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Overcoming Self Doubt and Discouragement”Luke 7: 18-23Stage One: Success (Wow—everything works)   What are the three hungers we have for success?Stage Two:  Doubt (Something is wrong!  It isn’t working)    John’s question reveals the source of his doubting faith.Stage Three:  RealityThree ways to tap into the power of God to overcome doubt and discouragement.Discussion Questions: What is your passion and what are your gifts? How have...
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LEADERSHIP SERIES

In case you haven't noticed things are changing at a frenetic pace and we are living in times of uncertainty, chaos, and turbulence. Which means that we are going to see leadership emerge as the most important element of business and government. Leadership is an attribute that is highest in demand and shortest in supply. In this series of...
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The following four week series has been written to assist you in your ministry to teenage students. Each talk focuses on Christ in His encounters with specific individuals as written in the Gospels. Each talk will provide a title, the passage, the main point, the sound byte (the main point put in a catchy phrase), the rationale (the sub-points),...
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Neh. 5:1-13 (NIV)   Now the men and their wives raised a great outcry against their Jewish brothers. [2] Some were saying, "We and our sons and daughters are numerous; in order for us to eat and stay alive, we must get grain."[3] Others were saying, "We are mortgaging our fields, our vineyards and our homes to get grain during the...
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Text: II Chronicles 31Big Idea: Thanksgiving is an American tradition that is especially meaningful for the Christian because it gives us an opportunity to change our focus from our prosperity to God.Sound Byte: Thanksgiving is a time to switch the focus from OUR STUFF to THE GOD WHO GAVE US THAT STUFFOutline:Introduction: How do we handle our American success & prosperity?I. Thanksgiving...
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MAIN POINT: Jesus has a reputation for restoring people's lives. He did it for others; He can do it for you.TAKEAWAY: After hearing this message, your students will be given the opportunity to allow Jesus to literally and completely restore their lives.MESSAGE OUTLINEINTRO: A story about someone who's life has been totally restored by Jesus (from drugs, sex, abuse, alcohol, bad relationship,...
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Changing A Culture With Your EarsText:  Numbers 27:1-11Message Theme: Moses exercised the most forgotten leadership skill from people in a position of power—he listened carefully, prayed and then acted.What was the problem? (vs.26)Moses faced three problems: The practical question of the women:  What shall we do?  Life is unfair?  God is unfair?  The rules are unfair? The social question:  What shall we do with these women? The...
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