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  • Monopoly Money - A Sermon For Corpus Christi Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jun 13, 2020
    based on 2 ratings

    An electric toaster, monopoly money and the gift of the Eucharist

    Because of Corona Virus all sorts of things have changed in society. Instead of being a few feet away from me as I deliver this sermon from the front of church, you are watching this sermon on your computer. One of the other things that has changed is that we are becoming an increasingly cashless more

  • The Parable Treasure And Pearl / I Surrender All

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jul 28, 2011
    based on 408 ratings

    What, then, do the parables teach? Church fathers such as Irenaeus and Augustine identified the treasure and the Pearl with Christ. The recent convert to Christianity says exactly the same thing: "I found Christ." Yes, it seems like we did find Christ.

    In his series of seven parables in Chapter 13, Matthew is quite elaborate ....... on the first two, providing an interpretation for each. The other five are shorter and more pointed in content. The parables of the hidden treasure and of the pearl consists of two sentences each. And in more

  • How Was Naaman Cleansed? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 22, 2021
    based on 4 ratings

    Naaman had two problems - one was leprosy. But the other problem was the one that threatened to prevent him from being cleansed. What was his "other" problem, and what "fixed" both of his problems?

  • God And Our Suffering

    Contributed by Philip Gill on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    A response to suffering is to follow a process found in psalm 22 (among others): Pour the situation before God, come to realization that God is with us, enter again into a relationship of praise.

    God and Our Suffering When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. Matthew 2.16 The murder of the more

  • The Gospel Of Judas- An Authentic Copy Of An Ancient Lie?

    Contributed by Alex Mcfarland on Jun 28, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    It had been less than 24 hours since National Geographic had broken their story, “The Lost Gospel.” Yet as I spoke at an open-forum “Q & A” the next day at a Virginia college, the first question I got was, “Is this new Gospel accurate? I mean, what other

    The Gospel of Judas- An authentic copy of an ancient lie? by Alex McFarland It had been less than 24 hours since National Geographic had broken their story, “The Lost Gospel.” Yet as I spoke at an open-forum “Q & A” the next day at a Virginia college, the first question I got was, “Is this new more

  • Which Gospel

    Contributed by Mike Parry on Jun 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    This was part of our Da Vinci Code sermon series. We examined the Gnostic gospels, using primary sources and the early church fathers and contrasted them with the New Testament Gospels.

    “Which Gospel” Truth Behind the Da Vinci Code FCC – May 28, 2006 Introduction: Today we are wrapping up our 4 week sermon series on the Da Vinci Code. Why have we been talking about a book of fiction? Do you know that a week ago, the movie’s opening weekend brought in $77 million…that is more

  • Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Feb 18, 2017

    Christianity Solidified By Apologetics In The Early Days Of The Church

    In the Church today, a debate rages over the relationship of philosophy and theology to one another. Some scholarly believers as epitomized by Norman Geisler argue that, since this world is God's world, both can be used to understand Creation if each of these disciplines are approached from a more

  • Faith And Unity Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 10, 2014

    To fulfill Christ's intention for the Church, the Church treasures the unbreakable link between one faith and one community.

    Thursday of 4th Week of Easter 2014 Lumen Fidei In these first weeks of the Easter season each year the Church gives us much of St. John’s Gospel writings on the Eucharist, the sacrament of nourishment and unity. The Eucharist brings us together: those who profess the same Catholic faith more

  • The Da Vinci Code: Can The Bible Be Trusted Series

    Contributed by Kerry Bauman on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Dan Brown raises questions about the integrity of the Bible as we have it today. This message addresses acqusations that the canon of Scripture was manipulated for political purposes.

    Introduction: On December 26, 2005, a tsunami, created by an earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, killed thousands of people from 12 different countries. It registered a 9.0 on the Richter scale. To provide you with a little perspective, the most powerful quake to ever hit America occurred in more

  • To Know Jesus Better

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Jan 9, 2011
    based on 3 ratings

    A talk for the start of a New Year as part of a series looking at the Book of Ephesians

    How well do you know your favourite author, or your favourite poet? How well do you know the person you admire the most? How well do you really know members of your family? Do others know everything there is to know about you? For myself, although I love his stories I know very little about my more

  • Da Vinci Code: I Know Something You Don't Know Series

    Contributed by Thomas Black on May 3, 2006
    based on 19 ratings

    What’s the underlying doctrine to the Da Vinci code? Gnosticism. The da Vinci code is one more example of a resurgence of an ancient heresy.

    A companion powerpoint to this sermon is located at: I know something you don’t know. Say it with a sing song in your voice and you sound like a child on the playground. Say it with a whisper and you sound like a more

  • Earthy, Gritty, Touchy, Bodily Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Jun 26, 2015

    Is prayer minsitry / healing / the laying on of hands only for "Big Successful Evangelical Mega Churches" - or is it for small sacramental churches like the ones we come from? This talk was the introductory talk at an On Fire Prayer Ministry Training Day

    I don’t know if any of you have ever seen the Steve Martin Film “leap of Faith” from the early 90s. It perhaps perpetuates the stereotypes that many non-christians would have about the Christian healing ministry. Steve Martin portrays a travelling pentecostal faith healer more

  • The Truth About The Gospel Of Judas

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jul 20, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The rest of the story about the supposedly new gospel and why believers should not be shaken or surprised.

    The Truth About the Gospel of Judas* 2 John 7-9 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Everyone has seen the headlines. It has been everywhere in the media. St. Louis and Hannibal papers carried the story. “A lost gospel has been found.” more

  • Part #1 "Guarding Your Heart!" Series

    Contributed by Kyle Sullivan on Jun 16, 2011

    Growing your heart in Christ. This outline was helped by Steven Andrews series on Guarding your Heart.

    "The glory of God is man fully alive." (Saint Irenaeus) Four Principles of Guarding Your Heart: 1. Recognize the Treasure of Your Heart! Proverbs 4:23 "Guard your heart above all else, for it is the source of life." (HCSB) Question: Can we only die to self when we guard our heart? more

  • Benefits Of Water Baptism

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    This is an examination of the various spiritual blessings that the New Testament associates with water baptism. In addition, we consider how the early Church viewed this rite.

    In the ’Great Commission’, Jesus instructed His apostles to make disciples of all the nations "baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit." Why did our Lord emphasize the need for baptism? What ’benefits’ does the person receive when they are baptized? We wish more