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  • Holiday Attitudes

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 9, 2002
    based on 290 ratings
     | 6,027 views

    The parable of the good Samaritan reveals different holiday attitudes.

    INTRO.- ILL.- An angry lady went into a grocery store and told a clerk that she wanted a half-head of lettuce and she wanted it right now. "Get going!" she screamed at the clerk. "But lady," said the clerk, "we don’t have half heads of lettuce." "Young man," she shrieked, "get a knife and cut ...read more

  • How To Handle Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 469 ratings
     | 86,816 views

    By looking at the story of Jesus in the home of Mary and Martha we find what is really "needed" during the Christmas holiday season.

    December 6, 1998 INTRODUCTION A little boy and a little girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “sleep in heavenly beans.” His sister elbowed him, and said, “No. Not beans, peas!” The way ...read more

  • Time To Pass The Gravy-Serving Others At The Holidays Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,354 views

    Part of the Christmas Wonder PowerPak.

    How many of you have watched the television show, "Cheers"? For eleven seasons, from 1982 to 1993, Cheers was one of the highest-rated shows on television, and since 1993 its spinoff, Frasier, has also consistently been at the top of the ratings. What accounts for this popularity? Inspired writing, ...read more

  • Remembering Your Sacrifice

    Contributed by Scott Sharpes on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 3,878 views

    Special sermon for 9-11 honoring Police and Firefighers. Remembering their sacrifice, remembering the sacrifice of Christ, and remembering to lay down your life as a living sacrifice.

    Title: Remembering Your Sacrifice 09/08/02 West Side Text: Romans 8:35-39 A.M. Service Purpose: Special service honoring our local Police and Firefighters. A 9-11 Sunday Morning Service. May be used at any ...read more

  • Back To The Grind

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 15, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 1,774 views

    A sermon encouraging people to not go into "let down" mode after the Easter holiday.

    Back to the Grind? Various Scriptures (April 7, 2002) Introduction Last week I mentioned that because of the resurrection of Jesus, we can avoid the despair of defeat, approach the potential of the present, and anticipate the hope of heaven. And today I want to expand that second point a ...read more

  • Nobody Ever Volunteers To Take Down The Christmas Tree

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 28, 2002
    based on 174 ratings
     | 7,446 views

    A sermon for the week after Christmas; dealing with post-holiday let down

    Nobody Ever Volunteers To Take Down The Christmas Tree Luke 1: 68-79 - Dec. 29/30, 2001 Intro: So the presents are all unwrapped, some even returned and exchanged already. The leftover turkey is starting to turn a funny color and let off an unpleasant odor, and since nobody has eaten any in ...read more

  • Uncommon Thankfulness

    Contributed by David Fox on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 269 ratings
     | 22,990 views

    The Samaritan had a lot incommon with the Jewish lepers, but he was uncommonly thankful.

    Uncommonly Thankful Turn to Luke 17 :11-19 (while you are turning) <<<ILL>>>: Rudyard Kipling “Rudyard Kipling lived from 1865 to 1936. He was English, yet born in Bombay, India. He wrote poetry and is the author of books like Captain Courageous, How the Leopard Got His Spots, and The ...read more

  • Reasons To Be Thankful

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 235 ratings
     | 33,334 views

    Using the story about the Ten Lepers who were clenased I talk about the reasons why followers of Christ should be thankful today.

    Read Luke 17:11-19 Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. Now, we can’t just read that verse and move on. There is an important truth about this verse and that is when Luke says Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem he wants us to know that He is on his way to the cross. On his way he travels between the ...read more

  • Thanksgiving In A Land Of Plenty

    Contributed by Joel W. Lohr on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 1,071 ratings
     | 79,788 views

    How can we approach a spirit of thanksgiving when we already have everything?

    The story is told of two old friends bumped into one another on the street one day. One of them looked forlorn, almost on the verge of tears. His friend asked, "What has the world done to you, my old friend?" The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died and left me forty ...read more

  • The Thanksgiving Catalogue

    Contributed by Ted Sutherland on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 348 ratings
     | 17,025 views

    The biggest Thanksgiving killer, is the day after when Christmas shopping begins in earnest and we stop thinking about what we have and start thinking about what we want.

    Psa 103:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Psa 103:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Psa 103:3 Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Psa 103:4 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth ...read more

  • How To Get The Job Done

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 8,600 views

    As Paul talks to the Corinthian church he gives some awesome advice about how to get the job done in the most importnat work of life - His church!

    "HOW TO GET THE JOB DONE" TEXT: 2 CORINTHIANS 8:1-9:8 INTRODUCTION Employers at a Detroit business office found they were having a difficult time getting the job done so they posted the following notice on the employee bulletin board: "THE MANAGEMENT REGRETS THAT IT HAS COME TO THEIR ...read more

  • In Remembrance Of Me

    Contributed by Steve Malone on May 14, 2001
    based on 520 ratings
     | 20,173 views

    We are a forgetful people. Not only do we forget names, where we put our wallet, the meaning of memorial day - but we also tend to forget God and all that he has done for us... - THAT IS WHY throughout the bible God’s people are exhorted to remember him.

    "In Remembrance Of Me" Do you ever have trouble forgetting things? Do you ever forget where you put your keys?, Wallet? Checkbook? a telephone number you’ve written down? someone’s name? a birthday or an anniversary? Well everyone forgets at one time or another, according to Karen ...read more

  • The Gift Of Memory

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on May 16, 2001
    based on 590 ratings
     | 12,038 views

    To call attention to the roll of memorials as "memory aids" so that we will reflect and commit to appropriate action.

    The Gift of Memory Ps 103:1-14 1 Praise the LORD, O my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. 2 Praise the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits- 3 who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, 4 who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love ...read more

  • Can We Be Thankful Without Contentment?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 4, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,757 views

    Contentment has a role in finding real Thanksgiving. Don’t be a turkey?

    Having a Happy Thanksgiving, contentment. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: 1 Tim. 6:8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. Phillipians 2:14 DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT COMPLAINING, MURMURING, AND ARGUING! Psalms 23 on contentment, ... The Lord is my ...read more

  • A Spirit Of Unthankfulness

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Nov 4, 2002
    based on 99 ratings
     | 5,410 views

    Why is our society and the church so proned to be unthankful?

    A SPIRIT OF UNTHANKFULNESS By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Luke 12:15 A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of things which he possesseth. Matthew 6:33 is the Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His Righteousness and these things shall BE ADDED unto you. Gal. ...read more