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  • Getting Started With Love (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Squires on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,477 views

    Ten keys to a lasting love.

    1If I could speak in any language in heaven or earth but didn’t love others, I would be making meaningless noise like a loud gong or clanging cymbal. 2If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I knew all the mysteries of the future and knew everything about everything, but didn’t love others, what good ...read more

  • How To Let God Guide You In Selecting Your Mate

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,080 views

    1. Commit your way to the Lord, delight yourself in Him and His will and trust also in Him to lead you to the best person and He will bring it to pass. (Psalm 37:3-5) Only the Lord is able to direct two people into a God blessed union. He is able to work in ways that we cannot understand. His ways ...read more

  • An Impromptu Faith

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 64 ratings
     | 733 views

    Paul was flexible in his ministry. So we too must learn to flex.

    An Impromptu Walk of Faith OR Paul, the Apostle of Rubber (Acts 16:1ff) Intro 1. Nowadays, whenever I do pre-marital counseling for a couple planning to marry, I administer a personality inventory test called, "Prepare." 2. Part of this test deals with the "family of origin," and looks at ...read more

  • Myths About Love And Marriage

    Contributed by David Ibeleme on Jul 8, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,729 views

    Helping people avoid the common myths that hinder us from enjoying marriage

    Myths About Love and Marriage Dr. David Ibeleme 1. The "Perfect Couple" Syndrome. There is no perfect couple. No Marriage is "made in heaven" - Matt. 22:25-30. "You" are not anybody’s rib - Gen. 2:22ff. Marriage is a perfect relationship between two imperfect people. It’s the union not ...read more

  • "Is That You, Lord?"

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,351 views

    We wonder whether the plans we are considering are from God or from another source. Here are four distinquishing marks of the call of God.

    Passage: Judges 6:33-40 Intro: So Fred was walking along a narrow mountain path when he slipped over the edge, but saved himself by grabbing a branch. He called out for help, and the Lord answered by calling him to let go of the branch, and God would catch him. “Is there anybody else up ...read more

  • The Lystras Of Life

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,497 views

    Thesis: There is a way to keep walking back into the Lystras of life. Intro.: 1. Illust. "May the road rise up to meet you; May the wind be always at your back; May the sun shine warm upon your face; The rains fall soft upon your fields; And, until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm ...read more

  • Pre-Mothers' Day: "... Because Her Hour Has Come ..." Series

    Contributed by Ken Harris on May 6, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,827 views

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others, in wake of Mothers’ Day, many mothers forget the anguish of child birth.

    6 May 2007 U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris Fort Ord Chapel Seaside, California BIG IDEA: Seeing their baby and experiencing the joy of being a mother causes many mothers to forget the anguish of birth. References: John 16:16-22 (RSV); Psalm 30:5 (KJV) For his anger endureth but a ...read more

  • The Half-Time Pep Talk

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Feb 26, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,053 views

    Things can be pretty tough there in the first half of the game. Certainly Timothy was not having a really great time. So let’s listen in to Paul’s half-time talk.

    Passage: 2 Timothy 2:1-13 Intro: Most team sports have some kind of intermission, half-time. 1. and if you have played on a crummy team, like the football team I played on in HS, you have heard the half-time “pep talk.” 2. supposed to energize, encourage, send the team back out with a ...read more

  • 16 Pentecost A

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Sep 12, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,528 views

    For life in the church, Jesus gives us a process and promise to help us deal with conflict so that others may see Jesus clearly.

    16 Pentecost A Matthew 18:15-20 8 Sept.2002 Rev. Roger Haugen In my final year of university at Camrose Lutheran College, I was in charge of one of the dorms. There was one guy determined to get my goat. He was always at the centre of disturbances, always living just over the edge of the ...read more

  • Shallow Spirituality

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 11, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,738 views

    Attitudes to avoid because they promote shallow spirituality.

    Last week we looked at "surface spirituality", the soil that did not receive the seed because it had been "walked on" and was hardened. We learned that we can develop a hardened heart when others hurt us if we’re not careful. If we let our hearts become bitter and unforgiving the Word of God ...read more

  • The Dance

    Contributed by Brian Buriff on May 18, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,322 views

    When Jesus shrouded truth in parables, He was of sorts "dancing" with us. This sermon compares the mystery of a man / woman relationship with the mystery of the relationship of Christ and his Bride, the church.

    Matt 13:13-15 "Therefore I speak to them in parables, because seeing they do not see, and hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand. And in them the prophecy of Isaiah is fulfilled, which says: ’Hearing you will hear and shall not understand, and seeing you will see and not perceive; for ...read more

  • Going Through The Big D Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    Exposition of Mark 10:1-12 regarding Jesus’ statements on marriage and divorce

    Text: Mark 10:1-12, Title: Going Through the Big “D,” Date/Place: NRBC, 2/24/08, PM A. Opening illustration: Preview with pastoral warning and assurance of care and openness to hearing differing viewpoints, Snapshot of marriage in America, from Covenant Marriage by Fred Lowry, p. 18, Why is it ...read more

  • Your Spouse Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jun 17, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,277 views

    Part 1 in series "Succeeding Where Success Matters Most," this message attempts to establish a spiritual context for marriage, and looks at the controversial topic of divorce.

    Succeeding Where Success Matters Most – Your Spouse Wildwind Community Church David Flowers June 12, 2005 At this moment I am seeing three couples for pre-marital counseling. If you asked them they’d tell you that I’m extremely strict about making sure all couples complete a minimum ...read more

  • American Wedding Ceremony And The Act Of Baptism

    Contributed by Maximiliano Zapata on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,369 views

    The American Wedding Ceremony has many elements which correspond to the Act of Baptism and they both unite for life

    Last Sunday, we talked about wedding ceremonies. We talked about how they differ from country to country and from culture to culture. We spent a considerable amount of time talking specifically about one type of a wedding ceremony that was practiced during Jesus day, among the Jewish ...read more

  • "Finding The Path"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,997 views

    Discovering the will of God

    “Finding the Path” A minister was asked to conduct a service at a mental institution. Things went well until the sermon. He began his message with a rhetorical question: “Why are we here?” A patient responded, “Because we’re not all there!” Purpose in life is a challenge for most of us. ...read more