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  • The Unceartinty And Brevity Of Life! Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,563 views

    James warns about the unceartainity of tomorrow and he warns about the brevity of life in comparison with eternity.

    INTRODUCTION #24 1. Open your bibles to James 4:13-15. 2. In a previous lesson we discussed things from this passage. (1) We discussed the warning that when we make plans for the future, to not leave God out of those plans. (2) Also, from James 4:16, we discussed that is evil to boast ...read more

  • If Today Was Your Last Day

    Contributed by Kevin L. Jones on Jan 28, 2010
    based on 31 ratings
     | 23,849 views

    A sermon examining the brevity of life and how we should live each day as if it were our last.

    If Today Was Your Last Day... Psalms 84:10-12 There are times when we are reminded of the brevity of life. The phone rings and we are informed that a loved one has passed away unexpectedly. We open the newspaper and there in the obituaries is the name of a close friend or a co-worker. Sometimes ...read more

  • Measure Our Days

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2010
    based on 13 ratings
     | 8,050 views

    The purpose of this message is to show us the brevity of life and encourage us to pursue things of everlasting value.

    MEASURE OUR DAYS Psalm 39:4-7 INTRODUCTION: A. What are you planning on doing tomorrow? 1. How about next week? 2. Got plans for next month or even next year? 3. I ask these questions because we are prone to think that life is both predictable and controllable. a. I doubt ...read more

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Nov 9, 2006
    based on 41 ratings
     | 25,978 views

    There can be comfort, even in the brevity of life, by knowing the Lord. [This is as shared at the funeral - names excluded].

    ECCLESIASTES 3:1 – 8 [AV] 1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3 A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; ...read more

  • What Is Your Life?

    Contributed by Timothy Schultz on Oct 14, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,254 views

    Knowing the brevity of life, how will we invest what God has entrusted us with?

    [I am indebted to a sermon by Maxie Dunnam as a major source for this sermon]. Found in his book, "Pack Up Your Troubles" Intro: In reaching mid-life I have wondered, "What has my life accomplished and where am I going with the second half?" *I know I have gotten to mid-life because ...read more

  • What Is Your Life?

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Nov 16, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 14,673 views

    James asked his readers, “What is your life?” to emphasize the brevity of life and the urgent need for the guidance and help of God if we are to make our lives meaningful and productive for God.

    What Is Your Life James 4:14 Introduction Starting in 1955 there was a game show on television called This Is Your Life. Celebrity subjects were ambushed during their ordinary daily routines and brought into the studio to have a spotlight shined on their past. I think it is safe to say that ...read more

  • Remembering 9/11

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 11, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,816 views

    Today Across America, America remembers the attack against her on September 11, 2001. It is good for us to remember the events of 911. We should never forget what took place on 911. And we should never forget the lessons learned by these events.

    REMEMBER 9/11 Joshua 4:1-7 INTRODUCTION: Today Across America, America remembers. America remembers the events of September 11, 2001 when our seemingly inviolable security was shattered as nearly 3000 people from 90 countries perished from terrorist attacks upon our soil. It is good for us to ...read more

  • One Life To Live Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 10,722 views

    James describes for us the kind of attitude that Christians should have about their life. The basis of our attitude, that I believe James describes, is that Christians are people who know that they have one life to live and it counts how you live it.

    8 RULES FOR A SUCCESSFUL CHRISTIAN LIFE: ONE LIFE TO LIVE JAMES 4:13-17 INTRODUCTION… How Long Things Last, Frank Kendig and Richard Hutton, 1979 · Experts estimate that if a normal cassette tape is played about 100 times a year, sound quality will deteriorate somewhat after about 10 years. ...read more

  • A Strong Reminder

    Contributed by Scottie Pitts on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 936 views

    This is a meditation written in light of the Tragedy of September 11, 2001.

    A Strong Reminder James 4:14, Matthew 3:1-2 Today, our nation sits in shock over the events that transpired on Tuesday. What looked like a scene from a movie, was in fact reality. Our lifestyles as Americans were threatened as we came to the realization that terrorism is a frightening ...read more

  • Significance In Light Of Eternity

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,751 views

    A great message for New Year’s. Focussing on the importance of evaluating our lives in light of God’s eternity and in a right relationship with him.

    Intro: It was a disaster on a national scale! Hundreds of thousands of deaths within four decades, over the age of 20 only two of the entire generation survived. It must have been a terrible time, a solemn time, I don’t imagine that many a day passed when another body was not committed to the ...read more

  • Funeral

    Contributed by Rick D Brackett on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 54 ratings
     | 35,824 views

    A funeral sermon for a middle-aged man but could be adapted for any age.

    “FUNERAL SERVICE” (56 year old man) Opening Remarks On behalf of the family I would like to thank you for the kindness that you have shown during this very difficult time. Thank you for the flowers and food, for the cards and calls, and especially for your presence and prayers. It is in ...read more

  • Teach Us To Number Our Days Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 79 ratings
     | 4,963 views

    SINCE OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, WE SEEK PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GOD OF ETERNITY

    BIG IDEA: SINCE OUR DAYS ARE NUMBERED, WE SEEK PERSPECTIVE FROM THE GOD OF ETERNITY INTRODUCTION: Written by Moses = "the man of God": certainly he had a unique perspective to offer on life; had seen and experienced much; yet his life too was finite and full of disappointment; he struggled ...read more

  • Funeral

    Contributed by John Hamby on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 388 ratings
     | 44,773 views

    Funeral for an elderly lady

    Funeral Memorial Services are in reality for the living and on such occasions they serve a three-fold service! I. REMEMBER THE DEPARTED Read Obituary II. COMFORT THE BEREAVED A.There is always comfort in the remembering how of how the ones we love have touched ...read more

  • What Is Heaven Like?

    Contributed by W F on Aug 5, 2005
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,096 views

    A look at some of the benefits Believers will enjoy in the next life and how these effect the way we live today.

    What is Heaven Like? “When I get to heaven, I shall see three wonders there: The first wonder will be to see many people there whom I did not expect to see; The second wonder will be to miss many people whom I did expect to see; the third and greatest of all will be to find myself there” (John ...read more

  • "Set Your House In Order"

    Contributed by Ronnie Knight on Apr 9, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,977 views

    Funeral Sermon For An Elderly Christian

    Title: “Set Your House In Order” Text: 2 Kings 20.1 We are gathered here today as family and friends to honor the life and legacy of __________ . I had the honor of spending some time getting to know __________ in these latter years of his/her life, as he/she suffered with the all too common ...read more