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  • Cooking The Books

    Contributed by Emilia Florio on Sep 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,274 views

    This message talks about the importance of being good stewards not only of our monetary and worldly resource, but of the abundant spiritual resources God has given us as well.

    Cooking the Books Luke 16:1-17 [INTRODUCTION] Have you ever heard the expression Cooking the books? Do you know what that means? Well, it has nothing to do with cooking or cookbooks, although I suppose that if you stretch the analogy a bit, you might say that it is a bit like Weight ...read more

  • Balancing The Books - An Easter Sermon Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 16, 2017
    based on 7 ratings
     | 7,436 views

    Easter is all about "accounting". When most people think about going to heaven, they count their good deeds... but God doesn't do it that way. How do we prepare ourselves for standing before the one to Whom we must give an accounting?

    OPEN: There’s been a story in the news recently about the US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, otherwise known as HUD. Apparently HUD has had a problem balancing their books. It seems their books were off about (PAUSE) $516 BILLION dollars. Now that’s not an error of a few 100,000 dollars… or ...read more

  • Do The Word

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Feb 1, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 715 views

    God doesn’t ask us to just listen to his word he wants us to put it into practice. When we live a life obeying him then we will discover true freedom begins.

    Do The Word James 1:22-25 Pastor Ryan Akers Video- Year of the bible Me- Moving from Bartlesville, OK to Rapid City, SD. Wouldn’t ask directions and almost burned the breaks out in the black hills. If I followed direction I wouldn’t have gotten into trouble. We- People don’t like to ask ...read more

  • What Will You Bring

    Contributed by Jane Willis on Dec 25, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,158 views

    The Magi saw the star and by faith they came to worship the Christ. They brought their finest gifts- gold, frankensence, and myrrh. What will you bring? Jesus only wants you! Bring yourself.

    What Will You Bring Matthew 2:9-12 The star they had seen in the east[e] went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped ...read more

  • The Choice Is His

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 883 views

    Who makes your choices for you? In God’s service, it should be God, not you!

    THE CHOICE IS HIS Acts 16:6-10 INTRO: ILLUS: In the famous Rose Bowl football game of 1929, the two teams pitted against each other were GA Tech and SO Cal. The captain of the SO Cal football team was a young man named Roy Riegles. In the course of the game he made a long distance run down the ...read more

  • Parable Of The Crooked Manager

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,948 views

    God is looking for Single Minded people

    LUKE 16:1-13 GOD IS LOOKING FOR SINGLE MINDED PEOPLE Sermon This is one of the most difficult parables to understand - because at first blush it looks as if Jesus is condoning sharp practices. On careful reflection however, I don’t think he is. The Story is a bit of an ...read more

  • The J.o.b. (Handling Money)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 7, 2007
     | 885 views

    This is a sermon that focuses on acting shrewdly... in a good way.

    How Much Can God Trust You? Now, I want to warn you up front that today’s scripture… is a parable Jesus told his followers. This alone doesn’t warrant a warning… but I want you to listen very closely to these words, because this is quite possibly… the strangest parable Jesus ever told. Luke ...read more

  • Ephesians 5:1-21 Series

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Sep 19, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,382 views

    Here’s how to live pure lives in an impure age.

    Ephesians Chapter 5:1-21 Pastor Eric J. Hanson September 21, 2008 We are wise to remember that when the Apostles wrote the letters we now have as books of the New Testament, they did not write them with chapter and verse divisions. They simply wrote them as God inspired communication. I ...read more

  • Dealing With Anxiety Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jun 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,773 views

    How to fight Anxiety

    Philippians 4:4-9 June 8, 2008 Dealing with anxiety 4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. 6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Crooked Manager

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 21, 2013
     | 2,168 views

    The Parable fo the Crooked Manager, though enigmatic calls us to be singleminded for God and His Kingdom

    Luke 16:1-13 - Parable of the Crooked Manager: (The Message 1-2Jesus said to his disciples, "There was once a rich man who had a manager. He got reports that the manager had been taking advantage of his position by running up huge personal expenses. So he called him in and said, 'What's this ...read more

  • The Work Of A Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,910 views

    3rd of 4 messages: It comes down quite simply to a single truth: Sheep need care and protection.

    A Shepherd’s Work Last Sunday I spoke about the three distinctives that set apart the “good” shepherd from the hired man and the mediocre, self oriented shepherd. The distinctives are: 1) The good Shepherd IS the door; 2) The good Shepherd KNOWS his sheep; and 3) The good Shepherd LEADS ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on May 9, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,748 views

    Those who are poor in spirit are those who have learned that trusting God is the only things that gives them life, and are the ones who are truly blessed.

    Blessed are the Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:1-11 May 1, 2005 Sometimes, there are some interesting typos in new editions of the Bible. One edition of the Holy Book translated a verse from Exodus 20 as “Thou shall commit adultery.” John 8:11 was rendered “Go and sin on more.” I know that ...read more

  • Submit To The Governing Authorities

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 5,061 views

    Since earthly governments are an extension of God’s authority in the lives of mankind we are call upon to submit to them.

    A government surveyor brought his surveying equipment to a farm to do some work for the state and county by which he was employed. He knocked on the farmhouse door and asked the farmer for permission to go into one of his fields and take some readings. The farmer had no hospitality for any state ...read more

  • Enron, Easter, And Eternity

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 90 ratings
     | 971 views

    Our church uses the Sunday after Easter for Remembrance, honoring those of our church deceased in the previous year. This sermon mines eternal values from each of their lives.

    We are ready to fight for security. The one thing we all want, whether we be aggressive and hostile and always ready to strike out, or whether we be quiet and retiring and always ready to run – the one thing we all are ready to fight for is security. We need to know that our futures ...read more

  • Answering Our Culture #7: Christians Are Judgemental, Intolerant, & Hypocri Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 26, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,272 views

    Seventh in the series answering objections against Christianity; this one deals with the charges against Christians: judgmental, intolerant, and hypocritical.

    Answering Our Culture #7 – Christians are Judgmental and Intolerant; There Are Too Many Hypocrites.” Various Scriptures September 8, 2002 Introduction This is the seventh message in our series outlining the Top 10 Reasons to not be a Christian. We have looked at such things as the ideas ...read more