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  • Thanksgiving Is Thanksliving

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Sep 29, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,605 views

    Life’s meaning and purpose is intricately connected with giving thanks.

    Sermon for Thanksgiving Sunday Yr B, 8/10/2006 Based on Joel 2:21-27; Ps 126 & 1 Tim 2:1-7 By Rev. Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of The Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Thanksgiving is Thanksliving” Mrs. Avondale ...read more

  • Our Grace Series

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Apr 24, 2007
    based on 16 ratings
     | 13,000 views

    To experience a life of meaning and purpose we must first embrace and engage in the grace of God.

    Live Out Loud – Our GRACE April 22, 2007 Ephesians 2:1-10 Recap: We’re in a series in Ephesians entitled – Live Out Loud. The intent of this series is to help us learn how to live in the grace and power of Christ in us so we might experience the abundant life Jesus promised. In ...read more

  • 3d Series

    Contributed by Neil Henley on Jan 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,016 views

    Big Idea: God made you for something, therefore...life has meaning and purpose! THe reason for your existence is to discover and reach that God given calling. You see, God had something in mind when He designed you! Find out more here.

    Please view disclaimer at the end of this message. God Bless! Question: Why am I here walking this earth? What is the point to life? What is the purpose of life? What is the meaning behind my life? Now I am saved why does God leave me here? I mean... Why not just take you from this earth and ...read more

  • 4th Sunday In Lent, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 14,312 views

    One of the most siginificant paradoxes of our faith is that we’re saved by God’s grace alone; yet God created us for good works.

    Sermon for 4 Lent Yr B, 30/03/2003 Based on Eph 2:10; Jn 3:21 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alberta By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Now a certain man died and arrived at the pearly gates. St. Peter said: "You need one thousand points to get in. How many do you have?" "I don’t know," ...read more

  • Living The Life You Were Meant To Live

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 19, 2004
    based on 27 ratings
     | 5,028 views

    God does have a plan for every person He creates. Jeremiah the prophet gave this promise from the Lord: "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to propser you andnot to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:

    Living the Live You Were Meant to Live Proverbs 16:14 “The Lord has made everything for His own Purpose.” Introduction January 11th Garfield Comic strip – Jim Davis The Garfield comic strip portrays a common Philosophy of Life. Garfield’s owner, “I gotta do something with my ...read more

  • A Saving Response To Christ

    Contributed by Scott Cox on Apr 30, 2001
    based on 189 ratings
     | 1,710 views

    How to respond to Christ with saving faith.

    Introduction: What constitutes a saving response to the resurrected Lord? James says the "demons believe and tremble". If salvation is more than mere mental ascent to a set of facts, what does real saving belief look like? This is what Paul lays out in this verse. (READ Romans 10:9) There are ...read more

  • "Your Presence Is Fullness Of Joy”

    Contributed by Sol Madlambayan on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 23,394 views

    Joy in the midst of chaos & tribulations is possible because of God through Jesus Christ.

    HOLY SPIRIT BLESS US “Your Presence is Fullness of Joy” Psalm 16: 11 “You will show me the path of life, In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Praise the Lord! Today is another opportunity to worship God in Spirit and truth. Sunday is always a ...read more

  • My Grace Is Sufficient

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 73 ratings
     | 10,038 views

    A sermon for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 A sermon about the Grace of God

    4th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 9 Mark. 6:1-13 "My Grace is Sufficient" 6:1 ¶ He went away from there and came to his own country; and his disciples followed him. 2 And on the sabbath he began to teach in the synagogue; and many who heard him were astonished, saying, "Where did ...read more

  • What On Earth Am I Here For? Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,943 views

    1. Why am I alive? -- To be loved by God. 2. Does my life matter? -- I was made to last forever. 3. What is my purpose? -- To get to know God.

    (Note: The outline and some of the content of this sermon are from Rick Warren’s Forty Days of Purpose material.) In the scripture we have read today, Paul is speaking to a group of Greek philosophers. Now these men were not atheists or agnostics. Neither were they anti-religious. In ...read more

  • What's Your World View

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Oct 11, 2017
     | 2,114 views

    We all look at the world through a certain lens. The lens that we use will cause us to see different things. Someone is always trying to provide us with their lens. We need to see the world and humanity as Christ sees them.

    What’s Shaping Your World View 9/3/2017 Psalm 1:1-6 Mark 7:20-23 If I told you, because the Browns were undefeated the last three games so they will most likely win the Super bowl, what would your reaction be? Anybody thinking, wow that’s good to hear we have a great team? Anybody ...read more

  • The Father's Heart

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jun 24, 2009
     | 3,637 views

    The loving Father extends love, forgiveness and grace. Those who have erred, failed and fallen, needs our love and help.

    I wish all fathers a blessed Father’s Day. God bless you. • Since it is Father’s Day, I like to look at a parable Jesus shared regarding a loving father – Luke 15:11-32. • Jesus uses this parable to describe the love of God, our heavenly Father. Jesus tells us 3 parables in a row in this ...read more

  • What On Earth Am I Here For? Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Mar 8, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,344 views

    The first message in the 7 week series

    WHAT ON EARTH AM I HERE FOR? • I have provided you with an outline of my message in your bulletin so you can follow along. • Welcome to 40 Days of Purpose. We’re ready to start on this journey we’ve been planning now for a looooong time. • Today we’re going to look at life’s three ...read more

  • What On Earth Am I Here For? Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Apr 26, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 17,738 views

    40 Days of Purpose (Rick Warren) The question “What on earth am I here for” can be broken down into three questions. These are some of the ultimate questions people ask: [1] The question of existence: why am I alive? [2] The question of signi

    What on Earth Am I Here For? 40 Days of Purpose Ecclesiastes 8:1, 15 INTRODUCTION: As we begin our 40 Days of Purpose we want to consider “What on Earth Am I Here For?” Video Clip: Everybody Loves Raymond So do you ever feel like your only purpose is to open a jar of pickles, or kill a ...read more

  • Why Are We Here? Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Jul 22, 2009
     | 1,933 views

    The very reason we gather is in response to the Divine call of God and His purposes. The problem is that the ideas we associate with “church” can come to mean so much less.

    Why are you here? That’s the question I want to begin with today. We might naturally divide that question as to whether it refers to being here in terms of existing… or being here in this gathering. I’m referring to BOTH our purpose for being here in terms of existing… as well as ...read more

  • What On Earth Am I Here For? Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Oct 28, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 4,687 views

    It’s not about us. God’s purposes are paramount.

    Note: This topic and some of the ideas come from Rick Warren’s "40 Days of Purpose" campaign. [Clip: "Everybody Loves Raymond," excerpted from episode 119, "Talk To Your Daughter". Note: this episode is one of four included in a "For Your Consideration" DVD/VHS package that was prepared for the ...read more