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  • A Faithful Defense

    Contributed by Thomas Clawser on Oct 6, 2019
     | 447 views

    The Big Idea: God wants us to be faithful him in our words and actions, even in difficult situations.

    Of Christians put to death for their faith in the second century, perhaps no account is as striking as the story of Polycarp. Polycarp (A.D. 70-155) is bishop of Smyrna and a godly man who knows the apostle John personally. When urged by the Roman proconsul to renounce Christ, Polycarp responds ...read more

  • #firstworldproblems Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Oct 8, 2017
     | 4,213 views

    An interactive all age Harvest Festival sermon re turning our grumbling into gratitude and our angst into thanks

    If you saw this (#firstworldproblems) on Instagram or Twitter - what would you think would be the rest of the post? (Take suggestions) I was doing research for my sermon on Thursday (otherwise known as reading the newspaper)- researchers working with a behavourial psychologist from Goldsmiths ...read more

  • Magnifying God's Majesty Part I Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Oct 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,615 views

    It has often been said, "When the outlook is bad try the up look." That is what we see here in chapter 4. There were “doors” of persecution all around, but now John sees an open door in heaven. This was not just a door into heaven; this was a doorway int

    Magnifying God’s Majesty Revelation 4:1-3,5a Part I Purpose: To display Christ in His proper glory. Aim: I want the listener to have a deeper and more profound worship of Christ. INTRODUCTION: Revelation is the "Throne Book". The word throne is used 46 times in Revelation and only 15 ...read more

  • Attaining To The Resurrection And Heavenly Kingdom

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 16, 2015
     | 765 views

    And so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. - Philippians 3:11 Paul constantly seemed to be narrowly escaping death as he endured so many things for the sake of Jesus. His ministry life was enshrouded with persecution. Even in his i ..

    And so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead. - Philippians 3:11 Paul constantly seemed to be narrowly escaping death as he endured so many things for the sake of Jesus. His ministry life was enshrouded with persecution. Even in his initial calling as an Apostle the Lord says: ...read more

  • To An Ever Greater Love Of The Word Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 8, 2011
     | 1,730 views

    Two guides help us in our journey with the Scriptures: St. Paul and the prologue to John's Gospel

    Monday of 29th Week in Course St. Ignatius of Antioch Verbum Domini Our saint today, Ignatius of Antioch, is a most appropriate patron for our reflections on the Word of God. He was the third bishop of Antioch, but, more importantly, was a disciple of John the Apostle. His writings give us a ...read more

  • Following And Submitting To Church Authority

    Contributed by Greg Gordon on May 26, 2015
     | 1,957 views

    Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul the Apostle gives this commendation for believers to follow him as he followed Christ. To some modern ears that sounds strange as we would think why doesn't he just encoura ..

    Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ. - 1 Corinthians 11:1 Paul the Apostle gives this commendation for believers to follow him as he followed Christ. To some modern ears that sounds strange as we would think why doesn't he just encourage everyone to follow Christ himself and not ...read more

  • A Hopeful Preparation: Advent Week #2 Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Dec 4, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,254 views

    If we restrict or restrain the entry of God into our lives, we cannot help but limit the power of God’s grace.

    A HOPEFUL PREPARATION SERMON #2 OF THE ADVENT SERIES “HOPE IS ON THE WAY” MATTHEW 3:1-12 & ISAIAH 11:1-10 Big Idea: If we restrict or restrain the entry of God into our lives, we cannot help but limit the power of God’s grace. ADVENT INTRO Advent is the season of waiting ...read more

  • Mystery Babylon In The Early Church Series

    Contributed by Bob Faulkner on Jul 8, 2015
     | 1,243 views

    Now we come to the days of Jesus and the church's formation, to see how Babylon relates in that time period.

    PART II: ROME, PAGAN to PAPAL A.D. 100 to A.D. 1300 "We wrestle not against flesh and blood." (Ephesians 6:12) It is not men to whom we look as we seek the origin of the conspiracy against Christ and His church. We worry not whether mere mortals were aware of the part they played in the ...read more

  • Trinity - What The Early Church Believed Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,509 views

    This study looks at the writings of the church prior to the first church council. Beginning at the apostles and those they discipled, we can see what the church believed from the beginning.

    What the early church believed In Part 1 we set the stage for the council. We looked at the fact that these men were Christians who suffered for their faith. Just 14 years earlier, they came out of the last great Roman persecution. They resisted against the attacks from outside the church at the ...read more

  • I Am The Bread Of Life

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 24, 2018
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     | 2,644 views

    The real content of hope is the immortality of the self in eternal life. Spiritual hunger is a hunger within that nothing physical will ever fill. It is a longing to be connected to our Creator.

    18B There is a folk saying about food that we’ve all heard, “You are what you eat,” by which what is usually meant is that your body takes on the characteristics of the food you consume. In ancient times, it was basically thought of in reverse, ‘You eat what you are.” We are immortal beings. The ...read more

  • Is The New Testament Reliable Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Apr 3, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,839 views

    The New Testament is the best source of historical information from the time period of Jesus and it stands the test of scutiny. Therefore it is not only reliable it is the most reliable document of its kind!

    Is the New Testament a reliable source of information? The four gospels (Matthew, mark, Luke and John) give us a biography for the life of Jesus and they provide us with a wealth of information. One statement that I heard just recently is that the gospels were written as a way to communicate faith ...read more

  • Mary's Fulfillment In Faith Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 18, 2014
     | 2,086 views

    Jesus broke the long cycle of apostasy, trouble, repentance and deliverance by creating a Church that would be the light to the nations until He returns.

    Commemoration of Ignatius Loyola 2014 Lumen Fidei If you have ever watched a potter throw a pitcher or bowl on a wheel, you can relate to the image that Jeremiah is using in the prophecy. For weeks now we have been reading the history of Israel and Judah as they frequently ignored the Law of ...read more

  • God In The Rubbish Dump We Have Made Of The World

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Aug 7, 2015
     | 2,134 views

    A God we chew on in bread, a God who gets involved in refugee camps and broken marriages - this is the bread of life who comes down from heaven

    Why is it that we have mass as our main act of worship every Sunday without fail, two opportunities to go to mass every Sunday, another two opportunities every Thursday and Friday, and communion from the reserved sacrament every Monday. Why do we do this? [take answers] Back writing somewhere ...read more

  • Hungering And Thirsting For Righteousness And My Digital Device

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Oct 23, 2017
     | 1,404 views

    Faith today faces a challenge in the modern culture of technology, which in turn is also an obstacle to contemplative life.

    “Faith today faces a challenge in the modern culture of technology, which in turn is also an obstacle to contemplative life. The problem is not technology in itself, but a certain poverty of spiritual intelligence resulting from a predominate exercise of the mind. The drive for efficiency and ...read more

  • A Look At Onesimus Series

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Dec 14, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,437 views

    The book of Philemon is about love, specifically about grace and forgiveness founded in love. God’s love can overcome the past.

    A look at Onesimus Philemon Paul is in prison This is the first time that Paul was imprisoned at Rome (Acts 27 & 28). We believe that he was released from this prison sentence and worked for another four years or so before he was imprisoned in Rome again and executed. The letter is ...read more