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  • You Can Run But You Can't Hide

    Contributed by Laura Leblanc on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 14,140 views

    This sermon is designed to help you understand that God is everywhere, and if he gives us a command, we should follow.

    Text Jonah 1:1-3 (NIV) The word of the Lord came to Jonah son of Ammitia Go to the great city of Ninevah and preach against it because its wickedness has come up before me. But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish went down to Joppa where he found a ship bound for that port. ...read more

  • It's Not About The Money

    Contributed by Austin Mansfield on Oct 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,722 views

    It’s not about the money. Many people hear this parable about the Rich Man and Lazarus and think that God’s got it in for rich people. But it’s not about the money. It’s about compassion.

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, Lord, my rock and my redeemer. Amen. (Psalm 19:14) It’s not about the money. Many people hear this parable about the Rich Man and Lazarus and think ...read more

  • Un-Forgivenss Creates A Debt

    Contributed by Sherry Proskine on Nov 21, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,273 views

    Un-forgiveness says, "They owe me". When we don’t forgive, it creates a debt from what someone has done to us. We can even create a debt to ourselves.

    Un-forgiveness Creates a Debt Illus. Hold up a glass of water. How heavy do you think this glass is? The total weight isn’t so important, it’s how long you try to hold it. If I hold it for a minute--not a problem. An hour--my arm will ache. Hold it for a day--you better call an ambulance. ...read more

  • How To Judge Series

    Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Jun 11, 2002
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,750 views

    This is one of the most misunderstood verses in the Bible. What did Jesus mean, "Do Not Judge?"

  • Pursue A Heart Of Compassion And Love

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,668 views

    We are called to walk in the steps of Jesus. Sometimes those steps are not easy, but we know that with each step Jesus is by our side and at times reaches down lifts us up and carries us.

    “Pursue A Heart of Compassion and Love” Matthew 9:9-13 John 5:1-9 The call of Jesus to follow Him is not a call to follow him without challenge and adventure. Jesus did not say, “Follow me and I will give you a pain free life.” We are called to walk in the steps of Jesus. Sometimes ...read more

  • How To Rub People The Right Way

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 21, 2006
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,044 views

    There are some people everyone enjoys being around. They are people who give encouragement. This message uses Barnabas an example of how to be an encourager.

    “How To Rub People the Right Way” -Develop Winning Attitudes Acts 4:36-37 There are some people everyone enjoys being around. They are people who give encouragement. To learn how to become an encourager we can look at the life of an early church leader that from the beginning of his ...read more

  • Bruised Reeds And Smoldering Wicks

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,417 views

    The Lord shows compassion and mercy to those who are broken and bruised by life. We are called to be people of compassion as well.

    Bruised Reeds and Smoldering Wicks Matthew 12:15-21 In her book entitled "It’s not in the Ministry Manual," Mary Ann Cejka relates a time when the students in her Spanish class welcomed a refugee for Thanksgiving dinner one year. The following is an excerpt from this story: Fernando did ...read more

  • The Prosperity Of God

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,975 views

    ...there have been some who have gone off the deep end with the teaching of prosperity. This is probably one of the most exaggerated (supposed) moves of God in this generation of believers.

    THE PROSPERITY OF GOD Sometimes in the Charismatic and/or Pentecostal movements, there have been some extremes. There have been those that have made the mistake of trying to exaggerate what God is actually doing. God doesn’t really want us to become some kind of an extremist in how we live ...read more

  • James - Apostle Of Passion

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 6,509 views

    In serving the Lord you can either look at what you are doing as a ministry or a job. When ministry becomes a job you lose the passion God wants you to possess.

  • Will You Forgive?

    Contributed by Millie Pisano on May 27, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,836 views

    “I will forgive-but I will not forget” is a well worn out phrase some people often use. Even the smallest of offenses can cause someone to carry a grudge against another person.

    “WILL YOU FORGIVE?” Open with the Lords Prayer “I will forgive-but I will not forget” is a well worn out phrase some people often use. Even the smallest of offenses can cause someone to carry a grudge against another person. The Lord’s Prayer is repeated by some with all most no thought to ...read more

  • A Closer Look At Encouragment Series

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 96 ratings
     | 8,758 views

    It is so easy to get discouraged, but the words that we say have such an impact on people. The church today needs encouragment, but how can we give and receive encouragment

    “A Closer Look: Encouragement” Introduction: William Arthur Ward said, “Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you.” Our words are one of the most powerful weapons that we have. ...read more

  • Contempt For God's Court Series

    Contributed by Kelly Randolph on Jun 14, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,868 views

    This message exposes the sin of placing ourselves in the position of God by self-righteously judging others.

    Contempt for God’s Court: The Problem of Self-Appointed Judges - James 4:11-12 Have you noticed the rising popularity of courtroom TV shows? First, there was Judge Wapner on The People’s Court. Then along came Judge Judy. You can also see the professional boxer and boxing referee turned judge – ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts In The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 3,662 views

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts (Acts 15:1-35) Conflicts, like the one in Acts 15, often occur because of differences of perspectives. Some people viewed the will of God differently because of their personal, cultural or religious conditioning. Resolving conflicts should always ...read more

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,115 views

    Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed

    1. Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a  diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One  day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed to. Jesus said, "Do not hinder them, ...read more

  • The Right Kind Of Dirt

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 236 ratings
     | 9,252 views

    What about all the people who at one time professed faith in Jesus Christ but who now seem to have little interest in the things of the Lord?

    I've made my choice," wrote the basketball star. "I love Jesus Christ and I try to serve Him to the best of my ability. How about you?" No, those are not the words of David Robinson, A. C. Green or any other Christian currently playing in the NBA. That testimony is from a tract written thirty years ...read more