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  • Why Read The Bible

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 25, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,752 views

    We are lost, needing direction, need a map? Read the Bible

    WHY READ THE BIBLE? 2 Tim. 3:14-17 Illustration: It’s Christmas Eve. The kids are all asleep, you are sitting by the tree, trying to assemble that bike. Box says “so simple a 10 year old can put it together”. An hour later you mutter something like “they forgot to include the 10 year ...read more

  • Why Read The Bible

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Nov 30, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,368 views

    value of reading the Word

    Intro: a grocery store owner overheard a young man using his pay phone. The young man said, I would like to do your yard work, then he said, you already have someone, are they doing a good job, are you completely satisfied, is he totally dependable. When he hung up the phone the man said to the ...read more

  • Why So Many Translations

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Feb 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,189 views

    We have lots of bible translations to choose from. That’s good and bad. It is good that the Bible is available. But so many translations creates lots of confusion. Let’s try to make sense out of this.

    Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Why So Many Bible Translations? Scripture Reading: Neh 8:1-11 Introduction: 1. The Problem So many choices: At least twenty-five different English translations of the entire Bible and ...read more

  • Seeking God Through Scripture Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 28, 2001
    based on 143 ratings
     | 19,569 views

    We come to know God through the Scriptures

    This rather imposing book I’m holding is not an easy one to read. In fact, it can be very difficult to understand. For one thing, it was written thousands of years ago, in the context of ancient cultures very different from ours. Their popular songs, their well-known stories, their familiar ...read more

  • Consecration And Celebration

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Dec 3, 2010
    based on 25 ratings
     | 5,992 views

    Confession leads to consecration and celebration! When we get right w/ God we cannot help but rejoice. It's time God's people got back to singing on the wall. Link inc. to formatted text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    Consecration and Celebration Nehemiah 10-12 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/ConsecrationCelebration.html Chapter 9 was all about confession as the people got right with God. ill.--one day a lady approached CH Spurgeon and asked for prayer for her problem with exaggeration. He said, sure, ...read more

  • Finishing The Story

    Contributed by Simon Fullylove on Jun 26, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,049 views

    A look at the big picture in terms of the role of the bible in preparing us for mission in today’s world

    Introduction I came across this illustration of the role of the bible and our role as the followers of Jesus (by N T Wright): Suppose someone discovered a play by say, Shakespeare – there were 4 acts but the 5th had been lost. The first four acts provide such a wealth of characterization and ...read more

  • Quench Not The Spirit

    Contributed by Robert Cox on Nov 11, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,704 views

    How exactly do you "quench the Spirit"?

    1 THESS 5:14 Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. 15 See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for yourselves and for all. 16 Rejoice always, 17 pray without ceasing, 18 in ...read more

  • On Fire

    Contributed by Ted Mulder on Nov 13, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,330 views

    The Word of God is Alive, Active, on Fire! This message is about how Jesus used the Word of God to fire up the 2 discourage disciples on the road to Emmaus! If you are looking for a message to encourage people to Read The Bible - this could be what you ar

    Why Read The Bible? Many of you have probably have had this experience. You know someone who was once fired up for Jesus and over the years they have lost that excitement. They would read their Bible, pray, and attend church and now they have lost their passion. Possibly, this has happened to ...read more

  • Life's Greatest Influences

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,221 views

    This message examines scripture that describes Life’s Greatest Influences. Three influences lead people away from God and one influence leads people to God.

    Three Verses One -Life’s Greatest Influences- Matthew 13:18-23 This morning I want to examine scripture that describes Life’s Greatest Influences. I’m titled the message, “Three Verses One.” I want us to look at three influences that lead people away from God and one influence that leads ...read more

  • The Dirty Girdle Series

    Contributed by Harold Hansen on Jan 14, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 7,685 views

    This is a series on it’s time to deciede. Mainly for young people to make up thier minds to serve the Lord. But it is also for us older ones in life. We all must decide.

    THE DIRTY GIRDLE JEREMIAH 13:1-11 JEREMIAH WAS ASKED TO DO SOME HARD THINGS. AS A RESLUT HE FOUND HIMSELF WANTING TO QUIT. LIKE MUST OF US TODAY TIMES GET HARD WE WANT TO QUIT. LET’S LOOK AT SOME REASONS WHY HE WANTED TO QUIT THE MINISTRY. ...read more

  • Jesus Sets You Free From Satan's Schemes

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jan 16, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,927 views

    The Apostle Paul in Ephesians 6: 10-20 teaches that the greatest battle we face is a spiritual battle. The instructions Paul gave the Ephesians Christians can help us today find victory over the schemes of Satan.

    Jesus Sets You Free From Satan’s Schemes Ephesians 6:10-20 (Message) Several years ago I went on a Holy Land trip to Israel with stops in Cairo, Egypt and Athens, Greece. Our first night was in Israel. We landed in Tel-a-vive and took a bus along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea to ...read more

  • Give Him Your Best And He Will Do The Rest!

    Contributed by Dean Meadows on Nov 7, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,814 views

    This is a message that deals with doing what we can for God.

    Give Him your Best, ant HE will do the Rest! 1/7/10 Mark 14:3-9 And being in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, as He sat at the table, a woman came having an alabaster flask of very costly oil of spikenard. Then she broke the flask and poured it on His head. But there were some who were ...read more

  • A Firm Foundation

    Contributed by Pastor David T. Diskin on Jul 31, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,489 views

    You can choose to build on the Rock of Jesus Christ or the Sinking Sand of this world, which will you choose?

    A Firm Foundation Pray. If I were to ask you, What is the most important part of any structure, Any house, skyscraper, hospital building, etc. What would your answer be? And of course the answer would be its foundation. See, it doesn't matter how beautiful of a ...read more

  • Unforced Errors

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Jul 15, 2005
    based on 11 ratings
     | 1,035 views

    Romans 8 the Apostle Paul goives guidance for minimizing the unforced errors of sin in a person’ls life.

    Unforced Errors Romans 8:1-4 The 2005 Wimbledon Tennis Championship concluded last Sunday. In the Women’s final Venus Williams defeated Lindsey Davenport. In the Men’s final Federer defeated Andy Roddick. The French Open was held last month with the final championship men match between ...read more

  • Trading Sorrow For Singing

    Contributed by Tim Patrick on Jul 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,656 views

    This sermon examines God’s desire to trade His joy for our guilt, sadness, and discouragement.

    In the mid 80’s I had the opportunity to make a mission trip to Brazil. We went to Manaus, in the upper Amazon basin. We met a little boy named Pablo. He followed us around most of the week. On our final day, Pablo came to see us off. As we were preparing to board our bus and start the trip home an ...read more