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  • Our Thoughts Are Not God's Thoughts

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 17, 2001
    based on 44 ratings

    What counts in your life?

    Introduction Philippians 3:3-21 Introduction Story: An atheist was sitting under a tree one day smugly thinking: "God, I know you don’t exist but if you do exist you must be really stupid. Look at this huge oak tree. It’s got a little acorn on it. And look at this huge marrow more

  • Part 1 -- Some Thoughts On God's Control And Why Things Happen As They Do. Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Nov 2, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    Why do things happen the way they do? The book of Habakkuk tells us that this is because God is God and is in conplete control. This is the first of a series of messages looking at how Habakkuk attitude and character changes regarding God’s activity in

    The Book of Habakkuk Some Thoughts On God’s Control And Why Things Happen As They Do. Part 1 Habakkuk 1:1-11 INTRODUCTION: We live in a world of more questions than answers. In fact, for every answer we find, it seems as if it brings with it two questions. We live in a world today in which more

  • Gaining Christ's Gratitude

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Aug 13, 2002
    based on 58 ratings

    I’ve never thought of God as being "grateful" for me, but the intriguing thing is - He is grateful, but only when we meet certain expectations. What are they?

    One soldier stationed on an island of the Philippines during WW II told this story: “Although the region was secure, sometimes the enemy tried to infiltrate our food storage area. One such adversary, dressed in GI clothing, once worked himself into the noontime chow line. Our camp cook spotted more

  • Thy Will Be Done Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Apr 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    We must understand the nature of God’s will. Jesus thought of the will of God as the sovereign wisdom and justice and goodness by which all things are governed.

    Thy Will Be Done Matthew 6:10 Intro A seminary student was at least honest when he filled out a questionnaire to provide information concerning his experience and preference for a profile to be used in helping him locate his first pastorate. One question asked, “Where would you like to more

  • How's Your Rap-Sheet Looking?

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Jul 3, 2003
    based on 105 ratings

    This sermon focuses on the thought that if God did keep a record of our sins, what would that list look like an how long would it be. Then looks at how we can stand before God, namely His forgivness.

    At school Little Tommy was told by a classmate that most adults are hiding at least one dark secret, and that this makes it very easy to blackmail them by saying, "I know the whole truth." Little Tommy decided to go home and try it out. He went home, and as he was greeted by his mother he said, "I more

  • The Saviour's Concern And Our Concern

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Sep 9, 2004
    based on 33 ratings

    Our Lord came into a world that believed that God cared only for the good and obedient. The people of his day thought that God was impassive and unconcerned and unmoved about those who were non religious.

    The Saviour’s concern and our concern Text: Luke 15:2 “But the Pharisees and the teachers of the law muttered, "This man welcomes sinners and eats with them." Introduction Our Lord came into a world that believed that God cared only for the good and obedient. The people of his day thought more

  • God's Antidote For Fear

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 236 ratings

    What should I do when I’m afraid? 1. Cast your cares upon God. 2. Take refuge in Him. 3. Replace anxiety with thoughts of God. 4. Keep on eye on eternity. 5. Listen to God’s Word.

    MAIN IDEA: God’s word provides hope for those who are fearful. OBJECTIVES: The listener will be encouraged by God’s Word and leave having been given hope for times of fear. INTRO: As a child it was my job to take out the trash. Every week from the time I was about 6 years old I had to trudge more

  • Don't Be Deceived

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 21, 2008
    based on 41 ratings

    In our text, I see several thoughts about God, which the world distorts or tries to deceive us. 1- Good is from God - praise Him! 2- Truth is from God - praise Him! 3- Life is from God - praise Him!

    INTRO.- Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers. I believe that some people do want to deceive others for one reason or another. It could be for money, a vote or something else. ILL.- A politician was running for re-election and was talking at a campaign stop to his constituents. "My opponent more

  • Church: Why Do We Go?

    Contributed by Alan Balatbat on May 3, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    „Ð The thought that God would even have to ask this question shakes the very fiber of my being! This is not someone who walked up on the street demanding respect. Nor, is this someone who has yet to prove himself as one deserving respect. This the Creator

    1.To Give an Offering Try offering them to your governor! Would he be pleased with you? Would he accept you?" says the Lord Almighty. A. Where Is My Honor ......... My Respect "A son honors his father, and a servant his master. If I am a father, where is the honor due me? If I am a master, more

  • Made To Be Like God

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson Sr., on Nov 9, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to remind those who suffer from low self esteem, that they were made to be like God.

    "Made To Be Like God" 1. Divine Consultation (Let Us make man) A. Father B. Son C. Holy Ghost 2. Spiritual Replication (Not an exact likeness as Jesus) A. Intelligence B. Rationalization C. Proneness to worship 3. Unique Mixture A. The Thought (And God more

  • What's On Your Mind Series

    Contributed by Anthony Hodge on Jan 11, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    The sermon is designed to prompt believers to begin fully utilizing their minds in a positive way.

    What’s On Your Mind, Whatever it is, God knows It? (Psalm 94:11) God has blessed each of us with a mind. There is no one created by God who can negate the fact that they have been created to think. Being fully aware that God is aware of all of our thoughts, why is that so many Christians fail more

  • Four Frghtening Thoughts

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    Sets forth four utterances of God that have frightening consequences if not heeded.

    FOUR FRIGHTENING THOUGHTS "God is not a man, that He should lie, Nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?" Numbers 23:19. I. THE FRIGHTENING THOUGHT OF GOD’S PATIENCE RUNNING OUT! “And the Lord more

  • "Five Misconceptions Of The Christian Life"

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Jul 2, 2004
    based on 15 ratings

    What’s wrong with this picture? There are twelve disciples in the ship. Where is Jesus? Have you ever prayed something like this, "Hey God, where are you?"

    Title: “Five Misconceptions of the Christian Life” Introduction: At Kids Camp last week, it rained all day Monday. It was not supposed to do that! My plans were to have the kids play on the beach and stay in their tents! I stood on our deck overlooking Lake Michigan and asked God to make the more

  • "Go To The Street Corners"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Oct 10, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    God is not a buzz-kill.

    Matthew 22:1-10 “Go to the Street Corners” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace UMC, Soddy Daisy, TN Have you ever heard about a party… …perhaps, you knew, through friends, or whatever that another friend or acquaintance was throwing a party, but you never received an more

  • The Communication Of The Holy Spirit Series

    Contributed by Bob Ashcraft on Mar 28, 2001
    based on 90 ratings

    Does God still speak to His people? (The Holy Spirit speaks to us on a continual basis.)

    March 28, 1999 The Voice of the Spirit - Part II The Communication of The Holy Spirit 1) The witness of the Holy Spirit. Rom 8:16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, A witness is a ‘knowing’ or a ‘spirit connection’ that God is confirming an more