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  • The Golden Rule: Series

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jul 21, 2015
    based on 4 ratings

    “Do to others as you would have them do to you.” (Luke 6:31)

    The gold in the Golden Rule is not its newness but its goodness. This "rule" serves as a perfect summary of the kind of righteousness God expects in respect to Man’s relation to man. Our relationship with God is essential of our relationship with men. Breakdown in one will cause breakdown in more

  • The Madness Of Faith

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on May 6, 2011
    based on 23 ratings

    If as a Christian, nobody has ever accused you of being a fanatic, it means that you are not yet serious with your Christian life. Anyone who is serious with his Christian life operates sometimes in a way that is not logical. If unbelievers call you a fan

    This message entitled, “Madness of faith” would serve to strengthen the faith of those who have been overtaken by the spirit of doubt. If as a Christian, nobody has ever accused you of being a fanatic, it means that you are not yet serious with your Christian life. Anyone who is more

  • A Shared Privilege

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Oct 28, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    An All Saints' Day sermon about celebrating the people in our lives who have followed Christ's command of love and our call to do the same.

    Dorothea Hertzberg served a term as a Peace Corps volunteer in the tiny, impoverished African country of Burkina Faso. One swelteringly hot day she was riding her bicycle along a cattle trail, when she felt something in the machinery snap. The wheels of the bike still turned, as did the pedals, but more

  • Blessed Believers

    Contributed by Phillip Schrimsher on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The attitudes that should be present in the life of the believer

    Blessed Believers Luke 6:20-26 Introduction: The setting for our text today took place on a mountain plateau not far from the city of Capernaum, thus the phrase (sermon on the mount). The section of that sermon that we will examine today is called the (beatitudes) taken from the word “beati” more

  • A Dynamic Church Witnesses To The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Aug 13, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    God enables those who have received mercy to witness to the gospel through deeds of mercy.

    Scripture Introduction “Who is my neighbor?” “Who is my neighbor?” One of the most intriguing and studied questions ever asked. It all began when a religious leader, in order to test Jesus, asked: “What shall I do to inherit eternal life?” Jesus’ answer was simple, if impossible: more

  • M.a.d. With Practical Love Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Jul 21, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    4th in series: Following Jesus in how we as Christians and as a church can and are to make a difference in our communities through practical applications of love that bring Christ glory!

    M.A.D. with PRACTICAL LOVE Fourth in Series: “Love In Action” Rev. Todd G. Leupold Perth Bible Church July 20, 2008 AM INTRODUCTION: Important News Flash: VIDEO: “What Does It Take To Be A Superhero?” (BluefishTv) – 51.8 secs Last week we learned to better understand the radical more

  • The Benefits Of Lifestyle Stewardship Series

    Contributed by John Maxwell on Jun 27, 2008
    based on 120 ratings

    I want to talk to you this month on the theme of stewardship, which truly is the missing piece to successful living. I¡¦m excited about what this month is going to have in store for you and for me as far as our own spiritual growth ...

    STEWARDSHIP: THE MISSING PIECE TO SUCCCESSFUL LIVING The Benefits of Lifestyle Stewardship Luke 6 Dr. John Maxwell INTRODUCTION: I want to talk to you this month on the theme of stewardship, which truly is the missing piece to successful living. I’m excited about what this month is going more

  • Love Your Enemies-Pray For Them & Lead Them To The Truth Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus shows the Christian’s High calling in 1) The New Love Ethic Declared and 2) The New Love Ethic Explained

    The Anglican Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has triggered a storm of controversy this week by suggesting that Britain should adopt some aspects of Islam’s tough Shariah law into its legal system. He called the establishment of some kind of Islamic Sharia law in Britain inevitable. He sees more

  • "Blessed Are The Poor"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 30, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    What does this mean for the Church in 21st Century America?

    “Blessed Are the Poor” Luke 6:20-31 By: Ken Sauer, Pastor, Grace UMC, Soddy Daisy, TN Right before our Gospel Lesson for this morning we are told beginning in verse 17 that, “[Jesus] went with them and stood on a level place. A large crowd of his disciples more

  • "The Importance Of The Nail

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Oct 29, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    A sermon for All Saints Sunday

    All Saints Sunday Luke 6:20-31 "The Importance of the Nail" 20* ¶ And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21* "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you more

  • "A Resurrected People"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    The Resurrection of the Dead involves the here and now.

