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  • Banished But Blessed

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 22, 2005
    based on 65 ratings
     | 17,658 views

    Why had God allowed such hardship to come into John’s life? Sermon explores John’s experience on Patmos and his revelation of Christ.

    Banished But Blessed Revelation 1:1-20[1] 11-21-04 Intro To set the stage for our message this morning I want you to imagine with me for a moment how you would feel if you had just received an unjust sentence—You will be transported to the Alcatraz of Asia Minor—a desolate island about six ...read more

  • Hardships And Rewards Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,061 views

    PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE REWARD

    TITLE: THE RIGHT STUFF FOR THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY (COUNT THE COST … AND BE WILLING TO PAY IT!) HARDSHIPS AND REWARDS! BIG IDEA: PAUL USES THREE PORTRAITS TO EXHORT TIMOTHY TO DEDICATE HIMSELF TO THE HARD WORK OF THE GOSPEL MINISTRY – FOCUSED ON THE ULTIMATE ...read more

  • Those Grumblin' Israelites

    Contributed by Jyoti Banerjee on Jun 6, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 4,720 views

    God took the Israelites out of Egypt into the desert. Why? So that he could mature them into the people He wanted them to be. Are we prepared for the desert in our own pilgrimage as Christians?

    Those Grumblin’ Israelites: Pilgrims in the desert Intro I am not sure what your day has been like so far, but it cannot be going worse than the experience of Mathieu Boya. Boya was practicing his golf swing in a pasture adjacent to Africa’s Benin Air Base. With one swing of the golf club, a ...read more

  • Explaining The Tsunami Disaster In The Context Of Christianity

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jan 2, 2005
    based on 91 ratings
     | 1,417 views

    How does a Christian respond to the invariable question that is asked when natural disasters occur and hundreds of thousands are killed?

    Tsunami Tragedy Can’t let the terrible tragedy of this past week go by without spending some time on it • The question I want to ask today is one that invariably comes up when disasters like the Tsunami occur and that is, “This proves there isn’t a God or else He is a harsh vindictive God only ...read more

  • "The Best Is Yet To Come"

    Contributed by Gary Smith on Jul 27, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,068 views

    Trying times ofetn serve to bring Revival and restoration.

    The Best Is Yet To Come TEXT: Ex 15:6-11 (KJV) 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious in power: thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed in pieces the enemy. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: thou sentest forth thy wrath, which ...read more

  • Reverence And Discipline

    Contributed by Johnny Small on Sep 21, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,687 views

    This sermon is about how we should reverence God and how God disciplines those that He loves.

    The Lord Disciplines Those He Loves This week when I was performing my duties as a Hospital Chaplain, I was talking to a couple and we started reminiscing about our childhood. Things have changed a lot since I was a child. We now have indoor bathrooms, central heat and air conditioning, ...read more

  • Why Does God Allow Hardship In Our Lives

    Contributed by Ray Carver on Dec 13, 2003
    based on 48 ratings
     | 5,992 views

    Have you ever look around at your life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? Hear are a few possible reasons why.

    WHY DOES GOD ALLOW HARDSHIP IN OUR LIVES? Text: Psalm 73:1-2 Intro: Have you ever look around at you life and simply asked: WHY? Have hardships and trials ever come into your life for seemingly no reason? I want to share a few things from my own personal experience, only to illustrate the ...read more

  • The Time Of The End Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 96 ratings
     | 4,317 views

    An angel reveals to Daniel the struggles that are ahead for God’s people in his own time and unto the end of the age.

    DANIEL 11 THE TIME OF THE END We have come to the closing section of the prophecy of Daniel. He had faithfully recorded the visions he had seen and the interpretation of many strange symbols. But now they give way to a straightforward narrative from the lips of the angel who had given him the ...read more

  • The Greater Inheritance (Part 2)

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Jan 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,416 views

    Is our inheritance in this life, the life to come, or both?

    Greater Inheritance (Part 2) Obtaining Our Reward It is often hard for us to grasp, but the Christian life is not a self-centered life. God calls us to lay down our life - not fulfill our life. Our satisfaction, gratification and fulfillment are God’s responsibility. The one who lays down ...read more

  • Under The Wings Of God Series

    Contributed by David Gauthier on Jun 21, 2001
    based on 138 ratings
     | 13,691 views

    Finding refuge close to God’s heart.

    As we left off last week, we saw how God had brought Naomi and Ruth through some very trying times. They had lost their husbands and were on a perilous journey back from Moab to Bethlehem. The lesson we looked at last week was that we have to come to the end of ourselves in order to find the ...read more

  • Taking The Bull By The Horns

    Contributed by Dana Visneskie on May 5, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,908 views

    God has a plan! No matter what we go through or what we face. Let us never be found not believing in God for the miracle. This sermon deals with having faith right to the end. Taking the bull by the horns and not letting go kind of faith.

    Title: Taking The Bull By The Horns Text: Mark 6:1-6 Read Text!!! Pray!!! Introduction: - God has a plan! - And His plan is that the Toronto Maple Leafs and not going past the Philadelphia Flyers. - In life God has a plan, and I think it’s fair to say that most of the time I don’t ...read more

  • What Happens When We Die? Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 9,314 views

    To the first step in getting to heaven is to physical death. This message seeks to answer three questions: Why must we die? When will we die? What happens when we die?

    Introduction: Ernie just wanted to go home. Nobody knows why he abandoned his family in the first place. Chris and Jennifer Trevino were cruising down a Texas highway at 60 miles-per-hour, out in some of the most barren territory on earth, when Ernie bailed out of the family truck without anybody ...read more

  • The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Jan 27, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 8,197 views

    The Beatitudes: Building Blocks to Be Like Jesus #1

    In Matthew 5 Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount with what we have called the beatitudes . What are the beatitudes and how do they apply to the Christian life? Over the next several weeks we’re going to take a closer look at these paradoxical statements of joy. Why would I call the ...read more

  • God Disciplines Those He Loves Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 20, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,245 views

    PROVERBS – Wisdom for Right Living #7 “This is going to hurt me more than it will hurt you.”

    INTRODUCTION: Many of our kids are now back to school, so I thought it might be good for them to be encouraged to see mom and dad take a pop quiz this morning! This morning we are going to continue with our 7th message from the book of Proverbs, “Wisdom for Right Living.” Over the last several ...read more

  • Invincible

    Contributed by Ed Sasnett on Apr 5, 2006
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,841 views

    You can’t defeat Jesus!

    #2006-12 Title: Invincible Text: Matthew 28:1-15 Truth: You can’t defeat Jesus! Aim: I want them to trust and obey Jesus. Life ?: Why can’t Jesus be defeated? INTRODUCTION Jerry Seigle and Joe Shuster were barely out of high school in the down and dirty days of the Great Depression ...read more