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  • How To Get Pass Your Pain

    Contributed by Henry Lee Clay on May 5, 2005
    based on 51 ratings

    We often allow the pain of our past to continue to rule us in our present and predetermine our future. Where you are now is not where you have to stay.

  • "(Stretching Forth) Withered Hands

    Contributed by Mark Mccool on May 25, 2007
    based on 15 ratings

    Open honesty is essential for conversion. Conversion is essential for saint & sinner alike. Many times complete conversion is never manifested in one’s life simply because they have hidden shame, & witheredness, that has never been healed.

    “(STRETCHING FORTH) WITHERED HANDS” Mark McCool TEXT: MATTHEW 12:9-13 9 And when he was departed thence, he went into their synagogue: 10 And, behold, there was a man which had his hand withered. And they asked him, saying, Is it lawful to heal on the sabbath days? that they might accuse ...read more

  • How Change Happens Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Sep 2, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    You can try to change God’s way or you can change the world’s way. You can change with the help of God or you can try to change with the help of self. You can try an inside-out kind of change or an outside-in kind of change.

    I grew up in the church. My dad was a pastor. I can remember people in those churches he pastored who attended services every Sunday morning, Sunday night, and Wednesday night, who knew their Bible, who taught classes, who gave money, who led committees, but who were also mean as snakes. ...read more

  • Petition For Pardon Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 11, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    jesus includes in His blueprint forgiveness as s key element and principle for prayer.

    Petition for Pardon Matthew 6:9-13 Series: The Blueprint for Prayer August 8, 2004 Introduction A Christian lawyer who had been studying the scripture made the decision to cancel the debts of every client that owed him money for more than six months. The lawyer wrote a letter explaining the ...read more

  • "The Spirits Of Christmas"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 15, 2002
    based on 42 ratings

    Like Scrooge, we too can reclaim Christmas, with the help of the “spirits” of Christmas Past, Present, and Future

    “The Spirits of Christmas” “Bah, Humbug!” shouted Ebenezer Scrooge, using a mild Victorian form of profanity, meaning “nonsense” or “rubbish”. Charles Dickens depicted Scrooge as the epitome of all cynics hardened to the holiday spirit. Scrooge was stingy, selfish, and heartless. Later on Dr ...read more

  • Making Peace With Your Past

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Oct 16, 2013

    Jesus brings us peace that passes all understanding; a peace that allows one to sleep well at night and rest in His trust; and making peace with your past is an central part having that rest.

    Quotes: “Peace begins with a smile.” -Mother Teresa "He who cannot forgive breaks the bridge over which he himself must pass." - George Herbert “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” -Mahatma Gandhi “We can never obtain peace in the outer ...read more

  • It's Time To Let Go Of The Pain

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Jan 25, 2016
    based on 4 ratings

    When we come to salvation in Christ we are made new. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s easy to just release all the wreckage of the past. However, if we are going to be successful in moving forward then we’ll need to let go of all that useless, heavy baggage.

    IT’S TIME TO LET GO OF THE PAIN INTRODUCTION: When we come to salvation in Christ we are made new. The slate has been wiped clean; we’re starting over fresh and clean. Yet that doesn’t mean it’s easy to just release all the wreckage of the past. Being reborn doesn’t ...read more

  • God's Building A Church

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Sep 6, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Is your prayer to be part of God’s glorious Church? Its the one that He is comming back for, you know!

    GOD IS BUILDING CHURCH Eph 5:25-27 25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; 26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water ...read more

  • Are You A Lump? Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Jul 18, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    Sometimes we feel like hiding under the covers, like a lump instead of facing up to our faults. Through Christ the price has been paid for all our faults, past, present and future. Therefore there can be no condemnation.

    CSI: CHRISTIAN SPIRITUAL IDENTITY “ARE YOU A LUMP?” Show Nooma video- “Lump” What is the area of your life where you feel like a lump? Are you overwhelmed by the past and feel like there is no hope? Today we are going to look at the spiritual identity of those who are trapped by the sin ...read more

  • Death Stinks

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 22 ratings

    Regardless of how bad your situation might be, Jesus can take death and turn it into life.

    March 19, 2000 John 11 ¡§Death stinks!¡¨ INTRODUCTION How many of you in this room have ever had to deal with the death of someone who was close to you? Go ahead and raise your hands. I became acquainted with death at a very young age. I don¡¦t remember very much about my ...read more

  • Don't Let It Stop You

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Sep 2, 2001
    based on 123 ratings

    Nothing should stop us from worshipping God - not people, not our past, not anything. No matter what tries to hinder you, this message simply encourages you: Don’t Let It Stop You!

    The Lord is all-knowing, and all-seeing. There is nothing that escapes His knowing, or slips by His perception. You can’t think of anything outside of His knowledge. You can’t do anything that surpasses His ability to view. He sees what we’ve done, and what we’re doing. There is a ...read more

  • The Beginnings Of Revival

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 22, 2001
    based on 55 ratings

    In this time of crisis our nation and our churches need revival from God

    The Beginnings of Revival 2 Chronicles 7:14 October 2001 Introduction What does America need most right now? Some would say that we need peace the most Some would say that we need security the most Some would say that we need justice the most Some would say that we need victory the ...read more

  • "Jephthah, A Dirty $20-Dollar Bill” Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 18, 2002
    based on 124 ratings

    Jephthah rises above being an outcast due to confidence in God and in himself.

    “Jephthah, a dirty $20-dollar bill” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts A young child was saying his bedtime prayers, thanking God for the day. He ended his prayer with: “And thank You, God, for the nice boy you gave this family—Amen.” His mother ...read more

  • "He Is Risen"

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Apr 4, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearer to affirm to others that Peter's sermon encourages us all to move spiritually forward from the Resurrection.

    U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris, Jr. West Fort Hood Community Chapel Resurrection Sunday Worship Service Killeen, TX 4 April 2010 Big Idea: Peter’s sermon encourages us not to get caught-up in issues of the past, but to move spiritually forward from the Resurrection. ...read more

  • A Prayer In Beginning A New Year

    Contributed by William Wyne on Feb 28, 2013

    The believers focus in facing the unknown.

    You can begin the New Year however you choose to, you were made that way by a sovereign God to choose the path of your attitude and action that you desire. However the outcome is often intrinsically tied to your choices. Because every choice we make has an end result, good, bad, or indifferent. ...read more