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  • A Tough Promise To Keep Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Feb 7, 2016
     | 5,400 views

    This message looks at the story of the Vow of Jephthah, what he could learn looking back, and what we can learn looking ahead.

    A Tough Promise to Keep Have you ever made a promise you regretted? Given your word and then realized the price was way too high but couldn’t find a graceful way to back out? Happened different times in the bible. Herod had John the Baptist arrested because John wouldn’t stop ...read more

  • God's Illogical Demand Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 13, 2016
    based on 11 ratings
     | 14,696 views

    I thought God hated child sacrifice? What is God doing asking Abraham to sacrifice his only son?

    OPEN: I read the true story of a woman who told of the time she was teaching the toddler-age Sunday school class. Part of the reason she taught there was that her daughter was in that class. During one lesson on creation she was trying to make the concept as understandable as possible, so she ...read more

  • Faith And Reasons For Testing Series

    Contributed by Simon Fullylove on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,306 views

    Why did God test Abraham’s faith and why does he test ours?

    Introduction You know it’s going to be a bad day when... ...your twin sister forgets your birthday. ...you wake up face down on the pavement. ...you put your bra on backwards and it fits better. ...you call the Samaritans and they put you on hold. ...your birthday cake collapses ...read more

  • Keeping Our Promises

    Contributed by Philip Nation on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 102 ratings
     | 4,399 views

    Remaining true to the covenant of holiness with God.

    KEEPING OUR PROMISES -- NEHEMIAH 13 Introduction: * Gen. William Booth of the Salvation Army: “I want you young men always to bear in mind that it is in the nature of a fire to go out; you must keep it stirred and fed and the ashes removed.” * Nehemiah had left Jerusalem to return to King ...read more

  • The Tragedy Of Jephthah's Daughter Series

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Aug 24, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,703 views

    The incident of Jephthah’s daughter may seem incredible and profoundly cruel to some modern-day Bible readers. But in reading this narrative, one must be careful to interpret events in the context of that day, not merely by the moral climate of one’s own.

    Judges 11:30–40 The Tragedy of Jephthah’s Daughter The incident of Jephthah’s daughter may seem incredible and profoundly cruel to some modern-day Bible readers. But in reading this narrative, one must be ...read more

  • Lesson 7: Exegesis Not Eisegesis

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 5, 2018
     | 702 views

    Let's diminish bad Bible interpretation in the pulpit.

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I hope to eradicate or greatly diminish bad biblical interpretation in churches. I also hope to arm both preacher and congregation against the shoddy Scriptural analysis of many televangelists and popular Christian writers. Lesson Intro You can give a man a fish ...read more

  • Hope For The Future

    Contributed by Nigel Daly on Dec 14, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,667 views

    Zephaniah offers powerful hope for the future: hope of forgiveness, hope of freedom from fear, hope of salvation and hope of love

    Sermon - Zephaniah 3 v14-20 How hopeful are you for the future? According to a survey of British people at the end of 2014 only 34% of us thought 2015 would be better than 2014 with 42% expecting it to be the same and 18% expecting it to be worse. How hopeful are you for the future? Maybe the ...read more

  • Fire From Heaven Series

    Contributed by Jerry Owen on Nov 8, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,092 views

    The great spiritual showdown between Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel. Elijah reveals that there is no God but Jehovah. Elijah reveals the steps to a "fire from Heaven" Revival.

    FIRE FROM HEAVEN I KINGS 18 Intro: The burning question. I kings 18:21 Elijah came near to all the people and said, “How long will you hesitate between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow Him; but if Baal, follow him.” The question is still relevant today. Throughout the ...read more

  • Dare To Walk On Fire Series

    Contributed by Thomas Monroe on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,280 views

    How to walk when under fire. Parts of outline were from another source.

    How to set yourself apart and standout in a crowd? 1. Refuse to BEND (compromise truth) “My son, fear the Lord and the king; Do not associate with those who are given to change” (Proverbs 24:21 NASB) “Don’t become partners with those who reject God. How can you make a partnership out of ...read more

  • Gideon - The Conflict Series

    Contributed by Don Jones on Jan 31, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,744 views

    Gideon’s obedience to the Lord faced opposition from within and from without.

    Gideon - The Conflict Judges 6:28-33 Introduction History reveals that great nations usually fall because of inward struggles not outward invasion. Rome declined because of degradation in morals and national identity. Greed, sexual perversion, power struggles, and internal corruption ...read more

  • "It's All About Faith"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jun 25, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,807 views

    God tests us in order to strengthen our faith in Him and our walk with Him.

    Genesis 22:1-14 “It’s All About Faith” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor, Parkview United Methodist Church Hebrews chapter 11 verses 1 and 2 read like this: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” And ...read more

  • 3rd Sunday In Lent - Series B

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,446 views

    Throught out history, people have felt the need to make sacrifices to please God and atone for their sin. The Cross is all we need.

    3rd Sunday in Lent March 19, 2006 Series B Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you sent your Son, Jesus the Christ, to reveal you kingdom and to redeem us from sin and death. Through the power of your ...read more

  • Honest Weights

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 31, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,087 views

    God expects us to be honest in all things

    HONEST WEIGHTS PROVERBS 11:1 "A false weight is an abomination to the Lord: but a just weight is His delight" This is not God's condemnation of those who lie about their weight.. so you can pick up your toes. " In 1924 Liberty Magazine sent 1 00 letters containing one dollar, at random to ...read more

  • Lessons In Faith From An Idiot

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 9, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,486 views

    FCF: God is big enough to accomplish whatever he wants with whomever he wants.

    Lessons in Faith from an Idiot Text: Judges 11 (The Story of Japheth) FCF: God is big enough to accomplish whatever he wants. Note: Invocation = Ecclesiastes 3 Outline If God wants to do something, I. He’ll use whomever he wants II. He’ll use them however he wants III. He’ll ...read more

  • Discovering Christ In Ruth

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 2, 2013
     | 1,248 views

    A brief outline on the book of Ruth

    - Priceless gems have often been found in unlikely places - An Ohio man was cleaning out a deceased family member’s attic and found 700 vintage baseball cards in mint condition from the turn of the century. worth 3 million - A Scottish woman finally decided to clean out her attic and found ...read more