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  • The Obscurity Of The Familiar Series

    Contributed by Wm Darius Myers on Apr 24, 2007
     | 1,974 views

    Exegetical Paper on Malachi 3:6-12 - Encouraging a careful examination at scripture itself, especially in "well-known" passages where "everybody knows what that says." The context and connections of the passage only reinforce the content...but do we list

    The Obscurity of the Familiar: Content, Context and Connection in Malachi 3:6-12 Section One: Introduction Most North American Christians coming to Malachi 3:6-12 encounter the obscurity of the familiar. The panacea of Malachi 3:10 has been prescribed by ...read more

  • Familiarity And Faith

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,676 views

    In today’s Gospel Jesus comes face to face with roadblocks. He has come to his hometown wanting to bring his extraordinary message of God’s love and forgiveness to his own former neighbours. But what happens? Roadblocks!

    Seeds for Sowing - Vol. IV - Issue 5, No. 33 Fourteenth Sunday in Ordinary Time Year (B) July 9, 2000 Readings: * Ezekiel 2:2-5 * 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 * Mark 6:1-6 Familiarity and Faith Roadblocks Have you ever come across a roadblock while driving your car? All of a sudden, ...read more

  • A Familiarity With Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Kyle Meador on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,855 views

    If our children are going to recognize God as loving and forgiving, they must see us practicing an expression and an experience of forgiveness ourselves.

    What Parents Owe Their Children: A Familiarity with Forgiveness As a parent, one of the most worrisome thoughts I’ve ever heard is this: As my children grow up and try to figure out who this mysterious person called “God” is, they will in large part base their impressions of who God is on who ...read more

  • Loving The Familiar

    Contributed by Tim Hedberg on Jul 19, 2007
     | 1,089 views

    Our risen Lord enters our reality/our familiar if we but listen to his voice.

    Loving the Familiar John 21:1-14 June 10, 2007 I want us to begin this morning with three verses before we turn to the passage listed in the bulletin. Would you turn with me to Mark 16:6-7, page 1584. This text is Mark’s version of the resurrection of Jesus. "Don’t be alarmed," he said. ...read more

  • Un:familiar Series

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Dec 11, 2008
     | 3,373 views

    Part 3 of "Christmas UN:wrapped" Even in the midst of unfamiliar and confusing circumstances, God is at work

    THE POINT: Even in the most confusing and unfamiliar ways…GOD is at work! ME Part of what makes the Christmas season so meaningful for many of us is the familiarity. We like things to be the same way every year… We are FAMILIAR with the story. We are FAMILIAR with the decorations. ...read more

  • Sound Familiar? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Apr 30, 2015
     | 3,198 views

    A study of the book of Isaiah chapter 61 verses 1 through 11

    Isaiah 61: 1- 11 Sound Familiar? 1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, because the LORD has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound; 2 To ...read more

  • Eclipsing The Familiar Series

    Contributed by Quint Pitts on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,710 views

    This is the first in a series of sermons on the life of Joshua. We discuss five vignettes from his life prior to the book that bears his name

  • The Danger Of The Familiar Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Mar 28, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,095 views

    Often our faith becomes stale. We can get so accustomed to things as they are and we become comfortable with our faith and in doing se we get stuck. This message challenges us to look at faith issues through fresh eyes.

    “The Danger of the Familiar” Matthew 21:1-11 In the Episcopal church and also in the Catholic church they use phrases in the service that become very familiar to the congregation because they use these phrases over and over. In addition they also chant or sing the words. As a ...read more

  • Sound Familiar?

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Feb 25, 2018
     | 752 views

    A study in the book of Genesis 42: 1 – 38

    Genesis 42: 1 – 38 Sound familiar? 42 When Jacob saw that there was grain in Egypt, Jacob said to his sons, “Why do you look at one another?” 2 And he said, “Indeed I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down to that place and buy for us there, that we may live and not die.” 3 So ...read more

  • Living In The Land Of The Familiar

    Contributed by Johnny Chase on May 27, 2006
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,422 views

    A Challenge to go beyond what is familiar into the unknown places the God is leading you.

    Leaving the Land of the Familiar Hebrews 11:8 8 By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. Genesis 12:1-7 1 The Lord had said to Abram, "Leave your country, your people and your ...read more

  • Familiarity Breeds Contempt Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 7,907 views

    Discover the counter-cultural ethic that Jesus utilized as he ministered and saved the human race.

    Familiarity Breeds Contempt Mark 5:17; 6:1-6 From the Sermon Series: “Ten Cultural Myths that Drive America” Sermon point: From a human perspective the adage “Familiarity breeds contempt” has some truth to it. However, from a divine perspective, God is fully familiar with us and loves us with ...read more

  • Familiarity Breeds Contempt

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 188 ratings
     | 25,569 views

    God is no respecter of persons. He will use whom he will. There is a danger in our Christian lives that we can miss out on God’s blessings because we fail to recognise God’s messenger.

    Saxlingham 06-07-03 A prophet is without honour in his own country We all know the old adage “Familiarity breeds contempt” - a saying that goes back as far as Publius the Syrian, in 2 BC. And we see in our Gospel reading this morning, how this happened to ...read more

  • Familiar Faces In The Flame

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,198 views

    Are we really concerned for the lost who are going to hell?

    LUKE 16:19-31 "FAMILIAR FACES IN THE FLAME" * If I understand what my responsibility is, is to first to do what God wants me to do! * I also have a responsibility of doing the work of an evangelist! A) I hope that I can say something that will change your life & make our church become more ...read more

  • Familiarity Breeds Children

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jun 22, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,233 views

    A sermon on raising children from Ephesians 6:4. Preached on Father’s Day (Outline and material taken from my files. It is not original with me but I don’t know who to give the credit to.)

    Sermon for 6/21/2009 Father’s Day Ephesians 6:1-4 Introduction: A. Talked the past several weeks about marriage. “Familiarity breeds children.” B. Bill Cosby remarked that being a parent is the “most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.” WBTU: A. Today is ...read more

  • Familiarity Breeds Contempt- And Children Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on May 22, 2015
     | 2,112 views

    1) God’s plan in creation is for men and women to marry and have children. 2) In this fallen world, marriage is not God’s best for everyone, and having children is not God’s calling on all couples. 3) Focus on Ephesians 6:1-4 (from John Piper)

    HoHum: “Familiarity breeds contempt -- and children." Mark Twain WBTU: Must go back to the context here. At the end of Ephesians 5 Paul talks about marriage. He does give the role of the husband and the role of the wife in marriage, but there is so much more. In Ephesians 5 Paul is ...read more