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  • The Criticizer

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Mar 19, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,363 views

    This sermon looks at someone who is a criticizer, a person with a judgmental attitude and a critical spirit.

    The Criticizer Matthew 7:1-5 Two taxidermists stopped before a window where an owl was on display. Immediately they criticized the way the owl was mounted. They noted that the eyes were not natural, nor the wings proportionate to its head, and its feathers were not neatly arranged, and its feet ...read more

  • Condition?critical! Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,170 views

    Goldlessnes is something we each should strive for but we must relize that our Condition of our lives are CRITICAL

    CONDITION? CRITICAL! Romans 1:18–2:2 Introduction Imagine that you were in the hospital for tests on your spiritual condition. On the end of the bed they printed a graph like they used to do in the old comic strips. For the good hours the line headed up. For the bad ones it slid down. How ...read more

  • A Critical Crossroads

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,804 views

    The church was at a critical crossroads in it’s history. Would they remain a Jewish sect, or would they embrace the full radical doctrine of salvation by grace through faith in Jesus Christ?

    Passage: Acts 15:1-21 Intro: The other day I saw a man polishing the wheels of his car. He was working hard, and the wheel cover he was working on looked very good. 1. but I glanced up at the open drivers side door, where I saw duct tape outlining a hole in the dashboard, other issues. 2. but ...read more

  • Critical Decisions

    Contributed by James May on Jun 3, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 12,612 views

    King Hezekiah made at least 4 critical decisions that had long lasting and even eternal consequences. We also have some critical decisions to make.

    CRITICAL DECISIONS By Pastor Jim May Scriptures used: 2 Kings 18:1-3; 1 Peter 4:17-18; Exodus 20:2-6; 2 Kings 18:13 & 19; 2 Kings 19:6-7; 2 Kings 19:10-13; 2 Kings 19:14-15; 2 Kings 19:32-37; 2 Kings 20:1-3; 12-15; Matthew 7:6; 2 Kings 20:16-20 2 Kings 18:1-3, "Now it came to pass in ...read more

  • God's Critics

    Contributed by Eric Baldwin on Feb 2, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,070 views

    A message for the enlightment of mankind towards our attitude about God.

    “God’s Critics” My ears had heard of you, but now my eyes have seen you. Therefore I despise myself and repent in dust and ashes. -Job 42:5-6 NIV More often than not I find that mankind is very apt to be critical. Many of us like to call ourselves opinionated, we like to say that we are ...read more

  • Confidence In Criticism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 13, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,029 views

    The way Paul stood his ground before the council is how we can take our stand in the world today. Link included to formatted text, handout, and PowerPoint Template.

    Confidence in Criticism Acts 23:1-11 23:1 “earnestly” = He’s looking them straight in the eyes, not ashamed, not afraid, and not about to back down. Paul used to be a member of their number…and now they consider him to be a turncoat…a traitor. There’s nothing this group would like more than ...read more

  • The Challenge Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,240 views

    One of the major landmines to seeing your vision fulfilled is handling criticism. This sermon explores the types of criticism Nehemiah faced, and a few keys to moving forward in the face of criticism.

    We have been working together on bringing into focus the vision that God has for your life, and for our church. For Nehemiah, it was represented by a wall to be built around the city of Jerusalem. Hopefully, through our first month of exploration you have been able to start to understand the ...read more

  • Michal- The Critic Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 16, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,439 views

    A sermon on 2 Samuel 6- Adapted from Ian Biss and Jeff Walling

    Michal Sermon for 2/10/2002 2 Samuel 3:16 Introduction: A. A practicing lawyer loved to attack his opponents through letters printed in newspapers. In 1842, he ridiculed the wrong man. James Shields did not take kindly to the anonymous writer who lampooned him in the Springfield Journal. Mr. ...read more

  • The Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Donnie De Loney on Jan 13, 2010
    based on 6 ratings
     | 6,266 views

    A critical spirit is An obsessive attitude of criticism and fault-finding, which seeks to tear others down The person with a critical spirit usually dwells on the negative, seeks for flaws rather than good

    The Critical Spirit Luke 6:37-6:42 Illustration: Guilty as sin! It happened just a few years ago. The banks in New Jersey had been robbed systematically, one after the other. What made the robber stand out was his politeness. He just gave the tellers a note which said, "Please place your ...read more

  • Destructive Critics

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Jan 18, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,947 views

    Recognize that when you step out on faith, follow God, and try to make a difference, you will be criticized. Expect it and deal with it through prayer, keeping the proper perspective, and being persistent.

    DISTRUCTIVE CRITICS Nehemiah 4:1-23 Introduction: In a Charlie Brown comic, Linus is seated with a troubled look on his face, his security blanket over his shoulder, his thumb in his mouth. Turning to Lucy, he asks, “Why are you always so anxious to criticize me?” Her response: “I just think I ...read more

  • Critiquing The Critic Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 8, 2012
     | 1,705 views

    Speaking in condemning, critical ways seems to be second nature to us. However, James gives us reason and instruction to prevent this sinful behavior.

    1. “No New Taxes” Illustration Who said, “Read my lips. No new taxes”? "Read my lips: no new taxes" is the famous phrase spoken by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention as he accepted the nomination on August 18th. Written ...read more

  • Dealing With Criticism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,559 views

    Fifty-two practical ways of dealing with criticism.

    Dealing With Criticisms (Philippians 2:13-16) Without an ability to deal with criticisms many people give in to discouragement, anxiety or angry over reactions. Quote: Advice from Dr. Mitchell’s life: Someone in his congregation pointed out several faults in him and his preaching. ...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

  • 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

  • Being Critical

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,029 views

    Introductory Comments 1. A month ago I received a final copy of the audited financial statements for the Regional Synod of Canada. We had met with the auditors before and we had agreed on certain changes to their first draft. I called the auditors to thank them for the work they had done. After ...read more