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  • What's In Your Backpack?

    Contributed by Scott Pyle on Apr 26, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,065 views

    What are you carrying around?

  • Unload Your Spiritual Backpack

    Contributed by Alan Shulver on Jan 9, 2012
     | 2,805 views

    you need to forgive yourself!

    One of my greatest passions is walking long distances and hiking. I have had the opportunity to hike in some of the most scenic parts of the country, including the mountains surrounding Tucson and Arches National park in Moab Utah. While some of my hiking adventures have been while I was on ...read more

  • Traveling Lightly

    Contributed by Judah Thomas on May 24, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,627 views

    An exciting sermon on lightening the loads in life:spiritual, mental, & physical. Live a simple live. Enjoy the simplicity of Creation.

    · Have you ever been to an airport and seen the people’s suitcases? (some over 100 lbs!) · Have you ever helped someone move and wonder why they have certain things? · Maybe you’ve wondered why you have certain things? (Magazines, school papers, etc.) People are burdened now more than ever: ...read more

  • Finish Well Series

    Contributed by Ray Pritchard on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 112 ratings
     | 57,262 views

    Finishing well doesn’t happen by accident. Today we march to battle in the name of the Lord. The day of rest comes later.

    Finishing Well II Timothy 4:6-8 Just before his team left the locker room to play for the national championship of college football at the Fiesta Bowl last January, Jim Tressel, head coach of the Ohio State Buckeyes, gathered his team for one final talk. After going over the game plan, he asked ...read more

  • "A Few Tips For Spiritual Trips

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Mar 5, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 844 views

    We are all on the wonderful trip of life. Here are a few tips that will make the trips a little more pleasent.

    “A Few Tips for Spiritual Trips” 3/4/2007 This time next week Julie will be in Italy. It’s gong to be a trip of a lifetime! She and her two friends are excited to be going. They are anticipating an exciting adventure. They have been preparing and planning for weeks now. They have worked ...read more

  • Are You Committed? Series

    Contributed by Neil Partington on Oct 28, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,598 views

    For the Apostles, they believed that their journey with Christ was over. The really was, their journey with Christ was just beginning. When the Holy Spirit came to them, they became committed to Christ and the Church.

    Last week I shared with you that one of my favorite things to do is to go canoeing. I have looked at Rock Lake, and I am looking forward to going out next spring. This morning, I would like to talk to you about another one of things that I love to do, and that is backpacking. My love of ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 6- Sharing All Things Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,379 views

    We live in a society that is obsessed with self-fulfillment and self-centeredness. •And Christians often share that obsession, buying into this “me first” attitude. •Yet when we examine the book of Acts, we see in the Church a community characterized b

    “Sharing All Things” The Church’s Example in Giving Acts 4:32-37 One of the things we learn from children is their natural, inborn tendency toward selfishness. •From a baby’s perspective, “What’s mine is mine, What’s yours is mine, and whatever I want is mine.” •And this natural selfishness ...read more

  • Don't Get Lost Series

    Contributed by Edward Walker on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,428 views

    Falling away from the faith should not be a possibility if the believer puts into practice the principles of goldly living found in the Bible.

    Introduction 1. The American Frontier invited many adventurers to tackle the formative challenges of the West. Mountains, deserts, weather, animals, and the natives always posed a serious threat to the lives and wellbeing of the frontiersman and pioneer. 2. Last week I introduced to you a man ...read more

  • "Shall We Go Hiking?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Feb 6, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,575 views

    A challenge to follow Jesus.

    Matthew 17:1-9 “Shall We go Hiking?” By: Reverend Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA A colleage of mine told me this week about his experience at Mount Tabor, the place that many believe the Transfiguration took place. He told me that it is ...read more

  • Urgent Adoration Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Feb 28, 2008
    based on 103 ratings
     | 21,575 views

    We talk about worship all the time. But do we really know what worship is? If we’ve never had a breathtaking experience with worshipping Jesus, then we probably don’t. In our passage, Mary had a breathtaking experience with Jesus that is a great exampl

    1. The first attribute of urgent adoration is that urgent adoration is unrestrained. 2. The second attribute of urgent adoration is that urgent adoration is impractical. 3. The third attribute of urgent adoration is that urgent adoration is irreproachable. 4. The fourth attribute of urgent ...read more

  • Keep The Fire Burning!

    Contributed by Jose Gomez Sr. on May 24, 2005
    based on 50 ratings
     | 5,462 views

    The flame is lit, now it’s time to keep it burning.

  • The Path That Leads To Nowhere

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Feb 21, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,933 views

    Three things that will help us reach our destination

    “The Path that Leads to Nowhere” February 24, 2013 Matthew 7:13-14 “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life and only a few find ...read more

  • Alpine Christianity

    Contributed by Stephen Evoy on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,353 views

    Applies a "mountaineering" metaphor to the Christian journey to illustrate the difference between a burden ("boulder") and a load ("backpack"). First person perspective, honest illustrations from my own experience. Engaging stories, easy applicability,

    In 1953, John Hunt organized an assault-style expedition to Mt. Everest. He enlisted an army of Sherpas to serve as porters. The porters established the climbing route, built bridges across the glacier, and stockpiled supplies at strategic locations up the mountain. One of the Sherpas was named ...read more

  • Drop The Weight Of Trivial Pursuits Series

    Contributed by Art Good on Aug 15, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,287 views

    This backpack I am wearing has stones, rocks within it that weekly we are exposing, and laying them down, giving them to God. Well, today we are talking about the weight of trivial Pursuits, the weight of the pursuing meaningless things.

    Drop the Weight of Trivial Pursuits Over the past few weeks we have been talking about dropping the weight, dropping the weight of junk we are carrying that tire us out, wear us down, and cause all sorts of problems in our relationships with each other, and our relationship with God. This ...read more

  • How To Handle Burdens Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 6, 2013
     | 7,100 views

    There are three kinds of burdens: The kind we share; the kind of we bear; and the kind we wear.

    INTRODUCTION On my mission trips to China, I’ve noticed the standard of living keeps rising. More Chinese people are driving cars, and because of American fast food, they are getting overweight as well. But there is one thing that hasn’t changed yet—the main mean of ...read more