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  • Abimelech, A Bad Example Series

    Contributed by Todd Catteau on Oct 31, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 8,347 views

    Abimelech is a classic example of how selfishness and godless ambition lead us from God’s will for our lives.

    Possessing the Promises Abimelech (Judges #5) There is a music group called The Bad Examples • Abimelech would be a likely member of that group • He is an example of what not to do to possess the promises of God • This guy’s all bad • No victory for God’s people, no deliverance from false ...read more

  • Focus On Time Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on May 30, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,212 views

    It takes time invested to raise children. King David is a bad example of how to raise children

    INTRODUCTION A group of expectant fathers were in a waiting room, while their wives were in the process of delivering babies. A nurse came in and announced to one man that his wife had just given birth to twins. "That’s quite a coincidence" he responded, "I play for the Minnesota Twins!" A few ...read more

  • The Bad Dad Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jun 12, 2006
    based on 124 ratings
     | 20,201 views

    Eli failed his son in 3 very distinct ways. What can we learn from his "bad" example?

    OPEN: Have you ever had something go “bad” in your refrigerator? How can you tell when food is spoiled? Well, one of the first hints might be – when you open the door - it smells like something has died inside. But someone has come up with a list of ways in which we can determine whether our ...read more

  • Really, I Know What I'm Doing . . .oops! Sorry! Series

    Contributed by Tony Klinedinst on Aug 14, 2002
    based on 75 ratings
     | 3,774 views

    A sermon on learning from our mistakes using Cain’s "mistake" with his sacrifice as a bad example.

    “Really, I know what I am doing . . . Oops, Sorry!” Growing through our Mistakes. Introduction: Learning from our mistakes: 1. Coors put its slogan, "Turn it loose," into Spanish, where it was read as "Suffer from diarrhea". 2. Clairol introduced the "Mist Stick", a curling iron, into ...read more

  • Integrity On Display Series

    Contributed by Stephen Boardman on Oct 20, 2002
    based on 101 ratings
     | 34,821 views

    Everyone of us are examples to non-Christians. Some are good examples and some are bad examples. Ananias & Sapphira were included in the Bible because of their bad example; Paul shows us what a good example, a man of integrity, looks like!

    If you want to have the kind of a church Like the kind of a church you like, You needn’t slip your clothes in a grip, And start on a long, long hike. You’ll only find what you left behind, For there’s nothing that’s really new. It’s a knock at yourself when you knock your church – For the it ...read more

  • Slave To Sin Or Slave To Righteousness

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 5,261 views

    Simon the Sorcerer showed wrong understanding and wrong motivation in his desire to purchase the gift of the Spirit. Some times bad examples make good teachers.

    Luke is a story-teller, a narrator, a writer of historical biography. Paul, in his letters, provides guidance and encouragement through mostly through direct teaching—exposing false teachings and explaining right understanding. Luke, in his gospel and in Acts, provides guidance and encouragement ...read more

  • The Best Of Examples

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 5, 2002
    based on 74 ratings
     | 4,895 views

    You certainly don’t have to look very far to find plenty of bad examples, but the child of God is exhorted to follow after the Best Example.

    THE BEST OF EXAMPLES I Pet.2:21 INTRO. There are 7 instances in the New Testament of specific examples being left by some for the benefit of others. 1. Sodom and Gomorrah - examples of what will happen to those that live ungodly. [2Pet. 2:6, Jude 7] 2. Children of Israel in the ...read more

  • Walking In Example Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Oct 23, 2003
    based on 59 ratings
     | 4,080 views

    This is the 12th study in the study "Light In The Darkness".

    WALKING IN EXAMPLE 3 John 1:1-14 We live in a world where people are looking for “role models”. Unfortunately, many of these “role models” are “Movie Stars” and “Super Star Athletes” that model evil. (I do realize that not all “Movie Stars” and “Super Star Athletes” are evil.) The ...read more

  • Cleansing Our Temple

    Contributed by Eric Olson on Nov 13, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 1,932 views

    Josiah’s movement to reform God’s people, removing idol worship and cleansing the temple sets an example for us. We need to rid idols in our life and cleanse OUR temple.

    Josiah and God’s Word Purpose: Believers need to love God and His word and eliminate things from their lives that weaken their loyalty to the Lord. Scripture Studied: 2 Chronicles 34:1-33 Key Verse: “Your word is a lamp unto my feat and a light unto my path.” Ps. 119:105 I. Examine ...read more

  • Look At Me! Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jul 9, 2009
    based on 18 ratings
     | 17,254 views

    Our deeds are not to become a show to be watched.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • Have you ever been around folks who will do good things, but they want to make sure others know they did it? LOOK AT ME! • For some it is all about looking good. • In a small college town a tavern frequented by students ran the following ad in the campus paper during ...read more

  • Our Always True God Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 17, 2011
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,235 views

    Should evil be done because God can bring good out of it? No, before God a good end does not justifies an evil means or method. For God is always true & He cannot be faithful to the unrighteous no matter who they are or how they think.

    ROMANS 3: 1-8 OUR ALWAYS TRUE GOD Most Jews believed that their possession of the law, circumcision, and an outward profession of relation to God, would provide salvation or acceptance before God for them. Paul has just demonstrated that these securities on which most Jews relied are false ...read more

  • Learning From The Mistakes Of Others, As Well As From Our Own

    Contributed by Dr. Jerry Morrissey on Mar 10, 2001
    based on 116 ratings
     | 2,654 views

    Year C. Third Sunday in Lent March 18, 2001 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13

    Year C. Third Sunday in Lent March 18, 2001 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 Heavenly Father empower us to learn from the mistakes of others, as well as our own. Amen. 1 Corinthians 10: 1-13 Title: “Learning from the mistakes of others, as well as from ...read more

  • Servant Or Celebrity? Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Nov 1, 2007
    based on 43 ratings
     | 5,291 views

    What were the disciples arguing about? Who would get to wash the others feet? Who would clean the ancient toilets? No, they were arguing over who would be the greatest. Link inc. to formatted text, audio, and PowerPoint Template.

    Servant or Celebrity? Matthew 18:1-10 http://gbcdecatur.org.sermons/ServantCelebrity.html The church is people, and so it is natural that most problems in the church are between people. And most problems involving people are the result of one of these 3 things: miscommunication, wounded ...read more

  • #2remove The Weight:sin Series

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun 27, 2002
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,141 views

    We start looking at weights we must remove, and identify SIN as a great weight.

    #2 of 12 to the series REMOVE THE WEIGHTS ... THE WEIGHT OF SIN By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com TEXT: Hebrews 12: 1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT AND SIN WHICH DOTH SO EASILY BESET US, AND LET SO ...read more

  • Jet Tour Through 3 John Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Oct 31, 2000
    based on 110 ratings
     | 1,793 views

    Introduction to 3 John

    3rd John - Hospitality INTRODUCTION: 3rd John, like 2nd John, was probably written as a note to a friend attached to the circulatory Letter of 1st John. Where 2nd John warned against receiving false teachers, 3rd John warns against refusing to show proper hospitality and respect to true ...read more