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  • Avoiding Quarrels

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,433 views

    How Isaac avoided quarrels and let things go when God directed

    How to Solve Quarrels 1. Aim: To lead the people to know how to follow Isaac’s example of obedience in avoiding quarrels and overcoming the opposition with kindness, hard-work and friendliness. 2. Explanation of the Aim: Even though Isaac has to admit that he sinned, God still uses him ...read more

  • Avoiding Landmines

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Mar 6, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,949 views

    Even the most spiritual -- or perhaps more so the most spiritual -- are in danger of stepping on landmines.

      Nine-year-old Nooruddin was pushing his cart and selling vegetables in the streets of Kabul, not too far from his grandfather’s house. Suddenly there was a blast–as he puts it “a dreadful bang of explosion”. Nooruddin was knocked to the ground and he felt this intense ...read more

  • Avoid Adultery Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,776 views

    The only way to avoid spiritual adultery against God is to humble ourselves enough to obey Him.

    One of the most common characters for children to learn about in Sunday School when they are young is Samson. Kids love to hear about the guy who was so powerful that nobody could beat him up. His physical strength was so great that he was able to bring a huge building down by pushing on the ...read more

  • Avoiding Deception

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 70 ratings
     | 2,978 views

    How a Christian can avoid deception from the pulpit

    AVOIDING DECEPTION INTRODUCTION There are indeed mockers of Jesus Christ living among us who continue to walk after their own ungodly lusts. Jude tells us that they do not have the Spirit of God living in them. Unfortunately, some of these mockers have infiltrated the pulpits of our churches. ...read more

  • Avoiding The Distortions

    Contributed by Colin Thornby on Nov 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,057 views

    Just like the Sadducees, we can selectively read scripture and so make false and disastrous assumptions about Christ and his call (Luke 20:27-40)

    One of the curious things about religious people is that they can develop very fixed ideas about what is right and what is wrong. Sometimes these are bolstered by appeals to their religious texts, sometimes it is based on experience, or a sort of philosophical position. Jesus interaction with ...read more

  • Avoiding Idolatry Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Feb 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,375 views

    Why should we spend so much time learning about the names of God? Our biggest danger is making up our own God, which the Bible calls idolatry, and the names of God teach us who God is and what He is like. Do we have a problem with idolatry today?

    Purpose: To show the dangers of idolatry. Aim: I want the listener to commit to learning more about God by studying God’s names as a cure for idolatry. INTRODUCTION: Starting next Sunday morning I intend for us to begin a journey together exploring 25 of the most common names for God in the Old ...read more

  • Avoiding Arguments Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 17, 2008
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,824 views

    This sermon looks at three desires that cause arguments and four steps to help resolve arguments. I. Give in to God II. Resist the Devil III. Draw closer to God IV. Seek forgiveness

    Avoiding Arguments We are going to look today at how to avoid arguments. Remember I have said that James is a very practical book – perhaps the most practical book in the Bible. As we get to chapter four James talks about how we are to avoid arguments. He doesn’t beat around the bush when he ...read more

  • A Mayhem To Avoid Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Feb 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,458 views

    WE SHOULD EMBRACE MENTORING, BECAUSE OF THE MAYHEM IT WILL HELP US AVOID.

    a mayhem to avoid September 21, 2008 Titus 1:10-16 INTRODUCTION Mayhem – a state of rowdy disorder. Often reflects the shape of our lives. Too many challenging events, crises, and problems lead us to a meltdown point. Too many bills, too many responsibilities, too much pressure ...read more

  • Avoiding Imposters Series

    Contributed by David Scudder on Aug 20, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,273 views

    How can we spot a religious impostor? What does God think of shallow religion?

    Avoiding Imposters II Timothy 3:5-9 Purpose: To describe what false teachers look like. Aim: I want the listener to be alert to false teaching and turn away from it. INTRODUCTION: Sunflowers are fascinating. These large flowers actually follow the sun from sunrise to sunset. I remember ...read more

  • Avoiding Today

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 2, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,437 views

    A message that goes with Nooma #017 - "Today" Purchase here: http://www.nooma.com/Shopping/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=324 This one deals with reasons we avoid living in the here and now.

    Dakota Community Church September 2, 2007 Avoiding Today Play Nooma DVD #17: Today Wow, that is just really effective isn’t it, you see this guy drop his morning tea and go tearing down the street, and I can’t help but wondering, what is so exciting, is it the return of the Lord? Is that ...read more

  • Avoiding Hell

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 137 ratings
     | 29,085 views

    What it takes to avoid hell.

    INTRO.- This is not a popular subject. Never has been. Never will be. But it is necessary. ILL.- On an American troopship, the soldiers crowded around their chaplain asking, “Do you believe in hell?” He said, “I do not.” “Well, then, will you please resign, for if there is no hell, we do ...read more

  • Avoiding Strife

    Contributed by William R. Nabaza on Jan 21, 2013
     | 3,074 views

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you a quarrelsome person? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show proof that strife can be avoided and stopped. IV. TEXT: Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible) It is an honor for a man to cease from stri

    I. EXORDIUM: Are you a quarrelsome person? II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Believers III. OBJECTIVES: To show proof that strife can be avoided and stopped. IV. TEXT: Proverbs 20:3 (Amplified Bible) It is an honor for a man to cease from strife and keep aloof from it, but every fool ...read more

  • Avoiding Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,639 views

    The word apostasy , literally means to withhold under. Depending on your bible it may say shrink back, draw back, turn away, and the key to understanding that word is that it refers to withholding or hiding out of sight because of timidity or fear. The w

    The word apostasy is for obvious reasons not a popular word in the church. On the one hand it sends shivers down your spine, on the other hand many people don’t even believe in it. Frankly, I would prefer not to preach a sermon on it especially on a long weekend, but I said I would preach ...read more

  • Avoiding Usury

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,190 views

    Investing as a Christian means taking the Biblical command against usury seriously and interpreting it as the Church does.

    Monday of 25th week in course 22 Sept 2008 Psalm 15 “Market meltdown. . .wild roller-coaster ride. . .investor lack of confidence. . .flight to safety. . .historic market swing.” These are all phrases that described recent stock and bond market activity throughout the world. What does the ...read more

  • Avoiding Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,224 views

    Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? In this message we see Jesus receive that kind of response. And

    AVOIDING JUDGMENT Mark 11:27-12:12 INTRO: Once, while helping out at my son’s soccer practice, a kid responded to my instructions by saying, “you’re not the coach.” Don’t you hate it when you get that response? What do you do then? PREV: Today we will see Jesus receive that kind of ...read more