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  • Decreasing Dividends Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,177 views

    There is a limit to the benefits that this world can provide us.

    Luke 16:19-31 “Decreasing Dividends” INTRODUCTION One of my favorite movies when I was growing up was a Disney movie entitled, “The Prince and the Pauper.” The movie was based on the book by Mark Twain, of the name. It is a story of two boys Edward Tudor, the ...read more

  • Love Increases When Power Decreases

    Contributed by Paul George on Dec 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,519 views

    How to increase love in a relationship.

    Love Increases When Power Decreases Philippians 2:5-11 Frederick Nietzsche, one of the founders of modern existentialism, analyzed human personality and claimed the basic motivation behind all human behavior is “The Will to Power.” He said that it is the craving and the desire to have power ...read more

  • What Makes You Big

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Jun 5, 2011
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     | 1,390 views

    Jesus should become greater and more visible, and the servant should become less and less visible. What makes you big is being small or least....

    What Makes You Big Luke 14:7-14 1) Humility 2) Season of Isolation 3) Promotion 4) Stewardship 7 and he put forth a parable to those which were bidden, when he ...read more

  • He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 30 ratings
     | 18,027 views

    A challenge to give the Lord His rightfil place in our lives.

    He Must Increase -- I Must Decrease John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. [AV ] He must become greater; I must become less. [NIV] He must grow greater and greater and I less and less. [JBP] Him it behoveth to increase, and me to become less. [Young Lit] He is to go on ...read more

  • The Cause Of Decline

    Contributed by Gene Cullum on Dec 7, 2006
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     | 1,570 views

    A Gradual Decrease in the Sensitivity of our worship of God...

    1st Free Will Baptist Date 2-26-06 "THE CAUSE OF DECLINE" PASTOR Gene Cullum I Kings 22:51-53, II Kings 1:1-4 & 17 Notice how far Israel has drifted, and how there is a gradual decrease in the sensitivity of their worship of ...read more

  • How To Keep Your Faith Intact

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on May 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,743 views

    Keep your faith intact and actually increase, not decrease.

    HOW TO KEEP YOUR FAITH INTACT Every day our faith is attacked. The evil one knows the power of faith and he is constantly attacking us so that we do not experience more power in our lives. Every day we have problems. We experience financial problems, problems at work, in relationships, with ...read more

  • Raising The Value Of Marriage Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 14, 2009
     | 1,499 views

    The value of marriage has decreased in our society.

    Fireproof: Raising the Value of Marriage From a message preached by Scott Kallem, Pastor of 3rd Baptist in Marion, IL Matt. 19:1-9 June 7, 2009 FBC, Chester Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction A In the 1970’s, a wave of ...read more

  • Less Is More

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Apr 5, 2013
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     | 1,747 views

    We are to live as dead men; Dead to fleshly desires. Jesus said, “Follow Me”. To “follow” Him, you must “take up your cross”. We “must” become Less so that we can become oh so much more!

    Quotes: “Sin is basically a denial of God's right of possession.” - Edwin Louis Cole “The first lesson in Christ's school is self-denial.” - Matthew Henry “Self-denial is indispensable to a strong character…” - Theodore Parker “If we do not die ...read more

  • How Does Money Affect You? Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,050 views

    The greatest way for believers to decrease worry in life is to increase their faith in God.

    Taking the "Stew" Out of Stewardship (Part 2 of 4) How Does Money Affect You? Key points and thoughts from Pastor Leland Patrick Matt. 6:24-34 Jan. 14, 2007 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction: A A man named Stumpy illustrates how money ...read more

  • Don’t Lose Your Focus

    Contributed by Pastor Paul E. Davis on Sep 15, 2018
     | 1,785 views

    It's Time TO Move Own, My Time is Up, Making the main thing, the main thing. Jesus is greater.

    John 3:25-27 (NIV) “An argument developed between some of John’s disciples and a certain Jew over the matter of ceremonial washing. They came to John (The Baptist) and said to him, “Rabbi, that man who was with you on the other side of the Jordan—the one you testified about—look, he is baptizing, ...read more

  • Descending Into Greatness

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Feb 6, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,703 views

    A look at John the Baptist's words that Christ must increase, while he decreases. What does that mean for the Christ follower.

    ✞>I< John 3:26-30 February 5, 2012 When you think about words, the word “DOWN” doesn’t have many positive meanings. It’s a word reserved for cowards, losers and bear markets. It’s a word that is to be avoided or ignored. When you attach it to other words ...read more

  • I Can't Speak--But I Can Hear You!

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Jun 26, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,519 views

    The birth of John the Baptist gives us a clear sign of his message--Christ must increase; we must decrease.

    Solemnity of the Birth of John the Baptist June 24, 2011 There are only two birthday celebrations of men in the liturgical year. A line through them cuts the year exactly in half. Today, around the summer solstice, we celebrate the birth of John, who was the precursor of his cousin, Jesus, ...read more

  • Increase

    Contributed by Mike Rickman on Jul 20, 2012
     | 3,301 views

    In order for you to experience the fullness of Christ in your life you must decrease so He can increase.

    July 22, 2012 Morning Worship Text: Colossians 2:8-10 Subject: The Fullness of Being In Christ Title: Increase As we move forward in our Year of the Harvest Revival I have to tell you that I am finding out more about my own faith than I ever have before. I am really being challenged in ...read more

  • Christ Must Increase Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Nov 3, 2002
    based on 130 ratings
     | 9,367 views

    Looking at John the Baptist’s words that he must decrease and Christ must increase teaches us to do the same.

    First Baptist Church September 22, 2002 >I< John 3:22-36 When you think about words, the word "DOWN" doesn’t have many positive meanings. It’s a word reserved for cowards, losers and bear markets. It’s a word that is to be avoided or ignored. When you attach it to other words it brings ...read more

  • Laodicean Preaching

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Mar 3, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,498 views

    The final days of the Church Age will be marked by increased religious fervour and decreased commitment to divine truth. The pulpits will progressively capitulate to the spirit of this present age.

    “And now, go, write it before them on a tablet and inscribe it in a book, that it may be for the time to come as a witness forever. For they are a rebellious people, lying children, children unwilling to hear the instruction of the LORD; who say to the seers, ‘Do not see,’ the ...read more