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  • Gambling Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Oct 23, 2012
     | 2,361 views

    Is the prohibition of gambling in the Covenant of Christian Conduct just a legalistic rule or a natural outflow of loving God completely and love others as ourselves?

    A year or so ago we took several months to review the sixteen Articles of Faith found in the Manual of the Church of The Nazarene. These subjects included what we believe about the Triune God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Holy Scriptures, Sin, Atonement, Salvation, the Church, the Sacraments, the ...read more

  • A Supreme Gamble

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Jul 1, 2007
     | 1,169 views

    There is no resurrection before there is death

    Long Branch Baptist Church Halfway, Virginia; est. 1786 Sunday, July 1st, 2007 Enter to Worship Prelude David Witt Meditation 1 Cor 15:51 – 57 Invocation Michael Hollinger *Hymn #553 “Nearer My God to Thee” Welcome & Announcements Morning Prayer [See ...read more

  • Gambling With The Cross

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 205 ratings
     | 4,860 views

    Far too many people are playing around the edge of faith and gambling with the cross

    Gambling with the Cross Luke 23:26-43 Good Friday Service April 10, 1998 Introduction I. Poem by George MacLeod A. We have come to commemorate the crucifixion: We need to put this event into perspective, focus needs to be on content not cosmetics - we want to look good, focus on christ ...read more

  • Is Gambling Wrong?

    Contributed by David Scudder on Sep 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,946 views

    Is it wrong to buy a lottery ticket? Is the Bible against playing bingo? What if the money goes to the church? Is betting on the horses, or on sports wrong? There are no verses in the Bible that say, “Thou shalt not gamble” so does that mean that gambling

    Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (NAU) Purpose: To show that gambling is contrary to God's will. Aim: I want the listener to hate the sin of ...read more

  • Is Gambling A Sin?

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Jan 3, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,220 views

    There is a split among many Christians and Churches on the advantages and disadvantages of gambling and what sin, if any, it creates.

    There is a split among many Christians and Churches on the advantages and disadvantages of gambling and what sin, if any, it creates. Many churches and Christians have been taught that Christians should all be rich just because we are followers of Christ, this notion is misleading and false. ...read more

  • Gambling Ministry

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,271 views

    Exposition of Ministry

    Text: Philippians 2:25-30, Title: Gambling Ministry, Date/Place: NRBC, 10.28.12, AM A. Opening illustration: B. Background to passage: Paul is explaining to the Philippians why their emissary was sent home early. Epaphroditus is an example of a growing disciple and his commitment to his ...read more

  • Moral Issues: Gambling Series

    Contributed by Rob Harbison on May 10, 2001
    based on 166 ratings
     | 2,199 views

    When gambling thrives, someone else suffers! Lost in the glitter of the multimillion dollar winner are all the millions of losers.

    INTRO: Horse racing, lottery, church bingo, casino nights, carnival games, raffles for charity—when it comes to gambling, we’ve got it all! And when it comes to determining the morality of gambling, we have more defenses that confuse the issue than we have convictions that clarify it! A simple ...read more

  • What's Wrong With Gambling?

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
    based on 306 ratings
     | 5,214 views

    Isaiah gives us a glimpse of the forces behind gambling and why it becomes so addictive and destructive.

    Intro: ***A preacher saw a man who looked homeless sitting on a park bench and seemed to be in deep distress so he passed by him, handed him a $20 bill and whispered to him, “Never Despair”. The next day the preacher saw the man coming toward him hurriedly and gave him $60. The preacher asked ...read more

  • Gambling And Risk Taking

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,705 views

    Intro.: 1. Gambling is an issue in our society and everywhere we look there is something to remind us of that fact: a. Lottery drawings (Pick 3; Pick 4; Super Lotto, etc.) b. Pete Rose (did he or did he not gamble on pro baseball games?) c. Bingo at local clubs and churches; horseracing; ...read more

  • What's Wrong With Gambling?

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Jun 18, 2002
    based on 104 ratings
     | 2,090 views

    How should a Christian respond to the gambling craze of our day? The Scripture provides insight into how we should stand.

    Definition of Gambling: Desiring the possession of another (the prize) the gambler creates a risk (losing his own) in an attempt, through, chance, to gain the other person’s possession with nothing to give in exchange. To justify gambling, many people say things like “Life is a gamble… A farmer ...read more

  • What Is Wrong With Gambling? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 18, 2004
    based on 203 ratings
     | 9,347 views

    also included: the Lottery, Raffles, and gambling with our lives/families! Powerpoint at website under "When the Chips Are Down"

  • What's Wrong With Gambling? Series

    Contributed by Sheldon Boyd on Oct 5, 2006
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,817 views

    This is part of a series I did on topics my congregation requested. Several of these messages are two parts.

    YOU ASKED FOR IT WHAT’S WRONG WITH GAMBLING? Sunday May 21, 2006 Scripture Reference: 1 Timothy 6:9-11 Intro. A. I just want to begin this message today by saying, “You Asked For It.” This is not going to be an easy message for me to preach but for some of you it will not be an easy ...read more

  • What's Wrong With Gambling Series

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Nov 17, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,348 views

    Shows what is wrong with gambling in our society

    Title: What’s wrong with gambling Theme: Text: Exodus 20:17, Gambling- 1) a valuable consideration, mutually risked in the hope of 2) winning a significant prize, which is awarded 3) not primarily for skill or ability but largely by the caprice of chance. In just a little over a ...read more

  • "The Gamble That Paid-Off" Series

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Nov 25, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,430 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that the Roman Soldiers displayed circumstantial ignorance and was forgiven.

    25 November 2007 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Ord Military Chapel Seaside CA BIG IDEA: The Roman Soldiers were forgiven for executing the death sentence and gambling for Jesus’ garments. REFERENCES: Psalm 22:18-23 (NIV); Luke 23:33-43 (NIV); John 19:23-25 NIV (Power only ...read more

  • The Biggest Gambling Racket

    Contributed by David Carter on Dec 7, 2000
    based on 138 ratings
     | 1,950 views

    Gambling with your soul

    THE BIGGEST GAMBLING RACKET IN THE WORLD Text: Acts 24: 24,25 Introduction: Gambling is one of the biggest operations in the world. More than all money spent on Cars, Medicine, Education, and Churches! --- The word Gamble means: To play games of chance for money or other valuable stakes - To ...read more