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  • Run To The Roar Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 4 ratings
     | 18,353 views

    Chase the Lion is a 3 part series from Mark Batterson, pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. The sermon is based off of the book, Chase the Lion. You can download a sermon kit at ChaseTheLion.com/churches

    On September 11, 2001, four airplanes were hijacked by terrorists bent on evil. Two of the planes crashed into the Twin Towers in New York City. One of them crashed in a field in Stonycreek Township, Pennsylvania. And one plane crashed into the west side of the Pentagon, not far from where my ...read more

  • The Ripple Effect Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Oct 17, 2016
     | 9,381 views

    Chase the Lion is a 3 part series from Mark Batterson, pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. The sermon is based off of the book, Chase the Lion. You can download a sermon kit at ChaseTheLion.com/churches

    My wife, Lora, and I have a little tradition on Christmas Eve. We watch the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life, starring Jimmy Stewart. Our kids have a tradition too. They watch Inception, the science-fiction thriller written, directed, and produced by Christopher Nolan. It gets our kids into ...read more

  • Fight For Your Dream Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Oct 17, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 15,094 views

    Chase the Lion is a 3 part series from Mark Batterson, pastor at National Community Church in Washington, D.C. The sermon is based off of the book, Chase the Lion. You can download a sermon kit at ChaseTheLion.com/churches

    Around the turn of the 20th century, psychologist Alfred Adler proposed the counterintuitive theory of compensation. Adler believed that what we think of as disadvantages often prove to be advantages because they force us to cultivate compensatory attitudes and abilities that probably would have ...read more

  • The Circle Maker 1: The Legend Of The Circle Maker Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Nov 15, 2011
    based on 28 ratings
     | 34,338 views

    A sermon about the power of prayer illustrated by a man drawing circles in the sand in faith.

    Introduction It was the first century BC and a devastating drought threatened to destroy a generation, the generation before Jesus. The last of the Jewish prophets had died off nearly four centuries before. Miracles were such a distant memory that they seemed like a false memory. And God was ...read more

  • The Circle Maker 2: Dream Big Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Nov 15, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 13,017 views

    What step of faith do you need to take? What decision do you need to make? On what promise do you need to put down a stake?

    Introduction Before the first raindrop fell, Honi had to feel a little foolish. Standing inside a circle and demanding rain is a risky proposition. Vowing that you won’t leave the circle until it rains is even riskier. Honi didn’t draw a semi-circle. He drew a complete circle. There ...read more

  • The Circle Maker 3: Pray Hard Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Nov 15, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,082 views

    The Bible is a promise book and a prayer book. And while reading is reactive, prayer is proactive. Reading is the way you get through the Bible. Prayer is the way you get the Bible through you.

    Introduction In standardized math tests, Japanese children consistently score higher than their American counterparts. While some assume that a natural proclivity toward mathematics is the primary difference, researchers have discovered that it may have more to do with effort than ability. In ...read more

  • The Circle Maker 4: Think Long Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Nov 15, 2011
    based on 12 ratings
     | 13,047 views

    We need to be willing to pray for as long as it takes. Pray that it will take long enough and be hard enough for God to receive all of the glory.

    Introduction On the Swedish Island of Visingso, there is a mysterious forest of oak trees; mysterious because oak trees aren’t indigenous to the island and its origin was unknown for more than a century. Then in 1980, the Swedish Navy received a letter from the Forestry Department ...read more

  • So Far So God

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on May 28, 2008
    based on 34 ratings
     | 9,995 views

    In Jeremiah 31, the Israelites are in exile in Babylon, but God promises to bring them back to Jerusalem. It is one of the most hopeful chapters in Scripture.

    For other sermon resources visit www.theaterchurch.com or www.chasethelion.com __________________________ This message concludes our SFSG: So Far So God series. In Jeremiah 31, the Israelites are in exile in Babylon, but God promises to bring them back to Jerusalem. It is one of the most ...read more

  • The Elephant In The Church: The Gray Elephant

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on May 28, 2008
    based on 38 ratings
     | 17,749 views

    There is an old English Idiom: the elephant in the room. It refers to an obvious truth that everyone ignores. I think all of us have experienced the elephant in the room phenomenon in different ways.

    For other sermon resources visit www.theaterchurch.com or www.chasethelion.com _______________________________ There is an old English Idiom: the elephant in the room. It refers to an obvious truth that everyone ignores. Or it is something that everybody is thinking about but nobody is ...read more

  • The Neurology Of Faith: Loving God With All Of Your Mind

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on May 28, 2008
    based on 36 ratings
     | 11,959 views

    Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” Science and religion aren’t enemies. They are allies. In a sense, every ology is a branch of theology.

    For other sermon resources visit www.theaterchurch.com or www.chasethelion.com _________________________________ Ralph Waldo Emerson, “The religion that is afraid of science dishonors God and commits suicide.” Science and religion aren’t enemies. They are allies. In a sense, every ology is a ...read more

  • God @ The Billboards: Unwritten

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,162 views

    This evotional concludes the God @ the Billboard series.

    God @ the Billboards: Unwritten Pastor Mark Batterson 10.02.06 Highlight Tape When I was in High School I played basketball and I did alright. I wanted to play in college so my dad put together a highlight tape to give to college recruiters. He went through all of my game tapes and ...read more

  • Chase The Lion: Defying Odds

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 16,819 views

    Over the next seven weeks we’ll look at II Samuel 23:20-23 from seven different angles. This week I want to look at it through the eyes of an odds maker.

    Chase the Lion: Defying Odds November 7, 2006 Mark Batterson This evotional begins a new series titled: Chase the Lion. Check out the series trailer @ chasethelion.com. Or watch the webcast @ theaterchurch.com. Over the next seven weeks, this series will explore seven lion chasing ...read more

  • Battle Of The Sexes: Save The Male

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,837 views

    This evotional continues the Battle of the Sexes series.

    Battle of the Sexes: Save the Male 03.07.07 Mark Batterson This evotional continues the Battle of the Sexes series. To listen to the podcast or watch the webcast, visit www.theaterchurch.com. Or check out Pastor Mark’s blog @ www.markbatterson.com. In Florence, Italy there is a museum ...read more

  • The Anatomy Of Faith: The Tongue

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,497 views

    This evotional is part of The Anatomy of Faith series.

    The Anatomy of Faith: The Tongue This evotional is part of The Anatomy of Faith series. To watch the webcast, visit www.theaterchurch.com. For more thoughts on life and leadership, visit www.markbatterson.com. A number of years ago I read a story titled The Whisper Test. A woman named ...read more

  • The Uncertainty Principle Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 8,280 views

    Faith is expecting the unexpected.

    The Physics of Faith: The Uncertainty Principle 03.11.05 Pastor Mark Batterson This evotional begins a new series titled The Physics of Faith. Over the next four weeks we’re going to explore four dimensions of faith: expecting the unexpected, seeing the invisible, believing the impossible, ...read more