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  • If You Want To Move Forward Then Retreat

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 18, 2016
     | 3,024 views

    Let's talk more about the 3 disciples of solitude, community, and ministry (Material adapted from Henri Nouwen in Leadership Journal Spring 1995, article entitled, "Moving from Solitude to Community to Ministry")

    HoHum: Bill Hybels- If we are involved in the marketplace at all, we are trained to believe that time is money. That’s why we talk about managing time, using it efficiently and profitably. Cram more in. Start earlier. Work later. Take work home. Use a laptop on the commuter train. Phone ...read more

  • The God Of The Mismatched Shoes Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar 30, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,069 views

    Quick! The Father is running down the path to throw a cloak on you to embrace you! Run forward and accept it!

    A sermon on the sacrament of confession. ................ This sermon was preached at St Philip the Apostle Tottenham where I was a lenten guest preacher, 31March 2019. ............... One weekday morning I was in church and the doors were open. Someone - a stranger I had never met before - ...read more

  • What Kind Of Church Should We Be?

    Contributed by Jay Patton on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,485 views

    A sermon that looks into a Biblical model of what a church should look like.

    Introduction: Would you rather be a goose or an eagle? Read Scripture/Pray Background: Church directly after Pentecost @ about 120 Purpose Statement: If we are to be a Biblical church then we must… I. Be Devoted (v. 42) A. To the Word 1. Apostle’s teaching was foundation of the NT 2. Note ...read more

  • Battle Of The Babies Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Feb 3, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,611 views

    If you want true peace, don’t look down on some with disdain; don’t look up on others with jealousy; and don’t look within at your own schemes. Instead, look to the Lord. Trust Him with your life, and you will find true peace.

    A Sunday school teacher was discussing the Ten Commandments with her class of five and six-year-olds. After explaining the commandment to honor thy father and thy mother, she asked, “Is there a commandment that teaches us how to treat our brothers and sisters?” Without missing a beat, one ...read more

  • The Gospel On Which I Stand

    Contributed by Mark Beaird on Mar 3, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,525 views

    The resurrection is the foundation on which the gospel is built and as long as we have this foundation, we are free from fear and have reason to hope. Found here in chapter fifteen are the reasons why I have taken my stand on the gospel of Christ.

    THE GOSPEL ON WHICH I STAND © 2001 Mark Beaird Text: I Corinthians 15: 1-24 The Apostle Paul begins chapter 15 by addressing a group of Christians who had been hearing others teach that there was no resurrection of the dead. This was troubling to them for various reasons. If there were ...read more

  • Economic Stimulus—jesus Style Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Mar 19, 2009
     | 1,864 views

    Answering God’s call to be the only way is can be difficult but rewarding

    Electronic Arts has beat another company as Midway Games filed for chapter 11 this past Thursday. Midway’s big game was Mortal Combat but they also took a stab at sports games. Blitz the League I, a 2009 football game, aired an interesting television ad in which a computer-generated Lawrence ...read more

  • Stewardship Of Time Series

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Mar 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,587 views

    A consideration of how we can be a steward of our time

    “Stewardship of Time” 1. Everyone, no matter how young or old, no matter how rich or poor, no matter what part of the world you live in, all have the same amount of time. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. In the months that have 31 days, we all have 31 days. In the months with 30 ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: First Things First

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 24, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,564 views

    Three of the key spiritual formations are abiding in Jesus in prayer, abiding in the Word, and abiding in His love.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #4: FIRST THINGS FIRST SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS QUOTE: “To live the spiritual life and to let God’s presence fill us takes constant prayer, and to move from our illusions and isolation back to that place in the heart where God continues to form us in the likeness ...read more

  • Spiritual Formations: Pursuing Intimacy With God

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Jul 9, 2016
     | 5,892 views

    As we spend time in the secret place of prayer – in solitude, silence, and soaking – we are transformed into the image of Jesus.

    SPIRITUAL FORMATIONS #1: PURSUING INTIMACY WITH GOD INTRO TO TOPIC: I believe the Lord is calling us to go deeper in the secret place. “Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first ...read more

  • Lent 4, Year C: The Parable Of The Dysfunctional Family

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Mar 13, 2019
     | 2,284 views

    Rian Adams: Sermon on the parable of the lost son, Lent 4, Year C. The sermon looks at family dysfunction.

    ?The Parable of the Dysfunctional Family The Rev. Rian Adams The father in this parable makes me uncomfortable. Some of his ways even bother me. I’m also willing to guess that he might seem “off” to you as well. There is one thing we can see; he wasn’t very good at raising sons. We know this ...read more

  • Who's The Greatest Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jun 25, 2013
     | 4,171 views

    If you want to be truly great and make a difference for good in our world, then do what Jesus did: Be the least and serve the least among us.

    Some time ago, I came across this piece written by a child. He imagines what it would be like if he were in charge of the world. If I were in charge of the world, he writes, “I’d cancel oatmeal, Monday mornings, allergy shots. If I were in charge of the world, there’d be ...read more

  • The Hands Of Christ

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 31 ratings
     | 5,418 views

    Through the hands of Jesus, we see his caring, healing, love, compassion, and blessing. We are safe in his hands. My hope is that the world is safe in our hands.

    The Hands of Christ Luke 24:50-53 March 12, 2006 Hands tell us so much about a person. Toni loves to tell the story of her grandfather’s hands. When she was a little girl, he would take her ice fishing during the winter. When they were back at home, she remembers that he would take her ...read more

  • Mighty Meekness Series

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Oct 2, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,618 views

    Meekness as demonstrated by Jesus Christ is a key part of the character of a Christian. If meekness is not for wimps, then what is it...really?

     CATM Sermon - October 2, 2005 - Mighty Meekness J. Upton Dickson was a fun-loving fellow who said he was writing a book entitled Cower Power. He also founded a group of submissive people. It was called DOORMATS. That stands for “Dependent Organization of Really Meek And Timid ...read more

  • Unceasing Rejoicing, Prayer & Thanksgiving Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 25, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,469 views

    These brief but pointed admonitions in our passage hold for us the secret of a peaceful heart amid the turmoil and clamor of a hectic world.

    1 THESSALONIANS 5:16-18 UNCEASING REJOICING, PRAYER & THANKSGIVING “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” Our passage is a series of brief, staccato commands for Christian living. It contains ...read more

  • Touching The Untouchable

    Contributed by Gerald Steffy on Sep 16, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 12,405 views

    “Jesus as the Great Physician heals the untouchable or those that others reject.”

    TOUCHING THE UNTOUCHABLE—Luke 5:12-16 Proposition: “Jesus as the Great Physician heals the untouchable or those that others reject.” Objective: My purpose is to help people see there are no untouchables in the kingdom of God. INTRODUCTION: Based on the 1947 novel The Untouchables was ...read more