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  • War: What Is It Good For? Series

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 165 ratings
     | 3,742 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

  • Nonviolence

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Apr 2, 2018
     | 351 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

  • What Is A Peacemaker? Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 19, 2014
     | 1,587 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

  • "Non-Violent War"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 23, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,339 views

    We are not fighting other humans...

    "Non-Violent War" Ephesians 6:10-20 The famous autobiography of Corrie Ten Boom, called "The Hiding Place," tells how the Ten Booms, a Christian family living during the Nazi occupation in World War 2 risked life and limb in order to save Jews and others from certain death in concentration ...read more

  • From Cheek To Cheek

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 11, 2013
     | 1,371 views

    "Turning the other cheek" is a challenge to anyone who follows Jesus. What is it? What is it not?

    1. Love Walks In the early 1990s, gang violence erupted in Boyle Heights, a section of East Los Angeles. 8 gangs were in conflict in the parish around the Dolores Mission Catholic Church. Killings and injuries happened daily. A group of women who met for prayer read together the story of Jesus ...read more

  • The Christian And War

    Contributed by Darrell Coats on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 822 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

  • The Day Of The Lord

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 6,551 views

    When perilous times occur many ask why is it that God seemingly allows bad men to prosper and go unpunished. Many see God as a Super Pacifist, too loving, too gentle, too kind, too good, too meek and too mild to judge and punish the world and its inhabit

    I THESSALONIANS 5:2 "FOR YOURSELVES KNOW PERFECTLY THAT THE DAY OF THE LORD SO COMETH AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT." INTRODUCTION: When perilous times occur many ask why is it that God seemingly allows bad men to prosper and go unpunished. Many see God as a Super Pacifist, too loving, too gentle, ...read more

  • We Will Remember

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Feb 13, 2015
     | 1,473 views

    Jesus defined the crucial test of friendship when he said on the night before he was crucified, “Greater love has no man than this, but that he lay down his life for his friends”.

    In 1930, a movie was made about World War I called “All Quiet on the Western Front”. In one scene, some American soldiers were talking. One soldier asked, “Where do wars come from anyway?” Another replied, “Well, one country gets mad at another country, and they start ...read more

  • Is God On Our Side?

    Contributed by William Nelson on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 1,805 views

    As we consider going to war, we’ll find that God is on the side of those who trust Him and have faith in Him and who humble themselves and repent of the sin in their lives.

    In the Fall of 1938, as war was again threatening Europe, Irving Berlin decided to write a song emphasizing peace. Pulling a little known composition off the shelf, that he had written twenty years earlier, he made a few alterations to reflect the current state of the world. Then, on Armistice ...read more

  • Should Christians Go To War?

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Mar 10, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 905 views

    Three positions on Christians waging war

    ¡§Should Christians go to war, and if so, in what circumstances?¡¨ The subject we are going to talk about today is nearly too current with what¡¦s been going on in the Middle East, ¡§Should a Christian go to war, and if so, in what circumstance?¡¨ „X Before we get into the subject, let¡¦s start ...read more

  • Spiritual Warfare And Real Warfare

    Contributed by Craig Condon on May 7, 2015
     | 1,432 views

    As long as there is greed and evil in this world, there will be war. War will only cease when we live according to the way God wants us to live, and that will only happen when Christ returns.

    Today-Nov. 11, 2014-is a special day in a special year. Today is the day when we pause to remember and give thanks for those who fought in wars past to preserve our freedom and those who still work to protect our freedoms today. This year we also remember three significant events in history: the ...read more

  • A Christian Perspective Of War And Peace

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 231 ratings
     | 6,196 views

    1. We must face the reality of evil in the world. 2. God has given governments the responsibility for the restraint of evil in the world. 3. If war becomes necessary, it must be done justly.

    The United States is in the middle of a great conflict. There is a civil war of words that is not always so civil. On the one side there are those who believe it would be immoral for us to go to war, and on the other side are those who believe that there is justifiable cause. Demonstrations are ...read more

  • Conflict Of Ages

    Contributed by Dan Shubin on May 28, 2002
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,273 views

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

    THE CONFLICT OF AGES Daniel H. Shubin He (the Messiah) will judge between the nations, and will decide for many people; and they will beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning shears; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any ...read more

  • Peace Now And Always

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 2,563 views

    The peace that Jesus gives is different than the peace that the world gives.

    "PEACE NOW AND ALWAYS" INTRODUCTION Do you watch television more than you read the Bible and pray, more than you attend worship services, prayer meetings, fellowship with fellow Christians, read Christian literature, listen to gospel/sacred music, listen to Christian radio, and more ...read more

  • Where Have All The Men Gone?

    Contributed by Joe Burke on Jan 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 827 views

    "The glory of God is man fully alive."

    Where Have All The Men Gone? St. Irenaeus said, "The glory of God is man fully alive." If you accept the definition of a man fully alive, as a man totally in love with Jesus Christ and empowered by the Holy Spirit to do the same works Jesus did, namely healing the sick and casting out demons, ...read more