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  • How Can I Enter The Kingdom Of Heaven?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on May 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,126 views

    We cannot enter the kingdom of heaven through religious observance, but we can through knowing Christ!

    Jesus’ view of scripture: Jesus was often accused of breaking the Sabbath day (Mt 12:1-2). Jesus’ disciples were accused of not following tradition (Mt 15:2), and Jesus himself was accused of blasphemy. Much more than just eyebrows were raised when Jesus entered the temple at Jerusalem, as he ...read more

  • Malachi 2.10-16 Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Nov 7, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,019 views

    The challenge is are we faithful and does my religious observance actually reasonate in my daily life or am i a hypocrite

  • The Battlefield Wounds Of Christ

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Apr 14, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 10,611 views

    Jesus means for the Communion service to be a lot more than just a religious observance, but to keep fresh in our minds the act of sacrificial love He has for us.

  • Coming Like A Child

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Oct 21, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,470 views

    Christ clearly teaches that it is not religious observance or our goodness that saves. Christ teaches that it simply takes child-like faith. But what does it mean to come to God in child-like faith?

  • Freedom From Bondage And Condemnation Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 4, 2001
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,175 views

    UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY)

    BIG IDEA: UNION WITH CHRIST HAS FREED US FROM THE BONDAGE AND CONDEMNATION OF THE FALSE ISMS (WHICH CLAIM TO BE THE PATHWAY TO SPIRITUALITY) INTRODUCTION Follows along with theme introduced in vs. 16 -- “See to it that no one takes you captive” “Therefore” – points to what has been covered ...read more

  • A Covenant To Beat All Others Series

    Contributed by George Bannister on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 1,134 views

    Sermon deals with the superiority of the new covenant verses the old covenant. Text is Hebrews 7.

    Text: Hebrews 7:1-28 Title: “ A Covenant to beat all Others” Series: “Oh, What A Savior” INTRODUCTION: I. A SUPERIOR PRIESTHOOD (VS. 1-19). A. It is a Priesthood of Righteousness (v.2) 1. The High priest is righteous. (2 Ti 4:8). 2. The High Priest imparts ...read more

  • Pharisaical Values Contrasted With Christ's Love - Part 3

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 6 ratings
     | 602 views

    Pharisaical Values 1. The Pharisees enjoyed finding fault with everyone around them. 2. The Pharisees were more interested in doing thing right than in doing the will of God. 3. The Pharisees love the codes of Moses more than their Creator 4. The Pharisees gave greater attention to ...read more

  • Flesh

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 783 views

    . Paul has already made it clear that there must be an inward change of heart and obedience to the law, and that mere external observances can never save a lost sinner. Now Paul proceeds to show how Abraham was pronounced righteous before he was circumc

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The flesh is a built-in law of failure, making it impossible for the natural man to please or serve God. It is a compulsive inner force inherited from man’s fall, which expresses itself in general and specific rebellion against God and His righteousness. The flesh can ...read more

  • Y Christian?

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Jun 14, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 673 views

    Why are we so concerned that people should become christians?

    Y CHRISTIAN Romans 10.1-13 George Barna, a market researcher on Christianity, recently revealed that 51%, or 1 out of 2 people, believed ‘good people’ went to heaven. Sophie Loren, some of you are old enough to know who that is, said this when asked if she was going to heaven: “I should to ...read more

  • Baby Steps

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,862 views

    Just as a mother encourages her child to walk, God encourages us to grow spiritually.

    Therefore if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why do you subject yourself to regulations as if you still belonged to this world? You say, "Don’t touch this! Don’t eat that! Don’t handle that!" You are entirely preoccupied with perishable things. Your commandments ...read more

  • Too Good To Go To Heaven

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 8, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 2,671 views

    Can a person be too good to go to heaven? The Bible gives us the account of two men who were too good to go to heaven.

    TOO GOOD TO GO TO HEAVEN LUKE 18:11-13, 18-23 INTRODUCTION: Many times when people are asked if they believe that they will go to heaven when they die they will say that they believe they will on the basis that are not bad, they keep the ten commandments, and they follow and observe the demands ...read more

  • Pure Religion Vs. Bad Religion

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,550 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

  • Are You A Closet Pharisee? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Sep 21, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 3,545 views

    Jesus has some tough things to say the Scribes and Pharisees, but these two groups started out as well meaning, sincere people about their relationship to God. What happened to them can happen to us as well.

    Most Christians are sincere and well meaning in their walk with Christ. That goes for average garden variety Christians, so called "lay" people, and professionals - pastors and the like who make their living off of the gospel. What may be surprising is that even well meaning Christians can fall ...read more

  • Playing God Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jun 6, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,649 views

    This is the 2nd sermon in the series "Requirements For Revival". This sermon looks at the subject of humility.

    Sunday Morning, June 9, 2002 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: “Requirements For Revival”[#2] SLIDE 1 PLAYING GOD? James 4:1-12 Introduction: 1. As we continue in our series “Requirements Of Revival”, let me ask the same question I did last week. “Do you really want ...read more

  • How Did Jesus Remain Holy Without Acting Like The Pharisees

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,012 views

    "Be holy as I am holy." Practical ways that we can be obedient to the divine command.

    How to be Holy as Jesus Commands us To Be - Matt. 6:26,27 Illustration: Quarterback cum ESPN commentator Joe Theismann, allegedly explaining to his soon-to-be-ex second wife why he had an affair: "God wants Joe Theismann to be happy." Source Unknown. A holy life will make the deepest ...read more