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  • Religion? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Apr 13, 2017
     | 2,304 views

    What is the difference between religion and biblical Christianity?

    We noted about a month ago from the beginning of Mark 7, Jesus confronted the Religious Leaders of straying away from God’s Word; as a matter of fact the Religious leaders 2000 years ago were so focused on themselves and traditions that they actually ignored what God said in the Bible!! Can this ...read more

  • Is This Religion? Series

    Contributed by Clint Meade on Oct 29, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,356 views

    A look at Colossians 2:20-23

    Agnes de Rochier was the only daughter of one of the wealthiest merchants of Paris, and was admired by all for her beauty and virtue. In 1403 her father died leaving her all his wealth. Rumours of her supposed relationships with some of the young men in the area surfaced. She determined to ...read more

  • Using Religion To Escape Religion

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 7,692 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

  • Pure Religion Vs. Bad Religion

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 12, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,402 views

    A sermon on religion from the New Testament, especially James 1:26-27.

    Sermon for 10/8/2006 Pure Religion vs. Bad Religion Emphasis on James 1:26-27 Introduction: Pure religion vs. Bad religion. In the aftermath of the September 11 terrorist attacks, in which thousands died through religiously motivated violence, this question arises. What is it that ...read more

  • The Religion Of Evolution

    Contributed by Jesse Bennett on Jan 25, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,183 views

    Evolution is basically a religious philosophy. Cunningly devised fables, A fairytale for grownups. I am explaining to people that both creation and evolution are religious views of life upon which people build their particular models of philosophy, scien

    The Religion of Evolution Jesse Bennett Bible Baptist Shawnee Oklahoma 2 Peter 1:16-18 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty. 17 For he received from God the Father ...read more

  • The Problem Of Religion Series

    Contributed by Gary Stebbins on Apr 28, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 875 views

    There are two sides to sin and evil. On the one side we can be very bad and break all the rules, on the other side we can be very good and keep all the rules. Both are trusting in ourselves and not God (thoughts from The Reason for God by Timothy Keller).

    (Ideas for this sermon come from the book: The Reason for God, Belief in an Age of Skepticism, by Timothy Keller) Introduction This week- complete- 2nd part of a two week series. Last week we looked at The Problem of Sin, this week we are going to look at The Problem of ...read more

  • Godless Religion

    Contributed by Tim Huie on May 7, 2009
     | 1,205 views

    What does religion look like when God is not at the center? 1) It is empowered by rebellion. 2) It is based on human works. 3) It invariably leads to judgment.

    THE CHARACTERISTICS OF GODLESS RELIGION GENESIS 10: 8-11, 11:1-9 1. Illus. of ecumenical church service • Religious leaders from a dozen different faiths held an Ash Wednesday service at United Nations Church Center Chapel in New York. • The front of the chapel included not only a cross, but ...read more

  • The Answer To Religion Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Oct 20, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,370 views

    Whenever religion is infused with independence, power, and control it becomes ultimate evil, but when it leads into the way of submission, sacrifice, and service it bears the ultimate goodness of God.

    Much argument today is made about whether religion is helpful or harmful for society. Of course much of the discussion hinges on what we mean by religion. It‟s a topic that many of us could really go off on. But if I had to sum up what I see it would be this: whenever religion is infused ...read more

  • The Dangers Of Religion

    Contributed by Tim White on Feb 17, 2017
     | 1,146 views

    Paul addresses the dangers of hiding behind religion to avoid a relationship with God.

    Last week, from Romans 1, we saw how people get so far from God, God gives them up to their vile choices and futile minds. That is the most tragic story in the Bible. We pointed out that all of us are susceptible to the same spiral stairway. Even believers, even Churches, can become cold towards ...read more

  • Religion For Today

    Contributed by James Powell on Dec 26, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 718 views

    Religion for Today

    A Religion for Today’s Living James 1:19 Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:20 For the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God. James 1:21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and ...read more

  • Religion Undefiled Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Aug 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,657 views

    Pure religion lives out as an outworking of the grace of God in us!

    “Religion Undefiled” James 1:17-27 “Religion Undefiled” James 1:17-27 Introduction The story is told of an evangelist overseer of an African Church, was talking about following the “pure” path, and the “pure” path only. It was night, and a crowd of natives sat around the campfire. A native ...read more

  • The Cage Of Religion Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Apr 26, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,988 views

    We all want to live life to the fullest, yet we seem to be held back. What cages us in? What locks us down? What fences us in? It is a fight to get out, but victory is possible!

    Ultimate Cage Fighting Pt. 4 – The Cage of Religion I. Introduction Round 1, we battled the Cage of Fear. Round 2, we squared off against the Cage of Death. In Round 3, we slugged it out with the Cage of Addiction. Today, we take on what may be an even tougher opponent . . . the Cage of ...read more

  • Religion In A Nutshell Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,139 views

    Exposition of Mark 12:28-34 about the greatest commandment of Jesus

    Text: Mark 12:28-34, Title: Religion in a Nutshell, Date/Place: NRBC, 11/9/08, PM A. Opening illustration: in 1602, when Shakespeare had Hamlet declare, "O God, I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count my self a King of infinite space." That song Center of the Mark, B. Background to passage: ...read more

  • Religion And Government

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Aug 7, 2009
     | 1,582 views

    We need to restore to society a common moral code by being a light of Christ actively involved in our communities. Religion should be in government but government must not be in religion

    As we struggle to understand to live out our faith and God’s will in our lives, we know that God does in fact care about all of the issues we will address during our Tough Issues Sermon series. Can anyone who is a believer truly think that God does not care what we think regarding criminal justice ...read more

  • A Religion Of Convenience

    Contributed by Dean Morgan on May 15, 2017
     | 1,669 views

    The common people helped but not the Nobles. Maybe it wasn’t convenient for them; maybe they didn’t want to dirty their hands; maybe they had what they thought were more important things to do.

    Tekoa: a town in Judah in the wilderness, fortified by Rehoboam. It was the home of the prophet Amos. They were part of the group helping Nehemiah rebuild the wall. The common people helped but not the Nobles. Maybe it wasn’t convenient for them; maybe they didn’t want to dirty their ...read more