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  • Key To Fruit-Bearing Series

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Sep 19, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,884 views

    The parable of the Vine and the branches gives us the assurance that however weak and frail we are, God the Trinity can and will produce beautiful fruit in our lives. It is not a question of will power or any kind of self effort. All that is needed is con

    Opening illustration: Suppose you walked into your kitchen one morning and found Jesus sitting at the table. What would you do? Would you say: "Jesus! I’m thrilled to see You! I just wish I had time to talk, but right now I’m running late for work. When I get home tonight, we’ll have a nice visit"? ...read more

  • Receiving The Hope Of Easter Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Apr 7, 2004
    based on 48 ratings
     | 2,942 views

    Ponder the evidences for the hope of immortality; pursue the Giver of immortality; personalize the hope of immortality.

    We’ve already spent four weeks looking at the passion or suffering of Jesus in preparation for Easter. This morning, we will look at the hope of Easter, and next Sunday, we will look at the peace of Easter. The dictionary defines hope as a “desire supported by some confidence of its ...read more

  • Who's Your Mama? Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Apr 19, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,200 views

    Exposition of Gal 4:21-31

    Text: Galatians 4:21-31, Title: Who’s Your Mama? Date/Place: NRBC, 4/22/07, PM A. Opening illustration: Talk about imprinting that baby birds do when they are born. B. Background to passage: This is Paul’s culminating argument for living a life based on grace instead of works. The Judaizers were ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by Frank Lay on Oct 12, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,845 views

    Remember, Jesus is speaking of spiritual poverty. He never condoned utter poverty as good. He is speaking to the person who has an utter sense of his own destitution in the sight of God, who can only say, "God, be merciful to me a sinner." That person

    BLESSED ARE THE POOR IN SPIRIT Matthew 5:3 Someone has said that the beatitudes are called that because they are good attitudes to be in. Yet such attitudes are not popular today in the world or even in the church. Jesus said, "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of ...read more

  • Buddhism/Self-Trust Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 22, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,794 views

    Buddhims seeks answers from within, while Christianity relies on help from Above--a look at this Eastern moral philosophy from a Christian perspective.

    World Religions—Buddhism>Trust in Self versus Trust in God Philippians 4:11-13 Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus Massachusetts A basic teaching of the Bible is that we can’t make it on our own; we can’t find answers, nor can we attain contentment or purpose apart ...read more

  • The Lord Is My Portion Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jun 30, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 5,945 views

    A VALUE SYSTEM ORIENTED AROUND GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO CONTENTMENT

    BIG IDEA: A VALUE SYSTEM ORIENTED AROUND GOD’S WORD IS THE PATHWAY TO CONTENTMENT 6 KEYS TO CONTENTMENT: I. (:57) BEING SATISFIED WITH THE LORD "The Lord is my portion" -- this is the major key What else do we need? We’ve got the whole pie! We’ve got the only pie that counts! "I’d rather ...read more

  • Rambo Religion

    Contributed by Kurt Lindgren on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,730 views

    I know your works, labor, patience, for my names sake never the less I have somewhat against the...

    Kurt Lindgren www.pastorkurt.com RAMBO RELIGION / REV. 2: 1-6 1.INTRODUCTION a.MY TEXT IS TAKEN FROM VERSE 4 i.Thou hast left thy first love ii.I know your works, labor, patience, for my names sake never the less I have somewhat against the... iii.Your out there working ...read more

  • The Pathway To Power

    Contributed by Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Aug 23, 2005
    based on 33 ratings
     | 5,633 views

    I believe there is a pathway to the power of God. I believe God will use this message to help you find that pathway and the power.

    “THE PATHWAY TO POWER” Gal 2:20 There is nothing that attracts the attention of the Lord like emptiness There is a natural law that nothing remains empty, it must be filled, It will be filled. That introduces 3 very important points #1 Emptiness is a ...read more

  • Hagar And Sarah Series

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Aug 19, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 6,059 views

    Hagar and Sarah represent the Mother of Legalism and the Mother of Grace.

    HAGAR AND SARAH - THE MOTHER OF LEGALISM AND THE MOTHER OF GRACE TEXT: Galatians 4:21-31 INTRODUCTION: A. LAW AND GRACE – THE THRESHOLD OF THE GOSPEL 1. Many times when we learn some new truth, there is a threshold at the door of that truth that we have to learn in order to ...read more

  • The Power Of A Rested Soul

    Contributed by Brady Boyd on Aug 27, 2002
    based on 113 ratings
     | 7,090 views

    There is nothing more powerful and effective than a believer who has a rested soul. Discover the importance of being refreshed and renewed daily

    The Power of a Rested Soul February 2002 Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is ...read more

  • Why Didn’t My Mountain Move Pt. 3 Series

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 1, 2010
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,926 views

    Some mountains are to be climbed, some are to be conquered, some are to be commanded, and some are cordoned off. This message is about commanding mountains.

    Why Didn’t My Mountain Move pt. 3 Commanding Mountains Intro: Part 3 of a series of messages on: WHY DIDN’T MY MOUNTAIN MOVE? This series was birthed on a question a woman asked her pastor, when her sick child died... "Why didn’t my mountain move? I prayed, I believed, I spoke to the ...read more

  • The Problem Of Prayer Series

    Contributed by Scott Malone on Mar 1, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,327 views

    The real problem with prayer is that it is so little used and yet has such great power

    THE PROBLEM OF PRAYER James 4:1-10 Things looked bleak for the children of George Muller’s orphanage at Ashley Downs in England. It was time for breakfast, and there was no food In the dining room, long tables were set with empty plates and empty mugs. Muller prayed, "Dear Father, we thank ...read more

  • Our Response To The Discipline Of God Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 41 ratings
     | 5,476 views

    HOW TO TRANSFORM SULLEN DESPAIR INTO SUBMISSIVE DESPERATION

    BIG IDEA: HOW TO TRANSFORM SULLEN DESPAIR INTO SUBMISSIVE DESPERATION INTRODUCTION: One test of a good father = How well do you discipline your children? By discipline I don’t just mean the actual spanking itself (the execution of the appropriate punishment for the given infraction)... I ...read more

  • Life Without Christ Part 2

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 5,202 views

    A Biblical Description of man without God

    (*See part 1 for the first four points) 5- The Man Without God is Powerless to Live Above Sins Grip On His Life. Ecc 7:20 There is not a righteous man on earth who does what is right and never sins. John 8:34 Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. 2 Pet ...read more

  • What Faith Is...

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Sep 23, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 4,605 views

    What we really need is a practical definition of faith. How can you employ "Bible" faith in your everyday life?

    WHAT FAITH IS Heb. 11:1-3 INTRO. We have heard sermons and lessons from this passage many times. This single chapter, above all others in the Bible, defines, illustrates and lists the rewards of faith. But this was meant to be much more than just a beautiful dissertation on religion. ...read more