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  • The Gold Standard

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 7, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Our Lord reframes an ancient code, moving it from passive compliance to active obedience. He calls us to go to practice an unselfish standard of fairness/righteousness. This is what He did. And this is what He empowers us to do.

    James Cash Penny started a general merchandise store in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1902, which he built into a multi-billion dollar enterprise on the guiding principle of the Golden Rule. For years J.C. Penny stores were called “Golden Rule stores”. It was Mr. Penny’s belief that ...read more

  • The Gold Standard Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon focuses on the Golden Rule and how we are to aply it in our lives

    The Gold Standard Matthew 7:12 In 1860, a lithographer named Milton Bradley decided to invent a board game where people by playing it would learn life lessons. They would learn about the risks and the rewards in life and decisions and consequences. It was originally called “The Checkered Game of ...read more

  • The Gold Standard Series

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    God doesn’t merely want to meet our expectations, God wants to raise our standards.

  • What An Attitude!

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Developing the attitude of Christ is central to discipleship. His is the gold standard of all attitudes!

    The Longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important ...read more

  • The Value Or Worth Of The Gospel

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Mar 6, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    The gospel is rejected by some as foolish. To true believers it is a gold standard.

    Midweek Message/Devotion March 7, 2018 Reading: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 The Value or Worth of the Gospel What is the value or worth of the gospel? Why is there so much variation and augmentation to God’s Word? Dr. Kenneth Chafin, in his commentary, says, “In this brief passage, The ...read more

  • This Is Us Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Sep 2, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    We have 2 advantages over non-Christians. Because of God's blessings in our lives, we are better off than many in this world, but we must be careful not to see ourselves as being "better" than others.

    For the next few weeks we’re going to be focusing on what can we learn from Scripture as it applies to a popular new TV series (now entering its 3rd season) called “This Is Us”. It’s been nominated for 8 Emmys because of the power of its writing and its acting, and it has literally brought many of ...read more

  • The Purifying Fire Of Trials Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Apr 19, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    Our lives are orchestrated by God to refine us.

    The Purifying Fire of Trials (I Peter 1:6-9) 1. Life is filled with difficult to answer questions. Why do toasters always have a setting that burns the toast to a horrible crisp, which no decent human being would eat? If the professor on Gilligan’s Island can make a radio out of coconut, ...read more

  • Lets Get Real

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Sep 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus reveals the real problem with people and churches with this letter to the Laodiceans. The real problem is an inability to see yourself as God sees you.

    Intro: This letter to the church of Laodicea reveals to us what really makes Jesus sick. What we might call the church is the First Church of the Churning stomach. If you were to see them from the worldly point of view everything would be all right. They had it all programs, people, ...read more

  • True Riches Vs. Uncertain Riches

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Apr 12, 2006
    based on 18 ratings

    It is so easy to "mess up" with money, but the Scriptures give us clear instructions on how to guard our stewardship.

    TRUE RICHES Vs. UNCERTAIN RICHES TEXT: 1 Timothy 6:6-19 W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: America has a standard for comparing the relative value of those things that are in the material realm. We use what we refer to as the Gold Standard. For ages ...read more

  • Enoch 'was Not' Because He 'was Not.'

    Contributed by Darin Gary on Aug 10, 2012
    based on 5 ratings

    Enoch refused to be defined by his world and his culture.

    Enoch ‘Was Not’ because He ‘Was Not’ (Genesis 5:18-24) “Jared lived 162 years, and begot Enoch. [19] After he begot Enoch, Jared lived 800 years, and had sons and daughters. [20] So, all the days of Jared were 962 years; and he died. [21] Enoch lived 65 years, and ...read more

  • Below The Poverty Line Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 8, 2011

    All of the beatitudes - and the rewards that accompany them - presuppose humility, acknowledgement of of one's dependence on God's mercy.

    Are you happy? If not, what would it take to make you happy? “What is happiness?” and “How can I get happiness?” are two of the most pressing questions facing people in the United States today. Most of us don’t have to worry a great deal about food, clothing and ...read more

  • Living A Life Of Faith

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jun 1, 2015

    When we choose to trust God enough to walk by faith rather than by sight, we exercise our faith and its capacity grows. Our spiritual lives are strengthened and we can live life to its fullest.

    All of us want to be remembered after we die, but I'm sure most of us would not like to be remembered like these people, who had these supposed real epitaphs on their tombstones: 1. Here lies Johnny Yeast. Pardon me for not rising. 2. Here lies Butch. We planted him raw. He was quick on the ...read more

  • Building A Temple For The King

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on Aug 14, 2006
    based on 67 ratings

    We are each the temple of the Holy Spirit. Sermon explores the materials of our faith that build on the foundation of the Gospel.

    Building A Temple for the King The Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy was going to fall over. Scientists traveled each year to measure the building’s slow descent. They reported that the 179-foot tower moved about one-twentieth of an inch a year, and was once 17 feet out of plumb. They further ...read more

  • What Good Are You? Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 8: "Jotham"

    WHAT GOOD ARE YOU? Thomas J. Watson, Jr. had big shoes to fill. His father was the first president of IBM who built a worldwide industry during his 42 years at IBM. He was presented with honorary degrees by 27 colleges and universities in the United States and four abroad. Watson was named ...read more

  • Men - It Is Time To Quit

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 186 ratings

    The need for men to stand up and show themselves as men.

    MEN - IT’S TIME TO QUIT! I CORINTHIANS 16:13 I CORINTHIANS 16:13 "WATCH YE, STAND FAST IN THE FAITH, QUIT YOU LIKE MEN, BE STRONG." I. Demand for vigilance. A. "Watch" - be awake, alert, constantly on guard, never sleepy or sluggish, never to let down one’s guard. B. 1 Peter 5:8 "Be ...read more