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  • Using Religion To Escape Religion

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 5, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 7,873 views

    A sermon for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17

    12th Sunday after Pentecost Proper 17 Mark 7:1-8,14-15, 21-23 "Using Religion to Escape Religion" 7:1 ¶ Now when the Pharisees gathered together to him, with some of the scribes, who had come from Jerusalem, 2 they saw that some of his disciples ate with hands defiled, that is, unwashed. 3 ...read more

  • A Resurrection Religion

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Apr 5, 2001
    based on 517 ratings
     | 6,703 views

    There are four major resurrections mentioned in the New Testament, each calling us to be "alive in Christ."

    A Resurrection Religion 1 Cor 15:12-22 12 But if it is preached that Christ has been raised from the dead, how can some of you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 If there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. 14 And if Christ has not been ...read more

  • The Trouble With Religion

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Aug 31, 2001
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,487 views

    Religion gets people in a lot of trouble but it is the Spirit of Christ, we need in our lives, and living out faith is having Him, not just religion, directing us.

    The Trouble with Religion John 3:1-15 By Andrew Chan, Senior Pastor, PBC, Vancouver, BC One criminal broke into the basement of a bank through a street-level window. In the process, however, he suffered from several lacerations. After he realized that he could neither get the money nor climb ...read more

  • Rambo Religion

    Contributed by Kurt Lindgren on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,783 views

    I know your works, labor, patience, for my names sake never the less I have somewhat against the...

    Kurt Lindgren www.pastorkurt.com RAMBO RELIGION / REV. 2: 1-6 1.INTRODUCTION a.MY TEXT IS TAKEN FROM VERSE 4 i.Thou hast left thy first love ii.I know your works, labor, patience, for my names sake never the less I have somewhat against the... iii.Your out there working ...read more

  • Backward Religion

    Contributed by Toby Powers on Dec 23, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 3,237 views

    Do things in the religious world ever just seem backward to you?

    From the desk of Pastor Toby Powers Truth Baptist Church Hwy 78 Bremen, GA Correspondence Address: 56 Taylor Cir Carrollton, GA 30117 Email: tjpowers@gfb.org Backward Religion Jeremiah 7:21-24 Intro: God has spoken to a backslidden generation of Israelites to let them know that they ...read more

  • Turning Religion Into Relationship

    Contributed by Devin Hudson on Feb 18, 2002
    based on 664 ratings
     | 55,738 views

    John sermon series--8th sermon

    Turning Religion into Relationship “Nick at Night” John 3.1-15 3 men died and were standing at the pearly gates. What have you done to deserve Heaven? 1st—police officer, enforced law, fought crime. Peter, “OK, go on in.” 2nd—very wealthy and gave lots of money to charitable causes. Peter, ...read more

  • Religion Vs. Relationship

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 150 ratings
     | 45,247 views

    Religion has been replacing a solid relationship with God ever since Satan has been in business and too many Christians are not aware of it.

    Scripture: Luke 11:37-12 Title: “Religion vs. Relationship” Introduction: It has been said, “The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim God with their mouths and deny Him with their lifestyles is what an unbelieving world finds simply unbelievable.” (Christianity Today, ...read more

  • Religion Vs. Relationship

    Contributed by Johnny Carver on Jun 29, 2001
    based on 90 ratings
     | 4,370 views

    This message compares the lifelessness of religion to the power of being in a relationship with God.

    Scripture: Luke 11:37-12 Title: “Religion vs. Relationship” Introduction: It has been said, “The number one cause of atheism is Christians. Those who proclaim God with their mouths and deny Him with their lifestyles is what an unbelieving world finds simply unbelievable.” (Christianity Today, ...read more

  • Losing Your Religion

    Contributed by Gary Washburn on Jul 11, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,084 views

    REligion and spirutality have always been at odds with one another. Do we need to lose our religion?

    Losing Your Religion Romans 2:17-29 Intro: 10 years ago Bette Midler had hit song entitled, “God is watching us.” I believe it was popular because it expressed our cultural theological view. We want a god who provides but does not intrude, who protects and helps us out but does interfere with our ...read more

  • The Place Of Emotion In Religion

    Contributed by Alan Smith on Aug 9, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 7,751 views

    What does it mean to love God with "all your heart"?

    Introduction: I’m sure you’ve all heard the old story about the enthusiastic man who walked into a dignified worship service and sat down in a pew. The minister had just started his sermon when the visitor said fervently, “Amen!” A moment later the fellow said, “Praise the Lord!” The usher ...read more

  • Sick Religion And Healed Hearts

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 29, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 11,716 views

    Religion is sick when it is system-only, salvation-only, or self-only. Christ gives us instead a relationship with Himself, a model of life, and an embracing compassion.

    Religion is either one of life’s greatest blessings, or it is one of the sickest things we do. Religion can be wonderful. I assume that because you are in church today you agree with that. Religion can be fulfilling, it can be instructive, it can be inspiring. Religion has driven so much of ...read more

  • What About Other Religions? Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 30, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 7,912 views

    Our society values diversity and recites the mantra of religious tolerance. Jesus made it clear that that only way to heaven is through Him. His teaching, by its very nature, was and is, very exclusive. In order to help us know how to live and minister

    What About Other Religions? Rev. Brian Bill 5/13/01 As has been the tradition for the last seven years, Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta, Georgia, agreed to host their community’s baccalaureate service again this year. But this time, the organizers wanted to include speakers ...read more

  • Faith Vs. Religion

    Contributed by Rob Westlund on May 15, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 5,167 views

    Faith sees Jesus and all that Jesus is. Religion sees what is comfortable and common

    In Wyoming’s Fitzpatrick Wilderness at 11400 feet above sea level is the pristine shore of a nameless lake. This is where we join Mike Turner, a Presbyterian minister completing his sabbatical leave with a solo adventure with God. This adventure Mike called a “Wander in Wonder” was a 60 mile hike ...read more

  • Is Christianity Just Another Religion

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Oct 19, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,211 views

    Unfortunately too many people think Christianity is just one amongst many religions. This sermon gives the three main differences why it is not!

    Is Christianity just another religion? Discussion with some friends at restaurant in Caloundra • Is Christianity just another religion? They said “guess so” • That bothered me. Here were long time Christians saying Christianity is just another religion • Hope none of you say it is just another ...read more

  • Dead Religion Or New Life? Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,460 views

    The riches of a relationship with the true God through faith in Christ alone cannot compare to the bankruptcy of merit religion.

    Dead Religion or New Life? (Philippians 3:1-3) INTRO 1. Many of you know that I love the music of the 20’s and 30’s and old time radio from the 30’s, 40’s, and 50’s. 2. Because of MP3 formatting of discs, I have discs with over 100 shows on them…all available Jack Benny programs (the greatest ...read more