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  • Non-Biblical Passages

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 14, 2019
     | 2,194 views

    Ten sayings not found in Scripture.

    A. INTRODUCTION 1. Many think these “sayings” are quoted from Scripture, but they are just not there. However, they have biblical truths taught (a) in principle, or (b) application. 2. Some wrongly apply some of these “sayings.” 3. Condition: become a man/woman of the book, i.e., the Bible. ...read more

  • Refusing To Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Feb 15, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 12,588 views

    If you want God’s favor, don’t treat people with favoritism.

    Over 30 years ago, when I was serving on a church staff in the Chicago area, Paul Harvey, the nationally recognized radio personality, attended one of our services. Harvey passed away in 2009 and had a radio show for over 50 years, reaching 26 million people a week. As soon as the service was ...read more

  • Image Is Everything Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 24, 2019
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,329 views

    We live in an image-driven culture and our churches seem to be buying into the concept in their efforts to reach people, but more than ever, what people need is for us to be genuine followers of Christ. Consider these thoughts from our Family Minister Scott Jewell.

    *Disclaimer- You need to know your audience to do what I did. It could probably be tamed down with wearing just a pair of sunglasses. I started behind the closed doors at the entrance of the sanctuary. When the entrance music for WWE’s The Big Show started to play, I flung the doors open and ...read more

  • God Doesn't Play Games Series

    Contributed by Monte Brown on Feb 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,240 views

    God’s Word certainly points out for us what sin is and names it clearly, but God’s Word also helps us to make right decisions about life.

    Review Week before last we started our series of messages called “Raising the Standard.” The first message was entitled “What’s Your Standard.” We found out that things like lying, living together, stealing, murder, abortion, hatred, and all sorts of other ...read more

  • Ephphatha!

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jul 12, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 9,211 views

    Jesus’s Ephphata prayer is the opening up, the removing of the “impediment” of spiritual deafness for us. It’s an Aramaic phrase which literally means “be released.”

    23B Several years ago in January the Washington Post conducted an experiment you may have heard about. The experiment involved Joshua Bell, one of the world’s greatest violinists who performed for almost all the world’s major orchestras. Joshua Bell was commissioned to play his $4,000,000 ...read more

  • Lessons For The Materializing Church -- Part 6 Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 15, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,410 views

    8 REASONS IT IS WRONG TO SHOW FAVORITISM AS A BELIEVER OR IN THE CHURCH

    WHAT’S WRONG WITH FAVORITISM? James 2:1-13 8 REASONS IT IS WRONG TO SHOW FAVORITISM AS A BELIEVER OR IN THE CHURCH Favoritism is not consistent with the teaching of Christ. We need to understand that James is dealing with family business We need to understand that James is dealing ...read more

  • Church Vessels

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on May 6, 2019
     | 4,057 views

    I read an article recently that described different types of churches as ships. One definition of the word vessel is a type of boat or ship. There are many types of vessels. And some of these vessels can be compared to different types of churches we see out there.

    CHURCH VESSELS I read an article recently that described different types of churches as ships. One definition of the word vessel is a type of boat or ship. There are many types of vessels. And some of these vessels can be compared to different types of churches we see out there. 1) The Cruise ...read more

  • Reasons Why Friendliness Toward All Others Is So Important! Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Feb 1, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,262 views

    James warns against showing friendliness to some vistors to the service and then not being as friendly to others as we should.

    INTRODUCTION 1. Open your bible to James 2:1&ff. Do you make an effort to shake hands and be friendly with everyone that comes to the services of the church? Or do you just come and go and speak to only a few others? Is there anyone in this building that you haven’t already shook hands ...read more

  • Paddington Goes To Syria Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Sep 5, 2015
     | 4,093 views

    A sermon about healings and answered prayers and refugees and treating people equally and Paddington Bear and .... and ... well, and really not being able to stop talking because it is such good news

    I am going to share a number of stories with you this morning. I don’t want you to tell anyone about it. Not the stories from my life, and not the stories from Jesus’s life either. It’s really important you don’t share what I am going to say this morning with anyone. So ...read more

  • Don’t Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Jun 27, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,180 views

    considers what playing favorites means and how the church can fall into this today and what it means when we do.

    Don’t Play Favorites James 2:1-13 slide How many of you watched the Blackhawks win the Stanley cup? It was pretty amazing and those from Chicago were excited. Those from Philadelphia were not so excited to see the Blackhawks win. That is because the Blackhawks were not their favorite ...read more

  • According To Jim - Pt. 2 Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jul 14, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,492 views

    Advice from a friend . . . it can be extremely helpful and life changing if listened to and applied. Jim has a lot to teach us.

    According to Jim Pt. 2 Introduction Practical advice for practical living! Wisdom that we often fail to apply or live out and therefore we pay the price. Let’s listen and learn! James 2:1-9 1My brothers, as believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ, don’t show favoritism. 2Suppose a man ...read more

  • Living Faith

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 24, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,149 views

    JAMES tells us to live out our faith. Faith is given to us that we might believe. But we must also live out our faith, faith must be...alive.

    2010.03.21.SERMON.Living Faith James 2 Beware Of Personal Favoritism 1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. 2 For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man ...read more

  • Faith Or Works? Series

    Contributed by Nickolas Kooi on Sep 12, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 6,656 views

    In James 2, we see one of the most challenging passages of Scripture. However, when seen in context, James' point becomes clear and understood.

    The English language can be a very challenging language to learn. Part of that is because many ordinary words that we use in everyday conversation can have many different meanings. Take the word “run,” for example, which according to dictionary.com, has over 179 different meanings for the word. ...read more

  • Neighborhater - Pt. 4 - Room In The Pool Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jan 17, 2019
     | 2,418 views

    Neighbors. There are good ones and then those we wished would move. Have we become Neighborhaters? Can’t we get along?

    Mr. Rogers Sound Track plays in dark - Lights Come on Pastor Enters from Stage Door and lip syncs to track Room in the Pool I. Introduction Nostalgia. Fond childhood memories. Wholesome. Meek. Soft spoken. A super hero in disguise. His uniform was colorful sweaters and sneakers. He used his ...read more

  • James 2 - Let's Do It! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 16, 2018
     | 6,200 views

    The church needs to put faith in action by ruthlessly rooting out the disease of pride and prejudice, favoritism in its body. Why? Because it is infecting others and causing death not life. This chapter is clear separate faith and works and you get a dead corpse.

    Series: James – Let’s do it! Thesis of Book: The message of the book is “Let’s do it – live the faith – put it into action! The half-brother of Jesus is speaking to the scattered Jewish Christians across the nations – they were scattered right after Stephen was killed. James tells these Christians ...read more