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  • Spiritual Pursuit

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Aug 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Many of us are sitting around with 20 year old prophecies. It’s so easy to become disappointed, disillusioned or bitter when it seems like God hasn’t come through like we expected.

    Spiritual Pursuit - Proverbs 2:3; Matt 7:7 & Luke 11:9 Intro.: In our “crying out and lifting up our voices”. We find that God has a sort of soft spot. He is tender concerning our spiritual poverty, persistence and hunger. Jesus related a story in Luke 11:5-8 that illustrates persistence. We are more

  • Going All Out Series

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Oct 8, 2017

    Living into our calling in Christ challenges us to realize we are not who we hope to be, but neither are we what we used to be. So we press on, keeping the past in proper perspective, understanding who we will become is in the future.

    Title: Going All Out Text: Philippians 3:12-16 Introduction Tom Toro is a noted cartoonist and writer. He lives in KS City, MO with his wife and family. But he was not always successful. At one point a few years ago he was so low he had to move back home to live with his parents. Depressed more

  • Sowing And Reaping

    Contributed by Martin Wiles on Sep 9, 2010
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    Actions always carry consequences, and the biblical principle of sowing and reaping reminds us to carefully consider our decisions.

    SOWING AND REAPING GALATIANS 6:7-10 INTRODUCTION I recall the time when my daughter was assigned a science project. We called around for some ideas on what to do. We decided that we would try to prove whether or not a nail could be protected from rust. On a particular day, we coated one nail more

  • Dont Forget The Lord

    Contributed by David Swensen on Sep 17, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    A Call to remember the Lord in the midst of busy lives.

    DON’T FORGET THE LORD Ephesians 2:11-20 INTRODUCTION In a beautiful district of Scotland, a boy from a well-to-do family in England was swimming in one of the lakes. more

  • The Three Little Pigs--Bible Version

    Contributed by Steve Severance on Nov 30, 2005
    based on 19 ratings

    You’ve heard the story of the three little pigs. They all choose different building materials to built their houses. But when the big bad wolf came the quality of the building materials was seen. Only the pig who chose the best materials survived. The

    You’ve heard the story of the three little pigs. They all choose different building materials to build their houses. But when the big bad wolf came the quality of the building materials was seen. Only the pig who chose the best materials survived. There is a battle raging for the control of more

  • Working It Out

    Contributed by Jane Willis on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings

    Work gets overwhelming. The people we work with seem hurtful and self serving. Yet, work is a place where we live out our faith--a setting where we must learn to be more Christlike.

    This passage about Mary and Martha is familiar to many of you. It is fairly well known. It is a story about one women working in the kitchen and making preparations to entertain guests while her sister is involved in spiritual pursuits and assisting directly in the ministry of Jesus. And, when the more

  • Eastern Spirituality And Christian Prayer....compatible?

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Oct 23, 2017

    The objection that caution be exercised, that illusions are possible, may appear contrary to evidence.

    “Catholic doctrinal truth and sound spirituality are companions. They support and protect each other...” page 99 “In the more esoteric instances of pursuing experiences of God, the labyrinth of the soul’s interiority is the temple where the religious seeker must make pilgrimage. The passage is more

  • Revival #2: The Fullness Of The Spirit Series

    Contributed by on May 26, 2008
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    God’s desire is that this latter day’s church would be greater in glory and power than the church was in the book of Acts. This will happen when we experience the fullness of the Holy Spirit in our lives today.

    REVIVAL #2: THE FULLNESS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT OPENING TEXT: Review “The glory of this latter temple shall be greater than the former.” (Haggai 2:9). • The Lord declared that the glory of the latter church would be greater than the former. • Acts 5 – Peter’s shadow; Acts 19 - Paul’s more

  • Defeating Depression Series

    Contributed by Ken Hubbard on Feb 12, 2010

    Part 2 of a message on dealing with depression, particularly of how God helped Elijah through his episode of depression

    TEXT: 1 Kings 19:1-9 INTRO: Depression - - - pushed down de/pressed An area that is sunk below its surroundings A hollow / a hole When we push down hurts, pain, abuse, guilt... ...we are de/pressing will show up Push down - - - Hurt Anger = becomes bitterness more

  • Take Another Lap

    Contributed by Craig Benner on May 24, 2016

    Grace is stricter than the law. Since the grace of God is given to us, we in turn should bestow that same means and measure of grace upon others. They do not deserve it, but neither did we.

    The Second Mile and Beyond ----Take Another Lap------- Matthew 5:38-42 38 ¶ Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth: 39 But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 40 more

  • First Things First Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 34 ratings

    Understanding how quickly life goes by and how long eternity is should teaches us to have the right priorities. Getting to know God in a personal way should be our greatest priority in life.

    FIRST THINGS FIRST [NEW YEAR] MATTHEW 6:33 [25-34] Jesus presented evidence that worry is irreverent, for it fails to believe that God is in control, that the God who gave us life is sustaining it. Worry is irrelevant because it does not change things nor help us cope with problems. And more

  • Attitude Of Gratitude Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Nov 30, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    Being Thankful is a life-long process. It is acknowlwdging god for all His blessings

    Attitude of Gratitude Psalm 100 Introduction- This morning I want to look at having an attitude of gratitude. Being thankful this Thanksgiving. I want us to take our text from the man after God’s own heart, King David as he offers up thanksgiving to God. Psalm 100 That is more

  • Walking With God

    Contributed by Roger Roark on Mar 23, 2016

    How do you walk with God?

    WALKING WITH GOD God walked with Enoch Genesis 5:22-23 Gen. 5:22-23 22. And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters: 23.And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years: Even though men more

  • Are Stores Open Thanksgiving Deserving Of Wide Scale Divine Retribution?

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Nov 17, 2014

    Are Stores Open Thanksgiving Deserving Of Wide Scale Divine Retribution?

    Granted, retailers opening on Thanksgiving might not have been the most family-friendly or magnanimous gesture in relation to their employees. However, the response on the part of certain theologians and critics might have gone a bit overboard. In particular, one such condemnation intoned that more

  • God Is Up To Something Good In My Life!

    Contributed by C. Scott Ghan on Aug 5, 2013

    God wants to restore your right relationship with Himself worse than you do

    (I started with "Building Up What Was Broken Down" Sermon shared by Chris Medina. A good deal of his form and a version of his points remain. The Body of this sermon is totally different. A bit more contemporary. TITLE: God Is Up To Something Good In My Life! 08-05-2013 TEXT: Ezra 3:1-13In more