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  • The Supreme Value Of Human Life

    Contributed by John Raulerson on Jan 15, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,499 views

    Human life is sacred in the eyes of God and should be protected from the self-serving sin of abortion.

    SANCTITY OF LIFE The Supreme Value of Human Life Psalm 139:13-16 Illustration for Introduction Several years ago a fragile young woman expecting her first child was under the care of Dr. Joe Wheeler. About a month before the baby was due it was discovered that the baby was in a breech ...read more

  • Abraham, Man Of The Divine Gift Of Faith

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 30, 2011
     | 989 views

    The patriarchs were saints like us, venal, self-serving and often flawed, but devoted to doing the will of God as revealed to them.

    Abraham’s Call and Covenant Abram ben Terah was in Haran when he first heard the call of the Lord: “Go from your country and kindred and father’s house to the land that I will show you. And I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, so ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-Serving People (Mark 7:11-12)

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 27, 2002
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,605 views

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12)Guidelines for being discerning, wise and Spirit led in guarding yourself from harm

    How the Holy Spirit Protects Us From Self-serving People (Mark 7:11-12) Illustration:The deity of the Holy Spirit ought to be clearly recognized in Scripture. Look at these facts: Christ is born; the Spirit is His forerunner. Christ is baptized; the Spirit bears witness. Christ is tempted; the ...read more

  • Teary Eyes, Stumbling Feet, Hands Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 20, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 2,232 views

    Deepseated shame and objective guilt arise from a self-serving spirit, but the Cross delivers us from both and frees us to live out of gratitude.

    Mark it down. Memorize this. Engrave it somewhere. It is an ironclad rule. This will always happen: when it is the least convenient for you to respond, someone will want you to respond. When it is nearly impossible for you to get up and do what someone wants you to do, that is the very moment ...read more

  • When God Wrestles With Family Tensions

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 17, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,031 views

    We use avoidance, anger, anxiety, and aloneness to manage family tensions. We even use self-centered prayer. But when we let God wrestle with us, we are changed and we accept vulnerability in family life.

    The most critical issue in family life is not anger or argument. It is avoidance. What plagues most families is not that they are embroiled in fighting or torn by argument. What destroys families is that people drift apart from one another; they avoid one another. You see, if you fight with ...read more

  • Working It Out

    Contributed by Jane Willis on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 965 views

    Work gets overwhelming. The people we work with seem hurtful and self serving. Yet, work is a place where we live out our faith--a setting where we must learn to be more Christlike.

    This passage about Mary and Martha is familiar to many of you. It is fairly well known. It is a story about one women working in the kitchen and making preparations to entertain guests while her sister is involved in spiritual pursuits and assisting directly in the ministry of Jesus. And, when the ...read more

  • Individual Purpose Vs. Corporate Purpose

    Contributed by Steven Spillman on May 1, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 824 views

    Doesn’t God have a purpose for mankind in general or for the church as a whole? Isn’t focusing on individual purpose a little self-serving? Aren’t we pushing individualism at the expense of the Body of Christ?

    Up to this point, Purpose Weekly has focused on individual purpose. But what about corporate purpose? Doesn’t God have a purpose for mankind in general or for the church as a whole? Isn’t focusing on individual purpose a little self-serving? Aren’t we pushing individualism at the expense of the ...read more

  • A Servant Church Loves Series

    Contributed by Alvin Hathaway, Sr. on Mar 16, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,861 views

    If the Servant Church models itself after Jesus Christ who ultimately taught us what a servant is: then the Servant Church must love God, it must love the children of God, and it must keep His commandant to love.

    A Servant Church Loves I John 5: 1-5 “We Love the Children of God” Verse 2: By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.” Hear Paul’s poem: I may speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but if I have no love, I am a noisy gong or a ...read more

  • Commitment Vs. Convenience

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on May 19, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 14,996 views

    Sermon on serving Jesus, no matter the cost or what is convenient to us.

    “Serving Jesus, Is It A Commitment or A Convenience?” (Matt 19:16; 21-24) Read passage Many today do not want to be totally committed to the Lord because it demands too much of them. Let’s be honest here, commitment is sometimes something for someone else to do because it interferes with ...read more

  • A Kingdom Of Reward

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jan 9, 2001
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,754 views

    Jesus has offered us great rewards in His kingdom

    A Kingdom of Reward Matthew 25.14-30 August 24, 1997 Morning Service Introduction I. Big Responsibility: FFA President, Planning the annual banquet, Order of ceremony, who would do what and how things were to be done, Working for weeks to get it done - went well and was enjoyed by all II. ...read more

  • Picture Id

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,332 views

    This is a story format message which doesn’t make its point until the very end.

    About once every two or three years I get sick. It happened to me Sunday afternoon while I was delivering our son Kirk back to UC San Diego. Coughing, wheezing, runny nose, the whole shebang. So on the way back north on Monday morning I stopped at the Kmart in Temecula to stock up on Kleenex and ...read more

  • Lord Of The Harvest

    Contributed by Monte Mcelfresh on Mar 21, 2006
    based on 21 ratings
     | 6,988 views

    We are called to be servants in God’s vineyard.

    “ The Lord of the Harvest” Mk.12:1-11 Introduction As a child I grew up in a rural area and we lived in a rented house. I had friends who lived as tenants on farms. There were some things that were expected from the landlord from the tenant. These included: 1. Pay the rent 2.)Raise a crop ...read more

  • Patience, Kindness, Goodness Series

    Contributed by W F on Jun 16, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,157 views

    Jesus invitation is not "Try Harder" - it is come to me and I will help you be patient, kind and good. (Pt2 Signs of Life)

    SIGNS OF LIFE – THE MARKS OF VIBRANT LIVING Part 2 “Patience, Kindness, Goodness” (Galatians 5:22-25) INTRODUCTION Believers are “...aliens in this world.” (1 Peter 2:11). The Bible tells us that “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 ...read more

  • Be Faithful Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Oct 19, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 2,135 views

    Be faithful in light of Jesus' return.

    Be Faithful! Matthew 25:14-30 I. Distribution to the Servants (14-18) A. Investment by the Master 1. According to ability 2. According to Master’s discretion B. Investment by the Servants 1. 1st Two invested ...read more

  • Christ Our Shepherd-King Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 6,799 views

    Sermon for Christ the King Sunday, the last Sunday of the liturgical church year, which emphasises Christ gathering all nations into his presence before his judgement throne.

    Sermon for Christ the King Sunday Yr A, 20/11/2005 Ezek 34:11-16, 20-24 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson Pastor of Grace Lutheran Church, & Chaplain of The Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta “Christ Our Shepherd-King” What happens when leaders—both ...read more