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  • Attacks From Within And Without Lesson 13 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Mar 28, 2017
     | 4,795 views

    What to do after a great answer to prayer.

    A. THE INNER SIN OF ISRAEL RETURNS – EXODUS 17:1-7 1. Some problems come from circumstances. “There was not water for the people to drink” (17:1). a. Time of year. b. Hadn’t God led them? c. Weren’t they in a desert? 2. What was their past sin? ...read more

  • Dealing With Criticism

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Nov 3, 2016
     | 6,814 views

    How to face criticism

    Criticism - Numbers 12 - 9/25/16 Turn with me this morning to Numbers 12.  Today we want to look at one of the great leaders of the bible and learn some lessons about criticism.  In the OT we have records of the lives of many men and women - and many had wonderful strengths.  Abraham was a friend ...read more

  • Attacks From Within And Without Lesson 13 Series

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Feb 15, 2019
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,340 views

    Face criticism with the presence of God.

    A. THE INNER SIN OF ISRAEL RETURNS – EXODUS 17:1-7 1. Some problems come from circumstances. “There was not water for the people to drink” (17:1). a. Time of year. b. Hadn’t God led them? c. Weren’t they in a desert? 2. What was their past sin? Complaining/criticism (14:11-12; 15:24; 16:2). If ...read more

  • Thanksful Living

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Nov 21, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,600 views

    We need times of Thanksgiving to give balance to all the times we face criticism and complaints.

    Thankful Living 2 Corinthians 9:11-15 Aren’t you glad we have annual Thanksgiving celebrations? For one thing you can get all the great food you would ever want. You can also watch all the football you would ever want to see. It is also a time to get together with your family and relatives ...read more

  • Ministering In The Midst Of Criticism Series

    Contributed by Terry Blankenship on Sep 25, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 10,448 views

    Ministering in a corrupt world brings criticism. Jesus faced criticism from His FRIENDS, FOES and FAMILY. Learn how we should deal with criticism.

    Then the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. But when His own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold (to arrest by force) of Him, for they said, "He is out of His mind (He’s crazy)." And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has ...read more

  • How To Overcome The Fear Of What People Will Think Series

    Contributed by Darrell Stetler Ii on Feb 8, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 6,567 views

    Every one of us will face criticism and rejection if we start really doing something for God. Here are 5 steps to dealing with fear of men. *HANDOUT INCLUDED*

    How to overcome fear of what people will think: Read Acts 4:1-31. (Tell the story. . . review Acts 3 briefly) One of the most natural things that humans do is be afraid of what other people will think. You may not think this affects you. . . you might not be a part of something like ...read more

  • Crises And Conflict

    Contributed by Jeff Van Wyk on Mar 2, 2013
     | 2,252 views

    The life of a leader is filled with challenges and crises. A spiritual leader should be able to navigate successfully through difficult and challenging times and should know how to stand firm when facing critical situations. Leadership ability can be test

    Crises and Conflict Matthew 12:25-30 - But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand. “If Satan casts out Satan, he is divided against himself. How then ...read more

  • Breaking Down Barriers Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Oct 24, 2020
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,904 views

    Peter’s response to these religious rule-keepers is a model for us as we face criticism or complaints. We’ll see that Peter’s answer is more pastoral than argumentative. I see seven correctives to help us handle criticism.

    This week I shared something positive on Facebook and got pulverized. The criticism came quickly and repeatedly. Normally I’m more careful about posting about controversial matters so I wasn’t prepared for all the venomous vitriol and overwhelming opposition. One person simply replied, “Oh ...read more

  • The Things That Are Not Easy But Can Be Done Through Christ

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 1,687 views

    As Leonardo DaVinci attempted to complete the painting of his famous Lord's Supper masterpiece, his mind drew a blank.

    As Leonardo DaVinci attempted to complete the painting of his famous Lord's Supper masterpiece, his mind drew a blank. Apparently, Leonardo was so angry with one of his chief critics that he had secretly used the man's face as a model from which he painted the face of Judas Iscariot. For weeks, ...read more

  • Coping With Criticism Series

    Contributed by Donald Mcculley on Mar 20, 2019
     | 969 views

    When dealing with critics and criticism keep in mind three things.

    COPING WITH CRITICISM II CORINTHIANS 10:10 INTRODUCTION: All of us have our critics. It’s a reality. To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. It has been said that “Criticisms are the nails which keep us on the cross dead to self.” Dr. W. Matt Tomlin said, “Pay more ...read more

  • Job: Responding To Criticism

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Dec 9, 2003
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,720 views

    How Job dealt with criticism

    “Job: Responding to Criticism” Intro: As we have read through the books of Job this past week, we have seen one thing for certain: Job faced a lot of criticism. The book of Job teaches us many lessons: the faithfulness of God, the battle of the spiritual realm, the nature of suffering, and ...read more

  • Spiritual Discipline For The Race Of Life

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Sep 1, 2015
     | 3,166 views

    We must learn to lay everything aside and renew our fellowship and communion with God. We must “keep our eyes on the prize.” We must keep our eyes fixed on Christ. We must pace ourselves when we run the race of life. Only then can we survive and win.

    Have you ever struggled with your faith? Have you ever felt like giving up? If so, the writer of the Letter to the Hebrews has a word for you---don’t! Don’t give up. The road of faith has been compared to a race. The race is not a sprint. It is a marathon. At the end of the race, we ...read more

  • Rooted In Jesus Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Feb 25, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 5,578 views

    This is the 8th sermon in the 1 Timothy series, "Order".

    Series: Order [#8] ROOTED IN JESUS 1 Timothy 6:1-21 Introduction: As Bel Aire and I have faced criticism by people who seem happy to attack us, I need to ask you, “What do we do to stand firm in our faith”? Having lived in Hobbs for the majority of my life, all I have to do is look outside ...read more

  • How To Handle Criticism

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Nov 1, 2007
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,033 views

    The Bible tells us how to handle the criticism that we receive from other people.

    MATTHEW 5:11-12 “HOW TO HANDLE CRITICISM” A) Criticism has had as much adverse effect on the body of Christ as anything that has ever come up against it! * Someone has said, “Christianity is the only army that shoots their own wounded.” * We have far too many in the body of Christ that ...read more

  • Serving The Purpose Of God

    Contributed by Jeff Budzinski on Jul 31, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 8,139 views

    • Many people have no clear purpose for their lives. • Even Christians can go through life never realizing God’s plan for them. • Only through discovering His purpose for us can we experience genuine fulfillment. I want to experience His purpose for

    Introduction • Many people have no clear purpose for their lives. • Even Christians can go through life never realizing God’s plan for them. • Only through discovering His purpose for us can we experience genuine fulfillment. I want to experience His purpose for my ...read more