    “A Resurrected People” Luke 6:27-38 In her book “The Hiding Place,” Corrie Ten Boom—a Christian woman-- tells about how her family used to hide the Jews from the Nazi’s during the Holocaust. Eventually, Corrie and her family were caught by the Nazi’s for doing this and sent off to one more

  • Some Are Blessed; Some Are Not

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 21 ratings

    When the standards of the world guide you, you will have great woe. But when you let God determine who you are, you will be greatly blessed.

    Luke 6: 17 – 26 Some Are Blessed; Some Are Not Intro: The Roman Emperor Charlemagne asked to be buried sitting on his throne, with his drown on his head, his scepter in his hand and the royal cape draped around him with the open Bible in his lap with his finger pointing to Matthew 16:26 – “What more

  • Don't Play The Game Series

    Contributed by Eric Bain on Jan 30, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    This message deals with Jesus’ call for Christians to not involve themselves in verbal abuse.

    LUKE Don’g Play the Game © 2006 Eric Bain NOTE: This sermon is available in audio format @ BI - Don’t play the Game of Death! Good morning… For those of you that may not know, my name is Eric and I am the pastor here at Sanctuary. I don’t know more

  • Being Like Christ

    Contributed by Stephen Carroll on Oct 16, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    This Sermon Take a literal reading of The Beatitudes. It argues that by living Christ teachings we can and will change the world.

    (Steve gets up to read the morning scripture. Galatians 5:22-23) 22But (A)the fruit of the Spirit is (B)love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness, (C)self-control; against such things (D)there is no law. 24Now those who belong to (E)Christ Jesus have more

  • What Would Jesus Have Us Do To Our Enemies

    Contributed by David Elvery on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Looking at Jesus’ teachings on how to treat our enemies - a Children’s service

    What Would Jesus Have Us Do To Our Enemies – Luke 6:27-36 Gladstone Baptist Church – 13/2/05 am – Children’s Service Invite children down the front & give them worksheets for the service. Question : I want you to think of someone that you don’t like. Maybe it is someone who teases you. more

  • Time For Change Part 2

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Three observations from Jesus’ teachings

    Luke 6:27-45 Time for Change Part Two: A Change of Mind Woodlawn Baptist Church July 23, 2006 Introduction As I concluded last week’s sermon we took a brief look at Jesus’ teachings. If you remember, I told you that following Jesus demands that we adopt a new worldview: the poor, the more

  • Time For Change

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Jul 17, 2006
    based on 55 ratings

    What Jesus did called for change, not reform.

    Luke 6:12-26 Time for Change Woodlawn Baptist Church July 16, 2006 Introduction The story is told of a group of men who had been sailing in the Atlantic Ocean when they came too close to shore and crashed against the rocks. Out of concern for other sailors in similar conditions, the more

  • What Is God Like? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 12, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Have you ever wondered if you could meet God - would you like Him? We learn from Luke 6 that many of God’s characteristics run counter to our natural way of thinking. Learn how freeing it is to live life like God lives life!

    What is God like? Mankind has asked that question for millennia. God is powerful - He created the universe and can send down lightning bolts. God is angry - He likes to judge and punish people. God is distant - if you see Him you die and he lives far away in heaven where we can never touch Him. God more

  • Pass The Blessings Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 18, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Through the cross, Jesus gives us the freedom to love with abandon and to give recklessly and abundantly.

    Luke 6:27-38 “Pass the Blessings” INTRODUCTION Martin Luther King in his “I Have a Dream” speech that he delivered in Washington DC on August 28, 1963 proclaimed at the end of the speech, “Free indeed, free indeed, thank God I’m free indeed. “ Christians of all times and places are more

  • God's Idea Of Kindness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 7, 2006
    based on 66 ratings

    We all like to think of our selves as good, decent, and kind people. But, I was shocked to find out that the Bible tells us kindness doesn’t come naturally to us.

