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  • The Risk Taking Church Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Dec 22, 2009
    based on 156 ratings
     | 36,506 views

    What is our vision for the coming year? Is our church an under-taker, care-taker or risk-taker?

    THE RISK TAKING CHURCH When he was 88, the Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes found himself on a train. The conductor called for tickets, but Justice Holmes couldn’t find his ticket and seemed terribly upset. He searched his pockets and fumbled through his wallet without success. The ...read more

  • Calculated Risk Taking

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on May 14, 2001
    based on 244 ratings
     | 25,732 views

    Five spiritual high risk/high reward principles that help us lead adventurous, exciting spiritual lives!

    When did you last do something bold? When did you last color outside the lines, refusing to play it safe? There’s a sign along the Alaskan Highway that reads, "Choose your rut carefully, you’ll be in it for the next 200 miles." A lot of folks live their lives like that sign. Especially the ...read more

  • Risk Taking- Risk Blessing

    Contributed by Matthew Blau on Oct 16, 2001
    based on 22 ratings
     | 4,133 views

    Are you willing to risk an encounter with Jesus? This is a new look at a very familiar scripture Passage

    Risk Taking- Risk Blessing This morning’s scripture lesson one we probable have all heard before. It is about the 10 lepers who call out to Jesus asking him to have mercy on them. Jesus does indeed have mercy on them. He tells them to show themselves to the priest. He did this because that was ...read more

  • Are You Deciving Yourself?

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 22, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 5,634 views

    Deadly risk taking is more common then we realize. We may not purposely stare down the barrel of a shotgun. But many Christians behave in a self-defeating way that is equally careless and risky, and deadly.

    Are You Deceiving Yourself? / Part-1 Galatians 6:7 KJV A Example of deadly risk taking In 1982, “ABC Evening News” reported on an unusual work of modern art—a chair affixed to a shotgun. It was to be viewed by sitting in the chair and looking directly into the gun barrel. The gun was loaded ...read more

  • Why A Vision?

    Contributed by Chris Mccall on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 137 ratings
     | 7,299 views

    People who fail to make a plan, have made their plan to fail.

    WHY A VISION? Habakkuk 2:2-3 VISION IN TERMS OF MINISTRY EXISTS BOTH ON A PERSONAL LEVEL & ALSO A CORPORATE LEVEL. Ten Reasons WHY? 1. Clarifies Direction 2. Invites Unity 3. Facilitates Function 4. Enhances Leadership 5. Prompts Passion 6. Fosters Risk Taking 7. Offers ...read more

  • The Risk Of The Steward Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,453 views

    Being a faithful steward of God’s gifts requires we face the challenge of risking those gifts to grow the Kingdom.

    THE RISK OF THE STEWARD Matthew 25:14–30 The hang-glider rides the tramway to the top of Sandia Peak overlooking Albuquerque. At the tip of the peak, he stretches the gossamer fabric over a lightweight metal frame and leaps off the mountain into the clear air. The person enjoys the rush ...read more

  • 10 Pillars Of Prosperous Life

    Contributed by Randy Bataanon on Jan 6, 2011
    based on 227 ratings
     | 54,187 views

    Genuine prosperity which is based on the word of God includes not only accumulation of wealth but also good health and peace of mind springing from spiritual security from God

    THE 10 PILLARS OF PROSPEROUS LIVING Proverbs 3:1-35 The business world understand a sagacious rule: “If you want to gain wealth, then you have to outsmart others.” Many people considered honesty, virtues and moral values as weaknesses if your want to be financially successful. However, ...read more

  • Into Thin Air Series

    Contributed by Randy Croft on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 4,067 views

    Those who risk nothing, instead risk everything.

    Into Thin Air Lessons from Mt. Everest May 10, 1996, a severe and sudden storm trapped several climbers high on Mt. Everest as they were descending from the summit. In what has become the deadliest single tragedy in the mountain’s climbing history, a total of eight people perished. A ...read more

  • What Is Wrong With Gambling? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 20, 2004
    based on 203 ratings
     | 9,029 views

    also included: the Lottery, Raffles, and gambling with our lives/families! Powerpoint at website under "When the Chips Are Down"

    WHAT IS WRONG WITH GAMBLING? “Questions People Ask” Acts 19:21-29 Powerpoint for this and hundreds more free sermons at our website at bottom. ------------------------- We need to know what we believe, and why we believe it. What if someone came to you and said, “what’s wrong with going ...read more

  • A Magnetic, Masculine Church

    Contributed by Mike Mcguire on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 22 ratings
     | 3,229 views

    How we can encourage more men to become activiely involved in church

    A MAGNETIC, MASCULINE CHURCH July 2, 2006 a.m. Hillcrest Baptist Church Text: Acts 6:1-7 Introduction: The botanical life of most trees is amazing. Often when a tree is damaged and the trunk is cut down, a new shoot will come up out of the stump or roots. As long as the roots are healthy, ...read more

  • Growing Through Your Fears

    Contributed by Leroy Redding on Feb 6, 2008
    based on 16 ratings
     | 31,042 views

    Principles of growing through our fears from the life of Peter and his walking on the water.

    Growing Through Your Fears Matthew 14:26-33 I’ve come to believe that procrastination and fear are married emotions. A lot of fear is actually hidden. You can hide fear in procrastination. It may look something like this: “I don’t really want to talk to this person, confront this person, ...read more

  • When God Is Your Travel Agent Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,097 views

    If the goal of your life is to avoid as many problems as possible, then don’t take a journey with God!

    When God is Your Travel Agent (Exodus 15:22-27) 1. All of our lives are filled with uncertainty; Some of us accept that reality and adjust to the unforeseen as best we can. 2. Others frantically create rules or routines to give ourselves the sense that we have reduced life’s uncertainties -- ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit Knows The Best Ways To Work With Each Leadership Style

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 13, 2005
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,460 views

    Dwight D. Eisenhower used to demonstrate the art of leadership in a simple but forceful way. He would place a single piece of string on a table and say, "Pull it, and it follows wherever you want it to go. But push it, and it goes nowhere."

    The Holy Spirit Knows the Best Ways to Work With Each Leadership Style "When He the Spirit of truth is come, He will guide you into all truth." (John 16:13) Illustration: Shepherd the flock of God . . . , not for dishonest gain but eagerly; nor as being lords over those entrusted to you. ...read more

  • "A Big Responsibility"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Aug 22, 2005
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,432 views

    We are the confessors of Christ who are called to witness to the world.

    Matthew 16:13-20 1 Peter 2:4-10 “A BIG Responsibility” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA www.parkview-umc.org You’ve heard the jokes, someone dies and they meet Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates. In these jokes, Peter is the one who ...read more

  • The Value Of Christian Ideals

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Apr 26, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 9,277 views

    Our Christian ideals affect: What is taught and what is allowed to be taught...our attitudes...our goals...and they give a real focus to our way and walk of life.

    I Kings 8:18 - 18“But the Lord said to my father David, ‘Whereas it was in your heart to build a temple for My name, you did well that it was in your heart. Let us take a look at what Webster has to say about ideals: “Existing as an idea, model, or archetype; or as a perfect model; ...read more