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  • A Lost Cause? Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,936 views

    Part 11 in Elijah series - how God dealt with Ahab, the worst of the worst

    1 Kings 16:29-33; 21:1-29 – A Lost Cause? A very small, mousy man was hired as a bartender in the Old West. The saloon owner advised him, "If you ever hear that Big John is coming to town, drop everything and run for your life." The bartender worked for six months with no problems. ...read more

  • "An Achan, Breakin' Heart"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jul 19, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,626 views

    Through the sin of Achan, and the defeat at Ai, we learn some valuable lessons on the process of temptation to sin, and dependence on God.

    “An Achan, Breakin’ Heart” Joshua 7:1-26 INTRODUCTION: This morning, we are going to take a look at “An Achan, Breakin’ Heart”. Turn with me to Joshua 7:1-26 – (READ in NLT). Israel had just come from 40 years of watching God work: • God led them out of the bondage of Egypt. • God opened ...read more

  • Greed

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,111 views

    God was angry about Balaam’s greedy attitude and allowing the love of money to control him.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: What greed will do - Men who trap animals in Africa say that one of the hardest animals to catch is the ring-tailed monkey. For the Zulus of that continent, however, it’s simple. The method the Zulus use is based on knowledge of the animal. Their trap is nothing more ...read more

  • The Family Tree Of Jesus Part 1 Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,907 views

    · Tamar represents those who are forsaken and lonely · Rahab represents those who are fearful of the future

    The Family Tree of Jesus Tamar and Rahab Matthew 1:1-17 INTRODUCTION: The Christmas season is upon us. For most of us that means Christmas cards, Christmas shopping, Christmas cooking, and, of course, Christmas trees. You might be surprised to discover that there was a Christmas tree ...read more

  • Burying The Bible Burner

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 27, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,610 views

    As we approach this character study, I am reminded of the Christmas Season Character of Scrooge. Yet, as the story of Scrooge goes, even he has some redeeming qualities evident by the end of his tail. Not so with Jehoiakim. This king goes from bad to w

    BURYING THE BIBLE BURNER Jehoiakim Jeremiah 22, 23, 26, 33 INTRODUCTION: As we approach this character study, I am reminded of the Christmas Season Character of Scrooge. Yet, as the story of Scrooge goes, even he has some redeeming qualities evident by the end of his tail. Not so with ...read more

  • Abigail Series

    Contributed by Gabriel Cortes on Apr 22, 2002
    based on 116 ratings
     | 25,617 views

    Este es el primero de tres sermones basados en mujeres no muy conocidas de la Biblia

  • Hannah:- Tackling Trouble

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,014 views

    Hannah’s dreams and troubles were impossible to overcome without trust in the Lord.

    Americans today are buying the most sophisticated computers, the coolest digital cameras, the sharpest video game systems, the snazziest automobiles, the most versatile cell phones and handheld organizers, and then ... and then we forget or decline or simply refuse to read the directions. Owner’s ...read more

  • What Good Are You? Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,894 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 8: "Jotham"

    WHAT GOOD ARE YOU? Thomas J. Watson, Jr. had big shoes to fill. His father was the first president of IBM who built a worldwide industry during his 42 years at IBM. He was presented with honorary degrees by 27 colleges and universities in the United States and four abroad. Watson was named ...read more

  • Give Of The Strength Of Your Youth Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 9,578 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 10: "Josiah"

    The greatest chess player of all time is arguably Gary Kasparov. He was the world’s youngest-ever champion at the age of 22 and was the undisputed king the last two decades. The enigmatic and charismatic Russian Jew was known for holding his own against IBM supercomputers that could process up to 3 ...read more

  • "Seduction"

    Contributed by Kevin Smith on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,867 views

    This sermon discusses how the enemy tries to seduce us and cause us to stumble into sin using the example of Samson & Deliliah.

    Judges 16:1-21 Ushers, you may admit the door, as the worshippers enter in to hear a word from the Lord. Amen. You may be seated in the presence of the Lord. This text is getting to me on today. And it’s getting to me for several reasons. Here we have this beast of a man Samson and this crafty ...read more

  • The Past Has No Future Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,868 views

    Kings of Judah, Part 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 1

    THE PAST HAS NO FUTURE (1 KINGS 1:11-22, 41-53) I went to my psychiatrist to be psychoanalyzed, To find out why I killed the cat and blacked my husband’s eyes. He laid me on a downy couch to see what he could find, And here’s what he dredged up from my subconscious mind. When I was one, my ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 44 ratings
     | 10,488 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 2

    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM (1 KINGS 3:3-28) There couldn’t be wiser sayings than the following quotes on wisdom. Philosopher Cicero: “The function of wisdom is to discriminate between good and evil.” In the words of Educator Elbert Hubbard, wisdom is “to know when to be generous and when firm—that ...read more

  • All Is Vanity Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 9,213 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 1: "Solomon" - Sermon 3

    ALL IS VANITY (1 KINGS 10:23-25, 11:1-13) A Jewish story tells of Alexander the Great’s presence before the gates of paradise on his journey home after he had conquered the whole world. Seeing that the gates would not open for him, he asked for a token to prove that he was there. All he got was a ...read more

  • Sin Is A Hard Habit To Break Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,330 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 3: "Asa"

    SIN IS A HARD HABIT TO BREAK (1 KINGS 15:1-15, 2 CHRONICLES 14:4-13, 16:1-13) Ducking into confession with a turkey under his arms, a man said, “Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned. I stole this turkey to feed my family. Would you take it and settle my guilt?” “Certainly not,” said the Priest. ...read more

  • Once Bitten, Twice Shy Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 15, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 9,013 views

    Kings of Judah, Pt. 4: "Jehoshaphat"

    ONCE BITTEN, TWICE SHY (2 CHRONICLES 17:1-19:11) The week heading into my 45th birthday was a rich and sweet experience, in more ways than one. Four days before my birthday I was invited to an all-you-can-eat seafood and steak dinner. I ate four helpings, five pieces of chocolate for dessert, and ...read more