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  • Loving Your Enemy

    Contributed by Stan Martin on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 82 ratings
     | 28,029 views

    Lessons from David and Saul on some causes of hateful behavior and loving responses to unlovely actions.

     Loving Your Enemy In Luke 6 Jesus said, "If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ’sinners’ love those who love them. And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ’sinners’ do that. . . . But love your ...read more

  • Christ-Likeness

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 155 ratings
     | 7,785 views

    All who claim Christ need to become like Him.

    INTRO.- ILL.- What do you think of my mustache? I haven’t always worn a mustache. I grew it for a fun program that we had at our last church and Elaine liked it so much that I just kept it. BESIDES, DON’T YOU THINK I LOOK AN AWFUL LOT LIKE TOM SELLECK OF MAGNUM PI FAME? Don’t answer ...read more

  • The "As Is" Tag

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Nov 4, 2003
    based on 143 ratings
     | 10,320 views

    Adapted from Brother Newlands’ Love The Sinner Hate The Sin Sermon. Everyone of us are damaged goods in some way. Jesus will accept us and make us whole.

    I passed out "As Is" Tags before worship and asked everyone to wear them through worship. Then after the sermon I asked everyone to take their tag out with them and give it to someone else this week and explain that Jesus will take you "As Is". As you all know by now Trista and I like to ...read more

  • "Am I Really Supposed To Love My Enemies?"

    Contributed by Erik Estep on Nov 15, 2003
    based on 252 ratings
     | 65,647 views

    Focus of sermon is that God has called us to love all people, including our enemies.

    “Am I Really Supposed to Love My Enemies?” Luke 6: 27-31 October 26, 2003 Intro: Today we are concluding our series of messages entitled “Hot Topics in Religion.” And we’re going to examine the question “Am I Really Supposed to Love My Enemies?” The answer to the question is YES. We really ...read more

  • The God Who Knows Your Name

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jan 30, 2004
    based on 95 ratings
     | 16,080 views

    Our name is upon His lips and engraved upon His palms. That’s how significant we are to Him. Rest in His love for you.

    When we look at a flock of sheep, we see exactly that - a big flock. That’s all. I don’t see a sheep. I see sheep. All alike. None different. But not so with the Shepherd. To Him, every sheep has a name. The one with thick white wool, that’s Amos. And the one with one ear up and the ...read more

  • Keys To Healthy Relationships #1 Series

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 43 ratings
     | 4,369 views

    How to have healthy relationships and to love others as God loves

    Keys to Healthy Relationships Luke 6:27-36 Main Point: To love at Christ’s commands on how we can have healthy and strong relationships with others. Late one summer evening in Broken Bow, Nebraska, a weary truck driver pulled his rig into an all-night truck stop. The waitress had just ...read more

  • The Thrilling Transformation Of A Tragedy

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 19, 2004
    based on 137 ratings
     | 17,457 views

    The biblical account of a man born lame gives us a vivid illustration of the spiritual transformation that takes place when a lost sinner accepts the free gift of salvation by faith.

    The Thrilling Transformation Of A Tragedy Text: Acts 3: 6 & 7 Intro: It seems that our world is full of tragedy. We hear countless stories every week of tragedies that have taken place all over the planet. So many in fact, the disaster has to be pretty extraordinary to hold our ...read more

  • Love Busters

    Contributed by Paul Wallace on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 978 views

    The Bible tells us what actions will destroy that loving feeling.

    Love Busters 1 Corinthians 13 Have you heard the story about the actor who was playing the part of Christ in the Passion Play in the Ozarks? As he carried the cross up the hill a tourist began heckling, making fun of him, & shouting insults at him. Finally, the actor had taken all of it he ...read more

  • Encouragement: Making Others Strong

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 26, 2005
    based on 127 ratings
     | 50,840 views

    As long as the church of Jesus Christ has the potential to improve, we need to be serious about encouraging others.

    Encouragement: Making Others Strong 1. Why is it that many of us are into “approval addiction?” 2. Some of us need a lot of approval, whereas others needs less. But we all need it. Why? 3. The answer is simple: life is rough, and it tears away at our self-esteem. People, circumstances, our ...read more

  • Fix Your Own Hotdog

    Contributed by Tony Grant on Oct 4, 2005
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,068 views

    Some things people should do for themselves, and some things are too much to bear alone, and we need to help them, and it is wisdom to know the difference.

