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  • Five Anti-Growth Attributes To Avoid

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jul 17, 2011
    based on 5 ratings
     | 6,068 views

    Peter urges us as believers (especially new ones) to be nourished and grow closer to Jesus, and he highlights five anti-growth attributes that will keep us from doing so! Avoid the evil, cling to what is good!

    Text: 1 Peter 2:1-3 1 Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, 2 as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby, 3 if indeed you have tasted that the Lord is gracious. Opening Prayer Paul wrote about the 'fruit' ...read more

  • The Sin That Has People Talking

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Aug 3, 2003
    based on 34 ratings
     | 2,155 views

    The text of this sermon describes those that are reprobate. In this sermon you’ll discover the sin that has people talking

    The Sin That Has People Talking Romans 1:28-32 28. And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29. Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, ...read more

  • Born To Grow Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on May 8, 2006
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,474 views

    Christian maturity shows itself in Christian love.

    Born To Grow (I Peter 1:22-2:3) 1. After a very difficult day at the office, a psychologist walked through his front door and said, "Honey, I’ve had a terrible day. All I did was listen to one problem after another. So, please, don’t tell me about any more problems. Talk to me, but just give me ...read more

  • The Gift Of The Son Series

    Contributed by John Knight on May 2, 2002
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,200 views

    Fourth in series. The gift of the Son of God.

    The Gift of the Son John 8:42-47 Have you ever been insulted? I. Insults Blond Joke Insults can be hurtful, or funny -depends upon the delivery "You’re so fat each step you take registers on the Richter scale." *hurtful/ harmful But, when overweight individual gets on ...read more

  • The Anger Within

    Contributed by James Harrington on Aug 25, 2003
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,871 views

    Road rage! This is a fairly new phrase but a warning that we are sitting on an emtional powder keg.

    Numbers 20:1-13 The Anger Within Road Rage! This is a fairly new term for us. But it stands as a warning that we’re sitting on an emotional powder keg. When you add in the factor of physical abuse and domestic violence and the like we begin to realize that we live in a world of ...read more

  • Get Over It

    Contributed by Kent Lenard on Feb 13, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,036 views

    This sermon deals with the need for Christians to understand that we exist to reflect the glory of God.

    Get Over It Exodus15:11, Leviticus 10:3, Exodus 14:4, Psalm 19:1, Isaiah 43:7, 48:10-11, Psalm 50:15 Isaiah 63:14, Matthew 6:9, Hebrews 1:3, John 12:27 - 28, 17:4, Isaiah 48:11, Psalm 115:1 2 Corinthians 10:7, 1 Chronicles 16:24, Romans 11:36, 1 Corinthians 8:6 November 1, ...read more

  • Why Jesus Taught That It Was Ok To Disagree As Long As One Was Not Disagreeable In Manner

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,403 views

    There are times when everyone must learn how to be politely disagree. A person who agrees just to avoid conflicts is a coward. Jesus showed the disciples how to disagree without being so disagreeable in disposition that people would be turned off to the messenger. One day the Jews accused Jesus of ...read more

  • Don't Rebuild Your Jericho

    Contributed by Jimmy Stewart on Jan 22, 2003
    based on 134 ratings
     | 18,105 views

    Joshua made a convenant with the Israelites that Jericho wouldn’t be rebuilt, for its ruin should always be a reminder of God’s power. In life, what God destroys in our lives, He intends to stay in ruins.

    The scene of the text was one of destruction, fire, ruin. But, for the children of Israel, it was a scene full of victory. God had done a mighty work that He promised He would do on behalf of His people. He said Israel would possess Canaan and would destroy all those who oppose His plan. So ...read more

  • Contrasting A Defeatist Versus An Overcomer's Attitude

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 58 ratings
     | 3,601 views

    As pressed but not crushed, as perplexed but not in despair, as persecuted, but not abandoned, as put down but not put out. Always carrying about in our body the death of the Lord Jesus that the life of Christ may be made manifested in our body. (2 Cor. 4

    Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Rom. 12:21) I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power. (Phil. 4:13) Faith is the victory that overcomes the world. (I John 5:4,5) As unknown, yet well known, as dying yet behold ...read more

  • Contrasting Defeatist And Overcoming Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 31 ratings
     | 1,868 views

    Too many people are succumbing to the cynicism of the postmodern mindset of defeatism. Paul writes, "Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good." (Rom. 12:21)

    Romans 12:21 - Do not be overcome by evil but overcome evil with good. Illustration:One salesman came back from a remote part of the world informing his boss that he could not sell any shoes to the people. When the supervisor asked the salesman why the people were resistant to purchasing shoes ...read more

  • How Jesus Taught Us To Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 18 ratings
     | 2,872 views

    There are times when everyone must learn how to be politely disagree. A person who agrees just to avoid conflicts is a coward. Jesus, however, showed the disciples how to disagree without being so disagreeable in disposition that people would be turned of

    Why Jesus Taught That It Was OK To Disagree as Long As One Was Not Disagreeable in Manner John 8:48-8:52 There are times when everyone must learn how to be politely disagree. A person who agrees just to avoid conflicts is a coward. Jesus, however, showed the disciples how to disagree ...read more

  • The Problem With The Power Of The Church In America

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Aug 29, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,305 views

    Is the "spiritually superior" attitude that the Corinthians had similar to the attitude found in the American church today?

    The Corinthians’ Situation: 1. The Problem: They were living proudly in their spiritual superiority. - vv. 8-13. - Paul points out their pride in their superiority and their position, all of it (from their perspective) a sign of the hand of God. In reality, though, they were far from ...read more

  • Three Battles You Cannot Afford To Lose

    Contributed by James O. Davis on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 195 ratings
     | 13,915 views

    Reasons for Following Through.

    James O. Davis is the founder and president of Second Billion (TM). You are invited to learn more about Second Billion by visiting www.billion.tv. THREE BATTLES WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE By Dr. James O. Davis President, GPN Introduction: If you have tried to master any athletic ...read more

  • Faithful Facts For The Future

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Dec 21, 2003
    based on 284 ratings
     | 22,180 views

    As we enter a New Year, here are some facts to carry with us throughout the whole year.

    Faithful Facts For The Future We stand on the threshold of a new year ! Great opportunities lie ahead ! Great challenges will confront us ! Many disappointments will occur. All of these and probably much more ! With every new day comes change, but there are some constants that we as ...read more

  • The Leaders' Reputation - (Part 4 Of 7) Series

    Contributed by Joel Santos on Sep 23, 2004
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,613 views

    Paul sets before us a worthy goal-which most of us will work on for a lifetime

    1. Above reproach 1 Timothy 3:2 This phrase serves as a general summary of all the character qualities a leader should have. The Greek word describes a garment without any "folds." When applied to personal character, it means that leader must be free from any secret or hidden pockets of ...read more