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  • Saved To Suffer

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Oct 30, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 2,544 views

    Many times when we present the Gospel we fail to share that there will be times of suffering and persecution for our faith. In this message Pastor Steve shows how that is part of God’s plan.

    INTRODUCTION Festo Kivengere, a leading evangelical minister in Uganda, wrote a book called I Love Idi Amin. In this book, he described the history of the church in Uganda, and in the following excerpt he told of the first Christian martyrs in the nation’s history: "Earlier that same year, ...read more

  • The Peril Of Profanity

    Contributed by James Groce on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,006 views

    Blasphemy is taken most seriously in the Bible. If the punishment is to be equal to the crime, then blasphemy is a most serious offense.

    If our text teaches us anything, it teaches us the peril of profanity. Blasphemy is taken most seriously in the Bible. If the punishment is to be equal to the crime, then blasphemy is a most serious offense. There are two questions which we must ask ourselves. The first is this: What is blasphemy? ...read more

  • High Noon Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 866 views

    Honoring God in all the areas of his life had the unexpected result of uniquely preparing David to kill the giant Goliath.

    And the Philistine said to David, Come to me, and I will give thy flesh unto the fowls of the air, and to the beasts of the field. 1 Samuel 17:44 It was as if the sheriff had never come back to fight the battle in “High Noon,” and a local had saved the town. Contrasts in Character: ...read more

  • The Gift Of The Son Series

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,230 views

    Fourth in series. The gift of the Son of God.

    The Gift of the Son John 8:42-47 Have you ever been insulted? I. Insults Blond Joke Insults can be hurtful, or funny -depends upon the delivery "You’re so fat each step you take registers on the Richter scale." *hurtful/ harmful But, when overweight individual gets on ...read more

  • Why Jesus Taught That It Was Ok To Disagree As Long As One Was Not Disagreeable In Manner

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,417 views

    There are times when everyone must learn how to be politely disagree. A person who agrees just to avoid conflicts is a coward. Jesus showed the disciples how to disagree without being so disagreeable in disposition that people would be turned off to the messenger. One day the Jews accused Jesus of ...read more

  • The Need Of The Hour: Thoughts From The Epistle Of James

    Contributed by Dr. Stanley Vasu on Jun 28, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 846 views

    This sermon is about the desperate need of the church and the beleiver in these last days as expressed in the epistle of James.

    THE NEED OF THE HOUR: THOUGHTS FROM THE EPISTLE OF JAMES OUTLINE 1.WITHSTAND TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS 2.WISDOM OF GOD 3.WORKS OF FAITH 4.WORDS OF CONFUSION 5.WRATH OF MAN 6.WAIT FOR GOD 7.WIN THE LOST THE MESSAGE THE NEED OF THE HOUR: THOUGHTS FROM THE EPISTLE OF ...read more

  • Breath Out – Breath In! Series

    Contributed by Ralf Bergmann on Jun 27, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 15,396 views

    When we inhale, we take in the fresh oxygen that our bodies require in order to thrive. When we inhale spiritually, it is like taking in the direction the new direction of our Lord Jesus, which we receive, from the Holy Spirit.

    Sermon Title: Breath out – Breath in! Sermon Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 Ralf HT Bergmann Bethel Christian Church Date: October 29th 2000 Scripture Introduction: This morning, as we leave the first chapter of 1Peter, we have dealt with the issue of being aliens in our own land. Do we sit still while ...read more

  • Contrasting Defeatist And Overcoming Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,898 views

    Too many people are succumbing to the cynicism of the postmodern mindset of defeatism. Paul writes, "Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good." (Rom. 12:21)

    Romans 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. Illustration:One salesman came back from a remote part of the world informing his boss that he could not sell any shoes to the people. When the supervisor asked the salesman why the people were resistant to purchasing shoes ...read more

  • Contrasting A Defeatist Versus An Overcomer's Attitude

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,640 views

    As pressed but not crushed, as perplexed but not in despair, as persecuted, but not abandoned, as put down but not put out. Always carrying about in our body the death of the Lord Jesus that the life of Christ may be made manifested in our body. (2 Cor. 4

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:21) I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. (Phil. 4:13) Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. (I John 5:4,5) As unknown, yet well known, as dying yet behold ...read more

  • Removing The Old Rags

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    WE are to remove the old rags of sin and put on the robe of righteousness!

    INTRODUCTION Talk about the New Creation. Talk about dressing for occasions. Talk about the Prodigal Son and His Robe! The story is told of a little boy who went to the funeral of an atheist. There in the coffin was the man who professed not to believe in God, and, of course, God’s heaven. ...read more

  • A Passion For Patriotism

    Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 200 ratings
     | 1,947 views

    A Sermon for Independence Day

    I. The Prince of Patriotism A. The Lion of Judah 1. Text: Revelation 5:1-14 2. This Lamb of God will become the Lion of Judah B. Jesus Typifies Patriotism 1. The word ‘patriot,’ being defined means “Someone who loves and defends his country.” 2. Wouldn’t you say Jesus loved and defended ...read more

  • Clinks In Our Armour

    Contributed by Tim Harrison on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 98 ratings
     | 2,795 views

    A FRIEND RECENTLY ASKED ME: HOW GOES THE WAR? HIS WORDS CAUGHT ME BY SURPRISE AFTERALL - I LIVE IN AMERICA - THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE BRAVE WAR IS A TERM GENERALLY RESERVED THOSE DISTANT COUNTRIES ON OTHER CONTINENTS LIKE GERMANY, GREAT BRITAIN, CROATIA, IRAQ BUT I KNEW THIS WASN'T ...read more

  • A Good Suffering

    Contributed by Michael Lane on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 999 views

    Suffering is walking in the light of Christ.

    Title: A Good Suffering Scriptures used: Phil 4:13, Acts 9:1-6, 11-16, Phil 1:29, 1 Cor 4:10, 12-14, Matt 28:20, 2 Tim 1:8,9, Matt 5:10 Bible Reference: Holy Bible KJV A Good suffering. What do we mean by that? a good suffering. Should we rejoice in the suffering of another? Should we ...read more

  • How To Practice Replacement Thinking - Eph. 4:22-24

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 8,782 views

    How to Practice Replacement Thinking - Eph. 4:22-24 Putting off the old self and putting on the new life of Christ in all of its manifestations

    How to Practice Replacement Thinking - Eph. 4:22-24 Someone once said, "Attitude is everything." People with great attitude succeed. Those with negative attitudes fail. Illustration;Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: To choose one’s attitude in any given set of ...read more

  • How Low Can You Get?

    Contributed by Richard Jones on Nov 28, 2000
    based on 210 ratings
     | 2,098 views

    Can you out-sin God's Grace and Love?

    How Low Can You Get? Luke 23:33-43 “One of the criminals who were hanged there kept deriding him and saying, "Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" But the other one rebuked him, saying, "Do you not fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation?" [23:39-40] Luke, ...read more