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  • When Your Life Gets Interrupted

    Contributed by Rev. Jim Wilson on Aug 18, 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

  • In The Shadows Of An Empty Tomb Series

    Contributed by Dan Cale on Mar 23, 2005
    based on 24 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

  • 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

  • Made To Be More Like Jesus Series

    Contributed by Brian Moon on Mar 6, 2003
    based on 22 ratings

    Part 4 of this series looking into the purpose’s of life and how to live them out. This message shows us that we were made to be more like Jesus.

    Living a Purpose Driven Life part 4 (Made to be More Like Jesus) Brian A. Moon (Based on the book Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren) Welcome to week number four of the 40 Days of Purpose! For those of you just joining us we have come to the conclusion that a life without a purpose is no 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

  • Watering The Seed With The Tithe

    Contributed by Troy Voyles on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 25 ratings

    In this sermon I went deep into Malachi 3 to explain all aspects of the tithe. The good (what we all like to preach about) and the bad. This isn’t about guilt, but it;s to point out the whole truth.

    Watering The Seed With The Tithe Malachi 3:10 Every seed we plant needs water to grow, if there is no water, the plant, the flower, whatever it is that you plant will not survive. You have to plant, than you have to water, and water, so you will get results. Well with the kingdom of God more

  • Carpe Diem!

    Contributed by Wann Fanwar on Oct 20, 2004
    based on 26 ratings

    This sermon is a reflection on the enjoyment of life as depicted by Solomon in Ecclesiastes. It tells us that we should learn to recognise the things that inhibit life and to live above life’s inhibitions.

    CARPE DIEM Eccl 11 Qoheleth, the Preacher, had made a thorough investigation of life. He had looked at life as seen by those who live without hope in God. He had confronted the pessimism and futility of life. He had experienced the emptiness and meaninglessness of life. Ultimately, questions more

  • Unexpected Doors

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Jun 11, 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

  • Transitional Theology

    Contributed by Norris Harris I on Feb 1, 2003
    based on 58 ratings

    Now it is my firm belief that in the midst of Transition and Uncertainty, the Prophetic Pastor must have a Logos about Theos regarding the Ethos of the Times. He must have a Word about God regarding the Mood of the Times!

    I need not pause to suggest how delighted I am to be in your midst. My prayer is that God will grant you the desires of your hearts and mature you in Christlikeness. I want to use this Preaching Moment to highlite this headline: Transitional Theology. The Text I have tagged and targeted for more

  • Narnia - Always Winter, Never Christmas Series

    Contributed by Robert Marsh on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 105 ratings

    First of series centered on The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe

    A Narnian Christmas Narnia: Always Winter But Never Christmas This week a major motion picture is being released in the United States and around the world. It is the first in the “Chronicles of Narnia” series of films, entitled The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. The film is sure to be a more

  • Where You're Seated Makes All The Difference

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Jan 28, 2006
    based on 23 ratings

    Our being seated with Christ in heaven is a gift of God’s amazing grace, a present reality, and a declaration of who and whose we are.

    WHERE YOU’RE SEATED MAKES ALL THE DIFFERENCE Ephesians 2:1-10 1. Friday morning, as I was headed towards the nurse’s station at Swedish Issaquah Emergency Department, I passed a couple of the radiology techs in the hallway who were discussing the one tech’s new pair of individually designed more

  • Suddenly

    Contributed by Ian Johnson on Mar 2, 2005
    based on 20 ratings

    You can’t present a sacrifice, unless you are in His presence! A sacrifice always dies. When you come into his glory you will die! Holiness will be the resurrection fruit of this death!

    Suddenly Glory fills the house. Ian Johnson Mar 2, 2005 SUDDENLY GLORY FILLS THE HOUSE. Suddenly ~ Straightway~ Speedily~ Instantly. : These are all words used with regularity in the Bible. The same sudden, instant, unexpected thing happened to the Prophet Isaiah. Isaiah 6:1-7 more

  • Filling The Gaps Series

    Contributed by Duane Smith on Aug 2, 2005
    based on 60 ratings

    This message is intended to encourage the members of the body of Christ, His Church, to get busy in the service ministries of the local body.

    FILLING THE GAPS Acts 1:15-26 INTRODUCTION: A. How many of you can remember seeing a revolutionary war movie? 1. One of the most recent is the Patriot with Mel Gibson 2. I’m not a fan about the way they used to do battle 3. Line upon line of red coats on one side of the field more

  • Preparing For The Success

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Jul 22, 2006
    based on 73 ratings

    Our introduction on your outline is: ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO! and this applies not just to racing but to life. The more we are prepared for what we have to face in life, the better we’ll be able to run the race that God wants us to run.

    PREPARING FOR SUCCESS Nehemiah Chapter 2 INTRO: ON YOUR MARK. GET SET. GO! Runners are you ready? (Runners shake arms and legs to loosen them up). On your mark! (One runner gets down in position. The other, who was standing behind gets distracted by a better view of the crowd and remains more

  • Joseph's Example: Believe And Obey

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 18, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    Christmas sermon on the example that Joseph gave to us. He was a quiet, righteous man who played an important part in the nativity story. He believed and obeyed. His faith resulted in an act of submission to God and an act of mercy and compassion to Ma

    Joseph’s Example: Believe and Obey Pastor Scott Jensen Matthew 1:18-25 Introduction When asked about obeying God, a preacher once said, “Brethren, whatever the good God tells me to do in this blessed Book, that I am going to do. If I see in it that I must jump through a stone more