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  • Journeying With Jesus Through Lent #1: ‘into The Wilderness' Series

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Feb 27, 2009
    based on 46 ratings

    A SERMON FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF LENT 2009. We accompany Jesus into the wilderness and an encounter with the Tempter

    Mark 1:9-15 (Genesis 9:8-17) Journeying with Jesus through Lent #1: ‘Into the Wilderness’ Sermon Series: Lent 2009 Both our stories from the Bible have common themes for us today, as last Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) we began our Lenten preparations, and as the global economic crisis seems to more

  • El Amor Es Compromiso Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Feb 21, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    Enfócate menos en sentir y más en obedecer

    El amor es compromiso Intro: Todo este mes hemos estado hablando del amor, tratando de entender qué es el amor verdadero. Lo primero que dijimos es que el amor es de Dios, le pertenece a él; el define, describe y ejemplifica el amor porque él mismo es amor. Toda versión del amor que no encaja more

  • The Beauty Remains. The Pain Passes

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 20, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    We can be changed into the people God wants us to be through the mountaintop and valley experiences of life.

    Mark 9: 2 – 9 / The Beauty Remains. The Pain Passes. Intro: The process of metamorphosis has always fascinated me. It is best seen in the life cycle of the butterfly which lays eggs on a leaf. A small larva emerges, molts a few times each time getting bigger. Finally, it becomes a pupa more

  • The Transfiguration: Seeing Jesus – And Our Discipleship – In A New Light

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Feb 17, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    The invitation to climb the mountain of Transfiguration is an invitation of Jesus’ to encounter God afresh, then to see ourselves, God’s purpose in our lives, and the world, in a different light.

    Mark 9:2-9 The Transfiguration: Seeing Jesus – and our discipleship – in a New Light Through our Gospel verses this morning we are invited to accompany Jesus and his chosen disciples as they climb a mountain, and there experience a wondrous moment – a turning-point in the lives of the special more

  • Why Would Anyone Reject Salvation? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 15, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Paul shows us why the Israelites rejected the salvation provided by God, and also why the Gentiles received the salvation provided by God.

    Scripture If anyone could ever have achieved salvation by his own effort, it was Martin Luther. In 1505, when he was twenty-one years old, Luther abandoned a promising career in law and entered the monastery of the Augustinian hermits at Erfurt. As he later said, this was not to study academic more

  • I Choose

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 13, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Total surrender to God’s will is required for us to experience the healing touch of Christ and be made spiritually whole.

    I Choose / Mark 1: 40 - 45 Intro: When I was in grade school, there was a dreaded disease that pervaded the community. There was no vaccine, no antidote and no known cure. The only way to insure that you would remain disease free was to keep those affected by the disease quarantined. --- more

  • Jesus – The Healing, Restoring Compassion Of God

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Jesus heals the leper that he may experience the joy of being restored to those that love him. Here we are challenged to work for healing and restoration in the world, with the compassion of Christ

    Mark 1:40-45 ‘Jesus – the Healing, Restoring Compassion of God’ I wonder how many of you enjoy going to the theatre, the cinema, or perhaps watching TV drama? I personally like watching drama, thrillers, full of suspense and tension! You know, when the audience is not sure what is going to more

  • Why Does God Still Blame Us? Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    In this sermon, the apostle Paul answers whether it is fair of God to hold us accountable to him when he makes the decision regarding our eternal destiny.

    Scripture Today I’d like to continue our study in Romans 9, one of the most difficult chapters in the entire Bible. Let me say how glad I am that God has allowed me to preach these difficult truths to you. You have not resisted the clear teaching of God’s word, but you have embraced it for what more

  • Somewhere Else

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Feb 5, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Making room for God in our busy lives can enable us to cope with the stresses and business of living in our hectic, modern world.

    Somewhere Else Intro: In 1975 I assumed my duties as the Pastor of Memorial Presbyterian Church in South Bend, IN. I was delighted to see new Bibles carefully placed in every pew. I opened one to see what version it was and in huge large, red letters these words were stamped inside the front more

  • Who's The Authority?

    Contributed by Anne Benefield on Feb 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    We live in a culture where vacuous celebrities are given amazing amount of authority. We need to look to the real authority, Jesus, who will lead us to right decisions.

    Who’s the Authority? Deuteronomy 18:15-18; Mark 1:21-28 The Reverend Anne Benefield Geneva Presbyterian Church, February 1, 2009 Introduction: Before I read the story, I’d like to explain a few things that will make the passage clearer. We’re still in the first chapter of Mark and we will more

  • Shared Ministry And Gospel Priorities

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Feb 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    In Jesus’ life and ministry we are given priorities for our life and shared ministry.

    Text Mark 1:29-39 ‘Shared ministry and Gospel priorities’ I would like to share with you today, for a few minutes, some images – pictures – of ministry that I can see arising out of the verses from Mark’s Gospel we heard a few minutes ago. Pictures that I call ‘priority pictures’: pictures of more

  • Who Is This Jesus?

    Contributed by Terry Barnhill on Feb 3, 2009

    To this day people still have difficulty defining who God is, and if Jesus was God incarnate, then who is Jesus?

    Patrick Morley wrote, “The turning point in our lives is when we stop seeking the God we want and start seeking the God who is.” (quote from In the person of Jesus Christ, God came to earth to live among us in the person of His only begotten Son. Yet, even to this day people more

  • Being And Becoming

    Contributed by Michael Hopkins on Feb 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon on the Presentation of Christ in the Temple (also called Candlemas)

    I wonder if you’re familiar with fresh lychees? The fresh fruit is much more pleasant than the tinned variety. They are small fruit about the size of a walnut. On the outside is rough and robust skin, which might lead you think it wasn’t worth opening, but when one peels it, inside is a soft, more

  • Extranjeros Y Peregrinos

    Contributed by Josue Martinez on Feb 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Nuestro testimonio, debe ser contundente, y para eso, debe estar respaldado por nuestras buenas obras. ¿Cuál es el mejor método para evangelizar?

    PEREGRINOS Y EXTRANJEROS 1 Ped. 2:11-20 V 15 “Porque esta es la voluntad de Dios: que haciendo bien, hagáis callar la ignorancia de los hombres insensatos” “Hagáis callar” = poner un bozal a un perro para que no muerda. “La ignorancia de los hombres insensatos” = son los que por su propia more

  • La Medida Del Amor Series

    Contributed by Wilbur Madera Rivas on Jan 31, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Sólo en Dios conocemos el amor verdadero

    La medida del amor Intro: Un día nos dimos cuenta que mi hijo Josué probablemente necesitaría zapatos ortopédicos. Así que necesitábamos ir a ver a un especialista. Le pregunté a mi hermano Rubén, a quién de sus colegas me recomendaba. Y me sugirió a un ortopedista, conocido suyo. Para esas more