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  • The Ways Of A Man

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Oct 2, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,811 views

    This message deals with the way the Lord works with the inner motives of a man and how that ultimately all have to stand the test of time.

    THE WAYS OF A MAN TEXT: Proverbs 16:2 Proverbs 16:2 KJV All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits. I. INTRODUCTION—THE DEATH OF OSAMA BIN LADEN -The pursuit of this terrorist. Came about because of a tip the CIA received from a prisoner in ...read more

  • A Heart Full Of Grace Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 5, 2012
    based on 36 ratings
     | 23,917 views

    Because God has made us righteous in Christ, He expects us to live righteously or with right behavior. Such behavior is the outward manifestation of the inward transformation, & the only sure proof that such inner transformation has taken place.

    Matters of the Heart Series COLOSSIANS 3: 12-17 “A HEART FULL OF GRACE” In our text the Bible describes what God expects of the believer in response to what He has done for us by His Amazing Grace. Because God has made us righteous in Christ, He expects us to live righteously or with right ...read more

  • Doing What He Said Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Nov 9, 2015
     | 3,184 views

    Wrap up of Sermon on the Mount series from Matt. 7:24. “…everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Summary of 16 messages from Matthew 5 - 7.

    Doing What He Said Matthew 5-7 – Sermon on the Mount – Living from the Heart Matthew 7:24-29 24 "Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 The rain came down, the streams rose, and the ...read more

  • Pressing On To Possess That For Which Christ Jesus First Possessed Me

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Mar 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,372 views

    The inner motivation of our hearts must be a response to God's love and not any attempt to earn God's love.

  • An Audience Of One Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Oct 1, 2015
     | 5,845 views

    True worship is all about God, not about us. How important it is that we serve God and communicate with Him in a way that takes the focus off of us and puts it on Him!

    An Audience of One Matthew 6:1-6 "Be careful not to do your 'acts of righteousness' before men, to be seen by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in heaven. 2 "So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on ...read more

  • Seeking Self-Justification Series

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Mar 30, 2022
     | 70 views

    Part of a Lenten Sermon Series on people in the gospels who seek out Jesus. This week we consider less than pure motivations in “Seeking Self-Justification.” We hear the story of a man who wants Jesus to settle a dispute between him and his brother.

    March 30, 2022 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Luke 12:13-21 Seeking Self-Justification Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. Why do we seek Jesus? For direction, for help, for forgiveness. There are many reasons. And if ...read more

  • Do Something About It Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,769 views

    We see something that needs to be done. We can either walk away, point it out to someone else, or do something about it.

    Do something about it! Neh. 2:11ff When I was in High School, I had a love for classical music and for Broadway musicals. 1812 Overture was one of my favorites, as well as Handel’s “Messiah” especially the Halleluiah Chorus. If you notice each piece has three parts, which are often ...read more

  • Beware Of False Prophets Series

    Contributed by Bruce Allen on Jan 27, 2008
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,973 views

    This is a study on the Sermon on the Mount. This is the 14th sermon in the series.

    Sermon on the Mount Pt 14 Beware of False Prophets Matthew 7:15-20 Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16 You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thornbushes or figs from thistles? 17 Even so, every good ...read more

  • What Can't A Christian Do?

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 18, 2019
     | 1,288 views

    A Christian must not do things that will make a weaker Christian stumble into sin or fall.

    A. AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM 1. It’s becoming acceptable to call some Christians legalists, because the critic disagrees with their issues of separation from the world. 2. It becomes easy to do some questionable practices because they are seen on television, movies, or seen in the lives of ...read more

  • What Can't A Christian Do?

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 18, 2019
     | 941 views

    A Christian must not do things that will make a weaker Christian stumble into sin or fall.

    A. AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM 1. It’s becoming acceptable to call some Christians legalists, because the critic disagrees with their issues of separation from the world. 2. It becomes easy to do some questionable practices because they are seen on television, movies, or seen in the lives of ...read more

  • What Can't A Christian Do?

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 20, 2019
     | 1,514 views

    Don’t live close to the edge, but in the center of God’s will.

    A. AN ANALYSIS OF THE PROBLEM 1. It’s becoming acceptable to call some Christians legalists, because the critic disagrees with their issues of separation from the world. 2. It becomes easy to do some questionable practices because they are seen on television, movies, or seen in the lives of ...read more

  • A Peek At Prosperity

    Contributed by Jeff Hagan on Sep 26, 2017
     | 1,820 views

    Word of Faith, Health & Wealth, and Prosperity gospels are all false gospels. This is a very brief treatment of just a couple issues regarding prosperity.

    Scriptures: Matt. 6:19-23; 23:25; Luke 8:1-3; 9:25; 12:15; 18:24; 1 Timothy 6:6-9 The “prosperity gospel” is a term used to describe, at least in part, the Word of Faith Movement (WOF), and the teaching is exploding in popularity across the world. But is it true? Where is the focus? Is the ...read more

  • Greed And Generosity Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 12, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,121 views

    Are we seeking first the Kingdom of God, or are we focused on getting all we can in this life? We find all we need in Christ. Let's freely give, expecting nothing in return.

    Are we selfish or selfless? The next pair of vice and virtue deal with our attitude towards possessions and people. Greed $ In the Movie Wall Street, Gordon Gecko, a ruthless broker, bluntly proposes in a stockholders meeting, “Greed is good.” His code leads him to conclude that ...read more

  • Stepping Up To Blessedness Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 26, 2014
     | 2,683 views

    How would you describe what a Blessed life looks like in the 21st century.

    Stepping up to Blessedness May 26, 2013 How would you describe what a Blessed life looks like in the 21st century. Bryan Wilkerson came up with these 21st century Beatitudes * Blessed are the rich and famous, because they can always get a seat at the best restaurants. * Blessed are the ...read more

  • When Believers Fuss And Fight Lesson 18 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 20, 2017
     | 2,842 views

    Principles to Handle Conflict Between Believers

    A. THE OCCASION OF CONFLICT “Joshua blessed the 2 ½ tribes and sent them home with the instruction. ‘Share with others the spoils of war.’ So the warriors started back to their homes, but before they crossed the Jordan, they built a very large altar to God. The other tribes gathered at Shiloh ...read more