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  • The Ultimate Insult Series

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Nov 25, 2001
    based on 89 ratings
     | 8,485 views

    People refuse to accept God’s authority. We don’t want to be tenants in God’s Vineyard. We want to be the owners.

    "Stick and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me!" You’ve no doubt heard that little rhyme, and you’ve probably even used it at times. When I was growing up it was the standard playground retort to an insult. But of course we all know that those words were simply a bluff. They had ...read more

  • The Cross Is An Insult

    Contributed by Byron Harvey on Apr 2, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 2,612 views

    This is the sixth in a series on the most important day in the most important life ever lived; we walk with Jesus to Calvary!

    <b>The Most Important Day In the Most Important Life Ever Lived!</b> <b>The Cross is an Insult</b> Luke 23:33; I Corinthians 1:18-24 March 17, 2002 The host was incensed. I mean, he was just up in arms, as we used to say; ¡§ticked off¡¨ might be another term. He could not ...read more

  • No Failure

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Aug 18, 2008
    based on 31 ratings
     | 6,093 views

    In our text, it appears that Paul was a failure but only in the eyes of the world, not in the eyes of the Lord. 1- He was insulted but daring 2- He was accused but pure 3- He was displeasing but pleasing

    INTRO.- ILL.- Pete walked up to his teacher’s desk, holding a report card with a big red F. "If I were you," said Pete, "I would change this while you still can." "Why is that?" asked the teacher. "Because my daddy told me that if I brought home one more failing report card, someone was ...read more

  • Cowardly Christians

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Apr 23, 2003
    based on 29 ratings
     | 3,509 views

    Being called a "coward" can be quite the insult...but being a "cowardly Christian" has consequences that are eternal!

    April 23, 2003 Wednesday Evening Title: "They Would Not Confess Their Faith" or "Cowardly Christians" or "No Fear" Text: John 12:42-43 Introduction "Yer Yellow"!! That was one of the most devastating insults in the Old West. If you told someone, "you have a yellow ...read more

  • Just Let It Go!

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on May 21, 2005
    based on 72 ratings
     | 26,667 views

    This sermon deals with trying to get revenge. Sometimes we simply need to overlook an insult.

    Just Let It Go 5/22/05 Esther 3:1-17 Matthew 5:38-48 There was a fable of a dog who just could not stand for another dog to get the best of him in any way. One day the dog came across a large juicy steak that had somehow fallen off a meat wagon. The dog picked up the steak and ...read more

  • Walking That Extra Mile: A Slightly Different Twist On Matthew 5:38-48 Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 1, 2002
    based on 201 ratings
     | 24,382 views

    The Sermon on the Mount appears to contradict so many other Scriptures unless viewed through the eyes of first century Judaism. No need to strain and squeeze to harmonize Jesus teachings here with His other teachings, the OT, or the rest of the NT. The

    Walking That Extra Mile: A Slightly Different Twist on Matthew 5:38-48 Note: If you are interested in more information about interpreting the Sermon on the Mount, please consider my book, "The Midrash Key" (by Ed Vasicek) available through Amazon.com Here is a LENGTHY introduction for the ...read more

  • Hail, King Of The Jews! (Whose Line Is It?) Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 6, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,042 views

    The insults, tauntings and cruelty the soldiers inflicted on Jesus makes many angry. It also hurts us when people in our own day attack Jesus. How should we respond to those who insult and mistreat our Jesus?

    OPEN: (TRUE STORY) A detective, was investigating a church burglary. But he had a problem: the suspect (who he just knew had committed the crime) wouldn’t admit to it. Finally, the preacher of the church stepped in and asked to speak to the suspect alone. Within minutes, the preacher emerged and ...read more

  • Jesus & The Party Crasher Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Mar 13, 2001
    based on 431 ratings
     | 25,941 views

    What did Simon intend to do by snubbing Jesus as he did, and what exactly was the woman doing there at the party?

