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  • Relating Or Rebelling: Church Authority

    Contributed by Doug Morrell on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,732 views

    Learning to relate in the right way toward God ordained authority is an important part of spiritual maturity. In fact, you cannot walk in the anointing of God, Who is the head of all and from Whom the oil of anointing flows, if you are not submitted...

    “No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” (Heb. 12:11) Learning to relate in the right way toward God ordained authority is ...read more

  • The Way Of Righteousness

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Sep 28, 2017
     | 2,098 views

    How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives?

    Prelude, Purpose & Plan How do we answer hostile questions about our faith? How do we know where the authority of God resides? Is the authority of God in our lives? Let’s explore Jesus’ confrontation with religious leaders over His authority and the parable of the two sons in Matthew ...read more

  • The Love Song Of Christ And The Church Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 16, 2017
     | 1,031 views

    Indeed, the deepest meaning of the Song of Songs is the celebration of the love of God, the Bridegroom, for His faithful people, seen as the dark beauty, the Bride.

    Thursday of 3rd week in Advent 2017 Reformation/Revolution The beautiful Song of Solomon, or Song of Songs, is on the surface a long love song, or compilation of love songs. It celebrates the love of husband and wife, the longing of one for the other, and the joy that can come from a loving and ...read more

  • 4 Old Testament Examples Of Dishonoring Authority Series

    Contributed by Michael Wilson on Nov 23, 2000
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,332 views

    This series deals with how to properly honor authority in our lives.

    Honoring Authority Old Testament Examples of Dishonoring Authority Definitions Honoring authority is to respect and value those in authority over you because of the influence and responsibility they carry for your life. Opening Thoughts/Review Romans 13:1 „h Every person alive is ...read more

  • Our Position To The Powers That Be.

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Sep 29, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 699 views

    There is not a law in our state that says you are to love me but there is a law against you killing me.

    Our position to the powers that be. Rom. 13:1 -- 7. 10/05/03 There was this sheep farmer who lived in the hills of Idaho. Everyday, a man would go to a ridge and watch the sheep farmer tending his sheep. He decided he would count the sheep and pull a fast one on the farmer. So, he spent on ...read more

  • What Is The Church? Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,291 views

    When churches forget who they are and what is their purpose they quickly sink into a sea a of insignificance with no effectiveness and no power.

    Series: Being the Body WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Matthew 16:13 18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I have discovered through the years that one of the most important aspects, if not ...read more

  • Counseling Competencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,011 views

    Counseling Competencies

    Counseling Competencies Luke 2:52 1. Cross-Cultural Communications - Knows the culture of the counselee as well as one’s own cultural presuppositions. Exhibits a willingness to learn, appreciate, and work through the counselee’s cultural norms. Is willing to follow Christ’s incarnational ...read more

  • The Greatness Of The Liturgy Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 14, 2011
     | 986 views

    Is great worship spontaneous or not. The answer may surprise you.

    Monday of 4th Week of Easter The Spirit of the Liturgy When someone wants to insult a group of people because of their slavish following of some ideology or ideologue, he can hardly do worse than to call them a “herd of sheep.” Sheep are stupid animals who need to be guided all the ...read more

  • The Sacred Encounter

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 23, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,742 views

    In Christ the sacred has taken flesh and broken into the dark reality of this life. The sacred has encountered us.

    “The Sacred Encounter” John 1:1-18 Introduction Ever since returning from a recent pilgrimage to Jerusalem I have been keenly interested in the Crusades. That is, the 500 year period during the middle ages when European Christians took it upon themselves to liberate the Holy Land from Arab ...read more

  • Let God Wash Your Eyes With Tears So You Might See

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 2, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,309 views

    "He wipes our eyes with tears that we might see. The broken heart He knows is best for me." How God turns our pains in to joy. He who goes about in tears will reap with joy.

    He Washes Your Eyes With Tears That You Might See (Psalm 126, 5,6) "He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed. Shall indeed come again bringing his sheaves with him." (Psa 126,5,6) Song: He washed my eyes with tears that I might see, The broken heart I had was good for ...read more

  • 2 Advent C

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 3,781 views

    Jesus comes among us in our time and in our place.

    2 Advent C Luke 3:1-6 10 December 2000 Rev. Roger Haugen This is a great text. The majesty of the writing, what would Christmas be without the Christmas text from Luke? "In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus . . . ." All the names and dates. Historical details that ...read more

  • Whole Lot Of Shaking Going On!

    Contributed by Chris Mccall on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,253 views

    Our purpose as a church is to win souls to Christ, connect them to the body of Christ, train disciples, and send leaders to every nation of the world.

    Whole Lot of Shaking Going On! Acts 4:31 NKJV And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with boldness. I. “When they had prayed, the place was shaken” Acts 4:31 NKJV A. Our ...read more

  • 2 Advent C

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,647 views

    John the Baptist declares, "It is time!"

    This is a great text. The majesty of the writing -- what would Christmas be without the Christmas text from Luke? "In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus . . . ." All the names and dates. Historical details that make the story come alive. The event, marked in time and place -- in the ...read more

  • The Mouth Of Christ

    Contributed by Jim Kane on May 18, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,544 views

    Third Sermon in the 2009 Lenten Series, ‘The Body of Christ.’

    (Slide 1: Who will forget the baker’s strike? They wanted more dough!) I love a good pun, the kind that makes you moan and wish that you had said it (and thought of it) first. I have a book of puns entitled The Complete Book of Puns by Art Moger. I am not allowed to take this book on vacation. I ...read more

  • Authority In Question

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Mar 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,621 views

    Through out history we have wrestled with those in authority over us. Nations go to war because their authority is challenged. People argue and fight because we do not always agree with those who are in charge. This makes it very confusing for the Chris

    Authority in Question 1Kings 3:16-38 Matt 10:16-18 Today our scripture passages remind us that God is the one who makes Kings, rulers and authorities and God our Father also equips us to deal with them. Sometimes we reach out to authority figures like in 1 Kings and the story of the baby ...read more