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  • Sometimes Our Obedience Hurts Others Series

    Contributed by Pat Cook on Aug 4, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    5th in long series on Joshua. After doing a recap of the events so far, this shows the little-spoken truth: Sometimes, in order for us to obey God, we must hurt other people.

    Joshua 3:1-17 – Sometimes Our Obedience Hurts Others It was testimony night in the church. A lady got up and said, "We are living in a wicked land where sin is on every hand. I have had a terrible fight with the old devil all week." Then, her husband, who was sitting glumly by her more

  • Peter: "I'm Such A Hot Head" Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Sep 12, 2017

    Anger, Hurting Others, Love, Patience

    OUT OF WEAKNESS…STRENGTH - Peter: “I’m Such a Hot Head” John 18:10-11 (p. 754) September 17, 2017 Introduction: Almost every single time I go see my doctor she breaks out this little rubber hammer…I remember when I was little and got my allergy shots from Dr. more

  • I Didn't Know The Gun Was Loaded

    Contributed by Steve Kinnard on Apr 25, 2017

    Our sins hurt others

    I Didn't Know the Gun was loaded (1 Sam 21:1- ;22: -22 ) Intro : Let's start out with a story; there's a young man standing with his eyes glazing over with shock. His eyes slowly shift in utter disbelief from the still smoking gun in his hand to his best friend laying in the floor with an more

  • "Use Caution": Manage Your Mouths Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Mar 13, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Our words are important not only so that we don’t hurt others but that we do not close the door on God’s blessing in our life.

    Iliff and Saltillo United Methodist Churches March 16, 2003 Second Sunday of Lent “Use Caution”: Watch Your Mouths I Peter 3:8-15 Introduction: Today’s scripture was written to Christians living in a pagan society where Christianity was being attacked and Christians were persecuted and more

  • Playing The Fool Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Apr 1, 2001
    based on 48 ratings

    Words do hurt when they come from our unresolved anger. That anger is about our own issues, it requires accountability when it hurts others, it separates us from God when it is deliberate. Reconciliation is a priority.

  • Using Freedoms Wisely

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Jun 30, 2019
    based on 3 ratings

    The Galatian church either tried to add to their freedom in Christ or abused their freedom in hurting others. Today we need to learn to serve others in love, walk in the Spirit, and stay in sync with the Spirit.

    Using Freedoms Wisely Galatians 5:1, 13-25 Freedom is a wonderful thing. This coming Thursday we’ll celebrate the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, to live in the home of the free, the land of the brave. Yet, with freedom comes responsibility. You don’t have the freedom to go up and punch somebody more

  • Sexual Immoraity In America

    Contributed by Steve Greene on Feb 4, 2020
    based on 3 ratings

    One of the clearest indicators of rebellion against God is the blatant rejection of God's guidelines for sex. When we sin sexually, we hurt ourselves, we hurt others, and we break the heart of God.

    We are ALL broken people born into a broken world. The evidence of that brokenness often shows up most obviously in the area of our sexuality. So many people—professing Christians included—are willing to give their heart to God, but it seems like they want Him to stay out of their bedroom and out more

  • Why I Am Not Happy? Series

    Contributed by Suresh Murugesan on Mar 27, 2020

    As a child of god I am doing good things , my hobbies are Very good it never hurts others. Still I am not happy ! Do it every thing for God glory , for Gods kingdom.

    Illustration: I was doing the ministry where I could not communicate directly to the he people because of the language, all of the sudden my Translater stoped , I was forced into the situation, that if I have to continue the ministry, I should learn the language and do ministry, I started leaning more

  • Week Five Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Mar 15, 2021
    based on 1 rating

    Contrition is the entire process of fasting, prayer, confession and repentance through amending one's behavior and making right those wrongs which don't hurt others.

    “Lent is one of the oldest observations on the Christian calendar. Like all Christian holy days and holidays, it has changed over the years, but its purpose has always been the same: self-examination and penitence, demonstrated by self-denial, in preparation for Easter. Early church father more

  • The Story Of Achan

    Contributed by John Lowe on Apr 18, 2013

    Sometimes I think we forget that God does not only love, but that He is also a just God who punishes sin. Let¡¦s remember that every sin we commit is a sin against God, and that sin not only hurts us, it also hurts others, and it hurts our relationship wi

    The Story of Achan Background Passage: Joshua 7:1-26 Focal Passage: Joshua 7:6-7, 10-13, 16-21, 24-26 Introduction Let¡¦s back up a few weeks and recap what¡¦s already happened. God had given the land of Canaan to the Israelites, but they still had to take it away from those who more

  • Moving Beyond Regrets

    Contributed by Paul Hammons on Mar 13, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    Have you ever done something you immediately regretted? I remember things that I had done when I was younger, things that I wish I had never done, and things I wish I could take back. I have said things I wish I had never said that hurt other people.

    Moving Beyond Regret; Matthew 26:67-75 Have you ever done something you immediately regretted? I remember things that I had done when I was younger, things that I wish I had never done, and things I wish I could take back. I have said things I wish I had never said that hurt other people. more

  • Wise Mouths Series

    Contributed by Gregory Neill on May 22, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Part 2 in series from Proverbs dealing with the use of the tongue.

    Wise Mouths Proverbs and The Tongue I. Introduction A. We are a nation of talkers 1. On average we engage in 35 conversations per day. 2. We spend almost 25% of our lives talking. 3. We speak enough words each year to fill a 53,000 page novel. 4. Talk radio, TV talk shows, over 100 million more

  • How Many Of Us Have A Hit List?

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Nov 20, 2018

    You must for give to be forgiven.

    HOW MANY OF US HAVE A HIT LIST? I had a hit list for years 2 people were on my list when I saw them it came to my mind. Get even with them. Matthew 18: 21 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? 22 Jesus saith unto him, more

  • Guidelines For Christian Conduct

    Contributed by Lloyd Mckee on Apr 10, 2002
    based on 38 ratings

    How to make decisions regarding questionable things.

    I. We Have Liberty in Christ (John 8:32-36) 1. Liberty is not given to make possible self-indulgence (Gal. 5:13). 2. Liberty is not to be used as an excuse for enslaving habits (I Cor. 6:12). 3. Liberty is not an occasion for uncontrolled pleasures (I Cor. 10:23). 4. Liberty does not provide more

  • Why Should Jesus Be My Boss?

    Contributed by Gene Gregory on Jul 24, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    An examination of the reasons for obedience.

    WHY SHOULD JESUS BE MY BOSS? This past week, on Halloween to be exact, an article by Richard Dawkins was printed in the “Times on Line”. The title of the article was “Why there is no God”. In response to this article, I wanted to preach this morning on why I know that I know that I know there more