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  • Focused On The Faith Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Nov 16, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Paul exhorted the church to rejoice in the Lord, even though they faced adversity, and avoid false teaching. He also emphasized that works were not enough to secure salvation. If they remained focused on the faith, they could overcome in Christ.

    Focused on the Faith Philippians 3: 1-6 As we begin to discuss the third chapter of Philippians, it appears that Paul is seeking to begin concluding his thoughts to the church. While this may have been the beginning of his conclusion, he has quite a bit more to share with them. Following the more

  • How Are You Running Part 2. Series

    Contributed by Myron Leach on Sep 19, 2017

    This is the second part of a 3 part series "A Winning Mindset."

    How Are You Running Part 2. 1 Cor. 9:26-27 (AMP) 26 Therefore I do not run without a definite goal; I do not flail around like one beating the air [just shadow boxing]. 27 But [like a boxer] I strictly discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I have preached [the gospel] to more

  • Hope

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    Christmas Series part 1

    Hope In an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip - this conversation takes place. In the first frame Calvin speaks to Hobbes and says: "Live for the moment is my motto. You never know how long you got". In the second frame he explains "You could step into the road tomorrow and WHAM, you get hit by a more

  • Persevering Faith

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jan 5, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    John 3:36 says, “He who believes (present active tense) in the Son has everlasting life...” The difference between dead faith and genuine saving faith is that saving faith is a persevering faith. Consider the characteristics of a persevering faith

    Persevering Faith Hebrews 11:39-12:3 Faith is synonymous with belief and trust. There is however a difference between genuine saving faith and spurious, superficial, disingenuous faith. This difference is crucial. Intellectual assent, a head belief or knowledge does not save. James 2:19 tells more

  • The Danger Of A "Good Enough" Faith

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 28, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    This message focuses on the abundance that Christ wants to do through His servants and the "good enough" mentality of many people claiming faith. It focuses on the verse speaking of "everyone who has will be given more."

    What This Is NOT Saying: “Jesus is a reverse Robin Hood” – because this is not about our money, but our responsibilities. - Luke 19:13, 16, 18, 24. - v. 24 makes the master (i.e. Jesus) sound like a reverse Robin Hood, taking from the poor and giving to the rich. - vv. more

  • Prescription For Passion Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Sep 16, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We have to be reminded of the passion that God has given us. There are great opportunities to meet the needs of so many people, but you have to keep your passion.

    A Servant’s Heart: Prescription for Passion Exodus 18:13-20 I believe Moses was one of the best models of a servant who lived out his life calling. Moses was one of the best models in the Old Testament of a passionate servant through whom God implemented great things. Moses lived out his more

  • Lessons From A Cave Part 2 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 21, 2018

    Message 8 in our study of the life and ministry of Elijah. This continues the exploration of depression from message 7. This message focuses on some lessons to learn from Elijah's experience.

    Chico Alliance Church Elijah Series #8 “Lessons from A Cave Where Elijah gets reconnected to God and Ministry” Introduction So far we have extracted numerous timeless lessons or principles in our examination of Elijah’s life long journey of faith. I. Lessons from the Palace where Elijah more

  • A Prize Every Time - Which Way Will You Run Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 66 ratings

    Many Christians don’t understand the prize they should be running for. Do you?

    (synopsis: I Corinthians 9:19-27 tells us that Paul was running toward a prize. A goal that each of us should pursue) OPEN: Hall of Famer Bob Feller was a major league pitcher for the Cleveland Indians back in the 30s, 40s and 50s. He was signed up in 1935 when he was only 16 years old, and in his more

  • The Shadow And Light Of The Graveyard Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Apr 4, 2012

    Reflecting on Mary Magdalene’s visit to the tomb, we see her sorrow turn to joy upon seeing the risen Christ.

    April 8, 2012 John 20:10-18 Then the disciples went back to their homes, but Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. They asked her, more

  • It's No Coincidence

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 15, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    This is an introduction to the book of Esther.

    Who among us doesn’t enjoy a good story? One of the most popular forms of entertainment in our culture is watching movies. My wife and I enjoy watching movies and some of our favorite movies are those that are really well told stories. We really shouldn’t be surprised that we enjoy stories so more

  • What We Need Now

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    What we need now is for God to give us: I. Renewed Vision, II. Renewed Vitality, and III. Renewed Victory.

    What We Need Now Text: Ps.84: 11, 12; Ps.86: 6, 11 Intro: The writer of Psalm 84 concludes that psalm with some very encouraging thoughts. In verse 11, he compares God to the sun, by saying that, “God, like the chief heavenly body in the physical realm, is the sole source of all our more

  • Lessons From A Cave Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 21, 2018

    Message 7 in our study of the life and ministry of Elijah. This message explores Elijah's depression after his great victory on mount Carmel. I seek to track the cause and cure for depression.

    Chico Alliance Church Elijah Series #7 “Thoughts on Feelings of Failure and Depression” Introduction We have been tracking Elijah’s faith journey from his first appearance before Ahab the evil, godless king of Israel and his Gentile wife Jezebel. He appears in Scripture boldly announcing more

  • What The Servant Brings

    Contributed by Timothy Dolan on Oct 17, 2010

    esus is the Servant of the Servant Songs and He brings position (chosen and predestined); protection; and deliverance. As Christians, we benefit from what the servant brings.

    WHAT THE SERVANT BRINGS Scripture Text: Isaiah 49:1-6 Introduction: Isaiah 49 is somewhat cryptic; but with a little bit of study it becomes more easily understandable. Let’s just read the passage and then we will take a look at some other passages that will give us a better more