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  • A Message For Those Living In The Land Of Shadows

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Dec 14, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    Third Sunday in Advent: We live in a land of shadows. But God calls us to live joyfully - to let Christ’s light come into our land of shadows.

    Have you ever walked into a room and said, “Good morning” only to receive a roomful of, “What’s so good about it?” It’s that way in the land of shadows – people live with anger and frustration. Yesterday I was driving up West Avenue. I signaled to make a left-hand turn. A lady driving an SUV from ...read more

  • "Arise And Shine"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 111 ratings

    A sermon for the Epiphany season.

    Isaiah 60:1-5 “Arise and Shine” By: Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA “Arise and Shine!”, are the cheerful words of my mother that I remember from my youth. This is what she would say as she came into my bedroom in order to wake me up. And ...read more

  • This Little Light Of Mine Ain't So Little Anymore! Series

    Contributed by Troy Mason on Apr 21, 2001
    based on 46 ratings

    This is how others are to see Christ through us

    “THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE” AIN’T SO LITTLE ANYMORE Matthew 5:13-16 PROPOSITION: To help the listener understand Christ’s expectation for others to see Christ in us. INTRODUCTION: I am reminded of a man who attended our church for several weeks while he was in the area on business. (The ...read more

  • The Light Of A Disciple

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 14, 2001
    based on 46 ratings

    When we follow Jesus we are called to share His light witha dark world

    The Light of a Disciple Matthew 5:14-16 October 14, 2001 Introduction Some of you may or may not have noticed that our church recently placed a light on the post of the new parking lot. We have rented it from the power company for a few dollars a month and the result has been well worth the ...read more

  • How To Let Your Light Shine

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Dec 30, 2000
    based on 101 ratings

    Lettin’ it shine.....

    INTRODUCTION. A. Matthew 5:16 tells us that we, as Christians, are to let our lights shine before men. B. Mankind is under condemnation. They would rather remain in darkness than come into the light of Christ, because their deeds are evil (John 3:19). C. But Christ is the ...read more

  • How To Let Your Light Shine

    Contributed by Dana Carpenter Jr. on Jan 7, 2001
    based on 89 ratings

    Letting your light shine.

    INTRODUCTION. A. Matthew 5:16 tells us that we, as Christians, are to let our lights shine before men. B. Mankind is under condemnation. They would rather remain in darkness than come into the light of Christ, because their deeds are evil (John 3:19). C. But Christ is the "light of the ...read more

  • Be Filled! Series

    Contributed by Ronald Degraw on May 13, 2002
    based on 198 ratings

    We receive the Holy Spirit as Christians, but how do we tap into that power to do God’s Work?

    BE FILLED Last week we talked about the Holy Spirit and how we possess the same power that the 1st apostles possessed. We discussed how in order to be the Christ’s light in the world we need to be empowered by the Holy Spirit. Today, I want to talk about how we go about tapping into that ...read more

  • Jesus, The Light Of The World

    Contributed by William Baeta on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 96 ratings

    “As long as it is day, we must do the work of Him who sent me. Night is coming when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” John 9:4-5

    Theme: Jesus, the light of the world Text: 1 Sam. 16:1, 6-7, 10-13; Eph. 5:8-14; Jn. 9:1-41 Life teaches us many lessons and we can learn a lot from even the games we play as children. One popular childhood game is Hide and Seek. In this game, one child gives the other children a chance ...read more

  • In The Darkness Shines A Light

    Contributed by Steven Davis on Jan 15, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    Considering the appearance of the Greeks who ask Philip to "see Jesus," the sermon reflects on this as an Epiphany story, and upon Jesus as the light of the world.

    Words are interesting things. Sometimes all you have to do is look at a word and you can figure out within a few seconds what the word means, even if you’ve never seen the word before. “Christmas” is one of those words. Yes, I know we’ve all heard the word, but take a close look at it written ...read more

  • Typical Counselees' Masks

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 8 ratings

    Typical Counselees’ Masks

    Typical Counselees’ Masks Matt 5:44 1). The Mask of Politics - Some people both inside and outside of the church are making decisions based on what is diplomatically expedient. They are often more concerned about hiding behind their diplomatic identities, roles, and responsibilities than ...read more

  • Mothers - Beacons And Our Call

    Contributed by John Gullick on May 9, 2002
    based on 11 ratings

    A Mothers Day sermon that discusses Mothers role as a beacon and our call to Mother’s/

    Are you my Mother? "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden."); and in Matthew 25:35 ("I was hungry, and you gave Me ...read more

  • Hope In God - Rom 8:24,25

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 135 ratings

    Hope in God - Rom. 8:24,25 - Everything ultimately disappoints except the Lord

    Hope in God - Rom. 8:24,25 Illustration:Hope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all...As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton, Signs of the ...read more

  • John 1:6-13

    Contributed by Bryan Richardson on Dec 2, 2000
    based on 58 ratings

    John 1:6-13

    THROUGH THE NEW TESTAMENT JOHN 1B 10-7-99 INTRO: Matthew presented Jesus Christ as the King of the Jews, their promised Messiah. And you will find in Matthews gospel no less that 60 O/T prophecies that find their fulfillment in Jesus. Mark presents ...read more

  • Christmas Eve

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 111 ratings

    The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.

    Television has been busy for the past month with Christmas Specials. It seems everyone in the entertainment industry has to have one. Lots of fairy tale settings, warm fire places and goodies to eat. All happiness and light. This is the "imagined" Christmas, how things are supposed to be. I ...read more

  • The Change, Company, Cloud And Command

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 79 ratings

    Transfiguration Sunday: What a sight they saw! But in His transfiguration, the disciples, and we, can see the magnitude of the sacrifice on the Cross and how it is far superior to the work of the Law and the Prophets.

    In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, but the ...read more