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  • Manipulating God

    Contributed by Philip Cunningham Iii on Dec 17, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 7,313 views

    Opening people’s eyes to the true intentions of their heart in terms of why they profess to worship, encouraging them to surrender completely to God.

    Sunday AM – Lynn Haven – 12/09/07 FOCUS: • Manipulating God • Surrendering to God FUNCTION: • To open people’s eyes to the true intentions of their heart in terms of why they worship God A. Pleasantries B. This is a sermon that we all should have heard a dozen times already, and I ...read more

  • Don't Try To Manipulate God – Fear Him Series

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Apr 27, 2009
    based on 6 ratings
     | 10,394 views

    14th in a series from Ecclesiastes. We cannot manipulate God into giving us what we want through our own righteousness and wisdom.

  • Oaks Of Shame Series

    Contributed by D Marion Clark on Apr 26, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,149 views

    The sin is the attempt to turn worship away from the practice of giving honor to God to the practice of manipulating God for personal gain.

    Isaiah 1:27-31 Oaks of Shame 7/16/00e D. Marion Clark Introduction When I was breaking chapter one into sermon segments, I was hesitant about where to place verses 27 and 28. If you are reading the NIV, you will see how the translators have them set alone. I could have preached only those ...read more

  • God's Box Series

    Contributed by David Holwick on Mar 18, 2014
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,190 views

    People like to reduce God to a manageable box but he Ark of the Covenant shows the dangers of this. God cannot be manipulated but he can be personally experienced.

    Rev. David Holwick First Baptist Church Ledgewood, New Jersey October 25, 2009 Exodus series, #16 GOD'S BOX Exodus 25:10-11,16-22 We have now come to the part of Exodus that deals with a lot of hardware. It is known as the furniture of the tabernacle. I’m going to be starting ...read more

  • Put God In A Square Box Series

    Contributed by Rob Short on Mar 18, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 5,634 views

    The second in the series. About limiting God and how our view of God effects our life. Our attempts to try and manipulate God.

    The Seven Habits of Highly Ineffective Christians (2) Put God in a Square Box Cardiff Heights 9 January 2000 Tonight we come to the second in our series on the seven habits of highly ineffective Christians. Some of you are perhaps concerned by the topics we are looking at since your desire ...read more

  • Prayer Keys - Introduction Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Oct 4, 2011
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,231 views

    Introducing a 30 part series on prayer keys. These are not incantations manipulating God to submit to our will, but guides leading us to submit to God’s will. "Lord teach us to pray."

  • How To Pray Inappropriate Prayers Without Really Trying!

    Contributed by David Wilson on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,217 views

    This message explores ways that we as believers sometimes approach God in an inappropriate manner in our prayer lives. Issues dealt with: Praying for the ears of men, praying for length,praying in pride, and praying to manipulate God to do our will rather

    How to Pray Wrong Prayers without Really Meaning to Do So! Matthew 6:6-10 1. PRAYERS MEANT FOR THE EARS OF MEN ARE INAPPROPRIATE PRAYERS! Jesus warned against praying in the streets, etc. so that others could see you praying and hear your prayers. His warning was that we are not to ...read more

  • Have It Your Way?

    Contributed by Tom Fuller on Oct 13, 2002
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,359 views

    Many times we seek to understand and manipulate God by our human ideas. We need to get rid of our preconceptions about what God is doing in our lives and let Him direct how we think and pray.

    Do you ever watch one of those martial arts movies – pick one, any one, it doesn’t matter – how about "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?" There is always a scene, at least one, where the hero or heroine is taking on a whole group of bad guys or gals. Two of them square off in the middle – and when ...read more

  • Prayer Keys - Sincerity Series

    Contributed by Mark Stepherson on Dec 15, 2011
     | 6,938 views

    Prayer keys are not ways of manipulating God. Rather, they are like a boat hook. If I am in a row boat and cast a hook to shore, does pulling move the shore to me or does it move me to the shore? Prayer keys do not pull God to our will. They pull us to Go

  • Prayer Nots Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,978 views

    What is your attitude when you pray? Before Jesus tells us how to pray, He tells us how not to pray.

    “The highest activity of the human soul.” That’s what the great expository preacher Martyn Lloyd-Jones said about prayer. Prayer is one of the most important things we will ever do in our relationship with the Lord. It is so essential to who we are as Christians that one commentator compared it ...read more

  • Evil, Suffering, & The Mind Series

    Contributed by Vince Miller on Aug 28, 2018
     | 2,590 views

    Discover why evil is a problem, the differences between evil and suffering, physical and moral evil.

    So I bet you don’t have a problem with this one – temptation. Yeah. Yeah, you’ve got a problem with this one. This one’s worthy of being discussed. And I know you’ve got a problem with it, because I do. All you’ve got to do is ask yourself this question. And it’s – this is the hay maker of all ...read more

  • Spiritually Forsaken Series

    Contributed by Jason Jones on Jul 2, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,104 views

    Exposition of Isa 58:1-14 about spiritually forsaking the care of the less fortunate by fasting, prayer, and worship and God’s response to that behavior

    Text: Isaiah 58:1-14, Title: Spiritually Forsaken, Date/Place: NRBC, 6/29/08, AM A. Opening illustration: some local illustration of trying to help someone, or maybe a generic example of how things usually go with trying to help those who are struggling. B. Background to passage: As we continue ...read more

  • When Not To Give Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Nov 24, 2003
    based on 66 ratings
     | 8,556 views

    Ananias & Sapphira died because of the way in which they gave their offering... what did they do wrong?

    OPEN: (I opened with an old Camp Song which I sang at the beginning of the sermon) Ananias and Sapphira got together and conspired a plot to cheat the church and get ahead They knew God’s will but didn’t do it tried to cheat the Holy Spirit Peter prophesied and then they both dropped ...read more

  • Do You Really Want Revival

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Jun 16, 2004
    based on 41 ratings
     | 4,011 views

    Many people say they want revival, but are they ready to pay the price?

    De You Really Want Revival? New Hope Community Pastor Bob Briggs June 20, 2004 Often times over the years we have seen advertisements for church’s promoting revival. They invite in speakers who conduct revival meetings, people gear up for revival and things are shaken for a moment, but ...read more

  • Unbelief Series

    Contributed by J. Brad Campbell on Jun 15, 2007
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,584 views

    the third sermon in a series dealing with things that hinder our prayer life

    HINDRANCES TO PRAYER ------------------------------------------------- LESSON #3: UNBELIEF TEXT: JAMES 1:5-7 REVIEW: What was our lesson last week? Stubbornness What is stubbornness towards God? When you close your ears to a message of truth and refuse to change. Why do pastors have ...read more