    Alan Calhoun, Bristol, Connecticut told of a tag sale (garage sale) he and wife had a year or so ago. They had decided to put out a mirror they’d received as a wedding gift. The reason they were selling it was that it had a gaudy aqua-colored metal frame and they just couldn’t find a room in ...read more

  • Fight Like A Girl! Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Aug 6, 2009
    based on 19 ratings
     | 11,802 views

    It is an insult that is still used today on playgrounds across the globe. Little boys testing their strength and dexterity against one another revert back to this proverbial slap in the face by throwing down the gauntlet of this time proven stab. However

    “Like a Girl” Part 1 – Fight Like A Girl I. Introduction It is an insult that is still used today on playgrounds across the globe. Little boys testing their strength and dexterity against one another revert back to this proverbial slap in the face by throwing down the gauntlet of this time ...read more

  • The Joy Of The Cross

    Contributed by Carl Allen on Mar 3, 2008
    based on 21 ratings
     | 17,102 views

    The shame of the cross is frequently forgotten by modern-day Christians. Crucifixion was the ultimate in insult and public contempt for a criminal. It is impossible for us even to begin to understand the horror of the cross to the sinless soul of the i

    The Joy of the Cross Hebrews 12:2 Intro We have heard many sermons on the sufferings of Christ on the cross. Words do not have the capacity to communicate the suffering Christ experienced as he died for our sins. The loneliness of the cross was terrible. Jesus was forsaken by his friends. ...read more

  • The 2nd Thief Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Apr 18, 2011
    based on 73 ratings
     | 12,387 views

    Both thieves on the cross insulted Jesus... to begin with. Why did the 2nd thief refuse to accept the love and promises of Christ? What drove him to curse Jesus even as he was dying?

    When the police arrest a suspect – what’s the first thing they are required by law to do? That’s right - “read him his rights”. "You have a right to remain silent ..." etc. What’s the official name for that process? The Miranda Warning. When a suspect has been read his rights they often ...read more

  • The Generosity Of Grace

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Sep 10, 2008
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,481 views

    We must be more concerned with showing the generous love of God than with receiving proper treatment from others. Gracious people... are willing to accept insults, value people more than things, are willing to serve beyond obligation, are willing to give

    The Generosity of Grace Matthew 5:38-42 Intro: One winter day a man went shopping at the local neighborhood mall. When he returned to his car he noticed a rather foul odor coming from under the hood and so he checked the engine. In the compartment he discovered a dead cat rather mutilated from ...read more

  • Holy Rebellion

    Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on Jul 8, 2009
    based on 20 ratings
     | 5,787 views

    The apostles of old had cause to report some people to God: They said, “O Lord, behold their threatening.” Many of us reading this message have been threatened in the past, while some are now living under the threat of their enemies. What a big insult to

    HOLY REBELLION Dr. D. K. Olukoya Beloved, this week, we are considering a message entitled, “Holy Rebellion.” Sometime ago, a relative of mine brought a girl who had just arrived from the village to my house. The first night, she talked throughout in her sleep. I got angry in my spirit ...read more

  • Whenever You Sling Mud You Loose Ground

    Contributed by Mark Hensley on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 202 ratings
     | 8,453 views

    Someone well said, "whenever you sling mud, you lose ground" You not only lose ground when you sling mud i.e. insult others, and fail to live in harmony and love as Christ loved, but as we will learn today you miss the favor and blessing of God!

    " Finally all of you live in harmony with one another; be sympathetic, love as brothers be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing" 1st Peter 3:8-9 Introduction: In a ...read more

  • The Blessing No One Wants Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Mar 24, 2004
    based on 69 ratings
     | 7,317 views

    “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is y

    The Blessing No One Wants How many of you have seen The Passion of the Christ movie? As the “national conversation” continues, I hope you’re taking advantage of the opportunity to tell people why Jesus died. I’ve had a number of discussions this week about the topic with people I don’t even ...read more