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  • Tug Of War

    Contributed by Joe Rowland on Aug 30, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,312 views

    Some of us might feel like we are in a tug of war, not knowing what the outcome will be. Plant your feet, stand your ground and pull for the things of God like never before. You are on the winning side.

    Tug Of War Jeremiah 1:1-10 1 The words of Jeremiah the son of Hilkiah, of the priests that were in Anathoth in the land of Benjamin: 2 To whom the word of the LORD came in the days of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, in the thirteenth year of his reign. 3 It came also in the days of ...read more

  • Find God In A Godless World Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 1, 2004
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,499 views

    The praying life overcomes the downward tug of a godless world.

    Finding God in a Godless World (Directions: Part 3) James 4:7-10 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Review: In our previous study we explored the normal human tendency to be independent and self-reliant. Independence and self-reliance are good ...read more

  • What Is Your Name

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Sep 23, 2005
    based on 26 ratings
     | 2,487 views

    Who of us have never known an experience that we’d sooner forget; an experience of theft or maybe deception; or recounting those times when we were selfishly motivated, yielding to sin’s tempting tug and losing to its hold and persuasion.

    The unknown author of the following story captures the value of a name. “After the American Civil War the managers of the infamous Louisiana Lottery approached Robert E. Lee and asked if he’d let them use his name in their scheme. They promised that if he did he would become rich. Astounded, Lee ...read more

  • That Same Jesus

    Contributed by L. Durham on Sep 8, 2001
    based on 56 ratings
     | 7,528 views

    There have been great leaders, but no one like Jesus!

    That Same Jesus Biblical Text: Acts 2: 36 “Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye crucified, both Lord and Christ.” It has been a very long time since Jesus walked this earth in human flesh. The truth is that Jesus was here from ...read more

  • Failures Of The Foolish

    Contributed by David King on Mar 4, 2007
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,690 views

    Left behind when I was so sure I would go.

    Text Matthew 25:1-13 Matt 25:13.. Watch therefore, for ye know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man cometh. KJV INTRO: The parable concerning the ten virgins isn’t a new one to the church world. It has been preached upon many different times and many different ways. I ...read more

  • The Anchor Holds

    Contributed by James May on Apr 23, 2006
    based on 74 ratings
     | 23,018 views

    I’m anchored to the Rock of Ages and the anchor is holding through every storm.

    The Anchor Holds By Pastor Jim May Hebrews 6:16-20, "For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by ...read more

  • The Anchor Is Holding

    Contributed by Wendell Blackburn on Jan 26, 2007
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,485 views

    Holding on to Jesus....

    The Anchor Holds Hebrews 6:13-20 For men verily swear by the greater: and an oath for confirmation is to them an end of all strife. Wherein God, willing more abundantly to shew unto the heirs of promise the immutability of his counsel, confirmed it by an oath: That by two immutable things, ...read more

  • The Pull Of The Cross

    Contributed by Matt Hoffmann on Oct 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,268 views

    In life there are so many different forces pulling on us. We are pulled one way by fear, and another by self-righteousness. But thank God that the Cross is always at the center, and nothing is more powerful than the pull of God’s mercy and grace.

    Mark 10:17-22; Mark 10:23-31 This week we are going to be looking at our Gospel lesson. I wanted to preach on the Gospel last week (maybe you wished I did too), but I held off, because this week and last week’s reading need to go together. So really, we are going to be looking at both lessons ...read more

  • Breaking The Limits In Our Faith And Life

    Contributed by Edward Hardee on Oct 9, 2011
    based on 9 ratings
     | 11,046 views

    Message about breaking limitations in our lives.

    Title: Breaking the Limits in our Faith and Life Theme: Helping people overcome their limitations. Text: John 11:1-45, Luke , 1 Samuel 17 Introduction Opening Illustration found on the Internet. Story of elephant and peg. Elephant and the Peg People get tied to stakes all the time. ...read more

  • Can I Wonder, Doubt, And Ask God Tough Questions? Series

    Contributed by Kevin Humphrey on Mar 12, 2013
    based on 13 ratings
     | 10,397 views

    God is bigger than your doubts or questions. He welcomes your questions and will give you His answer. To work your way from uncertainty to certainty is no sin – if you’re doubt is honest and you’re willing to believe. So, doubt that leads to questions tha

    Joke: A defendant was on trial for murder. There was strong evidence indicating guilt, but there was no corpse. The lawyer, knowing that his client would probably be convicted, resorted to a trick: "Within one minute, the person presumed dead in this case will walk into this courtroom." He looked ...read more

  • How Jesus' Life And Ministry Contrasted With The Pharisaical Religious Leaders

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,634 views

    Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, soul, strength and mind. (Luke 10:27) The Pharisees’ values were rooted in their traditions and their religious laws

    How Jesus’ Life and Ministry Contrasted With the Pharisaical Religious Leaders Illustration:The trouble oftentimes with religious people is that they try to be more spiritual than God himself. Frederick Buechner. 1. Jesus’ values were based on loving the Lord with all of one’s heart, ...read more

  • Easter Ressurection – Why Beleive

    Contributed by Michael Nesmith on Mar 29, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,752 views

    What can motivate a modern, educated, scientific minded people like us believe in the ressurection?

    John 20: 1-18 Today we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. Why do we believe in such an event? What can motivate a modern, educated, scientific minded people like us to first of all believe in an immortal and all powerful God, then believe that this God became a person yet remained and immortal ...read more

  • The Rod Of God

    Contributed by Jamie Wright on Aug 18, 2004
    based on 7 ratings
     | 4,139 views

    Just as Moses had the Rod of God in the OT we have the Holy Spirit in the NT. The Rod was that which God used to demonstrate his power in the OT. He chooses the HS working on our lives today to demonstrate his power

    The Rod of God Pastor Jamie Wright �œ Maranatha Fellowship Church �œ 08-15-04 Exodus 4:20 and Moses took the rod of God in his hand. Numbers 17:9 and they looked, and took every man his rod. One of the most devastating and costly mistakes made by some churches of our day is their ...read more

  • How God Sees A Broken Contrite Heart

    Contributed by David Austin on May 23, 2006
    based on 37 ratings
     | 17,349 views

    The best way back to God after a life rebellion is to be broken,

    HOW GOD SEES A BROKEN CONTRITE HEART If rebellion is the worst place you can be spiritually, and it is, to have a heart that is broken and ready to receive direction from God is right where God wants you. It is the best place to be spiritually. Psa 34:18 The LORD ...read more

  • A Purifying Hope

    Contributed by Richard Crow on Aug 17, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,140 views

    John lived a life worthy of the high calling of Christ knowing that at any moment, He would return. We too should live a life worthy of Christ so that when He appears, we won’t be ashamed of Him at His coming.

    The Purifying Hope 1 John 2:28-3:3 August 18, 2002 This week was a wonderful week as we were able to visit the Smoky Mountains and see the beautiful creation of the Lord. We had a front row seat to the Smoky Mtns. We hiked up into the mountains and saw the large rock formations, the huge ...read more