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  • Dear Babby

    Contributed by Bruce Smalley on Aug 23, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 848 views

    An article written in response to a "Dear Abby" letter and response in the local newspaper.

    Time for another “Dear Babby” column -- this time with an alternative response to the “letter” and “answer”: DEAR BABBY: My son let me know this past year that he is a kleptomaniac. My first reaction was to tell him it was OK. (I had already suspected that he ...read more

  • Snakes, Scorpions, And The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 26, 2003
    based on 65 ratings
     | 11,798 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

  • Horizontal And Vertical Thanks

    Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,864 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

  • The Envy Trap Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 10, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 13,899 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

  • Thanksgiving Ain't Over

    Contributed by Martin Kim on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,552 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
     | 2,494 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

  • Taking God For Granted Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Nov 14, 2007
     | 4,911 views

    To remind the people the importance of thanking the Lord for all things.

    Title: Taking God for Granted Theme: To remind the people the importance of thanking the Lord for all things. Text: Luke 17:11-19 Luke 17:11. And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered into a certain village, ...read more

  • The Heart Of The Reformation: We Fall; We Forget; God Restores

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Oct 26, 2002
    based on 161 ratings
     | 11,187 views

    Reformation Day: In spite of our ’short memories’ God continually reminds us of his love. He points to Jesus time and again to remind us of the salvation He won for us through his Cross and Resurrection.

    Reformation Sunday – John 8:31-36 “The Heart of the Reformation: We Fall – We Forget – God Restores” The lady must have been desperate. She decided to write a letter to Dear Abby. Her letter reads: Dear Abby, I am 44 and would like to meet a man my age with no bad habits. She signed her ...read more

  • A New Re-Formation (Grace Of God)

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 1, 2007
     | 857 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
     | 1,331 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

  • How To Keep Your Love Growing

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,247 views

    There are five things which keep a marriage and your love growing

    How to Keep Your Love Growing A woman wrote to Dear Abby: “Do all marriages eventually go stale? Ours has. My husband and I don’t seem to have much to talk about any more. We used to talk about our kids but now they’re grown and gone. Now I have no major complaints about my ...read more

  • Is Your Name Written In Heaven?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 1, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,456 views

    This is an evangelism sermon about the responsibility of spreading God's word.

    Luke 10: 1 – 11, 16 – 20 / Is Your Name Written in Heaven 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 ...read more

  • The Rest Of The Story

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Mar 26, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 934 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

  • Love Is Kind

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 3, 2001
    based on 225 ratings
     | 14,336 views

    The apostle Paul comes close to being the composer of a great love song in 1 Corinthians 13. Here are three very important things about kindness. (Powerpoints Available - #346)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED - 2018) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com & request #346.) TEXT: 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a ILL. A movie shows 2 ...read more

  • Desperation, Faith And Love

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 158 ratings
     | 2,846 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