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  • Merit And Mercy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 18, 2013
    based on 113 ratings
     | 49,655 views

    Why didn’t Jesus heal everybody at the pool of Bethesda? Why just one paralytic?

  • The Merits Of Meekness Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jul 8, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,413 views

    3rd sermon in an 8 part series on the Beatitudes. This series challenges us to "Shift" our thinking in what really brings true happiness. (*Refreshed with some rewrite in 8/08. PowerPoint and Video Clips available on request.)

    THE MERITS OF MEEKNESS MATTHEW 5:5 INTRODUCTION: Maybe there is no other beatitude, spoken by Jesus, that is more confusing than the one we study today. “Blessed are the meek...” Why is it confusing? Because we don’t think of meekness as a desired attribute in our character. How many of ...read more

  • "The Merit Of Our Mission”

    Contributed by Charles R. Swindoll on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,779 views

    All of life is a preliminary to the dawning of that day of the Lord, when He shall come riding on the clouds to claim His own. This place is not our home. We are pilgrims passing through, and we shall not rest until we rest IN HIM.

    Biblical Text: 2 Thessalonians 1:11-12 “Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness, and the work of faith with power; that the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified in you, and ye in Him, ...read more

  • Dead Religion Or New Life? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,461 views

    The riches of a relationship with the true God through faith in Christ alone cannot compare to the bankruptcy of merit religion.

    Dead Religion or New Life? (Philippians 3:1-3) INTRO 1. Many of you know that I love the music of the 20’s and 30’s and old time radio from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. 2. Because of MP3 formatting of discs, I have discs with over 100 shows on them…all available Jack Benny programs (the greatest ...read more

  • "Mammon Of Unrighteousness—his Eternal Flesh And Blood Oblation” Series

    Contributed by Frederick Davison on Aug 17, 2003
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,819 views

    The Mammon of Unrighteousness is not your works or ways, your merits or deeds, but the Eternal Flesh and Blood Oblation of our Dear Lord Jesus

  • What The 5 Anointing Spices Teach Us Of Jesus

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Sep 11, 2012
    based on 50 ratings
     | 22,826 views

    The high priest was anointed with 5 principal spices, each of these teach us something about the suffering's and merits won by Jesus.

  • Generous Grace Series

    Contributed by Ross Anderson on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 60 ratings
     | 5,594 views

    God gives his gifts, not based on our merit, ability of achievement, but based on his generous grace.

  • They Presented Gifts To Him

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Dec 10, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,068 views

    The three different kinds of gifts have been suggested as representing various truths about the Lord Jesus. Every suggestion has it own special merit and message.

    THEY PRESENTED GIFTS TO HIM "Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." 3 When ...read more

  • Membership Is Not An Option

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Apr 2, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,100 views

    “Lost people” have done a cost-benefits analysis and have determined that they do not get enough positive benefits from church participation to merit their continued involvement.

    MEMBERSHIP IS NOT AN OPTION Why do some people who have grown up in the church or having started out so well after being saved as adults run aground or drift away from the Lord? What lures them away? What compels them to leave the church? And why is it the Church in America is having difficulty ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Prayers Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 10, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 13,744 views

    The focus is humility in prayer out of a realization that righteousness can not be reached by means of our own efforts. Prayers are heard & answered because of God’s mercy not because of our self-justifying merits.

  • Attending Your Own Funeral, Part One Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,594 views

    Christians should not take sin lightly, but need to focus on developing their relationship to God instead. Paul offers several arguments to convince us of this. There are other motivations besides merit and fear (Law); Grace motivates us out of love, app

    Attending Your Own Funeral, Part One Note: When I preached this sermon, I found out I really had two sermons (time wise); so I preached part two (labelled, "Attending Your Own Funeral Conclusion" in which I summarize my first point and then half of the second point (which is far as I got), and ...read more

  • Youthful Hall Of Fame

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 157 ratings
     | 3,603 views

    Everyone wants to be remembered for something great. Most people take an entire lifetime to merit entrance into the hall of fame. However, the Bible is filled with sterling examples of young people who earned hall of fame honors for their great faith. Do

    Everyone wants to be remembered for something great. Most people take an entire lifetime to merit entrance into the hall of fame. However, the Bible is filled with sterling examples of young people who earned hall of fame honors for their great faith. Application: Do not wait until it is too ...read more

  • Justification By Faith Apart From Works

    Contributed by Glenn Robinson on Aug 5, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,957 views

    This sermon show how Abraham, David, and all believers are made right in the sight of God based on their faith apart from any efforts of their own

    The question of the ages is "How can sinful man be made right in the sight of a Holy God?" Can we work for it ? Ro. Ch 1-3 show that all are sinful. Paul asks the question "How were the Patriarchs justified?" I) ABRAHAM WAS JUSTIFIED WITHOUT WORKS Vss. 1-3 A) ABRAHAM’S WORKS Vs. ...read more

  • Righteousness Is Apart From Works Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 6, 2011
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,408 views

    Abraham was righteous before God. But what was the grounds of Abraham's righteousness, faith or works? The answer of Jewish tradition was works, but Scripture says Abraham's righteousness was by faith. Paul proves that the doctrine of justification by fai

    ROMANS 4: 1-8 RIGHTEOUSNESS IS APART FROM WORKS In the preceding paragraph (3:21-31) Paul has been proclaiming a righteousness from God, and therefore valid before God, because it does not in any way depend on human merit. He stated that the Law and the Prophets, or Holy Scripture, had already ...read more

  • A Commitment To Prayer Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Apr 13, 2001
    based on 312 ratings
     | 33,239 views

    How do we receive God’s blessings?

    I’d like to begin this morning by giving something away. It’s a $20 gift certificate for Applebee’s, and it’s available to anyone who wants it. [Hold out the $20 bill and wait until someone comes up and takes it] What did you have to do to receive the gift certificate? * Believe the gift ...read more