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  • Give Thanks! (Thanksgiving)

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jul 13, 2004
    based on 58 ratings

    In Psalm 9, David’s psalm of thanksgiving, the King reveals for us how to live a more thankful and appreciative life: by Witnessing, Worshipping, and Waiting.

    Give Thanks! by Scott R. Bayles, preacher Church of Christ ------------------------------------------------------ Among the lessons Viktor Fankl learned in the Nazi death-camp, Auschwitz, was to take time to be thankful and to count your blessings. He wrote that prisoners in the camp more

  • "What Makes God Smile?"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    What are things in our life that can make the smile of God present upon our lives.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches August 22, 2004 “What Makes God Smile?” Psalm 119:135 Msg. Bible “Smile on me, your servant; teach me the right way to live.” Numbers 6:25 NLT “May the Lord smile on you.” INTRODUCTION: Have you ever thought of God as a HARSH God toward you? Maybe more

  • On Joy Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    A sermon on joy.

    Sermon for 4 Pentecost, Yr C 27/06/2004 Based on Ps 16:11 & Gal 5:22-23 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta Joy. It has been said that a sorrow shared is half the sorrow, while a more

  • Grace On The Bottom Line Series

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Jun 23, 2004
    based on 6 ratings

    Part 10 of study of Philippians

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS Bible-Teaching Ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC Dr. Russell Brownworth, Pastor The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen. Phil 4:23 (NIV) All throughout this letter to the Philippian church Paul’s theme has been joy. more

  • Fruit Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 25, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Fruit Producers".

    Series: Fruit Producers [#2] FRUIT OF JOY Galatians 5:22 Introduction: Galatians 5:22 says, ¡§But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy¡K¡¨ 1. Joy means an inner gladness; a deep seated pleasure. 2. The joy of the Lord is not the same as the joy of the world. God¡¦s Joy 1. God¡¦s joy is more

  • Loving Life And Good Days

    Contributed by Mike Turner on May 18, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    This sermons deals with a promise on how to love life, and have good days !

    Loving Life & Having Good Days ! 1 Peter 3:10-11 The more I look at society today, and the more time I spend in the ministry interacting with people, the more I realize how little people really enjoy or love the life that God has breathed into them. I also know that for more

  • Dealing With Disappointment Series

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on May 20, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    In spite of what seems to be insurmountable problems, we find strength by clinging to God.

    Dealing With Disappointment 2 Chronicles 36, Daniel 1 (First in the series Dare to be a Daniel) Introduction: He lived a life of dashed hopes and shattered dreams. His mother died when just a boy. He had to work in the fields to help his family. He only attended school sporadically, but read more

  • When Depression Threatens To Overwhelm You

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Feb 16, 2004
    based on 42 ratings

    An in-depth look at Elijah’s experience with depression.

    What Got Elijah There (Causes of Depression): 1. It may come after a time of intense activity. - 18:22-45. - on heals of a great victory. - not just bad things that can trigger depression. 2. It may come after relationship conflict. - 18:17-18; 19:1-2. 3. It may more

  • Christian Optimism

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Nov 18, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    Using quotes from sailors who survived the sinking of USS Indianapolis this sermon demonstrates how perspecive and point of reference impacts our state of happiness. Several reasons for Christian Optimism are discussed.

    Christian Optimism II Tim. 1:12 6-23-02 On July 16, 1945 the USS Indianapolis left the San Francisco Bay carrying mysterious box to Tinian, a small island in the west Pacific. Nobody knew that in the box was the Atomic Bomb that the Enola Gay would soon drop on Hiroshima. After making the more

  • Living A Lifestyle Of Joy

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 27 ratings

    A message calling Christians to live a life characterized by joy, not grumpiness. This is an expansion on part of the message, "Lighten Up!", also posted on this site.

    Living a Lifestyle of Joy Various Scriptures August 24, 2003 Introduction We all like being around people who are generally upbeat, don’t we? I mean, if you had your choice of being with someone who had a smile or someone who looked like he was weaned on sour lemons, who would you most more

  • "The Christian And Thankfulness" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 19, 2003
    based on 17 ratings

    True thankfulness to God, is the fruit of accurate knowledge of what God has done, is doing and will do, so far as is revealed in His word. (#2 in The Christian Victor series)

    “But do not let immorality or any impurity or greed even be named among you, as is proper among saints; and there must be no filthiness and silly talk, or coarse jesting, which are not fitting, but rather giving of thanks. For this you know with certainty, that no immoral or impure person or more

  • Your Joy Is Complete

    Contributed by Edward Frey on May 10, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    The certain hope we find in Christ -- forgiveness and salvation -- are real reasons for joy.

    Glue is a bonding agent. Some is more adhesive than others. You wouldn’t use Elmer’s Glue to bond a piece of paneling to a wall, just as you wouldn’t allow a small child to use Liquid Nails to make an art project. There are many types of glue on the market these days, each with it’s own more

  • The Attitude Of Gratitude

    Contributed by Nate Barbour on Jan 30, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    A Thanksgiving sermon on the appropriate attitude for everyday life.

    The Attitude of Gratitude Be Thankful Always! 11/27/02 I. Introduction Everybody knows what day is tomorrow- Thanksgiving Day. The day when everybody’s out of school. The day when you go to grandma’s or aunt may’s house, spend time with family and grub down on some turkey. The day when you more

  • The Singing Revivals Of The Bible

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Feb 8, 2003
    based on 64 ratings

    Revival awaits our own soul when we lift our hearts and our voices in grateful praise and thanksgiving to God in joyous song.

    THE SINGING REVIVALS OF THE BIBLE “I will sing unto the Lord, because He hath dealt bountifully with me.” Psalm 13:6 Revival awaits our own soul when we lift our hearts and our voices in grateful praise and thanksgiving to God in joyous song. Consider some of the "singing revivals" more

  • Experience The Joy Of Receiving

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Dec 11, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    Learn how to experience joy in all that we receive

    Two weeks ago, Pastor Winsome Wu taught us how to cultivate joy in life. Last week, I talked about how we can experience joy by choosing the right expectations for each day and for our future. So intentional efforts are required to experience joy. Joy, we talked about, is more than happiness. more