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  • Decreasing Dividends Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Mar 21, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • Decreased, Dependent, But Not Disconnected

    Contributed by Dr. Ronald Shultz on Aug 16, 2020

    Find balance. Depend upon Him, but when you see the obvious, just do it.

    John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. This is the calling of all Christians. Daily, we are to decrease our wills and allow His will to increase until we have no will but His. I see two extremes. There are people who miss the obvious before them and pray about everything often missing more

  • Love Increases When Power Decreases

    Contributed by Paul George on Dec 26, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • What Makes You Big

    Contributed by Gregory Thomas on Jun 5, 2011
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    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 more

  • John The Baptist Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Dec 4, 2020

    A look at various characters in the Christmas story. This week we look at John the Baptist

    John the Baptist December 5, 2020 Have you ever received a Christmas card or bought cards and the picture on the front is magnificent? Maybe it’s a picture of the Shepherds and the angels; or it’s the wise men; maybe it’s Mary, Jesus and Joseph; or a simple star piercing the darkness over the more

  • He Must Increase, I Must Decrease

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 20, 2005
    based on 30 ratings

    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 more

  • He Must Increase, But I Must Decrease

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Apr 17, 2021

    what makes a ministry "successful?"

    He Must Increase and I Must Decrease: An Exposition of john 3:22-36 Introduction Everyone wants to be popular. We also have a desire to have our egos stroked. We gauge our importance by how many followers we have on social media. We all want our posts to be liked. This is also important for those more

  • "when Another Ministry Is More Successful" (Message 8 In The Series On The Gospel Of John 2012) Series

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Mar 30, 2021

    The ministry of Jesus' ministry was starting up and becoming more successful than the ministry of John the Baptist. The Disciples of John were resentful and jealous of Jesus; John had no problem with it.

    “WHEN ANOTHER MINISTRY IS MORE SUCCESSFUL” (Message 8 on Gospel of John 2021) John 3:22-36 Greenmount and O’Leary Churches of Christ March 7, 2021 Sermon Link: INTRODUCTION: 1.) Everyone likes to have success, and that also includes in the ministry. A.) Because of more

  • Less Is More

    Contributed by Samuel Fulkerson on Apr 5, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • The Cause Of Decline

    Contributed by Gene Cullum on Dec 7, 2006
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    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 more

  • How To Keep Your Faith Intact

    Contributed by Steven Cannon on May 28, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Raising The Value Of Marriage Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 14, 2009

    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 more

  • He Who Comes From Above

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jul 4, 2020
    based on 3 ratings

    He must increase, but I must decrease.

    HE WHO COMES FROM ABOVE. John 3:31-36. John’s disciples came to him with the observation, ‘The One of whom you testified is baptising, and all men come to Him’ (cf. John 3:26). ‘All men’ might have been an exaggeration, but Jesus was making more disciples than His forerunner (cf. John more

  • How Does Money Affect You? Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jan 16, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Don’t Lose Your Focus

    Contributed by Pastor Paul E. Davis on Sep 15, 2018

    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, more