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  • Prayer And Formal Requests

    Contributed by Steven Boyns on Feb 6, 2006
     | 932 views

    For the last few weeks we’ve been sharing with you a series of messages on one of the most crucial practices of every Christian – that of prayer. And we said from the beginning, that the action of prayer ought not be viewed as an option for the Christian

    For the last few weeks we’ve been sharing with you a series of messages on one of the most crucial practices of every Christian – that of prayer. And we said from the beginning, that the action of prayer ought not be viewed as an option for the Christian, but as an obligation. And prayer, as it ...read more

  • Why Is It Unwise To Underestimate People With Less Formal Education?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 1,754 views

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educate

    In this passage we read, "Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus." (Acts 4:13) There is a tendency for the formally educated to look down on those without formal ...read more

  • Let Holy Spirit Help Lead In Formal And Informal Settings

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 5, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,830 views

    General John Galvin, Supreme Allied Commander in Europe was asked what was it like to be in charge of a variety of forces. His reply: “I often feel like the director of a cemetery. I have a lot of people under me but nobody listens

    Learning to Lead in Formal and Informal Settings (I Cor 9:19-27) Some leaders are comfortable in formal settings but are awkward informally relating to people. Jonathan Edwards, the former President of Princeton Seminary was dismissed as the Pastor of his local church for that very reason. ...read more

  • Praise Him

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Mar 1, 2009
    based on 21 ratings
     | 7,648 views

    True praise to God is more than a formal exercise; it is a heartfelt way of living that expresses itself in exultation to God.

    Praise Him Griffith Baptist Church – 3/1/09 P.M. Service Text: Psalm 47 Key verse: Psalms 47:1 - O clap your hands, all ye people; shout unto God with the voice of triumph. Premise: True praise to God is more than a formal exercise; it is a heartfelt way of living that expresses itself ...read more

  • Consecrated Life - Evangelism Series

    Contributed by Donald Stanley on Nov 23, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,181 views

    There is an evangelism program that 100% of Christians can be involved in and effective in. This program involves no formal training and is long-term effective.

    Joshua 3:5 5 Then Joshua said to the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do wonders among you.” • Consecrate = To be set apart, Holy, Sanctified. • Before the people could follow God into the Promised Land, they had to separate themselves from all that was ...read more

  • Mentoring Men Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 3, 2004
    based on 91 ratings
     | 12,620 views

    Teaching does not have to be in a formal setting; in fact, the best kind of learning takes place in every day life, when we simply speak spiritual truth.

    As we turn today to Titus 2, the focus, as John MacArthur states, “changes from the pastors to the people, from the elders to everybody, and from the leadership to the laity.” Specifically, Paul’s passion is for people to live out the transforming power of the gospel and not to look like the “same ...read more

  • Lessons For Living

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Apr 19, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,316 views

    Book III of the Psalms, a collection formalized at the time of the Exile, features the teaching psalms (maskil) of Asaph, a Levite who led a choir that praised God.

    LESSONS FOR LIVING PSALMS 73–78 “I will remember the deeds of the LORD; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago. I will meditate on all Your works and consider all Your mighty deeds” (Ps. 77:11–12). Book III of the Psalms, a collection formalized at the time of the Exile, features the ...read more

  • What Not To Wear

    Contributed by John Mayes on Jan 18, 2006
    based on 96 ratings
     | 12,697 views

    Why would a king invite the good and the bad to a formal party and then reject one of his guest because he was not dressed as well as the others? Click here and find out!

    What not to wear. The Learning Channel, (TLC) has a program where a person gets picked to come on their show and receive $5,000.00 to use on a complete fashion makover. There is one catch: ...read more

  • Baptsts And Church Membership Series

    Contributed by Nathan Eyland on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,743 views

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story-preaching is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did.

    This is a fictional account of a young lady, Michelle Peterson. The purpose of this story is to try and demonstrate some of the reasons why Baptists developed a formal church membership along the lines that they did. Michelle Peterson was born in London, August 5th 1615. Her parents were ...read more

  • Ritualism Versus Spiritual Reality Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 20, 2010
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,544 views

    God desires to curb the trend toward formalism in religion which is satisfied with meeting external observation. To obey the moral precepts & principles of the word is infinitely more important than ceremonies & man-made traditions.

    ZECHARIAH 7: 1-7 RITUALISM VERSUS SPIRITUAL REALITY [Ezra 6:1-11] The seventh and eighth chapters are the third distinct division of the prophecy. In the first portion was the call to national repentance and turning to the Lord for His Covenant blessings. After a national turning to God ...read more

  • God's Pattern For The Church Thessalonica

    Contributed by David Parks on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,322 views

    We look at our society and see great confusion about the nature of the church. Is it a worshiping society of people who come together once a week for cold formal pomp and circumstance. . . . Or, is it a place we come for a wild tumultuous emotional rele

    God’s Pattern for the Local Church: Thessalonica TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 1:3-8 INTRODUCTION: 1. If you read the paper or watch Television you know that we live in a time of great moral, ethical, political and religious confusion. 2. For example, our nation is now struggling with the question ...read more

  • Dishonoring The Lord

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,465 views

    The lesson for us in this Bible study is very clear and simple – God as our Father and Master is never pleased with just any religious ceremonies, formalities and rituals. God would only accept the best of the time, abilities, talents, and offerings from

    Intro: The Lord is great (Psa. 145:3) over all the earth. Here, God’s people failed to properly honor Him. Since Israel was supposed to fear God and love Him wholeheartedly (Deut. 6:3, 5), the severity of her spiritual condition was truly alarming. Again, the Lord reminds and rebukes Israel. ...read more

  • Greatest Investment Advice Ever Given

    Contributed by Eric Kramer on Mar 4, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,929 views

    Investment advice, in a long story format, edit according to your needs, not copywrited, bible quotes taken from internet bible quotes, feel free to add to or edit this paper any way acceptable to God. I am no expert and dont claim to be, no formal theol

    The Greatest Investment Advice Ever Given The king held vast amounts of gold in his treasury, so risk another investment, especially in a foreign country. It was far to travel; over 1,000 miles away, and 2 countries buffered him between his well-defended lands and the Italian peninsula’s Roman ...read more

  • Acquaint Thyself

    Contributed by David Dailey on Feb 8, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,641 views

    Strong relationship built by continuing fellowship The blessing of knowing God

    Job 22:21-30 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then ...read more

  • Getting To Know The Father

    Contributed by David Dailey on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,988 views

    building a personal relationship with God

    Job 22:21-30 Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee. Receive, I pray thee, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in thine heart. If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles. Then ...read more