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  • Understanding From The Whirlwind Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    First person pulpit drama, with "Job" responding to Elihu’s counsel and God’s probing. Designed to lead worshippers to the Communion Table as a sign of God’s understanding of human suffering.

    Do you hear? Do you see? The wind, the wind, the whirlwind?! Do you feel it? Is its hot breath on you as it is on me? The whirlwind, the whirlwind! I can scarcely stand up, it is so strong! Are you not blown away with these winds? Are you not devastated? No. No. I suppose not. Few more

  • How The Holy Spirit Brings Change

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 294 ratings

    The following are nine ways to allow the Holy Spirit to bring about changes that will please the Lord and allow you to bear greater fruit

    How the Holy Spirit Brings Change (2 Cor. 3:18) Quote: Everything continues in a state of rest unless it is compelled to change by forces impressed upon it. Issac Newton, First Law of Motion. "And all of us, as with unveiled face, because we continued to behold in the Word of God more

  • Hope For Tomorrow, Strength For Today

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 181 ratings

    A funeral message, explaining what Jesus meant by calling Himself "the resurrection and the life", and how that comforts us in time of loss.

    Opening Remarks: One day a father and his daughter were out for a leisurely drive in the country. It was a hot summer day and the windows were rolled down. Suddenly the daughter began screaming and fidgeting in her seat. A bee had just flown inside the car through the open window. This would more

  • 6 Pentecost, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 85 ratings

    We learn from Jesus that life is a balance involving, among other things, rest and compassionate servanthood.

    Sermon for 6 Pent Yr B, 20/07/2003 Based on Mk 30-34, 53-56 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat, Alberta By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson According to Bill Heider, “The only thing wrong with being retired is that you never get a day off.” I know in my conversations with some of you, you more

  • The Unforgiving Are Unforgiven

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    Forgiveness requires a petition to be forgiven, a promise from God that we will be forgiven, and a proviso that we must also forgive others.

    BACKGROUND: A. Regardless of what you want to build, there are several factors to consider. These factors apply to building a house, rebuilding a church family, building a community, or rebuilding one’s personal life. 1. You need some type of authorization from a higher authority. 2. A location more

  • Living In Our Little World

    Contributed by Melvin Shelton on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 5 ratings

    Adam and Eve living in their little world.

    LIVING IN OUR LITTLE WORLD 1 John 1:8 To read about the Garden of Eden, it seemed everything was wonderful and beautiful. Adam and Eve were living in their little world. I like to think the garden was like this time of the year, spring time. It was a time when all the birds were singing; a more

  • Don't Hold Back In Your Witness To The World!

    Contributed by Charles Degner on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    Like Amos, God has called us to give a testimony to the world that is not always what the world wants to hear, but what God wants us to speak!

    Amos 7:10-15 July 13, 1997 In years past, before GPS and other navigation wonders, the lighthouse was an important feature on every coastline. On the shoreline of Lake Superior, on a point that sticks well out into the cold waters of the big lake, there is a lighthouse on the shoreline. more

  • What A Friend

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 28 ratings

    This was my message for our annual Friend Day about the friendship we can have with God through Christ.

    What A Friend John 15:9-17 May 18, 2003 Morning Service INTRODUCTION I. The Story of Rudy II. What is a friend? A. Definitions 1. Friendship definitions a.) One who multiplies joy and divides grief b.) One who understands our silence c.) A volume of sympathy bound in cloth d.) A more

  • Being Children Of Encouragement

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    This is basically a shortened version of Brian Winslade’s excellent sermon on encouragement. Much gratitude to him on a week of a funeral!

    Acts 9:19-31 – Being Children of Encouragement You might have heard the story of the married couple asleep in bed on a stormy night who were awakened by a loud knock on the front door. The man crawled out of bed and grumpily went downstairs. When he opened the front door he found a man more

  • Seeking God In Times Of Need

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 35 ratings

    This is a devotional that I wrote for my July leadership board meeting about our need to seek God in times of crisis

    Seeking God in Times of Need 2 Chronicles 14:8-10 July 8, 2003 8 When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them. 9 Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley more

  • Like A Tree

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    Examines the qualities of trees that cab be compared to the righteous who are blessed according to Psalm 1.

    Like a Tree 1Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. 2But his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3He is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its more

  • The Message To The Church At Philadelphia Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 12 ratings

    An encouraging message of God’s open door to us of Salvation and Service.

    The message to the church at Philadelphia. Rev 3:7-13 Baptism of Nadine Lusi Introduction Here we are continuing our series on the messages to the churches - this morning: Philadelphia (lovely! Hope it’s not a cheesy sermon) o not called Philadelphia, now. Called Alasehir. Here: o more

  • What The Body Of Christ Needs

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Using the metaphor of a body, I believe that for this church to function properly as Christ would have it function, as well as each us individually, there are certain body parts that ALL of us must possess.

    WHAT THE BODY OF CHRIST NEEDS I CORINTHIANS 12:12-18 INTRODUCTION: Throughout the New Testament the church is likened to a physical body made up of many members each functioning in a different capacity but all being part of the same unity and working together for the proper functioning and more

  • First Importance Series

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Jul 11, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to get us to reexamine our priorities to see if the gospel is really of first importance in our lives.

    1 Corinthians First Importance 1 Corinthians 15:1-19 July 13, 2003 Intro: A. Priorities… 1. [Woman Misses Husband’s Funeral to Attend Ballgame, Citation: Robert Russell, May All Who Come Behind Us Find Us Faithful] Robert Russell tells this story: There is a huge rivalry in college more

  • We Know In Part Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 13 ratings

    We know little about life after death, but we do know that heaven is not possessing things, that hell is about separation from God, and that the love of God will reach even to the most alienated.

    We think that having things will make us happy. The truth is that happiness comes from sharing what you have with someone you love. Fulfillment is not measured by how much you have. Genuine fulfillment is measured by who you have it with. That is true in this life. I believe that is also true more