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  • Challenging The Challenges

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Feb 15, 2004
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,267 views

    When faced with challenges, prayer is the answer.

    CHALLENGING THE CHALLENGES EXODUS 17:1-16 INTRODUCTION Throughout their journey to the promised land the Children of Israel would face challenge after challenge to their faith. We still face challenges today in our lives. 1 Peter 1: 6-7 “ In this you greatly rejoice though for a little while ...read more

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 20, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 2,112 views

    St. Francis of Assisi once said”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.”

    St. Francis of Assisi once said ”Preach the Gospel to all the world – and if necessary use words.” The way we live is vital if we want to be effective for the Kingdom. Indeed we need to excel in all three of the relationships of John 15 if we want to be true servants of the Lord. These are ...read more

  • The Challenge Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Oct 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,575 views

    There is a huge difference between an encounter and a Close Encounter. In this 4 part series, learn the ingredients that are necessary to have a Close Encounter with God. You will be challenged by this series.

    “Close Encounters” Pt. 1 - The Challenge From the very beginning we want to make it very clear that we are here on purpose. We believe that we have a very clear mandate from God. That mandate can be simply wrapped up in three words . . . Encounter, Equip, Engage. We are passionate and ...read more

  • Challenged

    Contributed by Ronald Degraw on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 14 ratings
     | 899 views

    In the evil shadow of Herod, Shepards were challenged to believe a baby was the messiah, in this evil time we too face the same challenge

    Challenged: Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to ...read more

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Tim Wormuth on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,662 views

    Will we do what it takes to reach our community for Christ?

    ACTS 17:1-10 I. INTRODUCTION A. Have you ever had one of those experiences where you read something and it just seemed to jump off the page at you? I had that happen this week as I was reading a sermon in “Revival Fires”. It was one sentence, and yet I haven’t been able to get it out ...read more

  • The Challenge

    Contributed by Buddy Baird on Oct 17, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,486 views

    Nehemiah came and fulfilled the challenge before him, we must also accept the challenge that God has placed before us.

    CHALLENGE TEXT: Nehemiah 1.3-6, 11 INTRODUCTION: The book of Nehemiah is the conclusion to Old Testament history. He is giving the history of the third and final return of the Jews from captivity to the city of Jerusalem in 444 BC. This book emphasis the importance of spiritual recovery ...read more

  • The Religious Challenge

    Contributed by John Knight on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,670 views

    Overcoming religiosity and legalism. (a piecing together of three sermons from sermoncentral)

    The Religious Challenge Mark 7:1-13 Introduction: Christmas phonies My experience with religious phonies Christian legalists made them that way I. Pharisees As Imitations Respected religious leaders Keepers (guardians) of the Law Became a members only club Jesus defines ...read more

  • The Greatest Challenge

    Contributed by Clinton Nobles on Nov 26, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,495 views

    In the life of a Christian there are many things that we do that we can often refer to as "stumbling blocks." These are barriers in our personal walk with Christ Jesus our LORD.

    "Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance . . . and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the ...read more

  • The Challenge Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Robert Massey on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 92 ratings
     | 6,615 views

    Worship will always challenge us. We can not stand in the holy presence of God and not feel His challenge. This text shares three ways in which we are challenged when we worship.

    THE CHALLENGE OF WORSHIP Genesis 22:1-19 Famous researcher, George Barna recently conducted a survey on worship in American churches. He had some very interesting things to say, so let me share just a couple of them with you. “Worship is a non-negotiable obligation and privilege of every ...read more

  • Pete's Challenge Series

    Contributed by David Beirne on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,172 views

    What to do when it’s gut-check time. Where do you stand?

    A Challenge John 6:66-69 Intro. A challenge: when it gets intense how do you react? when you’re the only one, are you ready to stand alone? In John’s gospel, chap 7 begins with intense opposition building. Jesus’s popularity basically is going downhill. 1. The question: Now that it is ...read more

  • The Prayer Challenge Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Jun 27, 2003
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,574 views

    A challenge to 30 days of prayer based upon the Prayer of Jabez.

    Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, "Because I bore him in pain." And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, "Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from ...read more

  • Accepting The Challenge

    Contributed by Jeff Hughes on Oct 30, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,935 views

    Paul is wrapping up his stay in Corinth, and heading back to Antioch.

    I. PRAYER II. Introduction a. The story is told of a little boy that was very impressed with a missionary that had come to his church. The missionary had come to the small church hoping to recruit men for the mission field in South Africa, but he was disappointed to find that there were only ...read more

  • The Challenge Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,269 views

    One of the major landmines to seeing your vision fulfilled is handling criticism. This sermon explores the types of criticism Nehemiah faced, and a few keys to moving forward in the face of criticism.

    We have been working together on bringing into focus the vision that God has for your life, and for our church. For Nehemiah, it was represented by a wall to be built around the city of Jerusalem. Hopefully, through our first month of exploration you have been able to start to understand the ...read more

  • The Challenges Of Revival

    Contributed by Peter Bines on Sep 14, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,837 views

    This is a second sermon on Habbakuk Ch 3 v 2 looking at the characteristics of revival, but which also covers dangers signs to look out for, as when God works the Devil is not far behind

    HABBAKUK CH 3 V 2 INTRODUCTION ‘I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal." I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and ...read more

  • Challenged By Change

    Contributed by Harold White on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 416 ratings
     | 107,129 views

    Changes will come, but God is in charge of the changes.