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  • Reality And Symbols Of Reality Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 13, 2014

    The salvation we have in Jesus is pictured for us in symbols, is based on forgiveness made possible through his atoning death, and ultimately results in an altered universe.

  • The Watchman

    Contributed by David Rogers on May 16, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    A sermon that examines the roles of the pastor and congregation and the responsibilities of each and the penalities incurred for not following God’s plan.

    The Watchman Ezekiel 33:1-7 Introduction As I was preparing this sermon this week I thought back to the nights that I stood guard duty during my service time. Often we were alone on our stations in the dark of the night while our buddies were sleeping depending on the night watchmen to ...read more

  • Federal Control - A Christian Reaction

    Contributed by Robert Sickler on Apr 10, 2015

    People have willingly allowed the government to gain influence and control over almost every facet of their lives, just because of their need to believe in the existence of a higher power who offers them succor and security.

    Federal Control –a Christian’s Reaction. Illustration The young missionary arrived early in the morning at a native village where he was to share the word of God through an interpreter. The fellowship meeting would not take place until the next day so the missionary was given time ...read more

  • Wages Of Sin

    Contributed by Craig Fenton on Aug 21, 2001
    based on 24 ratings


    THE WAGES OF SIN. "The wages of sin is death." -- Romans 6:23. THE death here spoken of is that which is due as the penal sanction of God’s law. In presenting the subject of our text, I must -- I. Illustrate the nature of sin; II. Specify some of the attributes of the penal sanctions ...read more

  • Grace And Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Mar 24, 2011

    Our deadly fall into sin-with all its consequences, is counteracted by the sacrifice of Christ which brought forgiveness.

    Grace And Forgiveness Romans 3:23-25 I. God’s Forgiveness of Sin Through Christ A. The Universality of Sin (v. 23) 1. Paul’s idea about sin is made quite plain in this verse: all have sinned. 2. It is the human tendency not only to excuse our sin but also to compare and classify ...read more

  • "Sampson: Sidelined By Sin" Pt 1 By Dr. Winson Butler

    Contributed by Winson Butler on Jul 28, 2004
    based on 12 ratings

    A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn no other way! Sin is the same way. When it sidelines us we discover how it breaks our fellowship with God. We see this in the life of Sampson. Let’s study it together!

    Introduction "Out of bounds" That’s what every referee says when your foot crossses the little unforbidden white line. The sad thing is, when this occurs, not only are we, the player out of bounds but the whole team, the coach and the fans are too! Often times, others are penalized because of ...read more

  • Stretching Your Love Life

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Feb 11, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    In this sermon you will discover how to stretch your love life to a whole new dimension, with God’s help.

    I want to share a message entitled “Stretching Your Love Life.” The truth is taken from I Corinthians 13. The church in Corinth was a troubled church. They were divided over the issue of speaking in tongues. They were troubled by moral issues such as sexual immorality and lawsuits among believers. ...read more

  • When Our Faith And Culture Collide

    Contributed by Ronnie Floyd on Jun 19, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    We do not need to look for a fight or desire to fight and many Christians do. At the same time, we do not need to be cowardly about our faith.

    James Emery White, a Pastor and former college President, is also the author of many books of which one is, “The Church in an Age of Crisis.” In this book, he writes about how America is a post-Christian nation. He paints a picture of our nation, its mindset and culture, in which the ...read more

  • Choices

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on May 27, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Knowing that life is filled with choices , we must as Jacob of old, wait upon the Lord (Gen. 49:18). Jacob’s descendants likewise had to make choices, but they chose to go against God and His love:

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Eamon De Valera was an Irish statesman who served three times as prime minister of Ireland and subsequently as her president. After the Easter rebellion of 1916, De Valera was sentenced to penal servitude. While traveling to prison, he took out his pipe and was about ...read more

  • Breaking Dams: Overcoming An Unforgiving Heart

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Mar 27, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Article shows how an unforgiving heart carries cargo with no pay and that a grudge is a beast that conquers its owner.

    A friend told me her daughter’s death caused reconciliation among her and her sisters. The heartbreaking loss cut though years of resentment and grudges. Lately, I’ve been assessing the matter of forgiveness. This has been one of the more difficult ethought issues to ponder and write about, but ...read more

  • Soul For Sale

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Jun 3, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    In America, you can metaphorically and literally sell your soul and be rewarded for it. One wonders how the purchaser intended to collect. We can’t literally sell our soul, but we can lose our soul to gain something else. We need to ponder Jesus’ question

    Opening illustration: One would think that selling one’s soul, as Faust offered his to the devil in Goethe’s Dr. Faustus, is only a figment of literary fiction. Medieval as it seems, however, several cases of soul-selling have occurred. Wired magazine reported that a 29-year-old university ...read more

  • Why Forgive

    Contributed by William Wyne on Feb 10, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Forgiveness is a Christian Ministry that God has given the injured and the one who caused its wholeness.

    Mahatma Gandhi said, “the weak finds it difficult to forgive, because forgiveness is an attribute of the strong. But the strong that can and does forgive needs to know that their forgiveness comes from a place, a person, a strength, a power far stronger than them. Reinhold Niebuhr says, ...read more

  • How Wise People Build Wealth Series

    Contributed by Wayne Cordeiro on Nov 13, 2007
    based on 44 ratings

    Wealth is not just the accumulation of money. That would be the wrong target. Wealth is not solely money. In fact, this is not a message of how to achieve your financial dreams. This is a message about how to live right.

    Raised Poor A lot of our perception about wealth and riches comes from the way we were raised. If you were raised in poor conditions, you have a very different view of wealth and what it means than someone who was affluent. Building wealth was always a mystery to me! I grew up in the poorer ...read more

  • Praise Him

    Contributed by Mickey Bell on Nov 5, 2005
    based on 50 ratings

    God’s people need to PRAISE HIM for who He is and what He does for us.

    Praise - an act of worship or acknowledgement by which the virtues or deeds of another are recognized and exalted The praise of men toward God is the means by which we express our joy to the Lord. We are to praise Him for WHO HE IS and WHAT HE DOES. 1. Time to Praise - v.2,3 In everything ...read more

  • Leadership Qualifications Series

    Contributed by Phillip Day on Aug 21, 2006
    based on 12 ratings

    Paul tackles the issue of who should be a leader by detailing the qualifications that would please God.

    Leadership Qualifications 1 Timothy 3:1-7 I. The Personality (v. 2, 3) a. Temperate (Titus 2:2) b. Prudent (Proverbs 13:16, 17:28, 18:15) c. Hospitable d. Gentle and Peaceable; Not Hot-Tempered (Titus 1:7) II. The Actions (v. 2, 3) a. Monogamous b. Teacher (2 Timothy 2:24) III. The ...read more