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  • Cease And Desist? Series

    Contributed by Kevin Blader on Feb 11, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    How to exercise discretion

    Cease and Desist? A sermon on Matthew 7:6 Sue and I are presenting a sermon series, ‘Extreme Makeover Christian Edition’. And we are going through Christ’s Sermon on the Mount. Last week Sue talked about judging, how Jesus does not rule out judging but rather calls us to make right and wise more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Practice Wise Discretion

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 40 ratings

    The Holy Spirit helps us act circumspectly in our speech, action and relationships by reminding us to be more like Jesus Christ. Paul wrote to Timothy, "Remember, Jesus Christ and constantly keep Him in mind as risen from the dead." (2 Tim. 2:8 - Amplifie

  • Making A Meaningful Life Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on May 30, 2011
    based on 34 ratings

    These first verses of chapter one reveal the purpose of the book. It was written to teach wisdom by applying wisdom to life. It's wise practical teaching leads the understanding man who fears the Lord to wisdom.

  • Getting A (Prayer) Life Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on May 3, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Part 5 in series, "Learning to Pray," this message examines prayer not as a discrete moment of communication with God, but as stemming from a lifestyle of awareness of His presence and access to His power.

    Getting a (Prayer) Life Learning to Pray, prt. 5 Feb. 17, 2005 Ever tried to start a new habit? What kinds of habits do we often begin and then find we can’t keep at it? (solicit responses) Let me give you my top seven habits I begin again and again and again but never seem to stick more

  • The Benefits Of Restraint

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 12, 2005
    based on 11 ratings

    Fourteen benefits of Spirit led restraint in our speech. Many problems could be avoided if we learn how to restrain our lips using discretion, tract and Spirit-led self-control. Prevention is better than any cure.

  • The Difference Between The Good Gal And The Bad Guy Series

    Contributed by Donald Carpenter on May 7, 2003
    based on 21 ratings

    . In Esther chapter 5, God has preserved for us a look at the contrast between the bad guy, Haman, and the good gal, Esther. As we discover these character qualities, or the lack thereof, examine your own life to see what you need to work on.

    The Differences Between The Good Gal And The Bad Guy Esther 5:1-14 Preached Wednesday May 7, 2003 Introduction: One of the fascinating things about the book of Esther is its rich character development. There is much to learn about the people in this story. So far we have seen how God’s more

  • The Fear Of The Lord

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on Nov 12, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    This is a short devotional about The Fear of the Lord

    The Fear of the Lord Proverbs 1:7 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. This is the theme for the book of Proverbs This idea in one way or another is repeated throughout the entire book This fear is a loving reverence for God that more

  • Proof Of Life—2

    Contributed by Byron Sherman on Aug 12, 2002
    based on 10 ratings

    Is our Life in Christ real or a facade? Our Life in Christ will be proven/exposed before others...But what are some proofs of life in Christ? 8 arenas in which life in Christ is proven. Part 2 of a 2-part sermon.

    Proof of Life-II—Luke 8:40-56 Exposing Life Jesus gave life to a girl. Life in Christ will be proven/exposed before others. What are some proofs of life in Christ? 8 arenas in which life in Christ is proven. 5—Life is proven in PRIVATE more

  • Wisdom Brings True Success Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Dec 8, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    Wisdom endows its seekers and their life with true wealth (CIT). In this passage the beauty and grace of wisdom are set forth with the understanding that it can never be achieved without the fear of the Lord.

    PROVERBS 8: 12-21 WISDOM BRINGS TRUE SUCCESS [Isaiah 55] Having just stated that the worth of wisdom's instruction and knowledge is more valuable than all monetary achievements (8:10-11), Solomon now develops the proof. Wisdom endows its seekers and their life with true wealth (CIT). more

  • Choose The Right Woman Series

    Contributed by David Kirkner on Oct 3, 2005
    based on 36 ratings

    The choices we make demonstrate our how much we want to be like Jesus

    • Proverbs, like life, is all about the choices we make 1:7 There is the Lord’s way and the fool’s way 8:13 The Lord’s way hates evil 9:10 There is no wisdom without first acknowledging God’s sovereignty 14:27 The Lord’s way saves us from death 19:23 The Lord’s way leads us to more

  • Jesus Heals A Leper Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Jan 17, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    Story of the healing of a leper with emphasis on the personal characteristics of Jesus.

    Jesus Heals A Man Who Had Leprosy Mark 1:40-45 INTRO.: I was once acquainted with a man who had AIDS. I don’t call him my friend because I was never able to be his friend. Like most folk, I feared his disease even though I knew on an intellectual level I shouldn’t. Moreover, he seemed bent on more

  • Ask & You Will Receive?

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on May 30, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    This message, delivered during a mid-week prayer meeting, tackles the question of prayer and God’s ’obligations’- or is it ours?

    “ASK AND YOU WILL RECEIVE?” Wednesday Evening Prayer Mtg. May 15, 2002 Pastor Todd G. Leupold I. OPEN Prayer can seem like such a funny thing. . . How often do we vacillate between turning to God to save the world and not bothering to pray for even the simplest things, because we wonder if more

  • Parents: Mentors, Not Tormentors Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Mar 25, 2009
    based on 7 ratings

    Four basic principles of positive parenting from the wisdom book of Proverbs.

    Often overlooked while looking for family wisdom is the Book of Proverbs. Yet this wisdom book of the Bible deals with numerous family topics: avoiding fools and foolish behavior; communication; the value of hard, honest work and the detrimental effects of laziness; the proper way to handle more

  • Breaking Free From The Fence Of Offense

    Contributed by Joe Overholt on Nov 11, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    Identify what an offense is, and how to overcome the offense once it comes.

    Breaking Free from the Fence of Offence Foundational Text: Act 24:16 And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men. (AMP) Therefore I always exercise and discipline myself [mortifying my body, deadening my carnal affections, more

  • The Rejection Crew: Ahithophel And Judas

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings

    What makes a trusted person turn against his or her friend? Divorces that come out of nowhere, friendships dissolved, church splits...Today, we’re going to look at parallels between Ahithophel and Judas; we’ll note some similiarites & differences, and th

    Intro 1. Civil war is a nasty thing, often polarizing people: Robert E. Lee asked by Lincoln to head up Union troops....against slavery, but loyal to South... 2. Israel experienced several "Civil Wars" that divided the nation... 3. But when David’s son, Absalom, rebelled against him, that more