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  • My Three Sons

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Dramatic monologue as if David were speaking: he starved emotionally his son Adonijah, he indulged his son Solomon, and he distanced himself from his son Absalom.

    "Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the Lord, 0 my soul, and do not forget all his benefits ... as a father has compassion for his children, so the Lord has compassion for those who fear him." As a father has compassion for his children … When I more

  • Ambition Series

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    Improper and self-centered ambitions do not honor God and ultimately are destructive.

    #2005-41 Sermon Series: Find Your Focus Title: Ambition Text: I Kings 1:5-10, 49-52; 2:21-24 Truth: Improper and self-centered ambitions do not honor God and ultimately are destructive. (Outline from Lifeway.) Aim: to help you keep your ambitions in line with the Lord’s purposes. Life more

  • The Past Has No Future Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Kings of Judah, Part 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 1

    THE PAST HAS NO FUTURE (1 KINGS 1:11-22, 41-53) I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed, To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my husband’s eyes. He laid me on a downy couch to see what he could find, And here’s what he dredged up from my subconscious mind. When I was one, my more

  • The Confessions Of An Old Man

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 10, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    David gives a late life confession of sin and faith.

    March 14, 2004 Psalm 38 1 A psalm of David. A petition. O LORD, do not rebuke me in your anger or discipline me in your wrath. 2 For your arrows have pierced me, and your hand has come down upon me. 3 Because of your wrath there is no health in my body; my bones have no soundness because more

  • Even When Our Hair Goes Gray (Or Away)…

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Sep 12, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Even When Our Hair Goes Gray (Or Away)… 1) Believers have refuge 2) Believers have purpose

    What do Ralph Klein (premier of Alberta), Andre Agassi (pro tennis player), and Cassie Campbell (Canadian gold medalist in hockey) have in common? They are famous people who recently retired. What do you suppose their retirement speech or “swan song” was about? Not surprisingly each spoke about more

  • Two Fathers/Two Phases

    Contributed by Jack Warford on Jun 14, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    We men and boys are Two Fathers going through Two Phases required by God’s Holy Word. We are either a father doing what God has instructed us to do, or we are a father-to-be learning by discipline how to someday be a father after God’s own heart.

    This is the first Father’s Day I will have without my father. Let me say, that in heaven there is only one Father, and that is God himself, but my dad recently went there, and so while I am on this earth, I have two fathers in Heaven now. God gave him over 85 years on this earth, and he gave me more

  • Make A Wish Series

    Contributed by James Galbraith on May 29, 2001
    based on 81 ratings

    Wisdom - choosing the right path. The first of a series on the Seven Virtues.

    2 Chronicles 1:7-12 The Seven Virtues #1 - Wisdom By James Galbraith Make a wish Last week I opened my sermon with a joke about a man who finds a lantern on a beach. He rubs it and out comes a genie, ready to grant him a wish. I’m not going to repeat the whole joke, but I’ve brought it up more

  • Don’t Make These Mistakes!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on May 16, 2005
    based on 234 ratings

    I have taken some of my mistakes, & added some of yours - shaken them all together - & have reached the conclusion that there are at least 4 major categories of mistakes, & all 4 of them are found in the Bible. (PowerPoint Available -#152)

    MELVIN NEWLAND RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoint slides for this sermon are available at no charge. Just email me at with your request - #152.) INTRO: Have you ever heard someone say, "That’s the first mistake I’ve made today?" Or, someone who is a little arrogant more

  • Promises To Keep Before I Sleep

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 8, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    We find it difficult to keep promises because we are focused on dealing with today’s issues. We back off our commitments to God because they are hard, but we can receive help from accountability partners, and can know joy and fulfillment.

    To be a saint is not to be perfect; to be a saint is to be someone who makes promises and keeps them. Sainthood is not some magic status, conferred by the church for merit or miracles; sainthood is ordinary people living in extraordinary faithfulness, making promises and keeping them. Did you more

  • From Indescretion To Intercession

    Contributed by David Shipman on May 8, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    Mother’s Day

    Mother¡¦s Day 2004 Introduction: „« Welcome and wish all mothers a Happy Mother¡¦s Day „« Today is a day where we honor our mothers Eph 6:2 2 Honour thy father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;) (KJV) What is the promise: Deut 5:16 16 ¡§Honour thy father more

  • Formula For Success

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on May 20, 2002
    based on 111 ratings

    God created human beings with an inbred desire to be productive and successful. Here King David shares his formula for success.

    Formula for Success 13 Then shalt thou prosper, if thou takest heed to fulfil the statutes and judgments which the LORD charged Moses with concerning Israel: be strong, and of good courage; dread not, nor be dismayed. 14 Now, behold, in my trouble I have prepared for the house of the LORD an more

  • The Battle Belongs To The Lord Series

    Contributed by James Hardy on Feb 9, 2006
    based on 36 ratings

    Have you ever found yourself on the threshold of surrender? Have you ever been at the point of discarding you faith by the side of the road or requesting an extended leave of absence from God’s army?

    "Jolted, jilted, hammered in a car crash and robbed, Lawrence Hanratty was named Friday as the unluckiest man in New York. "Nearly electrocuted in a construction site accident in 1984 that put him in a coma for weeks, Hanratty lost the lawyers fighting for his liability claim --one was more

  • Praying For The Right Things

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    We tend to pray in a panic, when we could have prayed in preparation. Our prayer must also be responsible, accepting our own measure of responsibility.

    Takoma Park Baptist Church, Washington, DC, September 21, 1986 One young friend of mine, taking the Scripture quite seriously and quite literally, where it says, "Ask anything in my name, and I will do it" – taking that verse to the nth degree, reports that he is still waiting for the more

  • Hanging In There Through Mistakes Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Five areas of mistakes that we commonly make and the answer for how to deal with them according to Psalm 31.

    Hanging in There Through Mistakes apr1998p Psalm 31 One of the strangest phenomena of our time is that of the bumper sticker. It tells you so much about so many different people. It communicates a message. I have been a little wary of Christians who wear their mottos or their slogans or more

  • Three Necessities Your Children Shouldn't Live Without Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on May 24, 2006
    based on 99 ratings

    Your children should not live without you love, time, and discipline.

    Murphy’s Laws of Parenting: • The shoes you must replace today will go on sale next week. • The chances of a piece of bread falling with the jelly side down are directly proportional to the cost of the carpet. • The garbage truck will be two doors past your house when your teen remembers it’s more