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  • Temptation Of Terah: Refuse Complacency

    Contributed by Robert Simmons on Feb 24, 2002
    based on 114 ratings
     | 6,432 views

    Contrast Terah the father of Abraham and his incomplete journey with the inspiring faith and obedience of Abraham.

    THE TEMPTATION OF TERAH Genesis 11:31-12:4 Hebrews 11:8-19 Resolutions are made and broken. Diets are begun and ended. Home improvement projects lie around our houses half completed. Beginning with enthusiasm is not enough. Planning a journey, loading the van, the buzz of excitement is ...read more

  • The Reward Of Faithfulness Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 577 ratings
     | 37,246 views

    Daniel’s colleagues faced a dilemma - compromise their faith in God or die - but refusing to do so, God stood by them in their hour of peril.

    The story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego in the burning, fiery furnace is a favourite in the Old Testament and it has enjoyed its popularity since the earliest days in the Christian church when the first generation of Christians in Rome were being persecuted for their faith. The story was ...read more

  • The Ultimate Insult Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,470 views

    People refuse to accept God’s authority. We don’t want to be tenants in God’s Vineyard. We want to be the owners.

    "Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!" You’ve no doubt heard that little rhyme, and you’ve probably even used it at times. When I was growing up it was the standard playground retort to an insult. But of course we all know that those words were simply a bluff. They had ...read more

  • Blocking The Door To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 14,292 views

    In religious leaders’ refusal to accept God’s way not only did they not go through the door but also blocked the door to heaven for others.

    In Matthew 23:13 Christ pronounced judgment upon the scribes and Pharisees when He said, "But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in." Christ condemned ...read more

  • Healed In Spite Of It All

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,179 views

    There are plenty of charlatans who have used the message of God’s healing for selfish gain. There are plenty of hypocrites who have preached the message of healing. Because of this, there are many who refuse to believe in healing. In our text, there was a

    HEALED IN SPITE OF IT ALL TEXT: Mark 5:22-34 I. HEALED IN SPITE OF THE PRESS A. JUDAS WAS IN THAT CROWD 1. There are times when people allow a Judas to keep them from receiving God’s best. 2. They get their eyes focused on some hypocrite rather than focusing on Jesus. ...read more

  • Today

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 76 ratings
     | 3,229 views

    1. Just a few hours and we will say goodbye to 1997 and hello to a new year. New Year’s Eve is a time of reflection. A time we look back over the past year and consider what happened in the world and in our lives. A time we look ahead and wonder about the unknown that lies before us. 2. Although ...read more

  • The Great Banquet

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 213 ratings
     | 7,877 views

    Thesis: The messianic banquet has begun; the invitation must not be refused. Intro.: 1. Years ago I heard that there was a tremendous emphasis on eating, drinking, and banqueting in the Gospel of Luke. a. This past week I counted them .... 32! (more than 1x per chapter) b. Every time ...read more

  • How Jesus Avoided Emotional Burnout

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,779 views

    The Lord transferred all of his emotional pain to the care of His Father. Ask the Lord to take away whatever burden you are facing allowing Him to do whatever He wants with your life - stop resisting His will!

    1. Jesus struggled with feelings of emotional discouragement like everyone, but He prayed, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done." (Luke 22:42) The Lord transferred all of his emotional pain to the care of His Father. Application: Ask the ...read more

  • Family Fued

    Contributed by Mike Honzell on Feb 12, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 4,712 views

    learning to forgive

    FAMILY FEUD Obadiah INTRODUCTION: A. The nation of Edom and the nation of Israel can trace their beginnings back to two twin brothers 1. Edom traces their beginning back to Esau and Israel traces their beginning back to Jacob 2. As you look at these two ...read more

  • Don't Let Peer Pressure Keep You From...

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 86 ratings
     | 8,294 views

    DON'T LET PEER PRESSURE KEEP YOU FROM PLEASING GOD JESUS CHOSE THE APPROVAL OF GOD OVER THE APPROVAL OF MEN 1 Pet. 2:4 "REJECTED BY MEN, BUT CHOICE AND PRECIOUS IN THE SIGHT OF GOD" remember the building analogy INTRODUCTION: We hear a lot about peer pressure - the pressure to conform; ...read more

  • A Non-Negotiable Faith

    Contributed by Derrick Strickland on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 251 ratings
     | 14,662 views

    Daniel demonstrates how we can maintain our faith in a compromising environment.

    “A NON-NEGOTIABLE FAITH” Daniel 1:1-16 INTRO: 1. Sometimes our faith can become an inconvenience. It will place us in inconvenient situation. a. It can put us at odds with those around us. If not, it’s time you take a look at your relationship with God. b. ILL. When the boss man ...read more

  • Did Jesus Rise From The Dead?

    Contributed by Guy Williams on Mar 13, 2001
    based on 148 ratings
     | 24,783 views

    Did Jesus rise from the dead?

    THE RESURRECTION Today I would like to address one question… Why should anyone believe in Jesus? 1Peter 3:15 says we should “always be ready to give …a reason for the hope that is in [us]…” If you have: · Listened to the radio · Watched TV · Read the newspapers ANY TIME IN THE LAST ...read more

  • Gethsemane: Praying Under Pressure

    Contributed by Robert Barnett on Apr 8, 2001
    based on 457 ratings
     | 19,157 views

    Presents Three Experiences of Jesus in Gethsemane and relates them to our own Gethsemane like experiences.

    ¡§GETHSEMANE: PRAYING UNDER PRESSURE¡¨ Mark 14:32-42 Her name was Laurie. I only met her one time and that was for less than an hour. It was in the ICU at a university hospital. It was the last day of Laurie¡¦s life on earth, only neither of us knew that at the time. During the brief time I ...read more

  • The Church God Uses Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 331 ratings
     | 22,589 views

    Five characteristics of the kind of church God uses.

    When your average unchurched person decides to go to church, that person is met with a bewildering array of different choices. There are so many different kinds of churches in our culture today, it can be very confusing trying to sort through them all. Churches come in different sizes. The ...read more

  • What Is The Meaning Of The Lord's Supper?

    Contributed by Evie Megginson on Aug 20, 2001
    based on 955 ratings
     | 97,689 views

    We see in this sermon that the Lord’s Supper is AN EXPRESSION,AN EXPLANATION,AN EXPECTATION, AN EXAMINATION, AND AN ENCOURAGEMENT.

    WHAT IS THE MEANING OF THE LORD’S SUPPER? I Corinthians 11:23-33 Notice in verse 24, He says “this do”. Jesus expects every Christian to observe the Lord’s Supper. It is not something that optional but rather it is a direct command from Jesus. Every now and then I come in contact with ...read more