    Fix Your Own Hotdog GL6:1-5 07/24/05 2424 words I invite you to turn in your Bibles now to Galatians chapter six and follow along as I read verses 1-5. 1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, ...read more

  • The Master's Table

    Contributed by Kenneth Bailey on Jun 18, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,265 views

    Sermon for the Second Sunday in Lent 1928 Prayer Book. Seeks to understand our relationship to god through Christ as we come to His Table.

    The Master’s Table How many of us have ever had a dog? Most of us probably have had at least one in our lifetime. Dogs love to do three things. They love to play. They love to sleep. They love to eat. Most sacred of all to a dog, though, is the “holy” food that comes directly from his ...read more

  • 247 - Love One Another Series

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 667 ratings
     | 74,208 views

    What does "loving one another" have to do with following Christ?

    Sermon Study #247 – “LOVE ONE ANOTHER” Illustrate: In a supermarket, Kurtis the stock boy, was busily working when a new voice came over the intercom asking for a carry out at checkout register 4. Kurtis was almost finished, and wanted to get some fresh air, and decided to answer the call. ...read more

  • Doubt-Free Christianity

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Mar 6, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,380 views

    We are plagued with doubts. But these words from Romans are designed to rid our souls of doubt.

    Romans 8:31-39: DOUBT-FREE CHRISTIANITY Have you noticed how often the word “free” appears at the grocery store? Everything is free! What I mean is this – you can buy milk that is fat-free. There are egg-beaters that are cholesterol-free. Special fruits and vegetables are pesticide-free. ...read more

  • Do I Have Enough? Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,113 views

    Second sermon in series - "Living Life On Purpose - Christ’s Answers to Man’s Questions". This sermon deals with the disciples’ question at the feeding of the 4,000.

    Last week we asked the question, "Am I Good Enough?", and saw that "in Christ", indeed we are good enough. Today we want to digest Christ’s answer to the question, "Do I Have Enough?" This is the second sermon in the series, "Living Life On Purpose, Christ’s Answers to Man’s ...read more

  • Breakfast With The Risen Lord

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 102 ratings
     | 5,058 views

    I. They didn’t know it was Jesus II. They didn’t have any fish to eat III. They learned that it pays to obey IV. They ate breakfast with the risen Lord!

    Breakfast with the Risen Lord! John 21:1-14 Intro Breakfast, Cracker Barrel, Country Boy Favorite, Uncle Herschels.....I love breakfast food anytime! Background There are 7 disciples that are part of this fishing-breakfast buffet story. 2 of them are unnamed! The five that were named are ...read more

  • Great Drops Of Blood

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on May 29, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,295 views

    In spite of His living such an extraordinary life, Jesus knew the ultimate reason for His being sent to Earth by His Father. ...His ultimate mission was to bleed and die for the remission of our sins.

    GREAT DROPS OF BLOOD Text: Luke 22:39 thru 44 I have always found the life of Christ to be both inspiring and interesting. Most of His life, Jesus: 1. lived in a common town – Nazareth 2. did very common things – a carpenter and handy man 3. spent most of His days with common people – ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Good Samaritan Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 885 ratings
     | 281,643 views

    In the parable of the Good Samaritan we find some basic lessons on compassion.

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 26 The Parable of the Good Samaritan Luke 10:25-37 Dr. John R. Hamby “The Murder of Kitty Genovese" “At approximately 3:20 on the morning of March 13, 1964, ...read more

  • The Dead Dog Syndrome

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 5,728 views

    Shimea suffered from a spiritual illness that plagues many Christians. How did it reveal itself and how can we be healed?s

    THE DEAD DOG SYNDROME 9/98 ILLUSTRATION: There’s a story about a crazy old woman who was known to be crazy because she would walk down the streets talking to herself. One of her best known pastimes was talk to Jesus... and Jesus would talk back. One day a new preacher came to town and thought ...read more

  • Be Kind To One Another

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 1, 2002
    based on 305 ratings
     | 22,879 views

    We see people all around us bitter & angry: angry at the world because it hasn’t given them enough; angry at God because they think He hasn’t treated them fairly; angry at their spouses ... (Powerpoint Available - #232)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (PowerPoint slides used in this sermon are available at no charge. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request - #232.) TEXT: Ephesians 4:29-32; Titus 3:3-4 ILL. A number of years ago a cosmetic company ...read more

  • Built Up A Spiritual House

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 16, 2002
    based on 414 ratings
     | 131,386 views

    The church is compared to a house, and we are the individual building blocks.

    Introduction: This morning, I want to talk about a church building. Not the physical building that surrounds us here which is composed of wood and stone, but the building of God, the church of our Lord that is composed of living stones. The New Testament uses a number of different ...read more

  • The Ministry Of The Church - Pt. 2 Series

    Contributed by Dan Thompkins on Sep 16, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,607 views

    If you desire your Church to become more effective, then let’s follow Nehemiah’s example and raise the gates of ministry in each of our local assemblies.

