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  • No Saintly Life Is Tragically Short Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 25, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 843 views

    Many saints’ lives seem "tragically short." Short, perhaps, but not tragic; Jesus’s life was the briefest of all.

    Feast of St. James July 25, 2009 In our meditation on the mystery of Christ and Mary today, there is something that occurred to me that I knew wouldn’t survive the drive to church, so I typed it out. Both the Saturday Matins reading and the Mass text today are from 2 Corinthians, which is ...read more

  • Make Your Life Count

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on May 3, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 12,741 views

    This sermon is about making your life count not just for this brief life but for eternity.

    Make Your Life Count -Live to the Glory of God- Ephesians 5:15-20 The scripture passage in Ephesians 5:15-20 reminds me of the motto: Only one life, Will soon be past; Only what’s done for Christ Will last. Every day you are faced with decisions. What will you give your time ...read more

  • Life Is Too Short Psalms 39

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Oct 9, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 17,766 views

    Life is limited. It is too short. Our opportunities pass quickly. Laugh, Love, Live while you can.

  • A Strong Reminder

    Contributed by Scottie Pitts on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 919 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

  • Death Becomes Us

    Contributed by Clark Frailey on Apr 15, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,012 views

    A Memorial Day Sermon dealing with death in relation to our need for God’s salvation from Psalm 90.

    Death Becomes Us Scripture: Psalm 90 Introduction: Memorial day – not morbid – but realistic. Dead people’s day = My birthday. Latest statistic from USA Today – 100% Mortality Rate world-wide still. All people die. How we respond to death says much about our understanding of God’s ...read more

  • Almsgiving The Sure Investment In The Coming Age

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on Jun 4, 2015
     | 1,812 views

    In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. – 1 Timothy 6:19

    In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life. – 1 Timothy 6:19 Business men are always looking for good investments and ways to invest towards the future. But as history records ...read more

  • A Healing Touch In A Helpless Situation

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 11, 2005
    based on 73 ratings
     | 5,985 views

    At times there seems to be little that we can hope for in our lives. These are scary times. God comes to us in these circumstances, gives us hope, and changes things.

    Matthew 9:18-26 “A Healing Touch in a Hopeless Situation” INTRODUCTION The loss of a job without any prospects of a replacement, a grim diagnosis with no encouragement of a positive outcome, a shattered relationship with no expectations for forgiveness and reconciliation, and a ...read more

  • Perseverance

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,578 views

    In this world, we shall face tribulation. For this reason, perseverance is an important grace to develop in our lives. In this Bible study, we learn how to do just that.

    I.DEFINITION. The word is the Greek HUPOMONE. In Classical Greece it described the ability of a plant to thrive in a harsh environment - literally in the deserts and rocky slopes. In later Greek and Jewish literature, it was used to refer to the ’spiritual staying power’ which enabled the ...read more

  • Life On The Jericho Road

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 20, 2017
     | 1,969 views

    For most of us, however, the times we frequently encounter beaten and bloody humans along the Jericho road is in our daily life of work and friendship.

    Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost 2017 Extraordinary Form Over the past half-century I have had several careers, and I thank God for all of them. Twenty years were spent in sales and sales management, and much of that time was spent selling life insurance. It’s not the easiest thing ...read more

  • Holy People Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 20, 2017
     | 1,035 views

    Holiness is not a popular subject these days. Maybe because there are so few people who count holiness as a goal, or even as a value. But the Bible says a lot about holiness.

    Colossians 1:2 To God’s holy people in Colossae, the faithful brothers and sisters in Christ: Grace and peace to you from God our Father. We’ve talked about grace & peace in previous devotions (Ephesians 1 & Philippians 1). Today, let’s focus on holiness. Holy People Have you thought much ...read more

  • Standin' In The Need Of Grace

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Sep 20, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,461 views

    It’s easy for us to focus on ourselves and our alleged abilities. It’s far better to realize that we are constantly in need of the sustaining presence of God’s grace.

    Passage: Judges 6:25-32 Intro: There is an old spiritual that we all know. Very simple. 1. “It’s me, it’s me oh Lord, standin’ in the need of prayer” 2. this is not a song celebrating selfishness, but the recognition of need 3. its amazing how easily pride worms into our hearts, how we ...read more

  • Feel Alone?

    Contributed by William Yates on Sep 22, 2001
    based on 98 ratings
     | 3,945 views

    Feel Alone? We all feel alone at times. This message gives good insight on how to cope with loneliness when it assails us. This is especially a good message to give to youth or singles battling loneliness.

    Do you feel alone? Maybe you find yourself sitting alone on Friday or Saturday nights wishing you were somewhere else doing something with someone. Believe it or not everyone feels this way sometimes—even the popular kids. Maybe for you this feeling of loneliness has become a way of life. For you ...read more

  • Questioning God

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,502 views

    Thesis: It is o.k. to question God, just don't get stuck there. Intro.: 1. Illust. There's an old story about a Jewish tailor named Lev Ashram who goes to a synagogue to pray. On his way out he meets a rabbi. "Well, what have you been doing in the synagogue, Lev Ashram?" the rabbi asks. "I ...read more

  • Happy New You!

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 10, 2013
     | 1,934 views

    The changes we want to make to improve our lives come from our relationship with God through his Son, not the year in which we are living. However, as we begin a new year we often think of the changes we need to make.

    1. The beginning of a New Year is a time to reflect on where we have been and where we want to go with our lives – we make plans to change – weight; jobs; education; etc. 2. 2012 Average Plastic Surgery Costs For a new you: Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) $5,130 Buttock augmentation ...read more

  • In Tents Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 17, 2014
     | 1,621 views

    The shepherd's tent has great symbolism for our walk with God.

    1. Sherlock Holmes' Stolen Tent Sherlock Holmes and his assistant Dr. Watson are camping. After enjoying a day of relaxation, they pitch their tent under the stars and go to sleep. Sometime in the middle of the night, Holmes wakes Watson. "Watson, look up at the stars and tell me what you ...read more