The Word of God Is Quick and Powerful (4 of 6)
by Stan Coffey
We'll be continuing the series on THE WORD FROM THE LORD. In Jeremiah 37:17, the king asked a great question. There are may great questions in the Bible. The question asked by God Himself when Adam and Eve had sinned and were hiding in the Garden of Eden. God came forth and said, ''Where art thou?'' T
Power of Words
by Mark Karris
Illustration- Shut Up! You're no good! You're lazy! You're stupid! You will never make it! What is wrong with you! Your too old! No one wants you! No one likes you! You can't do it! You're ugly! Get away from me. You're a Homo! Why can't you be more like your brother! I am sorry you were ever born! Why are you not perfect?
The Problem of Evil and Suffering
by Johnny Hunt
INTRODUCTION: The problem of evil and suffering is undoubtedly the greatest theological challenge we face. In fact, this is the single biggest obstacle for spiritual seekers. George Barna, the public-opinion pollster, conducted a national survey in which he asked a scien
The Personal Grace of Christ (3 of 3)
by Jason Dees
Trinity, Communion, Personal Grace of Christ, Purchased Grace of Christ, Jesus identifies with us physically, Jesus identifies with us mentally, Jesus identifies with us relationally, Jesus identifies with us in temptation
Don't Stop, Go On! (5 of 13)
by Michael Romero
Introduction: Entering into the fifth week of study of the book of Hebrews I want to continue to develop the idea of ''rest''. Last week we were in chapter three and this week we are going to be talking about the first 13 verses of chapter four. The reality is that the two texts, both last weeks and this weeks should be looked at as a continuous flow of information concerning the rest that God would have us enter.
The Scalpel and the Surgeon (2 of 4)
by Jeff Strite
Cosmetic surgery has become very popular in our present day society. In one of the books I read a year ago, I ran across some unique surgeries that people actually pay money to have done to their bodies: • Back in 2010 more than a million American women underwent lip augmentation surgery. They paid between $l,500 - $3,000 to have their lips plumped up. And to do that they surgeons used silicone,
by Rex Yancey
An unknown author wrote the following poem about the veracity of the Bible. I find the Lord in the Bible Wherever I chance to look;He is the theme of the Bible, The Center and Heart of the Book. He is the Rose of Sharon; He is the Lily fair Whenever I open the Bible The Lord of the Bible is there.
Dare to Be Great
by Adrian Rogers
Take your bibles and turn with me please to the book of genesis. That ought not be hard to find. That's the first book. And then, go to chapter twelve. Today we're beginning a brand new series of messages entitled 'the school of faith'. The school of faith and the title of this particular message is, 'dare to be great'. I wonder if you think that it is wrong to want to be great? I suppose most of us would just bow our heads and say, well you know, uh! Hah haa, I don't want to be great. It would
People of the Word, Not the World (2 of 5)
by Terry J. Hallock
As we continue this journey into understanding who and what we were meant to be as the Church, we return briefly to two first principles. Number One: we are Jesus' Church and no one else's! In Matthew He declared, ''On this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.'' Jesus is the architect, builder, and sustainer of this Church because it is His Church. Therefore our fi
Brokenness: The Evidence of God's Activity in Your Life
by Rick Ferguson
Question: If you went through a time of intense pain and suffering and disappointment, and you prayed and prayed and prayed--yet nothing seemed to happen--and no relief came, How Would You Interpret That? *Would you wonder if God had abandoned you, or *Would you see that as God's customized activity in your life? Would you interpret your pain and unanswered prayers as God's Abandonment or God's Activity?
Counsel from the Coach (18 of 18)
by J. Gerald Harris
Two elderly men saw an elderly church-goer coming down the street. And one man pointed toward her and said, "I'll bet you can't mention anybody that old Mrs. Thompson can't find something good to say about." The other fellow called the bet and said, "Good morning, Mrs. Thompson, what do you think about the devil?" Mrs. Thompson cocked her...
Where No Counsel Is Ignored (9 of 10)
by Brad Whitt
Alright men, and our ladies who are here this morning, take your Bibles and be finding your place at Proverbs chapter 3. We are quickly coming to the conclusion of our series of studies on what it means to live a life that's worth living that we began back in February. If you're our guest this morning, what we've been doing in this...
Counsel Concerning Marriage (6 of 10)
by Joe Alain
In this chapter Paul addresses a wide range of issues relating to the believer and singleness and marriage. As new believers, the Corinthians had many questions for Paul which he addressed for them (7:1).2. Paul deals with specific questions and issues. It's important to note that he does not give us a complete theology of...
God Is Never the Problem
by Duane Bemis
There was a preacher that put everything on his resume. He went to an associational meeting and it fell upon a country preacher to introduce him. The country preacher got up and began to thumb through his resume. He went to an associational meeting and it fell upon the country preacher to introduce him. The country preacher got up and...
The Problem of Spiritual Destiny
by Gerald Rodgers
Perhaps no one lives by the calendar as much as the farmer does. Each season brings a task that can't be put off. Spring's melting snow and thawing ground won't wait for a convenient time to plant; summer's furrying insects demand daily combat; autumn's warm air brings a harvest that won't wait and winter's chilly breath brings its...
The Problem of the Tongue (1 of 6)
by Chuck Booher
Book by Robert Morris and his sermon notes: huge thanks. Time Tim when he was little and told Sue's friend: ''You use drugs'' If you would control your words, you would be perfect! You would be able to control every other area of your life. You could accomplish nearly anything! What we are talking about is...
The Blessing of Brokenness
by Rick Ferguson
Question: Have you ever tried to make sense out of suffering? Have you ever wondered, "Why do bad things happen to good people?" Every thinking person grapples with these tough questions of life. And believers are no exception. All of us who know, love and trust Christ are still faced with the reality of suffering, evil, pain and...
by Jerry Watts
In the year 2000 when I stepped away from ministry because of health issues, my first cousin gave to me a book by M. R. Dehaan of the Radio Bible Class entitled, ''Broken Things.'' Were I to have the financial resources, I would buy every person I know a copy of this book. This book reveals a Biblical and God-honoring view of ...