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  • Part 2 - Matthew 12:5-7 - Does Scott Rush Deserve Mercy? Do I? Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Sep 17, 2010
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,475 views

    Scott Rush is one of four Australians who were arrested in Bali in 2005, with about 8kg of heroin strapped to his thighs. He was found guilty of a capital crime. DOES SCOTT RUSH DESERVE MERCY? What has this got to do with keeping the Sabbath?

    Part 2 - Matthew 12:5-7 - DOES SCOTT RUSH DESERVE MERCY? On the news recently a former federal police chief Mick Keelty went into the witness box to PLEAD FOR MERCY for the "drug mule" SCOTT RUSH who is condemned to death before a firing squad in Bali. Scott Rush is only 24 years old. He is one ...read more

  • Issues Of Life 2: Capital Punishment Series

    Contributed by James Boyd on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,149 views

    Looking at an important part of God’s plan for a just society

    And will you profane Me among My people...killing people who should not die, and keeping people alive who should not live...? (Ezekiel 13:19) ...it can be easily demonstrated that the death penalty strengthens the value of human life. If the penalty for rape were lowered, clearly it would ...read more

  • Speaking The Legal Truth Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,207 views

    How the officials accused Jesus of deserving to die for breaking the law - and how the law ended up stating that very thing - but a different law.

    March 17, 2004 John 19:4-7 Pilate came out and said to the Jews, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him.” 5 When Jesus came out wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe, Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” 6 As soon as the ...read more

  • Jesus And Pilate

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 11, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 5,557 views

    An examination of the meeting of Jesus and Pontius Pilate and the lessons that can be gained from their encounter, concerning the nature of civil authority and our relationship to it.

    The Jewish authorities wanted Jesus dead but were unwilling to kill Him themselves because they did not wish to lose favor with the common people who believed in Jesus. They wanted Rome to do it. They wanted Rome to take the blame. The evil Jewish authorities played Pontius Pilate like a fiddle ...read more

  • Choices

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on May 13, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,164 views

    This sermon is about the choices we make in our daily lives, especially thos that are both for and against God.

    (1) "There is a story about a man named Fred who inherited $10 million, but the will required that he had to accept it either in Chile or Brazil. He chose Brazil. Unhappily it turned out that in Chile he would have received his inheritance in land on which uranium, gold, and silver had just been ...read more

  • Deliver Us From Evil

    Contributed by Mary Lewis on Sep 24, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 4,228 views

    Does the Scripture require that America "turn the other cheek" following the attacks of 9/11, or do we have the right to respond militarily?

    Introduction The Story: Turn the Other Cheek The mother of four young boys often had difficulty curbing their energy, especially in church. But when her minister preached on "turning the other cheek," the boys gave him their undivided attention. “No matter what others do to us,” he said, “we ...read more

  • Seven Problems With Cain's Offering

    Contributed by Robbie Parsons on Mar 30, 2005
    based on 113 ratings
     | 9,838 views

    Maybe one of the most disturbing passages in the Bible is the story that tells how a man committed the first murder against his own brother. Just the very horror and evil of such an act is disturbing to say the least. It is a story that chills us to our

    1 CAIN WANTED TO DENY THAT HUMAN NATURE IS EVIL HE FELT HE WAS BASICALLY GOOD Cain wanted to believe that he was basically a “good Joe.” He did what was morally right. He didn’t “drink, smoke or chew, or run with girls that do.” No one would want to admit that they are basically a bad person. ...read more

  • Come Shake Our Land

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Nov 28, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,528 views

    The god of Early Grey Tea and Cucumber sandwiches will never draw people to church. But there is a different God who will....

    “Excuse me - we’ve lost something.... oh what was it ?… oh yes GOD - have you seen him anywhere?” Sounds crazy doesn’t it - how could we not notice God. “O that you would tear open the heavens and come down, so that the mountains would quake at your presence ...read more

  • Wonderful Counselor Series

    Contributed by Chuck Boman on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,520 views

    An examination of the phrase wonderful counselor in Isaiah 9:6.

    WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Isaiah 9:1-8 1Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan— 2 The people walking ...read more

  • "I'd Rather Have Jesus"

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 11, 2003
    based on 51 ratings
     | 9,935 views

    Many people are searching for life. They are asking, "Why am I here?" "What is life all about?" The problem is they’re searching in the wrong places. Only Jesus has the answer.

    “I’d Rather Have Jesus” John 14:1-7 A couple weeks ago I was talking to a young father and mother with a four year old in their home. He designs computer chips and chip boards in his home as an independent contractor. In our discussion I made reference to the uniqueness of Jesus Christ and ...read more

  • How To Explain The Gospel To A Friend

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on May 7, 2002
    based on 108 ratings
     | 15,811 views

    This sermon teaches you how to explain the Gospel to a friend.

    How to Explain The Gospel to a Friend 1 Peter 3:15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, (NIV) Instead, you must worship Christ as ...read more

  • A Brave Grace

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 30, 2003
    based on 130 ratings
     | 5,819 views

    We can experience and exhibit a brave grace.

    A BRAVE GRACE John 8:1-11 S: Grace Th: Brave Hearts Pr: WE CAN EXPERIENCE AND EXHIBIT A BRAVE GRACE. ?: Inductive KW: Movement TS: We will find four movements in the narrative found in John 8:1-11 that demonstrate how Jesus handles conflict. The _____ movement is… I. CRIME ...read more

  • Capital Punish: Christian Or Barbarian?

    Contributed by Larry Jacobs on Jun 29, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 901 views

    WHAT DOES JESUS BELIEVE ABOUT CAPITAL PUNISHMENT? That would be the big question. I does not matter what I believe but it does matter what Jesus believes.

    CAPITAL PUNISH: Christian or Barbarian? Rom 13:1-6 NIV Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, he who rebels against the ...read more

  • Truth And Consequences

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 67 ratings
     | 4,724 views

    This is about God’s forgiveness.

    Last week we looked at the sin of David. He had an affair with the wife of one of his best soldiers. She wound up pregnant. He tried to cover it up. He sent her husband back to the war carrying his own death sentence. In verse 24 of chapter 11 we find the words of the messenger to the king, ...read more

  • Life Before Conversion

    Contributed by Shad Comeaux on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 78 ratings
     | 3,398 views

    Describing the life of one before being converted to Christianity.

    1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; 2 Wherein in time past ye walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience: 3 Among whom also we all had our conversation in ...read more