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  • A Good Start Is Not Good Enough

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 2, 2004
    based on 83 ratings
     | 10,167 views

    From the life of Solomon we learn that a good start is not enough. (1 King - pt 1)

    "SOLOMON, AGOOD START ISN’T ENOUGH" TEXT: 1 KINGS 1-11 INTRODUCTION Have you ever noticed in life that a good start isn’t always enough. Now there is nothing wrong with a good start mind you, but it is often not enough to get us to the finish line or the winners circle. And if ...read more

  • You Cannot Win Them All Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 12,044 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

  • Trust And Obey Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,273 views

    Saul, Pt. 4

    TRUST AND OBEY (1 SAM. 15) I love mangoes. You can buy a good size mango during the mango season for $1.50 or in a box of 4-6 mangoes in a Chinese supermarket for as little as $2.99 and as much as $5.99. I usually buy it when it is $4.99 for a box of 6. A ripe mango is one of the tastiest fruits ...read more

  • Avoiding Solomon's Slippery Slope

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 27, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 9,051 views

    Perhaps the fall of Solomon is one of the most distressing stories in the history of mankind. Here was a man who started out well but finished shamefully. Fifteen points.

    Avoiding Solomon’s Slippery Slope (I Kings 11:1-41) Disobedience has many biting consequences. No one’s life gives us a clearer picture of this principle than Solomon’s slippery decline. Perhaps the fall of Solomon is one of the most distressing stories in the history of mankind. Here was ...read more

  • Rise And Fall Of King Solomon

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Jun 17, 2001
    based on 264 ratings
     | 26,599 views

    Watch out for spiritual erosion in your life!

    INTRODUCTION A. Meet the Bible’s wisest fool - Solomon, the king with the empty heart 1. No man began with more promise than he did. 2. Yet a good beginning does not mean a good finish. 3. Solomon drifted and finally defected - can it happen to us? B. ...read more

  • Distractions

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jun 11, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 20,054 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

  • The Fall Of King Saul

    Contributed by Mike Richardson on May 19, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,988 views

    The fall of King Saul could happen to us all.

    INTRO: AMALEK & AMALEKITES The Amalekites were an ancient wandering tribe descended from Esau’s grandson Amalek <Gen. 36:12,16; 1 Chr. 1:36>. They roamed widely throughout the territory which was later later settled by the people of Israel. The primary region of the Amalekites was in the ...read more

  • Satan Is Happy When We Almost Do Right.

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 7,666 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

  • Finishing Strong Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 149 ratings
     | 9,124 views

    As we look at the life of Solomon we will be challenged to finish strong and to go the distance. (Real people True Stories - part four)

    "SOLOMON, FINISHING STRONG - A GOOD START ISN’T ENOUGH" TEXT: 1 KINGS 1-11 Have you ever noticed in life that a good start isn’t always enough. Now there is nothing wrong with a good start mind you, but it is often not enough to get us to the finish line, or to the winners ...read more

  • Six Warning Signs Of Drifting Away

    Contributed by Doug Gilford on Jun 8, 2002
    based on 318 ratings
     | 33,277 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

  • Getting It Right

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 17, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,715 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

  • A Man Gone Wrong

    Contributed by Duane Brown on Jun 17, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    The story of King Saul...wrong choices lead to a horrible statement "I have played the fool." Great challenge to men, especially at Fathers day

    In our scripture reading today we find perhaps one of the saddest accounts recorded in the bible of a father who went wrong, of a dad who made the wrong choices! behold, I have played the fool, This is the confession of King Saul. No doubt in this particular setting Saul was referring to his ...read more

  • Hurry Up And Wait Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 6, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 6,603 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

  • Witchcraft Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Apr 27, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,111 views

    Saul continues to disobey God, this time by resorting to witchcraft. But God never abandons his people. He has a king prepared who’s a man after his own heart, who’ll restore the fortunes of Israel: David, the shepherd boy, who’s become a great warrior th

    What we find as we read through the books of 1&2 Samuel is a mix of battle narratives and character studies. The action sequences are important because they show how the nation of Israel emerges as a force to be reckoned with, but often it’s in the character studies that we find the points of ...read more

  • Wisdom Marred By Obsession Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 3, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,774 views

    Should we do as much as we can as well as we can for as long as we can? Should we seek to reach our full potential? Or, instead, should we be thinking of the long term consequences of what we do?

    Wisdom Marred by Obsession (I Kings 4) Reception Grade (how it went over: interest, compliments, etc.): A Intro 1. Once the Devil was walking along with one of his cohorts. They saw a man ahead of them pick up something shiny. "What did he find?" asked the cohort. "A piece of the truth," ...read more