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  • 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

  • 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

  • "Non-Violent War"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 21, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,397 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

  • 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

  • From Cheek To Cheek

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jul 9, 2013
     | 1,436 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 19, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 883 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).

  • The Day Of The Lord

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 6,821 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
     | 1,691 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 5, 2001
    based on 72 ratings
     | 1,938 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

  • Spiritual Warfare And Real Warfare

    Contributed by Craig Condon on May 6, 2015
     | 1,588 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 9, 2003
    based on 231 ratings
     | 6,414 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 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.

    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 23, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 2,707 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

  • 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

  • Waging The War Within Series

    Contributed by Michael Walther on Jul 4, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,883 views

    Starting with the Revolutionary War, Pastor Walther takes the listener to the ultimate war that all Christians face - the war with sin and temptation. This war must be waged and can only be won through faith in Christ.

    Waging the War Within Romans 7.23-25 Introduction On July 4, 1776 fifty-six men signed the Declaration of Independence. Citing numerous abuses of the law and the oppressive and unjust rule of the king of England, these men pledged their honor, their lives and their livelihood to the ...read more