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  • Far Too Easily Pleased

    Contributed by Rusty Davidson on Feb 19, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,661 views

    The sermon shows how we can exchange the temporal pleasures of this life for the eternal pleasures of God.

    Far Too Easily Pleased Text: Psalm 36:5-8 I. Introduction Quote: C. S. Lewis - If we consider the unblushing promises of reward and the staggering nature of the rewards promised in the Gospels, it would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Fearing God And Keeping His Commandments

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 134 ratings
     | 24,243 views

    Fearing God brings the mercy of God, greater blessings, greater confidence, separates from evil, pleasure to God, sanctuary in times of trouble and so much more. (Ten points) h. It brings Christian fellowship (Mal. 3:16) i. It supersedes the fear of man

    How to Fear God and Keep His Commands (Psa 112:1,2) "Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who greatly delights in His commands. He will not fear when the evil day comes. Because his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord." Fear of God - A reverential trust in God with a hatred for ...read more

  • God Encounters: Simeon And Anna Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Jul 31, 2004
    based on 71 ratings
     | 7,057 views

    This is about Simeon’s and Anna’s encounter with Jesus in the Temple.

    We’ve been looking at God encounters: Abe, Jacob, Moses, Gideon, Isaiah, Jeremiah and Ezekiel. They pointed to the Messiah (Christ). We turn now to encounters in the NT; encounters with Christ. Outside of the shepherds, this is the first one. Read Luke 2:21-38. Verse 21 was eight days after ...read more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 1,562 views

    This is about getting priorities straight.

    Worship is bringing pleasure to God. One way we bring pleasure to God is by doing his will for us, and his church. We have two big problems though. The first is that we may think we are inferior, and the second is that we have our own ideas about what is best. I. We are not INFERIOR. When I ...read more

  • Making God Smile - Purpose Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 18, 2004
    based on 81 ratings
     | 10,298 views

    Not all gifts bring God delight. What could possibly make it so that God would not take pleasure in what I try to do for Him?

    OPEN: (I went up on podium with t-shirt and tie that my two children had bought me for my birthday) A week ago last Wednesday was my birthday. My daughter bought me this tie (with Jesus on a blue background), and my son picked out this t-shirt (with a lion and Jesus and the message: "King of ...read more

  • Blessed Is The Nation

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 20, 2002
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,592 views

    Most of us would agree that our nation has been blessed beyond measure but we must remember that "to whom much is given, much will be required". We must not lose sight of this basic Bible concept if we hope to have the abundance of blessings to continue.

    “BLESSED IS THE NATION" “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” Psalm 33:12 Introduction: Most of us would agree that our nation has been blessed as no other nation in history. We have been blessed materially, geographically, ...read more

  • Easter - Emptiness And Fullness! Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Mar 19, 2008
    based on 59 ratings
     | 10,394 views

    This is an Easter sermon useing Rick Warren’s five purposes as an outline.

    Easter - Emptiness And Fullness! Let me say right up front - Easter is about Jesus Christ! Easter is about Jesus - born of a virgin - living a sinless life. Easter is about Jesus - dying for sin - taking the punishment of sin with Him to the grave. Easter is about Jesus - rising from the ...read more

  • What Makes God Smile? Series

    Contributed by Dennis Lawrence on Nov 16, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,729 views

    God is a parent who smiles at us a lot. What can we do to help God smile on us?

    What Makes God Smile? Purpose Driven #9 Cornwall October 11, 2003 As a parent, I’ve smiled many times as I’ve watched my children. Sometimes, I’ve smiled as they’ve done something very pleasing to me, or have given me a gift that they have either picked out or created. I’ve smiled when I’ve ...read more

  • Seven Sins Sneaking Into The Sancutuary Part 2: Synthetic Salvation Series

    Contributed by Ken Gilmore on Mar 10, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,292 views

    This is part 2 in the a series concerning sins that are common in the church. This particular deals with different false salvations.

    Seven Sins Sneaking into The Sanctuary Part 2: Synthetic Salvation (manmade) 2 Corinthians 13:5 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith Death Statistics Worldwide: 1.78 deaths per second 106.8 deaths per minute 6408 deaths per hour 153,792 deaths per day 59,134,080 deaths per ...read more

  • The Greatest Commands Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,716 views

    What is God’s most important command? In this message we will see what is most important to God. You will leave here today knowing what God’s top priority is and how you can do it. You will discover where to start, what comes first, what is most important

    THE GREATEST COMMANDS Mark 12:28-34 INTRO: My kids get frustrated sometimes trying to figure out which of my many commands take priority, which comes first. Ever been frustrated by a boss who gives multiple assignments, all of which are ‘top priority?’ Overwhelmed by all you hear in church? ...read more

  • What Is Worship? Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 401 ratings
     | 15,601 views

    This is a basic definition of worship.

    Worship is a broad term. Some have said that it defies explanation. Merriam-Webster defines worship as, “to honor or reverence as a divine being or supernatural power” or “to regard with great or extravagant respect, honor, or devotion” following up with “to perform or take part in worship or an ...read more

  • The Heart Of Worship Is Our Heart Series

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 138 ratings
     | 7,561 views

    This is about authentic worship.

    As I mentioned last week, worship is a broad term. It is often misunderstood. I want to come back to Rick Warren’s definition given in his book, The Purpose Driven Life, “Anything you do that brings pleasure to God is an act of worship.” That’s a boiled down definition of worship. What happens ...read more

  • Words Of Distinction - "Pleasure"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,977 views

    There’s nothing wrong with "pleasure" ... it all depends on where you find it. This message is a study on "pleasure" in light of God’s view of it.

    WORDS OF DISTINCTION – “pleasure” Hebrews 11:25 INTRODUCTION: We continue in our series on “Words of Distinction”. We have studied the words “daily”, “adoption”. TONIGHT, we will look at the word “pleasure”. Is there anything wrong with “pleasure”? NO, of course not. BUT … like anything ...read more

  • Discovering Your Life’s Significance

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Aug 10, 2010
    based on 231 ratings
     | 13,034 views

    Moses was one of the greatest men ever live in the Old Testament if not the best. Let us learn the secret why God was able to use his life extra-ordinarily.

    DISCOVERING YOUR LIFE’S SIGNIFICANCE READING: Heb 11:24 It was by faith that Moses, when he grew up, refused to be treated as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. Heb 11:25 He chose to share the oppression of God’s people instead of enjoying the fleeting pleasures of sin. Heb 11:26 He thought ...read more

  • God’s Purpose For Your Life

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 12, 2010
    based on 23 ratings
     | 24,075 views

    The average lifespan is about 25,520 days (Psa. 90:10). In light of this, don’t you think it would be so wise to use those days fulfilling God’s purpose for your life? God has a purpose for you that is greater than your wishes, ambition, occupation or eve

    Intro: The average lifespan is about 25,520 days (Psa. 90:10). In light of this, don’t you think it would be so wise to use those days fulfilling God’s purpose for your life? God has a purpose for you that is greater than your wishes, ambition, occupation or even your happiness. The word “purpose” ...read more