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  • Eating The Elephant Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 40 ratings

    Cooperation in ministry is vital. Here are the marks of a cooperating church

    July 22, 2001 Doing the work of ministry is like eating an elephant¡Kyou take one bite at a time! The reason is obvious¡Kthe hide of an elephant, is thick, tough, and the elephant doesn¡¦t let go of it without a fuss! In the same way, ministry can be an uphill struggle: „Ñ People get ...read more

  • When Elephants Rumble

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Paul, Pt. 5

    WHEN ELEPHANTS RUMBLE (1 CORINTHIANS 3:1-15) An African proverb says, “When elephants fight, grass gets trampled.” When elephants rumble, not only grass suffers the damage, animals run for cover, too. Elephants do not throw their weight around for nothing. According to Wikipedia, the grizzly bear ...read more

  • Why Is There An Elephant In My Living Room?

    Contributed by Edward Boyce on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 157 ratings

    Most folks have areas in their lives that they ignore. In this sermon, Jesus calls us to put first things first.

    WHY IS THERE AN ELEPHANT IN MY LIVING ROOM? This morning I would like to tell you a story. It begins as does many stories with a very familiar phrase. Once upon a time on a fine spring day, a young mother sat through a very boring contract negotiation, while her son sat through a boring ...read more

  • No Deductible, No Co-Pay

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 5, 2003
    based on 105 ratings

    God is bigger than ANY elephant.

    No Deductible, No Co-Pay Has anyone here had the flu this winter? Even the 24-hour virus kind of knocks you down, kicks you in the teeth, and leaves you an aching, shivering blob. And there’s not a darn thing you can do about it. The elephant is on the rampage. No one likes to be ...read more

  • God Didn't Give A White Elephant Gift For Christmas

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 216 ratings

    A message describing the wonder of the gift of God in Christ. Revised and updated December 2005.

    God Didn’t Give a White Elephant Gift for Christmas Various Scriptures December 19, 1999 (Updated and revised December 10, 2005) Introduction Recently I received an invitation to a Christmas party where we were to bring a white elephant gift. You know what a white elephant gift is, ...read more

  • Made In Our Image

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on Apr 27, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    There is an old fable about six men blind from birth who lived in India. One day they decided to visit a nearby palace. When they arrived, there was an elephant standing in the courtyard. The first blind man touched the side of the elephant and said, “An

    There is an old fable about six men blind from birth who lived in India. One day they decided to visit a nearby palace. When they arrived, there was an elephant standing in the courtyard. The first blind man touched the side of the elephant and said, “An elephant is like a wall.” The second blind ...read more

  • Horton Hears A Who: Characteristics Of Character

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Mar 30, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    In the trailer for Horton hears a Who, Horton says “I meant what I said and I said what I meant, an elephant is faithful one hundred percent.” So I used that as an intro to Character.

    Horton Hears a Who Characteristics of Character Has anyone been to see “Horton Hears a Who” yet? It’s one of those movies that is on my gotta see list, probably will happen Tuesday night. I grew up reading Dr. Seuss books including Horton Hears a Who and last week I caught this particular ...read more

  • Is Jesus The Only Way To God? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jun 3, 2002
    based on 65 ratings

    When Jesus says he is the way, it means: 1) You are not the way. 2) Other religions are not the way. 3) Jesus Christ is the only way to God.

    Godfrey Saxe’s poem The Blind Men and the Elephant is based on a fable from India. (See the complete poem at the end of the sermon. May also be used as a skit.) In it, six blind men go to observe an elephant to understand what one really is. One blindly walks into the elephant’s side and ...read more

  • How Did I Get Here?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 25, 2007
    based on 21 ratings

    It is easy to gradually drift off course. Even a dead fish can go down stream. We need to stay focused and press against all odds.

    HOW DID I GET HERE? DON’T STAY HERE! GOD HAS SOME NEW THINGS FOR YOU! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I. CATCH THE MORAL OF THE STORY? In 1995 several young men decided to go to Kenya, Africa on a SAFARI. They studied ahead of time and had prepared their minds with information ...read more

  • Comfortable Christians Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Oct 6, 2005
    based on 52 ratings

    Challenging the false thinking of comfortable Christians

    SERIES: “EXCERPTS FROM EZEKIEL” TEXT: EZEKIEL 12, 13, & 14 TITLE: “COMFORTABLE CHRISTIANS” INTRODUCTION: A. Many of you have probably heard the old story about an ancient village where all the people who lived there were blind. One day, ...read more

  • Back To The Basics: The Church Series

    Contributed by Brian William on Oct 25, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    Fourth in the "Back to the Basics" series, exploring the foundational beliefs of Christians. This sermon addresses the question, "What do Christians believe about the Body of Christ, the Church?"

    This past week, someone brought to my attention a different kind of church. Travel a half-hour south of Dallas, Texas, and you’ll find the Cowboy Church of Ellis County. Based on the photographs they provide on their website, you’ve got a few choices if you want to lead worship at the Cowboy ...read more

  • Jesus Is The Only Way To God - True Of False

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Easter Series examining the question of whether Jesus is the only way to God

    John 14:1-11 – Jesus is the only way to God – True or False? Have you ever been confused by a person from another religion who tries to convince you that what they believe is right? We’ve got a big dog who is fairly protective of our yard. She has a huge bark and would be big enough to keep ...read more

  • Taking Up Stakes

    Contributed by Greg Bryan on Nov 20, 2004
    based on 9 ratings

    In order for each of us to move toward becoming the person God created us to be and fulfill the purpose He created us to fulfill, we must pull some stakes and refuse to let limitations define us.

    Taking Up Stakes Living without limits for God’s glory ILL- Elephant Intro I tried to look brave, but inside, I was shaking in my sneakers as we stood within five feet of a six-ton elephant tethered outside the circus tent. I had seen elephants at the zoo before, behind iron bars, but this ...read more

  • What Marvels The Lord Works For Us

    Contributed by William Baeta on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    “So Jesus answered and said to him, ‘What do you want me to do for you?’ The blind man said to Him, ‘Rabboni, that I may receive my sight.’ Then Jesus said to him ‘Go your way; your faith had made you well.’ And immediately he received his sight and follo

    Theme: What marvels the Lord works for us Text: Jer. 31:7-9; Heb. 7:23-28; Mark 10:46-52 Every human being, no matter how talented, is also limited in a particular way. Some people learn how to deal with their limitations and make the maximum use of their talents while others fail to use of ...read more

  • God Is Please With You

    Contributed by Joseph Shubert on Oct 21, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Have you ever felt like God was just a little bit upset with you about something? In our world it is very common for people to be walking around carrying guilt, even for the Christian. As a matter of fact, I believe most Christians, most of the time, carr

    Approach: I like to start off with something funny A man goes to Africa on a safari. While there, he comes upon an elephant, in great pain, with a giant thorn in its foot. The man very carefully approaches the elephant, and gingerly removes the thorn from its foot. The elephant begins to ...read more