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  • The Church: God's Imperfect People

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Sep 3, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,185 views

    Like conflict in the family, conflict in God’s family, the Church, is resolved through trust, respect, and cooperation.

    As a child, what was your favorite story? Was it Little Red Riding Hood? Or Snow White? Or Peter Pan? As I prepared for this morning, I thought about Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Now Goldilocks and the Three Bears was not my favorite childhood story but I thought about all that Goldilocks went ...read more

  • Remodeling - Dealing With An Imperfect Family Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 473 ratings
     | 28,303 views

    Originally from a series entitled, "When Life is the Pits : A Study of the LIfe of Joseph." Insights on how Joseph was faithful to God even in an imperfect family.v

    The term dysfunctional is used quite often today in regard to families. The word refers to the sense of disintegration produced in a family where there is a lot of hurt. From a Christian perspective it is a home that is not functioning as God intended. It could be the result of divorce, lack of ...read more

  • Surviving An Imperfect Family Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 84 ratings
     | 8,902 views

    By looking at the life of a man named Joseph we see that God is still in the business of helping people survive imperfect families.

    Life Lessons from Joseph – Part 1 November 25, 2001 INTERACTION: I want you to get in groups of three to five, and grab a yellow prayer request card. Allowing for the possibility that there might be such a thing as a perfect family, complete one of these sentences: “A perfect family would ...read more

  • The Perfect Potter And The Imperfect Clay

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Nov 26, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,764 views

    The potter digs up the clay, allows it to dry, then he crushes it into a powder. Then He adds the Water and mixes it in until it becomes soft and pliable. Once the clay is softened He can begin to shape it into what pleases Him. Sometime there are i

    Jeremiah Ch. 18:1-19:13 Ervin Kimrey Jr. Intro: The potter digs up the clay, allows it to dry, then he crushes it into a powder. Then He adds the Water and mixes it in until it becomes soft and pliable. Once the clay is softened He can begin to shape it into what pleases Him. Sometime ...read more

  • God's Faithful, Imperfect People

    Contributed by David Owens on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 13,422 views

    This sermon is based on the book Messy Spirituality by Michael Yaconelli. It is an encouragement to keep serving in spite of our imperfections.

    A. There’s a story told of a preacher who was preaching a message about the fact that no one is perfect. 1. To prove his point he asked for anyone who was perfect to stand up. 2. One man stood up in the middle of the congregation. 3. The preacher asked him, “Do you really think you are ...read more

  • Dealing With An Imperfect Family Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 10,519 views

    Insights on how Joseph was faithful to God even in an imperfect family.

    When Life is the Pits A Study of the Life of Joseph Sermon # 1 “Dealing with an Imperfect Family.” Genesis 37: 1-11 The term dysfunctional is used quite often today in regard to families. The word refers to the ...read more

  • God Uses Cracked Pots Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Aug 11, 2010
    based on 38 ratings
     | 96,183 views

    Like the clay jars that Gideon and his soldiers broke, there a tremendous value in being broken. We throw things away when they’re broken, but God cherishes and uses broken people. So, broken down, cracked pots, rejoice because God uses cracked pots so th

    INTRODUCTION The title of my teaching series from 2 Corinthians is “Hope for Cracked Pots.” Today, we’re going to look at 2 Corinthians 4:6-7 which is the passage for which I named the entire series. Today we’re going to talk about “God uses Cracked ...read more

  • A House Is Not A Home

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 381 ratings
     | 36,543 views

    Christ comes to dwell in our messy, imperfect homes, just as they are, to build love, not a museum-like perfection.

    A house is not a home. A house is not a home. A house is a house, and it may be lovely to look at and fine to visit, but a house, by itself, is not a home. What is the difference? Let me tell you a tale of two houses. These are the best of houses, these are the worst of houses. See if you ...read more

  • "A Mother's Split Decision"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on May 5, 2004
    based on 116 ratings
     | 33,005 views

    Motherhood & wisdom go hand-in-hand. Mothers aren’t perfect, and this message presents two imperfect mothers, and the wisdom of Solomon.

    “A Mother’s Split Decision” 1 Kings 3:16-28 INTRODUCTION: Today is Mother’s Day! Our text today has to do with MOTHERS … and WISDOM. The 2 need to go hand-in-hand … “Amen” mothers? God appears to King Solomon in a dream – 1 Kings 3:5. God gives Solomon a BLANK CHECK. Solomon asks for ...read more

  • Elijah The Tishbite

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Jul 30, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,211 views

    Elijah is presented as a man of courage, faith and prayer who was rewarded by God in spite of his imperfections. He is held up as an example for us to follow.

    Elijah the Tishbite I Kings 17:1 - II Kings 2:14 Introduction: Elijah the Tishbite is recognized in the New Testament as one of, if not the greatest of the Old Testament prophets. In Matt. 17:1-3 we see Elijah standing on the Mount of Transfiguration side by side with Moses. James in James ...read more

  • Paradise Lost And Regained

    Contributed by Paul Humphrey on Oct 24, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,666 views

    In the beauty of every season we can see glimpses of what God has in store for us. We can also see see the imperfection of the fall.

    Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost 2006 Dr. Paul G. Humphrey Psalm 104 PS 104:1 Praise the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with splendor and majesty. PS 104:2 He wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the ...read more

  • Abraham: Living By Grace Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 18, 2007
    based on 25 ratings
     | 4,800 views

    Lessons from Abraham’s life: 1. God uses imperfect people. 2. Having received grace, we give grace. 3. A life of grace will sometimes be difficult.

    Abraham: Living by Grace Hebrews 11:8-12 Abraham’s experience with God began when the Lord appeared to him and said, “Leave your country, your people and your father’s household and go to the land I will show you. I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; I will make your name ...read more

  • How Do We Compare To Jesus First Disciples? Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Apr 1, 2016
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,011 views

    When I think about the first disciples of Jesus there is one thing that I find really encouraging - they were very ordinary people, average people, people like you and me, people with faults and failings, imperfect people.

    How do we compare to Jesus first Disciples? When I think about the first disciples of Jesus there is one thing that I find really encouraging - they were very ordinary people with very ordinary jobs - fishermen & a tax collector. If Jesus public ministry had begun here in Rayleigh and Jesus ...read more

  • A Transfer Of Power

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on May 12, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 3,775 views

    What Elisha’s succession to Elijah’s office can tell us about the transfer of power: God’s use of imperfect people, the need for loyalty, ambition, and decisiveness.

    A TRANSFER OF POWER How many of you came to our play? Do you remember when Steve came in at the beginning of the 2nd Act, dressed as Samson with hair almost down to his waist? Did you laugh? If you did, you better watch out for bears. That’s what happened to the boys of Bethel who made fun ...read more

  • God Hates Discord

    Contributed by Mayor Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
    based on 17 ratings
     | 6,510 views

    Let me ask you a question: “Have you ever found a Christian group that doesn’t have any problems?” If so, don’t join it—you’ll ruin everything. Every person has their own weaknesses and faults; and since a church is made up of imperfect people, every ch

    Mayor Gerardo Balmori The Salvation Army Let me ask you a question: “Have you ever found a Christian group that doesn’t have any problems?” If so, don’t join it—you’ll ruin everything. Every person has their own weaknesses and faults; and since a church is made up of imperfect people, ...read more