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  • Power Grab Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 5, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,253 views

    Grasping after power that belongs to God is not only wrong, it's dangerous.

    This is communion Sunday. Here on the table are special elements set aside for worship. In the Presbyterian tradition, only a minister of word and sacrament is authorized to consecrate the elements. And only ordained officers of the church are granted the privilege of distributing the elements to ...read more

  • Reversing Satan's Power Grab

    Contributed by John Gaston on Sep 14, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,552 views

    Using the battle between King Abijah & Jeroboam, we study how Satan tries to get power over us, how we can get back our momentum, and how we can cause Hell to lose power over us.

    REVERSING SATAN’S POWER GRAB 2 Chron. 13:1-20 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. Sal, a pilot for a major airline, carries his running clothes in a backpack, freeing his hands for his luggage. As he was heading to a plane in full pilot uniform one day, he noticed passers-by grinning at him in ...read more

  • The Truth About Power Series

    Contributed by Vance Elzinga on Jun 22, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,165 views

    We all crave power, admit it or not; so how can we make sure we don’t abuse it?

    The Truth About Power – Micah (6.8 key vs) Main Idea: We’re to use power, not usurp it. Like Jesus, our Glorious One! INTRO What’s the truth about power? We all have trouble with power, even when we feel powerless. Motorcycle stuck in sand illustration… freedom, grounded. You [Need] We ...read more

  • Making God Laugh

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Jan 25, 2014
     | 3,504 views

    God has all kinds of emotions. He even laughs. The matters that make Him laugh are no joking matter.

    Making God Laugh or Chuckles in the Highest We know that God has feelings and emotions. Hebrews 4:15 15 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin. (KJV) 15 Porque no tenemos un ...read more

  • Preparing For The Coming Of Christ Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 5, 2016
     | 1,853 views

    An authentic faith – which is never comfortable or completely personal – always involves a deep desire to change the world

    Thursday of the 31st Week in Course 2016 Joy of the Gospel We stand now very close to the conclusion of our liturgical year, our holy year of grace and mercy that concludes on the Feast of Christ the King. I’m doubly blessed because I get to celebrate Christ the King Sunday twice. In the ...read more

  • How To Become Great In 2008

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,326 views

    A basketball coach got a glimpse of the success philosophy when an alumni of the university told him; “Coach we are behind you, win or tie.”

    How to Become Great in 2008 A Success Message for the New Year If you want to become great in 2008 you can! Just exactly what is success? People are infatuated about success. You can see an emphasis on success and winning in just about every sphere of life. It seems important to drive the ...read more

  • Heaven's Empathy

    Contributed by Steven Chapman on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,424 views

    We have heard numerous stories about Jesus’ temptation. Yet, perhaps the amazing thing of the story of Christ’s temptations is that He knows our story so well.

    Heaven’s Empathy for You and Me Luke 4:1-13 Movement One: Jesus was tempted Set Stage: (Bracket discussion by familiarity). Questions: We know this story, don’t we? You have heard it preached many times? You have studied it in Bible studies and Sunday School haven’t you? I think we would all ...read more

  • Character Counts

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,337 views

    Ananias and Sapphira felt that they could play games with God and the church. There are a few reasons why this is a bad idea.

    Passage: Acts 5:1-11 Intro: Every time God is working to accomplish something that involves people, we can be sure of one thing. 1. People will find a way to mess it up! 2. we see it in Scripture, we see it in history, we see it in our own experiences. 3. missions, churches, ministries ...read more

  • Salty Christians Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on May 7, 2012
     | 2,620 views

    What influences you and what kind of influence are you on others? In the final portion of Mark Chapter 9, Jesus describes a common substance: salt. It is either salty or flavorless. When it comes to you affect on your environment are you salt or unsalt?

    Leading up to this portion of Mark 9, Jesus has taken a young child and put them into his arms. Somehow I picture him placing the child in front of Him and wrapping his arms around their front. The disciples can see both the child and the Messiah standing together. That stance of loving protection ...read more

  • Who Prays In A Modern Global Society?

    Contributed by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on May 16, 2014
     | 727 views

    Prayer is not for the faint of heart. It requires a well-made up mind to serve the Lord, Jesus Christ.

    Who Prays In A Modern Global Society? By Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (May 16, 2014) “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil” (I Peter 3:12 King James Version, ...read more

  • That Word Our Flesh Hates...

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 10, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 745 views

    James and John thought they were pulling a fast one. But their values were updside down.

    Passage: Matthew 20:20-28 Intro: The great thing about studying a book all the way thru is that you begin to identify recurring themes. 1. and the Bible is a book where repetition means emphasis, because it is essentially a Hebrew book. 2. ever since the Beatitudes way back in chapter 5, ...read more

  • The Fox Turned Weasel Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jul 23, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,686 views

    The wicked and fence-sitters have their moments but are worse off in the long term.

    The Fox Turned Weasel (Mark 6:14-29) 1. TAMPA, Fla., July 1 (UPI) --A Florida artist claims he spotted a two-headed alligator when he was out walking his dog in Tampa but Florida wildlife officials are skeptical. Justin Alan Arnold uploaded the image on Facebook and it has been shared across ...read more

  • Community Advice

    Contributed by Kenneth Anthony on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,570 views

    Troublemakers are in every church. St. Paul advices Titus to ignore troublemakers and focus on good works. Good works seen as best way to focus community and combat dissention.

    Community Advice Do you remember growing up and receiving unsolicited advice from your parents? I always hated listening to these lectures on life because I thought I knew infinitely more that my folks. I thought they knew nothing. Certainly it was they who needed enlightening by me. Mark ...read more

  • Moving Forward For The Kingdom

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Jun 10, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,612 views

    About allowing God to work in us so we can be equipped to do His will.

    Moving Forward for the Kingdom Hebrews 13:20-21 May 17, 2009 Me: I was working on what I thought was going to be the message for today, which was kind of a “state of the church” message like I did last year. But as the weekend drew nearer, I became convinced that God wanted a different kind ...read more

  • That Final Night - A Night Of Misunderstanding Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Jan 27, 2011
     | 2,235 views

    What is our destiny as believers? Why do we follow Jesus? What does Jesus offer those who are obedient? As sinners, can we ever know the grace of God? ABSOLUTELY! Let's look at these verses...

    21 But behold, the hand of him who betrays Me is with Me on the table. 22 For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!" 23 And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. 24 A dispute also arose among ...read more