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  • The 110m Hurdles

    Contributed by John Beehler on Feb 5, 2003
    based on 23 ratings
     | 1,636 views

    Don’t stop after clearing a hurdle. Keep going till you finish the race.

    The 110M Hurdles Does anyone here make out these little “To-Do” lists? You know, we’re busy people and we have so many things going on that we can’t remember them all and we need to make a list of things that need doing throughout the day. Call Aunt Jane, laundry, pick up Billy at ...read more

  • Change & Newness Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 6,025 views

    Change and newness are integral our Christian life and faith.

    Sermon for 5 Lent, Year C Based on Isa. 43:18-19 & Phil. 3:8-14 By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson “Change and Newness” In our first and second lessons today, we are grasped by a reality which many people have great difficulties accepting. The reality I am referring to is change and ...read more

  • Press On In Christ Series

    Contributed by Brad Beaman on Jul 14, 2004
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,586 views

    Spiritual maturity is a growth process, so we need to be willing to press on. Are you willing to press on? Are you willing to be single minded in becoming like Christ? You must press on in Christ.

    Illustration: Christian Pilgrimage One of the greatest Christian classics, maybe the greatest of all is John Bunyan’s Pilgrims Progress. It is an allegory written by a Baptist Pastor who wrote while he was imprisoned for his faith. It gives us an analogy of the Christian life. Pilgrims ...read more

  • New Year's Resolutions

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 171 ratings
     | 27,093 views

    In Phil. 3:12-16, Paul offers three principles to follow as we enter the new year: Forget your Past, Focus your Priorities, and Function in the Present.

    New Year’s Resolutions Scott R. Bayles, preacher There is an old story about a happy little boy who went out into the field wearing a baseball cap. In one hand he carried a baseball, and in the other his trusty bat. His face bore a look of tremendous confidence. Cocking his bat, he tossed the ...read more

  • Straining 'till The End

    Contributed by Dan Bentz on Sep 19, 2001
    based on 119 ratings
     | 4,401 views

    Sometimes we give up to easily. Paul provides a great example of what every Christian should be doing - Straining ’till the End!

    Straining ‘till the End Philippians 3:12 - 14 Introduction – I read that it took Winston Churchill three years to get through the eighth grade because he had trouble learning English. In kind of an ironic twist, years later in the midst of World War II Oxford University asked then Prime ...read more

  • The Goal To Win

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Feb 14, 2003
    based on 127 ratings
     | 9,796 views

    This message is based on the Olympic Games. It deals with life’s situations.

    THE GOAL TO WIN Philippians 3:7-14 INTRO: The American Olympic basketball team, made up of college players, made a mediocre showing at Seoul, Korea, in the 1988 summer games. Back home, people were greatly disappointed, especially since other teams sported professional athletes. The Olympic ...read more

  • The Call Of Missions

    Contributed by John Knight on Jun 4, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,455 views

    A look at the great commission and what it costs.

    The Call Of Missions Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 9:57-62 Text-Words from which every Missionary gets their calling Used probably more than any other scripture-save John 3:16 called "The Great Commission" 12 men/ now 11 sculpted, molded by Christ. Prepared for this one day when the ...read more

  • Right Thinking, Right Living

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Jan 5, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,025 views

    The way we think determines the way we live: We need to have the mind of Christ.

    Right Thinking, Right Living January 4, 2009 The way we think affects the way we live. Right living starts on the inside, having the mind of Christ. "A good person produces good from the good treasure of his heart, and an evil person produces evil from an evil treasure, because the mouth ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Leaders Mend Unhappy Memories

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 43 ratings
     | 1,494 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us identify which unhappy memories are causes for some of our emotional difficulties

    How the Holy Spirit Helps Leaders Mend Unhappy Memories Illustration:Faith for my deliverance is not faith in God. Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not, I will stick to my belief that God is love. There are some things only learned in a fiery furnace. Oswald Chambers in Run ...read more

  • A New You For A New Year

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 12, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 3,161 views

    A New Years Message

    INTRODUCTION I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your next chance at the art of living. I am your opportunity to practice what you have learned about life during the last twelve months. All that you sought and didn’t find is hidden in me, waiting ...read more

  • Forgetting Your Past, Releases Your Future Series

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Sep 22, 2007
    based on 27 ratings
     | 33,759 views

    For the past two weeks we have discussed how to change and the importance of change in our lives. This week, in order to change to take place and for us to become effective Christians, we must forget our past and embrace our future. The Word talks a lot

    Introduction · For the past two weeks we have discussed how to change and the importance of change in our lives. · This week, in order to change to take place and for us to become effective Christians, we must forget our past and embrace our future. · The Word talks a lot about letting go of ...read more

  • Prepare For Peace

    Contributed by John Knight on Jul 25, 2003
    based on 27 ratings
     | 1,791 views

    Asks the questions Are We Preparing for Christmas?, and How?

    Prepare For Peace December 8, 2002 Isaiah 40:1-11 "Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the Lord’s hand double for all her ...read more

  • Running The Race Of Life

    Contributed by Ray Estes on Dec 6, 2004
    based on 94 ratings
     | 8,934 views

    This sermon is about forgetting the past and pressing on toward Christ-likeness.

    Running The Race of Life Philippians 3:12-14 Do any of you ever make out “To Do” lists? – a list of things that need doing throughout the day. Do you always complete your list everyday or do you sometimes have to carry over some things to the next day? If you seldom complete your list, then I ...read more

  • A New Start For The New Year

    Contributed by Mike Dankson on Dec 23, 2015
    based on 13 ratings
     | 26,185 views

    A few tips for making and keeping resolutions.

    Philippians 3:8-14 – A New Start for the New Year We are interrupting the testimony of the Apostle Paul, to hone in on something specific that should be helpful to us as we look forward to the New Year. Notice verse 8… Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the ...read more

  • Our Goal Is To Press On To Claim The Prize Of The Calling Of Christ Jesus.

    Contributed by Dr. Stafford Miller on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 81 ratings
     | 3,490 views

    As we press on to be like Christ, we should examine our lives and identify those things that tempt or lead us to temptation.

    THE FIFTH SUNDAY IN THE SEASON OF LENT, THE MESSAGE FOR SUNDAY THE 1ST OF APRIL, 2001 THE TEXT ARE: The LESSON:.....PHILIPPIANS 3: 12-14 PRAYER...MAY THE WORDS OF GOD AND HIS MESSAGE SPOKEN THIS HOUR BE BOTH A WORD OF COMFORT AND CHALLENGE WE PRAY THAT IT WILL CHALLENGE THOSE WHO ...read more