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  • Detours - Pt. 1 - Detour Decisions Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Dec 4, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,111 views

    A wandering from a direct route. A different path. Unexpected turns and obstacles. What do you do when your life takes you down a path for which you didn’t plan?

    Detours Pt. 1 – Detour Decisions I know we all have pet peeves. There are certain things that push your buttons and cause your perfect day to become your worst day. I have buttons! I am an ordered person. In other words, I like to travel the same route every day. I don’t like to alter from that ...read more

  • The Covenant Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 10, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 10,362 views

    God marks Abram/Abraham as His covenanted people.

    • Promises: Tonight, I am going to speak about a topic that requires some maturity. • It is a bit embarrassing in one sense, and appeals to our immaturity in another. • I am not going to ask for much. I just ask you to be as mature as me as we go through this. • You will ...read more

  • God's Solutions Are Better Series

    Contributed by Tim White on Mar 10, 2014
     | 3,623 views

    God rejects Abraham's plan and gives him a better one.

    • Ill. Todd Coget could feel the pressure. He was beginning to believe he had bit off more than he could chew and his wife was expecting way too much out of him. • He had to finish painting the kitchen to the house they were building, pick up the kids, and somehow select the things to ...read more

  • Why Do We So Seldom See God Do Great Things?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 17, 2013
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,009 views

    A look at how and why we settle for less than God's best.

    WHY DO WE SO SELCOME SEE GOD DO GREAT THINGS? Often in our spiritual lives, we become content with second-best plans. - Genesis 17:16, 18. - Abraham had so come to accept his Plan B (having Ishmael by Sarah’s maidservant) that when God speaks of the fulfillment of His original great ...read more

  • Abraham’s Encounter With God

    Contributed by Bennett T Cortez on Mar 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,280 views

    True faith requires action.

    Henry Blackaby in “Experiencing God” words it this way: "The crisis of belief is an encounter with God requires faith. Encounters with God are God-sized. What you do in response to God’s revelation reveals what you believe about God. True faith requires action". If someone promised you that one ...read more

  • What's In A Name?

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Feb 23, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,489 views

    Abram has his name changed to Abraham. (Powerpoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    SERMON OUTLINE: A New Appearing (vs 1-2) A New Requirement (vs 1b) A New Name (vs 3b-5) A New Bond (vs 9-22) SERMON BODY: Ill: • "What's in a name?" • Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet made this question famous. • If you know the story you will remember that ...read more

  • El Shaddai "The Almighty All-Sufficient God Who Protects And Provides" Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Apr 3, 2011
    based on 10 ratings
     | 42,389 views

    What will it take to make you happy? You may be thinking that you need God to meet a material or money need that you have. You may want God to restore a broken relationship. You may have a physical weakness or disease that you would like to see God cure.

    Purpose: To magnify God's ability to do everything He promises. Aim: I want the listener to gain great confidence in God's ultimate plan to bless His own. INTRODUCTION: What will it take to make you happy? You may be thinking that you need God to meet a material or money need that you have. ...read more

  • El Shaddai Pt 2 "The Almighty All-Sufficient God Who Protects And Provides" Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Apr 11, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,567 views

    We all have needs, those needs may be physical, financial, or emotional like joy or happiness, but every one of us has needs. How can our needs be met? We are studying what the name El Shaddai means because we need to know that we are protected and pro

    Purpose: To magnify God's ability to do everything He promises. Aim: I want the listener to gain great confidence in God's ultimate plan to bless His own. INTRODUCTION: We all have needs, those needs may be physical, financial, or emotional like joy or happiness, but every one of us has needs. ...read more

  • Laughing Away The Burdens

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 119 ratings
     | 12,233 views

    Abraham laughed in the cynicism of old age; Sarah laughed in the denial that defends against what is inevitable; but beyond both of them God laughed in joy at the triumph of His purposes, fulfilled in two aged followers.

    You have heard it said, “He who laughs last, laughs best.” Let me expand on that: I may laugh, you may laugh, but God will have the last and best laugh, for God’s purposes will be served. Laughter. There are all sorts of reasons to laugh. Some will laugh out of frustration; unable to do what ...read more

  • Turning The Facts Into Faith

    Contributed by Jeremy Poling on Jun 3, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,331 views

    Just because it is a fact does not mean it has to stay that way.

    Thank you Rev. Shane Giadrosich TURNING THE FACTS INTO FAITH TEXT GEN 17:15-17 Gen 17:15-17 15 And God said unto Abraham, As for Sarai thy wife, thou shalt not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall her name be. 16 And I will bless her, and give thee a son also of her: yea, I will bless her, ...read more

  • Changing Our Name

    Contributed by Rhonda Feurtado on Oct 30, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,872 views

    God changed Abram's name when he made the covenant with him. In the Bible, changing of names often indicates something significant happening in a person's life. When we let God into our life, things are different. God wants to enter into covenant relation

    Changing our Name Do ya’ll remember the show “let’s make a deal”? That was kinda fun, seeing who would wind up with the best deal from what they traded. They all traded hoping to get something better in exchange. How many of us try to make a deal with God in much the same ...read more

  • The Best Is Yet To Be

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 21, 2010
    based on 30 ratings
     | 16,535 views

    Senior Adult Sunday 1989: God wants to bless us in our senior years and to give us "laughter". He can work through our mistakes and even make those into blessings. From crosses He makes resurrections.

    As they passed through the middle age years and headed for senior status, they took some measures to make sure that those years would be manageable years. They took stock of their finances, for example, and made sure that there would be enough for everyday life and for at least a few ...read more

  • Part 3 - Genesis 17:1-27 - Could You Choose A Different Sign? Please! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 10, 2010
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,046 views

    The real SIGN OF THE COVENANT that God made with Abraham is not found in the stars. It was another kind of sign entirely, a sign which probably stunned Abram at first.

    Part 3 - Genesis 17:1-27 - COULD YOU CHOOSE A DIFFERENT SIGN? PLEASE! On facebook I have noticed that you have the opportunity of reading your HOROSCOPE for some kind of guidance each day. Apparently it was Empedocles, a fifth century BCE Greek philosopher, who started it all off when he ...read more

  • Father Abraham The Bold

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 20, 2011
     | 5,380 views

    Abraham’s deep attachment to BOTH Ishmael and Isaac is often overlooked. Abraham was a gutsy dad who stood up to his wife and took responsibilities for his sons; he was anything but passive. In what ways is a godly father bold? Father Abraham’s life de

    Father Abraham the Bold (topical) 1. Fathers are different from mothers just as men are different from women: 2. Brian Bill comments, "I read something this week entitled 50 Reasons Why It’s Good To Be a Man. I won’t read all of them but I did put together my own top-10 list": 10 You know ...read more

  • Unshakeable Faith Series

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on May 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,323 views

    Through Abraham’s story with Ishmael, we learn that we cannot be saved by works but only by trusting in God’s works done for us. Then impossible things can happen!

    New York Times, April 16, 2011: So unshakable was this town’s faith in its sea wall and its ability to save residents from any tsunami that some rushed toward it after a 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Japan on the afternoon of March 11. After all, the sea wall was one of ...read more