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  • Curious, Concerned And Compassionate, But Not Converted

    Contributed by Fred Smith on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 31 ratings
     | 3,265 views

    A look at Nicodemus from a pragmatic perspective

    Now there was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a member of the Jewish ruling council. He came to Jesus at night...—John 3:1, 2a Nicodemus, who had gone to Jesus earlier and who was one of their own number, asked, "Does our law condemn anyone without first hearing him to find out what he is ...read more

  • Not Just Atheists, Dr D.

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Apr 10, 2009
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,664 views

    It may be doable but does it work with the Lord?

    "It is only the atheist who adopts success as the criterion of right." - Robert Lewis Dabney --------------- If Dabney were here today he would have to modify that statement to include many so-called Evangelicals. Just because you have a large church and mucho dinero don’t mean God is blessing. ...read more

  • Distraction

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 5, 2006
    based on 55 ratings
     | 20,530 views

    You need to move from: 1. Pragmatism to passion. 2. Being fractured to being focused. 3. Wandering to living life on purpose.

  • Nine Things Not To Consider When Determining What's Right Or Wrong

    Contributed by Alex Mcfarland on Jun 28, 2006
    based on 67 ratings
     | 8,777 views

    In the life of every Christian, there will eventually be a struggle between “oughts” and “actions.” Every day has a way of forcing choices upon us, putting us in the middle of things that we should or should not do. When it comes to decision making for

    Nine Things NOT to Consider When Determining What’s Right Or Wrong By Alex McFarland “There is nothing wrong with what we did! Besides, we really love each other.” These were the reasons Jennifer gave for “going to far” with her boyfriend when confronted by her Mom. Jennifer knew what the ...read more

  • A God Who Makes Concessions

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 920 views

    God often caters to human nature. He will not bend in some areas, but He is more flexible than many Christians I know! Sometimes He gives us what we ask for, even if it is not the ideal

    1. Most of us start out adulthood as idealists. As we grow older, it is natural to surrender that idealism for a more pragmatic idealism...but we need to hang on to some of it. 2. God is sometimes an idealist, other times a pragmatist; He is an idealist in that He has a perfect plan, and He ...read more

  • God's Blueprint For The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jun 29, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,896 views

    What is the church to do? If you ask modern church growth experts they would say we are to become more appealing to reach the lost. But what does the Bible say we are to do? Join Pastor Steve as he shares "God’s Blueprint for the Church."

    John MacDuff said, "The gods of the unregenerate soul are the world, self, and sin" (Grace Gems). He’s right! But in the seeker-sensitive church those three words have been ignored. We are told that the church today needs to be "light on doctrine" (quoted in an article on the Seeker-Sensitive ...read more

  • Called To Be Rebels Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jan 16, 2006
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,191 views

    Looking at Jesus’ Temple cleansing, we can see He was a social revolutionary and a rebel against the culture, even the religious culture. This sermon calls people to rebel as well, as long as they’re obeying God.

    John 2:13-25 – Called to be Rebels You may have heard of Emily Post. She was born in the early 1870’s and died in 1960. She was the Martha Stewart of her day. Although she wrote a syndicated newspaper column and for a time also hosted a radio program, what made her famous was her book, ...read more

  • A New Lease On Life

    Contributed by Andrew Stringer on Jan 29, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,703 views

    I Corinthians 15:58 tells us to keep on striving forward in our work for Christ--yet, verses 1-57 give us the ammo to accomplish this command--read why we should be stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding....

    GET A NEW LEASE ON LIFE IN 2002 I Corinthians 15:58 Introduction: 1. Paul wrote the epistle to the Corinthians to accomplish at least two purposes: a. Correction—The Corinthian church was full of carnality (chapters 1-6). b. Instruction—The Corinthian church was full of questions ...read more

  • Two Kinds Of Wisdom (Part 1)

    Contributed by Tony Miano on May 21, 2001
    based on 83 ratings
     | 1,800 views

    We’re going to take a close look at these two kinds of wisdom. In the process, we will see James describe wisdom that is tried (vv. 13), wisdom that is treacherous (vv. 14-16), and wisdom that is true (vv. 17-18). This morning we’re going to study verses 13-16.

    Two Kinds of Wisdom (Part 1) James 3:13-16 Preached by Pastor Tony Miano Pico Canyon Community Church May 13, 2001 Introduction: We find the following story in the Old Testament book of 1 Kings. King David, probably the greatest king who ever lived on the earth, had just died. His son, ...read more

  • What The Church Needs Now

    Contributed by William Blount on Nov 2, 2008
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,138 views

    With the winds of change, and erosion of truth, the church is in desperate need of biblical truth.

    What the Church Needs Today Col. 2:6-7 Col 2:1-9 2:1 For I want you to know what a great conflict I have for you and those in Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh, 2 that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of ...read more

  • Put On Your Shoes

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 49 ratings
     | 5,562 views

    Some spiritual principles and applications on the use of shoes in our Christian walk and warfare.

    email: cholt@gt.rr.com Charles W. Holt PUT ON YOUR SHOES Luke 15:22 and Ephesians 6:15 Introduction: Our daily conversations are replete with expressions concerning the use of our foot or feet. We have learned to convey a whole idea or concept in this manner. For example: 1. A ...read more

  • What Is Truth? Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on May 27, 2010
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,370 views

    God rules over hearts and minds with truth and advances a kingdom of repentance and righteousness.

    Scripture Introduction In 1818, Percy Bysshe Shelley published a poem on the ephemeral nature of human kings and political powers: I met a traveler from an antique land Who said: Two vast and trunkless legs of stone Stand in the desert. Near them, on the sand, Half sunk, a shattered ...read more

  • Is There A Resurrection

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Nov 7, 2007
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,299 views

    Jesus is in a discussion with the Sadducees about the resurrection. Do you know how they got their name? They don’t beleive in the resurrection, that’s why they are "Sad...u...see!"

    In Jesus Holy Name November 11, 2007 Text: Luke 20:27-38 Redeemer “Is There a Resurrection?” As we look at this event in the life of Jesus as recorded by Luke, I find that I really enjoy the dialogue. Why? Because it allows me to tell one of my ...read more

  • Living Water

    Contributed by Jon Earls on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 30 ratings
     | 6,592 views

    This sermon invites those listening to partake of the Living Water that Jesus provides through the Holy Spirit.

    A small boy is sent to bed by his father. Five minutes later... “Da-ad...” “What?” “I’m thirsty. Can you bring drink of water?” “No. You had your chance. Lights out.” Five minutes later: “Da-aaaad...” “WHAT?” “I’m THIRSTY. Can I have a drink of water?” “I told you NO!” If ...read more

  • Confidence In Troubled Times

    Contributed by David Parks on Aug 15, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,109 views

    The World Trade Center attack has left many seeking confidence in troubled times.

    Confidence In These Troubled Times TEXT: INTRODCUTION: 1 This morning I would like to talk to you about how to have – Confidence In These Troubled Times. 2 I’m sure we can all agree that these are uncertain times. 3 We’ve lived in a nation surrounded by 2 great oceans that seemed to insolate ...read more