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  • Vertical And Horizontal Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 14, 2013

    When a believer worships, serves, and prays, his heart needs to be directed two ways.

    Vertical and Horizontal (Colossians 1:3-8) 1. Last weekend, Marylu and I had car trouble. 2. The brake light was on; fluid was leaking in one of the little pipes…Thrifty. 3. Sunday morning, had a flat…. 4. When we went past gas stations to pick up car on Monday, one was 3.01 a more

  • The Vertical Call

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Feb 3, 2003
    based on 121 ratings

    A call to a passionate relationshp with the Savior

    The Challenge When you became a Christian how many of you had a dramatic improvement in your quality of Life? How many of you want to go to the next level? Are you feeling that nothing satisfies, that the church just doesn’t fill the yearning in your heart anymore? Do you desire to more

  • Vertical Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Stan Rodda on Mar 15, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The title is self-explanatory.

    Vertical Fellowship! We are living in a lonely world John 13:34, 35 Fellowship- deep dark secrets, confession What’s wrong with fellowship in churches? We have tried to force fellowship with each other, not with God Fellowship programs We don’t need a program Let’s read 1 John 1:3-7 on more

  • Vertical And Horizontal Love Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 18, 2016

    Today’s text leads us toward an answer toward life’s biggest question: What is God’s main goal for me on earth?

    Vertical and Horizontal Love Mark 12:28-34 1. Bernie and Esther were not the most religious Jews and in fact they really only went to Temple once a year. As they were leaving the Temple, the Rabbi said, "Bernie, it sure would be nice to see you and Esther here more than once a year!" "I know," more

  • Horizontal And Vertical Thanks

    Contributed by Rex S. Wignall on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 31 ratings

    We must move beyond "comparative gratitude" and an awareness of our good fortune, to "vertical thanks to God who is the source of all blessings.

    Introduction: Comparative Gratitude Thanksgiving, like Christmas, is firmly woven into the American fabric as a tradition. I don’t mean this in a critical way – it is a wonderful occasion to gather families and to share a meal together (something rarer and rarer in this day). Just as we more

  • Going Vertical - Soaring To New Heights

    Contributed by Danny Anderson on Nov 27, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    I don’t know if our fascination with physically going vertical has any relation spiritually, but I will tell you that there is an innate desire built into every human to go vertical. God has designed a part of us that just won’t be satisfied until we lear

    Going Vertical - Soaring to New Heights Introduction: Humans have an uncanny fascination with the thrill of going vertical. Something about having the pull of gravity acting upon the human body as other forces, whatever they may be, struggle upward. (Slide 2) There are those who struggle to climb more

  • Church-Building Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Feb 5, 2015

    Worship certainly ascends to the Father but it also goes out to one another.

    1. Have a Blessed Day -- A Walmart Greeter in Georgia was censored by his employer when ONE customer complained about his greeting of, "Have a blessed day." Customers overwhelmingly came to his defense and Walmart backed down. a. I realize Wal-Mart is not church but this Greeter was practicing a more

  • North, South, East And West Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Nov 12, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    Just as the two Great Commandments are both vertical and horizontal, so spiritual growth comes predominantly from vertical and horizontal sources.

    North, South, East and West (1 Thessalonians 5:23-28) Like an X and Y axis in Algebra, so spiritual growth comes from both vertical and horizontal directions. 1. God has a lot of work to do in our lives; for some of us, God has cleared away the biggest hurdles, but there are plenty of lesser more

  • A Look At The Sabbath Series

    Contributed by James Dorman on May 2, 2017

    A look at the final of the vertical commands (keeping the Sabbath day).

    AG: TS: So far in the series: The first commandment tells us we are to worship God and God alone. In other words, we are not to have any divided loyalty in our hearts but we’re to be committed to God; body, soul and spirit. The second commandment deals with how we’re to worship God and our more

  • What Is The Greatest Commandment?

    Contributed by Blake Inscore on Sep 26, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The greatest commandment is a vertical relationship with God and the second is a horizontal relationship with others.

    WHAT IS THE GREATEST COMMANDMENT? Matthew 22:34-40 (NIV) 34Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. 35One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: 36“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord more

  • Love, It's Not An Option

    Contributed by Steve Keeler on Jun 26, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus want's up to be prepared vertically and horizontally, to live right with God and with man!

  • "Saints Please, Promote And Praise God By Being Living Sacrifices" Rm 21 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Oct 17, 2007

    We are to Please God, Praise God and Promote God by serving each other through the spirit of grace. This lifestyle for the saint is practiced by following the two covenants of vertical and horizontal relationships. The vertical is between God and them and

    “Saints please, promote and praise God by being living sacrifices” Romans part 21 Opening Illustration: In recognition of the first NFL Games of the season we have a clip honoring the Big Game on Sunday. This illustration should helps us all to have a proper perspective - Sports Sunday by more

  • Receiving God’s Comfort To Give It Away Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Sep 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    The pattern is all over Scripture: we cannot separate our vertical relationship to God from our horizontal relationship to others; the vertical always influences the horizontal. This is true in the realm of comfort.

    Receiving God’s Comfort to Give It Away (2 Corinthians 1:3-7) 1. Yesterday Marylu and I went to the Ko-ko-mah encampment as we do every year. We love the smell of campfires cooking food, crafts and arts done in an 1800’s style, the music, the costumes, the re-enactments. 2. more

  • The Up And Sideways Of Worship Series

    Contributed by Rick George on Apr 18, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We must have a vertical (worship toward God) and a horizontal (edification of the church) philosophy of worship.

    Have you ever wondered “Why do we gather together on Sunday mornings? What is the purpose of carving out of our busy week 2 – 3 hours to come to a place to be with other people to sing songs and to listen to a guy speak?” What is the purpose of congregational worship? I mean, you could be home more

  • Omnipresence Of God #2 Series

    Contributed by John Wright on Mar 19, 2010
    based on 1 rating

    In Psalm 139:7-10 we learn about the vertical and the horzontial presence of God.