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  • God's Dress Code

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Mar 20, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 6,395 views

    What every Christian should wear to church...or any other time in their sacred approach to God through worship, prayer, bible study and their devotions.

    I. DEAR ABBY LETTERS – How To Dress In Church Dear Abby: May I respond to your reply regarding attire in church? As a priest and pastor, I’m appalled at how some people come dressed for Sunday worship. You said that “Dress codes have been greatly relaxed in recent decades,” which I find to be ...read more

  • Snakes, Scorpions, And The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 26, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 11,889 views

    Jesus’ parable helps parents distinguish between the needs and the wants of their children, and teaches us how to invest attention in them.

    Several years ago a mother wrote to “Dear Abby”: “Dear Abby, My son is in jail for running his mouth at a cop. They’ve given him one phone call a day, and he’s calling home to ask us to bring him things. His dad has gone over there with whatever he has wanted: two Big Macs on Monday, a pizza on ...read more

  • The Envy Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 13,954 views

    God tells us that godliness with contentment is great gain. But there is one trait that gnaws at the heart of many Christians that can deprive them of that contentedness. What is it, and how can we defend against it?

    TEXT: I Timothy 6:3-10 TITLE: The Envy Trap OPEN: How many of you have heard of the tooth fairy? (The question met with a little laughter as everyone raised their hands). I read a story not so long ago about a woman whose 2nd grader had collected a fair amount of money from the "tooth fairy." ...read more

  • Horizontal And Vertical Thanks

    Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,894 views

    We must move beyond "comparative gratitude" and an awareness of our good fortune, to "vertical thanks to God who is the source of all blessings.

    Introduction: Comparative Gratitude Thanksgiving, like Christmas, is firmly woven into the American fabric as a tradition. I don’t mean this in a critical way – it is a wonderful occasion to gather families and to share a meal together (something rarer and rarer in this day). Just as we ...read more

  • Thanksgiving Ain't Over

    Contributed by Martin Kim on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,635 views

    For the Christian, Thanksgiving is not a one day event, we need to give God thanks every day.

    Thanksgiving Ain’t Over Scripture Reading – Luke 17:11-17:19 Dear Abby received this letter a few years back. Dear Abby, Happiness is knowing that your parents won’t almost kill you if you come home a little late. Happiness is having your own bedroom. Happiness is having parents that trust ...read more

  • The Undelivered Message

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 64 ratings
     | 2,519 views

    The message is the whole gospel for the whole world. How urgent is our calling to share the gospel. We are God’s messengers.

    The Undelivered Message Rom 10:8-15 JOHN CURRIER, A MAN WHO COULDN¡¯T READ OR WRITE, was found guilty of murder and sentenced to life in prison in 1949. Later his sentence was commuted and he was transferred from prison and paroled to work for a wealthy farmer near Nashville, TN. In 1968 ...read more

  • A New Re-Formation (Grace Of God)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 1, 2007
     | 876 views

    A Reformation Sunday Sermon based on the grace of God making us into new creations.

    Luke 18:9-14 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not ...read more

  • When We Are Thankful

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 6, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,357 views

    A Thanksgiving Message.

    WHEN WE ARE THANKFUL Philippians 4:4-7 INTRO: An Oklahoma pastor collected the following true events: Samuel Leibowitz, a brilliant criminal lawyer, saved 78 people from the electric chair and not a single one thanked him. When Clarence Darrow, through his legal brilliance freed two men from ...read more

  • Appointed

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,428 views

    Playing it safe is no way to spread the gospel of Christ in a hurting world.

    Luke 10: 1 – 11, 16 – 20 Appointed Intro: Dear Abby once wrote in her column about a lifeguard who was being charged with the death of a teenager. The lifeguard was working at a large poll with two or three others each with a specific area to cover. He was approached by a group of teenagers ...read more

  • The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Mar 26, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 945 views

    This is an easter message looking at Luke 24 and Paul’s conversion

    Paul Harvey, for years, has ended his broadcasts with a story called, “The rest of the story” They are usually stories with endings that are unpredictable. Or maybe they point out the meaning of something that we thought we knew already - Last week we looked at Mark 15. We looked at the brutality ...read more

  • Desperation, Faith And Love

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 158 ratings
     | 2,898 views

    In the life of Christ we see desperation, faith and love.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A lady wrote a letter to Dear Abby. “Dear Abby, I am 44 years old and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. Signed, Rose. Abby replied: ‘Dear Rose: So would I.’” Could that be called desperation? If any woman or man is trying to find a mate that has no bad ...read more

  • A Blood Donor Saved My Life!

    Contributed by Maurice Woodard Iii on Jul 2, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,454 views

    Why don’t more people give to this noble cause? Could it be that we think more of the pain and suffering of the needle in our arms than the we think of the lives we could save. What if Christ had looked the cross in the same manner?

    Sermon by Rev. Dr. M. Marshall Woodard III A Blood Donor Saved My Life! Isaiah 53:1-12 Published: 03.26.2004 Arizona Star Dear Abby: Blood donors save lives BY JEANNE PHILLIPS UNIVERSAL PRESS SYNDICATE ̊ DEAR ABBY: For a grandmother fighting leukemia, a child ...read more

  • Mercy: God's Greatest Blessing

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 194 ratings
     | 12,766 views

    Let us build a bridge of mercy and extend the mercy we have received to the guilty.

    Mercy. The gift given to the guilty. Mercy is a word you will hear used in the legal system. After the conviction has been made, the jury has unanimously declared your guilt, and the sentence is about to be handed down, MERCY is begged for. Your advocate may say, “We would like to throw ...read more

  • The Four Love Needs Of Men & Women Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 8,122 views

    The message is one of three in a family growth series.

    Growing Godly Families The Four Love Needs of Men & Women, Part 1 Three Part Series February 10, 2002 FBC, Chester, Illinois Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A When you grow a garden you use the best of what is out there to insure good growth. a Good seeds, good soil, ...read more

  • Anchors

    Contributed by Richard White on Mar 8, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,207 views

    The idea comes from Max Lucado’s book 6 hours One Friday. Series deals with our sins and how Jesus is our Rock. The series leads us up to Easter. In the face of Life’s storms we have an anchor.

    Anchors In the Navy we were taught the best way to fight a storm or hurricane was to move out to sea and anchor deep. There are times in our lives when we are caught in storms, maybe someone here is going through one right now. The best way to fight a storm is to anchor deep. A friend tells a ...read more