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  • Entering The Wilnderness

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Making space for God.

    First Sunday of Lent (B) March 5, 2006 Readings: more

  • The Struggle Of Prayer

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Feb 15, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    A sermon from the series "Lord Teach Us To Pray." This fifth message deals with the challenges and struggle to pray.

    The Struggle of Prayer Luke 11:1 KJV And it came to pass, that, as he was praying in a certain place, when he ceased, one of his disciples said unto him, Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples. Mark 14:32-42 KJV And they came to a place which was named Gethsemane: and he more

  • A Call To Quietnes

    Contributed by Lew Slade on Feb 15, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Being quiet before God is as important as being busy for him.

    The Call to Quietness I have to say that I am very glad that our gospel reading today skips over the horrific story of the beheading of John the Baptist, and rather moves on chronologically from last week. We read then how Jesus sent out the twelve disciples in ministry for the first time. Today more

  • Is God Really Listening? Series

    Contributed by Drew Mills on Mar 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Dealing with the temptation to doubt God is listening, that prayer is ineffective

    Review Series: Temptation to— Compare ourselves with others Ignore our spiritual roles To believe the God does not care—doubt To be important—at the center of attention To ignore our marriage vows To be discontented with God’s provision And Today—to doubt that God is listening to our more

  • Why Christians Fail To Receive Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Apr 17, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    There are several reasons why Christians fail to receive answers to their prayers. Five reasons are given in this sermon.

    April, 2007 Why Christians Fail to Receive Matthew 7:7-14 INTRODUCTION: There are many reasons why Christians fail to receive answers to their prayers. Some people say, “If you had enough faith you would have received.” Then when people don’t receive, they feel guilty and say, “It was my more

  • Why Should We Pray?

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 31, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Despite the universality of the experience of prayer, we have become aware of a growing neglect of the practice of prayer.

    WHY SHOULD WE PRAY? Luke 11:1-13 INTRO: Prayer is the universal language of religion. In every age, on every continent, in every religion, people have prayed. Despite the universality of the experience of prayer, we have become aware of a growing neglect of the practice of prayer. more

  • Jehoshaphat (He Who Pleads)

    Contributed by Clint Shrum on Feb 7, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    How the prayer of Jehoshaphat and the unity of the people of Judah defeated the enemy and never lifted a hand.

    JEHOSHAPHAT (HE WHO PLEADS) II Chronicles 20:1-4 Intro: In the reading of the text you find that some of the people of Judah have come to Jehoshaphat and told him the Moabites and the Ammonites and others are planning to attack him. This scares Jehoshaphat. Remember at this time the kingdom more

  • How Far Can You Go On Empty

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Aug 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This message is a challenge to prayer instead of the busy-ness of church life.

    Amos 4:4 KJV Come to Bethel, and transgress; at Gilgal multiply transgression; and bring your sacrifices every morning, and your tithes after three years: Amos 5:4-6 KJV For thus saith the LORD unto the house of Israel, Seek ye me, and ye shall live: [5] But seek not Bethel, nor enter into more

  • "Tabitha, Get Up" Series

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Apr 29, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that whenever Prayer and the Power of God’s Word is present, there is new life to overcome the spiritual handicaps.

    Acts 9:36-43 (MSG) 29 April 2007 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fort Ord Chapel Seaside, California BIG IDEA: Whenever Prayer and the Power of God’s Word is present, there is new life to overcome spiritual handicaps. References: Colossians 3:12-15 (ESV); Acts 12:1-19 (James more

  • The God That Answers Prayers

    Contributed by David King on Apr 17, 2008
    based on 14 ratings

    Prayer is the life line of believers. It is a life-time engagement for all the wayfarers on the road of life. The journey is long and the road is windy but with every step is the comforting presence of the One who promised, "I will never leave or forsak

    THE GOD THAT ANSWERS PRAYERS Jer. 33: 1-3: “Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and shew thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not. “ “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue more

  • Unity

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Apr 28, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    A sermon for the 7th Sunday of Easter

    7th Sunday of Easter John 17:1-11 Unity 1* ¶ When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, "Father, the hour has come; glorify thy Son that the Son may glorify thee, 2* since thou hast given him power over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom thou more

  • Don't Pray

    Contributed by Dr. Ronnie Grizzle on Sep 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    There are commands throughout the Bible to pray continually. There are times however, that we don’t need to pray, because we already know it is God’s will for us to do.

    TIMES WHEN WE NEED NOT PRAY EXODUS 14:1-16 April 30, 2003 Parkersburg Baptist Church PAUL TELLS US TO PRAY ABOUT ALL--"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Phil 4:6 KJV) PAUL TELLS US TO PRAY more

  • Wrestling In Prayer

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Sep 21, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    There are times that much wrestling is required in prayer. Epaphras was an excellent example of this.

    Colossians 4:12-13 KJV Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant of Christ, saluteth you, always labouring fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God. [13] For I bear him record, that he hath a great zeal for you, and them that are in Laodicea, and more

  • Praying Persistently

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Oct 16, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Why should we pray? A few reasons.

    (I got this illustration from Sermon Central) -A young man went into a drugstore to get 3 boxes of chocolate: small, medium and large – pharmacist asked - small if hold hand, medium if peck on cheek, large is serious kissing -At dinner the boy prayed for five minutes -You didn’t tell me you more

  • Try A Little Harder

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Sep 6, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    This passage is a call to pray with our bodies and our actions as well as with our hearts, minds, and mouths.

    There is an old Japanese saying that if a person makes one thousand folded paper cranes, then he/she will be made well. Lots of people believe that prayer works that way: If enough people pray enough prayers to God, then God is bound to grant their request. Prayer is a way of getting God to do what more