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  • Good Morning Mighty Warrior

    Contributed by Ric Feeney on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    The story of God and Gideon and the cup of blessing from Judges 6 and 7 put in verse.

    The challenge with freedom is— it isn’t free at all, The further you drift from home— the further you’re bound to fall. When God’s favorite children kept forgetting His great plan, He released them from His mercy into a com-promised land. Settling in the rocks and cliffs, more

  • What Is Sin? Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 31 ratings

    This sermon looks at what sin is, why we sin and how to not sin.

    The night air was as thick and as silent as velvet. When suddenly the stillness was broken by the soft flapping of leathery wings. Out of the gloom came anger, his already contorted features twisted as he saw the man. Anger’s cohorts were already there, perched on one shoulder was despondency more

  • Overcoming Opposition By Prayer

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Where do you see yourself in this picture? Are you being pelted by unfair criticism as you are serving Christ? If so, keep on going and God will reward your efforts. Or do you recognize yourself as one who tends to be critical of others? If so, it’s time

    Overcoming Opposition By Prayer (Nehemiah 1:4-11) Illustration: There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health. --Proverbs 12:18 Critics talk much and do little that is constructive. They are more interested in trying to make themselves more

  • (Part 1) How To Avoid Sinking In Rough Seas Series

    Contributed by W F on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    James shows us how to emerge from trials having mastered the art of living and becoming all we were intended to be.

    LIVING THE HIGH LIFE Part 1. How to Avoid Sinking in Rough Seas James 1:1-12 INTRODUCTION All true followers of Jesus are surrounded by a variety of endless trials and tests. How do we deal with them without sinking under the pressure? James reveals a secret: Instead of caving in under the more

  • Going Fishin'

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    We must decide to do the job we have been told to do or not, and if we choose not to, we must be aware that we will be held totally accountable for that decision.

    Have you ever gone fishing? Even if you don’t plan on catching anything, there is nothing nicer than sitting in the warmth of the summer sun, watching your line float across the water, and noticing how everything is easy, not rushed, and well, very peaceful, just the way God wanted the world to be more

  • "What's In A Name?"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    In the name, "I AM", we find everything we will ever need, forever.

    “WHAT’S IN A NAME?” Exodus 3:14 “And God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’, and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM as sent me to you’.’” I don’t know who first asked the question, ‘what’s in a name?’ I don’t remember ever hearing it as a quote from a book or more

  • Transfiguration

    Contributed by Gary Jones on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    The importance of the transfiguration in our lives as Christians

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Sometimes through our human nature or perhaps, in my case, just plain stupidity, I don’t know if any of you have ever looked into a light bulb. If you have, then for the first couple of seconds you are totally blinded, but after a more

  • Make A Case

    Contributed by Tim Zukas on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Transfiguration and Resurrection - Why we believe

    2 Peter 1:16-25 (New International Reader’s Version) 16 We told you about the time our Lord Jesus Christ came with power. But we didn’t make up stories when we told you about it. With our own eyes we saw him in all his majesty. 17 God the Father gave him honor and glory. The voice of the more

  • A Psalm For The New Year Series

    Contributed by Alex Perednia on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    In this 4-part sermon series, we are exploring what it means for each of us to walk with our shepherd.

    INTRODUCTION There is probably no doubt that Psalm 23 is one of the best-known and best-loved portions of the Bible. The Psalm is a word picture of the relationship between a sheep and His Shepherd. This analogy of God-as-a-Shepherd would have clearly resonated with the nomadic and rural culture more

  • My Greatest Need In The New Year Series

    Contributed by Alex Perednia on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 16 ratings

    If you found a genie-in-a-bottle, what would you ask for? What do you truly need? In this 4-part sermon series, we are exploring what it means for each of us to walk with our shepherd in 2004. Today, we will consider how the Good Shepherd is our provid

    INTRODUCTION To begin, let me ask you a question, one that I have asked you before, but find it appropriate to ask again as we begin a New Year. Here’s the question: If you found a genie-in-a-bottle, what would you ask for? A man was walking along the beach at Malibu when he found an old more

  • How To Deal With Past Hurts In Your Family Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    The first step to having love and harmony in your family is to get "past your past." In other words you’ve got to be able to forgive and move on. Here are 5 steps to forgiveness. . . *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    Living With Your Family Without Losing Your Mind Let me take a little survey: How many of you have had conflict with members of your family? <HANDS> Families are wonderful. . . but they can really be a pain to live with. Words get said, people get hurt and before you know it, you feel like more

  • Dealing With Anger Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 56 ratings

    Jesus’ teaching about anger is: 1. Murder begins as an attitude in the heart. 2. Anger grows as we express it in name calling and cursing. 3. Anger ends by means of reconciliation.

    David A. Slagle, from Lawrenceville, Georgia, tells a wild story about an experience he had: “I served as a nurse in the operating room for several years. One day a couple arrived, both with gunshot wounds. He had awakened late for his first day on the job because his wife did not set the alarm. more

  • Ark Of The Covenant

    Contributed by James May on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 86 ratings

    The symbolism of the Ark of the Covenant has been fulfilled in Christ. The true value of the Ark is not in the wooden box covered with gold, but in the heart that is washed in the Blood of Jesus.

    Ark of the Covenant by Pastor Jim May One of the most sought after ancient relics of Jewish history is the Ark of the Covenant. Stories have been written and movies made pertaining to the ark. One of the most famous was call, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. They are all entertaining to watch more

  • Unleashng The Power Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 93 ratings

    Spiritual lifelessness is bound up in faithlessness which is exhibited in powerless prayer.

    (some material from Bill Hybels) SERIES: “THE CHALLENGE TO THE CHURCH FOR 2005” TEXT: MATTHEW 21:18-22 TITLE: “UNLEASHING THE POWER OF PRAYER” INTRODUCTION: A. Prayer has been called “communicating with God” --Here are some prayers from kids more

  • Be Prepared - Scout Sunday Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 6, 2005
    based on 67 ratings

    So, just why did David pick up "5" smooth stones? It was because long before Scouting began, David understood the Scout Motto "Be Prepared"

    OPEN: A bricklayer had an accident at work and filed following insurance report: On the day of my accident I was working alone on the roof of a 6-story building. When I completed my work I discovered that I had about 500 pounds of brick left over. Rather than carry the bricks down by hand, I more