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  • God's Own Among God's Strays

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 12, 2008

    For the anniversary of the Lai Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, a Burmese congregation. You came as strangers, but God has made you His own. Now we American Christians, who have strayed from what we once were, need your passion among us.

    Sometimes people of differing cultures fail to understand one another. Sometimes people with differing backgrounds cannot grasp what others are all about. So they end up hurting one another, when, really, they need one another. If you do not understand your neighbor, and if your neighbor is more

  • God’s Second Chance Ministry: God’s Ministry To The Stray Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Feb 9, 2012

    First sermon in the series dealing with God's children straying and being restored.

    God’s Second Chance Ministry: God’s Ministry to the Stray James 5:19-20 I. The Reality of Straying Christians “55 At that hour Jesus said to the crowds, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs to capture me? Day after day I sat in the temple teaching, and more

  • Am I A Prodigal Son?

    Contributed by Charles Mccall on Jul 5, 2003
    based on 104 ratings

    Any Christian who strayed away from the Lord is considered a "prodigal son". Are you one of them?

    Luke 15:11-25 Topic: Am I a prodigal son? Usually when we think of the Prodigal Son story, we usually think of a young man leaving home because he wanted to be grown and wanted to be able to do his own thing without asking for his parents permission. When we think of the Prodigal Son more

  • Closer Than A Brother

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 24, 2007
    based on 67 ratings

    In this text, Paul lists some good friends, which could be categorized in this way. 1- Staying friends 2- Praying friends 3- Straying friends

    INTRO.- Do you know what is closer than a brother? A good friend. A faithful friend is closer than a brother. Prov. 18:24 “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” Do you have a friend who sticks closer than a brother? Or did you ever? more

  • Don’t You Dare!

    Contributed by James Stophel on May 21, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    It is hard to resist a dare. Why even Eve was dared by the devil in the garden. Perhaps what is needed is the right type of dares.

    Don’t you Dare! 1st Peter 5:8 – Genesis 2 Don’t you dare!! How many of us this morning have ever heard that phrase! I would about guarantee that most of us have heard that….or even use that…… at one point of our life. I would even add that there is something more

  • Regaining The Straying Brother

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 25, 2014
    based on 6 ratings

    Church discipline is about regaining the brother (15). When our prayer is, truly, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven - our desire will be in agreement with what God has already determined in heaven.

    REGAINING THE STRAYING BROTHER. Matthew 18:15-20. ‘The Son of man is come to save that which was lost,’ declared Jesus (Matthew 18:11). The Lord illustrated this with a story of a man who left his ninety-nine sheep to seek out just one lost sheep (Matthew 18:12-13). Jesus affirmed, ‘Even so, it more

  • A Christian Rescue Mission Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Aug 24, 2014

    Caring Christians rescue straying sinners

    Take a look around you and answer this question? Who is not here today that should be? Think about that for a minute. Some of you have been members here at TFC for many years and as you think back, you can probably think of a lot of people who were once part of this body who are no longer here. And more

  • You Are Our Father Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 18, 2009
    based on 14 ratings

    Isaiah has just recounted some past experiences with God when He moved & acted on behalf of His people. He now pleas with God to remember that He is their Father. It is a call for their God of power & love to take action on their behalf. In spite of the

    ISAIAH 63: 15-19 YOU ARE OUR FATHER Isaiah has just recounted some past experiences with God when He moved and acted on behalf of His people. He now pleas with God to remember that He is their Father. It is a prayer elicited out of their sorrow and desertion. It is a call for more

  • All We Like Sheep

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Dec 20, 2003
    based on 40 ratings

    Sheep need do people !

    “All We Like Sheep” Isaiah 53:6 Isaiah utilizes a picture here of sheep going astray to describe the spiritual condition of the people. Numbers 27:17 Moses warned the children of the Lord that they not act as sheep w/o a shepherd. Yet that was the very thing that Jesus saw when he looked out more

  • Is God Punishing Me When Life Takes A Turn For The Worse? Series

    Contributed by Ricky Burke on Feb 22, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    This is the fifth sermon in a series of messages from the book of Job called, "When Life Takes a Turn for the Worse."

    Text: Job 2:11 - 31:40, Hebrews 12:5-12, James 1:2-6 For the past month or so, we’ve been looking at the book of Job, which records the sufferings of a good man whose life took a turn for the worse. And this book has helped us answer some tough questions, such as: "Are good people exempt from more

  • A Responsibility We Dare Not Neglect Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Apr 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    “My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”

    *James 5:19, 20* *A Responsibility we Dare not Neglect* “My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.”[1] No sheep ever more

  • Jonah: God's Straying Prophet Series

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Feb 9, 2012

    Message one of four that deal with people in scripture that stray from their walk with God, but then experience the restoration that God offers His children.

    Jonah: God’s Straying Prophet “Then the word of the Lord came to Jonah a second time saying, ‘Arise and go to Nineveh, that great city and call out against it the message that I tell you’”. So Jonah arose and went to Nineveh.” – Jonah 3:1-3 I. Jonah more

  • The Lost Matter

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Sep 8, 2022
    based on 1 rating

    In the heavenly realm all people matter.

    The Lost Matter Luke 15:1-10 1. Jesus tells us in today’s reading about lost sheep and lost coin and a sinner • The brief parables of the lost sheep and the lost coin both illustrate Jesus’ mission to the lost. • Luke 19:10“… for the Son of Man has come to seek and to save that which was lost.” more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Mickey Bell on Dec 27, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    This sermon is not just for those who were in church and left for some reason. This reaches those who are wasting their time and talents. Prodigal means = "waster"

    The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-24 Prodigal = means “waster” one who waste gifts and resources. The first thing I want you to realize with this message today. This story is not just limited to: · Young people · People who are out of church · People have left a church Because any time you stray more

  • Lost And Found Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Aug 28, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    Lessons from the parable of the lost sheep.

    *Intro> A man telephone his business associate’s home and was greeted with a child’s whispered, “Hello?” The man asked, “Is your daddy home?” “Yes,” was the whispered reply. “May I talk with him?” “No,” the child replied. The man was surprised, but wanting to talk to an adult, he then asked, “Is more