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  • The Lemming, The Pacific Salmon, And The Caterpillar

    Contributed by David Anderson on May 3, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 2,718 views

    People running from fears of death need to know the destiny that Christ has won for the Saints.

    Sermon: "The Lemming, the Pacific Salmon, and the Caterpillar” Acts 4:12 Revelation 21:1-4 + + + In the powerful name of Jesus we are saved-- From what? Sin, satan, and death. Think of how the mere thought of death influences our lives! Many people wonder ...read more

  • It Wasn't The Pacific Ocean Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 12, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,823 views

    Jesus’ handling of and interpretation of His witness at the seashore is a parable of our witness in shaky, stormy circumstances.

    A few weeks ago I caught the TV show, “America’s Funniest Videos.” You may know that on that show there are clips of poignant scenes from the human drama, as captured by someone’s home video camera. This particular clip caught my attention. A father was trying to show his small son how to fish, ...read more

  • The Christian View Of War

    Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Oct 4, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 286 views

    Determining the Christian's relationship to war by looking at the Bible and Church History

    Annual Sermons 18-19: Vol. 5: 1991 Bob Marcaurelle THE CHRISTIAN VIEW OF WAR (2009 Condensed) Copyright 2009 by Bob Marcaurelle homeorchurchbiblestudy.com bob marcaurelle Is war right? Is it moral? Can it be Christian or endorsed by God? If a Christian goes to war, should he ...read more

  • Nonviolence

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Mar 27, 2018
     | 461 views

    This is a review of nonviolence in early Christian thought through the fourth century.

    If nonviolence is indeed the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, we would expect to find it in the earliest writings of Christians including and after the apostles and prophets of the Lord. What do we find? First Century There is no example or teaching in the New Testament that Christians can ...read more

  • Gospel Of Joy Is A Gospel Of Peace Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 11, 2017
     | 2,184 views

    "Peace in society cannot be understood as pacification or the mere absence of violence"

    Thursday of Sixth Week in Course Joy of the Gospel We are now in the season which the Extraordinary Form calendar still calls Septuagesima, or the seventy days before Easter. In other words, we need to remember that we are looking toward the beginning of Lent on March 1, and the sacrifices we ...read more

  • Conflict Of Ages

    Contributed by Dan Shubin on May 27, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,365 views

    About the concept of Christian pacifism and conscientious objection to military service, in the Bible and history.

  • God's Mercy For The Lost - The True Story Of A Man Lost At Sea

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Nov 11, 2014
     | 1,917 views

    Joe was alone in the Pacific ocean, ten miles from shore, without a life jacket, and worst of all, no one knew that he was overboard.

    I’ve known Joe for twelve years. Joe and his brother Dan own an appliance repair business and have kept our home appliance working for many years. It was unusual for Joe to attend prayer meeting, so I commented to Dan how nice it was to see Joe out on a Wednesday night. "I guess you heard ...read more

  • War: What Is It Good For? Series

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 165 ratings
     | 3,908 views

    This sermon addresses the issue of war. It discusses the three main views on war held by Christians: holy war, pacifism, just war. It also gives some practical ways we can react to these stressful times.

    War: What Is It Good For? Various Passages The front page of Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer carried a story about 7 boys from the village of Cleves (which is just down the road from our church building) who graduated from Taylor High School last year and joined the military and will all be ...read more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 28, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 3,346 views

    Pacifism and Passivism can be serious stumbling blocks to our progress as members of the Body of Christ. If we are to grow both need to be eliminated from of our lives and our church.

    OBSTACLES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CHURCH GROWTH PART 2 1 PETER 2:9-15 INTRODUCTION: Last week we considered three obstacles that hinder Christian growth. Today I want to examine another pair of obstacles that impede individual and corporate growth and spiritual development – Pacifism and Passivism. ...read more

  • What Is A Peacemaker? Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 15, 2014
     | 1,731 views

    The Ultimate Peacemaker is Christ Our First Call as Peacemakers is as Ambassadors for Christ Our Secondary Call as Peacemakers is to Promote Reconciliation Among People Our Call to Be Peacemakers is NOT an Absolute Call to Humanistic Pacifism

    Series: The Sermon on the Mount Title: What is a Peacemaker? Text: Matthew 5:9 INTRODUCTION: We continue our study of the introduction to Jesus’s greatest sermon on the mount, which are generally referred to as the Beatitudes. As we have noted, the term “Beatitude” means ...read more

  • Issues Of Life 3: Self-Defense, Firearms And The Military Series

    Contributed by James Boyd on Mar 26, 2003
    based on 61 ratings
     | 5,753 views

    Did Jesus advocate pacifism? Is taking human life always wrong? Does "Turn the other cheek" mean that we must allow ourselves, our families and our nation to be at the mercy of those who wish to do us harm?.

    Note: This message is a collaberation between myself and my friend Dave Pope It has been said that a person can but minister out of their ’overflow’, that is, out of the abundance of the Word of God in them and their personal experience. It is with this thought in mind that we present this third ...read more

  • The War To End All Wars Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 16, 2016
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,516 views

    Revelation is about a war to end all wars. But what is this about Armageddon and what does it mean to us?

    OPEN: Years ago I received a flyer for a Revival to be held in Richmond, Indiana. The “Revivalist” was going to tell us about 2nd coming of Christ. His topics would include the “rapture”, the rebuilding of the Temple, and the battle to end all battles – Armageddon. ...read more

  • The Christian And War

    Contributed by Darrell Coats on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 882 views

    A sermon that explores three different views of war that Christians have traditionally advocated: The Christian Pacifist View, the Augustinian "Just War" View and the Christian Realist View (advocated by the author).

    Fourth Sunday After Epiphany James 4:1-4 A Sermon The Christian and War "War may sometimes be a necessary evil. But no matter how necessary, it is always evil. -Jimmy Carter I very reluctantly find myself addressing a situation that like you, a few months ago I ...read more

  • Sars And Wars – Where Is God?

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on May 4, 2003
    based on 22 ratings
     | 869 views

    We are broken people - SARS and war of evidence of this. Yet God chooses to love and use broken people to spread his Word.

    Intro.: I don’t know whether you read the newspaper on a regular basis? But I expect that, if not the newspaper, then the radio or the TV becomes a source about the days news. 1. Sometimes when I listen to or read the news, I feel quite discourages 2. It seems that I see daily bad news about ...read more

  • Insufficient Faith Starts With An Inadequate Knowledge Of The Truth

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,971 views

    People who suffer because of inadequate faith should begin to grow in their initimate knowledge of Jesus Christ

    Insufficient Faith Comes From an Inadequate Knowledge of the Truth (Acts 19:1-7) Illustration:Sir Alexander Mackenzie is a Canadian hero. An early fur trader and explorer, he accomplished a magnificent feat when he led an expedition across Canada from Fort Chippewyan on Lake Athabasca to ...read more