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  • Good Results From Bad Circumstances

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Nov 5, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,352 views

    Not everything that happens to us is always good, but if we love God and are obedient to His purpose for our lives, eventually He works out everything in our lives for His glory and for our good.

    GOOD RESULTS FROM BAD CIRCUMSTANCES --Romans 8:28-30 During my quiet time a few days ago God revealed to me that I had never preached on Romans 8:28, my favorite verse of Scripture: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according ...read more

  • Esther - For Such A Time As This Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 137 ratings
     | 60,855 views

    How God can use us in extraordinary ways even in bad circumstances

    Esther - Preparing to be used “For Such a Time as This” Slide Have you ever faced a time in your life where your circumstances just seemed plain awful? Like things could not get any worse, only to get worse. Maybe you are in a marriage where it seems your spouse just doesn’t care about ...read more

  • Living Life Above The Circumstances Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jun 13, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 5,265 views

    Every life has good and bad circumstances. As Christians, we live life above those circumstances.

    SERIES: “LESSONS FROM THE EARLY CHURCH” TEXT: ACTS 6:8-15 TITLE: “LIVING LIFE ABOVE THE CIRCUMSTANCES” INTRODUCTION: A. Some of you may have heard of Wilma Rudolph. She was a successful Olympic athlete in the 1960’s, but most do not know ...read more

  • Why?

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Aug 26, 2002
    based on 111 ratings
     | 13,351 views

    Illustrates from Habakkuk and the life of Joseph how God works in all of our lifes circumstances. Demonstrates how beautifully even the bad circumstances can be turned to good.

    Habakkuk 1:1-4, 1 This is the message that the prophet Habakkuk received from the LORD in a vision. 2 How long, O LORD, must I call for help? But you do not listen! "Violence!" I cry, but you do not come to save. 3 Must I forever see this sin and misery all around me? Wherever I look, I see ...read more

  • Here, There, And Everywhere Series

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,450 views

    The second in a series on the Character of God from Psalm 139. The Omnipresence of God.

    The Character of God: Here, There, and Everywhere Intro story: God is missing! Psalm 139:5-12 You hem me in--behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7 Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from ...read more

  • Urban Legend #2: God Wants Me Happy All The Time Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 17, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,487 views

    The bad news: God doesn’t want me happy all the time. The good news: He wants me more than happy. He wants me blessed.

    It may surprise you, but God’s number one concern is not my happiness. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn ...read more

  • Is The Church Full Of Hypocrisy? Series

    Contributed by John Barry on Jun 12, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,738 views

    The editor-in-chief of Bible Study magazine addresses hypocrisy in the Church and explains how to limit hypocrisy in your life.

    Is the Church full of hypocrisy? At many points in my life I have thought, "Yes. Most definitely, yes. The Church is full of hypocrisy." At other times I have thought, "Well, it is not as bad as I thought it was." But, I have never thought, "There is no hypocrisy in the Church." That would simply ...read more

  • Discipleship: Patience

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Oct 3, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 580 views

    To show that to be all we can be for God, we must learn to be patient.

    -I Timothy 6:6-12 -We hear a great deal about most of the characteristics presented in this passage -Contentment -Not loving money -Pursing righteousness -Being godly -Having faith -Loving all -Being gentle even -Q: When is the last time you heard a sermon on ...read more

  • Unwrapping The Gift Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,230 views

    Focuses on Mary and her faith so we might be able to have faith like she did.

    Unwrapping the Gift of Faith (Luke 1:26-45; 2:1-7) Faith is unwrapped by Acting despite being Afraid (Luke 1:38) Faith is unwrapped by Believing despite not Seeing (Luke 1:45) Faith is unwrapped by Being Content despite bad Circumstances (Luke 2:1-7) Slide Intro One ...read more

  • Home Free

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 40 ratings
     | 8,071 views

    Funeral message for a saint who suffered physically, and now they are both ’home’ and ’free’. Their glorified body makes our temporary shell look pretty sad, no matter how healthy we may be. Link included to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Home Free John 8:32 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/HomeFree.html John 8:32 And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. This week we celebrated freedom, and Steve is still celebrating it. He was an American thru and thru, and a very patriotic man, but today his is a ...read more

  • Jesus Raised The Dead Series

    Contributed by Robert Galasso on Mar 5, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 2,789 views

    If you would like to see God working in your life, believe what he says and act upon that belief.

    Introduction: Have you ever wondered why God does not do things the way that you would do them? Why is it that he is never in a hurry or pressed by the urgency of the hour? In this account, Jesus Christ continued about his business after being given the news that his friend Lazarus was very ill. ...read more

  • How Much Does Jesus C.a.r.e.s About You?

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on Oct 13, 2007
    based on 47 ratings
     | 31,508 views

    Jesus cares so much about you than ever really know

    Mark 4:35-41 I Peter:5:7 Topic: How much does Jesus really C.A.R.E.S. about you? In these passage of scriptures in Mark 4:35-41, we read about how Jesus Christ had commanded his disciples to get into a ship to sail across the sea of Galilee to travel to another land, which was ...read more

  • God Is Good, All The Time

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 56 ratings
     | 10,186 views

    With so much hatred, evil, terrorism, and now destruction by Hurricane Katrina present in our world today, how can we know that "God Is Good, all the time?" This sermon answers that question.

    GOD IS GOOD, ALL THE TIME --PSALM 23; HEBREWS 12:3-11; JOHN 10:7-18 Gary Younge, a reporter for the British newspaper THE GUARDIAN is covering the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina in Mississippi and Louisiana. In his article for yesterday (Saturday, 03 September 05) he notes that one ...read more

  • Freedom From Fear Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jan 3, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 6,305 views

    In Christ, we can have no fear!

    INTRODUCTION • One summer night during a severe thunderstorm a mother was tucking her small son into bed. She was about to turn the light off when he asked in a trembling voice, "Mommy, will you stay with me all night?" Smiling, the mother gave him a warm, reassuring hug and said tenderly, "I ...read more

  • Stepping Down

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,445 views

    How to resign from ministry

    Intro: One of the things no one likes is to be a failure. We live in a very “success-oriented” society. Many judge their value as an individual on the basis of their success. Yet there are some times in our lives when the world sees a failure and God sees a success. One of those times ...read more