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  • Spiritual Bankruptcy Series

    Contributed by Rich Young on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 147 ratings
     | 4,092 views

    First in a series of sermons on the Beautitudes in order to develop Christian character

    Spiritual Bankruptcy TEXT: Mat 5:1-3 INTRODUCTION · (IL) WHEN CONGRESS FLED TO BALTIMORE, ON THE APPROACH OF THE BRITISH ACROSS NEW JERSEY, MR. ROBERT MORRIS, OF PENNSYLVANIA, AFTER MOVING HIS FAMILY INTO THE COUNTRY, RETURNED TO, AND REMAINED IN PHILADELPHIA. ALMOST IN DESPAIR, ...read more

  • Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 8, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,012 views

    Examination of the first BE-Attitude: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Declaring Spiritual Bankruptcy Matthew 5:1-12 1. This past Tuesday our nation celebrated its 230th year of Independence and one of the most famous phrases in the Declaration of Independence, listed as one of the “unalienable rights of man” is “Life, liberty, and the pursuit ...read more

  • Is It Right To Do Your Own Thing?

    Contributed by Norm Beckett on May 23, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,315 views

    Without God as King of one’s life, the result is moral corruption and spiritual bankruptcy.

    IS IT RIGHT TO DO YOUR OWN THING" JUDGES 17: 6, cf., 18: 1, 19: 1, 21: 25, "In those days there was no king in Israel, but every man did that which was right in his own eyes". In the latter part of the book of Judges you will find this interesting statement, "In those days there was no ...read more

  • Professions & Possessions Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 6, 2006
    based on 74 ratings
     | 17,962 views

    Greed is good? If our primary goal in life is material wealth, we will end up with empty, futile lives and spiritual bankruptcy.

    Overcoming Futility, a Sermon Series on Ecclesiastes “Professions and Possessions”, 5:8-20 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Some of us remember Jack Benny. In a skit on his radio show, a robber held him up, pointed a gun at him and said, “Your money ...read more

  • The History And Principles And Mathematics Of Grace Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Jan 31, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,383 views

    An introduction to Matthew 5:3 which emphasizes that only those who recognize their spiritual bankruptcy will enter the kingdom of heaven.

    MATTHEW 20-21 THE HISTORY AND PRINCIPLES AND MATHEMATICS OF GRACE (Luke 15:1 NIV) Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were all gathering around to hear him. (Luke 15:2 NIV) But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with ...read more

  • Learning To Be A Reconciler Series

    Contributed by George Barton on Mar 18, 2006
     | 954 views

    Describes the necessary steps to be a peacemaker as described in the beatitudes.

    LEARNING TO BE A RECONCILER REVISED MARCH 17, 2006 RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RELATIONSHIPS. I. RESOLVE TO FOLLOW CHRIST ACCORDING TO THE PATTERN SET IN THE BEATITUDES. Matthew 5:3-12 In humility recognize your spiritual bankruptcy. Mat 5:3; Rom 3:9-20. Have remorse about your ...read more

  • The Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by Mike Hamilton on Jul 15, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,502 views

    The poor in spirit are those who REALIZE that they are spiritually BANKRUPT before a Holy God and are in NEED of his Grace.

    “The Poor in Spirit” Matthew 5:3 SOM I. Introduction A. Review As we continue our study of the Sermon on the Mount, we are reminded that this sermon is a Constitution for those who enter Christ’s new Kingdom. It is filled with guidelines for how to live as God’s chosen ...read more

  • The Road To Happiness Series

    Contributed by Dan Brown on Feb 27, 2007
     | 1,143 views

    In the Beatitudes Jesus lays out the road to true happiness, not the happiness that the world promises but the happiness, fulfillment and contentment that can only come as we live as God created us to live. This message covers the second of the Beatitude

    The Road to Happiness-Matt. 5:4 Sermon On The Mount- Vintage Christianity we are going to go back and look at the core, The way it’s supposed to be. Not what does our culture say it means to follow Christ, not what do I say, not what does our church say, but what did Jesus say it meant to ...read more

  • Sharing The Sorrow Of God Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jul 15, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,545 views

    Examination of the second BE-Attitude: Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.

    PURSUING HAPPINESS : Sharing the Sorrow of God Matthew 5:4 and 2 Corinthians 1:3-11 1. Last Sunday we commenced an 8 week journey through the Beatitudes that will take us up till the end of August. 2. Just a few reminders about this passage which forms the opening statements of Jesus’ Sermon ...read more

  • Where Are We Looking For Jesus

    Contributed by Gordon Ross on Dec 8, 2002
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,007 views

    A message challenging us to look for Jesus as a "man of sorrows" rather than among the pomp and ceremony that many would prefer. (Hear this sermon, and others, preached online at www.coalmarshbaptist.com. Air date is 12-22-02)

    Isaiah 53:1-3 December 7, 2002 “Who hath believed our report?” They did not believe the “report” in Isaiah’s time that Messiah was to come thru the seed of Abraham They did not believe the “report” in Christ’s and the apostles time even though they had the scriptures. Rom. 10:16-17 But ...read more

  • Poor In Spirit Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,478 views

    Until a person realizes they are in sin they will never turn to God for forgiveness. As we look at our society today we see many lines getting blurred. What is the difference between Christians and the rest of the world? How has Jesus changed your life

    Poor in Spirit Matthew 5:3 #1 of 8 in series During a children’s sermon the preacher asked his little listeners, “What must you do to receive God’s forgiveness of your sins?” A child quickly declared, “First of all, you have to sin.” From the mouth of a child comes, almost, the key to ...read more

  • Blessed Are The Meek Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,779 views

    The Beatitudes exhibit the natural progression of the transformation that comes only through Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Those who seek this transformation are "blessed" or "approved of God." True happiness in life comes when one r

    Blessed are the Meek Matthew 5:5 #3 of 8 in Series INTRODUCTION The Beatitudes exhibit the natural progression of the transformation that comes only through Jesus Christ and by the power of the Holy Spirit. Those who seek this transformation are "blessed" or "approved of God." True ...read more

  • Forgiveness

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on May 28, 2003
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,581 views

    The Great forgiveness of God.

    Forgiveness Matthew 18:21-35 1. This passage emphasizes the unpayable debt to God that we owe. The Bible clearly identifies us as “helpless” as this slave Rom 5:6 The prodigal son was helpless. Eph 2:1 calls us dead in trespasses and sins. We owe a debt that is unlimited. The legal term ...read more

  • Spiritual Mourning Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Dec 26, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,911 views

    As much as being "poor in spirit" is diametrically opposed to the conventional wisdom of today’s culture, so to with the thought that happiness could be connected with mourning. If there is one thing that the world tries to avoid it is mourning. Everyth

    Spiritual Mourning Matthew 5:4 #2 of 8 in series INTRODUCTION Last week we started a series of sermons on the Beatitudes of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. We considered poorness of spirit and the role it plays in salvation. One must first realize that he is in sin before He can come to ...read more

  • An Invitation To Joy Series

    Contributed by Jerry Scott on Nov 2, 2007
     | 1,387 views

    Jesus challenges our common ideas about what it means to live the good life.

    An Invitation to Lasting Joy “What does God expect of me?” “How should a Christian act under pressure?” “Am I pleasing the Lord and honoring Him?” Answers to these questions can be found throughout the Bible, but there is one section of the Word, where Jesus Himself answers these ...read more