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  • Facing Your Giants Of Fear Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Jun 5, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,793 views

    We all face fear at one time or another. One person writes that fear is the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind.

    INTRO: I read this week that at least 322 unique phobias have been identified. Phobia comes from the Greek word for fear, and refers to a panic that is completely out of proportion to the perceived threat behind it. Extreme cases of a phobia can result in escalated anxiety and a full-fledged ...read more

  • The Giant Of Religion Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Jun 5, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,664 views

    Today we are going to look at a very cruel giant, the giant of religion

    INTRO: A young girl became a Christian in an exciting revival at her church and was baptized the closing Sunday morning. That afternoon she ran through the house singing and dancing. Her sour grandfather rebuked her with these words, “You ought to be ashamed of yourself. You just joined the ...read more

  • Beauty And The Beast Pt.3 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,468 views

    The 3rd fairy tale we will look at: "Possessions are powerless."

    INTRO: Thought: How many possessions does a man need? Tolstoy writes a story about a man who lived in Russia who worked for and finally accumulated 1300 acres. His passion was to accumulate land. A stranger came by one day and told him about land in the East where you could have what you could ...read more

  • Beauty And The Beast Pt.2 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,387 views

    We have looking at financial fairy tales 2nd myth we will look at: "Character really does not matter when it comes to money".

    INTRO: One day a certain old, rich man of a miserable disposition visited a rabbi, who took the rich man by the hand and led him to a window. "Look out there," he said. The rich man looked into the street, "What do you see?" asked the rabbi. "I see men, women, and children," answered the rich ...read more

  • Beauty And The Beast Pt.4 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,071 views

    The myth we are going to look at today is "Giving Means Subtracting".

    INTRO: How many of us liked math when we were growing up? I remember in college, before being called into the ministry, I was going to get a math degree. But I realized I could not make it through Calculus 3. I just could not understand it. It’s like today living in a society that teaches us one ...read more

  • What Every Christian Should Know Pt.3 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 12,097 views

    We will continue our look at the Pharisee Syndrome.

    INTRO: STAY FERVENT IN LOVE. Fervent is a word that speaks of intensity and determination. It is an athletic term for stretching to reach the tape. Have you watched the fellows and gals who run the dash? When they come around that last turn and they’re pressing for the tape, they’ll get right to ...read more

  • What Every Christian Should Know Pt.1 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,435 views

    We are going to look at the "Pharisee Syndrome"

    INTRO: A while back I was watching a show on the greenback (American dollar) and how it has endured over the years. In the last couple of years there has been a huge push to modernize the greenback because there is so much counterfeiting going on. Hundreds of millions of dollars are lost each year ...read more

  • What Every Christian Should Know Pt.2 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,605 views

    We’ve begun a series of sermons that deal with the "Pharisee Syndrome."

    INTRO: Two cars were waiting at a stoplight. The light turned green, but the man didn’t notice it. A woman in the car behind him is watching traffic pass around them. The woman begins pounding on her steering wheel and yelling at the man to move. The man doesn’t move. The woman is going ballistic ...read more

  • Relationship Busters Pt.5 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,321 views

    We are going to look at the foundation of what this house stands on and it’s self.

    INTRO: In a 2001 Times Magazine cover article entitled, "Power Struggle—Who’s in Charge", a vivid example of a somewhat epidemic was given. It reads: Here is a parenting parable for our age. Carla Wagner, 17, of Coral Gables, Florida, spent the afternoon drinking the tequila she charged on her ...read more

  • Relationship Busters Pt.4 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,558 views

    Today we’re talking about the 4th pillar of unhealthy relationships, disrespect

    INTRO: Two men were golfing together near a cemetery. While the one man was preparing to putt, a hearse turned into the cemetery. He immediately looked up, dropped his putter, removed his cap and bowed his head. After a couple of minutes he returned his attention to golf. When the two men returned ...read more

  • Relationship Builders Pt.3 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 880 views

    The third pillar, which we are going to look at today, is forgiveness

    INTRO: It’s an amazing thing when you get your eyes off yourself. Do you know what happens? -You can see the world around you, all of a sudden there’s life and beauty that you didn’t notice before. It’s the same in relationships. When you get your eyes off yourself you will have deeper, more ...read more

  • Relationship Builders Pt.4 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,088 views

    Today we are going to take a look at Pillar 4 – that is Love.

    INTRO: A lady walked up to a man and said, "If I was your wife I would feed you poison." The man replied, "If I was your husband I’d eat it." Adam asked God, "Why did you have to make woman so beautiful?" God said, "So you’d fall in love with her. Then Adam asked, "But why did you have to make her ...read more

  • Relationship Builders Pt.5 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,057 views

    Today we’re going to be looking at the foundation. Without a sturdy foundation, the house will eventually collapse

    INTRO: Birchwood, Wisconsin – A Wisconsin hunter is accused of killing five people and wounding another three after he allegedly shot them over a fight involving a tree stand, authorities said Monday. The dead included a teenage boy, a woman and a father and son, Sawyer County Chief Deputy Tim ...read more

  • Relationship Busters Pt.1 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,982 views

    Today we are going tolook at qualities that literally destroy relationships.

    INTRO: The story is told of a young man during the Middle Ages who went to a monk, saying, "I’ve sinned by telling slanderous statements about someone. What should I do now?" The monk replied, "Put a feather on every doorstep in town." The young man did it. Then he returned to the monk, wondering ...read more

  • Relationship Builders Pt.2 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,181 views

    The second pillar to healthy relationships is loyalty

    INTRO: In the December 31, 1989 Chicago Tribune, the editors printed their photos of the decade. One of them, by Michael Fryer, captured a grim fireman and paramedic carrying a fire victim away from the scene. The blaze, which happened in Chicago in December 1984, at first seemed routine. But then ...read more