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  • Writings In The Sand

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,835 views

    All have sinned and God knows who we are and what we have done. But God forgives us and loves us anyway. And we do have something better to do than to stand around and point fingers. We can do what Jesus did. We can forgive and go out and share God’s

    The noted Christian physician A. T. Schofield told a story about sitting with some friends in a hotel lobby that was lined with mirrors. As he glanced around the room he noticed a group of people some distance away seated around another table. Being very nearsighted, he couldn’t tell what they ...read more

  • A Snake In The Sand

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,090 views

    What Jesus does in the desert puts right the wrong that was done in the garden. Satan had been waiting for this as he watched Jesus grow day by day. Jesus restored the beauty and perfection that was the Garden of Eden while in the desolation of the desert

    A Snake in the Sand The greatest battle between a man and Satan is the one recorded here concerning Jesus temptation in the desert. Jesus has just been baptized by John the Baptist and as a result Jesus is revealed as the Lamb of God as John puts it. The Holy Spirit has come upon him like ...read more

  • Rock Or Sand?

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,868 views

    On what foundation are you building your life?

    What foundation is your house built upon? Matthew 7:24-27:The Parable of the Wise and foolish builders I would however like to ask the question: Do you know where you will spend eternity. Jesus was wonderful in illustrating truths about God with simple stories. One of them is the story of ...read more

  • David And His Line In The Sand

    Contributed by Rick Kallstrom on Jun 11, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,766 views

    It was a cool, brisk morning in the desert area of Shocock in the land of Judah. This would be a very special day filled with much adventure and real danger. The year was 1020 B.C. and the clouds of war were in the air.

    It was a cool, brisk morning in the desert area of Shocock in the land of Judah. This would be a very special day filled with much adventure and real danger. The year was 1020 B.C. and the clouds of war were in the air. The battle lines had been formed with the mighty Philistines standing on ...read more

  • A Love Letter Written In The Sand

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Feb 14, 2007
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,174 views

    I preached this on Valentine’s Day but this could be preached at anytime

    Love Letters Written in the Sand John 8:3ff Introduction The title of a once popular song also fits a story in the New Testament. I. She Didn’t Understand the Difference Between Love and Lust. A. Many in our time do not understand the difference. B. We even speak of ...read more

  • Drawing Lines In The Sand

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 26, 2010
    based on 13 ratings
     | 9,809 views

    The Incarnation of Jesus Christ drew a line in the sands of time. Jesus Christ is the separation of "old" and "new." As we celebrate His coming we also look forward to a new year and are encouraged to draw lines in the sand.

    Drawing Lines in the Sand Philippians 3:13-14 Introduction: The Incarnation of Jesus Christ drew a line in the sands of time. The birth, life, ministry, death, and resurrection of Christ are the "turning points" in world history. It is interesting to note that the purpose of the BC / AD dating ...read more

  • Footprints On The Sands Of Time

    Contributed by Ray Martin on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,245 views

    Paul challenges Timothy, and us,to set an example for others that will follow him,an us, just as Paul, and Christ himself,set an example for Timothy.

     DATE: 03.16.03 SPEAKER: Pastor Ray Martin TEXT: 1 Timothy 4:12 Footprints On The Sands Of Time INTRODUCTION: A. -There is a generation that is passing away I ...read more

  • A Fresh Coat Of Paint Without Sanding Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 12,413 views

    Paul tells us in the second half of chapter 4 that we need to let Christ sand us way down to the bear wood, in order to cover us with His way of thinking and acting.

    I like to see a nice new coat of paint on something - like this bench we had outside on our patio. The problem is - in order to have a nice coat of paint I had to strip off the old - but I was lazy. So when I painted the new coat on, the old paint underneath began to chip and peel and push the ...read more

  • Hot Sand, No Water Just Grace

    Contributed by Duane Brown on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 6,127 views

    Hagar was lost from herself, but never from God

    Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; 2 so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her." Abram agreed to what Sarai said. 3 So after Abram had ...read more

  • "Why Do We Build On Sand?"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Sep 9, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,610 views

    Why are we inclined to take short cuts with our spiritual life? How can we build so that when the storms rage we can stand firmly and not go under?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM church September 11, 2005 Dr. Marilyn S. Murphree “Why Do We Build On Sand?” Matthew 7:24-29 INTRODUCTION: Jesus was talking with all kinds of people during his ministry. Some were sincerely wanting to know the truth and to do it and others were just wanting to know ...read more

  • Following Jesus To The Cross #2 - Drawing A Line In The Sand Series

    Contributed by Mark Thornton on Nov 22, 2001
    based on 304 ratings
     | 13,294 views

    This is the second message in a series that looks at Jesus’ final few days on the way to the cross. This message looks at how Jesus’ confrontation of religious hypocrisy and his resulting challenge to his own followers.

    INTRODUCTION There are many images that come to mind when we think of Easter. -- Easter Bunnies, Easter Baskets, Easter Eggs, etc -- Easter Holidays - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, etc. -- Easter Symbols -- Cross, Communion There is a Challenge We Face... -- Each time we ...read more

  • Certainty In Uncertain Times

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 19 ratings
     | 14,996 views

    Christ is the chief cornerstone, the firm foundation of our faith in an age of shifting sand.

    Certainty in Uncertain Times, Mathew 7:24-29 Introduction During an earthquake that occurred many years ago, the inhabitants of a small village were generally very much alarmed, and at the same time surprised, at the calmness and apparent joy of an old lady, whom they all knew. At length one of ...read more

  • A Firm Foundation

    Contributed by Pastor David T. Diskin on Jul 31, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 7,673 views

    You can choose to build on the Rock of Jesus Christ or the Sinking Sand of this world, which will you choose?

    A Firm Foundation Pray. If I were to ask you, What is the most important part of any structure, Any house, skyscraper, hospital building, etc. What would your answer be? And of course the answer would be its foundation. See, it doesn't matter how beautiful of a ...read more

  • Where Are You Building Your House Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 10,539 views

    Are you really building your house on the Rock of Jesus and His Word or on the sinking sand of human opinion?

    INTRODUCTION • I want to speak to you today about something that is very important. What God’s word has to say to us today can help keep us from doing something that we will regret. • How many of you here today have been involved in building a house? • What is one thing that you do not want ...read more

  • "Who Do You Think He Is?"

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 8, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,700 views

    Jesus draws a line in the sand, one the Pharisees couldn’t miss, and one which forces us to commit ourselves as to who we think Jesus is.

    “Who Do You Think He Is?”, Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Author Salman Rushdie authored a book critical of Islam, back in the 80’s, The Satanic Verses, and has been under a death sentence for blasphemy ever since, a judgment imposed by the Ayatola ...read more