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  • The Christian’s Duty To Our Political Leaders Series

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Oct 29, 2014
     | 2,705 views

    An examination of the call for us to pray for our political leaders as well as some of the reasons that we usually fail to fulfill that obligation.

    THREE WAYS WE INTERACT WITH OUR POLITICAL LEADERS: 1. We complain about them. - Today this is our default position. Everyone is terrible, everything is terrible. This one’s a liar, that one’s a thief. This one is kicking puppies, that one hates babies. - And so we ...read more

  • Society Needs The Gospel

    Contributed by Greg Addison on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,620 views

    From the current economic crisis to the ongoing decline into sin of our culture, it is clear that the only hope for our country is a strong dose ofthe gospel. This passage from Elisha’s ministry illustrates this truth.

    1)Society’s Need for the Gospel 2 Kings 2:19-22 2) The Problem “The situation is pleasant…but the water is bad and the ground is barren.” 3) The Problem Joshua 6:26 “Cursed be the man before the Lord, who rises up and builds this city Jericho.” Water = source of life Spring = head ...read more

  • Judgment

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,818 views

    In this chapter God’s judgment results in three things, rebuke, retributions and repentance.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: An umpire named Babe Pinelli once called Babe Ruth out on strikes. When the crowd booed with sharp disapproval at the call, the legendary Ruth turned to the umpire with disdain and said, "There’s 40,000 people here who know that the last pitch was a ball." Suspecting ...read more

  • Sars And Wars – Where Is God?

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on May 4, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 869 views

    We are broken people - SARS and war of evidence of this. Yet God chooses to love and use broken people to spread his Word.

    Intro.: I don’t know whether you read the newspaper on a regular basis? But I expect that, if not the newspaper, then the radio or the TV becomes a source about the days news. 1. Sometimes when I listen to or read the news, I feel quite discourages 2. It seems that I see daily bad news about ...read more

  • Jesus' Cousin John Series

    Contributed by Donald Rapp on Jul 24, 2010
     | 1,521 views

    Imagine having the privilege of introducing a famous cousin to an audience. That was John’s task – he was to introduce the most famous person in all of history – his cousin Jesus.

    Jesus’ Cousin John The Book of Mark 1:1-8 I. Isn’t it great to have cousins? A. I can remember when we were young we would go visit our relatives once in a while. 1. It was always fun to hang around with my cousins who were the same age but had different circumstances from ...read more

  • Satan's Slyness: Who Controls Your Life?

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Feb 18, 2006
    based on 17 ratings
     | 2,078 views

    Folks, we are at war - not just against the turban terrorists around the world, the militant mindsets around the world and the radical renegades around the world, but more than that - with the kingdom of evil and Satan - the power behind the throne!

    The king of Trye in his palace of gold and glitter ends up in a deep dark pit surrounded by dirt! This chapter is a fascinating chapter in that is used to give a perfect illustration using this king to describe how Satan will end up one of these days! In the 21st century, we can better ...read more

  • Truth And Consequences

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 30, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 2,428 views

    Our attitude in giving is more important than the amount. If we’re giving out of pride, to impress others, God isn’t impressed.

    “Truth and Consequences” (Ananias & Sapphira) Acts 5:1-11 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts (Stewardship Sunday) Have you ever kept a gift that you intended to give away? You maybe had second thoughts and said to yourself, “Hey, this is pretty good; I ...read more

  • We Can Learn Hope From A Child

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 883 views

    As we ready our hearts and homes for this Christmas Season let us give Hope to ALL those around us as they see our courage in the light of the worlds fear. Let it be our faith that shines in the dark days to come so that it like this Advent candle flames

    We can learn HOPE from a Child Hope for the Nations Matthew 12:21 NIV 21 In his name the nations will put their hope. Romans 12:12 NIV 12Be joyful in hope patient in affliction faithful in prayer. Hebrews 11:1 NIV 1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of ...read more

  • The Believer's Relationship To The Government Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Apr 5, 2009
     | 1,902 views

    How should believers relate to the government.

    The Believer’s Relationship to the Government Romans 13:1-7 * An Idaho sheep rancher was approached one day by a stranger in a suit. The stranger said, “If I can guess how many sheep you’ve got, may I have one?” Thinking this to be impossible the rancher agreed. “You have 1,795 sheep.” Stunned ...read more

  • The Cost Of True Discipleship. Is It Worth It? Do We Want It?

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Dec 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,594 views

    We all know the cost of discipleship is high, but what is discipleship, and more importantly, do we, as a Christians have a choice but to be disciples? True discipleship is to embrace it, to enjoy it, and live for it because we want to.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 5th September 2010; St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Jeremiah 18:1-11 Psalm 139:1-5, 12-17 Philemon 1-21 Luke ...read more

  • Guideline #4: Do Everything With Excellence Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 180 ratings
     | 20,923 views

    Excellence honors God and is a reflection of our relationship with Him.

    SERIES: “GOD-GIVEN GUIDELINES FOR GROWING A GREAT CHURCH” (Idea and some material from Bob Russel’s When God Builds A Church) TEXT: MALACHI 1:6-14 (announce but don’t read) TITLE: Guideline #4: “DO EVERYTHING WITH EXCELLENCE” INTRODUCTION: A. On October 13, 1962, a little boy ...read more

  • We Are All Slaves Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Sep 20, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,083 views

    Paul reminds Philemon and us that we all are slaves, that is, we all have responsibilities to our masters.

    Pentecost 16 Philemon 1,10-21 Let’s say that you were a pastor, and you had this situation come up in your church: there was a problem between two of your most solid members, we’ll call them Philip and Oswald. But the problem between Phil and Ozzie isn’t a personality clash. The problem isn’t ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Advent

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,973 views

    This sermon focuses on the Gospel being "good news." Advent is about the "coming" and "arrival" of Jesus, the Messiah - anointed one.

    “The Meaning of Advent” Luke 2:10-11 The Christian world celebrates the season of Advent on the four Sundays prior to Christmas. Today is the second Sunday of Advent. The dictionary gives two descriptions for Advent “Coming” and “Arrival.” The message of Advent is about the coming and ...read more

  • "Truth Or Consequences"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 92 ratings
     | 4,624 views

    Ananias and Saphira were right to equate giving with spirituality, but wrong to think giving was a substitute for spirituality.

    “Truth and Consequences”(Ananius & Sapphira) Acts Rev Dr Robert G. Leroe Have you ever kept a gift that you had planned to give away? Acts 5 tells of such a gift. This incident reveals that even in the earliest days of the Church, New Testament believers were not a society of perfect people. ...read more

  • Basic Training 08 Series

    Contributed by Greg Carr on May 8, 2012
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,001 views

    A 10 week study on the book of Romans to help every Christian be all they can be.

    Welcome back to Basic Training. We have 2 weeks remaining in our study of the book of Romans after today. Prayer Father, Open my eyes so I can see Your truth. Open my ears so I can hear Your voice. Open my mind so I can understand Your Word. And open my heart so I may receive all that You ...read more