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  • The Heart Of The Matter

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Oct 19, 2008
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    Disagreements are normally centered around power and control. Getting our own way with little regard to what is actually best for a majority or a right thing to do.

    The Heart of the matter James 4:1-10 For the past couple of months we have had a sort of strange schedule. We have been in and out of the book of James. While we have been moving through James it is still a topical kind of study. There is an over all flow that I call teaching on “faith more

  • How To Lie With Statistics

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 6, 2008
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    For the Festival of Christ the King; We rely on false comparisons or we use half-truths to justify ourselves. Far better to find justification in committing ourselves to what God is about in the world.

    There are lies, and then there are lies. Little lies and big lies. Deceptions of all kinds. Some say it was Mark Twain, others British Prime Minister Disraeli, but someone remarked that there are three kinds of lies: plain lies, flat-out lies, and statistics. Plain lies, flat-out lies, and more

  • 04 The Secret To Loving Life Series

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 20, 2008
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    Winning the lottery is not finding life but loving Christ who gives us life.

    It is easy to become disillusioned in this life. Life seems to not to work. Dreams remain unrealized. Hopes dashed. Heartaches come. Our world is full of unhappy and dissatisfied people. We will try anything to rid our lives of emotional, and psychological disorders. Anything goes for more

  • Death To Self

    Contributed by Aaron Johnson on Jul 28, 2008
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    This work reveals, from scripture, the need to die to ourselves and live life for others.

    DEATH TO SELF Aaron Johnson “Die out to self” the old man with the bad breath and thick eyebrows shouted as he pounded his fist through my back. It is the close of a hot, muggy camp meeting night. There is a crowd of people shouting and crying kneeling in the sawdust around the altar. After more

  • Three Simple Rules, (Part Six) "Staying In Love With God" Part 1

    Contributed by Carl Greene on Jul 29, 2008
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    Based upon the book "Three Simple Rules" "A Wesley Way of Living" by Rueben P. Job. This is the Sixth in the "Three Simple Rules" series. This is the most essential of the three rules.

    “Stay in Love With God” Part 1 “Do Good”… conclusion. This week, we conclude our lesson about “doing good” and begin exploring what it means to “Stay in Love with God.” We’ve spent quite a bit of time investigating what it means to do no harm and to do good. I believe we can all say more

  • The Waters Of Maribah Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Aug 13, 2008
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    We can take events and opportunities to serve God, these things that are about God, and we can make them about us. When we do, the power of God, the holiness of God is lost on the very people we are attempting to serve in the name of God.

    I have been building a deck in my backyard this summer, right now I am placing the finishing touches on it. Before I built my deck, I looked through different deck plans, and compared the different kinds of deck materials and figured out pretty much what I needed. Then I went to three different more

  • It's Really Me, Really

    Contributed by Roy Probus on May 18, 2008
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    We must first love ourselves before we can love others. Looking at our friends should help us define who we are but not at the expense of ourselves.

    Nornan, what a mess. Jim burns tells a story of a friend of his named Norman. Some of you know someone like him. Norman was the type of person to change fads and friends very quickly. During his high school years, Norman was a: i. Surfer ii. Punk rocker iii. Football team manager iv. Cross more

  • "Servants Of Jesus Not Self" 1 Cor. 4 Pt 4 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jun 11, 2008
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    Scripture makes it clear that we as followers of Jesus need to be servants and not self-centered – we are to serve each other in the Body and root out any self-seeking behavior so as to please God. We are all called to be servant-leaders!

    “Servant of Jesus not self” Opening Illustration: Today’s clip comes from the movie “Bella” it addresses the subject of selfishness – In the clip one brother challenges the other brother about how selfish he is – his leadership in running his restaurant is all self-centered – he is selfish and more

  • "Waking Up"

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Aug 31, 2008
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    Sermon for the 16th Sunday after Pentecost centered around the statement by Jesus, "What will it profit them if they gain the whole world but forfeit their life?"

    "Waking Up" Sermon on Matthew 16:21-28 Pentecost +16-A August 31, 2008 The Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. There’s a great movie that came out several years ago entitled Waking Ned Devine. The movie is set in a tiny little coastal village in Ireland called Tullymore. And one of the more

  • Who? Me - A Giant Slayer? Series

    Contributed by Robert Lum on Sep 2, 2008
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    The selection of David gives hope to those with low self-esteem that when man overlooks them, God sees them.

    This evening, we begin an 8-part series on the life of David. We entitled it, “Slaying Your Giants”. These messages are inspired largely by Max Lucado’s book, “Facing Your Giants”, 2006. When I mention David, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? For me, it’s the classic story of more

  • Born To Win

    Contributed by Charles Forshee on Sep 4, 2008
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    This is an exhortation for those who feel like they were "born to lose", explaining that losers aren’t born, they are made. God made us all for good works....

    Open your Bibles this morning to 2 Tim 3 Do any of you remember the comic strip called "The Born Loser" I don’t may still be around..... I haven’t looked at the comic section of the paper in a while..... but its a comic strip about a man named Brutus Thornapple...... more

  • Ingredients For A Successful Life

    Contributed by Charles Forshee on Sep 4, 2008
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    The Bible give us the instructions we need to live the life God wants us to live. We have to follow those instruction, using the right ingredients, to build a successful life......

    Ingredients for a Successful Life Open your Bibles 2 Tim 3 ...... and Psalms chapter 1 While you turn there....let me quote another verse from Psalms 107:20 ..... Psalms 107:20 He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. The AMP says "He SENDS more

  • Self-Control Series

    Contributed by Alan Mccann on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    self-control - is at the heart of our faithful walk before God and people. We lose it in small ways which leads to bigger problems

    Respectable Sins – Self-Control How often have you had someone say to you ‘He who is without sin cast the first stone?’ Or maybe you have someone say to you ‘Judge not lest you be judged?’ I reckon they must two verses which are most often taken out of their context and misapplied. The second more

  • Part 2 Failure Is A Better Teacher Than Success Series

    Contributed by Dennis Cummins on May 9, 2008
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    This series is designed to help people understand how God takes our failures and refines us with them, turning them into successes.

    Refined by Failure - 2 Failure is a far better teacher than success. Two great differences between those that fail backwards and those that fail forward. Failing Backwards Failing Forwards Blaming others Taking Responsibility Repeating the same mistakes Learning from each more

  • Wholesomeness Through Discipline And Self-Control Series

    Contributed by Bishop Lalachan Abraham on May 26, 2013
    based on 11 ratings

    “A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.” Proverbs 25:28 (NLT)

    In a world of deteriorating morality, we must give special attention to Self-discipline and Self-Control to live a virtuous life. Everything we do in life is a choice, and I think most of us realize that. But what most people don’t seem to realize is that everything we don’t do in more