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  • The Love Of "Self"

    Contributed by Bruce Ball on Apr 8, 2011
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,666 views

    In this message, we discuss Self-Craving; Self-Indulgence; Self-Pity; and Self-Denial.

    Right before Israel and Judah fell to the Assyrians and Babylonians, God called several prophets to warm the people that devastation would soon follow and to encourage them to repent. As these prophets recorded these events, they paid particular attention to the peoples’ attitude, no doubt ...read more

  • Flesh And Spirit: Love And Self-Control Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Aug 20, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,071 views

    Self-control is difficult for us because we are afraid of responsibility. But to have no form of control is to choose chaos. The answer is to build a relationship with Christ so close that His will becomes ours.

    Scene One: You are standing in front of your freezer. You opened the door just to explore, nothing particular in mind, just to see what’s there. In front of you is a container label1ed, "Gourmet Ice Cream: Cherry Almond Fudge". Lifting the lid, again just to explore, just to see what’s there, you ...read more

  • Judgment Is A Tough Measuring Stick Series

    Contributed by Rick Burdette on Apr 18, 2017
     | 3,525 views

    Discernment, Love, Others, Self-Examination

    JESUS STRAIGHT TALK - Judgment Is a Tough Measuring Stick Matthew 7:1-6 (p. 679) April 23, 2017 Introduction: When Jesus says, “Do not judge or you too will be judged,” it’s important to understand what He meant. Look at the context of where this takes place. Jesus is ...read more

  • A Pastoral Heart

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Jun 10, 2020
    based on 2 ratings
     | 699 views

    The gentleness, love and self-sacrifice of a mother.

  • Agape Love Versus Self-Centered Love

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Aug 9, 2018
     | 3,924 views

    The church in Corinth, like many modern churches, was in a great deal of trouble. Self-centered love and self pride was wreaking havoc. What's the answer?

    If you would, please stand as we say together our memory Scripture for this quarter: Matthew 6:31-33 “Do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. “But ...read more

  • 1 Corinthians 13 Part 3: Love Is Not Selfish, Irritable Or Score Keeping Series

    Contributed by David Petticrew on Mar 16, 2004
    based on 37 ratings
     | 7,351 views

    Love is not self seeking, irritable and does not keep records of wrongs.

    Introduction Do you know the problem of doing a series on 1 Corinthians 13, its not that you run out of material. While at the moment I’m covering 3 characteristics a sermon, I’ve seen series that cover one a sermon. I’m don’t repeat myself enough to bring that off though. It’s that you quickly ...read more

  • El "Décimo Primer" Mandamiento Series

    Contributed by Carlos Camarena on Apr 7, 2003
    based on 24 ratings
     | 5,393 views

    The "eleventh" commandment: James’ discussion of Jesus’ most neglected commandment: "love your neighbor as you love your self."

    El “décimo primer” mandamiento Texto: Santiago 2:8-13 Lectura Bíblica: Levítico 19:15-18 Por Carlos C. Camarena I. Introducción A. En un mundo donde los “ismos” (favoritismo, nepotismo, racismo, etc) vienen marginando a miembros de la sociedad, tales “ismos,” de acuerdo a Santiago (ver ...read more

  • Enjoying The Carnival Of Love Series

    Contributed by Jim Erwin on Dec 14, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,882 views

    Responsible love is self-control with others at the party - as we enjoy God’s carnival of love.

    Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. (Romans 13:13 NKJV) Let us imagine for one moment a scene. Someone has invited you to a party celebrating the victory of the Werder Bremen football team. It will take place at ...read more

  • Love Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Nov 7, 2018
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,979 views

    Biblical or divine love is a self-sacrificing, caring commitment that shows itself in seeking the highest good for the one being loved.

    According to the musical wisdom of John, Paul, George, and Ringo … “All you need is love, love … love is all you need.” Well … that and food … and shelter … and air … and sleep … Love is literally in the air. You hear that word everywhere. It’s been the subject of plays and novels and poems, ...read more

  • Relationship Triad--Love God, Neighbor, Self

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Sep 12, 2018
     | 3,327 views

    If the order is mixed up, problems happen

    31B In our First Reading and Gospel text today, Moses and Jesus are both effectively asked for their respective elevator pitches: “Tell me everything I need to know what you believe and teach in two minutes or less.” Jesus was asked what was the number 1 commandment and he names it as one-in-three ...read more

  • Love And Life In The Spirit Series

    Contributed by Anthony Zibolski on Jul 10, 2018
     | 2,427 views

    God desires for us to find love in every area of our lives, not just the physical part of our lives.

  • In And For The World

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 15, 2011
     | 2,806 views

    God calls us to follow the example He set in loving the world, not simply reproaching it; and it loving it with self-giving and the intent to redeem.

    Initially preached at Central Baptist Church, Lexington, KY, June 9, 1968; subsequently, with minor variations, at Capton Baptist Church, Campton, KY, August 18, 1968; Reid Village Baptist Church, Mt. Sterling, KY, March 1, 1970; Campbellsville BSU Retreat, Sept. 1970; Berea BSU Missions Banquet, ...read more

  • We Must Love Ourselves!

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Jul 8, 2019
     | 1,338 views

    We must love ourselves before we can offer love to others

    One day an expert in religious law stood up to test Jesus by asking him this question: "Teacher, what must I do to receive eternal life?" Jesus replied, "What does the law of Moses say? How do you read it?" The man answered, " `You must love the Lord your God with all your ...read more

  • God Commands Us To Enjoy The Greatest Pleasure!

    Contributed by Efren V. Narido on May 3, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,435 views

    Our OWN idea of pleasure could be loving the self, money, or being proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, etc.

    “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, ...read more

  • Using What You've Got Series

    Contributed by Tim Bond on May 27, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 11,249 views

    The Holy Spirit not only give us spiritual gifts to use in our service to God, He also gives us the power, love and self-discipline to utilize them effectively.

    Last week we began a series of 3 messages on the nature and responsibility of having Spiritual Gifts. If you were here you might remember that we read from Romans 12 and 1 Peter 4. And we learned that every believer has at least one spiritual gift. These are God given abilities distributed among ...read more