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  • Purpose Of The Creation Story

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Jan 3, 2018
     | 1,513 views

    Is Genesis theistic evolution, day-age theory, a gap, literal 6 days, a polemic, an allegory, majestic prose, intelligent design or something else? If Christians can’t agree on the timing of creation, can we agree on the purposes of the creation story?

    Prelude Berasheet bara' Elohim et hashamayim ve'et ha'aretz In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. What are the secrets behind the creation stories in Genesis? Is Genesis literal, allegory, or majestic prose? What are the forgotten purposes of the creation ...read more

  • I, Robot Series

    Contributed by Mark Batterson on Oct 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,430 views

    You need to know when "no" doesn’t mean "no."

    I Robot: Fulfilling Your Purpose 04.22.05 Pastor Mark Batterson This evotional continues our God @ the Box Office series. To check out old evotionals, visit our evotional archive @ www.theaterchurch.com. One of the most thought-provoking scenes in I Robot is the monologue by Dr. Alfred ...read more

  • The Meaning Of Life

    Contributed by Sean Smuts on Jan 17, 2004
    based on 68 ratings
     | 5,299 views

    A Funeral Sermon

    The Meaning of Life… (Everett Gaskill) Adapted from Sourcebook of Funerals “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” Lord of all creation, we have rejoiced at a time of birth; today we cry at a time of death. Our hearts have soared at a time of dancing; ...read more

  • More Than Murder Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Mar 26, 2014
     | 1,166 views

    Taking the Leap to something higher will require embracing the hard sayings of Jesus.

    More than Murder June 30, 2013 Introduction This is an interesting week in national news. June 24, 2013 Paula Deen's Food Network career is toast after the network announced Friday that it would not be renewing the popular shows "Paula's Best Dishes" and "Paula's Home Cooking" after her ...read more

  • The Cost Of Commitment

    Contributed by Jeff Davenport on Mar 5, 2006
    based on 125 ratings
     | 13,416 views

    What is the true cost of commitment? Are you willing to pay it?

    The Cost of Your Commitment Luke14:25-35 Commitment is not found in the location of your body, but instead the location of your heart. (ie. Athlete, student) Illus: In 1947, a professor at the University of Chicago was scheduled to teach an advanced seminar in astrophysics. At the time he ...read more

  • Do Us Part?

    Contributed by Tim Stutler on Mar 27, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 958 views

    How are we to understand Jesus’ teaching on divorce?

    Do Us Part? Matt 5:31-32 June, the month of weddings. 1. Background of Matt.: 2 pharasiacal schools argued about Deut. 24:1-4 (turn there now). Strict Shammaite and liberal Hillelite. Divorce on trivial matters was still rare in Jesus’ day compared to ours. There is no evidence ...read more

  • Is Christianity Losing America?

    Contributed by Anthony Smith on Jul 24, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,078 views

    The apostasy of the professing church. (2Th 1:3); (Luke 18:8); (2Ti 3:1-8).

    Is Christianity Losing America? The apostasy of the professing church. (2Th 1:3); (Luke 18:8); (2Ti 3:1-8). Why is the truth in Christ so hard for people to understand? The Christian culture is dwindling according to scripture and there are those that continue to denigh the very existence of a ...read more

  • Distinct And All

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,316 views

    This message looks at obeying Scripture by being both separate from the world and yet being all things to all men in order to win some.

    DISTINCT AND ALL “Using The World To Our Advantage” Acts 17:21, 1 Thess. 5:21 Acts 17:21 (All the Athenians and the foreigners who lived there spent their time doing nothing but talking about and listening to the latest ideas.) 1 Thes. 5:21 Test everything. Hold on to the good. ...read more

  • Hope In God's Resolutions Series

    Contributed by Garth Wehrfritz- Hanson on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 69 ratings
     | 3,599 views

    Unlike us humans who fail to keep our New Year’s resolutions, God’s resolutions are dependable and shall be fulfilled.

    Sermon for 2 Christmas Yr C, 4/01/2003 Based on Jer 31:7-14 By Garth Wehrfritz-Hanson, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church & chaplain of the Good Samaritan Society’s South Ridge Village, Medicine Hat, Alberta It is not uncommon for many people, this time of year (even though we’re still ...read more

  • He's Alive

    Contributed by Mark Busch on Apr 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,970 views

    Easter Sermon about the Resurrection of Jesus

    Jesus most exciting exit or entrance. No entrance that I could make this morning could compare with that first Easter morning! Matthew 28:1-8 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2There was a violent earthquake, for ...read more

  • Escape From The Pit

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,526 views

    Principles and actions to take when discouraged

    I. Enemies In the Pit --------------------- - Horrible pit - Ps 40:2 - DOUBT Christopher Hitchens’ book God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything. Sam Harris was a little-known graduate student until he wrote the phenomenally successful “The End of Faith” and its follow-up, “Letter to a ...read more

  • Learning To Love

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Nov 27, 2007
     | 904 views

    Our faithfulness to God shows whether we love each other, and loving each other is proof that we belong to Christ.

    Learning to Love Jonah 1:3 The importance of God’s people More people have been brought into the church by the kindness of real Christian love than by all the theological arguments in the world, and more people have been driven from the church by the hardness and ugliness of so-called ...read more

  • The Parable Of Costly Discipleship: Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Jul 9, 2011
     | 3,392 views

    Assessing the cost of discipleship come through stories of 1) Construction Discipleship (Luke 14:28–30) 2) Conflict Discipleship (Luke 14:31–32) and 3) Chattel Discipleship (Luke 14:33)

    Canada’s first war in more than half a century ended at 11:18 a.m. local time Thursday at a spot about 300 metres away from where the first Canadian combat troops set foot in Kandahar on Jan. 19, 2002. Canadian troops--about 35,000 men and women have deployed to Afghanistan since late 2001--have ...read more

  • God's Good Gift Of Sex (The Seventh Commandment) Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Jan 4, 2001
    based on 117 ratings
     | 7,763 views

    Our sexuality is a good gift from God, to be treasured, protected and enjoyed in the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman.

    Most people in our culture today don’t often associate the word "God" with the word "sex". In fact, for most people, the only thing they think they know about God and sex is that God is against it. Often Christians are thought to be hung up about sex, accused of viewing the human body as dirty and ...read more

  • Guidelines For Christianity: God's Gift Of Sex Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Mar 26, 2015
     | 1,770 views

    Most people in our culture today don’t often associate the word "God" with the word "sex". We’re going to try to answer these questions. What does the seventh commandment actually address? Why is adultery wrong? What leads people to adultery?

    Today we’re gonna talk about sex. Now that I have your attention. . . God does not have a Commandment about worshipping Him in a temple or sanctuary. He planned to live in the body of His people. He wants to be glorified in your body and carry out His ministry through you. Here’s a ...read more