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  • The Poverty In Riches Series

    Contributed by Christopher Benfield on Mar 14, 2018

    A rich young man came to Jesus desiring eternal life. He felt good about himself, but left saddened because he was unwilling to meet the Lord's demands for eternal life. We must come to the Lord by faith alone for salvation.

    The Poverty in Riches Mark 10: 17-22 Our text today reveals a young man very eager to get to Jesus. It is apparent that he had heard of Jesus’ ministry and the promise of eternal life. We will discover that this young man was blessed with all one could desire. He had wealth; he had status and more

  • Acceptance To Heaven? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jul 10, 2017

    worldly possessions can blind people of heaven and living a godly life

    Let us continue our worship of God by listening and learning from His Word. But let us never forget that we can be so smart and know the Bible but not actually live out, we would be just fooling ourselves and mocking God. James 1:22 tells us, “do not merely listen to the Word but live it more

  • Plans

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 88 ratings

    God has a plan for each and every one of us.

    Plans Jeremiah 29:11-13 1. God has made plans for each and every one of us. - Before you were born - Plans for your appearance your direction, your gifts, etc... 2. God’s plans for us are always in our best interest. - God never seeks to harm us - Satan harms and we harm more

  • Loving Friends

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on May 15, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    We are to be friends to all just as Jesus is a friend to us.

    John 15: 9 – 17 / Loving Friends Intro: Things that make you go, HMMMM! – Why is it a compliment to tell a woman she looks like a breath of spring; but, not to tell her she looks like the end of a hard winter? --- I wonder why it pleases a woman when you say time stands still when you look into more

  • Admitting Our Blindness In Human Development Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 14, 2009

    Jesus can act as Messiah when He is approached by humans who admit their blindness, weakness and sin; so we must admit decades of blindness in our human development policies.

    November 16, 2009 Caritas in Veritate “Deeds without knowledge are blind, and knowledge without love is sterile.” As Luke portrays Jesus making his pilgrimage to the Holy City whose inhabitants will murder him, He finally responds to one who is publicly calling him The Messiah–Son of David. more

  • "The Unconscious Hypocrites”

    Contributed by Keith Tankersley on Jul 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    People say they do not want to go to our church because of all the hypocrites. Is it possible to go through life not knowing that our lifestyle portrays hypocrisy? Could we in fact be "an unconscious hypocrite?"

    “The Unconscious Hypocrites” Matthew 7:15-20 The remainder of Chapt. 7 has one message; walking through the “strait or narrow gate & staying on the path! On this journey, we are shown some of the hindrances, obstacles, or pitfalls one might encounter. We are shown 2 more

  • Give Us A New Year Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Jan 30, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    a new year of new possibilities

    For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to more

  • Rich And Heartless, Or Rich And Generous?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 19, 2018

    Fail to correct your evil addictions, and lose eternally.

    Thursday of Pentecost Week 2018 Reformation/Revolution The epistle of St. James reads much like the preaching of an OT prophet like Isaiah or Jeremiah. Today James is directing his admonitions to those who are rich and heartless. One can with the grace of God be rich and humane, rich and more

  • Sharp Words Spoken By Love

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Aug 25, 2018
    based on 2 ratings

    All things are possible with God, but those who set their hearts on riches will be sadly disappointed.

    SHARP WORDS SPOKEN BY LOVE Mark 10:17-31 The first three Gospels all report Jesus’ encounter with the character who has become known by the composite name of ‘the rich young ruler’. They all mention that he was ‘rich’ (as in Mark 10:22), but only Matthew mentions that he was ‘young’ (Matthew more

  • Harden Not Your Hearts Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jan 10, 2015

    Not to share one's wealth with the poor is stealing from them.

    Thursday in the First Week in Course 2015 Joy of the Gospel The two NT readings we have heard today are linked by a single notion expressed in the words “moved with pity.” Jesus looked on this poor leper and, in the Greek, became splagchnistheis. This is something we have all more

  • "God Is Here"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    A sermon for Christmas Eve.

    “God Is Here” John 1:1-14 Luke 2:1-20 Isaiah 9:2-7 By: Rev. Kenneth Emerson Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through Him all things were more

  • John - The Apostle Of Love Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Sep 6, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    The Apostle John’s emphasis concerning love.

    The 12 Apostles Week 5 – John Dr. Rik B. Wadge, Ph.D. "The Apostle of Love" Illustration: William Gladstone Prime Minister of Britain, stood before the House of Commons one day and began to tell a touching story about their Princess... Alice. You see Alice had a daughter that was extremely more

  • God Is Love

    Contributed by Craig Smee on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Taking folk to a realisation that despite evrything they feel is wrong with themselves God loves them.

    1. There are 6,000,000,000 people on the planet in 237, countries speaking 6,528 languages. Half have never heard the truth about Jesus. Source: Missions – 2. 67% of all humans from AD30 to the present day have never heard of Jesus’ name. Source: Wolrd Christian Trends; Pasadena: more

  • Is It Bragging Or Praising?

    Contributed by Tony Abram on Feb 18, 2008
    based on 8 ratings

    Is it Bragging or Praising? We are living in a day when many people are lovers of self rather than lovers of God. People love themselves but forget to love God and their neighbor. In this outline we share a few types of bragging and praising examples.

    Is it Bragging or Praising? We are living in a day when many people are lovers of self rather than lovers of God. People love themselves but forget to love God and their neighbor. In this outline we share a few types of bragging and praising examples. I know myself that I rather hear praise more

  • Abundant Not Inadequate

    Contributed by Craig Smee on Jan 3, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    A challenge to those who ae depressed, feel worthlesss and as if they can not achieve the goals they set

    INTRO AND QUESTIONS When last did you get that feeling that you just don’t have all that much to give. There is just so much to do in live but you just can’t ever get on top of the things you need to get up on top of. That scheduled life you are always trying to attain. That organized business more