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  • The Struggle Never Ends Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 16, 2019
     | 1,606 views

    We humans think that we can be happiest when there is no struggle, when we can just coast. . .But that is not the state of society when there are still many who have not accepted and begun to live the call of Christ.

    Thursday of the 6th Week in Course 2019 St. Peter Damian Life after original sin came into the human family is a continual struggle. The story of a great flood is found in more than one culture. Here in our first reading we see God establishing a covenant after the flood between Himself, Noah and ...read more

  • That All Humans Be Saved Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 19, 2019
     | 1,330 views

    It is the will of God that all humans be saved, which was a crucial teaching of the Church all the way back to St. Paul.

    Thursday of 2nd Week in Course 2019 St Francis de Sales Jesus, our Lord, constantly had His mission from the Father in mind during His time on earth. That mission is to teach and heal, and to suffer and die for our salvation. It was the Father’s will that the Son should live as a real human being, ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Guides The Church

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 15, 2018
     | 1,470 views

    The Council was critical to the defense of the faith and the worldwide evangelical effort that was already beginning. It was truly a work of the Holy Spirit.

    Thursday of the Fifteenth Week in Course 2018 Reformation/Revolution The words of Jesus today are so poignant that most of us have probably memorized them sometime in our lives. A yoke is the implement an ox or other draft animal wears between head and body. Slaves might be made to wear such ...read more

  • The Church, A Place Of Beauty, Goodness, Truth Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 5, 2013
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     | 3,375 views

    We need to understand both meanings of church, and how the beauty found in a church can attract unbelievers to Christ.

    Monday of 14th Week in Course Sacrosanctum Concilium Jacob, following in the steps of his grandfather Abraham, was careful as he moved through the land of Canaan to identify special places of the divine presence. One of these is Bethel, which means “house of God.” There Jacob had ...read more

  • Vanities, Poverty And Destitution Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 22, 2018
     | 1,677 views

    We must find in our heart the vast chasm, the infinite need that only Infinite Goodness and Truth and Beauty can fill.

    Thursday of the 24th Week in Course 2018 St. Vincent de Paul The book we call Ecclesiastes is often referred to as Qoheleth, for the Hebrew name of the author, here called “the Preacher.” The first words form one of the major themes of theology, that all things human are perishable, that even what ...read more

  • Self-Righteous Delusion

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Oct 20, 2019
     | 2,224 views

    Do we constantly criticize others? Do we constantly compare ourselves to others to justify ourselves? Let’s learn that we are all in the same boat and that God alone justifies. Let’s discuss self-righteousness and self-justification in Luke 18:9-14.

    Do we constantly criticize others? What about politicians, past or current generations or fellow motorists? Do we constantly compare ourselves to others to justify ourselves? Let’s learn that we are all in the same boat and that God alone justifies. Let’s discuss self-righteousness and ...read more

  • Clear The Building

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Mar 4, 2021
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     | 1,967 views

    Let’s look at the most important purpose for our church building. Let’s learn Jesus’ reason for driving the merchants out of the temple court in John 2:13-25.

    Prelude What kind of worship do we have here? Is it just a cabaret with Christian songs? Is it easy worship without self-sacrifice, or is it real worship from the heart? Purpose Let’s look at the most important purpose for our church building. Plan Let’s learn Jesus’ reason for driving the ...read more

  • Jesus On Judgment

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Oct 27, 2010
     | 2,058 views

    Jesus warns against unjust or critical judgment of others.

    Jesus on Judgment Matthew 7:1-5 INTRODUCTION A. James Boice, pastor and author, tells of visiting Europe in the summer of 1970. 1. Stayed with a friend in a new high-rise apartment on the Rhine River. 2. Could see an old fashioned lock that once directed water from the Rhine across the ...read more

  • Trick Or Treat - Reformation Sunday

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Mar 31, 2011
     | 4,487 views

    This is a sermon done on Halloween/Reformation Sunday. Dressed as a pirate. Oh joy!

    1 John 1:5-10 5 This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. 6 If we claim to have fellowship with him yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live by the truth. 7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have ...read more

  • Living For God Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 5, 2010
     | 2,949 views

    We're not all called to be evangelists but we are called to proclaim Jesus Christ in the way we live among unbelievers

    By Rev Bill Stewart "I've been baptized." Have you been baptized? When? I was baptized on 28 January 1968 in the Holy Cross Anglican Church in Albany in New Zealand. I don't remember it happening; some of you will. But my parents and godparents were there as witnesses. And this certificate tells ...read more

  • How To Know Who You Are

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Nov 2, 2010
     | 2,098 views

    Our lives must be built on the solid foundation of faith in Christ.

    How To Know Who You Are Matthew 7:21-29 INTRODUCTION A. Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s definition of salvation. 1. German theologian aware of the deception and delusion of the Lutheran church of his day. 2. Described their teaching as “cheap grace.” 3. Profession of faith was ...read more

  • Safe In Your Hands! Series

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 30, 2014
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     | 7,021 views

    Psalm 31 - Safe In Your Hands! (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    SERMON OUTLINE: (1). A Psalm of Requests (2). A Psalm of Images (3). A Psalm of Victory SERMON BODY: Question: • What has Charlemagne (also known as Charles the Great - 814); • Thomas a Becket (was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170), ...read more

  • A Joyous Church

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Sep 10, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,873 views

    This sermon compares what people see in the church today, and its overall lack of joy, to that of the first church is how is was filled with joy.

    A Joyous Church Acts 2:46-47 One look at human history and what we see a story of humanity’s endeavor to solve its own problems, from food to famines, from violence and war, to who’s got what and how can we get more. And seeing that there are more problems facing the world today than ever before, ...read more

  • "Keeping On Into 2009 ”

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Dec 30, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,321 views

    A CALL TO STEADFASTNESS, DEDICATION AND GREATER ASSURANCE THAT ALL OUR LABOURS IN THE LORD ARE NOT IN VAIN.

    1COR 15:58 “KEEPING ON KEEPING ON INTO 2009 ” I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE A LOVER OF BOXING AS A SPORT OR NOT BUT WHEN A BOXER HAS HAD ENOUGH THE TRAINER CAN ‘THROW IN THE TOWEL’ THIS SIGNIFIES WE JUST CANT GO ON ANY FURTHER….. WE OFTEN USE THE TURN OF PHRASE TO SAY WERE GIVING UP. IF ...read more

  • Bi Vocational Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 20, 2010
     | 2,938 views

    One of our problems in life is that we divide everything into the sacred and secular. We are great at compartmentalizing things: over here is the secular, and over there is the sacred. The reality is that we spend the majority of our hours every day in th

    Bi Vocational Luke 5:1-11 On Sunday afternoon, Tommy Grace and I were hanging out and he said, “Tomorrow’s Monday isn’t it?” Yep, I said. “I hate Mondays.” And I said to Tommy, “I was thinking something entirely different:. I can’t wait to get to ...read more