Sermon Series
  • 1. God's Elect

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A message of encouragement to Christians who were being persecuted for their stand. A reminder that as God’s children, we are called and set apart to be a different people.

    ILLUSTRATION: THE SLEEP SON A mother watched her son begin to drain of energy as the week went on. By the end of the week he’d lost his desire to get out of bed. She heard the alarm go off through his bedroom door. Apparently he just kept punching the little snooze button on the top. Finally, more

  • 2. Provisions For Survival

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A reminder to the family of God that as God’s elect, God has provided His provisions for survival. 4 Supplies for survival: A Living Hope, An Invaluable Inheritance, A Precious Faith, and An Inexpressible Joy. Provisions to carry us through life’s tria

    Introduction I profess that I DO NOT like to watch the TV show, “Survivor”. I admit the concept, though with I’m sure some exaggerations, is pretty cool! It seems as 16 people are dumped out in the middle of nowhere with no food or water and have to figure out a way to survive on their own. But more

  • 3. Walking In Holiness

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A call to live in this world and maintain a holy walk. Because we walk in hope, we are able to walk in holiness.

    Last week, 1st section, Peter, as a result of salvation, emphasized WALKING IN HOPE. Remember that "walking in hope" describes a "conviction of faith" - an anticipation of something to come - in this case the hope of our salvation. Today: Now Peter changes his emphasis to WALKING IN HOLINESS. more

  • 4. The Cost Of Being Chosen

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008

    Peter encourages Christians by reminding them that regardless of what the world would throw they, having tasted the sweetness of God, are to be a different people.

    ILLUSTRATION: What Influence Do You Have on Others? A man in a hot air balloon realized he was lost. He reduced altitude and spotted a woman below. He descended a bit more and shouted, "Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don’t know where I am." more

  • 5. Marriage God's Way

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    The success of marriage is not based on success as the world teaches but as God commands through the example of submission offered by Christ himself.

    INTRODUCTION As you can tell from the title of the message, we are going to be looking at a tough subject today – one I prefer NOT to speak on – the relationship between HUSBANDS & WIVES. BUT before we dive in, I want to speak a moment on the attitude we need to bring – JUST HOW IMPORTANT IS more

  • 6. Preparing For The Best

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008

    Persecution can and is real. The key is how we approach it. Peter offers 2 lessons of encouragement: We must "Cultivate Christian Love" and "Practice the Lordship of Christ".

    INTRODUCTION Persecution is real for the believer. While it comes in many different ways, it is real – The group we’ve been studying about in 1 Peter suffered this horror in much a different way than we do as Christians today: Dr. M.R. DeHaan put it this way: In the early days of the church. . more

  • 7. What Jesus Did For You

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    A reflection of what Jesus did for us encourages us to live for Him. Through His suffering,

    INTRODUCTION A. BIBLE INTERPRETATION 1. Much of Bible is Easy to Understand but occasionally we get bumped into confusion. 2. Today is one of those bumps! 3. We may not solve the confusion today, … to get the practical help -- to encourage Christians in difficult days. B. WHAT DID JESUS DO FOR more

  • 8. What Is Your Lifestyle

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A look at the lifestyle a Christian should have and how the church has such a tremendous role to prepare us for the world and it’s ways.

    ILLUSTRATION: JUDGE NOT . . . A small-town prosecuting attorney called his first potential juror to the stand in a trial -- a grand-motherly, elderly woman. He approached her and asked, "Mrs. Williams, do you know me?" She responded, "Why, yes, I do know you, Mr. Bryant. I’ve known you since more

  • 9. Suffering For Doing The Right Thing

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    A call to do the right thing even when that choice brings suffering. Just as Christ was willing to suffer for our good, we should be willing suffer for doing good toward others.

    INTRODUCTION A. Every Christian who lives a godly life experiences a certain amount of persecution. - A Teenager is shunned for being a Christian. (Peer Pressure, sex, cheating,) - An Employee may not advance if not willing to take advantage of another. - An Individual may not be invited to a more

  • 10. What Is The Purpose Of The Church?

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2008
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    Peter issues a call to the entire church to stand together resisting the devil whose desire is to rob your joy.

    ILLUSTRATION: STAYING WARM TOGETHER In what the news called "The Miracle at Quecreek", 9 miners, trapped for three days 240 feet underground in a water-filled mine shaft, decided early on they were either going to live or die as a group. The 55 degree water threatened to kill them slowly by more