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  • "Thy Will Be Done" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 96 ratings
     | 11,619 views

    Persistency in prayer keeps us from self-reliance.

  • The Church Under Pressure - Sardis Series

    Contributed by Graham Kettle on Dec 7, 2017
     | 1,889 views

    Churches can refuse to face the reality of their spiritual condition before God. Styles and traditions can become so fixed that they continue and become empty of Holy Spirit power. Good works and a nice church format are not what God is seeking.

  • The Word Of God Makes Me Believe More

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jun 1, 2015
     | 1,595 views

    To show that we need to believe GOD's WORDS as our final say against this unbelieving world.

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you able to believe GOD's WORDS? Yes. 1 Thessalonians 2:13 1 Thessalonians 2:13 And we also [especially] thank God continually for this, that when you received the message of God [which you heard] from us, you welcomed it not as the word of [mere] men, but as it truly is, ...read more

  • Our Mighty God Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Dec 9, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,802 views

    We all are very independent individuals. Some of our first words – perhaps even our first sentence – expressed that self-reliance. "I can do it myself." This is healthy when we’re dressing and cleaning up. It becomes unhealthy when we try to control o

    Introduction: The names in this story have been changed out of respect for their privacy. Julie W told her family’s story in a magazine article. [My daughter], Allison, came home for the weekend. She opened the door, didn’t speak, and dropped her duffel bag. Smudges of mascara circled her eyes. ...read more

  • You Think You've Got It Bad!

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,309 views

    Lessons from the life of Jacob & Joseph

    “So You Think You’ve Got It Bad!” Lessons from Jacob & Joseph - Gen 25+ Intro: Do you know anyone who always has trouble? It seems to me there are three type of people in the world. First, there are those who lead relatively uneventful lives: it seems that nothing eventful ever really ...read more

  • My Way Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,171 views

    The song My Way reflects the arrogance of man in rebellion to God and our only hope rests in doing it God’s way.

    Genesis 4:17-26 November 24, 2002 If I asked you to pick one song which best describes the human condition - what song would you pick? Pastor you’re asking a lot. One song to describe the human condition? Surely there is not one song that sums up man. I think I have that song this ...read more

  • The Performance Trap

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Sep 12, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 5,792 views

    A sermon on grace and how we distort God's grace in our culture, USA. (Material adapted from David Seamands' book, "Healing Grace" chapter 2 "Barriers to Grace")

    HoHum: A treadmill is one of the most effective tools for burning calories, despite the fact that the person exercising stays in the same place. Similarly, so it is with people who try to work their way to righteousness. We understand that grace is what saved us but believe they must pay God back ...read more

  • Repentance And Faith

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,331 views

    CHRISTIAN SIMPLICITY: REPENTANCE AND FAITH THE TWO ESSENTIALS OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE I. RECEIVE CHRIST JESUS THE LORD -- REPENTANCE AND FAITH A. Repentance -- obstacles = pride, independence, self-reliance have to realize you are headed the wrong direction; conversion involves turning around ...read more

  • Introduction To James Series

    Contributed by Dennis Clark on Feb 27, 2001
    based on 78 ratings
     | 1,383 views

    These sermons rely heavily(I mean HEAVILY) upon John McCarther’s New Testament Commentaries. Only the errors are mine

    James I. Introduction A. James begins with common ground 1. Slave to God the Father 2. Slave to God the Son 3. To the Twelve Tribes scattered abroad. (in totality) 4. Not written to Jewish Christians, but Christian Jews B. Joy 1. Christian joy is not a case of giggles during a period of ...read more

  • From Selfishness To Selflessness

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Jun 11, 2013
     | 2,130 views

    How to go from being selfish to being selfless.

    From Selfishness to Selflessness Mark 12:41-44 “And he sat down opposite the treasury and watched the people putting money into the offering box. Many rich people put in large sums. And a poor widow came and put in two small copper coins, which make a penny. And he called his disciples ...read more

  • When Your Thread Gets Tangled...

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Jul 7, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 2,073 views

    Pentecost 3: Whom do you seek when you find yourself in trouble? We get sage advice from David in the words of Psalm 28.

    If there is one thing that is highly valued today its self-reliance. Folks value the capacity in others to stand on their own two feet; to have the where-with-all to weather the storms; to adapt, overcome and conquer. It’s a trademark of our times. We strive to raise our children to be independent, ...read more

  • The Value Of The Soul

    Contributed by R. Darrel Davis on Aug 6, 2001
    based on 194 ratings
     | 12,397 views

    A salvation message based on the parable of the rich fool.

    The Value of the Soul Luke 12:16-21 Introduction: Illustration – Recently, a 20-year-old University of Washington student named Adam Burtle posted an unusual item on the Internet auction site eBay. The bidding began at 5 cents on this particular article and eventually reached $400 by the end ...read more

  • The Curse: Why Jesus Died Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Apr 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,919 views

    We see in the Bible that the curse is why Jesus died. To remove the curse of sin and death. We will also see the cross where Jesus died and the Crown why Jesus lives.

    Intro: Paul’s letter to the Galatians is addressing what man seems always to do. Either add to or take away from God’s word. It began in the garden with Adam and Eve. Adam disregarded God’s word and Eve added to it. I’ve got to quote John Piper, “Satan is continuously at work tempting us to ...read more

  • Faith In Jesus: Hope With An Everlasting Heartbeat

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on May 2, 2011
     | 1,126 views

    Jesus' resurrection proves that our hope in him will never flatline... (Sermon theme adapted from David DeWitt)

    In spite of having the best regular season record in the NHL, the Vancouver Canucks are lucky to be in the second round of the playoffs. They started out well enough against Chicago in the first round - winning three games in a row, but then Vancouver lost the next three and barely managed to win ...read more

  • Part Three: Understand Your Struggle With Christ Series

    Contributed by Luskey Green on Sep 28, 2006
     | 1,187 views

    We all struggle to be better, to improve, etc. But struggling in becoming a disciple is a product of pride. The sooner we understand this, the sooner we can make struggle an asset rather than a liability.

    Introduction Where are we today? I mean by that, in our study about the Christ and His Church, are we making progress? Are we moving toward Christ or are we satisfied to stay back, keeping our distance? Are we unsure we are willing to make the kind of commitment Jesus Christ wants of us? It is ...read more