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  • Advent4c- Mary And Elizabeth Series

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Nov 8, 2018

    Mary and Elizabeth offer us some insights into the disciplines and practices of the interior life.

    Our Gospel on this Fourth Sunday of Advent begins with: “Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste.” This reminds me of a sign I saw outside a church this morning, “Hurry in this Sunday to beat the Christmas rush.” Mary’s visit to Elizabeth recalls the importance of spiritual more

  • Saul's Final Act Of Disobedience Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Mar 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    In today’s lesson we see spiritual low point of Saul’s life when he reaches out to the occult for spiritual direction, and we learn from the lesson that God’s faithful people never turn in that direction.

    Introduction: A. The story is told of two brothers, from a small town, who, over the course of many years, cheated, swindled, robbed and generally stole from everyone that they ever did business with. 1. The entire town and surrounding community reviled and despised these two brothers as more

  • Freedom From Words That Kill, Prt 2 Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Feb 4, 2010

    Part 4 in series, “Freedom From…” this message examines six things that can be done to deal with our tendency to use words in destructive ways.

    Freedom From Words That Kill, prt. 2 Freedom From... Wildwind Community Church David Flowers September 20, 2009 Last week we talked about words that kill. I divided words that kill up into two categories -- angry words, and empty words. Do you remember what I told you these two more

  • The Spiritual Compass

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 46 ratings

    Jesus is our spiritual compass because He is the way to God.

    The Spiritual Compass John 14:6 August 11, 2002: VBS Sunday Introduction The school that I went to as a kid held an annual camp for all students in the sixth grade. We got to get out of school for the better part of a week and get a hand’s on learning experience at an awesome campground. more

  • Who Are You Following

    Contributed by Aarron Ellerman on Jan 7, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Jesus teaches the importance of knowing not only who you are following but knowing who is following you.

    Luke 6:39-40 Who Are You Following? • The meaning of discipleship – a person who follows the teaching or instruction of another. • Video 3 Rules of Discipleship 1. Don’t Follow a Blind Man (39) • That seems so obvious something we would never do, but Jesus is talking about something more

  • Contemplative Prayer Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 22 ratings

    Prayer is to be a dialogue with God. He’s how to listen as we pray

    Tiling the Soil of the Soul – The classic Spiritual Disciplines October 16, 2005 Contemplative Prayer: DIGGING THE WELL DEEPER Psalm 27 I’ve titled this series on the Spiritual Disciplines, “Tiling the soil of the soul.” Most of us realize that we cannot grow the fruit of the Spirit, or more

  • Miracles

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    Even though Moses was not allowed to go into the Promised Land he spent the closing weeks of his life preparing the new generation to enter Canaan and claim the land God promised to give them.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Even though Moses was not allowed to go into the Promised Land he spent the closing weeks of his life preparing the new generation to enter Canaan and claim the land God promised to give them. In this portion of Scripture a new census was taken in anticipation of more

  • What Are You Called For?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 17, 2007
    based on 46 ratings

    If you take a poll you’ll find that most people think of callings and vocations solely in the context of consecrated religious lives, such as pastors, teachers, missionaries and the like. And that’s tragic, because all people are called by their

    What Did God Call You For? (I Pet 2:20) Does God really call people to serve Him in particular ways? Who does God call, and how do they know? Could God be calling me to serve Him? Anybody receiving the Gospel’s message will at least wonder about these things; and it’s natural to bring them to more

  • Servants, Siblings And Sons

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 23, 2018


    SERVANTS, SIBLINGS AND SONS (1 TIMOTHY 6:1-2) Here’s what the internet has to say about “a good worker”: A good worker is never neglectful of his duty. A good worker is never overpaid. A good worker is never late, nor is he early; he arrives precisely A good worker is not enough; one must more

  • A Ghost Story

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Nov 1, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    The Book of 1 Samuel shares a ghost story that needs to be considered during this time of the year.

    A Ghost Story The Book of 1 Samuel shares a ghost story that needs to be considered during this time of the year. The prophet Samuel is dead. King Saul was inquiring of the Lord and God was not answering Saul through dreams, nor Urim, nor prophets. So Saul surrenders to self-will and sins by more

  • Surrendering To God's Will Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Nov 4, 2017

    If we are to be living stones in the Church built on Christ, we must have the attitude of surrender to God’s will that infused Mary and Jesus.

    Dedication of St. John Lateran Basilica 2017 Revolution and Reformation “Today the liturgy celebrates the dedication of the Lateran Basilica, called “mother and head of all the churches of the city and the world.” In fact, this basilica was the first to be built after Emperor Constantine’s more

  • Trinity Sunday And Father's Day

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on May 25, 2019
    based on 1 rating

    On Trinity Sunday we consider the community style of God’s nature, as applied to Fathers.

    Trinity Sunday and Father’s Day What is the ultimate structure of being? What can we hope for? Is there some ultimate shelter? These are existential, social, and above all, theological questions. On Trinity Sunday we consider the community style of God’s nature, as applied to Fathers. In the more

  • What Makes You Alive? Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Jan 16, 2011

    Week two of our health check series, we are looking at the marks of being dead or alive.

    Good, you’re sitting down, I have some bad news for you, some of you are dead. Now it’s not as bad as it sounds, it might be reversible, if we catch it in time. The title and theme of our services from now until the middle of February is “Health Check” and our focus will more

  • Called To Solitude

    Contributed by Lynwood Morriss on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 48 ratings

    Only in coming away and being alone with Jesus will we have the power and provision of God to do His work.

    I. The Call to Solitude verses 30-32 A. Called out of the Active Life Disciples two by two go out to heal the sick, raise the dead etc. For years they watched Jesus do it. Now it was their turn. They had seen God’s power worked through them, Demons cast out, the blind see etc. The more

  • Marks Of An Effective Minister Part 1

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 18 ratings

    A message geared for lay ministry

    Marks of an Effective Minister - Section one 1 Timothy 4.6-11 July 13, 1997 Evening Service Introduction I. Last week review: Marks of Effective Ministry- Active and Involved, Exalt Christ, Available, Prayerful, Fruitful and not prejudice II. Role of the Full Time Minister: Designing more