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  • Singing And Contemplation Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 23, 2009
     | 1,718 views

    The point of art, and especially music, is to lead us beyond what we can apprehend at the material level, even to contemplative prayer.

    May 25, 2009 Sacramentum Caritatis Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds; his name is the LORD, exult before him! 5 Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. The anointing of the Holy Spirit is the action ...read more

  • Nativity: The Meaning Is Love

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 16, 2013
     | 3,184 views

    A short all-age nativity talk using 1 Corinthians 13, examples from the life of Mandela and a song called Christmas Meaning by Silent Monk. Jesus is God's love message to the world!

    “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his only begotten Son into the world that we might live through him” (4:9)! Jesus was God’s love in action. I know God loves me, and I know God loves you because he sent Jesus into the world for us. All of us! Love is a ...read more

  • The Ultimate Melting Pot Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 25, 2011
     | 2,458 views

    That crowd gathered around the throne is made up of African saints drumming and dancing, Lutherans singing Bach and Handel, medieval monks chanting plainsong, Latin American Pentecostals with shouts of triumph, messianic Jews dancing the hora, Southern Ba

    There’s been some great stuff in the news over the last couple of weeks... We’ve seen our POW’s coming home and being greeted with almost hysterical adulation... many of our troops are on the way home as well. The bloodbath that many feared didn’t happen, and much though we ...read more

  • "Abide In Me"

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 9, 2003
    based on 151 ratings
     | 20,371 views

    I need thy presence Every passing hour; What but thy grace Can foil the tempter’s power? Who like thyself My guide and stay can be? Through cloud and sunshine Oh, abide with me. by William Monk, Abide With Me” (1861)

    Abide in Me (John 15:7) Recently someone sent me a very meaningful sympathy card following my Mother’s funeral that comforted my heart. The card merely contained the words to the great hymn Abide with me, Fast falls the eventide. The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide. When other ...read more

  • Does Your Money Own You? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 6, 2013
    based on 104 ratings
     | 26,329 views

    No man can serve two masters. And the allure of wealth has destroyed the faith of many. So, how can I make sure that my money doesn’t own me? That it doesn’t become my "god"?

    OPEN: In 1347, the Black Plague was raging through Europe and thousands of people died. Many people saw it as judgment of God. And so, hoping to appease God’s wrath, the citizens of Lubeck, Germany surrounded the churches and monasteries of their city and offered them enormous amounts of money ...read more

  • The Blueprint For The Church Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 15, 2016
    based on 10 ratings
     | 17,845 views

    Grace is THE blueprint for God's church, and without it you do NOT have a church.. But what is so important about grace and how could we miss having it in our church?

    OPEN: In the state of Indiana, if you’re going to build a house, or an office building, or a church building, the first thing you’ve gotta have is… a blueprint. If you don’t have a blueprint, they won’t let you build. Now you might ask – why do they call it ...read more

  • Burning The Bulls Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 5, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 6,270 views

    When Martin Luther posted his challenge to the church's selling of indulgences on the church door in Wittenberg, Pope Leo X was not pleased. The Pope issue a Papal Bull condemning Luther as a heretic. Luther responded by burning copies of the Bull.

    OPEN: October 31st was Halloween… but it was also the date of something even more significant. Many churches celebrate the last day of October as “Reformation Day” – the day (500 years ago) when Martin Luther nailed a document to the door of a Church building in Wittenberg, Germany that challenged ...read more

  • 16 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 12, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,662 views

    For life in the church, Jesus gives us a process and promise to help us deal with conflict so that others may see Jesus clearly.

    16 Pentecost A Matthew 18:15-20 8 Sept.2002 Rev. Roger Haugen In my final year of university at Camrose Lutheran College, I was in charge of one of the dorms. There was one guy determined to get my goat. He was always at the centre of disturbances, always living just over the edge of the ...read more

  • More Than Enough 3 - Celebration Sunday Series

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Mar 31, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,678 views

    More Than Enough Sermon Series for Stewardship, week 3

    Nehemiah 8:9-12 9 Then Nehemiah the governor, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were instructing the people said to them all, "This day is sacred to the LORD your God. Do not mourn or weep." For all the people had been weeping as they listened to the words of the Law. 10 Nehemiah ...read more

  • Containing Our Complaining

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Feb 13, 2004
    based on 141 ratings
     | 17,887 views

    Paul wrote: "Do all things without murmuring or complaining ?" Pretty tall order isn’t it ? This sermons deals with "Containing our Complaining"

    “CONTAINING OUR COMPLAINING” Phil. 2:14, Deut. 1:26-38 On the seventh day God rested....and on the 8 th day God started answering complaints. A man dreamed of joining a monastery. His goal in life was to become a monk. So one day he went to a monastery and talked to the head monk and said, ...read more

  • Containing Our Complaining

    Contributed by Andy Cobb on Feb 22, 2006
    based on 46 ratings
     | 6,039 views

    An exhortation to control complaining

    Introduction: A man dreamed of joining a monastery. His goal in life was to become a monk. So one day he went to a monastery and talked to the head monk and said, “What do I need to do to join.” Was told that it was more difficult that what he thought. In our monastery monks are only allowed to ...read more

  • The Belt Of Truth Series

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Mar 27, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,769 views

    This sermon discusses the the need for Christians to make integrity the foundation of their lives.

    The Belt of Truth Ephesians 6:11-14, Rom 16:20, John 3:21 March 5, 2004 I. There is one thing that I believe all Christians want, we all wish we could be all that God wants us to be. A. At the very least I believe that people want to have peace with themselves, and whether we ...read more

  • Our Battle Against Becoming Bitter Series

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on May 23, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,876 views

    We are admonished against becoming bitter in our walk this side. Let us look into God’s word for greater direction.

    Our Battle Against Becoming Bitter Why do we harbor bitterness in our hearts??? The following may give us an insight. One day, two monks were walking through the countryside. They were on their way to another village to help bring in the crops. As they walked, they spied an old woman ...read more

  • Trusting In God: What To Do When The Future Looks Bleak Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 6,346 views

    When the future looks bleak, God asks us to trust Him.

    There was once a monk who joined a very strict monastic order. In fact, they were so strict that the monks had to take a vow of silence which could only be broken every five years, and then only with two words. After his first five years, the monk went to see the abbot for his two-word interview. ...read more

  • Sometimes We Think We Know Better Than The Lord

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Mar 18, 2009
    based on 49 ratings
     | 16,753 views

    A sermon on the Cross-centered life.

    Mark 8:31-38 “Sometimes We Think WE Know Better Than The Lord” by: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace UMC, Soddy Daisy, TN www.graceumcsd.org History is filled with examples of women and men who, by throwing away their lives, gained life eternal. Late in the 4th Century there was a ...read more