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  • Getting Up In A Getting Down World

    Contributed by Larry Finley on Jun 26, 2008
    based on 4 ratings

    The World’s Culture has a way of becoming part of the Christian’s Life.

    1. DISTRESS THAT WAS PERSONAL A. Desperation – “I cried” 1. distress – tight spot that produces anguis/tribulation 2. cried – call out to a personw/expectation of response B. Direction – ‘to the Lord 1. Not to my neighbor; not to my friend 2. YHWH – I am that I am – was, is and more

  • How To Receive New Wine In 09: Tame The Wild Thing! Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 11, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    The wild thing which needs tamed in the church is the reckless use of our tongues toward others. The tongue has done more destruction to our society than terrorist’s attacks. It has been one of the most powerful forces stopping revival from happening in t

    How to receive New Wine in 09 Step 3 – Tame the wild thing! Opening Video Illustration: After Clip ask these questions 1. Have you ever insulted someone before? What happened? a. Did it resolve the problem? 2. Have you ever been insulted? How did it make you feel? a. Read: I more

  • Words That Heal And Words That Hurt

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Feb 23, 2009
    based on 37 ratings

    The words we use in our conversation say a lot about our character. Jesus said, “For whatever is in your heart determines what you say.” Matthew 12:34b NLT

    Words that Hurt and Words that Heal Matthew 12:33-37 James 3:1-12 Why is it that we have such a struggle with being totally open and honest? We tend to blend in with most Americans in telling little white lies and fibs. Here are some well know fibs: The check is in the mail. I’ll more

  • Dealing With Your Brothers

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Mar 31, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    How to handle conflict. Main scripture and exposition is not addresssed until the 1/3 of the way through the messaage. Expanded outline

    DEALING WITH OUR BROTHERS This past week, I had to kill a chicken. I was not happy about the situation, and Drew was even more upset. Tuesday I went out to our chicken pen to let the chickens out. Usually, all of them except some hens that might be trying to lay an egg at the time run out more

  • Moving Out In Unity Series

    Contributed by Joseph Stapleton on Apr 7, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    The final part in a 5 part series on giving God room to work.

    WHEN WE MOVE OUT, GOD MOVES IN PART 5 Moving Out in Unity ( All my sermons use illustrations from and all scripture is NIV unless otherwise noted) As we wrap up this series of sermons, please turn with me to Ephesians 4 and we will be looking at many scriptures from this more

  • Run To The Throne, Not The Phone

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Jun 14, 2005
    based on 40 ratings

    Important to take your petitions to the Throne of God

    Rev. Wayne A. Lawson Senior Pastor First Baptist Church Ardmore, OK 73402 St. Luke 23:50-52. 50. And, behold, there was a man named Joseph, a counseller; and he was a good man, and a just: 51. (The same had not consented to the counsel and deed of them;) he was more

  • Gossip, Backbiting, Slander, Evil Speaking, And Malice

    Contributed by Dr. Craig Nelson on Dec 29, 2000
    based on 174 ratings

    Excerpt from the book, Living Forgiven

    Accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior made us a member of His family, the Body of Christ, and we also became His bride. We were grafted into the vine, the bloodline of Jesus. This made us in an instant a blood relative to every Christian throughout time, co-equal with every believer as a brother more

  • Did You Hear About . . .

    Contributed by Nathan Johnson on Apr 10, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    Gossip is a destroyer that must be stopped. Our words ought to build up, not destroy.

    Did You Hear About . . . Griffith Baptist Church – 4/13/08 A.M. Service Text: Matthew 15:10-20 Key verse: Matthew 15:18 - But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. The Introduction Two elderly, excited Southern women were more

  • Harmless

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Aug 12, 2010
    based on 8 ratings

    The one mark that Christ said would distinguish His followers is the love they have for each other. We have shown a different picture. As a church we must stop hurting each other. We must learn to be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

    Harmless Matthew 10:16 “Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves: be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” Introduction: The one mark that Christ said would distinguish His followers is the love they have for each other (John 13:35). Yet the more

  • Showing Restraint Series

    Contributed by Allan Quak on Feb 23, 2018

    As those who are called to live our faith we need to restrain our tongues. To do so takes the use of heavenly wisdom.

    You Can Listen to the Full Sermon Here:- Message James 3:1-18 “Showing Restraint” I’ve been sitting in the food court of Chermside Shopping Centre when a child will throw themselves on the floor yelling and more

  • Wisdom In Speech

    Contributed by John Shearhart on Oct 5, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    Minding your tongue

    Wisdom in Speech John Shearhart October 13, 2010 Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Your tongue is a great source of power, and it can do many things. It can nourish and heal: The heart of the wise instructs his mouth and adds persuasiveness to his more

  • The Dangerous Digit

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Sep 10, 2013

    A sermon on how we can overcome and conquer the sin of gossip.

    "The Dangerous Digit" James 3:1 My brethren, be not many masters, knowing that we shall receive the greater condemnation. 2 For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body. 3 Behold, we put bits in the horses' more

  • Abandoned To A Depraved Lifestyle Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Mar 21, 2011
    based on 22 ratings

    When people reject God's ways or God's truth, the only way remaining is the way of sin & selfishness. As people get further involved in sin, their sin inhibits their willingness & ability to form right judgments about life.

    ROMANS 1: 28-32 ABANDONED TO A DEPRAVED LIFESTYLE This section addresses the havoc that occurs in human relationships and in society because of mankind's suppressing of the knowledge of God (1:18). We have discovered previously in our study of Romans chapter one that people who crave more

  • Be Careful With Your Speaking

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Aug 3, 2012

    It's easy to cut people down. God wants us to build people up.

    Thursday: Ephesians 5:15-20: Be very careful, then, how you live —not as unwise but as wise…Speak to one another with psalms, hymns and spiritual songs. Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus more

  • Words Can Hurt Or Heal

    Contributed by John Quigley on Sep 15, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Showing how Christian people can be hurtful with their words or helpful.

    Jas 3:1-12 NKJV My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment. (2) For we all stumble in many things. If anyone does not stumble in word, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle the whole body. (3) Indeed, we put bits in horses' mouths more