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  • Giving Thanks Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 354 ratings
     | 37,138 views

    A thankful spirit is a distinguishing feature of a Christian.

    Thanksgiving is coming up, as you all know. When you think of Thanksgiving, what do you think of? Well, mashed potatoes and gravy, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, green bean casserole, pumpkin pie, and of course, turkey. At least, that’s what most people think of. But in the past few years, ...read more

  • How To Give Thanks In Every Circumstance

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 303 ratings
     | 25,288 views

    Jeremiah wrote, "From them shall proceed the voice of thanksigiving and the sound of those who make merry and I will multiply them and they not will be diminished." (Jer 30:19)God does not want more grumps but grateful people to give Him greater glory, ho

    Have you ever noticed that people who habitually ungrateful are stranger to happiness? Illustration: One day a TV reporter asked a mason, "How do you like your job? I hate it, he said. Its this most boring job in the world." That same reporter asked another mason on the other sided of the ...read more

  • Contentment

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 4, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,889 views

    We can cultivate contentment by giving thanks, by realizing that God withholds no good thing from us, and by seeking that which is eternal.

    Joy is a deep, abiding sense of satisfaction and fulfillment that flows from our relationship with Jesus Christ. It is the birthright of every Christian, something purchased for us by Christ, something we all desire and which God desires for us. And yet joy is something which we don’t always ...read more

  • What's There To Be Thankful For?

    Contributed by David Scolforo on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 168 ratings
     | 29,171 views

    WHAT’S THERE TO BE THANKFUL FOR? TWO MEN WERE WALKING THROUGH A FIELD ONE DAY WHEN THEY SPOTTED A

    WHAT’S THERE TO BE THANKFUL FOR? TWO MEN WERE WALKING THROUGH A FIELD ONE DAY WHEN THEY SPOTTED AN ENRAGED BULL. INSTANTLY THEY DARTED TOWARD THE NEAREST FENCE. THE STORMING BULL FOLLOWED IN HOT PURSUIT, AND IT WAS SOON APPARENT THEY WOULDN'T MAKE IT. TERRIFIED, THE ONE SHOUTED TO THE OTHER, ...read more

  • Funeral Sermon

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Mar 2, 2001
    based on 2,875 ratings
     | 392,013 views

    A "generic" message based on Psalm 23 that easily accomodates a variety of situations. Pastors will find that adding personal notes about the deceased is easy to do. This sermon may be particularly helpful when conducting a funeral of someone the minister did not personally know.

    Psalm 23 Funeral Meditation by the Rev. Dr. W. Maynard Pittendreigh Pittendreigh@aol.com For centuries the Twenty-third Psalm has been one of the most treasured passages in all of Holy Scripture. It is among the most familiar, so much so that even people who are not religious or very ...read more

  • Don't Be A Complainer

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 85 ratings
     | 12,202 views

    Some people are ungrateful about their experiences while others experience the same things and are thankful. Some look for the negative and others look for the positive. Some complain and others are complimentary.

    DON’T BE A COMPLAINER INTRODUCTION: PRETTY GOOD SHOW FOR A NICKEL A typical American family was driving home from church one Sunday. Dad was fussing about the sermon being too long and he also said it was boring. Mom said the organist played too loud. Sis said the soloist sang off key. ...read more

  • Daniel's Three Important Decisions

    Contributed by David Scolforo on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 784 ratings
     | 60,454 views

    SOMEONE OBSERVED, ONLY MEDIOCRE PEOPLE ARE ALWAYS AT THEIR BEST. THE FINE LINE BETWEEN SUCCESS AND FAILURE IS REALLY QUITE BROAD AND WELL DEFINED. IT IS NOT COINCIDENTAL THAT SOME PEOPLE EXCEL AT WHAT THEY DO WHILE OTHERS BARELY GET BY. THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE ACHIEVE AND THERE ARE REASONS ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Put A Positive Spin On Every Problem

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 135 ratings
     | 5,713 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us view problems with the mind of Christ. When you are tempted to say, "All these problems make me think that my efforts are not worth it, remember Romans 8:28.

    1. The Holy Spirit increasingly sanctifies those who are a part of His family. The Spirit frees us from the problems, restrictions and penalties of sin as He sanctifies us. 2 Cor. 3:18, Paul writes, "But we all with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord are changed from ...read more

  • The Gift Of Memory

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 16, 2001
    based on 590 ratings
     | 11,884 views

    To call attention to the roll of memorials as "memory aids" so that we will reflect and commit to appropriate action.

    The Gift of Memory Ps 103:1-14 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help You Handle Prolonged Disputes?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,279 views

    Keep your attitude, thoughts and lifestyle calm and above reproach. Paul writes, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you

    What are some of the Biblical guidelines for handling controversies? 1. Keep your attitude, thoughts and lifestyle calm and above reproach. Paul writes, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help Me Overcome The Problems Of Disobedient Children?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 7,659 views

    Outrageous conduct is not done for reasons of ignorance of God’s standards of truth, but is caused by self will, rebellion and one’s own sinful desires. Only the Lord’s love is able to break through to some stubborn hearts and minds.

    What Should I Do With My Disobedient Children? 1. Ask the Lord for help in resisting the declining moral tendencies in our society. Paul writes, "They disobey their parents, they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless. Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 104 ratings
     | 2,182 views

    Thesis: The Lord's Supper honors Christ and benefits Christians. Intro.: 1. It is difficult to overestimate the importance and significance of the Lord's Supper for Christians: a. Oscar Cullman--LS "basis and goal of every gathering" of 1st Christians. b. John Calvin considered LS the ...read more

  • Temporary Defeat

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,048 views

    GOD SOMETIMES GIVES TEMPORARY DEFEAT TO SET THE STAGE FOR MAGNIFYING HIS GLORY THRU DELIVERANCE

    BIG IDEA: GOD SOMETIMES GIVES TEMPORARY DEFEAT TO SET THE STAGE FOR MAGNIFYING HIS GLORY THRU DELIVERANCE INTRODUCTION: Israelite patriot being trampled over and seemingly ignored by God; Tone: mingling of faith and sorrow God’s might as shown in deeds both of mercy and justice should be ...read more

  • Christian Fathering

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 7,829 views

    How is the Christian father to carry out his responsibilities

    Introductory Considerations 1. Passage from 1 Samuel not one we feel comfortable with. It is downright frightening, especially to those of us who are parents - a story of disobedient children who ignore their father’s scolding and as a result God severely punishes both them and their father - ...read more

  • How Jesus Looked To His Father For Help In His Time Of Need

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,444 views

    1. When Jesus felt weak He looked to His Father for strength, power and energy to His challenges. The Lord Jesus recalled the words of David, "The Lord is my strength and my shield; my hearts trusts in him and I am helped." (Psa. 28:7a) Ask the Lord to strengthen, encourage and empower you to do ...read more