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  • Look Into The Face Of Christ, And See The Heart Of God.

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 270 ratings
     | 9,276 views

    Because we cannot ascend to God (which is attempted during the Christmas season), God descends to us, and gives us meaning and joy.

    Luke 2:1-20 Look Into The Face of Christ, and See the Heart of God. Of all the holidays during the calendar year, both secular and religious, I would describe Christmas as a high-effort holiday. We have lots of low-effort holidays, like Memorial Day or Labor Day. How much effort do those ...read more

  • Optimist Vs. Pessimist

    Contributed by Ovidiu Radulescu on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 200 ratings
     | 17,180 views

    The optimist says: “My cup runs over, what a blessing!” The pessimist says: “My cup runs over: what a mess!” We need both… And you know, most times the pessimist and the optimist are right. Both of them are right. The difference is that the optimist tries

    Let me ask you a question: it’s an embarrassing question but here in the church is the place we can say anything... Are you a pessimist or an optimist? Maybe the person who sit closest to you, and who know you the best, can answer the best. None of us like to be labeled as pessimist, right? And ...read more

  • A Full House

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 125 ratings
     | 10,684 views

    God wants HIs house full. It is evident He is not content with half full churches as seen through the parable of the Great Supper.

    A FULL HOUSE LUKE 14:16-24 INTRODUCTION: Jesus was the dinner guest of a ruler of the Pharisees. At the dinner one of the guests hearing Christ speak, expressed a view held by many Jews that only Jews would be invited to the great feast of the Messianic kingdom. They were content to maintain ...read more

  • God's View Of Work Series

    Contributed by Daniel Villa on Feb 9, 2003
    based on 99 ratings
     | 7,549 views

    Work expresses the divine image in us. Our work is an opportunity to worship God, to work with God and to enjoy the fruits of our work.

    God’s View of Work Genesis 2:1-15 Big Idea: Work is a holy calling requiring our all in partnership with God. Today let us look at God’s view of work. Genesis 2 tells us work untainted by the Jump to Ruin. Genesis 3 shows ruined work. We will look at several Scripture to see how redeemed ...read more

  • The Call To Repentance

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Apr 24, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 5,740 views

    Religion without repentance, or repentance apart from religion? How did you come in?

    (read text) Let’s begin by looking at the cast of characters: Jesus: The True Witness, who, having come into the world, is the light of the world. The Messiah. Called Rabbi, or Raboni, meaning ‘teacher’. The One who began His earthly ministry with the public cry ...read more

  • How To Pray To Change Lives

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 15, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 12,027 views

    This is an examination of one of the prayers that Paul prayed over the Colossians. It give us insight into how to pray for one another.

    September 9, 2001 Colossians 1:9-14 “How to pray to change lives” INTRODUCTION Probably everyone here has prayed for someone at some point in your life. You prayed that they would get well or that they would have safety in a trip that they were taking or that they would get a job that ...read more