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  • Forsaking Foibles That Fracture Families Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Feb 1, 2018
     | 1,782 views

    How to avoid creating the environment that produces sibling rivalries, bitter jealousy and self ambition in families.

    Fixing Family Feuds Forsaking Foibles that Fracture Families Genesis 37:1-11 This morning we begin a new series on the life of Joseph, which I've entitled, Fixing Family Feuds. The Title is actually inadequate—yes a family feud was fixed, but an incredibly gracious God and an incredibly ...read more

  • Beware

    Contributed by Ben Bannister on Jul 4, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,001 views

    In this sermon, we are warned about three problems that Christians are often a part of.

    Text: James 2:1-13 ETS: James warns the early church not to show favoritism. ESS: There are three warnings in this passage. OSS: The Youth of MVBC will heed these three warnings. PQ: What are the warnings given in this passage? UW: Warnings Title: Beware I. Beware of showing personal ...read more

  • God Doesn't Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Daniel Colvin on Feb 20, 2004
    based on 86 ratings
     | 5,842 views

    In the body of Christ, God does not show favoritism and He expects you to do welcome those who would be welcomed by Him. Every person does matter to God.

    God doesn’t play favorites James 2:1-13 Introduction Shortly after the close of the Civil War, a former slave entered a fashionable church in Richmond, one Sunday morning at the beginning of a communion service. When the time came, he walked down the aisle and knelt at the altar. A rustle of ...read more

  • God Doesn't Play Favorites

    Contributed by Monte Brown on Jan 13, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,240 views

    When anyone walks into this church they must feel like the only one who is getting honored is Jesus Christ and no matter what background that person is from they will respect the fact that God is center focus in his church and not people.

    God Doesn’t Play Favorites James 2:1-13 Monte T. Brown August 21, 2005 Sunday Morning First Baptist Riverton Introduction Shortly after the close of the Civil War, a former slave entered a fashionable church in Richmond, one Sunday ...read more

  • 1 Peter Introduction Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Mar 9, 2015
     | 1,804 views

    A brief introduction about the author, Peter, and then the entire letter was read to familiarize our church with the context. Individual messages will follow in the coming weeks.

    1 Peter Introduction 1 Peter Sermon Series, Part 1 Introduction ∆ Point 1 – Who’s Peter? So, let’s talk about Peter … - His name, Cephas, in the Syriac language, means “rock” -- One of the original 12 apostles (walked on water) -- Was ...read more

  • Which Road Are You On? Series

    Contributed by Tom Papez on May 22, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,874 views

    Message lists some of the more dangerous roads in America and then brings it back to Matthew 7 by asking the follower which road are you on?

    WHICH ROAD ARE YOU ON? “Yahoo! Travel” has released an article titled America’s Scariest Drives, and the results are frightening. Here is a brief list of some of the roads: Highway One that travels off the Big Sur Coast in California is both beautiful and breath-taking. This ...read more

  • Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on May 24, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,082 views

    We can’t judge men by looking at their outsides, nor is it our job to judge intentions.

    Appearances Can Be Deceiving May 22, 2011 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: We can’t judge men by looking at their outsides. Focus Passage: I Samuel 16:1-13 Supplemental Passage: My brethren, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus ...read more

  • So, There Actually Are Stupid Questions Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jan 28, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,740 views

    A study of the Gospel of Luke 20: 20 – 26

    Luke 20: 20 – 26 So, There Actually Are Stupid Questions 20 So they watched Him, and sent spies who pretended to be righteous, that they might seize on His words, in order to deliver Him to the power and the authority of the governor. 21 Then they asked Him, saying, “Teacher, we ...read more

  • Broken For Abundance

    Contributed by Nancy Reese on Nov 26, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 5,408 views

    The breaking is all a part of the process that God has for each of us and the only way to see the true abundance that God has for our lives is to allow him to break us , bless us , and multiply us - - - all for His glory!

    The subject of my sermon this morning is, “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE” - - - - “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE” When the Lord gave me this subject “BROKEN FOR ABUNDANCE”, I thought to myself, “Lord, isn’t that a bit of a conflict in terms?” It was sounding to me like a type oxymoron phrase - - - kinda like ...read more

  • Them

    Contributed by Catherine Davis on Sep 13, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,374 views

    We are taught by scripture that all are loved by God, but we tend to segregate groups into “we” and “they.” This is wrong.

    Scripture: From the New American Standard Bible James 2: 1-10 1 My brothers, do not hold your faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism. 2 For if a man comes into your assembly with a gold ring and dressed in fine clothes, and there also comes in a poor man ...read more

  • What Really Matters Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,547 views

    James shows us how to see through the outer things in peoples in lives and focus on what really matters

    In his autobiography, Gandhi wrote that during his student days he read the Gospels seriously and considered converting to Christianity. He believed that in the teachings of Jesus he could find the solution to the caste system that was dividing the people of India. So one Sunday he decided to ...read more

  • Dealing With The Audibles Of Life Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Oct 5, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,979 views

    This message teaches us how to handle the unexpected...

    In football, most of the plays are called by the coaches. It used to be done by signs. The quarterback would get the signs and relay those to his team in the huddle. Now a lot of that is done with technology - the helmet has an audio feature so he can get a play that way... But often, the play that ...read more

  • The Lost Son

    Contributed by Scott Terrell on Jul 16, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,418 views

    We all stray from God’s path. But the grass really isn’t better on the other side.

    The Lost Son _______________________________________________ Luke 15:11-32 There are many great parables throughout the bible. Jesus used many of these parables to teach the disciples. I ...read more

  • The Miseries Of Surrendering To Temptation Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Aug 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,142 views

    We never get to the point where we do not have to resist temptation – at least while at home on earth in our mortal bodies.

    The Miseries of Surrendering to Temptation (I Corinthians 10:1-13) 1. In the Spring, Marylu and I spent a day at one of our State Parks, McCormick's Creek (my personal favorite). But we could not go into the cave there because of a deadly disease that is annihilating bats. 2. This week, ...read more

  • Secret Of Life

    Contributed by Dj Thomsen on Jul 28, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,905 views

    In Matthew 22 Jesus actually gives us the secret of life that so many search for.

    What is the secret of life? Have you ever been asked that question? Or maybe you have asked that question yourself in one of those kind of quiet, contemplative moments in your life. Maybe one crystal clear summer night you were lying on your back on the grass looking up at the millions of stars ...read more