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  • Great People Need To Bathe

    Contributed by Edward Boyce on Jan 7, 2005
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,262 views

    Through his baptism, Jesus transforms believers, heals us and we are adopted into God’s covenant community and thus we are no longer estranged from God.

    EVEN GREAT PEOPLE NEED A BATH SOMETIMES II KINGS 5:1 14 MARK 1:1 11 POWER AND GREATNESS HAVE A TASTE. MAYBE YOU KNOW THAT TASTE. FOR YOU THE TASTE MIGHT BE SWEET AND STICKY, LIKE COTTON CANDY FROM THE COUNTY FAIR, EATEN ON A WARM AUTUMN NIGHT. IT MIGHT BE THE SALTY PLASTIC TASTE OF A ...read more

  • A Great God, No A Great People

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 13, 2004
    based on 22 ratings
     | 7,624 views

    This sermon was preached on Black History and deals with how God has used people of color throughout biblical history.

    A Great People, No A Great God 2/22/2004 NLF Exodus 12:37-42 Galatians 3:23-29 What do you do if you want to build a great team in professional sports? The first thing you do is try to find the best coach that is available. Then you begin to scout other teams to see who you might ...read more

  • Jepthah: From Zero To Hero

    Contributed by David Cook on Jun 21, 2009
    based on 34 ratings
     | 22,189 views

    God can raise great people up from the toughest of circumstances.

  • Why Jesus Knew Great People Acknowledge That Without Him They Can Do Nothing, With Him They Cannot Fail

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,139 views

    1. Jesus knew that great people continuously acknowledge their need for Him through all kinds of prayer.

    1. Jesus knew that great people continuously acknowledge their need for Him through all kinds of prayer. The Lord Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." (Jn 15:5) Ask the Lord to help you ...read more

  • Manifestation Of Faith

    Contributed by Sean Lester on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,528 views

    This passage tells us how great people acquired faith to do great things for God.

    The Manifestation of Faith Rev. Sean D. Lester Hebrews 11:1-40 Introduction A. I want to be a man of faith. Jesus said that if I had the faith of a mustard seed I could command a mountain to move. I could drive away the demons that torment people. I could walk on water or calm ...read more

  • The Pursuit Of Excellence: "Finishing Life Well"

    Contributed by Reverend Cooper Mcwhirter on Sep 27, 2016
     | 2,136 views

    Some of the great people of faith in the Bible did not finish life well. They had downturns.

  • The Second Coming Of Christ And The Last Battle Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 17, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 8,734 views

    At the second coming: 1. Christ will return with great power. 2. Christ will return with great glory. 3. Christ will return with great people.

    Ray Bakke tells a story which happened during World War II: “I knew an old Glasgow professor named MacDonald who, along with a Scottish chaplain, had bailed out of an airplane behind German lines. They were put in a prison camp. A high wire fence separated the Americans from the British, and the ...read more

  • Unwritten Chapters Of Faith Series

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,100 views

    Many great books are never written for one reason or another. Many great people are never recognized for their greatness. Such are those who are people of faith. Their lives would fill volumes but these chapters will never be written. THE WORLD IS A F

    January 15, 1994 -- AM UNWRITTEN CHAPTERS OF FAITH Hebrews 11:32-40 INTRO: Many great books are never written for one reason or another. Many great people are never recognized for their greatness. Such are those who are people of faith. Their lives would fill volumes but these chapters ...read more

  • The River Euphrates: Foolish Fashions Shrink Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 20, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,376 views

    A great people learn to balance foolish pride and destructive shame, and learn to be themselves rather than selecting the worst habits of the majority. Cling to what has supported the African-American for years.

    Those who have planned our observance of Black History Month this year selected the theme, "New Currents, Ancient Rivers". Many of you will recognize that the words, "Ancient Rivers" are drawn from a well-known poem by Langston Hughes. The phrase "New Currents, Ancient Rivers" suggests to me ...read more

  • How To Motivate People To Give 100% To The Lord's Service

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 4,510 views

    Motivating some people is not difficult because they are determined to follow positive examples. Our faith grows when we appreciate the price great people have paid for their beliefs. We grow best when we focus on what we love most. Whenever I go through

    Motivating some people is not difficult because they are determined to follow positive examples. Our faith grows when we appreciate the price great people have paid for their beliefs. We grow best when we focus on what we love most. Paul wrote, "Be steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the ...read more

  • So Great A Cloud

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Nov 18, 2019
     | 1,069 views

    Saints can be great people like Mother Teresa or Francis of Assisi … but saints can be ordinary people. People like you and me. People who have given their hearts to Jesus. People that the light of God … the light of the Holy Spirit … shines through.

  • Why Didn't My Mountain Move Pt. 4

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 27, 2010
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,210 views

    Some mountains are to be climbed, some commanded, some conquered, some are cordoned of. This is about mountains you have to conquer.

    Intro: Part 4 of a series of messages on: WHY DIDN'T MY MOUNTAIN MOVE? This series was birthed on a question a woman asked her pastor, when her sick child died... "Why didn't my mountain move? I prayed, I believed, I spoke to the mountain, but my child died." The pastor she asked, ...read more

  • Stones: Defeat, Help, Victory

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Sep 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,598 views

    As Israel found that after their defeat at Ebenezer the way to greatness was through repentance, prayer, and sacrifice, so also this church needs to build, using the same ingredients.

    They were a good people if not yet a great people. They were a good people, with much to be proud of. Over the years they had faced many obstacles and had overcome them. There had been dangerous moments, but they had weathered the storms and gone on. They were a good people if not yet a great ...read more

  • Responding To Rejection Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 2, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,737 views

    In Romans 9:1-5 the Apostle Paul bares his soul and shows us how to respond to those who reject the gospel.

    Scripture It is difficult for any of us to receive a hard truth, however necessary it may be for us to hear it. But it is always much easier to hear it if it is told in love. Pastor and author Ray Stedman tells of a congregation that had dismissed its pastor. Someone asked a member of the ...read more

  • "It It Time To Mount The Mountain!:

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Mar 30, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,229 views

    The children wanted "more." Joshua saw right past their complaint. There is a difference between getting a hand out and a hand up!

    Introduction: The children from the tribe of Ephraim had a complaint. They brought their concern to Joshua. They said, "We need more room. Our inheritance is not enough. We are a great people (numerically) and need a larger portion than the other tribes of Israel!" Joshua saw right past ...read more