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  • Spiritually Ambitious

    Contributed by Rule Digal on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    What is your greatest aspiration in life? Are you like James and John who aspired a closer relationship with Christ?

    Theme: Spiritually Ambitious Text: Mark 10:35-42 Introduction A. In every funeral service, lengthy eulogies would not be missed to hear. But, what is its purpose? B. Newspapers give space for obituaries. What are they for? It is man’s last attempt to impress the world that he does matter; ...read more

  • Ambitious In The Kingdom? Series

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 17, 2003
    based on 44 ratings

    Power, position and prestige - where do they belong in a Christian’s vocabulary?

  • Ambitious To Please God Series

    Contributed by Rod Macarthur on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 35 ratings

    This lesson draws our attention to the focus and passion with which we strive to please God. 2nd in "Pleasing God" series.

    Ambitiously Pleasing Him Text: 2 Cor. 5:9 “…have as our ambition…” Theme: To emulate Jesus and Paul in pleasing God. Introduction: What do you think of an “ambitious man”? 1) one with an agenda to promote himself? 2) one who is eager to get on with it? 3) one who undertakes ...read more

  • God's Gift To An Ambitious World

    Contributed by Tim Hedberg on Jul 21, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    What is our place in this world?

    God’s Gift To An Ambitious World Psalm 131 June 1, 2008 Spelling Be story, This week on National Public Radio, they told the story of the ever-increasing difficulty graduating seniors are having in getting into the college of their choosing. Despite high grade point averages. Despite ...read more

  • The Prayer Of An Ambitious Mother

    Contributed by Spencer Miller on Apr 25, 2003
    based on 83 ratings

    Mothers of today should be ambitious for their children to enter into fellowship with Jesus Christ.

    Many have tended to join with the other ten apostles in an attitude of hostility toward Salome, the mother of James and John, because of her prayer for preferential consideration for her sons. It is significant to note that while Christ corrected her He did not berate, criticize or condemn her. ...read more

  • Father's Day Example

    Contributed by George Crumbly on Jun 16, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    A sermon of how I remember my Father after nearly 50 years

    “FATHER’S DAY-2006” George Crumbly Humphrey UMC Father’s Day June 18, 2006 AM Ephesians 6 I guess this is first time that I can remember doing an actual Father’s Day message including my own Dad. I’ve used a message for Mother’s Day including my Mom over the years. I want to wish each & ...read more

  • "Ambition And High Hopes" Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Jan 25, 2007

    The sermon deals with the ethical question: "Is it right or wrong for a Christian to be ambitious".

    In Jesus Holy Name January 28, 2007 Text: James 3:13-4:3 Epiphany IV, Redeemer “Ambition and High Hopes” The Book of James 7th in the Series One of the fun things to study in the scriptures is the biblical themes. These biblical these weave through the fabric of scripture. We ...read more

  • Climbing The Staircase To Spiritual Greatness

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Jul 18, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    This sermon defines the struggle we all face, and encourages people to PRESS ON! The climb toward Spiritual Greatness is for the ambitious.

    One typical morning, a respectable, casually dressed man in his mid 50’s got up and headed to work with his usual brief case in his usual Lexus. On this particular morning however, he arrived with a beautiful woman, who was not his wife. When he pulled up to his usual parking space and got out, ...read more

  • Having A Healthy Ambition

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Oct 14, 2015
    based on 41 ratings

    We are all ambitious, in one way or another. That is how God created us. We should be ambitious for who we are.in Christ Jesus. Ambition is a healthy thing when it motivates us to reach our God-given potential.

    For thse not familier with an Anglica Service: there are four Scripture readings prior to the message. Today's assigned readings are: Job 38:1-7 & Job 34:41; Psalm 104:1-9; Hebrews 5:1-10 and Mark10:35-45 What does it mean... to be ....ambitious? When is ambition.... healthy,... and when ...read more

  • Labor Day - "A Little Slumber, A Little Sleep"

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Aug 31, 2017
    based on 4 ratings

    There is no book in the Bible that has more to say about being ambitious & the lack of ambition than the book of Proverbs. (PowerPoints Available - #337)

    MELVIN NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewlande@sstelco.com and request #337.) TEXT: Proverbs 24:30-34 There is no book in the Bible that has more to say about ...read more

  • I Deserve The Best

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Nov 6, 2018

    our we ambitious or greedy? Humble or do we think God owes us the best? Ambition of James and John shows us the answer.

  • Living To Please God

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 17, 2008
    based on 29 ratings

    The Bible is full of admonition on how to please God in life. We have three different admonitions in this text. 1- Avoid sexual lust 2- Adopt brotherly love 3- Ambitiously work hard

    INTRO.- ILL.- The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked. Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna. The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to ...read more

  • James, Son Of Thunder

    Contributed by Fran Van Hoven on Jul 2, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    Have you ever known someone whose aggressive, ambitious personality just rubbed you the wrong way? Have you known someone who was so self-seeking that you couldn’t help but hope something humiliating would happen to them,just to teach them a lesson?

    James, Son of Thunder Matthew 10: 2 These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John; 3 Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; 4 Simon ...read more

  • Assorted Thoughts About A Distorted World

    Contributed by Ken Alford on Nov 19, 2001
    based on 24 ratings

    The early post-flood world had some ambitious individuals. They stretched their limits and pushed beyond themselves. They looked for more than what they had and began to forget the Lord. They began to envision things they shouldn’t and soon were pursui

    May 1, 1994 ASSORTED THOUGHTS ABOUT A DISTORTED WORLD (Genesis 11:1-9) INTRO: (1) The word Babel is interesting because it is given two different meanings. Gen. 11:9 says: "Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the ...read more

  • The Twelve Men Who Shaped The World, Part 4 - James, Son Of Thunder Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Jul 15, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Have you ever known someone whose aggressive, ambitious personality just rubbed you the wrong way? Have you known someone who was so self-seeking that you couldn’t help but hope something humiliating would happen to them, just to teach them a lesson?

    In The Service Of The Master – Part 4 The Twelve Men Who Shaped The World – Session 4 James Matthew 10:1-4 Have you ever known someone whose aggressive, ambitious personality just rubbed you the wrong way? Have you known someone who was so self-seeking that you couldn’t help but hope ...read more