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  • The Blessings Of Being Close To God

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Jan 12, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,307 views

    When you draw close to God... 1. You will be in the ultimate place (vs. 1-2). 2. You will have His ultimate protection (vs. 3-10). 3. You will see His unfolding prophecy (vs. 9-16).

    The Blessings of Being Close to God Psalm 91:1-16 Sermon by Rick Crandall Grayson Baptist Church - Jan. 8, 2012 *James 4:8 makes a great promise to us when it says: “Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.” -And when we do draw close to God, He will bless us in amazing ...read more

  • Closer

    Contributed by Greg Burcham on Sep 4, 2016
     | 4,398 views

    This sermon deals with some of the reasons we fail to draw close to God and the virtues of being close to God.

    How close is close enough? Closer Zeno’s paradox. Imagine I had high school boys and girls lined up at opposite ends of the gym and had them half the distance between them every 10 seconds, how long would it be before they are touching? Well, if I always half the distance, they will ...read more

  • Nothing Can Separate You From God’s Love

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on May 28, 2009
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,085 views

    1. Receiving Jesus brings freedom from condemnation. 2 Being close to God means surrendering control to our loving Father 3. Being a part of God’s family means we are blessed when we face difficulty.

  • Getting Closer To Our Divine Father Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Sep 25, 2006
    based on 43 ratings
     | 7,194 views

    It would seem natural that we would long to be close to God, our heavenly father…for every child wants to know the security of being close to their parents: …the familiarity of their faces, the security of their strength, the assurance of their words. T

    It would seem natural that we would long to be close to God, our heavenly father…for every child wants to know the security of being close to their parents: …the familiarity of their faces, the security of their strength, the assurance of their words. This is a good model for our relationship ...read more

  • Get A Life Series

    Contributed by Brad Dyrness on May 3, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,902 views

    People know about God, listen to people talk about God, and even claim to be Christian. Yet many still feel far from God. A relationship with God is like drinking coffee. How do we move from doing to being?

    Get a Life 4/21/02 AM By Brad Dyrness You know you have had too much coffee when … 1. You answer the door before people knock. 2. You speed walk in your sleep. 3. You grind your coffee beans in your mouth. 4. You have to watch videos in fast-forward. 5. You go to the AA Meetings just ...read more

  • A Sensible Relationship With God Series

    Contributed by Kurt Lindgren on Nov 29, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,560 views

    The way the Corinthian church members were living didn’t make sense!

    A SENSIBLE RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD 1 Corinthians 10:14-22 / September 16,2012 SENSIBLE: Making decisions in accordance with wisdom or prudence; likely to be of benefit: "a sensible diet". Showing reason or sound judgment; reasonable - wise - judicious - perceptible - rational INTRODUCTION: The ...read more

  • The Love Connection Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jun 11, 2009
     | 2,505 views

    We tend to be most at peace with God… When selflessly serving… especially the poor… but even one’s friends and family. When sharing the love of Jesus with someone whose heart is open. When truly forgiving and extending grace to one who is indebted to u

    I returned a week ago from Nepal… to be a part of… South Asia Vineyard Family Gathering. Included a few key Indian leaders… but mostly Nepali… about a quarter from the urban area of Kathmandu… many from NE India border… and a majority from the villages that spread many miles up into the ...read more

  • The Love Connection Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Nov 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,319 views

    We are often frustrated at feelings of distance between us and God, but often do not have lives characterized by loving others.

    The Love Connection Brad Bailey – October 19, 2008 Series: Becoming Friends with God I returned a week ago from Nepal… to be a part of… South Asia Vineyard Family Gathering. Included a few key Indian leaders… but mostly Nepali… about a quarter from the urban area of Kathmandu… many from NE ...read more

  • The Divine Word And Sin Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 18, 2012
     | 1,432 views

    The divine word reveals the tragic possibility that human freedom can withdraw from the covenant dialogue with God

    August 20, 2012 St. Bernard Verbum Domini My habit of preaching on Mondays brings me every two years squarely in the path of two of my least favorite readings from the Word of God. This is the day we hear them. In the first place, Ezekiel, who was a prophet-mime, is told by God that he had ...read more

  • Beyond The Grave

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Feb 26, 2017
     | 1,923 views

    The Transfiguration helps us look beyond our decaying, earthly existence to our metamorphosis into joyful, bright children of God

    Intro What does life look like beyond the grave? Goal Let’s examine our transformation now and its eternal result. Plan We will look at the transfiguration in Matthew 17:1-9 and its application in transforming our lives today. Matthew 17:1 Six days later Jesus took Peter and the ...read more

  • A Deep Longing For God Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,152 views

    Do you have a heart that longs for God? Do you want to see Him, to be with Him, to enjoy Him forever? The psalmist expresses this blessing in 3 beatitudes.

    A Deep Longing for God Psalm 84 1. We rejoiced to hear that the trapped Chilean miners were rescued this past week. An AP article summarizes matters: SAN JOSE MINE, Chile – The miners who spent 69 agonizing days deep under the Chilean earth were hoisted one by one to freedom Wednesday, ...read more

  • Is The Church Just Our "Dotty Maiden Aunt" Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 11, 2012
     | 1,832 views

    The word of God calls us to the obedience of faith. We cannot compromise with evil, even when tempted to do so by our convenience.

    Monday of 6th Week in Course Verbum Domini Is the Church Just Our Dotty Maiden Aunt? “Before I was afflicted I went astray; but now I keep thy word.” There’s a memorable scene in A Christmas Story, in which Ralphie, who longs for a BB gun for Christmas, opens a parcel from ...read more

  • The Crucified World Series

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,182 views

    Sermon #23 in Galatians. Final paragraph, written by Paul’s hand. Sums up spirit of the letter, Way of the world vs. Way of the Cross

    THE CRUCIFIED WORLD GAL 6: 11-18 INTRO CONFORMITY – (what do you think of when I say the word) SCHOOL, PEER PRESSURE INCREDIBLE PRESSURE TO CONFORM LOOK A CERTAIN WAY ACT A CERTAIN WAY BE IN CERTAIN GROUPS SHUN CERTAIN PEOPLE (CRUEL) KID ON BASEBALL TEAM IN SHERWOOD, ...read more

  • The Three Sides Of Abram's Life Series

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Aug 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,724 views

    B. Each one of us carries various responsibilities and many different sides of personality. Like for example, I am a husband, a father, a son, a pastor, a friend, and many other things. Yet wonderfully, God has made us able to discharge our different resp

    Theme: The Three Sides of Abraham’s Life Text: Genesis 18 Introduction A. Greetings. B. Each one of us carries various responsibilities and many different sides of personality. Like for example, I am a husband, a father, a son, a pastor, a friend, and many other things. Yet wonderfully, God ...read more

  • Moving Beyond Brokenness

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on May 4, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,267 views

    God is in the business of healing broken people. Today we look at four steps God uses to move us beyond the brokenness.

    Intro.: You probably remember the children’s ditty – Humpty dumpty sat on a wall Humpty dumpty had a great fall All the King’s horses And all the King’s men Couldn’t put Humpty together again 1. When humans are involved, it too often is true. We can’t rebuild the broken ...read more