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  • Principles Of Victory Assure Building And Blessing In Nehemiah

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 22, 2005
    based on 32 ratings

    Shelly Mann was paralyzed by polio when she was five years old, but she would not give up. She eventually claimed eight different swimming records for the U.S. and won a gold medal at the 1956 Olympics in Melbourne, Australia

    Principles of Victory Assure Building and Blessing In Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1:1-13:10) Anybody who wants to be enriched with a victory that results in blessings and mutual edification will be gladdened by the principles from Nehemiah. Illustration: At the age of seven, he had to go to work to ...read more

  • Intelligent Design Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 1, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    The Bible makes it clear that - not only IS there an intelligent designer - but that even unrighteous men are made aware of that by what God has made. How can we know that is true, and what difference can it make in our witness?

    OPEN: A young skeptic returned from his 1st semester at college and visited elderly Bible teacher who’d invited him over for a meal. He hadn’t been at college long, but he’d been there long enough for the professors to destroy his faith. So as she fixed a meal, he felt he needed to inform her of ...read more

  • Jesus' Vaccine

    Contributed by John Melms on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    The ’vaccine’ of faith that we received in our Baptism fights the ’virus’ of the world, the devil and our flesh.

    Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ: I wonder how Dr. Jonas Salk felt in the 1950’s. Dr. Salk was credited with discovering the vaccine for polio, the great disease of the early 20th century; an ...read more

  • Why Can’t I Feel My Faith?

    Contributed by Andy Payne on Sep 13, 2009

    Faith is exercised – we have to work at it. Peter – did he fail ** Look at 11 other disciples cowering in the boat**

    ***Credit is due to John Ortberg -- author of "If you want to walk on water you have to get out of the boat." Also to Jeff Vines, teaching pastor for the outline READ: Matthew 14:22-33 1. How do we see God? What is your view of God? Capricious God ** impulsive, unpredictable, ...read more

  • Consequences Of Not Hearing From God Series

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Aug 7, 2016
    based on 3 ratings

    We will learn from this chapter that there will be corresponding negative consequences that can happen in our lives whenever we do not hear from God. God wants us to obey His voice always.

    I Samuel chapter three is about the importance of hearing the voice of God from the example of Samuel. We learned that we must be sure of hearing God's voice and not the voice of the enemy because there are many voices out there trying to get our attention. We had to reject other unfamiliar ...read more

  • Standing At My Watch

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Oct 18, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    How many know that it is never dull about being a Christian? God always has something going on. Some of us have sensed God challenging you to press on to a higher calling. ~ POWER POINT IMAGES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. INQUIRE AT jyeargin@comcast.n

    STANDING AT MY WATCH In 2005, the Lord worked in many lives in a variety of ways. God keeps us all busy while He is working on us. How many know that it is never dull about being a Christian? God always has something going on. Some of us have sensed God challenging you to press on to a ...read more

  • Jesus Shows Anger?

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Feb 12, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    A sermon for the 6th Sunday after Epiphany, Series B. Jesus’ anger is a result of his compassion to reveal the grace of God.

    6th Sunday after Pentecost, February 15, 2009 “Series B” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, we give you thanks for your gift of grace, revealed to us through the life, death and resurrection of your Son, ...read more

  • Prayer Of Jabez:what Is In A Name? Series

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 90 ratings

    This is an introductory lesson to a study of the Prayer of Jabez. It focuses on Jabez, his name, and his struggle to overcome the stigma attached to it.

    THE PRAYER OF JABEZ What Is In A Name I Chronicles 4:9 INTRODUCTION: Some of you may have heard of Wilma Rudolph. She was a successful Olympic athlete in the 1960’s, but most do not know her story. She was born the 16th of 18 children in a poor black family in middle Tennessee, weighing only 4 ...read more

  • Easter: Jesus The King - Fully Prepared To Fail (In The Eyes Of The World)

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Mar 29, 2010

    Prepared for Palm Sunday 2010 but also focusing on the Cross and beyond, this sermon affirms the fulfilment of prophecy on ’Palm’ Sunday and suggests that Jesus was fully prepared to fail in the eyes of the world, as he knew God would ultimately vindicate

    About six years ago a friend of mine said, “The trouble with being a leader today is that you can’t be sure whether people are following you or chasing you.” Jesus was in his early 30’s and he was heading towards Jerusalem (19:28). Three years of ministry had catapulted Jesus into the limelight. ...read more

  • The Jabez Factor--Living Above Our Circumstances, Part 1

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    How to live above our circumstances? The story and prayer of Jabez will show us how.

    May 4, 2002 I. INTRODUCTION: A. The theme for the month of May is prayer. B. There are many things that we can discuss and talk that relate to prayer. 1. We can discuss about answered prayers 2. We can talk about men and women of prayer 3. Bible promises about prayer 4. Important ...read more

  • The Risk Taking Church Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Dec 22, 2009
    based on 156 ratings

    What is our vision for the coming year? Is our church an under-taker, care-taker or risk-taker?

    THE RISK TAKING CHURCH When he was 88, the Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes found himself on a train. The conductor called for tickets, but Justice Holmes couldn’t find his ticket and seemed terribly upset. He searched his pockets and fumbled through his wallet without success. The ...read more

  • A Church With Great Vision

    Contributed by Jim Mccutchen on Sep 30, 2010
    based on 18 ratings

    The VISIONARY CHUCH meets the needs of the present and is always looking forward. This church believes that the best is yet to come. The Visionary Church invest all they have today so that they can be all that God wants them to be tomorrow. The VISI

    A CHURH WITH GREAT VISION INTRO: What is a great church? Some like a big church, some a small church. Some like a country church, some a city church…I’ve been in both. I’m glad we have all types around here and all are welcome! You might be in a country church if: The ...read more

  • Two Reasons People Are Unable To See Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Apr 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Why might a person not respond to God’s grace by recognizing the greatest of all signs which is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ? DECEPTION or DARKNESS

    Sunday’s message was Jesus’ response to the Jewish leaders desire to see Him perform some kind of sign. Jesus responded by reminding them of the sign of Jonah in the OT and how it pointed to a sign that God would give them. The sign that the ‘son of man’ would spend ...read more

  • The Rules We Play By

    Contributed by Monty Newton on May 2, 2009

    In all we do and say, we point the way to Jesus Christ.

    Title: The Rules We Play By Text: Acts 4:1-12 Thesis: In all we do and say, we point the way to Jesus Christ. Introduction: Most games have rules that players play by. However, sometimes, as has been my experience with playing with our grandchildren, players sometimes change the rules or ...read more

  • "But Wait! There's More!" Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Mar 16, 2015

    If grace sounds too good to be true, it isn't!

    Title: “But wait! There’s more!” Text: Ephesians 2:1-10 (John 3:1-18) Thesis: If grace sounds too good to be true, it isn’t! Introduction Commercials are designed to get us to do something. My current favorite commercial is the AutoNation commercial. A pretty ...read more