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  • The Clever Servant

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 9,200 views

    Are we as willing to work hard on our relationship with Jesus as the dishonest steward was willing to work for his own future?

    The Clever Servant Luke 16:1-8 October 2, 2005 A few years ago, I became friends with a fellow named Roger who had built a very successful business from the ground up. Starting from almost nothing, he had become President and CEO of a paging service. You know, when you need your doctor in ...read more

  • A Clever Disguise

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,276 views

    Halloween

    A Clever Disguise Eph 6:12, Lev 17:7, 1 Cor 10:20-21, 1 John 1:5, Acts 19:18-19, Eph 5:11 October 11, 2000 I. There are very few sermons that I preach twice and there are none that I preach as much as I have preached this one, but it is something that I have felt strongly about for a long ...read more

  • The Fall Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 3,425 views

    Satan uses clever words to disparage the trustworthiness of God.

    Genesis 3:1-7 September 29, 2002 Assume that penguins live with a density of 1,000 penguins per square mile and can run at an average speed of 7 miles per hour on land and swim at 20 miles per hour. Also assume that a polar bear has a territory of 10 square miles, can run at 25 miles per hour ...read more

  • Coaching From A Crook Series

    Contributed by Tom Evans on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 10,909 views

    Jesus uses a clever crook as an example of God’s investment strategy.

    COACHING FROM A CROOK Luke 16:1-13, Selected THERE ONCE WAS A MAN WHO WENT ON AN OCEAN VOYAGE CARRYING A LARGE BAG OF GOLD COINS. THE BAG REPRESENTED HIS ENTIRE NET WORTH. A TERRIBLE STORM BLEW UP, AND THE CALL CAME FOR ALL HANDS TO ABANDON SHIP. THE MAN STRAPPED THE GOLD AROUND HIS WAIST, ...read more

  • Washed Clean

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 423 ratings
     | 7,741 views

    Children’s Assemby / Sermon using a really clever piece of magic/basic science to illustrate the dirtiness of sin and the washing clean of Christ

    Washed Clean based on an idea by Daniel Henderson Tools: 2 Clear Glass Bowls 1 small bottle of Iodine 1 bottle of Film Fixer 1 Purificator or Handkerchief Preparation: Fill the two bowls with approximately 1 litre of water, in one bowl have approximately 150-200mls of fixer in the ...read more

  • God’s Favor Series

    Contributed by Jon Miller on Mar 3, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 45,064 views

    This message is part of a series through the book of Ruth. It shows how the events that happened in Ruth’s life were a part of God’s favor and not just happen chance.

    Gods Favor Ruth 2:1-19 Review- Naomi and Ruth have returned to Bethlehem. Naomi has grown bitter about the events that have happened in her life. She has lost her husband and her two sons, suffered through a famine. Last week we looked at how she blamed God for her situation. She said “The ...read more

  • Believers Have All The Elements Of Success If We Will Only Use Them 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 78 ratings
     | 2,914 views

    Too few people realize that God has given us everything we need for successful living in Christ Jesus. Most people assume that success is found through special connections, special methods or clever skills. Success is a favorable or satisfactory outcome o

    1. Too few people realize that God has given us everything we need for successful living in Christ Jesus. Most people assume that success is found through special connections, special methods or clever skills. Success is a favorable or satisfactory outcome or result it is the fulfillment of ...read more

  • Let's Make A Deal

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,645 views

    Parable of the dishonest manager: The Kingdom of God works on different principles than we’re used to. Efficiency, practicality, and self-interest are not the core values of the Kingdom. God expects a lot more for us (and from us) than we expect him to.

    There was a rich man. This man was so rich that he didn’t make his own bed. He had a personal maid who did that. He didn’t make his own dinner. He had a personal chef who did that. He didn’t drive his own car. He had a chauffeur who did that. He didn’t balance his own checkbook. He had a ...read more

  • A Gracious Master / The Meaning Behind The Parable Of The Unjust Manager

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Sep 22, 2013
    based on 50 ratings
     | 27,148 views

    This parable is deeply embedded in Middle Eastern tradition and culture, and it is to that culture that interpreters should turn.

    By the fourth century the parable of the unjust manager ..... which we read today ...... and the parable of the prodigal son were separated by ..... a chapter division. If the monks who established those divisions ...... had kept the two parables in the same chapter, ....... The entire history ...read more

  • How God Turns Things Around For Our Good

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 38,117 views

    Too many people live with a feeling of fatalistic pessimism that adversely affects their thinking, emotions and behavior. The Lord has a way of turning around the most difficult situations for our good. Pessimists think their circumstances are the worst p

    1. Too many people live with a feeling of fatalistic pessimism that adversely affects their thinking, emotions and behavior. The Lord has a way of turning around the most difficult situations for our good. Pessimists think their circumstances are the worst possible because they believe that ...read more

  • Do Not Dare Forget God!

    Contributed by Jesse Roncales on Mar 4, 2010
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,401 views

    At the backdrop of abundance and prosperity, people have the tendency to forget the Being behind all of it. Deuteronomy 8:1-20 reminds us that God is the One who causes the good things that are happening to us.

    Introduction: Forgetfulness has been a problem most people experience. remember the time when you have something to get from a particular place, and when you are already there you thought to your self, "What on earth am i doing here?" Funny, isn't it? But most of us have experience that. This ...read more

  • The Gift Of A Star Series

    Contributed by Mark Cooney on Dec 19, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,534 views

    This is the fourth and final sermon in the Advent series,

    Matthew 2:1-12 December 18, 2005 ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS ~ The Gift Of A Star Introduction: ILLUSTRATION: I remember one Christmas under the tree was a large, brightly coloured gift-wrapped box. It had my mother’s name on it. So, she proceeded with ...read more

  • Why Did The Early Church Turn The Word Upside Down

    Contributed by Jimmy Chapman on Sep 27, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,657 views

    What caused the early church to turn their world upside down

    Why Did The Early Church Turn The Word Upside Down? Acts 17:1-9 Acts 17:6 “These that have turned the world upside down are come hither also.” What a tribute to Paul and Silas! Wherever Paul went, things happened. Souls were saved, people took sides, feelings were stirred, decisions were ...read more

  • Affirming Our Faith: The Bible Series

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jul 24, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,125 views

    Getting a grip on the Word as relevant for us today.

    1. THE WORD OF GOD: We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully and verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible in its original manuscripts is free from all falsehood or mistake and so is entirely true and trustworthy in all its assertions on all matters of natural and ...read more

  • Of Liars And Deception Series

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Nov 22, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,668 views

    Seen any angels lately? Watch out! Satan appears as an angel of light. His lies and deceptions are used to destroy. Beware!

    2 Corinthians 10-11 Last week I spoke to you about abortion and the horrors of such a practice. I told you that over 40 million babies have been aborted since 1973. Well, the actual figures are closer to 50 million. Do you know how many people live in New York City? About 9 million. Imagine ...read more