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  • From Pit To Place

    Contributed by James Harrington on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,197 views

    The story of Joseph helps us to choose to overlook unfair offenses, overcome enormous obstacles and model a virtue that is fast becoming lost in or hostile age.

    From Pit to Palace Genesis 32:22-32 In David Aikman’s book Great Souls: Six Who Changed the Century, he profiles six leaders of the 20th century who he argues triumphed over criticism, adversity and opposition. Aikman writes, “I’ve always personally been inspired by the lives of great ...read more

  • Grapes, Grasshoppers, Giants, And God

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 121 ratings
     | 22,022 views

    Opportunity is usually accompanied by opposition. Strength usually is accomplished through struggles. This sermon explores the challenges faced by God’s people, and the choice they made !

    Grapes, Grasshoppers, Giants, & God Numbers 13:17-33, 14:1-9, 26-32 17. And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain: 18. And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be ...read more

  • Dealing With Childhood Experiences Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,381 views

    Self-help excercises for overcoming bad childhood experiences based on the book of Daniel, chapter one.

    Childhood can be difficult enough, even if you grow up in the best of circumstances. Truth is, some of us didn’t have the luxury of growing up in an environment that was always safe and secure. Others of us who did have a pretty good upbringing still have some things we’d like to forget when ...read more

  • Am I Good Enough? Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Feb 26, 2003
    based on 158 ratings
     | 14,009 views

    First sermon in series "Living Life on Purpose - Christ’s Answers to Man’s Questions". This is a question from John the Baptist.

    Christ’s purpose-driven life was constantly arousing the curiosity of onlookers. Whether His followers or His enemies, people were so impressed with Him, or, in some cases, intimidated by Him, that they wanted to know how and why He had it all together - so they asked Him questions. Jesus used ...read more

  • Chasing After... Career Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 7,479 views

    We seek meaning for our lives in the very same places the Teacher looked in Ecclesiastes ... and are all ultimately meaningless without God.

    American Idols: #1 Work Ecclesiastes 2:17-23 We’re beginning a new series tonight entitled "American Idols." You may be familiar with the popular Fox television show where contestants show off their singing talents and vie to become the next "American Idol." You’d have to have been on another ...read more

  • Chasing After ...fame Series

    Contributed by Jim Black on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,583 views

    We chase after meaning in the same idols that the Teacher of Ecclesiastes did. Ultimately he found no satisfaction in acclaim & recognition ...nor will we.

    American Idols: Contestant #2- "Star Wannabe" Ecclesiastes 1:11 We are continuing our quest to discover America’s #1 ‘Idol’ tonight! If you were here last week, you’ll remember that we interviewed "Ben A. Workaholic" who is our 1st contestant for the coveted title of "America’s #1 Idol" and ...read more

  • How To Stand Tall For Jesus When The World Is Constantly Telling You, You S

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Jul 26, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 6,203 views

    Be sure of who you are in Christ

    HOW TO STAND TALL FOR JESUS WHEN THE WORLD IS CONSTANTLY TELLING YOU, YOU SHOULD SIT DOWN. 1. BE DEFINITELY SURE YOU ARE STANDING. A. Pursue Righteousness, follow after what is right and good, live a righteous life, what God approves of. ...read more

  • Listening To God's Will For Our Lives

    Contributed by Christopher Smith on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,970 views

    Everyone struggles with purpose, but how should we look for our purpose from God.

    The LORD said, "Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the LORD , for the LORD is about to pass by." Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the LORD , but the LORD was not in the wind. After the wind there was an earthquake, but the LORD ...read more

  • Revival, Reform, Renewal

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 12, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 16,441 views

    For Reformation Sunday, and a followup to a week of revival services: revival is good, reformation is better, but renewal is what God is really aiming at.

    My great-uncle, Ed Weber, drove an ancient car. I doubt if you’ve ever heard of its brand name. He drove a Terraplane. Anybody remember the Terraplane? Well, dearie, if you do, then you are much older than I, because my great-uncle’s Terraplane was already ancient when I was a boy. It had been ...read more

  • Love That Is Better Than Life Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 20, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 9,858 views

    Before David was forced into the wilderness he was obsessed with his own comfort and the satisfaction of his own needs. It’s only when everything is taken from him that he becomes obsessed with God Himself, finding full satisfaction in his praise of Him.

    Love That is Better Than Life I came across some actual signs this week. On a plumbing company’s van: “A flush beats a full house!” At a tire shop in Milwaukee: “Invite us to your next blowout!” At a towing company: “We don’t charge an arm and a leg. We want tows.” On a maternity room ...read more

  • Discovering Your Purpose Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 284 ratings
     | 91,168 views

    As we understand the ramifications of Christ dwelling within us, we will strive for maturity in our faith and can become all that God desires for us to be.

    Discovering Your Purpose A truck driver was hauling a load of 500 penguins to the zoo. Unfortunately, his truck broke down. He eventually waved down another truck and offered the driver $500 to take the penguins to the zoo. The next day the first truck driver got his truck fixed and drove ...read more

  • How Bad Do You Want It?

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 13, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 22,044 views

    How far do you want to go with the Lord. Do you want everything that He has for you or are you content to live with the bare minimum?

    12/31/02 Watchnight Service How Bad Do You Want It? 2 Kings 13:14-19 14Now Elisha was fallen sick of his sickness whereof he died. And Joash the king of Israel came down unto him, and wept over his face, and said, O my father, my father, the chariot of Israel, and the horsemen thereof. ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be Directionally Challenged?

    Contributed by John Mccaherty on Nov 19, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,900 views

    What’s the worse thing that can happen to us in this world? Sickness, Loss of love one, Job loss Actually Jesus says that the world will set stumbling blocks in front of us, in order to lead us into sin. The worst thing is to live life only to loose it.

    What does it mean to be Directionally Challenged? Matthew 18:7-14 kjv Matthew 18:7-14 Mt 18:7Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh! therefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and cast them ...read more

  • Running The Race

    Contributed by Willem Slomp on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,679 views

    Make every effort to keep your eyes fixed on the Lord your God

    READ: HEBREWS 12: 1- 15 TEXT: HEBREWS 12: 14-15 SING: PSALM 125: 1,4 PSALM 18: 7, 9, 10 PSALM 38: 7, 8, 10 HYMN 9: 1-5 HYMN 10: 1, 9, 10 Beloved congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters: The author of the letter to the Hebrews begins chapter 12 by ...read more

  • Running The Race

    Contributed by Willem Slomp on Jan 5, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,203 views

    Make every effort to keep your eyes fixed on the Lord your God

    READ: HEBREWS 12: 1- 15 TEXT: HEBREWS 12: 14-15 SING: PSALM 125: 1,4 PSALM 18: 7, 9, 10 PSALM 38: 7, 8, 10 HYMN 9: 1-5 HYMN 10: 1, 9, 10 Beloved congregation of our Lord Jesus Christ, brothers and sisters: The author of the letter to the Hebrews begins chapter 12 by ...read more