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  • Satan Is Happy When We Almost Do Right.

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 7,654 views

    This sermon deals with Christians who choose to compromise their obedience to God.

    Satan Is Happy When We Almost Choose To Do Right 5/3/98 Proverbs 3:5-12 Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Samuel 13:1-6 Almost is a word which can be very encouraging or very discouraging depending on whether you are at the top of the almost looking down or at the bottom of the almost looking up. ...read more

  • A Wise Fool

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 1, 2001
    based on 137 ratings
     | 3,587 views

    Solomon’s mistakes were that he started out well, but did not end well, he was a minimalist and he allowed his strength to become his weakness.

    Have you see the bumper sticker that says, “I took an IQ test and the results were negative”? Sometimes very intelligent people can get very negative results on their IQ tests. For instance, people are paid a lot of money to write the things that appear on the packages and products we buy. But a ...read more

  • Where Does It End?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 8, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,628 views

    This sermon indicates that neither success, pleasure or money will satisfy us in life. Godliness is the only thing which will bring contentment.

    Where Does It End? GNLCC 5/6/2001 Eccesiastes 2:1-11 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19 Before you decide to jump on a bus, a train, or a plane it is a good idea to know where the thing is going to stop. I had graduated from a school in a small town in upstate New York. There were no subways or ...read more

  • The Awakening Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Sep 20, 2001
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,505 views

    Just as Saul was called out of fear to take his place of leadership, so we too are being called by God to awake from slumber and take our place in these days crying out for leadership.

    Introduction: Saul’s personality was energized when the Spirit of God gripped him. He changed from the cowardly king hiding in the baggage (10:20-22) to a bold man of action (11:5-7). Just as he awoke and took his place, we too must awake to God’s hand on our lives. These difficult days in our ...read more

  • To Obey Is Better Than Sacrifice

    Contributed by Rich Hadley on Dec 17, 2001
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,887 views

    A sermon for pastors and church leaders. It is a message on leadership illustrated from the interactions between Samuel and Saul.

    I Samuel 14:47: After Saul had assumed rule over Israel, he fought against their enemies on every side: Moab, the Ammonites, Edom, the kings of Zobah, and the Philistines. Wherever he turned, he inflicted punishment on them. Saul was a fighting King. He was a great general. He dealt all ...read more

  • It's Amazing What You Might Find Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 31, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,384 views

    As Saul was surprized by God’s selection of him as king, we too may be surprized by the opportunitites God brings our way as we use the situations He puts us in.

    “I being in the way, the LORD led me” From Genesis 24:27 Saul... His name means “asked for” Was the “tall, dark, and handsome” type Was given a rare opportunity by God We must continually follow God to find all His gifts. I Follow When God’s “Not Looking” (9:1-3a) A. Busy with ...read more

  • The View From On Top Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 31, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,104 views

    Saul found the view from the palace great, but the responsibilites were greater than his heart allowed him to enjoy.

    And some of the Hebrews went over Jordan to the land of Gad and Gilead. As for Saul, he was yet in Gilgal, and all the people followed him trembling. 1 Samuel 13:7 It’s great to be on top… You see what others only wish to You know what it was like to be really there You decide what others ...read more

  • "I Played The Fool, " Saul's Epitaph Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 19, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,415 views

    Instead of being like King Saul, whose life ended with disappointment, we can be like King David, whose life was characterized by hope, even when death was near.

    J Sidlow Baxter’s book, Mark These Men, tells us he thinks a man plays the fool when he: Neglects his godly friends; Goes on enterprises for God before God sends him; Disobeys God; Tries to cover disobedience with religious sounding excuses; Allows jealousy or hatred to master ...read more

  • Getting It Right

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,714 views

    Pulpit monologue-drama, in which "Solomon" describes how his father’s example influenced him negatively, but his father’s repentance redeemed him.

    “A wise child makes a glad father, but a foolish child is a mother’s grief.” Would you agree? I wrote that, you know. “Train children in the right way, and when old, they will not stray.” Ah, but how do we train them? That is the question. Just by commands? Or do we train them ...read more

  • Six Warning Signs Of Drifting Away

    Contributed by Doug Gilford on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 318 ratings
     | 33,265 views

    This sermon tells about the symptoms of drifting away from God.

    Hebrews 2:1 I had an old Pastor that would tell me “Warning comes before destruction.” What he was saying is that before God sends down a judgement against a people. He always sends a warning as in the case of Jonah, and the city of Nineveh. I believe God sends us warning when we start ...read more

  • Distractions

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jun 11, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 20,042 views

    This sermon was written to be preached by our young people in the church on youth day 2002. It deals with distractions which hinder our progress in life and if God.

    Distractions Youth Day 6/8/2002 Proverbs 3:5-12 Hebrews 12:1-3 1 Samuel 13:1-6 Aaron Our theme for Youth Day is Distractions. LaDawn and I will share this sermon together. I’ll start it and she will finish it. What is a distraction. A distraction is anything that takes ...read more

  • Solomon's Search

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 7,319 views

    Solomon searched life for meaning, and the meaning seemed to elude him.

    Solomon/s Search by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I ponder today, if I knew I only had one more sermon to preach, and then take my last breath, WHAT WOULD I SAY? At best, life as we know it, is just a temporary arrangement. We become better stewards of money than time. I ponder, ...read more

  • Why Are You So Miseriable

    Contributed by Robert Thomas on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,014 views

    A Comparison of the life of King Saul with Believers today

    Why Are You So Miserable 1 Samuel 9-19 Introduction: Tonight I am going to tell you the story of a man, probably many men, maybe someone here tonight. I wanted to know why so many Christians are miserable? Let me explain, I’m not talking about sadness, or grief. Day to day ....bleck! ...read more

  • Hurry Up And Wait Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 6, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,597 views

    Saul, Pt. 2

    HURRY UP AND WAIT (1 SAM 11) It’s been said, “Rome is not built in a day.” When I was a youngster I was in a hurry to grow up. I was skinny and short. When my brother and I sat in the same car going to school every day, I couldn’t help but compare his size to mine. My brother, who was two ...read more

  • You Cannot Win Them All Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 12,042 views

    Saul, Pt. 1

    YOU CANNOT WIN THEM ALL (1 SAM. 9:15-10:27) When Christian Herter was governor of Massachusetts, he was running hard for a second term in office. One day, after a busy morning chasing votes (shaking hands and kissing babies and meeting constituents) he arrived at a church barbecue. It was late ...read more