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  • Take The Shackles Off My Feet So I Can Dance

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Jan 26, 2016
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,812 views

    Most of the Lord's prayer is in the plural. Forgive us as we forgive others. This is a message about forgiving people who sinned against others, but we let it bother us. Taking up an offense becomes a spiritual weight that robs joy and peace.

  • Do Not Take Side Series

    Contributed by Dr. Amen Howard on Aug 13, 2013
     | 3,684 views

    One of the great characteristics of the body of Christ is to care about the burdens and sufferings of one another. However, as we seek to console and encourage friends that have been offended, we may be tempted to take up their offense against another.

    In sympathy, we may tend to take their part against the pastor, the church or whoever they blame for the offense. This is very unwise and an unscriptural thing to do, considering that your friend may be the cause of his own/her offense, or trying to drag you out of faith. His/her hurt feelings ...read more

  • Family Fued

    Contributed by Mike Honzell on Feb 12, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,372 views

    learning to forgive

    FAMILY FEUD Obadiah INTRODUCTION: A. The nation of Edom and the nation of Israel can trace their beginnings back to two twin brothers 1. Edom traces their beginning back to Esau and Israel traces their beginning back to Jacob 2. As you look at these two ...read more

  • Defiled By The Tongue

    Contributed by Maurice Mccarthy on Sep 30, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 6,019 views

    Things we hear can defile us and make us unfit for Divine service, even as the Jews were not able to enter the promsed land because of the fear the words of others brought.

    Defiled by the tongue Text: Matthew 15:10,11 Proverbs 15:4, "A wholesome tongue [is] a tree of life: but perverseness therein [is] a breach in the spirit." In the OT there were many rules and instructions that if one broke one of them, they didn’t lose their salvation but they would be in a ...read more

  • The Preacher's Peril

    Contributed by A.t. Stewart on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,636 views

    When we preach the Word of God we can expect opposition. Jesus tells us what we must to be remain faithful during these times.

    THE PREACHER’S PERIL John 15:26-16:4 CPT- Jesus has warned the disciples in advance about the persecution that will come upon them because of their preaching about Him so they will not stumble (stop faithfully preaching) when it happens. CPS- We are to proclaim faithfully God’s Word despite ...read more

  • Building With Compassion Series

    Contributed by Rick Stacy on Apr 2, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 8,762 views

    4 of 4 messages on Nehemiah. We are in a building campaign and we want to build with compassion.

    Building the Right Way Building with Compassion Church Fights I’m told that there is a church in Texas that debated over the issue of telling a lie. Some felt that there were some occasions in which a little white lie was acceptable. The others felt that there was never an occasion in which a ...read more

  • The Struggle Inside The Wall Series

    Contributed by Craig Cramblet on Mar 1, 2003
    based on 144 ratings
     | 13,757 views

    The trouble facing the Jews from their enemies is eclipsed now by their internal struggles.

    The struggle INSIDE the wall Nehemiah 5:1-19 “The worst threats the church has ever encountered have come more from within than without. External pressures are like water on a grease fire– causing the church to intensify and spread. Internal strife and bickering are like AIDS– sapping the ...read more

  • "The Do's And Don't For Finishing Well” Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Apr 6, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 15,458 views

    The writer of Hebrews wants his readers to understand that there are some factors for finishing well, first he some things we must do and secondly he tells some things we must not do or avoid, if we want to finish well.

    A Study of Hebrews “Jesus Is Better” Sermon # 24 “The Do’s and Don’t For Finishing Well” Hebrews 12:12-17 The consuming passion of the Apostle Paul beyond that of reaching his fellow Jews with the message of ...read more

  • Fit To Fight

    Contributed by Christopher Roberts on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 124 ratings
     | 11,826 views

    As Christians, we are constantly in a Spiritual battle against evil and Satan. We had better be prepared to go to war for the Truth of Jesus.

    There is a story of a military officer stationed in Korea. She was in the Army 2nd infantry and the division she was in had an unofficial motto: “Fit to Fight.” She said that she was amused at how each unit twisted this motto to fit their duties. She said that the aviation battalion changed ...read more

  • What Does It Mean To Be The Family Of God?

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Aug 13, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,071 views

    What does it mean to be the family of God? What does it look like for us to live in community? 1. A commitment to the hard work of relationships. 2. Having compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 3. Risk

    Max Lucado, in his book In the Grip of Grace tells the story of the family of God in the form of a parable. He writes, “God has enlisted us in his navy and placed us on his ship. The boat has one purpose — to carry us safely to the other shore. This is no cruise ship. . . . We aren’t called to ...read more

  • The Priority Of Christ Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Mar 4, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,919 views

    Second in a series in 1 Cor focusing on the first of three cures for disunity in the church. Keeping our eyes on Jesus and Him crucified.

    Chico Alliance Church March 2, 2003 Pastor David Welch “The Priority of Christ and the Cross” I Corinthians 1:10-31 OUTLINE Address and Introduction (Greeting and Thanksgiving) 1:1-9 I. Reproof for fleshly behavior 1-6 A. Reproof concerning divisions 1-4 B. Reproof concerning disorder ...read more

  • What Must I Do: Seek Peace

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Oct 1, 2013
     | 1,829 views

    Harmony in relationships requires us to check our tongue, watch our step, and mind our manners (1 Peter 3:10 & 11).

    WHAT MUST I DO? SEEK PEACE WITH ONE ANOTHER 1 PETER 3:8-17 Big idea: Living in harmony requires us to check our tongue, watch our step, and mind our manners. SERIES INTRO We are asking ourselves “What Must I Do?” and looking at the New Testament for answers. We have discovered ...read more

  • When Religion Steals Series

    Contributed by Emile Wolfaardt on Sep 7, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,016 views

    (PowerPoint Slides freely available by e-mailing Emile@Wolfaardt.com) Dealing with the spirit of religion so that Christ is glorified.

    Journeying with John - It’s a Blast (JWJ-20) When Religion Steals John 5:9-17 Good morning! Today I want to start with something rather unusual - I want to identify a thief in our midst - I want to name this thief so you are no longer vulnerable to his attack, I want to expose him. That ...read more

  • Lord, Give Me Patience, But Please Give It To Me Quickly! Series

    Contributed by Tim Vamosi on Jan 12, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 8,869 views

    A message on developing patience.

    OPEN: Today we are going to be talking about patience. That's what brother Jim wants to address as he is talking to his flock in the church at Jerusalem. This is one of those virtues that doesn't come easily to any of us. Everything about our life seems to be designed to test our patience, ...read more

  • When Our Brother Sins.

    Contributed by Kevin Burden on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,081 views

    What does Jesus say to do when offenses occur within the family of God?

    “Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. 16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be ...read more