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  • 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

  • Moving Beyond Regret

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    How to move from regret to restoration.

    Like Simon Peter, sometimes we boast too much and pray too little. After he denied that he even knew Jesus, the crow of a rooster and the glance of Jesus brought him back down to earth. Mark 14:72 records that Peter broke down and wept after he realized the gravity of his actions. Yet more

  • Love Is More Than A Four-Letter Word

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    "What you do defines you" - a line borrowed from movie "Batman Begins" summarizes this message.

    Love is more than a four-letter word 1 John 3:11-16 "Batman Begins" movie has a scene in it that I like – Bruce Wayne aka Batman puts on the playboy act—meant to keep people from connecting him with the crusading hero Batman— Wayne’s girlfriend from his past and now a zealous district more

  • "What About Judging Others?"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Jul 14, 2005
    based on 41 ratings

    Scripture has much to say about judging others. Should we refuse to decline to make any assessment of others since non of us is perfect? What does scripture say?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches July 17, 2005 “What About Judging Others?” Matthew 7:1-12 James 4:11, 12 INTRODUCTION: In today’s scripture when Jesus said “judge not” was He wanting his disciples to close their eyes to all evil and error? Did he intend that managers forgo critical more

  • Am I My Brother's Keeper?

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Apr 13, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    Demonstrates the Community of the Body of Christ. That we must take responsibility for others; but we must also be responsible for ourselves--we can’t burden others.

    Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Introduction: The ancient question from the time of Cain & Abel. Galatians 6:1-5 Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. 2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way more

  • Unlimited Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 33 ratings

    We have been forgiven much, therefore we must forgive others much.

    Perhaps you’ve heard the story about the stubborn old farmer who was plowing his field. A neighbor who was watching as he tried to guide the mule finally said, "I don’t want to butt in, but you could save yourself a lot of work by saying "gee" and "haw," instead of jerking on the reins." The more

  • You Never Know Who Your Friends Really Are Series

    Contributed by Henry Lee Clay on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 65 ratings

    People will often make claims that are not true to impress you and oftentimes they will betray what their mouths have declared by the things that they do.

    Matt. 21:1-11 & Matt. 27:15-18, 20-23 “You Never Know Who Your Friends Really Are” H Lee Clay In our text Jesus goes to “Bethphage” (The house of the unripe fig). It was a village on the Mount of Olives on the road from Jerusalem. He comes to a place that is full of un-ripened people. He more

  • Ministry Outside The Circle Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 26, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Leprosy has been understood to be an allegory for sin throughout the history of the church. We learn a great deal about our need and God’s great love in this story of the leper and Jesus.

    Matthew 8:2-4 “Ministry Outside the Circle” INTRODUCTION When reading a passage of Scripture, it is important for us to ask the question, “How does this apply to my life today?” The question before us, as we read this miracle story is, “What could we today, in the twenty-first century, more

  • The Lifestyle Of Christ Followers

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Aug 8, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    As Christ followers Paul instructs us how to walk and life a Christ honoring life. There are certain things we are to "put off" and certain things we are to "put on."

    The Lifestyle of Christ Followers Ephesians 4:25-32 For all Christ followers the Bible sets certain standards of living. Ephesians 5:15 says, “Be careful how you walk – not as unwise but as wise making the most of every opportunity because the days are evil.” When walking it is important 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

  • It Takes A Big Man Series

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on Aug 30, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    It takes a big person to forgive.

    Philemon 1-7 It Takes a Big Man Woodlawn Baptist Church August 28, 2005 Introduction I don’t know if you are familiar with whom Elizabeth Barrett Browning is. If you’ve been to any of the weddings I’ve conducted you have heard me use some of her poetry. Elizabeth was raised by a tyrannical more

  • "Let Evil Ruin Itself"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 5, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    A call to ask Jesus for His forgiveness and thus allow God to overcome evil with good.

    Romans 12:9-21 “Let Evil Ruin Itself” By: Rev. Kenneth E. Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA The famous autobiography of Corrie Ten Boom, called The Hiding Place, tells how the Ten Booms, a Christian family living during the Nazi more

  • Thoughts About Labor Day

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Sep 7, 2005
    based on 94 ratings

    Christian values effect the way employers and employees interact.

    Thoughts About Labor Day I Thess. 4:11 & II Thess. 3:10-12 INTRO: I think Labor Day is a kind of strange holiday. While we call it "Labor Day," we try to do as little labor as possible and most working people have the day off. I don’t recall anyone wishing me a "happy labor day" or sending me a more

  • How To Come Back When You're Down

    Contributed by Gary Macdonald on Nov 1, 2001
    based on 96 ratings

    Everybody sins. But the Christian has a unique place to turn that will take him past his sin and on to forgiveness.

    How To Come Back When You’re Down By Gary MacDonald Everybody sins. But the Christian has a unique place to turn that will take him past his sin and on to forgiveness. Read Scripture Passage: Psalm 51 The devil tempts you to sin by suggesting to you that, "You can get away with it." more