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  • Work Of Minister

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Apr 29, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,124 views

    It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth We can sometime forget who we work (serve) fo

    WORK OF MINISTER It is not enough to be busy; so are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about? Henry David Thoreau It is possible to be so active in the service of Christ as to forget to love him. P. T. Forsyth We can sometime forget who we work (serve) for in the ministry. In ...read more

  • Breaking Down Racial Walls

    Contributed by Vinnie Cappetta on Mar 12, 2006
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,080 views

    I told my neighbor that I was Italian and Puerto Rican. She said, “The Italian side is the good side.” How can we break down racial walls? I have three ideas.

    Breaking Down Racial Walls Mark 7:24-30 I told my neighbor that I was Italian and Puerto Rican. She said, “The Italian side is the good side.” Imagine how I felt. Where does racism, prejudice, bigotry come from? God to Samuel: Man looks on the outward appearance, but God looks on ...read more

  • God's Uncoventional Wisdom

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    Why did God use John the Baptist rather than the "good and the great" to announce the birth of his Son

    NR 10-12-06 Luke 3:1-20 John the Baptist Conventional wisdom says that how you present the message is more important than the message itself And Alistair Campbell Tony Blair’s spin doctor incorporated that in the ultimate Why else do we see smartly ...read more

  • We Are Co-Creators With God

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Apr 20, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 12,615 views

    There is great Biblical emphasis on the reality that God often comes to us most clearly in the midst of our work.

    INTRODUCTION: ATTITUDES ABOUT LIFE’S WORK • “Here lies Tammas Jones. Born a man. Died a grocer.”-- An epitaph on an old tombstone in Scotland. • “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” -- Henry David Thoreau • “Life is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying ...read more

  • Epiphany 2- 2003

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 10, 2002
    based on 56 ratings
     | 2,250 views

    What if John the Baptist was appointed as your Rector?

    Brinton and Swanton Novers 12-01-03 Mk 1: 4-12 John the Baptist’s ministry Story: Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if the Bishop appointed John the Baptist as Rector of Brinton (or Swanton Novers). Imagine yourself asking John the Baptist round for dinner. ...read more

  • John The Baptist

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jul 9, 2003
    based on 87 ratings
     | 4,948 views

    Does the message of John the Baptist have any relevance in the 21st Century?

    Sharrington 13-07-03 John the Baptist - Mk 6:14-29 Our Gospel this morning is all about the ministry and death of that enigmatic character -John the Baptist. Story: As I was thinking about John the Baptist, I wondered what would life be like in our parish ...read more

  • The Portrait

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 10, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,322 views

    If you receive the Son you receive it all

    Whoever Takes the Son Gets It All Years ago, a very wealthy man shared a passion for art collecting with his devoted young son. Together they travelled the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. They soon collected priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet ...read more

  • Peacemaking-The Way To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Aug 20, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,114 views

    Introduction: Disagreements, feuds, and suspicion seem to be the rule of the day rather than the exception. Even the routine of daily life can lead a person to explode emotionally and spiritually. To those who calm the troubled waters of humankind’s disc

    Peacemaking-The Way to Happiness Text: "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God" (Matt. 5:9). Scripture Reading: Matthew 5:1-9 Introduction: Disagreements, feuds, and suspicion seem to be the rule of the day rather than the exception. Even the routine of ...read more

  • A Call For Passionate People Series

    Contributed by Terry Stivers on Aug 18, 2003
    based on 98 ratings
     | 11,317 views

    What are you passionate about? Mark 2:1-5 gives us a great example of what passion looks like. Studies in the Gospel of Mark

    A CALL FOR PASSIONATE PEOPLE Mark 2:1-5 INTRO: Truth or Fiction? There is a tale told of that great English actor Macready. An eminent preacher once said to him: “I wish you would explain to me something.” “Well, what is it? I don’t know that I can explain anything to a preacher.” “What is ...read more

  • You Must Be Joking - John The Baptist As Our Vicar!

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 3, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,852 views

    Can you imgaine what fun John the Baptist would be as your local vicar

    NR/SMM 05-12-04 Mt. 3:1-11 John the Baptist’s ministry Story: Have you ever stopped to think what would happen if Bishop Graham appointed John the Baptist as your local vicar instead of me. Ursula don’t answer that! Imagine yourself asking John the Baptist round for dinner. What ...read more

  • John The Baptist

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 3, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,996 views

    Can you imagine what it would be like if the Bishop instituted John the Baptist as YOUR minister

    Newchurch 04-12-05 John the Baptist - Mk 6:14-29 The Second Sunday in Advent points us toward the life and ministry of John the Baptist – a man SENT by God to prepare the way for Jesus the Messiah Our Gospel this morning focuses on the ministry of that enigmatic character -John the ...read more

  • "Habakkuk" Series

    Contributed by Ken Harris on May 19, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,945 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to hold on to their faith in God, even when it looks like God is not moving on their behalf.

    PENTECOSTAL HIGH PRAISE HOMILY Scripture References: Psalm 34:19 (Many are the afflictions are the righteous, but the LORD shall deliver them from them all); Hebrews 11:1-7 (The Parade of The Heroes of Faith); Ps. 30:5; Habakkuk 2: 1-4; 29 OCTOBER 2000 MAJ KENNETH RODLE HARRIS, ...read more

  • In The Spotlight

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    Funeral for Stephanie Parker, a jazz and blues singer and spiritual seeker, done at the request of her sister, a member of our church.

    IN THE SPOTLIGHT Henry David Thoreau, in Walden, wrote, “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” He saw that most of us seem destined to live in frustration. Most of us will never be able to do what we would really want to do. Most of us will never truly fulfill what we believe God ...read more

  • Personal Integrity

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Feb 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,939 views

    The role of personal integrity in a fulfilling Christian life.

    Covenant Youth Mission June 26, 1995 Personal Integrity “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” - Henry David Thoreau What is your plan for this life? What is the song in you? Is it still untapped? Have you sought it out and ...read more

  • The Voice Of Abundant Life

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser, M. Div. on May 7, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,111 views

    Which life are you living: one of abundance or one of achievement? What keeps you from living the abundant life Jesus intends?

    Cattle rustling is a major problem in Uganda. Every day the Ugandan army tries to reunite cattle with their owners. The biggest difficulty lies in proving ownership. BBC News reported how one elderly lady settled the issue: The BBC's Nathan Etungu witnessed the process beginning in a village north ...read more