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  • Power Of Friends Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 12, 2011


    Life Simplified THE Power of Friends November 13, 2011 INTRODUCTION IN 2005 the average American watched 28 hours per week of Television. In 2009 that had risen to 34 hours a week. +6 hours surfing the internet +1.3 hours watching video on mobile devises We now spend 40.3 hours a week more

  • Too Smart For Our Own Good Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 18, 2009

    3rd in a series from Ecclesiastes. The only profitable wisdom is God-centered.

    In preparing for this week’s message, I was taken back to one of the most profitable learning activities that I ever experienced during my seminary training. As part of my Old Testament introduction class, we were required to find articles from scholarly journals and write a three page evaluation more

  • Pursue Wisdom

    Contributed by Jody Vansickle on Sep 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    We are to pursue the wisdom that is "from above" not that which is of man.

    WHAT IS THE POINT of pursuing wisdom? To become wise. • Gaining wisdom is its own reward. Or is it? • Philosophers might think so, but James has other ideas. • James challenges us to think differently about wisdom. • James lived during a time of great philosophers: The more

  • Solomon, A Man Who Grew To Hate Life

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Aug 20, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his focus changed, he was drawn away

    KING SOLOMON A Man Who Grew To Hate Life Ecclesiastes 2 INTRODUCTION: As we approach the book of Ecclesiastes, we get a profound glimpse into the later years of the life of Solomon, King of Israel, and gifted by God with intelligence far beyond his contemporaries. Yet, as Solomon aged, his more

  • "Is Life Meaningless?" Ecc Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Solomon proposes some questions to us in Chapter one and he says, “Is everything meaningless? Is life one big bore! Can you agree with me that life can be boring and even senseless?” The answer to these questions is really dependent on your relationship w

    Is Everything Meaningless? Ecclesiastes part 1 Hands on illustration: Have a timer with on the pulpit – set it for 30 minutes in front of everyone. The lesson from the timer is what motivated Solomon to write the book of Ecclesiastes because time was running out for him and for many others. more

  • Buddhism/Self-Trust Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 43 ratings

    Buddhims seeks answers from within, while Christianity relies on help from Above--a look at this Eastern moral philosophy from a Christian perspective.

    World Religions—Buddhism>Trust in Self versus Trust in God Philippians 4:11-13 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts A basic teaching of the Bible is that we can’t make it on our own; we can’t find answers, nor can we attain contentment or purpose apart more

  • Understand - Pt. 3 - Converted People Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Mar 13, 2012

    There is a high value placed on knowledge or understanding. As a body, we must pay the price to understand 5 key truths.

    Understand Pt. 3 – Converted People I. Introduction We have been trying to get us all on the same page of understanding. It is essential that we all pursue and gain insight. You will remember that Solomon, the wisest man on the planet, implores us to get involved in the pursuit of wisdom, more

  • Character -- Inside Out Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 12, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Wisdom the source of Character in our Lives

    Life Simplified Character: Inside Out October 9, 2011 INTRODUCTION Top Ten Foolish Things to Do Before You Die 10. Swim with a great white shark. 9. Own a 1000 cats. 8. Eat nothing but french fries for a month. 7. Volunteer to get cancer. 6. Lay down and take a nap in more

  • Proverbs: Wise Words Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 12, 2011

    What Do Wise Words Look Like in Our Lives

    Proverbs: Wise Words October 2, 2011 INTRODUCTION Wisdom learned the hard way. Never sleep on the job. In Malaysia, a burglar broke into an house and pocketed several hundred dollars in cash before taking a nap. He woke up the next morning when the homeowner returned and called police more

  • The Promises Of Wisdom

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Jul 27, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    The wisdom of God contains promises for living life to its fullest if we will but listen and follow in obedience.

    The Promises of Wisdom Proverbs 2:1-22 We live in a day when popular opinion says that “promises are made to be broken.” We continue to make promises, but they are broken every day. The reason that this has come about is because we are fallible human beings, sin has corrupted us at our core, and more

  • The Real Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 42 ratings

    Just what is the real meaning of life? Can we know...and how does it affect us?

    Psalm 8:4-9 - 4 What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him?5 For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor.6 You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all more

  • Essential Equipment: Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 27, 2002
    based on 344 ratings

    Do we live our lives on purpose, by accident? Do Christians have a destiny?

    ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT - ON PURPOSE TEXT: Phil. 3:7-14 QUESTION: Do you know what your purpose is? What is it that drives you, what motivates you? (give the audience time to write down what they think their purpose is). OPEN: One of the most challenging courses at the University of Denver was a more

  • Did You Get The Text About My Son?

    Contributed by Larry La Douceur on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 28 ratings

    Apologetic Message, set in a contempory theme...there should be enough for a lengthy sermon or it could be re-worked to an appropriate length for your circumstances. You will be encouraged to use your minds as we examine historical evidence that logically

    Did You Get the “TEXT” About My Son? – God NIELSEN: TEXTING NOW MORE POPULAR THAN CALLING The Nielsen Company, recently, released figures showing that the typical U.S. mobile subscriber now sends and receives more SMS text messages than they do mobile telephone calls.   As of Q2 2008, a more

  • Another Visit To Corinth Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Mitchell on Jan 31, 2008

    The background of Corinth, the character of the city, Paul’s association with the Corinthian church, reasons to study 2 Corinthians, and an examination of the salutation, 1:1-2.

    ANOTHER VISIT TO CORINTH January 13, 2008 Series: 2 Corinthians- Strength through Weakness 2 Corinthians 1:1-2 Introduction- How many Christians does it take to change a light bulb? Charismatics/Pentecostals: Ten. One to change the bulb, and nine to pray against the spirit of more

  • Live Different: Wisdom

    Contributed by Jonathan Falwell on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Today, we talk about Wisdom.

    Live Different: Wisdom Today, we talk about Wisdom. It is interesting that in the Old Testament – mainly in the Book of Proverbs (a book of wisdom sayings) – The ever-enduring value of WISDOM is contrasted with the fleeting and often allusive value of silver & gold: Proverbs 3:13-14 13 more