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  • Limiting Freedom For Higher Purpose Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 24, 2018
     | 906 views

    Message 24 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. This message continue an exploration of Paul's admonition to be willing to limit our exercise of freedom in Christ for higher purposes.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Self-limited Liberty for the Gospel’s Sake 1 Cor 9:1-23 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 II. Responses to specific inquiries A. Concerning marriage 7 B. Concerning the voluntary limitation of Christian liberty 8-11:1 ...read more

  • When Life Is Not Fair

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,272 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
     | 15,577 views

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

  • I Shall Come Forth As Gold

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Jan 1, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,427 views

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

  • His Ways Are Higher!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Oct 25, 2013
     | 3,925 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

  • The Transition Of Purpose

    Contributed by Thomas Custer on May 18, 2014
    based on 3 ratings
     | 8,791 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

  • Elisha!

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Mar 26, 2014
     | 3,845 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 May 31, 2006
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,868 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

  • Its Boldly Thrown Out There--"Take Up Your Cross And Follow Me."

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 24, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,540 views

    The Cross allows us to "deny oneself" from pure self interest to serve a higher purpose. It's a way for us to continually do a self check, and for us to be sanctified.

    13A There is a story by Guy de Maupassant titled "The Necklace." The Necklace is a tale of a young woman named Mathilde who wishes she was rich and also wishes she was accepted in higher social circles. However, her husband is an ordinary French citizen without the resources to fulfill her ...read more

  • 10 Commandments: #7 Affair-Proofing Your Marriage Series

    Contributed by Florita King on Jun 6, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,138 views

    If someone is able to respect the limit of hearing no for sex, then that is a character sign of someone who can say no to their own desires and hungers in order to serve a higher purpose, or to love another person.

    AFFAIR-PROOFING YOUR MARRIAGE Ten Commandments That Build Strong Families - Part 7 Exodus 20:14 God has given us Ten Commandments for our benefit. These 10 Values are meant to protect you and protect your family from living in pain. Exodus 20:14 -- our seventh commandment -- "You shall not ...read more

  • Self-Limited Liberty Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 24, 2018
     | 757 views

    Message 23 in our exposition of Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. I discuss Paul's admonition to be willing to limit our freedom for a higher purpose. We discuss some probing questions related to decision making.

    Chico Alliance Church Pastor David Welch “Self-limited Liberty” 1 Cor 8 Review I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof for a divided church 1-4 B. Reproof for a defiled church 5 C. Reproof for a defeated church 6 1. Defeated by lawsuits 2. Defeated by misuse ...read more

  • Here Comes The Judge – Dealing With Rejection

    Contributed by Otis Mcmillan on Aug 29, 2019
     | 2,691 views

    The story of Jephthah is one of the most interesting in the Old Testament. It is really told from Judges 10:6 - 12:7. And I believe this story has a definite message for all of us today, but especially, those who believe and know they have been call to a higher purpose in life.

    Subject: Here Comes the Judge – Dealing with Rejection Text: Judges 11:1-11 Introduction: The story of Jephthah is one of the most interesting in the Old Testament. It is really told from Judges 10:6 - 12:7. And I believe this story has a definite message for all of us today, but especially, those ...read more

  • Marriage Belongs To God Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 18, 2015
     | 2,913 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

  • Word Of God: What Is In It For Me?

    Contributed by Dr. Madana Kumar, Phd on Feb 26, 2018
     | 2,104 views

    What is our response to the Word of God? Do we continue to search out to try and see how the word can meet our needs? Or do we have a higher purpose in listening to the word and applying it? The answer to the question "What is In It for Me? " is simple.

  • Sent For Him: Discovering Your Purpose In Life

    Contributed by John Ong on Sep 22, 2017
     | 1,488 views

    God has a purpose for you,no matter how things may be going in your life right now.

    "BRANDING IS EVERYTHING AND I MEAN EVERYTHING." -SCOTT BEDBURY At some point, we’ve all questioned why we are alive. We ask ourselves what our purpose in life is and seek answers to our never-ending questions. We are like brands in a marketplace, but not knowing what our use is on this temporary ...read more