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  • Purging The Dross Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Apr 26, 2016
     | 2,418 views

    In light of God’s Word, we need to examine how well we are doing in the area not only of providing care for the needy, but of defending their cause and seeing that their voice is heard.

    Isaiah 1:21-26 Purging the Dross 7/9/00 D. Marion Clark Introduction What we come to the Bible for is content. We value the Bible for what it has to reveal to us from God. But then there are times when you just can help but admire the way it is written. Isaiah is the acclaimed writer ...read more

  • " . . . And Fire"

    Contributed by Carlton Coon on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 3,230 views

    Christians need John the Baptist’s " . . . and fire" to burn out the dross of unrighteousness.

    “And fire” The most frustrating struggle - superficial Christians. The most worrisome item - carnal Christians. The greatest challenge - a generation that knows not God. The answer to every one of those items is found in a single key statement of John the Baptist preaching - “Holy Ghost and ...read more

  • Rejecting Or Accepting The Word Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 20, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,606 views

    The psalmist's love, trust and hope is in the Word of God, but he knows that not all people's heart and life are so devoted to God. The psalmist thus reflects upon those who reject God's Word.

    PSALM 119: 113-120 [The Ministry of The Word Series] REJECTING OR ACCEPTING THE WORD / TRUST AND TREMBLE [1 Corinthians. 3:11–15] The psalmist's love, trust and hope is in the Word of God, but he knows that not all people's heart and life are so devoted to God. The psalmist thus ...read more

  • The Refiner's Fire

    Contributed by Sam Mccormick on Aug 18, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 23,356 views

    The prophet Malachi wrote that the Lord would send his messenger of the covenant, and asks, "who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner's fire and like fullers' soap." What is the answer to Malachi's question?

    THE REFINER’S FIRE Malachi 3:1-6 I. Introduction – Malachi says that at his appearing Jesus will be like a refiner’s fire, or launderer’s soap. The Israelites had a question, not unlike a question we might ask. Our main text is in answer to a question from the Israelites: Mal 2:17 - You ...read more

  • Prophecy: Were Are The Holy Spirit Fire Starters?

    Contributed by Richard Francis on May 26, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,461 views

    I beleive we need the gift of prohecy above all others in these times, for worshiping in spirit and trurth, for building the church up, fro bringing the holy fire to burn away the dross and to unleash rivers of living waters to our dying nations too peopl

    So what is a prophet? To many people the term prophets conjures up a vision of an weathered haggard person with a more than slightly, no very wild look in their eyes. Someone who is weird sitting at the back of the church with a crazy look? Even perhaps an old lady sitting in a with a crystal ...read more

  • Addition By Subtraction

    Contributed by Jonathan Powell on May 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,002 views

    The removal of sin in our lives adds blessings

    ADDITION BY SUBTRACTION Proverbs 25: 4-5 Dross is imperfection on a piece of silver. Notice on this cup, the tarnished areas on it. Notice the shiny, pure areas. Our heart is much like this piece of silver. When sin infiltrates our heart, mind, and life, we are filled with dross. When ...read more

  • The Plea For Prayer

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 9, 2015
     | 812 views

    The Plea for Prayer

    Ezekiel 22:23 -31 The Plea for Prayer 30 And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none. One thing alone could stem the tide of judgment—Prayer. I. The Divine Sorrow - ...read more

  • The Colors Of Redemption

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Aug 15, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 7,108 views

    A brief study into the four main colors God instructed Moses to use inside the tabernacle in the wilderness.

    November 24, 2001 THE COLORS OF REDEMPTION Exodus 39:1-5,8,22-25 INTRODUCTION God instructed Moses to build a tabernacle in the wilderness. He gave specific instructions for the tabernacle and for the clothing the priests were to wear. The clothing was to be of predominantly gold, blue, ...read more

  • Less = More

    Contributed by Larry Elder on Jul 12, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,284 views

    Allowing God to be the fullness of your life will mean we must be less and God must be more!

    Less = More Prov 25:4-5 Remove the dross from the silver, and out comes material for the silversmith; remove the wicked from the king’s presence, and his throne will be established through righteousness. NIV Isa 1:25 I will turn my hand against you; I will thoroughly purge away ...read more

  • God's Refinery

    Contributed by Chip Blackshear on Jun 2, 2012
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,812 views

    Why does God permit pain and suffering? One reason is to help shape us to be more like Christ.

    “GOD’S REFINERY” Isaiah 48:1-11 First Presbyterian Church, Corpus Christi, TX Rev. Charles S. Blackshear • April 29, 2012 Have you ever had one of those days when it seems that nothing is going your way? From the time you get up in the morning it’s as if the ...read more

  • Tarnished Gold

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 3,216 views

    Lamentations symbolically describes the sorrow the nation of Judah experienced in Babylonian captivity. Jeremiah proclaims that Judah’s bondage was the consequence of her sin.

    TARNISHED GOLD "How the gold has become dim! How changed the fine gold! The precious sons of Zion, valuable as fine gold, how they are regarded as clay pots, the work of the hands of the potter!" Lamentations 4:1-2 Jeremiah is known as “the weeping prophet". Lamentations symbolically describes ...read more

  • If It Weren't For People Series

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on May 4, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,961 views

    Part 15 in a series on Psalm 119

    If It Weren’t for People Part 15 Sermon Series: A Word about the Word Date: July 20, 2003 P.M. Service Place: Allendale Baptist Church Text: Psalm 119:113-120 Introduction I have heard this statement and have used it a time or two myself; “If it weren’t for people”. A pastor might say; ...read more

  • Drawing Near To Him!

    Contributed by Jacob Ricker on Sep 6, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,870 views

    The process which believers can draw near to God.

    I. Illustration: In Ken Jones’ book When You’re All of Noodles, he tells about a lesson that he learned in his office one day. When I walked into my office, I noticed something I had never seen before. It was round, about the size of a dessert plate, and plugged into the wall, giving ...read more

  • Samekh - Psalm 119:113-120 Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Mar 10, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,545 views

    Do you love the Word of God?

    SAMEKH February 29, 2012 Oak Park Baptist Church – Wed Bible Study Series Psalm 119:113-120 (ESV) – 15 of 22 Samekh – 15th letter of the Hebrew Alphabet Read/show ALL verses b4 verse by verse teaching… [show verse] 113 I hate the double-minded, but I love your law. ...read more

  • The Weariness Of God Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jun 7, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,461 views

    Malachi Series - 4 of 6.

    THE WEARINESS OF GOD Malachi 2:17-3:8 INTRO: It is easy to forget but worth remembering that few things are forever. Fads and fashion, notions and nations, passions and possessions, even life on this planet — all come and go. But God remains constant. He is enduring and unchanging. His promises ...read more