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  • God Honors A Contrite Spirit

    Contributed by Val Black on Jul 14, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    The Lord honors a contrite (broken) spirit more than a "religious" one. Often times traditons & doctrines of men appeal to the flesh but God is searching for a broken spirit to love, honor by His Presence and to renew.

    God Honors A Contrite Spirit Luke 7:36-49 Wed. Evening – July 12, 2006 I. Luke 7:36 (KJV) And one of the Pharisees desired him that he would eat with him. And he went into the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to meat (or food). The word “desired” isn’t used in other translations. Most of them ...read more

  • How God Sees A Broken Contrite Heart

    Contributed by David Austin on May 23, 2006
    based on 37 ratings

    The best way back to God after a life rebellion is to be broken,

    HOW GOD SEES A BROKEN CONTRITE HEART If rebellion is the worst place you can be spiritually, and it is, to have a heart that is broken and ready to receive direction from God is right where God wants you. It is the best place to be spiritually. Psa 34:18 The LORD ...read more

  • The Spirit's Reviving Roles

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 11, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite."

    The Reviving Roles of the Holy Spirit Isa 57:15 "I live in a high and holy place, but also with him who is contrite and lowly in spirit, to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite." Too many believers succumb to discouragement because they have not learned ...read more

  • Intense Prayer 101 Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Apr 19, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    Exposition of the first three verses of Daniel 9 about his approach to prayer

    Text: Daniel 9:1-3, Title: Intense Prayer 101 (Pink Elephants), Date/Place: NRBC, 4/18/10, AM A. Opening illustration: tell about a pastor’s email for prayer, “You know how sometimes you ask someone to pray and they say they will, but never really do? If you are one of the ones on this ...read more

  • God's Humble Servants Honored Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 2, 2009
    based on 65 ratings

    God has had enough of people who do not listen to His word & despise those who do. God will one day judge those who are depending on externals to establish their relationship with Him, who delight in their way instead of the Lord’s way.

    ISAIAH 66: 1-6 GOD’S HUMBLE SERVANTS HONORED As the climax to the book, this chapter describes the Lord fulfilling some of the promises He has made. The Lord had promise to distinguish between His true people and those who honor Him with their lips but whose hearts are far from Him ...read more

  • The Word Of God Revives Us Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 12, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    This section is structured by the powerful effects of God's Word. It revives the soul, imparts inner strength, guides into truth, & enlarges the heart. So our psalmist reveals his condition, then confesses that God's Word is the answer.

    PSALM 119: 25-32 [The Ministry of The Word Series] THE WORD OF GOD REVIVES US [2 Corinthians 12:1-10] This section is structured by the powerful effects of God's Word. It revives the soul (v. 25); it imparts inner strength (v. 28); it guides into truth (v. 30); and it enlarges the heart ...read more

  • What Is A Constrite Spirit?"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Aug 20, 2005
    based on 21 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that God dwells with those who are humble and have a contrite heart.

    21 August 2005 by U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Busan, Korea (Ulchi Focus Lens Exercise) Isaiah 57:14-21 (NIV) Big Idea: God lives with those who are humble and have a contrite heart. REFERENCES: Isaiah 57:1-21; Hebrew 12:1-10; Lamentation:33-34; Psalms 51:17 (The sacrifices ...read more

  • "Don't Let It Stop You!”

    Contributed by Rev. M Edmunds on Oct 12, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    There are two types of people exist within the universal body of the Church: the grateful and the ungrateful, the selfless and the self-centered, the contrite and the sanctimonious.

    Elder M. Edmunds Co-Pastor of United Ordained Church August 2001 In our text, we find two individuals demonstrating two different responses to the presence of Jesus Christ: one is a demonstration of gratitude and the other is of ingratitude. One individual responded in appreciation, while ...read more

  • Create In Me A Clean Heart

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Mar 21, 2015
    based on 79 ratings

    The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and a contrite heart These, O' God, you will not despise. Create in me a clean Heart O' God!

    And Psalm 51 ... designated for today ... is one of the few psalms ... where we are given ... the historical background ... that led to writing of this Psalm. The inscription reads, ..."A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet came to him, ... after he had gone into ...Bathsheba." That ...read more

  • What Is Righteousness?

    Contributed by Paul Shafit on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 127 ratings

    There is no amount of works that can get you a pass into heaven. It is only by the blood of Christ, applied to a contrite heart,that we may be saved.

    There is a great deal of differemce between the appearance of righteousness and the actual condition. Do you understand that pride is a major obsticle to salvation? The parable of the Pharisee and the publican is a good illustration of the difference between pride and true righteousness. The Word ...read more

  • Communion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 17, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    Jesus said, "This is my body which was given for you, do this in remembrance of Me." Let us look at how participating in the Lord’s supper benefits all who come with believing and contrite hearts.

    Communion by Paul Fritz Luke 22:19-22:19 Happiness is being forgiven and appropriating that truth, read the bumper sticker. When I read that quote it made me realize that happiness is continually enhanced through our participation in the truths found in the Lord’s supper. Jesus said, "This ...read more

  • The Father’s Provision For Purification Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 3, 2011
    based on 27 ratings

    In response to repentance & faith in Jesus, God cleanses you both inside & out. Sorrow over sin is not an end in itself. Those who repent & follow God find He revives the heart of the contrite & blots out their sins.

    ZECHARIAH 13: 1-6 THE FATHER’S PROVISION FOR PURIFICATION Following the great outpouring of the Spirit who brings spiritual illumination, recognition of the Crucified One, and the resulting sorrow of repentance (12:10-14), the Spirit then brings cleansing. Sorrow over sin is not an end in ...read more

  • David : A Man After God's Own Heart

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Nov 28, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    This sermon examines the qualities of David which made him a man after God’s own heart namely 1.COMMITMENT 2.CALL 3.COURAGE 4.CHASE 5.CONSCIENCE 6.CORONATION 7.CONTRITION

    DAVID : A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART ************************************** OUTLINE 1.COMMITMENT 2.CALL 3.COURAGE 4.CHASE 5.CONSCIENCE 6.CORONATION 7.CONTRITION THE MESSAGE DAVID : A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART ************************************** " ....After removing ...read more

  • The God Of The House

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 30 ratings

    It’s time to get beyond our casual visits with God at the church (The House of God) and become the place where God Lives. Is God at Home in Your life?

    Go up to Bethel and dwell there. Bethel = House of God Dwell there= The spirit of Bethel must become a part of us, That is to say we must take the lessons of Bethel with us everywhere. (Brokenness, helplessness, humility, distress, necessity) Psalms 34:18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of ...read more

  • Healing Hearts

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Apr 23, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    A message about Gods desire to heal our inner wounds and what we need to do in order for that to happen.

    23, April 2006 Dakota Community Church Healing Hearts I want my faith to be real, dynamic and growing. I want God’s power to be at work both in me and through me. I don’t want to be a pretender, having a form of Godliness but denying the power thereof. As I have said before we want to be ...read more