    (this was a sermon centered on the “Fruit of the Spirit" in Galatians 5:22-23a) Open: A Sunday school teacher was telling her class the story of the Good Samaritan, in which a man was beaten, robbed and left for dead. She described the situation in vivid detail so her students would catch the more

  • Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated

    Contributed by Greg Tabor on Feb 20, 2006
    based on 94 ratings

    Jesus is not just saying to refrain from doing to others what you wouldn’t want done to you, but He is saying do to others what you would have them do to you.

    Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated February 19, 2006 Lighthouse Assembly of God Pastor Greg Tabor Introduction This morning’s text: Matthew 7:12. “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12 more

  • Will We Be Blessed By God Or Be A Disappointment To God Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Looking at who God blesses and why

    Will we be blessed by God or be a disappointment to God? – Luke 6:17-26 Gladstone Baptist Church – 28/11/04 am "Most people who call themselves Christian would not follow Jesus if he returned today. His teachings were, after all, very radical - love your enemies, turn the other cheek, shelter more

  • Blessed Are The Hurting Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 26, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    A look at the Beatitudes and how an understanding of the Kingdom of God, present and future, helps us to face the difficulties of life.

    Mary Lewis tells this story: “Alexander M. Sanders, Jr., is the Chief Judge of the South Carolina Court of Appeals. When his daughter Zoe graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1992, he told this story that happened when she was just three years old. Sanders came home from work one more

  • Love Your Enemies Series

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Mar 9, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    A pratical look at one of the hardest commandments

    Last week we began to look at what Paul calls the greatest internal force in all creation; love. This week we need to make a rather specific and probably painful application of what we’ve been learning; we’re going to talk about loving our enemies. We have a lot of ground to cover, so let’s get more

  • 317 - Ten Commandments For Peacemakers Series

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Mar 1, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    1. What does peace produce? 2. Can I live in peace with everyone? 3. How can I “make every effort to live in peace”? 10 Christ Commandments

    Sermon Study #317 – TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR PEACEMAKERS Illus. Poem: I dreamed death came the other night And heaven’s gate swung wide. With kindly grace an angel fair Ushered me inside. And there, to my astonishment Stood folks I’d known on earth. Some I’d judged and labeled as “Unfit”, more

  • It's All About The Kingdom

    Contributed by Marv Mutzenberger on Nov 24, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    The beatitudes are neither moral commands or value recommendations - they are pictures of the Kingdom painted by Jesus

    IT’S ALL ABOUT GOD’S KINGDOM Luke 6:20-31 To appreciate today’s gospel, the beginning of the Sermon on the Plain, we need to understand how Luke leads up to it. Luke, chapter 6, begins in a grainfield. Jesus and his disciples are harvesting and eating grain. Some of the Pharisees confront more

  • Saints?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Nov 1, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    A sermon for All Saints Sunday

    All Saints Sunday Luke 6:20-31 "Saints??"   20* ¶ And he lifted up his eyes on his disciples, and said: "Blessed are you poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. 21* "Blessed are you that hunger now, for you shall be satisfied. "Blessed are you that weep now, for you shall more

  • Donation: The Reward Of A Succesful Steward Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 28, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    It is not our duration of life but our donation to life that counts. Giving has nothing to do with assets. Giving has everything to do with attitude.

    Scripture Today we come to the conclusion of a series of messages on The ABCs of Stewardship. For the past four weeks we have been talking about stewardship, and today I want to talk about “Donation: The Reward of a Successful Steward.” The material for this message comes from Dr. John Maxwell. more

  • Complacency Or Christ

    Contributed by William White Jr on Jun 27, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Hopefully this is a sermon of empowerment.

    COMPLACENCY OR CHRIST? (Mark 6:30-38) I admit to you that I was quite taken up by all the pomp and circumstance leading up to and shortly following Mel Gibson’s movie, The Passion of the Christ. Churches were snapping up and selling tickets hurriedly. Media presses were heavily addressing every more

  • How The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Show Respect, Kindness & Love To All

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 30 ratings

    Robert E. Lee was asked to comment on one of his worst critics. He said, "I believe he is a fine General." Confused that he would say something nice about an enemy, Lee said, "You asked me to tell you what I thought of him, not what he thought of me."

    How The Holy Spirit Can Help Us Show Respect, Kindness and Love for All People Luke 6:27-31 "Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you... Do to others as you would have them do to you." Illustration: If you bite and more