Rev. Marvin L Jackson • Illustration • • 2,927 views
How To Catch A Monkey In The Jungle If you want to catch a monkey in the jungle, drill a hole in a coconut and put food inside it. The hole must be large enough for the monkey to get his hand in, but small enough that he cannot get it out once he grabs the food. Chain the coconut to a tree. Once the…
PO - If you drink before you drive, you are putting the quart before the hearse. EST - Our text will note what God thinks about drinking. ESS - Our message will describe the evil associated with alcohol. OSS - At the end of this message we will ask what this church can do to make a difference to those…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 126 views
The devotion of a person to something, whether sin in general or food, alcohol or wealth in particular, so as to become dependent upon it. A person will never be satisfied in such a state of slavery. The answer to addiction is self-control through the resources of the new life in Christ.
Matthew Martin • Illustration • • 117 views
From Paul Boatman's sermon on "Purity" @ OCC (can be applied to overcoming any addiction/sin problem). 1. Prayer—Paul challenges the Thessalonians to continual prayer. The beginning of victory over impurity is the recognition that you cannot do it without seeking God’s help. 2. Regret—The hormone driven…
John Leffler • Sermon • • 98 views
Revelation 2:18-29 What a fascinating tour we have been on in the last few weeks. We have now visited -- up to this point three churches that all surround the Island of Patmos in Asia Minor. We have seen the loveless church of Ephesus (the church who lost her first love), a persecuted church in the city…
Robert K. Storey • Sermon • • 83 views • 43:51
Intro 3 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. 4 The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 5 We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,…
Freedom Freedom is a key Word in the christian vocabulary. It is one of God’s favorite words and it is central in the Godpel. 17 Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is , there is liberty. 36 If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed. 45 And I will walk…
Stephen N. Rummage • Illustration • • 54 views
Johnny Cash took his first pill – an amphetamine tablet called Benzedrine – in 1957. He was instantly hooked. “It increased my energy, it sharpened my wit, it banished my shyness, it improved my timing, it turned me on like electricity flowing through a light bulb,” Cash recalled. For the next ten years,…
Army Navy Marine Corps Air Force Warrior Battle Resist Soldier Fight 1fight \ˈfīt\ verb 1 a: to contend in battle or physical combat especially : to strive to overcome a person by blows or weapons 2fight noun 1 a: a hostile encounter : battle, combat Do you have Fight in you? Should you have Fight in…
The Book of 1 Timothy
Joshua Franklin • Cornerstone Bible Church • Sermon • • 50 views • 38:12
This week Joshua Franklin continues through the Book of 1 Timothy with a teaching from Chapter 4:6-16. In this message, Josh looks at Paul’s encouragement of Timothy and how he should handle those within the church body.
Charles Spurgeon • Faithlife Sermons • Illustration • • 43 views
The swallow dips his wing into the brook, and then he is up again into the skies, soaring toward the sun. The duck can swim in the pool or dive under the water—it is in its element. So the Christian just sometimes touches with his wing the streams of earth, but then he is up again where he should be.…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 35 views
In his autobiography, Pat Summerall the former player and broadcaster tells of becoming a born again Christian during his treatment for alcoholism at the Betty Ford rehab clinic. The message of the Gospel is changed lives in the grace God gives in Jesus Christ. --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell World,…
That You May Believe: A Chronicling of the Life of Christ
Pastor Mauldin relates one man's experience of desperation with the need of all mankind while appealing to the church to continue in both compassion for the lost and believing in the keeping joy of our testimonies.
The Gospel of Mark
Jesus heals a demon-possessed man and restores him to his community. This is a hard story for many of us to hear. We'd rather not think about demons or impure spirits. We don't know what to do with people who are excluded by their family or society because of mental illness. We'd rather not come face-to-face with the powers that control us. But Jesus' name is powerful. Jesus crosses the sea of Galilee and confronts the powers of evil on their territory. And Jesus wins. Because he is powerful. That is scary for the people who witness Jesus' power. They'd rather send him away than see his power change everything about their lives. What about you? Come and listen! Be transformed by word and worship of Jesus Christ.