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  • This Next Leg Of The Race Is A “detour”

    Contributed by Timothy Enns on Oct 13, 2011
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    What do we do when difficulties arise in our lives. A look at Paul's and his companions time in Philippi Prison

    How many of you have seen the Television reality show the “Amazing Race”. For those of you that have not seen it, there many groups of two people (some married teams, some brother’s teams, some sister teams, mother daughter, father daughter, Father son, engaged couples, dating more

  • When Worry Gets Tough Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Oct 8, 2011

    Worry is one of the problems that many Christians face. Worry is part of the tough stuff of life

    When Worry Gets Tough Luke 10:38-42 Morning Service An average person's anxiety is focused on : 40% -- things that will never happen 30% -- things about the past that can't be changed 12% -- things about criticism by others, mostly untrue 10% -- about health, which gets worse with more

  • All For Good

    Contributed by Tim Hinrichs on Sep 15, 2011

    No matter what happens in our lives we can trust God because he is faithful to bring us into his perfect and good plan.

    Some years ago a speedboat driver who had survived a racing accident described what had happened. He had been at almost top speed when his boat veered slightly and hit a wave wrong. This caused the boat to lose control and he was thrown from his seat as the boat went spinning. He was shot into the more

  • A Reason For Hope Series

    Contributed by Ralph Juthman on Sep 19, 2011

    Part two of a series in 1 Peter.

    A REAL REASON FOR HOPE 1 Peter 1:3-12 Preached HPC Sept. 18, 2011 Introduction A man approached a little league baseball game one afternoon. He asked a boy in the dugout what the score was. The boy responded, "Eighteen to nothing--we’re behind." "Boy," said the spectator, more

  • The Purpose Of Tests Series

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Sep 5, 2011

    Life's pleasant moments are made even more sweeter when we keep in mind that they lead to this great spiritual destiny...and life's most difficult moments are to be endured patiently...remembering that patience and persistence turn sorrow into stepping st

    THE PURPOSE OF TESTS JAMES 1:5 11 Read James 1:5 11 Last week we studied verses 2 4 and saw that ...............(v.2) Almost a remake of Bobby McFarren's song "Don't worry Be happy" right? consider it pure happy.... Today we come to a passage that is often quoted but usually more

  • Sifted!

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Sep 6, 2011
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    Jesus is praying for you right now...interceding to the Father that your faith will not fail. With that sure promise we know we can make it through if only we trust in Him.

    SIFTED! LUKE 22:31 32 One day a man went to a fortune teller who studied the man's hand very carefully and finally said, "You will be poor and unhappy until you are 37 years old." The man said, "Well, after that will I be rich and happy?" The fortune teller said, "No, you'll still be poor, but more

  • Hedge Of Protection Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Aug 31, 2011
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    A sermon series on Job

    God is Good…All the Time! “God’s Hedge of Protection” Job 1:6-12 I have the utmost respect for schoolteachers. It’s tough being a schoolteacher, especially an elementary school teacher. Recently someone sent me a humorous list of seven ways to know if you’re more

  • When Friends Fail Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Aug 31, 2011
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    A sermon series on Job

    “God is good…All the time!” When Friends Fail Job 2:11-13 A group of friends went deer hunting and paired off in twos for the day. That night one of the hunters returned alone, staggering under an eight-point buck. "Where’s Harry?" he was asked. "Harry had a stroke of more

  • Most Important Thing Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Aug 31, 2011

    A sermon series on Job

    God is Good…All the Time! “The Most Important Thing” Job 19:17-27 There are a lot of trivial facts floating around in our world. These are sometimes called “useless facts.” While all these statements are fact, they probably won’t change your life. more

  • Turning Points Series

    Contributed by Fred Markes on Aug 31, 2011
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    A sermon series on Job

    God is Good…All the time! “Turning Points” Job 42:5-17 What you don’t know can hurt you. Did you hear about the guy who walked into a drugstore and asked the pharmacist, “Do you have anything to cure hiccups?” The pharmacist said, “Look on aisle more

  • Rom.7:17-24 Our Dailey Struggles Within

    Contributed by William D. Brown on Aug 21, 2011

    As Christians we have to keep a tight rein on this old unsaved flesh, now I’m sure some will say that they have no problem with the old man and so I say to you, you must not have been saved for too long a time, so just sit tight because it’ll come.

    ROM.7:17-24 OUR DAILEY STRUGGLES WITHIN 8-13-11 Today I want to talk for a few minutes on the fact that all of us, all of us Christians have to keep a tight rein on this old unsaved flesh, now I’m sure some will say that they have more

  • ... And Then God Showed Up Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 12, 2011
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    The Jews were fearful that their disobedience in not rebuilding the Temple was going to put them back into exile, but in their repentance they see a loving and forgiving God that absolutely blows their mind!

    1In the seventh month, on the twenty-first day of the month, the word of the LORD came by the hand of Haggai the prophet, 2"Speak now to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest, and to all the remnant of the people, and say, 3'Who is more

  • Walk The Talk Series

    Contributed by Bobby Stults on Aug 4, 2011
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    Paul challenged the believers in Philippi to WALK the TALK, and live their faith out loud in a world where they would suffer because of that faith. We are called to WALK the TALK and live our faith out loud...

    Sermon Brief Date Written: July 30, 2011 Date Preached: July 31, 2011 Where Preached: OPBC (AM) Sermon Details: Series Title: A Series from Philippians Sermon Title: Walking the Talk – Living the Life Sermon Text: Philippians 2:1-4 [ESV] Introduction: “Christians more

  • Never Mind Why-Just Keep The Faith

    Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 26, 2011

    The question always arises when a Christian has troubles or has some health issue.

    The question always arises when a Christian has troubles or has some health issue. "I wonder what he did to cause this pain and suffering?" This question was always ask in the Old Testament days more so than its ask today. The book of Job is a great example of this very thing. The Bible says that more

  • The Color Of Storms

    Contributed by Ronnie Miller on Jul 27, 2011

    As I was watching the weather warnings run across the TV screen I began to think about how we go through life's storms without any warnings. Each one of the storms we go through are painted a different color of severity, Green, Yellow, Orange and Red

    Psalm 34:17 The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 18 The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. 19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them more