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  • Abraham’s Encounter With God

    Contributed by Bennett T Cortez on Mar 30, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    True faith requires action.

    Henry Blackaby in “Experiencing God” words it this way: "The crisis of belief is an encounter with God requires faith. Encounters with God are God-sized. What you do in response to God’s revelation reveals what you believe about God. True faith requires action". If someone promised you that one ...read more

  • Serving Those In Need

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Nov 26, 2017
    based on 3 ratings

    Jesus' parable of the sheep and the goats reminds us of some important truths: people matter, faith works, and Christ judges. Jesus points us to a God who doesn't want anyone to go to hell but all to come to eternal life.

    Matthew 25:31-46 Serving those in Need Have you ever seen that TV show, “Undercover Boss”? It’s when the boss of a large company goes undercover in his or her own business and discovers what’s really going on—for better or for worse—in the company. While Jesus already knows what’s going ...read more

  • Biblical Faith

    Contributed by Michael Stover on May 26, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    What elements are necessary for a Biblical Faith?

    Biblical faith involves 3 things: our minds, our emotions, and our wills I. Our Minds A. Biblical faith is first of all belief based on evidence 1. Christianity is firmly set in history 2. A reasonable and honest inquiry with our minds leads us to believe that the Bible is too accurate to ...read more

  • God Calls For A Decision Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Nov 15, 2004
    based on 20 ratings

    Faith is confidence in God and what He says, enables Him to accomplish His will through us and requires action on our part.

    God Calls for a Decision Heb. 11:6 INTRO.: Review: As we considered "Moses and Me," so far we have seen God is at work all around us, He loves us and wants us to love Him, and He wants us involved in His work. We have discovered God speaks to His people by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, ...read more

  • Character Trait: Unity Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Feb 26, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    One accord does not mean the early church was traveling in a Honda. They were moving together as one because they were moved by the same Spirit. Unity in the body of Christ is serious business. Because unity in the church springs from the heart of God

    Intro: One accord does not mean the early church was traveling in a Honda. They were moving together as one because they were moved by the same Spirit. Acts 2:44 “Now all the believers were together and held all things in common.” Remember 1 Corinthians 1:10 “I have a ...read more

  • Faith In Action Series

    Contributed by Andy Flowers on Jan 29, 2009

    How to have an active, living faith.

    Title: Faith In Action Text: Nehemiah 2:1-10 Nehemiah 2:1-10 Nehemiah 2:1 And it came about in the month Nisan, in the twentieth year of King Artaxerxes, that wine was before him, and I took up the wine and gave it to the king. Now I had not been sad in his presence. 2 So the king said to ...read more

  • The Faith That Overcomes

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on May 28, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    We must see Jesus and hear His voice in the midst of the storms of life. He will enable us to stay above the challenges if we stay focused on Him, all the way.

    Jesus reached out His hand and grabbed Peter, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” (14:31) • This line is a revelation - if Peter had not doubted, he would have been walking still. • If he had not allowed the wind to distract him, he could have reached Jesus, still afloat. According to ...read more

  • A Crisis Of Belief

    Contributed by Robert Garrett on Apr 11, 2005
    based on 25 ratings

    It seems now more than ever we are living in the era of Crisis’. Everywhere we turn we are met with one crisis after another. No matter what the crisis may be, good or bad, it needs to bring each of us to a "Crisis of belief". A. Crisis of belief is a

    INTRO. It seems now more than ever we are living in the era of Crisis’. Everywhere we turn we are met with one crisis after another. Day in and day out we are met with difficulties, heartaches, problems, tragedies, conflicts, you name it we are hit with it. ILLUSTRATION: "YOU KNOW WHEN YOU ...read more

  • Getting Up When You Are Down

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Oct 15, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    Jesus’ counsel to the troubled disciples in John 14 provides the answer to discouragement. We need to (1) trust God fully, and (2) recall what He has said.

    John 14:1-4 14:1 "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. 2In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me ...read more

  • Epaphroditus: A Man Of Great Courage Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 6, 2014

    People of courage are people who put their complete trust in Jesus.

    Epaphroditus: A Man of Great Courage Text: Phil. 2:25-30 Introduction 1. Illustration: There's an old story of a rich guy who threw a party at his mansion. One of his pride and joys was his new saltwater pool in which he had the ability to let swim in various specious of ocean fish. ...read more

  • Faith To Be A Risk Taker Series

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 29, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    From the life of Ruth we discover helpful principles to apply faith to the challenges of everyday life.

    Faith to be a Risk Taker Ruth 1:1-18 My message this morning is about a young woman that had faith to be a risk taker. Have you moved to a new area where you didn’t really know anybody except those moving with you. Moving and making new friends and adjusting to a new area are challenging ...read more

  • Faith That Moves Mountains Series

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Oct 6, 2012

    Faith without works is dead faith.

    October 7, 2012 Morning Worship Text: James 2:14-26 Subject: Faith Title; James Part 4 – Faith That Moves Mountains Today we continue in our series from the book of James. I want to begin by turning over to Mark 11. James instruction to us today is about faith. It’s the same thing ...read more

  • The Messiah's Two Core Values Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 12, 2011
    based on 2 ratings

    When we stand before God on two things about us will matter: did we love God and did we love people.

    The Messiah's Two Core Value's Text: Matt. 22:34-40 Introduction 1. Illustration: Here are some questions you can ask to zero in on your core values. a. If I knew that tomorrow would be the last full day of my life, how would I spend the day? b. At the end of my life, what do I want to look ...read more

  • How To Receive New Wine In 09 - Step 4 Teamwork Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 26, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    When God calls on us to do a certain task for Him He requires that we all work together as a team. Usually the task is something huge which requires a team to complete it. This is God’s way of saying to us that we need each other so in the midst of the ta

    How to receive New Wine in 09 – Step 4 - Teamwork Opening Scripture Text: Genesis 6:9-14: 9This is the account of Noah. Noah was a righteous man, blameless among the people of his time, and he walked with God. 10Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham and Japheth. 11Now the earth was corrupt in God’s ...read more

  • Hello, My Name Is

    Contributed by Michael Mcbrien on Jun 26, 2013

    Looking at yourself they way God looks you or how Satan looks at you

    Introduction: (Finish this sentence) Hello, my name is……dumb, stupid, unsuccessful, worthless, nice to meet you. How insane would that be to introduce you that way? Kind of makes you thing about how we define ourselves right? Matthew West has a song, “Hello, My Name Is” ...read more