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  • Avoiding Arguments Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 19, 2008
    based on 30 ratings
     | 5,186 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

  • Avoiding Amnesia Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Sep 2, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 4,594 views

    A communion message about remembering who we were and what Jesus did for us.

    1 Corinthians 11:23-26 – Avoiding Amnesia An older couple had trouble remembering common, day-to-day things. They both decided that they would write down requests the other had, and so try to avoid forgetting. One evening the wife asked if the husband would like anything. He replied, “Yes. ...read more

  • Avoiding Landmines

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Mar 7, 2002
    based on 53 ratings
     | 4,624 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

  • Avoiding Hell

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 20, 2006
    based on 137 ratings
     | 28,387 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 Quarrels

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 7, 2001
    based on 52 ratings
     | 2,216 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 Judgment Series

    Contributed by David Asch on Feb 18, 2005
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,045 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

  • Avoid Foolishness

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jan 26, 2014
    based on 80 ratings
     | 11,912 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 Deception

    Contributed by Tommy Hames on Sep 25, 2002
    based on 70 ratings
     | 2,664 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

  • Avoid Adultery Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on Aug 19, 2002
    based on 51 ratings
     | 1,647 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

  • Avoid The Nightlife

    Contributed by Gary Regazzoli on Sep 6, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 744 views

    While we are waiting for Christ’s return, we are to clothe ourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ

    Rom 13:8-14 – Avoid the Nightlife One of the more sobering parables Jesus told was the parable of the ten virgins • Story of 10 virgins waiting for the bridegroom to return • 5 made the mistake of allowing their lamps to go out because of a lack of oil • while they went to buy more oil, the ...read more

  • Avoiding Today

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Sep 5, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,340 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 The Bandwagon Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Apr 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,296 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 Catastrophe

    Contributed by Brad Froese on Oct 8, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 894 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 Penalties Series

    Contributed by Charles Whitmire on Sep 14, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,058 views

    This message talks about the destruction of sin and how to avoid it...

    I enjoy watching a good football game. Yesterday, I must admit that I watched several... One of my favorite parts of a football game is when there’s a game changing play - a long pass - or a huge run - that is so fun to watch! BUT one of my least favorite parts of the game is what happens when you ...read more

  • Fourteen Errors To Avoid Or How To Avoid Loving The World

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 41 ratings
     | 1,492 views

    The following are fourteen errors to avoid that people often fall into when they succumb to the love of the world

    Marks of Worldliness (I John 2:15,16) Love not the world or the things that are in the world. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life is not of the Father but is of the world. The following are fourteen errors to avoid that ...read more