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  • Meeting The Challenge: Part One Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 968 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 21, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 840 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

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

    Contributed by Richard Laraviere on Sep 14, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,525 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

  • The Conscience Of Man And The Word Of God

    Contributed by George Rennau on Apr 26, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 8,812 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 20, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 6,023 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

  • Dealing With Temptation

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,695 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 7, 2003
    based on 95 ratings
     | 7,019 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
     | 2,205 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

  • Wisdom In Temptation Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 21, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,117 views

    God promises wisdom in the midst of life’s trials

    We¦ve all heard the old saying that the two certainties in life are death and taxes. As accurate as that might be, I¦d like to suggest two more certainties trials and temptations. • Hard times introduce new temptations into our lives • One of the common responses to difficult time is to focus ...read more

  • How To Persevere In Prayer

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 19, 2003
    based on 186 ratings
     | 11,875 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

  • Waiting For Something Special Series

    Contributed by James Capps on Dec 12, 2000
    based on 96 ratings
     | 3,379 views

    Based on the encounter with Simeon, how he waited and how we are to patiently wait for the return of Jesus

    Waiting for Something Special Luke 2:25-32 2nd Sunday in Advent No one likes to wait Was at Sam’s the other day….had to stand in line what seemed forever (probably only 10 minutes) Was going to Vanderbilt for Jacob Maxwell’s surgery and got in morning traffic..took me over an hour to get ...read more

  • The God Of The Impossible

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,084 views

    A lesson designed to show the power of God in our lives.

    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

  • The God Of The Impossible

    Contributed by Raymond Perkins on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 8,981 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

  • How To Present The Gospel To Materialists And Philosophers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 12, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 2,265 views

    How to Present the Gospel to Materialists and Philosophers - Acts 17:16-34

    How to Present the Gospel to Materialists and Philosophers - Acts 17:16-34 Illustration:A recent survey of Discipleship Journal readers ranked areas of greatest spiritual challenge to them: 1. Materialism. 2. Pride. 3. Self-centeredness. 4. Laziness. 5. (Tie) Anger/Bitterness. 5. (Tie) ...read more

  • Seeking Clear Hearts

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Dec 30, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,311 views

    Relationships are very difficult with the pressure of today’s incredible pace of life. Jesus’ command is that we keep our relationships honest and loving.

    Seeking Clear Hearts December 26, 2004 would like to invite you to look at the chart which was handed out. It is rather simple, but helps us all understand how God would have us treat each other when disagreements arise. Please note, I did not say “if” disagreements arise, but ...read more