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  • Adopted Of God Series

    Contributed by Bruce Landry on May 18, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 4,061 views

    We will look at the unique adoption we have in Jesus Christ which Paul shows us in Romans Chapter 8.

    Adopted of God Intimacy with the Father Inheritance from the Father NCBC, 4/25/04, Romans 8:15-17 In the Alaska Native Culture that surrounds us is an amazing example of God’s idea of adoption. Many times the younger siblings or their parents will be allowed to adopt their firstborn. To ...read more

  • God's Role In A Christian's Trials

    Contributed by Jon Kurnik on Jan 23, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,713 views

    Here are sciprtural reasons why God allows us to endure many trials, rather than removing us from them.

    God’s Role In A Christian’s Trials 1) God wants us to trust His judgment as to the best way and the best time to help us. Trust begins with faith: Heb. 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please him. For whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists, and ...read more

  • The Effective Christian Walk

    Contributed by Chanon Mullens on Apr 6, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,916 views

    Keeping Focus on the Mission

    1. QUENCH NOT THE SPIRIT • Quench means to: “extinguish” or “suppress” “to cool” • In our soul the Holy Spirit is represented by fire • Quenching the Spirit takes place when we do not allow the fullness of the Spirit in our lives • How do we quench the Spirit? a. Being out of the will of ...read more

  • A Place In The Palace

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Apr 23, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,331 views

    God is inviting us to come out of crippling circumstances into covenant relationship.

    A POSITION IN THE PALACE 2 Samuel 9:1-13 - 2 Samuel 9:32 3 Then the king said, “Is there not still someone of the house of Saul, to whom I may show the (unfailing, unsought, unlimited) kindness of God?” And Ziba said to the king, “There is still a son of Jonathan who is lame in his ...read more

  • What We Believe...about Adoption

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Mar 16, 2003
    based on 74 ratings
     | 6,504 views

    When we get saved, we are adopted by God to be a part of His family.

    Larry C. Brincefield larkayb@earthlink.net Title: What We Believe...About Adoption Text: Romans 8:15-17; Galatians 4:4-7 Introduction We have been studying the Articles of Faith of the Church of the Nazarene. Article 9 contains 3 things that happen simultaneously when we get ...read more

  • But A Touch Of Faith

    Contributed by Ronnie Thrower on Apr 5, 2002
    based on 169 ratings
     | 6,836 views

    Imagine her great faith! By the way, Faith does not always face the facts; but I find that it never gives up. Anybody else would have let the circumstances stop them but not this lady.

    A TOUCH OF FAITH TEXT: Matthew 9:20-21 “And, behold, a woman, which was diseased with an issue of blood twelve years, came behind him, and touched the hem of his garment: [21] For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” Here is the secret hope for health ...read more

  • God's Pattern For Fatherhood

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 18, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 16,735 views

    God is very interested in men becoming good fathers. Here in this passage we find some of the leading characteristics of a successful father.

    ILLUSTRATION: (From "It Was On Fire When I Lay Down On It" by Robert Fulghum) It was Molly’s, age 7, job to pack the lunches for her family. She would put in the sandwiches, cookies, fruit and so on in a paper bag. One day, in addition to the paper bag she usually packed for her father, she gave ...read more

  • The Indwelling Of The Holy Spirit

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 9, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 11,924 views

    This is a basic overview of the doctrine of the Indwelling of the Holy Spirit within the Christian. We examine when, how, and why the Spirit dwells in the child of God.

    When one obeys the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they receive the Holy Spirit. Paul asked the Galatian brethren (3:2): "This is the only thing I want to find out from you: did you receive the Spirit from the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?" The Spirit was not received through their ...read more

  • Becoming The Spiritual Person You Want To Be

    Contributed by Bruce Willis on Feb 20, 2003
    based on 36 ratings
     | 4,056 views

    The intent of this sermon is to allow persons to evaluate their relation to the Spirit of God.

    I. THE SPIRITUAL PERSON v.15, 12-13 A. Received the Spirit of God v.12a B. Growing in the Grace of God v.12b C. Speaking the Truth of God v.13 II. THE NATURAL PERSON v.14 A. Remains in his Unregenerate State v.14a B. Refuses to Accept the Things of God v.14b C. Renders ...read more

  • Improving Your Prayer Life Series

    Contributed by Tom Boerma on Feb 7, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,055 views

    An exhortation to have a powerful prayer life.

    Intro. Eph. 6 is best known for the armour of God. Yet, we see an exhortation to the christian’s prevailing practice. As we see and recognize the opposition we have as God’s children and examine the equipment God has provided for us to defend us. We find an important instrument that enables us ...read more

  • The Gift That Never Stops Giving

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 154 ratings
     | 9,523 views

    One internet search engine listed over 200,000 items that included the phrase: “the gift that never stops giving”! No material or earthly gift that man can give will last forever.

    The Gift That Never Stops Giving “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.” James 1:17 (NKJV) During the Christmas season most of us give a great deal of thought to the gifts we will ...read more

  • A Fight To The Finish Series

    Contributed by Tim George on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 133 ratings
     | 11,547 views

    We pick up our series today with a man who was determined to fight the good fight until he drew he last breath. Caleb was in a fight against his giants to the finish and God was going to enable him to finish well.

    “Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea ...read more

  • Power Of The Blood

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 706 ratings
     | 146,313 views

    WHAT POWER IS AT OUR DISPOSAL THROUGH THE BLOOD OF CHRIST.

    Title: Power in The Blood Text: Matthew 26: 27 & 28 Intro: Jesus has gathered his disciples together for the Last Supper. As these men gather around him, he holds up the cup and begins to explain that his blood is the New Covenant and that his blood is sufficient. Where as the blood of goats and ...read more

  • Living The Resurrected Life

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Apr 19, 2003
    based on 56 ratings
     | 29,067 views

    Living the resurrected life is possible in as much, as believers, we have been united with Jesus Christ as we are identified with Christ. Our faith in Christ has placed us in Christ. The resurrected life is one of restoration, transformation and elevation

    LIVING THE RESURRECTED LIFE Philippians 3:7-10a INTRODUCTION: Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the garden tomb. The power of the resurrection of Jesus Christ is to be seen in His victory over Satan, sin, death, and hell. In our identification with Christ, Romans 6: 4 ...read more

  • Good News, Anyone? - Christmas

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 209 ratings
     | 12,799 views

    7 Reasons why the good tidings brought by the angel that night were much needed "good news" in this world. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    Good News, Anyone? Luke 2:10-14 PowerPoint for this and all our sermons available at http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons.html “I woke up Monday morning, walked out on the lawn my eyes were barely open, and my mouth began to yawn Picked up the daily paper, every single headline said, That this ...read more