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  • Dispute And Debate In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 12, 2008
    based on 87 ratings
     | 7,949 views

    From this text, we get a few ideas of what to do whenever disputes arise in the church. 1- Legalism always leads to trouble 2- Trouble should be handled by the leaders 3- Leaders must always follow God’s Spirit

    INTRO.- ILL.- A married couple were arguing with one another. The husband said, "Don’t you remember promising to love, honor and obey me?" His wife, "Yes, but what else could I do, I was in church!" ILL.- A wife said, "Dear, could I have some spending money?" Husband, "Money, money, money. ...read more

  • Evolution Vs. Creation: The Great Debate

    Contributed by Randy Croft on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 405 ratings
     | 28,437 views

    Some quotes and information showing the credibility of biblical creation

    Creation Vs. Atheism: The Great Debate Debate is not over Creation and Evolution. There is a third very popular proposition on how life began. Summed up in Time Magazine article. "Forget bubbles, comets or ocean vents. Scientists should be looking at pizza for the answer. I can remember when my ...read more

  • Introduction To Elihu - Job Chapter Thirty Two Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jun 15, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 5,720 views

    This is a study into Job chapter thrity two.

    Job chapter 32 could be outlined - Introduction of Elihu (Job_32:1-5) Elihu’s disappointment in the debate (Job_32:6-16) Elihu’s promise to speak without partiality (Job_32:17-22) At this point the three friends of Job discontinue their discourse with Job. Why? The answer is found in ...read more

  • What Part Does Your Faith Play In Your Life

    Contributed by Dean Meadows on Oct 21, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,454 views

    This is a spin off of the most recent Presidental debate and the final question that was asked.

    What Part does your Faith play in your life? 2 Peter 1:1-4 What is faith? Webster defines faith as a belief in a value, or trustworthiness of someone or something. We all exercise a faith in one form or another. When we drove our cars here, not only did we use our faith that our vehicles ...read more

  • Foundations - Gaining Heaven's Glory Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 269 ratings
     | 10,188 views

    Revelation gives a description of heaven that has been debated for centuries. What picture of this did God want us to receive?

    TEXT: Revelation 21:1-8/22-22:5 OPENING: KNOWING HOW TO GET TO HEAVEN R.Digest 2/84 p. 153 From Bishop Fulton J. Sheen’s autobiography "Treasure in Clay." I stopped to ask a few boys for directions to the Town Hall where I was giving a lecture. They told me where the Town Hall was and then ...read more

  • Genesis 1:1-2:3 For Those Fed Up With The Evolution Creation Debate

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 4, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,620 views

    A look at what Genesis 1 has to say to us about God as creator, sustainer and soveriegn of the universe.

    Introduction A doctor, an architect, and a lawyer were arguing over who had the oldest profession. The doctor said, "Well the first operation was performed on Adam, so the medical profession is the oldest." "No," said the architect, "Architectural planning and design was needed to create the ...read more

  • Grace Is The Difference

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 16, 2010
    based on 80 ratings
     | 23,998 views

    During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. The debate went on for some time until C. S. Lewis wandered into the room. "What is the rumpus all about

    During a British conference on comparative religions, experts from around the world debated what, if any, belief was unique to the Christian faith. They began eliminating various possibilities. Incarnation? Other religions had different versions of gods appearing in human form. ...read more

  • Materialism's Blinder: Biotechnology And Truth

    Contributed by Chuck Colson on Aug 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,305 views

    Your eyes may glaze over when you read the headlines about stem-cell research—debates over moral quandaries, federal funding, and legislative decisions about regulation. But you need to pay attention and speak up: The next debate may be about your own wor

    This article is from BreakPoint WorldView magazine: http://www.breakpoint.org/contentindex.asp?ID=146. -------------------------------------------------- Your eyes may glaze over when you read the headlines about stem-cell research--debates over moral quandaries, federal funding, and ...read more

  • Social Ethics: Drinking Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 18, 2004
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,514 views

    There is great debate on whether Christians should consume alcohol. Here is why I choose not to drink, even though this is a matter of Christian liberty.

    “Drinking” Introduction: In the Bible there is much ambiguity involved with the topic of drinking. In fact it is so ambiguous that it falls under realm of a matter of opinion. However, I think it is important for us to determine whether a Christian should drink. Before I begin it is ...read more

  • Getting A Grip On Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 1, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,726 views

    Everyone wants to be righteous, but what does that even mean? How do we gain that status? Check out this debate as presented by our Family Minister Scott Jewell.

    Read Romans 4 and pray We’re continuing our series about Christianese- those code words often only recognized by those who have been in the faith for some time. By brushing up on these words, it’s our hope to better use or describe the terminology so that the world might come to ...read more

  • What We Believe About Baptism Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 18, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,211 views

    Among Christians there is much debate about the issue of Christian Baptism. It seems that Satan is trying to keep people away from the saving blood of Jesus. In this message we will examine what we believe the New Testament teaches

    “What We Believe: About Baptism” Introduction: In II Kings 5 Naaman came down with the deadly skin disease called leprosy. Wanting to be healed of the disease he went to the prophet Elisha. Elisha told him what he must do to be healed of that disease. He told Naaman to go and wash seven ...read more

  • The Abortion Controversy

    Contributed by Carl Kolb on Jan 29, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,179 views

    Abortion is the most widely debated issue of our time. The focus of this message is to cause individuals to think through their position. (Originally preached 1/1999; updated 1/2003)

    The Abortion Controversy Exodus 20:13 and Exodus 21:22-25 (Topical) Abortion is the number one killer in the United States: Here are some statistics from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: Murder by firearms: 17,000 Suicide: 32,000 Auto Accidents: 42,000 AIDS: 42,000 Other ...read more

  • "Since When Did Christians Have Rights?

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,913 views

    Would Jesus have hired a lawyer to defend Himself? Would Jesus have put “hot button issue” bumper stickers on the back of His donkey? Would He have gotten in a heated political debate? Jesus is our Savior; who cares about rights?

    Romans 12:14-21 Matthew 5:38-42 By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN We’ve seen this kind of thing a million times. The headline says one word, in thick black letters right across the top of the front page: REVENGE. Someone has hurt someone ...read more

  • The Foolish Wisdom Of God

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 21, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 6,774 views

    At first blush, God’s wisdom seems so elementary, so foolish even. We as humans love to debate and create big complicated philosophies. Instead, the Apostle Paul shows us how to simplify our understanding to know the REAL wisdom of God.

    For an audio copy of this message, go to: LivingWatersWeb.com If I asked you to name some great speakers – who comes to mind? Oddly, when I thought about it, the first person who came to my mind was Oliver North. Remember Ollie North? He was the guy who helped mastermind the sale Iran/contra ...read more

  • John's Journey

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on May 26, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,082 views

    JOHN’S JOURNEY LED HIM THROUGH VALLEYS OF WAITING: 1.DISAPPOINTMENT, HURT, OFFENSE 2. DOUBT, FEAR, WORRY 3. DESIRE, HOPES, WISHES 4. DESPAIR, AGONY, GLOOM 5. DARKNESS, RELIGIOUS DEBATE, 6. INDIFFERENCE, APATHY, COLDNESS, NUMBNESS, 7. DEATH, THE END 8.

    JOHN’S JOURNEY By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.   Kyfingers@aol.com This is a lesson adapted from a sermon delivered by Larry Moore, Arkansas in 5/03. This is a two part series. OVERALL VIEW: JOHN’S JOURNEY LED HIM THROUGH VALLEYS OF WAITING: 1.DISAPPOINTMENT, HURT, OFFENSE 2. DOUBT, FEAR, ...read more