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  • How To Handle Complainers

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,538 views

    Paul’s prudence evidenced the Spirit’s leading not only in his content but also in his approach to people

    How to Handle Complainers Illustration:Don’t complain and talk about all your problems--80 percent of people don’t care; the other 20 percent will think you deserve them. Mark Twain. Illustration: A heavy wagon was being dragged along a country lane by a team of oxen. The axles ...read more

  • Envy: A Deadly Sin

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 109 ratings
     | 7,187 views

    Introductory Consideration 1. "Its not fair, Tommy gets to stay up till 8 o’clock and I have to go to bed at 7:30, and he’s younger than me. I wish I had his parents." 2. "I wished I looked like she does. She’s so popular." 3. "Man, do I ever wish that I could play hockey like he ...read more

  • How To Be An Encourager In Discouraging Situations 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 115 ratings
     | 23,202 views

    How To Be An Encourager In Discouraging Situations

    How To Be An Encourager In Discouraging Situations Acts 11:22-26 Illustration:Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. William Arthur Ward. 1. Have you ever wondered how to ...read more

  • Sex, Lies, And Second Looks

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 61 ratings
     | 1,749 views

    Thesis: Sexual sin can be avoided by being content with "the wife of your youth." Intro.: 1. < Begin by reading ... > a. Prov. 5:15-20: "Drink water from your own cistern, running water from your own well. Should your springs overflow in the streets, your streams of water in the public ...read more

  • Satisfaction Guaranteed! Series

    Contributed by Dennis Marquardt on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 137 ratings
     | 8,732 views

    #10 in 10 Commandment Series

    #10 “SATISFACTION GUARANTEED” TEXT: Ex. 20:17; Rom. 7:7-8; I Kings 21:1-16; Philip. 4:4-19 INTRO: The last commandment is the lynch pin of the 10, the previous 9 commandments all have a strong overt element to them, they are actions observed, but, this final commandment strikes at the ...read more

  • Barnabas: "Son Of Encouragement"

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 494 ratings
     | 27,220 views

    Thesis: Barnabas models a life of encouragement for every Christian. Introduction: 1. During the course of history some great things have happened that might NOT have happened were it not for some unknown, obscure person: a. Illust. Colombus' discovery of America: In 1491 and early 1492 ...read more

  • How To Feel Encouraged Despite Your Discouraging Circumstances

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 114 ratings
     | 14,309 views

    Remember the famous old hymn, "Do you have any rivers you think are uncrossable? Do you have any mountains you can't tunnel through? God specializes in things thought impossible. He does the things others cannot do! Sometimes people feel depressed, disheartened and frustrated when those around them ...read more

  • Overcoming The Problems Of Self-Promotion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 57 ratings
     | 5,233 views

    Vast numbers of people seek their own promotion, forgetting the fact that God is Master Promoter. David wrote, "For promotion comes neither from the east or the west of the south. But, God is one who sets up one and puts down another."

    Overcoming the Problems of Self-Promotion Vast numbers of people seek their own promotion, forgetting the fact that God is Master Promoter. David wrote, "For promotion comes neither from the east or the west of the south. But, God is one who sets up one and puts down another." (Psalm 75:6,7) ...read more

  • The Trials Of Money

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 71 ratings
     | 2,540 views

    Introductory Considerations 1 . "It can master you or you can master it". These words are given by a bank in a TV commercial. Money rather than letting it control you the suggestion is that by banking with them you will control you. 2. This evening James says to us - "it can master you or you ...read more

  • Why Paul Aimed For Transformation More Than Just Information In His Ministries

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 4,422 views

    What is your response to the Potter today? Are you yielding all of your rights to Him so He can transform you according to His perfect plan, process and power?

    Quote: Transformation is rooted in the Greek word, metamorphisis. A complete change from one form to another form happens when when a caterpillar turns in to a beautiful butterfly. That is what God wants us to experience as we speak the truth in love out of obedience and grow up in all aspects into ...read more

  • Focus On The Finish Line -- Wait Vs Worry Series

    Contributed by Paul Apple on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 84 ratings
     | 4,014 views

    2 CONTRASTING RESPONSES TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE WICKED: PEACEFULLY PERSEVERE VS. FRANTICALLY FRET

    BIG IDEA: 2 CONTRASTING RESPONSES TO THE PROSPERITY OF THE WICKED: PEACEFULLY PERSEVERE VS. FRANTICALLY FRET Or put more simply: WAIT VS. WORRY INTRODUCTION: The middle of a race is no time to stop running and evaluate where you stand! THE APPARENT PROSPERITY OF THE WICKED SHOULD ...read more

  • What Can We Learn From The Dissatisfaction Implanted In Our Hearts?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 72 ratings
     | 3,018 views

    What Can We Learn From the Dissatisfaction Implanted in Our Hearts? Rom. 8:22-38

    What Can We Learn From the Dissatisfaction Implanted in Our Hearts? Rom. 8:22-38 Illustration:Early in my career as a doctor I went to see a patient who was coming out of anesthesia. Far off church chimes sounded. "I must be in heaven," the woman murmured. Then she saw me. "No, I can’t be," ...read more

  • Remaining Single

    Contributed by Todd Riley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 30 ratings
     | 3,458 views

    Statistics tell us that 37% of adults over 18 are single. During the average persons life a signific

    Statistics tell us that 37% of adults over 18 are single. During the average persons life a significant portion of their life will be spent as a single÷typically the first 25 years of life is spent as a single and perhaps for the last 10-15 of their lives. In spite of this many people take a ...read more

  • An Encouraging Word

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 43 ratings
     | 4,595 views

    Thesis: Encouragement is believing the best about someone. Intro.: 1. As Christians, we need all the encouragement we can get! a. We need encouragement because it's easy to become discouraged! (Gal. 6:9; 1 Cor. 15:58). b. That's one reason God places us in churches. 2. ...read more

  • The Peril Of Pride

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 2,491 views

    Thesis: When we forget those who have helped us pride destroys us. Intro.: 1. We want to talk about SOMETHING this AM that: a. Deceives heart (Jer. 49:16). e. Brings men to destruction b. Hardens mind (Dan. 5:20). (Prov. 16:18). c. Brings contention (Prov. 13:10). f. Abomination to God ...read more