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  • The Joy Of Humility Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Aug 7, 2013

    Paul reminds us there is one reason to be glad, the grace, mercy, and forgiveness purchased by Jesus Christ. He is also calling us to beware. The devil steals, kills, and tries to destroy joy. Be glad about Jesus beware of the joy stealers.

    Intro: Alien cover ups, Kennedy conspiracy, Kardashians, Kanye, Beyoncé and royal babies. What we discover is that our world is full of people with itching ears for something new, something they have never heard before. It amazes me that people seem to come to conferences, classes and revivals ...read more

  • When Things Entrap Us Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Jul 9, 2007

    Most people believe joy comes from the things they own. In reality, things can steal our joy quickly. Paul understood how things could steal our joy, that is why he gave us two admonitions to keep us from the snare of materialism. Each of these admonitio

    Our culture is trapped in a disease for the desire of things, and we are not sure what to do about it. Consider the following facts… Gambling 60 % of adult Americans gambled in the last 12 months 20 years ago, two states had legalized gambling, while 48 states outlawed gambling – today 48 ...read more

  • Thanksgiving Series

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Mar 4, 2010

    Don't worry be happy, the culture tries to ignore life, what things steal our joy....According to Paul nothing should.

    A matter of the heart, thanksgiving Philippians 4:4-7 Taking what we have learned from Paul as we have looked at this letter it is clear that this encouragement is absolutely counter to his situation. From what I read about Paul maybe he is able to do it. From the letter he seems to have it ...read more

  • Old & Cold? Not Yet! Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Mar 11, 2004
    based on 28 ratings

    Seems life has a way of stealing our joy and zeal and dreams. We must press against every obstacle and grow more like Jesus.

    OLD AND COLD! NOT YET! NOT YET! ... By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com This is part one of a two part series, Old and Cold! NOT YET! If you need part two email Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Revelation 2:4 Nevertheless, I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first ...read more

  • The Grinch . . . Named Herod

    Contributed by Arthur Page on Dec 20, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    Why is it our Christmas joy, peace, and hope are so fleeting? Perhaps, as nearly happened 2000 years ago, someone or something is trying to steal our joy.

    A favorite bed time story at this time of year is the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, by Dr. Seuss. It begins . . . Every Who Down in Who-ville Liked Christmas a lot... But the Grinch, Who lived just north of Who-ville, Did NOT! The Grinch hated Christmas! The whole Christmas season! ...read more

  • The Heart Of Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Aug 9, 2012

    Forgiveness is a choice to pardon someone for which they do not deserve. Just as we have been forgiven, we are to forgive. It is not easy, but it is possible when God is in it.

    The heart of Forgiveness Matthew 6:14-16 Introduction I want to continue our series “Nuts and Bolts of life.” We have looked at several areas of our lives that we depend on God to give us guidance and direction. This morning I want to look at forgiveness, and with it ...read more

  • Enough Is "Enough!"

    Contributed by Charlie Roberts on Oct 13, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    Do you believe it? Then receive it whole heartedly and start giving the devil, the black eye he deserves, Amen?

    Enough, is Enough! How many of you saw on the news, the town where they had put out God Bless America signs and someone thought that they had left them up to long and they sent a letter that said, either take down the sign, or pay a fine...only when faced with public scrutiny, the town ...read more

  • The Business Of The Church Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jan 15, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    Whatever we do, we must not let our traditions steal our joy or our love. We must not let “church business” keep us from “the business of the church.”

    A few years ago, I came across some odd laws from a long time ago that were still on the books in the 21st Century. I think you’ll find them quite amusing. For example, young girls are never allowed to walk a tightrope in Wheeler, Mississippi, unless it's in a church. In ...read more

  • An Open Letter Of Encouragement

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    When we are down and out, when things are against us, when lifes trials come our way, and try to steal our joy...We have a choice... Because there IS a Light at the end of the tunnel. Put a Song in your Heart.

    A Letter of Encouragement Psalm 42-43 There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Put a song in your heart to carry you through. When we are down and out, when things are against us, when lifes trials come our way, and try to steal our joy... We have a choice... <This is an actual ...read more

  • The Surprising Results Of Fear And Faith

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Oct 24, 2003
    based on 4 ratings

    We have gotten used to fear as a part of our daily lives. But it is a monster, ready and willing to destroy our effectiveness as believers, and steal our joy. Let’s see what Paul has to say about it in the context of this familiar passage about prayer.

    How many of you have memorized that passage, at some point maybe even have quoted it? Good. You know what they say about familiarity though, don’t you? Familiarity can breed a lot of contempt and this particular passage is a familiar one. You’ve heard it many times. And sometimes the ...read more

  • How To Get The Most Out Of Life

    Contributed by Randall Terrill on Nov 17, 2000
    based on 52 ratings

    How to honor Christ in difficult circumstances

    How To Get The Most Out Of Life I Thessalonians 5:16-18 Introduction: 1. The Rule of St. Benedict (The Love of Christ must come before all else) 2. Three admonitions to help us I. Be Joyful Always 1. Things that steal our joy 2. Things that ...read more

  • Joy Stealers

    Contributed by Jerry Watts on Feb 8, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    A Believer should be joyful...This message gives 3 stealers of your joy.

    "JOY STEALERS" Gal 4:8-18 * For 2009 I’ve ask us to make this the “Year of Joy” with joy being understood as the acrostic, “Jesus-Others-Yourself”. In calling us to this Christ-like attitude we heard scriptures verses like this; “The Joy of the Lord is my strength”, “Restore to me the Joy of my ...read more

  • Don’t Lose Your Song! Series

    Contributed by Shine Thomas on Apr 29, 2013
    based on 2 ratings

    Do not go the next 20 years allowing the same things to steal your joy. Change your approach. Learn to live in that joy.

    Don’t lose your song. For more sermons on joy and success visit www.cityharvestag.org Introduction: Many people walk around daily with a sad, grumpy face. For some the words ‘Christian and ‘joy’ contradict each other. They feel that Christians have to look unhappy and ...read more

  • Is Life Lived In Hardships A Waste?

    Contributed by Paul Carlson on Feb 16, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    Do you ever wonder what God is doing in your life?

    Is Life Lived in Hardships a Waste? Job 10 PROPOSITION: Because Christ used suffering to bring spiritual victory, rest in Him to properly use suffering in your life for spiritual victory. I. Submit to God’s working in your life. 9:1-13 II. Submit to God’s will for your ...read more

  • Get The Life

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 11, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    Do you want real life?

    This passage is a comparison of the life that the devil has to offer, verses “The” life that Jesus wants us to have. Thief  His main purpose is to steal. (Our joy, our life in Christ, our salvation)  He will kill and destroy in the process of stealing these things.  A ...read more