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  • Caution: God Working Series

    Contributed by John Sears on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,259 views

    Is the idea that God is working just wishful thinking? What does that look like if he is?

    (Introduction) (Other ideas might be the pains of road construction: and the signs that say, “Completed in 2011 as promised) The grief of my grandfather’s loss was still fresh. His wife, my step grandmother, had passed away unexpectedly. She was alive and well as they went to bed. He ...read more

  • Pure Joy Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 12, 2011
    based on 43 ratings
     | 7,421 views

    1- It’s pure joy to experience trials 2- It’s pure joy to attain wisdom 3- It’s pure joy to be single-minded

    INTRO.- Joy can mean many things to many people. ILL.- A January 1994 Reuters News Service story on Manuel Oliveira's ice cream shop in Merida, Venezuela, reported on his 567 flavors: including onion, chili, beer, eggplant, smoked trout, spaghetti parmesan, chicken with rice, and spinach. He ...read more

  • Blessings And Woes

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Feb 5, 2001
    based on 255 ratings
     | 2,938 views

    Year C Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany February 11th, 2001

    Year C Sixth Sunday after the Epiphany February 11th, 2001 Lord of the Lake Lutheran Church Web page http://lordofthelake.org By The Rev. Jerry Morrissey, Esq., Pastor E-mail pastor@southshore.com Heavenly Father thank you for blessing us when we, ...read more

  • Blessings & Woes

    Contributed by Eric Amundson on Mar 29, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 3,554 views

    How to measure blessings in your life

    I’d like to ask you a very simple question. What kind of life would you like to have? When you ask for God’s blessing on your life, what kind of blessing are you thinking about? What is the picture of your life in your mind that you want? The assumption here is that all of us want to be ...read more

  • Save Us, We Pray!

    Contributed by Dan Bentz on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 3,606 views

    Palm Sunday Sermon

    Save Us, We Pray! Matthew 21:1 – 11; Luke 19:39 – 44 Introduction – The spring of 33 AD was a time of great contrasts for Jesus and His followers. On one hand His ministry had never been more successful. Jesus has had the opportunity to share deep spiritual truths with not only the disciples, ...read more

  • Watch Yer Mouth

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 180 ratings
     | 1,866 views

    A devotion for young believers

    “I WILL BLESS THE LORD AT ALL TIMES; HIS PRAISE SHALL CONTINUALLY BE IN MY MOUTH. 2 MY SOUL SHALL MAKE ITS BOAST IN THE LORD; THE HUMBLE SHALL HEAR IT AND REJOICE. 3 OH, MAGNIFY THE LORD WITH ME, AND LET US EXALT HIS NAME TOGETHER.” Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution? Well, I ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Thankfulness

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on Mar 5, 2001
    based on 154 ratings
     | 2,360 views

    The importance and effect of Thankfulness in the Christian life based on the one leper who returned to give thanks.

    (1) INTRODUCTION TEXT: Luke 17:11-19 - The Story of the 10 Lepers. We are more anxious to receive and too careless to give thanks - the Bible has over 144 mentions of giving thanks and yet we are more ready to grumble and criticize. Illustration: I saw a lady in the supermarket promoting ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Lord

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 2, 2001
    based on 157 ratings
     | 6,151 views

    Joy is the result of knowing who we are and whose we are, discovering the will of God in His Word, and coming to repentance and the discovery of grace.

    Watergate not only holds a prominent place in American politics, it holds a prominent place in biblical history. One involves coverup and deception, the other involves repentance and honesty. The story of the Bible’s Water Gate is found in the book of Nehemiah. Nehemiah was the cupbearer of the ...read more

  • Focusing On The Positive! Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 358 ratings
     | 52,228 views

    How you look at something can make a world of difference in how you behave. Life is like that. What you focus upon in life will generally determine the kind of decisions you make. (Powerpoint available - #138)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this sermon are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and ask for #138.) ILL. Have you heard the story of the farmer who was discouraged with his farm? So he ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Christian Life

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 22, 2000
    based on 94 ratings
     | 3,870 views

    True joy comes from being in Christ

    The Joy of the Christian Life John 15:1-11 August 16, 1998 Morning Service Introduction A. The great vine of Hampton Court: There is a grapevine under glass, estimated to be over 1,000 years old, it has only one root - 2ft thick, some of the branches are over 200ft long, it produces tons of ...read more

  • The Presence Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Dave Kinney on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,175 views

    How joyous will our lives be at the end of life’s journey? This is one of the most probing and personal questions that could be asked of every single one of us here today!

    Robert Robinson was just a small boy when his dad died, and this meant that he had to go to work while still very young. Without a father to guide him, he fell in with bad crowd of friends. One day his gang harassed a drunken gypsy. Pouring more whiskey into her, they demanded she tell their ...read more

  • Growing A Beautiful Mind Series

    Contributed by Darryl Klassen on Feb 10, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,424 views

    We need a new way of thinking. We need a new mind. We need to put away the pattern of this world and be renewed in our thinking to see life how God sees it.

    GROWING A BEAUTIFUL MIND Do these words sound familiar to you? “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – his good, pleasing and perfect will” (Rom 12:2). You have ...read more

  • Finding True Joy

    Contributed by Joel W. Lohr on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,028 views

    A look at Romans 14 to determine what Christians can do to encourage others in the faith while growing towards Righteousness in our own lives as well.

    So often, the things that the world considers to be joy giving are in very stark contrast to the message of the gospel. It is perhaps no more clearly illustrated than in our scripture reading for today. Looking at the political world, the business world, the financial world, the world of ...read more

  • Lord Of The Dance

    Contributed by Kevin Taylor on Oct 29, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 5,308 views

    Get back your dance once again and rejoice in the Lord!

    I. Dancing in the Ditch? A. Text: II Kings 3:9-20 B. There were only two reasons why people danced in the OT (1) At a time of celebration because of a victory. (2) Or in the presence of God (as with David and the Ark of the Covenant). C. Dance represents joy. D. The Psalmist David spent ...read more

  • Genuine Joy

    Contributed by Cedric Portis on Oct 1, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 3,621 views

    Genuine Joy comes from Jesus Christ.

    Genuine Joy 15 John 11 “These things have I spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full” In a world that is shadowed with despair, disappointment, in a world that has grief all around; this world stands in need of some genuine joy. Genuine Joy, every ...read more