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  • Grasping For More - Covetousness - Greed - Envy Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2005
    based on 255 ratings
     | 16,169 views

    The SIN of covetousness, The SOURCE of covetousness, The SORROW of covetousness...and the cure! Link included to Formatted Text Version and PowerPoint Template.

  • Pretenders Or Contenders

    Contributed by Richard White on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,020 views

    Many have come to us under disguise of christians, Jude helps to see them for who they are

    Pretenders or Contenders The Judgments Jude 1:1-24 Illustration: The events of the last weeks have left their mark on history. Even from within we have seen the treachery. Those who have gone in under the disguise of volunteers were actually looters, stealing from those ...read more

  • Disciplines For Godliness

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,961 views

    Learn three disciplines for growing in godliness.

    By way of review, we talked last Sunday about how to regain hope in life. The three steps were, 1) accept God’s forgiveness through Jesus Christ, 2) build your hopes on your relationship with God and 3) commit to living out the power of God’s Word, the Bible. You can get the message on tape if ...read more

  • Where The Grass Is Greener ( Envy) Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,347 views

    Envy has a powerful effect upon our lives. It rubs of of peace, joy and love. God not only offers us forgiveness, but also a life of contentment.

    Acts 8:9-25 “Where the Grass Is Greener (Envy)” INTRODUCTION We are complex individuals. To be able to say that we were completely dedicated to and solely motivated by God’s will may be our dream and desire, but it is not the reality. All too often the less noble forces of greed, pride, ...read more

  • Motivated Living

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,851 views

    This sermon encourages inspection of our heart motives: ULTERIOR MOTIVE is a huge issue in the world today. Are you motivated by love, or the "What’s In It For Me" factor?

    Buried somewhere in the center of a stack of moving boxes are three thick books: our family photo albums, the antiquated ones. Everyone knows flipping the pages of a photo album is out. Now CD’s and DVD’s are in. The pictures never fade, the slideshow runs without the old family slide projector ...read more

  • The Moment Of Truth

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 4,793 views

    After Jesus preached the wonderful sermon, the crowd was facing a moment of truth. What would they do with Jesus?

    INTRODUCTION • Have you ever faced a moment of truth in your life? A moment of truth is a time where you are confronted with the facts about an issue or a person and then you needed to make a decision? • It may have been a decision on whether or not to break off a relationship with someone. ...read more

  • Blessings So Big The Neighbors Notice Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Feb 2, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,207 views

    God often works in our lives to separate us from the culture so that the people will seek him out in us.

    I’d like to give you a scenario. Say you’ve moved into an average neighborhood – neither a rich nor poor one and over time you begin to become quite wealthy. So one day you head out to the car lot and you bring home a new Volvo C70 (completely loaded), and it’s parked in the driveway when you go ...read more

  • The Message Left In The Tomb - Easter

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Mar 22, 2005
    based on 144 ratings
     | 8,682 views

    You won’t find a body, but perhaps some graveclothes, a napkin, the spices...& a SERMON?! It wasn’t graffiti carved in the rock, but it surely was a message, and anyone can find it there today. Powerpoint at website.

    The Message Left in the Tomb Various Texts Powerpoint at: http://www.gbcdecatur.org/sermons/MessageTomb.html Said one demon to another: If Christ ever gets out of that tomb, hell help us...all heaven will break loose! Message inscribed on tombstone of Mr. Solomon Peas: This ain’t Peas, ...read more

  • Live In Abundance

    Contributed by Bob Soulliere on Nov 11, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,509 views

    “What difference does being a Christian make?” We have the words to use that say we are different, but do we demonstrate the difference?

    Live in Abundance, Fully John 10:10 “What difference does being a Christian make?” We have the words to use that say we are different, but do we demonstrate the difference? My guess is that those who don’t appear to be different from the rest of the crowd are not living an abundant life. The life ...read more

  • Feeding The Beast Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,213 views

    Part 2 in a series on temptation. This focuses on 4 of the seven deadly sins.

    KILL OR BE KILLED Part 2-Feeding the Beast Genesis 4:7, “Sin is crouching at your door.” October 14, 2007 Pastor Brian Matherlee INTRODUCTION I heard the report of two brothers. They came from about the most perfect home you could come from. They were involved in a group doing volunteer ...read more

  • Finding Joy In Life Series

    Contributed by Marty Baker on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,491 views

    This message is based on the fruit of the spirit It concludes with some practical guidelines to help you discover joy in your life.

    Finding Joy in Life Galatians 5:22-23 Dr. Marty Baker www.stevenscreek.net June 30, 2002 This week our nation will be celebrating Independence Day. On July 4, 1776, a group of 56 patriots banded together and adopted the Declaration of Independence on. They penned these words: "We hold ...read more

  • The Tenth Commandment

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,772 views

    Covetousness drives a wedge between people and destroys relationships.

    Slide #1 The Tenth Commandment Slide #2 Ex 20:1-17, “Then God instructed the people as follows: 2 "I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. 3 "Do not worship any other gods besides me. 4 "Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish. ...read more

  • Inner Peace

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Jan 18, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 10,947 views

    Inner peace comes to the Christian whose mind is stayed on Christ and the man/woman lives in and trust His law.

    INNER PEACE (Is.26:3) Near the time of his capture and death, Jesus gave a message to His disciples that everyone of us still yearns for: Peace, said Jesus, peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you; not as the world gives do ...read more

  • Know Your Equipment (Pt 2) Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Apr 30, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,425 views

    This the second part of my message on the armor of God.

    INTRODUCTION • Today we are going to finish our look at the full armor of God. Over the last couple of weeks we have seen who our enemy is and we started to look at some of the equipment that God has given to us so that we can win the battle we fight with the enemy each and every day. • The ...read more

  • There's Gotta Be A First Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,416 views

    This is the first in a series of CSI messages and looks at what we can learn from Cain and Abel

    It should have brought them together but instead it tore them apart. They both worshipped the same God, they had both offered their God a sacrifice and that is where it seemed to fall apart. Cain was a farmer, he toiled in the dirt and raised crops, his younger brother was a shepherd, and he ...read more