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  • The Lemming, The Pacific Salmon, And The Caterpillar

    Contributed by David Anderson on May 3, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 4,768 views

    People running from fears of death need to know the destiny that Christ has won for the Saints.

    Sermon: "The Lemming, the Pacific Salmon, and the Caterpillar” Acts 4:12 Revelation 21:1-4 + + + In the powerful name of Jesus we are saved-- From what? Sin, satan, and death. Think of how the mere thought of death influences our lives! Many people wonder ...read more

  • It Wasn't The Pacific Ocean Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 12, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,266 views

    Jesus’ handling of and interpretation of His witness at the seashore is a parable of our witness in shaky, stormy circumstances.

    A few weeks ago I caught the TV show, “America’s Funniest Videos.” You may know that on that show there are clips of poignant scenes from the human drama, as captured by someone’s home video camera. This particular clip caught my attention. A father was trying to show his small son how to fish, ...read more

  • The Christian View Of War

    Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Oct 4, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,499 views

    Determining the Christian's relationship to war by looking at the Bible and Church History

  • Nonviolence In Early Christian Thought Through The Fourth Century

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Apr 3, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,730 views

    If nonviolence is indeed the teaching of Jesus in the New Testament, we would expect to find it in the earliest writings of Christians including and after the apostles and prophets of the Lord. What do we find?

  • Renew Violence Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 9, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,838 views

    While Jesus forbids the use of the sword as a means to advance the kingdom of God, the New Testament does not teach an absolute or principled pacifism.

    Violence – we are a culture awash in it. Violence is on our TVs and devices, whether in the form of entertainment or the nightly news. We can’t go a day without hearing about some new statistic about the death rates in “CHIRAQ” or Chicago or about another ISIS moment in the Middle East. For many of ...read more

  • Do Not Resist Series

    Contributed by Simon Bartlett on Jun 25, 2022
     | 197 views

    Many Christians believe that in Matthew 5:39 Jesus is calling us to pacifism. If that was the case, he would be negating the Old Testament! Jesus does call us to nonresistance, but in certain situations only - as his examples show. He isn't pacifist and he doesn't call us to to pacifism.

    INTRODUCTION I trained to become a Baptist minister at Bristol Baptist College. While I was there, a Canadian couple called Tom and Rebecca Yoder Neufeld gave a talk. The Yoder Neufelds are Mennonites. Mennonites trace their origins to the Anabaptists, and the Yoder Neufelds were at Bristol ...read more

  • Nonviolence

    Contributed by Daniel Keeran on Mar 27, 2018
     | 1,668 views

    This is a review of nonviolence in early Christian thought through the fourth century.

  • Gospel Of Joy Is A Gospel Of Peace Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Feb 11, 2017
     | 3,625 views

    "Peace in society cannot be understood as pacification or the mere absence of violence"

  • What Grace Is That To You?

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Feb 16, 2022
     | 822 views

    Jesus preaches an extreme type of pacifism in order to let our lights shine.

  • Conflict Of Ages

    Contributed by Dan Shubin on May 27, 2002
    based on 13 ratings
     | 4,260 views

    About the concept of Christian pacifism and conscientious objection to military service, in the Bible and history.

    THE CONFLICT OF AGES Daniel H. Shubin He (the Messiah) will judge between the nations, and will decide for many people; and they will beat their swords into plows and their spears into pruning shears; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any ...read more

  • God's Mercy For The Lost - The True Story Of A Man Lost At Sea

    Contributed by Paul Barreca on Nov 11, 2014
     | 4,738 views

    Joe was alone in the Pacific ocean, ten miles from shore, without a life jacket, and worst of all, no one knew that he was overboard.

  • What Is A Peacemaker? Series

    Contributed by Keith Foskey on Apr 15, 2014
     | 3,582 views

    The Ultimate Peacemaker is Christ Our First Call as Peacemakers is as Ambassadors for Christ Our Secondary Call as Peacemakers is to Promote Reconciliation Among People Our Call to Be Peacemakers is NOT an Absolute Call to Humanistic Pacifism

  • War: What Is It Good For? Series

    Contributed by Aaron Burgess on Mar 11, 2003
    based on 165 ratings
     | 5,710 views

    This sermon addresses the issue of war. It discusses the three main views on war held by Christians: holy war, pacifism, just war. It also gives some practical ways we can react to these stressful times.

    War: What Is It Good For? Various Passages The front page of Sunday’s Cincinnati Enquirer carried a story about 7 boys from the village of Cleves (which is just down the road from our church building) who graduated from Taylor High School last year and joined the military and will all be ...read more

  • Obstacles To Individual And Church Growth - Part 2 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on May 28, 2004
    based on 49 ratings
     | 4,942 views

    Pacifism and Passivism can be serious stumbling blocks to our progress as members of the Body of Christ. If we are to grow both need to be eliminated from of our lives and our church.

    OBSTACLES TO INDIVIDUAL AND CHURCH GROWTH PART 2 1 PETER 2:9-15 INTRODUCTION: Last week we considered three obstacles that hinder Christian growth. Today I want to examine another pair of obstacles that impede individual and corporate growth and spiritual development – Pacifism and Passivism. ...read more

  • Justice And Injustice In Court - On Trial – But What Is The Verdict? Part 1 Of 2 Series

    Contributed by Ron Ferguson on Jul 28, 2022
     | 144 views

    Governments and the people who elect them can not carry out justice because they all are seriously flawed. Therefore individually, nationally and internationally, injustice is everywhere. Those persecuted, oppressed, neglected, deprived and downtrodden are crying out for justice.

    JUSTICE AND INJUSTICE IN COURT - ON TRIAL – BUT WHAT IS THE VERDICT? PART 1 OF 2 INJUSTICE FOR CHRISTIANS A disgraceful thing is happening in Australia. In New South Wales, football is god. The football code is Rugby League. One football club, Manly Sea Eagles, made a decision to make its ...read more