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  • The Heart Of Giving

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings

    Thesis: Appeals to the heart surpass appeals to the pocketbook.

    Thesis: Appeals to the heart surpass appeals to the pocketbook. Intro.: 1. Probably no two topics are as connected in the popular mind as churches and money. a. Illust. A Madison Ave. advertising firm surveyed non-churched people a few yrs. ago and asked them their impression of church. more

  • Sacrifice: Show Him The Money Series

    Contributed by Todd Bishop on Mar 29, 2007

    It is sometimes easier for God to save our souls than the control of our pocketbooks.

    Two weeks we started our new series … ‘SACRIFICE’ … and we learned three principles about sacrifice – 1) Sacrifice requires love, 2) Sacrifice requires trust, and 3) Sacrifice requires obedience … Sacrifice is NEVER easy, but God has asked us to sacrifice our time, our talents, and our more

  • Invested Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 5, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    Unrighteous people vote AGAINST the church with their feet and their pocketbooks in order to "get their way." Righteous people should vote FOR their church with their feet and their pocketbooks. How can we do that?

    OPEN: It was Palm Sunday 8-year-old Bobby stay home because of strep throat. When the family returned home carrying palm branches, he asked what they were for. His mother explained "People held them over Jesus' head as he walked by". The boy sighed and said. “Wouldn't you know it, more

  • Test 6: Pride Test, Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 34 ratings

    This is the final part of James’ sixth test of faith—the pride test. This third part of the pride test deals with our pocketbooks--greedy pride.

    1. The first example of greedy pride is hoarding treasures 2. The second example of greedy pride is defrauding measures 3. The third example of greedy pride is indulging pleasures A story is told about a rich man who was in the hospital on his deathbed. The doctors had only given him a short more

  • Good For Something Series

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Dec 13, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Many Christians and churches today have become good for nothing as they have lost their influence. We should strive to be good for something.

    Series: Being the Body Matthew 5:13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. I. THE SHAMEFUL STATE OF BEING GOOD FOR NOTHING A. No more

  • Christmas Reading

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Dec 8, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    A reading I did for our Christmas program

    He was given a name, that was greater and grander than any other names in the world. He was given a name that is deeper than depth, higher than height, and wider than width. He was given a name that put activity to the legs of a lame man at Bethesda He was given a name that brought sight more

  • Freedom's Harvest Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jun 27, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    This message on giving encourages believers to share, reap, and share some more because of our freedom in Christ.

    Freedom’s Harvest (Galatians 6:6-10) On the wall of President Lyndon Johnson’s White House office hung a framed letter written by General Sam Houston to Johnson’s great-grandfather, Baines, more than 100 years earlier. Baines had led Sam Houston to Christ. Houston was a changed man, no longer more

  • Who Will Fight This Philistine ? Series

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Aug 10, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    God is looking for a few good men to fight against the Philistine’s of our day. Someone who will trust God, stad firm and throw The Rock at the enemy. Who Will Fight this Philistine ? What about you ?

    WHO WILL FIGHT THIS PHILISTINE #2 Philistines? Text: 1 Sam. 17: 10-11 I. Where are the Philistines? A. originally Aegean sea people (between Greece & Turkey) ie. Thessalonica, Smyrna, Ephesus B. Over 600 mi they came and settled in Cannan C. When they came they brought more

  • "Are You Rich?"

    Contributed by David Hardee on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 41 ratings

    At Calvary, debts were paid and riches were bestowed! So, are you rich?

    Are you rich? Before you start to think of your wallet or pocketbook, I want you to think about what it means to be rich in God’s eyes. Riches in the eyes of God are not nice cars, big houses, and a big salary. When God thinks about riches, he thinks about: eternal life, happiness, peace, and a joy more

  • Doing What God Desires

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Aug 27, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    Do we do what God desires of us?

    Genesis 37:13-17 Verse 13-Here I Am He was right there to answer his father’s call! How many times do have to call your child’s name before they answer? How many times do your children have to call you name before you answer? Momma, Momma, Momma, Momma, Momma! Wives to more

  • Place It All On The Altar

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Mar 11, 2016

    Letting go of our worries and sin.

    PLACE IT ALL ON THE ALTAR Genesis 12:7 and Genesis 15: 9-10 I.WHAT IS THE ALTAR? A scriptural altar is not necessarily a place of planks and boards at the front of a church. But: 1. A PLACE OF FULL SURRENDER Genesis 2l “Abraham came to such a place.” In the New Testament we more

  • Jesus’ Cross-Driven Concerns-5

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Apr 25, 2017

    5 of 6. As Jesus hung on the cross, He voiced particularly important concerns. At the juncture of life & death, matters of greatest significance are prioritized. But What are these as evidenced from the Cross? A Cross-driven Concern of Jesus is Your...

    JESUS’ CROSS-Driven CONCERNS-V Lk. 23:33-49; Jn. 19:17-30; Mat. 27:33-54; Mk. 15:21-39 OR--CONCERNS From The CROSS Attention: PETA's Response to Obama's Fly "Execution"—June 18, 2009 U.S. President Barak Obama stopped during an interview with CNBC's John Harwood to swat & kill a fly that was more

  • Concerns From The Cross-2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Apr 19, 2011

    2 of 2. As Jesus hung on the cross, He voiced concerns of great significance. At the juncture of life & death, our greatest concerns are prioritized. What are significant concerns for Jesus? 6 Significant Concerns of Jesus from the Cross.

    CONCERNS From The CROSS-II Mat. 27:33-54; Mk. 15:21-39; Lk. 23:33-49; Jn. 19:17-30 MATTERS of GREATEST SIGNIFICANCE Significant Concerns of Jesus As Jesus hung on the cross, He voiced particularly important concerns. At the juncture of life & death, matters of greatest significance more

  • The Sermon On The Amount

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Mar 23, 2004
    based on 64 ratings

    A pattern of extraordinary giving is recorded in I Chronicles 29 when King David led the Israelites to give to the construction of the Temple

    The Sermon On the Amount 1 Chr 29:1-16 IT WAS PENTECOST SUNDAY. As the congregation filed into church, the ushers handed each person a bright red carnation to symbolize the festive spirit of the day. The people listened attentively to the reading of the Pentecost story from the Book of Acts more

  • Embrace The World Series

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 1, 2002
    based on 13 ratings

    We embrace the world, as Simeon did, when we embrace faith, hope, and love as we both embrace and are embraced by Christ.

    Introduction: “Last Christmas, This Christmas e-mail forward” “If you have e-mail, perhaps you received one entitled Merry Christmas that said something like this;” Last Christmas, we were thinking about all the things we didn’t have; this Christmas, we are thinking about all the things we do more