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  • What The Lord Requires

    Contributed by Brian Gordon on Nov 7, 2011
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    What we learn from the empty religion of the Israelites

    I. Introduction A. If you’ve ever taken any time to study the Bible (particularly the Old Testament) you may have noticed that it is not written in chronological order. a. Sometimes that makes Bible Study a little difficult, because it takes a little work to put what you are reading in the more

  • We're Glad You Came

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Dec 21, 2014

    A sermon on the response to Jesus coming.

    "We're Glad You Came" Luke 2:8-20 Introduction: CONSIDER AGAIN CHRISTMAS When Pope Julius I authorized December 25 to be celebrated as the birthday of Jesus in A.D. 353, who would have ever thought that it would become what it is today. When Professor Charles Follen lit more

  • Worship In Spirit And In Truth Series

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Apr 11, 2016
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    Is your testimony dry and dusty? Is your worship forced or restrained? Have we come to God as honest sinners in need of living water?

    Worship in Spirit and in Truth John 4:19-26 19 “Sir,” the woman said, “I can see that you are a prophet. 20 Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” 21 “Woman,” Jesus replied, more

  • Temple Theology Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 3, 2016

    The way that the temple was used in redemptive history is a reminder of how easy it is for religion to become hollow, or for ritual to rplece a relationship with God.

    You can listen to the full message here:- Message 1 Kings 8:22-53 “Temple Theology” How important is the temple in the life of the Israelites? We need to realise that Tabernacle (portable) = Temple (permanent) Expand Reminder of more

  • When Religion Blocks Relationship

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Aug 21, 2016
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    We go about trying to live religious lives, but do we miss connecting with God in the process? Christianity is about relationship, not religion. And Jesus makes such a relationship possible.

    Luke 13:10-17 When Religion Blocks Relationship It was a day I will never forget. Our village had gathered at the local Synagogue to hear the word and receive teaching, to pray together, and to worship Yahweh, the one true God. On this day there was an unusual excitement in the crowd because more

  • A Cross And Christ Of No Effect

    Contributed by Chuck Morley on Feb 2, 2001
    based on 64 ratings

    When we neglect the truth of the cross we are left with empty religion and a powerless Christ.

    A CROSS AND CHRIST OF NO EFFECT "Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men: forasmuch as ye are manifestly declared to be the epistle of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink, but with the Spirit of the living God;" (2 Corinthians 3:2,3) This verse is pretty more

  • The False Security Of Religion Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 29, 2014
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    Who are you trying to please? Are you into a religion or are you into a relationship?

    INTRODUCTION Some of you know the pastor of First Baptist Church of Orlando, Florida, Dr. Jim Henry, is a good friend of mine. Not long after they had been in their new building, they had an unusual thing happen on a Sunday morning. They were through most of the worship service and the choir was more

  • Lesson 52: Gourmet Preaching Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on May 14, 2018

    Preaching lessons from the best sermon ever given, the Sermon on the Mount.

    Lesson Goal In this lesson I hope to teach some features of a rich sermon gleaned from the greatest sermon of all time, the Sermon on the Mount for a sermon filled with splendid content. Lesson Intro Have you ever sat through one of those sermons where you wished you could remember every more

  • Freedom From Religion

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Dec 4, 2006
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    Following Christ is a relationship not a religion.

    Sunday Morning 8/12/01-Col. 2-Freedom From Religion Key idea: Following X is a relationship not a religion. Video Clip: Matrix 1:37:20-1:38:19 Neo confused about his identity, doesn’t understand who he really is, we as xians suffer from the same problem. Don’t know or understand who more

  • Isaiah 66 God's Ultimate Victory Series

    Contributed by Chuck Musselwhite on Feb 29, 2016

    Exposition of Isaiah 66

    Isaiah 66 God’s Ultimate Victory True Worship vs. 1-2 False Worship vs. 3-4 Persecution for God’s People vs. 5-6 Prosperity for God’s People vs. 7-14 The Final Judgement vs. 12-24 Intro: We are in the last chapter of the book of Isaiah 66 chapters done in 45 messages more

  • Four Myths About God’s Judgment Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 9, 2010
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    A look at the two foundations and four popular lies about final judgment.

    1. Myth: “The line dividing heaven and hell is. . . who claims Jesus’ name.” - Matthew 7:24, 26 – “puts into practice,” “does not put them into practice.” - Focus: empty religion. [a, c, g, o] - There is a lot of empty religion out there. - And, as I’ve shared before, one of the more

  • What Is Your Christmas All About? Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 29, 2011

    Many people make Christmas about everything but Christ.

    What is Your Christmas All About? Matthew 2 Series: Christmas with the Classics November 27, 2011 Morning Service Movie Clip: Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Key Question: What is your Christmas all about? (Empty religion) – Contentment Scene: When Charlie Brown asks what Christmas more

  • Christ: Compassionate

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
    based on 46 ratings

    Compassion comes first with Jesus.

    The gospel writers did not record for us every moment of the life of Christ. At the end of his account, John tells us that “...there were also many other things which Jesus did...”. And supposes that if they were all written in detail the world would not contain the books. That may be more

  • Got Answers? Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Aug 30, 2011

    A sermon series on Job

    God is Good…All the Ti me! “Got Answers?” Job 40-42 In the previous message we examined a selection of the questions God asked Job. Job didn’t have any answers. When you think about it, life is filled with unanswerable questions. For example, here are some very deep more

  • Looking For A Sign Or A Guide

    Contributed by Jonathan Lucas on Jun 14, 2001
    based on 59 ratings

    This message speaks to the believer about their reaponsibility to reach the lost.

    Looking For A Sign Or A Guide Text: Matt. 16:1-4 “The Pharisees also with the Sadducees came, and tempting desired him that he would shew them a sign from heaven.” “He answered and said unto them, When it is eneving, ye say, It will be fair weather: for the sky is red.” “And in the morning, more