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  • Overcoming Contentiousness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 14, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,079 views

    How to Overcome Contentiousness

    How to Overcome Contention Acts 15:36-41 Illustration:Getting angry can sometimes be like leaping into a wonderfully responsive sports car, gunning the motor, taking off at high speed and then discovering the brakes are out of order. Maggie Scarg in New York Times Magazine. The ...read more

  • How To React In A Contentious Situation

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 3,748 views

    How to respond when you face sharp differences of opinions with others

    What To Do When You Have a Sharp Difference of Opinion With Others (Acts 11:1-20) Illustration: Paul overcame differences with the good of love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith. (2 Tim. 1:5) Few do so today because they end up giving into feelings of anger, hurt or ...read more

  • Overcoming Contentious People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 12, 2001
    based on 33 ratings
     | 8,279 views

    Paul teaches us how to overcome contentious people as well as our our self-destructive tendency to argue

    Overcoming Contentiousness (Acts 15:36-41) Illustration:Advice from Dr. Mitchell’s life: Someone in his congregation pointed out several faults in him and his preaching. Instead of retaliating, or trying to defend himself, he looked at the woman and said, "If what you say is true, would you ...read more

  • Peter's Convicting Question To A Contentious People Series

    Contributed by A. David Hart on May 31, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,042 views

    This message will guide us to obey God,even if it means breaking a tradition.

    PETER’S CONVICTING QUESTION TO A CONTENTIOUS PEOPLE Acts 11:1-18 My brothers and sisters had you ever run across a person or a group that without examining the facts, is ready to expose you as being wrong concerning a particular issue? They have already set in their minds ...read more

  • Women & Wives Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Dec 13, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,407 views

    The Book of Proverbs places the responsibility for guiding the home according to the wisdom of God not only on the husband but also on the wife. A good wife makes the home a haven where development & devotion occur.

    WOMEN & WIVES PROVERBS 19:13-14 The Book of Proverbs places the responsibility for guiding the home according to the wisdom of God not only on the husband but also on the wife. A good wife makes the home a haven where development and devotion occur. How good it is to have a loyal, ...read more

  • Church House Or Courthouse? Series

    Contributed by Wes Richard on Mar 15, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,879 views

    I Corinthians 6 challenges us to follow the way of the cross in dealing with contentious issues within the church

    Several years ago, on a Sunday morning, I was responsible for the children’s story. I wanted to help the children think about Jesus as their friend, so I began with this question: Who would you go to if you had a problem? One child said he would go to his grandma. Another said he would go to ...read more

  • Menof The Bible - Peter Series

    Contributed by John Murphy on Oct 25, 2012
     | 1,780 views

    Brash, contentious and even brazen but no one can deny Peter loved Jesus and had all the right intentions.

    Of all the men of the bible, today’s is perhaps my favorite. Possibly because I think I am most like him. He is brash, impetuous and often is like a bull in a china shop. He speaks his mind but many times without considering the consequences. His name is Simon Peter. Growing up as a ...read more

  • Troublemakers Series

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Nov 9, 2011
    based on 49 ratings
     | 11,872 views

    We are told what to do avoid and what to do in order to cease the troublemakers. 1- Avoid the foolish 2- Warn the contentious 3- Dodge the divisive

    INTRO.- Troublemakers. Ever met any? Ever been one? ILL.- After the revival had concluded, the three pastors were discussing the results with one another. The Methodist minister said, “The revival worked out great for us! We gained four new families.” The Baptist preacher said, “We did ...read more

  • In Critical Condition Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,209 views

    These sayings picture the harm done by those who deliberately use their tongues or words to damage the reputations of others. The contentious spark strife and thus disrupt the peace of the community, fellowship or assembly.

    PROVERBS 26:20-28 IN CRITICAL CONDITION According to the Associated Press, on a windy day in March [1997] a father and his son came to Valley Forge National Historical Park, where George Washington stationed the revolutionary Army during the difficult winter of 1777-1778. The father and son ...read more

  • Rocky Iv - The Comeback Kid Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on May 27, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 16,668 views

    Acts 4 presents Peter as a confident, powerful preacher of Christ... but not two months earlier he had been a cowering coward. What made the difference?

    OPEN: In the 70’s there was runaway hit movie starring Sylvester Stallone, entitled "Rocky." Many people, including myself were unaware that the movie was based on a real life boxer named Chuck Werner - otherwise known as the Bayonne Bleeder (because he bled so easily and freely throughout his ...read more

  • You Built A Prison, And Became The Prisoner?

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,092 views

    Contentions are like bars and can become a prison. Do you find faults incessantly? Are you quarrelsome, mean-spirited, cranky, nagging, and habitually pushing those you love away?

    YOU BUILT A PRISON AND YOU ARE THE PRISONER? CONTENTIOUS: PUSHING AWAY! SHORT FUSE? By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I do this lesson in two parts, TEXT: Proverbs 18:19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a ...read more

  • Men Of Strife Make Contention Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Oct 11, 2012
    based on 6 ratings
     | 5,624 views

    The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some 15 times in Proverbs & describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or dispute. Let's look at 3 aspects of contentions so w

    PROVERBS 17: 14 MEN OF STRIFE MAKE CONTENTION [James 3: 1-16] The Hebrew word translated "strife" or "contention" occurs some fifteen times in the book of Proverbs and describes the kind of person who is apt to cause an argument or a conflict, one who is predisposed to quarreling or ...read more

  • Precious In The Sight Of God

    Contributed by Scott Coltrain on Mar 10, 2009
    based on 21 ratings
     | 8,037 views

    A short lesson on the importance of a Christian woman to have the imperishable quality of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is precious in the sight of God.

    Today, I want us to consider something “precious in the sight of God.” God created the Universe. All things belong to Him. He sees all things before Him. Interesting to me is that as God sees all things, the Bible reveals that there is something that is “precious in the sight of God.” The ...read more

  • Disagreements, Contentions And Strife, Oh My

    Contributed by Earl Graston on Jul 13, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,396 views

    There must be abounding love in the body of Christ.

    Disagreements, Contentions, and Strife, ‘Oh My’ Proverbs 17:14 “The beginning of strife is like releasing water; therefore stop contention before a quarrel starts.” Strife is defined as a conflict, struggle or a rivalry. Contention, which is many times seen connected to strife can be defined ...read more

  • Time

    Contributed by David Smith on Jun 8, 2001
    based on 58 ratings
     | 1,700 views

    Addresses the need to live every moment in God’s plan not our own.

    TIME Ps 90:12 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. A- God has a plan / Time does not affect our God - Eternal 1- He has a plan for mankind - redemption - immortality / destruction - second death Rom 2:6-8 Who will render to every man according ...read more