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  • Limiting Freedom For Higher Purpose Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 24, 2018
     | 390 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

  • Created For A Purpose

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Sep 29, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,901 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

  • When Life Is Not Fair

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 4, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,053 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.

  • I Shall Come Forth As Gold

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Jan 1, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,837 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
     | 3,352 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
     | 6,680 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
     | 2,156 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!

  • Wrestles With God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 31, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,363 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
     | 1,172 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

  • Self-Limited Liberty Series

    Contributed by David Welch on May 24, 2018
     | 270 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

  • Marriage Belongs To God Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 18, 2015
     | 2,012 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
     | 1,114 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.

    This month’s topic is Word of God and for the past two weeks both the pastors have given us some serious messages on what is the Word all about. I would like to turn the table and focus on “What is our response to the Word?” Whether I am teaching at SAIACS or running a program for my corporate ...read more

  • Winners Never Quit Series

    Contributed by Rev. Reynaldo Bechayda on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,875 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

  • Sent For Him: Discovering Your Purpose In Life

    Contributed by John Ong on Sep 22, 2017
     | 854 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

  • Memorial Day: The Search For Peace Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 25, 2013
     | 1,578 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