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  • Make Your Life Count

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on May 3, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 12,763 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

  • Perseverance

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,582 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

  • A Healing Touch In A Helpless Situation

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Apr 11, 2005
    based on 73 ratings
     | 5,986 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

  • Questioning God

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,503 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

  • Wisdom's Shouts Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 9, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 8,432 views

    Here true wisdom is the revealing of the mind of God. Wisdom is shouting out to humanity and humanity seems to pay her no mind. But the real question is are you hearing and responding to wisdom's call?

    PROVERBS 1:20-23 WISDOM'S SHOUTS Wisdom is depicted as a beautiful and noble queen standing in the crowded plaza of humanity. There she lifts up her lovely and authoritative voice to those passing by. The personification here of wisdom was meant to give some kind of tangibleness to ...read more

  • Pass It On

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,170 views

    A sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany The call of Philip and Nathanael

    2 Sunday after the Ephipany I Samuel 3:1-10, John 1:43-51 "Pass it On"   43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. And he found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”  44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter.  45 Philip found Nathanael, and said to ...read more

  • Looking Back, Planning Ahead

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 23, 2004
    based on 460 ratings
     | 49,277 views

    In preparation for the new year we must look back, but also plan ahead.

    INTRO.- ILL.- Someone came up with these humorous observations or insights about life. 1) A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand. 2) I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food. 3) If it weren’t for STRESS I’d have no energy at all. 4) Whatever hits the fan will ...read more

  • Let Me Know Why You Contend With Me!

    Contributed by Charles Wall, Jr. on Feb 15, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,240 views

    One of the reasons why God allows the godly to suffer is to answer the blasphemous accusations of Satan and prove throughout the seen but also, the unseen world that man will honor and worship God simply because of who He is.

    All of you parents out there this morning can probably remember many of the enjoyable phases your children went through or are going through. But there is 1 phase which is not always enjoyable. It is the “why” phase. Remember that phase – where they ask “why” after almost every sentence they ...read more

  • True Hope For Your Future! Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 14,342 views

    In these final verses the prophet Habakkuk shows us how to stand strong in true joy the next time the winds of adversity blow our way.

    Scripture This is the sixth and final message in my series titled, “Making Sense of Today’s News.” Let us read Habakkuk 3:16-19: 16 I heard and my heart pounded, my lips quivered at the sound; decay crept into my bones, and my legs trembled. Yet I will wait patiently for the day of ...read more

  • "The Urgency Of Repentance”

    Contributed by Levi Wright on Jun 16, 2007
    based on 34 ratings
     | 9,321 views

    “There is an "Urgent Need of Repentance" for the wicked and unrighteous, because the Lord will soon return to rapture the Church. The wicked must forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts and seek the Lord while he may be found.

    Banner of Praise Ministries Rev. Dr. Levi Howard Wright “The Urgency of Repentance” TEXT: Isaiah 55:6-7 “Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he ...read more

  • Priorities

    Contributed by Phillip Krueger on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 109 ratings
     | 45,925 views

    Do our life-priorities match God’s goals and plans for our life?

    A CHANGED LIFE REQUIRES NEW PRIORITIES “A Changed Life---Priceless” 3-14-04 1. A woman was sitting next to an empty seat at the Super Bowl stadium. A man asked the woman about it. The woman explained, “It was my husband’s…but he died.” The man said to her, “I’m surprised that another ...read more

  • Reasons For Remaining Single

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,275 views

    Paul gives six reasons for remaining single: (1) the pressure of the system (vv. 25–27); (2) the problems of the flesh (v. 28); (3) the passing of the world (vv. 29–31); (4) the preoccupations of marriage (32–35); (5) the promises of bethrothed (vv. 36–38

    This week you may have seen the story of Maria Headley. Like many people, playwright Maria Headley had had her fill of terrible dates. Discouraged and looking for love, she decided the time had come for her to eliminate her own (clearly not adequately discriminating) taste from the equation. ...read more

  • Relationship Makes Life Beautiful Series

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Apr 3, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 11,018 views

    Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" St. Augustine said, “our hearts are restless until we find our rest in Thee.”

    Some of the greatest words of spiritual gifts, unity, interpersonal relationship and love in Scripture are found in 1 Corinthians chapter 12 and 13. Listen as I read 1 Corinthians 12:18-25, to you. “But our bodies have many parts, and God has put each part just where he wants it. How ...read more

  • Natural Disasters & The God Of The Bible

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Feb 28, 2005
    based on 70 ratings
     | 16,048 views

    How does God fit into the natural disasters prevelent in our world?

    Natural Disasters and the God of the Bible We live in an age when even the church has tried to become politically correct. We have tried to candy coat God into a nice little good God who loves and never hurts anyone. He never gets angry at sin, or judges or condemns anyone -let alone ...read more