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  • What About Gambling!

    Contributed by Robert Fleener on Jan 12, 2001
    based on 266 ratings
     | 3,055 views

    What does the Bible have to say to Christians about gambling?

    "WHAT ABOUT GAMBLING ?" July 18, 1999 SOME KEY FACTS — USA - $639 spent annually on legalized gambling. Sharpest increase in gambling is among senior citizens. In CA, 40% of lottery tickets are bought by the unemployed. The casinos’ most profitable day is Sunday. The casinos’ ...read more

  • What Does God Think About Gambling Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,967 views

    Part 3 in series What Does God Think About . . . This sermon addresses gambling

    WHAT DOES GOD THINK ABOUT Part 3: Gambling Roy Chapman was always a sharp businessman, never afraid to take risks. When car sales slumped because of the gas crunch in the 1970’s, he kept his Philadelphia dealership together by shifting from new big cars to used and smaller cars. Now the ...read more

  • Pray Until Something Happens?

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 1,642 views

    How to pray. How God answers prayer. How we should not badger God for material needs but use prayer to open our hearts to a true dialogue with God, and why God failed to let me win the lottery despite the fact that I had prayed for it.

    Sermon: 17th in Ordinary Time Text: Luke 11:1-13 In the name of the +Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. When I was a child, my approach to prayer was the same as going to the supermarket with a shopping list; because I would pray [hands together, eyes closed] “God bless ...read more

  • What's Wrong With Gambling?

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 16, 2001
    based on 306 ratings
     | 5,086 views

    Isaiah gives us a glimpse of the forces behind gambling and why it becomes so addictive and destructive.

    Intro: ***A preacher saw a man who looked homeless sitting on a park bench and seemed to be in deep distress so he passed by him, handed him a $20 bill and whispered to him, “Never Despair”. The next day the preacher saw the man coming toward him hurriedly and gave him $60. The preacher asked ...read more

  • The Great Treasure Hunt

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 31, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 875 views

    The man in the parable of the Pearl of Great Price knew that it was a treasure beyond all treasures; that it had value beyond all earthly values.

    The Great Treasure Hunt Matthew 13:45-46 July 31, 2005 The September 6, 1999 issue of TIME Magazine contained an article about Extreme Sports. According to the TIME editors, members of Generation X have fewer real risks to face and therefore some feel the need to live out challenges through ...read more

  • Harvesters In The White Fields

    Contributed by David Tijerina on Sep 6, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,516 views

    The Harvest Is White. What are the white fields? They are people. Seeing through Jesus’ eyes.

    Harvesters In The White Fields June 24, 2001 Ill: Was reading about a man who had bought a lottery ticket. He had bought it early and so he was just waiting for the day the numbers were called. During this time, he broke up with his girlfriend. This caused a lot of turmoil and distress in ...read more

  • Don't Deceive Yourselves!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Mar 14, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,775 views

    Don’t compare ourselves with others? Why would the Bible say that?

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX ILL. I have a friend who says that he can remember going to church with his parents when he was a little boy. Now that isn’t unusual, except that his family didn’t really go to church all that often. So he has ...read more

  • The Callousing Of The North American Church

    Contributed by David Smith on Jul 12, 2001
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,025 views

    Addressing the whys of hard hearts in the pews - and out

    The Callousing of the North American Church Mark 16:14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. (KJV) Illustration - John’s first day at ...read more

  • Capturing Faith In The Church Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 717 views

    This sermon looks at the necessity for faith in a church if it wants to be a healthy, growing church.

    Capturing Faith in the Church! Blonde Joke- lottery ticket Heb. 11:6 We can’t just sit and watch God work Dwight Moody quote Faith requires 2 things: 1. Vision- Pr. 29:18 Aim at where the church is going to be Wayne Gretzky quote Are we skating to where the church is going to be? If ...read more

  • Search Me O Lord

    Contributed by Terry Vaughan on Sep 14, 2001
    based on 28 ratings
     | 6,705 views

    A FULL EXAMINATION OF YOUR HEART AND THOUGHTS.

    WESTSIDE BAPTIST CHURCH----9/02/01 PASTOR: TERRY VAUGHAN SERMON TITLE: SEARCH ME O LORD PAGE 1 OF 4 JOHN 3:16-18 “FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. FOR GOD SENT NOT HIS SON INTO THE ...read more

  • A Convenient Season

    Contributed by Brian Credille on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 135 ratings
     | 2,326 views

    Paul’s discussion with Felix regarding faith provides insights for us today into basic truths that every person must face.

    A CONVENIENT SEASON Acts 24:24-25 INTRODUCTION Paul had been arrested and was being passed from official to official on his way to Rome. His Roman citizenship had kept him from being killed. Now he stood before Felix, governor of Judea. As usual, Paul was sharing the faith--even with ...read more

  • All For Me And None For You Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on May 1, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,105 views

    This is a sermon from a series on worship. This one deals with giving as a function of our worship.

    It seems to me that most people want to benefit from their money and they do whatever seems best to them to receive that benefit. Whether it is spending it on the things they want, investing it in hope of a positive return, or even gambling it for the possibility of a big payoff. That last one is ...read more

  • A Yugo And A Bb Gun

    Contributed by John Beehler on Oct 9, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 4,792 views

    Do you worship a "wannabe" god?

    A Yugo and a BB Gun A man teed up his ball to begin his round of golf. He took a mighty swing and missed the ball, but hit a large ant hill; ants, parts of ants, and dirt went everywhere. He swung again, missed the ball again, making thousands more ant widows and widowers. ...read more

  • Glorious Freedom

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,863 views

    This week we are celebrating our Nation’s freedom..all the while there are many who are still in bondage...bondage to sin. But we can enjoy GLORIOUS FREEDOM through Jesus Christ!

    (Note: I got the idea for this sermon from one of my dad’s (Larry E. Brincefield) old sermons. I don’t know if he had an original source for this material or if it was all original. If you recognize this material, let me know and I will give proper credit.) July 6, 2003 Sunday ...read more

  • The Divine Prescription

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 259 ratings
     | 9,928 views

    The divine prescription of God for a better life. 1- Trust in the Lord 2- Delight in the Lord 3- Commit to the Lord

    INTRO.- ILL.- A little boy went into a grocery store and asked the clerk for a box of Duz detergent. The clerk said, “What do you need the detergent for?” The little boy replied, “I want to wash my dog.” The clerk said, “Well, son, that Duz detergent is pretty strong for washing a little ...read more