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[31 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 261 views]

A little philosophy inclineth man’s mind to atheism; but depth in philosophy bringeth men’s minds about to religion.

Sermon Starters »

[30 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 399 views]

Luke 2:11 – A savior, Christ the LORD.   We just want a savior
2 Peter 2:19 – Of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought into bondage
Matthew 14:30 – Lord, save me is all that some people cry but forget to complete verse 31
Isaiah 4:1 – Let us be called by thy name, but we will eat what we want and wear what we want
Luke 6:46-49 – Don’t call Him Lord if He’s not Lord
2 Chronicles 25:6-9 – We don’t need anyone’s help but God’s help
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Quotes »

[29 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 280 views]

True humility is intelligent self respect which keeps us from thinking too highly or too meanly of ourselves. It makes us modest by reminding us how far we have come short of what we can be.

Ministry Development »

[28 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 486 views]

Do not visit someone of the opposite sex alone in their home.
Do not counsel someone of the opposite sex alone at your office (without the door ajar, a window in the door, or an assistant outside the door).
Do not counsel a married person of the opposite sex more than once without the person’s mate being present (or involved in the process).
Do not dine alone with someone of the opposite sex.
Do not kiss someone of the opposite sex (in private) or show affection that could be questioned.
Do not discuss detailed sexual …

Illustrations and Research »

[25 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 433 views]

According to a new poll commissioned by The Associated Press, 60 percent of those who live with families said they sat down with family for dinner at least five nights in the past week. The research also revealed:

Twenty-five percent of families have the television turned on during dinner.
Fifty percent of families feel pestered by phone calls during this time together.
E-mailing or texting on a cell phone is constantly taking place during dinner for five percent of families.
Fifty-one percent of men said they cook dinner at least sometimes.
Sixty-four percent of people …

Quotes »

[24 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 310 views]

Never think that God’s delays are God’s denials. Hold on; hold fast; hold out. Patience is genius.

Ministry Development »

[23 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 452 views]

David was able to find certain men in his fledgling kingdom that were “mighty men.” Men who rose above the norm; men who were not stamped out of weaker molds; men who despised mediocrity; men that were survivors; men that inspired other men. These “mighty men” David made captains over his troops.
In today’s world a David may be hard pressed to find such men but even though they be few and far between—we thank God for those men that are “mighty men” in our day. Brother _____________ is such a …

Quotes »

[22 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 249 views]

To regret one’s own experiences is to arrest one’s own development. To deny one’s own experiences is to put a lie into the lips of one’s life. It is no less than a denial of the soul.

Illustrations and Research, Inspiration »

[21 Dec 2009 | 2 Comments | 567 views]

It truly seems that God made some questions without any answers for their mate,
Yet men seek, and even invent, answers to questions which are never complete nor are succinct
Indeed, the angels must look on in wonderment at the portrayal of men’s versions that can never sate
“I have light,” says one man and wonders why his fellow mates continue to think his answer indistinct.
Life, as God designed, has those places where man is left speechless
And all the wonderings of the human mind are left adrift amid a fathomless sea.
Yes, there are …

Illustrations and Research, Sermon Starters »

[18 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 329 views]

Acts 28:1-3
1 And when they were escaped, then they knew that the island was called Melita. 2 And the barbarous people shewed us no little kindness: for they kindled a fire, and received us every one, because of the present rain, and because of the cold. 3 And when Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks, and laid them on the fire, there came a viper out of the heat, and fastened on his hand.
On DiscoveryChannel.com, there is a series of video clips detailing and re-enacting various types of life-threatening …