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  • If Ten Different People Give You Ten Different Ways To Heaven- Who's Right?

    Contributed by Larry Moyer on Mar 15, 2007
    based on 38 ratings

    To get to heaven, Christ is the way, the truth and the life.

    Following or getting directions – for both men and women it can be humorous and frustrating. On more than one occasion I have heard men say, "My wife is so lousy at directions. Every time she steps outside the house and turns around, she’s lost.” Just as often I have heard a wife say about her more

  • Are We Christians Or Chameleons ???

    Contributed by Kenneth Burisek on Jan 14, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    So many christians today try to have both God and the world---this sermon warns of the dangers of trying to have it both ways---presented in country style !!!

    Sermon---Are we Christians or Chameleons ??? by Pastor Kenneth Burisek The Ole’ Country Church Medford, Wisconsin Romans 12:2 * Chameleon---a lizard that changes color---a tree-dwelling lizard with long thin legs---a strong curled tail---a long sticky tongue---and the ability to change more

  • Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 56 ratings

    God’s desire is that we be holy and pure. Soap is good for cleansing the outside of the body, but doesn’t get below the skin into the heart.

    INTRODUCTION This message is the first in a series I’m calling “No, that’s NOT in the Bible.” There are dozens of popular sayings floating around that people think are from the Bible and they’re not. There is a great deal of biblical illiteracy in the pews of our churches. Here is a top ten list more

  • Money Is The Root Of All Evil Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    The ABCs of a Biblical understanding of money.

    INTRODUCTION We’re in the middle of a series entitled, “No, that’s NOT in the Bible!” There are many clever witticisms people quote as coming from the Bible–and they aren’t found in the Bible. Next week we’ll be looking at perhaps the most popular Bible misquote: “God helps those who help more

  • When God Shuts One Door, He Opens Another Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 12, 2006
    based on 46 ratings

    Sometimes our disappointments in life can become God’s appointments, so don’t let closed doors bother you. The things we think of as failures and problems can often end up being blessings in disguise.

    INTRODUCTION It seems doors of opportunity open and close before us in life. Is it God opening and closing these doors? For many years I’ve heard the saying, “When God shuts one door, He opens another!” Well, no, those exact words are not found in the Bible anywhere. However, of all the phrases more

  • Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 12, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    If you could spend your entire life listening to and obeying your God-given conscience, you could live a perfect life. But the Bible says we have ALL sinned and we fall short of the glory of God. All of us end up with a messed-up conscience.

    INTRODUCTION This is the penultimate message in this series on spurious Bible verses. Next week, we’ll consider the final adage, “To Thine Own Self Be True.” I encourage you to investigate this week and see if you can find the true source of that saying. A helicopter pilot flying over Seattle more

  • To Thine Own Self Be True Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 12, 2006
    based on 20 ratings

    The dangerous implications of taking “To thine own self be true” literally.

    INTRODUCTION This is the final message in the series, “No, that’s NOT in the Bible.” Since I’ve started this series, I’ve encountered several other “sayings” often mistakenly quoted as coming from the Bible. Here are some other sayings that aren’t in the Bible: Charity begins at home; This too more

  • Astonished Series

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Jun 5, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Understand what prompted Paul to write the book of Galatians and how his words affect us today.

    “Astonished!” Galatians 1:1-9 INTRO: Have you ever experienced the frustration and shock of finding out that something you felt was very clear and plain had become muddied, confusing, even forgotten? As a kid, my mom would often ask me rhetorically, “Do I have to draw you a picture?” And more

  • When God Seems Distant

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Oct 10, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    When God seems to be miles away He’s doing His best work!

    When God Seems Distant Text: Job 23:8-10 “Look, I go forward, but He is not there, And backward, but I cannot perceive Him; 9 When He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him; When He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him. 10 But He knows the way that I take; when He has tested me, more

  • Preaching The Whole Gospel

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 29, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Many of the problems we’re experiencing the church in America can be traced back to the fact that we’re only preaching part of the gospel ("believe in Jesus") while ignoring the rest of the basic gospel message laid out by Paul in Romans.

    A Burden On My Heart: In many churches today it’s not so much that we’re preaching a false gospel as that we’re preaching an incomplete gospel. - Quite a while back, God began to point out to me a lot of references throughout the NT to a particular truth (and I’ll get into what that was here more

  • Identifying Lost People

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on May 11, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    Paul gives three ways to identify someone who isn’t saved.

    Intro: eyewitnesses at a crime scene are asked to give a full description of the suspect. Sometimes a sketch is drawn and posted for the public to try to make the identification. Paul is very descriptive in his writings. In today’s text we find a description of a lost person. Here are three simple more

  • Are Advantages Advantageous? Series

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    This sermon from my series on Preaching Through Romans attempts to deal with some of the arguments that people make against the truth and to the grace of God thereby refusing to take advantage of the offer of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

    What about the person who is born with the proverbial silver spoon in his or her mouth? Are those advantages advantageous? Are they beneficial, useful, helpful – to your advantage, valuable or profitable? Most of us would answer absolutely “Not” in our day and time. On Entertainment News you more

  • The Conclusion Of The Matter Series

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    This sermon seeks to challenge people who have not come to a conclusion about their relationship with God to do so in the face of Paul’s conclusion that all alike are guilty of sin.

    Do you ever come to any conclusions about any matters? Do you ever come to any conclusion about things that matter? I mean, do you ever come to any meaningful conclusions about anything that really matters? When I look out at you from my perspective this morning, I honestly have to ask you this more

  • Misconception 1:man Can Fellowship With God And Still Walk In Sin Series

    Contributed by Stephen Smarowsky on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 18 ratings

    Can man fellowship with God yet still walk in darkness?

    Series: The Three Misconceptions of Man (1John 1:6-2:2) Misconception One: Man Can Fellowship With God and Still Walk in Sin (1John 1:6-7) Introduction: The Son of God has come to earth. This is the great testimony of John the Apostle. He came to earth so that man can have fellowship with His more

  • How To Handle Criticism

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Nov 2, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    The Bible tells us how to handle the criticism that we receive from other people.

    MATTHEW 5:11-12 “HOW TO HANDLE CRITICISM” A) Criticism has had as much adverse effect on the body of Christ as anything that has ever come up against it! * Someone has said, “Christianity is the only army that shoots their own wounded.” * We have far too many in the body of Christ that more