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  • Finding Meaning In Life

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 3, 2002
    based on 291 ratings
     | 17,533 views

    Many are desperately searching for true meaning in this life. The answer is found in this passage of Scripture.

    FINDING THE MEANING IN LIFE TEXT: ECCLESIASTES. 1:1,2 INTRO: One of the funniest catchphrases of recent years is from an old Wendy’s commercial. An elderly woman and her friends open their hamburger buns and found them virtually bare. The perceptive old lady, who was able to see beyond the ...read more

  • "Still In The World"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on May 27, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,202 views

    This sermon is focused on finding meaning in life through faith in and service to Christ.

    John 17:6-19 “Still in the World” By Rev. Ken Sauer, Parkview UMC Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org In our Gospel Lesson for this morning we find Jesus praying. And in this prayer Jesus prays for Himself, He prays for His disciples and He prays for all believers. After this ...read more

  • When Your'e Famous Enough For Fools To Want Your Old Socks

    Contributed by Gerald Du Preez on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,892 views

    People strive to find meaning in "things", feeling their current existence is insignificant. They forget that God is the God of the insignificant!

    "When you’re famous enough for fools to want your old socks" (Or "The God of the insignificant") Job 8:7 "Though your beginning was insignificant, yet your end will increase greatly." (NAS) Browsing through the business section of the Sunday Times of 12/12/99, I came across an ...read more

  • Promises: Barnabas

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 30, 2009
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,879 views

    As we grow older we find meaning in encouraging others, especially the young. Trusting them is equivalent to trusting God.

    We like to say that age is a state of mind more than it is a set of numbers on the calendar. We tell each other, "You’re only as old as you feel." But you know, I’m finding that it is important to know what you feel. It is important to listen to yourself as you age. I am not referring to aches ...read more

  • Giving God Your All

    Contributed by Reggie Corfield on Nov 1, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 12,996 views

    The meaning of life for some with a secular mentality are power, popularity and success. For those of faith, they find meaning in life when they place all that they are and have in the Savior’s hands.

    Mark 12:38-44 As he taught, Jesus said, "Watch out for the teachers of the law. They like to walk around in flowing robes and be greeted in the marketplaces, and have the most important seats in the synagogues and the places of honor at banquets. They devour widows’ houses and for a show make ...read more

  • Consider The Source Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 16, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,694 views

    Job, struggling to find his source of meaning, is frustrated with Bildad, who finds meaning in the past; and with his own feelings, looking for meaning in the present. Look to Christ, who provides meaning from the future.

    Sooner or later, we all come to a point where we wake up and ask ourselves what life means. This life we are living: does it matter? All this energy we are putting in on studying or working or church or family or whatever: is it really necessary? I submit to you that most of us at one time or ...read more

  • More Than A Job, Its An Adventure

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on May 7, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,882 views

    Expectations from employees of the workplace has changed over the last 50 years. This sermon addresses how we find meaning to the chaotic work world we are in.

    Bibliography: Culture Shifts, lesson 7; sermon illustrations, work The Industrial Revolution, by introducing the machine and factory production, greatly expanded the class of workers dependent on wages as their source of income. The terms of the labor contract, working conditions, and the ...read more

  • The Soldier & The Leper

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Sep 10, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,395 views

    This sermon begins a series of 5 sermons looking at people who encountered Christ personally and how their lives were changed. This sermon finds meaning in biblical healings for our modern life.

    Bibliography: Wesley’s Covenant Prayer, David Hoke on authority This evening we begin a new sermon series about biblical people who encountered Christ and how their lives were affected by the encounter. Over the next five weeks we will be looking at people from all walks of life that met with ...read more

  • Turn The Power On

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 17, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 3,182 views

    We can’t find meaning & proclaim truth if we are not plugged into the Holy Spirit, yet so many Christians try to live without any relationship or even contact with the Spirit of God.

  • The Prayer For God's Church Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Jul 21, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,360 views

    To see God inject the essence of this prayer into the church and to encourage His people to seek His will.

    FOR THE LOVE OF CHRIST “THE PRAYER FOR GOD’S CHURCH” Colossians 1:9-12 INTRODUCTION: A. Last week we started our study through the letter of Paul to the Colossians 1. Paul began by praising them for their love of Christ 2. He spoke of their faith, love and hope in the gospel 3. ...read more

  • Living The Life You Were Meant To Live

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,491 views

    God does have a plan for every person He creates. Jeremiah the prophet gave this promise from the Lord: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to propser you andnot to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:

    Living the Live You Were Meant to Live Proverbs 16:14 “The Lord has made everything for His own Purpose.” Introduction January 11th Garfield Comic strip – Jim Davis The Garfield comic strip portrays a common Philosophy of Life. Garfield’s owner, “I gotta do something with my ...read more

  • It's About God Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,337 views

    The answer to life’s meaning is not within us; it can be found only in a relationship with God. This sermon parallels & compliments Rick Warren’s "Purpose Driven Life" (ch.1-7) but is not a rehash. It takes the theme and looks at it from a different an

    It’s About God (topical) 1. “It’s not about you. The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or evne your happiness.” Rick Warren 2. Yet, at the same time, there is no life more fulfilling or deeper than a God-centered life. 3. Life ...read more

  • Light In The Land Of Darkness - Eulogy For The World Trade Center

    Contributed by Benjamin Doolittle on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,918 views

    First, there is disbelief. Driving to the hospital. Getting bits and pieces working in the Emergency Room. A snatch of words from a reporter on the radio. A quick blurb on CNN. The disbelief increases. What happened? The World Trade Center? Did

    Light in the Land of Darkness - Eulogy for the World Trade Center I Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 The Rev. Dr. Benjamin R. Doolittle East Pearl Street Methodist Church September 16th - 2001 - The Sunday after the Bombing of the World Trade Center Holy, Powerful God, Our nation is at war ...read more

  • Three Ways To Make Your Life More Meaningful

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,167 views

    Sermon explores three ways to make a person’s life more meaningful: know who you are, know what you are to do, and make the most of your time.

    Three Ways to Make Your Life More Meaningful Introduction Short sideline passes; long bombs, and sometimes long over-the-middle pass plays are common after the “Two Minute Warning” is given in a professional football game. Here game clock management is as important as yardage gained. Despite ...read more

  • Has He Risen?

    Contributed by Eric Darr on Nov 11, 2004
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,405 views

    This title may strike you in an odd way..... Has He Risen? While we are so accustomed to hearing He Has Risen. The reason I bring this title with a question mark vs. an accustomed exclamation point is because some of us in the church do not show a

    Has He Risen? While driving to church on Easter Sunday two years ago, I told my children the Easter story. "This is the day we celebrate Jesus coming back to life," I explained. Right away, my 3-year-old son, Kevin, piped up from the back seat, "Will He be in church ...read more