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  • What Is Confession? Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 9, 2001
    based on 41 ratings

    What is confession and how does it fit in God’s plan of salvation?

    INTRODUCTION  As we started our “Christianity 101” series last week, we started off by looking at faith. We learned that faith is:  Faith is whole-souled trust in God’s Word because of the sufficiency of the evidence, which leads to doing what God says.  If you go more

  • So You Want To Be A Millionaire?

    Contributed by James Bryant on Apr 28, 2001
    based on 103 ratings

    Looking for Riches? This is where you will find it!

    SO YOU WANT TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? Haggai 2:12 (12) If one bear holy flesh in the skirt of his garment, and with his skirt do touch bread, or pottage, or wine, or oil, or any meat, shall it be holy? And the priests answered and said, No. How many of you have more

  • Confession

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 87 ratings

    Excerpt from the book, Living Forgiven

    Becoming a believer and experiencing the transforming power of God’s forgiveness in salvation requires you to confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead. The Bible tells us that "it is with your heart that you believe and are more

  • In Search Of A Relationship With God

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Jan 23, 2001
    based on 85 ratings

    There are four essentials to a relationship with God: Genuine confession, repentance, faith and obedience.

    In a collection of cartoons by Bill Watterson, entitled The Essential Calvin and Hobbes, ornery little Calvin is talking to Hobbes, his friend the stuffed tiger, about what he has done to little Susie. Calvin says, “I feel bad that I called Susie names and hurt her feelings. I’m sorry I more

  • Why Zacchaeus Climbed The Tree

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Dec 22, 2000
    based on 160 ratings

    The curiosity of an unbeliever led to salvation

    LUKE 19:1-10 "WHY ZACCHAEUS CLIMBED THE TREE" A) Zacchaeus was a very rich man. * This is the only time the title "chief" is used with a tax collector. * This probably means that he was the head of the local taxation office. * Therefore, Zacchaeus would be responsible to the Roman government more

  • On The Run And Fleeing From God

    Contributed by James May on Jun 22, 2008
    based on 27 ratings

    This sermon was based upon a message by Rev. William Wilmore, Jr. from here at by a different title. Please read his message too. I’ve expanded it some, but the message is much the same. I believe God is trying to get our attention an

    On the Run and Fleeing from God By Pastor Jim May If you have ever watched some of wild police videos on TV you know that there are really crazy people in our world. How people think that they can run from the police while they are being chased by 20 police cars, a helicopter with heat more

  • Digesting The Golden Veal - Golden Calf Series

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Jun 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    We today fool ourselves. There is sin in our lives and we may stop the sin, we may see to it that the sin is eliminated from our lives – but that is not the same as being repentant and turning away from our sin.

    Mark Twain was a man who became quite hostel towards the Bible and towards the Christian faith. He was so persistent in his attacks upon Christianity, that his wife, who was a devote Christian, became so discouraged, she eventually turned her back on Jesus Christ – something Mark Twain regretted more

  • Praying For America

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Jul 7, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    This sermon examines some of the problems facing America and the Church in America and calls on the Christian Community to confess, repent, and pray for our nation.

    Title: Praying for America Text: Amos 7:1-9, Date: July 6, 2008 a.m. Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist Church Introduction: Friday was the fourth of July, the day we as Americans celebrate our Independance. I don’t think anyone would argue that God has richly blessed the United States of more

  • All Have Sinned

    Contributed by Glenn Hickey on Jan 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    the sin problem is a deadly virus, a universal illness, a malady with deadly consequences if not treated and dealt with.

    Have you heard anything recently about the bird flu scare? Several years ago we were all scared to death of the Avian Flu. It was to be the greatest pandemic in the history of mankind. It was predicted that this virus would mutate and become communicable from human to human and would spread more

  • Repent The Kingdom Of Heaven Is Near

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The church and many Christians in it are weak because of unconfessed, unforgiven sins.

    Repent The Kingdom of Heaven is near Advent3 Matthew 3__1-12 Sun, Dec 16, 2007 Third Sunday in Advent Repent! For the Kingdom of Heaven is near. In the Gospels there were 3 major sects of Jews described. The scribes and Pharisees are the best known. The Pharisees were in league more

  • Taking Inventory

    Contributed by Ron Hietsch on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    In step 4 we make a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.

    Text: Lamentations 3:40 Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord At a very young age I was first exposed to the drudgery of taking an annual inventory. First at the more

  • Holy! Holy! Holy! Is The Lord Almighty!

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on May 28, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Pentecost 1 (B) Holy, holy, holy IS the Lord Almighty. Believers confess: Woe is me! I am unholy. Thankfully, our Lord makes us holy.

    “HOLY, HOLY, HOLY IS THE LORD ALMIGHTY!” (Outline) May 18, 2008 -- PENTECOST 1 / TRINITY -- Isaiah 6:1-8 INTRO: We enter God’s house of worship with praise, honor, and glory in our hearts and on our lips. It is only be God’s grace that we come to worship the Lord God more

  • Confession And Cleansing

    Contributed by Tim Huie on Apr 22, 2008

    There is a Bible principle connected to confession of sin: The confession should go as far as the injury from the sin goes.

    1. Illus. of Dad fixing car • Couldn’t afford to send mechanic work out if he could fix it. • Worked on car all afternoon, came in dirty and greasy from one end to the other. • Went up to my mom and said, “how about a little hug and a kiss?” • Chased my mom all over the house, with her more

  • Stained-Glass Masquerade

    Contributed by Scott Johnson on May 18, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    So often in the Church we pretend that everything is perfect, but truth is, it isn’t. The book of James offers insight into how to cure this ailment.

    Stained-Glass Masquerade (James 5:13-16) Intro: Do you ever walk in to a church service and begin to question the validity of the perfection that’s displayed? Do you ever look around at the people and ask “Is there anyone in here who fails?” or “Has anyone fallen down in their walk with God more

  • Calling Out In Confession Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on May 9, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    A look at the confession of David in psalm 51. David reveals a heart that is truly pursuing God

    Calling Out in Confession Psalm 51:1-17 Spring Life Series May 4, 2008 Morning Service Introduction In the late 1850’s immigrants from Europe settled in the hills of Appalachia and brought some strange and unique customs with them. One of the more unusual customs was that of the sin eater. more