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  • The Melody Lingers On

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    What we learn and share through the arts will build our reserves and will communicate memorably.

    If you really want to leave a lasting impression on somebody, how do you do it? If you truly need for somebody to remember whatever you think is important, how are you going to make sure they won't forget? Well, one technique is, of course, to use words. Lots and lots of words. That’s more

  • The Man And Woman Who Lingered Series

    Contributed by Darren Ethier on May 24, 2002
    based on 69 ratings

    Part 4 of 5 of the series, Christmas Perspectives. This incredible perspective through the eyes of a man who believed and a woman who worshipped not only gives us a fresh look on the promise fulfilled with the first coming of Jesus but also gives us inspi

    THE MAN AND WOMAN WHO LINGERED Luke 2:25-38 READ AT BEGINNING OF SERVICE: Luke 2:21-39 (NIV) 21 On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise him, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he had been conceived. 22 When the time of their purification according to the more

  • A Peace Which Lingers

    Contributed by Arley Ellingson on Apr 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    Christ reaches out to us to overcome our fears and doubts.

    Little Johnny was in the kitchen helping his mother make supper. She asked him to go into the pantry & get her a can of tomato soup, but he didn’t want to go alone. "It’s dark in there & I’m scared." She asked again, & he persisted. Finally she said, "It’s OK. Jesus will be in there w. you." more

  • Living With A Bad Decision Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 130 ratings

    An examination of a decision by Joshua and the elders of Israel that lingering consequences.

    A Study of Joshua Sermon # 8 “Living with A Bad Decision” Joshua 9:1-27 “A wealthy eccentric died and left a million dollars to his nephew, John. When the will was read at the lawyer’s office, the lawyer said to John, more

  • Spiritual Neverland

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    Spiritual Growth demands progression: From Learing to Living, and From Lingering to Leaving.

    SPIRITUAL NEVER LAND HEBREWS 5:11–6:3 Introduction We all know the classic tale of Peter Pan, the boy who refuses to become a man. In the same way some Christians refuse to grow up in Christ. According to our text spiritual maturation requires a progression. I. From Learning to more

  • Where Was God

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 8 ratings

    It is a year now, as we look back at the events of 9/11/01 there is still one lingering question on the minds of people.

    Where Was God? Matthew 5:10-11 Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your more

  • An Achan Heart

    Contributed by Tommy Estes on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    The sins that linger in our congregations hold us back from carring our Gods purpose for the Lords Churches

    The subject that I chose to talk about t is something that NONE of us as church members is immune to. Every one of us is subject to this, and God wants us to recognize it and follow the examples that He has laid out for us in the Bible. What I’m talking about is the accursed thing as we will study more

  • Transfusion

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 19, 2003
    based on 174 ratings

    Funeral sermon for Henry Allen, who had lingered in weakened condition for many months, and who had become distanced from everyone, particularly his family.

    What you see is not always what you get. What your eyes tell you is not always the whole truth. Sometimes there is more going on than you can see. Have you ever been tricked by an optical illusion? An optical illusion is something that, when you first see it, you think you know more

  • What Happens Behind Closed Doors Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Feb 22, 2009

    In worship God provides a way for us to deal with the lingering dirt in our lives, and offers us a vision of life’s beauty and possibility.

    How many househusbands do we have here? Are there any househusbands? Not housewives … we don’t even say that word in these politically correct times! You know what I mean … how many of us men will admit that we get into the housework routine? Come on, I know about some of you! You have a more

  • After The Cicadas

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 17, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    In commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education: God still sees much to judge in America, and we are laid waste by lingering racism. We must recommit to justice in the nation and in the church.

    I am here to announce an invasion. This land has been taken over by an alien army. The invaders are so numerous that all hope of turning them back is gone. It is useless to resist. And not only are they here in massive numbers, these invaders, but also they know no fear. They are perfectly more

  • How To Overcome The Temptation To Retaliate

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 22 ratings

    When anger lingers in our heart,It poisons all we think and do;But faith seeks ways to show God’s love. And keeps our spirit strong and true.

    How to Overcome the Temptation to Retaliate (Rom 12:19-21) Illustration:A man who had been having problems with an unreasonable neighbor finally had to defend himself legally against unwarranted and dishonest actions. He commented, "I have tried to follow Romans 12:18, but in a case like more

  • Out Of The Belly Of Hell

    Contributed by Timothy Cooley, Sr. on Dec 16, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    The last sight lingering in his eyes was a bobbing ship, stormy skies, pelting rain, and the fear-struck faces of the sailors who threw him into the water. Splash! -- His experience as he went to the Bottom and back

    Out of the Belly of Hell! Imagine how it might have been with Jonah. I. DOWN The last sight lingering in his eyes was a bobbing ship, stormy skies, pelting rain, and the fear-struck faces of the sailors who threw him into the water. Splash! On the surface it grew strangely calm, but for more

  • The Blessing Of Life

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Jan 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    The death of a child is not a waste for he is a blessing from the Lord, a reward from him (This is the message I preached in a funeral service for a young boy who died of a lingering sickness).

    Honestly, I find it hard to speak in a funeral service. I am aware that words are not enough to fully comfort the family. I’m at a loss for words because I have kids also. I find the task harder because tonight we are holding a funeral service for an 8-year-old boy, Justyn [Name changed to protect more

  • Lot's Wife

    Contributed by Fran Van Hoven on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 17 ratings

    : "Remember Lot’s Wife!" Why would Jesus warn His disciples (and us today) to remember Lot’s wife? After all, we don’t even know her name. There must be a powerful lesson for us hidden somewhere in Genesis 19. Let’s take a look!

    Luke 9: 62 Jesus replied, "No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God."Gen 19: 1 The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face more

  • Its A Wonderful Life

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 3, 2008

    “It’s A Wonderful Life” is a remembrance of that innocence.

    Every Christmas season I watch Frank Capra’s “It’s A Wonderful Life” on television. It’s not that I plan it or anything; it just happens to come on some night when I happen to be watching TV. Usually, one of the networks will air the movie on the 23rd of December; sometimes even Christmas Eve. more