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  • Information Overload Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 9,166 views

    We have so much knowledge, but we do not know how to use it. A reverent relationship to God readies us to respond when we lack courage, reinforces righteousness when we are doubtful, and retains reticence when we are tempted to say more than we understan

    Only a few years ago, we replaced the old office computer. It was a dual-floppy drive type, if that means anything to you. We decided that we would get a newer computer, the kind with a hard drive on it, so that we could not only do word processing (for the uninitiated, that just means typing, ...read more

  • Admitting To Overload

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
     | 1,407 views

    The First Sermon in a 4 part series entitled, ‘Overload: Saying ‘Yes’ So We Can Say ‘No.’

    Have you ever had a day like this? (Slide 1) Video Clip from youtube.com entitled ‘elastic stress.’ How many of you have had stress this week? How many of you experienced stress as the result of a major issue or conflict? How many of you experienced stress this week due to a series of issues ...read more

  • Jesus On Overload

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,189 views

    Communion Mediation for November 2, 2008

    (Slide 1) We are at the halfway point in our fall series, ‘Overload: How To Say ‘No’ So That We Can Say ‘Yes.’ And this morning, as we prepare for Communion I want to read Mark 14:32-42. You may wish to follow along in your Bible or on the screen. (Slide 2) And they came to an olive grove ...read more

  • Overload: Learning To Say 'no' So You Can Say 'yes'

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,623 views

    The introduction to the Fall 2008 sermon series, ‘Overload: Saying ’No’ So We Can Say ’Yes"’

    It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words and so I begin this morning with this picture. (Slide 1) Can you read it? Why not? (Allow feedback.) The print is too small and it is crammed on the slide. Can anyone tell me what any of it says? How about this? (Slide 2)The next day, ...read more

  • No Place, No Space = No Grace Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Feb 2, 2011
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,930 views

    This message from a series that looks at God's desire for us to live life in a way that avoids being overloaded and overextended.

    Living life, parenting, retirement and ministry can all become burdensome. These burdens can often be almost more than we can bear. We have grown to accept this as a part of living life in the twenty-first century. Imagine if you will if Jesus would have chosen to live in modern America rather than ...read more

  • Elijah: "The Emotional Roller Coaster” Series

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Jul 22, 2002
    based on 110 ratings
     | 4,322 views

    A look at the dangers of depression, and what God has done to help us in our times of emotional overload.

    Humor: Have you ever heard this expression, "It’s enough to make a preacher cuss." It reminds me of story about little boy trying to sell a lawn mower. The local pastor walked up and he was able to persuade him to buy the worn out lawn mower. The pastor pulled on the rope several times to make sure ...read more

  • Left Out Or Left Behind?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
     | 1,173 views

    The second sermon of a 4 part series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So We Can Say ‘Yes.’

    This morning, take your bulletin or another piece of paper, and a pen or pencil and take a couple of moments to respond to these four questions. (Slide 1) What is contentment? Are you a content person? What would make you content? What is your source of contentment? Now, as we watch ...read more

  • What Season Is It?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,982 views

    The third sermon of a 4 part series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So We Can Say ‘Yes.’

    Title – What Season Is It? Scripture Passage – Ecclesiastes 3:1-12 Description – The third sermon of a 4 part series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So We Can Say ‘Yes.’ This morning we begin with the reading of our main text and following the reading of it, we will watch a video clip. As you watch ...read more

  • 'don't Worry.... Simplify!!!'

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 3, 2008
     | 1,535 views

    The Fourth and Final Sermon of the Fall 2008 Series, ‘Overload: Saying ‘No’ So That You Can Say ‘Yes.’

    In the past month, we have taken time each Sunday to think about the issue and reality of overload on our lives. (Slide 1) We spent time with 1 Peter 5:7, ‘Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.’ How to deal with worry was our main topic of ...read more

  • Lightening Your Load Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,350 views

    Everybody’s overloaded. Nobody has any margin in their lives. Everybody is trying to do so much. We don’t have time to do what’s most important because every moment is packed. This is madness. It can’t be God’s will for our lives. In our Scripture toda

    Lightening Your Load Matthew 11:28-30 I have a friend who tells the story of borrowing a vacation trailer from a church member and taking his family on vacation to Lake Tahoe. He hooked this rather large trailer up to his car which he had never done this before and they headed north. He didn’t ...read more

  • What The Bible Can Do For You!

    Contributed by James Botts on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,888 views

    What the Bible Can Do For You! (2 Timothy 3:15-17)With all of the information overload in our world today, is it possible for us to hear the voice of God? God’s Word benefits our lives by providing the direction for our greatest areas of need.

    The Crossing Community Church “What the Bible Can Do For You” Pastor Jim Botts July 7, 2002 Introduction We live in the age of information overload. Consider the following: - New York Times contains more factual information in one edition than all the written materials available to a ...read more

  • "How To Live Until You Die”

    Contributed by David Hill on Jul 8, 2004
    based on 121 ratings
     | 9,978 views

    How to live an abundant & fruitful life.

    “How to Live until you Die” Ephesians 5:15-17 FROM TIME TO TIME I LISTEN TO COUNTRY MUSIC! I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT COUNTRY MUSIC CAN BE VERY PROFOUND IN ITS MESSAGE! FOR EXAMPLE...LISTEN TO THE TITLE’S OF A FEW COUNTRY MUSIC SONGS: - His Teeth Was Stained, But His Heart Was Pure - How ...read more

  • Good Advice For A New Beginning

    Contributed by John Hamby on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 84 ratings
     | 9,581 views

    The general principle stated in this passage is simple, “Be careful how you live your life.” And then we are given three important directives to consider.

    “Good Advice For A New Beginning” Ephesians 5:15-17 Just one year ago a thug, dictator and mass murderer by the name of Saddam Hussein was trying to be the modern incarnation of Nebuchadnezzar, the great ruler of Babylon. He built himself opulent palaces while ...read more

  • A Forgotten Word In The 21st Century

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 1, 2005
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,596 views

    The goal of this message is to show that A life of contentment is being committed to marginal living.

    A Forgotten Word in the 21st Century Philippians 4:10-13 There are a number of words that are not forgotten in our 21st Century culture: Success – “How to achieve and maintain success” is a popular subject. “Bull” and “Bear” are topics that are debated. Power, Popularity, Poverty, Rich, ...read more

  • New Years - Now Is The Hour!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 4,268 ratings
     | 521,176 views

    When this year is over, will we be looking back with joy, or with regret? Will we be looking at the future with anticipation, or with dread? (Powerpoint Available - #224)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, OK (Revised: 2010) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #224.) A. I’m sure you’ve noticed that each year almost all the major news magazines put ...read more