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  • The Unusual Gift Of Common Sense

    Contributed by John Perry on Jan 22, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    If common sense is so common why don't more people have it?

    Bunbury Sun pm 23/01/11 “The unusual gift of common sense” Intro: I’ve often wondered what it must be like being a judge sitting on the bench hearing people’s disputes & having to work it all out. I conclude that to be able to function in position you need a liberal more

  • Wisdom

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Sep 1, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    Wisdom comes from God, and is a very real and practical sense of what to do, how to do it, and why it must be done...but wisdom is no guarantee that we’ll act wisely.

    Wisdom II Chronicles 1:1-11, Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts “Ask for whatever you want Me to give you” (vs 7). If God handed you a “blank check”--if you could ask Him for anything and receive it, what would your pray for? I saw a “prayer” on a more

  • Laying Up Treasures

    Contributed by Paul George on Jun 9, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    A preoccupation with hoarding earthly treasure makes little practical sense. Eternal investments, investments in the kingdom of heaven, are far more profitable. They are certain, and the benefits long lasting. Earthly investments are short-lived.

    Laying up Treasures Matthew 6:19-34 The Lord Jesus told the disciples, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves more

  • Seven Secrets Of Spiritual Success

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Dec 1, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    I believe that of all people in the world, we Christians should want to succeed. What makes us different are our priorities, definition of success, and ways on getting there. Let’s take a lesson from a weary team of fishermen who felt failure until Jesus

    Intro: Almost every normal person is interested in success. Observe the business section and self-help section of the local bookstore. Look at the best-selling books. See the ads section of newspapers for invitations to “success” seminars. I believe that of all people in the world, we Christians more

  • Don’t Be Confused About The Truth Series

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Nov 14, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    To be confused about the church begins with confusion about the truth for vice-versa.

    Don’t be Confused – about the truth John 18:36-38 * The first time I heard the term was during the Bill Clinton presidency. Of course I knew it went on, but I had never heard the term (in political jargon) ‘spin.’ Does everyone know what ‘spin’ actually is? My personal definition is something more

  • The Gospel According To Abraham

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Apr 27, 2011
    based on 35 ratings

    Paul spends a lot of time on justification because our nature tries to clothe ourselves with righteousness in the form of fig leaves, but we are not truly clothed with righteousness until God does the clothing. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, PowerPoi

    The Gospel According to Abraham Romans 4:1-8 3:31 asked if the OT was void because of saving faith? God forbid! Now look at how he illustrates that saving faith is in the OT. vv. 1-8 Paul spends a lot of time on justification more

  • "A Zeal For Holiness"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 37 ratings

    Jesus was zealous for holiness and we should be too.

    JOHN 2:13-25 ETS: Jesus was zealous for holiness (purging of sin) ESS: We need a zeal for holiness Life can be like the game of Monopoly. There was a bumper sticker that proclaimed, He who dies with the most toys wins. That’s wrong. It should say, He who dies with the most toys dies more

  • The Preciousness Of Death

    Contributed by Sonny Thomas, Sr. on May 1, 2002
    based on 328 ratings

    Although difficult for us to cope with, the death of a saint is precious to God.

    "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." This seems like an odd verse. Why would death be precious to God? Wasn’t it the entrance of sin into the world that brought forth the curse of death? Certainly God abhors sin, and I would be willing to say that more

  • Christian Identity I Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 12 ratings

    Exposition of 1 Peter 2:4-5

    Text: 1 Peter 2:4-5 Title: Christian Identity I Date/Place: LSCC, 7/10/05, AM I. INTRODUCTION A. Opening illustration: State of Maine 2000 census statistics B. Background to passage: Coming off of his exhortation to desire the Word, specifically the statement about their tasting of the more

  • That I May Know Him

    Contributed by W. Alderman on Sep 15, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Gaining a close relationship to the Lord

    “THAT I MAY KNOW HIM” TEXT: Philippians 3:10 W. Max Alderman INTRODUCTION: Paul said in 2 Timothy 1:12 “… for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” There is more

  • Churchology 101-The Beginning

    Contributed by Steven Boyns on Feb 4, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    This series is not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor is it designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctrinal issues related to the church. Rather these messages are intended to look at the church and the role it plays in the l

    Last week we began our series of messages entitled Churchology 101. And we said that this series is not designed to deal with the intra-workings of the church, nor is it designed to discuss deep theology or deep doctrinal issues related to the church. Rather these messages are intended to look at more

  • The Ultimate Ride: Balancing The Things Of Life

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Feb 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We continue in this series as we discuss how we really put into practice the things we’ve talked about, how the priorities in life should look: God first, then your family, then everything else -- but how do we get there?

    The Ultimate Ride: Balancing The Things Of Life For the past few weeks, we have been talking about the Ultimate Ride: Transforming your Life and Family. We’ve talked about the wrong way to do things and we’ve talked about the right way to do things. We’ve used cars on this stage to more

  • Love Sincerely

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar 18, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    To love sincerely means that you will give sincerely not to man, but to God.

    Sunday, February 25, 2007 “Love Sincerely” Text: 2 Corinthians 8: 1-9 This Sunday we complete our three part series on the Stories of Love. We began by examining the 3rd Chapter in the Song of Solomon. In the most intimate of language we realized that God’s love is all encompassing. It is more

  • What Now? Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Exposition of 1 Peter 1:13-16

    Text: 1 Peter 1:13-16 Title: What Now? Date/Place: LSCC, 6/5/05, AM I. INTRODUCTION A. Opening illustration: leading the seminar for church planters at SEBTS before I left. B. Background to passage: This is a pivotal point in Peter’s letter. For the first 12 verses he expounded on the more

  • A Colony Of Heaven

    Contributed by John White on Aug 17, 2018

    In this passage Paul describes some changes that should mark the life of a believer. He sets the bar of Christian living very high for himself and for all those who profess to follow him as he follows the Lord Jesus Christ.

    A Colony Of Heaven Philippians 3:13-21 “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but [this] one thing [I do], forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ more