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  • Getting Closer To Our Divine Father Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Sep 25, 2006
    based on 43 ratings
     | 7,311 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
     | 3,005 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

  • Moving Beyond Brokenness

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on May 4, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,364 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

  • Moving Beyond Brokenness

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on May 4, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,934 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

  • The Crucified World Series

    Contributed by Jim Heidebrecht on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,222 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

  • Restore: Church, Get Right! Series

    Contributed by Chris Santasiere on Aug 29, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 5,219 views

    This is the third sermon in a series conducted by our staff; the other sermons in the series were "Rejoice: Church, be Joyful", "Reflect: Church, be Thankful" and "Reconnect: Church, get Energized".

    “Restore: Church, Get Right!” August 19, 2001 Introduction In his book “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership”, John Maxwell tells the story of one of the most incredible restorations in American business history. It happened at the Chrysler Corporation in the early 1980’s. Chrysler was in ...read more

  • Just Who Is This Jesus?

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,021 views

    A look at the unique claims of Christ

    Pax Romana, Roman peace, held the empire together for centuries. Among it’s dictates was one concerning religion. It seems that if Rome took over a nation or people with their own religion they never made them switch to the Roman gods. Their thinking was sound…why give them a reason to rebel. ...read more

  • Sacrificing Joy Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,823 views

    Part 6 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor "But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you." Philippians ...read more

  • The Cross Part 2: The Symbolism Series

    Contributed by Rob Culler on May 1, 2007
     | 1,042 views

    The cross is a powerful symbol of God’s power.

    The Symbolism of the Cross I. Introduction Show a set of symbols and have people tell me what they represent. II. Transition III. Text—1 Corinthians 1:17-18 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of ...read more

  • The Satisfaction Of Seeking The Lord

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 14,192 views

    No matter how far we have strayed from the Lord, seeking the Lord with our whole heart will bring forgiveness, spiritual satisfaction and peace.

    The Satisfaction Of Seeking The Lord Text: Hosea 10: 12; II Chron.15: 1-2, 12 Intro: While there are some things in our world that happen by coincidence, most are accomplished by conception and choice. Whether it is the development of a gargantuan shopping mall or sending a spacecraft ...read more

  • Don't Be Afraid! Just Believe!

    Contributed by Charles Degner on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 7,869 views

    Jesus shows Jairus that we have a God with skin on - someone who understands our pain and weaknesses, but who can do something about it!

    Mark 5: 21-24, 35-43 Pentecost 6 A Lutheran pastor who grew up in a missionary family in Papua New Guinea recalls living through some of the tremendous thunderstorms that are common in that region. As a child, he was quite frightened when the storms came in the middle of the blackened night. ...read more

  • The Benifits Package Of Justification Series

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on May 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,949 views

    THE PRIMARY FUNCTION OF THE CHRISTIAN GOSPEL IS NOT TO GIVE US BLESSINGS, BUT FIRST AND FOREMOST TO RECONCILE US TO GOD. THIS MESSAGE OPENS UP FOR US BENFITS SOME WHICH ARE EXPECTED OTHERS MAY BE UNEXPECTED BUT NECESSARY.

    ROMANS 5:1-5. THE BENEFITS PACKAGE OF JUSTIFICATION. I REMEMBER APPLYING FOR A JOB AT THE TOYOTA CAR PLANT IN DERBY AFTER GO THROUGH A RIGOROUS TESTING PROCESS I WAS ACCEPTED ONTO THE STAFF, AS A RESULT I WAS INCLUDED INTO A COMPANY WITH OFFERED GOOD COMPANY BENEFITS WHICH INCLUDED : ...read more

  • How To Come Back When You're Down

    Contributed by Gary Macdonald on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 5,021 views

    Everybody sins. But the Christian has a unique place to turn that will take him past his sin and on to forgiveness.

    How To Come Back When You’re Down By Gary MacDonald Everybody sins. But the Christian has a unique place to turn that will take him past his sin and on to forgiveness. Read Scripture Passage: Psalm 51 The devil tempts you to sin by suggesting to you that, "You can get away with it." ...read more

  • The Lord's Cup

    Contributed by James May on Mar 20, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,653 views

    Are we willing to bear the same burdens that Jesus bore? I want to be a bearer of the Lord’s cup!

    THE LORD’S CUP By Pastor Jim May Matthew 26:36-46, "Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder. And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Then saith ...read more

  • The Foolish Wise Man

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,246 views

    Solomon was the wisest man that ever, and yet he made some foolish decisions.

    THE FOOLISH WISE MAN 1 Kings 3:1-3:15 listen as I read today’s text 1And Solomon made affinity(means “Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt.”) with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he ...read more