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  • The Foolish Wise Man

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Apr 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    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 more

  • The Big Pay Off!

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    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 more

  • Monuments To The Unknown

    Contributed by Everett Mccoy on Jul 20, 2008
    based on 9 ratings

    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 more

  • Righteousness Before God

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Aug 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Civilizations rise and fall as well as personal lives because of the quality of the relationship institutions and individuals sustain with God. God is merciful to those who approach him in humility and receive His graces joyfully.

    RIGHTEOUSNESS BEFORE GOD - LUKE 18:9 Luke 19:41 Why do civilizations fail? Why do great cities fall to their enemies? Jesus wept over Jerusalem as he foresaw that the city was doomed to yet a 3rd visitation by her enemies. He saw that once again the engines of war would surround the more

  • In Whose Image And Likeness?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Tobiah's Junk Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 26, 2008
    based on 12 ratings

    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 more

  • Grasping At Straws Series

    Contributed by Susan Blader on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 11 ratings

    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 more

  • The Profile Of A Spiritual Defector

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

    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 more

  • Idolatry - Then And Now Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Jul 10, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • How Big Is Your God? Series

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

    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 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 more

  • Calves, Dollars And Idolatry

    Contributed by Ricky Johnson on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The Israelites "golden calf" relates to our idol-worship of the graven images of Franklin, Hamilton, and Jackson.

    The times they are changing, and I am not really certain I like what they are changing into. It appears the demise of our world economic system is imminent. Job loss throughout this country is at an all time high. Our most desperately needed natural resource, petroleum, is difficult to obtain, more

  • When A Nation Divorces God

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Nov 9, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Using the time when God’s people rejected Samuel as their leader and demanded a king to lead them as an example of how our nation is ever turning away from Godly principles.

    Scripture: 1 Samuel 8:1-22 Title: “When A Nation Divorces God” Introduction: Here in 1 Sam. 8 we see a great change taking place. Because of the aging of Samuel and the failure of Samuel’s sons in their positions of leadership the leaders of the people request a king, not a judge, to rule more

  • Single Devotion Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Sep 23, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    A look at the first commandment and why God alone deserves our wholehearted devotion and no other. It is because He is the Lord, OUR God, who has set us free.

    Single Devotion Exodus 20:1-3 One of my favorite theologians, Theodor Seuss Geisel, known for his works such as Horton Hears a Who, Green Eggs and Ham, and The Cat in the Hat, once wrote a story about a character named Zoad. It goes like this… Did I ever tell you about the young Zoad, more

  • Accept No Substitutes Series

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

    A look at the second commandment encouraging people to accept no substitutes for a real relationship with the real God, embracing His passion, enjoying His protection, and experiencing His promises fulfilled for 1,000 generations to come.

    Accept No Substitutes Exodus 20:4-6 Some time ago, a young man crowded into an airplane seat next to a businessman. They both fastened their seat belts, and the businessman good-naturedly inquired as to whether the young man was traveling on business or pleasure. “Pleasure,” the young man more

  • Where Are The Marked Men?

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Exposition of Ezekiel 8-9 regarding the idolatry and judgment of Israel in preparation for our Fall Revival

    Text: Ezekiel 9:1-11, Title: Where are the Marked Men? Date/Place: NRBC A. Opening illustration: words to the song by Matt Papa, Where’s the Difference? B. Background to passage: Ezekiel 8-11 are four successive visions given on Sept 18, 592 BC. In chapter 8, God is showing the elders of Israel more