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  • Goodness Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 11, 2008
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    Goodness is a great quality. This is a slight revamp of a 2006 message.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • What do you think of when you think of goodness? • I would imagine that each one of us would have a different idea as to what it is. • Today, I want us to examine the fruit of goodness. • Whenever the subject of being good comes up, there are not too many who see more

  • Rejoicing Brings Joy Into Life

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Jul 20, 2008

    How to have joy in your life

    This comes from the writing of John Maxwell. “After a major earthquake occurs, they begin reporting on all the aftershocks. Even though the earth has stopped moving, there are always a few more trembles after the major quake. Changes we have come to in the past few years We went from humanism, more

  • Love - The Greatest Of All Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 22, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    To really understand the "love chapter," a person has to read it in context. All the problems the Corinthians were facing in the church could be corrected by love.

    Introduction: A. One day an elderly woman and her little grandson, whose face was sprinkled with bright freckles, spent the day at the zoo. 1. Lots of children were waiting in line to get their face painted by a local artist who was decorating them with tiger paws. 2. A girl in line turned to more

  • God's Goodness Or Your Goodness? Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Nov 4, 2008
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    We usually think of good as excellence, or good as effective purpose. Goodness has become individualized. We evaluate good or evil by evaluating the impact that one person has on other persons. When you and I determine good or evil, we compare imperfect p

    Opening illustration: She thinks that because she made some bad choices in high school that a few actions make her a bad person. To look at her, she’s an all-American girl. She’s pretty, kind to small animals, lives in a nice home, drives a reliable car, and wears sensible shoes. But she thinks she more

  • Peace Boulevard Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Oct 8, 2008
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    The Biblical word "peace" [Greek ~ Irene] signifies far more than merely the absence of war. It carries the idea of completeness and wholeness. It conveys a sense of inner-satisfaction and fulfillment. It communicates the idea of contentment and serenity.

    Opening illustration: A four-year-old and a six-year-old presented their mom with a houseplant. They had used their own money to buy it and she was thrilled. The older of them said with a sad face, "There was a bouquet at the flower shop that we wanted to give you. It was real pretty but it was too more

  • "Christmas – The Process Of Pleasure”

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Dec 2, 2008

    God began His process of bring us pleasure at Christmas. This sermon shows us the four step process.

    “Christmas – the Process of Pleasure” December 7, 2008 Luke 1:67-75 “..Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: "Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come and has redeemed his people. He has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his more

  • The Gluing Fruit ~ Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Nov 13, 2008
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    Faithfulness is the “gluing” fruit that will preserve our faith and the other characters of the Spirit and identify God’s will so we can be dependable and trusting to God and others. It is the one fruit that we give to God, whereas the others are from the

    Opening illustration: Mark Hatfield tells of touring Calcutta with Mother Teresa and visiting the so-called "House of Dying," where sick children are cared for in their last days, and the dispensary, where the poor line up by the hundreds to receive medical attention. Watching Mother Teresa more

  • Having A Life That Has Meaning

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008
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    Getting roots so we can be strong ino ur faith

    Having a life that has meaning Have you ever felt that some people seem to be productive in almost everything they do? In our land we have become very conscious of being productive as the main goal in life. We are given once a month from the government a report of our gross national product more

  • Determination Of Life Or Having Self In Control

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008
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    Self-control makes us more like Christ

    Determination of Life or having self in control Let us first look at what the Bible says about self-control. 2 PT 5-8 GAL 5:23 2 TIM 3 1-5 We would have to say that many of our problems that we face in life come from our lack of self-control. This is the last of the fruits of the spirit given more

  • Goodness For Goodness Sake

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008
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    Goodness can only come from God.

    Goodness for Goodness SAKE THE fruit of the spirit is Goodness Gal. 5:22 2Pe 1: 5 make every effort to add to your faith goodness. Eph 5: 9for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness. Ps 23:6Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house more

  • Kindness Or Being A Kinder And Gentler Christian

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008

    Being Kind is needed today

    Fruit of the Spirit is Kindness or being a Kinder and Gentler Christian Col. 3:12 Since God chose you to be the holy people whom he loves; you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. As a child of God this verse says one must clothe yourself more

  • The Fruit Of Being Patient

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008
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    Patience is what brings out the best in us.

    The devil has a plan for your life: Doubt, To make you question God’s word and His goodness; Discouragement, To make you look at your problems rather than at God; Diversion, To make the wrong things seems attractive so that you will want them more than the right things; Defeat, To make you feel more

  • Enjoying Peace In All Of Life

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Sep 17, 2008

    Peace that passes understanding

    A PBS Special covering the events that led up to the "Battle of the Bulge" in WWII revealed some interesting insights. It was the autumn of 1944, and Germany had been beaten back behind its borders. The Nazi war-machine was in tatters, and repeated bombing raids by the Allies all but assured that more

  • Love Demands Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Sep 24, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The Fruit of the Spirit is God’s love and work in us, the love of Christ flowing in through His Holy Spirit in and out of us! All because we have a personal relationship with Christ, we have God’s living presence in us, living in us. The result is we have

    Opening illustration: The teacher in our adult-education creative-writing class told us to write "I love you" in 25 words or less, without using the words "I love you." She gave us 15 minutes. A woman in the class spent about ten minutes looking at the ceiling and wriggling in her seat. The last more

  • Patience, Kindness, Goodness Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Dec 31, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    A series on the fruits of the Spirit

    Getting Fruit From The Garden of God Gal. 5.22-23 Part 2 or 3 Introduction: A Opening B The fruit of the Spirit is not a new set of moral laws/codes that must be kept. 1 The fruit of the Spirit are the results of living, being led, and filled by the Holy Spirit of God. a Jesus taught more