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  • The Clever Servant

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Sep 28, 2005
    based on 88 ratings
     | 9,265 views

    Are we as willing to work hard on our relationship with Jesus as the dishonest steward was willing to work for his own future?

    The Clever Servant Luke 16:1-8 October 2, 2005 A few years ago, I became friends with a fellow named Roger who had built a very successful business from the ground up. Starting from almost nothing, he had become President and CEO of a paging service. You know, when you need your doctor in ...read more

  • A Clever Disguise

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Oct 14, 2002
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,339 views

    Halloween

  • Being Clever In The Kingdom Of God Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 9, 2015
     | 1,692 views

    If we are led by the Spirit of God, then we will find clever ways to advance His mission on earth.

    “A humble people you will save, O Lord, and the eyes of the proud you will humiliate, because who is god other than You, O Lord?” The words of the Offertory antiphon we will hear in a few moments. What is the difference between pride and humility? Let’s consider the last ...read more

  • Flesh And Spirit And Cleverness For The Gospel

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jul 7, 2013
     | 3,007 views

    We must listen to the Spirit of God rather than our weak minds and wills so that we can bear the fruits of the Spirit and with cleverness spread God's kingdom.

  • Revealing The Mystery Of Jesus's Divine Life Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on May 7, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,523 views

    In the end, what we are seeking is the glory of the Father

    Thursday in 7th Week of Easter 2016 Joy of the Gospel Saint Paul was a lot like me. When he tried to take matters into his own hands, and not just simply trust God, he got into trouble. Here we see St. Paul craftily proclaiming his faith in the Resurrection to a mixed gathering of Sadducees, ...read more

  • Nothing But The Truth

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,889 views

    What we need today is not cleverness, but the truth of God.

    "Nothing But The Truth" 2 Peter 1:12-21 There is a prominent question that is looming in the minds and hearts of Americans today. It doesn't have anything to do with the stock market, who will win the NCAA basketball crown, or if the movie "Star Wars" will meet everyone's expectations. You ...read more

  • The Fall Series

    Contributed by Stephen Todd on Apr 9, 2003
    based on 91 ratings
     | 3,476 views

    Satan uses clever words to disparage the trustworthiness of God.

    Genesis 3:1-7 September 29, 2002 Assume that penguins live with a density of 1,000 penguins per square mile and can run at an average speed of 7 miles per hour on land and swim at 20 miles per hour. Also assume that a polar bear has a territory of 10 square miles, can run at 25 miles per hour ...read more

  • Render To Caesar What Is Caesar's

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Oct 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,791 views

    Seemingly a Catch 22 position, yet Jesus wonderfully side steps the controversary. By using the Gk word "apodote" Jesus challenges us even today: "The coin bore Caesar's image: give it back to him. You bear God's image: so give yourself back to Him."

    Sermon: Render to Caesar what is Caesars’s Story: A man came to an Anglican Church and asked to see the Vicar. “Vicar,” he said, “My dog died and I would like a Christian burial for him.” The Vicar said, “I’m sorry to hear about your dog, but we ...read more

  • Coaching From A Crook Series

    Contributed by Tom Evans on Apr 1, 2002
    based on 154 ratings
     | 10,987 views

    Jesus uses a clever crook as an example of God’s investment strategy.

    COACHING FROM A CROOK Luke 16:1-13, Selected THERE ONCE WAS A MAN WHO WENT ON AN OCEAN VOYAGE CARRYING A LARGE BAG OF GOLD COINS. THE BAG REPRESENTED HIS ENTIRE NET WORTH. A TERRIBLE STORM BLEW UP, AND THE CALL CAME FOR ALL HANDS TO ABANDON SHIP. THE MAN STRAPPED THE GOLD AROUND HIS WAIST, ...read more

  • God’s Favor Series

    Contributed by Jon Miller on Mar 3, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 45,398 views

    This message is part of a series through the book of Ruth. It shows how the events that happened in Ruth’s life were a part of God’s favor and not just happen chance.

  • Groundhog's Day

    Contributed by Tom Papez on Jan 31, 2014
     | 1,759 views

    Ned Ryerson? BING! Okay, the message isn't that clever but it does talk about the futility of false prophecy.

    GROUNDHOG’S DAY Almost two decades ago, actor Bill Murray starred in a comical movie about a man who was stuck having to experience the same day of his life over and over and over again. It just so happens that Bill Murray’s egocentric meteorologist character doesn’t ...read more

  • Washed Clean

    Contributed by Simon Rundell on Jul 11, 2001
    based on 423 ratings
     | 7,784 views

    Children’s Assemby / Sermon using a really clever piece of magic/basic science to illustrate the dirtiness of sin and the washing clean of Christ

    Washed Clean based on an idea by Daniel Henderson Tools: 2 Clear Glass Bowls 1 small bottle of Iodine 1 bottle of Film Fixer 1 Purificator or Handkerchief Preparation: Fill the two bowls with approximately 1 litre of water, in one bowl have approximately 150-200mls of fixer in the ...read more

  • Judas Iscariot

    Contributed by David King on May 31, 2004
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,359 views

    He was clever, manipulative, maybe even ingenius, but he was wrong and it cost him so much, think of how he miscalulated the situation.

  • Handling Money

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jan 7, 2014
     | 1,775 views

    The first commandment of the world is “self-preservation”. A shady business deal is winked at, questionable practices tolerated, and a clever crook is highly praised by the world. The law is on the side of the crook and the criminal many times.

    12-20-04 Title: Handling Money Text: “No servant can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon.” (Luke 16:13) Bible Reading: Luke ...read more

  • "What You Talkin' About, Jesus?"

    Contributed by Paul Ray on Aug 10, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,243 views

    Throughout the Gospel of John you will find Jesus using simple, yet clever, analogies about wind, water, bread, wine, doors, shepherds, light, – etc. Each instance was a teaching moment - created by misunderstandings among His audience.

    August 2, 2009 “What You Talkin’ About, Jesus?” John 4:7-15 / John 3:1-9 A few years ago there was a situation comedy, Diff’rent Strokes, where two cute young black boys were living, as adopted brothers, in an upperclass white family, and invariably there would come a time in each ...read more