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  • Going Out Of Your Mind

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on May 26, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,873 views

    The understanding of Holy Communion comes through experience more than rational thought.

    GOING OUT OF YOUR MIND TEXT: Luke 24:13-35 One of my favorite books for mindless reading is the Science Fiction parody, Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, probably because it contains one of my favorite illustrations of being mindless. The people of the universe are burning to ...read more

  • Biblical Authority

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 24, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 3,395 views

    Learn why you can rationally believe that the Bible is God’s trustworthy Word

    This morning, we will look at Biblical authority as the third foundation characteristic. This week, I received an email from a Christian lady with whom I worked in the biotechnology field. The email contained signs found in church parking lots: 1. Free Trip to Heaven. Details Inside! 2. How ...read more

  • Why Isn't Life Fair

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,427 views

    People are troubled by the fact that life doesn’t seem to be fair. Peace and encouragement don’t come from rationalizing life, but from focusing on the love, presence and power of God in our lives.

    THE SEVEN SERVICE JUNE 30, 2002 Matthew 5:45 “Why Isn’t Life Fair?” INTRODUCTION Growing up with brothers and sisters, a big issue for us was fairness. We always counted the number of presents, at Christmas time, in order to make sure that they were equal and thus fair. The value of ...read more

  • The Wrath Of God Series

    Contributed by Jeff Mims on Feb 14, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 5,934 views

    Some people cannot reconcile God’s judgment and wrath with the Christian gospel of love, mercy, and grace. Nevertheless, Scripture makes clear that justice, wrath, and judgment are as much divine attributes as are love mercy, and grace.

    The Wrath of God Romans 1:19-21 Some people cannot reconcile God’s judgment and wrath with the Christian gospel of love, mercy, and grace. Nevertheless, Scripture makes clear that justice, wrath, and judgment are as much divine attributes as are love mercy, and grace. The prophets...the ...read more

  • God's Purpose For Us

    Contributed by John Howard on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,620 views

    What purpose is there for me here? What does God want from me?

    Ephesians 5:1-21 The Purpose of God I was asked recently the question we all ask ourselves at one time or another - Why am I here? - What purpose is there for me here? - Now the person who asked me this is a Christian - And after confirming the importance of his decision to accept ...read more

  • Courage: Attacking Fear

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Mar 21, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,506 views

    Learn our to assault your fears and free your faith.

    Courage: Attacking Your Fear A lady died in 1916 named Hetty Green. She was called America’s greatest miser. When she died, she left an estate valued at $100 million. But she was so miserly that she ate cold oatmeal in order to save the expense of heating the water. When her son had a severe leg ...read more

  • Jesus; Our Hope

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on May 3, 2004
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,045 views

    It’s just as important to the Christian faith to know why you believe, as it is to know what you believe.

    THE PASTOR’S POINTS sermon ministry of CEDAR LODGE BAPTIST CHURCH Thomasville, NC --------------- July 5, 1992 --------------- It’s just as important to the Christian faith to know why you believe, as it is to know what you believe. The evangelist George Whitfield was witnessing to a man, ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You To Understand That The Best Things In Life Are Free

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 61 ratings
     | 4,123 views

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free ( I Cor. 2:9-16)

    How The Holy Spirit Gives Spiritual Perceptiveness Enabling You to Understand That the Best Things in Life Are Free I Cor. 2:8-16 Illustration;Get the right perspective. When Goliath came against the Israelites, the soldiers all thought, "He’s so big we can never kill him." David looked at the ...read more

  • How To Handle Complainers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,529 views

    Paul’s prudence evidenced the Spirit’s leading not only in his content but also in his approach to people

    How to Handle Complainers Illustration:Don’t complain and talk about all your problems--80 percent of people don’t care; the other 20 percent will think you deserve them. Mark Twain. Illustration: A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country lane by a team of oxen. The axles ...read more

  • Skeptics Answered

    Contributed by Todd Riley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 60 ratings
     | 10,367 views

    Q Who knows the definition of the word “skeptic”? -it means to be disbelieving or unbelieving in regards to something -When I person says “I find that hard to believe” they are being skeptical -the attitude of the skeptic is “prove it to me” “change my mind” -other words for skepticism (which ...read more

  • Be Patient - Have Faith

    Contributed by Mark Christian on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,825 views

    Sermon starts focused on our patience built on our faith, but changes focus to God’s goodness, compassion and mercy upon which our faith rests.

    Be Patient – Have Faith Mark Christian A couple of years ago, I heard Patrick Mead, a missionary to Africa and many other places, describe a very real picture of faith. He told of a family in Africa who had stored up a year’s harvest of grain. Each day, the mother and father would ration out ...read more

  • Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 27, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 4,370 views

    Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11 Paul wrote, "Since then we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade men." We need to be more effective persuaders in a day when many are skeptical about the truth of Jesus Christ

    Ten Persuasion Tips - 2 Cor. 5:11 Introduction: People are more likely to change their opinions if you state your beliefs than if you let the audience draw their own conclusions. * Pleasant forms of distraction can increase the effectiveness of a persuasive appeal. * Information, by ...read more

  • Stop Making The New Birth Appear So Complicated

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 15, 2003
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,336 views

    Why do you suppose that so many well meaning Christians overcomplicate the gospel with extraneous ideas, traditions and requirements? Millions of people have the mistaken notion that to become a Christian is so difficult that it is not really worth the e

    Avoid Overcomplicating the New Birth in Christ – Rom. 10:5-13 Why do you suppose that so many well meaning Christians overcomplicate the gospel with extraneous ideas, traditions and requirements? Millions of people have the mistaken notion that to become a Christian is so difficult that ...read more

  • Consider Him

    Contributed by Bud Martenn on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 2,296 views

    The highest thoughts a man can have is when he considers Jesus Christ

    CONSIDER HIM Heb.12:1-3 1. The word “consider” > analogizomai > ana = up, upon + logos word, logic 2. Literally to - analyse, think upon, study, contemplate, meditate, concentrate 3. The entire book of Hebrews is a consideration of Jesus Christ (3:1)(7:4)(12:3) 4. We (like the ...read more

  • Anger Management Series

    Contributed by Paul Dixon on May 20, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 8,015 views

    Erroneous views on anger management versus God’s prescription

    Anger Management Eph 4:26-27 May 18, 2003 Our country seems to be having a serious problem with anger. More and more people are losing it and manifesting their rage against family members, friends, work associates, or with people they don’t even know. Consider the following… - One anger ...read more