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  • When Christians Disagree

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 153 ratings

    Disagreements among Christians are inevitable, but they can be overcome.

    WHEN CHRISTIANS DISAGREE Acts 15:1-2, 36-41 INTRO.- Do people ever disagree? Do Christians ever disagree? What a question! Of course, they do. All people disagree at times. ILL.- Two boys were fighting and one was on top of the other. Finally, the mother of the boy who was on top more

  • Get Out Of The Rut Of Complacency

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 19, 2003
    based on 25 ratings

    Many Christians are suffering from the problem of an apathetic attitude to God’s priorities. By their complacent attitudes some believers fall into the trap of selfish indifference to the passions of God for the five billion people who are yet to know Chr

    Overcoming the Problems of Complacency, Indifference and Apathy (Judges 18) Many Christians are suffering from the problem of an apathetic attitude to God’s priorities. By their complacent attitudes some believers fall into the trap of selfish indifference to the passions of God for the five more

  • "Holy Hands"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 12, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    We are called to be the Holy Hands of Christ.

    Mark 1:40-42 “Holy Hands” By: Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist, Newport News, VA Jesus’ hands were holy hands. Hebrews chapter 4 tells us that Jesus was “tempted in every way, just as we are—yet was without sin.” But the religious people of Jesus’ day certainly more

  • Prayer Part Ii: A Matter Of Persistence

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 13 ratings


    PRAYER PART II: A MATTER OF PERSISTENCE LUKE 18: 1-8 FEBRUARY 16, 2003 INTRODUCTION: ASAP = ALWAYS SAY A PRAYER: POEM TRANSITION THOUGHT: Our text for today is very basic in nature. I believe it to be one of those texts that we can all understand at first reading. Luke begins by explaining more

  • Bearing With The Weak Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 1, 2003
    based on 20 ratings

    How do we handle people who disagree with us? Paul gives us some good advice on how to listen actively, respond prayerfully, and watch circumspectfully when dealing with the less mature in Christ.

    To listen to an audio version of this message go to: and search for Romans 15. There is an interesting time period when raising kids – last week we talked about that point at which they realize they are not children anymore. Later there comes a time when they think they more

  • Eternity Matters Iv: The Severity Of It: Hell

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 18 ratings


    ETERNITY MATTERS IV: THE SEVERITY OF IT: HELL MATTHEW 5: 13 – 30 FEBRUARY 2, 2003 INTRODUCTION: Story: Dr. Ian Paisley, the fiery Irish cleric and politician was reputed to have been preaching one Sunday on the End Times - and in particular on the Day of Judgment. As he reached the climax of more

  • Starting The Engine To Begin Forgiving Series

    Contributed by Ely Lambert on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 30 ratings

    The second sermon in the series designed to teach people to totally forgive others who have sinned against them.

    Starting the Engine to Begin How to Forgive from the Heart – Matthew 18:21-35 Preached at the Laurel Church of Christ On January 15, 2003 Introduction: I. There is an interesting story about Robert E. Lee after the civil war. A. Lee visited a Kentucky lady who took him to the remains of a more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings

    Learn to encourage the despairing by understanding how to meet the four needs of the despairing

    If you’ve been with us for a while, you would know that on the third Sunday of each month, we study the Book of Job. We are on chapters 6 and 7 this morning. Chapters 1 and 2 of Job gave us the setting for the story. Job was a man who worshipped God and shunned evil. Job was wealthy, wise more

  • The Turmoil Of Human Need

    Contributed by Howard Innis on Sep 22, 2002
    based on 27 ratings

    In a culture that is given to watching and talking (Spectators) the task of the church is to present the gospel as a doing and acting faith.

    Get Attention: I hold in my a hand a piece of paper -it is a small piece of paper and now crumpled -it is now trash -I place it on the floor -not in the middle of the floor but off to the side -this is a test to see who will pick it up and who will leave it lay Notice: it is where everyone more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Kevin Litchfield on Oct 12, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon focuses on Peter and forgiveness

    Peter stood tall among the disciples. He was one of Jesus closest friends and everyone knew it. While they sat at the table, Jesus began to describe the hard road he was about to face. In a moment that must have been very difficult for Jesus. He looks out at his disciples, his closest friends and more

  • "Widening Your Circle Of Unlikely Friends"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    Do we bypass people with the good news about Jesus because we think they wouldn’t be interested because they are not like us in the way they dress or talk? How to pull down the barriers that keep us separated from people who are unlikely friends.

    liff and Saltillo UM Churches August 28, 2005 Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree “Widening Your Circle of Unlikely Friends” Acts 10:9-35 Introduction: Peter had come a long way in his walk with the Lord but he had restricted his preaching of the gospel to a limited audience focusing only on the more

  • Treating People Right Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 23, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    What is the appropriate response to bad leadership, or people that you have to correct that are older or younger than you? Find out - along with how Paul told Timothy to treat widows on the church payroll.

    Paul gives Timothy some pastoral advice on how to treat various groups in the body of Christ: older and younger men, older and younger women, widows - and then elders. Finally he gives Timothy some very personal advice. It’s possible that these two groups - widows and elders - were the focus more

  • Finding Refuge Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Jun 3, 2005
    based on 18 ratings

    Our text for this morning tells of a way that God addressed the issues of cruelty and justice in ancient Israel. He moved His people away from brutality that was very much a part of the world by putting into place a system allowing for justice.

    Finding Refuge Text: Joshua 20 Brutality! It amazes me that in this 21st century as advanced as humanity is with regard to technology, medicine, and communication - how terribly cruel we can be. Last week, my wife and I rented a DVD that I would highly recommend to each of you by the title more

  • The Church...built On A Rock

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on May 1, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    In a world where "sticks and stones" can hurt and tear people down, we are called to be "living stones," builting up one another with Chtist’s own love.

    The Church…Built on a Rock “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me.” This refrain has been used by many a generation of children to ward off the attacks of teasing peers. The image of children throwing rocks at one another has taken on new meaning of late, as our more

  • My Brother's Keeper

    Contributed by Donovan Myers on May 7, 2002
    based on 18 ratings

    A justification for being a good neighbour

    My Brother’s Keeper GENESIS 4 Donovan W. Myers Rosemount Missionary Church Am I my brother¡¦s keeper? Cain¡¦s question to God after he had killed his brother is interesting, if not infuriating. In my mind his question was insincere, dishonest and defensive. He knew what he was doing, and more