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  • Smorgasbord

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Sep 26, 2018

    A study in the book of 1 Kings 4: 1 – 34

    1 Kings 4: 1 – 34 Smorgasbord 4 So King Solomon was king over all Israel. 2 And these were his officials: Azariah the son of Zadok, the priest; 3 Elihoreph and Ahijah, the sons of Shisha, scribes; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud, the recorder; 4 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, over the army; Zadok and more

  • Is The Bible Your Authority?

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Mar 25, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    Some people treat the bible like a Smorgasbord, a Insurance Policy, a Seat Belt, or a Love Letter

    Jas 1:25 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. You will never have the power to live a full and fruitful godly life until you choose God's Word as your final more

  • This Is Church Not Theatre

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jul 22, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    The Corinthians had made the mistake of approaching worship like a smorgasbord. They were taking what they thought was the best and walking by what they really needed on their plates.

    This is Church not Theatre 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Today’s scripture passage is meant as a loving correction from a father to his children. St. Paul is writing to his spiritual children in Corinth a church that he planted and now he goes about watering it. Just like the parable of (The more

  • More Money Than Sense Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 10, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    The 2nd sin Sodom was condemned for was "abundance of bread". What could that possibly mean, and how can we be sure we don't fall into the same trap that condemned this evil city?

    OPEN: We showed this YouTube video: (From timestamp 0.0 to 0.35) Just so you know, I’m pretty sure you’re not going to get this at Kentucky Fried Chicken any time soon. An order of 10 of these wings will cost you $45 and an order of 50 wings (plus more

  • Words

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Jan 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Out text is another way of telling the Christmas story... The Word became flesh and lived among us and we have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

    Title: Words Text: John 1:1-18 Thesis: Our text is the Christmas story. There is no Mary and Joseph. There are no shepherds and sheep. There are no angels singing on high. There are no magi following yonder star. There is neither manger nor stable. Yet it is another way of telling the more

  • Have You Believed The Love?

    Contributed by Jim Grinnell on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    If we really believed God’s love for us, how would it change us?

    Have You Believed the Love? December 8, 2002 TEXT: 1 John 4:8-19 (key verse 16-18) PURPOSE: Reassurance of God’s love for each one of us SEMINAL: If we really knew we were loved . . . How has He loved us . . . Have you believed the love? INTRO: If we really knew we were loved by more

  • Too Much Of A Good Thing

    Contributed by William Nieporte on May 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings

    A sermon about the abuse of Christian liberty and the call to serious discipleship.

    SERMON TITLE: To Much of a Good Thing! TEXT: Luke 14:25-35 What is your favorite type of restaurant? Do you like to dine in those eateries that serve particular varieties of ethnic foods—like Indian, Chinese, or Hispanic? Do you like steak houses that specialize in serving finest cuts of more

  • Society That Abandons Truth Is In Trouble

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 25 ratings

    A SOCIETY THAT ABANDONS TRUTH (THEIR KNOWLEDGE ABOUT GOD) IS IN DANGER OF BEING ABANDONED BY GOD TO GROSS SIN AND IMMORALITY Introduction: Examples of Sodom and Gomorrah; Roman Empire; what is the present state of decadence in the U.S.? 1. (:24-25) Sexual Impurity is God's Judgment for more

  • Executive Obligation-1

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Nov 11, 2014

    1 of 3. Moses gave exhortation regarding the dutiful obligation of Israel’s king for the people’s freedom to serve God. Executive leadership should & can be dutifully obligated to God’s people. Executive leadership is obligated to Freedom from...

    EXECUTIVE OBLIGATION-I—Deuteronomy 17:14-20 Attention: Tuesday is Election Day Those for whom we vote have a(n) Obligation/Commitment/Responsibility/Duty to their constituency, which sounds noble. Many, if not most, enter office with noble purposes in mind. But are they really more

  • Mighty Wall Series

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Apr 1, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    God looks at us as ‘living stones’ but not many of us live up to the expectation of God, do we?

    Mighty Wall! 1 Peter 2:5 “you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.” I would like to share an illustration I read somewhere: “There’s a story about a more

  • Body Language

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 30, 2006

    There is a message that the Body of Christ emits to the world. We issue Body language through the non-verbal communication of our presence and interactions with people on a daily basis.

    (Picture) Rebecca Cory is a standup comic. She is best known for her appearance on NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. I do not vouch for her brand of comedy because I have never heard her personally. I mention her because her routine is apparently quite engaging and she draws large audiences. Part of her more

  • The Preeminence Of The Savior

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Dec 28, 2014

    A sermon to emphasize the preeminence of Jesus in all things.

    "The Preeminence of the Savior" Colossians 1:18 Colossians 1:12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light: 13 Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: more

  • Doing All Things

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Sep 9, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    As followers of Christ Jesus we cannot pick and choose our neighbors. Nor can we pick and choose what teachings we will follow.

    James 2: 1 – 17 / Do All Things Well Intro: When I lived in South Bend, Indiana my family and I would frequent a restaurant called “The King’s Table.” This restaurant had by far the largest buffet I have ever seen. There was every kind of meat you could imagine, every type of vegetable, and more

  • Amos - 2 Series

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Aug 4, 2010

    Although the surrounding nations do not worship God or claim Him as any authority over them, He still sends a messenger to inform them that they will be held accountable to Him as their judge.

    Dakota Community Church March 21, 2010 Amos 2 There is often a vast difference between what we want to hear and what we need to hear; this is why it is important to preach the Bible exegetically rather than continually focusing of topics that we “feel” are relevant. The entire Bible more

  • How To Beat The Odds

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Aug 14, 2007
    based on 16 ratings

    A Funeral Sermon for a member of the church who died of cancer. When a Christian dies, God would have us understand that there is a right kind of learning, a right kind of grieving, and an right kind of believing.

    Let’s read Paul’s words from 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18. Today, God would have us understand three things: 1. There is a right kind of learning A. When we see our loved ones die, we must not be uninformed. The King James Version says we must not be ignorant. WE HAVE HOPE! B. Because more