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  • How To Impress God

    Contributed by Roger Roark on Mar 28, 2016

    Impressing God with our daily living

    IMPRESSING GOD Mark 12:28-- And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all? 29And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is more

  • What Impresses God?

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Mar 28, 2008
    based on 28 ratings

    Purpose: Share with the listener, what impresses God.

      WHAT IMPRESSES GOD? 10 July 2005  Scripture: Luke 18:9-14 Purpose: Share with the listener, what impresses God. Introduction:    (Luke 18:9-14) 9 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: 10 “Two men went up to the more

  • The Woman Who Impressed God Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 379 ratings

    What was it about Ruth that impressed God so much more than many others. After all, she was one of only 2 women to have a book dedicated to her story. Why?

    OPEN: A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California, was eager for the title of "doctor" - until one newly degreed professor shared his story. He said: A friend had called his home and asked, "Is the doctor in?" The Professor’s 10 year old son replied, "Yes, but he’s not the kind more

  • How To Impress God

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 178 ratings

    We can only impress God when we finally realize that we have nothing in life aside from Christ within us. That is how we manage to impress God - not with our pride, but with our humble honesty.

    There was a very lost, wicked, and rebellious man who decided it would be good for business if he went down to the church and joined it. He was an adulterer, an alcoholic, and had never been a member of a church in his life. But when he went down to place membership, he gave public testimony more

  • The Man Who Impressed God

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Aug 18, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Man should live to please God than anyone else.

    We used to say that “first impression lasts.” But how do you impress someone like your supervisor, spouse, and parents? This morning I would like you to meet someone who was able to impress not just the people around him but God Himself. That someone is none other than Job. THE MAN WHO more

  • "The Real Sinner's Prayer"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jul 21, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    In the parable of the Pharisee and the Publican, we see that you can’t impress God. Having "religion" doesn’t impress God. The Publican gives the REAL "Sinner’s Prayer".

    “The REAL Sinner’s Prayer” Luke 18:9-14 INTRODUCTION: Jesus loved to speak in parables. They grabbed people’s attention. If Jesus said, “Once upon a time, there was a man who ….”, then everybody stopped to listen to the story Jesus was about to tell. It’s like … when I stop to tell a joke more

  • Why Do You Come To Church? Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 21, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Eighth in this series. The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector reveals that I either come to church to impress God or to be impressed by God.

    Note: Since this message was presented in the form of a table that summarized the two reasons for coming to church some formatting may not look right. Let me begin with a question this morning. I don’t want to embarrass anyone, so I’m not going to ask you for a show of hands or ask more

  • The Widow's "Might"

    Contributed by Paul Tuck on Jan 26, 2002
    based on 344 ratings

    Have you ever been totally dependant upon God? The lesson of the widow is that "importunity equals opportunity". Learn what it is that really impresses God!

    THE WIDOW’S “MIGHT” Mark 12: 41-44 It is a mild Sabbath morning in the Palestinian City of Jerusalem. The sun has not yet risen to full strength, and yet people are already lined up all the way down the dusty road which leads to the Holy Temple. Smoke is in the air because of the more

  • The Greatest Gifts Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 28, 2011
    based on 75 ratings

    The Corinthian believers had powerful and impressive spiritual gifts, but Paul is essentially telling them those gifts don’t really impress God as much as three others that they seemed to have forgotten. What were those 3 gifts, and why were they better?

    Kids learn quickly. But they see life and love from their own point of view. Asked what the thought about “falling in love” several children gave these answers: · Tom, age 5 - Once I’m in kindergarten, I’m going to find me a wife. · Glenn, 7 - If falling love is anything like learning how to more

  • Mountain Moving Prayers

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Sep 29, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    Many people come with a grocery list during prayer. Some want to impress the hearers with their flowery language. Well that does not impress God one bit. In essence your prayers reflect what you believe about God. Do we pray like the early apostles or ...

    Opening illustration: One day a handicapped woman (due to her physical state could not go to church) was reading the newspaper and came across an article about the ministry of D.L. Moody and the Revival that was taking place in the United States. Even though she had never heard of him before, she more

  • Part 5 - The Acting Pillar Series

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Jan 12, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    This sermon describes how in Christianity today, what you see is not always what you get.

    The House of Faith Part 5 – The Acting Pillar † SCRIPTURE READING James 1:22-25 “22Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. 23Anyone who listens to the word but does not do what it says is like a man who looks at his face in a mirror 24and, after looking more

  • Giving Up To Gain Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Jul 9, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    In order to find true salvation we will need to give up on the things that we thought would get us to heaven and claim our place in heaven through Jesus Christ and be blessed by His presence.

    Giving Up to Gain Philippians 3:4-11 Intro As we travel down the pathway of life, we all have at one time or another lose sight of reality. Times will come when we have to take a step back in order to see the whole picture before moving forward. Saul of Tarsus, believed in his heart that more

  • When We Should Not Pray

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 26, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    There are times when we should not pray. When are those times? Let’s look at them.

    WHEN WE SHOULD NOT PRAY Exodus 14:15 INTRO: The Sunday School teacher asked one of the boys in his class, “Do you say a prayer before you eat at your house?” “No,” the boy responded. “We don’t need to. My mother is a good cook!” In his somewhat misguided understanding, the youth man more

  • The Last One Picked

    Contributed by James Bryant on Jul 10, 2006
    based on 15 ratings

    Not being the First One Picked is not always so bad. Read this manuscript concerning The last One Picked. You will forever see things differently...

    "THE LAST ONE PICKED" How many of you ever remember being picked for some sports team while in school? There’s always the last one or two left that must be picked. And the last pick always felt like dirt… But there was also someone in the bible that was the last one picked. There was one in more

  • The Generous Life Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 18, 2014

    Are you tight with your treasure? You’ll be tight with your heart as well. It’s the age old battle that we all fight… the battle between selfishness and generosity. Truly, it is more blessed to give generously than it is to receive.

    The Generous Life John 12:1-8 Six days before the Passover, Jesus arrived at Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. 2 Here a dinner was given in Jesus' honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with him. 3 Then Mary took about a pint more