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  • Martin Luther King: A Prophet To America

    Contributed by Harold Miller on Dec 15, 2000
    based on 218 ratings
     | 12,867 views

    Though a flawed man, King inspired change in an entire nation through moral and spiritual appeal

    "M L King: A Prophet to America" Haggai 1:1-4,12-15 2:1-9 [sermon notes. 1/94. Harold Miller, Corning NY] going to look at a prophet --from God-- to America. but first want us look (briefly) at prophet God sent to Isr . turn to Haggai 1 "1:1" when is this? who are these ...read more

  • How To Share Your Faith With Jains

    Contributed by B. D. B Moses on Sep 13, 2003
    based on 76 ratings
     | 5,724 views

    We know that Christ loves the Jains and died for them and desire them to have eternal life. We should know something about the Jains to pray intelligently for the Jains and to share our faith with Jains.

    Introduction Jainism is one of the major world religions, but in reality Jains are a people group formed around a common set of shared values. There are only a few known believers among the Jains. Many Jains are only aware of Christ through the filter of their Jain community perceptions, which ...read more

  • Is God On Our Side?

    Contributed by William Nelson on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 1,904 views

    As we consider going to war, we’ll find that God is on the side of those who trust Him and have faith in Him and who humble themselves and repent of the sin in their lives.

    In the Fall of 1938, as war was again threatening Europe, Irving Berlin decided to write a song emphasizing peace. Pulling a little known composition off the shelf, that he had written twenty years earlier, he made a few alterations to reflect the current state of the world. Then, on Armistice ...read more

  • The Heart And Mind Of Leadership

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 14, 2002
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,622 views

    This is a devotional written for my leadership board meeting on having the mind and heart of leadership

    The Heart and Mind of Leadership Matthew 10:16 Leadership Team Devotional September 10, 2002 I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves. Matthew 10:16 Jesus tells us that we are to be shrewd minded and soft hearted. This seems ...read more

  • Give Life And You Get It More! Series

    Contributed by Paul Kallan on Feb 1, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,012 views

    We are called to remember that beyond the demands that we make, battles we fight, our urge to retaliate and the violence we offer, the gospel (Lk.2.22-32) calls us to self-giving, commitment and self-sacrifice for the happiness and wellbeing of the other.

    The german newspaper „Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung“ carried on 29. January 2003 an article on Mr. George W. Bush, the President of USA. I was really surprised to find out that he is a very active member of the United Methodist Church. It seems, every day he begins the work in the White House with ...read more

  • A Jain Believer In Christ - Manilal C. Parekh

    Contributed by B. D. B Moses on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 4,115 views

    The Jains can see that at the cross, Jesus won the final victory and became an authentic Jain (i.e. conqueror). Jesus shall draw all men to Himself, and among them the Jains.

    "But I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all men to myself." Intro Manilal C. Parekh was born in 1885 in Rajkot, western Gujarat, India, belonging to the Bania Jain community. He was attracted to Christ when during in illness when in 1903 after entering University he read the book ...read more

  • Wars And Rumors Of War

    Contributed by Galen Hackman on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 68 ratings
     | 4,638 views

    On keeping our focus as a church during a time of national buildup toward war.

    Wars and Rumors of War Matthew 24:6-7 Once again we come to a time in history when the sabers of battle are rattling around us. And once again we are faced with widespread opinion concerning the need for war, the ethics of it, the wisdom of it, etc.—everyone’s got an opinion, including ...read more

  • The Road To Happiness

    Contributed by Marianne Unger on May 29, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,204 views

    The Bible gives us clear directions to happiness.

    Psalm 1 The Road To Happiness Often times our religion has terminology that is specific to our life experiences. We often speak of our faith in words that try to describe a heavenly realm in earthly terms. Psalm 1 is chock full of metaphorical language to help us better understand God’s ...read more

  • Hinduism & 2nd Chances Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 16, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,298 views

    Our “rebirth” is spiritual. We are born-again, not of flesh, but by the Holy Spirit. We don’t need another chance. This life isn’t a dress rehearsal for another life!

    “Hinduism & 2nd Chances” Scripture> I Cor 8:4-6 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Hinduism is one of the oldest and most complex of all religions, and it takes many forms. It did not have a precise beginning or single founder but evolved over a period ...read more

  • Jesus' Ministry Begins Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 11, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,770 views

    Highlights beginning of Jesus’ public ministry; baptism, anointing, temptation

    Jesus Ministry Begins Mark 1:9-13 INTRO.: The beginning of the public life of Jesus is very briefly recorded by Mark, who is characterized by an economy of words. It was time of religious awakening. Mark quickly tells us of the ministry of John the Baptist as predicted by Malachi and described ...read more

  • I Have A Dream

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,752 views

    Using the pattern of MLK’s famous speech, this message tries to set forth a congregational vision.

    I have a dream (With apologies to MLK, jr. 1962) In the Old Testament we are told that young men shall see visions and old men shall dream dreams (Joel 2:28). Some of you know that 3 or 4 times a year I am blessed with dreams about this congregation while I sleep. In most of these dreams I see ...read more

  • Yoked To Jesus Christ Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 2, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,384 views

    How can we begin to taste the close relationship we will have with God in heaven now?

    Yoked to Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:4-11) 1. One woman relates this story: Early one morning, my husband, who works in a funeral home, woke me, complaining of severe abdominal pains. We rushed to the emergency room, where tests were performed to determine the source of the pain. My ...read more

  • A Biblical Response To Crime – Restitution

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Jun 6, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,294 views

    Consider the biblical principle of restitution in the wake of rising prison population and what we as Christians can do

    A Biblical Response to Crime – Restitution BY Rev. Andrew Chan, PBC, Vancouver, BC June 2001 Text: Ex.22:1-15 My purpose today is to help you to understand that the Biblical principle of restitution. Today, we have increased prison population, that’s a fact and also the fact is - people ...read more

  • Do I Really Have A Choice?

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 4, 2000
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,907 views

    When we are offered great choices, although we think we have no real freedom, we can choose to live emotionally, we can choose to give and affirm life for the most vulnerable in our society, and we can always choose to receive God’s gift of eternal life.

    “Do I really have a choice?” That question was posed the other day by one of our teenagers. She was talking about whether she had to go to school. She felt cornered. She felt boxed in. She was speaking for a great many of us. We feel as though we really do not have any choice about many ...read more

  • Forgive Me

    Contributed by Antonio Torrence on May 18, 2003
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,130 views

    This sermon is about forgiving our enemies so that we can truly experience love.

    "Forgive Me!" by Rev. A. LaMar Torrence, Pastor of the Cross of Life Lutheran Church Luke 6:27-38, John 15:12, 1 John 4:7-21 Once again I find the words of Maya Angelou appropriately for my initial response to today’s divine edict of loving our enemies. In her poem, “Lord in my heart”, she ...read more