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  • Compulsion Or Compassion

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 4, 2009
    based on 10 ratings

    In his letter to Philemon, Paul strikes to the heart of true discipleship addressing what ought to be the motive for all of our actions as believers. Compassion not compulsion should to be the rule of faith that governs our decisions and actions.

    Compulsion or Compassion Philemon 1:1-25 Introduction: Though one of the smallest books in the Bible, Philemon holds a treasure trove of spiritual instruction in practical Christian living. In his letter to Philemon, Paul strikes to the heart of true discipleship as he addresses what ought to more

  • A Command For The Compulsive

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 27, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    Sabbath rest addresses our compulsive need to be busy by giving us a day for authentic enjoyment, by providing a vivid contrast with other days, and by giving us a glimpse of eternal rest.

    God rested. Well, why not? After all, He had had a busy week, almost as busy as ours! Some of us have had weeks like that, when we’ve had to build the moon and the stars, separate the waters from the dry land, and bring forth swarms of living creatures, all in one week. Every parent knows what more

  • Compulsive Preaching Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 22, 2004
    based on 47 ratings

    The Holy Spirit has been poured out. The disciples proclaim God’s word with clarity and boldness. Their proclamation is centred on Jesus Christ as the only way to God. They face opposition, but they’re enabled to stand up against that opposition as the Ho

  • Paul Reveals His Compulsions

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Feb 17, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Sometimes when people do evil or even great things we like to try to figure out what motivates them. Paul talks about what motivated him and what he was motivated to do in today’s text. Perhaps we can learn some things from his example.

    February 19, 2006 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me. What then is my more

  • Spiritual Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on May 29, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    When our need for conforming to outward observances exceeds our regard for inward spiritual reality we need to address our spiritual obsessive-compulsive disorder.

    Spiritual Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder - Matthew 15:1-20 1 Some Pharisees and teachers of religious law now arrived from Jerusalem to see Jesus. They asked him, 2 “Why do your disciples disobey our age-old tradition? For they ignore our tradition of ceremonial hand washing before they eat.” more

  • Compulsive Clean Church Disorder

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 30, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    this is a message against being a status quo church--don’t mark a calender change a life

    Intro: most people have seen shows on Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. There are a lot of people who have minor problems to some who have major disorders. One such disorder is the desire for everything to be spotless, immaculate, not one thing out of place. Some people clean out of fear of dust, more

  • Divine Appointment

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Nov 6, 2012

    Exposition of Opportunity

  • Love Series

    Contributed by Archie Norman on Jun 14, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Study in 1 Corithians

  • Tithes & Offerings Devotion No. 1_god Loves A Cheerful Giver Series

    Contributed by Herman Abrahams on Apr 6, 2006
    based on 155 ratings

    Our giving must not be reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful (hilarious) giver

  • Go, Stand, And Speak, Pt. 2 Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2004
    based on 31 ratings

    Acts Series: 25th Sermon--"Stand!" [The Courage of Our Witness]--Courage born of Compulsion, Consecration, and Compassion!

  • Supernatural #12: Passionate, Powerful Prayer Series

    Contributed by Chris Jordan on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    Like Peter, many people today are bound in prisons: of worries and fears, addictions and compulsions, hopelessness, grief, bad relationships or poor finances. But just as Peter found freedom through passionate prayer, so too can we.

    SUPERNATURAL #12: PASSIONATE POWERFUL PRAYER INTRO TO TOPIC: • Today’s message is important because it can encourage you in so many areas of your life: • It is the story of someone who experienced a supernatural deliverance from prison. One of the most eminent features of the early more

  • A Magnificent Obsession Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on May 6, 2018
    based on 1 rating

    Most people have experienced bizarre or inappropriate thoughts and have engaged in repetitive behaviors at times. However, people with obsessive-compulsive disorder find that their disturbing thoughts and behaviors consume large amounts of time . . . . .

    7-1-04 Title: A Magnificent Obsession Text: “For to me, to live is Christ, and to die is gain.” (Philippians 1:21) Bible Reading: Philippians 1:21; 3:7-11 Introduction: The title of today’s lesson is “A Magnificent Obsession.” So let’s begin by answering the question, “What is an more

  • Free From The Law

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Jul 16, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    This statement, "You are not under law," has been misinterpreted to free people as freedom from any obligation to the revealed law of God." Free from the law is not a license to sin but the liberty to serve and obey from love not compulsion.

    Free From the Law Romans 8:1-11 Romans 6:14 contains these words "...for ye are not under the law, but under grace." This words have become, as John McArthur, points out "a sort of an open door for all kinds of misdeeds and misbehavior. This statement, "You are not under law," has been more

  • Seventeen Benefits Of Freedom In Christ

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 9, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    "Whom the Son sets free you are free indeed." Tell others how the Lord has freed you from compulsive behavior, fear, anger, lust, envy, abuse, bad attitudes and thoughts through the meditation on the scriptures. God’s word has a way of freeing our thought

    Seventeen Benefits of Freedom in Christ (Gal 5:1-10) Illustration: Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free. --Galatians 5:1 "Live life without limits with a new El Dorado," said the announcer with confidence. This radio advertisement for a local Cadillac dealer more

  • Running Or Stumbling: How Will You Finish?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Feb 3, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    Are you running or stumbling? What can throw you off course or cause you to stumble? I believe there are at least three areas that will hinder, check, or retard your ability to run the race and finish well: Lack of Compulsion, Lack of Concentration, and L

    RUNNING OR STUMBLING: HOW WILL YOU FINISH? GALATIANS 5:7-9 INTRODUCTION: In his writings, Paul often uses analogies from the Olympic Games to teach spiritual truths. He makes reference to Christians being like athletes in training, to shadow boxing, wrestling, and racers. The swift runner was more