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  • The Problems Of Inflexibility

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 12 ratings
     | 826 views

    1. People who are inflexible remain firm in their opinions to a point of being stubborn, unyielding

    1. People who are inflexible remain firm in their opinions to a point of being stubborn, unyielding and adamant about their own viewpoint. The biggest problem with spiritual inflexibility is that one risks missing out on all the vital truths God wants us to learn. The inflexible Sanhedrin commanded ...read more

  • Old Whiners Or New Wineskins? Series

    Contributed by David Dykes on Jan 24, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,665 views

    We all have a tendency to reject a new idea, or a new revelation of truth because we like the old too much. Like an old, stiff wineskin, our hearts and minds can calcify until we become so inflexible we can’t accept change.

    INTRODUCTION Have you ever known someone who was a chronic whiner? They are constantly whining about their health or the weather, or what’s going on in Washington. Do you know someone like that? Now, do you think anybody was thinking about YOU? Chronic whiners and complainers are everywhere. ...read more

  • Change My Heart O God Series

    Contributed by Rich Anderson on Feb 19, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,260 views

    Are we flexible or inflexible? Churches and Christians tend to lean more toward inflexibility with a “This is the way we’ve always done it" attitude.

    A Jewish man moved into a Catholic neighborhood. Every Friday the Catholics went crazy because, while they were unhappily eating fish, the Jewish man was outside bar-b-cuing steaks. So the Catholics went to work to convert him. Finally by threats and pleading, the Catholics succeeded. They ...read more

  • Part 10 - Matthew 12:24-30 - God, You Are So Narrow Minded And Inflexible! Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Oct 23, 2010
    based on 18 ratings
     | 3,112 views

    No wonder people see Christians as uncaring when they hear these words used like a sledge hammer against any OTHER RELIGION or against anyone who does not believe in Christ. It implies that God is UNLOVING and rigidly bent on sending people to hell.

    Part 10 - Matthew 12:24-30 - GOD, YOU ARE SO NARROW MINDED AND INFLEXIBLE! There's a fictional story of the soldier in the American civil war who did not want to fight with anyone. In an attempt to remain NEUTRAL, he dressed in Union pants and a Confederate jacket. Unfortunately BOTH SIDES shot ...read more

  • A Rookie Gets The Sermon Right Series

    Contributed by Josh Mcdowell on Apr 23, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,739 views

    The preaching of the word. What to look for in a preacher. (part one)

    Acts 2:14-24 A Rookie gets the Sermon Right (Part 1) This is Peter’s first sermon, but the church age to come here is the age of preaching. We still live in that same age, a I. Rebuke Preaching (14-15) Now the apostles had just been accused of drunkenness and the Spirit and power of God ...read more

  • Demands Of Christianity - Part Two Series

    Contributed by Trae Durden on Apr 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,280 views

    Part Two, Expectations of Christians

    Demands of Christianity – Part Two Introduction: A. Grandmother’s demands – Picadilly; Done eating; No old people! B. Hebrew Letter sets forth the “better” things of Christianity in contrast to the Law of Moses. Thirteen times. Many demands under Old Law; If the New is better, not to ...read more

  • Hearts Of Stone

    Contributed by John Mccormack on Sep 17, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,101 views

    GOD DESIGNED A HEART OF OBEDIENCE FOR BELIEVERS.

    HEARTS OF STONE OBSERVATION: ISRAEL WHILE IN EXILE EMBRACED SPIRITUAL ADULTERY. GOD STATES HE WILL VINDICATE HIS NAME AMONG THE NATIONS. (EZEKIEL 36: 22-23). INTERPRETATION: EZEKIEL 36: 26 (NEW KING JAMES VERSION) I WILL GIVE YOU A NEW HEART AND PUT A NEW SPIRIT WITHIN YOU; I WILL TAKE ...read more

  • Building A Relationship That Lasts Series

    Contributed by Dan Carroll on Jul 28, 2011
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,336 views

    This sermon assists couples who want a marriage that will stand the test of time.

    INTRODUCTION • Philippians 2:2-5, “…living in harmony, and keeping one purpose in mind...be concerned about the interests of others...” I. LOYALTY IS A LOST CAUSE • Studies tell us those who stay in marriage are the ones who win in the end. • Reality is ...read more

  • How The Holy Spirit Helps Us Remain Flexible

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,065 views

    The Holy Spirit keeps us flexible by reminding us to remain humble while trusting the Lord for our direction. David wrote, "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them His way. (Psa. 25:9 How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Remain Flexible (Matt 26:4

    How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Remain Flexible (Matt 26:42) Illustration:Leadership in the local church should be determined by spirituality, not notoriety. Tony Evans. Illustration:Back in 1934, when the Cunard line was getting ready to name its greatest ocean liner, the consensus was ...read more

  • Walking Through The Door Of Faith

    Contributed by Greg Waddell on Nov 30, 2002
    based on 71 ratings
     | 1,693 views

    The process by which truth can become a life-transforming power.

    (The Bible reading can include vv. 28-59) Introduction: A. Jesus is calling us to be His disciples. This calling includes a new commitment to the TRUTH. B. Three important questions: 1. What is the truth? 2. Where can I find the truth? 3. What do I do with it, once I find ...read more

  • Lessons I Learned At Kids Camp

    Contributed by Craig Eidson on Aug 3, 2007
    based on 8 ratings
     | 4,671 views

    What can you learn from a child?

    During this past week at kids camp I sure learned a lot or at least was reminded of many things that I had forgotten about. And so during the week and as the days went by, I began to take some mental notes on what lessons children, God’s children could teach me. So yesterday on the way home I ...read more

  • "Wisdom From Above”

    Contributed by Chris Hodges on Jul 28, 2003
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,257 views

    To note that true wisdom is from above.

    “Wisdom from Above” Text: James 3.13-18 Thesis: To note that true wisdom is from above. Introduction: (1) We live in an age of knowledge. (a) Many people are furthering their education. (b) Nevertheless, knowledge does not equal wisdom. i. Knowledge – accumulation of ...read more

  • They Weren't Looking For Him

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 21, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,818 views

    The King of Eternity came into this world and the world had no idea what had taken place. Politicians, Priests, and the Public missed one of the greatest miracles ever for they weren’t looking for Him. Are we any different?

    THEY WEREN’T LOOKING FOR HIM Matthew 2:1-18 Introduction: When we consider the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ, we quite often forget the obscurity in which the events took place. The appearance of the wise men and the reaction of their message reveal the depth of that obscurity. ...read more

  • "Righteousness Based On Love, Not Law"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 9, 2017
     | 617 views

    A sermon about Jesus' earthly father--Joseph.

    “Righteousness Based on Love, Not Law” Matthew 1:18-25 What is the first image that pops into your mind when you hear the word “righteous”? Do you think of some fire and brimstone preacher with beady eyes who points his finger at sinners and declares them guilty in the eyes of an angry ...read more

  • Hope For The Hopeless

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 9, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,860 views

    The Shortest distance between two people to solve a problem is through the mercy seat

    Hopeless Situations Sat. 8/12/12 - Youcef Nadarkhani ( Nadar-Khani) , pastor in a network of house churches in Iran, was arrested on Oct. 13, 2009, after protesting the government's decision to force all children, including his own Christian children, to read the Quran. - He was sentenced to ...read more