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  • Saving Face Or Saving Faith Series

    Contributed by Patrick Mead on Nov 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,550 views

    What approach are you taking to be justified before God? Are you trying to justify yourself by what you do, or are you trusting yourself to what Christ has done on the cross of Calvary. Are you saving face with God or do you have a saving faith in God?

    Saving Face or Saving Faith? Galatians 2:15-21 Have you ever found yourself in a precarious spot where you had to save face? Have you ever had to make excuses to protect your reputation? Have you ever found yourself trying to justify a course of action you took? If you answer no to all or any ...read more

  • A Plan To Save Face (The Face Saving Plan) Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Apr 17, 2012
     | 1,414 views

    THE FACE SAVING PLAN Luke 15: 13-19 (p740) July 24, 2011 INTRODUCTION: Have you ever had to go to plan "B" because plan "A" does not work out like you thought it would? Yeah?!!! Me too....In fact I'd hazard a guess that everyone in this

  • Which Offers Hope: Shame Or Guilt?

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Mar 2, 2016
     | 2,691 views

    Shame: I am a bad person. If other people knew what I was like they would despise me. I must save face. versus Guilt: I am a person who has done bad things. Can I make amends? Can I be forgiven? Which do you feel? How does it make you feel towards others?

    [I pick up TABLOID newspaper and pretend to read a story on the inside} “No?....Really?” “God, after what he has done, he has got what is coming for him” [look up at congregation] we all think that - we all pick up the newspaper and read stories and think that ...read more

  • People Pressure

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Jul 14, 2018
     | 1,780 views

    We are all under pressure - from family, from friends, from work. Herodias' plot to kill John the Baptist is all about such pressure & saving face in the presence of those who you think are important - sure God is the only one who really matters.

    People Pressure Mark 6:14-29 Pressure, pressure and more pressure…. Pressure from family, pressure from friends, pressure from work.. pressure O for Peace, peace perfect peace in this dark world of sin. Do you ever feel like you are in a pressure cooker, or that you are being pulled and ...read more

  • Jesus, The Social Messiah Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 17, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,292 views

    Did Jesus live on earth as an illusive, anti-social recluse who hardly cracked a smile? Did He just tolerate people, or did He enjoy socializing?

    Jesus, The Social Messiah (John 2:1-12) Questions: Did Jesus live on earth as an illusive, anti-social recluse who hardly cracked a smile? Did He just tolerate people, or did He enjoy socializing? We can find the answer to these questions in our text, as well as a few applications for ...read more

  • Truth Or Consequences Series

    Contributed by Keith Walker on May 19, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 4,622 views

    A look at the 9th Commandment dealing with the source of lies, the seriousness of lying and the solution to lying.

    INTRODUCTION A pastor announced one Sunday that next Sunday he was going to preach on lying. And as preparation for the message he wanted the congregation to read the 17th chapter of Mark. The next Sunday the preacher began by asking those who read the 17th chapter of Mark to raise their hands. ...read more

  • Salvation's Bottom Line

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Aug 30, 2010
     | 1,339 views

    This sermon deals with the importance of recognizing and accepting the fact that salvation is by grace through faith and nothing else.

    SALVATION'S BOTTOM LINE GALATIANS 2:11-21 INTRODUCTION Humanity suffers a universal plague. It is guilt. Every person experiences this emotion and tries to find some way to alleviate it. Primitive people tried to assuage it by appealing to many gods through the sacrifice of animals and ...read more

  • The Three Faces Of Evil

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jul 11, 2015
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,816 views

    We have a choice-be like John or be like Herod. Will we be weak like Herod, easy tempted and easily manipulated, or we will be strong in our moral convictions like John?

    How many of you have ever watched a horror movie or read a horror story? It’s not always a pleasant experience, is it? As strange as it might seem, there are actually some horror stories in the Bible, and one of the most famous of its horror stories is the story of the death of John the ...read more

  • "How To Know You Have Forgiven" Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 79 ratings
     | 6,414 views

    How do I know I have really forgiven someone?

    Genesis 45:1-15; 50:15-21 76-year-old Bill Baker of London recently wed Edna Harvey. She happened to be his granddaughter’s husband’s mother. That’s where the confusion began, according to Baker’s granddaughter, Lynn. She said, "My mother-in-law is now my step-grandmother. My grandfather is now ...read more

  • The Miracle Of Christmas

    Contributed by Fernando Cabrera on Oct 27, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,172 views

    Christ came to deliver us from our shame, fears and guilt.

    The Miracle of Christmas By Fernando Cabrera Luke 1:1-80 1. Take away your Shame a. We find that there was a private, silent, almost undetectable pain in the life of this precious couple Zecharias and Elizabeth – SHAME i. 1:25 “This is the way the Lord has dealt with me in the days when He ...read more

  • Who Are Your Friends? Series

    Contributed by Craig Smee on Jul 6, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 3,332 views

    We gain our wisdom from with whom we associate.

    PROVERBS 3:13-24 Godly Wisdom Today I wanted to discuss the wisdom we gain from others Who me associate with moulds and shapes us. 1 Cor 15:33 Paul said that "some have not the knowledge of God". (Vs. 34) They needed to wake up and get out of these bad friendships. 2 Cor. 6:14 ...read more

  • Speak Only The Truth Series

    Contributed by James Dorman on May 3, 2017
     | 1,412 views

    A look at the commandment to stop lying.

    INTRO: AG: A pastor announced one Sunday that next Sunday he was going to preach on lying. And as preparation for the message he wanted the congregation to read the 17th chapter of Mark. The next Sunday the preacher began by asking those who read the 17th chapter of Mark to raise their hands. ...read more

  • Pride, Lust And More Sin

    Contributed by James Kirkland on Apr 4, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,875 views

    The decisions we make in haste brings to the fore front, our pride, and ego that can and will cause sin to over power our better judgement.

    When we give our word, we are to stand-by it. James tells us that our Yes be yes and our No to be no. But what happens when we make a decision that turns out to be wrong? Do you continue in the wrong or do you change your mind? Many of our decisions would be different if we had slept on them over ...read more

  • Who Can I Blame?

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,599 views

    We live in a world in which we shirk responsibilities for our actions. What are the dangers we face when we assign blame?

    Introduction 1. See illustrations below. 2. Reflects tendency in marriages, families, church to cast blame for problems on others. Teaching 1. The people of Israel had been wandering in desert for 1 1/2 years since they were delivered from Egypt. They are standing at the border of the ...read more

  • Careful Promises

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,445 views

    St. Thomas Acquinas said, "All of society is based on promises and trust." We must therefore be careful about the promises we make and our intentions to keep them.

    Mark 6: 14 – 29 / Be Careful What You Promise Intro: An Irishman had been drinking all night at a pub. The bartender announced the pub was closing so the Irishman stood up to leave and fell flat on his face. He tried again to stand with the same result; so, he decided to crawl outside and get ...read more