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  • Expand Your Destiny

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Sep 21, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 7,144 views

    There are so many Christians today who are discouraged and despondent because they feel they are barren and producing nothing in their lives. They seemingly experience the same cycles of failures and struggles. Prophetically, this is the time to star

    Expand Your Destiny Sing a new song Isaiah 54:1 - "Sing, O barren, You who have not borne! Break forth into singing, and cry aloud, You who have not labored with child! For more are the children of the desolate Than the children of the married woman," says the LORD. ...read more

  • The Believer’s Precious Possessions

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Nov 15, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,299 views

    When we think of something precious, we think of something that is to be cherished and watched jealously. As believers, there are some things which we possess that are truly precious.

    Intro: When we think of something precious, we think of something that is to be cherished and watched jealously. (Give examples) As believers, there are some things which we possess that are truly precious. All the material wealth that we esteem will one day perish. All the people we count to be so ...read more

  • The Paradox Of Possession Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Jun 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,007 views

    It is not we who possess anything of lasting value; no matter what we possess it is Christ who possess us!

    The Paradox of Possession, II Corinthians 6:1-13 Series Introduction, “An Upside-Down Kingdom” In Isaiah 52:13-53:12, known as Isaiah’s fourth servant song, the prophet describes what is known as Isaiah’s “suffering servant.” This verse is filled with language of “substitution.” The passage, ...read more

  • Having, Losing, Choosing

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Mar 31, 2009
     | 1,939 views

    Whatever we think we possess can be lost. God gives it to us for only so long as we need it, but after that it becomes an idol. We must choose to give away time, talent, treasure for things that do last, and for life itself.

    Almost nothing that you and I count on to be permanent really is permanent. Almost everything that we think will last forever, it turns out, can be destroyed. Anything we have we can also very easily lose. We live in a monumental city. Capitol Hill, the monuments, the Federal Triangle, the White ...read more

  • Give Me What's Mine! Series

    Contributed by Tom Conant on Apr 3, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,784 views

    First part of a series on stewardship.

    Introduction. Who can tell me the top news story the past two weeks? (this was when the stimulus plan was being proposed) Sure it’s the Economic Stimulus plan. This has been the main item of discussion by congress, the president, and experts on all the networks. The premise is the economy needs ...read more

  • "Hilarious Giving"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Sep 17, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,015 views

    A sermon on stewardship.

    2 Corinthians 9:6-15 “Hilarious Giving” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of East Ridge United Methodist Church, Chattanooga, TN “God loves a cheerful giver,” writes Paul to the Church in Corinth. What a concept… …That giving will make us happy! But it’s the truth! Anyone who’s ...read more

  • The Power Of Sharing Series

    Contributed by David Henderson on Sep 25, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,566 views

    In this message we look at the powerful testimony we have to the lost when we learn to share our possessions with one another.

    The Power of a Changed Life “The Power of Sharing” Acts 4:32-37 A 3 year old boy had been misbehaving all day so his parents sent him to bed early as punishment. He marched off without a word but 5 minutes later he appeared in the LR, carrying his favorite toy, his piggy bank and some ...read more

  • Come: To A Choking World

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Oct 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,104 views

    What chokes the joy out of life? Too many cares that major on minors, and the relentless pursuit of material success. Jesus came to be authentically human among us.

    Nearly every time I take an airplane trip, I get a happy surprise. When we take off and rise through the congestion of earth and the grim gray clouds of our immediate atmosphere, there comes that astonishing moment when the plane bursts through the cloud cover into bright sunlight. I am always ...read more

  • Jesus Reveals Our Temptations Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Oct 19, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,444 views

    This week we examine Jesus as a model of emotionally healthy spirituality. We’ll uncover 3 temptations that keep us from growing and then three challenges to fulfill to combat those temptations.

    Back to School Jesus Reveals Our Temptations Luke 4:1-13 October 18, 2009 This week I want to lift up to Jesus as a model of healthy emotional spirituality. Turn to the passage read earlier: Luke 4:1-13. How many of you exercise regularly? Yeah, every morning the alarm clock rings, I jump ...read more

  • God's Bountiful Buffet

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on May 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,898 views

    Juy 31, 1988. When we don’t have enough, materially, it’s easy to be spiritual, and we respond with gratitude. When we have enough, materially, it’s still easy to be spiritual, and we respond with responsibility.

    You may not know it, but we may be in the vicinity of a piece of history. We may be in the neighborhood that gave rise to a revolution in the restaurant business. I cannot really document this, but at least in my limited observation, it was right here in this neighborhood that one enterprising ...read more

  • Taking This Mountain

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Jun 15, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,459 views

    The record proclaims that Caleb, because of his faith in God, took possession of his mountain, and he expelled some of the greatest of the giants. It is time we take back our mountains.

    Taking This Mountain Joshua 14:6-15 6 Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal: and Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, Thou knowest the thing that the LORD said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea. 7 Forty years old was I when Moses ...read more

  • Lifestyles Of The Rich And Famous Series

    Contributed by Tom Papez on Nov 15, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,012 views

    Idol series deals with dangers of possessions and the intense focus we put on them.

    LIFESTYLES OF THE RICH AND FAMOUS IDOL SERIES 2: POSSESSIONS, PARONOIA, & PROBLEMS INTRO: Last week we used the American Idol theme to discuss some idols Americans often times put in front of the Lord, and it turned out to be pretty passionate. The three we discussed were: Pride, Popularity, ...read more

  • Radical Living

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Feb 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,903 views

    What is it we really treasure? Money, possessions or Christ?

    February 1, 2009 Radical Living 1 Timothy 6:7-19 A man decides he’s going to pay off his credit card. He owes $7,500 and believes God does not want him to be in debt, so he decides he’ll cut up the card and pay off the $7,500 by making the minimum monthly payment until it’s gone. Your ...read more

  • If I Were A Rich Man Series

    Contributed by Michael Karpf on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,417 views

    A warning against the dangers of riches; they are temporal and instead of hoarding them, we need to use them in furthering God’s kingdom.

    IF I WERE A RICH MAN James 5:1-6 This past week I was reminded of what I shared with you last week about making plans and not consulting God. It’s important to remember that if God wills our plans will come to pass. And we need to trust Him to bring them to pass and if our plans are not His ...read more

  • Control Belongs To God

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Feb 22, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,301 views

    God’s choice is not unfair because He owes nothing to sinful man. (God still gives insight, concepts and ideas to mankind) God is free from obligation or constraint in bestowing mercy on people. God loves every person on the face of the earth, and He’s wa

    Control Belongs to God Text: Romans 9:14-33 14 Are we saying, then, that God was unfair? Of course not! 15 For God said to Moses, “I will show mercy to anyone I choose, and I will show compassion to anyone I choose.”16 So it is God who decides to show mercy. We can neither choose ...read more