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  • A Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,113 views

    Do you have a critical spirit?

    Text: Matthew 7:1-6; Luke 6:37-42 Subject: Judging others Theme: Christians are not to have a critical spirit Prop: Jesus gives us ways to keep from having a critical spirit. T.S. Let us consider the DEFENSES that Jesus gives to protect us from having a Critical Spirit. INTRODUCTION Can ...read more

  • The Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on Jun 1, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 9,458 views

    An Expository Sermon on Luke 6:37-42 about the Christian showing a compassionate attitude rather than a critacal attitude.

    The Critical Spirit Pastor Larry Sarver New Life in Christ 1633 SW 34th St. Palm City, FL 34990 561-283-9426 pastorsarver@yahoo.com www.palmcitynewlife.org Illustration: Guilty as sin! It happened just a few years ago. The banks in New Jersey had been robbed systematically, one after ...read more

  • Avoiding A Critical Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 7, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,729 views

    This is a revamp of a 1996 sermon I did. What does Jesus really mean when He tells us not to judge people? What do we need to do to obey it?

    INTRODUCTION • Can you tell me the one verse in the bible everyone seems to have memorized? • How many times have we just taken a look at another person and made a judgment about them. We take one look at them and we think that we know everything about them? • What about the times when we ...read more

  • "Overcoming A Critical Spirit"

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 24, 2003
    based on 164 ratings
     | 23,807 views

    We can overcome a critical spirit with God’s help.

    Iliff and Saltillo UM churches August 18, 2002 “Overcoming a Critical Spirit” James 4:1-12 Introduction: Grandma used to say, “If you can’t say something good about somebody, don’t say anything at all.” How many have heard that saying? Yet, why do we find it so hard to live up to that ...read more

  • Fire Of Glory, Fire Of Drought

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 8, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,274 views

    We have experienced the warm glow of God’s blessings, but the fire of judgment is also at hand, for worship becomes ritual, there is a critical spirit, and pessimism spreads. Diligence and integrity bring vitality in worship.

    In all the annals of human history, there is one item which has held out more hope and yet offered more terror than any other. Wherever human beings gathered, in the infancy of our race, there this one item, this one element, both attracted them and repelled them; it drew them close and yet it ...read more

  • The Dead Dog Syndrome - A Man After God's Own Heart Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 69 ratings
     | 13,661 views

    Shimei suffered from a spiritual illness that can plague even the most godly man or woman. He suffered from a "critical spirit." What can we do make sure we don’t fall prey to the same sickness in our lives?

    OPEN: An older couple were on a trip across country and they stopped at a roadside restaurant for lunch. As they got up to leave, the woman forgot and left her glasses on the table. They were several miles down the road before she realized she didn’t have them and to make matters worse, her husband ...read more

  • The Dead Dog Syndrome

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 19, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,233 views

    Shimea suffered from a spiritual illness that plagues many Christians. How did it reveal itself and how can we be healed?s

    THE DEAD DOG SYNDROME 9/98 ILLUSTRATION: There’s a story about a crazy old woman who was known to be crazy because she would walk down the streets talking to herself. One of her best known pastimes was talk to Jesus... and Jesus would talk back. One day a new preacher came to town and thought ...read more

  • Life Of David: Dead Dog Syndrome Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Feb 6, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,443 views

    A look at criticims and defending against it God’s way. A recrafted sermon from Jeff Strite Sermon Central.com contributor ID= 4028

    THE DEAD DOG SYNDROME 2 SAMUEL 16:5-14 PSALM 3:1-8 2 CORINTHIANS 8:16-21 [recrafted sermon from Jeff Strite Sermon Central.com contributor ID= 4028] INTRODUCTION... A Little Quiz I would like to begin this morning with a little quiz. I need you to participate with me and actually ...read more

  • Coping With Critics Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Nov 29, 2000
    based on 123 ratings
     | 1,897 views

    Learing to deal with those who think is their calluing to stick their nose in your business.

    COPING WITH CRITICS (Mat 7:1- 6, 12) "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank ...read more

  • Worship God Seeks

    Contributed by Keith Crouch on Jul 20, 2004
    based on 16 ratings
     | 929 views

    This message examines the worship and worshipers that God is seeking.

    Worship That God Seeks John 4:19-24 I. God Is Seeking Worship Focused on Him (v. 23b) A. Some Focus on Other People 1. Due to Unresolved Conflict (Matt. 5:23-24) - If we are at odds with another brother or sister in Christ then we need to go to them and try and settle the matter. - Until ...read more

  • How Not To Be Left Behind

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Oct 30, 2005
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,330 views

    ready for Christ’s return

    Intro: years ago at Bible College one of the hot topics of many students was figuring out who the anti-Christ would be, what part of the world he would come from, was the mark of the beast just 666 or three sets of six numbers, and of course tabulations for the month and year of Christ’s return. ...read more

  • Forgiveness Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Mar 11, 2004
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,100 views

    Discover how biblical forgiveness restores hope for marriage.

    This morning we continue with our third message in the series: Restoring Hope for Marriage. No one I know goes into marriage planning to fail or to be miserable. Most go into marriage with great hopes and dreams. But over time, misunderstandings, selfishness, unmet expectations, violation of ...read more

  • "Learning To Stand" Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 21, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 5,708 views

    Learning when to stand and when to move is important in our walk as a Christian.

    Iliff & Saltillo UM Churches May 5, 2002 “Learning to Stand” Exodus 14:10-13 INTRODUCTION: Learning when to stand still and when to move forward is one of the greatest challenges for us today. We live in an instant society where we are trained for action--for decision making--especially ...read more

  • If You Don't Have Something Nice To Say. . . Come Sit Next To Me

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jun 11, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,905 views

    This sermon deals with those who like to complain and enjoy criticizing others. Unearths 5 things to deal with the critical problem of having a critical heart.

    Facing The Critical Problem Of Having A Critical Heart: 1. Choose your only legitimate option: speak to them, not about them. - v. 1 - “against” - Big Lie: “If you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all.” - when people believe this, it seems so impossible that they dismiss ...read more

  • A Cause Worth Fighting For Series

    Contributed by Tim George on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 279 ratings
     | 24,267 views

    Either we define our times or they define us. In the familiar story of David and Goliath we see that truth played out. Saul and Israel were allowing the Philistines to define them. David was a different kind of man however. He intended to define his times

    “ Then David said to the Philistine, "You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand … that all the earth may know that there is ...read more