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  • Barking Up The Wrong Tree Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 15, 2016

    This is the 4th sermon in the series "Jesus Is Better- The Better Messenger".

    Series: Jesus Is Better- The Better Messenger [#4] BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE Hebrews 2:5-10 Introduction: As most of you know, I grew up here in Hobbs. In our backyard were several trees. There was an apricot tree, an apple tree, a plum tree, and a mulberry tree. Now the apricot tree and more

  • "Barking Up The Wrong Tree"

    Contributed by Gerald Roberts on Jun 8, 2015

    The sermon share like coon dogs we occasionally bark up the wrong tree like Adam and Eve and the results can be devastating.

    Genesis 3:8-15 “Barking up the wrong tree” Bob Kaylor, tells the following story: "as a kid growing up I spent part of my summer in my uncles farm in Western Pennsylvania. I usually went during the time to put up hay, probably because I was small enough to tuck the bales more

  • Introduction To Understanding Divine Purpose

    Contributed by Nnaemeka Durueke on Aug 26, 2016
    based on 2 ratings


    THEME: UNDERSTANDING YOUR DIVINE LIFE PURPOSE LESSON ONE: INTRODUCTION MAIN TEXT – PROVERBS 16:1-11 1) DEFINITION Well, there are multiple interpretations of what life purpose is. It may be called a spiritual calling and it can also be seen it as a higher instruction from God. Beyond more

  • Session 9 "From Burning To Building” Series

    Contributed by Rik Wadge on Dec 18, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Week 9 of 13

    Seismic Shifts Session 9 “From Burning to Building” RBW (inspired from “seismic shifts” book) + Domino intro + Intro Bowlingual video clip I’m probably barking up the wrong tree today, but what do you communicate? Today we’re asked to make a shift in how we communicate. From burning to more

  • Maker Of Heaven And Earth Series

    Contributed by Anne Robertson on Sep 4, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    The first phrase of the Creed, "I believe in God the Father, maker of heaven and earth."

    MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH TEXT: Isaiah 43:9-13; Romans 1:18-23 Across this coming year, we are going to be talking a lot about charting our course. What that means is that, as a church, we are going somewhere and that somewhere is greater mission and ministry in our community and world. As more

  • Standing In The Gap

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Mar 25, 2002
    based on 314 ratings

    What is Intercessory Prayer, and why is it necessary for our church, our community and our nation?

    This morning we want to prepare for the coming New Year with the most important topic a Christian church can entertain – the ministry of Intercessory Prayer. What I want to place before you this morning is based upon Scripture and has formed the most firm belief inside me that the most more

  • A Messiah Of Expectation Series

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Aug 28, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Since God loves us so much, we can expect that He will answer our prayers.

    A Messiah of Expectation Text: Matt. 7:7-11 Introduction 1. Illustration: When I was a little boy, my Mom worked as a nurse at St. Thomas hospital in Akron. She was the head nurse in the nursery on second shift for 25 years. Of course because she worked second shift she wasn’t able to be more

  • Ask, Seek, Knock

    Contributed by Paul Foster on Dec 26, 2014

    Approaching God in Prayer

    Introduction How do you approach God when you have something to ask him? • Specific words? • Hoping for an answer but not sure? • Get on your knees? • Very “pally” or very respectful? • Only at certain times? • Only as a last resort when you more

  • How To Celebrate Thanksgiving

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    Thanksgiving and joy are linked together. When we focus on thanksgiving and praise we enjoy the attitude and spirit of joy in our life.

    How to Celebrate Thanksgiving Leviticus 23:34-40 Luke 17:11-19 When I check out the comics in the newspaper I look at two comic strips: Peanuts and Garfield. My top comic strip is Peanuts, written by the late Charles Schulz. Schultz describes the lives and relationships of Charlie Brown, Lucy, more

  • They Love Me, They Love Me Not Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 95 ratings

    The Life of Samuel, Part 5 of 5.

    THEY LOVE ME, THEY LOVE ME NOT (1 SAM. 8, 12:16-25) A joke on the management of cows has been circulating for many years under the subject “World Economics,” “World Politics,” or “World Ideologies”: Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both, milks them, keeps the milk, and gives you more

  • They Love Me, They Love Me Not Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Samuel, Pt. 5 (Final)

    THEY LOVE ME, THEY LOVE ME NOT (1 SAMUEL 8, 12:16-25) A joke on the management of cows has been circulating for many years under the subject “World Economics,” “World Politics,” or “World Ideologies”: Communism: You have two cows. The government takes both, milks them, keeps the milk, and gives more

  • Every Crutch Removed Series

    Contributed by David Owens on Feb 3, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    We learn in this lesson that even when all our crutches are removed and all the we have is God - that God is more than enough.

    Introduction: A. I like the story told of the jet that was making a transatlantic flight, when suddenly the pilot’s voice came on the intercom: “Those of you on the left side of the plane have probably noticed that one of our engines has failed. Please do not be alarmed. We can still fly on more

  • Available For Life-Shaping Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 12, 2003
    based on 34 ratings

    If we want to be worthwhile, trustworthy, respected people, we must be available for life-shaping. That means to downplay disappointment, pick perceptive people, consider consequences, and accept affirmation.

    Worthwhile lives are made, not born. No one gets to get be great just by dumb luck or by the genes they inherited. Worthwhile people, trustworthy people, respected people are made. They are formed. They are shaped. Somebody has to take raw material and shape it into something more

  • Jesus And The "Enemy"

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 15, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    Message describing Jesus’ encounter with the Centurion asking for healing for his servant.

    Jesus and the "Enemy" Matthew 8:5-13 September 25, 2005 Introduction Our passage of Scripture contains an episode in the life of Jesus that is familiar to most, if not all Christians who have been going to church for any length of time or gone to a Sunday School class as a kid. It’s more

  • This Church Is Going To The Dogs

    Contributed by Dee Dowdy on Sep 7, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon teaches that all are loved by God and therefore the Church should reach out to everyone.

    The Church is Going to the Dogs (Mark 7:24-37) Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre. He entered a house and did not want anyone to know it; yet he could not keep his presence secret. 25 In fact, as soon as she heard about him, a woman whose little daughter was possessed by an more