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  • How To Lose Friends And Anger People Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on May 10, 2010
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,860 views

    God prepares his people for persecution so that we will not fall away when proving that there are things in life worth dying for.

    Scripture Introduction Dale Carnegie pioneered work in public speaking and was famous for helping others become successful. In 1936 he published How to Win Friends and Influence People; since then it has sold more than 15 million copies. Two of his most famous maxims are, “Believe that ...read more

  • Trusting God In An Unjust World Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Sep 20, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,488 views

    In today's lesson we learn that we can trust God even though the world is filled with injustice.

    Scripture We like stories with happy endings. Whether the story is in a book or movie or even in real life, we like stories with happy endings. Sometimes, however, stories don’t have happy endings. Sometimes stories have sad endings. And although we prefer stories with happy endings to ...read more

  • The Blessing That No One Wants: Blessed Are The Persecuted Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 19, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 15,892 views

    This beatitude speaks of a blessing no one wants – the blessing that comes to those who are persecuted for righteousness sake.

    “The Blessing No One Wants: Blessed Are The Persecuted.” Matthew 5:10-12 “Blessed are those who are persecuted for right-eousness' sake, For theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ...read more

  • Finding Joy When Facing Persecution For Christ

    Contributed by Richard Wagner on May 11, 2008
     | 1,189 views

    It is a privilege to face trials which grow us in our sanctification. The book The Heavenly Man is used as an illustration.

    This story is a little bit convoluted but the message is important. Our son Tommy graduated 8th grade in May of 2007. One of his eighth grade teachers was Tim Bratt. Tim is a solid Christian man who lives his faith. During that year they read The Heavenly Man and discussed and reported on it ...read more

  • Don't Get Sidetracked

    Contributed by Sherman Gordon on Aug 31, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,985 views

    LIFE WILL THROW MANY CHALLENGES OUR WAY, BUT THE TASK AT HAND IS TO NOT GET SIDETRACKED. JESUS WAS CONFRONTED BY A GROUP OF PHARISEES TRYING TO DERAIL HIM OF HIS PURPOSE, BUT HE EXEMPLIFIES HOW TO PRESS FORWARD.

    DON’T GET SIDETRACKED MATTHEW 12:1-13 FEW WEEKS – LESSONS OF PERSEVERANCE OLYMPICS – MICHAEL PHELPHS SHAWN JOHNSON REBECCA SONI (HEART SURGERY) DNC – SENATOR BARACK OBAMA . . . RNC – SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN/GOV. SARAH PALIN (PAY-LIN) . . . LONG BEFORE THERE WAS A SEASONED JOHN ...read more

  • Freedom From Fear Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,493 views

    Fear cripples and paralyzes. Sometimes it is the fear of being rejected by someone else, or it could be the fear of not having some material thing. It can also be the fear of pain or even death. But fear of the future or the fear of man is a sin. So, how

    Freedom from Fear Revelation 2:8-11 Purpose: To encourage persecuted believers. Aim: I want the listener to accept persecution as a gift. INTRODUCTION: Fear cripples and paralyzes. Fear blocks us from doing what we know to be right. Sometimes it is the fear of being rejected by someone ...read more

  • God-Are You There?

    Contributed by Vonnie James on Sep 10, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,657 views

    A sermon of hope for persons who are going through persecutions, trials, temptations, testings and tribulations.

     Introduction: Brethrens: to believe, now that one is in Christ, that one will not have problems in life: persecutions, trials, temptation, tribulation, testing, may be understandable-but that is naivety and ignorance. We need to add to our faith knowledge-[2 Peter 1:5-8] To believe ...read more

  • Tackling Your Fears Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Sep 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    In this message we look at persecution and sharing our faith and life.

    When I was a boy there was a side lot on our church property where we would play football. I remember playing with my best friend. It was just the two of us, so it wasn’t really football - it was more of a game of tackle the guy with the ball. I used to pretend like I was Tony Dorsett. I would get ...read more

  • Preparing For The Best Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Oct 14, 2008
     | 1,455 views

    Persecution can and is real. The key is how we approach it. Peter offers 2 lessons of encouragement: We must "Cultivate Christian Love" and "Practice the Lordship of Christ".

    INTRODUCTION Persecution is real for the believer. While it comes in many different ways, it is real – The group we’ve been studying about in 1 Peter suffered this horror in much a different way than we do as Christians today: Dr. M.R. DeHaan put it this way: In the early days of the church. . ...read more

  • Chapter Of Firsts Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,429 views

    Serving the Lord means walking into the unknown. We may have many unique experiences.

    Chapter of Firsts (Acts 5:17-41) 1. Kokomo is called the City of Firsts…. If you ’ve ever been to the Sieberling Mansion, AKA, The Howard County Museum just two blocks from here, you’ve probably seen the list of Kokomo’s firsts. 2. "City of Firsts" inventions 1894 - Elwood Haynes makes ...read more

  • World Changing Faith Series

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Oct 21, 2008
     | 1,393 views

    Stephen had incredible faith. We can have a faith that changes the world!

    World Changing Faith: October 19, 2008 This world may shake our faith, but faith can shake the world! What is Faith? The substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Heb. 11:1 Faith is not just an idea... The African impala can jump to a height of over 10 feet and ...read more

  • Smyrna: The Persecuted Church Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,349 views

    The letter to the church of Smyrna gives us hope when persecution and suffering come our way.

    Smyrna: Persecuted Church Revelation 2:8-11 Intro As we continue our look at the seven churches in the book of Revelation tonight, I want us to take a look at the church of Smyrna. The church at Smyrna was a church under pressure, a suffering church, a church under tremendous persecution. ...read more

  • A Tale Of Two Cities Series

    Contributed by Bill Burress on Oct 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,047 views

    The Destruction of two Babylons.

    “A Tale Of Two Cities” Between the 16th & 19th chapters of Revelation we are given a destruction of two cities, each called Babylon. One is a religious system and the other is an economic metropolis. Last week in n the 17th chapter of Revelation we saw the ...read more

  • That Same Old Song And Dance Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,490 views

    When we are bound by stubborn patterns, we can become hostile when our stubborn ways are exposed.

    That Same Old Song and Dance (Acts 7: 1-53) 1. It is natural for all of us to get absorbed in our own worlds; as a result, we often lose sight of the big picture. 2. Our nation’s current economic meltdown is causing us to rethink life and the way we do things in this country. 3. But God’s ...read more

  • From Pretzels To Prayer: Children's Sermon

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Nov 5, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 16,256 views

    This sermon was used to emphasize the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

    Children’s Sermon From Pretzels to Prayer Hebrews 13:3 Sermon Objective: To emphasize the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church Sermon props: A small bag of Pretzels for every child Hello everyone! I am so glad to see you. I have something special in my treasure box ...read more