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  • Views Of The Cross-Roman Series

    Contributed by Tyler Edwards on Apr 15, 2009
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     | 2,938 views

    While we view the cross as a symbol of victory the Romans would have viewed it as a tool for deterring rebellion

    View of the Cross February 24, 2008 Views of the Cross: Roman When we picture the cross we see life. We celebrate the cross because for us it is a symbol of victory. For us the cross means our sins are forgiven. We are made right with God. Through the blood that was shed on the cross we ...read more

  • The Trial Before Pilate Series

    Contributed by Hugh W. Davidson on Apr 15, 2009
     | 3,594 views

    The trial of Jesus

    The trial before Pilate John 18:28-40 A lady was so lonely she decided to go to the local pet store and see if she could find some little animal to keep her company. The owner of the store convinced her that what she needed was a parrot. He said, “They’re ...read more

  • "The Wind In Our Face"

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Apr 21, 2009
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     | 1,048 views

    Three things to do when the storms of life come.

    “The Wind in our Face” April 26, 2009 Hebrews 12:1-4, 2 Timothy 3:14 “Well, the snow is just about melted off of Black Butte. The old timers in this area keep a watch on the conditions on Black Butte to determine when they can plant or not. Last week, with the temperatures in the mid 80’s, ...read more

  • A Complainer's Cure

    Contributed by Charles Mallory on Nov 19, 2008
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     | 1,465 views

    Trials and Tribulations should build our character not our list of complaints!

    I AM SURE WE HAVE HEARD MANY PHRASES IN REGARDS TO PESSIMISM SUCH AS “SEEING THE GLASS HALF-EMPTY INSTEAD OF HALF-FULL,” OR “YOU CAN’T SEE THE FOREST FOR ALL THE TREES.” WHATEVER THE SAYING, UNGRATEFULNESS AND PESSIMISM DO NOTHING TO HELP OUR DISPOSTION OR RAISE OUR SPIRITS. ESPECIALLY IN THIS ...read more

  • When Your Faith Is Tested

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Nov 21, 2008
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     | 1,733 views

    The testing of our faith is a priceless gift from God to make us stronger, deeper and more valuable to Him.

    When Your Faith Is Tested Griffith Baptist Church – 11/23/08 A.M. Service Text: Hebrews 11:17-19 (Genesis 22:1-18) Key verse: Hebrews 11:17 - By faith Abraham, when he was tried, offered up Isaac: and he that had received the promises offered up his only begotten son, Premise: The testing ...read more

  • Why Give Thanks?

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Nov 24, 2008
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     | 3,472 views

    With so much going on in our world, what reason do we have to give thanks this Thanksgiving

    Samuel Scull farms in the Arizona desert with his wife and children. One night a fierce desert storm struck with rain, hail, and high wind. At daybreak, feeling sick and fearing what he might find, Samuel went out to look things over and survey the loss. The hail had beaten the garden into the ...read more

  • What Is Faith

    Contributed by Christopher Howitz on Dec 14, 2008
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    A call to copy the faith of our team-mates in the cross-country relay race of life... looking to God and trusting Him through the mud and the pain... because we have another city and different treasure... a prize that is worth the struggle.

    Intro… The title I’ve got for you today is, “What is faith?” Hopefully by the end of what I’ve got to say, we’ll not only know what faith is, but we will be able to live it. And to help us along the road we’re going to have assistance from two old pros who we’re going to meet ...read more

  • What Trials Do Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008
     | 1,406 views

    Suffering is a part of the Christian’s life.

    1. Who really likes all the trials & testings? a. I don’t know too many people that would jump and say, “I do Pastor Ed. I love them. Give me more!” b. After all, they are often irritating times of sorrow & sadness, & difficult times of problems & pain. c. But whether we like them or not, trials ...read more

  • When Trials Come, We Remember Our Good & Great Shepherd – Part 1 Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008
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     | 1,178 views

    Every single circumstance that comes to us is first sifted through the hand of the One who loves us.

    1. Well, the most common question I ask, & I hear in the midst of trials is WHY! -- Why this? Now? Me? Why him? WHY LORD?!!?! • But I’ve noticed that God doesn’t always answer that question. • He doesn’t always reveal the WHY, or explain the details. • He simply calls us to trust… cling… hold on ...read more

  • When Trials Come, We Remember Our Good & Great Shepherd – Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Ed Taylor on Dec 22, 2008
     | 1,264 views

    Every single circumstance that comes to us is first sifted through the hand of the One who loves us.

    1. Paul has taught us to ‘glory in our tribulations’ & James said: James 1:2-3 (NKJV) 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 2. We have a serious problem with that don’t we? • It definitely doesn’t make a ...read more

  • Encouragement For Those Who Suffer

    Contributed by Shawn Rose on Dec 27, 2008
     | 630 views

    The apostle Peter gives us encouragement to help us when we suffer.

    ENCOURAGEMENT FOR THOSE WHO SUFFER Text: 1 Peter 1:13 – 16 Introduction: • 64 AD Rome burns under Nero; Nero blames Christians • Christians around world still suffer • US suffering: verbal, emotional, or physical abuse; inciting to lose temper or to sin; hindering your service for God ...read more

  • Ah, Lord God

    Contributed by Andy Barnard on Dec 27, 2008
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     | 1,762 views

    When things don’t go according to our plan, we need to know God is stil in control

    An explorer in the deepest Amazon suddenly finds himself surrounded by a bloodthirsty group of natives. Upon surveying his situation, he says quietly to himself, "I’m toast." A ray of light breaks forth from the sky and a voice booms out: "No, you are NOT toast. Pick up that stone in front of you ...read more

  • How To Survive Life's Storms Series

    Contributed by Stephen Collins on Jan 6, 2009
     | 3,324 views

    Final sermon in the "Being the Church" series, focusing on why bad things happen in our lives and how we can overcome them.

    Stephen N. Collins Millville – 9/28/08 Being the Church How to Survive Life’s Storms Scripture: Acts 27 Icebreaker: Good news, bad news for a pastor: Good News: You baptized seven people today in the river. Bad News: You lost two of them in the swift current. Good News: The Women’s ...read more

  • Let Them

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Mar 7, 2009
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     | 868 views

    We cannot force people to come to Christ; but, we must let them come by providing opportunities for them to witness the power of God in our lives.

    Mark 8: 31 – 38 / Let Them Intro: It was 1928. A man was at the side of the road working on his Ford auto that he couldn’t get to run. --- A new Ford pulled up, out stepped a well-dressed gentleman in a derby with a cane. He looked at the engine and suggested, “If you’ll adjust this screw ...read more

  • Resistance Resistant

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 10, 2009
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     | 1,883 views

    Anytime there is a new initiative in the kingdom of God, resistance will arise. Where God is at work, the enemy is also at work. Rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem was certainly no exception to this. When people take kingdom priorities seriously, people res

    Resistance Resistant Nehemiah 4:1-8 Don Jones tells the story of a close friend who pastored in the Phoenix area but God had laid on his heart the desire to start new churches. He left to go plant a church in another state. The plans were laid for him to begin with the cooperation of two ...read more