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  • God Is Not Into Conventional Wisdom

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 13, 2018
     | 2,284 views

    If you don't think you are good enough for God to use you (seen from a human perspective) you are quite right and if you think you are good enough to be used by God you are quite right (if your empowerment is by the call of God).

    God is not into CONVENTIONAL WISDOM Story: Just before I was appointed as Head of the Group Patent Department at Reckitts in 1994, I was given a psychological assessment. And yes Geoff even despite that they offered me the job!! Now if Jesus had written to a firm of management consultants ...read more

  • Change Our Walk~walk Our Change Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Feb 14, 2015
     | 2,675 views

    Conventional wisdom. It may truly be conventional, but it may not always be wise. In fact, we are not called to live by conventional wisdom. We are called to live by obedience to the Word of God.

  • Unlikely Preachers Of The Gospel Series

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Aug 20, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,357 views

    Preached at the 4th Triennial General Conference of ELCM 7/29/11 at Faith Lutheran Church, Hollidaysburg, PA I had a dual text, Acts 9:10-19 & Luke 23:32-43

    In some high schools, each year, there are often polls conducted in which each person in the class is voted most likely to do something, and then that slogan would be put by your picture in the yearbook. Some of them are serious like “Most likely to become successful in business” because they were ...read more

  • How To Avoid The Errors Of Being Spiritually Naive

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,009 views

    Sadly, many individuals eschew subtlety or conventional spiritual wisdom and suffer for it.

    Sadly, many individuals eschew subtlety or conventional spiritual wisdom and suffer for it. Being spiritually naïve is an unconscious act of people who fail to appropriate the truth of God’s word. James once wrote, "Be doers of the word and not merely hearers only, who deceive themselves." (James ...read more

  • What Does God Require?

    Contributed by Todd Pugh on Jan 14, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,409 views

    I preached this sermon at the close of a missions convention at our church.

    What does God Require? Sunday Sermon / Missions month conclusion November 4th, 2007 Intro: we have had a wonderful month of missions. I was nervous stepping aside from the pulpit this month. I wondered if you wound not continue to come. I trust that you have been blessed in hearing and ...read more

  • An Upside Down World

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Apr 27, 2002
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,547 views

    Conventional wisdom says "Worry." Jesus says: Let not your hearts be troubled

  • How Jesus Occasionally Used Unconventional Methods

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 11 ratings
     | 2,112 views

    1. Jesus knew that the conventional religious methods of His day were failing to accomplish God's purposes.

    1. Jesus knew that the conventional religious methods of His day were failing to accomplish God's purposes. He identified both personal and organizational Pharisaical tendency to view people through the law rather than through grace. Jesus knew that the Pharisees' values were rooted in their ...read more

  • The Pharisee & The Tax-Collector - A Sermon On Luke 18

    Contributed by David Smith on Apr 21, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,081 views

    Father Dave’s sermon on the parable of the tax collector and the Parisee. Father Dave challenges the conventional understanding of the Pharisee.

    Luke 18 - Jesus told them another joke. I know your translation says ’parable’ rather than ’joke’, but ’joke’ is not a bad translation. We don’t tell parables nowadays, we tell jokes, and they’re pretty similar - both have punch lines, both can help you to see life in a different way, both can ...read more

  • A New Heaven And A New Earth

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Sep 27, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 5,539 views

    St. John paints an amazing picture of the future...a picture of heaven that challenges conventional thinking about the afterlife.

    Sermon for Retirement Suites by the Lake – September 28, 2008 – “A New Heaven and a New Earth” Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. 2 I saw the Holy City, the new Jerusalem, coming ...read more

  • God... The Rule Breaker (A Christmas Communion Meditation)

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Dec 20, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 11,622 views

    God is a rule breaker... God does things through people and in ways that differe from what we think to be conventional or traditional.

    Title: God… the Rule Breaker (A Christmas Communion Meditation) Text: Luke 1:26-38 Thesis: God is a rule-breaker… God does things through people and for people and in ways that differ from what we think of as conventional or traditional. Introduction Thinking outside the box is a catch ...read more

  • Clear And Present Danger Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Oct 19, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,182 views

    Sermon delivered at the Mell Baptist Assn Annual Meeting 2010 regarding the decline of our churches, associations, and conventions

    Text: Rev 3:1-6, Title: Clear and Present Danger, Date/Place: Mell Assn Annual Mtg, 10/14/10 A. Opening illustration: Dying Churches video, tell about the shock and broken heartedness that I felt when I did the OMC in Screven Co. read the Finding New Life for Struggling Churches, Stetzer about ...read more

  • How To Have An In The Body Experience

    Contributed by Bradley White-Findeisen on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,052 views

    The church is a lot like a school School Church students laity faculty ministers Or, maybe the church is more like a corporation Corporation Church articles of incorporation constitution boards deacons shareholders meetings & conventions business meetings & conventions mergers ecumenis

    The church is a lot like a school School Church students laity faculty ministers Or, maybe the church is more like a corporation Corporation Church articles of incorporation constitution boards deacons shareholders meetings & conventions business meetings & conventions mergers ...read more

  • Buddy Check

    Contributed by Bradley White-Findeisen on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 12 ratings
     | 1,432 views

    The church is a lot like a school School Church students laity faculty ministers Or, maybe the church is more like a corporation Corporation Church articles of incorporation constitution boards deacons shareholders meetings & conventions business meetings & conventions mergers ecumenis

    The church is a lot like a school School Church students laity faculty ministers Or, maybe the church is more like a corporation Corporation Church articles of incorporation constitution boards deacons shareholders meetings & conventions business meetings & conventions mergers ...read more

  • Happy Are The Poor And Sad Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Sep 5, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,312 views

    Jesus’ words just take the conventional wisdom and turn it on its head! "Happy are the poor and sad?" But let’s look closer - Is He right? *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

  • The Shepherds

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 24, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,558 views

    Conventional wisdom would say that the best way to proclaim the Messiah’s birth would have been at Herod’s Palace and not in the fileds with the Sheperds

    NR 25-12-05 Luke 2:1-20: The Angels appeared to the Shepherds Story: A shepherd was looking after his sheep one day on the side of a deserted road, when suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Rockport shoes, Oakleys sunglasses, Rolex ...read more