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  • The Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 31, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 9,698 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

  • A Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 10, 2001
    based on 99 ratings
     | 6,312 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

  • Avoiding A Critical Spirit Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Jun 5, 2002
    based on 54 ratings
     | 3,879 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 23, 2003
    based on 164 ratings
     | 24,162 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

  • Overcoming A Critical Spirit Series

    Contributed by Scott Jordan on Aug 1, 2007
    based on 21 ratings
     | 4,154 views

    A Sermon from the what ever believer should know series

    OVERCOMING A CRITICAL SPIRIT WHAT EVERY BELIEVER SHOULD KNOW Rom. 14:10-13 Critical Spirit: an attitude of criticism and fault-finding, which seeks to tear others down I. What Causes a Critical Spirit? 1. Having a bad attitude and a negative view of life. ...read more

  • How To Overcome A Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 13, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,384 views

    You can be someone who steps forward. You can look at the positive and the good and how something could be. This is the right way to handle a critical spirit in your own life.

    How to Overcome a Critical Spirit Numbers 13:16-33 Near the end of C. S. Lewis’s "Chronicles of Narnia" Aslan the Lion takes Lucy, Edmund, Peter and everyone to the New Narnia--to what we would call "heaven" or the New Creation. It is a place of astonishing light and beauty; a place where every ...read more

  • Overcoming A Critical Spirit Series

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Jan 31, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,059 views

    Christ teaches us that we need to be careful about how we pass judgment on other people.

    Overcoming a Critical Spirit Griffith Baptist Church – 2/8/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 7:1-6 Key verse: The Introduction As much as 77% of everything we think is negative and counterproductive and works against us. People who grow up in an average household hear “No” or are told ...read more

  • Improving Our Vision

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Jan 12, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 3,578 views

    When we lay aside a critical spirit, our vision becomes clearer helping us see God’s plan for us and those around us.

    Improving our Vision Matthew 7:1-5 "Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 "Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank ...read more

  • Fire Of Glory, Fire Of Drought

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 8, 2003
    based on 31 ratings
     | 4,447 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 24, 2005
    based on 69 ratings
     | 14,116 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 Gift From Hell

    Contributed by Ed Warfield on Mar 4, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 669 views

    How do we get rid of a critical attitude toward others? God commands us to love each other. Which means, I can "will" to love you, and you in turn can "will" to love me. This is our Christian responsibility

    The Gift from Hell Intro.: A critical spirit will show itself against those we are closest to. The danger of a critical spirit is that it spreads to others, and the criticism does not have to be warranted. I don’t care how spiritual we think we are, we may battle a critical spirit all of our ...read more

  • You Know What Your Problem Is? Series

    Contributed by Drew Mills on Mar 16, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,341 views

    Crushing the criticism that divides the family

    Theme: Family Busters Purpose: Crushing the criticism that divides the family We have all heard, “If you can’t say something good about somebody, don’t say anything at all.” Yet, why do we find it so hard to live up to that old saying? James had his own ideas on the cause of a critical spirit. ...read more

  • The Dead Dog Syndrome

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jul 17, 2002
    based on 66 ratings
     | 7,468 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 4, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,612 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

  • Be Real Series

    Contributed by Charles Cockroft on Mar 17, 2008
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,432 views

    The final command of Paul to the Church in expectation of the rapture, it is the command to be REAL

    "BE REAL!" And now we arrive at the final command of Paul to the Church in expectation of the rapture, it is the command to be Real! Because our nature tends to slide toward unfaithfulness, as time passes. Is it ok to be faithful once, some times, most of the time; or does God really ask ...read more