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  • Division

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Jan 18, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,112 views

    Dissension in the Corinthian church was the first problem addressed by Paul. He introduces the thoughts of this passage with an appeal for unity.

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: Being much concerned about the rise of denominations in the church, John Wesley tells of a dream he had. In the dream, he was ushered to the gates of Hell. There he asked, “Are there any Presbyterians here?” “Yes!”, came the answer. Then he asked, “Are there any ...read more

  • The Mission Of Division

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Aug 27, 2004
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,984 views

    Jesus talks about a mission that seems foreign to his character as the Prince of Peace - that of causing divisions. Come and explore this strange text with me.

    August 29, 2004 Luke 12:49-53 “I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. From now on there will be ...read more

  • The Division Within

    Contributed by Andre Johnson on Oct 2, 2001
    based on 127 ratings
     | 12,418 views

    when division comes, it could be Jesus just showing up.

    Luke (12:49-57) Friendship Baptist Church-8-19-01 Proper 15-Year C “The Division Within” We know we have a good thing with Jesus. We know that being born again and becoming a disciple of Christ really can’t be beat. Many of us understand this by ...read more

  • Division Of The Land Series

    Contributed by Robert Robb on Nov 4, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,524 views

    Division of Canaan among Israel

    Study 14 Chapters 13-19 Introduction For the past couple of years we as a family have gone to the Opera House in Belfast to see the Pantomime and because we usually book over the telephone and pay by credit card our name and address are on the data base of the Opera Houses’ computer ...read more

  • Division And Unity

    Contributed by James May on Nov 13, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 4,046 views

    I do not believe that God is pleased with the divisions within the Body of Christ that cripple our witness. Where do we draw the line on division and acceptance with one another?

    DIVISION AND UNITY By Pastor Jim May We live in an age when there are great divisions within the church. I have no doubt that I am considered too liberal by some standards, but then there are others, even more liberal than I, who consider me to be too strict and legalistic. Where do we draw ...read more

  • Divisions In The Church Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Jan 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,049 views

    In today's lesson we are urged to heal the divisions in the church because they are contrary to the unity that exists in Christ's body.

    Scripture Today we continue studying The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. In our first lesson we looked at the salutation of 1 Corinthians (1:1-3). Then, in our second lesson (last week) we looked at the thanksgiving of 1 Corinthians ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Division Series

    Contributed by Scott Gipson on Nov 15, 2000
    based on 83 ratings
     | 6,372 views

    Overcoming the Spirit of Division.

    THE DEVIL’S GOTTA DEADLINE! (THE SPIRIT OF DIVISION) INTRODUCTION: STARTED LOOKING AT THE DEVIL’S WRATH. A). “DEVIL HAS A GREAT WRATH AND HIS TIME IS SHORT.” (EXPLOSIVE) B). 2 CORINTHIANS 2:11 – PAUL EXPLAINS THE NEED TO KNOW OUR ENEMY 1). DEVICES – STRATEGY, ...read more

  • Division For Righteousness

    Contributed by Dana Visneskie on Aug 6, 2004
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,555 views

    This message talks about how to maintain a Spirit of Unity in the marriage, home and churches. This message explains the difference between Physical unity and Spiritual unity and how we need to strive for Spiritual unity to be blessed.

    Title: Division For Righteousness Text: II Chron 10:15 and II Chron 11:4; I Kings 11:29 Read Text!!! Pray!!! Introduction: Two men were riding a bicycle built for two when they came to a steep hill. It took a great deal of struggle for the men to complete what proved to be a very steep ...read more

  • No Peace But Division!

    Contributed by Tony Skaff on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 13 ratings
     | 2,001 views

    What did Jesus, the prince of peace, meant when He said:no peace but division?

    1stBBC No peace but division! Luk 12:49-53 I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but ...read more

  • Overcoming Divisive Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 120 ratings
     | 11,446 views

    Many great congregations have suffered from people with divisive attitudes. The Lord has placed each of us in His body to be lovingly united in spirit, intent on one purpose, striving together for the faith of the gospel.

    Overcoming Divisive Attitudes Illustration:A monk joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first 10 years his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?" The monk replied, "Food bad." After another 10 years the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts. ...read more

  • The Greatest Hindrance To Vision - Division

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Dec 29, 2005
    based on 130 ratings
     | 9,911 views

    How to have unity in the local church.

    No matter how much a local church has going for it, division can negate it’s vision. The word division is constructed of the word vision with the prefix "di", which means, "double". Double vision can be dangerous. If you are seeing two of everything you need to make a trip to the eye doctor. ...read more

  • How To Avoid Internal Divisions

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,496 views

    Every family, organization and movement struggles with the problem of internal divisions. Many internal conflicts result from a struggle over control. If everyone learns to give the Lord control for whatever they are responsible for, many internal divisio

    Every family, organization and movement struggles with the problem of internal divisions. Many internal conflicts result from a struggle over control. If everyone learns to give the Lord control for whatever they are responsible for, many internal divisions can be minimized. In Judges 9, we are ...read more

  • God's Solution To Division

    Contributed by Ely Lambert on Jul 25, 2002
    based on 22 ratings
     | 1,325 views

    In the midst of problems at the Corinthian church, Paul gives a solution to the churches problems.

    I. Introduction A. Churches around the world split all the time. It doesn’t seem like a normal year in the faith unless we are having a knock down fight over non-essential issues. B. I am not here today preaching to one individual. 1. I would never preach from the pulpit and humiliate any ...read more

  • Blessing, Division, And Vision Series

    Contributed by Eddie Snipes on Feb 24, 2001
    based on 63 ratings
     | 2,747 views

    God blesses when we get behind the vision He ordains. Division threatens to side track the church from His vision. This sermon looks at the importance of seeking unity, but not at the cost of the vision God calls us to follow.

    Blessing, Division, and Vision Genesis 13: 1 Then Abram went up from Egypt, he and his wife and all that he had, and Lot with him, to the South. 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 And he went on his journey from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his ...read more

  • 2. Dealing With Division In The Church Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,694 views

    All Christians should recognize Jesus Christ is the leader of the church, and do what they can do foster unity in the local church and the worldwide church.

    INTRO: A very interesting thing happened last week in the NFL playoff game between Indianapolis and Pittsburgh. Trailing by 18 points late in the 3rd quarter, Indianapolis faced a 4th and 2 in their own territory. Coach Tony Dungy made the standard decision and sent out the punting squad. ...read more