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  • "The Harsh Task Master”

    Contributed by Bruce Ferris on Sep 16, 2002
    based on 52 ratings
     | 6,283 views

    C.S. Lewis once said, “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried to be good.” This is the essence of Paul’s message in Romans 7:14-25:

    “The Harsh Task Master” C.S. Lewis once said, “No man knows how bad he is until he has tried to be good.” This is the essence of Paul’s message in Romans 7:14-25: 14. For we know that the Law is spiritual, but I am of flesh, sold into bondage to sin. 15. For what I am doing, I do not ...read more

  • Overcoming Anger Toward Belligerent People

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jul 4, 2002
    based on 60 ratings
     | 4,641 views

    Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some situations. 70% of arguments are caused by a harsh voice tone. "A harsh word stirs up anger, but a soft ans

    HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ANGER TOWARD BELLIGERENT PEOPLE Eph. 4:28-32 Illustration:Whatever is begun in anger ends in shame. B. Franklin. Belligerent people often struggle to control their anger. Their harsh words and sharp tone of voice tend to escalate feelings of hostility in some ...read more

  • "Our Refuge" (Nahum) Series

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 13, 2002
    based on 139 ratings
     | 14,041 views

    The prophet Nahum delivers a sober message of judgment to Ninevah, but in the middle of his harsh prophecy he offers hope.

    “Our Refuge” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts How do we get ahead in life? According to the Survivor show, we succeed by being ruthless, conniving, deceitful, following a pragmatic, win at all costs, ends-justify-the means mentality. It’s no wonder ...read more

  • Don'tllisten To The Devil

    Contributed by Tylor Cates on Apr 9, 2002
    based on 155 ratings
     | 3,465 views

    Today in our lives we let the Devil convince us God is a harsh God when really if any one’s trying to keep us from having fun it’s the Devil.

    Don’t Listen to the Devil By Tylor Cates: Intro: (Gen. 2:16-17) " And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, of every tree of the garden thou mayest ...read more

  • Of Snakes And Crosses

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Apr 3, 2003
    based on 281 ratings
     | 33,849 views

    Lent 4: The Lord has prescribed the method whereby we must be saved. It might seem odd - maybe crazy - like gazing at a snake on a pole... or a Savior on a Cross.

    Folks were fussing and griping. They were angry and upset and - as is almost always the case under these circumstances - they began to criticize. Soon the words became heated. The harshness of the comments spoken was only thinly veiled. The angry words spoken were like painful, barbed darts – ...read more

  • The Troublemakers

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jul 9, 2001
    based on 65 ratings
     | 2,220 views

    There are troublemakers in our own lives which need to be dealt with.

    THE TROUBLEMAKERS INTRO.- ILL.- An evangelist was speaking in a meeting when a heckler shouted, “Listen to him! And his father used to drive a wagon led by a donkey.” “That’s right,” said the evangelist, “and today my father and the wagon are gone. But I see we still have the donkey with ...read more

  • Loose Lips Sink Ships

    Contributed by Richard Tow on Sep 25, 2003
    based on 168 ratings
     | 13,176 views

    The tongue is a powerful instrument for good or for evil. James illustrates the signigicance of our words. This sermon provides reminders for how to nurture a wholesome tongue.

    Loose Ships Sink Ships James 3:1-12 Intro During WWI, enemy spies used to hang around the British pubs to hear loose talk about ship movements. Sailors would talk about their next assignments, where they were going, when they were leaving—vital information for the German submarines. Just a ...read more

  • Military Veteran Funeral Message

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 26, 2002
    based on 212 ratings
     | 55,523 views

    Paul compares our bodies to tents, a familiar image for soldiers who yearn for homecoming.

    Funeral message for a Military Veteran Poem: “The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat the soldier’s last tattoo; No more on life’s parade shall meet that brave and fallen few. On Fame’s eternal camping ground, their silent tents are spread; But glory guards with solemn dignity the bivouac of the ...read more

  • The Troublemakers

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Jun 23, 2003
    based on 106 ratings
     | 3,281 views

    There are some troublemakers in our own lives that hinder us in the Christian life.

    THE TROUBLEMAKERS INTRO.- ILL,- A preacher named Mitchell said that someone in his congregation pointed out several faults in him and his preaching. Instead of retaliating, or trying to defend himself, he looked at the woman and said, "If what you say is true, would you mind praying for ...read more

  • How To Not Over React

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Feb 13, 2005
    based on 76 ratings
     | 2,881 views

    One Italian man became so frustrated with his wife’s badgering that he had himself arrested just to have one night’s peace in a jail cell. However, ten minutes after being securely locked away for the night because of pretending to be publicly intoxicated

    Avoid Over-reacting to Provocations (James 1:19) We all have a tendency to over react when provoked. Some have more difficulty than others controlling their emotions. Illustration: One Italian man became so frustrated with his wife’s badgering that he had himself arrested just to have one ...read more

  • You're Invited To A Hanging

    Contributed by Bo Dunford on Mar 15, 2002
    based on 97 ratings
     | 7,805 views

    There is a place where we can hang our burdens, our shame and our sins!

    PSALM 69:1-5 "YOU’RE INVITED TO A HANGING" * We’ve received all sorts of invitations. * Invitations to weddings, receptions, and showers. * We have been invited to parties, banquets, picnics and barbecues. * Jesus frequently issued invitations! * Matt.11:28 "Come unto me all ye that labor ...read more

  • When Trouble Comes Your Way

    Contributed by Howard Mcglamery on Dec 30, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 7,863 views

    A message given to single adults but not limited to singles. An answer to the question of why trials and problems come into out lives.

    When Trouble Comes Your Way II Cor. 1:8-9 and 4:8-10 Introduction People react to trouble in different ways: Some Grumble – Some Gripe – Some Groan – Some Grieve – Some Growl - and SOME GROW. Trouble will never leave a person the same. It will either leave you “bitter” or ...read more

  • The Preacher Should... Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Jan 20, 2003
    based on 86 ratings
     | 3,319 views

    This is the 9th sermon in the series "Church On The Rocks". This sermon identifies the responsibilities of a pastor.

    Sunday Morning January 19, 2003 Bel Aire Baptist Church Series: ¡§Church On The Rocks¡¨ (#9) THE PREACHER SHOULD¡K 1 Corinthians 4:1-21 Introduction: 1. I have learned after 4 years of being a pastor that everyone except me knows what the pastor should be doing. I know that ...read more

  • Part 2 Of 6: Idle Speech Series

    Contributed by John Knight on Feb 10, 2003
    based on 83 ratings
     | 12,567 views

    Five ways our tongues get us into trouble, and two correct responses

    Making The Most Of My Life: Six Ways We Waste Our Day Part 2 of 6: Idle Speech "The tongue has the power of life and death." Proverb 18:21 (NIV) Introduction: Brief recap (Making The Most Of My Life: Six Ways We Waste Our Day, Part 1 of 6: Idle ...read more

  • Germinating Gentleness Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Jun 2, 2003
    based on 43 ratings
     | 11,059 views

    A gentle spirit gives the world a taste of the presence of Jesus. As we become as gentle as Jesus, we will treat others like He does.

    Germinating Gentleness Rev. Brian Bill 7/29/01 Pastors are not always known for their gentleness because many of us talk too long or preach too loud. On the other hand, people are not always real gentle with pastors either. I heard about a minister who received a note from ...read more