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  • Encouragements To Go Forward

    Contributed by Michael Belcher on Jan 16, 2002
    based on 544 ratings
     | 58,990 views

    While much surrounds us that is discouraging, our great God is busy encouraging his people in the work of the Lord.

    Introductory: The devil, according to legend, once advertised his tools for sale at public auction. When the prospective buyers assembled, there was one oddly shaped tool, which was labeled “Not for sale.” Asked to explain why this was, the devil answered, “I can spare my other tools, but I ...read more

  • Spiritual Apathy To Spiritual Awakening! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Walton on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 8,555 views

    It emphasizes how God points out the apathetic attributes of Israel.

    Haggai: Lesson One § Student Handout Subject: Spiritual Apathy to Spiritual Awakening! ESTABLISH Study 1. The Relevance of Haggai’s Message for the Church today. A.Directed to God’s people some 2,500 years ago B.Haggai is one of the Post-Exilic prophets of the Restoration, the other two ...read more

  • How To Pick Your Battles

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 86 ratings
     | 4,950 views

    There are many battles not worth fighting. Here we can learn when we need to engage in the good fight of faith.

    How To Pick Your Battles (I Sam. 17:1-15) Illustration: Paul wrote, "Fight the good fight of faith." People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. Abigail Van Buren. Stan Mikita, a professional hockey star, used to get into a lot of fights during games. He stopped when ...read more

  • Reasons To Be Thankful

    Contributed by Lynn Floyd on Nov 18, 2001
    based on 235 ratings
     | 33,771 views

    Using the story about the Ten Lepers who were clenased I talk about the reasons why followers of Christ should be thankful today.

    Read Luke 17:11-19 Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem. Now, we can’t just read that verse and move on. There is an important truth about this verse and that is when Luke says Jesus is on his way to Jerusalem he wants us to know that He is on his way to the cross. On his way he travels between the ...read more

  • God's Conditions For Answering Prayer

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 4, 2004
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,003 views

    Too many people are frustrated, discouraged and disillusioned when they do not get their prayers answered. Here are eleven ways to help bring in the reign of God and see His will done and find sweet relief.

    God’s Conditions for Answering Prayer Too many people are frustrated, discouraged and disillusioned when they do not get their prayers answered. Here are eleven ways to help bring in the reign of God and see His will done in, through and with your life. Hebrews 4:15-16 - "For we do not ...read more

  • Transformation Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Feb 14, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,541 views

    We are going to look at Paul’s prayer for the church at Philippi and what we can learn about the transforming prayer Paul prayed for that church.

    Connection: Lessons from Paul on Prayer Transformation of Prayer February 13,2005 Intro: Today we are wrapping up our series on the prayers of the apostle Paul for the churches he was ministering to. We have looked at the priority of prayer that focuses on Christ and places him in the place ...read more

  • So. What Is Prayer Anyway? Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Jul 26, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,630 views

    Prayer is more than just talking to God, it is a conversation with our heavenly Father that deepens our relationship to and faith in Him.

    So, What Is Prayer Anyway? Griffith Baptist Church – 7/16/06 P.M. Service Text: Philippians 4:4-7 Theme: Prayer goes deeper than us talking to God. It is at the heart and soul of our ongoing relationship with our creator. Introduction: The captain of an ocean steamer tells that ...read more

  • Learning From Illness Series

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Nov 2, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,039 views

    Third in series on “Illness Through the Eyes of Faith.”

    LEARNING FROM ILLNESS Romans 8:28-39 INTRO: A pastor went to the hospital to visit a church member who was recovering from surgery. He was about to pray for this person when the patient said: “You know, Preacher, you really don’t need to pray about my gall bladder. The doctors have that under ...read more

  • "Who Died & Made You Judge?"

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Oct 15, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,465 views

    #7 in series through James

    “Who died and made you Judge?” James 4:11-17 We are back in James again as we move toward the close of the book. And once again we find James discussing with the church an issue that has erupted in the Jerusalem Church. There had risen this issue of people within the church seeking to ...read more

  • Dealing With Conflict While Walking In Love

    Contributed by Chad Payne on Jan 18, 2003
    based on 539 ratings
     | 35,755 views

    When the inevitable conflict arises between believers, how can we address the issue and maintain a relationship of Godly love?

    Introduction: Notice the word “brother” in verse 15. This is addressed to Christians. This is dealing with believers who are in conflict. In one Peanuts comic strip, Lucy demands that Linus change TV channels and threatens him with her fist if he doesn’t. “What makes you think you can walk ...read more

  • How Am I Doing?

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 148 ratings
     | 6,234 views

    Looks at 6 specific things that Paul prays and examines them one at a time. Now as we look at each one of these, I want you to be thinking, “How am I personally doing in each of these areas?”

    One of the main jobs of a pastor is to pray for his congregation. Acts 6:1-4 6:1 In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. 2 So the ...read more

  • Do Not Grow Weary

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Jul 30, 2006
    based on 125 ratings
     | 44,237 views

    This lesson explores the reasons Christians grow weary in well doing and offers suggestions on overcoming that weariness.

    Do Not Grow Weary Susie called a friend and asked how she was feeling. “Terrible,” came the reply. “My head’s splitting and my back and legs are killing me. The house is a mess, and the kids are driving me crazy.” Susie, full of compassion, said, “Listen, go and lie down, I’ll come over ...read more

  • How To Pray More Strategically

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Sep 2, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 5,466 views

    How to Pray More Strategically - Matt. 21:21,22

    How to Pray More Strategically - Matt. 21:21,22 Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not ony can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ’Go throw yourself into the sea, and it will be done. If you believe, you will ...read more

  • Creating Your Roadmap To Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Ely Lambert on Jan 3, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 8,174 views

    In the journey of life forgiveness must happen for us to live as Christians, but what a hard task. This sermon begins a process of understanding how we can truly forgive those who are our oppressors.

    Creating Your Roadmap to Forgiveness Destination Forgiveness Preached at the Laurel Church of Christ On January 5, 2003 Introduction: I. “Not long before she died in 1988, in a moment of surprising candor in television, Marghanita Laski, one of our best-known secular humanists and novelists, ...read more

  • How Christians Can Stop Worry

    Contributed by Robin Fletcher on May 31, 2004
    based on 39 ratings
     | 4,863 views

    Summary of four ways Christians can stop worry.

    How Christians can STOP Worry Opening Prayer Scripture from Matthew 6:25-33 "So I tell you, do not worry about your life --what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the ...read more