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Jeff Strite avatar
The Prayer That God Answers
Shared by: Jeff Strite on Aug, 2001
Summary: On the face of it, the Prayer of Jabez would appear to be the kind of petition God wouldn’t answer - too selfish.
based on 77 ratings
Scripture: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10
Views: 5,225
Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
Motivational Gifts / Why am I Here
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Aug, 2005
Summary: Why am I here ? Why do I act and react the way that I do ? Why do I think and reason the way that I do ? Romans 12:1-8 answers these questions and more. Read on !!!
based on 63 ratings
Scripture: Romans 12:1-8
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 3,528
Chad Bolfa avatar
The right Motive for fasting
Shared by: Chad Bolfa on Apr, 2009
Summary: The benefits of truly fasting are enormous, but there are also dangers. We can fast for the wrong reasons. This is the point of this passage of scripture. Jesus will council us on the wrong and right motives for fasting.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 6:16-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,740
Jerry Flury avatar
Compulsion or Compassion
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Nov, 2009
Summary: In his letter to Philemon, Paul strikes to the heart of true discipleship addressing what ought to be the motive for all of our actions as believers. Compassion not compulsion should to be the rule of faith that governs our decisions and actions.
based on 10 ratings
Scripture: Philemon 1:1-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,480
Shawn Drake avatar
What's Your Problem
Shared by: Shawn Drake on Nov, 2009
Summary: This is the 4th sermon in the series "When God Says..."
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Jonah 4:1-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,165
David Henderson avatar
"Whatever Happened to Old Fashioned Service?"
Shared by: David Henderson on Jun, 2011
Summary: This message begins with a description of what service used to look like at the local service station. We have drifted from the concept of what Biblical service actually looks like. My goal in this series is to build a real attitude of servanthood in ou
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 20:20-28
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,069
Jimmy Haile avatar
I Wonder
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Apr, 2011
Summary: We know that God uses us when our attitude is right and He use us when our motives are right but thank God, that He uses us even when our attitude isn’t right, or our motives aren’t right!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 22:7-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 658
David Scudder avatar
How Can we Know if we are Really Serving God?
Shared by: David Scudder on Jan, 2011
Summary: How can we know if we are really working for God? We could be doing things that God really doesn’t want us to do, or we could be doing the right things with a wrong motive. How tragic it would be to spend a lot of effort serving God and still not be pleas
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 3,692
David Dykes avatar
Don't Go Back!
Shared by: David Dykes on Sep, 2013
Summary: Legalism is a real temptation for us because we're wired to DO something. We have learned that we earn our bread by the sweat of our brow and we can't help but apply that to our spiritual life.
Scripture: Galatians 4:8-11
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,616
Wayne Lawson avatar
Christ is Preached
Shared by: Wayne Lawson on Oct, 2012
Summary: A group wanted Paul to justify and help them pick and choose who they felt had Proper and Improper motives when it came to Preaching the Word of God. Paul redirected their focus and rejoiced that Christ is Preached, focus not on the motive but the Word
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Philippians 1:15-18
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,411
Monty Newton avatar
Religion Gone Bad
Shared by: Monty Newton on Nov, 2012
Summary: Religion goes bad when our lives are not marked by genuine humility and heartfelt generosity.
David Swanger avatar
Blessed are the Ermine
Shared by: David Swanger on Feb, 2013
Summary: While we tend to focus on the purity of such things as food, water, and air, we would be wise to focus more intently on the purity of heart that Jesus speaks of here. A purity if not possessed will prevent us from seeing God both now and eternally.
Jimmy Haile avatar
Reasons For Unanswered Prayer-2
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Mar, 2013
Summary: Our prayers can be about wrong motives
Gene Haraldsen avatar
The Purpose of Prayer
Shared by: Gene Haraldsen on Jul, 2004
Summary: When we don’t understand the purpose of prayer we will be disappointed with and discouraged by the experience of prayer.
based on 24 ratings
Scripture: Luke 18:9-12
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,799
Scott Epperson avatar
Reluctant Disciples
Shared by: Scott Epperson on May, 2008
Summary: To be a true disciple we must be willing to follow the lamb where ever he may go. The question you should ask is how far will you go?
