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  • Blessed, Even If My Family Is Jacked-Up

    Contributed by Darrell Williams on Nov 7, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 52 views

    The make-up of our family, does not determine the outcome of our future.

    THE NUTTY PROFESSOR 2 IS A DIFFERENT KIND OF MOVIE. NOT ONLY DOES IT HAVE SOME COMEDY, IT CAN ALSO BE USED, IN A SMALL WAY, AS A PARABLE: AN EARTHLY STORY WITH A HEAVENLY MEANING. YOU SEE, SHERMAN KLUMP HAD A PROBLEM. HE DIDN’T APPRECIATE WHO HE WAS OR THE GIFT THAT HE HAD; IT DIDN’T MAKE HIM ...read more

  • Meet The First Sister Wives Series

    Contributed by Troy Luttrell on Mar 20, 2015
     | 2,262 views

    We will learn that despite the decisions (positive and negative) of our family members, it truly is by grace that we can have a successful walk with God.

  • And You Think Your Family Is Messed Up Part I Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jul 28, 2014
     | 4,923 views

    God is at work in and through our lives despite our differences and dysfunction,.

    Title: And You Think Your Family Is Messed Up! (Part I) Text: Genesis 29:15-28 Thesis: God is at work in and through our lives despite our differences and dysfunction. Back Story In Genesis 28 we see how a dream encounter with God had a transforming affect on Jacob. When he woke up ...read more

  • And You Think Your Family Is Messed-Up Part Ii Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Aug 4, 2014
     | 3,491 views

    God is at work in and through our lives despite our dysfunction.

  • Lent 4, Year C: The Parable Of The Dysfunctional Family

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Mar 13, 2019
     | 2,156 views

    Rian Adams: Sermon on the parable of the lost son, Lent 4, Year C. The sermon looks at family dysfunction.

    ?The Parable of the Dysfunctional Family The Rev. Rian Adams The father in this parable makes me uncomfortable. Some of his ways even bother me. I’m also willing to guess that he might seem “off” to you as well. There is one thing we can see; he wasn’t very good at raising sons. We know this ...read more

  • The Pain Of Betrayal

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Aug 13, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 8,999 views

    The story of Joseph is a story of betrayal by those closest to you. But it is also a story of how God will see you through, no matter what you face, and how God can bring good out of the worst possible situation.

    Genesis 37:2-4, 12-28 The Pain of Betrayal Boy, does it hurt when someone betrays you! As the anonymous saying goes, “The saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.” We went through a painful experience in one of my churches. A small group was full of people ...read more

  • Dysfunction, Division, & Dreams Series

    Contributed by Josh Foster on Mar 12, 2014
     | 3,598 views

    Healing the dysfunction; restoring the relationships that are divided (even, deeply divided) ~ God will take care of this as we seek Him, follow Him, pursue Him.

    God in the Ebb & Flow of Life: Dysfunction, Division & Dreams Scripture Text: Genesis 37.2-11 INTRODUCTION Do you every wonder where-in-the-world God is? ~ …Events unfold and stuff happens, …and sometimes we just can’t see God in any-of-it! Have you ever wondered where ...read more

  • When Your Life Becomes A Soap Opera

    Contributed by John Gaston on Apr 11, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,496 views

    The life of Jacob was such that it could rival any soap opera today; stealing, lying, duped & multiple marriages, betrayals, hatred, rivalry, etc.Many of our lives have some of that drama. Here's how to deal with it!

    WHEN YOUR LIFE BECOMES A SOAP OPERA Gen. 25:28-30:20 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. People who break rules usually get caught sooner or later. I was reading about opening day of hunting season in one state. 2. Game wardens put up a sign on a certain highway that read as follows: “Check ...read more

  • Becoming Relevant (Part 5) Series

    Contributed by David Beirne on May 19, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,500 views

    Part 5 in the SPIRIT-led lifestyle, we must ask ourselves: does what we do make any difference?

    The SPIRIT-led Lifestyle For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are children of God. Romans 8:14 Part 5: Becoming Relevant James 2:18-19 illust--Matthew Woodly relates an account of meeting some children in a park. He had stopped to spend some time alone in the park when the ...read more

  • Protecting Families In An Ungodly Culture Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 23, 2018
     | 2,077 views

    In an ungodly culture, Jacob (and we too) protects his family, not by withdrawing into a cocoon or fighting the culture wars," but by eliminating idols, prioritizing worship, and renewing the vision of the family.

    PROTECTING YOUR FAMILY IN AN UNGODLY CULTURE—Genesis 33:18-35:15 Is it more difficult to raise a godly family today than it used to be? The world seems more dangerous: drugs, school shootings, abuse and rape. Social media allows bullying and peer pressure to come to our families, 24/7. The ...read more

  • Choosing Chairs

    Contributed by Tom Burkholder on Sep 26, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,163 views

    As faith is passed down from generation to generation entropy takes place.

    Choosing Chairs Text: Joshua 24:14-15 Introduction: We are going to look at 3 generations and 3 chairs. As faith is passed down from generation to generation entropy takes place. Entropy says “Everything is naturally deteriorating.” Everything is becoming “sameness.” “For example, a warm ...read more

  • The Kingdom Of Christ

    Contributed by Thomas Wilson on Nov 21, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,657 views

    Sermon for Christ the King Sunday

    From the first to the last, from the beginning to the end, we come today this Sunday, the last day of the year! Now I know that we could normally look upon the 31st December as the last day, but this is Christ the King, Sunday, it is the last of our lectionary year as next Sunday is the first in ...read more

  • Rising Above The Turkeys Series

    Contributed by Vic Folkert on Mar 23, 2018
     | 1,059 views

    When people try to make changes, other people may hold them back. As Jacob tries to overcome his scheming nature, Laban drags him down. God intervenes, so that Jacob can rise above that old turkey, Laban, and his own nature as well.

    RISING ABOVE THE TURKEYS—Genesis 30:25-31:55 “I could soar like an eagle, if I didn’t have to deal with so many turkeys.” My uncle raised turkeys. Turkeys are pretty stupid. They are always crowding each other, pecking at each other, fighting over food, so they can get big enough to be ...read more

  • The Patriarchs Jacob And Esau Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Aug 30, 2016
     | 3,263 views

    The Patriarchs Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:19-34 David Taylor July 17, 2016

    The Patriarchs Jacob and Esau Genesis 25:19-34 David Taylor July 17, 2016 Let me briefly review Genesis. God created humanity in his image to represent him in all creation as they lived lives in dependence upon him. In so doing, they would display God’s greatness and glory as they ...read more

  • The Frenemy Dysfunction

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Aug 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,087 views

    God's way it to transform "frenemy" relationships into friendship relationships.

    Title: The Frenemy Dysfunction Text Genesis 37:1-4 and 12-28 Thesis: God’s way is to transform “frenemy” relationships into friendship relationships. Introduction Popular culture likes to portray a dysfunctional family as endearing. Three well worn examples might be the ...read more