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  • The Critic

    Contributed by Eric Ferguson on Jun 4, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,289 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

    How do we handle critical people? How many of you know someone who is very critical? All of us will deal with people who are critical. (Give Life example) Repeat after me, “I will be criticized” Moses was criticized for marrying a Midianite Criticized for leading out of ...read more

  • A Critical Crossroads

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Dec 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,888 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

  • Confidence In Criticism Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jan 11, 2006
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,175 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

  • Responding To Criticism

    Contributed by Roddy Chestnut on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 59 ratings
     | 2,675 views

    Thesis: Sometimes the best response to criticism is no response at all. Introduction: 1. It was a great moment in the history of Israel--God was going to select Israel's first king. a. Samuel gathered all Israel at Mizpah. b. Selection process began (20-24). c. Everybody was happy ...read more

  • Being Critical

    Contributed by John Kapteyn on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,136 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

  • The Critical Spirit

    Contributed by Larry Sarver on May 31, 2001
    based on 107 ratings
     | 9,629 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
     | 6,246 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

  • Overcoming The Critic

    Contributed by Matthew Morine on Jun 12, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,021 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

  • In Critical Condition Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,532 views

    These sayings picture the harm done by those who deliberately use their tongues or words to damage the reputations of others. The contentious spark strife and thus disrupt the peace of the community, fellowship or assembly.

    PROVERBS 26:20-28 IN CRITICAL CONDITION According to the Associated Press, on a windy day in March [1997] a father and his son came to Valley Forge National Historical Park, where George Washington stationed the revolutionary Army during the difficult winter of 1777-1778. The father and son ...read more

  • Michal- The Critic Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Feb 14, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,633 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

  • Dealing With Criticism

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 13, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,649 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

  • Critical Decisions

    Contributed by James May on Jun 1, 2005
    based on 54 ratings
     | 12,729 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

  • The Challenge Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Chip Monck on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,311 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

  • God's Critics

    Contributed by Eric Baldwin on Feb 1, 2006
    based on 20 ratings
     | 9,259 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

  • Condition?critical! Series

    Contributed by Rodney Fry on Jan 5, 2007
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,226 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