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  • A Mayhem To Avoid Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Feb 5, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,454 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 Catastrophe

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 6, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,001 views

    One day, mankind will face the stark reality of eternity. Today, every man and woman is faced with the decision of a lifetime: choose life by the blood of Jesus Christ, or let the pride, the sin, and all the mistakes, which stand between us and God separ

    (Making the big decisions too late.) Open: The story of loosing my brother Kenny. My desperate hope that he’s in Heaven with the Lord, but I’m just not sure if that’s true or not. I stood there in my room alone after he died, weeping to God, wishing I could say a final goodbye, tell him how much ...read more

  • Avoiding The Distortions

    Contributed by Colin Thornby on Nov 6, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,054 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
     | 5,356 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 Millstones Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Sep 1, 2013
     | 2,436 views

    Jesus warns us of the consequences of being the cause of someone stumbling, but what is it they stumble over?

    It is the stuff of nightmares, you’re unable to breath, the pressure is closing in and your last thoughts reflect on what you wished you had done. Regrets fill your mind, if onlys become your focus and as the darkness increases your struggles decrease until what was you has departed and what ...read more

  • Avoid Foolishness

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 24, 2014
    based on 80 ratings
     | 12,297 views

    Avoid various things in life and you’ll avoid trouble. 1- Avoid religious arguments 2- Avoid selfishness

    INTRO.- We need to learn how to avoid certain pitfalls and even disasters in life. ILL.- One time I was driving home around 10 p.m. I had worked all day in a retail store and was tired and sleepy. I was driving about 55 to 60 mph when I suddenly started to fall asleep. I didn’t even ...read more

  • Avoiding A Shipwreck Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Jan 26, 2015
     | 2,202 views

    We must avoid shipwrecking our faith at all costs! You must maintain the right course; do not assume the ship will steer itself!

    Avoiding a Shipwreck (I Timothy 1:18-20) 1. The Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia capsized and sank after striking an underwater obstruction off … Tuscany, on 13 January 2012, with the loss of 32 lives. Costa Concordia… is one of the largest ships ever to be abandoned… ...read more

  • Avoiding Defeat

    Contributed by David Radcliff on Mar 25, 2016
     | 1,320 views

    The song “Victory In Jesus” is a powerful story of how a Savior comes to rescue His people from failure and give them victory. Too many Christians today feel chained to their religion, they feel defeated. And we have no right to feel that way.

    AVOIDING DEFEAT I John 5:4-5 The song “Victory In Jesus” is a powerful story of how a Savior comes to rescue His people from failure and give them victory. Too many Christians today feel chained to their religion, they feel defeated. And we have no right to feel that ...read more

  • 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
     | 4,944 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
     | 1,775 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
     | 2,974 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 Bandwagon Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,413 views

    Ed Howe said, “The average man’s judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.” Tainted by a sin nature, our judgments can often by skewed in a direction favoring ourselves, and detrimental or vindictive of others. Paul, in this passage re

    AVOIDING THE BANDWAGON 1 Corinthians 4:1-5 INTRODUCTION: Ed Howe said, “The average man’s judgment is so poor, he runs a risk every time he uses it.” Tainted by a sin nature, our judgments can often by skewed in a direction favoring ourselves, and detrimental or vindictive of others. Paul, ...read more

  • Avoiding Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,195 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

  • Avoiding Apostasy Series

    Contributed by Sean Harder on Sep 6, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,635 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