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  • Hold Your Tongue Series

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Oct 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,582 views

    Our tongue can get in the way of our growth as a Christian

    James 1:26-27-If anyone among you thinks he is religious, and does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this one’s religion is useless. Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from ...read more

  • Getting Past The Glitter #3 - "Doing" Differently About Christmas Series

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 19, 2004
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,483 views

    Third message in series, about getting past the rhetoric of Christmas.

    Getting Past the Glitter #3 - "Doing" Differently about Christmas Romans 12:2, James 1:26-27 December 12, 2004 Introduction One of the cool things about the holiday season is the abundance of chocolate, at least that’s cool to me. And confident of the fact that there are others like me ...read more

  • Buttons And Zippers

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Dec 3, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,070 views

    Sometimes people seem to know your sensitivity to a topic or issue and can and will take advantage of it in order to get you to pop your button. Do you know anyone like this? Maybe you are good at getting someone else to pop their buttons.

    Buttons and Zippers James Chapter 3 James 1:26 If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless. In the title of the sermon you will notice two words that are not found in the bible. I checked 14 ...read more

  • 5 Keys To A Good Relationship

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Jan 21, 2006
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,832 views

    In a day when realationships can create or break you; this word will change lives!

    5 Keys to Good Relationships Text: Philippians 2: 1-4 The basis of Christian unity is expressed in conditional clauses if, if, if. Anytime you read the word “ if” usually this conveys that an act of love or kindness could be reversed if the person behaves in a different ...read more

  • Living In Growth Series

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on May 11, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 1,861 views

    This is the 12th study in the study "Hope In The Darkness". This study looks at growing as Christians.

    LIVING IN GROWTH 2 Peter 1:5-7 In our last study we looked at the fact that the Christian life begins with faith. Where there is life, there must be growth. The new birth is not the end but the beginning. God has provided everything we need to grow, but spiritual growth is not automatic. ...read more

  • What Are Some Of The Ways I Can Avoid Acting, Speaking, Or Reacting Impulsively?

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 16 ratings
     | 1,172 views

    1. Ask the Lord to help you to hold your tongue and consider carefully how your speech will effect others. James wrote, "Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry."(James 1:19) 2. Carefully consider the long-term effects of any impulsive behavior. Solomon wrote, ...read more

  • Gentleness

    Contributed by Bala Samson on Oct 3, 2013
     | 980 views

    I must say this, today there is a sadistic and egoistic pleasure in being snobby, overbearing, rude and curt? We have just forgotten to be kind, gentle and pleasant!

    Gentleness… Acts 11:2’And when Peter came up to Jerusalem, those of the circumcision contended with him…’ It is sad that many are skeptical about fasting! Let us not do fasting as a ritual or a religious custom like many do these days without any change in them. Are ...read more

  • Mastering My Mouth: Part Ii Series

    Contributed by Matthew Stoll on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 9 ratings
     | 8,046 views

    This second part focus’ on Proverbs practical wisdom in using our tongue positively.

    For those who might be joining us for the first time our current series of sermons has been focusing on God’s wisdom in the book of Proverbs, which was written by one of the wisest persons who ever lived, Solomon. God wants us to grow in wisdom which basically means we are able to consistently ...read more

  • Mundane Ministry/Seismic Significance Series

    Contributed by K. Edward Skidmore on Dec 16, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,332 views

    Sermon #2 in My favorite disciplines series deals with mundane ministries, the discipline of holding one’s tongue, and apropriate smallness (original ideas from John Ortberg’s book, The Life you always Wanted) (Luke 9:45-48)

    #2 in the My Favorite Disciplines Mundane Ministry / Seismic Significance Luke 9:45-48 CHCC: December 14, 2008 INTRODUCTION: Last week I talked about one of my Favorite Disciplines – Celebration. In our Pueblo Group we studied a book by John Ortberg about Spiritual Disciplines --- and ...read more

  • The Troublesome Tongue

    Contributed by Jon Mackinney on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 965 views

    Let’s do more than just beat ourselves up about our tongue. Let’s examine the problem and find real solutions.

    Passage: James 3:1-12 Intro: It’s perhaps typical when preaching on this passage to hand out the whips, and encourage everyone to beat on themselves and each other! 1. we all have plenty of experience with the power of the tongue. 2. we have been wounded, and we have wounded others. 3. ...read more

  • No Fear! Series

    Contributed by Jay Patton on May 20, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,238 views

    Don’t let fear stop your joy in the Lord Jesus.

    Introduction: Colors illustration Read Scripture/Pray Background: Paul switches from his status to theirs – perhaps they’ll have to go on without him. Purpose Statement: In The face of trials... I. Be worthy (v. 27) A. This is central 1. Act like the new creation that you are 2. Importance ...read more

  • Hearing But Not Listening

    Contributed by Leo Launio on Oct 15, 2003
    based on 46 ratings
     | 6,932 views

    Good communication is important not only between a husband and a wife, parents and children, but most of all, between us and God.

    October 12, 2002 I. Introduction: A. Review of some Biblical principles on friendship 1. Friendly 2. Frank 3. Forgiving 4. Faithful B. Tonight’s topic is entitled “Hearing But Not Listening." 1. Focuses on one of the most important elements of friendship—communication 2. This is not ...read more

  • Be Christian!

    Contributed by Jay Mcphearson on Aug 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,261 views

    If being a follower of Christ means something, prove it!

    If you want the free powerpoint that goes with this sermon, please email me (jaywmc@aol.com) and reference this sermon title. Be Christian! James 1:19-27 If being a follower of Christ means something, prove it! Sunday Morning Sermon 08.26.07 Intro: (Start with title and text) What would ...read more

  • Pride The First Sin. Series

    Contributed by John Morris on Mar 5, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,374 views

    All other sins usually come from this first sin of Pride.

    The legendary coach of the Green Bay Packers, Vince Lombardi was known to be a rather prideful man. He also became accustomed to fans seeking his autograph. One day while eating at a restaurant, he spotted a kid approaching his table. Lombardi grabbed a menu and quickly scribbled his name. When the ...read more

  • Words Influence Love (40 Days Of Love)

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 29, 2009
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,590 views

    This is my revision of the 3rd Message in the 40 Days Of Love Series. It deals with how we love people with our words. Tome & Michelle Holladay are my primary resource for some of the ideas.

    Words Influence Love Psalm 1:1-6 Acts 2:1-20 Pentecost 5/31/09 We are in the midst of 40 Days of Love as we celebrate Pentecost. Pentecost is the day the Holy Spirit fell down on the church. There were about 120 men and women gathered together in prayer. Jesus had told them, ...read more