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  • Effort For Living Series

    Contributed by James Buchanan on Sep 9, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 5,814 views

    The Thirdin a series of 5 sermons dealing with abundant living from 2 Peter 1:3-11. We have everything we need for life and godliness!

    A young woman was on vacation in the depths of Louisiana. She wanted a pair of genuine alligator shoes in the worst way, but was very reluctant to pay the high prices the local vendors were asking. After becoming very frustrated with the "no haggle" attitude of one of the shopkeepers, the blonde ...read more

  • Make Every Effort Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,810 views

    Part of a series of sermons on Romans. How important is the unity of the church? Why should we Make Every Effort to keep unity? Can Christians have different opinions and still fellowship with one another?

    Make Every Effort Romans 14:1–23 INTRODUCTION Sibling relationships are, at best, sometimes strained. I can remember growing up, the fights my brother and I would get into. I forget what the fights were about, only that we fought. Most of the time, I’m sure, it was just nitpicking ...read more

  • How Is Your Effort?

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,953 views

    A sermon for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost

    17 Sunday after Pentecost Proper 20 Lectionary 25 September 23 Luke 16:1-13 "How is your Effort?" "He also said to the disciples, "There was a rich man who had a steward, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his goods. And he called him and said to him, ’What is this ...read more

  • Making An Effort To Rest Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Sep 20, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,007 views

    The Promise of entering God’s Rest still stands!

    Making an Effort to Rest Hebrews 4:1–11 INTRODUCTION If today I told you that somewhere in the building there were tickets for everyone here to enjoy an all expense paid vacation, would you be interested in searching for them? Suppose I hid them so good that no matter how hard you looked ...read more

  • The Bible - Worth The Effort (Pt. 2)

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 83 ratings
     | 9,011 views

    The study of God’s Word may be difficult at times, but it is well worth the effort.

    January 23, 2000 2 Tim. 2:15 The Bible – worth the effort (Part 2) INTRODUCTION How much do you value the fact that you have a Bible that you can pick up and read for yourself? [read Jn 3:16 from the Greek Bible] No, I have not started speaking in tongues; what I was reading was ...read more

  • But I Gave It My Best Effort Series

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,932 views

    I tried I really did, isnt trying enough for salvation? Isnt do our best what counts?

    Galatians 3:1-14 But I gave it My Best Effort! Introduction A. As many of you know I play Racquetball with Jon usually on Tuesdays and Thursday morning. B. I have a goal. My goal is quite simple. My Goal is to beet Jon C. I do not accomplish my Goal often. In fact if I win one out of ...read more

  • Making Every Effort Toward Godliness Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Oct 1, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,201 views

    God empowers us to live ethical, holy, upright lives in a corrupt world

    Making every effort toward godliness II Peter 1 Soon after Sue and I arrived here 20 years ago, we began to print a simple church directory each year, mostly so that we all had a way to connect with each other. Soon long-time members began to say they were having trouble putting names with ...read more

  • Your Efforts Show Your Intentions

    Contributed by Phillip Wright on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,112 views

    How do we build a life which honors God and is available for service tothe Kingdom?

    Your Efforts Show Your Intentions Luke 6:43-49 Introduction: This morning we are going to take a look at a continuation of last week’s parable. We begin with two examples describing what we talked about last week. Attention: Jesus used parables in many instances. Today he will show stark ...read more

  • Is God Unjust? Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 26, 2012
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,029 views

    We should not think God unfair. God's mercy is far wider & higher that anyone dare hope, but no one is entitled to it & no one can demand from God an accounting or the principles on which He bestows mercy & grace nor that He should bestow it differently t

    ROMANS 9: 14-18 IS GOD UNJUST? [1 Peter 2:6-10] Has God's plan gone awry because Christ was rejected by the very people who were prepared for Him, meaning the Jews? Our passage previously has revealed that as always some open their hearts to God's revelation while others hardened their ...read more

  • Shining Lights Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Apr 25, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,687 views

    Giving your Best Effort

    Proclaiming His Majesty Series 2006 Shining Lights Matthew 5:14-16 (Only a small portion of this story is true, I’ll leave it to you to figure out which part. The meaning however is everlasting.) Last week Sheryl and I were spending a quiet evening at home, the children were all in ...read more

  • In Defense Of Marriage

    Contributed by Carlton Coon on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 3,261 views

    An effort to promote the concept of commitment to marriage.

    In Defense of Marriage Matt 19:1 (KJS) And it came to pass, [that] when Jesus had finished these sayings, he departed from Galilee, and came into the coasts of Judaea beyond Jordan; 2 And great multitudes followed him; and he healed them there. 3 The Pharisees also came unto him, tempting him, ...read more

  • The Daily Routine Of Abiding Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,219 views

    Abiding in Christ takes daily effort

    Purpose Series #3 (Six Sessions on God’s Purpose for Your Life) The Daily Routine of Abiding John 15:1-8 SCRIPTURE READING: Ephesians 4:22-24 INTRODUCTION: All of us have some kind of morning routine. Mine has advanced in complexity since my college days. Back then, I just got ...read more

  • Many Hands Make Light Work Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Apr 22, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 37,682 views

    The Hebrews pair up the practical human effort with the practical Godly effort to address the dire circumstances they find themselves in.

    In February of 1945 Joe Rosenthal pulled out his camera and clicked a photo that would later become the most reproduced photograph in the history of photography: Five young Marines planting the American flag on the island of Iwo Jima. The photo of these young men raising the flag was splashed ...read more

  • A Definition Of Christianity

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Apr 8, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,115 views

    This sermon is an effort to clarify the true meaning of the term "Christianity."

    Scripture: Acts 11:26 Title: “A Definition of Christianity” Introduction: What a sweet, suggestive title “Christian.” They were called after the name of Christ because they had believed on Him, and turned to Him, and were now, with full purpose of heart, living for Him. Wouldn’t it be ...read more

  • What The Church Needs Now, Part Iii Series

    Contributed by William Noel on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    In-depth look at the witnessing efforts of the church.

    “What The Church Needs Now” Part III Matthew 28:18-20 “And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to ...read more