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  • God's Purpose

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 278 ratings
     | 49,074 views

    1- God’s purpose in our church 2-God’s purpose in our sinful world 3- God’s purpose in our hurting world

    INTRO.- ILL.- Here is what some call “The Property Laws of a Toddler.” 1. If I like it, it’s mine. 2. If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. 3. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. 4. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. 5. If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in any way. 6. ...read more

  • God's Purpose

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 144 ratings
     | 4,326 views

    1- God’s purpose in our worship 2- God’s purpose in our relationships

    INTRO.- Where are you headed? Where are you going? ILL.- Two friends went hunting for moose in Canada every year. Each time they were flown out to the marshland in a small bush plane. After landing them at the hunting site, the pilot said, “I’ll pick you up in four days and you can only ...read more

  • You Are Plugged In To God's Purpose Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Mar 26, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 7,492 views

    When wegive our life to Christ, we no longer need to fear a purposeless existance. God gives us purpose for our lives.

    When I was a little boy, I was much like other little boys, there were certain things that made me afraid. When my mom placed me in my room at night, I was sure that there were monsters on the back side of my bed. The way my room was configured, my bed was about 1-1/2 feet from the wall on the ...read more

  • God's Purpose In Problems

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,631 views

    Problems and trials are a normal part of life. This message seeks to give understanding as to why God permits trials to come into our lives.

    GOD’S PURPOSE IN PROBLEMS TEXT: Ps.119: 65-75 INTRO: Whether we like it or not, problems are a fact of life. It is not a matter of “if” problems come, but “when” problems come. You know, as well as I do, that even with the best of preventative measures problems still have a way of ...read more

  • God's Purpose For Us

    Contributed by John Howard on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,646 views

    What purpose is there for me here? What does God want from me?

    Ephesians 5:1-21 The Purpose of God I was asked recently the question we all ask ourselves at one time or another - Why am I here? - What purpose is there for me here? - Now the person who asked me this is a Christian - And after confirming the importance of his decision to accept ...read more

  • God's Purpose After Easter

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 15, 2004
    based on 88 ratings
     | 5,064 views

    God has a purpose for us after Easter.

    INTRO.- DID YOU HEAR THE NEWS? It did it again. It was number one again! What’s that? The movie THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST was the number one box office hit at the movies this last Easter weekend with an income of $17 million. The second on the list was some crazy movie called HELLBOY. ...read more

  • God's Purpose In Good And Bad

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 15, 2004
    based on 104 ratings
     | 6,170 views

    God has a purpose for us in both good times and bad.

    INTRO.- ILL.- One man said, “After finishing an out-of-town errand, I discovered that my car wouldn’t start because it was out of gas. A passer-by told me there was a service station a half-mile away, so I took a gas can from the trunk and trudged the distance in the sweltering sun. “The ...read more

  • God's Purpose In Our Ups And Downs

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on May 15, 2004
    based on 110 ratings
     | 10,408 views

    God has a purpose for our up and down lives.

    INTRO.- ILL.- A 73-year-old woman in England was giving a traffic ticket for driving south on a northbound lane of a highway. She remarked to the officer: “I thought something was wrong. The traffic seemed to be coming the wrong way.” Brothers and sisters, it seems like the traffic is often ...read more

  • Traveling With Trust Series

    Contributed by W F on Sep 21, 2004
    based on 67 ratings
     | 4,371 views

    A real believer can trust Gods purposes without knowing why he acts in some ways. (Part 4 "Passing Life’s Tests - the ’why’ test)

    Passing Life’s Tests Hebrews 11:8-19 PART IV - Traveling with Trust - The “Why?” Test. Hebrews 11:17-19 INTRODUCTION There is a saying that goes, “Suspicion enters the door through which love and trust exit.” You know when I read the story of Abraham and Isaac, and how God asked Abraham to ...read more

  • Marriage; An Original Idea

    Contributed by Kelly Randolph on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 164 ratings
     | 4,248 views

    I suppose since the beginning, people have been sharing their wisdom about the nature and purpose of marriage. I would like to share with you two or three58.htmlsk for, he's arrived." But if we look closely at the text, we discover that Adam is lacking something. What is it? B. Adam was ...read more

  • Construction Of Kingdom 7

    Contributed by J. Ritter Jr on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 919 views

    Introduction You are the man! It's what Tiger Woods hears from his father after sinking an 18-foot putt to secure another PGA tournament championship. If Michael Jordan achieves a 6th NBA Championship, sports analysts and fans will say it, You are the man! Ladies, forgive me if I have lost ...read more

  • Construction Of Kingdom: Wisdom Of A Woman

    Contributed by J. Ritter Jr on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 111 ratings
     | 10,957 views

    Introduction A young minister was losing his congregation to sleep during a rather dry sermon. To revive those napping in the pew, he said, I lived with a woman for over 17 years that was not my wife. The sleepy heads in the pew quickly woke up. He then said, She was my mother! A visiting ...read more

  • How Paul The Apostle Handled Crises

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 110 ratings
     | 6,564 views

    Many crisis coping skills can be distilled from the way Paul responded to problems. In Acts 27 we find Paul is on his way to face the judgment of the Roman Emperor Caesar aboard a prison ship. Suddenly, a terrible a storm rages. After three days everyone on board despairs of life. Just as everyone ...read more

  • How Can The Lord Help Me Relate Better To Carnal Christians?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,124 views

    What are some of the best ways to relate to carnal Christians? 1. Let everyone know the advantages of being controlled by the Spirit versus the disadvantages of living according to one's fleshly desires. Paul writes, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and ...read more

  • First Things First

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 21,524 views

    Seek first the Kingdom of God.

    "First Things First" Matthew 6:25-33 In the ancient Arabian folktale, Aladdin, Aladdin is the lazy son of a poor Chinese tailor. After his father's death, he meets a magician who says that he is Aladdin's uncle. The magician convinces Aladdin to go after a beautiful lamp that is hidden in a ...read more