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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 19, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,188 views

    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 ...read more

  • Don't Let The Grinch Steal Christmas

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jan 19, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 1,988 views

    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 ...read more

  • Communion And Passover

    Contributed by Adam James on Oct 31, 2016
     | 1,974 views

    Every ritual of the Old Testament was completely fulfilled by Christ's finished work on the cross. There was significant meaning in the bread and the wine in the Passover meal, which Jesus reinterpreted with his new covenant.

    One of the great and exciting challenges we have as Christian readers of the Old Testament, is to find Jesus in every book of the Bible. All of the festivals and rituals prescribed in the Old Testament point directly to, and are completely fulfilled by the finished work of Christ on the ...read more

  • Holy Thursday: Feet Washing

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 12, 2018
     | 1,072 views

    Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Literally "unto eternity." Peter grasped that complicity in this act involved acceptance of a radical reinterpretation of his own life-world and ours!

    Peter said to him, "You will never wash my feet." Literally "unto eternity." Peter grasped that complicity in this act involved acceptance of a radical reinterpretation of his own life-world, a genuine conversion of some kind which he was not prepared to undergo. Jesus confirms this by ...read more

  • But I Say To You...

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Feb 14, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,453 views

    1. Jesus reinterprets the law and makes it a more difficult way (not less). 2. Jesus’ way had to wait until the human family was able to hear it and follow it. 3. We cannot live the way Jesus taught us without each other.

    • Peter Kreeft, professor of philosophy at Boston College, tells this story from his childhood: “I remember to this day exactly where I was when it hit me: riding north on Haledon Avenue between Sixth and Seventh Streets in Paterson, New Jersey after Sunday morning church with my parents. Isn’t it ...read more

  • We Preach Christ Not Ourselves

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jun 3, 2018
     | 909 views

    How are we to understand the New Testament? Are some of its instructions now irrelevant to us? Should we preach ourselves, our denomination, or popular opinion which contradicts the New Testament?

    Prelude How are we to understand the New Testament? Are some of its instructions now irrelevant to us? Should we preach ourselves, our denomination, or popular opinion which contradicts the New Testament? Purpose: Let’s examine the popular notion that we can ignore or reinterpret clear New ...read more

  • Who Is Our God And Who Are We Series

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jun 24, 2002
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,355 views

    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 ...read more

  • Who Are You?

    Contributed by Curt Cizek on Sep 20, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 982 views

    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 ...read more

  • No Rich People In Heaven Series

    Contributed by David Smith on May 31, 2018
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,763 views

    "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 ...read more

  • The Spoiled One And His Unsung Heros

    Contributed by Craig Benner on Sep 27, 2007
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,118 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Call To Love

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Jun 6, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,336 views

    You may have heard folks saying the "the Bible" opposes anything but the "straight" narrow path.

    Thank you for having me on the program today. I am Daniel Haas with Provo Community United Church of Christ. When you ask a German Evangelical minister like me to speak at a Pride Festival you are gonna get a biblical lecture. So here it goes - the Greek New Testament knows two kinds of love: agape ...read more

  • Revive Us Again Series

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 19, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 7,070 views

    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 ...read more

  • God's Gift - Jesus

    Contributed by Michael Treston on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 1,482 views

    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 ...read more

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

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 27, 2001
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,461 views

    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.

    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. ...read more

  • Communion

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Feb 18, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 8,434 views

    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 ...read more