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  • Don't You Want To Be Like Him?

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 4, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    This little story is full of the tender, merciful heart of God as expressed through the actions of Jesus.

    Passage: Matthew 8:14-17 Intro: When I saw this little passage coming, I wondered if I should just skip it. 1. not much going on, minor healings without any dialogue. 2. but what a mistake that would have been, because this passage reveals some really beautiful things about Jesus. 3. and ...read more

  • The Road We Can Take

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,897 views

    Thanksgiving is the holiday where everyone gets on the road of thanks, but then too often don’t remain on it to go deeper into the grace of God. But we can get on the road and stay on it.

    Passages: Psalm 104, Romans 5:3-5, Ephesians 2:4-10 Intro: read Robert Frost: “The Road Not Taken” 1. as I advance in years, I understand this more. 2. and as I advance in years and find deepening satisfaction with the road God has called me to, I find myself wanting it not only for myself, ...read more

  • Not Without Three Witnesses Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on May 26, 2008
     | 1,688 views

    Exposition of Acts 14:8-20 about the three witnesses left by God in Lystra as Paul ministered there

    Text: Acts 14:8-20, Title: Not Without Three Witnesses, Date/Place: NRBC, 5/25/08, AM A. Opening illustration: talk about 1 John 5:7 B. Background to passage: The story is getting a little repetitious. Paul comes to a city, preaches Christ in that city’s synagogue, the Jews get angry, the ...read more

  • Family Versus Ministry?

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Jul 27, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,361 views

    We struggle with this sometimes; what should the priority be when we have both family and ministry obligations. Here is one solution.

    Passage: Matthew 12:46-50 Intro: We have all heard the stories. 1. a missionary who devotes his life to evangelism, but his own kids are lost. 2. the devoted pastor whose kids end up on drugs. Il) I had a professor at Seminary who, as a pastor, had never seen his high school ...read more

  • "Finding Answers” Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,279 views

    “Questions Inspire Deeper Study”

    Sermon Series: “Questioning the Faith” Sermon #2 “Finding Answers” Text: 1 Peter 3:15 OPENING JOKE: “Sack in the Basement” I heard about a rich man who was determined to take his wealth with him. He told his wife to get all his money together, put it in a sack, and then hang the sack from the ...read more

  • The Benefits Of His Grace

    Contributed by Dr. Phillip Paschal on Jan 7, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 32,000 views

    WHAT GRACE DOES FOR US.

    INTRODUCTION: OF ALL OF THE BENEFITS THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO HUMANITY, I AM CONVINCED THERE ARE NONE MORE VALUEABLE THAN THE BLESSED BENEFITS THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GOD’S GRACE. FOR THOSE OF US WHO ARE IN THE WORK FORCE, WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT SUCH BENEFITS AS HOSPITALIZATION, DENTAL, AND EYE CARE. ...read more

  • Serving, Obeying, And Giving – Our Pentecost Purpose

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jul 8, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,048 views

    Communion Meditation for June 4, 2006

    how a worship service comes together as our service has today. As I considered this past week the various elements of today’s service, Janyce’s presentation about the community ministry of Common Grace which was scheduled back in February, Lindsey’s solo that again reminds us of the importance of ...read more

  • God Guarantees A Return On Spiritual Investments

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,222 views

    (with Dick Holden) 1. Spiritual Investing Requires Careful Planning (:6-7) a. Relationship of sowing to giving (implies a careful effort) 1) Sowing -- not scattering but careful planting 2) Giving -- not throwing money away but careful planning 3) Laws of nature apply to laws of ...read more

  • Make Me Like Mephibosheth

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 258 ratings
     | 3,544 views

    It all comes down to GRACE, and this story demonstrates a firsthand example.

    ATTENTION: Who’s your hero? Who do you want to be like? Is it an athlete, a politician, a movie star, or a comedian? Everybody in some way wants to be like someone else. Who we choose to be like plays a major part in how we ...read more

  • Knowledge, Truth And Guilt Series

    Contributed by David Jenkins on Feb 20, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,274 views

    Knowledge, Truth and Guilt

    Having demonstrated the sinfulness of the immoral pagan (1:18-32), Paul presents his case against the religious moralist-Jew or Gentile- by cataloging 6 principles that govern God’s judgment: 1) knowledge (v.1); 2) truth (vv.2,3); 3) guilt (vv.4,5); 4) deeds (vv.6-10); 5 ...read more

  • Things Are Looking Up

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Mar 29, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,246 views

    When the going gets tough, look up! It may be the right thing to do.

    March 30, 2003 Morning Service Text: John 12:27-36 Subject: Jesus Predicts His Death Title: Things Are Looking Up I don?t know how many of you have ever had to do this. I consider it to be one of the most difficult things that there is to do. Saying good-bye. I remember as a youngster how ...read more

  • The "Performance Art" Of God

    Contributed by Carl Greene on Feb 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,312 views

    A different look at the story of The Flood and Rainbow. How the rainbow reminds us of God’s grace restrains Him from doing what He COULD do, but chooses NOT to do. What we learn from the story about judgment and justice.

    Is there anyone here this morning who hasn’t at least heard something about Noah and The Flood? Is there anyone here this morning who hasn’t heard at least something about “Noah’s Ark?” I’m willing to bet that when you think about Noah and the flood, your mind usually goes directly to the ...read more

  • God's Truth About The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Danny Rogers on Oct 18, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,736 views

    Expository intro to Colossians with a strong focus on God’s grace.

    Intro: “The seductive allure of the counterfeit has confounded men throughout the ages. Homer, in his mythological tale The Odyssey personified the perils of deception in the story of the Sirens – mythological ½ women, ½ bird creatures who lived on an island in the Mediterranean Sea. Their ...read more

  • God's Judgment Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 23, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,825 views

    In this sermon we notice that God sends judgment on some, and that is not inconsistent with his justice.

    Scripture Today I would like to study what is arguably one of the most difficult doctrines in the entire Bible: the doctrine of reprobation. The previous two weeks we studied the positive side of predestination, which is election. Of course, many people struggle with the doctrine of ...read more

  • Three Pictures Of Grace

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 93 ratings
     | 6,980 views

    The story of Elijah and the Widow of Cherith. A sermon that just begins to touch the surface of God’s Grace.

    Three Pictures Of Grace I Kings 17 Illustration Story of a young preacher preaching his first sermon in a little country church in Arkansas. All of his family and relatives came to hear him preach. Afterwards nobody said anything about his sermon. They just left quietly. He was dying to know ...read more