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  • We Have Been Called

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on May 2, 2004
    based on 40 ratings

    It is no over-statement to say that there are numerous and varied calls that come to Christians over the course of a lifetime. But there are four distinct calls that are common to all born-again believers.

    WE HAVE BEEN CALLED “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called.” Ephesians 4:1 (NASB) It is no over-statement to say that there are numerous and varied calls that come to Christians over the course of a more

  • When Sin Entered In-2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Dec 7, 2010

    2 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documents the original appearance of sin. What is significant about the entrance of sin? 21 considerations regarding the entrance of sin. Sin entered in with ...

    WHEN SIN ENTERED IN-II—Genesis 3:1-24 Attention: “Sin is any personal lack of conformity to the moral character of God, or the law of God. Then sin is a disposition of the heart, it is a bent.”....“It is...any violation of the character or law of God, the moral character or the law of more

  • The End Of Faith?

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Sep 13, 2007

    Dear saints of God do not believe the lies that this increasingly secular culture would have you accept! In order to be a person of faith you need not abandon the mind which God gave you. And in order to be a person of reason you need not abandon faith i

    The End of Faith? Psalm 14 Introduction One day the zoo-keeper noticed that the orangutan was reading two books - the Bible and Darwin’s Origin of Species. Surprised, he asked the ape, “Why are you reading both those books?” “Well,” said the orangutan, “I just wanted to know if I was my more

  • Don't Worry About Others - Seek The Kingdom

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Sep 28, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon for 17th Sunday After Pentecost - proper 21

    Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, you sent you Son into our world to seek the lost and to save those who dwell in a land of darkness and despair. Through the power of your Holy Spirit, stir in us more

  • The Hand Off Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jun 23, 2008

    Jesus calls his disciples and then sends them out to continue his ministry of preaching, teaching, casting out demons and healing.

    Matthew 9:35-10:8 “The Hand Off” INTRODUCTION There are times the people image Jesus traveling around Judea and Galilee in something other than the traditional dress of the time. Instead of a loose fitting coat and sandals they picture Jesus clothed in blue tights, with a red cape and a more

  • Repentance Time Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Feb 29, 2004
    based on 73 ratings

    Jesus laments over Jerusalem and the failure of people to pay heed to his message.

    Sermon for 2nd Sunday In Lent Yr C 7/03/2004 Based on Lk 13:31-35 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson, Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta One of the authentic trademarks of a prophet is that they live very more

  • Do Us Part?

    Contributed by Tim Stutler on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    How are we to understand Jesus’ teaching on divorce?

    Do Us Part? Matt 5:31-32 June, the month of weddings. 1. Background of Matt.: 2 pharasiacal schools argued about Deut. 24:1-4 (turn there now). Strict Shammaite and liberal Hillelite. Divorce on trivial matters was still rare in Jesus’ day compared to ours. There is no evidence more

  • Vanity Of Vanity, All Is Vanity!

    Contributed by Johnny A. Palmer Jr. on Mar 25, 2010
    based on 9 ratings

    Life is meaningless if we leave God and eternity out of the picture.

    Intro: 1. “Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, Creeps in this petty pace from day to day To the last syllable of recorded time, And all our yesterdays have lighted fools The way to dusty death. Out, out, brief candle! Life’s but a walking shadow a poor player That struts and more

  • The Seven, Part 11 Series

    Contributed by David Taylor on Jan 9, 2014

    Sardis: The Church of Inanimate Spirituality

    The Seven, part 11 Sardis: The Church of Inanimate Spirituality Revelation 3:1-6 July 28, 2013 I have said the Revelation was written to address specific issues with seven churches in Asia Minor at the end of the first century yet they are as relevant to us today as they were to the church more

  • Mission Sunday: Gospel Good News To All

    Contributed by Rev. Jijo Varghese on Oct 6, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Why has God placed us on this earth? Are we responsible for what is happening around in this world? How can i help in fulfilling God's mission?

    The Former Secretary of the United States and National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice once told graduates of the Mississippi College School of Law in Jackson that they have a responsibility to be "optimistic" in their lives. "I first learned this lesson from hearing stories about my paternal more

  • When Sin Entered In-5 Series

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Feb 23, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    5 of 7. Genesis chapter 3 precisely documented the original appearance of sin. What is significant about sin’s entrance? Sin entered in with....

    WHEN SIN ENTERED IN-V—Genesis 3:1-24 Attention: Answers to Your Baby Questions for New Parents: Q: Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel & act normal again? A: When the kids are in college. Q: I’m two months pregnant now. When will my baby move? A: With any luck, more

  • "love Who?" "my Enemies!?"

    Contributed by Robert Walderman on Mar 16, 2019

    Words matter. Words communicate. As a master teacher Jesus used words and literary devices to enhance his teaching with great power and insight. He often used 'hyperbole.'

    The Gospel of Luke-Pt.18: “Love who? My Enemies!” I walked through hell this week. My personal world was on fire and everyone unloaded their problems on me. I ended the week with the weight of the world upon my shoulders. Let me ask you, ‘What kind of week did I have?’ Yes, you would be more

  • Sin Begins In Our Heart

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Pentecost 6(A) - Sin begins in our heart. We learn that our heart harbors anger-hatred / murder. We also learn our heart harbors lust-coveting / adultery.

    SIN BEGINS IN OUR HEART (Outline) February 11, 2007 - EPIPHANY 6 - Matthew 5:20-30 * * * * * * * * * INTRO: In our politically correct, none offending society—sin is a word that is not to be used very often. At times in our enlightened society sin more

  • Suit Up!

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon in the Lowry "Oops, Ugh, Aha, Yeah, Whee!" narritive mold, focusing on puting on the armor of God.

    Suit Up! Ephesians 6:10-20 (p.184) Oops (Life can be hard) My brothers and sisters, we all know that life can be hard. Life can be very hard. And to make it worse… most of the time it doesn’t make any sense at all. In seminary, they have a fancy term to describe it… the “theodicy” question. more

  • Vessels Of Wrath

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on May 9, 2008

    How do we understand the wrath of God?

    Introduction… For me, Romans 9 has always been an especially troubling chapter, one I’ve avoided till I saw that it contains a message of hope. Paul appears to be describing God as less than loving. He seems to be teaching a kind of “double predestination”, with God deciding how many people He more