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  • Dull Hearts Or Resurrected Hearts? Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 20, 2017

    We are all called to be either on the playing field battling for good against the forces of evil, or coaching or cheerleading or passing out the water to the players.

    Thursday of 16th Week in Course 2017 Joy of the Gospel One would think that with all the smoke and lightning, and the other marvels that manifest God’s presence to the people of Israel, the last thing they would do after the Sinai event is to let their hearts grow dull. But that’s human nature, more

  • Fire On The Mountain

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jan 8, 2005
    based on 38 ratings

    Mountaintop experiences are great but the work of God takes place on the playing field and not in the stands.

    December 9, 2005 Morning Worship Text: Mark 9:1-13 Subject: The Transfiguration Title: Fire on the Mountain Last week we went to the valley of the dry bones to see how it is to be in a spiritual desert and what needs to happen to get out of it. Today we are going to the opposite end of more

  • All Hands On Deck

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on Apr 6, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Saul welcomed back to the front lines some who had previously defected and others who had hidden out on the sidelines. A challenge to those who have drifted in any way spiritually to get back on the playing field. A challenge to those who have sat out o

    I. HOUSE OF GOD (Bethel) had become HOUSE OF NOTHINGNESS (Beth-Aven) II. SAUL WELCOMED BACK TO THE BATTLE EVERYONE WHO WANTED TO GET BACK IN ON THE ACTION A. Even Those Who Had Previously Defected B. Even Those Who Had Hidden Themselves On The Sidelines III. WE ARE IN A BATTLE A. God more

  • The Odds Are

    Contributed by Sanford Colquitt on Apr 8, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    God gives you the advantage to live successfully

    The Odds Are… Sunday, April 5, 2009 II Corinthians 2:11 Resist the Tactics Intro: I believe that today many have a question which is unanswerable -- the question being, “How in the world did we get to where we are in our great country in such a short time?” It is, I believe, more

  • Get In The Game

    Contributed by Michael Vaughn on Jul 26, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Christianity can become a lot like a Major League Soccer game; there are thousands of people in the stands watching, and only 11 out on the field doing all the work.

    Get in the Game There is something exciting about watching MLS on TV. There is something even more exciting about watching World Cup Play on TV, with thousands upon thousands of screaming and chanting fans, waving their countries flags, dressed in their countries colors, and throwing confetti more

  • Jesus And The Jews Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jan 23, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    A brief, simple, look at the place of the Jewish people in God’s plans

    Jesus and the Jews. Matthew 8:1-13. WBC 1 Feb 2004 pm Looking at ‘the Words of Jesus’. Tonight- Jesus’ words about His people, the Jews, and their place in God’s plan 1. SPECIAL PEOPLE OT- seen as special and chosen people. Chosen and beloved on behalf of Abraham and because, of all the more

  • The Problems Of Jealousy (In The Jews) And Presumption (By The Gentiles) Series

    Contributed by Ray Mckendry on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    How Paul made the Jews jealous so as to provoke them to faith in Christ and warned the Gentiles not to be presumptuous now that they were believers in Jesus Christ.

    ROMANS 11: 11-22 The Problems of Jealousy and Presumption 11 “I say then, have they stumbled that they should fall? Certainly not! But through their fall, to provoke them to jealousy, salvation has come to the Gentiles. 12 Now if their fall is riches for the world, and their failure riches for more

  • The Level Field Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Sep 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    No matter the person or their history, Jesus is saying, "It's not too late for you or anyone else! There is more than enough room in God's purposes for everyone!" God makes no distinction, and we shouldn't either.

    For six years when I was in junior high and high school, I tried out for the East Tennessee regional clinic band every year. For those of you who are not familiar with how these clinic bands work; they are put together through an audition process, and they consist of the "best" young more

  • Two Prayers, Two Gods

    Contributed by Gordan Runyan on Feb 11, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    Have you noticed that the men in Christ’s parable pray to two different deities?

    Two Prayers, Two Gods Luke 18:9-14 V9. Look who the parable is spoken to. Not a good crowd. - I’m not aiming at anybody. My desire is to simply examine what Jesus said and what it can mean to us. v.9 Trusted in themselves that they were righteous - This the whole problem with the Jews more

  • Romans 3:21-31 Series

    Contributed by George Mclaughlin Jr. on Jan 3, 2010

    God’s righteousness is completely unique. It cannot really be compared to man’s righteousness, since man’s isn’t righteousness at all. We need GOD’S righteousness! God’s righteousness in Jesus is so wonderful! Through Jesus we see just how extremely d

    Outline for CBF August 2, 2009 Intro. I. Through Jesus the Father shows that His righteousness is in a class by itself! 22-23 A. It’s not just a “greater righteousness: it is “the only righteousness!” (take v. 21 together with vv. 19 & 20.) TS. God’s righteousness is greater! Paul, more

  • Romans 3:21-31 Series

    Contributed by George Mclaughlin Jr. on Dec 24, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    God’s grace, through Jesus Christ, by no means cheapens His righteous holy requirements. Rather, it shows just how demanding He is! There is NO HOPE for anyone fulfilling those requirements apart from Jesus. So, through Jesus and the Law, God has leveled

    Outline for CBF August 2, 2009 Intro. I. Through Jesus the Father shows that His righteousness is in a class by itself! 22-23 A. It’s not just a “greater righteousness: it is “the only righteousness!” (take v. 21 together with vv. 19 & 20.) TS. God’s righteousness is greater! Paul, more

  • The Relativity Of Sin

    Contributed by Joe Mack Cherry on Jul 28, 2004
    based on 19 ratings

    Save blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, all sin is relative though consequences vary.

    The Relativity of Sin Text: Jas. 2: 9-13 Keywords: same/consistent one and all Proposition: We need to see sin as God sees sin. By doing this, we can steer clear of the trap of Legalism. Objective: For us to see that the playing field is level. Sin is sin. more

  • What Are You Going To Choose?

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Communion Meditation for Sunday, November 4, 2007

    Slide 1 Last week I said that we never give up the ability to choose; that it is always present in every life circumstance. Now granted there are times in a person’s life and some of us have experienced this, when a loved one has been incapacitated and someone else, usually a designated person, has more

  • Why God Allows Bad Things To Happen To Good People Lesson 10 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Apr 24, 2017

    Our faith does not guarantee an easy or problem free life.

    A. ALL KINDS OF ANSWERS TO THIS QUESTION ? Over 3,000 killed on 9-11 ? Children and teachers killed needlessly, Sandy Hook ? Cancer takes a young mother ? Jewish Holocaust ? Over 230,000 killed in Tsunami, Sumatra, Indonesia, 2004 ? Who can explain Nero, Hitler and Saddam Hussein? more

  • You Don't Have To Hide: Epiphany 6, Year C

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Mar 5, 2019

    The Rev. Rian Adams. This sermon encourages people to open their hearts to God instead of hiding from God.

    Title: “You Don’t Have To Hide” Luke 6:17-26 – Epiphany 6 The Rev. Rian Adams Last week I looked up the lectionary reading for today and realized that it was the beatitudes. My first thought was, "Here we go again. I have to preach another sermon on ethics. I usually begin with something more