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  • Desire

    Contributed by John Vella on Feb 4, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    In our Scriptures today, we see that thirst really means desire. And we all know the power of desire in our lives. Desire moves us to work, to love, to even kill.

    Seeds for Sowing, Vol. VI, Issue 2, No. 15 Third Sunday of Lent- Year A March 3, 2002 Readings: * Ex. 17:3-7 * Rom. 5:1-2, 5-8 * Jn. 4:5-42 Desire Thirst The overwhelming image that we are faced with today is one of thirst. Jesus’ meeting with the woman takes place around a well. Their more

  • Pleasing God In My Desires Series

    Contributed by Matt Kyzer on Aug 11, 2003
    based on 72 ratings

    This sermon deals with the purity that God calls us from within.

    "Pleasing God in My Desires" Gal.5:19, Gen 4:1-8 Now if you have your bible with you this morning I want you to turn to Gen.4:1 with me this and as you do, I want you think about this question, "If you could have one desire fulfilled in your life and know that you would get it, what would it more

  • Desires, Motive, And The Christian Mind Series

    Contributed by Vince Miller on Aug 27, 2018

    Our desires are the heart of the mind and can lead us to great things as well as destructive patterns.

    Well, I have to tell you, men, I do believe that us reigning in our desires and guiding our motivation are very important. I just want you to think - just for a moment about 1 area in your life where you lack self-control. Just 1 area. Whether it's - you eat too much. Whether it's you drive like a more

  • Desiring Great Things Greatly

    Contributed by Phil Hoover on Oct 17, 2000
    based on 51 ratings

    Introduction: We find much in the actions of Nehemiah that tells us what type of leader he would be in the Kingdom of God.

    Introduction: We find much in the actions of Nehemiah that tells us what type of leader he would be in the Kingdom of God. We will see three aspects of his desire to rebuild that will help us in our desire to have effectiveness in the work of the Lord. I. We see the INTENSITY of Nehemiah's desire more

  • My Desire

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on May 2, 2015

    What are you seeking after? What is the desire of your heart?

    John 1:35-39 (NKJV) 35 Again, the next day, John stood with two of his disciples. 36 And looking at Jesus as He walked, he said, "Behold the Lamb of God!" 37 The two disciples heard him speak, and they followed Jesus. 38 Then Jesus turned, and seeing them following, said to them, "What do more

  • The Source Of Our Temptation Series

    Contributed by Daniel Teberian on Mar 11, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    What causes us to be tempted? Where do we get our desire to do that which the Lord has commanded us not to do? James explains the way we are tempted, where our temptation comes from, and where our temptation leads us.

    Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God,” for God cannot be tempted with evil, and he himself tempts no one. But each person is tempted when he is lured and enticed by his own desire. Then desire when it has conceived gives birth to sin, and sin when it is fully grown brings more

  • The Hunger

    Contributed by Jaco Bester on Feb 12, 2013

    A reflection on desiring the right things and how God meets our desires

    THE HUNGER THAT WILL BE SATISFIED... MATTHEW 5:1-10 Introduction: There are very few memories of my childhood that are as vivid to me as those made in my grandmother’s kitchen – and I suspect that all of us who have had the privilege of spending time in our grandmothers’ kitchens more

  • Desire (Spiritual Formation Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Anthony Soyao on Sep 30, 2010

    Knowing what we truly desire in our spiritual formation

    Desire Jeremiah 24:1-7 1. Desire to know Him well • Knowing Jesus is by knowing the Scriptures • But Knowing Him is simply experiencing Christ in your life • It means experiencing the word with you • To experience Him is having a close personal relationship with Him • Ex. Husband & wife, or a more

  • How To Undeceive A Desire James 1:15-17 Series

    Contributed by Darrell Ferguson on May 12, 2021

    The reason you sin is not desire. Jesus desired food but didn’t fall when tempted with food. The problem is not desire; it’s deceived desire. It’s a desire that is deceived about sin, about life and good days, and about God. This passage exposes those deceptions and the way to correct them.

  • Desiring God

    Contributed by Allan Kircher on Aug 28, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Desiring God in Spiritual darkness.

    Desiring God Pastor Allan Kircher Shell Point Baptist Church 26 August 2013 "With my soul have I desired thee in the night."—Isaiah 26:9. Night appears to be a time peculiarly favorable to devotion. Its solemn stillness helps to free the mind from the perpetual sin which the cares of the more

  • The Battle Series

    Contributed by Timothy Enns on Jan 5, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    The battle that wages between lustful/worldly desire and submission to God.

    Most of you have heard of the Hatfield’s and the McCoy’s. The two famous families from Kentucky, but most do not know why this feud lasted over a decade, or why at least 12 people died. It was over a pig, that’s right, it started over a pig It turned into timber rights Escalated more

  • These Temptations Sure Are Tempting Series

    Contributed by Jerry Cosper on Sep 17, 2019

    The struggle with temptation is real. This passage focuses on where temptation originates and how we can overcome it.

    We’ve been working our way through the Book of James. The last two weeks, we have looked at how we can have joy when the trials and temptations of life come our way. Tonight, we are going to look specifically at temptation. I ask you, “Where does Temptation come from”? Sometimes the desire and more

  • You Shall Not Covet Series

    Contributed by Scott Kircher on Sep 6, 2009
    based on 13 ratings

    Talks about how to desicern between covetous desire and legitimate desire and how to overcome covetous desire and learn to be content.

    You shall not covet What is coveting? Coveting is a desire for something that is excessive or prohibited and has no regard for the rights of others. How do we determine the difference between legitimate desires and coveting? Legitimate desire will not sacrifice people for the thing desired (1 more

  • Live By The Spirit

    Contributed by Clive Broadbent on Sep 28, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Because we're filled with the Holy Spirit, we struggle with sin and know the consequences of sin, so we must live by the Spirit and love our neighbours as ourselves.

    Back in the 1980s, a classic TV ad showed a skillfull basketball player dribbling a ball round a young lad who was holding a stick of Rowntree’s Fruit Pastilles. After a few minutes of very impressive dribbling, the basketball player finishes by spinning the ball on one finger. “Not bad” says the more

  • Living Together With The Right Desire Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 21, 2004
    based on 25 ratings

    Paul shows us from his own life two kinds of desire that we need to have.

    LIVING TOGETHER WITH THE RIGHT DESIRE Philippians 1:19-26 INTRODUCTION A. How desire helped us in a basketball game against Manitowoc my junior year in high school. We were having a perfect season; we had not won a game when the eventual state champions came to town to play us. (They would more