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  • Idol Threats

    Contributed by Don Hutto on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 2,032 views

    As popular as Tarot readings and horoscopes are they must not replace God in our lives.

    "Idol" Threats 2 Kings 1:1-18 I. Introduction Many today don’t take the dangers of the daily horoscope, Tarot readings, and the like seriously. But we should because these "idols" threaten our relationship with God. II. Idolatry denies the Presence of God in our lives. (v. 3) ...read more

  • Tobiah's Junk Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 26, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 3,875 views

    Sermon #6 in Nehemiah series from chapter 13 focuses on the junk that we often allow to accumulate in our finances, our calendar, or our relationships that messes up our commitment to God.

    #6 in the Nehemiah series: Nehemiah chapter 13 Tobiah’s Junk CHCC: June 8, 2008 INTRODUCTION: This is the final sermon in the Ezra and Nehemiah series that we’ve gone through this spring. So it’s a good time for a quick review. The Book of Ezra told about groups of Babylonian ...read more

  • Grasping At Straws Series

    Contributed by Susan Blader on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 4,108 views

    When things aren’t going our way, we often look for help anyplace but God.

    Grasping at Straws A Sermon From 2 Chronicles 28 Three elderly ladies were discussing the trials of getting older. One said, “Sometimes I catch myself with a jar of mayonnaise in my hand, standing in front of the refrigerator, and I can’t remember if I need to put it away or start making a ...read more

  • The Profile Of A Spiritual Defector

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Jul 3, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 3,700 views

    A sermon on backsliding and its effect on Demas.

    A PROFILE OF A SPIRITUAL DEFECTOR TEXT: 2 Timothy 4:10 2 Timothy 4:10 KJV For Demas hath forsaken me, having loved this present world, and is departed unto Thessalonica; . . . . I. INTRODUCTION -- ONE OF MINISTRY’S MOST DEVASTATING BURDENS -One of the most devastating burdens ...read more

  • The Foolish Wise Man

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,709 views

    Solomon was the wisest man that ever, and yet he made some foolish decisions.

    THE FOOLISH WISE MAN 1 Kings 3:1-3:15 listen as I read today’s text 1And Solomon made affinity(means “Solomon made a marriage alliance with Pharaoh king of Egypt.”) with Pharaoh king of Egypt, and took Pharaoh’s daughter, and brought her into the city of David, until he ...read more

  • Idolatry - Then And Now Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 10, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,998 views

    Paul gives a strong warning from Israel’s history about avoiding idols. Will we heed the warning?

    Introduction: A. I want to begin with a very helpful warning – Here are the top 10 things not to say to a police officer if he or she pulls you over. #10 – Was I speeding? Sorry, I can’t see anything without my glasses. #9 – Was I speeding? Sorry, I didn’t realize my radar detector wasn’t ...read more

  • How Big Is Your God? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 11, 2008
    based on 47 ratings
     | 11,300 views

    We must not only worship the right God, but we must worship Him in the right way. Accept no substitutes. Don’t try to reduce God to a material object. Don’t try to localize the One Who is infinite! Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoint.

    How Big is Your God? Exodus 20:4-6 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/HowBigYourGod.html One day a little girl was drawing a picture, and even skipped recess because she was so focused upon it. Her teacher asked what she was doing and she said she was drawing a picture of God. “Oh honey, you ...read more

  • Idolitry Series

    Contributed by J. Brad Campbell on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,316 views

    this is the eighth sermon in a series dealing with things that will hinder your prayer life

    HINDRANCES TO PRAYER ------------------------------------------------- LESSON #8 IDOLITRY TEXT: EZEK. 14:3 REVIEW: What was our lesson last week? Satanic Activity. How does the Old Testament help us today? It gives us living pictures of New Testament truth. What are you saying by your ...read more

  • What People Don't Want To Hear Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jul 19, 2006
    based on 38 ratings
     | 16,326 views

    Many of today’s believers simply do not want to hear the Truth of the Gospel.

    Sermon Brief Date Written: July 12, 2006 Date Preached: July 16, 2006 Where Preached: OZHBC (PM) Sermon Details: Sermon Series: Idolatry in the church Sermon Title: What People Don’t Want to Hear… Ascribing to the Idol of Self Worth… Sermon Text: 2 Tim 4:3-4 (NASB) read ...read more

  • In Whose Image And Likeness?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,183 views

    God created us in his own image and likeness, with intellect and free will. He respects our dignity by allowing even bad choices.

    The temptation that humans in an unredeemed state constantly undergo is the temptation to create gods in their own image and likeness. So Zeus, the king of the gods, was created in the image of earthly kings–capricious, selfish, lusty and unfaithful. Dionysius, god of wine and revelry, was a ...read more

  • The Pathway Of Idolatry Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,011 views

    They exchange the glory of God for the corruption of man.

    1. Downhill. That’s the path painted by our Pastor Paul. • Man is not improving, going up toward God. • But rather doing down hill… and going FAST! • It’s NOT an evolution toward God is it? NO. • It’s a DEVOLUTION downward away from God. • And the one of the strongest evidences of this is ...read more

  • Getting Real With God

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Jan 6, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,390 views

    A challenge to believers to get honest and real with God, surrendering to Him and growing into who He made us to be.

    Job.38:3 - Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. 
 Is.29:13, Jer.12:2, Mt.15:8, Mk.7:6 - These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. 1 Jn.3:18 - Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in ...read more

  • Man Is Basically Good Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 886 views

    Thought that might get your attention. The debate about the goodness of man rages, as does the arguments for the existence of God. Paul takes on both in this very hard hitting section.

    How can you know you are dying unless someone tells you ‘you have a terminal disease’? How do you know you need to be set free unless someone tells you ‘you are a captive’? How can you tell something is wrong unless someone tells you what is right? That’s the essence of the rest of Romans 1. Before ...read more

  • The Big Pay Off!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,429 views

    Sometimes life is tough, but for the believer it will be worth it all!

    The Big Pay Off James 5: 1-12 1 Come now, you rich, weep and howl for your miseries that are coming upon you! 2 Your riches are corrupted, and your garments are moth-eaten. 3 Your gold and silver are corroded, and their corrosion will be a witness against you ...read more

  • Monuments To The Unknown

    Contributed by Everett Mccoy on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,487 views

    Paul on Mars Hill - "To the Unknown God". Everyone in the audience is building a memorial of some sort - a shrine in their life. The question is - to what? What ideal - what unknown god - consumes their time, energy, and focus?

    22 Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, "Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; 23 "for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD…. Acts 17:22-23a ...read more