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  • A Wise Choice

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 30, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 5,768 views

    A sermon for Epiphany-Year C.

    “A Wise Choice” Sermon on Matthew 2:1-12 Epiphany-C December 31, 2006 Rev. J. Curtis Goforth, O.S.L. In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we ...read more

  • The Power Of Proper Priorities

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 10, 2003
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,313 views

    Paul teaches us in this passage about making wise choices based on God’s priorities. He writes, "Do you know that if you continually surrender yourselves to anyone to do his will, you are the slaves of him whom you obey, whether that be to sin, which lea

    What Are Your Priorities? (Rom. 6:16) Illustration:Haddon Robinson points out that one old recipe for rabbit started out with this injunction: "First catch the rabbit." Says Robinson: "The writer knew how to put first things first. That’s what we do when we establish priorities -- we put the ...read more

  • Want To Live Well? Live Wisely.

    Contributed by W F on Apr 19, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,433 views

    James shows us that we can live the full life Jesus has promised by recognizing and correcting the unwise choices we may have made in life.

    “Live well, live wisely” James 3:13 - 4:10 Date: 18th April 2004 INTRODUCTION Most people want to live a safe, secure and prosperous life. And this is one thing that Jesus promises to give us when we follow him. “….I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” ...read more

  • Esau's Choice Reflects His Character

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 23, 2003
    based on 114 ratings
     | 13,677 views

    Esau never expressed any repentance for his sinful choices. The Bible says, “If I hide iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” (Psa. 66:18,19) Not only did Esau make one bad mistake but for the rest of his life he refused to confess and forsake

    Esau’s Choice – Genesis 25:19-34 Preparation for the Teacher 1. Aim: To lead the people to understand how to avoid making impulsive decisions that they will later regret. Illustration: Both the hummingbird and the vulture fly over our nation’s deserts. All vultures see is rotting meat, ...read more

  • Choices Determine Our Maturity

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 84 ratings
     | 6,489 views

    Everyday we are faced with a myriad of choices that determine whether we spiritually progress or regress. We all have the power to select, decide or determine what we will do because of the gift of free will. The writer of Hebrews calls us to spiritual gr

    Choices Determine Our Maturity (Heb 5:11-14) Everyday we are faced with a myriad of choices that determine whether we spiritually progress or regress. We all have the power to select, decide or determine what we will do because of the gift of free will. The writer of Hebrews calls us to ...read more

  • If God Gave You A Wish, What Would It Be?

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Aug 9, 2003
    based on 156 ratings
     | 12,407 views

    Solomon decides wisely and well - why?

    If God gave you a wish, what would it be? 1 Kings 2:1-4 and 3:1-15 This morning I would like to speak from the Old Testament lesson. In the Old Testament, God rarely appeared to people. However, King Solomon had a number of direct encounters with God ...read more

  • The Message Nobody Wants To Hear Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on Apr 16, 2002
    based on 48 ratings
     | 4,571 views

    Part 2 of a 2 part Expository Sermon on Luke 12:49-13:9 concerning the Judgement of God and repentance. Message #63 from Luke series.

    Luke Series #63 April 21, 2002 Introduction: Welcome to New life in Christ. As is our normal practice, we are currently going through the Gospel of Luke verse-by-verse. We do this so we receive a complete and therefore healthy spiritual diet of God’s word. Currently we are in ...read more

  • Dad The Great American Hero

    Contributed by John Harvey on Jun 7, 2005
    based on 85 ratings
     | 1,509 views

    Dad’s are heroes in our lives. But with that role comes responsiblity to RESCUE, Relationship, Encourage, Support, CHampion, Understand, and Equip

    “Dad: The Great American Hero” Father’s Day June 19, 2005 Intro: Show video clip of kids talking about why their dad is a hero. Today, we are here to celebrate dads. In our society today, dads don’t get enough credit. We always see on TV that dad never knows what’s going on. He is always ...read more

  • Why Read The Bible

    Contributed by Richard White on Sep 25, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,855 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

  • God Love 'em

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 17, 2006
    based on 63 ratings
     | 3,031 views

    Sanctity of Life Sunday-- A focus on several groups God loves today, inc. the unborn. Link included to formatted text, and PowerPoint Presentation.

    “God Love ‘em” Jeremiah 1:5 One of the most memorable moments in my life was when my wife returned home from an ultrasound and said, “there’s 2 of them…it’s twins!” And thru the next dozen or more ultrasounds we watched them grow, move, and fight! And as we’d look at them on the ultrasound ...read more

  • Why In The World Should I Forgive, Anyway?

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 22, 2002
    based on 449 ratings
     | 23,672 views

    A consideration of five reasons that we should want to pursue forgiveness.

    We begin this morning with the knowledge that Jesus has commanded us to forgive. We add to that our general belief that forgiveness is a good thing. But, then, when we get into the actual situation where our heart has been stomped on and our emotions have been ripped to shreds, we ...read more

  • On Politicians And Preachers Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Dec 21, 2010
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,133 views

    In Jeremiah’s day much of the confusion, corruption, and chaos can be traced back to two classes.

    ON POLITICIANS AND PREACHERS! JEREMIAH 21-23 INTRODUCTION: It was Paul Harvey who said, “In times like these, it helps to recall that there have always been times like these.” When one ponders and studies the conditions of politics and preaching today that one needs to be reminded that the ...read more

  • Reasons To Fight The Good Fight

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,458 views

    Many people do not enjoy arguing, fighting or quarreling. Yet, you can tell what a person considers vital by what they are willing to fight for. The apostles found it necessary to fight the good fight of faith against "false brethren" who wanted to restri

    Quotation: Paul wrote, "Fight the good fight of faith." Many people are fighting battles that are not really worth fighting. Illustration: When I hear my friends say they hope their children don’t have to experience the hardships they went through--I don’t agree. Those hardships made us what we ...read more

  • What's Your Songbook

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 10 ratings
     | 831 views

    An introduction to the book of Psalms

    What’s Your Songbook? Psalm 1 & Overview One of the most prevalent parts of our society today is music. Think about it: we listen to it in the car, it plays in the mall, even elevators have it playing gently in the background. It makes a movie romantic, funny, or scary -- all depending on the ...read more

  • Who Do You Trust To Catch You?

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Jul 10, 2003
    based on 67 ratings
     | 2,479 views

    Ever played the game of choosing someone to catch you as you fell backwards. We can put even more trust in God

    Who do you trust to catch you? May have heard the joke about the man who fell off a cliff but managed to grab onto a root jutting out from the cliff face • As he hung there reviewing his options, he started calling out, “Is anyone up there” • He was surprised to hear a voice say to him, “Yes, ...read more