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  • Sandpaper Christians

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on May 20, 2008
    based on 61 ratings

    If Christians are to make a difference in society, we must be salt and light. This sermon adds sandpaper... sometimes we have to rub against the grain.

    Sand Paper Christians Romans 12:2, John 15:18-19 Intro: These words were scribbled on the tomb of an Anglican bishop in the crypts of Westminster Abbey... "When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I discovered the more

  • Who Ya' Gonna' Call?

    Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Aug 30, 2010

    God's people, throughout history, have often had a tragic cycle of forgetting God and needing God's "sandpaper" to bring them back to God.

    If you haven’t figured it out by now, I truly enjoy preaching through entire books of the Bible. I know a lot of people believe that this is due to laziness or an unclear sense of what God wants to do in a service (in other words, the pastor doesn’t have to figure out what he or she is more

  • Our Face Set Toward Jerusalem Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 28, 2019

    Athanasius taught that God became human so that humans could be made divine. But even the baptized struggle with the profound negative impacts of original sins in our physical, emotional and spiritual lives.

  • When Someone You Love Is Unlovable Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Apr 13, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    The actions we must take to change our attitude and perhaps change the sandpaper people in our lives.

    WHEN SOMEONE YOU LOVE IS UNLOVABLE Part 1 of 6 in the Series, "When Relationships Disappoint You – How to Find God’s Peace in the Pain" We’re beginning a new series today that, just like all of our other series here at Pathway, is meant to be a resource for tapping into the valuable and more

  • Cracking The Hard Seedcoat Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 24, 2013

    The hard surface of our hearts must be scarified or we cannot grow and we cannot bear fruit.

    Wednesday of Holy Week 2013 Seeds 3 [Preacher: You should have a bluebonnet seed or other seed and either sandpaper or vinegar.] We come to what we might call the last day of the triduum before the Great Triduum, and to the moment Church tradition calls “Spy Wednesday.” This is the more

  • This Obstacle Could Be An Opportunity.

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Sep 21, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    You understand what sandpaper could be to wood? Well, problems and obstacles could be a tool that brings us closer to God? It is up to you.

    THIS OBSTACLE COULD BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY. By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. I have heard discussed WHAT IS THE OPPOSITE OF FAITH? Well, the logical answer is DOUBT.... Might we add several other elements. FEAR --- WORRY... APATHY --- DO NOTHING... ERROR BECAUSE OF NOT KNOWING more

  • The Best Is Yet To Come

    Contributed by Dennis Munn on Dec 15, 2010

    God's best gift isn't the one He's already's the one He's going to give.

    The Best Is Yet To Come 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 Introduction: The world is certainly changing. Who would have ever thought that in Canada it might be inappropriate to wish someone “Merry Christmas”? Lot’s of fuss & nonsense in recent years about whether Canadians should more

  • Friends And Enemies

    Contributed by David Henderson on Mar 14, 2016

    A message on bullying for kids.

    Friends and Enemies/Ridicule/Bullying Scripture: "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." Matthew 5:43-44 Sandpaper/soft cloth. So I brought two items today. Sandpaper/soft more

  • The Carpenter’s Toolbelt

    Contributed by Johnny Knight on Jan 29, 2010
    based on 14 ratings

    You and I are God’s "tools". While we have our flaws, each of us has a purpose, ability, and a task to perform. Won’t you let God use you today?

    THE CARPENTER’S TOOLBELT Text: Romans 12:4-5 "Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Wow, the body of Christ...the Church. A mystery more

  • Face To Face With God

    Contributed by Catherine Davis on Feb 9, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Coming face to face with God’s holiness exposes our sin, but God is ready to forgive and cleanse us. God also calls us into action!

    Face to Face with God Scripture: Isaiah 6: 1-8 Darken the sanctuary as much as possible, light candles on altar. Play Holy Holy Holy, Lord God Almighty softly during this. 1. Dramatic Reading: Holy Holy Holy (From Engaging Worship, Group Publishing, 2005) 2. In our services, we often more

  • Understanding What Leaders Do Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Jan 18, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    This message looks at three main things a good leader does.

    “Understanding What Leaders Do” Selected Scripture Journalist Brock Brewer wrote that if Martian spacemen were to descend to our planet and demand, “Take me to your leader,” the earthlings would not know where to direct them. This confusion about leadership not only exists in the world but in more

  • The Body Of Christ: God And Us

    Contributed by Evelyn Weston on Feb 5, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    Epiphany 3C: We fill many roles in the Body of Christ, but God fills the most important parts of brain, heart, and lungs.

    Grace to you and peace, from God our Father, and our Lord and Savior, Jesus, the Christ. The carpenter’s tools had a meeting. Brother Hammer was the chair. The members informed him that he must leave, because he was too noisy. But Brother Hammer said, "If I am to leave this carpenter’s shop, more

  • Gifts Are Not Just For Collecting... They Are For Using!

    Contributed by Julie Marxhausen on Feb 29, 2016

    This speaks of spiritual gifts and the privilege of using them rather than comparing them with others, wanting someone else's gifts, or choosing not to use them.

    How many of you ever get gifts? Do you open them? Weird question! Right? Of course we open gifts we receive. Who would leave gifts unopened? Hopefully we all get some really neat gifts from time to time, but I’ll guess, some of you get gifts that aren’t “all that.” more

  • The Body Of Christ Series

    Contributed by Tr Precht on May 15, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    The Need and purpose as individuals in the Body of Christ

    The Body of Christ For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ. For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink more

  • How To Pray For Revival In Your Church

    Contributed by David Cook on May 11, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    4 keys for knowing how to pray for revival in your church.

    The Church of Jesus Christ is in need of revival. The fastest growing religion in our country is Islam. God’s Word and prayer are no longer desired in schools and government. Christian values such as family, prayer, believing the Word of God is now a rarity. God’s people are no longer bothered with more