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  • The Thief Called Unbelief

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Jun 6, 2003
    based on 89 ratings

    Recognize unbelief as the thief it really is.

    “The Thief Called Unbelief” 2 Kings 6:24-7:2 INTRO: 1.This was among the darkest hours in the history of the kingdom of Israel - times had never been worse in it’s capital city of Samaria. a.Ben Hadad, king of Aram had besieged Samaria and had stopped all supplies from more

  • Surprise!

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    The sheep and goats on Jesus’ right and left seemed surprised by Jesus’ words. We will be surpised as well when we hear, "Well done thou good and faithful servant."

    -One thing that y’all don’t know about me is that I hate surprises -Linda has tried to surprise me several times in our marriage but few of them have worked out, unfortunately -She doesn’t try to surprise me, anymore, thank God -It rubs me the wrong way on so many levels -After having dogs more

  • I'll Have A Combo Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Exposition of Mark 12:35-40 regarding correct doctrine combined with correct living

    Text: Mark 12:35-40, Title: I’ll Have the Combo, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/23/08, AM A. Opening illustration: talk about going to Wendy’s and getting to select your side item in your combo meal to make it what you want, and how many restaurants are going to this idea, b/c everybody like to more

  • Hypocrites In The Church

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Let us learn and then never forget the example found in the lives of Ananias and Sapphira. Give Him your all...hold nothing back from the Lord...and then stand and see His power unleashed

    HYPOCRITES IN THE CHURCH ACTS 5:1 16 (Opening: #399 of Illustrations of Bible Truths Spiros Zodhiates) Last week we left off on a positive note with the story of Barnabas, the encourager, who set an example of just how positive of an influence becoming a Christian can make not only in an more

  • Maskara

    Contributed by Norman Lorenzo on Aug 29, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    3 Ways in Living your Life without hypocrisy...

    Maskara Living Life Without Hypocrisy Titus 1:10-13 INTRODUCTION Magandang umaga sa inyong lahat. Let us open our Bible in Titus 1:10-13 Si Pabnlo at Tito ay nagpunta sa isang island na ang pangalan ay Creta upang sila ay magpasimula ng gawain at mag-plant ng mga churches more

  • "Words Of Integrity" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Sep 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Fifth sermon in a series on the use and abuse of the tongue.

    The religious leaders of Jesus’ day had developed a curious hierarchy of oaths, which were categorized in such a way that some oaths were considered more binding than others. This is illustrated by what Jesus had to say to the Scribes and Pharisees in Matthew 23:16-22 (read passage). These oaths more

  • Focusing On The Outside While Neglecting The Inside Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 20, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We need to be good dishwashers if we want to please the Lord!

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • All you have to do is turn on the television, look at a billboard, or look at a magazine and you will see that we are fixated on looking good. • There are shows in television that focus on helping you to look good, shows like “What Not To Wear”, “How Do I Look” among more

  • God’s Name Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    An application of the third commandment not to take up God’s Name in a worthless or false way, but rather to honor God’s name by what we say and do.

    God’s Name (Exodus 20:7) Just a little over 10 years ago (1997), a 14-year-old student, Nathan Zohner, circulated a petition to ban the use of dihydrogen monoxide. According to Zohner, dihydrogen monoxide “may cause severe burns, accelerates the corrosion and rusting of many metals, and has more

  • The Blind Chapter

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jul 23, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    When our eyes close in death we will no longer be able to see as we do now. Only the light of God can open our sinful eyes to our blindness and save us from eternal darkness.

    John Chapter 9 The Blind Chapter Blindness can be a physical condition as in today’s text. It can and is also a spiritual condition for many who live in a dark and sin filled world. While walking along with his disciples Jesus sees a blind man. The disciples ask Jesus who sinned, this more

  • The Plagues Of The Priesthood

    Contributed by Joseph Barraclough on Jul 31, 2008

    A message for ministers about some pitfalls into which clergy may fall. It looks at the hypocrisy of the priesthood in the days when Jesus was on the earth.

    I Peter 2:5,9-11 “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ…But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him more

  • A Dynamic Church Worships Joyfully Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Aug 5, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    God renews our hearts so we feel what is true.

    Scripture Introduction If you hang around churches for awhile, you will likely find that our emotions do not always match our profession. Creeds containing truths which thrilled a previous generation are mumbled like a 9-year old boy explaining why he was playing baseball inside the house. more

  • Why Cannot Christians Just Get Along?

    Contributed by Maka 'ilavalu Ta'ufo'ou on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    You cannot say that you love God while you hate your neighbor.

    WHY CANNOT CHRISTIANS JUST GET ALONG? Matthew 22:37-39 37 And He said to him, “’YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, AND WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.’ 38 “This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS more

  • Innocous Intruder Inspires Instruction Series

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on Aug 10, 2008

    Siomon the Pharisee wanted to prove Jesus a charlatan and a fake. He invited Him for a meal at his house to prove his point, only to find that Jesus was real and he, simon, was the fake.

    LUKE 7:36-50 INNOCUOUS INTRUDER INSPIRES INSTRUCTIONS I: THE INTELLECTUAL: LUKE 7:36 A. Interest. B. Intimidate. C. Indulgence. II. THE INTRUDER: LUKE 7:37-38 A, Irony. B. Invisibility. C. more

  • Stained-Glass Masquerade

    Contributed by Scott Johnson on May 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    So often in the Church we pretend that everything is perfect, but truth is, it isn’t. The book of James offers insight into how to cure this ailment.

    Stained-Glass Masquerade (James 5:13-16) Intro: Do you ever walk in to a church service and begin to question the validity of the perfection that’s displayed? Do you ever look around at the people and ask “Is there anyone in here who fails?” or “Has anyone fallen down in their walk with God more

  • How To Destroy Your Church Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on May 18, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    Christians may unconsciously destroy their church. Often, they perform this nefarious deed with the best of intentions. James warns us to review our actions and our attitudes so that we will not destroy our church or dishonour the Lord.

    JAMES 3:1-12 HOW TO DESTROY YOUR CHURCH “Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his more