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  • Deadly . . . Greed And Envy! Series

    Contributed by Michael Deutsch on Mar 10, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,131 views

    Continuing our look at the 7 Deadly Sins. Focusing on greed and envy as we seek to draw closer to God.

    7 Deadly Sins Greed and Envy March 11, 2018 The 2015 American Freshman Survey asked thousands of incoming students about their goals and aspirations. 81.9 % checked "becoming very well off financially" as an "essential" or "very important" life objective. That’s an astounding percentage. ...read more

  • Grasping For More - Covetousness - Greed - Envy Series

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on Jun 8, 2005
    based on 255 ratings
     | 16,053 views

    The SIN of covetousness, The SOURCE of covetousness, The SORROW of covetousness...and the cure! Link included to Formatted Text Version and PowerPoint Template.

    Grasping for More Exodus 20:17 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/GraspingForMore.html Covetousness is the mother of all sins. All 9 of the previous commandments are rooted in it. It is an excessive desire for something you don’t have. There’s nothing wrong w/ wanting certain things, like ...read more

  • Arrogance Of Power

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Jul 15, 2018
    based on 2 ratings
     | 592 views

    Avoiding pursuit of wrongful desires. Greed is of the devil

    Weekend Message/Devotion July 15, 2018 Mark 6:14-29 Arrogance of Power This week’s gospel reading brings us Mark’s account of the beheading of John the Baptist. It reads almost as a broadway play or operetta. The major characters in the reading are John the Baptist, Herod Antipas ...read more

  • Our Sinful, Human Nature

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Jun 6, 2015
     | 1,374 views

    If we love God, we will truly love the things we ought to love and we'll find some other way of expressing our appreciation for the material things we have.

    The passage from Hosea 11:1-10 is a story of God mourning over his people. He loved Israel like a parent loves a child, but Israel spurned him. Even though he was rejected, God still loved Israel and could not renounce his chosen people. It is a metaphor for what Jesus did. Jesus was rejected by ...read more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Jun 20, 2018
     | 1,725 views

    Jesus gives us an inside look at the heart of God the Father and at the same time showing the Jews that their special place and status is secure. Jesus did not come to remove them from their place but instead wanted to see them willingly take their place

    The Prodigal Son Luke 15:11-32 Today we look at a parable that many of us know well or at least we think we know it well. However as always the Holy Spirit of God desires to lead us into all truth or deeper truth about God’s word. It is important to remember that all of God’s word is ...read more

  • Pretenders Or Contenders

    Contributed by Richard White on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 2,959 views

    Many have come to us under disguise of christians, Jude helps to see them for who they are

    Pretenders or Contenders The Judgments Jude 1:1-24 Illustration: The events of the last weeks have left their mark on history. Even from within we have seen the treachery. Those who have gone in under the disguise of volunteers were actually looters, stealing from those ...read more

  • Contentment Series

    Contributed by Andy Flowers on Nov 20, 2009
    based on 10 ratings
     | 13,775 views

    Thanksgiving is impossible without contentment.

    Title- Contentment Text- Philippians 4:11-13 Philippians 4:10-13 10 But I rejoiced in the Lord greatly, that now at last you have revived your concern for me; indeed, you were concerned before, but you lacked opportunity. 11 Not that I speak from want, for I have learned to be content in ...read more

  • Resolving Conflict Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Aug 11, 2017
     | 3,883 views

    Don’t be envious, and don’t be an enemy of God. Instead, submit to Him, and watch Him bring peace to your turmoil.

    William Muir, a biologist at Purdue University studied chickens to determine what could make the egg layers more productive. Chickens live in groups, so first, he selected just an average flock, and he let it alone for six generations. He also created a second group of the individually most ...read more

  • To Be Led By The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Dieuner Joseph on Feb 10, 2012
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,331 views

    We are spiritual beings having a physical experience

    “For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit….For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. Rm 8:5-11, 14 Introduction There ...read more

  • On Track & Moving Forward Series

    Contributed by Jeffrey Sims on Jan 20, 2018
     | 2,820 views

    Forgetting about our past and moving forward in our walk with Christ. We also look at tools and strategies the devil uses in order for us to stumble

    Last week we talked about getting back on track and what we needed to do in order to accomplish that. To get back on track we needed to; 1. Look back and see where we got off track, or veered off course. 2. Alter our course appropriately 3. Commit to moving forward by strengthening our ...read more

  • Life Is Like A Game

    Contributed by Scott Bradford on Aug 13, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,025 views

    This is a funeral sermon for a longtime and well respected Coach, who lived a great Christian witness!

    Because I do some football officiating, especially as Umpire, it puts me out there in the middle of the game! When I moved to Uvalde, I first recall meeting Coach King on the Football field. I was officiating and Coach King looked at me with a bewhildered look and asked, “Are you my new ...read more

  • Redemption For A Worthless Slave Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Mar 7, 2011
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,733 views

    The only way to the Empty Tomb goes to the Cross where Jesus died. This is the first in a series on what Jesus did for us when he died. (Theories of the Atonement)

    Series Introduction: Today we start the countdown to Easter. That’s the highest day in the church year. However, there is only one way to arrive at the empty tomb of Easter Sunday. Like Jesus we need to travel to the cross. For the next 8 weeks we will discover the blessings or benefits ...read more

  • Romans, Part 4 Series

    Contributed by T.j. Conwell on Jan 17, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,309 views

    Concluding Chapter 1, we see how man's rebellion against God has the Lord handing us over to a depraved a wicked mind. This revelation demonstrates the bottom line of man's depravity and why we desperately NEEDED a Savior.

    Romans, Part 4 Romans 1:24-32 Introduction - Continuing on our study of Romans, we see Paul’s writings to the church - This letter is to the church in Rome, consisting of Jews and Gentiles - It is an encouragement, a constitution of HOW to live for Christ - Today, in 2011, we would ...read more

  • Where The Grass Is Greener ( Envy) Series

    Contributed by Kevin Ruffcorn on Oct 13, 2005
    based on 9 ratings
     | 2,262 views

    Envy has a powerful effect upon our lives. It rubs of of peace, joy and love. God not only offers us forgiveness, but also a life of contentment.

    Acts 8:9-25 “Where the Grass Is Greener (Envy)” INTRODUCTION We are complex individuals. To be able to say that we were completely dedicated to and solely motivated by God’s will may be our dream and desire, but it is not the reality. All too often the less noble forces of greed, pride, ...read more

  • Defending The Poor Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Mar 3, 2013
     | 2,318 views

    God cares for the poor and oppressed; one of the most prominent themes in the Bible is our response toward the poor. It is the duty of God’s people to provide for those in need as best as we can with compassion, following the example of Nehemiah.

    Nehemiah has resisted outward attacks, but now there’s corruption within. It’s been said that, “No test of leadership is more revealing than the test of opposition” (Boice). Nehemiah wasn’t expecting opposition from his own people. The outcry of the poor reached his ...read more