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  • Why?

    Contributed by Greg Stine on Nov 25, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 2,022 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

  • The Let Down Of Life Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 16, 2003
    based on 54 ratings
     | 4,713 views

    Most of us will come or have come to the point in life where we realize that life is disappointing, that our dreams will not all come true, and that our impact on this world is marginal. The let down of life will get to us sometime, somewhere. We Christ

    The Let Down of Life (Ecclesiastes 1) Intro Note: most of these illustrations were borrowed from Sermon Central; further info on Larry Walker, the man who ascended 16,000 feet in a lawn chair with weather balloons can be found at truthorfiction.com Do a search there--it is a great ...read more

  • Spiritual High Gear Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jun 3, 2004
    based on 2 ratings
     | 803 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
     | 3,387 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
     | 10,807 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
     | 3,097 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

  • Ants In The Sleeping Bag Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 27, 2001
    based on 67 ratings
     | 12,142 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
     | 3,006 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