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  • A Test Of Faith

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

  • Testing The Faith Of God's People Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Jun 10, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,281 views

    Facing the possibility of entering into Cannan God’s people face a test of their faith.

    Studies in Joshua Study 5 – Chapter 3 Introduction Last week in our study of the book of Joshua our attention was drawn to and we considered in some detail the faith of an individual, that individual being Rahab, the prostitute from Jericho. This evening as we come to consider chapter 3 we ...read more

  • On His Holy Hill The Lord Will Provide

    Contributed by Keith Wessel on Apr 5, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
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    Abraham’s test of faith teaches us that God provides faith and something to put our faith in -- his sinless Substitute

    Genesis 22:1-14 Lent 5 (Historic) April 1, 2001 On His Holy Mountain, the LORD Provides What is it with mountains anyway? Last week when our guest Pastor Schmugge was here, he went to see Stone Mt. on Saturday, and then Kennesaw Mt. on Sunday. He had asked me what he should see as a ...read more

  • How Jesus Taught That Faith In God Is Greater Than Any Problem

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 135 ratings
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    Perhaps the greatest test of faith you will face may be in loving people who are closest to you. Our God is able to overcome the most difficult of problem, person or predicament if we believe in His power!

    Everyone struggles with problems that seem overwhelming and tend to stress us out. Jesus once told His disciples, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." (Matt. 17:20,21) ...read more

  • Don't Look Back

    Contributed by Don Hutto on Mar 12, 2001
    based on 130 ratings
     | 2,604 views

    The Christian life is a life of faith.

    Don’t Look Back Joshua 1:1,2 I. Introduction When God told Joshua "Moses my servant is dead" He may have been telling him "There is no time to mourn," or He may have been saying, "It’s time for you to get to work." Or He may have been saying "Don’t look back." Don’t look back ...read more

  • Count It All Joy Eulogy For My Brother Desmond Robinson

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on May 14, 2001
    based on 113 ratings
     | 3,422 views

    A SEEKERS ISSUE SHOWING THAT GOD IS LOOKING FOR A FEW COURAGEOUS MEN AND WOMEN TO FIGHT THIS FIGHT OF FAITH.

    COUNT IT ALL JOY INTRODUCING JAMES THE CENTRAL THEME OF THIS EPISTLE IS THAT OF FAITH AS SEEN BY JAMES, WHO WAS ONE OF THE TWELVE DISCIPLES AND SON OF ZEBEDEE, BROTHER OF JOHN ALSO SAID TO BE THE HALF BROTHER OF JESUS, BEING THE OFFSPRING OF JOSEPH AND MARY AFTER THE BIRTH OF ...read more

  • Your Pain, Your Gain

    Contributed by Dan Chromy on Oct 24, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 2,880 views

    The Christian can maintain a positive attitude in the face of trials because they provide opportunities to prove God's faithfulness.

    Why do you go through trials? If God really loves you, wouldn't he protect you from the bad things that everyone else goes through? We have many blessings because of our faith in Jesus Christ. Because of your faith in Christ, you know that your sins are forgiven. Your faith in the death ...read more

  • Receiving God's Promised Blessing

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 32 ratings
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    RECEIVING GOD'S PROMISED BLESSING HAS ALWAYS REQUIRED REAL FAITH--THE KIND OF FAITH THAT LOOKS BEYON

    RECEIVING GOD'S PROMISED BLESSING HAS ALWAYS REQUIRED REAL FAITH--THE KIND OF FAITH THAT LOOKS BEYOND NATURAL OBSTACLES TO FIND STRENGTH IN GOD'S POWER AND FAITHFULNESS (The illustration of Abraham / the application to us today) 1. Faith Makes Sense Because of Who God Is (:17b) (the Nature of ...read more

  • A Nameless Mother

    Contributed by Michael Stover on May 4, 2001
    based on 195 ratings
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    This nameless mother will forever be remembered in history as a woman of great faith. What a needed lesson for mothers today!

    I. She Crossed Great Barriers (21-22) A. Barriers 1. A Woman 2. A Gentile 3. A Canaanite B. How? 1. Desperation - situation 2. Love – for her child 3. Vision – what she saw in Jesus II. She Demonstrated Great Persistence (23-26) A. Silence of Jesus 1. Custom for a Jew not to speak to a ...read more

  • This Is A Test

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 31, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,109 views

    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 ...read more

  • True Love's Ultimate Test Series

    Contributed by Dan Buis on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,040 views

    the faithfulness of Abraham in his willingness to sacrifice his son Isaac.

    Have you ever had your love tested? The true love test comes when the person closest to you says “If you truly love me, you’ll…” You’ll buy me that 3-carat diamond ring. You’ll give up smoking. You’ll take me to Hawaii. You’ll pick up after yourself. You’ll spend more time with me. Some true ...read more

  • How To Get Help In Times Of Trouble

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 3,491 views

    Everyone's life is filled with troubles, either from within or from without. One man became so troubled that he decided to end his life. Just as he was about to throw himself over a cliff he heard a man call out to him, "Please Sir. Before you throw yourself off that cliff can I please have your ...read more

  • Temporary Defeat

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,231 views

    GOD SOMETIMES GIVES TEMPORARY DEFEAT TO SET THE STAGE FOR MAGNIFYING HIS GLORY THRU DELIVERANCE

    BIG IDEA: GOD SOMETIMES GIVES TEMPORARY DEFEAT TO SET THE STAGE FOR MAGNIFYING HIS GLORY THRU DELIVERANCE INTRODUCTION: Israelite patriot being trampled over and seemingly ignored by God; Tone: mingling of faith and sorrow God’s might as shown in deeds both of mercy and justice should be ...read more

  • The Isaac Test Series

    Contributed by Tim Gibson on May 18, 2001
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,103 views

    Abraham’s offering up of isaac is not only a beautiful foreshadowing of God’s offering up of His only Son, Jesus, but it also shows us and important principle for our own Christian walk. Have you offered up any Isaacs lately ?

    (1) INTRODUCTION: What is the ’Isaac Test’(see verse 1) "God will test our faith by asking us to sacrifice those things that are most dear to us that He has blessed us with." (we are tested as Abraham was as we are the ’seed of Abraham’ - Galatians 3:29) He is not asking us something that He ...read more

  • The Wood

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Nov 6, 2000
    based on 448 ratings
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    Isaac carried the wood; Jesus carried the wood; and in both cases, Father and Son walked on together.

    Before we turn to the passage of our study today, I feel we must first look at a couple of other verses of scripture. Turn with me to the book of Genesis, chapter 22, verse 6 and let’s read. “AND ABRAHAM TOOK THE WOOD OF THE BURNT OFFERING AND LAID IT ON ISAAC HIS SON, AND HE TOOK IN HIS HAND THE ...read more