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  • Can I Call You Friend?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 11, 2018
     | 173 views

    I would love to be counted a friend of God? There are 4 kinds of friends? Which are you? Are you a friend to others?

    CAN I CALL YOU FRIEND? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. WE NEED FRIENDS… Proverbs 27:17 Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend. WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN SYMPATHY AND COMPASSION? Sympathy is a box of Kleenex and a bowl of chicken soup. Jude 1:22 And of some have ...read more

  • Betrayal Of A Friend

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Oct 29, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,355 views

    To share how we need to respond when a friend disappoints us.

    Illustration: Living in a small town as many of you know, has its pros and it has its cons. I believe the pros are that you become friends with several people within the community and always see a friendly face. Now this can also weigh in on the cons. knowing everyone, you hear when someone has ...read more

  • Wisdom: What We Can Expect Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 31, 2016
     | 1,118 views

    Forewarned is forearmed. Wisdom not only guides us in our choices, it helps us anticipate what we may expect to see.

    Wisdom: What We Can Expect (Proverbs 24:7-12) 1. A lot of times folks get very superstitious about finding God’s will. And, more often than not, they want God’s will to be their will, and somehow make it so. 2. By the time Bobby arrived, the football game had already started. ...read more

  • God Genuinely Surprises Us

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 46 ratings
     | 5,225 views

    God’s promises of faithful forgiveness to a fallen world are suprisingly refreshing

    GOD GENUINELY SURPRISES US! Several years ago my sister-in-law threw a surprise birthday party for her husband. It was a good one. I have to admit my brother was completely caught off guard. He never saw it coming. The best part was knowing that my brother was genuinely surprised. To ...read more

  • Faith Endures Despite The Disappointments Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 26 ratings
     | 11,020 views

    This message explores Joseph’s example of faith that endures disappointments.

    Have you ever wondered what determines if a person will or will not be a success? What are those vital ingredients necessary for success? For decades many considered the intelligence quotient or IQ test to be an important measure of potential. However, through the years we have seen many people ...read more

  • When All Seems Hopeless

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,224 views

    Job shows us how great our suffering can be and how we are able to process it.

    Introductory Considerations 1. I felt trapped. "Was there any way out of my situation?" I was tired and discouraged. People were depending on me but I had nothing more to give to them. When I tried to share my pain some people offered a quick word of comfort but they really did not have the ...read more

  • Our Disappointed God

    Contributed by Rev Ken Shedenhelm on Aug 18, 2013
     | 3,352 views

    From the moment that he discovered that Adam and Eve were hiding in their nakedness to the moment that he hung on his cross, God has been disappointed in our choosing death over life. This magnifies his grace, even as it challenges our discipleship.

    I came one day to this vineyard of mine; hoping, expecting that it would all be fine. The soil was rich, the corner... divine; I loved it, for sure- this vineyard of mine. The water was plenty, the sun warm and bright; I worked it by day and watched it by night. The hedge was protective, ...read more

  • A Hope, That Doesn’t Disappoint

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Dec 13, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 4,635 views

    You don’t have to do anything to deserve God’s favor, and that’s one of the hardest things to learn about Gods goodness and Favor. The fact that you don’t have to do anything, just boggles a lot of peoples minds.

    A Hope that does not disappoint Romans 5:5 NKJ 5Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. But “hope” in the Bible is a confident and positive expectation of good. God wants you to have a confident ...read more

  • The New Year 2018: Trim The Fat! Invest In Substance!

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on Jan 7, 2018
     | 720 views

    We can live with less, but we must reduce the fat (sin, vanity), and increase the Word.

    The New Year 2018: Trim the Fat! Invest in Substance! Capt. Kelly Durant Hebrews 12:1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the ...read more

  • "When Life Seems To Be Closing In"

    Contributed by David Washburn on Mar 27, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,697 views

    We will each have a time in our lives where life seems to be closing in. We can turn to Stephen and draw stength and wisdom from how he coped when life closed in around him.

    One day a man falls off a cliff, but manages to grab hold of a tree limb on the way down. The man calls out, “Is there anyone up there?” A voice answers back, “I am here. It is I, the Lord. Do you believe in me?” “Yes, Lord I believe, I really believe, but I can’t hold on much longer.” “That’s all ...read more

  • "Waqlking And Swimming"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 7, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,156 views

    A sermon about the importance of keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus.

    Matthew 14:22-36 “Walking and Swimming” By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN eastridgeumc.org This morning we talked about the feeding of the 5,000 which happened right before our Gospel Lesson for this evening. And it is probably safe ...read more

  • The First Shall Be Last, And The Last Shall Be First

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Apr 22, 2015
     | 8,214 views

    Jesus says that it isn’t the religious folk who are first in the kingdom of heaven. It is those who are most open to turning their lives around who are first in line, those who take action when Jesus says, “follow me”.

    It’s painful to have someone you trust tell you that they are going to do something for you---and they don’t. Many of us can tell stories about people who have let us down by making promises and then not following up on them. For example, there is a story of a young widow whose husband ...read more

  • What Would God Say About.. Handling Injustice Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Apr 5, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 5,738 views

    3rd in 5 lessons prepared and delivered at InSight - Discovery Christian Church’s Believer’s Service.

    What Would God Say About Handling Injustice? 1 Peter 3:21-25 INTRODUCTION: Don’t you just hate it when you suffer unjustly? Maybe it’s something small like being shortchanged at a drive-through window, or told one price but then upon installation given another. Or may it’s more ...read more

  • The Connoisseur Spirit In Churches?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Sep 10, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,258 views

    Are we just spiritual connoisseurs or spiritual growers?The question is not where is the God of Elijah? The real question is: where are the Elijah’s of God.

    THE SPIRIT OF A CONNOISSEUR IN CHURCHES Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Luke 19:17 Well done thou good servant: because thou hast been FAITHFUL in a VERY LITTLE, have authority over ten cities. Job 23:10 But He knows the way that I take; When He has tested me, I shall come ...read more

  • The Gift Of Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Dec 13, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,245 views

    Forgiveness brings peace - both peace with God and peace with others. But it’s not easy...

    The Gift of Forgiveness Dec. 7/8, 2002 Intro: Earlier in our service, our children came and lit the second candle of Advent – the candle of peace. It’s purpose it to guide us in our preparation for celebrating the birth of our Lord by focusing our thoughts on the peace that Jesus came to ...read more