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  • The Householder: Hero Or Jerk?

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2014

    God truly is different in His reality than the gods of pagan religion, and so we too are different from their followers.

    Twenty-fifth Sunday in Course 2014 What Kind of Vineyard Owner? When you first heard the parable from today’s Gospel, perhaps when you were a child, what did you think of the householder, the vineyard owner? Was he mean, or generous? I suppose the hired hands in the original story more

  • Am I A Jerk At Work? Series

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Apr 19, 2007
    based on 8 ratings

    The attitudes I must have in order for others to enjoy working with me.

    AM I A JERK AT WORK? Part 2 of 6 of the series "When Relationships Disappoint You, How to Find God’s Peace in the Pain" I originally titled this week’s message "When You Work With a Jerk," but as I continued studying the Scriptures a different perspective presented itself. The Bible more

  • Singleness And Marriage

    Contributed by Steven W. Satterfield on Sep 13, 2018

    Based on Tim Kellar's book and "How to Avoid Falling in Love with a Jerk" by John Van Epp, PhD.

    Here is a video of it: more

  • What To Do When You're Married To A Jerk Series

    Contributed by Chris Kelly on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 57 ratings

    Learn from a very wise woman(Abigail) how to handle a very foolish man (Nabal)

    What To Do When You’re Married to a Jerk The scene opens in the desert, west of the dead sea. David and his 600 guerrilla fighters are camped and hiding from Saul. But they’re not idle. They’re a kind of unofficial police force for the area. They protected shepherds from the attack more

  • How To Share Your Faith Without Being A Jerk Series

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Mar 8, 2001
    based on 203 ratings

    Four important principles for sharing our faith in Jesus without being obnoxious about it in a postmodern context.

    (Note: This sermon was introduced with a drama called "Nail The Pagan). The reason we laugh  at satire is because there’s an element of truth in it. Sometimes in our enthusiasm to share the good news of Jesus Christ with others we can tend to come across like outreach commandos. We can come off more

  • The Devils Strategic Plan

    Contributed by Dan Borchert on Aug 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    The Devil may be a jerk, but he is a smart jerk. This sermon looks at the Devils Strategic Plan

    1 John 2:18-29 The Devil’s Strategic Plan Introduction A. I’m sure that you have heard the stories that our President heard that someone might be hijacking the plane B. However, he hears this stuff all the time. C. A lot of them are just roomers D. But what if you knew for certain that is more

  • Matthew 5 – Part 19 – "But The Guy Is A Jerk And Deserves It!” Series

    Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Jan 8, 2010
    based on 10 ratings

    Most action movies have some aspect of revenge in their storyline. When the bad guy finally gets killed, I agree with the hero as he says, “The guy was a jerk and deserved everything he got!” Am I the only one? Jesus challenges my thinking!

  • Pause Before You Act (Part 3) Series

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 9, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Wisdom is acting in accordance with God's revealed will. Knee-jerk reactions cause great harm. See the other sermons is this series for more details. Handouts are available on request.

    This is part 3 of a series. See the other messages for the context. III. U – Understand (Proverbs 18:13) Have I taken the time to get an understanding of the matter from every angle, every perspective? Do I fully understand the circumstances? ILLUS: Television shows have for decades more

  • Hands That Shed Innocent Blood

    Contributed by Jimmy Haile on Oct 15, 2011

    If I value you highly, I will let you know through my mouth. If I don’t value you, then I will use words like “jerk” and “stupid” and “idiot” and “low-life”.

    God knows that there are more ways to kill than with a knife or a gun, and there are more things to kill than a body. Things to kill or destroy: Body – some of us think that we are off the hook on this command because we have never killed another body. Killing another body is the more

  • Caring About Others Series

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Feb 7, 2012

    I want us to look at how to share our faith without coming off like a jerk. We will make some observations about how our cultural context has changed in the last few decades, and then share five principles about how to share our faith in Jesus.

    Caring about Others Romans 9:1-4a I speak the truth in Christ-- I am not lying, my conscience confirms it in the Holy Spirit-- 2 I have great sorrow and unceasing anguish in my heart. 3 For I could wish that I myself were cursed and cut off from Christ for the sake of my brothers, those of more

  • Leaders Or Servants Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 13, 2016
    based on 9 ratings

    Do we trust God enough to honor and obey those in authority over us? It's easy to do that when they're good leaders... but what about when they're driven by selfishness and love of power?

    OPEN: At a hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, on Election Day, nurses went in to the room of a 72-yr-old woman to prepare her for open-heart surgery, only to find that the woman wasn’t there. Instead they found a note which read, “Gone to vote, back in 30 minutes.” An more

  • Looking To The Interests Of Others

    Contributed by Bruce Howell on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 45 ratings

    How to identify selfishness within and how to deal with it so as to honor Christ

    Looking to the Interests of Others Phil 2:1-11 1 If you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one more

  • Building Brotherhood

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Sep 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    In a school, there are ways to build a brotherhood and ways to destroy it; Scripture leads the way.

    It was pretty early in the morning that September Tuesday. I was a brand-new principal; you all were about eight or nine years old, just about the age when long-term memories begin to stick in your head. I walked out into my assistant’s office; she was turning on the television to see what was more

  • Breaking Relationship Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jul 6, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    What do we do when the situation gets so bad that we need to break relationship?

    Justin & Marie July 12 Sarah & Wes – July 17 Government Prayer Jesus and Toxic People 4 Breaking Relationship Matthew 18:15-19 Recap – do not lose the radical nature of Jesus’ treatment of Judas. Confronting Toxic people – restore them gently In the power of God’s love. Sarah’s more

  • I Need A Hug

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Mar 20, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    The importance of the Church. This part of a long study in Nehemiah. Chapter 10 deals with relationships and financial commitment to God’s House. This sermon focuses on the role of the Church and how critical our commitment to God’s House is.

    “You are the Church” What do you think about the church? A preacher was wired for sound with a lapel mike, and as he preached, he moved briskly about the platform, jerking the mike cord as he went. Then he moved to one side, getting wound up in the cord and nearly tripping before jerking more