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  • The Me, Myself, And I Syndrome

    Contributed by Doug Gilford on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 127 ratings
     | 10,977 views

    This sermon addresses the need for accountability

    Genesis 4:9 Then the LORD said to Cain, "Where is Abel your brother?" He said, "I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?" NKJV This question that Cain asked God has echoed throughout the church since her existence. Am I supposed to keep watch over my brother? The answer is an undeniable ...read more

  • The Faces Of The Stranger Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,157 views

    Let’s talk about what makes it difficult for us to form community, and in so doing, we will also find an explanation for the turmoil our world is seeing and has always seen.

    The Faces of the Stranger Pastor Jim Luthy I’ve really wrestled this week whether to return to our series on community or to talk about the recent attacks on our nation. On one hand, we are being asked to return to normal, whatever that means, and these messages on community are meant to equip ...read more

  • Living With A Common Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,181 views

    The truest community is found in a gathering of people who are learning to become Jesus-trusting disciples and are committed to making Jesus-trusting disciples.

    Living with a Common Purpose: Making Disciples Pastor Jim Luthy Last week we talked about the awakening in America to the problem of individualism. Rising from our slumber after the terrorist attacks, the people of our nation are giving blood, giving money, giving thanks, and giving in to ...read more

  • The Power Of A Humble Community

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on May 8, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 14,185 views

    Submit yourself to the family of believers and experience the joy and wonder of a supernatural community.

    The Power of a Humble Community Matthew 18:15-20 Pastor Jim Luthy At the beginning of the season, the Portland Trailblazers were considered a favorite to win the NBA championship. Their team consisted of no less than 6 former All-Stars and perhaps the greatest Soviet player in history. ...read more

  • Staying On Track Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,446 views

    FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK

    BIG IDEA: FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK IN THE RACE TO GLORY TO JOIN OUR SAVIOR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Gromacki: "In this section, the apostle challenged the believers to experience the joy of maturity." I. ...read more

  • Bear Ye One Another's Burdens

    Contributed by Shawn Ragan on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 6,709 views

    Our call to help one another through temptations

    Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens Meridian Church of God Seventh Day February 10th, 2001 INTRODUCTION Good morning… Victory Over Temptation pages 237-239 I want to talk to you today about the types of bonds that are spoken of in that reading. When faced by trouble, hardship, temptation, ...read more

  • Breaking The Habit Of Isolationism Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 10,896 views

    We must agree that the "habit" of not meeting together is counter-productive to making disciples.

    Breaking the "Habit" of Isolationism Pastor Jim Luthy In the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing, both here and in our TLC Groups, the value of living in community. You might recall that we talked about the "Paradox of Community," where we hunger for intimacy yet we fear intimacy. Then we ...read more

  • Strength In Small Groups Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 107 ratings
     | 9,304 views

    First step to experiencing the spiritual renewal that overcomes apathy - involvement in a small group.

    Jesus quoted the book of Deuteronomy more than any other source. Over eighty times he referred to its pages. Three times during His temptation in the wilderness He quoted from this book. That in itself should arouse our curiosity about the spiritual wisdom in its pages. When you read the ...read more

  • Excuse Me, But I Got To Press On

    Contributed by Rev. M Edmunds on Oct 12, 2005
    based on 68 ratings
     | 28,014 views

    “The Ultimate Glory-Moving together in one direction, purpose and toward one goal.”

    Paul, who is the writer of our text, challenges the Philippian church to press on in unity to become the best that they could be for Christ. Rather than be complacent with where they were, they needed to set their sights higher. As men and women of God who have different perspectives, needs, ...read more

  • A Short Lesson On Convictions

    Contributed by George Rennau on May 25, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 6,726 views

    Are your convictions based on what the Bible teaches.

    Short Lesson on Convictions My purpose is not to make an exhaustive study of this subject but to get you thinking about your convictions, and whether or not they are based on what the Bible teaches. What does the word conviction mean? Joshua 14:7 I was forty years old when Moses the ...read more

  • The Games People Play: Solitaire Series

    Contributed by Jon Miller on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,423 views

    God’s plan for his people is to be in community with other beleivers. Small groups can provide that community.

    Well, today we begin a new series called the games people play. Over the next two weeks we’ll take a look at some popular games and see how they relate to our lives. Today we look at the game Solitaire. Oh, the hours that have been wasted playing solitaire. In my seminary classes I take notes on ...read more

  • Thinking How God Thinks

    Contributed by Shane Brooks on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,967 views

    A short lesson on the mind of Christ. Great for a devotional or small group

    Tonight I want to talk about following the spirit inside you I grew up Baptist- no one ever really said “God told me!” “I think the Lord’s telling us to do …this!” That’s why so many church adopt “We’ve never done it that way” “That will never work” “We tried that once, it didn’t ...read more

  • Genuine Accountability Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Aug 29, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 15,438 views

    Genuine Accountability starts our acronym of GRACE. Using the Shepherds Covenant which is prepared for pastors and ministry leaders but expand them to everyone desiring a Christ-centered life

    THE LIFE OF G.R.A.C.E. August 28, 2005 “Genuine Accountability” Intro: Today we are going to begin a series of talks designed to help us understand grace in a new way. We are going to be taking the letters of the word grace and over the next few weeks dissecting them to look at our own lives ...read more

  • U & Your Friends Series

    Contributed by Brian Bolton on Jul 9, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,685 views

    Message 1 in a four part series about "U" and growing in Christian community.

    CenterPointe Christian Church – 7.10.05 Series: U-ology -- Message 1: U & Your Friends Sophie and Shirley, two elderly widows in a Florida adult community, are curious about the latest arrival in their building -- a quiet, nice looking gentleman who keeps to himself. Shirley says, "Sophie, ...read more

  • Unshakable

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Sep 13, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,389 views

    Life change happens best in a community group. It’s the best thing you can get involved in to have an unshakable walk with God.

    I’ve had the privilege of helping two teenagers learn to drive. Both of our oldest sons had the same habit. They loved to drive waaay right. As a passenger, you thought, “If he swerves to the right just a little, I’m going to be wearing a mailbox.” I’d say things like, “Whatever you do, don’t ...read more