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  • Are You Talking To Me Too? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Dec 26, 2007

    The perspective of Joseph is changed from a shocking surprise to a willingness to accept the cultural pressures associated with seeming to break the rules.

    Are you talking to me too? Week 2 – Joseph’s perspective - Last week we started off the advent season talking about perspective. I encouraged you to break away from the perspective that comes from the world. The views we pickup from the culture, like when we hear elevator music where we more

  • Listen More Than You Talk Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 31, 2010

    We cannot leave unbelievers in ignorance, but in sharing the Gospel it is more important to hear what they need than to prescribe a treatment for a disease they don't even know they have.

    Monday of 18th Week in Course August 2, 2010 You Will Be My Witnesses Jesus’s reluctance at the wedding feast of Cana, a reluctance summarized in His words to Mary, “woman, what is this to me and to thee, my hour has not yet come,” came from a deep understanding of human more

  • Part 4 - Genesis 22:1-19 - Christmas In The Fire! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Dec 15, 2010
    based on 13 ratings

    I could still see the remnants of faith, tested but still intact and with a depth that only occurs in the fires of experience.

    Part 4 - Genesis 22:1-19 - CHRISTMAS IN THE FIRE! His weather worn face looked like ancient parchment stretched over a wire mesh skeleton and his eyes, haunted with memories, looked straight through me into my soul. As I gave my devotion that day I could tell that he understood the anguish more

  • Why Hebrews? Series

    Contributed by Dale Mcintire on Feb 10, 2009

    Setting expectations for a multiyear expositional series on the book of Hebrews.

    God Has Spoken Hebrews 1:1-2 I. Why Hebrews? A. The Challenge of Hebrews 1. “It has been said that the book of Hebrews is the least known of all New Testament epistles.” 2. Full of unfamiliar O.T. References 3. Logic complex and difficult to understand without extensive study 4. Yet, it more

  • Called To Holiness In Christ Series

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on Jan 14, 2017

    Are you living up to the life God gives you? You’re endeared and endowed; now what?

    In the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria grew tired of court life and the pressures of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to spend the rest of his life as a contemplative (i.e., monk). "Your Majesty," said Prior Richard, "do you understand more

  • Dead People Go To A Better Place Series

    Contributed by Jim Kilson on Apr 23, 2014

    Part 10 of 10 in a series dedicated to debunking commonly held myths that we think are in the Bible but really aren't, myths that can and often do have devastating effects on our faith.

    INTRODUCTION: For a moment I’m going to pick on those of us who are preachers! Preachers get a bad rap (often deserved) for running roughshod over statistics, manipulating them to fit their desire ends. In fact 73.6% of all statistics are made up on the spot including the one I just gave. In more

  • Examine Yourselves

    Contributed by Roger Roark on Mar 23, 2016

    Daily examination of our spiritual walk

    EXAMINE YOURSELVES 2 Cor. 13:5 5 Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test! As Jeremiah lamented over the destruction of the city of more

  • The Road Of Doubt That Leads To The Ditch Of Unbelief Series

    Contributed by Bryan Crumpler on Oct 2, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    A warning to the church about doubt and unbelief

    Warnings from Hebrews The road of doubt that leads to the ditch of unbelief. Bryan Crumpler INTRO: WE NEED TO LISTEN TO WARNINGS Illustration of warnings 1. Americans are getting warned to death. Manufactures are growing increasingly wary of being sued when their products are misused, more

  • Money, Relationship, And God: The Interface Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 53 ratings

    Whether we are talking about spiritual status symbols or social status symbols, Christ destroys all tokenism and says it is substance—who we are underneath it all—that matters to God. Christ shatters all attempts at achieving status through wealth with t

    Money, Relationships, and God: The Interface (Luke 16;1-31) An angel appeared at a faculty meeting and told the dean that in return for his unselfish service, he will be rewarded with his choice of wealth, wisdom, or beauty. Without hesitating, the dean selects wisdom. "It is done!" the more

  • The Obstacles To Revival Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Jul 30, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    3rd in 7-part series on Revival - focusing on the Obstacles that keep us from experiencing revival.

    The Obstacles To Revival Third in the series: Revival – Reviving Me, Reviving the Church & Reviving Our Community Perth Bible Church July 29, 2007 AM Rev. Todd G. Leupold INTRO: Show video: “re-fuel” Don’t you hate it when that happens! All that power, all that beauty, all that more

  • "God's Vision For His Church" Part I

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on May 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The "Church" has to learn how to do mission work, tell the story of Jesus, in the 21st century America which can be labeled the "post Church" Society.

    In Jesus Holy Name May 24, 2009 Text: Matthew 16:18 Easter VII - Redeemer God’s Vision For His Church” Part 1 The Book of Acts Rev. John Stott in his book “The Living Church” writes: “The Church (with a more

  • Fraternal Correction With Integrity And Love

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Aug 2, 2017

    Jesus is saying that we are not to be only concerned with someone’s material well- being but also for their moral and spiritual good. Hebrews 13:17 says to “watch over souls as one who will give an account.”

    23A “For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them."-- This verse from Matthew’s Gospel for today reminds me of a story of a pastor of a small Baptist church in a drought-stricken part of Alabama last summer who implored his people to pray for rain. In more

  • Who Do You Belong To? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 16, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Often times we think of our society today as so different from Bible times. But it may surprise you that the things facing the Corinthians are much the same as today, and so is God's grace!

    1st Corinthians was written in A.D. 56 from Ephesus at the close of Paul's 3 year residence there (Acts 20:31, 1 Corinthians 16:5-8). Paul's relationship with the Corinthian church is in Acts 18:1-18. He met Aquila and Priscilla there and taught in a house next door to the synagogue for 18 months. more

  • May A Woman Pastor?

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Mar 9, 2001
    based on 273 ratings

    An expositional study of the basis for male only pastors.

    May a Woman Pastor? The question really is may a woman pastor rather than can a woman pastor. The following quote from U.S. News and World Report shows that they can and do pastor. More Women Preachers - "Women are admitted to the ministry in about 80 Christian denominations and to the more

  • Grow - Part Four Series

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Aug 18, 2011

    Fourth message ina series through Colossians

    OPEN: This is the fourth message in a series on growing in Christ. We're looking at the book of Colossians and using it as a primer if you will to show us the areas we should be growing in our walk with the Lord. Thus far, we've seen how the Colossians were growing - Paul says -- I've heard more