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  • When Life Is Not Fair

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,834 views

    When life is not fair, what do you do? Life is not fair, it seems the bad guys win all the time, so what’s the godly thing to do.

    When Life is Not Fair Gen. 50:15-21 It is such a privilege to be here to talk about our great God in our series in Genesis. Allen and I have walked with you through it. Hope it has been helpful. Today is the final wrap up to the series. Allow me to speak to you - When life is not fair, what do ...read more

  • Created For A Purpose

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Sep 29, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,953 views

    Your existence is not a accident or mistake; as we are all created in the image of God for His grand purpose.

    Quotes: "If I am I because I am I, and you are you because you are you, then I am and you are. But if I am I because you are you, and you are you because I am I, then I am not and you are not." -Rabbi of Kotzk "There's purpose and worth to each and every life." -Ronald Reagan "The main purpose ...read more

  • I Shall Come Forth As Gold

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,395 views

    This message shows God’s higher purpose in letting us go through trials...

    “I SHALL COME FORTH AS GOLD” Text: Job 23:1-17 ; James 1:2-12 W. Max Alderman Introduction: No one enjoys trials from the human side only, because it goes against our flesh. It is only when you discover that God permits what you experience so that you may “come forth ...read more

  • The Transition Of Purpose

    Contributed by Thomas Custer on May 18, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,379 views

    moving from "on purpose", to "in purpose"

    Today I want to preach on purpose! Williams tells a story of someone “lost his purpose” -- it is the story of Jacob Brodzky. a shy Russian Jew whose father owned a bookstore. The older Brodzky wanted his son to go to college. The boy, on the other hand, desired nothing but to ...read more

  • His Ways Are Higher!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Oct 25, 2013
     | 3,283 views

    His ways are higher! He would equip you well for the job!

    His ways are higher! Isaiah 55:9 " For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.” I desperately needed God to release help for me; with truckload of work, I had very few hands to do it. Top priority was one more ...read more

  • Elisha!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Mar 26, 2014
     | 1,956 views

    God allowed/permitted/organized/orchestrated Elisha to see Elijah being taken up into heaven! This was not for curiosity, thrill or personal gratification – but for a higher purpose!

    Elisha saw Elijah being taken into heaven! 2 King 2:11,12”….Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. 12 And Elisha saw it…….” Matthew 16:24 “Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross ...read more

  • Wrestles With God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 2, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,106 views

    The whole experience of PRAYER is not to wrestle with God over our demands, but to know the heart of the One who seek to bless us and call us to a higher purpose in life, and help us understand our utter dependence on Him for success.

    This picture of Jacob wrestling with a God-man can be considered as one of the most bizarre encounter in the Bible. • He was all alone, having sent his family and all his possessions across the stream. • It was in the night, and he wrestled with this God-man until daybreak. Many see him as a ...read more

  • Marriage Belongs To God Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 18, 2015
     | 1,898 views

    In this sermon, we explore the fact that God created marriage, therefore, marriage belongs to God. God's higher purpose for marriage is to proclaim the gospel. Much from this sermon comes from chapter 6 in David Platt’s book, Counter Culture.

    Introduction: A. Our sermon for today continues our series called Marriage Matters. 1. Last week, we discussed the fact that marriage ain’t easy. 2. We talked about some myths about marriage that can set us up for marriage failure. 3. Today, we want to explore the fact that marriage ...read more

  • Winners Never Quit Series

    Contributed by Rev. Reynaldo Bechayda on Oct 1, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,392 views

    Winners never quit... Quitters never win...

    “Winners Never Quit” (Adapted from John Maxwell’s Characteristic of a Giant Killer) October 2010 Series: NEVER GIVE UP October 3, 2010 By: Rev. Rey T. Bechayda “Then David said to the Philistine, ‘You come to me with a sword and spear, and a javelin, but I come ...read more

  • Memorial Day: The Search For Peace Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 26, 2013
     | 1,450 views

    Peace is more than the mere absence of war; it involves the pursuit of love

    Memorial Day 2013 Monday of 8th Week in Course Gaudium et Spes The rich young man, we read here, responded to the challenge of Jesus by walking away. It says his “face fell.” That doesn’t capture the full emotional meaning of the Greek text. It uses the word stygnasas. ...read more

  • Outside The Comfort Zone

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 226 ratings
     | 10,472 views

    First Sunday after Christmas, Year A -- God had Mary and Joseph take Jesus down to Egypt. When God sometimes takes us out of our comfort zone, it is part of his gracious plan for us in Christ.

    Here we are at the end of one year and ready to begin another. The readings for this morning are for the First Sunday after Christmas, and the Gospel tells us about the trip that Mary, Joseph, and Jesus took down to Egypt. It wasn’t a vacation. They weren’t just “going south for the winter.” They ...read more

  • Our Words Mean So Much

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Nov 5, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 960 views

    This Sunday was "You Choose the Words" Sunday which focused on our need to choose our words carefully so that God’s message may be heard in spite of the messenger.

    Our Words Mean So Much James 3:1-12 (quotes taken from the NKJV unless noted) “You Choose the Words Sunday” [Note: The congregation submitted five words of which I picked out three to use in the sermon. The words in between the ****’s are the sermon. The rest is what was given on the handout ...read more

  • The Coat That Caused A Lot Of Trouble Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 858 views

    How Joseph’s life gives us an example of forgiving those in our family

    1. The RATIONALE Joseph could have used A. He was hated (37:1-11) B. He was misunderstood (37:10) C. He was mistreated (37:18-28) D. He was falsely accused (39:7-20) E. He was forgotten (40:14-15, 23) 2. The REACTION Joseph used A. He went beyond the call of generosity (42) B. He ...read more

  • Staying On Course Series

    Contributed by Ronald Thorington on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,721 views

    To achieve your goals you must foster the right attitudes, following right example,and focusing on the right prize.

    #25, 9-30-07 Staying on Course Introduction, Achieving your goals 1) Many set goals but never achieve them 2) Many get side-tracked on other things 3) To achieve goals you must stay on course God has an upward call for you! 1) God has created you for a higher purpose 2) God has called you ...read more

  • Devine Destiny - Part One

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 7, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,618 views

    We will always be moving forward with the plan that God has for our lives. This will require a very serious commitment on our part.

    (Opening Reading Psalms 139) Text: I Corinthians 13:12 Prayer: Before we get started, I don’t expect a lot of “Amens”. I want all of us to consider the Bald Eagle. Marjorie and I saw one a couple of weeks ago hovering over our church. A beautiful site. An impressive bird in how it ...read more