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  • The Misery Of Spiritual Mismanagement Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Apr 14, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 14,837 views

    Jesus entrusted us as His servants to do His work and be obedient to the truth we’ve received. If He came today, what kind of servant would you be?

    The Misery of Spiritual Mismanagement Luke 12:40-48 by David O. Dykes INTRODUCTION According to Luke 12:40-48, Jesus is telling us we are all to be managers of important resources. Some people do a good job, and others are poor spiritual managers. Which kind are you? Beginning in verse ...read more

  • Managing Money Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Jan 12, 2016
     | 1,598 views

    There are serious consequences in mishandling money!

    Money is the root of all evil! True?? This is often misquoted! 1 Timothy 6:10 is the truth which states that the love of money is the root of all sorts of evil. We talked about this a few weeks ago from the end of James 4; money is a necessity for living; but the love of money, being money ...read more

  • Simplify Your Life

    Contributed by Mac Hammond on Jun 3, 2013
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,213 views

    How do we manage a life that is becoming progressively more complicated? We take a look inside God's Word to find key principles that will help us simplify our lives.

    A. How do we manage a life that is becoming progressively more complicated? Psalm 119:130 says, “The entrance of thy words giveth light. It giveth understanding unto the simple.” The word “simple” here means uncomplicated. In other words, the Word of God brings light and ...read more

  • Giving

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Apr 7, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,676 views

    In this passage, Paul answers a question the Corinthian believers had asked about a collection he was taking for the poor and then shares his personal travel plans. The Corinthians had apparently heard from the Galatian churches that he was taking an offe

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: On the way home from church the father was complaining, "That church service, the sermon was too long, the music was too loud and the building was too hot." His son in the back seat replied, "I don’’t know, Dad, I thought it was a pretty good show for a buck." (Source ...read more

  • Profit, A Means, Not An End Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,408 views

    The attitude of a child is the attitude of knowing you are incomplete, and need to grow, to change, to take the risk to be wrong.

    September 28, 2009 Caritas in Veritate The emphasis Jesus constantly puts on being childlike puzzled me until I read Carol Dweck’s great book Mindset. A child knows–perhaps without being able to articulate it–that she needs to change, learn and grow. A child knows his own incompleteness. As ...read more

  • Thorough Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 3, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,612 views

    3 reasons why thorough thanksgiving works joy in us (Material adapted from Ben Patterson's book, He Has Made Me Glad, chapter 5 Indiscriminate Thanks)

    HoHum: Thieves robbed Matthew Henry, the one who wrote a commentary on the Bible that many still use today. After being robbed Matthew Henry wrote this in his diary: “Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they took my purse (wallet), they did not take ...read more

  • Parable Of The Unjust Steward

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on Sep 27, 2016
     | 2,311 views

    A puzzling parable which is actually explains itself when we read it carefully. The contrast between the children of the world and Christians in the way they manage what is entrusted to them. Our accountability to God.

    TITLE: Parable of the Unjust Steward TEXT: Luke 16:1-13 INTRO: A farmer discovered that his favorite cow had given birth to twin calves. He said to his wife, "You know, dear, I think we ought to give one of these calves to the Lord. We will raise one for ourselves and give one to the Lord who ...read more

  • As In The Time Of Jeremiah

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 3, 2018
     | 789 views

    "In the latter half of the sixteenth century, we can see that there was real reform. And out of that Catholic Reformation came the greatest burst of missionary activity since the Benedictine and Franciscan explosions"

    Thursday of 3rd Week in Lent 2018 Reformation/Revolution When we study or preach on the Scriptures, we always have to keep in mind that there are really two meaning to just about all of it. The first is the meaning that the human writer, inspired by God, had in mind for his time. The second is ...read more

  • Satan's Battle Tactics Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Feb 4, 2018
     | 2,329 views

    Part three of this series examines how Satan uses the deceitfulness of riches to destroy Christians.

    Satan’s Battle Tactics Part 3 Scriptures: John 10:10; Luke 16:13; 19-31; 1 Timothy 6:10 This is part three of my series “Satan’s Battle Tactics.” Our foundation Scripture for this series comes from John 10:10 which says, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they ...read more

  • The Parable Of The Dishonest Manager Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Apr 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,315 views

    The parable of the dishonest manager in Luke 16:1-13 teaches us about the proper attitude toward possessions.

    Scripture For the past few weeks we have been studying chapter 15 in The Gospel of Luke. Today we begin studying chapter 16. Luke turned his attention from God’s joy over finding lost sinners to another issue of Christian discipleship: possessions. Luke began chapter 16 with the parable of ...read more

  • Visions And Provisions

    Contributed by Douglas Vincent on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,178 views

    1. The abundance of God is given for a reason 2. We need the Spirit of God to show us how to use the abundance

    Genesis 41 Visions and Provisions A few weeks ago I told you a short story about receiving a message from God for a friend of mine. I want to bring you back to the story as a way of helping us understand how God works. My friend was in a tough spot. He had conflicted relationship with his ...read more

  • Moments At The Cross

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 995 views

    This sermon deals with the need for Christians to take the things that create problems in their relationshhip with God the Cross and leave them there.

    Moments at the Cross Rom 11:27, 1 John 1:9, 1 Cor 13:5, Col 3:13, Rom 8:32, John 14:1-3 April 8, 2003 I. In the last few weeks I have taken us to the Cross several times to look at the different articles that are have something to do with Jesus’ death. A. We have looked at the spit ...read more

  • How To Avoid A Financial Crash Series

    Contributed by Don Hawks on Jan 27, 2003
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,841 views

    Part 2 of series Getting a grip on my Finances focuses on how to avoid a financial crash.

    (powerpoint available) SLIDE 1 SLIDE 2 A recent poll revealed that only 26% of the people surveyed are satisfied with their finances. That means 74% of the people are not satisfied with their finances. It seems that no matter how much you make it’s never enough. Gallup released a poll ...read more

  • The Battle For The Vineyard (Matthew 21:33-40)

    Contributed by David Smith on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,104 views

    Like so much of life, the parables of Jesus are often stories of violence. Here the violence is between a landlord and his tenants. ...

    “We were told that this [operation] was against armed people and against people climbing on our armed vehicles. Our APCs (armed personnel carriers) were cruising 24 hours a day close to buildings (in Jenin), waiting for kids to climb on them, trying to dislodge the top -mounted MG (machine gun) and ...read more

  • Calculating Character

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Sep 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,080 views

    Integrity marks the lives of those who may be trusted in all things.

    Title: Calculating Character Text: Luke 16:1-13 Thesis: Integrity marks the lives of those who may be trusted. Introduction A pastor was walking down the street when he came to a group of about a dozen boys between 10 and 12 years of age. The boys surrounded an old dog. Concerned that the ...read more