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  • Stumbling Over Jesus

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Feb 25, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,918 views

    The people of Jesus’ day, like people of our own time, often stumble because of Jesus’ claims and his call to discipleship.

    Stumbling Over Jesus Matthew 11__2-10 Advent3 Sun, Dec 16, 2007 Third Sunday in Advent Now when John in prison heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples, and said to Him, "Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?" And Jesus answered and said to them, ...read more

  • "Stumbling Over Jesus" Lent Iii

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Mar 11, 2009
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,731 views

    Real evil does exist in the world... we also break God’s commandments... Even though the world is broken, God has not repeated the Flood. The cross is our hope but remains a stumbling block, foolishness...(some quotes from "Wide Angel View by Charles Col

    Lent III I Corinthians 1:18 Redeemer In Jesus Holy Name March 15, 2009 “Stumbling Over Jesus” Not everything in the world is good. Not everything in the world is happy. Not everything in the world is beautiful. In fact real evil does exist in the ...read more

  • Stumbling Stone Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Aug 11, 2013
     | 3,205 views

    We can be set adrift amid a sea of relativism by our own choice, or be anchored in the Truth. God will be for us either a stepping stone or stumbling block...either our hiding place or a bolder blocking our way.

    Where do you get your news? From TV, radio, newspapers, the internet, your telephone? Where do you get truth? According to Isaiah, a lot of people would rather believe fanciful theories than facts. More and more people make their own truth. Isaiah cautions us not to believe everything we hear; ...read more

  • Words That Cause Stumbling Series

    Contributed by Ron Tuit on Sep 11, 2015
     | 2,147 views

    The word "doctrines" has almost become a "dirty word" in many Christian circles. Often times when people hear a difficult teaching, or "doctrine", they become disenchanted and at times even divisive. Jesus spoke to this tendency in John 6.

    “Words that Cause Stumbling” John 6:59-64 Last week we ended with these verses from John 6:56 "He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live ...read more

  • "Living Stone" 1 Peter 2:4-10 Series

    Contributed by Lonnie Erwin on Feb 27, 2015
     | 12,393 views

    Jesus said that a wise man will build upon the "rock" for solid foundation and the foolish man would build upon the "sand" and the foolish man house would not stand. We as "living stones" must build upon "Rock" for our spiritual house to stand.

    Introduction: Peter use the text from Psalm 34:8 as he writes to the Christian "you have tasted that the Lords is gracious" in the previous verse (2:3). Then Peter states that we have tasted the milk of Word as he refers to Jesus Christ. After believers have purged their lives from the unwholesome ...read more

  • Simplicity

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 21, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,870 views

    From all indications Paul was a brilliant scholar and could have overwhelmed his listeners with intellectual arguments, but he shared the simple message of Jesus Christ by allowing the Holy Spirit to guide his words.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: One man who was on the path of true simplicity was, according to the Talmud, a certain Rabbi Zusya. He once said, “In the coming world, they will not ask me: “Why were you not Moses?” They will ask me, “Why were you not Zusya?” (Reader’s Digest, March, 1980). In ...read more

  • The Power In The Name Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Stephen Schwambach on Jun 18, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 59,253 views

    Just what amazing power IS there in this Name that is above every name?

    THE POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS August Series: “Past, Present and Future” BTCC • August 22, 2004 Raise your hand if you’ve ever heard somebody get really mad and yell: • “Buddha!” • “Mohammed!” • “Hare Krishna!” • “Ron Hubbard!” • “Shirley McClain!” • “George Bush!” • “John ...read more

  • Stumbling Over God’s Stepping Stone Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Oct 30, 2014
     | 8,162 views

    God’s wrath has been revealed throughout history. It is being revealed right now. Why does God show us some demonstrations of his wrath in history? To warn us. To teach us that one day God is going to judge sin.

    INTRODUCTION I heard about a pastor after he would preach a man would say to him, “Pastor, that was a warm message today.” or the man would say, “Pastor, that was a warm sermon” or he would sometimes say, “I appreciate those warm words.” One day the preacher ...read more

  • His Glorious Church

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on May 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,324 views

    A sermon on what the Lord will do with a church that He is the Lord of.

    HIS Glorious Church 1 Peter 2:1-12 SELECTED READING 1 PETER 1:13-16 INTRO- LAST WEEK WE LOOKED AT PENTECOST- THE HOLY SPIRIT COMING AND FILLING BELIEVERS. WE SAW HOW MUCH ALL OF US NEED TO BE FILLED AND REFILLED. HOW MUCH WE NEED ...read more

  • God Loves Israel Series

    Contributed by Paul Clemente on Sep 13, 2010
     | 2,225 views

    God loves Israel but only a remnant will be saved!

    Please open your Bibles to the Letter to the Romans. We continue our study of this wonderful letter to the church in Rome 2000 years ago. This letter is very much applicable to us today here in America. Read along with me the opening passage, Romans 1:1-7……. And so we can note that the letter ...read more

  • Romans 9:30-33

    Contributed by Zak Saenz on Jan 2, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,642 views

    Romans 9:30-33

    Romans 9:30-33 Romans 9:30-33 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31but Israel, who pursued a law of righteousness, has not attained it. 32Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were ...read more

  • Two Men, Two Prayers, And Two Faiths

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 21, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,536 views

    At the Temple were two men, two prayers, and two faiths. One trusted in himself and his righteousness. He went home dead in his sin. The other humbly confessed his sin and believed in salvation outside himself. He went home justified by God’s grace.

    Intro At the Temple were two men, two prayers, and two faiths. The first man was a Pharisee. He’s the good guy. He’s respected. He’s forgotten more about the Scriptures than most of us can remember. He’s an example of how to live an upstanding life. Do as he says ...read more

  • The Church Jesus Built... Series

    Contributed by Peter Schmidt on Apr 18, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 6,640 views

    The Church Jesus Built... I. It has significant stones II. It has regal priests

    Easter 5 I Peter 2:4-10 How long does it take to build a church from scratch? I guess that depends on what our definition of the word “church” is. Maybe you’ve never really thought about it, but we use the word “church” in a lot of different ways. “Church” can be a verb, something we do. For ...read more

  • Live Like A Rock Star

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on May 18, 2014
     | 2,814 views

    Live Like A Rock Star (Not like a Rolling Stone, but like the Living Stone.)

    Screaming fans. Fat paychecks. Private jets. Caribbean villas. Roadies and personal assistants ready to serve you hand and foot. That’s my impression of what life must be like for a rock star. It sounds glamorous to be surrounded by people who keep telling you that you’re the greatest ...read more

  • Worth Dying For Series

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Nov 12, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,292 views

    When Jesus decided we were worth dying for, there were many caught in the crossfire.

    “Worth Dying For” John 15:13 Remembrance Day Service Today is a day that needs little help in terms of explanation or description. The sacrifice of Canadian troops, along with allied nations, fighting for the freedom of the world, is not hard to understand. What is difficult to grasp is the ...read more