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  • Selective Memory Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 5,143 views

    We use selective memory either to remember only pleasant things (denial) or only negative things (pessimism). God’s memory is an occasion of grace, for which we can be grateful.

    The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. Isn’t that ironic? The longer we live, the more there is to remember. And yet the more we remember, the more we forget as well. That could be due to several things. That could be ...read more

  • Stop Pretending

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,033 views

    Some people are looking for masks to be able to hide their inner sense of inadequacies. Others are looking for masks that can make them into the cultural image of someone great. Still others are looking for identities that will make themselves acceptable

    Stop Pretending ``We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.’’ (2 Cor. 10:5) Some people are looking for masks to be able to hide their inner sense of inadequacies. Others are ...read more

  • Caught In The Act Of Compassion

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 133 ratings
     | 8,768 views

    The lost don’t need another critic; they need someone who cares. Like Christ we must not condone their actions, but extend to them loving compassion for their soul.

    Caught In The Act Of Compassion Text: John 8: 1-11 Intro: Of all the accounts mentioned in the New Testament concerning Christ’s dealings with people, the account just read from our text is among my favorites. Not only was this woman’s life being wrecked by her sin, but she was ...read more

  • Character Development

    Contributed by Donna Kazenske on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 85 ratings
     | 15,961 views

    Christian Character is formed through a lifelong process that begins at the new birth experience. When a person gives their life to Christ, the Holy Spirit begins a process of developing His character traits within the soul of the individual. It’s not an

    By: Donna J. Kazenske "Sow a thought, reap an action; sow an action, reap a habit; sow a habit, reap a character; sow a character, reap a destiny." According to the above statement, our character has something to do with our destiny. Since our destiny is of such great importance, shouldn’t we ...read more

  • I Believe In The Judgment Series

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,060 views

    1. The judgment means that justice will be done. 2. The judgment means that all sentences will be final 3. We can face the judgment with confidence.

    Why doesn’t God do something about the evil in the world?” How many times have you heard that question asked? But when you respond to that question by saying, “God will do something about the evil in the world; there will be a judgment when God will reward righteousness and punish evil,” people ...read more

  • What's In Your Account?

    Contributed by James May on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 15,440 views

    Gehazi deposited his talents of silver in the tower and thought that he had gotten away with his secret sin, but God knows all and sees all and judgment has already been given.

    WHAT’S IN YOUR ACCOUNT? 2 Kings 5:15-27 All of us have heard of the story of Namaan. He was a Syrian who was the commander of the armies of Benhadad II in the time of Joram, King of Israel. Namaan was afflicted with leprosy. Leprosy! Just saying the word sent chills down the spine and ...read more

  • "If You Have Heard Him" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 7,532 views

    We need a renewed mind to see ourselves as newly created in the likeness of God, then put on the new man daily. (# 18 in the Unfathomable Love of Christ series)

    “But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in ...read more

  • Planned Growth Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,715 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 5 of 10.

    PLANNED GROWTH (GEN 17:1-19) Twice Michelle Kwan failed to land the big prize at Winter Olympics Figure Skating Championship. In 1998 she was placed second, and in 2002 she dropped to third. Each time she bravely congratulated the winner, evaluated her condition, and announced her participation in ...read more

  • All That Glitters Is Salt, Not Gold! Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 20 ratings
     | 2,422 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 6 of 10

    ALL THAT GLITTER IS SALT, NOT GOLD (GEN 19:1-26) My good friend from Northern California while we were at seminary was hopping mad when he heard people say that the 1989 earthquake was a sign of God’s displeasure at and judgment on San Francisco, also known as the homosexual capital of the world. ...read more

  • Make Me A Blessing Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,947 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 7 of 10

    MAKE ME A BLESSING (GEN 20) Several years ago, USA Today published the results of a survey on how people feel about their neighbors and their relationship with them. The interview with 1,002 adults revealed that people consider their neighbors as valuable friends, and not nameless, faceless or ...read more

  • God's Friend Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,977 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 8 of 10

    GOD’S FRIEND (GEN 22) At 3:00 a.m. one cold morning a missionary candidate walked into an office for a scheduled interview with the examiner of a mission board. He waited until 8 a.m. when the examiner arrived. The examiner said, “Let us begin. First, please spell baker.” “B-a-k-e-r,” the young ...read more

  • Good Grief Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 8,621 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 9 of 10.

    GOOD GRIEF (GEN 23) Charlie Brown, from the popular Peanuts comic strip, blurts out two words whenever he is stuck, trapped, or frustrated. His favorite expression is “Good grief!” Death or bereavement in the family is a hurting, devastating, and overwhelming affair. Recovering from the loss ...read more

  • Walk By Faith, Not By Sight Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 39 ratings
     | 17,011 views

    The Life of Abraham, Part 10 of 10

    WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT (GEN 24:1-25:9) Walking by faith is not the most natural thing on earth. Like any exercise, exercising our faith is easier said than done. No one is ever quite ready - intellectually, emotionally or spiritually - for God’s ways, life’s lessons, or unexpected turns. ...read more

  • The Holy Spirit-Unity And Diversity In God Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,495 views

    An introduction to the Trinity, One God, and The Holy Spirit.

    INTRODUCTION Mark 1:9–11 A Japanese convert struggling to grasp the idea of the Trinity. Honorable Father, very good,” he said to his missionary teacher. “Honorable Son, very good. But Honorable Bird, I do not understand at all.” Illustration taken from A. Todd Coget at ...read more

  • Do The Right Thing-Act Series

    Contributed by Mitchell Skelton on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 21 ratings
     | 2,277 views

    In this example of Jesus paying the Temple tax, Jesus shows us how to deal with situations where we are conflicted and don’t know what to do. When, Morally, the answer is not one of right or wrong, but what is the right thing to do.

    INTRODUCTION In this example of Jesus paying the Temple tax, Jesus shows us how to deal with situations where we are conflicted and don’t know what to do. (Of course, Jesus had no doubt in his mind what to do yet he took this as an opportunity to teach.) When, Morally, the answer is not one of ...read more