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  • Festival Of Dedication (Hanukah)

    Contributed by Richard Jumper on May 1, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,601 views

    A brief description of Hanukah, Judas Maccabeus, the hero, and how this relates to our hero and Lord Jesus.

    We all seem to need heroes. It’s true now, and it was just as true in the time of Jesus. The people we meet in our Gospel reading were in the grip of heroic dreams like these. That’s what lies behind the question they ask Jesus. “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are ...read more

  • The Dawning Of The Kingdom Of God Series

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,868 views

    A sermon describing the events for Israel in the 400 years between the Old Testament and New Testament and how this shaped their understanding of the meaning of the Kingdom of God.

    8.2.09 THE DAWNING OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD Matt 3:1-12 INTRO Less than a month ago the new president if the United States, Barack Obama took office. What has been the verdict so far? The general opinion is ‘so far so good’. In such a short space of time he has planned the closure of the ...read more

  • Being Filled With The Spirit(S) - That Ain't Right Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 10, 2005
    based on 68 ratings
     | 8,406 views

    The people of Bible times drank wine and Jesus’ 1st miracle was turning water into wine... so why does the church have such a problem with alcohol?

    OPEN: August 16, 1992 in The Reporter News (an Abilene, TX newspaper) featured an article about a cowboy. This cowboy was a horse breaker on a ranch near, Breckenridge. He was driving his pickup and was stopped by the Highway Patrol. The cowboy refused to take a breath analyzer test. He ...read more

  • Taking The Floor Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 11, 2007
    based on 57 ratings
     | 64,141 views

    The crowds had looked for Jesus to be an earthly King... but when it became obvious He wasn’t going to be that, they turned their backs on Him and crucified Him. Jesus taught that His "Kingdom is not of this world." What can that mean to us?

    OPEN: It’s basketball season and we’re in the midst of something called “the Road to the Final Four”. They started this weekend by singling the men’s college basketball teams down to 64 teams. Then they’ll winnow it down to 32. Then, they’ll have 16. Then 8. And then four teams. And last of all, ...read more

  • Jesus: The Fulfillment Of Hanukkah

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,407 views

    In the middle of the Feast of Dedication (Hanukkah), where the people remembered the Most Holy Place being reconsecrated, Jesus says He is consecrated and set apart by the Father just like the Most Holy Place and just like the Temple.

    Intro It is now winter. The fall harvest complete, the skies are now a darker hue, and the festivals are over. The Israelites have kept God’s ordained festivals and now the long, cold wet winter descends until the spring festivals begin. We can easily lose our focus on God during this ...read more

  • On A Donkey, You Must Be Kidding!!

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 11, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,319 views

    Reflections on the Triumphal Entry to Jerusalem

    Brinton/Thornage 13-04-03-02 “On a donkey, you must be kidding!” John 12:12-19 Often there’s more to a story than meets the human eye. And our gospel reading in Jn 12 is no exception The story is known as Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem. To the Jewish ...read more

  • Understanding Hanukkah

    Contributed by Eric Hanson on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,117 views

    Outline plus some thoughts which tell the story of Hanukkah and give some applications for Christians from this miracle which the Jews received from God.

    UNDERSTANDING HANUKKAH December 17, 2006 Pastor Eric J. Hanson Slide 2: Part of Daniel’s Prophecies • 8:15-20: Medo-Persian Empire • 21-22: Alexander the great and the four generals who divided the Greek empire at the time of his death • 23-24: Introduction to the character and abilities of ...read more

  • Fact Or Fiction Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,678 views

    The significance of John’s call to repentance today

    Swanton Novers 9-12-01 Fact or Fiction Mt. 3:1-12 On a cold Christmas Eve in 1818 Father Joseph Mohr (1792-1848) walked the three kilometres from his home -in the Austrian village of Oberndorf bei Salzburg - to visit his friend Franz Gruber (1787-1863) in the ...read more

  • The Joy Of Celebration/Worship Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Aug 9, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,785 views

    Nehemiah went back to Jerusalem to rebuild the City for GOD, what are we building. Worship must be joyful.

    The Joy of Celebration (outline) The Berlin Wall: The city of Berlin, Germany will be forever famous for its infamous Wall. When the wall was still in existence, you could walk up and down in front of the wall and see shrines dedicated to those that were killed trying to escape from the ...read more

  • Antiochus Iv Epiphanes: The Antichrist Of The Old Testament

    Contributed by Larry Cockerham on Oct 11, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,276 views

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the eighth in a succession of twenty-six kings who ruled from 175—164 BC over the Syrian section of Alexander’s empire and is undoubtedly one of the greatest prototypes of the Antichrist in all of God’s Word.

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the eighth in a succession of twenty-six kings who ruled from 175—164 BC over the Syrian section of Alexander’s empire. He is referred to as the “little horn” in Daniel 8:9. The name Epiphanes means the “Illustrious One,” although his contemporaries nicknamed him ...read more

  • Behold, Your King Is Coming To You

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on May 16, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,508 views

    Believers are anticipating with expectancy the next parade fit for a king.

    "Behold, Your King Is Coming To You" Zechariah 9:9-10 Palm Sunday * April 9, 2006 (Key ideas from David Dykes) Chester FBC, Chester, IL Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A More than a 100 years ago, two sportsmen were sailing along the coasts of Scotland. 1 They ...read more

  • The Paradox Of God

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 20, 2007
     | 963 views

    We have an unchanging God who brings in change and itbis the churched who resist it most - in our lives, in our thinking and in our wiorship

    People don’t like Change Introduction We all know the old adage “Familiarity breeds contempt” - a saying that goes back as far as Publius the Syrian, in 2 BC. And as we see in our Gospel reading this morning, this happened to Jesus when he went back to his hometown of Nazareth. I didn’t ...read more

  • A Pickip Load Of Manure Series

    Contributed by David Wilson on Feb 17, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,403 views

    Giving unto God those things that belong to God is a bit tougher than we think!

    Mark 12:13-17 “A pickup full of Manure” To understand this text we need to understand the Herodian philosophy. As these men came to try to “catch” Jesus in his words we know that their intentions were evil. The Herodians were likely part of the court of king Herod who supported his kingship ...read more

  • The Beast

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Aug 25, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,309 views

    Who are the beast in the book of Daniel

    Great Sea-The term “Great Sea” is applied to the Mediterranean in scripture. Numbers 34:6-7-As for the western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your western border. And this shall be your northern border: From the Great Sea you shall mark out your border line to ...read more

  • Unfinished Business Series

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 21, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,943 views

    Lessons on effective evangelism from the example of Jesus when he was celebrating Hanukkah (Feast of Dedication).

    Unfinished Business Fortifying the Foundations # 24 John 10:22-42[1] Intro: The Jewish Celebration, Hanukkah, began last Friday evening at sundown and will end two days after Christmas. It is an eight-day festival commemorating the rededication of the Temple in 164 B.C. Hanukkah ...read more