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  • Confronting Hypocrisy Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Aug 12, 2019
     | 3,140 views

    Confronting Hypocrisy Series: Encountering Jesus (through the Gospel of Luke) Brad Bailey – August 11, 2019

    Confronting Hypocrisy Series: Encountering Jesus (through the Gospel of Luke) Brad Bailey – August 11, 2019 Series #34 Text – Luke 11:37-48, 52-54 Note: The following notes area bit more extensive that what was shared. I use notes more as a guide…neither read nor memorized. In this case, some ...read more

  • The Supremacy Of Christ Is Defended Against Religious Legalism

    Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Oct 11, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 2,200 views

    This sermon proclaims the good news that salvaion is not something we earn by adhearance to legalistic obedience to the law, but it is freely received by the work of Jesus Christ.

    The Supremacy of Christ is Defended Against Religious Legalism Colossians 2:11-17 October 14, 2001 Intro: A. Last week, Bob Russell of Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, KY began a series of sermons on the book of Colossians with these words… "Sometimes I look over this audience ...read more

  • When Religion Loses Relationship Series

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Feb 25, 2019
     | 4,879 views

    When Religion Loses Relationship Series: Encountering Jesus (through the Gospel of Luke) Brad Bailey – February 24, 2019

    When Religion Loses Relationship Series: Encountering Jesus (through the Gospel of Luke) Brad Bailey – February 24, 2019 Text: Luke 6:1-11 Note: The following is not a transcript. I only read Scripture and main point. The rest serves as a source of prepared thought that I hope to share more ...read more

  • Keeping First Things First: Resisting Rules Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 15, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,902 views

    Using Colossians 2:11-17 as a basis, Dave looks into the second of three spiritual dangers, this one being religious legalism.

    Keeping First Things First: Resisting Rules Jesus, Post-Resurrection part 4 Colossians 2:11-17 Wildwind Community Church May 14, 2006 In the first 10 verses of Colossians Paul confronts a danger that would keep believers from standing firm in their faith – that danger is what Paul called ...read more

  • What Happened To Your Joy? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Sep 5, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 7,537 views

    There’s no joy in religious legalism. Joyless religion is like going into a nice restaurant and eating the paper menu instead of enjoying the food.

    INTRODUCTION We’ve all seen special-occasion cakes that have a message spelled out in the frosting. There’s a collection of pictures of funny messages called Cake Wrecks. Apparently, some of these cake decorators had someone order a cake over the phone and they took their verbal ...read more

  • "If You Miss This You Miss It All"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jul 24, 2008
    based on 23 ratings
     | 5,499 views

    A sermon about living in the Kingdom.

    Matthew 13:31-33, 44-52 “If You Miss This You Miss It All” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN www.graceumcsd.org Returning home from Kindergarten one day a boy ran into the house and excitedly told his mother, “I found a dollar bill on the ...read more

  • Marry, Marry, Quite Contrary

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on May 17, 2001
    based on 110 ratings
     | 2,263 views

    The secret to making marriages thrive is to dance with the spiritual reality that you are no longer two lives trying to get along, but two former lives now becoming one new life by the loving hand of God.

    In the 1970’s, a wave of no-fault divorce legislation swept across the nation. As states passed no-fault divorce laws, a culture of divorce developed. The divorce culture was perpetuated by the rise in pre-nuptial agreements. Now, many states are realizing the socio-economic effects of divorce. ...read more

  • At Christmas Eternity Is Making A New Start.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 6, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,088 views

    The incarnation means that in Christ God has become more accessible to us.

    At Christmas eternity is making a new start--strength to the weak, bread for us, God becomes human. Some reflections on the meaning of Christmas-- Nobody was excluded from the crib. Like me, you were late in coming...Yet you came and were not turned away. You too found room before the ...read more

  • Respecting Discipline Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 18, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,790 views

    In part five of a six-week series on the book of Colossians Dave considers chapter 2, verses 18-23. We are challenged to allow rules and disciplines in the spiritual life to guide us but not to forget that they are meant to point to Christ, not to serve

    Respecting Discipline Colossians 2:18-23 May 21, 2006 David Flowers Wildwind Community Church My girls are taking final exams in school right now as the school year comes to a close. I got to thinking about tests this week. Most of the time on a test, for each item, there is one correct ...read more

  • Jesus And The Pharisee's Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 11, 2014
     | 3,101 views

    Jesus confronted the Pharisee’s with straight talk to get them to change their ways. He wanted them to see the error in their thinking, behavior and change. He wanted them to see their legalistic – non grace attitude which was driving them away from Heaven and not toward Heaven.

    Video from sermon central: Shoes and Judging Theme: Let’s Talk Series 3: Straight Talk What is it? Straight talk from a redneck: 1. Darlin. You’re hotter than donut grease at a fat man convention. 2. Duct tape is like "The Force." It has a light side, a dark side, and ...read more

  • Introduction To Paul’s Epistle To The Romans Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Feb 3, 2018
     | 3,031 views

    The apostle Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans. Paul, who at birth received the Jewish name Saul, was born in the city of Tarsus located in Cilicia (Acts 22:3). His birth occurred probably between a.d. 1 and 5. Although he grew up in Greek culture. .

    INTRODUCTION TO PAUL’S EPISTLE TO THE ROMANS Author The apostle Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans. Paul, who at birth received the Jewish name Saul, was born in the city of Tarsus located in Cilicia (Acts 22:3). His birth occurred probably between a.d. 1 and 5. Although he ...read more

  • 2012: Spiritual Goals For The New Year

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 5,900 views

    While secular society is obsessed with losing weight or exercising more faithfully, the New Year is an opportunity for us to make some spiritual strides.

    2012: Spiritual Goals for the New Year (Psalm 16) 1. Yesterday I tried making sausage with my new manual sausage stuffer. 2. It was an awful experience – ground pork all over me and the kitchen, after several hours I finally ended up with 3 lbs. of Italian sausage. 3. If I ever make ...read more

  • Knowing The Truth - Part One

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Sep 2, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,517 views

    There is one particular teaching that Christ gave us that has proven throughout history to have been offensive to many people.

    Opening Reading – Psalms 85:7 thru 11 It is important for us to be as loving, caring and concerned people we can be. This is the example that Jesus portrayed. That is, for the most part. There is one particular teaching that Christ gave us that has proven throughout history to have been ...read more

  • A Eucatastrophe In Narnia Reveals The True Meaning Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Richard Woodcock on Dec 6, 2005
     | 2,062 views

    It is a sermon about Christmas and also include the Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe theme.

    Sermon at Indian Valley Mennonite Church November 27, 2005 Text: John 15:13 Title: A Eucatastrophe in Narnia Reveals the True Meaning of Christmas Introduction: A. Incarnation story from Philip Yancy, The Jesus I Never Knew (Zondervan, 1995) cited in Perfect Illustrations (Tyndale, ...read more

  • The Magna Carta Of Christian Liberty Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 11, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 6,762 views

    This sermon is an overview of Paul’s letter to the Galatians, The Magna Carta of Christian Liberty. In the coming weeks we shall exmine the letter more closely in order to glean as many jewels from it as we can.

    Scripture Major Scott Stanger, of Benton, AK, wrote an email to his wife Ronda from Baghdad on January 30, the day of the election in Iraq. Major Stanger describes his day, which included mobs of Iraqis thanking him and the other American soldiers for enabling them to vote. This is a part of ...read more