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  • Gaining Christ's Gratitude

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 58 ratings
     | 27,702 views

    I’ve never thought of God as being "grateful" for me, but the intriguing thing is - He is grateful, but only when we meet certain expectations. What are they?

    One soldier stationed on an island of the Philippines during WW II told this story: “Although the region was secure, sometimes the enemy tried to infiltrate our food storage area. One such adversary, dressed in GI clothing, once worked himself into the noontime chow line. Our camp cook spotted ...read more

  • In Remembrance Of Me

    Contributed by Steve Malone on May 14, 2001
    based on 520 ratings
     | 20,198 views

    We are a forgetful people. Not only do we forget names, where we put our wallet, the meaning of memorial day - but we also tend to forget God and all that he has done for us... - THAT IS WHY throughout the bible God’s people are exhorted to remember him.

    "In Remembrance Of Me" Do you ever have trouble forgetting things? Do you ever forget where you put your keys?, Wallet? Checkbook? a telephone number you’ve written down? someone’s name? a birthday or an anniversary? Well everyone forgets at one time or another, according to Karen ...read more

  • The Mystery Is Made Known

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 82 ratings
     | 6,910 views

    how God reveals the mystery of his love and his plan for the Gentiles through Paul

    January 6, 2002 Ephesians 3:2-12 2 Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you, 3 that is, the mystery made known to me by revelation, as I have already written briefly. 4 In reading this, then, you will be able to understand my insight into ...read more

  • Overcoming Divisive Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 120 ratings
     | 11,538 views

    Many great congregations have suffered from people with divisive attitudes. The Lord has placed each of us in His body to be lovingly united in spirit, intent on one purpose, striving together for the faith of the gospel.

    Overcoming Divisive Attitudes Illustration:A monk joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first 10 years his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?" The monk replied, "Food bad." After another 10 years the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts. ...read more

  • Too Superstitious

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 49 ratings
     | 1,676 views

    An answer to life’s most important question

    March 31, 2002 The longer Paul waited in Athens for Silas and Timothy, the angrier he got—all those idols! The city was a junkyard of idols. He discussed it with the Jews and other likeminded people at their meeting place. And every day he went out on the streets and talked with anyone who ...read more

  • What Brand Are You, Regular Or Extra Faithful?

    Contributed by James Sanders on May 15, 2002
    based on 124 ratings
     | 18,006 views

    Paul talked with great passion and pride about the marks that he bore for the sake of Jesus Christ. Such marks designate the character of the believer.

    I. Introduction · In the early 1900’s a wealthy financier by the name of Sir Alfred Chester Beatty began to indulge in a newfound interest in archaeology, and he made many great discoveries. · Among those discoveries are some of the most ancient copies we have of New Testament writings. · One ...read more

  • Who Invented The Christmas Present

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,081 views

    A sermon on the wise men and the wisdom they showed in bringing their gifts to Jesus and worshipping Him.

    Who Invented The Christmas Present The Wisdom Of The Wise Men Matt. 2:1-12 Introduction This week I heard the classic short story by O’Henry, "The Gift of the Magi" read over the radio. The story, which I hadn’t read since High School intrigued me so much that I went to the library and ...read more

  • Heaven Is Real!

    Contributed by Tommy Ellis on May 10, 2002
    based on 161 ratings
     | 14,629 views

    Sermon describes the importance of knowing and proclaiming the truth of heaven. Some wonderous characteristics of heaven are also explained.

    HEAVEN IS REAL! In Christian circles we sometimes operate the opposite of the way Jesus did. For example, Jesus hard on the self-righteous, and gentle with sinners. He encountered a rich young man, who asked him how he might please God. Jesus told him to obey the commands. The young man ...read more

  • Overcoming Anger Toward Belligerent People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,936 views

    Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some situations. 70% of arguments are caused by a harsh voice tone. "A harsh word stirs up anger, but a soft ans

    HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ANGER TOWARD BELLIGERENT PEOPLE Eph. 4:28-32 Illustration:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. B. Franklin. Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some ...read more

  • Three Distinctions Of Jabez Series

    Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 475 ratings
     | 30,585 views

    The distinctions of Jabez cause him to stand above the rest.

    Three Distinctions of Jabez 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 Are you ready for an adventure … something new … a fresh start … that will get you off high center of status quo? Would you be willing to do one thing if it would . . . ·gain you a better life … ·get you more than you presently have … ...read more

  • What Dreams Are Made Of

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 250 ratings
     | 10,235 views

    Following the example of Joseph we can see how a dream becomes a reality

    I believe each one of us has a dream placed in our hearts, not the kind of dream like winning the lottery which is really the desire to escape our present circumstances. I am talking about a vision deep down inside that speaks to the very soul. The thing we were born to do, that draws from ...read more

  • A Prophet Challenges The System

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Mar 20, 2002
    based on 115 ratings
     | 9,905 views

    This sermon addresses the issue of how prosperity does not always mean that God apporves of what is going on with those in positions of power.

    A PROPHET CHALLENGES THE SYSTEM Text: Amos 7:7-17 One of the most intriguing sights in all the world is that of the leaning Tower Of Pisa in Tuscany, Italy. It was begun in 1174 and completed in 1350. It stands 179 feet high and leans some 16 and a half feet out of the perpendicular as ...read more

  • On A Donkey- You Must Be Kidding??

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 139 ratings
     | 4,216 views

    What can we learn from the "Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem" for today?

    Blakeney/Stiffkey/Langham 24-03-02 “On a donkey, you must be kidding!” Matthew 21:1-11 There was a curate who used to preach on his pet subject "Love" every Sunday, until one day the Churchwarden collared him. “ Curate” the churchwarden said “You preached a good sermon ...read more

  • The Better Blood Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 31, 2002
    based on 293 ratings
     | 30,185 views

    The Bible tells us that "without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins." Blood is the cleansing agent. But why should blood purify my soul?

    A woman once wrote that at a garage sale she had spotted a handsome antique copper kettle for only $2.50. It was badly tarnished, so she asked the woman running the sale if the discoloration would come out. She cheerfully offered to try some copper cleaner on it and disappeared with it into ...read more

  • Reactions To The Savior's Birth

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on May 9, 2002
    based on 162 ratings
     | 5,312 views

    People have and have always had different reactions to the Christmas story.

    INTRODUCTION In the year 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born. In 1796, he was crossing the Alps to crush the Austrians and Sardinians. Had Dan Rather been living in the year 1809, his newscast would have focused on Austria. The attention of the world was on this man known as Napoleon as he swept ...read more