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  • Snake Conversations

    Contributed by David Ward on Aug 4, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,555 views

    A look at the tempter’s tactics from Genesis 3:1-6

    Snake Conversations Genesis 3:1-6 [READ] Introduction: Iron Eyes Cody was the Native American who appeared in the old “Keep America Beautiful” TV commercials. He told an Indian legend from many years ago. Indian youths would go away in solitude to prepare for manhood. One such youth hiked ...read more

  • American Idols Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Sep 4, 2003
    based on 104 ratings
     | 5,853 views

    This word “ignorant” occurs 13 times in the Bible and is connected with some important spiritual facts we should all know. That is why today we look at a warning in Scripture against idols.

    IGNORANT SERIES: AMERICAN IDOLS ISAIAH 44:6-11 INTRODUCTION According to the American Heritage Dictionary, the word “ignorant” means unaware or uniformed. I would like us, for the next few weeks, to look at some spiritual facts that you may be unaware of or have forgotten. Most of the time ...read more

  • But That's Not How I Had It Planned

    Contributed by David Taylor on May 5, 2003
    based on 109 ratings
     | 10,685 views

    Sometimes God’s plan for us is different than our plan. How we respond makes all of the difference.

    From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day. Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: ...read more

  • The Purpose Of Temptation

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Jul 21, 2001
    based on 239 ratings
     | 8,249 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

    The Purpose of Temptation Chris Smith Matthew 4:1-2 Oscar Wilde once said that he could resist everything except temptation. An old cartoon had the two characters looking at each other with a caption below them saying, “How come opportunity knocks only once, but temptation beats the ...read more

  • What Would Jesus Do With Temptation? Series

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Oct 21, 2003
    based on 75 ratings
     | 5,039 views

    Temptation is ever present and everywhere, how can we handle it - a lesson from Christ’s example.

    21When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened 22and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased." Lk.3:21-22 (NIV) 1Jesus, full of ...read more

  • Taming Temptation

    Contributed by Erik Estep on May 18, 2004
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,909 views

    It’s important to know the fact about temptation, because the more you know the easier it is for you to be prepared to deal with it.

    “Taming Temptation” 1 Corinthians 10: 13 May 16, 2004 Intro: I love to watch baseball and one of the best baseball books is George F. Will’s book, Men at Work. In the book Will takes a close look at four baseball players. One of the players he wrote about was Orel Hershiser, who pitched ...read more

  • Dealing With Temptation

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on May 4, 2004
    based on 102 ratings
     | 6,000 views

    The title says it all!

    Dealing with Temptation Matthew 4:1-11 May 2, 2004 Introduction As we begin our time together in the Word of God, I would ask that you turn in your Bibles to Matthew 4. If you¡¦re using the Bibles in the seats, this is on page 682. In December of last year, we began to look at the book ...read more

  • Living For God In An Ungodly World

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 146 ratings
     | 15,089 views

    The World culture seeks to change who and what we are. Four Hebrew children demonstrate how to stand in the midst of an ungodly culture.

    LIVING FOR GOD IN AN UNGODLY WORLD DANIEL 1:1-8 INTRODUCTION: In 605 B.C., Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, conquered the Southern Kingdom, Judah and with the conquest took into captivity a group of bright young future leaders of Judah. Among these captives were four young men, Hananiah, ...read more

  • The Perfect Storm

    Contributed by Tim Byrd on Oct 17, 2002
    based on 77 ratings
     | 2,669 views

    When Storms beat against the boat of your life whaat do you have to hold to?

    THE PERFECT STORM Place: Allendale Baptist Date: October, 14,2001 Read Mark 4:35-41 Introduction October 1991 a fishing boat named the Andrea Gail sailed from a New England port to fish for swordfish. On their return, in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean they faced a hurricane named Grace. ...read more

  • What Are You Thinking

    Contributed by Dean Meadows on Jan 12, 2003
    based on 101 ratings
     | 10,963 views

    This sermon deals with your thoughts becoming your actions.

    WHAT ARE YOU THINKING? 12/26/02 Proverbs 23:7 There are many sayings about thinking. “Who do you think you are?” One of Hopes favorites to the boys and myself is, “What in the world were you thinking?” (Example, Seth and the egg and the shower) In the dream ...read more

  • Temptation

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Mar 23, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,390 views

    I. A peek at the past -----II. Get a picture of the present ---------III. A fight in the future

    Temptation I Corinthians 10:1-13 As an introduction to my message this morning I want to get you thinking in a certain direction! Consider with me this morning, these questions related to sexual purity out of Kent Hughes’ book “Liberating Ministry from the Success Syndrome:” 1. Are we being ...read more

  • What Makes You Lion Alert And Not Lion Dessert?

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 74 ratings
     | 15,594 views

    Humility, self-control, and God’s grace keep us from being devoured by Satan.

    “In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight. In the jungle, the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight...” Do you recognize that once popular song? While it is true that most lions sleep from time to time, in our sermon text the Apostle Peter speaks of a lion that never snoozes. He ...read more

  • Giving Birth To Death

    Contributed by David Watters on Jul 9, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 7,426 views

    In this life we have the opportunity to create a world around us of darkness and death...or...we have the opportunity of creating a world of light. With our Lord’s help, we can become ’Light to a Dark World’.

    Sermon: Giving Birth to Death Scripture: James 1: 14-15 Good morning! First...this morning, I would like to start out with a little story. Once upon a time there was a man who thought he was dead. His concerned wife and friends sent him to the friendly neighborhood psychiatrist. ...read more

  • Victoriously Living Over The Flesh Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 77 ratings
     | 11,822 views

    Before a battle can be won, there must be the recognition of an enemy. The most continual aggressive enemy the Christian has is the “sinful nature” or rather the “flesh.”

    Title: Victoriously Living Over the Flesh Theme: Mortifying the Flesh Introduction: Donald Ballar, Reader’s Digest, shared this story of an instructor of student truck drivers. The instructor gave this scenario to his class. “You are in an 18-wheeler with a heavy load, barreling down a ...read more

  • Confidence In Criticism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,121 views

    The way Paul stood his ground before the council is how we can take our stand in the world today. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Confidence in Criticism Acts 23:1-11 23:1 “earnestly” = He’s looking them straight in the eyes, not ashamed, not afraid, and not about to back down. Paul used to be a member of their number…and now they consider him to be a turncoat…a traitor. There’s nothing this group would like more than ...read more