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  • Presence Series

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Dec 20, 2011

    A Christmas Eve Communion meditation. We all have within us a deep hunger, but we won't find what we're looking for at the mall, or under the tree, or in Santa's sack. The only place we can find our hunger truly satisfied is at the manger, the feeding tro

    How many of you have seen the movie Christmas Vacation starring Chevy Chase? The movie has become a holiday favorite. It’s a parody about the false expectations that we often build up around the traditional family Christmas experience. Many of us can probably identify with the character Clark more

  • Absence And Presence

    Contributed by John Vella on Jan 31, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    How we deal with absence and presence can affect how we relate to Jesus.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. XI, Issue 2, No. 14 Ascension of the Lord - Year C May 20th, 2007 Readings: * Acts 1:1-11 * Hebrews 9:24-28; 10:19-23 * Lk. 24:46-53 Absence And Presence Separation Separation is something that all of us must deal with, many times in our lives. All of us more

  • A Disturbing Presence

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on May 18, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Jesus’ presence often causes as much disturbance as peace.

    A Disturbing Presence John 8: 26-39 June 20, 2004 A pastor in a small church was greatly annoyed by one of his elderly members who fell asleep during his sermons every Sunday. After the service one day, the pastor said to the old man’s grandson who always sat with his grandfather, “If more

  • In The Presence Of The Lord Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 16 ratings

    If we will seek after it with all of our hearts, we can experience the transforming presence of Christ.

    In The Presence of the Lord Text: Gen. 35:1-15 Introduction 1. Read Gen. 35:1-15 2. Illustration: If I could ask the Lord for just one thing, One request from my heart, the favor would be To dwell in his house forever, in his house forever, I want to see his face all my days. In more

  • Joy In The Presence

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jun 30, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    The point of the two parables about lost things – implies that we can get lost, separated from God. The reaction of the owner (God) is a grief-stricken search.

    Joy In The Presence / Luke 15: 1 - 10 Intro: Men and women react differently when they are lost. A man will drive and drive without stopping to ask directions. But, his wife will stop at the first gas station or even stop people along the way if she isn’t absolutely sure. Here we have two more

  • Christmas Presence

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Dec 23, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    The presents we ofter to Christ fall short of what he wants, our presence. This sermon addresses his desire for our hearts versus our meager attempts to please him.

    Scripture: Matthew 1:23 & Various Other Texts Theme: More than duty or sacrifice or religion, more than the things we can do for God, he wants our presence, a relationship with us. celebrate the birth of Christ we must let our hearts be changed by Him. Seed: Personal Study Purpose: To more

  • The Presence Of God

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 35 ratings

    What does it mean to be in God’s presence?

    Over the last few months, there has been a phrase that we have used over and over again at Breakaway. Debi mentioned it a few times last week as she preached on the glory of God. I used it a few weeks before to define what worship is. Then as we have talked about different bible characters like more

  • God's Presence

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    We need God’s presence... and we need God’s presence with US as a people if we are to win the lost. God’s presence is not just for the few or the ’keenies’.

    God’s presence. WBC 2 April 2006pm. Exodus 33:1-3, 12-23 Read Ex 33:1-3 Here Moses is promised the presence of an angel to guide them as they journey towards the promised land - not a bad offer! Firstly because many would have craved an angelic guide in those days. Secondly- because if God more

  • Christmas Presence Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Apr 4, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    God’s great gift of His personal presence has been offered to us.

    Christmas Presence Following Jesus, part 8 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers We’ve been talking about following Jesus for the past eight weeks or so, examining what a Christ-following life looks like, digging in to the kingdom of heaven – the reality Jesus came to tell us about; more

  • Meeting In The Presence

    Contributed by Jake Kircher on Apr 27, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    We need to understand we are influencing people about God and we need to have a heart like Joshua towards God.

    Until Wednesday afternoon this past week, I really had no idea what God wanted us to focus on this morning, which is pretty rare. It doesn’t take but a few minutes around me to realize that normally I am planned and organized way in advance. When I gave out the Youth Ministry calendars in more

  • In His Presence

    Contributed by Mark Baker on Jun 18, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    I often talk and pray with people who seemed to have lost their joy. I know what that is like and also know that it doesn’t have to be that way. This is absolutely not God’s will for His children. His will is for His children to be joyful and strong in Hi

    Psalms 16:11 You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore. I often talk and pray with people who seemed to have lost their joy. I know what that is like and also know that it doesn’t have to be that way. This is more

  • The Presence Of God

    Contributed by Wincci Yin Chee on Jun 19, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    The presence of God is God Himself. the presence of God in your life is directly related to your relationship with God.

    Title: The Presence of God 16.06.06 I am excited that I can have a chance to share the word of God with you today. I am glad that your leader invited me here today. Because your leader invited me, so I come. Because I decided to come, that’s why I’m here to night. If he doesn’t invite me, I more

  • In The Presence Of God

    Contributed by Carl Benge on May 2, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Experiencing and recognizing God

    Over the past several Sundays, we have talked about experiencing God in our lives. In fact, before Easter I asked you to think of a time when you may have had a face-to-face experience with God. At the time, we may not have even considered it to be such, or maybe you refused to believe it to be more

  • In The Presence Of Greatness

    Contributed by Bobby Daniel on May 31, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    “Reaching Up” to God in worship means that we are going into His presence.

    Brief Introduction: Have you ever been in the presence of someone or something where you know that you are in the presence of true greatness? Examples…Places like Niagara Falls or the Grand Canyon, or people such as Michael Jordan/Tiger Woods or your favorite recording artists. Manmade more

  • Pursuing Presence Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Sep 24, 2006

    How do we pursue the presence of god in our daily lives?

    Dare to Pursue “Pursue Presence” September 24, 2006 Introduction: No one likes the feeling of being lonely. Sometimes we like being alone and it is a healthy thing to be alone, but no one desires to be lonely. Part of the reason is we were created to be social creatures. We love relationships more