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  • You Can't Take It With You

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on Aug 10, 2016

    Jesus teaches a lesson about covetousness and then illustrates it with the parable of the Rich Fool. How to avoid the destructive effects of covetousness and lay up treasures in Heaven

    TITLE: You Can't Take it With You TEXT: Luke 12:13-21 INTRO: One of Aesop's fables tells about a dog who was carrying a bone. He came to a bridge and as he crossed, he saw his reflection in the water. He thought it was another dog with a bone. He opened his mouth to snap at the other dog and ...read more

  • When Being Good Is Not Good Enough

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Jun 30, 2003
    based on 80 ratings

    Too often we want to base our salvation on works when we should never lose sight of God’s grace.

    WHEN BEING GOOD IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH SCRIPTURE: Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.” INTRODUCTION: As a teacher, what is one of the things you want from your students? You ...read more

  • When The Heavens Are As Brass Series

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Apr 3, 2014
    based on 5 ratings

    A sermon series revealing the secret to experiencing great intimacy with God, even when the clouds of darkness are looming overhead and God seems a million miles away.

    When The Heavens Are As Brass Throughout the years of my life as a Christian I have experienced an ever deepening holy dissatisfaction with spiritual mediocrity and have continued in desire to draw closer to God’s majesty - yearning for more of His glory. But it hasn’t exactly been a ...read more

  • Keepers Of The Flame

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Jul 26, 2016
    based on 7 ratings

    We all know that God is a consuming fire, and we all know that we are to live a life on Fire for God, but what we at times lose sight of is that God has made us responsible for our own flame.

    Primary text Le 6:12-13 Keeper of the flame Secondary text Acts 2:1-4 One of the most exciting and powerful things that happened on the day of Pentecost was every head got a flame. I think one of our greatest failures as Christians is that so many fail to ...read more

  • Man's Desires, God's Will Series

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Feb 20, 2017

    When man's desires take precedent, we lose sight of God's will. We need to "sanctify" our desires by seeking God to know His will and surrender our will to His ways.

    Man has his desires, God has His will. Our desires do not always sync with His, of course. • We can have godly desires, knowing what God wants. We can have ungodly and selfish ones, driven by what we want. • There is nothing wrong with human desires; God made us with such longings. • But ...read more

  • Enough

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    Wealth leads us to illusions wherein we lose sight of God; poverty leads us to spiritual disease. Pray for enough to satisfy real needs and to be able to give for others.

  • Are You Searching For Milk And Honey And Finding Nothing But Grass?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    While we search for a land of milk and honey, we often find nothing but green grass. With patience and love and effort green grass can turn into milk. OBSTACLES ARE WHAT YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOSE SIGHT OF GOD AND THE GOAL. DRY WELLS WILL PRODUCE EMPTY BUCKETS

    THIS LAND OF MILK AND HONEY LOOKS LIKE GRASS TO ME? THIS IS NOT AN OBSTACLE --- THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY! By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is a two part lesson. Let us ponder a few points before we start. Is not this a land of milk and honey? NO, TO MY EYES IT LOOKS JUST ...read more

  • Thanksgiving Living

    Contributed by Tim Diack on Dec 12, 2011

    When we lose sight of God, and focus on our circumstances, our gratitude turns to grumbling. But practicing an attitude of gratitude in all things transforms the way we understand God and the way in which we see the world around us.

    Thanksgiving Living - Luke 17:11-19 - October 9, 2011 (Thanksgiving) Ten men. Ten life changing experiences. One transformed life. Open your Bibles with me please to the Gospel of Luke. Luke, chapter 17, beginning in verse 11. We are taking a step back from the Sermon on the Mount this ...read more

  • You Have To Change Your Mind Before He Changes Your Position

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Jan 7, 2014

    Samuel is in distress because the cry of the people and needs to strike while the iron is hot. It is revealed that he had one thing in mind to do for Israel and that was to attempt to separate them from their Idols, that their reformation could begin.

    You Have to Change Your Mind before He Changes Your Position 1 Samuel 7:1 And the men of Kirjathjearim came, and fetched up the ark of the LORD, and brought it into the house of Abinadab in the hill, and sanctified Eleazar his ...read more

  • Is God Even There? Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Apr 23, 2003
    based on 6 ratings

    50-DAY SPIRITUAL ADVENTURE (Week 2) Having our dreams fulfilled takes time, therefore we need to learn to find God’s activity in our lives through a daily "God Hunt."

    As a two and three-year old I used to gather all my stuffed animals together and stand up on box and begin to “preach” to them. My Mom called me her “little preacher boy.” As a child God put within my imagination the dream of being a preacher. As a teenager I began to pursue my divine-daring ...read more

  • Why Do We So Seldom See God Do Great Things?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on May 17, 2013
    based on 6 ratings

    A look at how and why we settle for less than God's best.

    WHY DO WE SO SELCOME SEE GOD DO GREAT THINGS? Often in our spiritual lives, we become content with second-best plans. - Genesis 17:16, 18. - Abraham had so come to accept his Plan B (having Ishmael by Sarah’s maidservant) that when God speaks of the fulfillment of His original great ...read more

  • Borderline Christians

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Aug 13, 2005
    based on 58 ratings

    This is a sermon to depict how so many Christians live life on the edge of God’s great blessings.

    Scripture: Numbers 32:1 – Title: “Borderline Christians” Introduction: The time for God’s people to enter the land of Canaan was growing near. But a problem had arisen; there were two tribes than didn’t want to participate in the crossing over the Jordan River into the Land of ...read more

  • The God Of All Grace Empowers Us To Stand In Grace Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Feb 13, 2014

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land The God of all Grace Empowers us to Stand in Grace

    Living as a Church in a Foreign Land The God of all Grace Empowers us to Stand in Grace 1 Peter 5:10-14 David Taylor This is our last week in our third mini series in 1 Peter, “Living as a Church in a Foreign Land,” We have a youth service next week; communion; then The Seven. ...read more

  • Why Do So Few Have Assurance Of Their Salvation?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 61 ratings

    Why Do So Few Have Assurance of Their Salvation? - I John 5:11-13

    Why Do So Few Have Assurance of Their Salvation? - I John 5:11-13 Assurance of Salvation - To be absolutely confident that God will act on His promise to save us from hell, death, sin and destruction through the substitutionary atoning death of Jesus Christ. I know that if I were to die today I ...read more

  • The Antidote For The Root Of Bitterness Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings


    BIG IDEA: STICK CLOSE TO GOD AND BITTERNESS WON’T STICK TO YOU INTRODUCTION: Bitterness is a tough enemy to get rid of. The more you give it a foothold, the more it festers and grows and contaminates your whole being. I. HOW DOES BITTERNESS WORM ITS WAY DEEP INTO OUR HEART? A. (:1-2) ...read more