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  • Favoritism

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Mar 19, 2001
    based on 64 ratings
     | 4,215 views

    Favoritism is a serious mistake because: 1. It is a sin. 2. Appearances can be deceiving 3. God opposes the proud.

    I vividly remember talking with another pastor one day who had been given a very impressive appointment to one of the largest churches in our conference. As he was talking to me and a couple of other pastors, he was explaining how different this church was from his previous experiences. ...read more

  • Favoritism Forbidden

    Contributed by Mark Hiehle on Jul 19, 2001
    based on 167 ratings
     | 6,561 views

    This sermon deals with how we see and treat others, even in the church.

    James 2:1-13 "Favoritism Forbidden" By Pastor Mark Hiehle In our society today, we like to think of ourselves as open-minded and fair. We pride ourselves in believing that we look past externals and avoid making personal judgments of others. Unfortunately, this is not usually true, ...read more

  • The Sins Of Favoritism

    Contributed by Richard White on Feb 6, 2004
    based on 63 ratings
     | 5,730 views

    The church does not and should not have a caste system. The church is not a place of racism nor classism, yet why are we not growing?

    The sins of Favoritism James 2:1-13 (Instruction: Come in dressed well) Jesus Christ is the Lord who left the glory of heaven and came to this corruptible world to save sinners like us. He humbled himself, laid aside His position in heaven, and became like us. He was born is dire ...read more

  • Playing Favorites Series

    Contributed by Josh Reich on May 12, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,689 views

    All of play favorites. It has become so common place that nobody raises an eyebrow to it. In fact, if you don’t play favorites, you stand out.

    For many of us, when we think of high school we have moments when we cringe. Maybe it is when you see a picture of yourself of what you looked like. The picture from prom. Or a picture form your air guitar band. You knew that was coming back. Maybe though, you can remember the feeling of ...read more

  • Showing No Favoritism Series

    Contributed by David Owens on May 30, 2006
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,658 views

    The church must be the one place in the world where the things which serve to classify and separate people must not be allowed.

    Introduction: A. I read a story about what happened at a church one Sunday morning. 1. As the congregation began to arrive they found a dirty, old vagrant lying beside the church’s front door. 2. Some looked at him and said how awful that someone looking like that is lying outside our beautiful ...read more

  • Don't Play Favorites Series

    Contributed by Carl Willis on Apr 14, 2001
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,384 views

    A call to look upon others with the eyes of Christ.

    Don’t Play Favorites James 2:1-13 I. Favortism A. Showing respect or honor based on social status or position B. Warned against repeatedly in scripture II. We are quick to judge by outward appearances A. Clothes B. Jewelry C. Cars D. House III. We give favor based on ...read more

  • Our Favorite Indoor Sport Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Jan 30, 2001
    based on 45 ratings
     | 3,429 views

    The things that divide the body: are they worth it?

    THE THINGS THAT DIVIDE US Rom 14:1-12  The favorite indoor sport of most Christians is sizing up each other, identifying the differences, and slicing up the body of Christ. 1) In case you have not looked around lately we are very different. We look different, we act different, we ...read more

  • Janice's Favorite Psalm

    Contributed by Alan Stokes on Mar 4, 2001
    based on 94 ratings
     | 2,528 views

    This a funeral sermon on Psalm 23 given for Janice Henderson (d. 1996).

    We are gathered here this morning recognizing that all of us have experienced a loss in the absence of Janice Henderson from our midst. Fred has lost a wife, Steve, Catherine, Suzi, and Jodi have lost a mother, Melissa, John, and Michelle have lost a grandmother, and Mariah has lost a ...read more

  • God's Favorite Things Series

    Contributed by Doug Johnston on Oct 5, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 2,919 views

    When God saw David as a man after His own heart, he noticed three important character traits He still values today: spirituality, humility, and integrity.

    The LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people. From 1 Samuel 13:14 What does God look for in our hearts? I Spirituality A. A life alive with His Spirit B. God is looking for men and women whose hearts are completely ...read more

  • The Backsliders Favorite Verse

    Contributed by Jerry Depoy on Sep 8, 2003
    based on 123 ratings
     | 6,425 views

    Matthew 7:1 is probably the most quoted verse and least understood verses of the Bible. In this message we will learn three wrong motives for judging others, and three right motives.

    Mat 7:1 Judge not, that ye be not judged. 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again. 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye? 4 Or ...read more

  • Gray Is My Favorite Color Series

    Contributed by Roger Thomas on Jun 13, 2005
    based on 64 ratings
     | 6,336 views

    Why older folk are so important to a healthy family and a healthy church

    Gray Is My Favorite Color Leviticus 19:32 Dr. Roger W. Thomas, Preaching Minister First Christian Church, Vandalia, MO Introduction: Today I want to take the occasion of this Memorial Day weekend (or Decoration Day, as they called it when I was a kid) and the middle of our Season ...read more

  • Favorite Verses Of Pentecost

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Sep 29, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,252 views

    early church power

    Intro: over the years there are many ministers who Intro: as I listen to sermons on television or radio, I am always amazed at the lack of preaching from the book of Acts. As a lifetime Pentecostal I have heard many wonderful sermons from this great book of the events about the early church. Here ...read more

  • Religion's Favorite Sin

    Contributed by Stephen Funderburk on Oct 2, 2005
    based on 41 ratings
     | 3,340 views

    the danger of hypocrisy

    Intro: one of the classic, I Love Lucy shows was the show where Lucy and Ethel traded places with Ricky and Fred; one of the funniest parts of that show was when Ricky put a whole box of yeast into his dough and it overflowed the oven. Yeast is a powerful substance, just a little is needed to make ...read more

  • Favorite Son, Hated Brother Series

    Contributed by Duane Brown on Feb 11, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 2,655 views

    introductory sermon to a series on the life of Joseph. Most of the sermon content was inspired from Chuck Swindolls "Joseph" book.

    Jokingly they said; “I don’t get mad pastor, I just get even.” Sadly enough that little phrase that we used to laugh at has become more of a reality than we want to accept. How else can we explain so many lawsuits, road rage or the explosive reaction by those who feel they have been ...read more

  • Free From Favoritism Series

    Contributed by Timothy Smith on Jan 14, 2006
    based on 12 ratings
     | 4,828 views

    2nd in a 5 part series from the book of James on making practical application to real problems.

    RELIGION THAT REALLY WORKS - Week 2 FREE OF FAVORITISM JAMES 2:1-13 INTRODUCTION: Video Clip: Shrek 2 - Start: Ch.4-0:12:34 End:0:14:58 = 2:24 What is it that causes prejudice? Why do people show favoritism - treating some better than others? Maybe it’s fear. When others seem strange to ...read more