• Ronald Franklin

    Contributing sermons since Aug 16, 2007
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  • Holy Dissatisfaction

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2012

    It is only when I am dissatisfied with the status quo in my spiritual life that I will be motivated to pay the price to get to where God wants me to be.

    As I prayerfully look back over the past year, I realize that God is dissatisfied with me. As a pastor, as a husband, as a Christian, I have not been the person this past year that God wants me to be, and He is dissatisfied with me. Now, that may sound like a serious confession of spiritual more

  • I "Is” The Man!

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2012
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    This sermon shows how, according to Psalm 1:1, any believer can choose to be "the man" who walks in God’s blessing and favor from this moment on.

    We’ve been talking in this series of messages about the fact that God wants His people to prosper in life. Our foundational verse for this series is Psalms 35:27b, which tells us that God “has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.” The word translated “prosperity” in this verse is the more

  • Jesus Can Clean You Up!

    Contributed on Jul 7, 2012
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    Based on the story of the Gadarene demoniac, highlights the power of Christ to deliver anyone who will believe from all the power of the unclean spirit.

    Mark 5:1-2 Then they came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gadarenes. 2 And when He had come out of the boat, immediately there met Him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. The story we read in Mark 5 seems like a very dramatic, very unusual situation that is more

  • How To Turn Stress Into Rest - Part 2

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    The key to being able to stand up under pressure, and turn our stress into rest, is not the situation we face, but how we think about that situation.

    INTRODUCTION In the first message in this series, we talked about stress. What we found out was ... (1) Stress is a fact of life. It is something not even the most spiritual Christian can avoid. (2) Not only is stress unavoidable, it is necessary. Without the motivation of stressful more

  • How To Turn Stress Into Rest - Part 1

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008
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    One thing that often hinders Christians in enjoying our lives is stress. The times when we feel stressed out are usually the most miserable times in our lives. If believers are going to live the abundant life, we’ve got to learn how to deal with stress.

    INTRODUCTION As you know, our theme this year in CCC is Determined to Develop. Today we want to talk about one of the areas of our lives that it is most crucial for us to develop in if we are going enjoy our lives. Do you know that God intends for you to enjoy life? When we talk about the more

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  • Against All Odds

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2012

    Yesterday, the Tennessee Titans beat the Baltimore Ravens in a pro football playoff game. Before the game, all the commentators talked about was that the Titans had lost the last five games to the Ravens, and how the Ravens seem to have their number. Nobody gave the Titans a chance. So, how did more

  • Know The Problem

    Contributed on Dec 28, 2012

    Dr. Herbert Jackson was a missionary to the Philippines. He tells a story about something that happened to him when he was just getting started on the mission field. He was given a car that wouldn't start without a push, so he quickly devised different ways of getting that car started without him more

  • Overcomers

    Contributed on Jul 10, 2012

    ILLUS: I watched Serena Williams win the Wimbledon tennis championship yesterday. She cruised through the first set. But in the second set, her opponent rallied and got hot, and won the set. Then, in the 3rd set, Serena got her game back on track and she just overwhelmed her opponent to win going more

  • Dr. Robert Seizer, In His Book "Mortal ...

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008

    ILLUS: Dr. Robert Seizer, in his book “Mortal Lessons: Notes in the Art of Surgery,” tells the story of a young husband and wife. He had operated to remove a tumor from the wife’s face, but in the process had unavoidably cut a facial nerve. It left her mouth permanently distorted. She asked him, more

  • This Chair I'm Sitting In Is Being Stressed By ...

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2008

    This chair I’m sitting in is being stressed by my weight. As a former engineer, there was a time in my life when I could calculate those stresses – but not any more! So, this chair is under stress - but it is not stressed out! The stresses on it are well within its capacity. Those stresses TEND to more