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  • Circle Of Glory

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 3, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 798 views

    Our faith starts with, and ends with, our great hope of glorification

    “THEREFORE HAVING BEEN JUSTIFIED BY FAITH, WE HAVE PEACE WITH GOD THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, 2 THROUGH WHOM ALSO WE HAVE OBTAINED OUR INTRODUCTION BY FAITH INTO THIS GRACE IN WHICH WE STAND, AND WE EXULT IN HOPE OF THE GLORY OF GOD. 3 AND NOT ONLY THIS, BUT WE ALSO EXULT IN OUR ...read more

  • Knocking Off The Training Wheels Of Legalism

    Contributed by Andy Atkins on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 129 ratings
     | 1,605 views

    Where does the Law cross the line into legalism? Paul told the Colossians the answer.

    Colossians 2:11-17 Knocking Off the Training Wheels of Legalism My bicycle never had training wheels. I came from the school that said, “Take the plunge!” and “If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.” When my dad put my bicycle together for me, I was six years old. I was ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Justification

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 17, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    The Benefits of Justification by Faith - Rom. 5:1-5

    The Benefits of Justification by Faith - Rom. 5:1-5 Illustration:It is no wonder that in 15 years of asking high school students throughout America whether, in an emergency situation, they would save their dog or a stranger first, most students have answered that they would not save the ...read more

  • The Paradox Of The Cross

    Contributed by John Covell on Oct 23, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 1,769 views

    Outreach message describing our value to God

    Introduction (title slide) Everyone wants a good deal, but what’s a good deal for one person may not be such a good deal for another. Whenever I fly, I like to read “Sky Mall” magazine , the mail-order catalog that is found in the seat pocket in front of your seat. This magazine contains ...read more

  • Salvation: Received By Faith; Demonstrated By Works; Forever By Grace

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 8,699 views

    Romans 4:1-8 and James 2:14-26 do not contradict each other.

    Listen to these two verses and think to yourself whether or not they contradict each other: "But to him that worketh not, but believeth on him that justifieth the ungodly, his faith is counted for righteousness" (Romans 4:5). "Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone" ...read more

  • By Grace . . . By Works

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,407 views

    This study endeavors to strike a Scriptural balance between faith and works.

    email: cholt@gt.rr.com BY GRACE . . . BY WORKS By Charles W. Holt Eph. 2:8-10 James 2:14-25 Faith works! No, I really mean it. Faith works. But, you may reply, every Christian knows that. My response: not necessarily. My argument here is that too many have a one-dimensional ...read more

  • What's The Connection Between Good Works And Salvation? Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 5, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,555 views

    GOOD DEEDS (INCLUDING KINDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS) ARE THE NATURAL EXPRESSION OF A CONVERTED LIFE, NOT THE BASIS FOR SALVATION

    BIG IDEA: GOOD DEEDS (INCLUDING KINDNESS TOWARDS OTHERS) ARE THE NATURAL EXPRESSION OF A CONVERTED LIFE, NOT THE BASIS FOR SALVATION I. (:1-2) REMINDER TO PURSUE GOOD DEEDS CONSISTENTLY -- DON’T FALL BACK INTO THE OLD WAYS A. Submission to Authority 1. "Remind them to be subject to ...read more

  • An Important Principle Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 25, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,366 views

    Salvation is by Grace through faith alone. This affects how we see ourselves, others and God.

    You can imagine the scene. The Church in Antioch are sitting down to their meal, with the Gentile Christians on this side with Paul in the middle and the Jewish Christians on that side with Peter in the middle of them. The meal’s about to start when Paul jumps up and says "This isn’t good enough! ...read more

  • An Irrevocable Promise

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 1,681 views

    God’s Promise is primary. Works won’t help becuase salvatin is by faith alone.

    So, what’s wrong with rules? Life couldn’t continue if we didn’t have rules to govern it. It’s good to teach your children to always say please and thank you. To knock before entering a room, to clean up after themselves. It’s important to know that blue and green should never be seen; that white ...read more

  • "A Genuine Faith" Part 1

    Contributed by Dave Martin on May 19, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,583 views

    Often we have misconceptions in what the Bible says concerning various topics. We will sometimes plug our own ideas, thoughts or solution to our everyday situations and really mess things up. We have to align our lives with the Word of God.

    “A Genuine Faith” Part 1of 2 2Peter 1:1-2 Selected Cross Creek Community Church Pastor Dave Martin May 19, 2002 Was that skit good or what? How well do we know the Bible? The older girls were Christians for 10 years yet ignorant when it comes to knowing the Word of God. Often we have ...read more

  • How To Not Get To Heaven

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 20, 2002
    based on 167 ratings
     | 9,265 views

    A sermon outlining the ways people think they will get to heaven.

    How to NOT Get to Heaven Various Scriptures May 19, 2002 Introduction There is a story of Billy Graham when he was visiting a city for one of his crusades. He had finished writing a letter and began to look for a place to mail it. Walking around the city for a while, he came across a ...read more

  • Acquittal Through Faith In Christ

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on May 28, 2002
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,443 views

    The content, source, and evidence of faith that brings acquittal from guilt of sin.

    Acquittal Through Faith In Christ Rom. 5:1 INTRO.: One word used in the New Testament to describe our salvation is "justification." This is a word borrowed from the court room. It has the meaning of being acquitted from guilt for a crime. In our American system of jurisprudence, a person may be ...read more

  • Freedom, The Grand Proposition (Part One) Series

    Contributed by Robert Odle on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,215 views

    The first part of a two-part look at Paul’s two-fold proposition in Galatians 2:15-21.

    Freedom, The Grand Proposition - Part One (Galatians 2:15-16) Theme: God’s Righteousness is imputed to those who have faith in Jesus Christ. Purpose: What do I want to happen in the hearer when I preach this sermon? A. Increased knowledge. After I preach this sermon, the hearer ...read more

  • Righteousness By Faith Alone

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,660 views

    Paul makes clear there is only one way to righteousness and the promises associated with salvation - Faith in the saving work of Jesus Christ

    Romans 4:13-25 – Righteousness by Faith Who wants to earn a $1,000.00?  If you can jump up and touch the ceiling I will give you $1,000.00 Background to the Book of Romans  Paul wrote this letter to the Church of Rome primarily made up of Jews who had brought the gospel message ...read more

  • Freedom, The Grand Proposition (Part Two) Series

    Contributed by Robert Odle on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,613 views

    The second part of a two part look at Paul’s Grand Proposition in Galatians (2:15-21).

    Freedom, The Grand Proposition (Part Two) (Galatians 2:17-21) Theme: Faith is the SOURCE of justification and the STANDARD by which justified human beings are to live out their lives. Purpose: What do I want to happen in the hearer when I preach this sermon? A. Increased knowledge. ...read more