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  • Samson: Shortsighted And Short-Circuited

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 151 ratings
     | 27,749 views

    This message deals with the characteristics of Samson’s sad life, and the lessons to be learned from his mistakes.

    Samson: Shortsighted And Short-Circuited Text: Col.3: 1-6; Judges 16: 19, 20 Intro: Samson is one of the more colorful figures of the Bible. As a child in Sunday School, his physical exploits captured my youthful imagination, and filled me with wonder and admiration. I tended to ...read more

  • The Merry-Go-Round Of Short-Sighted Spirituality Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on May 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,904 views

    AS WE CONTINUE IN OUR STUDY OF HOSEA WE COME TO CHAPTER 5. THIS CHAPTER IN ITS ENTIRETY SEEKS TO EDUCATE US TO SOME OF THE DYNAMICS INVOLVED IN OUR LIVES, BOTH PERSONALLY, AND THROUGH DIVINE INTERVENTION THAT HAPPEN AS WE CONTINUE TO LIVE A SHALLOW RELAT

    THE MERRY-GO-ROUND OF SHORT-SIGHTED SPIRITUALITY HOSEA 5:1-15 INTRODUCTION: AS WE CONTINUE IN OUR STUDY OF HOSEA WE COME TO CHAPTER 5. THIS CHAPTER IN ITS ENTIRETY SEEKS TO EDUCATE US TO SOME OF THE DYNAMICS INVOLVED IN OUR LIVES, BOTH PERSONALLY, AND THROUGH DIVINE INTERVENTION THAT HAPPEN AS ...read more

  • Being A Visionary Father In A Short-Sighted World

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 9, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,495 views

    Father’s Day Message 2002 -- Four Characteristics for Fathers

    BEING A VISIONARY FATHER IN A SHORT-SIGHTED WORLD MATTHEW, CHAPTERS 1 AND 2 INTRODUCTION: According to the New Jersey Index of Leading Cultural Indicators, in 1960 the total number of births to teenagers was 11,636. In 2000, the number of births to teenagers was 8,219. A first glance would ...read more

  • Life And Death Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 19, 2014
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,583 views

    Believers have precious and wonderful promises from God for our life and future, but believer also have responsibilities to God. Each Christian is responsible for his or her growth in Christ-likeness.

    2 PETER 1: 8-15 [Our Precious Faith Series] LIFE AND DEATH [Matthew 25:21¨C23] Believers have precious and wonderful promises from God for our life and future, but believer also have responsibilities to God. Each Christian is responsible for his or her growth in Christ-likeness (CIT). ...read more

  • By No Human Hand

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,476 views

    Daniel 8 is written for the depressed, the battle-weary, and the short-sighted. God is involved in the battle. And he is definitely in control.

    - - - - - - - - - - All scripture quotations are from the New Living Translation. - - - - - - - - - - How many of you have served in the military? How many of you have actually been in a battle? Warfare is the backdrop of our passage this morning – except that in this battle it appeared ...read more

  • The Eyes Of Christ

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Apr 3, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,149 views

    In all seasons of the year, we need vision correction. We are too often farsighted, or shortsighted, or just plain blind to the reality of God’s kingdom.

    The Eyes of Christ Isaiah 9:1-2, 6-7 April 2, 2006 There were two Marines who boarded a train together, one a young man not too long out of recruit training and the other, his commanding officer. They sat across the aisle from a pretty young woman and her grandmother. It was evident that ...read more

  • True Godly Wisdom

    Contributed by George Gabriel on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,511 views

    Does our definitions of wisdom match what God wants from us? This outline illustrates how our definitions of wisdom are much more shortsighted than what God has to offer us

    Get into 3 groups Group 1 define the word “wisdom” like it would be in the dictionary Group 2 define worldly wisdom Group 3 define Godly wisdom 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Group 1 What is wisdom? (write down definitions in column 1) Why do you think James lumped in ...read more

  • Investment Advice

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on May 3, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,679 views

    To keep investing in character by climbing up the ladder of virtues is to come ever nearer and nearer to knowing Jesus Christ; and the further we climb, the further yet we are able to climb.

    Opening illustration: “I want to help you invest wisely in your future.” That’s what the financial advisor said as he began his talk about investing in 401(k)s and retirement funds. He wanted his listeners to continue putting money in the stock market during all the ups and downs of the economy ...read more

  • Seven Sorts Of Simple Fools

    Contributed by John White on Nov 22, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,388 views

    This parable contains several characteristics that are common to those who leave God out of their lives.

    SEVERAL SORTS OF SIMPLE FOOLS Luke 12:16-23 Introduction: Have you ever felt foolish? That you did something to make a fool of yourself? Did you ever look at someone and say, "That person is a fool.." We simple Bible believing Christians are seen by the unbelieving world as fools. ...read more

  • Experienced Travelers

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Dec 29, 2013
     | 1,505 views

    Gaining knowledge of Christ means knowing Him intimately through your lifetime.

    Experienced Travelers 2 Peter 1:5-9NKJ But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge, 6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, 7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love. ...read more

  • Remember

    Contributed by Steaven Snow on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,077 views

    God has brought us out of Poverty to enable us with Power.

    Remember TEXT: Numbers 11:1-8 1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. 2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when ...read more

  • Answering The Call: The Life Of Samuel Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Aug 23, 2001
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,892 views

    Discovering what it means to serve God is best illustrated by examining the commitment of those who do serve, like Samuel.

    What chance for great honor does God give us? The chance to influence a group of people That’s the greatest honor God gives one of His servants We must serve if we want to honor God. God’s Servant: I Is Known as God’s Possession 1 Samuel 3:20 And all Israel from Dan even to ...read more

  • God's New Year's Resolution

    Contributed by Dave Bootsma on Jan 11, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,153 views

    What is God’s priority for our lives?

    God’s New Year’s Resolution: v. 8 -- To be effective; make a difference; clear to others that God is at work through you v.10 -- to be secure, at peace, content -- within How do we make a difference? Where does security lie? Key is found in the words, v.8: "For if you possess these qualities ...read more

  • A Passionate Pursuit Part 3 Series

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Mar 28, 2010
     | 1,221 views

    The second purpose of spiritual growth is that we become focused and not forgetful.

    I remember the first time I had to wear corrective lenses when I was in college. Before that, I have always assumed that my eyesight is normal. I noticed that I have trouble seeing things from afar. But I just thought that the reason why I could not clearly see things from a distance was because ...read more

  • Keep On Keeping On

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 7, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,467 views

    So when you’re fed up, discouraged, and ready to quit, when you whine and complain to God, “I’m done. I’m through. It’s over,” don’t lose it when God says: “No you’re not."

    Intro Elijah is running for his life, frightened, trying to hide from the fears that haunt him. Suddenly, in the thick of his escape attempt, “The word of the Lord came to [Elijah]”! Now if that’s not enough to frighten someone, the question the Lord asks him should. God asks ...read more