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  • The Hand Of God Was Upon Him

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Jul 30, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 7,521 views

    The story of Ezra is presented as an encouragement for us to study God’s word, practice God’s will and teach God’s law.

    THE HAND OF GOD WAS UPON HIM Ezra Introduction: Ezra was a contemporary of Nehemiah. In about 457 B.C. Ezra led a group of Jews from captivity back to Jerusalem. The purpose of his journey was to restore the worship of God in the temple. Ezra was a scribe (scholar). He was one of the ...read more

  • Grasshopper Faith

    Contributed by Scott Weber on Mar 23, 2001
    based on 256 ratings
     | 17,591 views

    Will we live by faith or by calculation? Joshua and Caleb demonstrate faith that focuses on what God can and promises to do.

    "Grasshopper Faith?" Numbers 13,14 Names are really interesting. Parents often spend countless hours deciding what to name their children. We know names are important. In some countries and cultures, names carry significant meanings intended to shape the character of the child. In some ...read more

  • Ezra

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 31, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 16,793 views

    Ezra was a devoted student of God’s word and as a result he became a teacher of God’s truth which restored a nation to a right relationship with God

    EZRA Theme: Ezra was a devoted student of God’s word and as a result he became a teacher of God’s truth which restored a nation to a right relationship with God. Introduction: The return to Jerusalem was made possible by Cyrus’ decree. The Prophecies by Isaiah 44: 28-45:3 and Jeremiah ...read more

  • Hey, Don't Blame Me

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Mar 19, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,029 views

    Aaron was guilt of Blame-Shifting. He was an accesory to the Sinai sin by aiding and abetting it. It’s an age old problem found elsewhere in the Bible. Learn to spot blame-shifters and recognize it within yourself.

    I. AARON SAID, DON’T BLAME ME! A. Aaron Blamed … 1. People for their Depravity (v. 22) 2. Moses for his Delay (v. 23) 3. Furnace for its Delivery Of A Calf (v. 24) a. reminds me of when we were kids b. mysterious creature named “I don’t know” always got blamed for our mischief c. mom ...read more

  • Faith Or Presumption? Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 17, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 4,314 views

    19th in series on Joshua. This deals with Caleb and his faith. The question is asked, though: what is faith, and what is presumption? Sometimes what we call trust is really superstition.

    Joshua 14:6-14 – Faith or Presumption? Today we are straying from the controversial topics I’ve been speaking on lately. This message comes with the intention to build up your faith, not make you question it all. Today we are looking at the OT character of Caleb. Turn with me as we read ...read more

  • A Queen's Desire

    Contributed by Chuck Cochran on Oct 25, 2000
    based on 120 ratings
     | 4,144 views

    This sermon examines the Queen of Sheba's desire and what she recived and relates it to the Bride of Christ.

    "A Queen's Desire" 2 Chr. 9:1-12 We are the Bride of Christ, and we will rule and reign with Christ in the Mill. Paul said, 2 Corinthians 11:2 For I am jealous over you with godly jealousy: for I have espoused you to one husband, that I may present you as a chaste virgin to ...read more

  • I Want That Mountain

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Dec 5, 2000
    based on 118 ratings
     | 3,145 views

    Mountain top experiences

    JOSHUA 14:6-13 "I WANT THAT MOUNTAIN" A) I don’t believe any of us enjoy the valleys that we go through in this life! * So we need to look for the mountain top experiences to help us survive the valleys, * Because what you get on the mountain will help you in the valley! B) However, just ...read more

  • Caleb's Reward

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 9, 2002
    based on 193 ratings
     | 9,194 views

    When it came time for Caleb to claim his inheritance, he remained a man of faith. He wanted the mountain where the Giants were.

    CALEB’S REWARD Joshua 14:5-14 Introduction The men of the Bible have generally one trait in their character more prominent than another. Moses is a man of meekness. Abraham is the man of separation David, the man with a heart for God. Joseph the man of purity John is the man of ...read more

  • Holy Fire - Unholy Fire Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Mar 18, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 8,563 views

    Throughout the priesthood of Aaron we learn about obedience to a holy God.

    Holy Fire – Unholy Fire The tragic house fire that took the lives of three children caught the attention of many people, not only in our community, but also in places far away. My wife received a phone call from Alaska from someone wanting to help; the man said it was on national news there. He ...read more

  • A Fighting Senior Citizen Series

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on Jul 30, 2002
    based on 181 ratings
     | 41,648 views

    At 85 years old, Caleb takes on the giants of the promised land.

    A Fighting Senior Citizen – Joshua 14:6-15 Intro: 20 Signs That You’re Getting Old 1. You’re asleep, but others worry that you’re dead. 2. Your back goes out more often than you do. 3. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room. 4. You buy a compass for ...read more

  • Meet Me At The River

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Oct 23, 2007
    based on 31 ratings
     | 20,610 views

    I preached this sermon the Sunday prior to our annual fall revival meetings. The steps Ezra took the people through in this passage were foundational to the revival they experienced in Nehemiah 8 and 9.

    1. Fasting is required for revival (8:21-23) 2. Faith is required for revival (8:24-30) 3. Follow-through is required for revival (8:31) In just a minute, we’re going to read Nehemiah 9:5-6. But that’s not our text tonight. That is the result of our text tonight. Our text is actually going ...read more

  • The Senior Saint Who Asked God For A Mountain

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Apr 26, 2004
    based on 127 ratings
     | 14,807 views

    AS WE LOOK INTO THE LIFE OF CALEB, WE SEE THAT HE WAS A FAVORED MAN, A FAITHFUL MAN, A FEARLESS MAN,A FOLLOWING MAN, A FRUITFUL MAN,AND A FIGHTING MAN.

    THE SENIOR SAINT WHO ASKED GOD FOR A MOUNTAIN JOSHUA 14:1-3 J. Hudson Taylor was the founder of the China Inland Mission. One day a man, attempting to find out the difficulties of missionary work, asked Hudson Taylor, what is the hardest mission in the world? Without any hesitation ...read more

  • God Reveals His Anger

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 2,253 views

    Aaron responded to popular demand and made an idol for the people to worship. Israel was about to discover that punishment as well as divine enablement is a work of God.

    GOD REVEALS HIS ANGER Exodus 31–34“My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest” (Ex. 33:14).Aaron responded to popular demand and made an idol for the people to worship. Israel was about to discover that punishment as well as divine enablement is a work of God.   Overview God enabled ...read more

  • How To Stop The Lord's Work

    Contributed by Maurice Brown on Jul 2, 2001
    based on 180 ratings
     | 7,737 views

    Satan is busy today in his efforts to destroy the work of His People.

    INTRODUCTION A. What is your attitude towards the work of the Lord? 1. Every Christian should be interested in the growth of the Lord’s work 2. We should be doing all we can to help build up the Church. B. Ezra and Nehemiah had a zeal for the Lord’s work 1. Ezra ...read more

  • Responsibility

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    The Lord makes it clear that it is the responsibility of the priests to minister in the tabernacle and protect it from being defiled.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Philip Melancthon, the great Reformation theologian, once said to his friend Martin Luther, “This day you and I will discuss the governance of the universe.” What Luther said in response was unexpected: “This day you and I will go fishing and leave the governance of ...read more