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  • An Embarrassing Question

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jul 2, 2002
    based on 161 ratings

    You know as well as I do that keeping a secret is a tremendous burden. But it can also be an advantage, especially if you can figure out how to let people know that you know a secret without telling them the secret. Right?

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH BROWNSVILLE, TX ILL. The bleachers are packed with family & friends. Excitement fills the air. There are feelings of pride & accomplishment, & also of relief. Present, too, are tears of joy & tears of sadness. Faded jeans & old more

  • From Embarrassment To Excellence

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 14, 2003
    based on 17 ratings

    When we have Christ we will never ran out of good wine to serve others. This is one of the lessons that we can learn from the wedding at Cana. But there’s more...

    September 13, 1997 I. Introduction: Our study this morning is entitled “From Embarrassment To Excellence.” How many of you had some embarrassing moments that until now you can’t forget? Maybe something that happened during your high school days, or college days, or maybe at your more

  • How To Follow Jesus Without Embarrassing God

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 10, 2002
    based on 27 ratings

    lesson outline based on Tony Campolo’s book of the same title.

    HOW TO FOLLOW JESUS WITHOUT EMBARRASSING GOD A. We ____________________________. (fumble) Discuss the following passages where people don’t see eye to eye in church. Examine the need to acknowledge that we all fumble around and the fact we know in part and do not see things perfectly. Do we more

  • "I'm Embarrassed To Talk To God About That"

    Contributed by Jim Butcher on Jan 24, 2003
    based on 23 ratings

    This message deals with the decision Christians often make to avoid prayer because they don’t want to talk to God about that particular sin.

    Sometimes as Christians we let things that shouldn’t be in our life linger in our hearts because we’re embarrassed at the thought of talking to God about that problem. We’d rather just not talk to God at all than have to talk about that particular issue. Let’s be honest: one of the more

  • The Wee Little Man Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 5, 2001
    based on 156 ratings

    What made Zacchaeus become a tax collector? Why did Jesus appeal to him so that he would embarrass himself by climbing a tree to see Him?

    A man went for physical checkup and the nurse asked him how much he weighed. He held his stomach in and replied, "160 lbs." She got him on the scales, weighed him and said: "No, your weight is 166 lbs. The nurse then asked him how tall he was. Standing very straight he answered, "5 feet 10 more

  • Learning From God's People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Apr 23, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    We must realize that it is in order to stimulate and sustain this faith, God allows the soul to be buffeted and swept away by the raging torrent of so much distress, so many troubles, so much embarrassment and weakness, and so many setbacks. For it is

    Hebrews’ Hall of Great Faith – Hebrews 11 Illustration:Definition of faith: Hebrews 11:1. "What is faith, unless it is to believe what you cannot see." (Augustine) Faith is derived from the Word of God: Romans 10:17 Faith’s demand: Hebrews 11:6 Faith’s design: 2 Corinthians 5:7 The more

  • Embarassment Or Witness? Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 1, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    First-person account of Peter, at the time of the cockcrow denial, remembering the times he had embarassed himself and Jesus when he could have made a witness.

    This knife, this bloody knife! Why did I keep it, why did I not throw it into the Brook Kidron while I had a chance? It could become evidence. They will have the assault weapon and they will tie me to it. Great God, I am going to be arrested! I am going to be taken prisoner. Who knows what more

  • All I (Really) Want For Christmas Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 8, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    Joseph thought he knew what he wanted: freedom from embarassment, a normal life, a few friends to support him. But in listening to the Spirit he found that what he really wanted was to love and to be loved, to be significant, and to be understood by God.

    What do you want for Christmas? I hope there’s somebody in your life who is asking that question. I am not one of those curmudgeons who thinks we should do away with giving gifts at Christmas. Yes, it gets out of hand. And yes, it’s all very commercial. But still, gift-giving is a more

  • Types Of Shame Used As Controls

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 19, 2001
    based on 26 ratings

    Types of Shame Used as Controls

    Types of Shame Used as Controls Romans I Pet 4:16 1). Innocent Shame - Shame felt when one’s character is slandered without justification 2). Guilty Shame - Shame felt before others when one violates an ethical norm. 3). Social Shame - Embarrassment felt when one makes a social blunder or more

  • A Friend Like That

    Contributed by Eric Snyder on Jan 28, 2003
    based on 324 ratings

    A reworked sermon I stole from Rick Stacy. I use more humor though.

    A friend like that, John 2:1-11, Series: the Jesus stories Eric A. Snyder, Minister, Farwell Church of Christ January 26, 2002 I recently did a wedding. During the wedding rehearsal, the groom pulled me aside and made me an offer He said "Look, I’ll give you $100 if you’ll change the more

  • Do Not Be Ashamed Series

    Contributed by Chris Santasiere on Dec 5, 2002
    based on 136 ratings

    Shame often hinders our effectiveness as Christians.

    How To Become An Effective Christian “DO NOT BE ASHAMED!” II Timothy 1:8-18 Introduction It’s safe to say that we all have embarrassing moments that we’d like to forget… A woman told of a time when she was in high school and musical car horns were popular. Her mother’s deluxe car horn more

  • What Did Jesus' Resurrection Mean To The Religious Leaders Of The Day? Series

    Contributed by Michael Thomas on Mar 22, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    Take a look with me about what the Pharisees may have thought about Jesus’ Resurrection.

    What Does The Resurrection Mean? Series Sunday March 24 What Did Jesus’ Resurrection Mean To The Religious Leaders? Intro: Did you know that when Jesus was here on earth that there were a group of people who did not like him & what he was doing? What many people don’t realize is that not only more

  • Diseased With An Issue

    Contributed by Larry Goodwin on Feb 7, 2001
    based on 224 ratings

    Don’t allow religious issues to keep you from getting to your only source of help.

    As we make our way into the scripture this morning, we encounter a woman with an uncontrollable hemorrhage. She had been hemorrhaging for 12 years, and because of her condition no one could touch her or anything she touched. She was apparently hopeless. She felt ashamed, embarrassed, and unworthy. more

  • The Benediction

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Aug 14, 2003
    based on 84 ratings

    The farewell sermon delivered by Dr. Pittendreigh to the Sunrise Presbyterian Church, after over 7 years of ministry with them.

    The Rev. Dr. Maynard Pittendreigh Senior Pastor August 17, 2003 The Final Sermon Of Dr. Pittendreigh As The Senior Pastor Of Sunrise Church Numbers 6:22-27 22 The LORD said to Moses, 23 "Tell Aaron and his sons, ’This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: 24 "’ "The LORD more

  • Imitating God Without Insulting Him (Part 4) Series

    Contributed by Marcus Naugler on Nov 23, 2001
    based on 35 ratings

    God desires to see His children become like Him in the way they make decisions, the way they speak to each other, the way they act when no one is around, and the way they share His Word.

    Imitating God Without Insulting Him (Part 4, The Call) Illustration of last night’s water heater fiasco and no towels. Okay, so it’s about 8:00 and I’m working on some homework, getting gall the things down that I needed for today, checking everything twice. Checking my sermon notes, more