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  • Dead Man Talking

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Feb 2, 2020
     | 2,725 views

    The doctrine of Hell is a much maligned and neglected truth.

    “Dead Man Talking” Luke 16:19-31 19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: 20 And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores, 21 And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the ...read more

  • Prayer And Fasting In A Young Life

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Aug 17, 2018
     | 1,635 views

    God is a jealous God. He only wants the best for us, and if we try to accept less than that, He makes certain we can’t have it. With God, it’s all or nothing!

    Thursday of 20th Week in Course 2018 St. Rose of Lima The Church is in a trying time, and it is not God who has put us in that trial. It hardly ever is, isn’t it? When we find ourselves assailed by the people or institutions around us, it has usually involved some failing of the people in the ...read more

  • A Pitiful Sight

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 29, 2011
    based on 38 ratings
     | 6,477 views

    An illustration of people groups who today do ’penance’ to earn God’s favor highlights Paul’s admonition to the Jews who made so many pitiful attempts at gaining God’s salvation He wants to freely give away. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, Powerpoint

    A Pitiful Sight Romans 4:9-25 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/PitifulSight.html Every hear a great throng of people make pilgrimage to the Shrine of Guadalupe in Mexico, a site where supposedly the Virgin Mary once stood...however unlikely that is. They go there hoping to get her attention, ...read more

  • Not Abandoning Our First Love Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 17, 2012
     | 2,290 views

    Christ loves us too much to let us coast.

    Monday of 33rd Week in Course 2012 Vatican II–Lumen Gentium Not Abandoning Our First Love One of the greatest temptations of life is to coast. We come to a point of satisfaction in some area of our living, and just want that to last forever. So we stop taking risks, we stop putting ...read more

  • Move Over Clarence Darrow

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on May 16, 2013
     | 1,807 views

    In the 8th chapter of Hebrews, the writer Introduces the new covenant to the Jewish people. He describes Jesus as our mediator who will provide a pardon for our sin.

    Move Over Clarence Darrow Hebrews 8:1-13 Intro: We have heard a lot about trials in the past few weeks haven’t we? We had the Jodi Arias trial where this woman was convicted of brutally killing her boyfriend. We had the Gosnell trial where a doctor was convicted of murdering three children ...read more

  • P90x For The Soul - Confession Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Oct 10, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,813 views

    Confession. That can be a scary word for some who grew up viewing confession as a place to receive penance. But confession is something that is about recognizing the reality of our sin and its consequences and receiving forgiveness and freedom. This mo

  • Prayer For The People

    Contributed by Rev. Chris Swanson on Apr 8, 2020
     | 707 views

    What is penance? – an act of self-abasement, mortification or devotion performed to show sorrow. What is repentance? – to turn from sin and dedicate oneself, to feel regret or contrition. What is confession? - disclosure of one’s sins in sacrament of reconciliation, acknowledgement of guilt.

    Ezra prays before the people regarding their disobedience to God by intermarriage with heathens. Previously, Israelite men had been marrying heathen women (Judges 3:5-7). King Solomon had also been guilty of heathen marriage (1 Kings 11:1-8). In verses 1-4 This passage of scripture tells who ...read more

  • Prayer For The Unworthy Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 13, 2019
    based on 2 ratings
     | 6,019 views

    This prayer of Abraham seems to be the 1st recorded prayer in Scripture. Why did God preserve it for us, and what can we learn by how Abraham prayed?

    OPEN: In Europe in the Middle Ages, people had a strong belief in the power of prayer. They also believed that the purer and simpler the life you led, the more God would listen to you. And since Monks were supposed to live purer and simpler lives than anyone else their prayers were seen as a ...read more

  • Tongue Twister Theology Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 31, 2009
    based on 69 ratings
     | 16,346 views

    One prominent religious website said the doctrine of Justification was "controversial". Really? Why would that be?

    OPEN: How many of you have ever read “Fox in Socks”? I’ve read many Dr. Seuss books to my kids, though I’m not sure I’ve ever read this one. But there are many people who love this book. Its uniqueness lies in the fact that it features 2 main characters Mr. Fox and Mr. Knox who converse almost ...read more

  • A Story That Will Change Your Life Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 20, 2017
    based on 5 ratings
     | 40,252 views

    Daniel in the Lions' Den has been called the "one of the best loved stories in the Bible." But have you ever thought that God had a message in the story that could change your life?

  • Burning The Bulls Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 5, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 8,262 views

    When Martin Luther posted his challenge to the church's selling of indulgences on the church door in Wittenberg, Pope Leo X was not pleased. The Pope issue a Papal Bull condemning Luther as a heretic. Luther responded by burning copies of the Bull.

  • The Problem With Sacraments Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 1, 2016
    based on 47 ratings
     | 10,868 views

    What does the word "sacrament" mean? Is it in the Bible? And what effect does this concept have on the church?

    OPEN: When I was in my early 20s I worked in a mobile home factory. My job was to help install insulation in the sides and roofs of the trailers as they made their way down the track. One day, as I was blowing insulation onto the roof of one trailer (walking along the trusses), I stepped a little ...read more

  • Lesson 26: Preach A Greek Word Series

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Apr 2, 2018
     | 1,630 views

    How to preach a sermon from a Greek word.

    Lesson Goal To preach a sermon explaining the ins and outs and application for us today of a Greek New Testament word. Lesson Intro The New Testament was written in Koiné Greek, the Greek of the market place, street language, not the highfalutin Classical Greek of scholars. Yet so often, ...read more

  • Repentance #2

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Apr 30, 2013
     | 2,237 views

    A sermon on what repentance is not (Material adapted from Richard Own Robert's boo, Repentance: The First Word of the Gospel, chapter 4 Seven Myths of Repentance

    HoHum: "Man is born with his back toward God. When he truly repents, he turns right around and faces God. Repentance is a change of mind." WBTU: Acts 26:19, 20, NIV. Repentance with many is not the repentance that God finds pleasing. Must prove their repentance by their deeds. Paul also ...read more

  • 0805 Trinity V: Failed Prayer Series

    Contributed by Mark Woolsey on Aug 5, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,833 views

    Peter’s prayer of Luke 5:1-11 failed because he had too much faith!

    Sermon: Failed prayer Text: Luke 5:1-11 Occasion: Trinity V Who: Mark Woolsey Where: Arbor House When: Sunday, July 3, 2005 (which is really Trinity VI, I know) Where: TI Morning Prayer When: Friday, July 8, 2005 May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be ...read more