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  • Abstaining From Worldly Associations

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Nov 23, 2011
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,309 views

    Paul taught that the corrupt ways of the world was totally incongruent with the life that is in Christ. The Apostle Paul asks some searching questions to point out the absurdity of Christians trying to straddle the spiritual fence in their daily life.

    Abstaining from Worldly Associations Text: 2 Cor. 6:14, 17-18 Intro: Though Second Corinthians 6:14 & 15 “…are often applied to various sorts of alliances (e.g., mixed marriages, improper business associations), Paul’s primary association was probably ecclesiastical." Though the ...read more

  • Why The Christian Should Abstain From Alcohol And Drugs

    Contributed by Bruce Ferris on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 49 ratings
     | 8,754 views

    Sunday, March 16, 1997 is Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Sunday. It is biblical to abstain from using alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse has reached a frightening level. Recent statistics indicate 105,000 Americans die each year in alcohol re

    Sunday, March 16, 1997 is Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Sunday. It is biblical to abstain from using alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and drug abuse has reached a frightening level. Recent statistics indicate 105,000 Americans die each year in alcohol related deaths. It is also estimated that 18 ...read more

  • Alcohol - Should A Christian Drink Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on May 13, 2008
    based on 109 ratings
     | 18,580 views

    Sermon on what the Bible says about alcohol and whether a Christian should drink

    Alcohol – Should a Christian Drink? We are continuing our series entitled, “Too Hot to Handle” and today we are going to be talking about the Hot Topic of Alcohol and the Bible and whether a Christian should Drink. Slide Even as we did last week, we see a wide discrepancy between what some ...read more

  • Called To Serve In Lent

    Contributed by Thomas Wilson on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,298 views

    Designed to challenge those who abstain, instead of giving up something, take something up!

    Each of us in our daily lives, succumbs to some form of temptation, be it by overeating, drinking too much, smoking too much. Some of us are even tempted by the famous seven deadly sins; sloth, lust, gluttony, pride, envy and anger. Think about it, how many of us are so used to using a remote ...read more

  • Keeping Promises

    Contributed by Neal Gracey on Apr 3, 2010
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,632 views

    In O.T. times some Israelites made vows to God. Definition: Vows are commitments to God to perform some duty or abstain from some activity.

    Gal 3:15 Brethren, I speak after the manner of men; Though it be but a man's covenant, yet if it be confirmed, no man disannulleth, or addeth thereto. Gal 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is ...read more

  • The Power Of Fasting

    Contributed by Chris Mccall on Feb 6, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,755 views

    Did you ever realize that it was food that caused the fall of man? Fasting therefore involves abstaining from food that caused our fall and the receiving of a sinful nature.

    The Power of Fasting Ministered by Pastor Harold F. Weitsz – Sunday 14 January 2007 Gen 3:1-10 NKJV Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said to the woman, "Has God indeed said, ’You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?" 2 And ...read more

  • Joseph - The Hero That Ran Away Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 39 ratings
     | 15,754 views

    We often think of heroes as those who run to the fight... but often heroes are those who engage in "organized retreats".

    OPEN: One of my favorite stories from Revolutionary war involves the "Battle of the Cowpens". Toward the end of the Revolutionary war, the British General Cornwallis had captured Savannah, Charleston and Camden in South Carolina - and in the process he had defeated and imprisoned much of the ...read more

  • Teflon Christians Series

    Contributed by Joseph Mcculley on Dec 29, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,380 views

    Christians are different from the world and it should not surprise them to be teated different by the world. We need to learn to let those things slide off of us.

    1 Peter 2:11-12 Teflon Christians Introduction: History of Teflon® (Taken from Dupont’s Web site) It all began April 6, 1938, at a Laboratory in New Jersey. Dr. Roy J. Plunkett was working with gases related to Freon® refrigerants. Upon ...read more

  • Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 77 ratings
     | 13,839 views

    True fasting turns our attention off ourselves and onto God.

    Fasting For Spiritual Breakthrough Text: Matt. 6:16-18 Introduction 1. Illustration: Richard Foster writes in his book A Celebration of Discipline, “In a culture where the landscape is dotted with shrines to the Golden Arches and an assortment of Pizza Temples, fasting seems out of place, ...read more

  • The Ten Commandents

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,146 views

    A study of the past and a look into the future. Its time we took another look at Gods laws and what they mean to us.

    The Ten Commandments A study of the past and a look into the future. Exodus 20;3-17. The children of ...read more

  • What's So Great About The True Grace Of God?

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on May 25, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,898 views

    What is so great about grace?

    Text: 1 Peter 2:11-12 Title: What’s so great about the true grace of God? Introduction Today we are going to look at two verses, 1 Peter 2:11-12 as we continue in our series on “standing fast in the true grace of God” which is the theme of the book of 1 Peter. (1 Peter 5:12) Let me begin ...read more

  • Why Should We Live A Godly Life? Series

    Contributed by Chad Bolfa on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 25 ratings
     | 9,315 views

    Today from this passage of scripture the apostle Peter will outline for us in a very passionate plea to live a Godly life, and from this passage will see three reasons why we should live a Godly life.

    Why Should we live a Godly Life? 1 Peter 2:11-12 Introduction We live in a day and time when the flesh or the sinful nature is exalted and evil desires are honored. In our day and time a person’s value or worth and image are so often determined by how they posses, by how much money they ...read more

  • Fasting Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 234 ratings
     | 9,120 views

    A series of sermons from Richard Foster’s book "Celebration of Discipline. A top 10 book for any Christian’s bookshelf.

    CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE: FASTING MATTHEW 6:16-18 INTRODUCTION Moses the lawgiver, King David, Elijah the prophet, Queen Esther, the prophet Daniel, Anna the prophetess, the Apostle Paul, and Jesus Christ. All of these people in Scripture have one thing in common. Now I realize that ...read more

  • Setting The Boundaries Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 57 ratings
     | 28,081 views

    In order for God to work within a congregation, His church needs to understand the critical importance of setting boundaries, and committing themselves to purity and holiness.

    OPEN: One man told of the time that his company’s factory had received an ominous package. It arrived at the loading dock with this warning printed on it: Danger! Do Not Touch! “Management was called and we were told to stay clear of the box until it could be analyzed. When the foreman arrived, ...read more

  • The Crisis Of Freedom Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 2, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,341 views

    Dealing with freedom is a tricky thing. it requires restraint and an awareness of the source of our freedom, namely the mercy and grace of God shown in Jesus Christ.

    Rom 14:1-15:13 Freedom is a tricky thing. It’s something that we hold dear as members of a democracy. It’s something that people have fought long and hard to achieve. We’d hate to give it up. Yet there are times when our desire for freedom can lead us astray, even to the point of undermining the ...read more