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  • Should Christians Buy Lottery Tickets?

    Contributed by David Rigg on Oct 18, 2015
     | 2,664 views

    This sermon deals with Lottery tickets and other forms of gambling.

    Should Christians Buy Lottery Tickets? 1 Timothy 6:9-18 9 But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed ...read more

  • Do You Want To Be Rich?

    Contributed by David Rigg on May 4, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,086 views

    Do members of your church buy lottery tickets? This sermon deals with Lottery winners and how it affected their lives.

    Do You Want To Be Rich? 1 Timothy 6:6-19 6 Now godliness with contentment is great gain. 7For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content. 9But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation ...read more

  • Is Gambling Wrong?

    Contributed by David Scudder on Sep 6, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,808 views

    Is it wrong to buy a lottery ticket? Is the Bible against playing bingo? What if the money goes to the church? Is betting on the horses, or on sports wrong? There are no verses in the Bible that say, “Thou shalt not gamble” so does that mean that gambling

    Proverbs 3:5-6 5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight. (NAU) Purpose: To show that gambling is contrary to God's will. Aim: I want the listener to hate the sin of ...read more

  • Numbers Of Hope

    Contributed by Andrew Warriner on Apr 9, 2013
     | 1,006 views

    There are three numbers that offer more hope, a lasting hope, an eternal hope than any combination of numbers on a lottery ticket, and they will take you further than any number on a passport, driving license or travel pass, they will give more security t

    Introduction Whether we like it or not, numbers influence our lives more than anything else in the modern world. When we are born, we are given a national health number, when we go to school; we are given a number that can identify us on the education database, when we leave school, we are given ...read more

  • What About Gambling!

    Contributed by Robert Fleener on Jan 11, 2001
    based on 266 ratings
     | 3,078 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

  • Follow The Leader

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,691 views

    We all play “Follow the Leader” in our lives on a regular basis. The question really becomes, who are we following.

    In every congregation that pastors serve there are those that, for a variety of reasons are remembered well. Over the years of my ministry there have been many. At Elwood there was a wonderful lady named Randi. I say that she was wonderful because she was always ready willing and able to help ...read more

  • What Does God Think About Gambling Series

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jun 19, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,013 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

  • A Bad Bet

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Aug 9, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 503 views

    This message Exposes the folly of organized gambling. It draws from many sources to build the case that the spread of gamblilng establishments is bad for individuals, families, and communities.

    A Bad Bet Organized Gambling Pastor Eric Hanson I Timothy 6:9-10 People who want to get rich, fall into temptation and a trap, and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for ...read more

  • Pray Until Something Happens?

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Aug 5, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 1,662 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
     | 5,132 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

  • "Truly Believe"

    Contributed by Brad Henry on Dec 9, 2011
     | 743 views

    We get in trouble when we try to figure God out. This is a serome of being in "Awe" of who God is and trusting His greatness.

    Have you ever felt like you were adrift in the ocean with no clue on how to get to shore? A lot of times in life we get a curveball when we are expecting a fastball. We get frustrated when we try to figure God out. Without knowing it a lot of times we even try to play God. When you take matters ...read more

  • The Great Treasure Hunt

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jul 30, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 884 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 5, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,568 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 13, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 5,844 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

  • Capturing Faith In The Church Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Mar 15, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 739 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