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  • Lesson Of The Garbage Truck!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Oct 15, 2018
    based on 6 ratings

    Paul mentions some negative things that are going on in his life - unpleasant circumstances, unreasonable people, & his uncertain future. But Paul shows that God was able to use those negative things in a very positive way. (Powerpoints Available - #357)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at & request #357.) TEXT: Philippians 4:8; Philippians 1:12-23 ILL. Someone wrote, more

  • God Is Good All The Time

    Contributed by Tim Wallace on Jan 29, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    God is good not only when life is pleasant, God is also good in life’s unpleasant circumstances

    GOD IS GOOD ALL THE TIME Matthew 14:22-32 God is good all the time, All the time God is good. We tend to say that and perhaps only believe it when life is going great. You ask her to marry and she says yes. “GIG” (God is good) You get an unexpected raise. “GIG” Meryl beats Darcy in a more

  • Out Of The Whirlwind

    Contributed by J Richison on Aug 10, 2017

    No matter the circumstances of Our Lives God can still speak to us. He may even choose an unpleasant circumstance as a platform from which to speak.

    Out Of The Whirlwind Job 38:1-3 & 40:1-7 St. John 19:41 (whirlwind=a hurricane, tempest, or tornado) Oh! What unspeakable miseries Job endured at the hands of Satan. A perfect man and without a blemish of conduct or character; Job endured torment more

  • Bloom Where You're Planted Series

    Contributed by Michael Mays on Sep 11, 2021

    It's not always easy to see your environment as part of God's mission... but, one way or another, whether you like it or not, it always is! This series was given to a group of believers in an assisted living facility.

    I. Intro: A. Pandemic Panic? 1. In the early days of the COVID pandemic, we watched our ministry opportunities almost immediately and completely evaporate—no assisted living/nursing home concerts, no home concerts, no church concerts, NOTHING 2. Rather than respond in fear (but after a little more

  • Living In Light Of Eternity Series

    Contributed by Michael Stover on Oct 25, 2004
    based on 14 ratings

    What good is future glory in my present pain?

    LIVING IN LIGHT OF ETERNITY ‘What Good is Future Glory in My Present Pain?’ Exploring the Hope of Heaven Series #4 1 Peter 1:13 Outlook determines Outcome = A spiritual focus determines how we handle our problems. Illustration: The Lion King. Young Simba was the son of the king. Great more

  • Focusing On The Positive! Series

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 359 ratings

    How you look at something can make a world of difference in how you behave. Life is like that. What you focus upon in life will generally determine the kind of decisions you make. (Powerpoint available - #138)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2011) (Powerpoints used with this sermon are available for free. Just email me at and ask for #138.) ILL. Have you heard the story of the farmer who was discouraged with his farm? So he more

  • Perseverance

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Sep 5, 2002
    based on 96 ratings

    In this world, we shall face tribulation. For this reason, perseverance is an important grace to develop in our lives. In this Bible study, we learn how to do just that.

    I.DEFINITION. The word is the Greek HUPOMONE. In Classical Greece it described the ability of a plant to thrive in a harsh environment - literally in the deserts and rocky slopes. In later Greek and Jewish literature, it was used to refer to the ’spiritual staying power’ which enabled the more

  • The Holy Links In Our Spiritual Lives-Father, Son And Holy Spirit.

    Contributed by Craig Condon on May 21, 2016

    God gives peace to us who have faith, even when we face life’s challenges. He pours out love and gives us hope until the day when we share in his fullness. God’s peace comes to us through Christ, and in Christ we have the constant assurance of God’s grace

    Today, I’m going to do something a little different in my message. In addition to speaking about a particular passage, I’m also going to touch on one of the key doctrines of Christianity-the Trinity. After all, today is Trinity Sunday. The concept is the Trinity is not mentioned more

  • New Year's Resolutions

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Jan 20, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    How can I be next year, that is DIFFERENT?

    Colossians 3:12-14 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS FOR 2012 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord more

  • God Will Shake Your Jailhouse

    Contributed by James Lowe on Feb 22, 2013
    based on 10 ratings

    A sermon abput victory in spite of the circumstances

    God will Shake your Jailhouse Acts 16:19-26 19. And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew them into the marketplace unto the rulers, 20. And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our more

  • I Went Out Full But Came Home Empty

    Contributed by Ken Crow on Apr 10, 2010
    based on 5 ratings

    28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose

    I Went Out Full But Came Home Empty Pastor Ken Crow Ruth 1:21-22 (King James Version) 21I went out full and the LORD hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, seeing the LORD hath testified against me, and the Almighty hath afflicted me? 22So Naomi returned, and Ruth the more

  • "His Name Is El Shaddia" Series

    Contributed by Jerry Gatson on May 26, 2004
    based on 29 ratings

    El Shaddia is able to make you able to do all things.

    WHO IS THIS MAN (part 3) “His Name Is El Shaddia” SERIES TEXT: Hebrews 3:1 INTRODUCTION – If we are going to build a confidence in the principle and process of confession, we must build a confidence in the person of our confession. We must consider the Apostle and High Priest of our more

  • Victory In Jesus Sermon Iii: True Believers Have Nothing To Fear Series

    Contributed by Charles Cunningham on Feb 2, 2020

    Choices in life define us in the present and determine our future. Choosing God's Way followed by a life that is true and striving to please Him in all that we do guarantees the believer no separation from God our Father.

    TRUE BELIEVERS HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR EXCEPT FEAR ITSELF Remember that famous declaration made on June 8, 1941 to the American people: “We have nothing to fear except fear itself”. In his “Declaration of War” speech to Congress more

  • "I, Paul, Prisoner" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jan 17, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    He was not Rome’s prisoner, he was Christ’s! (#1 in The Unfathomable Love of Christ series on Eph 3 & 4) See the "Every Spiritual Blessing" series on Ephesians 1 & 2.

    As we enter this third chapter of Ephesians, I want to remind you that when Paul wrote his letters, they were simply that. Personal letters to the churches, establishing doctrine, settling disputes, giving assurance, offering encouragement, requesting prayer, but over all else, exalting the more

  • When God Calls Faith Answers Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Nov 23, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The message examines the example of Samuel’s faith.

    Growing up Christian is not as easy a task as one might think. There are dangers and temptations unique to growing up within a Christian family and within the church and sadly these difficulties are often downplayed or misunderstood by those who have been converted later in life. "Church kids face more