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  • Test 2: Preference Test Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 63 ratings
     | 22,004 views

    When we glory in the status of people, we forget how far we all fall short of the glory of God. The only thing we can glory in is the imputed righteousness of Christ. We forget that when we don’t treat people right.

    1. Introduction (2:1) 2. Treat people in light of man’s motives (2:2-4) 3. Treat people in light of God’s purposes (2:5-7) 4. Treat people in light of Jesus’ commandments (2:8-11) 5. Treat people in light of God’s mercy (2:12-13) JAMES 2:1 I recently heard a story about a man who was the ...read more

  • Christmas For Frodo Baggins, Harry Potter, And Jaws

    Contributed by Benjamin Doolittle on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 966 views

    The weaker defeats the stronger. The pure in heart defeats the corrupt. These popular stories all share this theme. Yet,they also suggest that "we can do it alone." "We don’t need anybody else." The story of our faith is very, very different fro

    Loving, Wonderful, Holy God, In your Son was life, and His life was the light for all people. May His light be our light. This Christmas, may we rediscover anew the light of your Son, by these words and our meditations. In Christ’s name we pray, Amen. I want to talk about Christmas. But ...read more

  • Relationship Renewal Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on Jun 29, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,472 views

    Bad relationships are hindering the effectiveness of our service to Jesus. Relationships that unravel have a negative impact that goes on and on.

    There’s a little girl who is dreaming of her wedding day. She knows what the church is going to look like. She knows what kind of dress she will wear. She can even see the color of her fiancé’s eyes. But something is interfering with her dreams. Her mom and dad are arguing a lot lately. And ...read more

  • Imitating God Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Jul 18, 2008
    based on 13 ratings
     | 11,397 views

    Ways to imitate God and thereby cash in on the spiritual riches in Christ. (Expository sermon)

    We’re in the series "Simple Living," based on the 2nd half of Paul’s correspondence to the Ephesian Christ followers of the First Century. In the first half of the letter, believers are described as “spiritually rich,” and in the second half, the part upon which this series is based, we’re ...read more

  • What Jesus Wants In Worship

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 17, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,281 views

    John gives us the elements of worship that Jesus expects.

    WHAT JESUS WANTS IN WORSHIP John 2:13-25 INTRO: What do you want when you go to worship? People want a particular size of congregation, a special kind of building, a unique order of worship, and personal preferences of elements for the worship. Think for a moment what you like when you go to ...read more

  • The Watchman

    Contributed by David Rogers on May 16, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 12,901 views

    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

  • Prepare For Christmas By

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 82 ratings
     | 5,840 views

    Don’t let yourself get too distracted this Christmas. Remember who you are, and what it means to be a witness for Christ.

    John 1:6-28: PREPARE FOR CHRISTMAS BY “LOOKING THE RIGHT WAY” What is the number one cause of car accidents today? There are lots of causes. Obviously, weather and drunk driving are causes. Cell phones. Eating. Adjusting the radio or CD player. Some people shave, or do their hair, or ...read more

  • Finding Jesus After The Manger

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,619 views

    Christmas 1: Jesus didn’t remain long in the manger. Where do we find Him today?

    There are certain things that we like to be predictable. We want water to come out of the faucet when we turn the tap. We want the lights to come on when we flip the switch. We want the car engine to start when we turn the ignition switch. Even in this crazy age and time – we want certain things to ...read more

  • The Light Has Come

    Contributed by Norm Beckett on Dec 27, 2002
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,255 views

    A small baby, the bearer of light, brings joy, deliverance and victory

    THE LIGHT HAS COME “For those who lived in a land of deep shadows – light! Sunbursts of light!” (Isaiah 9: 2 – THE MESSAGE). “They lived in a land of shadows but now light is shining on them” (GOOD NEWS BIBLE). “The Light has come” declared the prophet Isaiah and that is what we celebrate ...read more

  • All Saint’s Day

    Contributed by O. K. Neal on Feb 10, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,148 views

    Who are the "saints" we honor?

    All Saints Day Rev 21:1-8 Young boy and grandfather in large cathedral Stained glass pictures Pictures of Saints of the Church “Oh…Saints are people the light shines through” We hear “saints” we think of… Canonized Perfect people “Old” people New Orleans ...read more

  • Light In The Land Of Darkness - Eulogy For The World Trade Center

    Contributed by Benjamin Doolittle on Mar 29, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,918 views

    First, there is disbelief. Driving to the hospital. Getting bits and pieces working in the Emergency Room. A snatch of words from a reporter on the radio. A quick blurb on CNN. The disbelief increases. What happened? The World Trade Center? Did

    Light in the Land of Darkness - Eulogy for the World Trade Center I Timothy 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10 The Rev. Dr. Benjamin R. Doolittle East Pearl Street Methodist Church September 16th - 2001 - The Sunday after the Bombing of the World Trade Center Holy, Powerful God, Our nation is at war ...read more

  • Gentle Jesus Meek And Mild

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 18, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,278 views

    Jesus was controversial - and if you are having a comfortable Christian life - are you really worshipping the Jesus of the New Testament?

    Luke 12:49-56 Gentle Jesus meek and mild You have to be kidding!! Story: At the very start of his ministry in Florence, Savonarola the Italian political reformer (1452-1498) noticed an elderly woman who used to come and pray regularly before that statue of the Virgin Mary. One day, ...read more

  • Protecting Your Torch Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Feb 21, 2001
    based on 271 ratings
     | 9,479 views

    How to keep our light shining

    There is a sense of finality to the scene in Survivor when Jeff Probst walks over to someone’s torch, says, “The tribe has spoken” and snuffs out the persons flame. There is a sense of finality when as believers we see another believer whose life style is in direction contradiction to the commands ...read more

  • The Candles That Are More Than Just Wax....

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Feb 7, 2010
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,182 views

    Using the different candles found in a trad. church as visual images to unpack what it means for Jesus to be Light of the World. preached 2/10/2010

    Candlemas "Back in the days before electricity, a tight-fisted old farmer was taking his hired man to task for carrying a lighted lantern when he went to call on his girl friend. 'Why, when I went a-courting young ladies, I never carried a lantern. I always went in the dark' 'Yes' said the young ...read more

  • Three Ages Of Christmas

    Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Nov 9, 2001
    based on 324 ratings
     | 16,899 views

    REMEMBER SCROOGE’S EXPERIENCE WITH THE THREE GHOSTS OF CHRISTMAS - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE? WITH THIS THOUGHT WE LOOK AT THE CHRISTIAN ASPECT OF CHRISTMAS - PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

    THE THREE AGES OF CHRISTMAS I. SCROOGE’S STORY A. The old, selfish, stingy grouch who hated Christmas B. Visited by the three Ghost’s of Christmas C. I would like to use the idea of that story to present this Christmas message II. CHRISTMAS PAST A. For the first 300 years of ...read more