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  • The Purpose Of Temptation

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Jul 21, 2001
    based on 239 ratings
     | 8,223 views

    Our immediate reaction to a heartache, or a successful achievement that took years to overcome, must be one of getting ready for the next hurdle. If you don’t have any hurdles to jump in your life – if there aren’t any goals set for you right now – if yo

  • What A Tragedy!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 23, 2001
    based on 120 ratings
     | 4,675 views

    In 2 Kings there is an interesting story about a Syrian general, a Jewish prophet, & his assistant. It is about a pagan who finds God, & a Jew who finds that he hasn’t fooled God.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX ILL. The Gallup Poll organization took a survey a few years ago on the church habits of American people & came up with an interesting statistic. They reported that 6 out of every 10 people surveyed said that they ...read more

  • Dancing With Delilah

    Contributed by Randy Santiago on Jan 10, 2001
    based on 276 ratings
     | 8,392 views

    How to keep from dancing with the devil

    Samson was the superman to the Israelites. He was handsome and strong, tall, tan, and terrific. Samson was born in the time of Judges where a new generation of those who didn’t know God did evil because they did what was right in their own eyes. Very much like the new millennium. “Just Do ...read more

  • "Christ Speaks To His Churchs--Ephesus" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 6, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,947 views

    Introduction to the series, then Ephesus--in spite of their orthodoxy, the spiritual vitality of the church at Ephesus was gone.

    Christ Speaks to His Churchs--Ephesus Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts We all dread performance appraisals; they can often make or break a career. In the Book of Revelation we read our Lord’s spiritual evaluation report to His churches. While specific ...read more

  • 3 Questions About Testing? Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jul 19, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,003 views

    We teach that the testing process is part of daily living.

    THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT TESTING By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: James 1: 2 My brethren, COUNT IT ALL JOY when you fall into many tests and trials. 3. Knowing that the trying of your faith works PATIENCE. Proverbs 24:10 If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength ...read more

  • Common Areas In Which Satan Will Work Hard To Trip Up Christians (Part Ii)

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on May 25, 2002
    based on 30 ratings
     | 1,252 views

    Continuation of Part I.....Same description.

    In my previous message on this topic, I attempted to point out some of the most common traps that satan lays for us. A. We are relatively safe from obviously gross temptations. 1. satan works in the areas in which we are the most susceptible. a. According ...read more

  • A Warning Against Worldliness

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 1,774 views

    To note the importance of drawing close to God.

    A Warning Against Worldliness Text: James 4.1-10 Thesis: To note the importance of drawing close to God. Introduction: (1) Have you ever been wanted “your way”? (2) We live in a culture where we are taught to “have it your way, right away.” Discussion: I. The Curse of ...read more

  • When Honesty Takes A Holiday

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 5,330 views

    Someone has said, "Honesty is the best policy." This sermon will show that honesty is the only policy.

    Recently, a story broke in the media concerning George O’Leary, who had just been appointed as the new football coach at the University of Notre Dame. Some untrue statements were found in his resume that forced him to resign his new position. What a tragedy! The old-fashioned virtues of honesty ...read more

  • Temptation - A Blessing Or A Curse

    Contributed by Joseph Wallis on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 149 ratings
     | 5,570 views

    Sermon on Temptation from the Temptation of christ

    TEMPTATION - A BLESSING OR A CURSE TEXT - Luke 4: 1 - 15 INTRO. - I want to speak on one of the inescapable facts of life and something that fills the pages of Scripture. I want to speak on the subject of temptation. Temptation is something that we all must face and was something that our ...read more

  • What Do We Own? Series

    Contributed by Mark Lennon on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,264 views

    sermon series number 3 on James

    What do we own? James 1:9-14 At first glance this may sound irrelevant, but it is actually complimentary to the original text at the beginning of the book. Money is one of the things that cause trials and double mindedness in a person. Remember we are still on the theme of temptation. 1 Timothy ...read more

  • Pay The Price

    Contributed by Richard Crow on Sep 13, 2002
    based on 59 ratings
     | 1,873 views

    Being a disciple of Christ is one of the most important aspects of a Christian. However, temptation is Satan’s way of keeping us from being a "true" disciple of Christ.

    Pay the Price James 1:12 Sept 8, 2002 James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. What is temptation? Why are we tested? Can I avoid temptation and testing? Are these ...read more

  • When Faith Falters Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 73 ratings
     | 8,647 views

    David’s spiritual slump can be very helpful to us:encouraging to those of us who have fallen, to see that a great man like David wasn’t immune to failure and also a warning to us of the danger that comes from drifting away from God.

    WHEN FAITH FALTERS 1 SAMUEL 27 INTRODUCTION: I remember the day my daughter, Marlo let me know what she thought of the ministry. She was 10 years old and talking to her Mom about school and Deb asked her if anything new was happening and she said with excitement, "Oh, we’re going to have ...read more

  • Craving Evil And The Lottery

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Oct 12, 2002
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,638 views

    Israel’s history helps us understand the dangers of sinful patterns today. Craving evil is a root that bears bad fruit. Only the cross can deliver us.

    Bill Cosby once said, “I’m proud to be an American, because an American can eat anything on the face of this earth, as long as he has two pieces of bread.” As Paul approaches eating meat offered to idols here in chapter 10, he gets a running start by pointing to ancient Israel’s history. For ...read more

  • Living A Focused Life - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by David Derry on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,362 views

    How to stay focused when tempted - Joseph vs. David

    Living a Focused Life – Part 2 November 10, 2002 This week as we continue our series, living a focused life, we will be talking about how to focus on what can’t be seen. Read about the Titanic from pages 1-2 of “Beneath the Surface”. Just as the sinking of the Titanic is reality, sadly ...read more

  • "God Will Make A Way"

    Contributed by Emil Boniog on Jan 20, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 9,423 views

    1 Cor. 10:13 gives 7 principles about the problems that we face in life.

    “GOD WILL MAKE A WAY” 1 Cor 10:13 INTRODUCTION Having Christ in your heart does not mean that you will no longer have problems. The Lord said it very plainly in John 16:33, “In this world you will have trouble.” Christians and non-Christians will both encounter problems in this life. This ...read more