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  • Not What You Expected

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 7, 2015

    Have you ever gotten something for Christmas that was totally unexpected? It could’ve been a special gift or a visit from someone. There were some things that happened on that first Christmas that were quite unexpected.

    NOT WHAT YOU EXPECTED Have you ever gotten something for Christmas that was totally unexpected? It could’ve been a special gift or a visit from someone. On the flip side have you ever expected a certain gift or visit from someone and ended up being disappointed? I was looking at this more

  • In The Shadows Of An Empty Tomb Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Mar 25, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    This can be used as the third in the series or a stand alone Easter Sermon. It investigates the unexpected things we find in the shadows of an empty tomb. Life, Hope, Love, Eternity are investigated.

    Shadows of the Cross Pt 3 In the Shadows of an Empty Tomb Matthew 28:1-10 Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome ¡V these were the women who made the journey to the garden tomb outside the walls of Jerusalem to prepare the body of Jesus for final burial. Their task was obvious ¡V more

  • When Your Life Gets Interrupted

    Contributed by Rev. Jim Wilson on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    When your life gets interrupted, each day our lives face unexpected things that happen, how you can turn those things around for God’s glory and learn to live in victory !

    Life’s interruptions are those times in life when things just don’t seem to go the way we had planned. Interruptions can either make us or break us. We can learn from life’s experiences, or we can become resentful and close ourselves off to all that God has for us. For example, in the Old more

  • It’s Not Supposed To Be That Way

    Contributed by Clair Sauer on Jul 15, 2010

    Following God’s will means going to unexpected places and doing unexpected things. But if we are willing to follow Christ’s boundary-breaking call, Christ will meet us there, and he will prepare us to serve!

    Much like the lawyer’s question and the parable of the Good Samaritan last week, this story of Mary and Martha I’m sure is quite familiar to many of us. This scene of Mary and Martha hosting Jesus in their home in Bethany has gained much popularity among Christians in our modern, very busy world. more

  • Are You Preparing Or Procrastinating?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 99 ratings

    Jesus tells us to be watchful, to be ready, for his second coming.

    Matthew 24:37-44 Are You Preparing or Procrastinating? Our lives are filled with the unexpected. The events that took place in September were unexpected – very sad events. Our lives are filled with unexpected good things as well – maybe a surprise birthday party, or a surprise bonus from more

  • Be Expectant Of Jesus

    Contributed by Richard Papafio on May 5, 2018

    Without expectations you would receive nothing here on earth

    May the peace of the Lord be with you. Topic: BE EXPECTANT OF JESUS Acts 3:5-7 King James Version (KJV) 5 And he gave heed unto them, expecting to receive something of them. 6 Then Peter said, Silver and gold have I none; but such as I have give I thee: In the name of Jesus Christ of more

  • Even An Old Man Can

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    There remains for all of us, Jewish believers, Christians and Muslims only one name under heaven by which we can be saved. Jesus Christ. Do you need to take your spiritual life into the garage for an overhaul?

    Even an Old Man Can I know many of you have heard this passage many, many times and can probably quote it to me. But before you all take a mental holiday I want to try to present this passage with a new perspective that may interest you. Easter is a time when we think about the sacrifice, more

  • The Mustard Seed

    Contributed by Ron Macarthur on Sep 25, 2007
    based on 36 ratings

    A short but different take on the meaning of what Jesus meant when He spoke of faith like a mustard seed.

    Luke 17:5 The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" (6) He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, `Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. The apostles (the twelve) have asked Jesus to increase their faith. This more

  • The Purpose Of God’s Power Series

    Contributed by Ken Henson on Sep 21, 2017

    with God’s power we can be patient in difficulty and endure an increasing load longer and longer with joy in our hearts as we see His will accomplished

    Worthiness Do you ever feel worthy of the LORD’s blessings? In general, I don’t. I think most of us don’t feel worthy, and that sense of unworthiness may increase with age. Jesus said “I do always those things that please the Father”. And when He said that, many who heard Him believed in Him (John more

  • Prayer, Prayer And Prayer

    Contributed by Daniel J. Little on Jan 2, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    The importance of prayer as taught and modeled by Jesus and His many disciples who have gone before us. -- 31 prayer quotes

    Prayer, Prayer and Prayer Pastor Dan Little The Landmark Church Binghamton, NY 13901 01-01-2012 SCIPTURE READING Matthew 6:9-13 9 After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. 10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in more

  • Advent Iv, Year B

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Dec 12, 2002
    based on 60 ratings

    God’s ways are not our ways. God has plans for our lives that surprise us all.

    Sermon for Advent 4, Yr B 22/12/2002 Based on Lk 1:26-38 Grace Lutheran Church, Medicine Hat By Pastor Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson One grim winter day in 1754, Horace Walpole was reading a Persian fairy tale called “The Three Princes of Serendip.” The story touched him, and writing to his friend more

  • God Has Purpose For You! Pt. 1

    Contributed by Rev. M Edmunds on Oct 24, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    God has chosen this generation, though they appear defiant, disinterested, and dysfunctional to be a delivering generation of earthmovers like Othniel and Ehud in the book of Judges that will fulfill God’s purpose and plan to deliver an oppressed people.

    Elder M. Edmunds Co-Pastor of United Ordained Church June 2002 This morning, I would like to concentrate on verse thirty-one of our text. For it is the foundation, in which I will elucidate and bring relevance by building from, to encourage our youth today, who are experiencing many more

  • Unexpected Doors

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 85 ratings

    There are times when the Holy Spirit opens unexpected doors in our lives when we follow God

    Unexpected Doors Acts 16:6-11 June 10, 2001 Morning Service Introduction I. Acts 1:8 - But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." II. The Roles of the more

  • Seeing God Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Sep 9, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    This is the 8th sermon in the series, "Pot Holes". Do you need to see God moving in your life?

    Sunday Morning August 23, 2009 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: Pot Holes [#8] SEEING GOD 1 Samuel 16:14-17:58 Introduction: This summer, as many of you will recall- Tharon went to the National Federation For The Blind State Convention, where he got to give his more

  • How's Your Trip So Far? Series

    Contributed by Charles Wilkerson on Dec 1, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    Life is a journey and we, like Joseph, have a lot of choices to make as we travel.

    I’ve been across the U.S. by auto two times. In 1965 I was the moody 12 year old traveling with parents in the cab of a non-air-conditioned F-250 pickup with a camper on it. The second time was the driver of an Areostar with six people and a heavy 19’ trailer. Both times were adventures. Both times more