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  • How To Be Justified By Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 13, 2003
    based on 24 ratings

    Too many people assume that the process involves going to church, learning to cite particular creeds or observing certain rituals. However, Paul teaches the Romans in this passage how Abraham was justified (established as right before God and acquitted fr

    How To Be Justified By Faith (Rom. 4:1-8) Illustration:God does not expect us to submit our faith to him without reason, but the very limits of our reason make faith a necessity. Augustine. 1. Have you ever considered how to explain to another person the process of being justified by more

  • Dying To Live Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Mar 29, 2004
    based on 10 ratings

    Because Christ has died and we have died with him, sin no longer has the power to do us in. But, if we open the door, sin can still hurt us.

    During this period of time leading up to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, we are focusing on the book of Romans. Romans is the longest, the deepest, the most penetrating explanation of what the death and resurrection of Jesus means for God’s people. So, it is fitting that we take a more

  • It The Same Old (Wonderful) Song Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 20, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    If we received a phone call from Abraham, we would conclude that God has ALWAYS saved people by grace through faith – always. And we would conclude that without faith, it is impossible to please God.

    It’s the Same Old (But Wonderful) Song (Romans 4:1-25) 1. PITTSBURGH (Reuters)- "One felony, extra crispy, please." City police on Friday said they were looking for a man who called a KFC restaurant and placed an unusual takeout order — a robbery. The man called the restaurant March 31 more

  • Don't Just Sit There - Do Something!

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Aug 19, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    Faith and works are not mutually exclusive - only two sides of the same coin.

    James 2 vv 14-26 Don’t just sit there. Do something! My dearest Sally, I love you more than anything else in the whole world. I would climb the highest mountain just to be with you. I would walk across the hottest desert just to be with you. I would swim the deepest ocean just to be with more

  • So How Does One Get To Heaven? Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 15 ratings

    The Lord is still dealing with the subject of how one gets into the kingdom of heaven,

    A Study of the Book of Luke Sermon # 50 “So How Does One Get To Heaven?” Luke 18:17-27 Previously in Luke chapter eighteen, Jesus has just told the Parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector, which is the two prayers of the more

  • Revenge And Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 11 ratings

    The desire to take revenge is not necessarily sinful, but we must not take our own revenge. Government may do so, but if it fails, ultimately God will take revenge.

    Forgiveness is Conditional, Part 3: When The Offender Won’t Repent Thus far in our series, we have tried to answer the following questions: (1) Do I have to forgive someone who has not repented? The answer I gave was, "no." God does not forgive those who will not repent, and He is our more

  • Let Your Hair Down! Series

    Contributed by Quinton Williamson on May 26, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    To let people know that praise is necessary in order to bless God for blessing us.

    SUBJECT: LET YOUR HAIR DOWN! SCRIPTURE: ST. JOHN: 12; 3 In this particular scripture we find where Jesus had one of his first after the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus, before the Passover came to Bethany after hearing about Lazarus being dead. The Bible says that he came and raised Lazarus more

  • The Way Of Salvation

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Aug 14, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    When you look around at the religious world one soon learns that there are many ideas concerning the way of salvation. Some people encourage you to "Choose the Church of Your Choice," but do we really have that choice? The bible teaches that when one co

    The Way of Salvation Ephesians 2:8¡X10 INTRODUCTION When you look around at the religious world one soon learns that there are many ideas concerning the way of salvation. Some people encourage you to "Choose the Church of Your Choice," but do we really have that choice? The bible teaches more

  • Very Religious Yet Very Lost!

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Aug 28, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    Ardent religious activity and a high and lofty intellect fall far short of the righteousness God requires.

    VERY RELIGIOUS YET VERY LOST! 22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said: "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE more

  • What Does God Really Want?

    Contributed by Mike Gay on Feb 19, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    This message is intended to show the seeker and the complacent christian that God wants a relationship rather than a religious zealot.

    WHAT DOES GOD REALLY WANT? Micah 6:1-8 1 Hear now what the LORD says: "Arise, plead your case before the mountains, and let the hills hear your voice. 2 Hear, O you mountains, the LORD’S complaint, and you strong foundations of the earth; for the LORD has a complaint against His people, and He more

  • The Fruit Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Apr 8, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Series on the Book of Galatians - Part 5 of 8

    Intro to Galatians (Galatians 1:1-24) The Galatian churches included those in the cities of Lystra, Iconium, Antioch of Pisidia, and Derbe which were established on Paul’s first missionary journey and revisited on his subsequent missionary trips. The six chapters of this epistle are divided more

  • The Spiritual Mans Walk Series

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Apr 9, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Series on the Book of Galatians - Part 6 of 8

    (Galatians 6:1-5) The Spiritual Man’s Walk The six chapters of this epistle are divided into three main sections of Paul’s teaching. Chapters 1 & 2 are personal in nature and deal with Paul’s authority. Chapters 3 & 4 are doctrinal in nature and deal with justification by more

  • Right On Time Series

    Contributed by Michael Martin on Apr 8, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    Series on the Book of Galatians - Part 3 of 8

    Right on Time - Galatians 4:4 "But when the fulness of the time was come, God sent forth his Son, made of a woman, made under the law..." (Gal 4:4). "And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel..." (Mark 1:15). I. The law had more

  • "Circumcision Of The Heart"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 31, 2006
    based on 70 ratings

    God must change our hearts, we cannot.

    Jeremiah 31:31-34 John 12:20-33 “Circumcision of the Heart” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA This morning’s Old Testament Lesson from the prophet Jeremiah is one of the most significant passages in all the more

  • Faith That Saves Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jun 6, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    Saving faith is more than something you say, feel, or think, it is something you do.

    Introduction: A. How many of you have heard of the great tightrope walker named Blondin? 1. For many years I’ve used his story to illustrate saving faith. 2. His story really captivates my mind and challenges my heart. 3. Blondin’s real name was Jean Francois Gravelet. He lived from more