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  • Surviving Busyness Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Sep 18, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,309 views

    2nd in a 6 part series on surviving stress. This series uses the popular "Survivor" TV show as a "hook" and Psalm 23 as the Biblical foundation.

    SURVIVING BUSYNESS PSALM 23:2 & MATTHEW 11:28-29 INTRODUCTION: Does your schedule have you stressed? Here’s a short quiz of five questions to find out. Take a pen or pencil and jot down a “Y” “yes”or an “N” somewhere on your notes as you answer these questions about how busy you are. ...read more

  • The Trap Of Busyness

    Contributed by Patrick O'loughlin on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,673 views

    How we get caught in the trap of busyness and how we get out.

    Title: The trap of busyness Text: Luke 10:38-42 Introduction Today we are going to look together at the trap of busyness. Luke 10:38-42 “As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. She had a sister called Mary, ...read more

  • Busy-Ness

    Contributed by Matt Barker on Nov 1, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,725 views

    Have you become so busy in life that you have forgotten your first love?

    Being too busy Revelations 2:2-4 How many of us have become so busy and weary that we have lost our first love? Show Video == A father and his young daughter were great friends and much in each other’s company. Then the father noted a change in his daughter. If he went for a walk, she ...read more

  • God's Antidote To Busyness

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 25, 2001
    based on 131 ratings
     | 9,565 views

    How do we escape the "busyness" trap?

    How many of you would say that you are busy? We almost feel obligated to stay busy, don’t we? If you meet someone at the grocery store or run into them at McDonald’s, and you ask them how they’re doing, almost invariably they’ll tell you how busy they are and start rattling off a list of activities ...read more

  • Busyness In Our Lives

    Contributed by Jon Daniels on May 27, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,165 views

    This sermon focuses on the need for Christians to simplify their lives and establish a regular time to fellowship with God.

    BUSYNESS IN OUR LIVES All live extremely busy lives, no matter our age: - Children - Teenagers - Young adults - Middle age adult - Senior adults When we read Jesus words in Matt. 11:28-30, we wonder how that could ever be true in our lives. Does not sound possible in our world. - How ...read more

  • Mid Your Busy-Ness Series

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on May 30, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,001 views

    Our God values *all* our work equally, but not our busy-ness

    Intro: Gargoyles on the cathedral (beautiful work hidden from view - Why? B/c the Christian work ethic realizes that our work is beautiful in God’s sight.) The 4th commandment: God values our work, but not our busy-ness. Work has been in the news this week. (mayday, demonstrations) Our ...read more

  • Reclaiming The Christmas Peace That Busyness Steals From Us

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,234 views

    This message explores four things we need to quit doing in order to make our Christmas season more peaceful.

    - Luke 2:14 - the promise of peace. RECLAIMING THE CHRISTMAS PEACE THAT BUSYNESS STEALS FROM US: - largely an exercise in doing less, so we’re going to talk about 4 things we need to quit. 1. Quit trying to please everyone. - Luke 5:15-16. - so many wanting a piece of His ...read more

  • City Sidewalks, Busy Sidewalks Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 428 ratings
     | 13,115 views

    In the midst of the busyness of humanity, and their journey to nowhere, God makes an astounding promise.

    Soon It Will Be Christmas Day – Part 1 December 9, 2001 INTRODUCTION The popular Christmas song, “Silver Bells,” begins with the familiar words, “City sidewalks, busy sidewalks.” That picture is certainly accurate at Christmas time. The city sidewalks are busy sidewalks filled with ...read more

  • How Far Can You Go On Empty

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Aug 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,166 views

    This message is a challenge to prayer instead of the busy-ness of church life.

    Amos 4:4 KJV Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: Amos 5:4-6 KJV For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: [5] But seek not Bethel, nor enter into ...read more

  • The Busy Church Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,743 views

    How does busyness hurt our ability to witness for Jesus? How does ministry sometimes change our focus from loving the Messiah? Learn how to avoid the trap of busyness from Jesus’ critique of the Ephesian church.

    I do some writing professionally. I haven’t had much published - but it’s a craft I care about and work on seriously. One of the best tools a writer has is not spell check - but gut check. By that I mean a critique group. A critique group reads what you’ve written - gives you some things they like ...read more

  • Give Thanks?

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,705 views

    With all the busyness of the Thanksgiving holidays, who has the time or the energy to "give thanks?" But Jesus speaks into our busyness: "Don’t worry about your life...Seek first the Kingdom of God." This is a sermon for Thanksgiving, Year B.

    Rush Co. Community Thanksgiving Joel 2:21-27 Pastor Maurice Schaus 1 Timothy 2:1-7 November 19, 2000, Matthew 6:25-33 Give Thanks? As we gather this week, many of us are busy with preparations for the Thanksgiving holidays. The guests are coming, so the house needs to be cleaned from top to ...read more

  • Let's Get Busy For God

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 2, 2010
    based on 13 ratings
     | 11,939 views

    The Angel of the Lord came to Zerubbabel and encouraged him to get busy and complete the work to which he was called. This message is a look at some of basic principles for getting busy doing God's work.

  • I Quit Cheating On My Wife Series

    Contributed by Herbert Cooper on Sep 20, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,314 views

    People get so focused on the immediate: work, friends, hobbies, sports, and the busyness of life that they lose focus on the important and wake up one day and realize they left their spouse and kids behind.

    Yes, I’ve cheated on Tiffany: It has happened twice. In 2005 & the first part of 2006 and also in 2009: I’m going to tell you the persons name in a moment. Everyone of you know her. During the seasons I cheated, she was always on my mind. She consumed so much of my time and energy. I ...read more

  • Multi-Tasking God's Way

    Contributed by Jeremy Lane on May 15, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,296 views

    People are multi-tasking more today than ever before--often with detrimental consequences. We must ask, are we focusing on the right tasks?

    MULTI-TASKING GOD’S WAY Intro I was at a conference a couple of weekends ago and I heard some pretty interesting statistics. The speaker was discussing the technology age, the age of media, and how it is affecting our lives. He began to talk about multi-tasking (doing more than one ...read more

  • Too Busy Not To Pray

    Contributed by Shaun Smith on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 11,546 views

    Amidst the busyness of secular and Christian life, God is calling us to be still and know that He is God.

    ***It should be noted that parts of this sermon have come from the fantastic resource Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala.*** My prayer for today is that we would all be challenged. Not that we would come to church expecting to leave feeling warm and fuzzy. But that, at the end of our time ...read more