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  • The Realistic Mother In A Real World

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 460 ratings
     | 37,782 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

  • 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
     | 1,529 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

  • Is Christianity Reasonable? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 17, 2014
    based on 24 ratings
     | 23,780 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?

  • Working With God On Behalf Of Our World Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,807 views

    How God used Abraham to make a Difference, partners with God in changing our world

    Beginnings # 6 "He Remembered Abraham"- Working With God On Behalf of our World Most Believers want to make a difference in the world of which we are part! We want to see our friends and family come to know God so they share in our hope of eternal life. We want to see sick people ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Cross

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 17,300 views

    The shame of the cross is frequently forgotten by modern-day Christians. Crucifixion was the ultimate in insult and public contempt for a criminal. It is impossible for us even to begin to understand the horror of the cross to the sinless soul of the i

    The Joy of the Cross Hebrews 12:2 Intro We have heard many sermons on the sufferings of Christ on the cross. Words do not have the capacity to communicate the suffering Christ experienced as he died for our sins. The loneliness of the cross was terrible. Jesus was forsaken by his friends. ...read more

  • Good People In Bad Marriages

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,974 views

    Thesis: Good people in bad marriages try to make the marriage better. Intro.: 1. < Begin > a. Illust. A few years ago the following item appeared in a Florida newspaper: "A young British couple decided to get a divorce while their wedding reception was still in progress. Daniel and Susan ...read more

  • Forgiveness: Making A New Start

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 249 ratings
     | 5,724 views

    Thesis: Forgiveness is the creation of a new start. Intro.: 1. If anybody ever had a right to hold a grudge--it was probably Joseph! a. You know the story (Gen. 37-50). 1) Most favored of Jacob's 12 sons (special coat). 2) Brothers hated him because of it (tattletale, dreams). 3) ...read more

  • God's Revelation

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,109 views

    Introductory Comments 1. This evening we begin a journey in the book of revelation. At times, like tonight, my style of presentation will be more like teaching than preaching. 2. The book of Revelation is a book many of us shy away from. It is a very difficult book to understand - especially ...read more

  • "Easter Qualities"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 5, 2002
    based on 370 ratings
     | 13,774 views

    How Easter makes a difference in our lives

    “Easter Qualities”, Luke 24:33-48 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Introduction Today people will only commit to things they feel are relevant. They say, “OK, Easter happened. So what? How will that make a difference in my life tomorrow?” In Luke ...read more

  • Both Sides Of Authority Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 24, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,614 views

    Working harmoniously alongside church leaders has its challenges and raises a lot of questions. Fortunately, God does not leave us in the dark! The text before us raises and answers a number of questions about the interaction of church leaders to the c

    Both Sides of Authority (I Thessalonians 5:12-13) 1. It is tough to be in leadership. 2. A “lame duck” President met with his successor in the Oval Office. Near the end of the orientation, he presented the incoming leader three numbered envelopes, with specific instructions to open them, in ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Turn Our Focus Away From Pain And Toward Positive Thoughts

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,064 views

    How to turn your sorrow into joy with the Spirit’s empowerment, enabling and enrichment.

    Illustration: Dr. Henry Pope tells a story of one his students who learned how to change her perspective. It seems that one young girl while attending college spotted a young man who seemed very handsome and someone she would like to get to know. One day she was sitting in the library and spotted ...read more

  • Introduction To Revelation Series

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    Introduction in a Bible study of the book of Revelation.

    REVELATION An Introduction 1:1-1:20 Pastor Brian Matherlee September 5, 2007 Basic Background The first thing that strikes me is the chain communicating the Revelation: God to Jesus to the angel to John while he was in the Spirit. • God does the revealing here. Remember that Jesus said ...read more

  • Restoring Unity

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on May 2, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,614 views

    The Corinthians church had some unity issues. Paul gives them some help here in rediscovering the unity that was their’s, but that had become a thing of the past.

    Passage: I Corinthians 1:10-17 Intro: There has been an atmosphere of division in our land for decades 1. abortion, fiscal policy, size of government, morals,…you name it! 2. election troubles in FL, Pres. Bush comes in under a cloud 3. but all that has changed now, and there is a spirit of ...read more

  • Focus On God's Promises

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 20, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,486 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us consciously and subconsciously to turn our focus away from pain and on to God’s promises for deliverance. Many people tend to surrender to feelings of rejection, suffering and negative thoughts when they experience problems. The H

    Illustration: Dr. Henry Pope tells a story of one his students who learned how to change her perspective. It seems that one young girl while attending college spotted a young man who seemed very handsome and someone she would like to get to know. One day she was sitting in the library and spotted ...read more

  • Advent Iii, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Dec 5, 2002
    based on 129 ratings
     | 8,206 views

    Paul exhorts us to "rejoice always." True joy and rejoicing is a gift recieved vis-a-vis our relationship with Christ.

    Sermon for Advent III, Yr B Dec 15, 2002 Based on I Thess 5:16 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson A woman was sitting on her living room couch one day when a black snake slithered past. The woman, who was deathly afraid of snakes, dashed to the ...read more