Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
Greed is a powerful and prevalent enemy to spirituality, but God has shown us how to overcome it.
The Enemy Within - Greed. I Tim. 6:6-10 INTRO.: This morning we begin a new series of messages titled “The Enemy Within.” We will examine some of the great obstacles to living the Christian life. Opposition to the Christian comes from both outside and inside. From the outside, Satan hurls his ...read more
Contributed on Jan 15, 2007
The Christian can sleep better if he has learned sleep comes from God, has learned to trust God, and has learned Life’s real meaning.
The Enemy Within _Fatigue. Psalm 127:1, 2 INTRO.: How often have we heard someone say, “I was just too tired to get up and go to Sunday School?” or, “I work so hard all week, I’m just worn out by Sunday.” This kind of fatigue is an enemy of spirituality. ILLUS.: Joke about sleeping in Church ...read more
Contributed on Jan 22, 2007
A sermon on the danger of anger and how Jesus would have us handle anger.
The Enemy Within: Anger. Matt. 5:21-24 INTRO.: Matt. 5:21-48 records a group of six sayings Bible scholars sometimes call the “antitheses” section of the Sermon on the Mount. They set Jesus’ teachings in contrast to the legalistic practices of the religious leaders. Each begins, “you have heard, ...read more
Contributed on Jan 28, 2007
Jesus addressed three kinds of pride: personal, social, and spiritual, any of which will hinder our spiritual life.
The Enemy Within: Pride. Prov. 16:18, 19 INTRO.: ILLUS.: The Monroe Chamber of Commerce has apologized to Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco after auctioning off a dinner with the governor at the governor’s mansion. "This was not a reflection of the chamber’s or the business community’s ...read more
Contributed on Feb 5, 2007
A look at the things we fear and how the Bible addresses our fears.
The Enemy Within: Fear. I Jn. 4:18 INTRO.: August 14, 1941, F. D. R. and Winston Churchill signed the Atlantic Charter, by which they stated they wanted to provide the people of the world four basic freedoms. Among them was freedom from fear. Four short years later, the atomic bomb was ...read more
Contributed on Feb 14, 2007
This sermon compares the guilt of Judas Iscariot with that of Simon Peter and draws lessons on how God would deal with our guilt.
The Enemy Within: Guilt. Ps. 51:1-3 INTRO.: Illus.: Murder trial in Oklahoma. (Illustrations follow this sermon.) From SermonCentral.com contributed by Eric Snyder. The defendant knew he was guilty. His sin found him out. King David also felt a deep sense of guilt when he took Bathsheba and ...read more
Contributed on Feb 26, 2007
A sermon warning against indifference to the claims of God upon our lives.
The Enemy Within: Indifference. Amos 6:1 INTRO.: Amos wrote about 760 BC. It was a time of great prosperity in Israel and also a time of great corruption. They often go together. The rich were getting richer at the expense of the poor. Injustice was everywhere in the land. Judges were bribed and ...read more