Sermon Series
  • 1. Cleanliness Is Next To Godliness

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 56 ratings

    God’s desire is that we be holy and pure. Soap is good for cleansing the outside of the body, but doesn’t get below the skin into the heart.

    INTRODUCTION This message is the first in a series I’m calling “No, that’s NOT in the Bible.” There are dozens of popular sayings floating around that people think are from the Bible and they’re not. There is a great deal of biblical illiteracy in the pews of our churches. Here is a top ten list more

  • 2. Spare The Rod; Spoil The Child

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    When it comes to discipline, it’s easier to let things slide. No parent wants more stress, and spanking a child raises the stress level. You will do yourself and your child a great favor by lovingly applying the rod of correction when it is needed.

    INTRODUCTION This is the second message in a series called, “No, that’s NOT in the Bible!” There is an alarming amount of biblical ignorance in our churches today. For fun, let’s take a quick Bible Knowledge Test. Here are twelve familiar phrases, put a check mark beside the ones you think are more

  • 3. Money Is The Root Of All Evil

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 13 ratings

    The ABCs of a Biblical understanding of money.

    INTRODUCTION We’re in the middle of a series entitled, “No, that’s NOT in the Bible!” There are many clever witticisms people quote as coming from the Bible–and they aren’t found in the Bible. Next week we’ll be looking at perhaps the most popular Bible misquote: “God helps those who help more

  • 4. God Helps Those Who Help Themselves

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 27 ratings

    The Lord responds to those who cry out to him for help. We must admit God is our only source of help; without it we are sunk.

    INTRODUCTION This is the fourth message in the series “No, that’s NOT in the Bible!” We’re examining ten popular statements people think are in the Bible, but they aren’t found in scripture. There are millions of Bibles in America, yet there is an alarming level of biblical ignorance. George more

  • 5. God Won’t Put More On You Than You Can Bear

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 45 ratings

    This misquote is usually spoken out of kindness, but it can cause great confusion and guilt. God WILL sometimes allow you to suffer more than you can bear--but that’s okay, because His grace is sufficient!

    INTRODUCTION The phrase “God helps those who help themselves” is often uttered with a harsh tone of condescension, but not so with the statement, “God won’t put more on you than you can bear.”1 These words are usually spoken out of deep concern and compassion. There is no criticism implied in more

  • 6. To Err Is Human; To Forgive Divine

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 44 ratings

    When you hold onto the sins and shortcomings of others, it hurts you. Forgiveness can release you of that pain. To err IS human; but to forgive FEELS divine!

    INTRODUCTION In the series entitled “No, that’s NOT in the Bible” we discover some of these pseudo-scriptures actually contradict the Bible. For instance, believing the adage “God helps those who help themselves” can hinder a person from seeking God’s help. The aphorism “God won’t put more on more

  • 7. When God Shuts One Door, He Opens Another

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 47 ratings

    Sometimes our disappointments in life can become God’s appointments, so don’t let closed doors bother you. The things we think of as failures and problems can often end up being blessings in disguise.

    INTRODUCTION It seems doors of opportunity open and close before us in life. Is it God opening and closing these doors? For many years I’ve heard the saying, “When God shuts one door, He opens another!” Well, no, those exact words are not found in the Bible anywhere. However, of all the phrases more

  • 8. God Moves In Mysterious Ways

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 39 ratings

    Many people think God’s ways are so mysterious, they are beyond our understanding. Perhaps the phrase “God moves in mysterious ways” was coined because in the Bible, God often did the UNEXPECTED. God seldom acts or moves the way we think He should.

    INTRODUCTION Over the past few weeks we’ve been studying popular sayings people think are in the Bible–but they aren’t. We’ve already discussed several pseudo-scriptures including, “God helps those who help themselves” and “God won’t put more on you than you can bear.” Today, we are focusing on more

  • 9. Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 25 ratings

    If you could spend your entire life listening to and obeying your God-given conscience, you could live a perfect life. But the Bible says we have ALL sinned and we fall short of the glory of God. All of us end up with a messed-up conscience.

    INTRODUCTION This is the penultimate message in this series on spurious Bible verses. Next week, we’ll consider the final adage, “To Thine Own Self Be True.” I encourage you to investigate this week and see if you can find the true source of that saying. A helicopter pilot flying over Seattle more

  • 10. To Thine Own Self Be True

    Contributed on Oct 11, 2006
    based on 21 ratings

    The dangerous implications of taking “To thine own self be true” literally.

    INTRODUCTION This is the final message in the series, “No, that’s NOT in the Bible.” Since I’ve started this series, I’ve encountered several other “sayings” often mistakenly quoted as coming from the Bible. Here are some other sayings that aren’t in the Bible: Charity begins at home; This too more