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  • Forgive One Another

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 20, 2000
    based on 185 ratings
     | 20,895 views

    Three essential ingredients in getting rid of hostility and anger.

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX ILL. I want to read a letter this morning that was written to Ann Landers & printed in one of her columns. "Dear Ann Landers, I am a 46-year-old woman, divorced, with 3 grown children. After several months of ...read more

  • How Much Is God Worth To You?

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 14,326 views

    This sermon deals with the value we place on what the Lord has done for us.

    How Much Is God Worth 4/13/97 Proverbs 3:1-15 1 Timothy 6:6-21 Text Luke 7:36 Some things hold their value no matter where you go or when you go. If you took a time travel machine and had some diamonds, you could be sure you had something of great value because of its ...read more

  • Samson's Hope

    Contributed by Chris Thron on Mar 11, 2001
    based on 96 ratings
     | 8,207 views

    Samson lost all by compromising his committment to God. Where is his hope? Where is OUR hope?

    And Samson did not know that the LORD had left him. But the Philistines took him, put out his eyes, and brought him down to Gaza. There they bound him with chains of brass, and set him to grinding in the prison house. (Judges 16:20-21) Recall the story of Samson’s downfall. Samson was the ...read more

  • How To Overcome Debilitating Guilt

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 3,478 views

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church b

    Pastor Dave felt terrible guilt over not being able to meet all of the needs of his parishioners. When he took time off for golf he felt so guilty that he never really enjoyed himself. Pastor Dave struggles to earn the approval of everyone in the church because he doesn’t want a group of ...read more

  • How Jesus Encouraged Diversity In Ministry Approaches 

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 37 ratings
     | 4,795 views

    Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed

    1. Jesus knew that God’s creation and purposes works best through a  diversity of perspectives, cultures and approaches to ministry. One  day the disciples came to Jesus complaining about men who were doing the ministry differently then they were accustomed to. Jesus said, "Do not hinder them, ...read more

  • How To Help Resolve Conflicts In The Church

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 69 ratings
     | 4,845 views

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts

    How to Resolve or Prevent Conflicts (Acts 15:1-35) Conflicts, like the one in Acts 15, often occur because of differences of perspectives. Some people viewed the will of God differently because of their personal, cultural or religious conditioning. Resolving conflicts should always ...read more

  • How Should We Temper Justice With Mercy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 24 ratings
     | 10,504 views

    Have you ever wondered how leaders should temper justice with mercy? Peter provides us with an excellent example in his sermon. The apostle shows us how to integrate grace in his message of justice, truth and righteousness. First, Peter acknowledges that

    Have you ever wondered how leaders should temper justice with mercy? Peter provides us with an excellent example in his sermon. The apostle shows us how to integrate grace in his message of justice, truth and righteousness. First, Peter acknowledges that some people merely acted out of ...read more

  • Benefits Of Controversy

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 50 ratings
     | 3,393 views

    The Spirit taught Paul and Barnabas how controversy may produce many benefits for individuals and the church. When some believing Pharisees said, "It is necessary to circumcise the Gentiles and to direct them to observe the Law of Moses."

    Illustration: Paul wrote, "My grace is sufficient for you. Therefore I rejoice in weakness, in insults, and hardships. So that your faith does not rest on the wisdom of men, but on the power of God." (2 Cor. 12:9,10) Illustration: Lord, deliver me from the lust of vindicating myself. ...read more

  • How To Have A Successful Partnership

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,195 views

    Have you ever considered what are some of the ingredients of a successful partnership? In this passage, Paul the apostle demonstrates how he formed one of the best partnerships in history with Timothy. First, Paul found the church members speaking well of

    1. Have you ever considered what are some of the ingredients of a successful partnership? In this passage, Paul the apostle demonstrates how he formed one of the best partnerships in history with Timothy. First, Paul found the church members speaking well of Timothy. Find people who have a good ...read more

  • How To Help Your Friends Grow In Faith

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,189 views

    Everybody has desires for good things, but some people have more faith to work towards fulfilling their desires. Actually, if we want to grow in faith, we first need to grow in love. The more we love, the more we trust.

    HOW TO HELP YOUR FRIENDS GROW IN FAITH INSTEAD OF FRUSTRATION Everybody has desires for good things, but some people have more faith to work towards fulfilling their desires. Actually, if we want to grow in faith, we first need to grow in love. The more we love, the more we trust. This principle ...read more

  • How Jesus Can Help You Overcome Loneliness

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 39 ratings
     | 8,553 views

    It is a terrible to feel isolated, estranged and despondent because you lack close companionship. When wardens want to administer their most severe punishment they put prisoners in solitary confinement." Even Peter denied the Lord and left him feeling iso

    It is a terrible to feel isolated, estranged and despondent because you lack close companionship. When wardens want to administer their most severe punishment they put prisoners in solitary confinement." Even Peter denied the Lord and left him feeling isolated. Peter denied it again with an oath: ...read more

  • How Jesus Can Help You Overcome Misunderstandings

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 6,654 views

    Misunderstandings are common can start a destructive cycle of disagreements, arguments and quarrels that may last for a lifetime. Crushing conflicts can damage all kinds of relationships because simple misunderstandings were never nipped in the bud from t

    Parents and their children of today consistently struggle to understand each other. Misunderstandings are common can start a destructive cycle of disagreements, arguments and quarrels that may last for a lifetime. Crushing conflicts can damage all kinds of relationships because simple ...read more

  • Let Jesus Act As Your Personal Physician

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,517 views

    Why not Jesus heal you emotionally, physically and spiritually?

    Many people suffer needlessly from emotional, physical and mental ailments. Billions are spent every year on medical, psychiatric and herbal cures for the suffering masses around the world. \ Example: Some will even go as far as using witchdoctors, psychics or folklore medicinal cures to relieve ...read more

  • Overcoming Divisive Attitudes

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 120 ratings
     | 14,466 views

    Many great congregations have suffered from people with divisive attitudes. The Lord has placed each of us in His body to be lovingly united in spirit, intent on one purpose, striving together for the faith of the gospel.

    Overcoming Divisive Attitudes Illustration:A monk joined a monastery and took a vow of silence. After the first 10 years his superior called him in and asked, "Do you have anything to say?" The monk replied, "Food bad." After another 10 years the monk again had opportunity to voice his thoughts. ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Leaders Mend Unhappy Memories

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,411 views

    The Holy Spirit helps us identify which unhappy memories are causes for some of our emotional difficulties

    How the Holy Spirit Helps Leaders Mend Unhappy Memories Illustration:Faith for my deliverance is not faith in God. Faith means, whether I am visibly delivered or not, I will stick to my belief that God is love. There are some things only learned in a fiery furnace. Oswald Chambers in Run ...read more