Bobby Earls • Sermon • • 9,315 views
TEXT: Philippians 4:11 TOPIC: Living the Contented Life Pastor Bobby Earls, First Baptist Church, Center Point, Alabama Sunday morning, August 2, 2009 (Sermon outline by the Rev. Francis W. Dixon, Lansdowne Baptist Church, Bournemouth, England) 11 Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned…
Jonathan Sine • Sermon • • 2,540 views
“Spiritual Investments” Philippians 4.10-23 This morning, we are concluding our study in the letter to the Philippians. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, there have been some things that I had expected when entering the study: Paul’s joy despite his imprisonment, his eternal perspective on his difficult…
Ordinary People: Radical joy
Last week, Pastor Hyeon Son Lim was released from a North Korean labour camp, imprisoned for his faith. He stated on Sunday, “I learned to fully accept all of this as a form of God's love and discipline to make me stronger.” Pastor Lim found contentment, even under terrible circumstances. What does this say about us and our trivial discontentment? How should we look at our finances, time and relationships, as content Christians?
Pillars of Christian Character
David Krueger • Sermon • • 447 views
As I was preparing for this morning’s message on contentment, I came across some pithy quotes and interesting proverbs from other countries that describe contentment from that culture’s perspective: Italian Proverb—Since the house is on fire, let us warm ourselves. Turkish Proverb—One already wet does…
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Fast Food Faith: “Have it Your Way” Intro: Randy Pausch was a professor of computer science, human-computer interaction and design at Carnegie Mellon University. He dealt with virtual reality stuff. He was a much loved professor and, as it turns out, a quite good motivational speaker. Unfortunately though,…
Richard E Powell • Sermon • • 369 views
Dr. Adrian Rogers, the late pastor of the Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee, once commented on the extravagant spending habits of many American families. He said, "We buy things we do not need, with money we do not have, to impress people we do not like." The recent turmoil in the global…
DANIEL JOHNSON • Sermon • • 215 views
My grace is sufficient for you 6/8/08 a.m. God’s Riches Available at Christ’s Expense This is a message of sufficient grace. God is sufficient for our spiritual ministries (2 Cor. 3:4–6) and our material needs (2 Cor. 9:8) as well as our physical needs (2 Cor. 12:9). If God’s grace is sufficient to save…
Dan Cutler • Sermon • • 205 views
The theme for our ‘bite size bible message’ this morning is Contentment… I’d like to begin by asking you all a few questions. You don’t have to answer them now, but I’d like you to think what your answers would be *Are you content with life? *Are you content with your house? Your car? Your wife! Your…
Kent Carroll • Sermon • • 204 views
“I GOT THIS!” Scripture: II Cor. 12:1-10 Thesis: Show from Scripture that Christ’s power and grace is best displayed against the backdrop of human weakness. I. INTRODUCTION Someone has defined grace as “God’s provision for every need when we need it.” Perhaps you have heard of the acrostic, G. R. A.…
The words “are we done” can have different meanings based upon the different settings in which it is used. These words can be declared with somewhat of a confidence that all the options have been explored or all the tasks have been completed. The classic Aesop Fable of The Milkmaid and Her Pail is a…
Rich DeRuiter • Sermon • • 198 views
Reading: Deuteronomy 31:1-8 and Hebrews 13:1-8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deut. 31:8 (NIV) I. Heading into the Unknown A. Where will ‘99 Take us? 1. What might happen this year? a. This might…
Count Your Blessings
Larry Richardson • Crocker Christian Church • Sermon • • 182 views • 32:57
This week Larry reminds us to count out blessings. Sometimes life isn't as rough as we think it is, we need to remember everything that God has done for us.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 178 views
“I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity. Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. I know how to be brought low, and I know how to…
The Book of Ecclesiastes
Mr Joe Goodale • Cornerstone Bible Church • Sermon • • 112 views • 45:21
This week Joe Goodale introduces the Book of Ecclesiastes. In this study we go over the Who, What, Where, and How of the book and look at the theme and purpose that the author wants to proclaim.
To be content in life, we have to understand what God says about us, regardless of what others say about us. But before we will believe what God says about us, we have to think accurately about who God is and what He is like.
While You Were Sleeping
Asleep At The Wheel Driving is a complex task with many working parts. The driver’s awareness can significantly impact both long and short commutes. Our life as believes requires the same amount of alertness as we navigate through life. Sleep is defined as a regularly recurring condition of body and…
The Demands of Christ
Chris Brewster • The Well Church OKC • Sermon • • 104 views • 1:05:38
As people, it is apparent that we are remarkably bad at choosing people for the best reasons. We are predictably drawn to what we see, to the outward appearance. This is often the natural inception of our understanding of others, and this is not always a bad thing. However, we have to move to a much more accurate assessment of someone by viewing who they are in the inside. When we miss this, we end up with all kinds of trouble. We elect, hire, marry, reward attractive people, or people who perform well, but miss the much more important beauty of so many who may not have the appearance of others. In the same way, we have learned to have the outside of our cups clean and decorated in specific ways in order to be accepted.