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  • Think About It Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Nov 22, 2015
     | 1,770 views

    Delayed gratification is the norm for God's choice servants. Ponder how He works leads to a precious gift of understanding.

    “Think over what I say, for the Lord will give you understanding in everything.” [1] Anticipate opposition and hostility if you are a Christian. Don’t seek conflict; but don’t be surprised when opposition arises. We Christians seek peace with all people and we will do ...read more

  • Waiting For The Second Marshmallow

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Aug 12, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,101 views

    Temptation is inevitable, but sin is not. We can learn to resist temptation and delay gratification.

  • Wisdom And The Quality Of Your Life Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 17, 2019
     | 436 views

    A wise person accepts and acts upon realities that others deny or ignore. The sooner we get these down, the better!

    Wisdom and the Quality of Your Life (Proverbs 27:19-26) 1. Some people are amazingly shrewd. Take this joke: 2. Morris (the father) says to his son:“I want you to marry a girl of my choice.” The son says: I will choose my own bride.” Morris says:“But the girl is Bill Gates’daughter.” The son ...read more

  • Two Inheritances

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jan 12, 2019
     | 513 views

    Some of us don’t value our Eternal Inheritance and waste what is given us on dissipation & immediate gratification. We must focus on the important relationships in our lives & feel we can delay gratification.

    Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end (Fulfillment). I will give to the thirsty one out of the spring of the water of life as a gift. 7. The one who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will ...read more

  • Two Inheritances

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Jan 12, 2019
     | 408 views

    Some of us don’t value our Eternal Inheritance and waste what is given us on dissipation & immediate gratification. We must focus on the important relationships in our lives & feel we can delay gratification.

    Revelation 21:6 And he said to me, “It is done! I am the Alpha and the Omega, the beginning and the end (Fulfillment). I will give to the thirsty one out of the spring of the water of life as a gift. 7. The one who overcomes will inherit all things, and I will be his God, and he will ...read more

  • The Blessings And Benefits Of Problems (Part 2) Series

    Contributed by Dan Proctor on Apr 2, 2013
     | 2,727 views

    There are many internal benefits and blessings of problems. Let’s examine some of those benefits.

    The Blessings and Benefits of Problems (Part 2) www.crbible.com/sermons Introduction: 1. We have learned that problems are a part of life. Because of the curse of sin on this earth, problems are woven into the fabric of everyday life. 2. We see this exemplified throughout the Bible. The men ...read more

  • Three Disciplines That Bring Joy

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 19, 2002
    based on 190 ratings
     | 7,024 views

    Learn the three disciplines to ensure joy for your journey in life.

    Introduction: I don’t know how many of you like or dislike the word discipline, but the word usually brings a strong response. You, either, love discipline and live a disciplined life, or you love discipline but are frustrated because you don’t live a disciplined life, or you hate discipline ...read more

  • How Do You Think: Long Or Short Term? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 12, 2013
     | 3,544 views

    Life is usually smoother if you make short term sacrifices for greater future benefit. Are you a short term or long term person?

    How Do You Think: Long or Short Term? (Proverbs 21:5-8) 1. Mankind has long recognized the importance of thinking ahead. 2. Take the story of the three pigs… 3. Jesus parable: man builds house on sand vs. on the rock 4. The conflict between immediate gratification and delayed ...read more

  • It's Time To Get Up Off Your Knees

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 140 ratings
     | 9,594 views

    Peter and Paul admonish new Christians as new born babies to get up off their knees and grow.

    “It’s Time to Get Off Your Knees” -Disciples are Christians on the Grow- I Peter 2:2-3 I Corinthians 3:1-9 The Apostles Peter and Paul give persuasive advice on Christian growth and maturity. Peter describes the process of spirituality in I Peter 2:2-3. Just as a newborn baby has an ...read more

  • A Wife For Andy Series

    Contributed by Bob Hostetler on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,720 views

    This was a short message given following a video episode of The Andy Griffith Show as part of an unorthodox summer outreach message series

    The Virtue of Patience Introduction: There once was a man who prided himself on being extremely punctual. He followed a very precise routine every morning. His alarm went off at 6:30 a.m. He rose, shaved, showered, ate his breakfast, brushed his teeth, grabbed his briefcase, drove to ...read more

  • Beauty And The Beast Pt.2 Series

    Contributed by Mark Perryman on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,875 views

    We have looking at financial fairy tales 2nd myth we will look at: "Character really does not matter when it comes to money".

    INTRO: One day a certain old, rich man of a miserable disposition visited a rabbi, who took the rich man by the hand and led him to a window. "Look out there," he said. The rich man looked into the street, "What do you see?" asked the rabbi. "I see men, women, and children," answered the rich ...read more

  • Disciplined Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 19, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 3,095 views

    6th in a series on shepherding/mentoring in the church

    Sermon for 2/18/2001 Disciplined Titus 1:8 Introduction: At 86, Jack La Lanne has dipped, chinned, pushed, pulled, and lifted more often than anyone in recorded history. His present training regimen is tailor-made for only superheroes. While many of his contemporaries are content to sit on ...read more

  • The Seven Beatitudes Of Revelation (Part 1 Of 2)

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Feb 5, 2012
     | 10,862 views

    Seven words from The Revelation that stir God’s people to faith and faithfulness.

    THE SEVEN BEATITUDES OF REVELATION (Rev. 1:3; 14:13; 16:15; 19:9; 20:6; 22:7; 22:14) Big Idea: Seven words from The Revelation that stir God’s people to faith and faithfulness. INTRO We are all familiar with the beatitudes of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). But ...read more

  • The Kind Of Mother A Child Needs Series

    Contributed by W F on Jun 12, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,556 views

    What kind of mothers do our children need? (Part 2 Building Phenomenal Families)

    BUILDING PHENOMENAL FAMILIES (Part 2) “The Kind of Mother a Child Needs” Proverbs 22:6; 31:10-31; Exodus 20:12; Isaiah 49:15; Psalm 27:10; As we celebrate the gift of mothers today, I want to outline just what kind of mother the Lord thinks a child needs. A child needs a mother who ...read more

  • How To Trade Your Sorrows For His Joy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 12,426 views

    How to Give Up Your Hang Ups in Exchange for His Loving, Liberating and Life Giving Inspiration

    I’m Trading My Sorrows, I’m Trading My Shame, I’m Laying it Down for the Joy of the Lord Eph. 4:22-32; 22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; 23 to be made new in the attitude of your minds; 24 and ...read more