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Contributed on Mar 30, 2010
After encouraging believers with different defensive weapons for "spiritual warfare", Paul gives two weapons that together give the believer weapons for "hand to hand" combat. Both however, only work through the power and connection of the Spirit.
A. Quote: Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones wrote this about our spiritual battle: A man who does not understand the nature of the problem he is confronting is a man who is already doomed to failure. Christian people are like first-year college students—they think at first that every subject is quite ...read more
Contributed on Feb 22, 2010
A reminder of 3 truths taken from Paul's letter to the Ephesians: 1- we are in a Battle, 2- It's Invisible, and 3- we must Make a Stand. We are reminded that God's Armor is available for the believer but it must be fitted - fitted by spiritual growth and
INTRODUCTION Chip Ingram developed a new DVD Teaching series called “The Invisible War”. Many thoughts began to run over situations in MY LIFE & the LIVES OF OTHERS recently. - Questions asked recently (sickness, death, constant struggle, financial) - Battles Christians are ...read more
Contributed on Feb 8, 2010
A reminder that when we try just a little harder proving our obedience and when we recognize our inability and His complete ability, then we will find the blessings from being involved in His work!
Introduction Two Texans were trying to impress each other with the size of their ranches. One asked the other, “What’s the name of your ranch?” He replied, “The Rocking R, ABC, Flying W Circle C, Bar U, Staple Four, Box D, Rolling M, Rainbow’s End, Silver Spur ...read more
Contributed on Jan 31, 2010
This message helps the church ask why we do the acts of mercy we do? What is our motive? Last in a series of 4, we are reminded that all opportunities of service are to be done as though we are doing them for the Master Himself!
Introduction Today, we end our study of preparation for the Vision of our church for the year 2010. We’ve talked about: 1. Recognizing the Open Doors (Rev. 3:7-8) 2. Effective Prayer (Col. 6:2-6) 3. Effective Giving (2 Cor 8:1-15) And now today the question, “When Did ...read more
Contributed on Jan 23, 2010
The example of the Macedonian our Corinthian churches give us tremendous advice on the sensitive subject of tithing for NT believers today! Advice that is easy to understand requiring very little interpretation!
So much is said about tithing and yet it is probably the most difficult subject for me to speak on. I think it would be actually easier if the church was wealthy. Why is this such a sensitive subject? Or maybe its me, but why is it so hard to preach on? What about to you? Think about it for a ...read more
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Contributed on Jan 23, 2010
A good example to this though is our sign project. We know that based on our regular offerings that we could not afford the gorgeous sign out front. But we also know that in order for God to be able to change the hearts of others, we must 1st get them into church. The sign gives us a means to ...read more
Contributed on Jan 25, 2009
READ THE INSTRUCTIONS Debbie's laptop broke several months ago, causing some frustration. We couldn't afford right now to put it in the shop, so we decided to attempt repair. We found a hard drive for really a great price, so we purchased and installed it into the drive bay. Suppose I failed ...read more
Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
Film: The Green Mile Tom Hanks – Paul Edgecomb; Michael Duncan – John Coffey Coffey had the ability to reach inside and remove one's sickness. Hanks had a kidney infection/stone. Coffee reached out and touched him and was able to literally take on that sickness and remove it from ...read more
Contributed on Dec 15, 2007
ILLUSTRATION: “Outragious Claims” by Lee Stroble A Story from Maggie “Do you understand that you represent Jesus to me? Do you know, do you understand that when you treat me with gentleness, it raises the question in my mind that maybe He is gentle, too. Maybe He isn’t someone who laughs when I ...read more
Contributed on Oct 8, 2007
On December 2001, the "Leaning Tower of Pisa" was finally reopened to the public, after having been closed for almost a dozen years. During that time, engineers completed a 25 million dollar renovation project designed to stabilize the tower. They removed 110 tons of dirt, and reduced its famous ...read more