Jo. 6:1-15 A. Prelude to The Story 1. Prior to Jesus coming to His own hometown Mark tells us He had cast out the demon, Legion and raised a little girl from the dead. Upon arrival to Nazareth He teaches in more

  • The Wedding Feast

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Jan 3, 2013

    A look at the Parable and it's application to us as Christians today.

    I. Introduction A. Previous Chapter 1. The Triumphant Entry (Read Mt. 21: 6-11) a. There was a gross misunderstanding concerning Jesus. b. He was not going to be Savior the Jews thought he would be. c. His kingdom was of a heavenly nature. d. Many of these same people more

  • Rebuilding Your Temple

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Apr 28, 2012

    Just as God's children had to rebuild the temple sometime we have to rebuild ourselves.

  • Habakkuk Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Apr 26, 2012

    A look at God's hand on the paddle; those He loves He chastens.

    Habakkuk Part 1 I. Background A. The Man 1. Not much documented facts concerning Habakkuk. 2. His name means “embrace” or “ardent embrace” a. Appropriate in light of 3:16. b. Habakkuk determines to hold on to God even in punishment. c. He more

  • Habakkuk Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Apr 26, 2012

    Even though God may use evil people to do His work, their deeds will not go unpunished.

  • Psalms 64

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Jan 29, 2011

    Waiting on God isn't easy, especially when you are being persecuted by others.

    Psalms 64 By Joe Mack Cherry I. Background – Basis for the Psalm A. Different Ideas 1. Haman and Mordecai – Esther (David wrote after a dream) 2. David and Saul at Masrob – II Sam. 22: 5 (Syriac Version) 3. Daniel and the Babylonian Captures – more

  • God Ain’t Really Surprised You Sinned

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Nov 21, 2010

    God knows we fail but loves us and does not give up; therefore we should not give up on ourselves

    God Really Ain’t Surprised You Did It by Joe Mack Cherry I. Introduction A. Sin 1. What is sin? I Jo. 3: 4 – transgression of the law. 2. What does it do? a. Gen. 3: 23-34 (Adam & Eve) b. Mt. 27: 36 (Jesus on the Cross) c. Lk. 16: 19-31(Rich more

  • " Thou My Unbelief"

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Nov 8, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    God answers prayers; even for faith

    Help Thou My Unbelief by Joe Mack Cherry Text: Mark 9: 14-29 Theme: Praying for faith I. Introduction to the Text A. The Transfiguration 1. Has always been a mystery to me. 2. It is believed that this happened the night prior to the events that took place in more

  • Jonah: Behind The Story

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Feb 1, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Some scripture can be perplexing if one is not familiar with times in which it is written.

    Jonah: Behind the Story by Joe Mack Cherry I. Introduction A. The Timeline 1. Written around 800-750 BC 2. Jeroboam II was the king of Israel. II Kings 14: 25 a. This validates Jonah as a real person. b. Some believe Jonah was a fictional person. 3. Actually more

  • Rend Your Heart And Not Your Garments

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    God knows His children will stray but has always given them access back to His blessings. He will go to any length to bring us back.

    Rend Your Hearts and Not Your Garments Joe Mack Cherry Text: Joel 2: 12-14 Purpose: To see lengths at which God will go to bring His children back to him, to see what God requires to come back, and to see how greatly God blesses the penitent heart. I. Introduction A. more

  • When It Happens To You (Or Me)

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on May 17, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    When our prayers leave us empty and we feel all alone in our troubles, we are not alone!

    When It Happens to You (or Me) By Joe Mack Cherry I.   Introduction     A.  It Always Happens to Someone Else  1.  A life threatening illness  2.  A family member dies suddenly & unexpectedly (Accident Thursday)  3.  Your child finds himself/herself in trouble; you can’t save him/her   4. more

  • Grace: The Strength To Face Ourselves

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Nov 24, 2007

    Piecemeal study can be very confusing to the new convert as well as the struggling oldtimer. Grace allows us to see ourselves without giving up on our humanity.

    Grace: The Strength to Face Ourselves Joe Mack Cherry I. Introduction A. Nothing in the past 50 years has caused as much controversy as Grace. 1. Talk of grace raises a host of emotions. a. Fear – the free ride syndrome that Paul dismisses in Rom. 6: 1 b. Anger – You got more

  • Idols

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Sep 28, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Many things can become idols. We must always guard against putting people or things before Christ.

    Idols I. Introduction A. Read Isaiah 46: 1-10 1. God has and always will be a “jealous” God. a. Ex. 20: 3 – the first commandment b. Ex. 34: 13 – My name is Jealous! 1. God can be moved to jealousy. 2. Greatest commandment: love the Lord thy God with all more