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  • Love Me Nots Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 21, 2011
    based on 65 ratings
     | 8,076 views

    When we were children, many of used to pick a flower and then pluck its petals saying "She loves me, she loves me not." Some of the petals were "love me" petals, and the rest were "love me nots". What "love me nots" do we find in I Corinthians 13?

    A high School senior was asking his father's advice on how to woo the girl of his dreams. And his dad said "Well son, when you take her out for pizza tonight and you're sitting across the table from her, take her hand in yours gaze longingly into her eyes and softly say 'Wow, you have a face ...read more

  • Solutions For Jealous Tendencies

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on May 19, 2003
    based on 58 ratings
     | 4,866 views

    Jealousy creates destructive behavior. The best people of the day were swept up in a wave of jealous retribution. "But the Jews aroused the devout of the city and instigated a persecution against Paul and Barnabas and drove them out of their district."

    The Roots Of Jealousy (Acts 13:42-52) Illustration:JEALOUSY It is the eyes of other people that ruin us. If all but myself were blind, I should want neither a fine house nor fine furniture. Benjamin Franklin. There is a fable of an eagle which could out fly another, and the other ...read more

  • Spiritual Infants And Spiritual Adults Series

    Contributed by Leighton (Lee) Vary on Feb 24, 2017
     | 2,927 views

    There are spiritual infants and spiritual adults. Infants are characterized by envy, strife, and division. Adults, in Christ, are characterized by love, forgiveness, and peace. Which are we?

    I. Introduction A. Mr. Lee was terribly overweight, so his doctor put him on a diet. "I want you to eat regularly for 2 days, then skip a day, and repeat this procedure for 2 weeks. The next time I see you, you'll have lost at least 5 pounds." When Mr. Lee returned, he shocked the doctor by ...read more

  • The Fire Of Jealousy And Bitterness Series

    Contributed by Scott Rodgers on Apr 13, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,765 views

    Discover the source of jealousy and bitterness and how to overcome them.

    Faith in the Fire: The Fire of Jealousy and Bitterness Genesis 37 Intro: (ILL) Getting to the bottom of things: The Mysterious Cricket Three parts to the story: - Joseph and his dad (vs. 1-3) - Joseph and his dreams (vs.4-11) - Joseph and his disappearance (vs. 12-36) Objects of ...read more

  • The Benefits Of Showing Mercy Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 26, 2004
    based on 80 ratings
     | 18,430 views

    “Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.”

    The Benefits of Showing Mercy One day, a woman who occasionally walked through the park after work, stopped to have her picture taken by a photographer. She was very excited to get the Polaroid print but when she looked at it, her face dropped. She turned to the photographer and stated rather ...read more

  • Jewish Leaders Series

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Mar 15, 2016
     | 889 views

    Let's talk about the what, why, and how of envy (The "How" is from Ray Fowler at: http://www.rayfowler.org/sermons/lord-i-have-a-problem/dealing-with-envy/)

    HoHum: The devil was once crossing the Libyan Desert, and he came upon a spot where a number of small devils were tormenting a Christian hermit. The Christian man easily shook off their evil suggestions. The devil watched their failure, and then he stepped forward to give them a ...read more

  • The 10th Word: Sanctify Your Desires Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Sep 27, 2010
    based on 23 ratings
     | 3,672 views

    God forbids coveting because it sets my heart on things of earth rather than on things of heaven. It removes our trust away from God & makes us discontent with what He has provided for our life. The Bible teaches us that we are to live a life that is cont

    EXODUS 20: 17 THE TENTH WORD: SANCTIFY YOUR DESIRES [Luke 12:13-34] Today, we come to the last of the 10 Commandments. In these Laws of God governing our daily living here on earth, we have seen that God has a high standard that He expects His people to strive for in life. I trust that as ...read more

  • The Lord Is My Shepherd

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on May 4, 2010
    based on 4 ratings
     | 8,128 views

    The Good Shepherd always provides for his sheep..

    The lord is my computer programmer, he keeps me from power surges and power cuts; he gives me a steady flow of electricity. He has stored my soul, he has written my code perfectly, even though I’m besieged with span and viruses. My system shall not crash, for you are with me, your firewall ...read more

  • From Envious To Thankful

    Contributed by John Petty on Dec 1, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 3,640 views

    Asaph the Music Minister lost his focus and became envious of the wicked. But one trip to God’s house helped him to refocus and become grateful.

    When we read the Psalms we need to first understand what they are. They are a collection of poetry that has been set to music. They are songs of poetry, most of them written by David but also by other writers. They were written at different times in Israel’s history. Some of them were written while ...read more

  • Psalm 73. A Psalm Of Envy Series

    Contributed by George Barton on May 10, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 9,354 views

    An expositorty approach to Psalm 73, showing Christians often get their life out of focus and envy others.

    PSALM 73 A PSALM OF ENVY REVISED MAY 09, 2006 This morning I want to speak about one of my favorite psalms. It is a psalm written by a man who, for a time, was envious of the wicked, whose life was temporarily out of focus; who wrestled with his envy, and got his life back in focus. It ...read more

  • The Spirit Of Jezebel

    Contributed by Joel Israel Shashikumar on Jan 21, 2015
     | 1,678 views

    For All Servants of God

    Ahab told Jezebel all that Elijah had done, and how he had killed all the prophets with the sword. 2 Then Jezebel sent a messenger to Elijah, saying, “So may the gods do to me and more also, if I do not make your life as the life of one of them by this time tomorrow.” 3 Then he was ...read more

  • Overcoming Obstacles

    Contributed by Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Dec 15, 2014
     | 1,412 views

    Are you a conformer or a transformer? Life can become frustrating? This obstacle can be a stumbling block or a stepping stone, this is up to you.

    OVERCOMING OBSTACLES By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com I do this as a 3 part series. INTRODUCTION: A. Every person is one of two things: 1. CONFORMER: you are fashioned by pressure from without 2. TRANSFORMER: you are changed by powers from within... B. THE WAY WE ...read more

  • The Greatest Of These

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Feb 16, 2014
     | 4,172 views

    Unless done in love, all of our work and sacrifice will be for nothing. How can we maintain a motivation of love?

    When you heard today’s text being read, you could be forgiven for wondering if you had inadvertently wandered into a wedding. Because the reading of chapter thirteen of Saint Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians has become as much a fixture of marriage ceremonies as unity candles, ...read more

  • God's Living Wage

    Contributed by Terry Frazier on Aug 31, 2013
     | 1,869 views

    The parable of the laborers in the vineyard teaches us many things but one great thing that it teaches us is that we as Christians cannot be envious about what others have or when they get saved. We should be overjoyed when someone gets saved.

    God’s Living Wage Another Labor Day weekend is upon us. And while I know that some of you are no longer in the workforce per say anymore, you are still working at lots of different things aren’t you? Like James for example hasn’t worked for the phone company for quite a few ...read more

  • When What You Have Is Not Enough Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Russell on Jun 28, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,032 views

    Examining the effects of covetousness

    1. When we are greedy, we commit spiritual ADULTERY (v. 1) 2. When we are greedy, we cause God to be ANGRY (v. 1b) 3. When we are greedy, we will be ANNIHILATED (v. 2-12a) 4. When we are greedy, we experience God’s ABSENCE (v. 12b) 5. When we are greedy, we cause God to be ASHAMED (v. 15) ...read more