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  • People Pressure

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Jul 14, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,056 views

    We are all under pressure - from family, from friends, from work. Herodias' plot to kill John the Baptist is all about such pressure & saving face in the presence of those who you think are important - sure God is the only one who really matters.

  • Be Careful

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 14, 2006
    based on 29 ratings
     | 2,767 views

    This sermon uses Herod as an example of how even in today’s world people give in to the pressure of the world instead of being careful to live as Christ commands.

    Mark 6: 14 – 29 – Be Careful Intro: My grandmother was fond of saying, “Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.” --- I used to think she was quite a philosopher until in college I read William Shakespeare and discovered she wasn’t a philosopher. She was just quoting ...read more

  • Off With His Head

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,050 views

    Sermon for Proper 10 (Sunday between July 10 and July 16 inclusive) Year B

    Off With His Head / Mark 6: 14 - 29 Intro: Have you ever heard the expression “Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.” It was first published by Sir Walter Scott in a poem titled, “Marmion” in 1808. It is often mistakenly attributed to Wm. ...read more

  • Refuse To Give In To Legalistic Pressures

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 8, 2003
    based on 64 ratings
     | 3,584 views

    What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to perfection, you do not become holy through the keeping of the law. Do not give in to pressure.

    Avoid being blinded to the Spirit by relying on works of the flesh.(Gal 3:1-5) Question - What are the problems of living by the flesh and not by the Spirit? What happens to people who prefer to live by the letter of the law rather than by the Spirit of grace? While the Bible urges us to ...read more

  • What Do We Stand For?

    Contributed by Ian Bullock on Jul 8, 2021
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,382 views

    Focussing on the actions of Herod, we see that no one stood up to tell him he was doing wrong, and how well this speaks to us now when we stay silent, when we should really be speaking up.

    In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. “Oh what a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive.” A saying often mistakenly attributed to Shakespeare, but in fact was first published by Sir Walter Scott in the poem, “Marmion” in 1808. A phrase which speaks of betrayal, and ...read more

  • Advent Iii, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Dec 5, 2002
    based on 129 ratings
     | 9,972 views

    Paul exhorts us to "rejoice always." True joy and rejoicing is a gift recieved vis-a-vis our relationship with Christ.

    Sermon for Advent III, Yr B Dec 15, 2002 Based on I Thess 5:16 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson A woman was sitting on her living room couch one day when a black snake slithered past. The woman, who was deathly afraid of snakes, dashed to the ...read more

  • He Can Overcome Our Hurts

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 3, 2001
    based on 898 ratings
     | 86,932 views

    Here was a man, for 38 years unable to walk, a burden to others, & probably with little sense of self-worth. Let's see how Jesus dealt with this man and his needs. (Powerpoints - #203)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2018) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #203.) TEXT: John 5:1-15; Matthew 11:28-30 A. When you look around at the people who attend church on ...read more

  • Peace In The Face Of Death Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 26, 2008
     | 4,080 views

    Exposition of Psalm 3:1-8 about David fleeing from Absalom, and turning to the Lifter of his head

    Text: Psalm 3:1-8, Title: Peace in the Face of Death, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/30/08, AM A. Opening illustration: story of Polycarp and his facing death B. Background to passage: This is the first psalm attributed to David in the Psalter. But more than that, it is one with a circumstance, which ...read more

  • Worship Passionately Series

    Contributed by Todd Stiles on Oct 25, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,409 views

    Let the triumphal entry teach us about what it means to have a "cup up" mentality about worship.

    “Worship Passionately” (Luke 19:28-44) I trust you have been praying about where you can serve…where and how you can give [hold up the “I’m Ready to Give” worksheet]. Eric will be standing by the ‘Serve’ banner after our services, so feel free to stop by and get connected to one of our ministry ...read more

  • God's Joy Also Comes In The Morning

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Feb 29, 2016
     | 3,554 views

    This is a message given at the anniversary service of an inner-city church in Toronto, Canada.

    Anniversary Service - February 28, 2016 Well…Happy Anniversary to Church at the Mission! Hard to believe it’s been 18 years since we formally launched as Church at the Mission. Actually we didn’t have a name when we started. Two different members of the mission’s ...read more

  • Disciples In The Making Pt3 Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on May 7, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,244 views

    The last couple of weeks we have been looking at the struggles and pressures the disciples faced.

    DISCIPLES IN THE MAKING pt 3 Mark 6:30-56 The last couple of weeks we have been looking at the struggles and pressures the disciples faced. First there was the pressure of unbelief, then the pressure of assignments, then people-pressure. There is a fourth pressure on the disciples in ...read more

  • Double Or Nothing Series

    Contributed by Pastor Dempsey Daniels on Jan 8, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 8,632 views

    Good stewardship doing the most with whatever God gives. So as he gives you time, it is your responsibility as a good steward to use it the best you can. Ephesians 5 says we are to redeem the times, but the NIV of the same verse says that we are to make t

    Double or Nothing - Sermon 4 of 4 Matthew 25:20 - And so he that had received five talents came and brought other five talents, saying, Lord, thou deliveredst unto me five talents: behold, I have gained beside them five talents more. Sermon: This week as we bring this time of sharing on ...read more

  • He Can Overcome Our Hurts.

    Contributed by Leslie Trombly on Jun 16, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 5,253 views

    "The Grace and Mercy of Jesus can help us over come our hurts, no matter what they are."

    Biblical reference: John 5:1-15 A. When you look around at the people who attend church with you on Sunday, what do you see? Do you see impressive people, dressed in fine clothes who have it all together? Or do you see hurting people in need of comfort; troubled people in need of peace; sick ...read more

  • Instant Christian

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 10, 2011
    based on 27 ratings
     | 15,007 views

    We have adapted the Christian life to the culture. We want it hot, easy, quick and effortless.

    The American people expect everything fast, easy and cheap. And we often treat the Christian life like that. We want it to be like a McDonald’s drive through — drive up to the window, get what you want and drive off. Have you noticed all the ads that tell us about the products ...read more

  • Excuses

    Contributed by Robert Higgins on Aug 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,763 views

    What is your excuse to God...do you make excuses or own up to your failures?

    Our Passage: 1 Samuel 15 1. 1One day Samuel said to Saul, "I anointed you king of Israel because the LORD told me to. Now listen to this message from the LORD! 2This is what the LORD Almighty says: ’I have decided to settle accounts with the nation of Amalek for opposing Israel when they came from ...read more