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  • Is God Fair?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 6,601 views

    – Life is not fair. God is. – Philip Yancey (Disappointment With God)

    I like the comment that I recently read which said, “If you tell a man that there are 568,678,934,341 stars in the universe, he’ll believe you. But if a sign says, “Fresh Paint,” he has to make a personal investigation.” Certain things in life create questions that move us to “personal ...read more

  • Doubting God Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,555 views

    This message looks at five things that cause people to become disillusioned with God. Part 3 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Is God real? Does He care? Is He even there? Is He there for me? All questions sincere people ask all the time. Why? Because they’ve experienced heartache. They’ve been disappointed. They’ve been disillusioned. What do I mean when I say disillusioned? I’m talking about you having certain ...read more

  • From Lamb To Ham

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 31, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,774 views

    Fueled by Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace?, Jesus’resurrection showed that God opened the door for oddballs and misfits.

    Acts 10:9-16 – From Lamb to Ham I’ve been wanting to preach this message for some time. And right after Easter is a good time to do it. Today I’m talking about one of the changes that Jesus made by His life and death. I’m talking about food. Now, our religion has very little to do ...read more

  • Does Prayer Even Work

    Contributed by Jeff Poor on May 11, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,632 views

    Prayer isn't a wish list. Prayer isn't a formal conversation. Pray is a vulnerable, honest, and raw conversation with God. God doesn't want the information, He wants the conversation.

    Title: Does Prayer Even Work? Text: Matthew 6:5-13 Bottom Line: Prayer isn’t a wish list, it’s the foundation to a relationship. Intro A couple years ago I was asked to be in a wedding in Iowa. An other buddy of mine was also in the wedding and we decided we would fly out a day or two early ...read more

  • "Life" Time!

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 24, 2007
     | 1,273 views

    Philip Yancey wrote about trying to explain a life of spiritual ecstasy to a person who spends all day taking care of a cranky, bedwetting Alzheimer’s parent. There’s gotta’ be more to life.

    Play a clip of Stacie Orrico’s music video, "More to Life" – fade after second line LIFE. The word conjures up a flood of ideas. Marilyn Meberb pushes the buttons of our first reaction to the word LIFE. “Cornered. Boxed in. On our last leg. In a pickle. Between a rock and a hard place. Sitting ...read more

  • Is God Unfair? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,905 views

    How do you respond to the unfairness of life? This message looks at seven possible responses. Part 1 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Innocent children are dying of starvation in Third World countries. Four Canadian soldiers died when a bomb was dropped on them from the sky during a training exercise. Missionary Martin Burnham was held captive by terrorists for 376 days until he was killed in a rescue attempt. Two weeks ago, ...read more

  • Introduction For Grace

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Aug 29, 2011
     | 2,930 views

    A sermon preached on Sunday evening to introduce the topic of grace (Portions taken from Philip Yancey's book, "What's So Amazing About Grace?" and Dr. Jack Cottrell's book "Set Free")

    HoHum: Philip Yancey: I heard this from a friend who works with the down and out in Chicago “A prostitute came to me in wretched straits, homeless, sick, unable to buy food for her 2 year old daughter... I could hardly bear hearing her story. I had no idea what to say to this woman. At ...read more

  • The God Who Changes The Unchangeable

    Contributed by Jeremy Houck on Aug 7, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 9,650 views

    Philip Yancey has described it as one of the ugliest words in our language. It is a word that nearly suffocates all the joy out of life. The word is irreversible. But through Jesus that which was irreversible has now been reversed.

    The God Who Changes the Unchangeable Acts 3:13-15 Philip Yancey has described it as one of the ugliest words in our language. It is a word that nearly suffocates all the joy out of life. The word is irrevers¬ible. You know what it means for something to be irreversible do you? It’s like ...read more

  • Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 34 ratings
     | 10,180 views

    Bad things can happen for a variety of reasons. This message examines those reasons and how we can respond. Part 2 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    I found these letters to God on a website this week. They are supposedly real letters written by real kids to God: Dear God, I didn’t think orange went with purple until I saw the sunset you made on Tuesday. That was cool! Signed, Eugene Dear God, Thank you for my baby brother, but ...read more

  • When Prayer Goes Unanswered Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,096 views

    Why doesn’t God answer all our prayers? And when he doesn’t, what should our response be? Part 4 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    Back when I was a student at Bethany Bible College in Sussex, NB, I lived in one of the dormitories. They’ve since renovated the dorm, but when I was there we had two pay phones in the dorm… one on the second floor, and one on the third. The one on the third floor worked fine, but the one on the ...read more

  • If God's So Good, Why Does Evil Exist? Series

    Contributed by Greg Hanson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 9,981 views

    How do you reconcile the existence of evil with the existence of a good, all-powerful God? Part 5 of a series inspired by Philip Yancey’s book "Disappointment with God."

    If God’s so good, why does evil exist? Good question, and a question that theologians, philosophers, and even sceptics have dealt with for centuries. Several possible answers have been proposed, but each one seems to spark more questions. And we’re not going to be able to exhaustively answer that ...read more

  • Decoding The Da Vinci Code – Walking With The Master! Series

    Contributed by Joey Nelson on May 22, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,816 views

    Christ is Christianity. Philip Yancey writes: "Why am I a Christian? I sometimes ask myself, and to be perfectly honest the reasons reduce to two: 1) the lack of good alternatives, and 2) Jesus. Brilliant, untamed, tender, creative, slippery, irreduci

  • Who Is This Man Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Floyd Johnson on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,764 views

    This is the first of a series of sermons on the life of Christ. Today we look at the world’s perceptionof Jesus.

    Intro.: In the summer of 1997 I was introduced to eight pictures of Jesus Christ. 1. It was part of the journey that brought me here – I was spending the biggest part of my summer serving as a chaplain at the Cherokee Mental Health Institute – a state mental hospital. 2. Mornings were spent ...read more

  • Thorns And Grace (July 2012).

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Aug 14, 2020
     | 1,969 views

    Perhaps one of the most intriguing passages of scripture is that of Paul's mention of the "thorn in his flesh." Paul expounded upon his metaphor of the thorn as he said that it was something that kept his pride in check.

    THORNS AND GRACE 2 Corinthians 12:1-10 I remember going barefoot as a ten year old kid, when I was living in Aiken as a preacher’s kid. As I was going barefoot, I wound up stepping on a board that had three nails in it. The pain got my attention and definitely ...read more

  • What Is The Proper Way To Pray?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 30, 2007
     | 2,204 views

    What Is the Proper Way to Pray? 1) Persistently 2) Confidently

    Some people hold their hands up to heaven when engaged in this activity. Others get down on their knees. Most fold their hands and close their eyes. Yes, I’m talking about prayer. While prayer has many postures there is only one proper way to pray. Let’s find out from Jesus what the proper way to ...read more