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  • Hot Buttons Series

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Jan 22, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Say certain things and you will hit people's "hot button" causing them to quickly react emotionally! Preachers in the Bible had a habit of hitting people's hot buttons. When they did, they were presented with a choice between God's way or man's way.

    Hot Buttons Series: Acts Chuck Sligh January 21, 2018 NOTE: A PowerPoint presentation is available for this sermon by request at TEXT: Acts 22:17-24 - "And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a more

  • "A Hot Button Issue"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 12, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon about giving back to God what is God's.

    Matthew 22:15-22 “A Hot Button Issue” Have you ever been asked a “trick question,” a question which was meant to “trip you up”? Or how about a question where, no matter how you answer it, you will make someone angry or get yourself into more

  • "Since When Did Christians Have Rights?

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Apr 30, 2010
    based on 15 ratings

    Would Jesus have hired a lawyer to defend Himself? Would Jesus have put “hot button issue” bumper stickers on the back of His donkey? Would He have gotten in a heated political debate? Jesus is our Savior; who cares about rights?

    Romans 12:14-21 Matthew 5:38-42 By: Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN We’ve seen this kind of thing a million times. The headline says one word, in thick black letters right across the top of the front page: REVENGE. Someone has hurt someone more

  • Getting To The Heart Of The Matter Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Aug 2, 2019

    Jesus taught His followers to prove their love by purity of living that flows from the heart.

    “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times growing up. The point is: Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right. However, Christian perspective on the subject of Christian distinctiveness presents to some more

  • Christian Challenge Sermon Iv: Getting To The Heart Of The Matter Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Dec 11, 2019

    In times like these, Christians are challenged to prove their love for God by purity of living, which sets an example for those who may be struggling with issues of infidelity versus true love.

    CHRISTIAN CHALLENGE SERMON IV: GETTING TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER “If everyone else jumped off a cliff, would you do it, too?” If I heard it once, I heard it a thousand times growing up. The point is: Just because everyone else is doing it doesn’t make it right. more

  • Stage 2: Engage Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    The third in the GPS (God’s Plan for Sharing)series and calls us to engage the culture.

    GPS – Stage 2 ENGAGE John 6:4-14 * For much of my life I have been a trekkie! (That is, someone who follows the “Star Trek” saga). I was truly upset in 1969 when the original series was canceled and was excited when Deb & I went to see the First Movie in 1979. However, In 1987 I was a huge fan more

  • Show Me The Money

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    "What’s in your wallet" is to used as responsible citizens and to support God’s purposes in the world.

    Title: Show Me the Money Text: Matthew 22:15-22 The Big Idea: “What’s in your wallet” is to be used as responsible citizens and to support God’s purposes in the world. Introduction On Thursday, September 18, 2008, Democratic Vice Presidential Candidate Joe Biden appeared on ABC Good more

  • Friendship With The World Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 58 ratings

    Man cannot love the world and love God.

    Friendship with the world James 4:1-10 The 4th chapter of James begins with a discussion of fights and quarrels. But too truly get a feel for what we are talking about we need to understand that we are literally talking about wars and battles. The root cause of these conflicts are the more

  • How Paul's Humility Helped Him Maintain Relationships

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 40 ratings

    Humility is a key ingredient to any successful relationship. Paul shows us how to take relationships to a higher level

    How Paul’s Humility Helped Maintain Relations (Acts 21:17-26) Illustration:I am the least of the apostles. 1 Corinthians 15:9 I am the very least of all the saints. Ephesians 3:8 I am the foremost of sinners. 1 Timothy 1:15 Humility and a passion for praise are a pair of more

  • Avoiding The Distortions

    Contributed by Colin Thornby on Nov 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Just like the Sadducees, we can selectively read scripture and so make false and disastrous assumptions about Christ and his call (Luke 20:27-40)

    One of the curious things about religious people is that they can develop very fixed ideas about what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes these are bolstered by appeals to their religious texts, sometimes it is based on experience, or a sort of philosophical position. Jesus interaction with more

  • Authentic Worship Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Mar 15, 2017

    Authentic worship shows authentic Christian living.

    1. Worship services are a high priority for most churches a. Preferential styles of worship have become hot buttons for churches b. Worship is often an indicator of church identity 2. Worship is ascribing “worth” or value to something 3. Words we use: Praise; Adore; Magnify; Rejoice; Give more

  • Disaster! Series

    Contributed by Ken Gehrels on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 30 ratings

    Humanity, created in God’s image, has smeared it with sin.

    The Big Picture - Disaster! Bible Reading: Romans 1: 18-32 PREPARED BY KEN GEHRELS PASTOR CALVIN CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH NEPEAN, ONTARIO You are the eyes of God. Yours are more

  • Predestination?? Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Oct 1, 2013

    This is the tenth message in a series over Romans 6-11. The series examines how we now live under God's grace. This message examines the doctrine of predestination.

    Introduction: There are certain topics known as “hot button topics.” These can be defined as a controversial subject or issue that is likely to arouse strong emotions. In the church the subject of predestination can be classified as one of these. In fact, predestination has prompted more

  • No More Manna

    Contributed by Keith Edwards on Apr 29, 2002
    based on 94 ratings

    Change may be difficult, but it is better than manna for another forty years.

    No More Manna Joshua 3-6 History The Israelites have now spent the last forty years wandering and wondering because they were afraid. They did not believe that they could live in a world that had giants, danger - so they chose to stay in the desert. For forty years they ate the “heavenly food” more

  • If My People

    Contributed by Dale Miller on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 15 ratings

    This is a sermon dealing with 2 Chron. 7;14, and the healing of our nation and church.

    MUB JULY 3, 2005 2 CHRONICLES 7;14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. OUR NATION CELEBRATES 229 YEARS OF more