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  • Be Of Good Cheer

    Contributed by Terry Kennedy on May 25, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,532 views

    Message focus is on Christian optimism. It is taken from the 4 times Christ states "Be of good cheer.’

    “Be of Good Cheer!” It’s during this time of the year that a flu epidemic quite often begins. As a matter of fact I believe it hit me last night. Many people, myself excluded, to avoid the flu visit their doctor for a flu shot. At the end of 1999 in our country and around the world ...read more

  • Characteristics Of The Proverb Mother Series

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on May 6, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 10,844 views

    A message perfect for Mother’s day to encourage women with the seven godly characteristics of purity, trustworthiness, committment, diligence, optimism, compassion, and dignity.

    SUCCESS - HOW DO WE REALLY DEFINE IT TODAY? THE WORLD HAS ESTABLISHED VARIOUS METHODS FOR US SO THAT WE CAN "CHART" OR KEEP TRACK OF OUR PROGRESS TOWARDS ACHIEVING WHAT WOULD BE CONSIDERED TO BE A SUCCESSFUL LIFE. SOME OF THOSE METHODS THE WORLD GIVES US TO USE TO CHART OUR PROGRESS ARE THE ...read more

  • How Does It Look To You Now?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 19, 2000
    based on 576 ratings
     | 32,232 views

    "How does it look to you now?" This is a good question to ask during the first few weeks of a New Year. (Powerpoints available - #330)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #330.) Our scripture text this morning is Haggai 2:3-7. The easiest way to find it is to go to the end of ...read more

  • The Owners Manual

    Contributed by Marty Baker on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 4,807 views

    This sermon is designed to encourage seekers and believers to read the Bible.

    The Owners Manual Living by the Book Series #1 / January 9, 2000 / Dr. Marty Baker www.stevenscreek.net The importance of proper vehicle maintenance is no secret. Every owner’s manual has a section entitled "Maintaining Your Car," which provides an upkeep schedule designed to assure ...read more

  • Passing On The Torch Series

    Contributed by Luciano Lombardi on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 95 ratings
     | 2,164 views

    Objective: As the people of God, a torch has been passed to us giving us the purpose to be to the world what Jesus was to Israel.

    PASSING ON THE TORCH Subject: Christians in the World Theme: Our Purpose in the World Time: Sunday Morning July 16, 2000 Question: What is passed on to us? Introduction: This summer we will witness one of the most reknowned traditions in the world - The Summer Olympics - dating ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Knows The Best Ways To Work With Each Leadership Style

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,512 views

    Dwight D. Eisenhower used to demonstrate the art of leadership in a simple but forceful way. He would place a single piece of string on a table and say, "Pull it, and it follows wherever you want it to go. But push it, and it goes nowhere."

    The Holy Spirit Knows the Best Ways to Work With Each Leadership Style "When He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth." (John 16:13) Illustration: Shepherd the flock of God . . . , not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you. ...read more

  • Dare To Be A Daniel:dare To Seek The Mercies Series

    Contributed by Bob Aubuchon on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 1,800 views

    Daniel sought the mercies of God in the face of disaster.

    Daniel 2:17-19 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. ...read more

  • Hope Beyond Brokeness

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,894 views

    Hope beyond brokenness only comes to us when we receive by faith our "Higher Power" who for me personally is the Lord Jesus Christ.

    HOPE BEYOND BROKENNESS! Thesis: Hope beyond brokenness only comes to us when we receive by faith our "Higher Power" who for me personally is the Lord Jesus Christ. Introduction: Someone has wisely stated that if you could convince a man that there is no hope, he would curse the day he was ...read more

  • Hope When The Night Stays Long And The Wind Blows Cold

    Contributed by Michael Blankenship on Dec 24, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 1,722 views

    A Sermon of encouragemnet for the Christmas Season

    1 Peter 1:13-21 Hope when the night grows long and the wind blows cold. Jellico First Baptist Church, Jellico Tennessee. Web Site: www.jfb.faithsite.com/default.asp Bro. Michael Blankenship: Pastor Sunday Morning December 24, 2000 When Christ our Savior came as a baby to the manger at ...read more

  • How To Turn Criticisms Into Motivations

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,018 views

    The Lord teaches us how to use criticisms as motivations for greater godliness, holiness and maturity through the life of Paul

    How To Turn Criticisms In to Motivations (Acts 17:1-9) Illustration:How to Bury a Good Idea It will never work, We’ve never done it that way before. We’re doing fine without it. We can’t afford it. We’re not ready for it. It’s not our responsibility. Bits & Pieces, June 23, ...read more

  • Softening The Blow Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,073 views

    Since we may minister to people who are hearing bad news, examining Samuel’s heart while he acts in this way provides keys we can remember if we too need to serve in this uncomfortable way.

    Softening the Blow Selections from 1 Samuel Introduction Part of Samuel’s ministry was working with people who were in difficult or unusual circumstances. With His Own Family -His mother (2:18-19) Tell Bad News from God -Eli (3:11-14, 17-18) -King Saul (13:11-14; ...read more

  • Not As Our Sins Deserve

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 28 ratings
     | 360 views

    Thesis: God's love is seen not just in what he does, but in what he doesn't do. Intro.: 1. The Bible is a healthy blend of optimism and realism. a. On the one hand you have realistic books like Ecclesiastes. b. On the other, you have positive portions like psalms of ...read more

  • How To Get Better - Not Bitter

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 42 ratings
     | 5,612 views

    Everyone has a tendency to grow bitter with life’s difficulties. Bitterness is like a cancer that deteriorates the mind and heart. If left unchecked, this tendency can eventually poison a person’s perspectives toward just about everything. Even the writer

    Everyone has a tendency to grow bitter with life’s difficulties. Bitterness is like a cancer that deteriorates the mind and heart. If left unchecked, this tendency can eventually poison a person’s perspectives toward just about everything. Even the writer of Hebrews wrote, "See to it that no ...read more

  • Why Should We Hope In God?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 77 ratings
     | 9,375 views

    Have you ever wondered why it is so important to hope in God? Many people place their hope in parents when they are young, in their peers when they are teenagers and in their careers as they mature. Most people learn too late about the futility of placing

    1. Have you ever wondered why it is so important to hope in God? Many people place their hope in parents when they are young, in their peers when they are teenagers and in their careers as they mature. Most people learn too late about the futility of placing their hope in anyone but Jesus Christ. ...read more

  • Three Strikes - And Out!

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 123 ratings
     | 8,813 views

    There is no room for half-heartedness in God’s Kingdom!

    INTRODUCTION A. Meet another great hero of the Old Testament - Elisha 1. This faithful man of God is about to die 2. He has fought the good fight, finished the course, kept the faith 3. As he lies dying, he thinks of the future of God’s people B. He receives a ...read more