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  • Constraints For Fruitfulness(Success)

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on May 22, 2012

    God blessed Noah’s family with a fruitfulness based on relationship. Man’s fruitfulness is constrained thru relationships. How is our fruitfulness constrained? Fruitfulness is constrained thru relationship with...

    CONSTRAINTS For FRUITFULNESS(Success)—Gen. 9:1-7 Attention: Each evening, Tom(a bird lover) stood in his backyard, hooting like an owl Finally, one night, an owl finally called back to him. For a year, the man and his feathered friend hooted back & forth. He kept a log of the more

  • Starting Down The Thessalonian Thoroughfare Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 4, 2007

    An ideal church is made up of Christians who sense no constraint to follow the crowd and are eager to learn and obey God’s Word.

    Starting Down the Thessalonian Thoroughfare (I Thessalonians 1:1, Acts 17:1-12) 1.) Author: Paul (with Silas and Timothy) Original language: Greek Date written: 51A.D. Written from Corinth, where Silas and Timothy had rejoined Paul after checking up on the Thessalonian church. "This is a more

  • The Remanant! A Call To Christians Amidst The Tragedy Of Columbine.

    Contributed by Michael Dephillips on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    A call for God’s people to serve Him through the constraint of the Holy Spirit instead of at their convenience.

    " The Remnant " Matthew 5:11-16 (Prayer) Blessed are you when men shall hate you and shall speak evil things about you for my name’s sake. Blessed are you in God’s eyes and on heaven’s golden shores when you are despised and rejected by the world and by men for the name of Jesus. more

  • Unstrained Mercy Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 9, 2011

    Unstrained mercy needs to be constrained by the same constraints that God himself recognizes: by wisdom, by justice, by the long-term, eternal good of the person you are trying to help.

    We’ve seen a lot about pardons in the news lately, haven’t we. Why did former President Clinton pardon Marc Rich? The “fugitive financier” is the nicely alliterative phrase that all the commentators use - I bet the journalist who coined the phrase is wishing he - or she - more

  • Unstrained Mercy Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 27, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Unstrained mercy needs to be constrained by the same constraints that God himself recognizes: by wisdom, by justice, by the long-term, eternal good of the person you are trying to help.

    Every week it seems like there’s another new disaster. Wasn’t Hurricane Katrina enough, without adding Hurricane Rita to it? We were all so overwhelmed by the magnitude of those twin crises that many of us probably didn’t even pay much attention to the fires in California. After all, they more

  • Sixteen Signs Of A True Believer Part 8 Series

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Jul 10, 2010

    Sermon 12 in the series, "Things that Accompany Salvation." This sermon:: (Sign # 13) The Constraint Test. Do I love God? (1 John 4:19) The love of God constrains me.

    Series: Things That Accompany Salvation Hebrews 6:9 But, beloved, we are persuaded better things of you, and things that accompany salvation, though we thus speak. Message 12: Sixteen Signs of a True Believer (Part VIII) (2 Cor. 5:14; 13:5; 1 Jn. 4:16-21) 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine more

  • God's Sovereignty & Decision Making Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 13, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    God's Sovereignty puts a framework around our decision making. When we make decisions it must always be within the constraints of God's will being done on earth as well as in heaven.

    A Sermon by Adam Cetrangolo Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will Be Done Down the street from my house, someone has taped a hand-made sign to a pole … a little piece of secular wisdom that I walk past most mornings and inevitably read on my way to the train station. It reads: LIFE DOESN’T more

  • The Good Shepherd

    Contributed by Lyndon Marcotte on Jun 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    What Jesus says is that he’s not here to lead us into constraint...he’s here to lead us out! The door isn’t the gate to a cattle stall or a chute to the slaughter house! This gate leads out into the vast beautiful pasture, a life of freedom… full of joy.

    The Good Shepherd – John 10:1-10 The imagery of Christ the Shepherd and the sheep has made for beautiful pictures to decorate our homes, lovely greeting cards, and beautiful hymns, but the meaning and implication of this symbol is deeply personal and convicting. Far too often when we more

  • Dream On Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 26, 2012

    Dreams happen when we let our imagination run wild, when we choose to think outside the box, when we throw off all of the constraints of the way things are and imagine the way things could be. So what is a dream? A dream is God’s picture, vision or bluepr

    Dream On... Genesis 37:1-11 In our Scripture today, Joseph, one of 12 sons of Jacob had a dream where he would rise up in authority over his brothers and they would bow down to him. He told his brothers about this dream and from that point on, his life and his family’s life was never the more

  • How To Act As A Free Man

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 2, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    Independence Day for us is when we came to Christ. Christ set us truly free. Some see this freedom as license; but true freedom has constraints. It’s not the right to do as we want but the opportunity to do what is right.

    HOW TO ACT AS A FREEMAN 1 PETER 2:15-17 For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. more

  • Control Belongs To God

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    God’s choice is not unfair because He owes nothing to sinful man. (God still gives insight, concepts and ideas to mankind) God is free from obligation or constraint in bestowing mercy on people. God loves every person on the face of the earth, and He’s wa

  • Johanan The Rabbi Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Aug 18, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    A narrative monolouge reply from a Rabbi who was present at the Temple to hear the words of Jesus spoken in Matthew 23. To highlight why Jesus had an issue with the Teachers of the Law and Pharisees, that he was concerned for their legalism.

    Matthew 23, 22/08/2010 Jesus was to address the Pharisees and the Teachers of the Law at the Temple. This occurred during the week preceding the crucifixion of Jesus. Jesus mentions seven woes, The Pharisees were a legalistic and separatistic group who strictly, but often hypocritically, kept more

  • Exhortation To Pastors

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on Jun 22, 2004
    based on 73 ratings

    A message for Pastors.

    INTRODUCTION (Verse 1): 1. “…who am also an elder…” a. Not: Pope, Denominational Head, President of Convention, etc. b. “I know what you’re going through; I’ve been there!” 2. “…and a witness of the sufferings of Christ…” a. Peter spent 3 ½ years with Christ. b. One of the three more

  • God's Friend Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jul 13, 2016

    If you want to enjoy intimate fellowship with your incredible Lord, take the time to welcome strangers and stand near Him. Then believe Him when He tells you He wants to do the impossible in and through you.

    Some time ago, a newspaper in Tacoma, Washington, carried the story of Tattoo, the basset hound. Tattoo didn't intend to go for an evening run, but when his owner shut his leash in the car door and took off with Tattoo still outside the vehicle, he had no choice. A motorcycle officer named Terry more

  • Jesus Raises The Little Girl

    Contributed by Phillip Wright on Jul 15, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    The miracle of Jesus raising the little girls demonstrate the Lord’s authority of death itself.

    Jesus Raises the Little Girl Luke 8:40-42 & 49-56 Introduction: This morning we are going to take a look at the other of the two miracles Jesus did upon his return from his encounter with the Demoniac in Gadara. He was welcomed upon his return by what is referred to as a multitude. Scripture more