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  • The Misunderstood Missionaries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,264 views

    How to overcome people who misunderstand God’s word, His will and His ways

    The Misunderstood Missionaries – Acts 14:1-20 Misunderstanding = Failure to understand people so as to disagree with them. Many misunderstandings lead to quarrels, conflicts or failure to show love to one another. Illustration:Army Law: An order that can be misunderstood will be ...read more

  • Timely Repentance Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb 25, 2001
    based on 168 ratings
     | 4,047 views

    Repentance is an unpopular and misunderstood topic today. Many live in denial of the need to repent. God graciously provides us with opportunities to repent now, before it is too late.

    Sermon for III Lent, Year C Based on Isa. 55:1-9 & Lk. 13:1-9 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Timely Repentance” Repentance…. This is one of those familiar Christian words, often spoken by the so-called fanatic, fire-and-brimstone preachers on T.V., who try to literally, “scare the ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Empowers Us To Be Christ's Witnesses

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,053 views

    Many people are afraid of witnessing because they fear being rejected, criticized or misunderstood. However, Christ knew that every single individual needs a Spirit empowered testimony to be delivered from an eternity in hell, sin and misery

    1. Many people are afraid of witnessing because they fear being rejected, criticized or misunderstood. However, Christ knew that every single individual needs a Spirit empowered testimony to be delivered from an eternity in hell, sin and misery. Without the strength of the Holy Spirit, the facts of ...read more

  • How To Respond To Those Who Fail To Appreciate You 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 2,039 views

    Throughout history some of the greatest people have been the least appreciated. Even worse, some of the most deserving people have been misunderstood, despised and rejected by those they tried to serve. Moses was a noble man of God who qualified as one of

    1. Throughout history some of the greatest people have been the least appreciated. Even worse, some of the most deserving people have been misunderstood, despised and rejected by those they tried to serve. Moses was a noble man of God who qualified as one of histories most under appreciated heroes. ...read more

  • How Jesus Carved His Own Pathway

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,823 views

    Few successful people accomplished great things through ordinary methods. Jesus did not fit peoples’ idea of a "Jewish Messiah". Most Jews expected the Messiah to overthrow the government and set up a kingdom that would dominate all facets of religion, commerce and culture. When Jesus did not meet ...read more

  • I'm A Believer, Not A Feeler

    Contributed by Mark Atherton on May 1, 2001
    based on 60 ratings
     | 1,731 views

    Let’s live by God’s word not our emotions

    When I feel worthless, I choose to believe God 1 Peter 2:9-10 When I feel condemned, I choose to believe God Romans 8:1 When I feel unforgiven, I choose to believe God 1John 1:9 When I feel misunderstood, I choose to believe God Psalm 139:1-4 When I feel rejected, I choose to ...read more

  • Intercessory Prayer

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,444 views

    SUCCESSFUL MINISTRY DEPENDS ON INTERCESSORY PRAYER 1. We Need Others to Support Our Ministry With Their Prayers (:30) a. The Motivation for Intercessory prayer b. The Effort involved -- "strive" c. The Partnership -- "together with me" 2. We Need Intercessory Prayer to Protect Us From ...read more

  • How God Gives Us Courage At Just The Right Time

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,049 views

    How the Lord gives us courage and strength in just the right time and in the right amount

    How God Sends Courage to Us In Our Weakest Times (Acts 23:10-12) Illustration:Author Leo Buscaglia tells this story about his mother and their "misery dinner." It was the night after his father came home and said it looked as if he would have to go into bankruptcy because his partner had ...read more

  • Christmas Through The Eyes Of The Grinch

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 7, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,975 views

    A Contemporary approach to a timeless truth of Christmas

    Everyone who down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot…But the Grinch, who lived just north of Who-ville did not! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t asl wju. No one inquired the reason. It could be his head wasn’t screwed on just right. It could be, ...read more

  • Worship That God Wants Part 1

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 31, 2001
    based on 103 ratings
     | 5,615 views

    An Expository Message From Psalm 100 On The Characteristics Of The Worship That Is A Delight To God. The Worship That God Wants. Part 1 of 2

    Worship That God Wants - Psalm 100 Part 1 Pastor Larry Sarver New Life in Christ 1633 SW 34th St. Palm City, FL 34990 561-283-9426 pastorsarver@yahoo.com www.palmcitynewlife.org Illustration: Early in our marriage I gave my wife a terrific anniversary gift: a rain gauge. At least I ...read more

  • God's Sovereign Justice

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 6,734 views

    To lead the people to understand that God has the right to do whatever He wants with His creation as His sovereign justice is always perfect.

    Power A Powerful Answer – Job 38:1-42:17 Preparation for the Preacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand that God has the right to do whatever He wants with His creation as His sovereign justice is always perfect. 2. Explanation of the Aim: The Lord now declares to Job that his ...read more

  • Don't Let The Grinch Steal Christmas

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 2,418 views

    Adapted from another sermoncentral sermon, this reinterpretation of "The Grinch who stole Christmas" Movie and Dr Seuss book encourages us to look for the real meaning of Christmas. Given at Midnight Mass 2000

    In the name of the living, incarnate God, +Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Everyone down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot… But the Grinch, did not! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his ...read more

  • Beaten But Still Forgiving

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 5, 2001
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,736 views

    Stephen’s example of forgiveness amidst persecution

    Stephen’s Example of Forgiveness – Acts 7:34-60 Illustration:Karl Menninger, the famed psychiatrist, once said that if he could convince the patients in psychiatric hospitals that their sins were forgiven, 75 percent of them could walk out the next day! Today in the Word, March 1989, p. ...read more

  • E=mc2, But W.w.j.d.?

    Contributed by John Beehler on May 30, 2001
    based on 95 ratings
     | 2,066 views

    Communication with God, as well as others, is important. God’s purpose must become our purpose.

    E=mc2, but W.W.J.D.? The disciples, despite the presence of the Holy Spirit, were misunderstood. They were perceived, because of their exuberant behavior, as being loaded. Sauced. Drunk. How rare it is to experience real communication. The kind of communication where every word ...read more

  • Facing Opposition From The Carnal

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 11 ratings
     | 982 views

    To lead the children to understand that faithful obedience to God often means that we will find ourself being opposed by carnal people.

    Unit 12 – Faithfulness Lesson 35 – John the Baptist, a Faithful Messenger – Luke 3:1-20; 7:18-23; Mark 6:17-29 Preparation for the Teacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand that faithful obedience to God often means that we will find ourself being opposed by carnal ...read more