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  • Meaning Of Righteousness Part 7 Series

    Contributed by Ken Mowery on Jul 8, 2007

    Jesus refutes the false teaching of the Pharisee’s regarding loving their neighbors.

    Matthew 5:43-48 “You have heard that it was said, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR and hate your enemy.’ 44“But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and more

  • Righteous Rain Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Jul 7, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people? Why does He allow His followers to suffer?

    You’ve probably heard the questions asked before: -->If Denny’s restaurants are, as their slogan says, "always open," why do they have locks on their front doors? Why do those locks exist? -->What is the purpose of those two lines between your nose and lip (by the way, their anatomical name: more

  • Unrelenting Love Series

    Contributed by David Heflin on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    This sermon explores how the unconquerable love of Christ is the catalyst and motivator for our love for our fellow man, especially our enemy.

    Crying Wolf Matt. 5:33-37 5/27/07 PSCOC Introduction: Ed Harris story. Last week I traveled to Austin for a seminar. As we were waiting for our bags to arrive you just won’t believe who we saw walking out of the bathroom, but I promise you it was none other than Ed Harris. I swear he more

  • Quest For Perfection, Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Apr 9, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    All parts of the law which have not been fulfilled are as equally binding and applicable today as they were for the nation of Israel. The law was never meant to save—it was meant to be a schoolmaster, showing people their ineptitude before a holy God. T

    1. The first lesson is the presence of the law fulfilled (5:17-18) 2. The second lesson is the consequence of the law fulfilled (5:19) 3. The third lesson is the requirement of the law fulfilled (5:20) 4. The fourth lesson is the impossibility of the law fulfilled (5:48) Yesterday morning, we more

  • Becoming A Person Of Great Character Series

    Contributed by James Chandler on Apr 5, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus.

    They say that the greatest, most impacting sermons are those that are not preached, but are lived. No one lived a better sermon than Jesus. In Matthew 5, Jesus continues his Sermon on the Mount. Jesus teaches how to develop great character in your life. A. We must realize why we are more

  • Why Does God Allow Evil? Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Apr 3, 2007
    based on 32 ratings

    Why God chooses to allow the existence of evil even though He is good enough and powerful enough to end it.

    Since today is Palm Sunday we’re reminded of the day that the crowds waved palm branches to honor Jesus as He rode into Jerusalem. Waving palm branches was the Jewish custom of honoring a king and for a brief period of time it seemed the people wanted to recognize Christ’s right to reign. more

  • Going The Second Mile

    Contributed by Dr. Jeremy Simpson on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    A Sermon about going above and beyond what is expected. Doing more than the status Quo!

    GOING THE SECOND MILE - MATT. 5:41 INTRO: 1. Every Normal Person wants to Succeed - If you Don’t, you Better go see a Psychiatrist. 2. I’m a Musician - I want to be a successful Pianist, Singer, Songwriter. 3. If a man is a Logger - He wants to be a Good Logger 4. If a man is a more

  • Loving Others -- And Letting Them Know It Series

    Contributed by Adam Deibert on Nov 19, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    Introductory sermon for a series on loving relationships. By virtue of Creation, we all bear the image of God. To truly love others, we need to see that image.

    How many of you know who Steven Curtis Chapman is? Steven Curtis Chapman is a contemporary Christian musician. He’s been around for quite a few years, now, and recently released a CD with songs all centred around love. I want to quite the lyrics from the title song of that CD: We’ve got CDs, more

  • Retaliate With Love

    Contributed by David Hicks on Nov 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    We are most like Christ when we learn to love our enemies.

    Retaliate with Love Matthew 5:38-48 One winter day a man went shopping at a local mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a foul odor coming from under the hood of his car. When he popped the hood, he discovered a dead mutilated cat that had slept on the warm engine and had gotten caught more

  • Love Your Enemies

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Oct 13, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    A reminder of God’s redemptive work in a world torn by hate and violence with reference to 9-11

    I want to begin by telling you about something happened to me in college. I didn’t have a car as a freshman, but in 1959 I got my grandpa’s 1951 Chevy, which I drove from my home in Iowa to Hesston, Kansas, where I attended college. It was a nice car and I liked it. I didn’t drive it more

  • The Laws Of The Kingdom Pt.2: It's The Thought That Counts Series

    Contributed by Daniel Richter on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The King begins to explain the new rules that govern God’s Kingdom.

    The Laws of the Kingdom Pt.2 It’s the Thought that Counts Matthew 5:17-48 May 14th, 2006 Well, the King has returned and He is beginning to make His presence known to the people. We looked at the genealogy of this king, the royal and divine bloodline. We looked at the Herald of the King, more

  • What Are The Amish Thinking?

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    The Amish have demonstrated that faith and practice may be consistent in the face of horrific personal suffering and loss.

    Title: What are the Amish thinking? Text: Micah 6:8 and Matthew 5:38-48 Thesis: The Amish believe that following Christ works as both faith and practice in the midst of very personal suffering. We were all stunned when we learned that Roger Morrison had taken hostages student hostages at more

  • Overcomers – Not Victims! Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Oct 9, 2006
    based on 17 ratings

    Evil is never overcome by more evil nor by playing into the power and victim games that others would use to entrap us. Evil is only overcome by goodness that lets our abusers know we will remain in control of how we choose to respond

    OVERCOMERS – NOT VICTIMS! Matthew 5:38-48 1. What has been your gut reaction to the recent spate of school shootings we have suffered in Wisconsin, Colorado, and now most recently in the small Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania where 5 little girls where brutally shot to more

  • Living Beyond The Ordinary Series

    Contributed by Bob Lentz on Sep 18, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Dealing with the paradox of "being perfect as the Heavenly Father is perfect".

    Living Beyond The Ordinary 9-17-06 Series: Building Blocks of Paradox Matt. 5:43-48 Intro. This morning we’re going to begin a brand new series based on the paradoxes of scripture. Now a paradox is basically a statement that seems to be impossible, more

  • Watch The Father And Imitate Him

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Aug 15, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Israel was called to imitate God and so are we. Jesus achieved it, and he is in the process of making us perfect so that we will be like him.

    I read a story this week (by Bishop Tom Wright) about a Father who was preparing to go away on business for several weeks. He was anxious to make sure that his wife would be looked after during his time away and so he had a quiet word with his eldest son who was about 9 years old at the time. more