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  • When Sensitivity Is Dulled Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 17, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,507 views

    Where does interpersonal insensitivity come from? Ignorance, alienation from God, loss of feeling, destructive self-absorption. How can sensitivity be regained? Learn, learn Christ, let the relationship govern, be renewed.

    There has been an accident. You’ve been hit hard, and you cannot lift that leg. They examine you, they flex your muscles, they look for broken bones. If the condition persists, they may stick pins into the soles of your feet. They are trying to find out whether you can feel anything. They are ...read more

  • Talk Is Cheap, The Walk Says Everything.

    Contributed by Maurice Woodard Iii on Jun 30, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 6,683 views

    So let me ask you this, are you walking the walk and talking the talk? Or are you like the dull knife James Brown sings about, "a dull knife that just ain’t cutting, talking loud but saying nothing."

    Sermon b y Dr. M. Marshall Woodard III Talk Is Cheap, The Walk Says Everything. Text: James 3:1-12, Supportive Scripture/Matthew 15:8 Have you ever had someone say to you, "I see that you can ’Talk the talk,’ but can you ’Walk the walk? As I was reading the scriptures for today, I began to ...read more

  • The Surprise Guest Series

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 21, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,048 views

    Part 2 of 5 of the series, Christmas Perspectives. To the shepherds of Bethlehem and the people in Bethlehem the birth of Christ was a surprise. What were their reactions? Has our "familiarity" with the Christmas Story dulled us to the wonder of this sp

    THE SURPRISE GUEST Part 2 of the Christmas Perspectives Series Luke 2:8-20 Read at beginning of service: John 10:14-16 (NIV) 14 "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 15 just as the Father knows me and I know the Father--and I lay down my life for the sheep. 16 I ...read more

  • How To Speak To People's Interests In Evangelism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,087 views

    Let us ask the Lord’s help in exploring the different ways to learn how to speak to the people’s points of interests. This will help us practice wise evangelism as is advocated by Eccl. 10:10:``If the axe is dull and its edge is unsharpened, more strength

    How To Speak To People’s Interests in Evangelism Learning Objectives 1. The students will explain why it is important to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism. 2. The students will write a paper describing how to appeal to people’s interests in evangelism and church ...read more

  • The Imperatives Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 20, 2003
    based on 523 ratings
     | 113,205 views

    While I recognize that sometimes a church service can seem dull, especially to a non-Christian, I want to suggest this morning that true worship is anything but boring. The very essence of what worship is does not allow us to be bored. When we come befo

    The Imperatives of Worship I’ve always liked hearing oxymorons, or self-contradicting phrases. The word itself comes from “oxus” which means sharp and “moros” which means dull. Here are some of my favorites. Jumbo shrimp Freezer burn White chocolate Plastic silverware Airline ...read more

  • You Need To Grow Up Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 63 ratings
     | 33,892 views

    #10 in a series on Hebrews. This sermond gives three marks of spiritual immaturity.

    A Study of the Book of Hebrews Jesus is Better Sermon # 10 “You Need To Grow Up!!!” Hebrews 5:11–6:2 Tim Hansel tells the story in his book “Holy Sweat” that a close friend of his was asked back to ...read more

  • Just Do It Series

    Contributed by Dan Jackson on Aug 21, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 5,855 views

    4th message in James Series. How to receive, react, and respond to the Word of God in obedience.

    “The Bible: Highly Revered but Seldom Read” was the headline for a Christianity Today article reporting the results of a Gallup Poll. Americans expressed their attitudes toward God, the church, the Bible and their personal faith. Interestingly, 42 percent recognized in principle that the Bible is ...read more

  • The Shame & Folly Of Sin

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Dec 17, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,512 views

    The story of Amnon and Tamar shows us the Shame and Folly of sin.

    (2 Sam 13:1-14) "whither shall I cause my shame to go?" Whether we will admit it or not there is a price to pay for sin. Tamar knew that even as the VICTIM of a sinful situation, she would have to live with the shame of what had happened to her. Even the VICTIM of sin has to bear ...read more

  • Make Family A Priority Series

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 89 ratings
     | 5,795 views

    To stress the necessity of a child’s honoring his/her parents and the necessity of parents living a life worthy of honor.

    The 10 Commandments #5: Make Family a Priority Text: Exodus 20:12 Thesis: To stress the necessity of a child’s honoring his/her parents and the necessity of parents living a life worthy of honor. Introduction: (1) America’s ambassador to Japan, Douglas MacArthur II, ...read more

  • Secured To The Dock

    Contributed by Brian Shelley on Sep 3, 2001
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,121 views

    If, in your spiritual immaturity, you go back to your old religion, expect that God will keep you there.

    Hebrews 5:11-6:20 Secured to the Dock Intro William Hazlitt, 19th century English essayist said, “When a thing ceases to be a subject of controversy, it ceases to be a subject of interest. If Hazlitt was right, this will be one of the most interesting sermons I will ever preach because it ...read more

  • Losing The Cutting Edge Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 11,890 views

    Life has away of causing us to lose our cutting edge.

    I am pondering how hard it is to keep sharp things sharp, hot things hot, and joy in all things. 1. TAKE TIME TO SHARPEN YOUR TOOLS. Have you heard the story of the young man that hired on with a logging firm. He was so strong, and as he started cutting trees, he and his chain saw worked as ...read more

  • Transformation

    Contributed by Rex Williams on Jan 2, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 19,040 views

    A New Year’s teaching to motivate participants to actively seek God for changes that need to be made in lifestyle.

    OPENING IMAGE ILLUSTRATION: contrasting mountain peaks with passes; peaks enable you to enjoy the view of where you have been and where you are going, whereas passes give you mere glimpses of what may be ahead. “Year ends” are like passes to me. How different are you now than you were the first ...read more

  • 5 Lent A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 11,699 views

    It is in facing the reality of death that we know that God is not bound by death and neither are we.

    Fifth Sunday of Lent John 11:1-41 17 March 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Turn off the sun. Drain out the sea. Let the moon fall from the sky, because our wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother is gone. So begins a recent obituary in the Star Phoenix newspaper. This is the cry of ...read more

  • Sharpen One Another

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 64 ratings
     | 12,244 views

    Purpose: Have the listener realize we all need a friend to help us stay sharp in Jesus.

    "Sharpen One Another" Scripture: (Proverbs 27:17) Purpose: Have the listener realize we all need a friend to help us stay sharp in Jesus. Introduction: The mayor of Philadelphia and his wife were sitting at a McDonald’s restaurant one day when the mayor noticed his wife in deep conversation ...read more

  • Swaddling Clothes

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 4,389 views

    Is the gift with the best wrapper, the best gift? Or, is it the gift which carries the most love which is the best gift?

    SWADDLING CLOTHES TEXT: Luke 2:7 INTRODUCTION: A. HOW DO YOU EXPECT YOUR GIFTS TO BE WRAPPED? 1. Do you expect them to be wrapped in shiny paper and ribbons? 2. What if you got one wrapped in newspapers? 3. What if you got one wrapped in old rags? B. WHICH IS ...read more