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  • Zechariah And Mary, And Spiritual Shock Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 7, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Can we be walking with the Lord, be strong in some areas and horribly weak in others, or does spiritual maturity mean we have grown evenly?Let’s contrast the responses of Zechariah the priest and Mary and then return to this question.

    Zechariah and Mary, and Spiritual Shock (Luke 1) Here is a bulletin insert I wrote to add to the sermon, which follows: Zechariah the Priest and Father of John the Baptist The Christmas narrative really begins by setting the stage for Jesus’ coming through explaining how his forerunner, more

  • The Angel Who Made Men Cry

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 9, 2004
    based on 79 ratings

    What would happen in our churches if God sent an angel to preach?

    THE ANGEL WHO MADE MEN CRY Judges 2:1-7 INTRO: Needless to say, people would be startled to attend church and discover that the Angel of the Lord was standing in the pulpit to deliver a direct message from God. People would sit up and listen-no sleeping. When the children of Israel gathered more

  • Nature Walk Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 17, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    A study of chapter 15 verses 1 through 8

    Ezekiel 15: 1 – 8 ‘Nature walk’ “1 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying: 2 “Son of man, how is the wood of the vine better than any other wood, the vine branch which is among the trees of the forest? 3 Is wood taken from it to make any object? Or can more

  • Jury Duty [judge Not / Judging] Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jul 31, 2006
    based on 166 ratings

    Jesus said "Judge Not." What this means, doesn’t mean, and how the Lord masterfully illustrated the true interpretation of this verse. Link included to formatted text and PowerPoint template.

    Jury Duty Matthew 7:1-5 Ever been called to jury duty? Ever been asked to ‘make a judgment’ about a matter? Some Christians seem to feel they are on ‘permanent jury duty’ as they go thru life. And Jesus addresses this fact in this final leg of the Sermon on the Mount. Today 12 members more

  • How To Free Your Mind From Bad Memories

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 20, 2003
    based on 110 ratings

    We all tend to be restricted by our memories. Paul, the apostle wrote, "Be transformed (actually metamorphized) - changed from within, by the renewing of your mind- attitude and perceptions."

    We all tend to be restricted by our memories. Paul, the apostle wrote, "Be transformed (actually metamorphized) - changed from within, by the renewing of your mind- attitude and perceptions." Illustration: Behind the scenes of an Arizona circus, Bobb Biehl started chatting with a man who trains more

  • Things That Are So Easy To Do

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 13, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    David was a man after God’s own heart yet he sinned on many occasions. His most grievous sin was probably his affair with Bathsheba and the murder of her husband Uriah. David found out just how easy it is to sin and to displease God.

    Intro: The Bible is quite honest in its record of great men and women. It not only records their good deeds and testimony worthy of our example, but also their failures and sin which were written for our admonition and warning. Take one of the finest kings of Israel – David, a man after God’s own more

  • When Tolerance Is Silly Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 2, 2012
    based on 2 ratings

    Some people are weak in sense, period. Others are strong in some areas, but weak in the spiritual realm because, down deep, they really don’t believe things like doctrine matter. Paul attempts to shake-up both types of people who are inappropriately tole

    When Tolerance Is Silly 2 Corinthians 11:1-4, 19-20 1. Does it really matter what you believe? 2. From UPI: CAIRO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A conservative cleric in the constituent assembly drafting the new Egyptian constitution has argued the country should allow girls to marry at 14. Yassir more

  • Motivation?? Part I

    Contributed by David Richardson on Apr 18, 2005
    based on 26 ratings

    What’s your motivation? Where do your interests lie? Are they transparent? What is your motivation? Why do you do what you do? Is it for Jesus and Him crucified or is it to see your own self lifted on high? What is your motivation?

    Title: Motivation? Scripture: Acts 21:30-40, 22:1-30 Introduction: What’s your motivation? What compels you to get out of bed in the morning? A desire not to be late, or a desire to get a head start on the day? What compels you to eat? Is it hunger, taste, or the price you paid for the meal? more

  • The Slight Problem

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jun 13, 2009

    The difference between one human being and another is the heart... that only God can see.

    Title: The Slight Problem Text: I Samuel 15:34-16:13 Thesis: The difference between one human being and another is the heart... that only God can see. Introduction In his book Blink, which is a book about thinking without thinking, Malcolm Gladwell told about the bias of those who judged more

  • "Learn To Detect Neglect"

    Contributed by Joe Robbins on Mar 20, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    God extends His arms to us each day. But how often do we ignore his overtures?

    "Learn To Detect Neglect" Hebrews 12:15 (all scriptures used are NLT Neglect, according to the dictionary, is "a lack of due care and concern often resulting in an unintended injury to another." A neglected child, longing for the love of a parent, often suffers extreme emotional trauma. more

  • Enslaved No More Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We too were enslaved once. We too were held down by the bonds of sin, and yes, we can remain in slavery on account of our ignorance. We are no longer slaves, we are now in fact sons, entitled to the full rights of an heir.

    William Knibb sailed for Jamaica in November of 1824. He traveled to replace his missionary brother Thomas, who had died just a few months before his departure from England. His school in Jamaica dedicated to the children of slaves prospered. Slaves flocked from the sugarcane fields every night more

  • Problems (Myths) Affecting Singles' Ministry

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jun 30, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Clarifying the erroneous beliefs regarding singles in the body of Christ

    Problems (Myths) Affecting Singles’ Ministry Bishop David Ibeleme 1 Cor. 7. 1. The Church has been viewed as a married institution – “The bride of Christ”. Hence single people are “abnormal”.  The concept of the church as the bride of Christ is not the same as a human wife. more

  • A Cross Without Blood Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Feb 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    To accept the salvation of the cross, you must also accept that blood that flowed on the cross. All to often today, churches are preaching the cross, but forgetting about what God’s son had to endure on the cross for them.

    85% of all Americans believe that Christ was crucified, resurrected, and living in Heaven. -Less then 1/2 of the 85% say they have a personal relationship with Jesus. Why would they believe, but not want to receive - The church of today is one reason (A Big Reason) - We have watered more

  • Freedom

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Jan 2, 2011

    The Ten Commandments are a blue print for us to live a life of freedom.

    Have you ever heard of preachers referred to as Bible thumpers? I have. I guess some preachers would take offense to that, but you know, it's better to hear a good, solid thump from the Word of God than it is to hear the hollow echo of an empty mind. If you look up the word thump, you might find more

  • My "Other" Life

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Oct 16, 2002
    based on 166 ratings

    Our culture of blame influences how we look at others, but the Lord says examine your own heart first.

    My “Other” Life TCF Sermon February 7, 1999 A lawyer in San Diego filed a lawsuit against the city because, during a rock concert at a city facility, he was "forced" (that’s the word the news item used) to use the women’s restroom. GET THIS: he also sued the company that SOLD HIM THE BEER! more