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  • Good News, Bad News

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 10, 2001
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,886 views

    There are bad things which need to be extinguished from our lives and good things that need to be added.

    GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS Col. 3:5-9, 12-14 INTRO.- We’ve all heard some of those “good news, bad news” jokes and I want to share a few this morning, because that’s what life is full of: both good news and bad news. Good news: Did you all know that Gary Saveley made the Olympic javelin team ...read more

  • Putting An End To Self-Defeating Behavior Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 13, 2003
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,547 views

    Here are some self-help principles from Daniel chapter 4 on putting an end to self-defeating behavior in your life.

    In Daniel chapter four we read of a king gone mad. This, by the way, is not unusual. There are many instances in history (and in modern culture) of those who have achieved great status, wealth, power or fame, ending up mentally and/or emotionally disturbed. Sometimes it is directly tied to the ...read more

  • Overcoming Feelings Of Inadequacy Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 21, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,970 views

    Here are some self-help principles for overcoming feelings of inadequacy from Daniel chapter five.

    What makes people behave badly? We partially answered that question last week in the sermon, "Putting an End to Self-defeating Behavior" based on Daniel chapter four, but the Word of God is going to expand our understanding this week. The Bible gives us an example of some very bad behavior ...read more

  • Fiddle Vs. Violin; Staff Vs. Rod

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 12, 2005
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,850 views

    Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me, let us consider the difference between correction and punishment.

    Fiddle vs. Violin? Staff vs Rod? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr Kyfingers@aol.com INTRODUCTION: Seems many people today do not know the difference in punishment and correction. I was speaking at a church in Clinton, Ky. The Sunday School teacher did a very good job. In his lesson he said there ...read more

  • How To Behave In Church

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 106 ratings
     | 4,690 views

    The Scripture tells us how to behave toward our leaders and toward one another.

    HOW TO BEHAVE IN CHURCH I Thessalonians 5:12-15 INTRO.- ILL.- A young mother went to her doctor for an appointment. She took her little five-year-old son with her and made no attempt to restrain him from ransacking an adjoining room. Finally, after hearing a bunch of bottles being rattled, ...read more

  • "How To Pray For Your Children"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Oct 22, 2004
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,828 views

    Specific ways to pray for children that will prove to be more effective than vague generalizations.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM October 24, 2004 "How to Pray for Your Children" Philippians 4:4-7 INTRODUCTION: A bumper sticker read, "I have teenagers! Pray for me!" If you have teenagers, you might feel this way at times. However, today we’re going to talk about how you can pray for your ...read more

  • Mother's Day 2001

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 14, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 3,356 views

    We should both appreciate and imitate our godly mothers.

    MOTHER’S DAY - 2001 II Tim. 1:3-5 INTRO.- I am reminded of your sincere faith which lived in your mother Eunice and now lives in you. TIMOTHY GOT SOMETHING GOOD FROM HIS MOTHER! He apparently got some of his faith in Christ from his mother. Should that surprise us? Men, can you ever be ...read more

  • Church Growth: To Be Or Not To Be

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 584 ratings
     | 32,113 views

    What hinders churches from growing and what causes them to grow?

    CHURCH GROWTH: To be or not to be Acts 2:36-41 INTRO.- ILL.- It was their 13th wedding anniversary. The husband was away at a meeting on their special day. He called a florist to send a bouquet of 13 helium balloons with a message of gratitude for the heights to which his wife had inspired ...read more

  • Trials: God's Hard Gifts Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 13, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,760 views

    The trials in our life are never easy, but God uses them to refine us into better people.

    James 1:1-18 January 12, 2003 Trials - God’s Hard Gifts Last week we looked at the Man James, brother of Jesus. Today, we begin to look at the letter that he left us in the New Testament. Jesus was prophesied to be a man of sorrows, well acquainted with grief; his brother James also ...read more

  • The Nature Of Repentance Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 334 ratings
     | 80,839 views

    Repentance is the key to the Christian faith, but how do we know if we’ve done it? Jonah 3 teaches us what real repentance looks like

    Jonah 3 The nature of repentance On the day of Pentecost, after the Spirit comes, the disciples are shaken by the sound of a rushing wind, tongues of fire appear on their heads, they head out on to the street praising God and speaking in tongues. Peter explains to the crowds what is happening. ...read more

  • Finding Truth In An Age Of Lies

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Mar 24, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,277 views

    To show that truth can be known and that we must be willing to tell the truth to a world walking in deception.

    -We live in what I would call an age of lies -It’s difficult, if not impossible at times to discern the truth from the lies, the fact from the fiction -General Statistics -In 1963, according to Gallup, 65% believed the Bible literally; today the number is only 32%. There was a time when most ...read more

  • The Maturing Christian Leaves The Old Life Of Sin Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Davis on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 1,866 views

    Picture # 9 in series: The 14 Candid Snapshots of the Maturing Christian as found in the Gospel of John. The woman caught in adultery is the picture of the maturing Christian leaving his or her old life of sin.

    Picture # 9: The maturing Christian leaves the old life of sin. John 8:1-11. Before we look at the text, take a look at the problem: The earliest manuscripts and many other ancient witnesses do not include John 7:53-8:11. A reason this manuscript was not included in the early manuscripts ...read more

  • Honor Your Father And Mother

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 15, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,222 views

    If you are not living a totally blessed life it may be because you are not fully obeying God’s commands to honor your parents. If you feel that you may be one of these, forgiveness, grace and strength is yours for the asking.

    Honor Your Father and Your Mother Some of us have a harder time feeling like honoring our parents because of past and present abuses. Yet, God did not make a mistake in giving us the parents we have. Evidence of that is giving by the truth in Psalm 139: "You made all the delicate, inner ...read more

  • A Change Of View Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,017 views

    IF WE ARE TO REACH OTHERS WITH THE GOSPEL, WE MUST LEARN TO SEE THE WORLD AS CHRSIT SAW THE WORLD.

    A Change of View Mark 2:13-17 INTRODUCTION WWJD for a Prostitute? Author and speaker Barbara Johnson writes: I had just finished speaking at one of the last Women of Faith (WOF) conferences in 1998, challenging the audience to really think "What Would Jesus Do?" in their everyday situations. ...read more

  • No More Excuses

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Oct 18, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 6,577 views

    Cubs’ fans blame curses and a kid but not their own team for their failures. We will blame anyone and anything rather than take repsonsibility for ourselves and our moral failures, teen pregnancy, violence, evil during Halloween. God says no more!

    Please e-mail me with any comments or if you use any part of this at your church at Mail4ChrisR@aol.com. I would love to hear about it. God Bless! - Chris How many of you know about Billy Sianis’ goat? Sianis, a local tavern owner, tried to bring his goat into Game 4 of the 1945 World Series at ...read more