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  • Going Out Of Your Mind

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on May 26, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,876 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

  • A Truce With Hell

    Contributed by Philip Harrelson on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 47 ratings
     | 7,531 views

    A sermon on hell and how that some people rationalize their relationship with hell.

    A TRUCE WITH HELL TEXT: Isaiah 28:13-15 Isaiah 28:13-15 But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken. [14] ...read more

  • Responsiblity Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 8, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 14,481 views

    Because the Christian is unsupervised, irresponsibility is a great possibility. Jesus tells us this parable so we will be encouraged to faithfulness & warned against unfaithfulness.

    LUKE 12: 41-48. [PARABLES IN LUKE] RESPONSIBLITY / RESPONSIBLE SERVANTS [John 21:15-17; 1 Peter 5:2-3] Last week we learn that Jesus’ disciples are to be alert, expecting His return. Not only are we to be watching and waiting for Jesus, we are to be working for Jesus. So here ...read more

  • Biblical Authority

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 24, 2002
    based on 62 ratings
     | 3,416 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

  • What History Says About The Resurrection

    Contributed by Rick Macdonald on Aug 8, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,804 views

    With the risk of being miserable, why would a group of intelligent, rational individuals ever believe in the resurrection?

    What History says about the Resurrection April 2000 1 Corinthians 15:16-19 - For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised; 17and if Christ has not been raised, your faith is worthless; you are still in your sins. 18Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. ...read more

  • The Reasoning Of Fallen Man Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 54 ratings
     | 18,241 views

    The willful rejection of God from His due place in life leads persons who were created to worship their Creator into worshiping the creation.

  • Why I Believe In The Commandments Of God

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Aug 29, 2003
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,121 views

    I BELIEVE IN GOD COMMANDMENTS BECAUSE THEY TEACH RECOGNITION, THEY TEACH RATIONALLY, THEY TEACH RESPONIBILITY, THEY TEACH RESPECT,THEY TEACH RIGHTEOUSNESS AND THEY TEACH REWARDS.

  • Tools Of The Faith Part 1: Take That Thought Captive Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Jun 2, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,068 views

    Tools of the faith make our journey easier. As we live in the will of God as we think in accordance with his will, we stay in his will.

    We are told in scripture to work out our salvation. The interesting thing about this is that when we work we need a few tools and the better the quality of the tools the easier the job usually goes and the better the results. (Here I pulled a couple of nails out of a peice of wood with a jemmy bar ...read more

  • Recovery Through Repentance

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Sep 7, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,865 views

    Backsliding begins with a rationalization of one's behavior, and a relativistic approach to determining right and wrong in one's life. This message deals with the result of this faulty thinking, while offering the only solution to one's backslidden condit

    Recovery through Repentance Text: Jer. 2:13; 3:22 Intro: Backsliding on God, whether that of an individual, or that of a nation, does not take place all at once; but it is a gradual process. This spiritual malady usually begins with little departures from the truth of God’s ...read more

  • Why Isn't Life Fair

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,443 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.

  • Its A Matter Of The Heart

    Contributed by Ned Bartlebaugh on Jun 21, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 7,618 views

    God looks upon the sin in your heart that hampers God’s very best for you. He will clean your heart, but He will not enter in without being invited first. This means we have to be real with ourselves and turn back to God, stop rationalizing sin and call

    Introduction Illustration – Sea Biscuit: It’s heart I watched the movie “Sea Biscuit” the other night. One of my favorite scenes is near the beginning where the horse trainer is searching for one horse that he can groom into a champion. He wasn’t looking for a horse that was already a ...read more

  • The Book Of Acts, Part 5- Standing Firm On A Solid Foundation Series

    Contributed by Mark Strauss on May 4, 2006
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,728 views

    When we meet Peter and John in Acts 4, they are in a situation that we would expect to produce fear. Fear is a rational response. •They have been arrested and thrown in prison. Their very lives are threatened. •Yet instead of fear, we see boldness a

    Standing Firm on a Solid Foundation 4:1-21 Fear. It is perhaps the common human emotion. And we all have things we are afraid of. •There are scientific names for every fear imaginable. •There is claustrophobia, the fear of enclosed places; acrophobia, the fear of high places; agoraphobia, ...read more

  • The Fairy Tale Ending / Grab For The Gusto

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on May 18, 2012
    based on 148 ratings
     | 20,723 views

    You only go around once in life, so you've got to grab for all the gusto you can." Some of you may remember that television commercial. But, what exactly is gusto?

  • Eating With The Troops Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Oct 4, 2009
    based on 57 ratings
     | 28,872 views

    The early church "gathered together to break bread." Why was this activity so critical to them and what can it mean to us?

  • How Did I Get Into This Mess? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 14, 2013
    based on 97 ratings
     | 24,866 views

    Is it sinful to borrow money? Is it evil to declare bankruptcy? And why do so many people seem to be in financial trouble today?

    OPEN: Years ago, I had a friend who attended a Bible Study at my home. He shared with our study that when he graduated from High School, he had a life goal. His life goal was to be a million dollars in debt before he reached the age of 30… and THEN he’d declare bankruptcy. He said he ...read more