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  • Faith That Turns Darkness Into Light

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    Put your hand into the hand of God and go out into the darkness. That shall be to you Better than light and safer than a known way.’

    Charles Dickens tells the story of Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol”. Scrooge and Marley were business partners as well as life-long friends. Both of them were very greedy, heartless and inhuman to those who worked with them as well as to the needy people around them. Seven years after the death, more

  • "Basics Of Faith” Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    This is another message in my series on the book of Hebrews. It deals with the biblical description of faith.

    Text: Hebrews 11:1-3 Topic: “Basics of Faith” INTRODUCTION: I. FAITH PROVIDES SOMETHING SOLID FOR THE BELIEVER (V.1). A. Faith provides substance to life. 1. This substance is the foundation for living. a) substance= that which has foundation, is firm, that which has actual more

  • The Rest; A Faith That Shines

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Now if we want a faith that shines, I believe we need to look at the faith of the people the writer names in the closing chapter.

    The rest; a faith that shines Hebrews 11:32-40 03/19/06 Each year or more than once a year, there will be a magazine that usually will list the top 100 people in the world. As we conclude our study of Hebrews 11, I believe we could not conclude it in any greater fashion. We come to a list of more

  • The Last Days

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Nov 17, 2013
    based on 6 ratings

    A prophecy which Micah shares in common with Isaiah.

    IN THE LAST DAYS Micah 4:1-5 So far in the book of Micah it has been a message of doom and gloom for the recalcitrant people of God, with just a glimmer of hope for the faithful remnant. But as the dark clouds gather over Jerusalem, the prophet lifts up his eyes and sees the sunshine beyond more

  • The Grumbling Of A Warped Generation Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Nov 20, 2013

    God's plan, Our example and witness, Joy

    Philippians 2:12-18 (p. 819) November 24, 2013 Introduction: I can remember hearing this quote...”You can only see the stars shimmering when it’s dark.” And I have to tell you “I’ve seen some stars shine in my life.” “Melvin...wasting away more

  • How Paul Focused Not On What He Lacked But On What He Had

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 62 ratings

    Learning how to look at the part of the glass that is full rather than on the portion that is empty energizes believers

    How Paul Focused Not on What He Lacked But On What He Had in Christ (Acts 27:1-26) 1. Why do you suppose that many people become depressed, discouraged or frustrated by circumstances? Maybe they are focusing more attention on what they do not have rather than on what they possess in Christ more

  • Get In The Zone Series

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 3, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon about how to live in the shadow of God, i.e. "the Zone"

    INTRO: We've been talking about being in the zone. To Dwell -- to exist in a given plan, to reside Psalms 91 says there is a place that will cause us to have God's shadow on us. -I call that the ZONE -We've been using football as our metaphor -And since today is more

  • What Will You Give Jesus For His Birthday?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 5, 2014

    Good giving goes beyond what is needed? Good giving is planned and on purpose... You may give and not love, but you can never love without giving...

    WHAT SHALL I GIVE? YOUR GIVING REVEALS YOUR TREASURE. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Maybe 1974, we were gathered around my Mom and Dad's Christmas tree. Everyone was happy. The gifts were passed to each person, the unwrapping was joyful time. When it was all over there was not more

  • Bu God Said, 'no!'

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Apr 23, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Many prayers went up for my wife's healing after the discovery of an aggressive brain tumor. She died in March of 2018. God said NO to her healing in this world. How do we respond when the answer is ,'No'?

    1. 2 Corinthians 12.5-10 2. God’s Timing A young man visited the father of his girlfriend to ask the father’s permission to marry his daughter. To his surprise, the father said “No.” The young man thought it was a formality; the father took it much more seriously. The father explained to the more

  • Prayer With A Purpose Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Apr 18, 2007

    This the first sermon in a series through the Lord’s Prayer based on the question of a disciple in Luke 11:1 Lord teach us to pray. Jesus uses the word "abba" it is a word of tender, personal connection.

    In Jesus Holy Name April 15, 2007 Text: Luke 11:1-4 Easter II - Redeemer “Prayer With A Purpose” In Luke, Chapter 4 we have a short version of the Lord’s Prayer. A nameless disciple has been watching Jesus for some time. We don’t know exactly how long he has observed Jesus’ more

  • Divinely Designed Series

    Contributed by Paul Brashaw on Oct 17, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Choice not chance. We have been Divinely Designed. This sermon is part of a series "Welcome to the Planet"

    SERIES: Welcome to the Planet TEXT: Genesis 1:1-26a TITLE: Divinely Designed Jesus, the great story telling preacher, came to the conclusion of the greatest story ever preached. He had taught on the great topics of the Christian life. Attitude Living a life of influence Ethics more

  • The Jabez Factor--Living Above Our Circumstances, Part 2

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 51 ratings

    How do we get out of a dire situation? Like Jabez, we get out of it the old, and most effective way. We cry out to the Lord.

    May 25, 2002 I. Introduction A. Review of the previous sermon—The Jabez Factor 1. His circumstances 2. His name 3. His prayer life 4. His prayer requests 5. His answered prayer B. Jabez’s solution to his circumstances—Prayer II. Body A. Other options to resolve his more

  • Planting Tomorrows Harvest

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jul 6, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    We see the principal of reaping and sowing played out in our lives every day. Whether we are aware of it or not, we are today eating from the harvest of the seeds we planted in the past. And while we can not change the past, we can choose to plant good

    Planting Tomorrows Harvest, Galatians 6:7-10 Introduction I read a story recently about a little four year old girl named Deborah, who was helping her father in plant seeds in the garden one sunny afternoon. As the little girl worked alongside her father in the garden, he explained to her more

  • Faith In Darkness (2 Of 7) Series

    Contributed by Mark Mcnees on May 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    We can look at the spiritual heroes of the past and view them as neat and tidy people free from doubt and discouragement who have lived untarnished lives. These cartoon caricatures could not be further from the truth.

    Messy Spirituality “Faith in Darkness” By Pastor Mark McNees This message was originally given at Element3 Church in Tallahassee FL. To download this message’s corresponding PowerPoint, audio, and artistic elements for free please visit We are in the second week of a more

  • Where Judgment Begins

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 16, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Three kinds of faith that invite the judgment of God.

    March 19, 2006 Third Sunday in the Season of Lent -------------------------------------------------- A side issue related to the text this morning begs our attention: • How can an angry Jesus, whipping the money-changers, be the loving Lord we know? At least one author has stated it this more