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  • Christ's Powerful Empathizing Example

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 16, 2004
    based on 14 ratings
     | 935 views

    Here are nine ways that Christ exemplified empathy

    Christ’s Powerful Empathizing Example John 11:35 - Jesus Wept Illustration:When my sons were young, one of them stubbed his toe and grimaced with pain. Seeing him trying bravely to bear the agony of those moments, I said, "Son, I’m truly sorry. My toe hurts for you." Lifting his head, he ...read more

  • Grabbed By Grace

    Contributed by Gene Haraldsen on Jul 26, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 3,416 views

    To be a successful Christian we must allow the Grace of God to run its course in our inner life. When that happens then we can become an effective believer in our outer life- in how we represent the Lord to others.

    Grabbed By Grace II Samuel 9 Can you recall an event in your life that clearly demonstrated the incredible life changing Grace of God? Do you remember this story? *30 year old prisoner had committed murder in a robbery *Sentenced to die – alone, no friends, no family that ever ...read more

  • Showing Compassion

    Contributed by Jason Cole on Mar 12, 2007
    based on 36 ratings
     | 11,095 views

    A look at the example of the compassion that Christ showed and how we should imitate His example of compassion.

    Confessions: I Struggle to Show Compassion Like Christ Did Introduction: I learn more and more about the importance of being honest with ourselves, especially concerning our relationship with Christ. I think that sometimes we as the church live an idealistic life. We don’t like to admit ...read more

  • New Years - Now Is The Hour!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 4,267 ratings
     | 515,323 views

    When this year is over, will we be looking back with joy, or with regret? Will we be looking at the future with anticipation, or with dread? (Powerpoint Available - #224)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, OK (Revised: 2010) (Powerpoints used with this message are available for free. Just e-mail me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #224.) A. I’m sure you’ve noticed that each year almost all the major news magazines put ...read more

  • How To Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 17, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 3,121 views

    Sorrow helps us gain a greater empathy for the hurts, pain and difficulties that others experience. People who empathize are more compassionate, kind and considerate of others problems and needs. When I learned the benefit of sorrow it made me more sen

    How to Be Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing (2 Cor. 6:10) Paul the apostle wrote, We put not stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. Rather, as servants of God we commend ourselves in every way, in great endurance, in troubles, hardships and distresses, in ...read more

  • Qualities Of Low Conflict Christians Series

    Contributed by Mark D. Stetler on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,194 views

    Do you want little or no conflict in your life? Look here!

    Qualities for Low Conflict Christians John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Intro… This week I believe it would be profitable for us to begin where we left off last week. Last week we talked about seven things you need to know before you ...read more

  • "Hard To Learn Lessons"

    Contributed by Dennis Deese on Aug 10, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,558 views

    There are many hard to learn lessons in the Christian life.

    "HARD TO LEARN LESSONS" Dr. Dennis Deese - Fan The Flame Ministries, Inc. EZEKIEL 24:15-27 ETS: Ezekiel and the Jews had to learn some hard to learn lessons ESS: There are many hard to learn lessons in the Christian life. Introduction: The August 1992 Hurricane Andrew left more than ...read more

  • True Godly Wisdom

    Contributed by George Gabriel on Jun 28, 2003
    based on 77 ratings
     | 4,513 views

    Does our definitions of wisdom match what God wants from us? This outline illustrates how our definitions of wisdom are much more shortsighted than what God has to offer us

    Get into 3 groups Group 1 define the word “wisdom” like it would be in the dictionary Group 2 define worldly wisdom Group 3 define Godly wisdom 13 Who is wise and understanding among you? Group 1 What is wisdom? (write down definitions in column 1) Why do you think James lumped in ...read more

  • Compassion - What It Is Not, What It Is, And What It Does

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Oct 3, 2001
    based on 191 ratings
     | 11,774 views

    A message concerning what the Bible says about compassion compared to the world¡¦s definition.

    Compassion ¡V What It Is Not, What It Is, & What It Does Various Scriptures I. Introduction Today we begin a series of messages focusing on a number of issues that are prevalent in our society. I hope in the next week or two to give you an outline of where we will be going so you can get ...read more

  • Radical Spirituality: The Mark Of Faith

    Contributed by Vance Elzinga on Sep 11, 2002
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,900 views

    What are the marks of true spirituality?

    2000220a - 1Corinthians 8.1-13 - Radical Spirituality, the Mark of Faith Opening First Corinthians addresses the subject of true spirituality. Big debate about whether or not it was all right for a Christian to eat certain types of meat. Very Polytheistic (God of love, war, travel..) Pagan ...read more

  • The Needs Of The Despairing

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Nov 19, 2002
    based on 37 ratings
     | 1,903 views

    Learn to encourage the despairing by understanding how to meet the four needs of the despairing

    If you’ve been with us for a while, you would know that on the third Sunday of each month, we study the Book of Job. We are on chapters 6 and 7 this morning. Chapters 1 and 2 of Job gave us the setting for the story. Job was a man who worshipped God and shunned evil. Job was wealthy, wise ...read more

  • I Believe In You! Series

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Mar 17, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,820 views

    We all need to be encouraged. Do we however have an obligation to be encouragers?

    MOVIE CLIP – “SAVE THE LAST DANCE” Lead character is on the stage auditioning when she stumbles. She feels she cannot make it, when her close friend enters stage left and challenges her, leading up to him saying, “I believe in you.” She tries again and succeeds. What a beautiful lesson of ...read more

  • A Servants Heart Series

    Contributed by Mark Redd on Jun 18, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 6,571 views

    This is a short article that was used as part of a "Matter of Fax" ministry. Written to communicate biblical principles or life lessons in a business setting.

    The Heart of a Servat A while back, I had the privilege of participating in a funeral of an elderly man. This man had lived 85 years and was loved by many. He had served his country faithfully in World War II. At the graveside, there was a 21-gun salute, a lone bugler played taps and the ...read more

  • Finding Common Ground

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 88 ratings
     | 2,985 views

    HOW TO FIND COMMON GROUND WITH DIFFICULT PEOPLE AND BE HAPPY REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES Some people tend to lose sight of the importance of developing character qualities as taught by the Lord Jesus during His Sermon on the Mount. The following keys to happiness are especially valuable for ...read more

  • Using Communication Concepts

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Aug 13, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 8,702 views

    Using Communication Concepts in Growing & Planting Churches- Communication Guidelines For Evangelism

    Using Communication Concepts in Growing & Planting Churches Communication Guidelines For Evangelism Learning Objectives 1. The students will list five principles of communication for evangelism and church planting purposes. 2. The students will explain what types of questions are ...read more