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  • What Are You Waiting For?

    Contributed by Marvin P. Hoogland on Feb 28, 2019

    Expectations are an essential part of life. The good news of Jesus' birth fills us with hopeful expectations.

    We've been waiting for what seems like a long time now, at least for the children. The presents have been under the tree for days and maybe weeks. Will it ever come? “We can't wait!” We've heard children say that again and again, haven't we? But there is good news for you, more

  • The Master Who Serves

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on May 31, 2016
    based on 5 ratings

    Living for the kingdom. Waiting, listening, watching for Jesus' return.

    THE MASTER WHO SERVES Luke 12:32-40 Jesus has reassured His disciples that they are of more value to God than many sparrows, and that the very hairs of their head are numbered (Luke 12:6-7). He has also taught us, through the parable of the rich fool, to value the things of God more than the more

  • Why Stand Ye There Gazing Into Heaven?

    Contributed by Ronnie Grizzle on Mar 25, 2007
    based on 23 ratings

    Exhorts Christians to get to work for Jesus instead of just waiting and watching.

    Why Stand Ye Gazing Up into Heaven? Acts 1:4-11 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. (Acts 1:4) For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be more

  • Reading The Times Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Dec 1, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    Christians wait and watch for Jesus’ return. We know the season, but we don’t know the time, and we live in the paradox.

    Mark 13:24-37 “Reading the Times” INTRODUCTION There is probably not a day that goes by that we don’t wait. We might wait for a train at Bell and Grand, or wait in a line at the grocery store, or twiddle our time away waiting to see a doctor. Waiting is a part of lives, even though more

  • Leaving Egypt Behind

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Sep 8, 2001
    based on 66 ratings

    Prepare, Don’t Wait, Keep Watch. These three elements of the Passover are commemorated in each of us as we continue to leave Egypt behind.

    Paul Harvey tells the story of an old man and the gulls: “It is gratitude that prompted an old man to visit an old broken pier on the eastern seacoast of Florida. Every Friday night, until his death in 1973, he would return, walking slowly and slightly stooped with a large bucket of shrimp. The more

  • The Forgiving Father

    Contributed by Manny Salva Cruz on Jun 22, 2015

    In this message, we will study the Parable of the Prodigal Son and learn some lessons about the father 's heart, the father's home and the father's happiness. God the Father has been waiting and watching for us to be restored in the relationship.

    THE FORGIVING FATHER Today, we are going to talk about our model father - Our Heavenly Father. We will look at the Parable of the Prodigal Son and learn some insights on what it takes to be a good father. SCRIPTURE READING: Luke 15:17-24 (NIV) 17 “When he came to his senses, he more

  • Waiting

    Contributed by Bruce Hindenburg on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 87 ratings

    We have been waiting and watching through November and December. Simeon and Anna, too, were waiting, and now, like these senior saints, our wait is over. Lord, now let Your servants depart in peace; according to Your Word.

    Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Amen. Waiting. It seems that for the past couple of months that’s what we have been talking about. During the month of November we spoke of waiting and watching for the final coming of our Lord. We more

  • Be Patient And Stand Firm

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 17, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    Advent 3(A) - Be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near. Wait watchfully. The Lord is near.

    "BE PATIENT AND STAND FIRM…" (Outline) December 13, 2009 - ADVENT 3 - James 5:7-11 INTRO: Soon and very soon the Lord Jesus Christ will return as the righteous Judge of the living and the dead. At times we grow impatient waiting for the end to all of the wickedness in this more

  • Parable Of A Father's Love

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 31, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    The parable about two sons and their Father. God's love for the lost, straying and even the self-righteous

    TITLE: Parable of a Father's Love TEXT: Luke 15:11-32 INTRO: The Bible is full of wonderful stories. There are stories of Adventure, Romance, Tragedy and Triumph. Today, we look at one of the best known stories in the entire Bible. It has been called "The Parable of the Prodigal Son," but it is more

  • Parable Of A Father's Love

    Contributed by Curtis E. Nester on May 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    The awesome love and forgiveness of a Father for his wandering son and the contrast between a repentant sinner and a self-righteous older brother.

    TITLE: Parable of a Father's Love TEXT: Luke 15:11-32 INTRO: The Bible is full of wonderful stories. There are stories of Adventure, Romance, Tragedy and Triumph. Today, we look at one of the best known stories in the entire Bible. It has been called "The Parable of the Prodigal Son," but it is more

  • Be Ye Also Therefore Ready Series

    Contributed by Ian Humphrey on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    an exposition on Matt ch 24&25

    BE YE ALSO THEREFORE READY Matthew 24 v. 42 - ch 25 v. 13 watching - Here we are told to :- watch, to wait and watch, and to work, wait, and watch 1. The purpose for watchfulness v. 42 "for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come" 2. The protection of watchfulness v. 43 i.e. to keep more

  • Are You Watching? Are You Ready? Series

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Feb 3, 2018

    'keeping watch' for the arrival of the Christ Child

    Following those hard times, the sun will fade out, moon cloud over, Stars fall out of the sky, cosmic powers tremble. And then they'll see the Son of Man enter in grand style, his Arrival filling the sky - no one will miss it! He'll dispatch the angels; they will pull in the chosen from the four more

  • The Choices We Make The Hearts We Break

    Contributed by Dr. Melvin Poe on Jan 22, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    Choices in life determine or life’s success or failures. Also it is a choice on where we will spend eternity.

    "THE CHOICES WE MAKE....THE HEARTS WE BREAK" Luke Chapter 15 I. THE CHOICE OF SELFISHNESS...(He broke his Father’s heart) Verse 12 II. THE CHOICE OF SINFULNESS....(He broke his Father’s heart) Verse 13 III. THE CHOICE OF SHAMEFULNESS...(He broke his Father’s heart) more

  • Living In Expectation

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 65 ratings

    It is hard to be excited about the Second Coming after over 200 years of waiting -- how then do we continue to wait in expectation?

    College students today have it easy! My son is a student at the University of Central Florida and I have watched him register for classes. The way he does it is to go to the computer, get on the Internet, and in 5 minutes he’s registered for all of his upcoming classes. Back in my day, we more

  • Advent Jigsaw

    Contributed by Malcolm Chester on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    A sermon for dvent Sunday intruducing the themes of Advent

    I suppose I should start the sermon this morning by wishing you all ’Happy New Year.’ But before you think that I’ve completely blown it, let me explain – at least for those who weren’t here last Sunday evening. Today is new year – not that we’ve fast forwarded to Jan 1; not is it Chinese New Year more