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  • Sunny Side Sermon Viii: Despite The Dark, Solomon Kept On The Sunny Side Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Jul 1, 2020

    In our fallen world, Christians must do as Solomon did: Ask God for a remedy to the situation we find (or put) ourselves in. God turned a raucous sinner's formula for failure into a repentant sinner's formula for success!

    DESPITE THE DARK SIDE, SOLOMON KEPT ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF LIFE Which is it? “There’s no fool like an old fool” or “The older you get, the wiser you become”? Can you have it both ways? If we were to put it to a vote, we would probably get a split decision more

  • Dealing With Failure Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 21, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    We can recover from failure as David did when he sinned with Bathsheba

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • One of the most frustrating parts of life can be dealing with failure, succumbing to sin. • Failure can be especially hard to deal with if you have not dealt with a lot of failure in your life. • The biggest failure in life usually has to do with walking down a path of more

  • For Or Against Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Sep 23, 2003
    based on 23 ratings

    This is the 5th study in the study "David’s Lamp".

    Series: David’s Lamp (Kings Of Judah) #5 FOR OR AGAINST? 2 Chronicles 21-24 Introduction: 1. No prayer, Bible reading, or 10 Commandments in school. Segregated schools for homosexuals o.k. 2. Profanity and nudity on prime-time T.V. o.k. Saying the name God in a positive “light” on “Touched more

  • Finding Success-Message For Kids

    Contributed by David Henderson on Apr 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    This message is written for children to help them begin to get a proper view of what success is. It has to do with following God;s direction.

    One of the first things we need when we set out to be successful is a plan. God asked Noah to prepare for the coming flood and gave him a plan of how to build an ark. It was very specific. Have you ever put together a model car or anything like that you had to build? Ever use an erector set? I more

  • What Is The Church? Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    When churches forget who they are and what is their purpose they quickly sink into a sea a of insignificance with no effectiveness and no power.

    Series: Being the Body WHAT IS THE CHURCH? Matthew 16:13 18 18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I have discovered through the years that one of the most important aspects, if not more

  • The Failure Of A Faulty Focus

    Contributed by Jeffery Richards on Nov 2, 2002
    based on 70 ratings

    Sexuality, Materialism, and Approval of man are all areas of a faulty focus.

    The Failure of a Faulty Focus A woman bought a parrot to keep her company but returned it the next day. "This bird doesn’t talk," she told the owner. "Does he have a mirror in his cage?" he asked. "Parrots love mirrors. They see their reflection and start a conversation." The woman bought a mirror more

  • Typical Counselees' Masks

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 8 ratings

    Typical Counselees’ Masks

    Typical Counselees’ Masks Matt 5:44 1). The Mask of Politics - Some people both inside and outside of the church are making decisions based on what is diplomatically expedient. They are often more concerned about hiding behind their diplomatic identities, roles, and responsibilities than more

  • The Point: Devotion To Service Series

    Contributed by Todd Bishop on Mar 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The third point of life is a devotion to serving Christ, Church, and Community.

    Three weeks ago we started our series, “What’s the Point?” We learned that discovering the POINT is really about realizing our PURPOSE! Proverbs 19:21: “You can make many plans, but the LORD’s purpose will prevail” (NLT). A couple of weeks ago we discussed that the 1st point of life is to more

  • Buenos Dias (For Women)

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 3, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    A devotion for Women: To have a Buenos Dias, we need to practice letting go and practice saying no.

    Devotion: Buenos Dias Breakfast by: Susan Skidmore “If you’re speeding down the freeway, the police might pull you over. But no one ever makes you take pit stops. You have to choose them. It’s the same with life. Emergencies force us to stop, but pit stops of joy are events we plan for more

  • How God Turns Failure Into Favor Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 9, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    Failure isn’t final and it isn’t fatal. God can bring you back from failure.

    INTRODUCTION This is the fourth message is the series from 1 Thessalonians which I’ve entitled, “Finding Hope in a Hopeless World.” In this message we’re going to talk about “How God Turns Failure into Favor.” I don’t even know if kids in school take more

  • Giving Thanks As We Grow Older Sermon Iii: Giving Thanks Vs Grumbling Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Sep 27, 2019

    Grumbling always has angered the Lord God our Creator but Praying about dissatisfactions in life brings positive responses from God whereupon we ought to give thanks to God for His grace, mercy and faithfulness to us.

    GIVING THANKS VS GRUMBLING Numbers 11:1-2 and 1 Thessalonians 5:16 Grumbling never did anybody any good. Grumbling was the biggest problem God had with His chosen more

  • No Failure

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 18, 2008
    based on 31 ratings

    In our text, it appears that Paul was a failure but only in the eyes of the world, not in the eyes of the Lord. 1- He was insulted but daring 2- He was accused but pure 3- He was displeasing but pleasing

    INTRO.- ILL.- Pete walked up to his teacher’s desk, holding a report card with a big red F. "If I were you," said Pete, "I would change this while you still can." "Why is that?" asked the teacher. "Because my daddy told me that if I brought home one more failing report card, someone was more

  • The Approval Of One

    Contributed by Hansel Young on Jul 29, 2008
    based on 16 ratings

    Refusing to Live For Man’s Applause Living Only for God’s Approval

    The Approval of One Proverbs 12:2 “A good man obtaineth favor of the Lord: but a man of wicked devices will he condemn.” Galatians 1:10 “For do I now persuade men, or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ.” How many of you more

  • Overcoming Discouragement Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Feb 14, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    We can be easily defeated by words or ridicule. Pray and focus on what God has called us to do. Overcome fatigue, frustrations and fears by asking God for help, getting reinforcements and remembering the great and awesome God.

    What we learn last week: • God uses anyone who is willing to offer themselves to serve. He looks for availability, not capability. • So you and I have a place in God’s church, and being a member of this Body, our contribution is valuable and vital. • Since we are more

  • 21 Methods Of Having A Ministry Of Healing According To James 5:14-18

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2001
    based on 94 ratings

    By faith claim promises that express your belief in God to work restoration, revival, and renewal through His healing

    Suggestions For Having a Ministry of Healing According to James 5:14-18 1. Seek the will of God for healing in the context of His greater purposes in scripture. These will include evangelism, discipleship, spiritual maturity, the fruits of the Spirit, and the growth of His church qualitatively more