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  • Is There Help?

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,061 views

    The universal question: Is there help? Ps 121 has the (only real) universal answer.

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS sermon ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC a fellowship of faith, family and friendships Dr. Russell Brownworth, D.Min., Pastor (An Easter Sunday message) April 11, 2004 ------------------------- I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence ...read more

  • God's Message Of Salvation

    Contributed by Leonard Davis on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,630 views

    Picking yourself up by your bootstraps is a great idea but the impossibility of doing that is like finding salvation by your own efforts.

    GOD’S MESSAGE OF SALVATION A Call to Faith We have heard the expression "Pick yourself up by your bootstraps." The picture this brings to mind is that of someone pulling on his or her shoes and as a results being lifted off the ground. In a way, this is rather humorous when we realized the ...read more

  • Sabbath Rest Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 1, 2011
     | 3,075 views

    A sermon on Hebrews 4:1-11 on rest (Outline and some material taken from Maclaren’s Expositions of Holy Scripture called, "Entrance into God’s Rest" on Hebrews 4:9-10)

    Introduction: Bring children up front and do “Take a Day of Rest” from Sermons 4 Kids. WBTU: So far in Hebrews we have talked about how Christianity is better than Judaism, and how Christ is better than angels and Moses. In these verses we talk about rest, a better rest. From ch. 3 and 4 we ...read more

  • And They Said Nothing To Anyone

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar 22, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,098 views

    Your past, your problem or perception should never hinder you from telling the story of God loves and Jesus’ saving power.

    “You Tell the Story” Mark 16:1-8 “…And they said nothing to anyone…” I call the Markian version of the gospel the realist version. Mark appears to recognize the frailty of the human spirit. You may remember when we preached when you need a second touch from Mark 8; Jesus needed to touch the ...read more

  • Labor To Rest

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Oct 13, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,884 views

    How like poppers are we; who know not, who apprehend not their own worth? We have been created to rest in the provision of our Heavenly Father!

  • The Cry Of Abba Father Series

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,897 views

    I want you now to notice a very sweet fact about this cry; namely, that it is literally the cry of the Son.

    “The cry of Abba Father” www.planttheseedministries.org Allan H. Kircher 1 John 1:5-7 “This is the message God has given to us to pass on to you: that God is light and in him is no darkness at all. So if we say we are his friends, but go on living in spiritual darkness and sin, we are lying. But ...read more

  • Zebra In The Kitchen Series

    Contributed by Coz Von on Jul 24, 2018
     | 236 views

    “Is this life, with all its toils, struggles, and disappointments, the sum of all that we are, or could be? and if we’re lucky— ends in dust? Is this our fate?” Well, yes, if the following view of our origins is correct. But on the other hand . . .

    What does the purpose of our lives really depend upon? On how we got here— what else? As the oak is in the acorn, so our end is in our beginning. And what does that mean? Two primary, overarching views of human origins exist. The first sees the universe and everything in it as a product of purely ...read more

  • God Hates Overachievers

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,431 views

    Jesus tells the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.

    -Rugged individualism is a highly sought after and much honored trait, especially in America -Workaholism is one of only a handful of diseases that goes untreated in America -We love to watch John Wayne or Clint Eastwood westerns -We love to hear the rags to riches story where the guy who comes ...read more

  • The True Spirit Of Independence

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 28, 2013
     | 964 views

    We don't need American Exceptionalism as much as Jesus Exceptionalism, that liberates the whole human person.

    Over the last few years I have heard a lot of people talking about “American Exceptionalism.” That is a theme of commentators like Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity, but it is also something that many politicians on the left are drawn to–they want to make America exceptional by the ...read more

  • The Crux Of The Matter

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 28, 2009
     | 1,849 views

    The cross of Christ is the crux of our faith, the focal point of all we believe, and we cannot diminish its importance in our lives.

    The Crux of the Matter TCF Sermon September 27, 2009 (open with examples of language funnies from Engrish.com) I�ve always been fascinated by words and language. Since I was a little boy, I was always a good speller � in fact I was almost 8th grade spelling champ. Guess what word I ...read more

  • A Shoulder To Lean On

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 24, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,189 views

    God is dependable through all of life’s problems.

    A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON Psalm 46:1-11 INTRO: Life can be brutal. We experience grief and see our friends experience sudden calamities. A tornado or fire wipes out a family dream. Cancer strikes, and long, drawn-out suffering begins. Friends and family let us down through broken promises. They ...read more

  • Put First Things First Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,485 views

    3 OF 7 in series on Personal Cange

    Put First Things First Matthew 6:33 In addition to self-awareness, imagination, and conscience, it a fourth endowment - independent will - that really makes effective self-management possible. It is the ability to make decisions and choices and to act in accordance with them. It is the ability ...read more

  • No Co-Dependency

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on May 29, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,733 views

    Co-dependency means anything that aids you in self-destructive behavior. The worst self-destructive behavior is not trusting God!

    No Co-Dependency!  Many of us have grown up learning to “pull ourselves up by our boot-straps”  We have been taught that, “God helps those… who help themselves.”  “When the going gets tough,… the Tough get going.”  These may sound good, but really are ...read more

  • "Would We Recognize Jesus?"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 7, 2015
    based on 2 ratings
     | 6,222 views

    A sermon about seeing Jesus in the other.

    "Would We Recognize Jesus?" Luke 24:13-49 When I owned a rock and roll tee-shirt shop in a mall, I decided to start "cooling it" on the heavy metal music in the store as I was no longer selling those kinds of tee-shirts and I was having an amazing experience of falling back in love with ...read more

  • Regarding The Negative Attitude About The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jul 15, 2009
     | 2,020 views

    This negative imperative reveals that we all can be guilty of quenching the Holy Spirit. If we do quench the Spirit…it grieves the very heart of God.

    SERMON BRIEF Date Written: March 14, 2001 Date Preached: March 14, 2001 Church: BBC (PM) Wed Night FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENTS Series: Great Imperatives for the Christian Walk Title: The Negative Imperative Regarding the Holy Spirit Text: 1 Thess 5:19 “…Do not quench the Holy Spirit…” [RSV] ...read more