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  • Bear Ye One Another's Burdens

    Contributed by Shawn Ragan on Mar 30, 2001
    based on 80 ratings
     | 6,812 views

    Our call to help one another through temptations

    Bear Ye One Another’s Burdens Meridian Church of God Seventh Day February 10th, 2001 INTRODUCTION Good morning… Victory Over Temptation pages 237-239 I want to talk to you today about the types of bonds that are spoken of in that reading. When faced by trouble, hardship, temptation, ...read more

  • The Power Of A Humble Community

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on May 8, 2001
    based on 164 ratings
     | 14,252 views

    Submit yourself to the family of believers and experience the joy and wonder of a supernatural community.

    The Power of a Humble Community Matthew 18:15-20 Pastor Jim Luthy At the beginning of the season, the Portland Trailblazers were considered a favorite to win the NBA championship. Their team consisted of no less than 6 former All-Stars and perhaps the greatest Soviet player in history. ...read more

  • Staying On Track Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 14, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK

    BIG IDEA: FOLLOWING THE RIGHT EXAMPLES (THE WAY OF THE CROSS RATHER THAN THE WAY OF INDULGENCE) WILL KEEP US ON TRACK IN THE RACE TO GLORY TO JOIN OUR SAVIOR, THE LORD JESUS CHRIST Gromacki: "In this section, the apostle challenged the believers to experience the joy of maturity." I. ...read more

  • "Needs And Wants"

    Contributed by Alan Chandler on Feb 19, 2002
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,164 views

    Before it was even caled the "church" the church has been finding ways to meet the needs of people. But what about our wants?

    "NEEDS AND WANTS" Acts 2: 42-47 I) Intro A) An "I need" illustration from kids childhood (Kids says, "I need" and the parent says, "you need? Or you want?") II) Text: RECAP: 3000 accepted Christ. Church jumped from 120 to 3000 in one day! A) Snapshot 1) Did not reject Jewish ...read more

  • Dealing With Painful Relationships Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Feb 25, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 26,314 views

    How a deepened life with God can help us deal with people who disappoint us, people who oppose us, and people who are separated from us.

    We as people are always looking for a quick fix to life’s problems. Whether it’s the quickest weight loss fad or the fastest computer, we’re always looking for the easiest, fasted way to achieve our goals. We’re a generation of microwave popcorn and fast food. This mentality also passes over to ...read more

  • Formative Fellowship Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Mar 4, 2002
    based on 245 ratings
     | 28,845 views

    God uses the fellowship of other christians to form us into mature Christians

    Habits that Lead to Christian Maturity Lent 2002 Formative Fellowship Acts 2 The need for Maturity: In Romania, after communism fell, we in the west became aware of the many orphans there who were basically warehoused in huge orphanages. They were vastly understaffed. So the babies, while ...read more

  • Real Followers Live In Community Series

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Mar 8, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 16,007 views

    Part of a real Followers series

    Real Followers Live in community, Acts 2:42-47 Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ January 13, 2002 A "Ziggy" cartoon recently pictured the small, pudgy man, sitting alone in a boat, drifting toward a tunnel with the sign above, "Tunnel of Meaningful Relationships." Loneliness ...read more

  • Have You Ever Been Lost?

    Contributed by Steve Steve on Mar 13, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,878 views

    Sermon calling us to throw off the old, and run the race with everyone else.

    Following Jesus? Have you ever been lost? I have. I’ve been told the story of when I was 3 or 4 and my mom couldn’t find me. She called my dad at work. He simply told her to find lonesome and she would find me. Let me explain who lonesome is. Being a only child until I was nine, Lonesome was ...read more

  • The Real Small Group Leader Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    Jesus longs to be present as the center of our gatherings, just as he promised, to be light and to give life.

    The Real Small Group Leader Pastor Jim Luthy Last week, I mentioned the optimum group size was probably between 2-12 people. That being said, I’m sure any of you who have worked with a group of others would agree there are times when it seems the optimum group size is one. Working with ...read more

  • From Coping To Conquering

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Dec 28, 2001
    based on 131 ratings
     | 8,484 views

    DON’T JUST DEAL WITH PROBLEMS OF LIFE; TURN THEM AROUND TO YOUR OWN USE. DON’T JUST COPE CONQUER LIFE.

    Title: From Coping To Conquering Text: II Corinthians 4:5-12 Intro: You know it is a bad day when: - You call the suicide prevention hotline and they put you on hold. - Your stuck in traffic and your horn gets stuck behind a group of Hell’s Angels motorcycle gang. - You get to work to find a ...read more

  • The Faces Of The Stranger Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 21, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 3,191 views

    Let’s talk about what makes it difficult for us to form community, and in so doing, we will also find an explanation for the turmoil our world is seeing and has always seen.

    The Faces of the Stranger Pastor Jim Luthy I’ve really wrestled this week whether to return to our series on community or to talk about the recent attacks on our nation. On one hand, we are being asked to return to normal, whatever that means, and these messages on community are meant to equip ...read more

  • The New Awakening Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Sep 28, 2001
    based on 26 ratings
     | 4,912 views

    The alarm that went off on September 11 is opening our eyes to the problem of individualism. The only thing that will keep us from collectively rolling over in our bed of apathy is a strong call to the cross of Christ and to genuine Christian community.

    The New Awakening Pastor Jim Luthy It has been two and a half weeks since we were awakened by the news of terrorists striking on our own soil. Since that time, we have heard that the attacks awakened a "sleeping giant." But that leads me to some questions. If we were a "sleeping giant," ...read more

  • Living With A Common Purpose Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,206 views

    The truest community is found in a gathering of people who are learning to become Jesus-trusting disciples and are committed to making Jesus-trusting disciples.

    Living with a Common Purpose: Making Disciples Pastor Jim Luthy Last week we talked about the awakening in America to the problem of individualism. Rising from our slumber after the terrorist attacks, the people of our nation are giving blood, giving money, giving thanks, and giving in to ...read more

  • Breaking The Habit Of Isolationism Series

    Contributed by Jim Luthy on Oct 12, 2001
    based on 69 ratings
     | 10,984 views

    We must agree that the "habit" of not meeting together is counter-productive to making disciples.

    Breaking the "Habit" of Isolationism Pastor Jim Luthy In the past few weeks, we’ve been discussing, both here and in our TLC Groups, the value of living in community. You might recall that we talked about the "Paradox of Community," where we hunger for intimacy yet we fear intimacy. Then we ...read more

  • Things Which Keep You From Hearing God

    Contributed by Gino Cascieri on Sep 26, 2002
    based on 94 ratings
     | 5,561 views

    A look at things which keep the believer from hearing God.

    “Things Which Keep You From Hearing God” Text: Matthew 13:10-17 Intro: I want to preach from verse 15, “their ears are dull of hearing” I want us from the Word of God to look at some “Things Which Keep You and I From Hearing God.” Prosperity – Jeremiah 22:21 “I spake unto thee in thy ...read more