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  • The Complexities And Simplicities Of Wisdom Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 8, 2015
     | 1,274 views

    We are all trying to navigate through life putting God first. God encourages us to embrace a curriculum of wisdom. Wisdom will guide us through the complexities of uncertainty about what to do and the clarity to do what we should do.

    The Complexities and Simplicities of Wisdom (Proverbs 23:9-12) 1. A businessman on his deathbed called his good friend and said, "Luigi, I want you to promise me that when I die you will have my remains cremated." "And what," his friend asked, "do you want me to do with your ashes?" The ...read more

  • Open Doors Series

    Contributed by Matthew Botha on Nov 23, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,752 views

    God wants to open doors and there are some doors that need to be open while others need to remain shut

    18 November 2015 OPEN DOORS Key Scripture: Matt 7:7-11 (Message) Don’t bargain with God. Be direct. Ask for what you need. This isn’t a cat-and-mouse, hide and seeks game we’re in. If your child asks for bread, do you trick him with sawdust? If he asks for fish, do you trick ...read more

  • David: The King Who Bared His Soul Series

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Feb 25, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,146 views

    Ash Wednesday: Are we open with others and God about our sinfulness? We learn from king David’s life that God honors openness and "bared-soul" confession. (Note: While sermon is original, the theme is based in part on sermon helps from Concordia Publishin

    A man after God’s own heart… a woman after God’s own heart? – Beloved, let us take an honest inventory – see how we stack up: My overdependence on food for comfort instead of God has created its own public witness. We know that Jesus’ divinity peeked through at his transfiguration - - but for me, ...read more

  • The Pharisee In Me

    Contributed by Clay Gentry on Sep 4, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,363 views

    There's a Pharisee in me just waiting to come out.

    As I continue to grow and understand the gospel of Jesus Christ and learn more of God’s grace, I have become more conscious of a struggle that rages within me. It’s a struggle between the man I so desperately want to be and the man I have the tendency to be. I struggle, because I ...read more

  • Basic Training For Christians, Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Richard Laraviere on Aug 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,215 views

    Called and trained to be the Best

    Basic Training for Christians Part 4 Review from last week: 1. A soldier endures hardness 2. Stays strong and true Text: 2 Tim. 2:1-4 A. A soldier does not entangle himself with things outside of army life. Vs. 4 1. Entangleth himself Gr. 1707 ...read more

  • "We Need To Remember That God Is In Control Of Our Lives.”

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Dec 27, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 12,367 views

    Epiphany of our Lord January 6th, 2002 Isaiah 60: 1-6 Heavenly Father, what makes us miserable is not so much the circumstances of our lives, but our expectations of what and how life should be. Empower us Lord to see your reality. Amen.

    Epiphany of our Lord January 6th, 2002 Isaiah 60: 1-6 Heavenly Father, what makes us miserable is not so much the circumstances of our lives, but our expectations of what and how life should be. Empower us Lord to see your reality. Amen. Title: “We need to remember that God is in control of ...read more

  • "Headed For A Fall" A Message For Kids

    Contributed by David Henderson on May 16, 2016
     | 1,480 views

    Jesus taught his disciples that whenever people boast and brag about the great things that they do, they are headed for a fall!

    Headed for A fall Scripture: For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. Luke 18:14b (NIV) Humility is not thinking less of yourself. It is thinking of yourself less. Every child at some time in their life has played with building blocks. One ...read more

  • Four Problem Solving Approaches In Counseling

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 3 ratings
     | 684 views

    Four Problem Solving Approaches in Counseling

    Four Problem Solving Approaches in Counseling I Cor. 9:18-25 1. Innovative Learners - These are people who enjoy acquiring new ideas, methods, concepts, and experiences. a. Give them a reason why or why not something is true. b. Create an experience for them through an illustration, ...read more

  • Lenten Breakfast: Discernment

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Mar 3, 2004
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,015 views

    A short devotional for Lent Breakfasts. 10 minutes

    LENT BREAKFAST MARCH 3, 2004 “Lent is a season of intense prayer, fasting and concern for those in need. It offers all Christians an opportunity to prepare for Easter by serious discernment about their lives, with particular attention to the word of God which enlightens the daily journey of all ...read more

  • Counseling Competencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,011 views

    Counseling Competencies

    Counseling Competencies Luke 2:52 1. Cross-Cultural Communications - Knows the culture of the counselee as well as one’s own cultural presuppositions. Exhibits a willingness to learn, appreciate, and work through the counselee’s cultural norms. Is willing to follow Christ’s incarnational ...read more

  • How To Lighten Your Load Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Aug 10, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,518 views

    Jesus invites us to both come to him when we are tired and to take his yoke upon us. There are practical ways that we can do this that can have a major positive impact in our lives.

    DISCOVER BALANCE AUGUST 13, 2006 Matthew 11:25-30 “How To Lighten Your Load” INTRODUCTION For the past several weeks, we have been “Discovering Balance” in our lives. This is not the normal light summer topic; something a pastor cruises through in order to fill the Sundays before the ...read more

  • Simple Trust Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 5, 2015
     | 994 views

    God has moved powerfully in human history and in our lives. In response, we are invited to simply trust in what God has already done.

    Romans 1:1-17 “Simple Trust” INTRODUCTION There are times when we are forced to go to the very core of our being in order to rediscover ore reaffirm who we are as individuals. The young man in this video reaffirmed that he was a “good” boy and that he ...read more

  • Simple Trust Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on May 22, 2015
     | 1,390 views

    God has moved powerfully in human history and in our lives. In response, we are invited to simply trust in what God has already done.

    Romans 1:1-17 “Simple Trust” INTRODUCTION There are times when we are forced to go to the very core of our being in order to rediscover ore reaffirm who we are as individuals. The young man in this video reaffirmed that he was a “good” boy and that he ...read more

  • God's Pattern For Fatherhood

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 16,692 views

    God is very interested in men becoming good fathers. Here in this passage we find some of the leading characteristics of a successful father.

    ILLUSTRATION: (From "It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It" by Robert Fulghum) It was Molly’s, age 7, job to pack the lunches for her family. She would put in the sandwiches, cookies, fruit and so on in a paper bag. One day, in addition to the paper bag she usually packed for her father, she gave ...read more

  • Never A Discouraging Word

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Aug 3, 2004
    based on 121 ratings
     | 5,778 views

    Questions to ask yourself when you are tempted to criticize.

    According to the old western ballad, "Home on the Range", the range was a place, "where never is heard a discouraging word, and the skies are not cloudy all day." Fanciful thought. Never hearing a discouraging word would be pleasant. But that really wasn’t true in the old west and it’s ...read more