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  • Slowing Down Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Oct 28, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 13,079 views

    Every moment is scheduled in our lives. The Bible tells us that all this hurrying has dramatic negative effects on us. So how can you slow down? The strategies I’m going to share with you today to slow down your life to a more rational, reasonable pace a

    Slowing Down When You’re Running On Empty Ecclesiastes 4:4-8 John Ortberg tells the story of calling a wise friend to ask for some spiritual direction not long after moving to Chicago. I described the pace of life in my current ministry. The church where I serve tends to move at a fast clip. ...read more

  • Slowing Down Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Jul 28, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,358 views

    A balanced life can open us to experience the abundant life that God has promised to us. Slowing down is one step in achieving and maintaining a balanced life.

  • "Slowing Down For Reflection" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 78 ratings
     | 12,294 views

    We need to slow down in order to assess where we are spiritually.

    liff and Saltillo UM Churches First Sunday of Advent December 1, 2002 “Slowing Down for Reflection” Luke 21:25-26 Introduction: When I was growing up, there was a woman at our church who would always say, “STAY ready so you won’t have to GET ready.” She was saying basically what ...read more

  • Sin Slows Down Progress

    Contributed by Eric Hickman on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 981 views

    The actions of one person, held back several people.

    I. Sin defaces the character of God¡¦s people * Moses had to hid 40 years * Achan was destroyed by his sin * Jimmy Swaggart * Jim Bakker II. Sin destroys not only the individual but many times his family and friends * Jim Baker ended up in a divorce * Jessica ...read more

  • Slow Down - And Listen

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Sep 25, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,804 views

    The Parable of Dives and Lazarus

    NR 26-09-04 Lk 16:19-31 Dives and Lazarus Story: A little girl was standing outside her Sunday School classroom when the pastor - a liberal theologian - noticed she was holding a big storybook entitled, “Jonah and the Whale.” The pastor wanted to have some fun with her so he asked her, ...read more

  • Slow Down And Shut Up Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Nov 5, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 5,654 views

    24th in series on Joshua. This is about jumping to conclusions about someone else’s faith, and how it’s much safer not to speculate.

    Joshua 22:1-34 – Slow Down and Shut Up (NOTE: I draw heavily on Brian McLaren’s A New Kind of Christian for this message. And the reference I make to Pentecostals are towards the Jesus-only variety, not the Trinitarian varieties.) Maybe you have heard the poem called The Cookie Thief, by ...read more

  • Slow Down & Keep Focused!

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Jul 12, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,824 views

    A sermon about hearing what God has planned for your life, then living your life for that plan.

  • The Yellow Light

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 1, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,726 views

    We need to slow down and remember the reason for the season

    The Yellow Light This is the time of year when everyone starts getting ready for Christmas. The stores have the trees and Christmas decorations on display. They’re running sales trying to encourage all of us to spend, spend, spend. Elevators are filled with all of the ...read more

  • Advent: Slow Down! Sharpen Your Axe.

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Nov 28, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,352 views

    A short talk for the start of the busy Advent season. This talk uses one of may favourite stories to encourage people to rest, stop, slow down in the midst of a busy time to rest.

    Jesus said, “Come with me … to a quiet place and get some rest” (Mark 6:31). One of my favourite stories is about the world wood chopping competition. Now the champion was a bit older than he used to be – well, who isn’t – but he was still the champion. ...read more

  • I Remembered It In Michigan

    Contributed by Jeffrey Stratton on Aug 25, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,103 views

    Sometimes we forget what life is all about until we...SLOW DOWN.

    July 14 & 15, 2001 Psalm 26:3 I Remembered It in Michigan Vacations are sometimes wonderful and sometimes disasters. I once listened for nearly two hours while driving to a call in talk show that had caller after caller telling vacation horror stories. I heard about people stranded over ...read more

  • Culture Shifts: Slow Down, You're Going To Fast

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Jan 21, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,061 views

    This line from a Simon & Garfunkel song describes the breakneck pace of our technologically advancing culture. How do we go about tuning out the world and tuning in to Christ, striving to be faithful Christians in today’s world.

    Phillipians 4:8-9 Bibliography: Cultures Shifts, Lesson 3 The world was forever altered in 1436 when Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press. Although forms of printing had existed for approximately 400 years, Gutenberg’s moveable type made out of metal revolutionized the printed ...read more

  • And All God's People Said Amen

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 15, 2015
    based on 59 ratings
     | 25,597 views

    There are times when our lives move so fast, that we need to slow down and let our souls catch up with our bodies. In the midst of our busyness we need to slow down and go to that solitary place for prayer. And then let your Amen prepare you for Action.

  • You Can’t Handle It All

    Contributed by Kelly Benton on Sep 15, 2011
    based on 16 ratings
     | 8,376 views

    Share that many of us are going much faster and doing far more than Christ would have us do. We need to slow down!

  • What To Do When You Are Down Series

    Contributed by John Telgren on May 6, 2003
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,680 views

    If you are down in the dumps, it may be because you have too much going in your life that takes you away from God. Do as Jesus did, slow down and pray.

    Okay. What should I do? Sometimes I get so discouraged, embittered, and apathetic that I feel like I will never get out of the bottom of the valley. I am amazed that I even managed to make it to worship this morning. This “Death Valley” seems to be never ending. The sand of bitterness blinds ...read more

  • Doing A Day With God Series

    Contributed by Rick Duncan on May 5, 2003
    based on 93 ratings
     | 5,662 views

    Three principles from the classic Mary/Martha story in Luke 10 to help us slow down the pace of life and learn to walk with God day-by day.

    Futurist David Zach called what we do “hyperliving.” We want to do more and more things in less and less time. Some of us carry around planners as tall as Terminal Tower. We say things like. “OK kids, let’s see who can take a bath fastest!” We buy time saving gadgets and don’t have the time ...read more