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  • Travelling With Paul: John Mark

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 11, 2018
     | 3,635 views

    Travelling with Paul : John Mark (Learning from failure) - sermon by Gordon Curley PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request – email: gcurley@gcurley.info

    SERMON OUTLINE: (1). Mark the Man: • (1a). His Name. • (1b). His Family. • (1c). His Attitude. (2). Mark the Missionary: • (2a). He Had Church Support (vs 3). • (2b). He Had God's Blessing (vs 4). • (2c). He Had A Smooth Departure (vs 4b). • (2d). He Had An Idyllic Destination ...read more

  • Dealing With What Is, Not What Should Be

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 20, 2013
     | 1,532 views

    We have to live life in the real world, not the ideal world. We need real help, not idealistic theories.

    Dealing With What Is, Not What Should Be (Proverbs 21:9-11) Tom, Dick and Harry returned to the hotel. Their room was on the top floor of a skyscraper hotel 99 stories high. Unfortunately for them, the elevator was not working. They came up with a plan to make their climb less painful. For ...read more

  • The Realistic Mother In A Real World

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 460 ratings
     | 38,801 views

    With the idealistic mother, everything is perfect. But they only exists in storybooks, poety, movies, etc. Most mothers live with the reality of problems, mistakes, broken hearts, and broken dreams. The realistic mother needs forgiveness, grace and me

    THE REALISTIC MOTHER IN A REAL WORLD SCRIPTURE: Proverbs 31: 10 – 31 INTRODUCTON: As I begin, I will say this, there is no way to cover this topic appropriately in one message. What I say will not fit every mother. Each person will identify some portions of the message, but certainly ...read more

  • Love Suffers Long! Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 30, 2015
    based on 5 ratings
     | 11,198 views

    As idealistic & beautiful as this love is, you & I can experience this kind of love. In a world that is complicated - in a world of pain & sorrow - this kind of love can & should exist. (PowerPoint available - #164)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #164) ILL. A movie pictures 2 people in a canoe in the middle of a lake, with a beautiful moon shining above. The sky is filled ...read more

  • Is Christianity Reasonable? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 17, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 26,049 views

    The question of whether Christianity is reasonable all depends on what answer you're looking for. What answers does the world seek and what is it about the answer the cross gives that is better than what many folks want?

    OPEN: I once read about a dishonest manager who was wanting to hire someone for his accounting department who thought like he did. He ended up with 3 applicants for the job and he proceeded to interview them the next day. The first applicant came in and sat at the desk and he and the manager ...read more

  • Pastoring

    Contributed by Kevin Higgins on May 19, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 8,102 views

    Sermon preached at a pastor’s & missionaries meeting.

    2 Timothy 4:1-5 Pastoring Central Texas Mission Council Meeting May 19, 2007 Introduction Read 2 Timothy 4:1-5, What a charge! The words the aged Apostle Paul penned to Pastor Timothy have been inspiring men for hundreds of years. The force and power with which he gave that charge ...read more

  • Enough Is Enough: Too Much Ministry Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 3, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,377 views

    Because Jesus lived on earth as a man, he typically experienced human limitations. His human side needed a balance between rest and ministry (work), and he was not afraid to say no.

    Enough is Enough: Too Much Ministry (Mark 1:29-45) 1. This last week was different. Marylu and I went to visit Bruce and Joyce Moore. 2. We met them in 1984, back when I was 27. They were still in Ecuador, and we would see them every or every other year. When Hannah was young, she dubbed ...read more

  • A God Who Makes Concessions

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,257 views

    God often caters to human nature. He will not bend in some areas, but He is more flexible than many Christians I know! Sometimes He gives us what we ask for, even if it is not the ideal

    1. Most of us start out adulthood as idealists. As we grow older, it is natural to surrender that idealism for a more pragmatic idealism...but we need to hang on to some of it. 2. God is sometimes an idealist, other times a pragmatist; He is an idealist in that He has a perfect plan, and He ...read more

  • The Upside Of Feeling Down Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 19, 2018
     | 3,236 views

    In some ways, when we are down, we are more teachable; down times can deepen us.

    The Upside of Feeling Down (Ecclesiastes 7:1-22) 1. At a party: 'Are you a psychologist?' 'Why do you ask it?' 'Oh yes, you are a psychologist.' 2. Most of us struggle with depression now and then. For many, time, prayer, and talking to friends helps. 3. But for some people, the depression ...read more

  • It's Not Fair!

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Feb 28, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,475 views

    The fourth message in the series based on the six pillars of ‘Character Counts!’

    (Slide 1) Last week, I asked you to write down one way you would exercise responsibility this past week and I told you that I was going to ask you if you did. So how did you exercise responsibility last week in a new way? (Allow for congregational response.) Thank you! My responsibility exercise ...read more

  • Money Does Strange Things

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Nov 8, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,342 views

    Pastors’ Conference: A special sermon addressing the ethics of money. This was presented at a special worship service that was part of a monthly gathering of pastors.

    Money does strange things to people. I found this cute little story on the Internet that was carried in the December 1980 issue of Campus Life. (p. 19) It starts by asking: What’s the most outrageous thing you would do for $10,000 cash? The question was posed recently by Chicago radio station WKOX. ...read more

  • Honoring Mom

    Contributed by James Powell on Dec 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,745 views

    Mom is a special part of every family

    Pr 31:10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies. Pr 31:11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil. Pr 31:12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life. Pr 31:13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh ...read more

  • A Big Task With Great Rewards

    Contributed by Anthony Hodge on Jan 16, 2003
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,589 views

    This is a message to encourage all fathers to take their parenting role seriously.

    A big task with great rewards (Proverbs 20:7) I have often heard the phrase, “Anyone can be a daddy, but it takes a man to be a father.” Although this phrase is not necessarily true in all instances, it does have some validity. We are aware that there are instances wherein because of one’s ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Knows The Best Ways To Work With Each Leadership Style

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,722 views

    Dwight D. Eisenhower used to demonstrate the art of leadership in a simple but forceful way. He would place a single piece of string on a table and say, "Pull it, and it follows wherever you want it to go. But push it, and it goes nowhere."

    The Holy Spirit Knows the Best Ways to Work With Each Leadership Style "When He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth." (John 16:13) Illustration: Shepherd the flock of God . . . , not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you. ...read more

  • When God Says "No” Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 3,701 views

    When God tells us "no" to one of our requests, it does not mean He does not care for us, it usually means He has something else for us

    And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever. 2 Samuel ...read more