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  • Why?

    Contributed by Greg Stine on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 2,109 views

    This sermon was preached two days after the 19 year old brother of one of our deacons was tragically killed; it deals with the tough questions of life.

    "WHY?" - Romans 8 2/20/00 Romans 8:1, 15-39 One of the unpleasant realities of the human existence is the fact that there are many more questions than answers. Adolph Hitler - 6 million Jews? Why? Lenin, Stalin - 30 million+. Why? Charles Manson Ted Bundy Jeffrey Dahmer Columbine? ...read more

  • Out Of The Frying Pan Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 5, 2011
     | 2,424 views

    When the going gets tough, do you go with the flow or stand firm with confidence in God?

    I thought about calling this sermon “Denial is a river in Egypt” but decided after considerable struggle that it was just a little bit TOO clever. Just because you forgive most of my puns doesn’t mean that I have a permanent free pass. But denial is a big part of what this ...read more

  • Nothing But The Blood

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,130 views

    It’s important to focus on the blood of Jesus, but why? We’re supposed to remember why it was necessary. Why did it have to happen? What did it accomplish? And how do we fit into this picture as individuals, 2,000 years later.

    Nothing But the Blood of Jesus TCF Maundy Thursday Sermon March 20, 2008 Luke 22:14-20 (NIV) 14 When the hour came, Jesus and his apostles reclined at the table. 15 And he said to them, "I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. 16 For I tell you, I will not eat it ...read more

  • Spiritual High Gear Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 3, 2004
    based on 2 ratings
     | 823 views

    We become useful to God when we are broken of our stubborn self-will and learn to submit to His will. The beatitudes describe what it means to be broken before God¡Kwe can summarize these first 4 beatitudes with one word each.

    Spiritual High Gear (Matt. 5:1-6) INTRO 1. Right now, Freddie Aldridge is in boot camp. 2. I’ve never been in the military, but I understand it does a good job of teaching people respect for authority. 3. I knew a student at Moody, Bruce¡Kflunked out¡KNavy¡Kpastor/professor 4. "The ...read more

  • At The Cross

    Contributed by Bill Sullivan on May 2, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,536 views

    The cross must be in the center of our lives, because it is the power of God in our lives.

    At The Cross TCF Good Friday Sermon April 6, 2007 1 Corinthians 1:17-25 (NIV) 17 For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel--not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are ...read more

  • "Ehud The Assassin" Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 7, 2002
    based on 84 ratings
     | 11,011 views

    God uses unlikely people for His purpose

    “Ehud the Assassin” Judges 3:12-23 -Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts Although we’re not going to study the brief account of the judge Othniel, I’d like to point out one important fact in verse 10: “the Spirit of the Lord came upon him”. The Holy ...read more

  • Why Did Jesus Have To Die

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Sep 20, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,151 views

    Jesus gave His life as a sacrifice for the penalty of sin and death

    Why did Jesus have to die? Series: Searching for the Truth about Easter Matthew 20:17-19 March 13, 2005 Introduction George Atley was killed while serving with the Central African Mission. There were no witnesses, but the evidence indicates that Atley was confronted by a band of hostile ...read more

  • Healing Touch

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Jan 7, 2014
     | 2,118 views

    Things were different in the days of Peter. When Peter was around, everybody got healed.

    So far we have seen Saul’s encounter with Jesus on the road to Damascus. He was blinded for 3 days. God sent Ananias to heal Saul of his blindness. Saul was baptized, and was nourished with food and drink because he hadn’t eaten or drank anything during those three days. Saul ...read more

  • Ants In The Sleeping Bag Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 12,340 views

    Retells the story of the Samaritan Woman with a stress on the advantages of God’s truth vs. Man’s

    Over the past couple of weeks we’ve discussed the conflict between the world and God regarding truth. The world accepts truth only with the idea of its being flexible and subject to opinion or one’s point of view. The world adamantly rejects the very idea of "absolute truth" and ends up in moral ...read more

  • Eternal Kindling Series

    Contributed by Stephen Fournier on Sep 1, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,075 views

    Series on John 15 pt. 16

    ETERNAL KINDLING Series on John 15 pt. 16 John 15:6 4/28/07 One of the ways in which we deal with unpleasant realities in life is that we joke about them. We make fun of them. And in doing so it somehow dampens the offensiveness of the situation. A good example of this is how ...read more

  • Ignorance Is Bliss -- Not!

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jun 14, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,299 views

    First Baptist Church of Gaithersburg, MD: We avoid too much information because we know we will have to respond. Some escape into private piety; some escape from knowing themselves. But true bliss comes from knowing how to invest in Kingdom concerns.

    You can buy it anywhere in Pennsylvania Dutch country – a banner, an apron, a towel, anything really – and it proclaims, in pidgin German, “Ve get too soon oldt und too late schmart”. Your preacher this morning is a walking example of that ancient truth. Too soon oldt und too late schmart. The ...read more

  • True Repentance

    Contributed by Denise Raterta on Oct 14, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,335 views

    Backsliding itself is of course horrendous. But it gets doubly shameful and we’ll end up dishonoring God even more when we repent without fully knowing exactly how we have offended God.

    Seeing and hearing the reactions of different people in the midst of the recent calamities in the world, I find myself grieving because most of us, even the supposedly veteran believers, do not fully understand and recognize God’s clear message behind the events. We just hear and do what we like to ...read more

  • Provisions

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Aug 1, 2011
     | 1,667 views

    Feeding of the 5000-Our nothing is enough

    The Lord’s Provision John 6:1–14 Faith Is Expectant Obedience (6:1–15) When Jesus is in charge of a situation, available human resources are irrelevant. Chapter 6 of John begins with hungry people, perhaps some of them living in poverty, but all of them expecting to eat. The ...read more

  • How You Doin? Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Nov 3, 2013
     | 2,429 views

    A study of Psalms 3 verses 1 through 8

    Psalm 3: 1 – 8 How You Doin? 1 LORD, how they have increased who trouble me! Many are they who rise up against me. 2 Many are they who say of me, “There is no help for him in God.” Selah 3 But You, O LORD, are a shield for me, my glory and the One who lifts up my head. 4 I ...read more

  • As We Wait

    Contributed by Sheila Crowe on Apr 14, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,114 views

    waiting on God

    The season of Advent is characterized by an air of uncertainty as it looks backward to the birth of Christ and forward to His Second Coming. The first Sunday uses apocalyptic texts with sobering images and ideas of the coming judgment. It calls into presence the importance of the Advent season. ...read more