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  • What Jesus Would Say To An Atheist Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Nov 8, 2010
    based on 20 ratings

    When addressing an atheist, Jesus would go to the Word of God to show that there is ample evidence for believing in God. The problem is that some don't want to believe, not that they can't believe.

    What Jesus Would Say to an Atheist Psalm 14:1 Rev. Brian Bill 11/7/10 Ravi Zacharias tells the story about one-time heavyweight boxing champion Muhammad Ali: “Ali was flying to one of his engagements and during the flight the aircraft ran into foul weather. The passengers were more

  • Differences Between Religion & Salvation

    Contributed by Rodelio Mallari on Jan 2, 2011
    based on 6 ratings

    There is no salvation in prophets, apostles, priests, pastors, ministers, or any religious leaders but only in Jesus Christ. You may boast of your fine church buildings, large membership; be active in religious and charitable work, but all these are power

    Intro: At certain seasons of the year, we find many religious celebrations being conducted. We find that the natural man wants to be religious. He will often do many pious things in hope that he is performing an act of worship and service to the Lord. But God in His word teaches that religion is more

  • The Church, Christianity Or Religion? Part 4 Series

    Contributed by Richard Laraviere on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The church, more Christian (followers of Christ) then religious (practising traditions and rituals)

    The Church, Christianity or Religion Part 4 Text: John 8:1-12 Introduction: 1. While Religion and Christianity should be the same thing, far too often it is not. Religion too often thrives on creeds, credentials, and adherence to codes of conduct True Christianity more

  • "Priorities" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on May 1, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Sermon 11 in a study in Colossians

    “Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day— 17 things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one keep defrauding you of your prize by delighting in more

  • Musings Of A Seed Picker 1 Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Exposition of Acts 17:16-23 regarding the setting and methodology and introduction of Paul’s speech at Mars Hill

    Text: Acts 17:16-23, Title: Musings of a Seed-Picker 1, Date/Place: NRBC, 10/19/08, AM A. Opening illustration: talk about my visit to Cairo, Egypt, the “city of 1000 mosques” B. Background to passage: Missionary journey #2. Spitefully treated in Philippi, Thessalonica, and Berea, however more

  • Blinded By The Light Series

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Nov 13, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    As Saul was blinded by the light, we may have to experience "blindness" to really see the truth.

    “Blinded By the Light” November 12, 2008 Pastor Charlie Wallis A family had gone to the movies, and on the way in the teenager of the family stopped by the refreshment stand to pick up some popcorn. By the time he got into the theater the lights were already dim. He scanned the theater and more

  • Who Is Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Nov 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Respond to the unique claims of Jesus.

    WHO IS JESUS? John 14.6 S: Jesus C: Religion, pluralism Th: Confusion Pr: RESPOND TO THE UNIQUE CLAIMS OF JESUS. CV: “We will clearly communicate the transforming truth of the Bible.” Type: Inductive PA: How is the change to be observed? • Recognize that pluralism has difficult more

  • Relating To Jesus Outside Religion Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on May 23, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Helping ourselves and others relate to Jesus not as one who started a new religion… nor who can be known merely through religious tradition… but who defies religious confines… and who seeks relationship.

    Intro – One of the more interesting dynamics in my own process of having ‘holy conversation’ is when someone asks what I do. When they discover I’m a pastor… I’ve seen all sorts of things go off. Discomfort with their behavior, discomfort with what they then expect from me, or even just more

  • Are You Religious Or Spiritual?

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Jun 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This week the texts seem to revolve around the idea that you can’t be "religious" but not "spiritual". It sounds like that tired line, "I’m spiritual but not religious". In the Gospel reading, I think it is interesting how Jesus heals both someone who wou

    In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Three in One who has come to call sinners home. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Up to 10 percent of the world’s population that does not attend church on a regular basis describes itself as “spiritual, but not more

  • Righteous Or Religious?

    Contributed by John Butler on Jun 29, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Examine yourself using the parable of the good Samaritan.

    *******SERMON OUTLINE******* Righteous Or Religious? 1) Introduction... The George Barna Research Institute conducted a survey that revealed something about religious life in America that may come as a shock to you. According to the survey: 94 percent of Americans claim to more

  • Cross-Dressing Soldiers Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jul 3, 2008

    Exposition of 2 Timothy 2:4 about the Christian Worldview attitude of believers related to the vision of our church

    Text: 2 Timothy 2:4, Title: Cross-dressing Soldiers, Date/Place: NRBC, 7/6/08, AM A. Opening illustration: story about Rene Descartes’ from Think Biblically, p. 45 B. Background to passage: As we continue to think about the vision and future of our church, today we will look at the next phrase in more

  • "Defiled Religion, Defiled Hearts"

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Aug 25, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    God is concerned with true worship from the heart, not outward observances.

    “The Pharisees and some of the scribes gathered around Him when they had come from Jerusalem, 2 and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with impure hands, that is, unwashed. 3 (For the Pharisees and all the Jews do not eat unless they carefully wash their hands, thus more

  • Religion & Rituals Will Not Save You Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008

    Religious people can be some of the hardest to reach with the gospel.

    1. There is wonderful CONFIDENCE & SECURITY in Jesus Christ. a. Our salvation isn’t based on the promises we have made to God but rather THE PROMISE He has made to us. b. If you believe, you are saved, eternally. 2 Corinthians 1:20 NOTE: They came to Jesus one day and asked: John 6:28-29 more

  • Why Religion Stinks Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Jan 6, 2009

    Part 3 of our "Being the Church" series, this one focusing on the need for an authentic, personal relationship with Jesus Christ and how "religion" does not meet that need.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 06/22/08 Being the Church Part 3: Why Religion Stinks Acts 4:1-22 Icebreaker: The kindergarten teacher asked the students in her class to bring something related to their families’ religions to class the next day. She asked for volunteers to show what they more

  • Living The Promise

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Aug 6, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    the god of religion is dead!

    Praise of the intellect - you study to master thing - knowledge is power over a subject - like the power of a king over his subjects - master - servant relationship - education is freedom - literacy for underprivileged - the higher you climb the clearer you see - like a mountain, more