    The Ministry of the Church – Pt. 2 SHM – 1/6/02 - Nehemiah Series We must allow the Lord to raise up the builders in the local assembly for the ministry of Compassion, Cleansing, and Refreshing. By doing so, we will start seeing His blueprint for the church unfold before our eyes. Let’s do ...read more

  • The Christian's Privilege

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 22, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,817 views

    In Christ, we have both an advocate and a propitiation. This will prove to be a great blessing when we stand before God.

    THE CHRISTIAN’S PRIVILEGE I Jn. 1:9-2:2 INTRO. When you came to Jesus Christ for salvation, not only was your eternal destiny secured but you were granted the greatest privilege ever afforded to man. You were promised by God that if you would confess your sins He would forgive them. Most ...read more

  • Been There, Done That

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 9, 2002
    based on 82 ratings
     | 3,825 views

    God is the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort because He’s been there, and done that.

    Been There, Done That TCF Sermon October 6, 2002 Last week, Bernie came to the church door. He showed up about five minutes before I was getting ready to leave for an appointment, and my first response to his arrival was, oh, no, not now. Bernie had been drinking – I could smell it on his ...read more

  • The Touch

    Contributed by Gordan Runyan on Oct 25, 2002
    based on 191 ratings
     | 13,836 views

    The willingness of our Lord to reach out and touch the lowest of the low in His grace.

    INTRODUCTION/STATEMENT OF THEME: There are two common answers among unbelievers to the Gospel message. One, they often think they are too good for it. They aren’t that bad. They’re certainly not as bad as some, and therefore, God will probably let them slide in on Judgment Day. On the other hand, ...read more

  • Living With The Enemy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 27, 2002
    based on 253 ratings
     | 14,703 views

    Jesus taught us to forgive our enemies... but I’d just as soon not, thank you. Why is it so important for me to forgive people who have worked so hard at being my enemies?

    OPEN: Clarence Darrow, the famed criminal lawyer once joked: "Everyone is a potential murderer. I have not killed anyone - but I frequently get satisfaction out of obituary notices." APPLY: Now, why would we find that humorous? We find it funny because it comes so close to the truth. Of all ...read more

  • Real Men Do Eat Quiche

    Contributed by Dean Kennedy on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 103 ratings
     | 6,002 views

    Jesus wept....but do you know why? Presented at Thanksgiving as a look of why we should be thankful that we follow a God that would weep.

    Good morning, This morning it’s going to sound like I’m only speaking to the men here, but I think we can all learn something today. Question of the day….How many `Real Men’ are out there today? Come on….show of hands. Now how are you determining if you are a Real man? When you were ...read more

  • The Adventure Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 6, 2002
    based on 108 ratings
     | 7,892 views

    Are Adventure and Christian Oxymorons. A sermon to challenge believers to have a vision for the CHRISTIAN LIFE.

    THE ADVENTURE OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE Acts 9:1-16 II Cor. 11:23-28 Introduction On the TV show Jeopardy, they had a category called "Oxymorons". An oxymoron is a combination of words that seem to contradict each other. For example: Old news, Work party, Hot chili, ...read more

  • Epiphany = From Darkness To Light

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 352 ratings
     | 37,073 views

    What is Epiphany? Here’s the answer, and what it means to you.

    Isaiah 60:1-6: EPIPHANY = FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT Many people complain about how dark it is this time of the year. But imagine living in the little town of Barrow, Alaska. It’s located on the farthest northern tip of the state of Alaska, above the Arctic Circle. If you think it’s dark in ...read more

  • Compelling Compassion

    Contributed by Doug Vance on Sep 14, 2006
    based on 74 ratings
     | 13,521 views

    It’s easy to ignore the needs of others and excuse ourselves. This sermon challenges us to stop and make time for the people God puts in our lives

    Compelling Compassion Text: Luke 10:25-37 Theme: God’s compassion compels him to act on our behalf Doctrine: Attributes of God: Compassion Need: God gives us compassion to meet the crisis Image: Forrest Gump on the first day of school Mission: Have compassion for those who are in ...read more

  • Family, Love, And Grace Series

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,909 views

    To truly accept God’s love, we must learn to love ourselves as well as others.

    Family, Love, and Grace 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 I. On the surface Madea’s Family Reunion is comedy about family and love. For families to survive love is necessary and crucial. It may be a cliché but what the world needs now is love. What the family needs now is love. What the church needs now ...read more