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  • Good News/Bad News

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 31, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 915 views

    A devotional for young believers

    “FOR I SAY TO YOU, THAT UNLESS YOUR RIGHTEOUSNESS SURPASSES THAT OF THE SCRIBES AND PHARISEES, YOU SHALL NOT ENTER THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN.” This may very well be the original “Good news/Bad news” line. Waddya want first? Good news, or bad news? The bad ...read more

  • The Gospel Verses Religion

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 151 ratings
     | 1,566 views

    Religion can point one to God and provide expression for faith, but only the Person of Christ can bring slavation.

    The Gospel Vs. Religion Eph 2:1-10 A recent article in the religion section of our local newspaper, dealt with the question, “Is it better to be religious or spiritual?” Opinions were garnered from five local pastors, representing Unity, Lutheran, Presbyterian, Disciples of Christ, and ...read more

  • Andemos En La Luz

    Contributed by Andrew Schroer on Mar 13, 2001
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,715 views

    Dios nos anima a andar en la luz de Jesucristo, el cual nos ganó la salvación al destruir al diablo.

    Cierrense los ojos por favor. Bueno, y ahora imagínate si fueras ciego… Imagínate—al despertarse en la mañana, abres tus ojos, pero todavía estás en oscuridad. Y ya tienes que levantarte para bañar, desayunar e ir al trabajo. Imagínate el miedo, la frustración, el peligro de andar así, de andar ...read more

  • Forgetting What's Behind. Straining For What's Ahead.

    Contributed by Quintin Marrow on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,435 views

    Forsaking all past achievements and human advantages, St. Paul strains ahead to be found in Christ; this striving is by faith, and results in an imputed righteousness from God, a sharing in the sufferings of Christ, Christlikeness and participation in the resurrection of the dead.

    “Forgetting what’s behind. Straining for what’s ahead.” April 1, 2001 The Rev’d Quintin Marrow St. Anne’s Episcopal Church Oceanside, California The Text: Phil. 3:8-14 In sixteenth-century France, the start of the new year was observed on April first. It ...read more

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

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 118 ratings
     | 8,708 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
     | 1,411 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 About Faith And Good Works? (Part 2)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on Apr 9, 2001
    based on 82 ratings
     | 1,149 views

    . In this section of James’ letter, we see an objection stated (v. 18a), the objection challenged (vv. 18b-19), and the objector confronted (v. 20).

    What About Faith and Good Works? An Answer to the Skeptic James 2:18-20 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church April 8, 2001 Introduction: A couple of weeks ago I talked about the way James weaved a courtroom drama throughout his writing, in the first half of chapter ...read more

  • The Mathematics Of Heaven

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 10, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,122 views

    a look at Philippians 3:1-11

    The Mathematics of Heaven Philippians 3: 1-11 ----Resume = Resurrection Rom. 3:20; Php. 3:7 ----Resume + Relationship = Resurrection Acts 15:11 ----Resume = Rubbish Php. 3:8 Rom 4:4-5 ----Relationship = Resurrection!! Php. 3:10 This sermon looks at four mathematical ...read more

  • Family Day '98

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on Apr 11, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,527 views

    a sermon preached on a Family Day celebration

    Family is important to God We had a familyfamily before Abraham, Issac, and Jacob, Red Sea, 10 commandments, Jericho, Daniel, three Hebrew children Garden everthing good except that man was alone Bible speaks of families Genesis, OT, Father in NT, Son, John 3:16, bride, groom, ...read more

  • Got Grace? Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Apr 26, 2001
    based on 66 ratings
     | 1,448 views

    This sermon focuses on what grace really is and how it affects our lives today.

    Personal Questions… Got Grace? Ephesians 2:8-9 April 1, 2001 Intro: A. Ever wonder how the "Got Milk" ads got started? Well there is a "Got Milk" internet site that tells the story… In 1993 milk consumption in California had declined steadily for 20 years, so milk processors from all ...read more

  • An Important Principle Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Jun 25, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,371 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
     | 1,709 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

  • Funnking With Straight A's

    Contributed by Howard Flynn on May 18, 2001
    based on 144 ratings
     | 2,020 views

    Human goodness is not good enough for God

    Did you ever get an F in school? I did when I was a freshman in high school because I wanted to play more than study. Thus, at the end of an eight-week term I wound up with an F in biology, F as in Flynn. My parents were furious and promised dire retribution if I didn’t bring that grade up to a ...read more

  • Everybody Is Going Somewhere

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on May 22, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 1,946 views

    The pull of the world is so loud and overwhelming to everyone, while the church sites silently off to the side. “...and only a few find it.”

    May 20, 2001 Sand Flat Baptist Church David Yarbrough “Everybody is Going Somewhere” Matthew 7:13-14 As a boy one of my favorite pass times was fishing. I grew up between two lakes that provided an abundance of opportunity for me to fish. My favorite lure was a little spinner bait called ...read more

  • What Happens To People Who Have Never Heard About Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Jason Zahn on Sep 4, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,489 views

    Eternal Life is found in Jesus Christ and him alone.

    What Biblical doctrine do you struggle with most? I wouldn’t be surprised if some of you answered that God’s concept of the relationship between the roles of men and women really causes you a hard time. Nor would I be shocked if a number of you struggle with the concept of close(d) communion that ...read more