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 14:4
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 3,311
Patrick Nix avatar
How Does God See Me?
Shared by: Patrick Nix on Sep, 2010
Summary: Ask yourself… How does God see me? Not how my family does, nor my friends, nor the pastor… but God. What does He think of my actions, words, decisions, feelings, and thoughts. Look at what God says to the 7 churches… REV. 2:2, 9, 13, 19; 3:1, 8, 15 Go
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Revelation 2:2-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,775
Joseph Smith avatar
Simon Peter: Stuck in Self-Deception
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Nov, 2009
Summary: We live with a self-image that we know is not true, but we like to project it anyway. We will come unstuck from self-deception when there is someone who loves us unconditionally ... the crucified and risen Christ.
Series: Stuck
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: John 18:15-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,887
Dennis Davidson avatar
Shared by: Dennis Davidson on Nov, 2009
Summary: God’s wisdom gives peace but the churches to which James wrote were experiencing chronic hostility & sharp confrontations. They fought, coveted, quarreled & condemned others to obtain their desires. They were dominated by self-will
Series: James
based on 53 ratings
Scripture: James 4:1-5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 17,134
Kevin L. Jones avatar
Do You Know Him?
Shared by: Kevin L. Jones on Jan, 2010
Summary: A sermon examining the impact that Jesus has in the lives of those who truly know Him.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 28:1-6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4,218
Russell Brownworth avatar
Serving; Magnanimous or Pusillanimous?
Shared by: Russell Brownworth on Oct, 2009
Summary: What’s your motive - what drives your life?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Mark 10:35-45
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1,011
Doyle Hayes avatar
Give Me Liberty
Shared by: Doyle Hayes on Jul, 2009
Summary: Paul’s defense against legalism.
Scripture: Galatians 1:1-10
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 361
Paul Clemente avatar
How Excited Are We About the Gospel?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on May, 2010
Summary: If I really believe in what the Gospel of Jesus Christ can do in my life, shouldn’t I be as compelled as the Apostle Paul to live a life for Christ?
Scripture: Romans 1:8-17
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 484
Terry Barnhill avatar
If It Be Of God
Shared by: Terry Barnhill on May, 2010
Summary: someone intervened. His name was Gamaliel. His calm advice assuaged their anger,
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Acts 5:27-41
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 787
Gary Stebbins avatar
Why Didn't God Answer My Prayer
Shared by: Gary Stebbins on May, 2010
Summary: This series is to make the church more aware of the importance of practicing the biblical discipline of prayer. Last three weeks adapted from a sermon series by Greg Groeschel called Prayer.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: John 9:31
Denomination: Charismatic
Views: 1,721
J.D. Tutell avatar
Motives Revealed
Shared by: J.D. Tutell on Nov, 2010
Summary: Peoples motives are revealed through their actions as demonstrated in the riot at Ephesus.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Acts 19:21-41
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,661
Mark Stepherson avatar
Prayer Keys - Pure Motives
Shared by: Mark Stepherson on Nov, 2011
Summary: Selfishness paralyzes prayer. God will cause us to accomplish more through sincere prayer than we ever could on our own through murderous rebellion, warring, and quarreling. When the church in Acts prayed, they received power and God received glory. When
Series: Prayer Keys
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,058
Ed Vasicek avatar
The Right Motives for Ministry: Why We Serve Him
Shared by: Ed Vasicek on Nov, 2011
Summary: Coming to know and serve God certainly benefits us, and we should not be ashamed of that; he created us to need him. But we are called to serve on the basis of higher motives, motives that are tied to who God is and what he has done. So why do we serve hi
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 2,830
Thomas Swope avatar
Enough Already
Shared by: Thomas Swope on May, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Judges 8: 1 – 35
Series: Judges
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Judges 8:1-35
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 2,218
John McCormack avatar
Shared by: John McCormack on May, 2012
based on 1 rating
Scripture: James 4:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 602
Greg Nance avatar
The Ultimate Father’s Gift
Shared by: Greg Nance on Jun, 2012
Summary: Father’s day sermon.