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  • God Shall Be My God Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,548 views

    God can restore broken relationships with other people... and himself.

    I want us to take a brief walk through this chapter in Genesis 33. Of course, in context it follows the three days covered in Genesis 32 in which Jacob finds out his brother is coming to meet him with 400 men. The rest of that chapter is wrapped up in Jacob’s human attempts and frailties to undo ...read more

  • Coming To The End Of Yourself Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Sep 6, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 9,080 views

    God will do whatever he must to make the vessel of his grace prepared to receive his grace.

    Read Psalm 34 to start the service Read Genesis Chapter 32. This is a story about coming to the end of yourself - so that God is finally free to work. It’s also a story about reconciliation. As a man, Jacob was still quite self sufficient, and he still retained much of the old nature in his ...read more

  • Da Vinci Code: Deciphering Da Vinci (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on May 3, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,089 views

    Dan Brown couldn’t even get his front page "Facts" straight.

    Why am I doing a four week study on the Da Vinci Code? Let me open simply with these quotes and letters: "Honestly, [reading the book] shook my whole faith. I realize that the book is fiction, but much of what he wrote about seemed like it was based on historical facts aside from the ...read more

  • Da Vinci Code: I Know Something You Don't Know Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on May 3, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,577 views

    What’s the underlying doctrine to the Da Vinci code? Gnosticism. The da Vinci code is one more example of a resurgence of an ancient heresy.

    A companion powerpoint to this sermon is located at: http://www.stilltruth.com/downloads/ppt/I_Know_Something_You_Dont_Know.ppt I know something you don’t know. Say it with a sing song in your voice and you sound like a child on the playground. Say it with a whisper and you sound like a ...read more

  • When God Says Go The World Says No Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,104 views

    Getting used to the idea of not being liked is difficult if you happen to be a person that cares what people think. But as you know Sometimes, “When God Says GO the World Says NO.”

    Getting used to the idea of not being liked is difficult if you happen to be a person that cares what people think. But as you know Sometimes, “When God Says GO the World Says NO.” Look at Genesis 31 tonight and we’ll catch a glimpse of what Jacob went through as he began to follow God’s ...read more

  • Learning To Let God Lead Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,641 views

    The transformation from Defiant Deciever to Humble Servant is never easy.

    How many of you would consider yourselves a role model? I’ve got an interesting role model for you tonight. Turns out he was married ... twice... at the same time... to sisters! To top it off – at the suggestion of his wives he had a couple more ladies on the side (and his wives were OK ...read more

  • The Battling Brides Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,437 views

    Anyone who has ever said the Bible is boring hasn’t read it. Tonight I want to walk through this rather surreal story. Genesis 29:31-30:24 needs some kind of introduction, but once you read what’s going on here, it really defies a quaint definition, So

    Anyone who has ever said the Bible is boring hasn’t read it. Tonight I want to walk through this rather surreal story. Genesis 29:31-30:24 needs some kind of introduction, but once you read what’s going on here, it really defies a quaint definition, So I’ll just say, “Welcome to the battling ...read more

  • Helping God Out Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,825 views

    Do you ever try to “help God out”? Or are you content even in an uncomfortable situation to trust Him?

    The flow of the story is rather simple: Jacob wants to go home, but instead remains on with uncle Laban and gets rich in the mean time. The passage carries with it allot of presuppositions; starting with the obvious strain between Jacob and Laban and continuing in Jacob’s alternating faithfulness ...read more

  • Breaking Away From The World Brings An Uneasy Peace

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Apr 28, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,645 views

    We don’t need to offend unbeleivers because we follow Jesus. Let the Cross offend them, but not us.

    I once worked at a grocery store which employed a truck-driver and while his instructions were basically to get a load from point A to point B he felt on occasion that in order to meet a deadline he would have to speed or otherwise break a few laws. Yet the double edge to the sword was if he got ...read more

  • Compelled By The Love Of Christ

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,124 views

    What does it take to give up every comfort and to recieve every form of suffering in order to reach ONE for Christ? The Love of Christ must compell you.

    Today is Memorial day Sunday. The idea of the holiday surpasses hot-dogs on the grill; it’s an opportunity and a call to reflect on the sacrifice of many thousands of men who have died for the ideals of our country. Some of you served in the military and have given a part of your heart to serving ...read more

  • The Arrival Of Hope Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,841 views

    One overriding lesson of the Life of Abraham, especially as it relates to Isaac is that God is in control.

    One overriding lesson of the Life of Abraham, especially as it relates to Isaac is that God is in control. That’s the message as we leave chapter 20 and move into chapter 21. In chapter 12, God promises Abraham a son. That promise is repeated throughout Abraham’s 25 year journey till this ...read more

  • A Precious Promise To Persona Non Grata God's Mercy To The Unworthy Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,885 views

    God’s promises to Jacob in the desert are types of the promises made to us. Like Jacob God has promised us his PRESENCE, A Permanant PLACE and PROTECTION. We Perfect his promise when we trust him.

  • Lost In Lust Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,964 views

    Living in a sex saturated world, we find ourselves remarkably like Lot struggling to keep a grasp on righteousness for ourselves and our children. How can we do that?

    Tell the Story of the text.... There are a variety of lessons in this text, and I can only cover a few in the allotted time. 1) Homosexuality is a terrible sin The bible houses dozens of cross references to this very unpopular fact in our country. Romans 1:26-28 "For this reason God gave ...read more

  • The Rest Is God's Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,668 views

    God has called upon us to walk before him in holiness, and has revealed that he is powerful enough to make his promises come to pass.

    Pastor’s note: I wanted to call this "A Cut above" but couldn’t bring myself to do it. Passage: Genesis 17:1-27 In Genesis 15 God came to Abram and introduced repeated to him the Abrahamic covenant and it’s central tenant; that of God’s undeserved blessing to Abram. God took Abram outside the ...read more

  • How Can God Use You When You Screw Up? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 43 ratings
     | 6,111 views

    Why do Godly people sin? And can God possibly use you even when you’re testimony is blown?

    Let me tell you a story about a Christian just like you and I. Let’s call him George for no good reason. George woke up Monday morning after a remarkable Weekend. Family time was well spent and The church services were excellent. He’d had testimonies of answered prayer in his own life and the ...read more