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  • Nehemiah

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Sep 26, 2015


  • Raising The Mis-Steak

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Oct 14, 2007
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    Good behavior is in one sense like good manners - we practice it because we love others in the same way that God loved us.

    SERMON NOTES: RAISING THE MIS-STEAK The fifty-cent word: aidiaphoria Why was meat controversial? 1. Knowledge P_uffs_____ up a. Good Manners as a weapon b. Pharisees & other Know-It-Alls 2. Love B_uilds____ up a. Love doesn’t enable sin, it defeats it b. If you love me, _you will keep ...read more

  • Embracing Your New Identity

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Jul 25, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    Absolutely essential to your success as a Christian, is the biblical revelation of who you are in Christ. When a Christian tries to become something in God by good behavior, he is working backwards.

    Galatians 2:20 2/15/15 When a person is brought into the military, an extensive process begins to change his (or her) way of thinking about himself. He is stripped of his old civilian closes and dressed in a uniform consistent with his new identity. That uniform is a constant reminder that he ...read more

  • A Wandering Desire

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Feb 20, 2007
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    We like to think of God’s blessings as being rewards for good behavior. That is not always the case. In many cases they are given so that we can benefit the kingdom of God, whether through giving to Him or to others and so strengthening other believers.

    A Wandering Desire Ecclesiastes 2:10 Ecclesiastes takes us on a journey through Solomon’s life and pursuits. A survey of Solomon’s life shows us that he tried many things in his life. These pursuits are discussed in the historical books of 1 Kings, 2 Chronicles and Ecclesiastes. In the ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 9 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 15, 2010

    One of the most interesting things about the book of James is that it is one of the earliest epistles written to believers. ... Now in Chapter three, we see James is discussing wisdom and understanding, and once again, he makes the conclusion that just l

    THE ACTIVITY OF WISDOM JAMES 3:13-18 INTRODUCTION: One of the most interesting things about the book of James is that it is one of the earliest epistles written to believers. As such, what we have is the most basic and foundational principles on a variety of issues. A couple of weeks ago, we ...read more

  • No Need To Fear

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 124 ratings

    Accept suffering. Say no to fear. Set Christ apart in your heart as Lord!

    "Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear [1] ; do not be frightened." [2] But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give ...read more

  • Do I Have To Pay My Taxes? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jan 23, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    What is our responsibilty towards Government? What is the governments responsibility to us?

    INTRODUCTION • How many of you love to pay your taxes? Some of the creative ways the government has learned to waste our hard-earned money makes it difficult to be a cheerful giver! • We have been looking at some various issues concerning the Christian and our conduct. We have looked our ...read more

  • The Overseer’s Fitness-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Sep 26, 2012

    3 of 6. Paul related the moral qualifications for an overseer of the Church. Character traits for overseers of the church are definitive. ?How is his fitness determined? An overseer’s fitness is decided by his...

    The OVERSEER’s FITNESS-III—1Timothy 3:1-7 Attention: As a kid, I remember capturing 3(4?) baby snapping turtles(one was named ‘Otis,’ but I can’t remember the others)/I placed them in a large washtub, fed them as best as I could, changed their (creek)water regularly, changed their sand, placed ...read more

  • Fruit Of Goodness Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Aug 10, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    This is the 6th sermon in the series "Fruit Producers".

    Series: Fruit Producers [#6] FRUIT OF GOODNESS Galatians 5:22 Introduction: Galatians 5:22 says, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness…” 1. This may be the hardest fruit to preach on, because we use the word good so often. 2. Goodness is being full of ...read more

  • The Aim Of Christian Manhood

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Jun 15, 2002
    based on 36 ratings

    Every man is called to be a mature leader. He must accept the responsibility for being God’s image bearer.

    The Aim of Christian Manhood A real man is a man of God in all ways. 1.) What is a real man? (Attractive, Strong, Rich, Powerful, Star quality?) 2.) God’s man may be these things, but he is much more! 3.) When we compare the man of the world to God’s man he is wimpy, wimpy, ...read more

  • A Line In The Sand

    Contributed by Carl Finney on Nov 3, 2006
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    Where is the line in the Sand for a Minister? Where is the line in the sand for a Christian?

    Battle of the Alamo 1836 over 2000 Mexican troops squared off with 189 Texans. Legend says that Col. William Barret Travis is said to have drew a line in the sand with his sword and urged those willing to stay and defend the fort to step across it. The Legend says that the injured Jim Bowie who ...read more

  • Share A Little Hope

    Contributed by Joe Harding on Aug 24, 2002
    based on 150 ratings

    Christians are called to live changed lives, lives that share hope!

    SHARE A LITTLE HOPE I PETER 3: 8-17 SUNDAY AUGUST 25, 2002 INTRODUCTION: An older sister was sitting next to her younger brother in Church one Sunday morning unsuccessfully trying to keep him still and quiet. Finally she said, “I wish you would calm down.” “I can’t”, he said, “it’s just so ...read more

  • Wise Or Unwise Series

    Contributed by James Mccullen on May 6, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    In this sermon I sought to be led of the Spirit to inspire the desire to have wisdom, and then contras hellish, and heavenly wisdom. Our churches need wise counsel, and the world needs to see the difference heavenly wisdom makes.

    WISE or UNWISE: James 3:13-18 {13} Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. {14} But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. (15} This ...read more

  • Lydia--Rescued From Idolatry Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 76 ratings

    It’s tempting to make one’s business one’s religion. God delivered businesswoman Lydia from bondage, and can deliver us as well.

    Conversions in the Book of Acts> “Rescued from Idolatry” Acts 16:11-15 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Though most of my life I’ve served in the military, in the past four years I’ve been involved with the Saugus Rotary and Business Networking ...read more

  • Narnia: Pictures In My Head

    Contributed by William Peterson on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    Developing your testimony, using C.S. Lewis and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe as an example

    PICTURES IN MY HEAD From Webster dictionary, 1913 - Testimony (noun) A solemn declaration or affirmation made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact. 1 Peter 3:15-16 NIV 15 But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks ...read more