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  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,713 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • Ouch, That Hurts!

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,299 views

    Nothing is more fagile than a bruised reed or a smoldering wick. Jesus can uncover our hidden pain and bring healing to our lives.

  • Buised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,782 views

    In the midst of our "throw away" society, Jesus restores broken lives. Let Jesus give you a "before and after" story of restoration, renewal and hope.

    Intro: You have probably heard the story about the preacher who would put a breath mint in his mouth as he would step to the pulpit to begin to preach. Not only did this keep the preacher from having bad breath to offend his congregation as he would greet them at the conclusion of the ...read more

  • Broken But Not Beyond Repair

    Contributed by Steven Glover on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 18,005 views

    In the eyes of men we may be broken;however, in the eyes of Jesus we are not beyond repair.

    Title: “Broken But Not Beyond Repair” Text: Isaiah 42:1-3; Matthew 12:14-21 Introduction: It would appear that a delightful word picture is found within our text. The great prophet Isaiah had been gathering the thin reeds, which grew so plentifully in the Jordan valley. The reeds were useful ...read more

  • Finding The Light On A Dark Night Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,723 views

    The Servant of the LORD had a special mission to perform: To bring the revelation of God in his glory to human beings.

    FINDING THE LIGHT ON A DARK NIGHT I’ve told you about my telescope before. My Visa card has these reward points with which you can redeem for various items. I traded mine in for a refracting telescope. It has always been my desire to gaze at the moon and the stars and just observe their ...read more

  • Prince Of Peace

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,623 views

    Jesus came as the Peaceful Warrior and the Gentle Conqueror

    Prince of Peace Matthew 12:9-21, Isaiah 9:6, Isaiah 42:1-4 SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 42:1-4 INTRODUCTION: Just before Christmas Paul Harvey told the story of a father whose son had gone off to fight for the Union Army during the American Civil War. After months of camp fever, his son ...read more

  • Not Of Lords ---Not Of Swords

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 861 views

    God is looking for more than bosses to lay down rules. God is looking for more than swords to cut ears off those coming in force. God wants you to know Him personally.

    NOT OF LORDS --- NOT OF SWORDS --- By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I. GOD HAS MADE A CHOICE. GOD’S SYSTEM IS NOT OF LORDS AND SWORDS. MANY WOULD DIE FOR THE LORD? THEY JUST WON’T LIVE FOR HIM? DO YOU DESIRE AN ADVISORY POSITION WITH GOD? BOSS OR SERVANT? A. God has often ...read more

  • Hunches And High Hopes

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Dec 5, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,850 views

    We all have baggage in our lives, so what do you do when you want to get rid of your spiritual baggage? By interacting with an unnamed woman in Mark 5:24-31 Jesus demonstrates that He is the One who can remove all our baggage.

    Congregation of the Lord, Going to the airport is an interesting exercise … especially when you stand near the baggage counters. Here you will see business people – focussed, efficient, having clear goals for the day. They have come from interstate for an important meeting. It ...read more

  • Having A Bad Day?

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,352 views

    Thesis: Jesus did not let circumstances get the best of him. Intro.: 1. Everybody has a "bad day" every now and then. a. You know the sort of day we're talking about--a day when NOTHING goes right! 1) Shoestring breaks; get a run in pantyhose; 10 tries to get tie right. 2) Maybe you ...read more

  • Introducing The Lord's Servant

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jan 8, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,805 views

    Introducing the Lord’s Servant 1) Look at what he will do 2) Look at how he will do it

    If you ever played varsity sports, you know how exciting it is to be introduced to the crowd before the game. My heart pounded both times I got to start a basketball game. As our teammates formed a tunnel leading out to the center of the floor, the four other starters and I sat on the bench waiting ...read more

  • What Is Jesus Like?

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Oct 24, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 1,989 views

    Everyone’s got their ideas of what Jesus would be like if he lived today. . . but this sermon takes a look at some prophecies about Jesus, and identifies what He’d be like today. *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    Introduction Let me ask you: What is God like? What is Jesus like? Jason - it’s great to have him here. I asked him what I should preach...Revelation, you can’t go wrong with 10-headed monsters. . . John 1:18 - No man has seen God – Jesus has “declared” explained Him. 1. He trades ...read more

  • Our Relationship To The Weak

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 2,042 views

    We have a special responsibility to brothers and sisters who are weak.

    Introduction: I heard about a college recruiter who interviewed a high school basketball star. The recruiter said, "I hear you’re pretty good." The player said, "I’m the best there is. I averaged 45 points per game. I was the best rebounder in my high school. And I led our team to 3 ...read more

  • Only Time Will Tell

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 108 ratings
     | 6,622 views

    Intro.: 1. A few years ago a popular T.V. commercial featured a rather large man named Orson Wells holding glass of wine in hand. a. As he looked into the camera with elevated eyebrow, he said "We will sell no wine before its time." 1) Good commercial--spoke of quality & integrity. 2) ...read more

  • Why Go To Church.

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Jan 9, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,282 views

    If we’re just playing church...I’m outta here

    Hebrews 10:19 Sharing on Church, WHY GO TO CHURCH?— There is a purpose Church has become an end—instead of a means to an end Difference between between GATHERING or ASSEMBLING Most people don’t know why they go to church? The reasons they have, aren’t right FIX- Addict---Feel ...read more

  • Because Of Christmas...

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 23, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,563 views

    Brief Christmas message.

    Because of Christmas… Various Scriptures December 25, 2005 Introduction My original intent was to just read the Christmas story from Matthew and Luke, but I got the feeling that I was supposed to share something different, so we’re going to briefly look at three gifts we get because of ...read more