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  • Fourteenth Sunday In Ordinary Time , Year A; 14th Sunday, Cycle A-- Different Yokes For Different Folks

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on May 13, 2020
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    It is an act not of juggling balls on a stage, but of carrying eggs from a barn.

    A yoke is a wooden frame fitted on working animals to evenly balance the load on each individual animal and allow them to work as a team. Jesus wears the yoke and we are yoked to him. A teacher read to her class the text, “My yoke is easy.” “Who can tell me what a yoke is?” she asked. A boy more

  • Family Matters Series

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Mar 4, 2018
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    From the cross, Jesus cares for his mother. In so doing, he calls us to care for our family and for our broader spiritual family, and to put others before ourselves.

    Family Matters Seven Last Words from the Cross Part 3 * John 19:25-27 We are in a seven-week series leading up to Easter called, “Seven Last Words from the Cross.” We’re looking at the seven distinct things Jesus said while being crucified. Last words matter, and the last words of the Son of more

  • For Me

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Oct 8, 2001
    based on 61 ratings

    Funeral message for Calvin John King, widower, father of seven, and long-term post-traumatic stress syndrome sufferer.

    We have all been taught to be unselfish. “Share your toys”, we say to our children. I am pretty sure that was said in the King household, with seven pairs of hands grabbing for the same stuffed animal. “Let your brother have some of your candy bar; you must not be selfish.” All very well, more

  • Taking Care Of Yourself Series

    Contributed by Fred Sigle on Nov 9, 2006

    Series based on The DNA of Relationships by Dr. Gary Smalley. By taking care of ourselves we will have greater strength to care for our relationship with God and others.

    TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF A. Today will be our 5th lesson in the series The DNA of Relationships based on the book by Dr. Gary Smalley. Today’s lesson is entitled: TAKING CARE OF YOURSELF. ILLUSTRATION: I found the following true stories in the Reader’s Digest: ONE WOMAN WROTE: more

  • Sanctification Means Being Spiritually Minded

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Jul 14, 2010
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    Being Spirit minded keeps us commiting sin

    SANCTIFICATION MEANS BEING SPIRITUALLY MINDED I agree with what Joyce Meyers wrote, “I am of the opinion that as long as we are cooperating with the Holy Spirit to the best of our ability and sincerely want to change (as we walk in the light and God points out something in our life that more

  • Helping The Helpers

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 31, 2020

    A workshop given in support of caregivers (Adapted from a book by Jo Anne Perez called, Ministry of Hope for the Living and the Dying, ISBN 9780983781707, pgs. 222-227)

    HoHum: Rosalyn Carter said it best: There are only 4 kinds of people in the world- those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers Paula C. Lowe said, “The lifelong process of caregiving is the ultimate link more

  • Me, Myself And I

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Sep 6, 2008
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    Often unable to distinguish between our wants and our needs, our selfishness rules the day and leads to conflicts and quarrels.

    Me, Myself and I TCF Sermon July 20, 2008 Think for a moment about some of those things that really annoy you. You’re in a line of cars where the road narrows down to a lane. You’ve been inching forward, but there are others, perhaps several others, who zip by you in the outside lane and move more

  • Leadership Lessons From A Shepherd

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Aug 18, 2020

    Everything rises and falls upon LEADERSHIP and Psalm 23 is no exception. King David, a great leader himself, writes to us under the leadership of the Holy Spirit and tells us what our Great Shepherd does to guide us through life and death.

    HOW DOES THE SHEPHERD LEAD HIS SHEEP?” Psalm 23:1-3 Dr. Larry Petton, Senior Pastor ___________________________________________________________________________________ Everything rises and falls upon LEADERSHIP and Psalm 23 is no exception. King David, a great leader himself, writes to us more

  • How To Burn On Without Burn Out

    Contributed by Dave Browning on Dec 22, 2008

    This sermon addresses burnout in the ministry and how the Christian should maintain a balance of work, worship and rest.

    If you brought your Bible with you I would like to invite you to turn with me to Matthew 6:25-34, where Jesus gives us a very helpful perspective on life. "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more more

  • Eleven Qualities That Will Help The Pastor's Wife In Her Ministry To Women In The Church

    Contributed by Margaret Olubiyi on Nov 2, 2019

    This teaching message is for every pastor's wife and women whose husbands are in Christian ministry leadership. It reveals the qualities that they should have to be effective in church ministry alongside their spouses.

    This message is one of several teaching messages published in my book, lessons, and encouraging words for Today's Christian woman. It is an important word that I have been led to share with women in church/ministry leadership roles particularly pastors wives. I will be the first to tell you more

  • Tells Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Oct 1, 2016
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    Psalm 9 – Tells us to give Thanks, Evangelize, Laugh, Laugh again, and Sing

    Psalm 9 I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds. 2 I will be glad and rejoice in you; I will sing the praises of your name, O Most High. 3 My enemies turn back; they stumble and perish before you. 4 For you have upheld my right more

  • Unceasing Thanks-Giving Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Jan 9, 2018

    God's will is for us to be thankful in all situations.

    1. Seconds A soldier stationed on an island of the Philippines during WW II told this story: “Although the region was secure, sometimes the enemy tried to infiltrate our food storage area. One such adversary, dressed in GI clothing, once worked himself into the noontime chow line. Our camp cook more

  • Seed, Soil, Sower, Rain

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 27, 2014

    We need to pay attention to the condition of our soil, but we also need to spend time daily preparing and sowing.

    Fifteenth Sunday in Course 2014 Seed, Soil, Sower, Rain Today’s OT reading went by so fast that you might forget its importance. That’s not the lector’s fault: the Church gives us only two verses. Let’s listen to the Word of God in the longer version beginning four more

  • "... And A Happy New Year!"

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    This is a sermon that uses the fresh start of the new year as an analogy for a fresh start in Christ.

    “… and a happy new year!” [Begin with a powerpoint slide titled “I Promise To…” and have it display all the things we promise to change for the new year: work out every day, eat healthier, loose 10 pounds, spend more time with the kids, be a better spouse, finally finish that “to do” list, go more

  • Martha, Martha

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jun 12, 2019

    The docility of Mary is the opposite of willfulness of her sister Martha (Self-will run riot)

    Recently I read about a Sunday school class for three-year old’s. Their lesson for the day was the story of Jesus’ visit to the home of Mary and Martha. Afterwards, the teacher asked, “What would you do if Jesus were coming to your house today?” One little girl quickly replied, “I would tell my more