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  • Taking Me Up

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Jul 20, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    We live in a day where God is doing great and miraculous things. He is taking us places, as believers, that we might have thought we would never go. Just like Ezekiel the Holy Spirit is taking us up.

    Taking Me Up Ezekiel 3:12-15 12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great rushing, saying, Blessed be the glory of the LORD from his place. 13 I heard also the noise of the wings of the living creatures that touched one another, and the noise of the wheels over more

  • Called To Serve In Lent

    Contributed by Thomas Wilson on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 15 ratings

    Designed to challenge those who abstain, instead of giving up something, take something up!

    Each of us in our daily lives, succumbs to some form of temptation, be it by overeating, drinking too much, smoking too much. Some of us are even tempted by the famous seven deadly sins; sloth, lust, gluttony, pride, envy and anger. Think about it, how many of us are so used to using a remote more

  • I Am The Good Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    The Good Shepherd lays down his life only to take it up that the sheep might live - in light of Psalm 23.

    I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD JOHN 10 VERSES 11-21 What is your image of Shepherds? Do they have a beard? Wear woolly jumpers and have a shepherd’s crook in their hands? Maybe one man and his dog is the only time you have ever seen a shepherd. We all have this stereotypical idea of what a shepherd more

  • Pleading Passenger/Purchased Pardon Series

    Contributed by Mack Armstrong on May 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Jonah makes a plea, Take me up....get me out of here, his solution to the terrible mess he made. This is true for today’s throwaway society. Yet, Jesus prayed similarly, "Take me up,", but He pled for our forgivness as He offered Himself.

    JONAH 1:12 PLEADING PASSENGER/PURCHASED PARDON I. PERSONAL PLEA: A. Perceptive. B. Pathetic. C. Plausible. II. PETULANT PLEA: A. Paradoxical. B. Perfidious. C. Polarizing. III. PROTOTYPICAL PLEA: A. Pliable. B. Purchased. C. Progressive. In answer to more

  • Passing The Torch Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Jun 24, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Sermon #1 of the series deals with passing the torch from Ezra to Nehemiah, giving advice to those passing the torch and those taking it up.

    #1 in the Nehemiah series: Nehemiah Chapters 1-2 "Passing the Torch" Castle Hills Christian Church: May 4, 2008 INTRODUCTION: The picture on the screen shows the Olympic Torch being carried in Europe on its way to China. (The Olympic Flame or Olympic Torch is a symbol of the Olympic more

  • Abounding In Love, Knowledge, And Discernment

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Feb 15, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A sculptor can leave his work and come back to it another day, and take it up where he left off. But it is not so with the growth of the soul. The work of grace in us either waxes or wanes, flows or ebbs.

    Abounding in Love, Knowledge, and Discernment Phil 1:9-11 NIV Background Paul, was in Rome under house arrest, he had founded the Philippian church during his second missionary journey (Acts 16:11-40). The believers at Philippi, the main city of Macedonia, had assisted in Paul’s support more

  • Feeling Abandoned?

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jun 25, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    - Abandonment is such a desolate state - Never abandoned when we put our trust in Him

    This weeks news June 18-23, 07 – Disappearance of Jessie Davis, the 9-month pregnant woman missing from Ohio, - Davis’ mother found the pregnant woman’s home in disarray last week, with her two-year-old grandson wandering around alone - A newborn girl has been found, left in a basket on a more

  • When Your Cookie Crumbles, Recogize That God Is Totally For You! Series

    Contributed by Johnny Creasong on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 23 ratings

    Nothing is more common is life than waiting! How to wait well!

    Psalm 103:6-9 “The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses, his deeds to the people of Israel: The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger more

  • I Am The Good Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Rodney Burton on Jan 27, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus declares Himself to be the Good Shepherd.

    I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand more

  • Father, Into Your Hands I Commit My Spirit Series

    Contributed by Tim Hbc on Apr 10, 2009
    based on 16 ratings

    A short meditation on the final words of Jesus on the cross.

    ‘Father, into your hands I commit my spirit’ We come to the 7th and final word that Jesus spoke from the cross... Jesus has said, “Father forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” Jesus has said to the believing criminal, crucified by his side, “I tell you the truth, today you more

  • The Good Shepherd

    Contributed by Ian Lyall on Nov 11, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus is the Good Shepherd. He will calm our hearts in bereavement and other troubled times. The question: Do we know the Shepherd?

    Many of us will have come this evening to this Hope and Remembrance Service with feelings of sadness; many of us, or some, probably recently bereaved. In this time of bereavement, we run a whole gamut of emotion. It’s a time when the boundaries of life seem to have changed and nothing is certain, more

  • The Trust That Isn't Misplaced Series

    Contributed by R. David Reynolds on Mar 30, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    This is the seventh and final sermon in this Lenten Series on the "Seven Last Words of Christ." I also have information on appropriate dramas that may be used with this sermon and all the others in this series.

    The Trust That Isn’t Misplaced --Luke 23:44-49 “Alfred Krupp, German industrialist in the nineteenth century, is considered the founder of modern warfare, because he developed the cast-steel cannon and sold it worldwide. Before his death in 1909 he had armed 46 nations. Krupp had a dread more

  • I Am The Good Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Oct 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Christians know Jesus as the Good Shepherd. Are there aspects of this life that we have failed to explore?

    JOHN 10:11-21 JESUS, THE GREAT I AM: I AM THE GOOD SHEPHERD “‘I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. He who is a hired hand and not a shepherd, who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees, and the wolf snatches them and more

  • Lessons To Learn Series

    Contributed by Russell Rhodes on Sep 1, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Lessons that we can learn from Jesus turning the water into wine

    Turning the Water into Wine John 2:1-11 Lessons to learn Miracles # 02 I. If we expect miracles in our life then Jesus has to be involved in our live. II. Jesus needs to know we are aware of our need. III. Once the need has been giving to Jesus we need not take it up again. IV. more

  • 289 – Word Of Surrender

    Contributed by Joel Vicente on May 27, 2004
    based on 35 ratings


    Illustrate Humor: Ill. Monkey, Coconut & Orange… 1 PP SLIDE: Sermon Study 289 – WORD OF SURRENDER Review: 1. The Word of Forgiveness , “Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do” He focused outward 2. The Word of Salvation “Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in more