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  • Adaptability

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 25, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,442 views

    Paul’s greatest interest was to preach the gospel and win men and women to Jesus Christ. He summarizes his guiding principle in the words, "I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some" (v. 22). In order to better accomplish his pu

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: For eighteen fruitful years, Dr. H.A. Ironside pastored the Moody Church in Chicago. When he got ready to take the offering, he would often say, "We ask God’s people to give generously. If you are not a believer in Jesus Christ, we do not ask you to give. We have a ...read more

  • Adapted By God

    Contributed by Mike Cleveland on Dec 22, 2008
     | 1,663 views

    Jesus Christ paid the price for our adoption into the family of God.

    In 1985 John and Martha Laughlin were informed that they were unable to have children, and yet they so longed for little ones that they began saving money to adopt a child. Over time they had decided on a child from Russia, had been over once to visit and choose the child, a 3-month old baby boy ...read more

  • Adapting The Truth

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Feb 11, 2014
     | 1,063 views

    CHRIST ADAPTED HIS TEACHINGS TO HIS AUDIENCE.

    ADAPTING THE TRUTH INTRODUCTION: WEBSTER’S DICTIONARY DEFINITION OF ADAPT: TO MAKE SUITABLE, TO MAKE FIT, TO ADJUST TO A SET OF CONDITIONS. CHRIST USED VARIOUS PARABLES INSTRUCTING LARGE CROWDS AND HIS DISCIPLES. EACH PARABLE CONVEYED A SPECIFIC, SPIRITUAL MESSAGE. ...read more

  • Keys To Adaptability

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 11, 2001
    based on 44 ratings
     | 4,155 views

    Some people refuse to adapt because they have never learned the secrets to godly change

  • Perfectly Adapted High Priest

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Mar 5, 2014
     | 1,958 views

    To show our GREAT HIGH PRIEST is JESUS, who lived, died, raised again from the dead and made us sit together with Him in His Heavenly throne.

    I. EXORDIUM: Where are you now sitting? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show our GREAT HIGH PRIEST is JESUS, who lived, died, raised again from the dead and made us sit together with Him in His Heavenly throne. IV. TEXT: Hebrews 7:26 (Amplified Bible) ...read more

  • Perfectly Adapted High Priest

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Mar 7, 2014
     | 1,587 views

    To show our GREAT HIGH PRIEST is JESUS, who lived, died, raised again from the dead and made us sit together with Him in His Heavenly throne.

    I. EXORDIUM: Where are you now sitting? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show our GREAT HIGH PRIEST is JESUS, who lived, died, raised again from the dead and made us sit together with Him in His Heavenly throne. IV. TEXT: Hebrews 7:26 (Amplified Bible) ...read more

  • Adapt The Delivery, Not The Message Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Mar 2, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,411 views

    The stark message of the Gospel must be delivered in ways that will be heard by modern humans.

    Monday of 3rd Week in Lent Gaudium et Spes Adapting the Delivery, Not the Message Those commentators who are not very familiar with the documents of Vatican II, but who count themselves experts on the “spirit” of Vatican II frequently see the Council as creating a break with the ...read more

  • Life Lessons From A Squirrel Series

    Contributed by Ernie Arnold on Nov 5, 2015
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,967 views

    Life lessons from a Squirrel. These are little devotions that you can use during the Fall/Autumn time of year that help us see how God's creations can help us live an abundant life.

    Life Lessons from a Squirrel Genesis 1:24-25 "And God said, 'Let the earth bring forth living creatures according to their kinds - livestock and creeping things and beasts of the earth according to their kinds.' And it was so. And God made the beasts of the earth according to their kinds and ...read more

  • How To Culturally Adapt Your Communications

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 15, 2001
    based on 50 ratings
     | 1,842 views

    Paul learned how to adapt his communications to maximize its effects with the Athenians. We too should ask the Holy Spirit to direct our communications for its greatest results. The Spirit is able to empower, enable and influence the outcome of our commun

    CULTURALLY ADAPT YOUR COMMUNICATION Illustration: The Importance of Good Communications:Professional golfer Tommy Bolt was playing in Los Angeles and had a caddy with a reputation of constant chatter. Before they teed off, Bolt told him, "Don’t say a word to me. And if I ask you something, ...read more

  • Lewis And Clark: Where The Map Ends The Adventure Begins! Series

    Contributed by Ken Pell on Jul 20, 2009
     | 2,470 views

    Hebrews 11 provides principles for living and ministering in a fast-changing world!

    LESSONS FROM THE WILD WEST! LEWIS AND CLARK: WHERE THE MAP ENDS THE ADVENTURE BEGINS Hebrews 11:1-10 INTRO We are in a series called “Lessons from the Wild West.” Two weeks ago we looked at: “Buffalo Bill Cody” (10:1-15) and saw that he, just like the disciples of Jesus, was a common ...read more

  • The Legacy Of Unrepentance-3

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Sep 19, 2011
     | 942 views

    3 of 4. Cain’s legacy was a spiritually derelict/deficient progeny. Personal unrepentance leaves a legacy of spiritually dereliction/deficiency. What does such a legacy provide? Spiritually deficient populations seek...

    The LEGACY Of UNREPENTANCE-III— Genesis 4:16-24 Likewise we will leave a legacy to our families. But what of any value will they receive? Background: Previously we had looked at Cain’s willful disdain of God’s direction for his life, & discovered the ‘Tragedy of ...read more

  • How Paul Adapted His Message To His Audience

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 79 ratings
     | 7,791 views

    How Paul Adapted His Message to His Audience - Acts 22

    How Paul Adapted His Message to His Audience - Acts 22 Paul’s amazing ability to adapt His message to every audience is a demonstration of the Spirit’s power and wisdom in a humble man. The great apostle shows tact, presence of mind and an earnest desire to see people come to saving faith in ...read more

  • The Sacraments (Adapted From Sermon By Brent Merten) Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Mar 23, 2014
     | 2,103 views

    Through the sacraments of baptism and the Lord's Supper, God comes to us that we may come together.

    Going on a field trip is something that every elementary student looks forward to. Teachers use field trips to make more tangible the lessons they want to teach. For example instead of just lecturing students about forests, a teacher will take students to a forest where they can smell the pine ...read more

  • The Invocation (Sermon Adapted From Brent Merten) Series

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Mar 2, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,935 views

    The Invocation reminds us of where we are and who we are.

    How many rituals do you have? How many procedures do you follow on a regular basis? Many of you make a pot of coffee upon waking in the morning or stop at Tim Horton’s because you wouldn’t dare start your day without a caffeine hit. That’s a ritual. Brushing teeth after meals is ...read more

  • Christians And Culture: What Mixes

    Contributed by Kelly Durant on May 21, 2015
     | 1,897 views

    What culture can you mix with a Christian? Who should adapt to what?

    Christians and Culture: What Mixes by Capt. Kelly Durant 10-14-12 1 Cor 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. 32 Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God- 33 even as I try to please everybody in every way. For I ...read more