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  • Christ In Context

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Mar 24, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,173 views

    Christ came into our context and gave us the supreme example of living our lives of following Him within the context of where God has placed us!

    Christianity in Context, Luke 4:4, I Corinthians 9:19-23 Introduction The Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr. ...read more

  • A Context For The Hymn

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Mar 3, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,317 views

    The obedience of Christ elicits, draws out, the obedience of Christians.

    A CONTEXT FOR THE HYMN Philippians 2:1-13 The word “If” that opens this passage might better be translated as “Since” (Philippians 2:1). The sense is, “If there is any encouragement in Christ (and there is), if any consolation in love (and there is), if any fellowship (sharing) in the Spirit ...read more

  • Out Of Context

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Apr 23, 2018
     | 445 views

    Taking a verse out of context and using it to support our opinion can put us on thin ice with the Lord, especially when we stretch things too far.

    Out of Context Introduction When we make a statement or a write about something it is very important to be sure we remain within the context of what we are referencing. It may be a true statement that we once saw a man catch a 150 pound catfish; however, if we make this statement, while writing ...read more

  • Discipleship In Context

    Contributed by Donato Solano on Dec 2, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 772 views

    A discipler must work within a given context of his ministry.

    INTRODUCTION A discipler must work within a given context of his ministry. First context is selflessness… I. SELF-DENIAL MUST BE EXERCISED, 18-19 A. Free of Charge (No personal gain) • DISCIPLER: It is all discharging Christian duties as a recipient of the gospel and the trust committed by ...read more

  • Straight Outta Context: Jeremiah 29:11 Series

    Contributed by Paul Basehore on Aug 30, 2015
    based on 5 ratings
     | 16,106 views

    Jeremiah 29:11 is not about our own personal fulfillment, it’s about our spiritual fulfillment. If we take scripture out of context, we run the risk of making scripture fit our life, instead of making our life fit scripture.

  • Christianity In Context Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    The Christian message of love and redemption is easily misunderstood when it is taken out of context. As Christians, our lives are easily misunderstood when we forget to live out our faith within the context of our daily experience. Living faith, faith i

    Christianity in Context, Part-2, I Corinthians 9:19-23 Introduction The Reverend Billy Graham tells of a time early in his ministry when he arrived in a small town to preach a sermon. Wanting to mail a letter, he asked a young boy where the post office was. When the boy had told him, Dr. Graham ...read more

  • A Context For The Call To Rejoice

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Mar 3, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,021 views

    Exhortations, and a very important promise.

    A CONTEXT FOR THE CALL TO REJOICE Philippians 4:1-9 ‘Our conversation is in heaven,’ said the Apostle in the previous chapter, ‘from whence also we are awaiting (as) Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ’ (cf. Philippians 3:20-21). “So, my brethren… stand fast in the Lord” (Philippians 4:1). ...read more

  • A Strong Man Context

    Contributed by David Ritsema on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 8,320 views

    Jesus takes on the strong man (the devil) and plunders his stronghold demonstrating his power of the enemy and mutual victory through Christ.

    It was June 18, 1815, the Battle of Waterloo. The French under the command of Napoleon were fighting the Allies (British, Dutch, and Germans) under the command of Wellington. The people of England depended on a system of semaphore signals to find out how the battle was going. One of these signal ...read more

  • Prayer In The Context Of Grace -1 Series

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,294 views

    God wants us to approach Him in prayer from the perspective of His being our Father, Savior and Friend

    Prayer in the Context of Grace Luke 11:1 (NKJV) Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray” • We have set ourselves the goal of becoming more of a praying church this year so for the next month or so we ...read more

  • Christianity In Context Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,097 views

    We can only understand His mercy within the context of all that He has spoken to us in the Scriptures. Be on your guard for those who misuse the message of God’s love and mercy for their own ends.

    Christianity in Context, Part-1, Luke 4:4 Introduction Have you ever been misquoted or had your words taken so far out of context that by the time you heard what someone said you said it isn’t what you said at all? As a Pastor I know that words are powerful. As I was doing some research ...read more

  • Keeping Prayer In Context Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Oct 9, 2007
     | 988 views

    While keeping the famous "Ask, Seek, & Knock" passage in context with the Sermon on the Mount, we can still learn some awesome principles regarding prayer.

    INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION: PRAYER’S BEST POSITION Three ministers were talking about prayer in general and the appropriate and effective positions for prayer. As they were talking, a telephone repairman was working on the phone system in the background. One minister shared that he felt the ...read more

  • Christmas In Its Christian Context

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,727 views

    Since Christmas is more than merely a baby in a manger, we need to celebrate this holiday realizing the full scope of Christ’s incarnation.

    Christmas In Its Christian Context Text: Isa.7: 14; Luke 2: 6-7 Intro: We Christians often complain that Christmas has become so commercialized that its real meaning has become all but totally obscured. That complaint is certainly warranted, for in the secular world, Christmas seems to ...read more

  • Context And The Message Bible

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Jun 30, 2017
     | 1,122 views

    Sometimes we come across a verse of scripture that is difficult to understand. We need to know and understand the context of that verse and sometimes the meaning is found by using different versions of the Bible - in this case the Message Bible.

    A former archbishop of Canterbury arrived in New York. A journalist asked him, “Will you be visiting any of our nightclubs whilst you are here?” The archbishop mischievously replied, “Are there any night clubs here?” Next day a newspaper headline read: “Archbishop’s first question on ...read more

  • The Church’s Context Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 23, 2010
     | 2,184 views

    When times are tough, pray in faith, because you are fogiven. Persevere with hope, because God is faithful. And provoke one another to love, because Jesus is coming. These core values of faith, hope, and love will keep the church on track.

    Not too long ago, a real estate listing in Dallas had the simple headline: “Converted Church.” In other words, what had once been a church facility is now somebody’s house. The listing under the heading had this description: “The altar has been adapted for use as a granite and stainless steel ...read more

  • Explaining The Tsunami Disaster In The Context Of Christianity

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,371 views

    How does a Christian respond to the invariable question that is asked when natural disasters occur and hundreds of thousands are killed?

    Tsunami Tragedy Can’t let the terrible tragedy of this past week go by without spending some time on it • The question I want to ask today is one that invariably comes up when disasters like the Tsunami occur and that is, “This proves there isn’t a God or else He is a harsh vindictive God only ...read more