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Censored! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: The church has always wanted to do something about excessive violence and sexual
Does God Believe In Astrology And Flying Saucers? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Superstitions are plagues that we must eradicate.
God Thought You'd Never Ask -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Most Christians are not very serious about looking for God or receiving help unle
Were You Ever Somebody Else? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since church members may ask the question, it may be important for ministers to p
Is The End Near And Should You Worry? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Jesus' second coming is a fascinating and popular subject for many Christians.
We Have Met The Monster And It Is Us -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Each of us must make a careful and continual examination of our lives to see wher
Moved Any Mountains Lately? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Should we be able to heal people with prayer, and if so what can we heal?
Is The Real You The Right You? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we know who we really are, and more importantly, what we can become?
Will God Help The St. Louis Cardinals Win? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What are the appropriate and inappropriate subjects for prayer?
Is Church Dangerous? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Is there anything unpleasant or inconvenient about going to church?
Some Are More Equal Than Others -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: One of the responsibilities of the Christian is to love the "unlovables."
How To Handle Your Preacher -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Ministers could take the Sunday morning service as an opportunity to discuss the
The Ninth Beatitude: Blessed Are Those Who Get Angry! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: It is not always wrong to get angry.
Do You Have To Be Smart To Be A Christian? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Since the Bible isn't always easy to understand and the world is very complex, do
Am I My Butterfly's Keeper? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: How we care for the animals may tell us a lot about our love and sensitivity for
How Many Roads To Heaven? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we have to be a Christian or a certain kind of Christian to "get to heaven"?
David And Bathsheba: An Affair To Remember -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: There is much to learn from this story of loyalty, courage, sin, responsibility,
Daring To Be A Lion's Breakfast! -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Do we always have the necessary courage to take a moral stand or face ridicule, s
Start Quoting God Accurately -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Integrity demands that we are careful and honest with our use of scripture to quo
Are There Any Goats In Heaven? -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Who is saved and how?
Famous Flights: The Art Of Running Away -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Running away from a problem is not always bad.
A Drink At David's Place -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: A communion sermon reflecting on the awesome responsibility we must feel at recei
Holy Smoke -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: What are the ingredients of true worship?
When And How To Break The Law -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Are good Christian citizens ever allowed to break the civil law?
If Crows Don't Worry, Scarecrows Won't Work -- Terry Cain -- 1993
Purpose Statement: Apparently stress or worry is one of our greatest burdens and needs consideration

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