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  • Faith, Fear, And Failure

    Contributed by David Hicks on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    There is no failure for those who step out in faith. The only failure is when we live in fear and do not follow God.

    Faith, Fear, and Failure Matthew 14:22-33 How willing are you to take a step of faith into the unknown? Are you a person who like to play it safe, get all your ducks lined up in a row, do your pro-con sheet and then timidly step forward, or are you someone who enjoys the thrill of jumping more

  • Christ Our Sanctifier

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006

    Christ sanctifies us through His finished work on the Cross. Jesus transforms our lives positionally at the moment we receive Him, and practically as we learn to walk in Him by faith.

    Christ our sanctifier Hebrews 10:1-18 Don’t you just wish you could start all over? Several months ago I was having a great deal of difficulty with my home computer. It was slow and sluggish and would often freeze right in the middle of some important work. Now I don’t know much about more

  • A Mind Fixed On Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Consider Jesus who is greater than the prophets and angels and who was appointed by God. Fix your minds upon Him.

    A MIND FIXED ON JESUS Have you ever found yourself fixated on a project, a person, a hobby or an idea? I tend to be the type of person that can easily become fixated on something. For example, this week we were doing some restructuring of the basement facilities. I found myself moving more

  • A Pattern For Faithful Living

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006

    Looking at the Hall of Faith in Hebrews 11, we can learn from the pattern of those who have gone before how to live a life of faith.

    A Pattern for Faithful Living Hebrews 11:8-19 Prop: Use a 2 liter bottle filled with water and oil. Shake it up. Some things in this life can never be mixed. Darkness and light, death and life; pride and humility, and faith and doubt cannot be mixed. You either have one or the more

  • Anchored In Jesus

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Jesus is the anchor for every believer. He will not fail to bring them home.

    Anchored in Jesus Hebrews 6:13-7:10 One of the greatest problems we face today is a lost of trust. It used to be that in the past a man’s word was a man’s word. Contracts would be signed with a simple handshake and a promise or pledge. There was little need for lawyers or documents in more

  • Called To Be A Priest

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    What does it mean to be a part of a holy nation, a people belonging to God, the priesthood of all believers?

    CALLED TO BE A PRIEST I Peter 2:9-10 Intro: As many of you know I come from a very strong Irish Catholic family with lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Several of my mom’s relatives are Nuns and Priests, and a few on my dad’s side as well. Growing up in my family as in all Good Irish more

  • Hard Hearts And Dog Tired

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    The day of salvation has come. We must not hardened our hearts to the gospel.

    Hard Hearts and Dog Tired Hebrews 3:7-19 Several years ago local radio stations throughout California ran a request for a thief who had earlier that morning stolen a VW Bug to immediately contact the local police authorities. What the thief did not know was that the owner of the VW Bug had more

  • The Person Driven Life

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Much has been said about the Purpose Driven Life, but Hebrews 12 seems to focus on the person driven life, a life that is lived in devotion to Jesus Christ.

    The Person Driven Life Hebrews 12:1-3 When Lloyd Douglas, author of “The Robe”, attended college, he lived in a boardinghouse. A retired, wheelchair-bound music professor resided on the first floor. Each morning Douglas would stick his head in the door of the teacher’s apartment and ask more

  • The Shining Light In A Plain Jar

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    What does it mean to carry about in our broken vessels the Light of the world?

    THE SHINING LIGHT IN A PLAIN JAR 2 Corinthians 4:7-18 Hidden away on a high shelf in my closet I keep a small box. This box is worn down and broken from 50 years of use. But it is the most priceless thing I own. If I were to lose this box, I would literally tear my home apart to find it. more

  • Jesus Revealed At His Baptism

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Who is Jesus? His baptism gives us great insight into the Only Begotten Son of the Father.

    Jesus Revealed at Baptism Matthew 3:13-17 Many different groups have had different ideas over the years about Baptism. There is a wide variety of methods and meanings for Baptism in different denominations. Some believe baptism saves you and is therefore absolutely essential from infancy on. more

  • His Commission, Our Mission

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus is coming again, but first the gospel must be preached to all the earth.

    His Commission is Our mission Matthew 24:14 As a young believer on the campus of West Chester State, I remember how excited I was at the news that Jesus Christ was coming again. Even though I had been in church my whole life, I can honestly say that it never occurred to me that Jesus was more

  • Gates, Fruit And Foundations

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The stories of the narrow gate, the healthy tree, and the house built upon the rock all have a common theme in Christ’s Sermon on the Mount.

    Gates, Fruit, and Foundations Matthew 7:13-27 There was no denying he had changed. When I was 20 years old I watched a transformation take place before my eyes. I had become a Christian 3 years prior, and I had tried on many occasions to witness to my parents. But I was not successful at more

  • Freely Give

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006

    We have been given freely out of Christ’s rich grace. How we respond to that grace will be seen in how freely we give to others.

    Freely Give Matthew 10:1-15 Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter’s brother), James (son of more

  • Forgiveness Given And Received

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006

    The Lord’s Prayer teaches us that forgiveness is important and that we are to forgive as Christ has forgiven us.

    Forgiveness Given and Received Matthew 6:9-15 Please stand with me as we read together this morning’s very familiar text. It is a prayer, and so we can read it like a prayer to God today. Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your Kingdom come more

  • Faith Can Make You Well

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon looks at the connection between faith and healing as seen in some of the stories of Jesus.

    Faith Can Make You Well Matthew 9:18-30 Have you ever wondered if God still does the miraculous in our world today? Is it possible to have a life completely turned around by the grace and power of God? Is it possible to be dead, bleeding, or blind one moment and be alive, whole and able to more