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  • The Criticizer

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Mar 19, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,721 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

  • The Critic

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,230 views

    If you’re an effective leader at work or school. If you’re effective in what you do at church. If you’re effective in making something better - whenever you become you rise above the normal - you become at target criticism. And if you do not learn to sha

  • Confidence In Criticism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,123 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

  • Criticizing God Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Jan 11, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,786 views

    God draws criticism until we are drawn to God.

    Scripture Introduction A miller and his son were driving their donkey to sell at the market when they met a group of women: “Look there,� cried one, “did you ever see such foolish fellows, trudging on foot when they might ride?� The old man hearing this, quickly placed his son on the ...read more

  • Michal- The Critic Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 14, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,546 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

  • A Critical Crossroads

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,855 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

  • Dealing With Criticism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 13, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,607 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 Danger Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Nov 4, 2017
     | 3,202 views

    1) God receives Each believer(Romans 14:2–3), because 2) The Lord sustains each believer (Romans 14:4), because 3) The Lord is sovereign to each believer (Romans 14:5–9), and because 4) The Lord alone will judge each believer (Romans 14:10–12).

    We’ve just past one of the most contentious events of the year. I’m not referring to Reformation Sunday, but what that date is know by the majority of the population as: Halloween. This morning I’m not here to present an argument if Christians should be engaged in this event or not, but just to ...read more

  • Critical Choices Series

    Contributed by David Welch on Jun 27, 2018
     | 239 views

    Message 14 in our journey with Joshua into the Promised Land looking at the distribution of territory and Joshua's farewell address.

    Joshua Series #14 The Amazing Race to Rest & Reward “Critical Choices” Review I. Purge the Land 1-12 A. God Prepared Joshua for leadership 1 B. Joshua prepared the people to possess the land 2 C. Israel Purged the Canaanites 2-11 1. Central Campaign 6-10 2. The ...read more

  • Destructive Critics

    Contributed by Ervin Kimrey on Jan 18, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,971 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

  • Critical Care Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on May 27, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,384 views

    Jesus came not for the righteous, but instead for the sinner. Are we developing relationships with those who need to experience the touch of Jesus the most?

    Critical Care Mark 2:13-17 Mark 2:13-14 (HCSB) Then Jesus went out again beside the sea. The whole crowd was coming to Him, and He taught them. Then moving on, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, “Follow Me!” So he got up and followed Him. An ...read more

  • Handling Criticism

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Nov 14, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,508 views

    here is always a hint of truth in most criticism; we must respond in a way that honors God.

    Handling Criticism November 11, 2012 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: There is always a hint of truth in most criticism; we must respond in a way that honors God. Focus Passage: 2 Samuel 16:5-14 Supplemental Passage: Do not sharply rebuke ...read more

  • Critiquing The Critic Series

    Contributed by Perry Greene on Aug 8, 2012
     | 1,773 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

  • Overcoming The Critic

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,976 views

    About a year and half into full-ministry, I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life. Personally, I was passive in this mistake. I only started the problem, but others certainly finished the damage. If I could, I would go back and change my actions.

    OVERCOMING THE CRITIC TEXT: LUKE 6:1-11 THEME: OVERCOMING THE INFLUENCE OF THE CRITIC IN LIFE. About a year and half into full-ministry, I made one of the biggest mistakes in my life. Personally, I was passive in this mistake. I only started the problem, but others certainly finished ...read more

  • Critical Decisions

    Contributed by James May on Jun 1, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 12,671 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