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  • The Amazing Wonder Of Exaggeration

    Contributed by James Snyder on May 27, 2017
     | 2,124 views

    If you earn it, you can spend it any way that you want to. The great joy of life comes from reaping what you sow.

    I once asked my father if he would give me a weekly allowance. After all, many of the kids in my school were getting allowances from their parents and I thought I deserved an allowance as well. I was surprised by my father’s response. “I give you a great allowance here ...read more

  • Truth, Time To Wake Up And Smell The Caffine. Series

    Contributed by Andrew Moffatt on Nov 8, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,033 views

    A sermon looking at the call upon Christians to tell the truth, to live in the truth and to realise that God delights in the truth!

    We live in a society which is prone to exaggeration: think about this I found this in yesterdays Press, what kind of car is this? “The sportier, sleeker, you won’t want to stop. One look and you’ll be seduced by the curves and fine lines. With even more specification and features than you could ...read more

  • Olympic Or Smack Down

    Contributed by Christopher Lanham on Feb 17, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 1,410 views

    Is your prayer life real or just an exaggerated production?

    Genesis 32: 22-32 Olympic or Smack Down? Prosper CRC: Falmouth, MI April 8, 2001 PM On a Thursday night not to long ago I caught a few minutes of WWF Smack Down, trying to get a current picture of what comes to mind when the word wrestling is mentioned. It has been quite a few years since I ...read more

  • Lessons In Humility

    Contributed by Dr. Ezekiel Ette on Nov 4, 2017
     | 2,939 views

    The exaggerated sense of self interferes with serving God and each other

    Matt 23 : 1 – 12 There are many stories from someone named Aesop. No one knows if he/she actually lived but is said to have been a story teller who told stories and solved problems. The stories are still, to this day, used as lessons in morality. Some said that he/she was a slave who loved to ...read more

  • The Power Of The Resurrection Series

    Contributed by A. B. Simpson on Oct 8, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,733 views

    The significance of His resurrection is impossible to exaggerate. It is the fundamental proof of His Messiahship and of the truth of Christianity. A classic sermon by A. B. Simpson.

    "To whom also he showed himself alive after his passion by many infallible proofs, being seen of them forty days, and speaking of the things pertaining to the kingdom of God" (Acts 1:3). Our Lord’s earthly life may be divided into three sections: before His passion, during His passion, and the ...read more

  • The Prosperity Of God

    Contributed by J. Yeargin on Dec 1, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,050 views

    ...there have been some who have gone off the deep end with the teaching of prosperity. This is probably one of the most exaggerated (supposed) moves of God in this generation of believers.

    THE PROSPERITY OF GOD Sometimes in the Charismatic and/or Pentecostal movements, there have been some extremes. There have been those that have made the mistake of trying to exaggerate what God is actually doing. God doesn’t really want us to become some kind of an extremist in how we live ...read more

  • Confessions Of A Misguided Innovator

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Nov 17, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 816 views

    A tendency to rebel against authority, an exaggerated desire to win the approval of others, and a skewed definition of what it means to be successful; these deadly ingredients combined to create the misadventures of my life and ministry so far.

    Dakota Community Church November 16, 2008 (pm) Confessions of a Misguided Innovator Begin by reading Ephesians 4:1-16 Ephesians 4:14 Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness ...read more

  • Fish Stories

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Dec 4, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 9,534 views

    We’ve all heard stories about the one that got away and other kinds of fish stories. God wants us to tell our fish stories, our fishing for people stories, not the exaggerated ones but the ones that show God at work in our lives.

    I love fish stories. I have always thought it fun to hear folk talk about the fish they have caught or the one who got away. Most all of us have heard fish stories of some kind or another during our lifetime. Some of them are very believable and others, well let’s just say that the exaggeration ...read more

  • How To Defeat Depression Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Jan 8, 2016
    based on 8 ratings
     | 7,932 views

    Tips to defeat depression. 1. Focus On FACTS Not Feelings 2. Don’t COMPARE Yourself To Others 3. Don’t Exaggerate The NEGATIVE 4. Take Care Of PHYSICAL Needs 5. Take Your PROBLEMS To God 6. Have A Fresh ENCOUNTER With God 7. Get New DIRECTION From God

  • The Elder Son Syndrome

    Contributed by Keith Linkous on Jun 22, 2002
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,857 views

    Luke 15 talks about a father and his two sons. One is a prodigal, and the other is pious. This message looks at some of the attributes of the elder son. Prayerfully, you have not succumbed to the elder son SIN-drome.

    One of the great dangers for anyone who has been saved by the grace of God is that they become so familiar with being saved, that they do not rightfully keep God in the place of exaltedness in their life that He occupied at the first. Neither do they serve God in the way that they should. ...read more

  • We All Got One – Is Yours Too Big? Series

    Contributed by Guy Glass on Feb 15, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,067 views

    According to Scripture the “ego control mechanism” is the Word of God – the Bible. Uncontrolled egos have a way of slipping out in our speech. This message looks at 3 “slips of the tongue” regarding our ego.

    WE ALL GOT ONE – IS YOURS TOO BIG? Romans 12:3 Romans 12:3 For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. INTRODUCTION: ...read more

  • Hanging In There Through Misunderstanding Series

    Contributed by Bob Joyce on Oct 8, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,918 views

    Everyone has been misunderstood at one time or another. This sermon seeks to help us to "Hang in there" when that happens.

    1 Samuel 18:5-9, Psalm 140 Few things are more difficult to live with than being misunderstood. Sometimes it’s downright unbearable. When you are misunderstood, you have no defense. And have you noticed that when you are misunderstood, no matter how hard you try to correct the misunderstanding, ...read more

  • Truth-Telling: Key To Authentic Relationships Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Feb 8, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 3,577 views

    In James’ day, as in ours, people revered the idea of truth in principle but in practice it was blatantly disregarded. In James 5:12 he makes a special point to address this issue of being truthful.

    Scripture In a Reader’s Digest survey of 2,624 readers in January 2004 we read about the percentage of those who said they had: 1. Switched price tags to get a lower price: 12% 2. Cheated on their tax return: 17% 3. Misstated facts on a resume/job application: 18% 4. Lied to their spouse ...read more

  • The Positive Side Of The Ten Commandments: The Ninth Commandment Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Nov 15, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 4,140 views

    The hidden motive back of each commandment is worship. Since everything a Christian does should praise God, all of the Ten Commandments revolve around worshipping God.

    NINTH COMMANDMENT “Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor” (Ex. 20:16). A. INTRODUCTION 1. Relationship. Why did God say, Thou shalt not lie? Because you know when you lie, you cannot lie to yourself. We lie to others. 2. Destroys self-respect. If we cannot lie to ...read more

  • Exposing The Hurting Spirit

    Contributed by Steve Lawson on Nov 30, 2004
    based on 24 ratings
     | 3,922 views

    Satan attacks the church throught relational conflict.

    Exposing the Hurting Spirit 2 Corinthians 2:5-11; Romans 16:17-18 2 Corinthians 2:5-11 - I am not overstating it when I say that the man who caused all the trouble hurt your entire church more than he hurt me. 6 He was punished enough when most of you were united in your judgment against ...read more