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  • Familiarity And Faith

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 5, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,211 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

  • Familiar Faces In The Flame

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 3,023 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 Contempt Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Feb 12, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 7,244 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
     | 24,883 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

  • Living In The Land Of The Familiar

    Contributed by Johnny Chase on May 27, 2006
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,999 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

  • So Familiar We Almost Miss It

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 4,686 views

    People & places & things - all very common & ordinary. And yet, God is able to take the ordinary things of life & do wonderful things with them. (Powerpoints Available - #280)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2015) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #280.) TEXT: Luke 2:1-20 We begin our Christmas message this morning with Luke 2:6-20. "While ...read more

  • The Three Little Pigs

    Contributed by George Rennau on Feb 20, 2001
    based on 464 ratings
     | 50,186 views

    A familiar story with a powerful message.

    The Three Little Pigs "Once upon a time there were three little pigs whose mother said to them, "It is time for you to go out into the big world to build your homes and to seek your fortunes." This morning I want to share a familiar story with a powerful message. How ...read more

  • Loving God...loving Others

    Contributed by Travis Johnson on Jan 14, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 7,865 views

    A familiar passage with such a profound truth.

  • 3 Reactions To Christmas

    Contributed by Philip Reed on Dec 15, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,786 views

    Here is an expository outline of the very familiar Christmas reading

    We are all a product of our experiences and seldom have I ever heard or read a sermon that part of it did not effect me in some way. So, credit goes to all I have encountered, especially the Lord. Three Reactions to Christ and Christmas Matt. 2:1-12 Every person will have one of these ...read more

  • Who Do You Say Jesus Is?

    Contributed by Michael Otterstatter on Sep 13, 2002
    based on 129 ratings
     | 4,123 views

    To quote a familiar television show, "Is that your final answer?"

    “Surely he was the Son of God!” (Matthew 27:54) “I know who you are -- the Holy One of God!” (Mark 1:24) Those two statements about Jesus came from rather unlikely sources. Do you remember who made the first statement? That was the centurion’s confession of Jesus on Good Friday. He was the man ...read more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 35 ratings
     | 12,175 views

    A sermon exploring the theological truth taught by this familiar and beloved Christmas hymn.

    (Read Text) I want to encourage you to turn to hymn number 143, "O Little Town Of Bethlehem." The words of this beloved Christmas carol were written by Phillip Brooks. Brooks was pastor of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1869 to 1891. He was recognized as one ...read more

  • What Is Pentecost?

    Contributed by John Butler on Jul 14, 2009
    based on 13 ratings
     | 5,882 views

    A message preached on Pentecost Sunday answering an all to familiar question.

  • Christmas - A Story Glazed Over

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jan 3, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,593 views

    Let's put aside our familiarity of the Christmas story, and dig in with an open heart and mind to the message at hand.

    2010.12.24.Sermon.Christmas Eve William Akehurst, HSWC Revisiting this old story, with an open mind and heart. Listen and don’t glaze over. There is more than meets the eye when we delve in. Luke 2:1-20 Matthew 2:1-12 I don’t know who to give credit to for this message. I ...read more

  • Discerning:- Devil's Deceptive Devices Series

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Jun 4, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,576 views

    so that Satan will not outsmart us. For we are familiar with his evil schemes.2 Corinthians 2:11

    Discerning:- Devil's Deceptive Devices “A little girl was once asked how she defeats Satan. She said, “When Satan comes knocking at the door of my heart, I send Jesus to answer the door. When Satan sees Jesus, he says, “Ooops, I am sorry, I must have the wrong ...read more

  • Risk Taking- Risk Blessing

    Contributed by Matthew Blau on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,463 views

    Are you willing to risk an encounter with Jesus? This is a new look at a very familiar scripture Passage

    Risk Taking- Risk Blessing This morning’s scripture lesson one we probable have all heard before. It is about the 10 lepers who call out to Jesus asking him to have mercy on them. Jesus does indeed have mercy on them. He tells them to show themselves to the priest. He did this because that was ...read more