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  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,934 views

    God frees us to be other-oriented by giving us the mind of Christ.

    Scripture Introduction A turtle in Cleveland wanted to winter in Florida. Since it was too far to walk, he convinced two geese to tie a rope around their necks and fly south while he hung on with his vise-like jaws clamped onto the rope. As they crossed the river into Kentucky, some other geese ...read more

  • The Sin Of Numbering Israel

    Contributed by Rusty Tardo on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 16,477 views

    Here is an Old Testament text with a right now application on the sins of pride and self-sufficiency. How do you measure success?

    The Sin of Numbering Israel November 9, 2008 Dr. Russell K. Tardo The text is found in 1 Chronicles, chapter 21, an Old Testament text with a New Testament application. This is the account of King David’s ...read more

  • Help! I Don’t Want To Be Humble Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jun 29, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,633 views

    God strengthens us with everything we need for God-glorifying and self-satisfying humility.

    Scripture Introduction Our church in Chicago participated in a prison ministry. One week the director of the work sent out an email with this last line: “And remember (as we say in Texas) don’t squat with your spurs on.” That is “practical” knowledge—a fact which quickly pays a dividend. ...read more

  • Which Tent: Content Or Discontent? Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 14, 2005
    based on 15 ratings
     | 4,269 views

    A sermon based on Richard Foster’s Book Celebration of Discipline pages 93 to 95. Nothing new here (except # 9) but a source of illustrations

    6 Steps for Simplicity Sermon for 3/13/2005 Introduction: Hakunamatata in Lion King. WBTU: A. Read Scripture for the morning: Philippians 4:11-13 B. Now, when I say that we should be content, I do not mean that we should be content with many of the things in this world. We should not be ...read more

  • Service To Fellow Christians Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 5, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,635 views

    The Spirit-led Christian thinks of others & how he can minister to others. The legalist is not interested in bearing burdens but in adding to them. The Spirit-led Christian demands more of himself than he does of others because he is determined to help ot

    GALATIANS 5:26-6:5 SERVICE TO FELLOW CHRISTIANS There is no closer fellowship outside of the immediate family than church relationships. And just like a family, this closeness brings blessings but includes the possibility of strife, and maybe even more so because of the greater diversity of ...read more

  • The Problems With Carnal Christians

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 14, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,227 views

    Encourage people to not be argumentative through your own fine example. Paul writes, "Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Let us not become conceited, provoking and envying each other.

    What are some of the best ways to relate to carnal Christians? 1. Let everyone know the advantages of being controlled by the Spirit versus the disadvantages of living according to one’s fleshly desires. Paul writes, "The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and ...read more

  • Pride Aginst The Proud

    Contributed by Lisa Delay on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,708 views

    Sometimes we view the prideful with a true arrogance of our own. True graciousness means giving mercy to those who least deserve it, and that includes the conceited. (an Article from wit4life.com)

    Recently, I have starting reliving the early-90s! It was bygone time of discovery and mayhem. An acquaintance (a friend of a friend) from that era still sends an update newsletter on rare occasion. I find this correspondence very amusing because the “news” is laden with a string of accomplishments ...read more

  • Imitating Christ Series

    Contributed by Steve Smith on Jul 18, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,067 views

    Seeing selfish ambition, vain conceit, discord, from persecution, Paul called on the church to “conduct themselves in a manner worthy” of their calling and not "of" the world. Just as Christ sacrificed Himself for the sake of others, we also are to offer

    INTRODUCTION A. LIFE TODAY IS NOT WHAT CHRIST INTENDED 1. We live in a “dog eat dog” world. 2. “SELF” rules We may view ourselves as did the Pharisee depicted by Jesus who prayed, “God, I thank Thee that I am not like other people: swindlers, unjust, adulterers, or even like this ...read more

  • Strength Training Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 29, 2010
    based on 48 ratings
     | 35,178 views

    How could my weakness be a good thing? Why would this truth be necessary for me to understand God’s will for my life?

    OPEN: A work crew had been working at a construction site for about a week when the company hired a new man to replace a man who’d been hurt the day before. He was a broad-shouldered, powerful young man and was a good worker… but he was also annoying. He was always bragging that he was stronger ...read more

  • How To Find Joy In Your Relationships Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 10, 2009
    based on 74 ratings
     | 41,269 views

    This sermon gives five aspects of building good relationships. 1. Stop having selfish AMBITIONS 2. Stop having selfish CONCEIT 3. Increase HUMILITY 4. Increase CONSIDERATION of others 5. Develop a Christ-Like CHARACTER

    How To Find Joy In Your Relationships Here is a fact: God has made us to have relationships. We can have a relationship with Him and we can have a relationship with other people. Since the fall of Adam and Eve – maintaining relationships have been a major struggle between man and man - ...read more

  • Love & Respect

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Jul 10, 2012
     | 1,531 views

    Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

    Love & Respect August 24, 2008 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Philippians 2:3-4 Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own ...read more

  • "A Proper Perspective"

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,971 views

    We need a “Proper Perspective” about what matters most in life and the Apostle Paul will instruct us today about what God expects. When we know that, when we live like that we can look back on our lives with a sense of real accomplishment!

    Southern Hills Baptist Church November 3rd 2002 Philippians 2:3-4 “A proper motivation” By Pastor Mark Hensley 3Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the ...read more

  • 7 Deadly Sins: Pride

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Feb 28, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,750 views

    The first of the seven deadly sins, considered the root of all others sins. It was this sin that caused Lucifer to fall from heaven.

    The first of the seven deadly sins is pride. A simple definition of the word pride is an exaggerated opinion of one’s value and worth. It is the attitude of superiority over others. A biblical example of pride is the tower of Babel where the people said, we will make a name for ourselves. Tonight ...read more

  • Maintaining Spiritual Unity

    Contributed by Steve Hereford on Sep 19, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,923 views

    What two attitudes destroy the unity of the church? What is the only way given in Scripture to fight against this? Listen as Pastor Steve shows how we are to be involved in "Maintaining Spiritual Unity."

    Tonight we’re looking once again at the portion of Scripture that speaks to the subject of unity in the church. Philippians 2:1-4 says, “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being ...read more

  • The Secret To Humbling Ourselves Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Jul 16, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 1,823 views

    THE SECRET TO HUMBLING OURSELVES LIES IN MAKING OTHERS GREAT -- BOTH IN OUR PERSPECTIVE AND IN OUR PURSUITS

    BIG IDEA: THE SECRET TO HUMBLING OURSELVES LIES IN MAKING OTHERS GREAT -- BOTH IN OUR PERSPECTIVE AND IN OUR PURSUITS INTRODUCTION: Most valuable secrets involve something people long to know and try their hardest to discover. Unless someone carefully conceals such a secret it reproduces ...read more