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Contributed on Feb 3, 2020
The church in Corinth had a problem communicating with outsiders and visitors. The church still has that problem. This sermon looks at some of the difficulties that we have dealing with those who are unfamiliar with our faith.
Opening and Introduction Tonight, we continue our sermon series on sharing our faith. In our text today, we heard about Christians in Corinth that struggled talking to visitors. They were having a hard time communicating the way they wanted to be heard. The gift of tongues was practiced, but ...read more
Contributed on Jan 27, 2020
The world sees us as examples of Christianity. We have Jesus as our example of how we should act.
Opening and Introduction In our lesson tonight, we heard part of a longer passage that’s a discussion on how a wife and husband should treat each other. It’s a message about relationships. This text applies to all of us, married or not. We’re all in some form of relationship with each other… ...read more
Contributed on Jan 21, 2020
When Jesus called Matthew as a disciple, he followed without hesitation. But, we often bring a lot of baggage alongside our faith. How can we work towards dropping our baggage and following Jesus more freely?
Opening and Introduction In our text today, we heard of a tax collector named Levi, more commonly known as the disciple Matthew. Matthew was working in his toll booth and left everything behind to follow Jesus. He left without hesitation, without conditions, and without negotiating how he would ...read more
Contributed on Dec 31, 2019
God wants us to seek him, but we don't always seek him properly. Even with the distractions, we face in life, God is still there waiting for us.
Opening and Introduction When I think of looking for something, a book designed for kids comes to mind. It’s a book with pictures called “Where’s Waldo”. Did anyone see any of those books? The idea was to look for this guy with a red and white stripped shirt that always seemed to blend-in ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2019
Mary has had a hectic couple of months. After Jesus is born, Mary takes a moment to reflect on what's happened. How do we use the breaks in our lives between the chaos and the crowds during the Christmas season?
Opening and Introduction Christmas is a pretty busy time of year isn’t it? Do you ever feel like you don’t have enough time to get it all done? Ever feel like the season is so wonderful to experience, but there’s just is so much going on. In our text today, Mary is experiencing a season like ...read more
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Contributed on Mar 29, 2012
WHAT I WOULDN'T GIVE... When Oliver Wendell Holmes was still on the U.S. Supreme Court, he and Justice Louis Brandeis took walks every afternoon. On one of these occasions Holmes, then ninety-two, paused to gaze in frank admiration at a beautiful young girl who passed them. He even turned to ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2012
WHAT'S THE DEMAND? The magazine, Christianity Today, reported in its April 4, 1986 issue of a tool company that manufactured drill bits. Faced with financial losses, company executives gathered to discuss the problem: a declining demand for drill bits. The CEO challenged his men: "How can we ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2012
"ALL" I COULD DO WAS LISTEN AND TALK The author Stephen W. Sorenson wrote in Discipleship Journal: For two years, because of severe tendinitis in both wrists, I could not pick up my young daughter, carry a log, or even open a twist-off pop bottle. To make matters worse, my wife and I, with ...read more
Contributed on Mar 30, 2010
I want all of you to try something. Don’t speak. Just listen and observe. Look at the person next to you. Look into their eyes. What do you see? What do you feel? Do you see concern or confusion? Is it laughter or happiness? Is it pain, anger, or love? Can you see something about what the ...read more
Contributed on Jan 2, 2009
The Oakland police force recently unveiled its first lowrider police car. The vehicle has the standard logo, lights and siren, but also includes chrome wheels, hydraulic lift, and a 500-watt sound system. The car was put on the force to help officers build better relationship with inner-city ...read more