Category Archives: Trust

Your God and Your Tears

Psalm 56:8-11 Children are experts in the crying business. They can fall and skin a knee, and the tears flow. They can fall off their tricycles or bicycles, and the tears well up in their eyes and trickle down their little cheeks. They know how to cry. Crying, shedding tears, is a part of life.

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Two Ways of Life

Jeremiah 17:5-10 “What on earth are you here for?” That is one the primary questions posed by the blockbuster best selling book, The Purpose Driven Life, written by the well known pastor of the Saddleback Church in Southern California. This important question is one that people of all ages should consider. Why are we here?

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This Hope Which Does Not Disappoint

Romans 5:1-5 Bernie Madoff has made off with 50 billion dollars of investor funds. He played what is called the Ponzi game. Charles Ponzi was a 1920’s style Bernie Madoff, who defrauded thousands of New Englanders with a postage stamp speculation scam. Now, the term Ponzi scheme is used to describe those efforts to swindle

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Testimony of God’s Trustworthiness

Habakkuk 3:17-19 The man’s hands were shaking as he talked to Chris Wallace about the economy. This was not just any man off the street. Henry Paulson has served as Secretary of Treasury in the Bush administration for the past two years and he is a veteran  the high rolling climate of Wall Street. But

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Secrets to a Successful Life

Proverbs 3:5-7 Do you want to be successful? What is success? Is it becoming a billionaire? There is a show about billionaires that I watched the other night. A prince in Saudi Arabia finds that success is seen in his 400,000 sq foot house. He has a staff of over 100 that only makes sure

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Lessons from a Bar-B-Q

Daniel 3 Topics: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The story is of three Hebrew children, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; also known by their Chaldean names of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. The fiery furnace was a place that was kept hot 24 hours a day for the cremation of the dead. I. Standing firm begins before you face the fiery

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Excuses

Exodus 3:11-4:17 A major company reviewed the reasons its employees had given for being late and awarded a prize. The winning excuse was, “My pig fell in the furnace and I had to take it apart to get him out.” The employee elaborated that his pig had become ill so he brought it indoors to recuperate. The

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Encountering God

Exodus 3:1-10 I. Turn Aside (1-3). How often in our busy lives does God try to get our attention and we don’t even notice? God’s call to a task can come to us at any time. This is why it is so important that we have a quiet time each day when we can listen to God. We need

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Who’s Missing? Whose Mission?

Text: Matthew 22:1-14 Introduction All are invited; only some accept. The kingdom of heaven is compared to a wedding feast to which everyone is invited. Only those responding to Christ’s invitation may participate (Romans 10:13). Those who have trusted Christ are assured of eternal life in heaven (John 3:16). Who’s Missing? Those who have an opportunity

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Whom Can God Use?

Romans 12:1-21 Introduction: A basic fact of life is that none of us will live forever.  Thus comes the question:  Who will replace us in our places of service for God? Who will replace Billy Graham? James Dobson? Dr. White? We need not worry about the replacements for these people.  God has already picked them out.  The

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