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  • Meeting The Challenge: Part One Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 903 views

    As our congregation faced the new year of 2008, each person was asked to participate in a 10 week spiritual challenge so that we could grow more like Christ. This is an introduction to the first four spiritual disciplines involved in the challenge

    (a copy of the 10 Week Spiritual Challenge can be obtained by emailing Michael Luke) TEXT: SELECTED TITLE: “MEETING THE CHALLENGE: Part One” OPEN: A. Being a Christian is not easy --there are some common misconceptions concerning the Christian life ...read more

  • Meeting The Challenge: Part Two Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 768 views

    As our congregation faced the new year of 2008, each person was asked to participate in a 10 week spiritual challenge so that we could grow more like Christ. This is an introduction to the last four spiritual disciplines involved in the challenge

    TEXT: SELECTED TITLE: “MEETING THE CHALLENGE: PART TWO” OPEN: A. Laurence J. Peter: “If you don’t know where you’re going, you will probably end up somewhere else.” 1. Goals are important --they help us establish: ...read more

  • For The Sake Of The Call

    Contributed by David Washburn on May 8, 2002
    based on 227 ratings
     | 15,538 views

    We learn from ten-year old Samuel the importance of being attentive and obedient to God’s call, for we never know where it might lead

    This morning’s scripture passage is one of my favorites, as it tells the story of Samuel’s call into the ministry, but when we consider the overall context surrounding this story of Samuel’s calling, we gain a much richer meaning. This is true for any biblical passage. The meaning and way in which ...read more

  • The Church, A Place Of Safety For The Spiritual Weak. Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Richard Laraviere on Sep 17, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,411 views

    A message challenging mature believers to show compassion to the spiritually weak.

    The church, a place of safety Part 1 Text: John 8:1-12 Main thought: The church, a place of safety for the spiritually weak Introduction: 1. What should have been a place of safety had become a seat of accusation. What should have encouraged – now depressed What ...read more

  • Accepting The Challenge Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Feb 23, 2011
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,412 views

    Will the church accept the challenge of Christ to share the Gospel to the ends of the earth?

    "Accepting the Challenge" (Acts 1:1-11) INTRODUCTION Now that Christ was physically gone, he gave the disciples (and the church) their "job description." * Matthew 28:18-20 * Mark 16:15-16 * John 20:21 The perpetual message and challenge for believers is to go and transform the ...read more

  • The Conscience Of Man And The Word Of God

    Contributed by George Rennau on Apr 28, 2003
    based on 103 ratings
     | 8,408 views

    What brings a person to the place where they willfully do what they know is wrong?

    TITLE: The Conscience of man and the Word of God (4/25/99) I. Introduction Have you seen the Sunglasses and seminars commercial – this fellow is supposed to be attending seminars for his work, but decides to spend time in the sun. Only problem is – He falls asleep at the beach and gets ...read more

  • The Power Of Temptation

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 22, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,726 views

    1. Temptation is a process. 2. Temptation comes from the enemy. 3. Temptation comes in beautiful packages. 4. Temptation hits us where we are weak. 5. Temptation blinds us from reality. 6. Temptation builds us up before knocking us down. 7. Tempta

    Power of Temptation Genesis 3:1-12 Historian Shelby Foote tells of a soldier who was wounded at the battle of Shiloh during the American Civil War and was ordered to go to the rear. The fighting was fierce and within minutes he returned to his commanding officer. "Captain, give me a ...read more

  • Stamping Out Spiritual Stubborness

    Contributed by Danny Thomas on Oct 17, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 2,062 views

    A look at the results and the cure for spiritual stubborness

    Stamping Out Spiritual Stubbornness Hosea 4:16 Hosea 4:15-19 15 "Though you, Israel, play the harlot, let not Judah offend. Do not come up to Gilgal, nor go up to Beth Aven, nor swear an oath, saying, ’As the LORD lives’-- 16 "For Israel is stubborn like a stubborn calf; now the LORD will let ...read more

  • Dealing With Temptation

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 13, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,619 views

    The sermon discusses the problem of temptation and how Christians can learn to deal with temptation.

    Sermon for January 11, 2004 - Deal with Temptation 1 Corinthians 10:1-15; Acts 2:1-5; Psalm 139:7-12 A survey in a Christian magazine asked readers a very personal question. What in life presents you with the greatest spiritual challenge? So those who answered ranked areas of greatest ...read more

  • Achan's Fatal Mistake

    Contributed by Jeff Simms on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 6,833 views

    The importance of not compromising with sin

    Achan’s Fatal Mistake Joshua 7:3-13,24-25 Primary Purpose: The importance of not compromising with sin Last week we saw the people of God stand before their enemy and defeat them. We saw the powerful story of how God led the people of God to defeat Jericho. As they turn from this fresh ...read more

  • How To Keep From Sinning

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Sep 14, 2003
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,109 views

    John shares with us the promise of forgiveness....but also shares the desire that "we sin not".

    How To Keep From Sinning 1 John 2:1-2 “If” does not give us permission.....it literally means “provided” or on the condition that we sin.....we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous ! John rebuked those who claimed they had no sin.....and offered the promise of ...read more

  • Deliverence From Temptation

    Contributed by Philip Trent on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 923 views

    This sermon helps people understand that God has promised us deliverence from temptation...if only we will allow Him!

    “God Promises Deliverance from Temptation” I Corinthians 10:13 Tonight we talk about temptation. And lets begin by understanding temptation. Being tempted is not a sin. In the gospels we learn that even Jesus was tempted, so temptation cannot be a sin. It is the giving in to ...read more

  • How To Persevere In Prayer

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 20, 2003
    based on 186 ratings
     | 11,440 views

    Five points on how to persevere in prayer

    How to Persevere in Prayer October 19, 2003 Introduction: Survey on Prayer: On March 31, 1997, Newsweek magazine published the result of a survey on people’s prayer beliefs and habits. The title of the survey was “Is God Listening?” 87%--of the people believe that God answers prayers. ...read more

  • Obeying Your Conscience

    Contributed by David Rigg on Jun 15, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,360 views

    What is the conscience and what happens when we disregard it? This sermon answers those questions.

    Obeying Your Conscience Romans 2:1-15 1 Therefore you are inexcusable, O man, whoever you are who judge, for in whatever you judge another you condemn yourself; for you who judge practice the same things. 2But we know that the judgment of God is according to truth against those who practice ...read more

  • The God Of The Impossible

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 15, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 8,617 views

    Sermon showing the mighty works of God.

    THE GOD OF THE IMPOSSIBLE Luke 18:18-27 INTRODUCTION: What would you say is the greatest danger facing the Church today? Liberalism, Humanism, Phariseeism, Feminism? Some say it is Christian Colleges, Post Modern Thinking, The NIV. I have my own personal convictions about those things, but I do ...read more