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  • The Complexities And Simplicities Of Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2015
     | 1,307 views

    We are all trying to navigate through life putting God first. God encourages us to embrace a curriculum of wisdom. Wisdom will guide us through the complexities of uncertainty about what to do and the clarity to do what we should do.

    The Complexities and Simplicities of Wisdom (Proverbs 23:9-12) 1. A businessman on his deathbed called his good friend and said, "Luigi, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." "And what," his friend asked, "do you want me to do with your ashes?" The ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Some Doors To Close And Others To Open?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 27 ratings
     | 10,142 views

    In this time when many are losing their jobs, their homes and their 401Ks let us learn why God uses closed doors to open others.

    Why Does God Allow Some Doors to Close and Others to Open? (Acts 16:6-32) In this time when many are losing their jobs, their homes and their 401Ks let us learn why God uses closed doors to open others. Our God is the one who opens doors that no man can close and opens other doors that no man ...read more

  • A Good Cry Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 12, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 13,159 views

    Go ahead, have a good cry if you need to. Then let your tears draw you close to others and to God.

    There is a new trend in China’s changing culture, which I find very interesting. The trend is a Cry Bar and it’s spreading to several major Chinese cities. The first Cry Bar opened eight or nine years ago (2003) in the city of Nanjing with only a sofa, a few tables, and tissues – a lot of ...read more

  • Our Distance From Jesus

    Contributed by Niles Lloyd on Feb 15, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 10,989 views

    WHERE ARE YOU AT IN YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH JESUS? WHY ARE SOME REALLY CLOSE, SOME NOT SO CLOSE AND OTHERS SEEM SO FAR AWAY FROM CHRIST? WELL, WE CAN ALL BE CLOSER IF WE "WANT" TO BE CLOSE TO JESUS.

    TITLE: OUR DISTANCE FROM JESUS 1/27/02 TEXT: MATTHEW 26:36 – 43, 47 - 50 INTRO: ONE OF MY FAVORITE PASSAGES OF SCRIPTURE IS HERE IN CHAPTER 26 OF THE BOOK OF MATTHEW. I HAVE OFTEN READ THIS PASSAGE AND WONDERED ABOUT ALL THAT TOOK PLACE ON THAT NIGHT. IT IS A SPECIAL PASSAGE TO ...read more

  • How To Build Friendships With Difficult People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 895 views

    In our quest to develop a better relationship with a difficult person, we should be aware of some of the BASIC STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING INTIMATE FRIENDSHIPS. Developing a trusting relationship is a process that involves work. A true friend walks in when others walk out on us. Someone who is ...read more

  • Relationships And Community In Christian Life

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 29, 2015
     | 622 views

    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:5 Life-long relationships can be torn apart by wrong choices made over a period of time. Even the best of friends can be severed by even one occasion of ..

    In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus. - Philippians 2:5 Life-long relationships can be torn apart by wrong choices made over a period of time. Even the best of friends can be severed by even one occasion of hurt in someone's life. Christianity is not ...read more

  • A Good Soldier (Thoughts For Memorial Day)

    Contributed by Tom Walker on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 914 ratings
     | 46,636 views

    2 Tim. 2:3 says, “Endure hardness as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” On May 30th in America, we observe a day called “Memorial Day.” It is marked by parades, speeches; flags and flowers are placed on the graves of many servicemen. It was first observed on May 30, 1868, for the purpose of ...read more

  • Believers Labor In The Lord's Vineyard

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,922 views

    Pentecost 20(A) - As believers who labor in the Lord’s vineyard we will return fruits of faith and we remember Jesus’ return.

    BELIEVERS LABOR IN THE LORD’S VINEYARD (Outline) October 14, 2007 - PENTECOST 20 - Matthew 21:33-43 INTRO: Our text intertwines Christian closeness with other teachings Jesus would like us to review. Believers are blessed with closeness to God through and by his holy word. ...read more

  • Stephen Was Looking Good.

    Contributed by Phil Dyar on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,334 views

    STEPHEN THE MAN THAT WAS LOKING GOOD.

    THE WORD OF GOD SAYS IN ACTS 6-15 AND ALL THAT SAT IN THE COUNCIL LOOKING STEADFASTLY ON HIM SAW HIS FACE AS IT HAD BEEN THE FACE OF AN ANGEL. TEXT VERSE ACTS 6-15. KJV INTRO.STEPHEN WAS A GOOD AND GODLY PERSON WHO LOVED THE LORD WITH ALL HIS HEART. HE WAS A GOOD EXAMPLE TO OTHERS. HE ...read more

  • #8 Transformed By The Power Of The Holy Spirit (Sanctification #1) Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Mar 9, 2015
     | 2,071 views

    This sermon speaks about the work of the HOly Spirit in bringing about our sanctificaition. The Holy Spirit counsels us, congregates us (brings us together with other believers), and corrects us.

    Transformed by the Power of the Spirit (Experiencing Sanctification #1) Introduction: In last week’s sermon I spoke about the work of the Holy Spirit in our salvation. Today I will be speaking to you about how the Holy Spirit works in us after we are saved. Salvation is just the ...read more

  • Uniqueness Of Christianity

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Oct 5, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 822 views

    Christianity and Religions of the World

    Intro: with the diversity of religions in our society today, a question I am asked from time to time is what is the big difference between Christianity and the other religions of the world. Tonight, I would like to give the practical differences, not the deep theological differences. The ...read more

  • New Rules By Which To Live Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 12, 2007
     | 1,188 views

    Christian community is not only vital to our spiritual health, it is vital to our mission and ministry as Christians.

    John 13:31-35 “New Rules By Which To Live” INTRODUCTION Families … you’ve got to love them. Not only are they a cornerstone in our society, but they play a major part in each and every one of our lives. We may not have reached the imagined perfection of Ozzie and Harriet, or Ward and ...read more

  • What Is Communion To You?

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on May 2, 2004
    based on 80 ratings
     | 4,524 views

    A Communion sermon that ends with an opportunity for members of the congregation to share briefly one of the things Communion means to them.

    INTRODUCTION When someone comes to my house for dinner, we eat—And because of my wife’s good cooking, it is always good eating. As we eat we talk, and we talk, and we talk… Our guests and my wife and I get to know each other much better. Today, in a few minutes, before we come to the ...read more

  • What Is A Soul-Tie?

    Contributed by Mark H. Stevens Thd on Feb 3, 2014
     | 3,290 views

    A soul tie is like a linkage in the soul realm between two people. It links their souls together, which can bring fourth both beneficial results and negative results.

    The positive effect of a soul tie: In a godly marriage, God links the two together and the Bible tells us that they become one flesh. As a result of them becoming one flesh, it binds them together and they will cleave onto one another in a unique way. The purpose of this cleaving is to build a very ...read more

  • The Most Difficult Word

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Jun 14, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,801 views

    A simple message to encourage us to keep drawing nearer to God by deepening our personal, loving and intimate relationship with Him.

    WHEN IT COMES TO STUDYING THE BIBLE, THERE ARE QUITE A FEW MIND-TWISTING CONCEPTS, STATEMENTS, AND WORDS SUCH AS "PROPITIATION," "BLOOD," AND "JUSTIFICATION." IF YOU THINK THOSE ARE RELATIVELY TAME, THEN TRY TO FULLY COMPREHEND THE BOOK OF REVELATION. BUT, SERIOUSLY, DESPITE THESE THINGS, I ...read more