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  • Blessings In Poverty

    Contributed by Dan Santiago on Feb 1, 2006
    based on 53 ratings

    You don’t need to have everything going your way to be happy.

    INTRODUCTION ILLUSTRATION I came across of these lines from a song from the musical “Oklahoma,” -- Oh what a beautiful morning, oh what a beautiful day; I’ve got a wonderful feeling, everything’s going my way. A lot people today tend to regard happiness in that light. “When everything’s more

  • The Wealth Of Poverty Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jun 24, 2006
    based on 29 ratings

    1st sermon in an 8 part series on the Beatitudes. This series challenges us to "Shift" our thinking in what really brings true happiness. (*Refreshed with some rewrite in 8/08. PowerPoint and Video Clips available on request.)

    SHIFT -WEEK 1 THE WEALTH OF POVERTY Matthew 5:1-3, Luke 18:18-23 INTRODUCTION TO SERIES: For the majority of people, Christian and non-Christian alike, the popular idea of finding happiness is based on having the right circumstances. It is what one preacher calls, "When & Then thinking." more

  • The Poverty That Enriches

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on May 21, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    No sensible person enjoys being poor. None of us would strive for actual “poverty status” in life. Jesus is referring to another kind of "poverty", one that enriches.

    THE POVERTY THAT ENRICHES “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3. No sensible person enjoys being poor. None of us would strive for actual “poverty status” in life. In our text, our Lord is not extolling the benefits of being economically poor. He more

  • The Poverty Of Riches Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 56 ratings

    exposition on matt ch19v16-30

  • The Poverty Of Complacency

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on May 1, 2008
    based on 44 ratings

    Complacency with our own spiritual condition will rob us of what God really wants to perform as far as blessing and anointing.

    THE POVERTY OF COMPLACENCY TEXT: 2 Kings 7:3-9 ll Kings 7:3 9 -- “And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?” “If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there: and more

  • Trials Of Poverty & Riches Series

    Contributed by Shane Speck on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    Humility is one of the great keys of an effective Christian life. James points out some important aspects of living the humble Christian life.

    PRACTICAL CHRISTIAN LIVING “Trials of Poverty & Riches” (James 1:9-11) Introduction:  Keeping in our context we see that wisdom to understand our trials can be a very useful thing…it can also be useful as we consider our attitude in the world  No one likes a stuck up more

  • Poverty Because Of Unbelief

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Mar 13, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    God has given us his promise in exchange for our faith trust & obedience

    POVERTY BECAUSE OF UNBELIEF On the corner of Park Row and Beekman Street,(In City Hall Park) New York City, where Horace Greeley’s Statue (Founder of New York Tribune) now stands, stood a man offering $20 gold pieces for $1 each. All day he kept up loudly announcing his wares, but of the more

  • When Failure Is Successful: Poverty

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 11, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    How poverty can be good

    Intro: How much do you have to have to be a success in our society? With the changes in our economy, it seems that the bar is really being raised. It used to be that if you were a millionaire, you had achieved success. The truth is, that millionaires are really quite common in our society more

  • A Christian Response To Poverty

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Sep 25, 2005
    based on 45 ratings

    A topical message on the causes and Christian response to poverty.

    A CHRISTIAN RESPONSE TO POVERTY For the past several month, we have been bombarded by news of hurricanes, and flooding. We have seen pictures of the devastation left behind in Mississippi, Alabama, and Louisiana, and the damage left by the latest storm in Texas. We as a denomination, and as a more

  • Toeing The Poverty Line Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jun 23, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    Poverty of spirit - humility before God - is essential to authentic faith.

    Toeing the Poverty Line Over the past few weeks we’ve seen picture after picture of devastation and loss, desperation and helplessness. Responses have ranged across the spectrum from courage and compassion and generosity to greed, exploitation, and headline-grabbing. But one thing it has more

  • The Poverty Of Self-Sufficiency Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 39 ratings

    As we look at the first Beatitude this morning, I wonder if those listening to Jesus wished they had a dictionary with them because it must have seemed like He was speaking a different language.

  • Good 'n Plenty (Ephesians 3) Series

    Contributed by David Richardson on Nov 14, 2005
    based on 22 ratings

    How about you? Do you know how rich you are in Christ?

    Series Title: The Heavenly Reserve Bank of God (Ephesians) Message Title: Good ‘n Plenty (Ephesians, Chapter 3) Scripture: Ephesians 3:14-19 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his more

  • What Is Your Occupation?

    Contributed by Darrell Jones on Jul 11, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    Among the sins of Sodom, we find the sin of doing nothing. The question Pharoah asked in our text is a good question for us today? We answer the question is it a sin to do nothing.

    I once heard Granny Clampett say this about a man named Leif Crick, "he’s the only one I know who can get up in the morning with nothing to do, and at the end of the day he is only half done." In (Matthew 29:3, we find the word idle used, in the Greek it is rendered as a man without work. Friends, more

  • One Heart - One Voice

    Contributed by Larry Thompson on Jul 21, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    This message confronts the poverty and pandemic AIDS situation in Africa and calls for a biblical response from God’s people.

    ONE HEART – ONE VOICE – THE COMPASSION OF CHRIST LUKE 10:25-37 - ©DR. LARRY L. THOMPSON (2005) SUNDAY, JUNE 26, 2005 Introduction: On July 6th - 8th, President Bush and other G8 leaders will discuss the major social, political and economic conditions that leave nearly ONE billion people more

  • Can God Shake This Place?

    Contributed by Ron Hicks on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 30 ratings

    My prayer is that God would shake you so hard that the things that bind you would fall off and that you could experience the freedom that God wants you to experience.

    Can God Shake This Place? In our lifetime we have heard of, and seen on the news, the deadly destruction that earthquakes, in various parts of the word have left. Mass destruction. Cities have been decimated. Homes and buildings completely destroyed. 10’ of thousands have more