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  • Rejoicing In Hope Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,290 views

    In this sermon we look at a third blessing of justification, a third possession in Christ, which is rejoicing in hope.

    Scripture In the first four chapters of his letter to the Romans the apostle Paul explains how we come into a right relationship with God. The good news of God is that we can come into a right relationship with God by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone. This is called justification ...read more

  • Be Encouraged

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    There are so many things we can be discouraged about. But we are called to be encouraged. Why?

    Passage: 2 Timothy 1:1-7 Intro: Living in the world, it is easy to be discouraged. 1. things don’t always go as we planned. 2. a few people are happy this Super Bowl Sunday, but most football fans are discouraged because their team isn’t playing and probably won’t next year, either. 3. ...read more

  • Restore To Me The Joy Of Your Salvation

    Contributed by Jerry Smith on Mar 11, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 19,760 views

    With the pressures of life and sins we commit, we can lose the joy of our salvation and become dry. God wants to restore us to full and complete JOY in Him.

    Joy is to be an evidence of walking with Jesus! The book we are studying in our home group is called “Outflow”. The basic premise is that we are to let Jesus so fill our lives that He spills out and overflows from our life to others. Over the pass three weeks while reading the book I had to come ...read more

  • Bitter To Better Part 1

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Mar 13, 2008
     | 1,066 views

    Getting rid of bitterness

    Bitter to Better part 1 [Coffee demonstration.] Sometimes our lives become like a black cup of coffee. Sometimes we find ourselves, for one reason or another, [2] bitter. Just bitter at life. Do you ever find yourself like that? Do you ever feel like you need a little cream and sugar in your ...read more

  • Bitter To Better Part 2

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Mar 13, 2008
     | 615 views

    Letting go of bitterness

    Bitter to Better part 2 [2] Last week we started talking about how to go from bitter to better. If bitterness has crept into your life, there is a way to alleviate the pain. There is a way to get better. Last week we focused on what to do when another person has caused the pain and ...read more

  • Grace In The Middle Of Grief Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Mar 31, 2009
     | 1,212 views

    Both of our texts describe persecuted believers.Is persecution something that we should avoid or embrace? In a minute I will attempt to answer that question, but before I do let’s see what we can learn about persecution.

    Revelation 7:1-17; 14:1-5 Purpose: To highlight God’s grace toward His faithful followers. Aim: I want the listener to rejoice in the advantages of persecution. INTRODUCTION: Last time, we finished looking at the first six seals (or chapters) from the sacred book that only the Lamb of God ...read more

  • Whole And At Peace: Get Up!

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 2, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,399 views

    Funeral message for Launer Jones: Help comes from hope, not fear. Life comes from trust, not anxiety. A concerned family who did all they could turned to Jesus, and He will not disappoint.

    It might have been a cold, gray morning, that day when Jairus did what a desperate father had to do. A cold, gray morning, made all the more bleak because a little girl lay dying. Only twelve years old she was, full of promise, full of life, the apple of her father’s eye, and so much in love with ...read more

  • The Triumphal Entry

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Apr 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,837 views

    A "joy sucker" is someone who is determined to create either discouragement or hardship on your ministry. "Joy suckers" take on all shapes and sizes, but, most often, they are negative in their outlook, disappointed with their family, in need of attenti

    Here is a true story about a nine-year-old boy who lived in a rural town in Tennessee. His house was in a poor area of the community. A church had a bus ministry that came knocking on his door one Saturday afternoon. The kid came to answer the door and greeted the bus pastor. The bus pastor asked ...read more

  • The Wonder, The Celebration, The Joy Of Resurrection!

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Apr 8, 2009
     | 4,739 views

    A SERMON FOR EASTER: We experience with Mary, Peter and the beloved disciple disbelief, then the belief and joy in the reality of the resurrection! And, with Mary, we encounter the Risen Christ, and can exclaim “I have seen the Risen Lord!”

    John 20:1-18 THE WONDER, THE CELEBRATION, THE JOY OF RESURRECTION! A SERMON FOR EASTER SUNDAY: We experience with Mary, Peter and the beloved disciple the disbelief, then the belief and joy in the reality of the resurrection! And, with Mary, we encounter the Risen Christ, and can exclaim ...read more

  • Sadness To Joy

    Contributed by Bill Butsko on Apr 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,576 views

    Trials and tribulations may bring sorrow, but Jesus brings us joy.

    Text: Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to Him, “Rabboni!” (which is to say, Teacher). Seven days before the resurrection, there were shouts of joy along the road from Jericho to Jerusalem. The crowd recognized Jesus as King and gave Him the glory that He so deserved. The ...read more

  • The Raising Of Lazarus Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 15, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,620 views

    Being as sure of your salvation as we are of death itself.

    The raising of Lazarus John 11: 17-36 I think people have a hard time relating to the fact that Lazarus died and then was raised four days later simply because most people are unfamiliar with the concept of death in our society let alone a resurrection. There was ...read more

  • A Life Enjoyed Is A Life Shared Pt. 5 Series

    Contributed by Sheldon Boyd on Apr 22, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,130 views

    Part of a lengthy series I am doing in the book of Philippians.

    HOW TO BE A CHRISTAIN AND STILL ENJOY LIFE A LIFE ENJOYED IS A LIFE SHARED Pt.5 Sunday March 2, 2008 Scripture Reference: Philippians 1:9-11 Intro. A. We are continuing on from where we left off last week. Last week if you were here you will remember that we were looking at this ...read more

  • A Life Enjoyed Is A Life Shared Pt. 6 Series

    Contributed by Sheldon Boyd on Apr 22, 2009
     | 1,252 views

    Part of a lengthy series I am doing in the book of Philippians.

    HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND STILL ENJOY LIFE A LIFE ENJOYED IS A LIFE SHARED Pt.6 Sunday March 10, 2008 Scripture Reference: Philippians 1:9-11 Intro. A. Last week as we continued our look into V.9-11 of chapter one we were talking about the results of this prayer Paul was praying for ...read more

  • How To Have Joy In Spite Of... Series

    Contributed by Sheldon Boyd on Apr 22, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,278 views

    Part of a lengthy series I am doing in the book of Philippians.

    HOW TO BE A CHRISTIAN AND STILL ENJOY LIFE HOW TO HAVE JOY IN SPITE OF… Sunday March 16, 2008 Scripture Reference: Philippians 1:12-14 Intro. A. What would say is the Christian’s biggest little question? Any ideas? I think the Christians biggest little question is this, “WHY?” The ...read more

  • Welcome Home Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Apr 29, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,172 views

    This week we examine the parables of "lostness" focusing on the parable of "The Compassionate Father and His Two Lost Sons." While the prodigal son’s lostness is obvious, the elder son is lost in his own way as well.

    Parables of Jesus Welcome Home Luke 15:11-32 April 26, 2009 A family had put the carcass and scraps from their turkey dinner in a trash bag and set it outside next to the back steps intending to clean up and then put the bag in the can after making sure that nothing else needed to go in the ...read more