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  • Context And The Message Bible

    Contributed by Geoffrey Foot on Jun 30, 2017

    Sometimes we come across a verse of scripture that is difficult to understand. We need to know and understand the context of that verse and sometimes the meaning is found by using different versions of the Bible - in this case the Message Bible.

    A former archbishop of Canterbury arrived in New York. A journalist asked him, “Will you be visiting any of our nightclubs whilst you are here?” The archbishop mischievously replied, “Are there any night clubs here?” Next day a newspaper headline read: “Archbishop’s first question on more

  • One Blessing After Another

    Contributed by Barry Edmondson on Jun 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    A Message compeling us to Count our Blessings

    One Blessing after another John 1:14-18. Intro: Can you imagine going on vacation in the middle of the winter and your sitting on the beach somewhere warm, relaxing enjoying the sun, and suddenly out of nowhere a massive tidal wave comes crashing down on top of you and everyone else on the more

  • From "Ow!” To "Ooh!”; "Arrgh!” To "Aaah!” Groaning Will Give Way To Glory

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jul 8, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    The life of a Christian is often hot to handle that we may be tempted to even pack it in. But the Apostle Paul urges us not to do so for our groaning will give way to glory.

    I have a loonie here that I want to give away. Who wants it? Before I give it to you I want to burn off some of the germs that are on this coin. (Hold coin in candle flame with a pair of pliers for a couple of seconds.) Done. Go ahead. Take the coin. Did your fingers get burned? No? That’s good. I more

  • How Do You Approach Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Jul 13, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Meet 5 people or groups who approached Jesus in many different ways. Jesus reaction tells a lot about how we should and should not approach Jesus when we are in need, in grief, in sin, or in control.

    How do you approach Jesus? Here are some possibilities: Burn with anger Shrug your shoulders in indifference Look the other way Run the other way Stand off at a distance Look down your nose Bow prostrate Run into His arms Run up to Him and demand One thing’s for sure - we all approach more

  • The Return Of The King Series

    Contributed by Dave Bootsma on Dec 12, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    The Creed says that "from there he shall come to judge the living and the dead". Jesus is coming again. What does that mean to us?

    The Apostle’s Creed Together: I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth; And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord; who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, dead, and buried; he descended into hell; the more

  • The Seven Words From The Cross

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Apr 24, 2017

    A Good Friday sermon.

    FIRST WORD: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” Luke 23:34 I don’t suppose you’re surprised to hear Jesus forgive. That’s what he came to do. It was his mission just as a UN peacekeeper’s mission is to keep the peace, not stir up trouble. But what did Jesus mean: “…forgive more

  • Presenting Jesus In A Tolerant-Pluralistic Oriented Society

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2003
    based on 36 ratings

    Too often people in the world perceive Christianity as an exclusivist religion whose people are intolerant bigots. In contrast many Americans want to appear to be inclusivists, pluralists and accepting of people. Actually, when we have the right attitude

    Presenting Jesus As Lord, Savior and Shepherd (Luke 19:10) For the Son of Man has come to seek and to save those which are lost. (Luke 19:10) Too often people in the world perceive Christianity as an exclusivist religion whose people are intolerant bigots. In contrast many Americans want more

  • This Is Not A Game

    Contributed by Thomas Dibble on May 29, 2003
    based on 99 ratings

    The coming of the Lord is soon. We must make sure that we are ready!

    On October the 30th 1938 a radio network music program was suddenly interrupted and it was a breaking news flash saying that strange activity was being observed on the planet Mars. The music program then continued for a while longer until there was another interruption and more breaking news more

  • Elisha: Mouthpiece Of God Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Oct 6, 2014

    Believe God's promises even when they seem utterly unbelievable.

    This is our last sermon on Elisha, that bald ‘n’ bold prophet. We’ve seen how he’s been a man of action. Three weeks ago we heard how he kept an entire army from dying of thirst in the desert when he promised that water would appear out of nowhere. Then he saved two boys more

  • A Beautiful Body Series

    Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on May 22, 2014

    How do we remain stable in the midst of instability of life?

    “Faith That Works: A Beautiful Body” James 5:13-20 Life is certainly not lived on an even plain. The path is never level for very long. We’re constantly in a state of flux. We fall from the peaks to the pits; we slide from the heights to the depths; we shift from the sunshine more

  • Set Apart For The Lord

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Jul 21, 2014

    Moses demonstrates what it means to be set apart for the Lord. We not only are stand apart from sin, we are also to call others to stay away from sin.

    Does June 11 seem like a distant memory? It was only 40 days ago, but it probably seems like a lifetime for this congregation. On June 11 we had just started to lay tile in the sanctuary. On that same day one contractor stood among the construction chaos and said, “You want to be open by June more

  • Show Concern For Your Fellow Travelers Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 18, 2016

    God takes us into his confidence that we may warn others about sin, but that we may also intercede for them,

    I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that air travel is more about competition than cooperation. For example your goal when boarding the plane is to make sure you snag a spot for your carryon in the overhead bin. Let the other guy have to gate-check his bag because there’s no more more

  • Jesus On God-Pushing Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Sep 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Part 12 of a 13 week series Hearing Jesus Again. This message looks at how Jesus tells us the God-shaped heart will reject all attempts to control and manipulate and force our will on other people.

    Jesus On God-Pushing Part 12 in series Hearing Jesus Again Wildwind Community Church David Flowers August 2, 2008 What I’m going to share with you tonight is huge. It’s beyond huge. It’s massive. It’s so big that if this teaching of Christ’s had been clearly taught and applied during more

  • Where Are You God? Series

    Contributed by Mark Nichols on Sep 8, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    At times in life, I may be discouraged by what’s happening in my life and I may begin to question if God is really here and is He really active. This sermon is designed to give a boost of faith and trust in God to those who need it most!

    TEXT: Habakkuk 1:1-6 TITLE: Where are you God? SERIES: Questions we ask God TOPIC: God’s presence OCCASION: Burnside Christian Church, September 7th, 2008 PROP.: At times in life, I may be discouraged by what’s happening in my life and I may begin to question if God is really here and is more

  • God Talk Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Aug 26, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    The Apostle’s Creed - Intro - The things you believe or don’t believe will change your life. So make sure you believe the truth about Christ

    There was once a physics professor who was teaching his class the theory of the pendulum. He knew they responded well to physical demonstrations of theory so one day he held his class in the university gymnasium. The class gathered in the gym to discover that the professor had rigged a large, heavy more