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  • Stewardship Of The Bell Rope Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 31, 2010
    based on 65 ratings

    Uses a powerful illustration of a bell rope to drive home how we can forgive people who've sinned against us.

    OPEN: I get a daily devotion from a website called “” Back in August, I read the following story by Patrick Odum. Apparently, in New Hampshire, a man named Josh Muszynski stopped at a gas station and bought a pack of cigarettes with his debit card. A few hours later he more

  • The "One" Thing Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 5, 2017
    based on 7 ratings

    Families can often be shattered by pain and anger and bitterness. There's only one thing that heal those broken homes and fix what has been damaged by the abuse, neglect and selfishness that family members often inflict on each other. What is that?

    POEM: If you love something, set it free. If it comes back to you, it is yours, if it doesn't, it never was. (Pause) But, if it just sits in your living room, messes up your stuff, eats your food, takes your money, and doesn't appear to realize that you've set it free... you either married it or more

  • When Hurts Run Deep Series

    Contributed by Steven Platt on Oct 29, 2002
    based on 75 ratings

    Sermon based upon the book of Philemon. Illustrates the plight of Philemon to forgive Onesimus and how Paul aided in the process.

    Read the Book of Philemon I Onesimus A. Name means "Useful" - But wasn’t very useful B. Slave of Philemon 1. Unlike slaves in America 2. Slaves were more like employees 3. Often were paid C. Caused Philemon to lose some money 1. Criminal intent more

  • Forgiving The Anger Series

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Sep 15, 2001
    based on 52 ratings

    Fourth in a series on the Lord’s Prayer, this sermon deals with forgiveness.

    FORGIVING THE ANGER Fourth in a Series on the Lord’s Prayer "Forgive we forgive others..." In the current movie, COURAGE UNDER FIRE, Denzel Washington plays a soldier who makes a tragic error. At the beginning of the film, he and his men engage the enemy. It is night, and it is more

  • Taking Care Of Our Liberty

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jul 5, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    An independance day theme about returning hope to America

    1The hand of the LORD came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the LORD and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. 2He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. 3He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I more

  • Sacrificial Love

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 12, 2010
    based on 11 ratings

    At Christmas we are often entertained with amusing stories of sacrificial love such as "It’s a Wonderful Life" and "The Gift of the Magi". In the Word of God we find a true story of sacrificial love demonstrated by a woman named Ruth.

    Sacrificial Love Ruth 1:11-18 Introduction: At Christmas we are often entertained with stories of sacrificial love. We are all familiar with Jimmy Steward’s role in “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Steward, the hero, more

  • The "Parable Of The Unforgiving Servant” Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 59 ratings

    # 9 in a series on the "The Stories That Jesus Told" - The Parables. This sermon examines the cost of unforgiveness in our lives.

    The Stories That Jesus Told Sermon # 9 “Parable of The Unforgiving Servant” or “The World’s Worst Prison” Matthew 18:21-35 “One of my favorite stories concerns a man who was bitten by a more

  • What The Body Of Christ Needs

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Using the metaphor of a body, I believe that for this church to function properly as Christ would have it function, as well as each us individually, there are certain body parts that ALL of us must possess.

    WHAT THE BODY OF CHRIST NEEDS I CORINTHIANS 12:12-18 INTRODUCTION: Throughout the New Testament the church is likened to a physical body made up of many members each functioning in a different capacity but all being part of the same unity and working together for the proper functioning and more

  • Hope From God's Word Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 3, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    Our psalmist in this section declares that his hope is received from the Word of God which renews his life. Even though our psalmist is afflicted & scorned by the arrogant, he is sustained by hope. For hope shines brightest in the darkness.

    PSALM 119: 49-56 [The Ministry of The Word Series] HOPE FROM GOD'S WORD Our psalmist in this section [strophe] declares that his hope is received from the Word of God which renews his life. Because our God is unchanging, His Word does not change either. Therefore we can find hope from more

  • How To Pray Like A Righteous Man

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 30, 2002
    based on 164 ratings

    James gives us the example of how to pray by referring back to Elijah’s prayer for rain. What did he do that we can copy in our prayers?

    OPEN: A man by the name of Harold Lamb told this story of a sales presentation he made at a church board meeting: "My co-worker and I were making a sales call to a rural Baptist church. We gave our presentation to the church committee, and then the group’s chairman walked to the altar and knelt more

  • Pause Before You Act (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Sep 12, 2011

    In Sermon 4 of the series, PAUSE Before You Act, we admonish the believer to see if what he or she is about to do violates God’s commands. I.e., am I about to commit a sin in my response to a situation?

    Please note that, while this sermon may be preached in stand-alone fashion, it is part of a series. You may wish to take a look at the first three sermons. Especially helpful would be sermon one which lays the foundation. Also, there is a companion sermon called THINK Before You Speak. IV. S – more

  • Working It Out Jesus' Way (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jan 4, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Last in this series

    Working It Out Jesus’ Way (Part 4) Various Scriptures July 15, 2007 As I mentioned last week, I have had people in my life who have hurt me terribly, like most everyone who has lived for very long. And I mentioned that like you, I have struggled with the issue of forgiveness, and in some more

  • "A Messiah Who Teaches Part 5: The Atypical Reaction Of A Disciple" Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Jun 13, 2009

    Jesus is calling us to a higher standard.

    A Messiah Who Teaches Part 5: The Atypical Reaction of the Disciple Text: Matthew 5:38-48 Introduction 1. Illustration: The teaching of the Sermon on the Mount is not - Do your duty, but - Do what is not your duty. It is not your duty to go the second mile, to turn the other cheek, but more

  • The Lord Has Become My Salvation

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Apr 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Messianic Psalm. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email:

    SERMON OUTLINE: Background: author & setting unknown part of the Egyptian ‘hallel’ theme is found in verse 6 it is a very repetitious Psalm it was used in a procession Outline: collective praise (vs 1-4) personal salvation (vs more

  • The Lord Has Become My Salvation

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010

    Psalm 118 - THE LORD HAS BECOME MY SALVATION. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    Reading: PSALM 118 Ill: If you think your family has problems, • Consider the marriage mayhem created when 76-year-old Bill Baker of London; • Recently wed Edna Harvey. • She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. • That’s more