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  • Slipping Back Into Darkness While The Light Is Still On

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jul 8, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon deals with believers who slip back into darkness while the light is still on.

    Scripture: Hebrews 2:1-3 “Therefore we ought to give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest at any time we should let them slip (drift away). For if the word spoken by angels was steadfast and every transgression and disobedience received a just recompense of more

  • Keeping Our Balance In A Topsy Turvy World

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    We have been given authority and power in order to become overcomers in the present circumstances. We do not need to succumb to the pressures around us but can live overcoming lives.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God May 3, 2009 Keeping Our Balance in a Topsy Turvey World Colossians 2:6-16 INTRODUCTION: There are many things that upset the apple cart in our “topsy turvy” world. One of them is the downturn in the economy with the more

  • "Are You Wired For Joy Or Wired For Stress?"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Jesus came to bring good news of great joy for everyone. Why don’t more people experience the joy of the Lord. How can we become rewired for joy at this Christmas season?

    Valley Grove Assembly of God December 7, 2008 “Are You Wired for Joy or Wired for Stress?” Luke 2:8-20 Verse 10 “but the angel reassured them…don’t be afraid,” he said, “I bring you good news of great joy for everyone!” INTRODUCTION: [Show strings of tangled Christmas lights all in a more

  • Tomatoes, Squash, Zucchini

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    God’s answer to a poor economy and how to position ourselves for increase. God can change dire circumstances and cause a turnaround to occur in the most discouraging of times or circumstances.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God September 14, 2008 Tomatoes, Squash, and Zucchini II Corinthians 9:6-15 INTRODUCTION: How many of you like bacon and tomato sandwiches? Last year I planted one tomato plant in the front landscaping. It was a more

  • Living Under God's Umbrella Of Provision

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jun 29, 2008
    based on 24 ratings

    How can we find a full life in the emptiest of places? Isaiah lets us in on the secret to God’s provision in today’s economy.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God July 6, 2008 Living Under God’s Umbrella of Provision Isaiah 58:11 Introduction: Today I want to read you a verse out of the book of Isaiah from four different translations: “And the Lord shall guide thee continually, and satisfy thy soul in more

  • God Is Everything You Need Him To Be

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 43 ratings

    God’s provision is sufficient to cover any need we have. We access His answers by our faith.

    Valley Grove Assembly of God May 4. 2008 “God is Everything You Need Him to Be” Exodus 3:13-22 INTRODUCTION: I would like you to think about the things that you worry about the most. It could be anything that causes you a lot of concern throughout the day or night. What things raise more

  • "Living Without Fear In 'in-Between' Times Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    What can we do when things we have prayed for hasn’t happened yet? How can we have a sense of peace knowing that God’s love in the between times of our life when we can’t see anything happening.

    December 23, 2007 Living Without Fear in ‘In-Between’ Times Micah 5:2-5 Luke 1:26-38 INTRODUCTION: This week is the last Sunday of Advent. We are nearing Christmas with last minute shopping, wrapping, thoughts of Christmas dinner, being with family and friends and other events, however, more

  • The Power Of Words

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Sep 11, 2007
    based on 54 ratings

    The effect of our words can lead to a good outcome or to a disasterous one. We can learn to overcome negativity and change our self talk so that we receive a fruitful harvest.

    The Power of Words “Death and life are in the power of the tongue and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Proverbs 18:21 INTRODUCTION: "Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me.” How many agree with that statement? How many disagree? more

  • Being Fully Persuaded Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Abraham was known as the Father of Faith and is a pattern for fathers even today. How do we activate our faith so that we can become strong in faith before our families? This scripture gives us some clues.

    June, 2007 Being Fully Persuaded Romans 4:13-25 INTRODUCTION: Today is Father’s Day. You can probably look back and remember some of the “words of wisdom” your father said to you over the years. You probably have at one time or another passed these same sayings along to your children and more

  • Fears That Keep Us From His Presence

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jun 3, 2007
    based on 18 ratings

    What fears cause us to back away from the Presence of the Lord? Fear that He will require more than you are willing to give? We can probably relate to some of the same fears that these people did many years earlier.

    June,2007 Fears that Keep Us from His Presence Luke 8:26-39 INTRODUCTION: Jesus did many miracles when He lived on earth. One of those miracles involved the deliverance of a demon-possessed man who had been living among the tombs for a long time. He was so out of control that he could no more

  • Learning To Stand

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jun 1, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Learning when to stand still and when to move forward is exemplified by Moses in this scripture.

    June, 2007 Learning to Stand Exodus 14:10-13 INTRODUCTION: Learning when to stand still and when to move forward is one of the greatest challenges for us today. We live in an instant society where we are trained for action--for decision making--especially in the workplace. We are used more

  • How To Keep Your Healing Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 30, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    This sermon emphasizes thoughts on how to keep your healing after you have been prayed for. It discusses reasons why people often lose the healing.

    May, 2007 How to Keep Your Healing I Timothy 6:12-21 INTRODUCTION: Many times people are prayed for over and over for the same need and do not seem to be able to come into complete healing. What is happening? Symptoms will often come back, and we need to know what to do about this more

  • Seeing As God Sees Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 30, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    When God has a work for us to do He knows where to find us and transform our lives for that work.

    May, 2007 Seeing As God Sees I Samuel 16:1-13 INTRODUCTION: In this scripture Samuel has been instructed to go and anoint a new king. The Lord reproved him for mourning about Saul. God said, “I have rejected him and all of your tears and mourning won’t change things. Now get over it more

  • How To Make It To Friday

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 30, 2007
    based on 29 ratings

    Facing troubles and tests in our daily walk drains our energy. We wonder if we can even make it to Friday. Three things from I Peter show us how to get there.

    May, 2007 How to Make it to Friday I Peter 1:17-23 INTRODUCTION: In this scripture Peter is writing to Jewish Christians who were driven out of Jerusalem and scattered throughout Asia Minor and to all believers everywhere. This writing took place as Christians were being tortured and more

  • I Am The Bread Of Life Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 25, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    Jesus made His claims through ordinary lessons from life which people could relate to. In this case he used BREAD.

    May, 2007 I AM the Bread of Life John 6:5-58 INTRODUCTION: John chapter 6 opens with the scene where a great crowd of people have gathered to hear Jesus. It is getting late in the day; and Jesus, wanting to test Philip, asked, “Where can we buy bread to feed all of these people.” Philip more