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  • Be Reconciled To God!

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Sep 4, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    God urges us to be reconciled through Jesus Christ! We can only be brought to peace with God through His Son Jesus. Let's commit our lives to Him and be brought to peace with God.

    2 Corinthians 5:14-21 14 For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 16 So from now on we regard no one more

  • Despite Persecution, Live As Common-Sense Christians! Series

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Sep 3, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    Despite Persecution, we are called to live as Christians in a corrupt world. Peter tells us to maintain Christian conduct, to live wisely (with common sense), and to fear God instead of man.

    Text: 1 Peter 3:8-14 8 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; 9 not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a more

  • The Conduct Of A Believing Household Series

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 29, 2011
    based on 7 ratings

    Peter gives both believing wives and husbands some to-the-point instructions in order that Jesus might be glorified, even if they are persecuted wrongly for trusting in our Savior. Let us take these instructions to heart!

    Basic Outline: I. Peter's Discussion about Believing Wives' Conduct (1-4) II. Peter's Appeal to Daughters of Sarah (5-6) III. Peter's Direct (and Sobering) Warning to Believing Husbands (7) Application Text: 1 Peter 3:1-7 1 Wives, likewise, be submissive to your own husbands, that even if more

  • Showing Honor In Spite Of Persecution

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 27, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Jesus was our suffering servant, and as Peter draws comparisons between Isaiah 53 and our lifestyles, we need to follow and focus on Jesus, keeping our hearts right with Him despite any wrongful persecution.

    "Showing Honor in Spite of Persecution" Glorious King Jesus Christian Church Pastor: Sterling Christian Franklin Sunday, 8/21/2011 See CrossAllegiance on YouTube for a link to the recorded webcast for this sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:13-25 Opening Prayer Matthew Henry: "The duty required more

  • A-Z Attributes Of God

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 16, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    Our God is amazing, and He is zealous for all to come to know Him. This message is a list of 26 attributes of God, and even with this all said, there are so many more ways to arrange this list! I pray it's a blessing to you.

  • A Blameless Conversation Series

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 14, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    There is an utter necessity for Christians to live a pure and blameless life before a world that wants to demean the name of Jesus. We need Jesus, we need to proclaim Jesus, and we need to represent Jesus!

    Application Points: - We need Jesus - We need to proclaim Jesus - We need to represent Jesus Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12 1 Peter 2:11-12 11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul; 12 Having your conversation honest among more

  • Precious In His Sight Series

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 7, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    Come to Jesus, Be acceptable in His sight, and Believe on Him for provision in every area of your life. We are rejected by the world, but precious in the sight of God.

    - Opening Prayer - Text: 1 Peter 2:4-10 4 Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus more

  • Jabez: Overcoming The Significance Of A Sorrowful Name

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Aug 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Jabez' mother named him 'Sorrow,' but the LORD kept this man of prayer from experiencing it. We ought to pray faithfully to God, asking Him to help us in any weighty task and to bring about what is dear to our hearts and according to His will.

  • Norway: Let God Be Your Strength And Refuge

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jul 25, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    God is our strength and refuge in the gloomiest moments of our lives. Let’s run to Him for shelter from the storm, and in the case of tragedy, especially so. Pray for those affected in the Norway shootings, that they may find their refuge in God.

    Text: Psalm 46 Open with me to Psalm 46. This week, Norway has been ravaged with the shootings of over 90 children at the hands of a madman. Families are shattered, friendships irrecoverable. Though this seemed to be a politically and racially motivated crime, many sources of media call more

  • Five Anti-Growth Attributes To Avoid

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jul 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings

    Peter urges us as believers (especially new ones) to be nourished and grow closer to Jesus, and he highlights five anti-growth attributes that will keep us from doing so! Avoid the evil, cling to what is good!

    Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Opening Prayer Paul wrote about the 'fruit' more

  • Living In A Very Serious Way -- Holiness Before God

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jul 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    We have been redeemed in a very serious way -- through the Blood of Jesus -- and thus, out of love for Him, we need to live in a very serious way before Him -- in holiness before God.

    Given on 7/3/11 Opening Scriptures Luke 4:18-19 John 8:36 2 Corinthians 3:17 Galatians 5:1 Prayer for the Nation & Leaders 1 Timothy 2:1-4 Cross Allegiance Report Prayer Requests from Online (Handout) Library Announcement Message: 1 Peter 1:13-21 1 Peter 1:13-21 13 more

  • Where Is Jesus Foretold In The Old Testament?

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 26, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    The prophets longed to see how and when the Messiah would be revealed, and yet God gave them glimpses of various attributes. This is a survey of a handful of these glimpses, and the beauty is that the Gospel is fully available for us through Jesus today!

    Intro/Base Text: 1 Peter 1:10-12 1 Peter 1:10-12 10 Of this salvation the prophets have inquired and searched carefully, who prophesied of the grace that would come to you, 11 searching what, or what manner of time, the Spirit of Christ who was in them was indicating when He testified more

  • Isaac: Son Of Promise, And A Father Of God’s Destiny

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 18, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Though Abraham is declared to be the "father of many nations" by the LORD, his son Isaac is worth investigating this Father’s Day -- he was a man of faith: born a son of promise, and serving as an exquisite illustration of God’s destiny.

    (What about Isaac?) Isaac -- Son of Promise, and a Father of God’s Destiny Given at Glorious King Jesus, 6/19/11, Sterling C. Franklin Father’s Day Message (Scripture Reading) Genesis 17:3-7 3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 "As for Me, behold, My more

  • Five Characteristics Brought On By The Holy Spirit At Pentecost

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 11, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    The Holy Spirit brought on powerful things on the Day of Pentecost, and His effects lasted. There were Five characteristics brought on by the Holy Spirit's indwelling of saints: Devotion, Awe, Extreme Generosity, Community, and Fruitfulness.

    Order of Service: Music Psalms of Praise (Psalm 1, Psalm 128) Cross Allegiance & Evangelism Tour Update Prayer Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-41 Sermon -- Text: Acts 2:42-47 Benediction (Psalm 67) Fellowship Time Scripture Reading: Acts 2:1-41 (The Day of Pentecost, i.e. the outpouring of more

  • Rejoicing In Our Inheritance, Despite A Horrible Job Market

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jun 8, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    As unemployment is still rampant, some of us struggle to make ends meet, needless to say provide an inheritance for our next generation. However, through any frustration and hold-up in life, we are called to REJOICE in our promised inheritance in Heaven.

    Rejoicing in our Inheritance, Despite a Horrible Job Market Sterling C. Franklin Glorious King Jesus Christian Church June 5, 2011 (Sunday) Man, this job market is HORRIBLE! Many men in their 60s and 70s who have talked with me on the topic are saying that they’ve never seen such hardship in more