Category Archives: Colossians

You Can Do It!

Philippians 4:13 Introduction: I. I can do. What was Paul doing? a) Content with his circumstances (V. 12) Paul has learned the secret of contentment . . . he can be hungry, or well fed . . . he has learned to be content with much, or with little. He was rejoicing in all things

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What Have We Learned? Purpose Driven Life

Deuteronomy 11:1-2 Joke: 87 year old woman goes out on a date with a 97 year old man. “I had to slap him three times.” Did he get fresh with you? No, I slapped him to see if he were still alive. We don’t want the world slapping us to see if we are alive.

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What Does it Mean to be a Missionary?

Romans 15:14-33 Introduction: When people here in the USA are asked to support missions, they often wonder what do missionaries do? It reminds me of a cartoon I once read: Illustration: In a “Peanuts” cartoon, Lucy asks Charlie Brown, “Why are we here on Earth?” Charlie replied, “To make other people happy.” Lucy replied, “Then why are they

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Thank You, Lord

Ephesians 5:19-20 19 Speaking to yourselves in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord; 20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ; – Ephesians 5:19-20 I have much to be thankful for: 1) As an American The holiday’s developmental progress

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Save Us From Our House!

Job 1 The theme is why do bad things happen to good people. The house-saving team responds to frantic families who have been suffering in their space. Relationship strategist, Hina Khan, tackles the emotional damage first, leading the family through a series of challenges and therapy models designed to address fractured relationships. Meanwhile, contractor Scott

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A Message from the Bone-yard

Ezekiel 37:1-14 Introduction The Bible says in Hebrews 1 that God spoke in the Old Testament through a variety of means. For example, God spoke through men, through a donkey, and through a burning bush. But in Ezekiel 37, God sent a message through a pile of bones. Imagine a skeleton preaching a sermon to you! This morning, I

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Living God’s Unshakable Truth

Psalms 86:11 Introduction Someone wrote Billy Graham with the following question: Q: “I’m new at going to church, so I apologize if my question is too simple. But several times our pastor has talked about the blood of Jesus saving us, and I don’t understand what he means by that, (and I’m too embarrassed to

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Leadership Lessons from the Life of our Lord

Introduction: Dr. Warren W. Wiersbe shared the following in a message titled “The First Government” in a series called “Back to Our Beginnings”.  Dr. Wiersbe made reference to Dr. Walter Wilson (1881-1969) witnessing to a police officer. He told him it was good to meet a fellow minister of God.  To this the officer responded but you

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Discerning God’s Will

Acts 6:1-7; 13:1-3; 15:22; John 11:17 & 22; Colossians 2:2-3 and Romans 15:5-6. Topics: Unity Ways in which I have seen churches operate: The pastor is seen as the mediator between God and the church. God tells the pastor His will and then the pastor challenges the church to follow. One of my professors was a pastor at a church in Birmingham. He wanted

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The Meaning of Christmas

John 1:1-5; 10-14 Naturally, I will be preaching a Christmas sermon next week, but this week I want to step back from the manger scene to observe the bigger picture. What does Christmas mean? God told Abraham that the coming Christ would be a blessing to all peoples (Gen. 18:18) but in what way? Certainly we don’t twist

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