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  • Cooking The Books

    Contributed by Emilia Florio on Sep 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,417 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
     | 7,613 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
     | 729 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
     | 1,255 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

  • Parable Of The Crooked Manager

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,998 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 Choice Is His

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 904 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

  • The Parable Of The Crooked Manager

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 21, 2013
     | 2,226 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

  • Daniel Chapter 6a Series

    Contributed by Darren Rogers on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,092 views

    How commited are we to servig God?

    Daniel – Chapter 6a Chapter 6 Outline I. A Dawn of Devotion II. A Morning of Deception (6:1-9) a. Daniel’s Appraisal (6:1-3) b. Delegation’s Anger (6:4-8) c. Darius’ Agreement (6:9) III. A Noon of Decision (6:10-13) a. The Commitment (6:10-11) b. The Conspiracy ...read more

  • The J.o.b. (Handling Money)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 7, 2007
     | 928 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

  • Money Series

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,745 views

    “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and believe me, rich is better.” My dad told me that.

    “I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor and believe me, rich is better.” My dad told me that. I’ve mentioned it before. He was just kidding around when he said it and he sure wasn’t rich, but the saying stuck with me. Funny how some things stick, isn’t it? Everybody’s got an opinion about money. ...read more

  • Article 13. Sanctification Series

    Contributed by Aubrey Vaughan on Sep 28, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,321 views

    This sermon unpacks the Who of sanctification ? The How of sanctification? And the Why of sanctification?

    ARTICLE 13. SANCTIFICATION. WHO? HOW? WHY? TO BETTER UNDERSTAND SANCTIFICATION WE NEED TO RECAP OTHER DOCTRINAL TRUTHS WE HAVE ALREADY COVERED IN OUR SERIES: LAST WEEK WE UNPACKED ADOPTION, WHEREBY GOD ADOPTS US, THROUGH ADOPTION WE HAVE A NEW POSITION WITH GOD. THEN WE OPENED UP ...read more

  • "God's Unconditional 'yes'"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 13, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,171 views

    Though people might let us down, God does not.

    2 Corinthians 1:15-22 “God’s Unconditional ‘Yes’” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN eastridgeumc.org Whether it be in politics, business, or ministry, there have always been crooked people. But today, it ...read more

  • Manage The Earthly With Your Eyes On Eternity

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Sep 28, 2010
     | 2,067 views

    What's Jesus teaching us in the story of the dishonest manage? How do we use earthly wealth to gain friends? How can we be faithful with what God has entrusted to us?

    Text: Luke 16:1-13 Theme: Manage the Earthly with Your Eyes on Eternity Season: Pentecost 18c Date: September 26, 2010 Web page: http://hancocklutheran.org/sermons/Manage-the-Earthly-with-Your-Eyes-on-Eternity-Luke16_1-13.html Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord ...read more

  • The Work Of A Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,988 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

  • Enron, Easter, And Eternity

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,013 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