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  • Alive - But Not Productive

    Contributed by Bryan Beverly on Jan 29, 2019
    based on 4 ratings

    This sermon examines why Jesus cursed the fig tree, and what that means for followers of Christ.

    INTRODUCTION A while back, I visited an old family friend. This person had not seen me for a long time. Let me reenact our encounter (place and then slowly take off cap). The reason why my friend’s voice trailed off at the end is because my afro had taken an extended vacation. Oh mind you, my more

  • Communion Meditation No. 8_sacrifice, Not Self-Preservation (John 12:23-28) Series

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Dec 27, 2005
    based on 29 ratings

    When we consider gift-wrap, it gives us an interesting perspective on the real meaning of Christmas. When God gave us the gift of His son, He gave Him to be put to death and to be sacrificed for the sins of mankind. God did not intend to give us a pretty

    Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa. E-Mail: Note to the reader: If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from more

  • Jehovah Shalom - God Is Peace Series

    Contributed by Paul Basehore on Feb 12, 2015

    Fear is a self-preservation instinct -- it's designed to protect us from something that may cause us real or imagined harm. But Jesus says in Matthew not to fear death, but to fear God. What's the difference?

    Jehovah Shalom - God of Peace Fear is a constant in our world. It’s so immersed in our culture that sometimes it’s actually considered a psychiatric issue, complete with fancy descriptive terms! I thought it may be interesting to read some of these to you tonight. Some seem normal, more

  • Handling Money

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jan 7, 2014

    The first commandment of the world is “self-preservation”. A shady business deal is winked at, questionable practices tolerated, and a clever crook is highly praised by the world. The law is on the side of the crook and the criminal many times.

    12-20-04 Title: Handling Money Text: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13) Bible Reading: Luke more

  • Be Accepting Of The Sick Series

    Contributed by Boomer Phillips on Oct 30, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    People can become so afraid of catching an illness that they will stay clear of anyone who is sick. Jesus challenged people to realize that caring for the spiritual needs of others far supersedes one’s desire for self-preservation

    I wish to begin our message today with two quotes by Mother Teresa. Here is the first quote: “The biggest disease today is not leprosy or tuberculosis, but rather the feeling of being unwanted.”(1) In her humanitarian efforts in Calcutta, Mother Teresa observed much rejection and hopeless, as more

  • The Cure Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 27, 2012

    Last week we talked about the trap of offence and some of the main problems associated with being offended - false assumptions, our expectations, pride, disobedience, self-preservation, and revenge. Today I want us to look at the cure so we don’t allow o

    “Nobody will ever want you for anything but making babies” her drunken father said when he found out that his 15 year daughter was pregnant. I got to counsel this women at age 42, an alcoholic for 15 years, 6 babies with four different men, two of them aborted. Now on welfare with all more

  • The Real Cost Of Discipleship – Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Oct 22, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    The picture has not been very encouraging: sheep among wolves, hated and despised, betrayed by family and loved ones, sold-out for convenience and self-preservation, falsely accused and punished, even tortured and killed. All this they had to look forward

    From being on the receiving end of personal betrayal and persecution to the point of beatings and death, to being cast in a light that will cause them to be labeled with the most odious of labels, the disciples have been hearing from their Teacher just what the price tag is for all who would really more

  • Worship More, Spend Less Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Dec 11, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Part 2 of our Advent Consiracy series, comparing and contrasting King Herod, the Wise Men, and how they parellel our lives today.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville - 12/07/08 simplechristmas Part 2: Worship More, Spend Less Icebreaker: After assessing the cost of Christmas presents during the economic downturn, Larry called for a family meeting. He lined up his children and explained, "It’s too late to make adjustments more

  • Liberating Love

    Contributed by Roger Griffith on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 30 ratings

    Love liberates us from sin and selfish inner drives so we can serve one another.

    LIBERATING LOVE TEXT: Gal 5:13 "For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another." (KJV) I. CALLED UNTO LIBERTY A. SOME ARE AFRAID TO PREACH LIBERTY 1. They fear that it will lead people to sin and more

  • Open Doors Of Opportunity (2) Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 25, 2014
    based on 1 rating

    Are we open or closed as a congregation? Is the work and worship about us only or do we include others?

    1. St Catherine's Monastery One of the oldest monasteries in the world is Saint Catherine's. Built by Emperor Justinian to protect the monks in the region, St. Catherine's sits at the foot of Mount Sinai in Egypt. The walls are made of granite and are between 8 and 35 meters tall. Up until last more

  • Jesus Permits ... The Disciples Scatter Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Mar 7, 2016

    Jesus is betrayed by Judas, and so many more, but is in total peace

    Message Matthew 26:47-56 Jesus Permits ... The Disciples Scatter When you go to the top part of the Niagara Falls there is a point which you can reach which is called “the point of no return”. No boat, no matter how powerful the engine, is able to pull away from the surging of water heading over more

  • A Single Eye Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Nov 18, 2013

    Doves are similar to pigeons, but the dove has a very unusual quality - single eye. A dove doesn’t have side vision... why they are referred to as “love birds.” When it sets it’s gaze upon another dove it sees nothing else - it’s not easily distracted.

    Secret of the Stairs Pt 3 A Single Eye Aug. 21, 2013 A In about a week, dove season will come here in Illinois. 1 Doves are similar to pigeons, but the dove has a very unusual quality - single eye. a A dove doesn’t have side vision... why they are referred to as “love more

  • Compelled By The Love Of Christ

    Contributed by Thomas Black on Jun 4, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    What does it take to give up every comfort and to recieve every form of suffering in order to reach ONE for Christ? The Love of Christ must compell you.

    Today is Memorial day Sunday. The idea of the holiday surpasses hot-dogs on the grill; it’s an opportunity and a call to reflect on the sacrifice of many thousands of men who have died for the ideals of our country. Some of you served in the military and have given a part of your heart to serving more

  • Self Giant Series

    Contributed by Jose Rodriguez on Apr 27, 2019

    One of the biggest enemies believers face is in the mirror--"Self."

    I. The promise of blessing (Jer 29:11) II. Obstacles that keep you from your blessing/promise – The Self Giant a. Unbelief (v 19) b. Unbelief dominates the life of those who bend the knee to Self c. The Israelites saw giants instead of God’s greatness d. The more

  • Reflections Of The Passion Of Christ

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Mar 26, 2013
    based on 4 ratings

    The key to the passion of Chrsiut can be found in Lk 22:42

    Walsingham Pilgrimage 2013 I have been asked to give a reflection on the Passion of Christ What is the passion of Christ? I guess the usual definition is ”the period of intense suffering in the life of Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the crucifixion”. As I more