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  • Vacillating Vision

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Mar 21, 2011
     | 2,992 views

    This message deals with the process involved in biblical vision. Just because one is led by God to see what He intends for a particular work, does not mean that all will remain static, and without obstacles.

    Vacillating Vision Text: Ex. 3:7-10; Ex. 4:29-31; Prov. 29:18 Intro: When one uses the word “vision” he could be talking about any number of things. One could be talking about the faculty of sight, a perception gained by supernatural means, or simply intelligent foresight. However, the ...read more

  • Resolute Within Vacillating Winds

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Apr 6, 2020
     | 380 views

    Jesus maintains his unwavering course to the cross through the events of Holy Week

    April 5, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Pastor Mary Erickson Matthew 21:1-11; Matthew 27:11-54 Resolute within Vacillating Winds Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. Lawrence Pertillar wrote the poem “By the Shift of Winds.” It starts ...read more

  • Buying Your Own Ticket To Hell

    Contributed by John Gaston on Jan 15, 2020
     | 1,849 views

    Nobody really wants to go to Hell. Its very name conveys the ideas of “dread” and “punishment.” As strange as it sounds, one man in Scripture did buy his own ticket to Hell. Possibly some of you are in the process of buying your own ticket there.

    BUYING YOUR OWN TICKET TO HELL Jonah 1:3; 2:1-2 INTRODUCTION A. HUMOR 1. A young boy from down south attended Sunday school for the first time with his grandparents who lived up north. He was so excited he couldn’t wait to tell grandma about the lesson. 2. "My teacher taught us all ...read more

  • Transforming Our Hearts & Minds

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 2001
    based on 217 ratings
     | 45,568 views

    How can we change from being the kind of person who vacillates, who lives with one foot in the world & one foot in the church, to being "all you can be" in God’s sight?

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX TEXT: Romans 12:1-2 ILL. The story is told that a man living out on the edge of town heard a commotion in his back yard. He investigated & discovered there was a very hostile gorilla up in his ...read more

  • His Explanation Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Mar 18, 2018
     | 2,829 views

    Paul returns to the charge of vacillation that had been made against him and gives a straightforward explanation of why he did not visit Corinth as planned. If the apostle had visited Corinth at the time planned, he would have had to deal very firmly ....

    March 27, 2014 Tom Lowe The Second Epistle of Paul to the Corinthians Lesson II.A.1.c: His Explanation. (1:23-2:4) 2nd Corinthians 1:23-2.4 (NKJV) 23 Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. 24 Not that we have dominion ...read more

  • Predictably Unpredictable

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 16, 2011
     | 1,453 views

    Inconsistency of men being contrasted with the Consistency of God

    Predictably unpredictable… Jim Thorpe! Does it ring a bell? Well arguably he was the greatest athlete of 20th century. Blessed with abundant natural talent in those days of amateurism, Thorpe virtually “torpedoed” the competition into submission by ...read more

  • Transformation In Progress: Brief Sketches Of The Twelve Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 17, 2002
    based on 85 ratings
     | 7,358 views

    From Christ’s intense ministry with the Apostles, we can see that God looks beyond what we are to what we can become. He wants us to enter the process of transformation and to continue on in that process.

    Transformation in Progress: Brief Sketches of the Twelve (Matt. 10:2-4) I included this hand out in the bulletin: The Calling of the Disciples There are several different "calling" of Jesus’ disciples, and it can be difficult to sort them out. Let’s take a look at at least three of ...read more

  • A Travesty Of Justice

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Mar 25, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,161 views

    Because we are founded on truth (Jesus), we are to act justly.

    A TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE John 19.1-16 S: Trial of Jesus C: Justice Pr: BECAUSE WE ARE FOUNDED ON TRUTH, WE ARE TO ACT JUSTLY. TS: We will find in our study of John 19.1-16 the process of how Pilate allowed justice to be set aside. Type: Inductive I. PERSECUTION (1-5) II. APPREHENSION ...read more

  • Integrity Of Motive & Conduct Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Jun 23, 2014
    based on 6 ratings
     | 7,673 views

    God is the source of all stability. In Jesus and through the promises of God we too are stabilized & become stable.

    2 CORINTHIANS 1: 18-22 [GAINING PERSPECTIVE Series] INTEGRITY OF MOTIVE AND CONDUCT [Galatians 5:21-22] Some of the trouble makers in the church discredited Paul by pointing to inconsistency and saying he was at the least insincere, and more likely two-faced, in his relationship with them. ...read more

  • Strengthened By A Limp Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 1, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,632 views

    Jacob’s attempt to receive God’s blessing by his own devious devices is finally halted by a direct encounter with God.

    Genesis 32 January 17, 2004 I can hardly believe that the last time we looked together into the book of Genesis was October 5. We need to remind ourselves of where we are in the narrative. Isaac and Rebekkah have two sons - Esau and Jacob Esau is the older but God picks Jacob to be ...read more

  • A Review Of Faith Journey Through Fantasy Lands

    Contributed by Frederick Meekins on Feb 2, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 990 views

    A Review Of Faith Journey Through Fantasy Lands

    Few discussions will provoke opinions among believers as heated as whether or not Christians ought to enjoy works of popular fantasy. On the one hand, some claim believers should avoid these realms of the imagination. On the other, there are those Christians so desperate to justify their ...read more

  • An Olympics Story And Beyond...

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Jul 12, 2012
     | 1,660 views

    Deriving some spiritual lessons from the great athlete Jim Thorpe’s saga on public fickle-mindedness during this Olympics time...lessons to which audience/congregation can easily "connect" at a time "Olympics fever" is in the air...

    AN OLYMPICS STORY AND BEYOND... Hey, it’s Olympics time!!! From July 27th to August 12th, thousands are going to throng the Stadia in London and billions are going to be glued to their TV sets enjoying the rich fare being dished out by ...read more

  • I Hate My Marriage & How To Get Out! - Pt. 4 - I Love You But Don't Like U! Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Apr 26, 2018
     | 1,144 views

    White picket fences. 3 cars. 2 1/2 kids. A dog. Perfection. That is what we all think our relationship will be. We place ourselves in every romance movie we have ever seen. In our minds we expect no problems, no pain , no tears, no fears and no reality!

    Pt. 4 - I Love You But Don’t Like You! I. Introduction It is one of, if not the, most complicated and messy relationships you can read about in Scripture. An up and coming preacher is instructed by God to go visit the red light district. Can you imagine how that conversation went over with the ...read more

  • Consistently Inconsistent!!!

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Aug 25, 2016
     | 2,092 views

    Gleaning some spiritual lessons on the spiritual attitude from an Olympics Saga!!!

    CONSISTENTLY INCONSISTENT!!! Hey, we had an exciting Olympics time!!! From August 7th to August 21st, billions were glued to their TV sets enjoying the rich fare being dished out by the World’s best athletes in the ...read more

  • Yea And Amen In Christ Jesus

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 29, 2020
    based on 2 ratings
     | 280 views

    The integrity of God. The integrity of the preached message. The commonality of Christian community.

    YEA AND AMEN IN CHRIST JESUS. 2 Corinthians 1:18-22. On account of his decision to postpone his planned second visit to Corinth, the Apostle Paul was facing the accusation of vacillating. Is it ‘yes, he’s coming’ or ‘no, he’s not coming’? wondered his opponents. Paul is quite clear: ‘I was ...read more