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  • Creation Or Evolution: Where Does The Science Lead?

    Contributed by Nate Herbst on Dec 30, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    This 2008 Denver Christmas Conference seminar discusses 5 issues evolution is stumped on (Origin of matter, design and information, life, the mechanism of evolution and the fossil record)& explains why Christians can trust the Bible!

    Gen.1:1 – “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.” - Charles Darwin. You’ve heard evolution referred to as a fact, and anyone disagreeing with it is a fool. That confidence based in ignorance. Intellectual honesty more

  • A Christmas Tree In Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2010
    based on 43 ratings

    God planted a Christmas tree in Bethlehem. But it was a differnent kind of tree than the one folks often decorate and place in their homes for Christmas.

    Back in 2008 an Englishman named Greig Howe bought a 35-foot tall Christmas tree for his house. Now that’s a pretty big tree. And you’d expect that Mr. Howe must then have a fairly large house. But he didn’t. His was a two story dwelling that was only 30 feet tall. So, did he just put the tree more

  • Roots Alive!

    Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 73 ratings

    The premise of this sermon is that sometimes there is much more disappointment in our hearts than hope! Advent’s message through the Prophet Isaiah is that hope is hidden deep within us, safe and secure, and is ready to burst forth in renewed life.

    Advent II- Hope It was just this word of hope the people desperately needed to hear--the words that Isaiah wrote about the dry-looking stump with a green shoot growing out of it. The Israelites felt hopeless, in despair. The words Isaiah wrote told of that despairing and proclaimed that the more

  • Advent: Shoots And Roots: What It's All About

    Contributed by Joe Harding on May 21, 2005
    based on 39 ratings


    ADVENT: SHOOTS AND ROOTS: WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT ISAIAH 11: 1-10 DECEMBER 5, 2004 INTRODUCTION: WHO CAME UP WITH THIS? A woman was in the mall doing her Christmas shopping. She was tired of walking through every aisle of every store to find just the right present. She was stressed out by the more

  • Promises, Promises (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Mar 6, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    God promises and provides a Messiah to rule and direct his people.

    Scripture Introduction In a Calvin and Hobbes cartoon, Calvin asks his dad why the moon is so big tonight. He takes out a quarter and says, “Its smaller than a quarter.” Judging the size of far away objects can be difficult. For example, the sun is really big, about 900,000 miles in more

  • The Bear Family- Part 1 Series

    Contributed by James Pless on May 29, 2006
    based on 53 ratings

    We need to be a part of the Bear Family.

    The Bear Family John 15:8 (KJV) 8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Introduction You Have heard of the Three Bears Story: The Papa Bear, The Mamma Bear, and The Baby Bear. 2182. The Bible "Bear" Family A little girl was more

  • "T. E. S. T. I. F. Y."

    Contributed by Bill Burress on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 30 ratings

    Seven things to improve on for the coming new year.

    "T. E. S. T. I. F. Y.” December 27, 2009 ILL. Have you heard about the man who moved into a retirement community to spend the rest of his life there? It wasn’t long until he had made a number of friends among the other residents. There was one lady he was especially more

  • Jesse's Branch Brings Righteousness

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 42 ratings

    ADVENT 2(A) - Jesse’s Branch brings righteousness from very humble beginnings with very miraculous results.

    JESSE’S BRANCH BRINGS RIGHTEOUSNESS Isaiah 11:1-10 - December 7, 2003 ISAIAH 11:1-10 111 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him-- the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding, the Spirit more

  • "The Challenge Of Living In Harmony"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 4, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    A sermon for the second Sunday in Advent.

    Isaiah 11:1-10 “The Challenge of Living in Harmony” Remember the riots in Los Angeles back in…I believe it was 1994? Remember what Rodney King said during those riots? “Why can’t we all just get along?” That’s a very good question that has been haunting human kind ever since the more

  • The Giving Tree

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Feb 19, 2002
    based on 129 ratings

    A Sermon on the Second Sunday of Lent The Cross the Giving Tree

    Second Sunday in Lent John 3:1-17 Giving Tree   Grace and peace to you from our Lord and Saviour Jesus, the Christ. This morning I would like to look at just 3 verses in our gospel lesson. I would like to reread them: 14* And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the more

  • "Peace In A World Of Turmoil" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Dec 2, 2004
    based on 68 ratings

    How do we find peace in a world of turmoil? Is it possible?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches Second Sunday of Advent December 5, 2004 “Peace in a World of Turmoil” Isaiah 11:1-10 INTRODUCTION: Story: A few days before Christmas two men in Florida decided to go sailing while their wives went Christmas shopping. While they were out sailing a terrible more

  • Dog Gone Dagon's Done Gone

    Contributed by Darrell Jones on Feb 25, 2003
    based on 96 ratings

    Don’t let the title fool you this DOG will hunt. Pun intended!

    The Ark of God had been captured by the even though guarded by all the military might the nation of Israel could muster. Notice the Ark had never been captured while under the care of those ordained of God had it in their charge. But when the armies of Israel formed the bodyguard to the Ark more

  • Thirteen Ways The Spirit Helps Us Exhibit Self-Control

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 15, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    The Holy Spirit motivates us to serve with love from a pure heart, a good conscience and a sincere faith by helping us to control our thoughts, emotions, and choices.

    Thirteen Ways the Spirit Helps us Exhibit Self-Control Gal 5:23 - "The fruit of the Spirit is self-control." Illustration: A man from Michigan had an idea for removing a tree stump from the yard of a friend. He decided to use some dynamite he had stored away in his house. It did the trick. more

  • Dismiss The Fear Of Sharing Your Faith Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Mar 18, 2002
    based on 53 ratings

    Fear is the biggest boundary to sharing our faith until we realize that fear need not be an issue if we share according to Peters instructions.

    Dismissing the Fear of telling others about Christ. I Peter 3:13-17 I. Dismiss your fear with a strategy to do good works. (v. 13) A. Telling others about Jesus begins with our actions, not our words. 1. This shatters most stereotypes of evangelism. a. IE. Street evangelist: Crazy more

  • Called To A Rewardless Mission

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 24 ratings

    God’s call to service may not bring what the world calls success. Remaining faithful to God’s call and to His Word is true success.

    ISAIAH 6:8-13 CALLED TO A REWARDLESS MISSION [John 12:37-43] The prophet knew that the entire nation needed the same kind of awareness of God and cleansing of sin he had just received. So he responded that he would willingly serve the Lord. Isaiah the prophet volunteered himself to be more