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  • Preach What The Word Says Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 13, 2016

    understand the meaning of the words we read

    Thursday of 19th Week in Course Today’s Scriptures illustrate almost perfectly the next topic on preaching or witnessing that the Holy Father relates in the encyclical “the Joy of the Gospel.” It has to do with how we read the sacred text: ‘we need to be sure that we more

  • What Does It Mean To Be A Christian? Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Moy Hernandez on Oct 27, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    The Greek word used in all three of these passages of scripture is Christianos just like the Spanish word and it literally means a follower of Christ.

    WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CHRISTIAN? Part 1 - 2/22/09 Acts 11:26, 1 Peter 4:16 INTRODUCTION Definition: They are those who belong to Jesus Christ. Other designations in scripture are believers, disciples and the children of God. Originally used as a nick name for those who were more

  • The Orphan Adopted

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 3, 2013

    Adopted - literally means "to place one as a son" - Deliberately chosen - Making him or her the rightful heir to inherit the fathers estate

    -2 Sam 9:1-13 – MEPHIBOSHETH = “destroying shame” - The Adopted Lame Orphan - Father & Grandfather dead - Became lame on both of his when he fell at age 5 – 2 Sam 4:4 - Orphan - Child permanently bereaved of or abandoned by their parents. > Word found only once in more

  • Be Filled With The Fruits Of Righteousness Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 86 ratings

    The word ‘work’ taken from verse 6 comes from the Greek word ergon, which literally means ‘to produce an accomplished product by hand’. We

    Be Filled with the Fruits of Righteousness Philippians 1: 3 I thank my God upon every remembrance of you, 4 always in every prayer of mine making request for you all with joy, 5 for your fellowship in the gospel from the first day until now, 6 being confident of this very thing, that He more

  • The Greatest Cover-Up In History: The Atonement

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Sep 25, 2002
    based on 49 ratings

    The Hebrew word Kippur or Kâpar literally means to cover-over or to cover-up. Yom Kippur points to the greatest cover-up in history.

    THE GREATEST COVER-UP IN HISTORY: THE ATONEMENT LEVITICUS 16:1-22 God established one day in the year to be set aside for Israel to observe that gave the most solemn representation of two facts – the sinfulness of men and God’s provision for a cover-up for men. That day is what we know today as more

  • Ephphatha!

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jul 12, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    Jesus’s Ephphata prayer is the opening up, the removing of the “impediment” of spiritual deafness for us. It’s an Aramaic phrase which literally means “be released.”

  • Jesus Is Wonderful

    Contributed by Charles Jones on Dec 25, 2021

    The word wonderful in this passage literally means “incomprehensible.” The Messiah will cause us to be “full of wonder.” The word is much weightier than the way it’s used in normal conversation today.

    Jesus Is Wonderful And his name shall be called,Wonderful."—Isa_9:6. This is a prophecy concerning the birth of Jesus Christ the “Anointed One,” the Savior–Jesus Christ. His birth would happen at a definite time and place in history and in a unique and marvelous way. To appreciate what it more

  • The Greatness Of The Gospel

    Contributed by Patrick Nix on Apr 30, 2011

    The word ‘gospel’ (Old English for God’s spell) literally means ‘the story of God.’ It is the good news. It is the message of hope, of peace, and of grace… the message of salvation. In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the Apostle Paul outlines the three parts of

    The word ‘gospel’ (Old English for God’s spell) literally means ‘the story of God.’ It is the good news. It is the message of hope, of peace, and of grace… the message of salvation. In 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the Apostle Paul outlines the three parts of the more

  • Forgive Us Our Sins - The Lord's Prayer - Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Apr 30, 2020

    Forgive us our sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. What a dangerous prayer to pray to the One who knows our hearts better than we even know them ourselves. Did Jesus literally mean what He said?

    Forgive Us Our Sins (This sermon is a shorter sermon due to being delivered via Facebook/Live during the Covid-19 shutdown) Today Pastor Karenlee will be reading from Matthew 18:21-35. When she reads it, it will not read exactly like the NIV which we usually use. She will be reading from the more

  • Spirit-Control Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    Jesus calls the Holy Spirit (depending on your translation) a “Helper”, “Comforter”, or “Counselor” (vs 16). This title literally means one who comes alongside to assist us, working in and through us, encouraging us along life’s way.

    “I Believe” -Sermon Series on the Apostles Creed “Spirit-Control” John 14:16-27 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts One phrase we hear a lot in church is a way of either introducing worship or ending a prayer: “In the Name of the Father, and of the more

  • Avoiding Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The word apostasy , literally means to withhold under. Depending on your bible it may say shrink back, draw back, turn away, and the key to understanding that word is that it refers to withholding or hiding out of sight because of timidity or fear. The w

  • Secured For Battle Series

    Contributed by Terry Williams on Aug 26, 2013

    Sermon deals with assurance of salvation and the call to be a true disciple of Jesus.

    Jude: A Call to Defend Secured for Battle Jude 1-2 Passage 1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ and brother of James, To those who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. Introduction The key verse to Jude is verse more

  • Your Worship Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 24, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Your".

    Series: Yours (Malachi) [#2] YOUR WORSHIP Malachi 1:6-14 Introduction: 1. Worship (Webster’s Dictionary) 1: to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power. 2: to regard with great, even extravagant respect, honor, or devotion. 2. Worship (Greek) [proskuneo] Literally means more

  • Stained-Glass Masquerade

    Contributed by Scott Johnson on May 16, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    So often in the Church we pretend that everything is perfect, but truth is, it isn’t. The book of James offers insight into how to cure this ailment.

    Stained-Glass Masquerade (James 5:13-16) Intro: Do you ever walk in to a church service and begin to question the validity of the perfection that’s displayed? Do you ever look around at the people and ask “Is there anyone in here who fails?” or “Has anyone fallen down in their walk with God more

  • Sin's Aftermath Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Jun 25, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Sin is serious and the church is doing a disservice to people if we of all people, do not take it seriously.

    SIN’S AFTERMATH (Genesis 3:14-24) Sin is serious and the church is doing a disservice to people if we of all people, do not take it seriously. Some of the stories about sin may be humorous, but the effects of sin are anything but. Today we are going to see the reality that sin, which often more