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  • Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jun 22, 2010
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,929 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

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

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jun 29, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,624 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

  • The Sin Of Numbering Israel

    Contributed by Rusty Tardo on Jan 19, 2009
    based on 11 ratings
     | 16,466 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

  • Service To Fellow Christians Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Nov 5, 2009
    based on 17 ratings
     | 3,627 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

  • 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

  • The Problems With Carnal Christians

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 14, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,225 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

  • How To Find Joy In Your Relationships Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Oct 10, 2009
    based on 74 ratings
     | 41,244 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

  • Strength Training Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 29, 2010
    based on 48 ratings
     | 35,126 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

  • "A Proper Perspective"

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Nov 1, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,967 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

  • Spiritual Unity Series

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Feb 21, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 6,603 views

    The greatest danger facing the church today is a attack on the authority of the Word of God; general coldness and indifference to biblical truth and God’s standards of righteousness. These are both attacks that face the unity of the church. This can cau

    Intro. The greatest danger facing the church today is a attack on the authority of the Word of God; general coldness and indifference to biblical truth and God’s standards of righteousness. These are both attacks that face the unity of the church. This can cause disruption, weakening and even ...read more

  • Laziness Excused Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 14, 2013
    based on 9 ratings
     | 9,273 views

    We can all benefit from a study of the sluggard because too much of him lies in too many of us. Though we may not exhibit his characteristics to such a full extent we can certainly profit from a gentle but straight forward thrust the Holy Spirit sends in

    PROVERBS 26: 12-16 LAZINESS EXCUSED [Proverbs 6:6-11] To Solomon, negligence was one of the greatest evils in the character of man. How frequently he depicts it with graphic force (24:30-34)! How often he denounces it with fiery energy (20:4; 6:6-11)! Idleness and indulgence are ...read more

  • Purpose Driven Strength - Purpose Driven Life Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 27, 2004
    based on 114 ratings
     | 13,071 views

    Paul rejoiced in his weaknesses and hardships and difficulties... was he crazy? No, he had learned the source of strength in his weakness.

    OPEN: Years ago, the story was told of a Sunday School teacher who – on the Sunday before Thanksgiving - was encouraging the children in her class to share things they were grateful for. A little boy was asked what he was thankful for, and he thought for a moment. Then the boy went through a ...read more

  • Why Do Christians Suffer

    Contributed by Francis Camacho on Jul 4, 2002
    based on 55 ratings
     | 2,027 views

    An Exposition on Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh

    Why do Christians suffer? An exposition on Paul’s Thorn in the Flesh (2 Cor. 12: 7-10) 2 Corinthians 12 : 7-10 7 To keep me from becoming conceited because of these surpassing great revelations, there was given to me a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. 8 Three times I ...read more

  • How To Be One Series

    Contributed by Eyriche Cortez on Nov 4, 2007
    based on 15 ratings
     | 7,496 views

    Since Christ made unity possible, let us pursue unity.

    God Himself declared that unity is not only possible but most of all powerful. Looking down at the Tower of Babel, He said: “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”[1] Of course, God scattered those who ...read more

  • The War Within Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Aug 22, 2007
    based on 18 ratings
     | 1,663 views

    The battle for control wages within each of us. Will we be led by the Spirit or will we follow after our own fleshly desires?

    The War Within Galatians 5:16-26 August 22, 2007 Galatians 5:16-18 (NLT) So I advise you to live according to your new life in the Holy Spirit. Then you won’t be doing what your sinful nature craves. [17] The old sinful nature loves to do evil, which is just opposite from what the Holy ...read more