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  • Paul's Understanding Of This Age And The Age To Come Acts 22:1-21 Series

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on May 18, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Paul’ dramatic converstion forced him to re-interpret the cross in the light of the resurrection and assess what it meant as the age to come began to dawn.

    PAUL – MINISTERING BETWEEN THE AGES - Acts 22:1-21 INTRO This week the BBC strung together a series of clips in which politicians, bankers and other public figures had given public apologies over things they had got wrong. And the background music was Elton John’s ‘Sorry seems to be the hardest more

  • Don't Let The Grinch Steal Christmas

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 125 ratings

    Adapted from another sermoncentral sermon, this reinterpretation of "The Grinch who stole Christmas" Movie and Dr Seuss book encourages us to look for the real meaning of Christmas. Given at Midnight Mass 2000

    In the name of the living, incarnate God, +Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Everyone down in Who-ville liked Christmas a lot… But the Grinch, did not! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! Now, please don’t ask why. No one quite knows the reason. It could be his more

  • Who Is Our God And Who Are We Series

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 4 ratings

    The nature of our God and of ourselves is revealed in God’s acts in history that culminate in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    WHO IS OUR GOD? And, who are we. The readings from Holy Week sums up the heart of our faith and reveals God to us. In your private devotions this week, please re-read the last chapters of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John that retell the events from the Triumphal Entry of Christ in to Jerusalem more

  • Who Are You?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Americans struggle with who they are. If they would only listen to God and see who He has made them to be.

    Who are you? Who has God made you to be? Spiritual Gift assessment Identity crises – mid-life crises – my own identity crisis - James Dobson – Straight Talk God has made you – we are the crown of God’s creation – very good Sin spoiled but 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Anyone who is in Christ more

  • No Rich People In Heaven Series

    Contributed by David Smith on Oct 27, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    "Jesus looked around and said to his disciples, "How difficult it will be for those who have wealth to enter the kingdom of God!" And the disciples were amazed at his words. But Jesus said to them again, "Children, how difficult it is to enter the kingdom

    In any journey, such as a trek through the bush, there are exciting parts, such as when we start out (perhaps) and when we near your destination, there are relatively boring parts, and there are patches that are just hard work. In our journey through the Gospel of Mark we seem to have reached an more

  • The Spoiled One And His Unsung Heros

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Sep 27, 2007
    based on 11 ratings

    Naaman was well known, but the real heros in this story are the unnamed little servant girl and some other servants who persuaded their master to obey the word of the prophet.

    Naaman 2 Kings 5:1-14 (central text) I. Qualities of this man (v. 1) A. a leader (of rank) B. submissive to his king C. an honorable man D. used by God E. he had a real problem and need Who amongst us has a need? Who does God choose to use to send the message of hope? In more

  • Revive Us Again Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 18, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    We want God in America again. We want God to revive our land, we must first be revived personally.

    Revive Us Again 2 Chronicles 29:1-36 Two weeks ago we began a series talking about bringing America back to God. We vowed here that day that we want God in America again. We said we want REVIVAL to sweep our land. Once a man asked an evangelist “how can we have more

  • God's Gift - Jesus

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 52 ratings

    the law and Jesus

    GOD GAVE THE LAW THROUGH MOSES BUT GRACE AND TRUTH CAME THROUGH JESUS CHRIST. Tonight were going to take time out from the worries of Christmas from the worries of what gifts to buy from the dilemmas over how much we should spend on a gift for Aunty Mavis. Because we are going to look at more

  • How Jesus Contextualized The Truth Through Challenging People About Their V

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 25, 2001
    based on 9 ratings


    HOW JESUS CONTEXTUALIZED THE TRUTH THROUGH CHALLENGING PEOPLE ABOUT THEIR VIEWS OF GOD, CHRIST, AND THEIR OWN HUMANITY - A Case Study in contextualization from Mark 12. The goal of Jesus in every communication encounter was to challenge the people to their highest potential in the will of God. more

  • Communion

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Feb 17, 2003
    based on 85 ratings

    Because of Jesus’ death on the cross and resurrection from the tomb, eternal life is available to all who receive of Jesus Christ.

    COMMUNION In the Old Testament, there was a time that was called “Passover”. Much of the symbols we have with our Communion come from that time of celebration. In the Passover meal, the bread had a particular significance. When the Hebrew women made their household bread, they took a piece more

  • Lord Of The Sabbath Series

    Contributed by Timothy Darling on Mar 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    What is a Christian to do with the Sabbath? What to do with Sunday... should we work on Sunday? Should we treat it like the Sabbath of the First Testament? Jesus gives us some guidance...

    Lord of the Sabbath Matthew 12:1-8 What is a Christian to do with the Sabbath? What to do with Sunday. Should we work on Sunday? Should we treat it like the Sabbath of the First Testament? This question has given rise to whole denominations. It has made some feel very guilty about doing rather more

  • The Role Of Women In The Church

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Jun 26, 2007
    based on 31 ratings

    What does the Bible say about a woman’s role? Is she to be a pastor or what? In this message, Pastor Steve examines a woman’s role in light of 1 Timothy 2:11-12

    1 Timothy 2:11-12 says, “A woman must quietly receive instruction with entire submissiveness. But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” When Paul gave these instructions to Timothy, he gave three principles regarding women’s ministry in the more

  • Inside Connections And The Jewish Trial Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 31, 2003
    based on 54 ratings

    Peter’s denial and the Jewish trial of Jesus opens our eyes to the nature of sinful mankind and society...and to God’s Sovereign Purposes which cannot be thwarted

    Note: this is a bulletin insert that I included with the sermon. The actual sermon follows below it. Ed Inside Connections and The Jewish Trial of Jesus (Luke 22:54-65; John 18:12-27; Matt. 26:57-75; Mark 14:54-72) Have you ever noticed this verse about John sneaking Peter into the more

  • Fools And Factions Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on May 31, 2003
    based on 99 ratings

    Lets work together as servants, building on the one foundation, Jesus Christ, so as to build up the church in unity according to God’s wisdom, not human wisdom.

    The Corinthians self-image was of a spiritually mature congregation, endowed with all the spiritual gifts they needed, well taught and self-sufficient. In fact they were quite similar to many churches today, particularly those of an evangelical persuasion, let me say. They thought their learning more

  • Letters To 7 Churches 3 - Pergamum And Thyatira Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Oct 22, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Thew opposition is great and the temptation to compromise is also great. but God encourages them to hold firm.

    As we move on from Ephesus and Smyrna to Pergamum and Thyatira we see the intensity of opposition and persecution increasing. While in Smyrna there was a warning of possible death for Christ, in Pergamum we find it’s happened. Here maintaining belief in Christ has cost Antipas his life. Yet more