Contributed on Aug 1, 2008
Jesus gives us insite in Matthew 23 as how not to conduct ourselves. This messages explores how we can make Christianity a burden instead of a blessing.
INTRODUCTION • OPEN WITH VIDEO • SLIDE #1 • That guy had gone a little off course didn’t he? I hope that we do not become “Fat Christian” as we saw in our video! • If we are not cautious, we can gradually slip away from what God wants us to do with our lives. • Many times we subtly slip ...read more
Contributed on Aug 8, 2008
Living for our own glory will hurt our ability to reach people.
INTRODUCTION • ME CHURCH VIDEO • SLIDE #1 • That is some kind of church! • Can you imagine what kind of church we would have if we all had that type mentality. WOW! • Today we are going to look at the second of 8 things that we can do to be a bad Christian. • I believe we can easily forget ...read more
Contributed on Aug 15, 2008
WE do not want to be the reason that people turn from Jesus!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • There is a lot of responsibility that comes with being a Christian. It is not always easy to do what we are called to do. • It is so easy to get off course and start heading down the wrong path. • We can run into a lot of dangers if we start neglecting our ...read more
Contributed on Aug 22, 2008
When our faith does not spring from our relationship with Jesus, we will have problems.
INTRODUCTION • RELATIONSHIP VIDEO (NOT A POWERPOINT) • SLIDE #1 • Should relationships make a difference in your life? Should a relationship with Jesus make a difference in your life? • Our relationships in many ways define who we are. Think about it, to Rachel’s friends, I am Rachel’s dad. ...read more
Contributed on Sep 6, 2008
One of the ways we can be a bad Christian is by not keeping our word.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • There are so many traps out there for us to fall into aren’t there. • We have been spending the past 4 weeks looking at 8 ways we can be a bad Christian. • I believe that the value of this series is that we can look at some of the mistakes of the past and learn from ...read more
Contributed on Sep 12, 2008
WE can put our focus in the wrong place and come out looking silly and being ineffective for our Lord.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • AS we continue looking at some of the things that can ensnare us as we strive to life for Jesus, we are going to look at a subject that can really creep into our lives over a long period of time. • I think this is one of the traps that can slowly take hold of us if we ...read more
Contributed on Sep 19, 2008
We need to be good dishwashers if we want to please the Lord!
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • All you have to do is turn on the television, look at a billboard, or look at a magazine and you will see that we are fixated on looking good. • There are shows in television that focus on helping you to look good, shows like “What Not To Wear”, “How Do I Look” among ...read more
Contributed on Sep 27, 2008
We need to face our struggles and sins instead of throwing others under the bus.
INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • WE are winding down our series of 8 Ways to be a bad Christian. • Today we are going to look at the final issue in our series. This final way we can be a bad Christian is one that can be so damaging not only to ourselves, but to those around us as well. • If we are ...read more