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  • How To Respond When Mistreated

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Apr 16, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    When a person mistreats you or performs evil against you, what is a positive way to respond? Why is it important that we respond this way?

    Nineteenth century Russia was a nation in turmoil. But that was nothing new. The nation had actually been going through a period of unrest for a couple hundred years. But finally it seemed to be coming to a head. On the one hand, there was the Russian nobility who resisted any change. On the more

  • Samson, God's Stumbling Hero

    Contributed by Philip Cooper on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Samson’s life story reminds us of the consequences of poor choices.

    SAMSON, GOD’S STUMBLING HERO Judges 14:1-20 Introduction: Have you ever felt like a spiritual failure? If so, let me introduce to you others who have shared the same experiences in their lives: Samson, Jacob, Jonah, Martha, Peter, Thomas. Each of these people pictured for us in the more

  • Giving God What He Wants Series

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Apr 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Living according to God’s will is living according to what He wants

    There was a man walking along the railroad. His right foot accidentally got stuck in one of the tracks. While struggling to free his foot, suddenly he heard the train coming. He panicked. He tried and tried but he could not break free. He could see the train fast approaching. He prayed to God, more

  • Another Ugly Good Friday

    Contributed by John Nadasi on Apr 23, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    This is a response to the Virginia Tech murders. It examines our response as Christians and as responsible firearm owners. It also questions what we can do to be part of the solution. Although it is a manuscript, there is a lot to be ad-libbed in this.

    John 21:1-19 Paonia United Methodist Church April 22, 2007 Its been another one of those weeks for this country, hasn’t it? You would have to be a complete alien to have missed it. Another deranged wannabe gangster walks into a college campus and starts gunning down kids sitting at more

  • Holding Forth The Word Of Life

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Apr 23, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Staying with God in the Midst of Corrupt Days

    (Phil. 2:12-16) "Holding forth the Word of Life..." We are about to celebrate our 75th anniversary as a Church. That in itself is an amazing thing. I am about to celebrate my 20th year of being the Pastor of FBC. That also is an amazing thing. Our Church motto (which you will see on more

  • "What Do You Do When You're In-Between?"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    A look at what the disciples may have gone through between the Resurrection and Pentecost.

    “What Do You Do When You’re In-between?” April 22, 2007 The disciples had the time of their lives for about 3 and a half years. It all started at a party. Actually it was a wedding party. We don’t know who got married. We never learned their names. We do know that Mary, the Mother of more

  • Life's Greatest Challenge

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Apr 25, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Graduation sermon challenging the graduates to keep Christ in their lives as they pursue their education and careers.

    CHALLENGE FOR THE CLASS OF 2007 A. Today is a SPECIAL DAY. We will be honoring our High School Graduates. 1. We frequently arrive at some PIVOTAL MOMENT in our lives when we say, “THIS IS IT! This is what I was WORKING for! This is the MOMENT I have WAITED for!” GRADUATION is such a more

  • Give Us Barabbas

    Contributed by Greg Newton on Apr 27, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    The crowd cried for Jesus to be crucified and put to death but requested the killer, Barabbas be released in the streets. The truth was put to death but sin and death was released to the streets.

    “Give Us Barabbas” Intro: As we study God’s Word we find particular people who are mentioned briefly and we soon pass over their record without fully gleaning the full significance of their rolls nor their application for us today. We should be very careful to remember that God has chosen to more

  • Binding And Loosing The Hands Of Jesus

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on May 4, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    There are ways that we bind the hands of Jesus from doing what He wants to do in our lives. There are also ways we can loose His hands to accomplish His plan and purpose.

    May, 2007 Binding and Loosing the Hands of Jesus Mark 15:1-15 INTRODUCTION: In Mark 15:1 we read about how the enemies of Jesus bound Him in preparation for sending Him to Pilate. They bound Jesus and took Him to Pilate. The song says, “He could have called 10,000 angels,” or He could more

  • The Paradox Of Manure Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on May 7, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace!

    THE PARADOX OF MANURE Mark 6:30-44 {NIV} Sermon #2 from the “Life on the Farm” Sermon Point: It is often life’s inconveniences and discomforts that produce the greatest opportunities for grace! SERIES INTRO: We are beginning a sermon series today from Mark’s Gospel called “Life on the more

  • God Is A Weight Watcher

    Contributed by David Diyanni on May 8, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    God is watching our weight. Now that is a bit scary! I always knew God was watching me and knew my every thought and heard my every word, but watching my weight? The Bible says that God does watch our weight and He sees that many people weigh too much or

    God Is A Weight Watcher Dan 5:27 & Heb 12:1, I Sam 2:3, I Samuel 16:7, I Samuel 15:22 Job 3:16, Luke 18:10, Ps 62:9 Introduction 1. We have officially started our health and fitness ministry at Vineyard Community Church. We have started the following ministries: men’s boot camp, more

  • Conduct Becoming

    Contributed by Lew Slade on May 9, 2007

    What does it mean for us to "conduct ourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ"?

    Judi and I have been doing a bit of re-decorating over the past few months – and I’m not referring to the diet we’ve been on! On a couple of occasions I have been to the Hardware shop and asked them to mix up a special colour for me. I don’t know if you’ve ever watched this being done. In case more

  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries: The Fruit Of Self-Control Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    self-control is about the Holy Spirit exposing the lies around us for what they really are, and thus setting us free to choose that which is right and best. To illustrate this sermon, I made chocolate covered strawberries for everyone!

    Chocolate Covered Strawberries: The Fruit of Self-Control Gal 5:13-26 October 24, 2004 Intro: “Try Harder!” How often do you hear that? How often do you feel that?? Life isn’t going the way you want it to, the solution must be to try harder. To work longer hours to get a promotion. To more

  • Get Into The Game

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus humbled Himself, stripped down, picked up the wash basin and the towel, and got His hands dirty. He served.

    Get Into The Game John 13:1-17 September 4, 2005 Intro: Over the past three weeks, we’ve been talking together about engagement. I’ve been reading Scripture and painting pictures of what our lives, our church, and our community could be like if we each truly engaged in the vision of loving more

  • Generosity Expressed In The Tithe Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on May 16, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    My message today is about a spiritual discipline that helps us to grasp Heaven’s values, that will help us to clarify our understanding of those things that are really just so much dog doo and those things that are like diamonds of Heaven. I want to talk

    Last month I started a series of sermons which is built around this assertion - “God loves to bless His children!” We defined blessings, not so much in terms of the normal measures of worldly success - being wealth, fame, or beauty. These are certainly desirable, but God loves to bless us with more