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  • A Test Of Faith

    Contributed by James Jackson, Ii on Dec 13, 2000
    based on 50 ratings

    God has to test our faith in order to know where we stand with Him.

    Printed Text Genesis 22:1-14 Introduction A. Comparing Price Tags A well-to-do merchant stood on the dock watching as final preparations were made for a ship to sail. As he stood there, he was joined by a stranger whose clothing revealed his poverty. Finally the stranger spoke up. “You more

  • Consider It Joy

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings

    Introductory Considerations 1. It was one of the happiest and joyful times of my life. I had grown up in church and made confession of faith, but as most of you know, I went through a period of years when I stopped believing in Christ. It all seemed unreal. 2. For various reasons, used by more

  • How To Become Wise

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 9 ratings

    Introductory Considerations 1. We need it to become mature Christians. We need it to deal with the trials and testings of our faith. We need it to knowhow to respond to various situations. We need it to make the important decisions that affect our lives, our families and our church. 2. We more

  • So What's This War Over?

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jul 24, 2001
    based on 282 ratings

    Spiritual warfare is a reality. But what is it over? By looking at the temptation of Jesus in Matthew 4, this message explores the three things that all Spiritual battles are over.

    God will often give us a word which challenges us, seeking to implement change in our lives. He gives us both direction, and directives. God will give us information, that leads to revelation, that should result in a transformation! And when that begins to happen, I believe the enemy begins to more

  • Why Do I Suffer Affliction?

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 104 ratings

    Have you struggled with the thought, if I am a Christian why do I suffer affliction in my life?

    Have you wondered, if God is going to bring blessing into my life, why do I seem to have so many struggles? Church, we have seasons of struggles and testing, the Lord has a purpose in not allowing us to be fruitful at all times. The seasons of struggle work to destroy the pride we have in more

  • Why Does God Allow Suffering?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 205 ratings

    Our heavenly Father knows what is best even when He allows us to go through dark valleys of suffering.

    Suffering - To experience adverse effects of something unpleasant. To feel pain, grief or discomfort. Illustration:Someone asked C.S. Lewis, "Why do the righteous suffer?" "Why not?" he replied. "They’re the only ones who can take it." Unknown. "Although the world is full of suffering, more

  • Life's Not Always Fair

    Contributed by Cindy Breadner on Jul 9, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    Understanding God’s will -- how bad things happen to good people and how to understand it and work with it

    “That’s not fair!!” The child tearfully exclaimed to her mother. “Why can’t I go too!” “Because you are too little,” the mother explained – “next year when you are bigger you can go on all the rides. That is part of growing up.” “But I want to go on the roller coster now!!” She continued to more

  • Faith And Hope - Much More Than Coke

    Contributed by Philip Cairns on Feb 1, 2002
    based on 35 ratings

    Understanding the difference between ’wish lists’ and ’hope’ as the Scriptures teach it.

    TITLE: "Faith and hope - much more than Coke" SCRIPTURE: James 1:2-12 AIM: Through an understanding of ‘suffering’, challenge my hearers about their faith and how they would stand when tested. INTRODUCTION: In 1 Corinthians Paul talks about the three things that will remain - faith, hope more

  • Stewardship Of God's Things Series

    Contributed by Greg Yount on Oct 28, 2001
    based on 63 ratings

    Part 4 of a 4-part series on Christian Stewardship; this part dealing with a man’s time, property, and money.

    LESSON FOUR: STEWARDSHIP OF GOD’S THINGS TEXT: 1Co 4:1-2; Matt 25:14-30 Introduction: Eze 18:20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon more

  • This Is A Test

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 31, 2000
    based on 55 ratings

    God makes a promise to us and then watches for obedience. He waits to grant the eventual blessing so that we might grow.

    Back in 1997, USA Today reported that the Department of Transportation had set aside $200 million for research and testing of an Automated Highway System. The idea is that engineers could relieve traffic congestion with a new “super cruise control” built into our highways. In cities facing heavy more

  • Revival And Boldness Series

    Contributed by Maximiliano Zapata on May 14, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    We need boldness and strong hearts in our lives. But they will only come when we give ourselves to God in Worship.

    You know, as congregations go, each one has their own way of doing things, not one is exactly like the other. Some congregations have the Lord’s Supper towards the end of their service, while others have it towards the beginning, some right before the sermon. Some congregations more

  • Turning Trials Into Triumphs Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Apr 5, 2001
    based on 114 ratings

    In the message James the half brother of Jesus will teach us we CAN turn our trials into triumphs. (Real Faith For The Real World - prt one)

    "Turning Trials Into Triumphs" TEXT: JAMES 1:1-12 Today we begin a study of the book of James. But before we begin our study I think it would be good for us to do a little background about this great book in God’s Word. Now, one thing that often adds a great deal of insight to the more

  • Answering The Call (Part I) Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Nov 7, 2000
    based on 49 ratings

    This sermon looks at the relationship between works and growing disciples. You can’t mature without serving and service requires a disciple.

    Answering The Call (Part I) The Open Door John 4: 35 "Do you not say, 'There are still four months and then comes the harvest'? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look at the fields, for they are already white for harvest! 36 "And he who reaps receives wages, and gathers fruit more