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  • Gnats And Camels And Biblical Interpretation

    Contributed by Timothy Archer on Apr 6, 2004
    based on 51 ratings

    We need to learn to discern between the greater and lesser commands of the Bible.

    GNATS AND CAMELS AND BIBLICAL INTERPRETATION Let’s start off with a thought question. Think about this: Agree or Disagree: Some parts of the Bible are more important than others. Be careful. I’m not asking this question: Agree or Disagree: Some parts of the Bible are unimportant. At more

  • Gnats And Other Annoyances

    Contributed by Gerry Pratt on Feb 7, 2002
    based on 28 ratings

    So often little things become important and important things seem to be left unseen.

    Matt. 23:24 - 24“Blind guides, who strain out a gnat and swallow a camel! During the summer of 1970, a certain individual worked for a road construction company that was rebuilding U.S. highway 90 along the Mississippi gulf coast. This, follow- ing the devastation of hurricane more

  • Straining Gnats And Swallowing Camels

    Contributed by Stephan Brown on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 78 ratings

    Shows how the Pharisees did and sometimes we do miss the harder parts of God’s plan--justice, mercy, and faithfulness.

    Straining Gnats and Swallowing Camels MT 23:23 "Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You give a tenth of your spices--mint, dill and cummin. But you have neglected the more important matters of the law--justice, mercy and faithfulness. You should have practiced the more

  • Eight Woes Upon The Pharisees

    Contributed by Curtis Kittrell on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    the 8 woes of sin as displayed by the Pharisees in Jesus time. They profess to be the only guide in religion, but are blind to truth and practical Christianity. They strain at gnats and swallow camels.

    Eight Woes Upon The Pharisees Marks of a Pharisee Matthew 23:1 Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, Matthew 23:2 Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat: Matthew 23:2 a [Moses’ seat] Twenty-one Characteristics of Hypocrites 1. They demand more

  • Majoring In Minors Series

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Sep 12, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    WE can put our focus in the wrong place and come out looking silly and being ineffective for our Lord.

    INTRODUCTION • SLIDE #1 • AS we continue looking at some of the things that can ensnare us as we strive to life for Jesus, we are going to look at a subject that can really creep into our lives over a long period of time. • I think this is one of the traps that can slowly take hold of us if we more

  • Trying Times - “it Should've Took Out Your Whole Family” Series

    Contributed by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid on Jul 21, 2013

    A time of reflection, in sowing and reaping, not knowing what value will sow and what value will reap, for vanity rules to counter-produce, as observed and experienced by preachers as they toil in the work of Christ Jesus, planting the seed of faith.

    Trying Times – “IT SHOULD'VE TOOK OUT YOUR WHOLE FAMILY” by Dr. Gale A. Ragan-Reid (5/29/2013, 6/1/2013, 6/15/2013, 6/18/2013, 6/22/2013, 6/29/2013, 7/6/2013, 7/11/2013, 7/15/2013, 7/21/2013) “Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thy shalt find it after more

  • "Could I Be A Pharisee?

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 10, 2004
    based on 44 ratings

    The Church of the 21st century needs to evaluate itself in terms of Christ’s judgments and demands.

    Matthew 23:1-4, 23-28, 33 “Could I Be A Pharisee?” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview UMC, When Ben was a lot younger, he asked me an intriguing theological question—to which I had no answer. “Why,” he asked, “did God create chiggers, ticks, and more

  • Do You Fear The Word Of The Lord? Series

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Aug 18, 2005
    based on 9 ratings

    The plagues of Egypt get closer and closer to home. God warns the Egyptians how to escape His judgment. Some listen, others do not. What is the condition of your heart when it comes to receiving from God’s Word?

    The 10 plagues go from remote and objective, to very personal and subjective. A staff turns into a snake - big deal - stay away from snakes. (I wonder why Moses didn’t do the leprosy trick?). Turn the water into blood - the water was something the Egyptians would have to go to get - and they tried more

  • Commitment Or Compromise?

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Oct 16, 2002
    based on 54 ratings

    Will you be committed to your call or will you compromise?

    Commitment or Compromise? Exodus 8 & 10 Pastor Greg Mc Donald This morning I’m going to take you briefly through several chapters in the book of Exodus so you will have a better picture of what is taking place and to give you a little history of the events in Egypt. In Exodus 7:19-25, more

  • Halloween: A Christian Perspective

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Oct 24, 2002
    based on 250 ratings

    What’s a good Christian way to view this day of "horror"?

    Halloween: A Christian Perspective Deuteronomy 18:9-22 When you enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, do not learn to imitate the detestable ways of the nations there. 10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices his son or daughter in [1] the fire, who practices divination or more

  • Is There Only One God? (Or Egyptian Style Snakes On A Plane) Series

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Mar 18, 2009
    based on 6 ratings

    Trusting the one God in the rising tide of polytheism

    Is there only one God? Ex.7:8-11:10 Is there only one God? Duh?!? I think you know the answer. But this question goes deeper because, church, beloved friends, we have a problem! Polytheism, is on the rise. Jordan Paper, who raised as Jew (with view there is one God), wrote a book in 2005 called more

  • Exodus 6 Series

    Contributed by Tom Owen on Aug 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating


    As we saw last week, Moses is finally on board with the mission that God had given him. He’s done making excuses and complaining about how hard it’s going to be to get the Jews out of Egypt. Him and his brother Aaron are ready to take God’s Word to Pharaoh. But as you’re reading the story in more

  • Consequences Of Sin

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on May 25, 2013

    One thing leads to another.

    Biblical mysteries explained-Military channel Each plague had the snowball effect until the tenth plague. 1-Rivers Of Blood Exodus 7:19-Then the Lord spoke to Moses, “Say to Aaron, ‘Take your rod and stretch out your hand over the waters of Egypt, over their streams, over their more

  • Why Not Me? Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Jul 20, 2012

    Acknowledge that God is, that God is here, and that God is holy. Then allow Him to use you to make Him known to a world in desperate need of Him. Do that; or else, be a fool!

    Three years ago (2009), Leonard Mlodinow shared a story in The Wall Street Journal from the life of baseball great, Joe DiMaggio: During the summer of 1945, right after World War II had ended, Yankee slugger, Joe DiMaggio, returned to baseball after serving as a soldier during the war. Not more

  • Introducing Moses - Leader Extrordinaire Series

    Contributed by Thomas Monroe on Oct 19, 2002
    based on 24 ratings

    Moses begins his role as leader of the exodus!

    Introducing Moses - Leader Extraordinaire Exodus 4-12 From baby afloat, to Pharaoh’s house, to murderer’s row, to lowly shepherd, to leader of God’s people. Sounds like a fairy tale, but it is reality in the power of God! In Moses’ emergence as the leader of the Israelite nation, we more