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  • Going Into Battle

    Contributed by Mark Engler on Sep 28, 2017
     | 3,980 views

    But the church today isn’t living in power, it isn’t going into to battle and we have a hard time obeying Jesus. Even Christians dislike each other and sometimes even hate each other. Even Christians would rather do worldly things rather than Godly thin

  • The Wrestling Match

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 5, 2015
     | 2,812 views

    Jacob wrestles with an angel. He receives the name Israel, for he strives with God.

  • No Sneezing For This Blessing

    Contributed by Daniel Johnson on Mar 18, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,780 views

    This sermon uses the story of Jacob fighting the angel of Yahweh to show how we as Christians should strive for God’s blessing.

    This morning we are going to look at the life of a man who was nothing more than a deceiver. We are going to examine his life, to learn how his life changed for the better. We are going to find out how Jacob received a blessing from God that completely changed his life. This morning I pray that ...read more

  • Don't Lose Your Marbles Series

    Contributed by James Bohrer on Nov 16, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,124 views

    A sermon to encourage the congregation to strive for God’s dreams in their lives and not sell out to their fears or settle for second best.

    DON’T LOSE YOUR MARBLES! PROVERBS 13:12 HOPE FOR TODAY SERIES PASTOR JIM BOHRER September 30, 2007 INTRO: HOOK One of the most exciting, fun, and imaginative movies I have ever watched has been HOOK. Where Robin Williams plays Peter Panning (a man who has bought into the conventional ...read more

  • A Shoulder To Lean On

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 24, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 4,415 views

    God is dependable through all of life’s problems.

    A SHOULDER TO LEAN ON Psalm 46:1-11 INTRO: Life can be brutal. We experience grief and see our friends experience sudden calamities. A tornado or fire wipes out a family dream. Cancer strikes, and long, drawn-out suffering begins. Friends and family let us down through broken promises. They ...read more

  • (Section 1) - What Is Prayer? & (Section 2) Prayer And God's Work Series

    Contributed by Luther Sexton on Mar 23, 2019
     | 260 views

    Prayer is the most wonderful act in the spiritual realm as well as a most mysterious affair.

    LET US PRAY (Section 1) by Watchman Nee I. WHAT IS PRAYER? A. Prayer is the most wonderful act in the spiritual realm as well as a most mysterious affair. 1. The power of prayer lies not in how much we pray but in how much our prayers are ...read more

  • 7 Keys To Revival

    Contributed by Mark Price on May 12, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,596 views

    We find a defined prescription for real revival in 2 Chronicles 7:14. The problem is that, like with many precribed orders from our physician, we hesitate to take the medicine.

    Over and over, the Lord spoke to Israel through Jeremiah the prophet saying, "Return to Me." Practically to the very end, He called unto them to return and repent. He admonished them as a loving and faithful Husband would his unfaithful wife. As a Shepherd, He called to His wayward sheep. ...read more

  • Only The Strong Survive

    Contributed by Tim Rabara on Sep 7, 2001
    based on 42 ratings
     | 13,257 views

    Staying Strong as a believer

    Only the Strong Survive Strong –powerful , Not easily captured or defeated, Extreme; drastic: Capable of the effective exercise of authority: As Human beings we have a strong will in our character. We were designed in our personalities to be ...read more

  • Why Calvary?

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 23 ratings
     | 10,301 views

    Why did Jesus die on Calvary? There are five specifics of God’s love revealed to us on Golgotha.

    And when they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left. Luke 23:33 Why Calvary? Introduction – Love, God’s Amazing The young woman was married and had two beautiful children, but one day as she was ...read more

  • Defiled By The World (Preventable? Response?) Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on May 4, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,901 views

    What God wants us to do now is totally depend on Jesus Christ to show the world that Jesus already won all the battles!

    Is there sin in the world? Sin is anything that does not line up with a Holy God! Specifically, where do we see sin in this world we live in?? We are confronted with sin everyday, aren’t we? Jesus prayed to God the Father in John 17, “My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but ...read more

  • Forcing God's Blessings? Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Apr 20, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,853 views

    Because we all want to be blessed, we can have a tendency to force a blessing, whether from God or from someone else, when God freely gives blessings!

    In general, what does it mean to be blessed?? The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines to bless as to be cared for, to be spoken well of, to prosper, and to be happy. How many of you think that every person in the world wants to be blessed?? Of course, everyone wants to be blessed! We ...read more

  • Faulty Communication

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Feb 14, 2018
     | 669 views

    A study in the book of Genesis 32: 1 – 32

    Genesis 32: 1 – 32 Faulty Communication 32 So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. 2 When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim. 3 Then Jacob sent messengers before him to Esau his brother in the land of Seir, the country ...read more

  • Stand Up For Our Savior

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Nov 4, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,133 views

    If Jesus is our King, then we need to take a bold stand for the Lord. John the Baptist certainly did, and John’s story can help us take a stand today.

    Stand Up for Our Savior Matthew 14:1-12 Sermon by Rick Crandall McClendon Baptist Church - Oct. 26, 2008 *Last Tuesday night, Greg Wilton asked a great question: “Who’s your King? -If Jesus is our King, then we need to take a bold stand for the Lord. John the Baptist certainly did, and ...read more

  • Savoring Christ In 2012

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jan 3, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,512 views

    Exposition of 2 Corinthians 3 regarding let 2012 be the year that we truly/newly see the glory of Christ and bask in it; this is what we were made for as individuals, but more so as a church!

    Text: 2 Cor 3:18, Title: Savoring Christ in 2012, Date/Place: NRBC, 1/1/2012, AM A. Opening illustration: Speak about beauty vs. sentimentality, C. S. Lewis goes on to say that observers of beautiful things long “to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ...read more

  • Blossoms In The Dessert - The Victory That Only Faith Can Bring Series

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Apr 5, 2012
     | 3,376 views

    Abraham and Lot. Two believers. One trusted God, and the other trusted in his own achievement, power and wisdom. The question for us as we examine their lives and story is simply this. Who do you trust?

    As we come to Genesis 13, we find a chapter that gives us a powerful contrast between two very different people, Abram and Lot. While we are tempted to think that Lot was not a true believer, 2 Peter 2:7–8 tells us that he was indeed a believer, "And if he rescued righteous Lot, greatly ...read more